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September 4, 2021 - Schnider and Halopka Take Top Prizes in Rice Lake Speedway Finale
The Rice Lake Speedway wrapped up the 2021 racing season on Saturday night with the annual Labor Day holiday weekend special and despite a few rain drops that threatened the show early on, the skies cleared and racing in all five divisions would be held. With a season high of one hundred and twenty seven drivers from three states signing in to race, it was a full night of racing and the big winners in the two, one thousand dollar to win feature races were Mike Schnider in the Pure Stocks and Shane Halopka in the Modified class. Other winners on the night would be Jesse Redetzke in the Super Stocks, Jay Richardson in the Midwest Modifieds and Shawn Amundson in the Street Stocks. <<MORE>>

September 1, 2021 - Ticket prices announced for season finale
Saturday night: pit tickets $30 per person ages 4 and up
Grandstand tickets: adults ages 16-61 $20
Seniors ages 62 and over $15 Kids ages 10-15 $10 9 and under free!

August 28, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; Finale Scheduled for September 4
Heavy rains on Friday and the promise of more on Saturday along with possible severe weather forced the management of the Rice Lake Speedway to cancel their regular season finale on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway.

Management will now look ahead to their season ending event on Saturday night, September 4th. This one night show will feature all five classes that race at the track on a weekly basis, which includes WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks. <<MORE>>

August 21, 2021 - Season Champions Crowned at Rice Lake Speedway
It was Season Championship night on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Drivers were lined up by points accumulated during the racing season and they then raced their way into feature qualifying positions with five main events to determine the champions. Winning the five mains and being crowned as champions for the season were Ryan Olson in the Pure Stocks, Jason Havel in the Street Stocks, Simon Wahlstrom in the Midwest Modifieds, Dave Flynn in the Super Stocks and Shane Halopka in the Modifieds. For both Havel and Halopka, their first wins of the year also were championship wins. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 14, 2021 - Kennedy Swan Takes Rice Lake Speedway Special
Kennedy Swan, the young lady who is taking all of WISSOTA racing by storm, added to her youthful racing legacy as she led all fifteen laps to win the Midwest Modified “No Mystery” feature race Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway and earn her biggest paycheck yet as a racer when she won the one thousand dollar to win main event. While doing so, she also broke or set several other racing records at the track. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

August 8, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Returns To Action On August 14th
After having taken last Saturday night off following the wildly successful Street Stock Little Dream race on Tuesday night, August 3rd during which Tim Johnson from Brainerd Minnesota won $27,027, the Rice Lake Speedway will return to action on Saturday night, August 14.

Only three race nights are left on the regular season schedule followed up by the season ending Labor Day weekend wrapup to the 2021 racing season. <<MORE>>

August 3, 2021 - Tim Johnson Rice Lake Speedway Little Dream Winner for Record $27,000 Top Prize
In one of the wildest Street Stock Little Dream races ever to be held at the Rice Lake Speedway, Brainerd Minnesota's Tim Johnson started on the outside pole, fell back as far as eighth in the running order but rallied to retake the lead with only two laps to go to win the twenty seventh annual running of this race and his win netted him a record $27,027 for his thirty five lap triumph <<MORE>>

August 3, 2021 - 27th Annual Little Dream Goes Live Tonight
One of the most unique races in the country goes live tonight – Tuesday, August 3 – at Rice Lake Speedway (Rice Lake, Wisconsin). The 27th annual Street Stock Little Dream takes center stage at the third-mile dirt track, drawing Street Stock competitors from across the Upper Midwest.

Last year Nick Traynor led all 25 laps to take home a record $27,000 winner’s payday from a purse sponsored largely by donations from business and fans.

To watch the event live, log onto WatchFYE.tv or DRC.tv.

July 31, 2021 - Jimmy Mars Wins Swant Graber 40 at Rice Lake Speedway
Jimmy Mars passed veteran racer Steve Laursen with ten laps to go for the lead and then would go on to win the Swant Graber Motors 40 Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. The Late Model special, part of the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series, would see the Menomonie racer attempt many passes before finding the right combination to get past Laursen and then go on for the win. <<MORE>>

July 31, 2021 - Kesan, Wahlstrom and Adams Top Rice Lake Speedway Winners List
While Jimmy Mars won the Swant Graber 40 Late Model Structural Buildings Challenge Series event Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway (see separate story), there was also racing in three other divisions at the track. Mitch Kesan won his first ever feature race at the track as he topped the Pure Stock main event while Simon Wahlstrom and Kevin Adams added to their win totals as feature win leaders in the Midwest Modifieds and Modifieds respectively. <<MORE>>

July 29, 2021 - Kim Parson Memorial Trophy Tour to visit Rice Lake Speedway
Steve Parsons with the Kim Parsons Memorial Trophy tour will come to the Rice Lake Speedway twice in 4 days. Steve will provide trophies to each Feature Winner this Saturday night.

