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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>>

July 18, 2022 - Little Dream Street Stock Race Upcomng to Rice Lake Speedway
The biggest race of the 2022 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will soon be taking place.

The signature event for the speedway has long been the Street Stock Little Dream race and the twenty eighth annual edition of that race will be taking place on Tuesday night, August 2nd with a rain date of August 3rd. <<MORE>>

July 16, 2022 - Four More New Winners at Rice Lake Speedway; Wahlstrom Repeats
During an unusual racing season that has seen both incredible parity and also near complete domination, another vote for parity was carried out Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. While Bob Wahlstrom managed to win his second Pure Stock feature of the season, the other four classes were won by drivers visiting victory lane for the first time in 2022. And among that group, two of the four won for the first time ever in the class they were racing in. And to top things off, one of the other winners achieved a significant moment in his racing career at Rice Lake. Those four winners would include Hunter VanGilder in the Street Stocks, Mike Schnider in the Midwest Modifieds, Dexton Koch in the Super Stocks and Mike Anderson in the Modifieds. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

July 9, 2022 - Bahr, Richards and Grabon First Time Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
On a warm Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway, three drivers won their first feature races of the year while another driver tied one of the most significant records in track history. Three of the features were decided on the final lap while the two most dominant figures of the season both added to their feature win totals as there was plenty to talk about after Saturday night's show. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

July 2, 2022 - Kincaid Tops List of Firecracker Special Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
The annual Firecracker special was held on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway and Kenny Kincaid from Shell Lake, winning his first ever Midwest Modified main event, topped the list of winners on a special night of racing in front of a large holiday crowd. It was also “Relay at the Races” night with proceeds going toward cancer awareness programs in Barron County Wisconsin and they provided trophies to the top three finishers in each of the five divisions racing on Saturday. Along with Kincaid, other winners on this special night included Bob Wahlstrom, Shawn Amundson, Terran Spacek and Kevin Adams. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 25, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Rained Out; Firecracker Special Next on July 2
Heavy overnight rains on Friday night, intermittent showers during the day on Saturday, the threat of more heavy rain plus just plain lousy drying conditions all added up to no races on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Track owners Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams made the call just after lunchtime on Saturday after studying the track and the weather forecast. The bike races, which were scheduled to be a part of the program will be rescheduled to a later date with that announcemet expected shortly.

However, race fans can take solice in the fact that this coming Saturday night, July 2nd, will be one of the nights that is most looked forward to of any night during the racing season. This coming Saturday will see the annual Firecracker special take place, with all five classes of WISSOTA sanctioned racing taking place along with a spectacular fireworks display after dark. This event has a long standing tradition at the speedway and will again be a highlight of the racing season. Fans are advised to get to the track early and stake out their seats as this event tends to pack the speedway on Rice Lake's North side.

As a part of the racing events on Saturday, the annual Relay at the Races, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be held with special pink door panels sported by a number of the racers being offered for bid. See the speedway face book page for more details.

As usual, the pit gate will open at 4 pm, with the draw cutoff at 6:30 pm and racing to begin by 7 pm. For this event only, a raindate of Sunday night, July 3rd has been established just in case the weather continues to not be cooperative. Race fans and fans of fireworks should monitor the speedway facebook page or the track website at for any updates or further announcements.

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

June 18, 2022 - Olson's Double Up In Rice Lake Speedway Action
The racing Olson family from Ladysmith produced two feature winners to highlight the ROC(Race of Champions) qualifers Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Other winners who punched their ticket to the ROC event held during the WISSOTA 100 at Sure Step I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls Minnesota in September by winning feature races on Saturday included Nick Traynor, Kennedy Swan and Kevin Adams. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

June 12, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Returns To Action on June 18th
After a one week break for everyone to enjoy Aquafest, the Rice Lake Speedway will return to action with three big shows before the 4th of July holiday. <<MORE>>

