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  .: February 2, 2020 :.

Rice Lake Speedway Sets 2020 Racing Schedule

By Ed Reichert

Rice Lake WI – 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.

Topping the list of racing specials set for 2020 will be the twenty sixth annual Street Stock Little Dream race which is slated for Tuesday night, August 4th with a rain date of August 5th. Last year the event broke all records for the speedway as sixty six Street Stocks from five different states raced for a record purse with winner Jimmy Randall going home with twenty five thousand dollars. Track officials have been huddling throughout the Winter months, working to maintain the sustainability of this race.

Late Models will have an increased presence at the track in 2020. “The fans have told me they like to see the Late Models, so that is what we are trying to do to satisfy their requests”, stated track co-owner Dave Adams.

The WISSOTA sanctioned Late Models will be on hand to race on four occasions in 2020. And three of those races will be at least two thousand dollar to win shows. For the first time, the Rice Lake Speedway will feature two visits by the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series. They will make their usual visit in early August, in 2020 that will be on August 1st. But they will also have a second appearance that will be on Memorial Day weekend, specifically on May 23rd.

The track is also pleased to announce that Loren Miller of Trackside Collectibles will present the third annual Trackside Collectibles 40 on May 2nd with a rain date of May 9th. The Late Models will also be racing for two thousand dollars to win on that night with a Challenge Series type purse structure along with a full program in the other five classes that race on a regular basis at the track.

And the Late Models will make one more appearance on June 20th as they will be the only track in the area running Late Models on that night too.

The other classes are not being ignored either, as for the first time, all five classes will have a special bonus night of racing with additional money on the line for their class as a part of their regular Saturday night program.

The season begins with the annual car show at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall on April 2-4 with a practice night slated for April 15th before the sixty eighth opening night on April 18th. The highly regarded fireworks display will be held as a part of the Firecracker special, this year slated for Thursday night, July 2nd and the track will then take Independence night off. There are also race breaks for the Aquafest and Barron County Fair.

The Season Championships are slated for August 29th and the season will conclude with the Labor Day weekend races with this year the track going back to a doubleheader weekend of racing on September 5th and 6th.

The Rice Lake Speedway Kart Club, now in its first full year of racing action after a partial season in 2019, will also present a full Summer of racing action at their new track located on the Southeastern portion of the speedway grounds.

A complete schedule for both the Rice Lake Speedway and the Kart track should soon be available on both the speedway website and also their face book page. All questions about the speedway should be referred to either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122. Questions on the Kart track should go to Kevin “Buzzy” Adams at 715-642-0700.

The next speedway event will be the 2019 Awards Banquet which will be held on February 15th.