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June 8, 2023 - Sabraski Tops Super Stock Opener at Rice Lake; Dalbeck A Winner In MidMods
The Fastlane Northland Super Stock Series made its first ever visit to the Rice Lake Speedway on Thursday night, June 8th and defending WISSOTA National Super Stock champion Shane Sabraski from Rice Minnesota would be the resounding winner as he led the main event from start to finish to take top honors. The Midwest Modifieds also raced on Thursday night and George Dalbeck drove down from Wakefield Michigan to join the action, a good choice for him as he would also end up in victory lane. <<MORE>>

June 3, 2023 - The “Angry Farmer” and “Mad Dog” Among Rice Lake Speedway Winners
It was a spectacular night for racing on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. The thunderstorms stayed to the East of Rice Lake and it was a marvelous night to be outside in northern Wisconsin. On the track some different winners emerged in racing action and among them were the colorfully nicknamed Jake Stai, “The Angry Farmer” from New Auburn who won his first ever Midwest Modified feature of his career and Mark “Mad Dog” Hanson from Chippewa Falls who topped the Modified feature. Other winners for the first time at the track in 2023 included Kevin Bogdanovic and George Richards while the most dominant driver so far this season at the track, Terran Spacek, continued to roll with his third feature win already here this season. <<MORE>>

May 27, 2023 - Blake Adams Gets First Ever Feature Win at the Rice Lake Speedway
Along with the WISSOTA Late Models running two forty lap main events(see attached story), four of the five divisions that regularly race at the track were in competition also, with only the Modifieds having the night off in deference to the Late Models. And there were plenty of story lines that emerged during the night including the first ever feature win by a young driver who's name is closely attached to the speedway, a feature win by another driver who earlier in the day graduated from high school and another driver who returned from a bad wreck last Saturday to again find victory lane. <<MORE>>

May 27, 2023 - Mars and Mahder Top Rice Lake Speedway Late Model Twin 40's
For the first time in the Rice Lake Speedway's seventy one year history, the track presented a pair of forty lap, two thousand dollar to win Late Model events on the same night. This was the result of a rainout partially through the Trackside Collectibles 40 scheduled to be held on May 13th. With the Late Model feature not completed, it was added to the program for this night to go along with the Swant Graber 40, a program already on the schedule for the WISSOTA Late Models. And the two events would present divergent winners in victory lane. Sam Mars, a college student in only his third year of Late Model racing would win the Trackside Collectibles event while Chad Mahder, now a seasoned veteran on the Late Model ranks who did his first Late Model racing back when Rice Lake ran the class regularly and he raced along side his father and brother in the class, would get his first win at the track in fourteen years in the Swant Graber 40. <<MORE>>

May 21, 2023 - Rare Late Model Double Scheduled For Rice Lake Speedway
Some difficult circumstances with the weather have instead allowed the management at the Rice Lake Speedway to schedule a very unique doubleheader program for the WISSOTA Late Models on Saturday night, May 27th .
The Trackside Collectibles 40 was slated to be run at the speedway on Saturday night, May 13th. However, after preliminary events were completed, the program was rained out before the forty lap main event, paying two thousand dollars to the winner, could be run. <<MORE>>

May 20, 2023 - Nine Different Winners At Rice Lake Speedway
The Rice Lake Speedway was able to get their first full racing program of the 2023 racing season completed on Saturday night, May 20th on a simply beautiful night for outdoor activity. The fans on hand were able to see plenty of racing as not only was there a complete five division program but four make up feature races, from last Saturday's rain shortened event were also held. In total, twenty three races including nine feature races were held and the winners included Rob Grabon, James Rahn, Jeff Nowak, Nick Traynor, Mike Schnider, Curt Myers, Terran Spacek, Mike Anderson and Kevin Adams as no repeat winners emerged in the full night of racing. <<MORE>>

May 13, 2023 - Benson Tops Rice Lake Speedway In Short Program; Double Feature Racing Slated Next Week
Despite light rain that fell for much of the day on Saturday, the Rice Lake Speedway was able to get their seventy first consecutive season of dirt track racing under way on the fourth attempt to get the 2023 season going. Unfortunately, the rain couldn't completely be ruled out of the picture as after all the qualifying heats and B Features had been completed, the rains returned at the midpoint of the first main event of the evening for the Midwest Modifieds. They were able to get to the halfway point of their feature race when the track got too slippery to continue and after drying efforts were unsuccessful and the light rains didn't stop, the program was forced to be halted for the night at that point. <<MORE>>

May 13, 2023 - Trackside Collectibles 40 Paused By Rain; Doubleheader Slated May 27th
Despite a damp and dreary Saturday with rain falling off and on for much of the day, the Rice Lake Speedway was able to open their gates for the first night of racing for the 2023 racing season, the seventy first consecutive season of dirt track racing at the track on Rice Lake's North side.<<MORE>>

May 6, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Rained Out Again; Practice Session Added
It has been a difficult Spring for dirt tracks in Wisconsin and beyond in 2023 and that fact was reemphasized again on Saturday. A cold, miserable, dank and wet Saturday saw the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway forced to cancell their proposed opening night race for the third straight week. They will now open on Saturday night, May 13th with what should be an epic opening night of racing.