Steve, along with BuzzSigns.com,  will also provide the top 3 trophies on Tuesday nights Street Stock Little Dream. Steve puts on this Trophy Tour to Honor his late daughter Kim. The Trophy Tour goes to tracks all over Wisconsin. These trophies are well known for being extremely nice! Thank you to Steve and his family!

July 24, 2021 - Anderson's Last Lap Pass Nets $1,000 Win at Rice Lake Speedway
On a busy Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, the “No Mystery” one thousand dollar to win feature race, this week for the Street Stocks and dubbed “The Prelude to the Dream”, achieved all it was designed for as the results would leave the fans hungering for the “Little Dream” which is just a short ten days away. Parker Anderson would make a final corner pass in the midst of a three wide battle for the lead that would allow him to win his first feature race at the track this year and take home $1,000 for his efforts. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

July 19, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Returns To Action July 24th
After a week off from racing to allow fans and competitors and refresh and enjoy the Barron County Fair, racing will return to the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night, July 24th with the first of several big, back to back races to wrap up the month of July and begin August. <<MORE>>

July 10, 2021 - Burdick Wins Rice Lake Speedway Grand; Amundson Tops Street Stock Thriller
Kevin Burdick motored down the hill from Proctor Minnesota and topped a hard fought Super Stock feature race to win the second “No Mystery”, one thousand dollar to win event of the season to highlight the racing program Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Shawn Amundson was the winner in an extremely competitive Street Stock feature that had more three wide racing than double file while Mike Anderson, James Rahn and Cody Carlson also took home wins on Saturday. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

July 3, 2021 - More New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway Firecracker
Continuing a pattern of young drivers winning their first ever feature races at the Rice Lake Speedway in 2021, another youngster too young to hold a valid Wisconsin driver's license won his first ever Street Stock feature here to top the action during the holiday Firecracker special Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 26, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; Fireworks Next Saturday
Rain settled in over the Indianhead region of northern Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon and with it not moving through with any great speed, the conditions forced track owners to cancel the Saturday night racing program at the Rice Lake Speedway. Both the scheduled Kid's night activities, including the bike drawings and the $1,000 to win Street Stock special as a part of the racing program, will be rescheduled. At this time, those dates have not been finalized but as soon as they are, they will be made available through official releases and posting to the track's face book page. Drivers and fans should watch for this announcement in the coming days.

In the meantime, attention focuses to this coming Saturday night, July 3rd, for the annual Firecracker special at the track. A full five division program will be presented including WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks and of course, the highlight to the program will be the fireworks display, long a tradition at the track. Since the early 1960's, the fourth of July weekend has seen the speedway present a great fireworks show as a part of their holiday program and this will be the case once again this year.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday and get their seats as a large crowd is expected for this annual tradition. Another tradition at the track on this weekend is the annual Barron County Relay at the Races and that will be held again as a part of the program. Rice Lake Tourism will be the presenting sponsor for this year's Firecracker special.

Race time is set for 7 pm and for any additional or late breaking news relative to the track, please check the speedway face book page or the track website at www.ricelakespeedway.net.

On the following week, the July 10th race will highlight the second No Mystery feature race when the Super Stocks will be racing for a $1,000 top prize.

June 19, 2021 - Outstanding Runs by Hazelton and Hanson Top Rice Lake Speedway Racing
After a one week break to allow the demolition derby drivers in the area a chance to practice their craft, the dirt track racers returned to the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night for a five division program that was highlighted by outstanding runs performed by Travis Hazelton and Andrew Hanson in earning hard fought feature wins. Also visiting victory lane were Simon Wahlstrom, Eric Olson and Jason Gross as two first time winners stood in victory lane. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 14, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Adjusts Race Schedule; Plans for Kid's Night

The Rice Lake Speedway has made several small adjustments to their racing schedule for the rest of the 2021 racing season. Coming off the first “Mystery Feature” night held at the track on June 5th when the Modifieds were picked as the class to receive the chance to race for $1,000 to win their main event, track ownership has decided to adjust their approach to these events. <<MORE>>


June 5, 2021 - Demolition Derby up next at Rice Lake Speedway
Saturday, June 12 Pit gate opens at 11am Grandstand opens at 3pm Derby starts at 5pm Pit tickets are $30 per person ages 4 and up Demo derby car and one driver $75 Grandstand tickets are the same as a regular racing night. If it rains, the derby will be canceled!

