(KAUKAUNA, WI ) March 16 – The Fox River Racing Club has announced its 2020 season opening “Thursday night Thunder” race at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna will take place Thursday, May 21 presented by the “X Bar” in Kaukauna with the first green flag flying at 6:30 p.m.
The super late models will return weekly, along with late models on the half-mile. On the quarter-mile the ¼ mile late models will be back with several dates, along with super stocks, sport trucks, Sizzlin’4’s, one Pavement Pounder dirt sportmod event, and the popular “meet-‘em-in-the-middle” Figure 8’s.
New in 2020 will be the “Broadway Automotive Rockin’ Roval” class for V6 racers. The bare bones division, designed to keep costs down to draw new people to the sport, will utilize WIR’s quarter-mile oval and the figure-8 track in that division’s competition.
An ambitious schedule of events for the D-shaped, half-mile paved oval will include the 49th running of the Red, White and Blue state championship series. This year’s series will provide interesting twists with each event.
The Red race, set for June 11 and sponsored by L & S Electric, will feature a 50-lap feature in honor of former track champion J.J. Smith, and an additional 53 lap feature in honor of five time FRRC champion Scott Hansen.
The White race, presented by Vanderloop Equipment and scheduled for July 9, will feature a 96-lap main in honor of local legend “The Bear” Roger Regeth.
The Blue race will feature a 74-lap main in honor of multi-time track champion Terry Baldry and will be run August 13.
Many FRRC teams are expected to partake in the TUNDRA super late model series opener Saturday May 16. The TUNDRA lid-lifter will be the first official race of the year on the half-mile.
The traditional “Tuesday Biggie” – the Dixieland 250 ARCA Midwest Tour super late model event will be held Tuesday August 4.
A giant fireworks display presented by Budweiser and L&W Supply is slated for Thursday night, July 2.
The “Pavement Pounder” dirt sportmods will return for a solo show on Thursday night August 6. On The sixth the annual running of the “Stan Gracyalny Memorial race” for super stocks is also on tap. The Rich Somers Memorial presented by Viking Electric Supply/Legrand is slated for Thursday, August 27.
For the kids the Big Wheel races are slated on Lest Stumpf Ford/L&S Truck night June 4 with the Kid’s Coin Toss presented by Fast Comfort VIP Suites taking place on Ken’s Sports night June 25.
The season will wrap up with the Valley Liquor-sponsored Fan Appreciation Night featuring free beer and corn after the races on championship night September 3.
Tentatively, the third annual “WIR pre-season pit party” is still slated to take place Thursday night May 14. Fans young and not-so-young are welcome into the pit area free of charge that day as fans can visit with the FRRC teams up-close-and-personal as most will have their racers on display.
Tentatively Saturday, May 9 will serve as the annual FRRC practice and inspection day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spectator admission is free that day.
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