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September 5, 2020 - Oestreich Comes Up “Aces” at Rice Lake Speedway
The evening did not start out well for Justin Oestreich Saturday night. First, he was late getting to the Rice Lake Speedway, arriving after the cut off time which meant he had to start at the back of the field for the first Modified heat race. Then, the opening attempt at that race saw Oestreich spin in the first corner and he went to the back of the pack once again. However, things went decidedly better after that. He finished third in his heat, redrew the number six starting spot for the Modified feature and then, after making a spectacular move that saw him split two contenders down the front chute and move into second, he swept past race leader Mark Hanson on lap nine and led the rest of the way to win the final race of the final event of the season at the Rice Lake Speedway. <<MORE>>

August 30, 2020 - September 5 Special Wraps Up Rice Lake Speedway Season
The 2020 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will conclude on Saturday night, September 5th with the annual Labor Day weekend special. This year the event will be a one night show, featuring a full racing program in all five classes that regularly compete at the track. That would include the WISSOTA sanctioned Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and the Modifieds. Extra money will be on the line for all classes and with several of the area tracks either being off on Saturday or having already concluded their seasons, a good field of cars is expected in all classes.

An early race time will be in effect for this event with the pit gate opening at 3 pm. Draw cutoff is set for 5:45 pm, with hot laps to follow and racing scheduled for 6:30 pm. Spectator gates are planned to be open for 5 pm. The draw/redraw format for the racers will be in effect and there is no scheduled rain date should the weather intervene.

For more information on this event, check the speedway face book page or the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net. Specific questions should be directed to either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake Wisconsin midway between state highway 48 and Barron County highway SS. The track phone number is 715-236-2002.

August 29, 2020 - Larson Gets First Win; Loew Spectacular Winner at Rice Lake Speedway
A first win ever, a sensational race winning pass and wins by three division kingpins were all a part of the regular season racing finale Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. (Fry Pan Productions)

Brady Larson led all the way as the teenager won his first ever feature race at Rice Lake as he topped the Midwest Modified main event. Travis Loew made a spectacular three wide pass to win one of the best Street Stock main events seen at the track in quite some time and multi time feature winners Mike Schnider, Curt Myers and Mike Anderson all added to their win totals as the regular season wrapped up on Saturday. The only event left for racers here is next Saturday night, September 5th, when the speedway will hold a five division special to conclude what has been one of the shortest seasons in the track's long history. <<MORE>>

August 23, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Labor Day Weekend Special
The Rice Lake Speedway has announced details about their upcoming Labor Day weekend, season wrap up event.

This year the program will be a one day show, on Saturday night September 5th with no rain date slated. All five classes that race on a regular basis at the track will be included in the program. This would be the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds. All five classes will be running sanctioned for this event under the WISSOTA guidelines.

Extra money will be on the line for all classes for this race and an early starting time will be observed. Pit gates will open a at 3 pm with draw cut off for the drivers being at 545 pm with hot laps and racing to follow. The draw/redraw format will also be used for all five classes.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake Wisconsin midway between state highway 48 and Barron County highway SS. The track phone number is 715-236-2002. Check the speedway website or face book page for more information about the track and this event or call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

August 22, 2020 - Rahn and Loew Earn First Ever Rice Lake Speedway Wins
Saturday night was the final night for drivers to earn track points for the 2020 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway. Five titles were on the line with two of them close enough that the race results for this evening would tell the tale. It was also an opportunity for some different drivers to shine with two racers earning their first ever feature wins at the track. (Fry Pan Productions)

When the final checkered flags would wave, the point titlists for 2020 would include Mike Anderson, Cody Kummer and Mike Schnider. Travis Anderson and Eric Olson would win the two titles still to be determined with mechanical issues ending the efforts of those trying to catch them. The first time winners would include James Rahn and Travis Loew as the point awarding portion of the season would wrap up. <<MORE>>

August 15, 2020 - Top Feature Winners Pad Totals at Rice Lake Speedway
It was Hall of Fame night at the Rice Lake Speedway and four new inductees were added to the Hall on Saturday. They included former racers Al Hajdasz and the late Gene Bolin along with Friends of the Speedway new members Larry Johnson and Jim Randall.
A very fast race track, the result of recent rains which made it heavy and full of traction, led to a number of breathtaking races and close battles but the top feature winners of the season so far continued their winning ways. The track point battles are also coming to an end with only one more point night in this abbreviated season and one class changed leaders on Saturday while a couple of the others tightened up.<<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 4, 2020 - Traynor Tops Rice Lake Speedway Little Dream; Record $26,000 Top Prize
Nick Traynor, a local driver from Barron Wisconsin, led all thirty five laps to win the 26th annual Street Stock Little Dream race Tuesday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. While few would have thought it possible, last year's record payoff for the race was topped as generous race fans and area businesses dug deep into their pockets to support the Street Stock drivers. When all the contributions had been tallied, Traynor would go home with a first place winner's share of $26,000, besting last year's record payoff by one thousand dollars in what is thought to be the highest paying race in the country for this division of race cars. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 1, 2020 - Adams Tops Mahder 55 At Rice Lake Speedway; Modified Ace Surprises Late Model Drivers
Kevin Adams has well over five hundred feature race wins to his credit in a variety of divisions since his first in a Street Stock way back in 1997 at this track. However, he is a raw rookie in the Late Model division, with just a handful of starts in the class in this his rookie year driving the fendered class of cars. However, that didn't seem to bother him at all Tuesday night here at the Rice Lake Speedway as Adams led all fifty five laps to win the fourth annual Mahder 55 Late Model event, a race honoring the memory of Duane Mahder, a former Late Model track champion at this track who was killed in a work place accident in 2016. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 1, 2020 - Truscott, Latvala and Hazelton Top Rice Lake Speedway Winner's List
Along with the Mahder 55 Late Model race won by Kevin Adams, three other WISSOTA sanctioned divisions were in action on Saturday night, August 1st and coming home the winners were Michael Truscott, Jimmy Latvala and Travis Hazelton. (Fry Pan Productions)

After waiting out a nearly two and a half hour rain delay part way through the program, the three feature races were contested in the late evening hours. However, the track was in excellent shape for the the last few races of the evening after the Late Models put on fifty five laps of their own and it produced some fine feature races. <<MORE>>

July 26, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; Huge Events On Tap For The Track
Several rounds of rain plus the threat of more severe storms in the early evening were more than enough to cause track owners Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams to cancel the racing program Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. The grounds were already heavily soaked from eleven inches of rain during the week at the track and when following some early afternoon rains the threat for severe storms was posted, the program was canceled about 3:30 pm. With it being Kid's Night at the track and the likelihood of a large number of youngsters on the property, it was especially important to provide for their safety, thus the early call of the show. <<MORE>>

July 18, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Returns July 25; Big Events Upcoming
While the Rice Lake Speedway was closed on July 18th as the racers took the night off, when the track roars back to life on July 25th, it will mark the start of some of the biggest races of the 2020 racing season.