June 5, 2021 - Anderson Tops Rice Lake Mystery Feature; Blaeser Becomes Youngest Winner In Track History
The first of the $1,000 to win mystery feature races was held on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway and after the Modifieds were drawn as the lucky class, it was Jim Falls racer Mike Anderson who would lead from start to finish and earn the extra money on this hot and sunny Saturday night. Equally exciting to the fans on hand was the fact that they were witness to history in the making as twelve year old Kaden Blaeser would become the youngster feature winner in track history as the twelve year old would lead all laps in winning the Midwest Modified main event. Other winners on Saturday night were Eric Olson, Travis Loew and Travis Hazelton. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 29, 2021 - Doar Tops Late Model Challenges Event at Rice Lake Speedway
Veteran Late Model racer Pat Doar led from start to finish to win the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series event presented by Swant Graber Motors Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 29, 2021 - Wahlstrom A Double Winner at Rice Lake Speedway
While Pat Doar won the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series race presented by Swant Graber Motors(see separate story), four of the classes that regularly race at the track were in action also and the highlights of those four divisions included two last corner passes for feature wins and a rare double feature win performance executed by Simon Wahlstrom. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 23, 2021 - WISSOTA Challenge Series at Rice Lake Speedway May 29
The Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series for Late Models will be coming to the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night, May 29th. It will be the first of two stops for the Challenge Series to pay a visit to the speedway in 2021 and the first year ever that the track has hosted two series events in one year. <<MORE>>

May 22, 2021 - Borgeson Tops Ellis In Rice Lake Speedway Thriller
Cody Borgeson Topped Austin Ellis in a thrilling finish to get his first ever feature win to top the racing program Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. It was the ROC(Race of Champions by Afco) qualifier events on Saturday and also earning invitations to that big event in September at the I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls Minnesota were Hunter VanGilder, Nick Traynor, Kevin Adams and Cory Jorgensen. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 15, 2021 - Sam Mars Wins Trackside Collectibles 40 at Rice Lake Speedway
Sam Mars, who recently just turned seventeen years old, won his first ever WISSOTA Late Model feature when he won the Trackside Collectibles 40 held on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Mars took over the lead on lap fifteen followed a tangle involving then race leader James Giossi who got tied up with a car he was trying to lap and spun, triggering the only yellow flag of the forty lap main event. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 15, 2021 - Olson and Nowak Among New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
Along with Sam Mars' first ever win in a WISSOTA Late Model(see separate story), two other drivers got their first ever feature wins at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night. Along with that, another driver became the first repeat winner of the 2021 racing season and yet another driver continued his remarkable win streak at the speedway. This was all part of a notable Saturday night at the track. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 12, 2021 - Late Models headline this weekends event presented by Loren Miller of Trackside Collectables
Saturday, May 15th Late Models are set to invade the RLS along with Wissota Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks presented by Trackside Collectables!

Pits open: 4:00 p.m.
Main Gates Open: 5:00 p.m.
Draw Cut-off time: 6:30 p.m.
Hot laps and Racing to Follow

Admission:
Adults 16-61: $20
Seniors 62+: $15
Kids 10-15: $10
Under 9: FREE
Pits 4+: $30

For fans not able to be at the track in person, we will have you covered with our first LIVE PayPerView broadcast of the season at www.WatchFYE.tv. Just log on, purchase your viewing pass and enjoy! Questions please call Dave at 715-205-2861 or Mitch at 715-235-2002.