Along with the full five division program of WISSOTA class racing, the Late Models will be on hand to race the annual Trackside Collectibles 40, sponsored by Loren Miller, with two thousand dollars on line for the winner. This will mark the first time in many years that the Late Models have been on hand for opening night and should make for a spectacular opening night event. It should be noted that because of the nature of the opener, special event admission pricing will be in effect and that information will be available on the track website and face book page.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm, the spectator gates at 5 pm and following 6:30 pm hot laps, racing will begin. Drivers are asked to arrive as early as possible to avoid a potential back up registering and so racing can begin on time with lots of racing to be done.

WISSOTA Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will appear along with the best Late Model drivers from the area. Indications are that a strong field of Late Model drivers will be on hand for what should be their first special event of the 2023 racing season.

Track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen also announced on Saturday that another practice session has been added to the schedule. On Wednesday night, May 10th, the track will be available for practice from 6-9 pm with race cars in all classes welcome to attend. Drivers will be charged a nominal $30 and everyone else is free with spectators welcome to witness the practice, free of charge. This will allow the drivers one more chance to shake down their race cars before opening night while also giving the track some more valuable laps before it gets pounded by the wide tires of the Late Models on Saturday.

Call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.

May 1, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Hopeful The Third Time Will Be The Charm
The management of the Rice Lake Speedway is hopeful that after a couple of trying weeks with little cooperation from the weather the 2023 racing season, the seventy first consecutive season of racing for the track just North of Rice Lake, will finally commence on Saturday night, May 6th.

As of Monday morning and with a favorable weather forecast for the rest of the week, all systems are “Go” for a Saturday night opener at the third mile clay oval. “Everything is drying up nicely at the track and with a warmer weather forecast for the rest of the week, we should be ready to go on Saturday,” stated track co-owner Dave Adams on Monday.

All five WISSOTA sanctioned classes that normally compete at the speedway will be in racing action with a full program across the board. Pit gates will open at 4 pm, the grandstands at 5 pm, the draw cutoff for the racers is 6:30 pm with hot laps to commence at that same time and racing to follow directly.

Important to racers that need to shake down new or improved equipment before Saturday night, the Wednesday night practice session is also a go with that event slated from 6-9 pm. Call Dave Adams with any questions on that or check the speedway face book page for updates.

Only one regular Saturday night event is scheduled before the first special takes place when the WISSOTA Late Models will take to the track on Saturday night, May 13th for the Trackside Collectibles 40 along with a full program in the speedway's other five classes. It should be noted that the speedway has decided to utilize the passing points format for the Late Models for that event rather than the draw/redraw format utilized in previous years.

Call Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.

April 26, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Officially Postponed Again
After assessing current track conditions, the upcoming weather for the weekend and the speedway grounds, an official announcement came this morning that the Rice Lake Speedway has postponed their seventy first annual opener once again.

With an improving weather forecast in the cards for next week, the Rice Lake Speedway will make a third attempt to get the 2023 racing season under way on Saturday night, May 6th. Judging for the Best Appearing Car awards will be done on that night and all five classes that regularly race at the track will be in action that night. Pit gates will open at 4 pm with the spectator grandstand opening at 5 pm, draw cut off for the drivers at 6:30 pm with hot laps and racing to follow immediately.

A highly desired practice session has now been scheduled for Wednesday night, May 3rd from 6-9 pm. Call Dave Adams for details on this.

Just one week after the opener, the first special event of the year will be presented when the WISSOTA Late Models make their first of three visits to the track in 2023 when the Trackside Collectibles 40 will be presented along with a full show in all five regular night classes. Check the speedway website and face book page for updates as next weekend approaches. Call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.

April 24, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Still A Question Mark For April 29th
While speedway owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen remain hopeful that the 2023 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will commence on Saturday night, April 29th, that possibility still remains very much in question at the current time.

Cold weather and a destinct lack of sunshine has continued to slow drying and the track crew still needs to do much to the racing surface before the season can start. And to make matters worse, rain is in the forecast for Thursday night, Friday and Saturday of this coming week along with cold temperatures.

According to Adams, he advises to “keep monitoring the speedway website, face book page and other social media as midweek approaches” for more up to date information and a final determination.

This would also include the scheduled practice session on Wednesday night. Whenever the first green flag flies, the speedway will again offer Saturday night racing in five WISSOTA sanctioned divisions with the first special event featuring the WISSOTA Late Models in the Trackside Collectibles 40 on Saturday night, May 13th with a top prize of two thousand dollars to the Late Model winner along with a full program in the other five divisions.