Packed back to back to back, three events will then feature races that will please the kids along with Late Model and Street Stock fans alike. <<MORE>>

July 15, 2020 - Mahder 55 Late Model Event Moves to Rice Lake Speedway August 1st
Details have been finalized by event promoter and fundraiser Scott “Bulldog” Andersen and Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, to move the fourth annual Mahder 55 Late Model event to the Rice Lake Speedway. This event, which honors the champion Late Model driver Duane Mahder, who was killed in November 2016 in a work place accident, has been held for the previous three years at the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie WI.

Last week Red Cedar officials officially announced that the 2020 racing season at the Red Cedar Speedway has been canceled due to county restrictions relative to the Covid 19 pandemic. <<MORE>>

July 11, 2020 - Four New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway; Only Schnider Repeats
The Rice Lake Speedway was back in action on Saturday night with its first race since the holiday weekend and fifth of the entire 2020 racing season. On another steamy night at the track, more balance was shown among the winners with four new drivers visiting victory lane for the first time here in 2020 while Mike Schnider became the top winner so far this season at the speedway. Schnider won his fourth Pure Stock main event to go along with first time winners Sam Fankhauser, Nick Traynor, Travis Anderson and Jimmy Randall. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

July 2, 2020 - Mad Dog Hanson Tops Rice Lake Speedway Modifieds
Mark “Mad Dog” Hanson led all the way to top the Modified feature and highlight the annual Firecracker special held Thursday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. On a blazing hot July night, other winners included Nick Oreskovich, Shane Halopka, Cody Kummer and Dan Boissy as a large holiday crowd of fans enjoyed a full five class program of racing along with a spectacular display of fireworks to round out the evening. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 27, 2020 - Myers, Schnider and Anderson Continue Rice Lake Speedway Domination
On a steamy Saturday night, the third race program of the year was held at the Rice Lake Speedway and three drivers continued to show that they will be the teams to beat this season at the track as both Curt Myers and Mike Schnider won their third feature races in three tries while Mike Anderson won his second straight Modified main event with that class having been absent for the last program two weeks ago at the track. Shane Halopka won his first feature race of the year and Shawn Amundson was a winner for the first time ever racing in the Street Stock class. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 20, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Late Models Rained Out; Fireworks Upcoming
A number of Late Model teams were already on the grounds of the Rice Lake Speedway shortly after Noon, but by that time the rains had already started to fall. The steady rains just would not subside and with heavier precipitation on the way and the track becoming overly saturated, the track owners, Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams were forced to make the tough call to cancel Saturday night's racing program which was to have been the second appearance of the Late Models in 2020 at the speedway. <<MORE>>

June 15, 2020 - Late Models Will Race at Rice Lake Speedway June 20th
Dave Adams, co-owner of the Rice Lake Speedway, announced this morning that WISSOTA sanctioned Late Models will return to the track this coming Saturday night, June 20th to compete in a full racing program.

The recent successful program including the Late Models on June 6th was a telling factor in adding the Late Models for this Saturday night. “They put on a great show and the fans loved them,” stated Adams, “so we decided to give them another opportunity to race on Saturday with the tracks running them still quite limited,” further stated Adams. <<MORE>>

June 6, 2020 - Pat Doar Tops Rice Lake Speedway Late Model Special
Pat Doar swept by Derek Vesel with a three wide move on lap twenty six and then led the final fourteen laps as he won the Trackside Collectibles 40 Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Doar earned two thousand dollars for his win in the WISSOTA sanctioned event. (Fry Pan Productions)

Doar was the third different leader of the race after starting in the second row and watching Minnesota Iron Range drivers Jeff Massingill and Vesel swap the lead back and forth several times until Doar got his chance following a yellow flag slowdown for a spin. <<MORE>>

June 6, 2020 - Myers and Schnider Repeat Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
Along with the Late Model Trackside Collectibles 40 event raced Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, four other WISSOTA sanctioned divisions also competed with only the Modified division having the night off. For Mike Schnider and Curt Myers, they made it two for two for 2020 as they won their second consecutive feature races in the Pure Stock and Super Stock classes respectively. Austin Ellis and Parker Anderson were also winners in a program that was expedited with threatening weather approaching. All racing was completed well before 10 pm and all classes got to run full events with just a few occasional sprinkles falling. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 1, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Increases Late Model Pay For June 6 Event
The Rice Lake Speedway announced this morning an increase in the Late Model purse for the upcoming WISSOTA Late Model event scheduled for Saturday night, June 6th. This race, which was just announced to the public yesterday, has already added some money to the purse.<<MORE>>

May 31, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Late Model Special
Rice Lake Speedway track owners Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams huddled after the season opener at the speedway was completed on Saturday night and today announced that they have added a Late Model special to the speedway calendar. The track will host the WISSOTA Late Models this coming Saturday night, June 6th for the Trackside Collectibles 30, a $1,200 to win, $200 to start special for the Late Models.<<MORE>>

May 30, 2020 - Bahr Edges Dalbeck In Thriller As Rice Lake Speedway Opens
The Rice Lake Speedway was finally able to get its sixty eighth consecutive season of racing underway and in the highlight event, Tony Bahr repassed George Dalbeck on the final lap to take a highly contested Midwest Modified feature race and thrill a large opening night crowd. Other winners during the opening night of racing included Mike Schnider, Andrew Hanson, Curt Myers and Mike Anderson. (Fry Pan Productions)

The Midwest Modified feature was a highly competitive race that saw the lead exchanged twice in the final two laps as Bahr and Dalbeck battled it out for the win. Bahr started on the pole for the fifteen lap main and took the early lead over Kylie Kath while Dalbeck started on the outside of the second row and battled early with Derek Haas.<<MORE>>

May 30, 2020 - Bahr Edges Dalbeck In Thriller As Rice Lake Speedway Opens
The Rice Lake Speedway was finally able to get its sixty eighth consecutive season of racing underway and in the highlight event, Tony Bahr repassed George Dalbeck on the final lap to take a highly contested Midwest Modified feature race and thrill a large opening night crowd. Other winners during the opening night of racing included Mike Schnider, Andrew Hanson, Curt Myers and Mike Anderson.