May 8, 2021 - Five New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
The second night of racing for the 2021 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway saw five different winners visit victory lane from opening night on a clear but cool evening. Taking their first wins at the track this year were Mike Anderson, Dave Flynn, Austin Ellis, Shawn Amundson and Travis Hazelton. (Fry Pan Productions)

The Best Appearing car presentations, based on balloting on opening night went to Mike Anderson, making him a double winner for the evening, Mickey Anderson, Travis Anderson, James Clausen and Bob Thompson for his unique El Camino Pure Stock. <<MORE>>

May 5, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Presents Trackside Collectibles 40 on May 15th
The first special event on the 2021 schedule for the Rice Lake Speedway arrives on Saturday night May 15th with the running of the annual Trackside Collectibles 40 for WISSOTA Late Models. The first of three appearances by the Late Models at the track in 2021, the Trackside Collectibles 40 gives race fans their first opportunity of the year to see the fastest cars in all of WISSOTA perform on what is a neutral site for all competitors as Late Models do not run weekly at this track.

With the early date of this event, it will mark one of the very first special events for the Late Models this year and has been picked so as to provide the least conflicts with other tracks and allow as many drivers as possible to participate in this race. Running for the same purse as the WISSOTA Challenge Series offers, the race will pay $2,000 to the winner and $200 just to start the main event. Last year's winner Pat Doar is expected to defend his title with a full field of drivers from throughout the region expected. The race will also have an international flavor as Winnipeg Manitoba's Shane Edginton, racing in the United States this Summer, has confirmed his entry to the event.

Offering great value for the race fans, along with the Late Models, the other five divisions that routinely race at the track, the WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will also all be in action.

Racing action on May 15th will begin with warm ups at 6:30 pm and racing to follow. For detailed information on race event pricing and other details, check the Rice Lake Speedway face book page for updated information or call 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 SS. The race day phone number is 715-236-2002.

May 1, 2021 - Cole Spacek Tops Rice Lake Speedway Opener
After a one week delay due to weather issues, the sixty ninth consecutive full season of racing at the Rice Lake Speedway took off on Saturday night, enhanced by an absolutely beautiful first day of May. A large crowd was on hand as one hundred and one drivers signed in to race and the five opening night winners included Cole Spacek, Kyle Copp, Simon Wahlstrom, Cody Kummer and Cory Jorgensen. Judging was done during the evening for the Best Appearing car in each class and those winners will be announced before the program begins next Saturday night. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

April 26, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Opener Delayed; Miserable Weather The Cause
Since 2017, the Rice Lake Speedway has not been able to get any April racing in at the track. And that statistic will hold as the 2021 opening night, scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, has fallen victim to the weather once again.

Rain, cold, wind and perhaps even a touch of snow during the day and the forecast of bone chilling temperatures overnight have all led to the track owners, Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, pulling the plug on the show by Friday afternoon as while they, along with the racers, have been anxious to get the racing season started, some reasonable weather is also needed, not early March like conditions.

So everyone will meet once again next Saturday, May 1st and try it again with a five class, WISSOTA sanctioned program set to take off with gates opening at 4 pm and warm ups at 6:30 pm. Best Appearing race cars will be judged on May 1st with the awards presented the following week.

Follow the Rice Lake Speedway website or their face book page for updates as the week progresses.

April 19, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Slated To Open April 24th
The sixty ninth consecutive opener for the Rice Lake Speedway is scheduled for Saturday night, April 24th at the third mile dirt track located one mile North of Rice Lake.

Despite cool weather to begin the week, everything is still on as scheduled for this week which will include a practice session on Thursday night and then the race opener on Saturday.

According to speedway co-owner Mitch Hansen, “everything is a “go” at this point including both practice and the race opener. The long range forecast right now calls for cooler temperatures for the weekend and some chance of rain on Saturday morning so we will just have to monitor the situation and see what happens as much could change before that time.”

The practice is slated for Thursday from 6-9 pm with drivers in all classes invited to participate. Fans will be allowed in the grandstands without any admission charge and drivers and crews should check the speedway face book page for updates.

Racing in five WISSOTA sanctioned divisions will see the pit gates open at 4 pm, the grandstands at 5 pm and hot laps will start at 6:30 pm. Saturday night the cars will be judged and the “Best Appearing” in each class will be awarded on May 1st.

Regular race nights for the five divisions will take place the first three nights of the season before the first special event which will be the Trackside Collectibles 40 on May 15th when the WISSOTA Late Models will join the regular five divisions in a program that will see the Late Models racing for $2,000 to win their main event.

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 Mitch Hansen can be reached at 715-205-1122 while Dave Adams can be reached at 715-205-2861.

The speedway website is www.ricelakespeedway.net and the face book page offers the most recent news and updates from the track.