Contact Adams at 715-205-2862 or Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.

April 18, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway 2023 Opener Postponed
With a wet and cold week ahead with perhaps a dash of snow promised by the weather experts for northern Wisconsin, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, have decided to postpone by seven days the scheduled opener for the Rice Lake Speedway. Originally planned for Saturday night, April 22nd, the opening night will be pushed back one week to Saturday night, April 29th.

All five WISSOTA sanctioned classes that normally race at the speedway will be on the opening night schedule which will include Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds. A good field of cars is promised for the opener as the extra seven days will allow those teams not quite ready to make final preparations while others are more than ready and chomping at the bit to get the racing season started.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm with the grandstands opening at 5 pm. Draw cutoff is 6:30 pm with racing slated to begin at 7 pm. Opening night action will also see the cars judged for the Best Appearing awards in each class with the winners announced the following week.

The practice night slated for April 19th will now be held on Wednesday night, April 26th with practice slated from 6-9 pm.

Regular five division action is scheduled for the opening two weeks of the season before the first special event which will take place on Saturday night, May 13th as the Late Models will join the action with the annual running of the Trackside Collectibles 40 paying two thousand dollars to the winner of the WISSOTA Late Models. This will be the first of three visits for the Late Models during the 2023 racing season.

The complete racing schedule is available on the speedway website at and the latest track information will be posted on the speedway face book page. Contact Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 ot Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122 with any questions.

April 16, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
The Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Nomination and Election Committee met recently to consider and then vote to determine the new nominees for the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame.

With two new members selected in the Driver category and two for the Friends of the Speedway category, the 2023 class for the Hall of Fame will consist of drivers Paul Brust and Bruce Soldner and the Friends of the Speedway will be LaVerne Crapser and Ken Coleman.

Brust won nearly thirty feature races at the Rice Lake Speedway between the years of 1989 and 2008 with feature wins in Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Modifieds and Late Models.

The late Bruce Soldner won nearly fifty feature races in the long since retired Truck division at the track with all his wins coming between 1987 and 1990.

The late LaVerne Crapser was a great supporter of the Rice Lake Speedway for generations and one of the speedway's “Super Fans”, driving all the way from rural Mondovi to the track for every event, not missing a race for decades and in the meantime introducing his sons and grandsons to the sport, several of which still are involved in racing to this day.

The late Ken Coleman may be the first inductee into the Hall of Fame who specialized on the mechanical side of racing. He was the chief mechanic for many award winning drivers over the years but is probably best known as the mechanic for the late Russ Laursen, a member of the first class of the Hall of Fame elected back in 2011.

These four gentlemen will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 15th as a part of the racing program on that night. They will be honored at a pre race meal hosted by track co-owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen before the racing event and will be joined by existing members of the hall. Race fans are encouraged to circle that date on your calendars and be on hand that night to help honor these award winners.

The Rice Lake Speedway is located one mile North of Rice Lake midway between state highway 48 and Barron County highway SS. More information about the speedway, including complete biographies of all the Hall of Fame members, is available on the speedway website at

April 10, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Hoping For April 22nd Opener
The Rice Lake Speedway is still hoping to open their doors for the 71st consecutive season of racing at the track on Rice Lake's North side on Saturday night, April 22nd. A week of warm and sunny weather could go a long way in helping to dry out the facility so track crews can make final preparations to the racing surface and associated grounds. At this point, the opener is still on but race teams and fans should keep an eye on the track's website and facebook page early next week for announcements concerning the opener and the practice night that is slated for Wednesday night, April 19th. <<MORE>>

March 25, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Car Show
Although it might not quite look like racing season outside, the drivers that race at the Rice Lake Speedway are ready to show off their new or updated racing equipment for the 2023 racing season. This will take place as a long standing relationship with Rice Lake's Cedar Mall will see the cars and drivers of the speedway take over the Mall this coming weekend..<<MORE>>

March 11, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Celebrate
Adams-Hanson Inc, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, celebrated the completion of the 2022 racing season on Saturday night as they hosted the annual banquet at the Elk's Club in Rice Lake.