The Midwest Modified feature was a highly competitive race that saw the lead exchanged twice in the final two laps as Bahr and Dalbeck battled it out for the win. Bahr started on the pole for the fifteen lap main and took the early lead over Kylie Kath while Dalbeck started on the outside of the second row and battled early with Derek Haas. <<MORE>>

May 28, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Practice Canceled
The practice session scheduled for Thursday night, May 28th at the Rice Lake Speedway has been canceled.

“The track is simply too wet and we won't have enough time to dry it off yet today,” stated co-owner Dave Adams. “There is no point in tearing up the track, which has been excellent for a couple of private test sessions, just to get it ready for practice. We need to now focus on Saturday.”

On Saturday night, May 30th, the Sixty seventh consecutive year of racing at the Rice Lake Speedway will begin. All five WISSOTA classes that normally compete will be in action. Fans will notice modifications to the track's restaurant to comply with health directives from Barron County and if uncomfortable, fans are also encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings.

The Rice Lake Speed Pit Kart track will also begin their season on Saturday with hot laps at Noon and racing at 1 pm. Come to the track early and make it a day as racing returns to Barron County.

Check the speedway face book page for any updates or further information.

May 26, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets To Open; Doubleheader With Kart Opener Also Scheduled
After losing a month and a half of the season and having lost the first six races on the 2020 racing schedule , the Rice Lake Speedway is pleased to announce that the 2020 racing opener will be Saturday night, May 30th at 6:30 pm. It will be a busy day at the facility as The Speed Pit Kart Track will also open on Saturday too, with the Karts having hot laps at Noon and racing at 1 pm.

The opener will mark the latest season opener in track history as records indicate that the last time the track opened this late was in 1967 when the opener was on May 27th due to a number of early season rain outs. This year's circumstances were much different although on at least three of the canceled events this year, Saturday rains would have likely canceled the show even if it weren't for the health pandemic.

All five WISSOTA classes that race at the speedway will be in action including the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds. It should be a year that brings some new names to victory lane as three of the five classes will find vacated defending point champions. Pure Stock titlist James Clausen has moved up to the Street Stocks while defending point champion in both the Midwest Modifieds and Modifieds, Kevin Adams, has moved up to the Late Models and will not be running at the track on a regular basis. Street Stock and Super Stock defending champions, Hunter VanGilder and Willie Johnsen Jr are both expected to return to defend their titles.

The race cars will be judged for the Best Appearing awards that will be handed out the second night of action and the Super Stock Bonus Night, scheduled for May 30th on the original schedule, will be rescheduled to a later date this Summer.

A new schedule for the season is expected to be announced within the week with a number of changes to be made, based on trying to reschedule some lost events and trying to avoid conflicts with other race tracks, who are having to deal with the same issues.

The pit gates will open at 3 pm on Saturday and drivers are asked to be as early as possible so that necessary opening night paperwork can be completed in a timely manner and the program can be started as scheduled.
A practice night is also scheduled for Thursday from 6-9 pm but this is tentative, depending on weather conditions over the next several days. Drivers and crews should be checked the speedway face book page for updates on that practice.

Dirt Race Central will be on hand to broadcast the races, both at the Kart Track and then swinging over to the Speedway for the evening event.

The speedway phone number is 715-236-2002 and Dave Adams can be reached at 715-205-2861 while Mitch Hansen's number is 715-205-1122. Please check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net and face book page for updates and announcements as the week progresses.

May 18, 2020 - The Disappointment Continues as the Rice Lake Speedway Cancels Once More
For the sixth straight week the Rice Lake Speedway has been forced to cancel their scheduled racing event, this one the Saturday night show on May 23rd. The owners of the Speedway met for three hours on Monday as they worked to try and find a way to get the racing program started this week. However, there were simply too many rules, regulations and requirements from both Barron County and their insurance carrier that they were unable to satisfy at this point so regretfully they were forced to cancel the program on what is typically one of their best weeks of the season.

They continue to work to bring the track in alignment with all the requirements from various governmental agencies and their insurance carriers and will once again shoot for next Saturday night, May 30th to start the season.

Direct any questions to Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

May 14, 2020 - Challenge Series Postponed; Rice Lake Speedway Weighs Options
With Wisconsin's Safer-at-Home order struck down on May 13th, the status of the 2020 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway is being examined as to when the speedway can and will reopen and what the remainder of the racing season's schedule will look like.

The WISSOTA Promoter's Association has postponed the opening weekend for the Structural Buildings Challenge Series events, slated for Saturday night, May 23rd at Rice Lake to be preceded by another event on Friday night, May 22nd at the Princeton Minnesota Speedway. <<MORE>>

May 12, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Frustrations Continue; No Racing This Week
One more week has passed and another Saturday night race will be lost by the Rice Lake Speedway. According to track co-owner Dave Adams, “ We are monitoring the situation constantly and if anything changes, we will react immediately.” Currently Barron County will only allow ten people on the grounds of the speedway at any one time as the track has been trying to arrange some private test sessions, and clearly without being allowed to have spectators to enjoy the action, there will be no racing until that happens.

So, the regular five class program scheduled for Saturday night, May 16th has been canceled, the fifth program lost for the as yet to be started 2020 racing season. The speedway is still hoping against hope that the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series race for Late Models, one of the biggest events on the schedule, can be held on May 23rd but that race also remains highly questionable. Race fans and competitors should monitor the media outlets and the track website early next week for an announcement on the status of that race.

