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Cutline – Eagle River Speedway staff continue to widen the D-shaped, third-mile clay oval. The wet weather has pushed back the season opener to Tuesday, June 18.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEASON LID-LIFTER PUSHED BACK TO JUNE 18
FOR EAGLE RIVER SPEEDWAY
(Wet weather hampers track surface improvements)
(EAGLE RIVER, WI) May 7 – Eagle River Speedway promoters Pat and Patti Zdroik have announced the season opening race at the third-mile clay oval has been pushed back to Tuesday, June 18.
The main reason being that Mother Nature’s wet forecasts have hampered track improvement efforts, namely the project to widen the D-shaped oval. “We’re in the process of widening the track and with the weather we’ve been having we’ve decided to push the opener back just a bit,” said Pat Zdroik. “We’re bringing in new clay and widening the frontstretch by another 20 feet. The corners and the backstretch will be approximately 30 to 35 feet wider. What was normally a narrow track should be wide enough to provide fans some three-wide racing on occasion.”
The Zdroik’s have agreed to take over operation of the track from owner Michael Kocourek and have returned to the once popular Tuesday nights that saw the track run on for many seasons.
One of the track’s marquee events for 2019 will be the “B Mod Shootout” on Tuesday, July 2. Details are being worked on but this event will feature a hefty payout which is expected to draw many of the top drivers from multiple sanctions in not only north central Wisconsin, but also the hotbed of northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as well.
B Mods will be the headlining division in 2019. Eagle River Speedway B Mods will include WISSOTA-style B Mods, IMCA northern-type sportmods and USRA B mods. Other classes that are slated to compete weekly include Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, 4 Bangers, 600 Micro Sprints anf Junior Sprints. The truck division will no longer be competing weekly at Eagle River Speedway in 2019.
A 10-date schedule is slated, with a practice date is expected to be announced prior to the June 18 opener. The pit area will open at 5:30 p.m. with the grandstand opening at 6 p.m. The first green flag is ready to fly tentatively at 7:15 p.m.
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2019 EAGLE RIVER SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Tuesday, June 18
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 2 (B Mod Shootout)
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, August 6
Tuesday, August 13
Tuesday, August 20
Friday, August 30 (Season championship night)
(Regular divisions weekly include B Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, 4 Bangers, 600 Micro Sprints & Junior Sprints)