(38th annual Stateline Challenge, Auto Value Series highlights ’21 schedule)
(Norway, MI) March – With the exception of a few nightly sponsorship details yet to be firmed up, the Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) has released the 2021 schedule for weekly racing at Norway (MI) Speedway – the third-mile, paved oval at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway.
This will be the 54th year the DCRA has operated the weekly Friday night show in Norway.
A 15 race schedule including a pair of pre-season practice sessions are on tap. The season opening night is set for Friday, May 28 with the first green flag flying at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the season schedule will be the running of the 38th annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort Casino & Aurora Liquors Friday, July 2. The event, which also serves as the Kent Pearson Memorial, was won by Gleason, Wisconsin’s Justin Mondeik in 2020.
The Auto Value Series races will be held July 16 and August 13, respectively.
The Norway Speedway Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2021” will be unveiled June 25 in conjunction with an appearance that night from the popular vintage modifieds and a massive fireworks display.
UTV exhibition races are slated for three nights with the spectator eliminator events scheduled for six nights. Island Resort Casino and the Dickinson County Fair will be sponsoring championship night on Sunday, September 5 of Labor Day weekend during the Dickinson County Fair. The raindate for championship night if needed is Monday, September 6 on Labor Day.
Weekly divisions include Coca Cola late models, Auto Value super stocks, 141 auto stock cars and MC Signs & Graphics four bangers. Ken’s Sports sport trucks will again compete on an every-other-week basis.
The defending track champions include Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley (super late model), Upper Pine Creek’s Ryan Wender (super stock), Crivitz, Wisconsin’s Preston Weddel (stock car), Hermansville’s Dean Bellmore (4 banger), Kingsford’s Brent Barglind (sport truck) and Kingsford’s Austin McConnell (spectator eliminator).
A pair of Saturday afternoon practices will be made available to drivers in all classes on May 15 & May 22, respectively. Those practice sessions are free for spectators to attend.
Other nightly promotions may be added in the coming weeks.
You can learn more about Norway Speedway through both our Facebook page and at norwayspeedway.com. You can also email Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) president John Ostermann at email@example.com.