For the latest information regarding the Rice Lake Speedway, contact Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

May 4, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Cancels Late Model Special
The Rice Lake Speedway was scheduled to host the WISSOTA Late Models for their first visit of the year on Saturday night, May 9th for the Trackside Collectibles 30. With the continued shut down of racing in the state, that event will obviously not take place. Management hopes to reschedule that event to a later date this Summer once racing begins and tracks are able to finalize their schedules for the rest of the racing season.

As far as the Rice Lake Speedway is concerned, everything remains on hold, as they wait for further developments at the national, state and county level for clarification. Drivers and fans are encouraged to continue to monitor the speedway face book page and website at www.ricelakespeedway.net because once the rules are changed, things are likely to develop quickly in terms of opening up the speedway.

Contact Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 for official information.

May 2, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Kart Track Announces Name Change; Sets Opener
The Rice Lake Speedway Kart Track, located on the grounds of the Rice Lake Speedway, has announced that the track has been branded with a new name along with also revealing some major improvements for the 2020 racing season and also announcing its first scheduled event.

The speedway, which was built on the Southeast corner of the Rice Lake Speedway property, was opened in 2019 by Kevin and Megan Adams, who are the small track organizers and managers. This week however, a new name for the track, new logo and new face book page are all being rolled out by the owners. <<MORE>>

April 28, 2020 - No Change in Rice Lake Speedway Status
With no change in the status of when the Rice Lake Speedway will be able to open their 2020 racing season, track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen want the fans and drivers at the track to know that they are constantly monitoring the ever changing situation.

“We continue to watch as things develop and as soon as we get the word from the state that we can once again race, we will be ready to go,” stated Adams. However, the track will not consider running an event without the spectators as some tracks have been proposing.

“Our spectators are very important to us, and we would not consider running an event unless the spectators are also allowed to attend,” Adams offered. So far the track has lost its first two planned events in April and the hope is that before too much more time elapses that the track will be able to open sometime in May.

In the meantime, drivers continue to prepare and ready their cars for the racing season. In the latest news locally, defending Pure Stock point champion James Clausen from Barron has announced that he will be moving up to the Street Stock class in 2020 and will prove to be a formidable challenger for Rookie of the Year status in the Street Stock class. Also moving up will be Rice Lake driver Denny Cutsforth who, along with continuing to race in the Late Model class, has also converted last year's Midwest Modified into a full blown Modified and will be a new challenger in that class, which should be wide open with the announcement that defending champion Kevin Adams has moved up to the Late Models.

For any questions relative to the speedway and the 2020 season, contact Adams at 715-205-2861 or Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 24, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces All Time Leaders
With the sixty eighth consecutive season opener at the same location set to occur at some point this Summer, the Rice Lake Speedway, along with several interested race followers, have been working this past Winter and Spring to finalize some important records relative to the track. Specifically, work has been ongoing in establishing an all time feature winners list for the speedway, and recently discovered information has allowed them to finalize the most accurate records to date. <<MORE>>

April 21, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway 2020 Racing Season Continues On Hold
Along with many of the events scheduled for our state and country, the 2020 racing plans for the Rice Lake Speedway remain in a state of flux.

According to speedway co-owner Dave Adams, “We continue to take things on a week by week basis and keep monitoring the situation for updates.” The speedway is still scheduled to open for the racing season on Saturday night, May 2nd but as the days pass, that date seems less and less likely to happen.

With the Governor's recent announcement of the Badger Bounce Back Plan and the criteria involved with the progressions of that program, it seems unlikely that race tracks will receive the go ahead to start their racing seasons before the Safer at Home Order timeline is reached on May 26th. However, the track is still preparing to respond if that order is altered or other developments occur that would allow an earlier starting date.

Race fans should continue to monitor the speedway Facebook page and other media outlets for updates as to when the season does in fact open. If racing doesn't occur until after Memorial Day, a minimum of six nights of racing will be lost including two appearances by the WISSOTA Late Models.

One thing that fans can expect is a completely altered race schedule for the season from the one originally developed long before this Pandemic occurred. This new schedule will be released as soon as possible once the season opener can be officially determined. As always, specific questions about the Rice Lake Speedway should be directed to owners Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 9, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Additions
The Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Committee met recently to select candidates to add to the speedway's Hall of Fame. In these unusual times, the Committee was not able to meet in person to select the new members but through various other means of communication, the voting was done and the candidates selected.<<MORE>>

April 1, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Season On Hold; Changes To Schedule Likely
Just like with most of the world right now, the 2020 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway is in a state of flux.

Scheduled to open for the sixty eighth consecutive year on April 18th, that event will not take place based on the country's current situation. In fact right now, it is likely that all racing in the month of April will be lost unless there is a dramatic positive change in the coming days.

According to speedway co-owner Dave Adams, “right now we are taking things on a week by week basis. The track will be ready and we will open as soon as we get the official word from state and federal authorities that we can gather as a group.”<<MORE>>

March 24, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Mall Show Canceled; Season Currently On Hold
The Rice Lake Speedway car show, an annual event held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall, has been canceled. The event, scheduled to be held on April 3-5, has been canceled by Mall management due to the fact that the Mall has been closed and the reopening date is uncertain.

According to Rice Lake Speedway coordinator for this event, Kevin Adams, it is possible that a one day event may be held at an alternative site, depending upon when governmental action will allow crowds to once again gather. <<MORE>>

February 27, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Kart Schedule Announced
We are excited to announce our 2020 Kart Track Schedule. This will be a nice relaxing schedule throughout the summer.

2019 was an amazing first year for our little kart track. Averaging almost 50 racers per week in only 6 divisions.

Not to bad considering there was only 3 karts in Barron county in 2018. This wouldn’t have been possible without endless volunteer help, great sponsors, but most of all,  our racers and fans! We will continue to work hard on improvements.

We will once again be doing Track Points for all divisions! New for 2020 will be the R-Box Wing division for 7-8 year olds.

The Racetrack itself will be getting a little facelift in the spring. From adjusting the track shape, new bleachers, new scale, in depth tech, & more fencing. 2020 Rules are  available at the tracks website www.ricelakespeedway.net under “Kart Track” tab as well as Rules.  Thanks again to everyone for supporting our track, and special thanks to our surrounding kart tracks for sharing info and trying to make this sport grow bigger. Jake Alton at Cedar Lake, Chad Cummings at Thunder Hill, Jeff Seubert with MTS, and Nate From Ogilvie.  The racing season is coming up fast, and we look forward to seeing you this season!

