Fireworks and Racing Highlight July 1st program at The Zone!

By Jeffrey Sachse
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - Oshkosh, WI. - Skies above the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway will light up on Friday evening, July 1st, as a huge evening of fireworks and racing is in store for fan. Sonntag Photography, and the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway will present a fireworks display as a highlight of the evening's program which will also include all five divisions in a full night of racing action. Over 100 cars are expected to be on hand representing the Automotive Supply Company Modifieds, Miller Lite Grand Nationals, Leon's Frozen Custard Sport Modifieds, Total Power Sales Street Stocks and Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devils.

Sonntag Photography is the official photography service of Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway and is responsible for our sharp looking victory lane. Images of track photographer Ron Sonntag can be seen on the track website at and a full selection of photographs for purchase can be found on his website at .

In addition to the pyrotechnics and racing events, the track will also play host to Sponsor Appreciation Night. Track sponsors will be guests of the raceway to view the festivities in appreciation for their support during the 2011 season.

Action on the track should be heating up as the point season nears the midway point and title contenders are seeking to build point leads, while their rivals are looking for ways to reach victory lane and battle for the championship in each of the five divisions.

In the Automotive Supply Company Modified division. Brian Drexler of Oshkosh holds a 13 point advantage of Travis Spaulding who is seeking his first win of the 2011 season. Ten time area Modified champion Eddie Muenster is also in the title hunt just 14 markers out of the point lead. In addition, Mike Klenz, who has won back to back features and is seeking his third straight victory this week is only 16 points from the top spot holding down the fourth position in the point standings.

The points battle can't get any closer in the Miller Lite Grand National division, as Tim Warner and T.J. Smith sit tied atop the season point standings. Should either falter Terry Van Roy is in third position just 14 markers back, while defending division champion Larry Richards sits 19 markers out of first place in the title chase.

Only three points separate the top three drivers in the Total Power Sales Street Stock division. Jerry Winkler has climbed atop the point battle by just two markers over early season point leader Jeff Jungwirth. Jon Schultz had made it a three way battle atop the standings, just three points from the top position.

In it's first season here at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway, the Leon's Frozen Custard Sport Modifieds have become a proven hit with fans as over 40 different drivers have scored points in the class. Out front it has been Zeke Bishofberger leading the point battle. Bishofberger has a 13 point margin over Kevin Bethke, his nearest rival.

Lastly Jason Fairbank has been the driver to catch in the Dirt Devil division. Fairbank is looking to put a lock on the season title chase in the entry level division, as he has expended his point lead with each passing week. He currently has a 18 point margin on his nearest rival Dan Juszczyk. If Fairbank can avoid mechanical issues, he could be well on his way to securing the 2011 Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devil title.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway hopes you will join us for a fine evening of fireworks and hot racing action this Friday evening. For additional information be sure to check out our website at and while visiting the site, signup for our free newsletter which will inform you of all the activities taking place at the track.

Gates open at 5:00pm, with racing action beginning at 6:30pm. Adult admission is just $10, with students tickets available to those between the ages 11 and 15 at just $5. Children 10 and under are admitted free with an adult.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center which resides near the intersection of Highways 76 and County Trunk Y in Oshkosh.