Race Date Added, Schedule Reshuffled Due to Weather!
Oshkosh, WI, May 16, 2013 – It’s called a reboot. When something isn’t working as planned it’s restarted. That is about to take place this Friday Night as Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway attempts to reboot it’s 2013 racing season.
This Friday May 17th Total Power Sales will be presenting the show. A long time track supporter and sponsor of the Street Stock division Total Power Sales is the area’s leader in Lawn Care and Snow Removal Equipment. The show will feature all five weekly divisions including the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds, Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds, Outlaw Chassis Grand Nationals, Total Power Sales Street Stocks and Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils.
Over 120 cars are expected to check into the pit area again this Friday Night. Racing is set to begin at 7:00pm, and the grandstands will be open at 5:00pm. Adult admission is just $10, with you admission for youngsters ages 11 through 15 just $5. Children are admitted FREE with a paid adult.
The racing that has taken place so far this year has been amazing with a record setting opening night back on April 26th. Since then however weather has stolen the headlines. That streak should end this Friday Night and hopefully for the rest of the 2013 season.
Accordingly the schedule will see a bit of a shuffle to accommodate sponsors and replace special events. The schedule will now see the addition of a Friday Night, September 13th date. That event will be known as the Budweiser “Superstitious Sprintacular”. “Friday the 13th” will not be feared by those in attendance as both the IRA 410 Sprints and MSA 360 Sprints will make up the open-wheeled portion of the show. A third class has yet to be determined for the event. The race replaces the Spring Brawl which had been in place to open the 2013 season back on April 20th but fell to weather.
Other changes have taken place to make sure race night sponsors still get their planned race night. “We’ve been fortunate to have basically sold out our nightly sponsorships”, noted track Public Relations director Jeffrey Sachse. “But the challenge is to assure we are still able to give our sponsors a night they remember in spite of the weather. We do have a little wiggle room on the schedule and hopefully we’ve seen the last of our rainouts.”
Accordingly the Dan Kelly Plumbing Night at the races which had been postponed has been rescheduled. That event is now planned for May 31st when the track will showcase the Dan Kelly Plumbing Night at the races presented by Oshkosh Lanes. However the Dan Kelly Plumbing “Lucky Crapper” will still make its debut this Friday evening. The “Lucky Crapper” is a non-functioning toilet next to the Panske Enterprises Souvenir stand beneath the grandstands at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway.
It will be used to collect information requests and even a means to have area businesses announced on the public address system. Its purpose will grow as the season progresses. In the next couple weeks several surveys will be made by the track to help improve marketing by polling fans about their interests in motorsports. The “Lucky Crapper” will be used to collect these surveys and several prizes will be awarded.
An additional change on the schedule has been moving the CitizensFirst Credit Union sponsored program due to the rainout of their event. That race will now be held on August 16th when Oshkosh Speedzone will host the CitizensFirst Credit Union / B104.7 Kid's Ride Along Night.
Fans can print out the 2013 season schedule by visiting the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net . When visiting the website fans are 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 16th, 2013