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  .: May 2, 2018 :.

Late Models Take To Rice Lake Speedway on May 12th

By Ed Reichert

Rice Lake WI – The Rice Lake Speedway has run a WISSOTA Challenge Series race that last two seasons at the track. Both events have been huge successes, including the event in 2016 that was the biggest event run at the speedway since Adams-Hansen Inc. purchased the track. Clearly, there has been an interest expressed by the fans that they like watching the Late Models at Rice Lake.

Track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen have responded to the fans' requests, and a special second event for the Late Models has been added to the 2018 race schedule at the Rice Lake Speedway.

On Saturday night, May 12th, in addition to the full five division program that the speedway normally puts on, a full show for the Late Models, featuring a two thousand dollar to win, two hundred dollar to start WISSOTA sanctioned Late Model program will be held.

“The Trackside Collectibles 40” will give the Late Model division one of their earliest extra dollar tests in recent memory and by far the earliest appearance of the Late Models at the track in many years.

This date was carefully selected so as to provide virtually no conflicts with other area tracks racing Late Models as May 12th will find most other Late Model tracks either giving the division the night off or not as yet having opened up their seasons.

For this reason, a stout field of Late Models is expected on May 12th with the best drivers from the area sure to be on hand. Drivers from the Eau Claire-Menomonie area along with drivers from the Twin Cities, east central and northen Minnesota and the Twin Ports area are expected to jump at the chance to run their cars for some good money in one of the first early season showdowns.

Elk Mound's A.J. Diemel would certainly have to be considered the odds on favorite, having won both of the Challenge Series races run at Rice Lake but a large group of the best drivers in the area will be willing to argue that point on May 12th.

As a special treat for the fans, WGMO 95.3 FM will be doing a live, remote broadcast from the track from 4-6 pm on May 12th, and the Classic Rock legend of the Northwoods, Dr. Dan will be on hand to interview drivers and provide prerace tidbits before the first green flag flies just after 6:30 pm.

The pit gates will open at 4 pm, spectator gates at 5 pm and the warm ups begin at 6:30 pm. Special event admission pricing will be in effect on this night and all information about race specifics will be available on the speedway face book page and the track website at

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