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(Nearly 100 drivers from Wisconsin and Michigan have tested the newly widened D-shaped 1/3 mile in ‘19)

(EAGLE RIVER, WI)  – Eagle River Speedway promoters Pat and Patti Zdroik are encouraged by rising car counts and boosted attendance numbers after their first two months of operation at the D-shaped clay oval located on the west side of town in Vilas County.

With six nights in the books a total of 93 different drivers from Wisconsin and Michigan have competed in six different divisions so far this year. The average car counts in most divisions are close to double that of 2018. Since the track switched back to its traditional Tuesday night venue the attendance has also been steadily on the rise.

The class with the highest car count happens to be the top division weekly – The “B” Mods. 25 different racers have earned points, with only one driver, Eagle River’s Bruce Belland, repeating as a feature winner.  “The track conditions have been excellent most of the year,” said current point leader Jesse Aho of Twin Lakes, Michigan. “The car counts are up and the track surface has been very racy, producing stronger car counts than we had a season ago.”

21 different drivers have earned points in the stock class – which has been ruled by Pulaski visitor “Hot Rod” Snellenberger, a former IMCA stock car national champion. Snellenberger leads the division’s points heading into August. Snellenberger will continue to make the four hour round trip tow from near Green Bay to compete weekly at Eagle River.

The pure stocks have been filled with a ton of local talent, with Tomahawk’s Keith Troutman leading the division. Troutman captured the first three features of the season. Troutman has been dogged all season by Ontanogon, Michigan’s Dave Dishaw, who sits ten marks behind in the standings. 15 different drivers have earned points in the pure stocks thus far in ’19.

Hometown driver Tommie Springer continues to lead the way in the 600 Micro Sprints. Springer holds a comfortable 24 point edge over Minocqua’s Aaron Towne. 11 different 600 Micro Sprint drivers have earned points. 10 different Junior Sprint racers have scored points in the winged racers, with Minocqua’s Josh Nevoraski holding a slim four point margin over Conover’s Blake Hartman.

4 cylinder action has been owned by the daughter-father duo of Ashley and Mark Schoone of Gleason. Mark holds a one point lead over Ashley as 11 different 4 cylinder drivers earned points thus far.

Racing resumes next Tuesday night, August 6. The first green flag flies at 7:15 p.m. For more information please check out Eagle River Speedway in Facebook. You can also call (715) 891 1870 or email

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