February 19, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Gather
The Rice Lake Speedway held their annual awards banquet on Saturday night, February 15th at the Rice Lake Elks Lodge. For the first time, with the new kart track up and running on the speedway grounds, a combined banquet crowned champions from both tracks and the crowd was reported to be the largest ever turnout for a track banquet. Honored were the top ten drivers in track points in each of the track's five divisions along with the six champions in the kart classes. Special awards were also given out and the 2019 season was reviewed along with the announcing of the 2020 track schedules for both the speedway and kart track. <<MORE>>

February 5, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Awards Banquet is Scheduled for February 15th
The awards banquet celebrating the 2019 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will be held on Saturday night, February 15th. However, this year's banquet will find a couple of significant changes being a part of the banquet.

For the first time, instead of a formal, sit down social event, the banquet will be more informal with an appetizer buffet featuring pulled pork and ham sandwiches, Smokey's, meatballs and more. This will allow management to reduce the cost of attending the banquet. <<MORE>>

February 2, 2020 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets 2020 Racing Schedule
The dirt track with the longest longevity of any track in the northern part of Wisconsin, the Rice Lake Speedway, has set its racing schedule for the 2020 racing season.

Set to start its sixty eighth consecutive season of dirt track racing at its facility on the North side of Rice Lake, the speedway will once again offer racing from Mid April through the Labor Day weekend at its third mile banked track. A wide variety of racing divisions will see action at the speedway once again in 2020 with a number of higher paying events among its schedule. <<MORE>>

September 24, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Regulars Continue To Win
The racing season may be over for racing at the Rice Lake Speedway, but drivers who have raced at the track all year are still going strong at some of the other end of the season specials being conducted around the upper Midwest.

The WISSOTA 100, the sanctioning bodies' “Super Bowl” was concluded on Saturday night, September 14th at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls Minnesota and after battling the weather for days, the main events were completed on Saturday night.

Led by Rice Lake Super Stock Track Champion Curt Myers, regular racers at the Rice Lake Speedway more than held their own against a field of drivers from eight states and three Canadian Provinces that numbered over four hundred entrants. <<MORE>>

August 31, 2019 - Adams Shines at Rice Lake Speedway Special; Two Wins Gives Him Sixteen at the Track in 2019
The Rice Lake Speedway wrapped up the 2019 racing season on Saturday night, August 31st with their Labor Day weekend special. Despite a nice influx of visiting talent, it was familiar faces that ended up in victory lane to wrap up the racing season. For the fifth time this year at the track, Kevin Adams was able to score a double dip as he won both the Modified and Midwest Modified feature events. Other winners included Curt Myers, Zach Manley and Cody Cimfl. The Hornet class made a guest appearance at the track also and Jake Halterman won that main event.<<MORE>>

August 26, 2019 - Hornet Division Added To Rice Lake Special
An agreement has been made that will see the four cylinder Hornet class added to the Labor Day weekend special at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night, August 31st.

Representatives of the Hornet class race cars that race at the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie and the Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls met with Rice Lake Speedway co-owner Mitch Hansen and an agreement was reached that will see their division of race cars make their first appearance at the track in several years. They will compete in a full program of heats and a feature race along with the five WISSOTA sanctioned classes that will also be running that night which would include the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds. While the other five classes will be WISSOTA sanctioned on August 31st, the Hornets will be running an open program.

Anyone with further questions regarding the Hornets and their program should contact either Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 or Dave Adams at 715-205-2861.

The pit gates will open at 4 pm on August 31st with the grand stand opening one hour later. Draw cutoff is 6:30 pm with hot laps and racing to follow. Check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or the track face book page for updated information as the week progresses.


August 25, 2019 - August 31st Special Concludes Rice Lake Speedway Season
The sixty seventh consecutive season of dirt track racing at the Rice Lake Speedway will conclude on Saturday night, August 31st with the annual Labor Day weekend finale. This year the event will be a one day show only with all five classes that race at the track on a regular weekly basis to be featured.

Racing will be the WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and the Pure Stocks. All five classes will be running full programs on Saturday night utilizing the draw/redraw format for qualifying.

Extra money will be on the line for all divisions of racing and a large field of weekly racers plus invaders from other area tracks is expected to make this a strong one night show. The top prize for the Modified drivers will be one thousand dollars, the winner in the Super Stocks will earn eight hundred dollars while the Midwest Modified, Street Stock and Pure Stock winners will receive six hundred, five hundred and two hundred and fifty dollars respectively. For the complete payoff, please contact Dave Adams.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4 pm on August 31st with the grandstands to open one hour later. The draw cut off for drivers is 6:30 pm with hot laps and racing to follow shortly.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake Wisconsin midway between state highway 48 and Barron County highway SS. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 and more information can be found on the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or the track's face book page for the latest updates.

For more specific questions, please call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 717-205-1122.


August 24, 2019 - Season Champions Crowned at Rice Lake Speedway; Saturday Finale Upcoming
Season Champions were crowned in all five divisions Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway as the speedway wrapped up the regular season racing programs. All that remains is the Labor Day weekend special that will be contested this upcoming Saturday, August 31st which will then wrap up the sixty seventh season of racing at Rice Lake.

After some highly competitive feature events with some late race dramatics in several of them, crowned as Season Champions were Cody Cimfl in the Pure Stocks, Hunter VanGilder in the Street Stocks, Kevin Adams in the Midwest Modifieds, Aaron Wilson in the Super Stocks and Mike Anderson in the Modified class. Included in the dramatics of the night were two last lap passes that decided the Pure Stock and Super Stock winners.<<Click Here>>


August 14, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces Season Finale
Adams-Hansen Inc have announced plans for the final race night of the 2019 racing season for the Rice Lake Speedway.

Typically the speedway wraps up their season over the Labor Day weekend and that will be the case again in 2019. This year, the season will wrap up with one big show that is scheduled for Saturday night, August 31st.

All five classes will be in action which will include the WISSOTA sanctioned Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds. All five classes will be racing for an enhanced purse, the details of which will be coming out soon. Sponsorship details and other information will also be announced soon.

