Wisconsin’s Modified Action Track the Place to Be Friday Night!
Oshkosh, WI, May 21, 2013 – Mild weather has arrived, spring is in the air and a great holiday weekend lies ahead. It’s time for family fun and adventure and what better way to begin this holiday weekend that a stop out at your local race track for an evening for fun and entertainment.
At Oshkosh Speedzone, this Friday Night, May 24th has something for fans of all-ages. For children “Hit Radio B-104 sponsors the race program which features the Kid’s Ride Along. It’s a chance for your child to ride along in a race car as the tap a parade lap around the third-mile clay oval. Kids get to experience first-hand what it’s like to take a lap around the raceway. The kids ride along begins at 6:30pm and lasts until racing begins at 7:00pm. Arrive early for your child’s chance to ride in a race car.
For adults Oshkosh Speedzone simply produces some of the best weekly short track racing around. Known as “Wisconsin’s Modified Action Track” the raceway features some of the largest weekly modified fields in the country as well as some of the most talented racers in the area. Presenting feature races with up to 24 cars the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds are known for their three and four wide racing while doing battle for supremacy. In just two nights of racing 51 different drivers have taken to the racing surface in the Modified division.
Currently Wausau Wisconsin native Marcus Yarie sits atop the Speedzone point standings for the first time in his career, challenged by last week’s feature winner and multi-time area champion Eddie Muenster. Runner-up in points for the past two seasons Tim Lemirande is looking to get that final rung on the point ladder and become a champion at The Zone and is seeking to catch the lead duo from his third place point position. Cousin’s Troy and Sean Jerovetz are also in the thick of the point chase, Troy last’s seasons champion in the Sport Modifieds and a rookie this season in the Mods has already shown he’s a contender and Sean already has a championship to his name from the challenging 141 Speedway located in Francis Creek, WI.
Not to be overlooked, the Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds have grown by leaps and bounds with record setting fields and wheel to wheel action. Last week young Kelsy Hayes won one for the ladies as the talented young woman bested the boys for her first career feature win at Oshkosh Speedzone. The Speedzone boasts over a half dozen women willing to do battle and reach victory lane. Veteran racer Todd Weise sits atop the current standings being chased by Kevin Bethke.
For fans of fendered cars the Miller Lite Grand Nationals treated fans to a three wide battle for the win last week as John Schultz III collected his first feature win since the 2010 season by less than a fender length. Terry Van Roy sits atop the season standings by a single point over Jeff Richards.
The Total Power Sales Street Stocks have shown off a lot of new tin this season as several drivers prepared new cars for this year’s action. The whole field has been chasing former champion Jerry Kope who is undefeated so far in 2013. Last year’s champion Richard Garb remains his closest challenger in the point chase.
In the entry level division got a new sponsor and new level of excitement has been taking place as the Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils have seen the largest fields in many seasons hit the racing surface. Two time and defending class champion Jason Fairbank sits out front by a single point as visiting racer Kyle Stark is applying the pressure in this year’s title chase.
Fans are encouraged to seek out the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net to download a copy of the exciting 2013 racing schedule and plan your family outing at the races.
When visiting the website fans are also encouraged to sign-up for the free track newsletter which features weekly updates throughout the season along with photos, videos, interviews and more. Oshkosh Speedzone can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thespeedzone
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.
This article was posted to the website on May 21st, 2013