Honored were the top ten in points in all five classes that race at the speedway along with the Rookie of the Year winner in all five categories.<<MORE>>

February 26, 2023 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Banquet
The Rice Lake Speedway has announced that their annual awards banquet to honor the champions and drivers that raced at the Rice Lake Speedway during the 2022 racing season will be held on Saturday night, March 11th. <<MORE>>

December 27, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Special Events Previewed
While it will still be somewhere around three and a half months before the first wheels of the 2023 racing season turn at the Rice Lake Speedway, track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen felt it important to announce some of their special event dates to allow competitors and fans to plan ahead and hopefully avoid too many conflicts with other race tracks in the area. <<MORE>>

September 3, 2022 - Hensel and Larson Top List of New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway Finale
The Rice Lake Speedway wrapped up the seventieth consecutive season of racing at the speedway on Saturday night with a concluding special event, paying extra money across the board for all classes with all five regular divisions in action. Adam Hensel and Brady Larson would join the season list of winners for the first time on Saturday while Rob Grabon, Nick Traynor and Dexton Koch would repeat earlier wins from this season. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 27, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Championships Wet; September 3rd Finale Set
Early morning rains on Saturday dumped over a inch of rain on the Rice Lake Speedway. The track crew started working on the track early in the day but the combination of too much mud and very poor drying conditions made it clear that by 2 pm that they just weren't going to be able to get the track in the shape it needed to be to provide good racing for the Season Championships and the event was cancelled. Rain later in the afternoon and evening would have made any attempts at racing a moot point anyway. <<MORE>>

August 22, 2022 - Two Big Events Wrap Up Rice Lake Speedway Season
After taking a week off for preparations, the Rice Lake Speedway will wrap up the 2022 racing season with two big, back to back events to conclude the seventieth consecutive season of dirt track racing in this northern Wisconsin city. <<MORE>>

August 13, 2022 - Jimmy Mars Tops McCain Foods-DCS Netlink Forty at Rice Lake Speedway
Jimmy Mars would make a first lap pass on Paul Niznik to take the lead and he would then stay in front for all forty laps to win the McCain Foods-DCS Netlink Forty Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Mars would build up nearly a full straightaway lead at one point, then lose much of that advantage to a charging Mike Prochnow before Rick Hanestad and Pat Doar would close in the final laps to make the finish close. The third and final Late Model special of the year at the track paid Mars two thousand dollars for his win. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 13, 2022 - Chaplin and Leu Are First Time Rice Lake Speedway Winners
Along with the McCain Foods-DCS Netlink 40 Late Model special won by Jimmy Mars, the five classes that routinely race at the speedway were also in action on Saturday night. It was the final night to gather track points for the 2022 racing season and among the five winners, there were two first time visitors to victory lane as Joe Chaplin Jr in the Modifieds and Leslie Leu in the Super Stocks got their first wins at the track. Other wins included a popular win by Kennedy Swan in the Midwest Modifieds, Hunter VanGilder in the Street Stocks and Ryan Olson who topped the Pure Stock feature. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 8, 2022 - Nelson Looks For Rice Lake Speedway Late Model Sweep August 13th
The Rice Lake Speedway will be holding their third and final event for the Late Models in 2022 on Saturday night, August 13th and for Hermantown Minnesota's Darrell Nelson, it will offer him the rare opportunity to sweep the three event series at the track. <<MORE>>

August 2, 2022 - Traynor Wins Rice Lake Speedway Little Dream; Record Payoff Tops Twenty Eight Grand
The Twenty Eighth Annual Street Stock Little Dream Race, held on Tuesday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, may well go down as one of the most memorable races in this long series. For Barron Wisconsin's Nick Traynor, it was his second win in this long event's history in the last three years. For fans, this race will be long remembered as the race stopped once by rain and once by a tornado warning and yet the event was completed despite these setbacks. And for those backers of this event, both individuals and businesses from the upper Midwest, they dug deep into their pockets once again as the winner's purse again broke a record for when Traynor crossed the finish line after thirty five laps of racing, he earned $28, 212 for his efforts as the old record set last year was shattered once again. <<MORE>>

July 30, 2022 - Nelson Takes Swant-Graber 40 Late Model Special at Rice Lake Speedway
Darrell Nelson came from the fifth starting spot to sweep past leader Pat Doar on lap twenty nine and then drive on to win the Swant-Graber WISSOTA Late Model special Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. It was the second special event for the Late Models at Rice Lake this year and also the second win for Nelson as he also outdueled Doar for the win in the May event. It would be a very successful night for Nelson who would also win the WISSOTA Modified feature which was a part of the night's program. <<MORE>>

July 30, 2022 - Nelson, Schnider and Olson Top Rice Lake Speedway Mains
While Darrell Nelson won the special event for the WISSOTA Late Models Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, three other classes were also in action and the winners included Nelson, who doubled up by also winning the Modified feature, Mike Schnider in the Midwest Modifieds and Ryan Olson in the Pure Stocks. <<MORE>>

July 18, 2022 - Late Model Racers and Fans Get Two More Rice Lake Speedway Dates
As the racing season moves through July and into August, the Rice Lake Speedway will be offering Late Model fans and drivers two more opportunities at their facility.

Following a successful Sunday night, May 29th race that saw Darrell Nelson top Pat Doar and Mike Prochnow, the WISSOTA Late Model drivers will return again to the third mile oval on Saturday night, July 30th. <<MORE>>