The pits will open at 4 pm on August 31st with the grandstand opening one hour later. The cut off for drivers is 6:30 pm with hot laps and racing to follow. There will be no rain date for this event.

There are two regular season events left on the schedule for the speedway. August 17th will be the final program for track points for the 2019 season with at least two of the point races very close. There will also be the annual bike races for kids and adults on that night. August 24th will be Season Championship night at the speedway with details on the race format for that event to be announced this week. Then, the August 31st special will wrap up the sixty seventh consecutive season of auto racing at the Rice Lake Speedway.

For more information, check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net, the speedway face book page or call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

July 18, 2019 - Twenty Fifth Little Dream Comes to Rice Lake Speedway
One of the most storied Street Stock races in the entire country comes to the Rice Lake Speedway for its quarter century celebration on Tuesday night, July 30th. For the twenty fifth time, race fans will gather at the third mile oval on Rice Lake's North side to watch a huge field of Street Stocks battle it out for one of the largest purses in the country and bragging rights for winning one of the highest paying, and most unique events of its kind in the entire country. <<Click Here>>

July 18, 2019 - Late Models Set To Invade Rice Lake Speedway
The Late Models will be making their second visit of the 2019 racing season to the Rice Lake Speedway. On Saturday night, July 27th, the Wollak Construction WISSOTA Challenge Series Late Models will visit the speedway for their annual point event. The Late Models visited the speedway back in early May for the Trackside Collectibles 40, a very successful event from both a competitor and spectator stand point with Jesse Glenz taking the main event and more of the same is expected on July 27th. <<Click Here>>

July 15, 2019 - Street Stock Little Dream Entry Forms Now Available
The 25th Anniversary of the Street Stock Little Dream Race presented by Adams Automotive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30. Last year’s winner took home over $16,000. Click Here for this year’s entry form. <<Click Here>>

July 13, 2019 - Randall Tops Streets; Wahlstrom Back in Rice Lake Speedway Victory Lane
Rice Lake WI, July 13 – Jimmy Randall, on hand Saturday night to tune up for the upcoming Little Dream Race, won his first Street Stock feature of the season with a thrilling outside pass, to highlight the racing action Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Simon Wahlstrom returned to victory lane for the second time this season in a hard fought Super Stock win while other winners Saturday included Mike Anderson, Kevin Adams and Cory Jorgensen. Feature winners Saturday night earned invitations to the AFCO Race of Champions event in September to be held again at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls Minnesota in September as a part of the annual WISSOTA 100. <<MORE>>

July 3, 2019 - Vendela, Fankhauser and Hartung Earn First Rice Lake Speedway Wins at “Firecracker”
Rice Lake WI, July 3 – A huge holiday crowd was on hand Wednesday night at the Rice Lake Speedway for the annual Firecracker event and three racers all earned their first feature wins of the year at Rice Lake during the evening. James Vendela, Sam Fankhauser and Jake Hartung were all winners for the first time at the track in 2019 while on the other end of the spectrum, Curt Myers and Kevin Adams continued their hot streaks with one more feature win added to their division leading totals. <<MORE>>

June 7, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Makes Schedule Adjustment; Welcomes Advantage RV Mods
Due to repeated requests from drivers and fans, the Rice Lake Speedway has made an addition to its racing program for June 22nd. The Advantage RV Modified Series will be visiting the track on that night and the original schedule had both the Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds off that night. However, the track owners, Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, have now decided to add both classes to the program on that night which will now be a full five class program as the Super Stocks and Pure Stocks were already scheduled to appear that night. <<MORE>>

May 21, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Schedule Update Announced
It was announced on Monday, May 20th by Rice Lake Speedway co-owner Dave Adams that a schedule adjustment has been made for the races scheduled for Saturday night, May 25th. The Modified and Midwest Modified divisions have been added to the program on that date, making for a regular five class program.

Originally the Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds had been given that night off in deference to a special program scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend at another track in Minnesota. However, circumstances changed when that track altered its program for the weekend and with Midwest Modified and Modified teams requesting that their classes be added to the May 25th program at Rice Lake, track management has agreed.

The featured attraction on May 25th is the UMSS Sprint Cars with both the Winged and Traditional Sprints running a full program of heats and features. However, now the five weekly classes that regularly race at Rice Lake, the WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will also now run complete programs, making for a spectacular show to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday.

All five classes will be running for WISSOTA National points but it should be noted that the Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds will not be running for track points on May 25th, in fairness to those teams that have opted to travel believing that Rice Lake was not going to run their class.

Warm ups begin at 6:30 pm with racing to follow on May 25th.

Any questions on this coming weekend's program should be directed to either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.


May 19, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; Sprint Cars Next on Schedule
An all day downpour on Saturday starting in the early morning hours ended quickly any chances of their being any racing Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. The rain out was the fourth for the speedway already this season.

This coming Saturday, May 25th, marks one of the special events that will be coming to the speedway this year. The Upper Midwest Sprint Cars(UMSS) will be on hand and they will be featuring both the Traditional(non winged) and Winged Sprint Cars with two full and distinct divisions running complete programs. This Memorial Day weekend event has become a racing tradition for the track and a full field of cars and many, once a year, visiting spectators are expected.

Along with both classes of Sprints, WISSOTA sanctioned Pure Stocks, Street Stocks and Super Stocks will also be in action with full racing programs in those three divisions. There is also a possibility that other divisions may yet be added to the program so race fans and drivers should check the speedway face book page and website for any possible changes to the racing program for Saturday.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake midway between state highway 48 and Barron county highway SS. Warm ups are slated for 6:30 pm with racing to follow.

Call Dave Adams at 715-205-2862 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.


April 28, 2019 - Late Models Set For Rice Lake Speedway May 11th
Building on the success of recent Late Model shows at the Rice Lake Speedway, Adams-Hansen Inc have again scheduled an early season show of the high powered cars at the Rice Lake Speedway.

Slated for Saturday night, May 11th, The Trackside Collectibles 40 will feature a full program of the WISSOTA sanctioned cars as they compete in a forty lap, two thousand dollar to win main event that offers the Late Models two hundred dollars just to start the feature race. The purse, in fact, is the duplicate purse offered by the very successful Wollak Construction Challenge Series, which by the way, will again visit the track on July 27th.