April 10, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Celebrate
Racers, crews, sponsors, car owners, track workers and fans all gathered on Saturday night, April 10th at the Rice Lake Elks Club to celebrate and put the 2020 racing season in their rear view mirrors. While the season was one of the most challenging in recent memory, all made the best of things to enjoy their Saturday nights at the track and came together to wrap up the season. The 2020 racing season did not get started until May 30th and the eleven race season was perhaps the shortest complete season in the sixty nine year history of the track. However, races were held and champions were produced and the most successful of the racers were honored on Saturday.

The top ten drivers in each of the five classes that race at the speedway weekly were honored along with special awards presented. Track co-owner Dave Adams served as the Master of Ceremonies on Saturday and he provided a preview of what the 2021 racing season would look like and gave details on some of the special events, particularly the new events on the schedule for the coming season. <<MORE>>

April 7, 2021 - 2021 Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The voting members of the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Committee recently met to review the list of candidates and make their selection as to who will be added to the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame.

Four new members will be added in 2021, two drivers and two from the “Friends of the Speedway” category.

When the ballots had been tallied, the four new inductees will include Jason Hensel and Rich Bishop from the driver category and the “Friends” named will be Loren Miller and the late Woody Kurtzhals.

The induction ceremony will be a part of the July 24th program at the speedway that will also include a full show in all five divisions that routinely race at the track. The new members will be a part of the gathering of all members of the hall hosted by track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen that will be held before the race program and the new members will be presented to the crowd at an intermission ceremony during the race program.

In other track news, everything remains on schedule for an opening night planned for April 24th and a preseason practice night slated for April 22nd. For more information, check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or the speedway face book page or call Adams at 715-205-2861 or Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 6, 2021 - New Events Added To Rice Lake Speedway Season
Before the first green flag flies for the 2021 dirt track racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway, competitors will likely already have noticed that the schedule will offer more variety and new events than the track has offered for several seasons. Along with three $2,000 to win Late Model specials, the weekly competitors in the other divisions that race will also get to be involved in some new races booked on the schedule.

According to track co-owner Dave Adams, “ we were looking at adding some fun new events and shaking things up just a bit,” stated Adams. “These new races should be fun for both the racers and fans and give the drivers a chance to win a few extra dollars along with that.” <<MORE>>

March 24, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Adds Second Late Model Challenge Series Race May 29th
The Rice Lake Speedway has added a second Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series event on May 29th to their 2021 racing schedule. The speedway received approval from WISSOTA Executive Director Carson Gramm today to add the event to the series schedule. This race will replace a similar event at the North Central Speedway in Brainerd MN that was recently removed from the schedule. The speedway will now host two Challenge Series Late Model races while also featuring the Late Models one other time in 2021` with the running of the Trackside Collectibles 40 on May 15th.

With the addition of the Late Models on May 29st, the Modifieds were removed from the schedule on that night. One other change was also made to the schedule. Originally the first of five “Mystery $1000 to Win” features was scheduled for May 31st but that event has now been moved back one week and will now be held on Saturday night, June 5th.

The first on track activity for the speedway is slated for April 22nd with a practice night and the opening race of the 69th consecutive season of racing at the Rice Lake Speedway will be on Saturday night, April 24th.

Check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or the track face book page for any other announcements.

March 18, 2021 - Race Cars Read For Mall Occupation
After losing the car show in 2020, drivers and crews are more than anxious to put their race machines on display and that is what they will doing this coming week in Rice Lake's Cedar Mall as the cars and stars of the Rice Lake Speedway show their shiny works of automotive art for the first time.

According to event coordinator Kevin Adams, somewhere around Thirty race cars and Karts that will be in action at the Rice Lake Speedway and the Rice Lake Speed Pit will be on display at the Mall.

They will enter the Mall on the evening of March 25th and will be on display from Friday through Sunday, March 28th. All classes of cars will be on display along with a number of divisions of the racing karts.

Officials from both the Speedway and Speed Pit will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the 2021 racing schedule at both tracks.

The first on track activity for either track will come on Thursday night, April 22nd when a practice night will be held at the Speedway with the sixty ninth consecutive season opener set for two days later on Saturday night, April 24th. The kart track begins their season a month later.

March 9, 2021 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Opening Events
With the first signs of Spring in the air, the Rice Lake Speedway is ready to announce some of their opening events for the 2021 racing season which will mark the sixty ninth consecutive season of racing at the third mile speed plant on Rice Lake's North Side.

