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  .: September 24, 2019 :.

Rice Lake Speedway Regulars Continue To Win

By Ed Reichert

Rice Lake WI – The racing season may be over for racing at the Rice Lake Speedway, but drivers who have raced at the track all year are still going strong at some of the other end of the season specials being conducted around the upper Midwest.

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

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

Myers won a preliminary feature and then led all laps in the main event on Saturday to earn a top prize of $4,000.

In the Modified class, Mike Anderson finishes eleventh in the main event on Saturday after qualifying through a preliminary event earlier in the week.

The Street Stocks saw both Jimmy Randall and Parker Anderson win preliminary features which allowed them to start in the front row of the thirty three car Street Stock feature. Ironically, they were involved in an accident while battling for the second spot in the feature and Randall flipped him car. Both cars were eliminated from the race but both drivers were OK. Cody Kummer and Rice Lake Rookie of the Year along with National Rookie of the Year Andrew Hanson, finished fifth and sixth respectively in the finale.

Shane Halopka won a Last Chance race and ended up twelfth in the main event while Jimmy Randall failed to make the feature with his Midwest Modified after having mechanical difficulties.

The racing season continued last weekend with the annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions held at the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie. Myers continued at his torrid late season pace as he again won the Super Stock feature and took home another thousand dollars to Cameron.

He was joined in victory lane by his neighbor Kevin Adams who won the Midwest Modified title and earned seven hundred and fifty dollars for the win. Adams was chased home by Halopka.

Mike Anderson finished sixth in the Modified feature with Adams right behind him.

In preliminary action on Thursday, Zach Manley from Chetek, a two time winner at Rice Lake this year, came from eighth to win the Street Stock feature and earn $300 while Hanson finished sixth with Anderson, C.J. Wagner, Shawn Amundson and Adam Soltis, all Rice Lake regulars, next in line.

Cody Cimfl, also from Chetek, the Season Champion at Rice Lake this year, finished second in the Pure Stock feature to another frequent competitor at the track this year in George Richards.

Racing action in the region continues for the next few weekends with drivers heading to ABC Raceway in Ashland this coming weekend, followed by events in Ogilvie Minnesota and Superior to wrap up the WISSOTA point season.

Myers, Mike Anderson and Halopka remain in contention for national titles.