In 2018, a full field of Late Models was on hand for this event with local driver Steve Laursen, from Cumberland, topping the field and earning his first win at the track since 2005 in front of a huge early season crowd. A considerable number of drivers have been contacted relative to this year's race and the overwhelming response has been very positive, leading to the conclusion that a top notch and hefty field of drivers should be expected.

For 2019, much of the pre race scenario is the same as last year. Many early season shows have already been canceled or postponed, all Late Model tracks in this area either have May 11th off or have not yet opened their seasons and this will be the first extra distance, large paying race of the season. All of which again points toward a sizable field of cars on hand for this event.

After last year's success, sponsor Loren Miller has again come on board to help support this event which will also feature a full program of WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm on race night with the grandstand opening at 5 pm. Warm ups begin at 6:30 pm with racing to follow. Check the Rice Lake Speedway website and face book page for more particulars on the event as it approaches.

For more information, call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.


April 27, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Froze Out; Opener Now Set for May 4th
The 2018 racing season saw the Rice Lake Speedway get off to a miserable start with the first three shows canceled and no racing taking place at the speedway until the month of May.

Sadly, 2019 has followed that same grim path as Saturday night's third attempt to get the season started was canceled due to bone chilling temperatures. “It's just too cold to ask the people to sit outside and watch the races tonight,” stated track co-owner Dave Adams. “If it was just another ten degrees or so warmer or if we had the sun shining it would have been a big help.” When canceled, the temperature at the track was a chilling 37 degrees. “The alcohol burning cars won't even run right when it's this cold,” Adams conceded.

So, the speedway will try once again on Saturday, May 4th to attempt to get their sixty seventh consecutive season of racing at the speed plant on Rice Lake's North side going. Five classes of cars will be in action with warm ups slated for 6:30 pm and hopefully the speedway will be able to get one night of racing in before the Late Model special on May 11th.

As always, check the speedway website or face book page for the latest updates on racing at ricelakespeedway.net or call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 22, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Ready to Practice and Race This Week
As of Monday, April 22nd, everything is a “go” for both practice and the opening night of the 2019 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway. The weekend provided much in the way of drying for the grounds and despite Monday's soaking rain, everything is expected to be ready for racing action this week.

On Thursday, from 6 pm to 9 pm open practice will be held at the speedway. All cars in all classes are welcome to participate. The cost will be $30 per car to cover insurance costs but everyone will be allowed on the grounds, free of charge whether they chose to go into the pits or watch practice from the spectator areas.

Then, on Saturday April 27th, the speedway will make its third attempt to open for the sixty seventh year of consecutive racing action in Rice Lake. The pit gate will be open all day so early arrivals can park and work on their cars. Pit passes will be sold starting at 4 pm and the spectator gates will open at 5 pm. Warm ups are slated for 6:30 pm with racing action to follow immediately.

Five WISSOTA sanctioned classes will be in action and racing for both national and track points including the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks. A large field of cars is anticipated for the opener with many out of town drivers expected.

Opening night will include judging of the Best Appearing Cars with those awards to be presented the following Saturday night. The first special event of the year is slated for Saturday night, May 11th when the second annual Trackside Collectibles 40 for WISSOTA Late Models will be the special attraction. Sprint Cars will then visit the track the last weekend of May.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake midway between state highway 48 and Barron County SS. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 and for more information, call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.


April 18, 2019 - Near "Bom Cyclone" Blows Up Rice Lake Speedway Opener Plans
While the Rice Lake Wisconsin area didn't feel nearly the effects of the latest Winter storm that some other folks did, what the storm did manage to produce was more than enough to cause the opening night of the 2019 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway to be delayed one more week.

By early in the week of what was to be the once delayed opening night of action, there was still snow on the race track left over from last week's storm and the pit area along with spectator parking areas are still both very soft and with the promise of a soaking rain moving through the area on Wednesday and Thursday, track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen were left with little choice other than to postpone opening night one more week.

Everyone involved with the speedway is disappointed with the early season weather, especially coming on the heels of a 2018 racing season where the first four events were lost to the weather and the track didn't get its first race in until May.

However, there is one more opportunity yet this year before the same scenario occurs. Now scheduled for Saturday night, April 27th, the sixty seventh consecutive season opener, featuring a five class program of dirt track racers, is slated to begin at the third mile track located one mile North of Rice Lake. Opening night action is scheduled to begin directly after hot laps at 6:30 pm with racers from three states and Canada anticipated to be on hand for the opener. Best Appearing Cars are slated to be judged on opening night with the winners to be announced the following week. The opener will be proceeded by a practice session for all race cars, no matter what class, on Thursday night, April 25th. For the practice session, each car participating will be charged $30 to cover insurance costs. However, all people in the pits and in the spectator areas may enter free of charge, thanks to Adams-Hansen Inc.

Two regular Saturday night programs are now slated to start the season before the first special event of 2019 takes place. On Saturday night, May 11th, the second annual Trackside Collectibles 40 for WISSOTA Late Models will take place with the winner to take home two thousand dollars along with a full program in the five classes that regularly race at the track.

For the most up to date information, visit the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net and be sure to check out the speedway face book page. Call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.


April 17, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Midweek Update for Opening Night, April 20th
As of Tuesday afternoon, April 16th, the Rice Lake Speedway is on schedule to open up their sixty seventh season of dirt track racing at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night, April 20th. After having lost their scheduled opener seven days ago due to wet and cold conditions, the speedway management is very anxious to get the racing season under way.

However, weather conditions over the next couple of days will play a large part as to whether or not the opener will take place this coming Saturday. Track co-owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen will monitor track and facility conditions as they may change over the next couple of days and should any postponement be necessary, it will be announced immediately.

If things continue as planned, six WISSOTA sanctioned divisions of racing will take to the track on Saturday night with warm ups slated for 6:30 pm and racing to immediately follow. Drivers are urged to get to the track early if at all possible and they should also go online and register their intent to race beforehand.

One casualty of the questionable midweek weather is the practice night slated for Thursday which will not be held now with no plans to hold that practice unless the entire weekend of racing is lost.