Opening night for 2021 is slated to take place on Saturday night, April 24th with an open practice session scheduled for Thursday night, April 22nd. However, before that first green flag flies for the 2021 season, a couple of other events will have already taken place. Back after missing 2020 due to the Pandemic, the Rice Lake Speedway car show will be held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall on March 26th through the 28th with the cars slated to enter the Mall on Thursday night and remain there all weekend.

Also, after searching all Winter for a venue large enough for the banquet to celebrate the 2020 racing season, one has become available and the speedway's banquet to celebrate the champions of 2020 will be held on Saturday night, April 10th at the Rice Lake Elks Club. More information on that should be available very soon with mails going out to all drivers that raced at the track last year.

The full schedule of racing events for the 2021 racing season is expected to be announced in the next few days but a few of the highlights will include two visits by the Late Models including a Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series race in July and the Trackside Collectibles 40 in May, the annual firecracker event on July 3rd and Rice Lake's signature race, the Street Stock Little Dream which will be held on August 3rd.

Also on the schedule will be four “mystery” $1000 to win events, a demolition derby, a Pure Stock invitational and the season ending Labor Day weekend event. Altogether, at this time eighteen events are planned for the upcoming season.

Sitting adjacent to the Rice Lake Speedway, The Speed Pit Kart Track at the Rice Lake Speedway also plans a full season of racing with their first event scheduled for May 22nd.

Returning to the speedway for the 2021 will be five divisions of race cars, the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds and all five classes will be again sanctioned by WISSOTA. It should be a wide open season of racing with quite a few of the top racers either switching classes or returning to the track after some time off and it should make for some very interesting Saturday night entertainment.

The full schedule should be up on the speedway website and face book within the next few days and all questions concerning the upcoming season should be directed to either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

December 28, 2020 - 2021 Speed Pit Kart Track schedule revealed
Here is the 2021 Rice Lake Speed Pit Kart Track schedule (tentative). We have always tried to keep our schedule around 7 races. This way families can plan weekend trips or go check out other tracks. We also have decided to have a night for each weekly division that pays a little money to win. This gives our local kids a chance to race for some cash! I’m also hoping to add 1/4 Midgets to one of our weekly shows once we see there schedule.

Classes are all the same as 2020 except we decided to drop our Grassroots class and replace it with the popular Sportsman 206 division. After talking to the vast majority of our local adult racers, they told me they would rather go this direction. This will be the exact same rules as Thunder Hill and Cedar Lake. Chad from Thunder Hill, is putting the finishing touches on his rules. Once he’s ready, we will put the rules up on the website. This division will make it much easier for our adults to be able to travel and race at the areas other two racetracks. I just want to say a Special Thanks to everyone that has supported the Adult Grassroots division the last two years. We do plan on having a couple specials during the year for our area Adult Animal & Clone Drivers. Stay Tuned.

We are also doing some upgrades to the facility over the winter into next spring. We recently purchased a new street sweeper from a local county shop. This is going to be a excellent machine for us. We are building a new water truck with a side arm wing, so we can lay water on the cushion more consistently. We will continue to form the curb on the top of the track, so our 250-500 guys have something to lean on.

Cook Well drilling will be installing a new infield drain this spring so we can finish our infield grass and Victory Lane.

Coach Mike D. was just hired to be our full time announcer. He is a great guy and a loyal racing fan his entire life.

Lastly, we have acquired lights and light poles from a racetrack that has been closed for a few years now. This will be awesome, especially at the 2021 Pumpkin 100.

Tech will be more strict in 2021. Our new tech guy is a former small engine builder and kart racer, so he will be a great addition to our team. We will also be enforcing code of conduct rules. The new code of conduct rules will be added to our website soon. One of the main rules is if you decide to take to social media and say unsportsmanlike things about an official, a driver, or the Speed Pit, you better push delete, otherwise if we catch it, you (and your driver) are no longer welcome at the Speed Pit. We will not tolerate this type of behavior at all. 2021 Rules will be posted at www.ricelakespeedway.net/Kart Track

We are still trying to finalize a banquet location for the 2020 season. It’s been hard with all of the Covid restrictions, but we are hoping to have the banquet in February. Please stay tuned, Thanks again to all of our great sponsors, staff, drivers, teams & fans!

Happy New Year and we hope to see you all next spring!

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>>