Racers and fans alike should monitor the various media outlets over the rest of the week to get the latest information and news. The speedway face book page will have the latest updates along with the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net. Contact Adams at 715-205-2861 or Hansen at 715-205-1122 with questions. The race day phone number is 715-236-2002.


April 15, 2019 - 2019 Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
The nominating committee for the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame met recently to consider candidates for induction to the Hall. Four more inductees will be added to the Hall in 2019.

When the voting was completed and authenticated, the four candidates or their family members were contacted to inform them of their selection. Named to the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame in 2019 are drivers Don”Poo Bear” Folz and the late Ronnie Ward. The two nominees in the “Friends of the Speedway” category are Jim Viltz and the late Ione Harrington.

Folz, from Rice Lake, was a nineteen time winner at the track in both Street Stocks and Super Stocks with his last win coming in 1999. He joins his wife Terry who is already a member of the Hall of Fame.

Ward was just starting to reach his peak as a driver when he was tragically killed in a car accident at the corner of Messenger and Main Street in Rice Lake in the early morning hours of July 4th, 1966. Known on the track as “Wild Man Ward,” his bold and colorful driving style made him a fan favorite and a many time winner during his thirteen year racing career.

Viltz, from Cameron, has been involved with the Rice Lake Speedway for over forty years. He was both a Chief Mechanic for Hall of Fame drivers and a car owner of winning cars with both his sons driving for him. He is also credited with being a primary developer of the Pure Stock class which in 2019 topped all WISSOTA tracks in average car count per night.

Harrington was one of the group of founders of the Indianhead Stock Car Racing Association and a tireless worker in many capacities at the track in its earliest years. For many years she was the head ticket seller at the track and the first person any visitor to the track would meet. Her husband Dean was a member of the speedway's inaugural class in 2011.

The official induction ceremony will take place at the Speedway on August 10th. All members are invited to a meal at the track hosted by Speedway owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, after which the new inductees will be presented to the crowd in a ceremony at track central at intermission of the racing program that night.

For more information on the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame or to see a complete listing of all members, visit the Speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net and click on the Hall of Fame tab.

April 4, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Season-Opener Postponed to April 20th
Due to the track and grounds conditions we are forced to cancel our season opener on Saturday, April 13th. Our season opener is now scheduled for Saturday, April 20th!

March 27, 2019 - 2019 Rice Lake Speedway Car Show Set
Rice Lake WI – It's that time of year once again as the racers and the pit crews that put their finely tuned racing machines together are anxious to show off their new creations to the public. And that will take place as the annual Rice Lake Speedway Car Show will once again be held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall. Dates for the 2019 show are April 4th through the 7th with the cars going into the Mall on Thursday night and exiting on Sunday.

Cars that race in all five divisions that regularly compete at the speedway are expected to be on display along with perhaps some of the machines that will compete in the special events at the track including Late Models and Sprint Cars. With the Rice Lake Speedway planning to build a Kart track at the facility this Spring, some of the racers from that new form of racing to the area are also expected to be on hand.

Track officials will be on hand to hand out race schedules for the upcoming season as well as answer any questions racers or fans may have and also get more information on the new track to be built for the Karts. Preseason interest in the new Kart track has been very high.

The first on track activity at the speedway is scheduled for April 11th with a practice session slated and the sixty seventh consecutive season opener is slated for Saturday night, April 13th. The first special event at the track will be on Saturday night, May 11th when the second annual Trackside Collectibles 40 will see the WISSOTA Late Models running for $2,000 to win along with a full program in the other five classes.

Latest updates on the season will be posted at www.ricelakespeedway.net and on the track Face Book page. Call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.


March 4, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2019 Race Schedule
Rice Lake WI – Adams-Hansen Inc, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, have announced their planned race schedule for the 2019 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway. A twenty night schedule of racing action is being planned that will feature the core five classes of cars that race at the regular Saturday night shows but also in action during the year will be Late Models along with Winged and traditional Sprint Cars.

The special events that the speedway has become well known for hosting, the Street Stock Little Dream race and the WISSOTA Challenge Series races will return along with the Trackside Collectibles 40 for the WISSOTA Late Models. The Modifieds will get their chance at the big money again when the Advantage RV Modified Tour returns to the track for the second straight year, this time on a Saturday night. And of course, traditional races like the Firecracker Special on July 3rd, Kid's Night, Hall of Fame night and the Bike Races will again highlight weekly shows.

The regular Saturday night race programs will again feature five classes of cars, the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds, all under the sanctioning of the WISSOTA Promoters Association again in 2019.

A highlight event this year will be the 25th annual Street Stock Little Dream race on July 30th with many special activities as a part of this historic running of the highest paying Street Stock type race in the United States. Last year the winner earned over sixteen thousand dollars and the sky will be the limit as to what the race will pay to win in 2019. Adams Automotive will be the title sponsor and owner Todd Manley has already guaranteed that all starters in the main event will earn at least $500 for taking a green flag.

As usual, the season begins with the annual car show to be held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall from April 4-7 with the first on track activity to begin with a scheduled practice night on April 11th. Then, the sixty seventh consecutive season opener of the Rice Lake Speedway is slated for Saturday night, April 13th.

The entire schedule is expected to be released shortly and will be available from your favorite media outlets as well as on the track website and face book page.

Anyone with any questions about the Rice Lake Speedway should contact either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.


February 16, 2019 - Drivers Accept Honors at Rice Lake Speedway Awards Banquet
Rice Lake Speedway celebrated the 2018 season on Saturday night with a point’s banquet. The champions, who were honored are pictured above and include (left to right): Bob Thompson (Pure Stocks), Jay Kesan (Street Stock), Austin Ellis (Midwest Modified), Curt Myers (Super Stock) and Buzzy Adams (Modified). (Doug Zimmer photo)

January 31, 2019 - Fliers Being Sent Out for 2018 Rice Lake Speedway Awards Banquet
"Today Rice Lake Speedway is mailing the flyer for the banquet along with
the 2018 season, tax forms to everyone who raced with us.

People can either mail their banquet ticket money or stop by the Buzz Signs
shop at 201 W. Poplar Avenue, Cameron, Wisconsin 54822 or call Dave at
715-205-2861. Attendees have until Friday, February 15 to pay. All drivers,
sponsors and fans are welcome to attend.