June 4, 2022 - Wagner and Wahlstrom Top List of Winners at Rice Lake Speedway
It was Kid's Night Saturday at the Rice Lake Speedway and a large group of future fans were on hand with their adults to participate in Kid's Night activities. Activities for the kids included a “meet the driver” session on the track before the racing started with lots of goodies being offered by the drivers. There was also the fifty seven bikes and baskets that were given away as door prizes to the kids while on the track they were entertained by some fine racing action which saw C.J. Wagner and Simon Wahlstrom win their first feature wins of the year. Technically, while Wahlstrom won his first Super Stock feature of the season, he has one victory previously in the Midwest Modifieds so he is a two time winner overal to go along with Kolby Kiehl, Bryar Zimmerman and Kevin Adams who all won their second features of the year at the track on Saturday. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 29, 2022 - Darrell Nelson Tops Trackside Collectibles 40 at Rice Lake Speedway
Darrell Nelson, the defending Structural Buildinigs WISSOTA Challenge Series champion, earned his first special event victory of the 2022 racing season as he topped the Trackside Collectibles 40 held here Sunday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Nelson would lead all forty laps of the main event but his lead would shrink from a comfortable one early to only a car length as Pat Doar would challenge over the last half of the race and get very close in the final few laps of the contest. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 29, 2022 - Spacek Wins Super Stock Thriller at Rice Lake Speedway; Rahn and Amundson Also Repeat
While Darrell Nelson won the Trackside Collectibles 40 for WISSOTA Late Models, three other divisions were also in action on Sunday night and in a very unusual occurence, the same three drivers that won on Saturday night would repeat victories on Sunday night. While not having had a repeat winner during the racing season so far, James Rahn and Shawn Amundson both took their second wins of the weekend and thus became the first repeat winners of the year in the Pure Stock and Street Stock classes respectively. And in a thrilling Super Stock feature race that may end up being one of the best races of the entire racing season, Terran Spacek continued his dominance of that class, winning his fourth feature race in five outings so far this year. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 28, 2022 - Terran Spacek Continues to Roll at Rice Lake Speedway
The Saturday night special event at the Rice Lake Speedway was the appearance of the Interstates Racing Association (IRA) winged Sprint Cars and while Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam won that event(see separate story), The WISSOTA Super Stocks, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks were also in action. And continuing to roll was Super Stock driver Terran Spacek who won his third feature race in the division in four attempts while the Pure Stocks and Street Stocks saw their fourth different winner in four nights of racing as James Rahn and Shawn Amundson visited victory lane on a warm and winds holiday Saturday night at the track. <<MORE>>

May 21, 2022 - Cole Richards Wins First Ever Rice Lake Speedway Feature Win
Cole Richards, a High School student from Mondovi Wisconsin and part of a family rich in racing tradition across the entire state of Wisconsin, won his first ever Street Stock feature race to highlight the program on Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Three other drivers won their first feature races of the season here at Rice Lake while another emerged as a repeat winner as drivers made their last runs here before the holiday doubleheader over the Memorial Day weekend. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 20, 2022 - Holiday Weekend Sees Sprint Cars and Late Models at Rice Lake Speedway
The Memorial Day holiday weekend will be a special one indeed at the Rice Lake Speedway in 2022. For the first time in a number of years, the track will run a doubleheader weekend of racing with races on both Saturday night, May 28th and Sunday night, May 29th. <<MORE>>

May 19, 2022 - Upcoming Ticket Prices for Memorial Weekend Doubleheader
Pit tickets are $30 per person ages 4 and up
Grandstand tickets are:
Adults ages 16-61 $20
Seniors ages 62 and over $15
Kids ages 10-15 $10
9 and under free

May 14, 2022 - Parker Anderson Tops Rice Lake Speedway Modifieds; First Win For Former Street Stock Champion
Upsets and surprise winners continue to be the trend in the early season racing at the Rice Lake Speedway. Saturday night, during the second show of the 2022 racing season, two drivers won their first ever feature wins in the class they were running in, including 2021 WISSOTA Street Stock National Champion Parker Anderson. Anderson, who moved up in division from the Street Stocks to the Modifieds, took less than a month of racing in the new class to get his first ever Modified feature win as he led from start to finish to take the first place prize. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

May 7, 2022 - Rivord Stuns at Rice Lake Speedway Opener
Jack Rivord, a seventeen year old high school student from Superior Wisconsin pulled off a stunning upset Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway to highlight the opening event of the seventieth year of racing at Rice Lake. Running in just his third night of competition since moving up in 2022 to the Modifieds from the Midwest Modifieds, Rivord came from the fourteenth starting position to upset the field and top off an upset filled night of racing. Other winners on opening night included Terran Spacek in the Super Stocks, Tyler Kintner in the Midwest Modifieds, Ty Agen in the Street Stocks and Cory Jorgensen in the Pure Stocks as visitors dominating victory lane on this night over the speedway regulars. <<MORE>> (Fry Pan Productions)

April 29, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Opener Now May 7
Perhaps the old saying that the third time is the charm will hold out to be true, but in the meantime racers and fans of the Rice Lake Speedway are looking at the harsh reality that the opening night program for the seventieth consecutive year of racing at the third mile track on Rice Lake's North side has been postponed once again.

It was another cool and unproductive week for drying and the track is still very wet and “punky”, according to track co-ower Dave Adams. Practice for Thursday night, April 28th was cancelled after Adams and co-owner Mitch Hansen felt that trying to have a practice with the existing track conditions would be “non productive for the racers” and likely do some long term damage to the track's surface, a problem that they might have to fight for weeks in the future.

And with the horrible forecast for Saturday's opener, it was a relatively easy decision to make to postpone everything for one more week, despite the anxiousness of everyone to get the new season started.

Practice is now slated for Thursday night, May 5th from 6-9 pm with the season opener set for Saturday night, May 7th. The practice night will be free for the fans and they are welcome to come out and watch the racers shake down their cars.

Saturday's program will find the pit gates opening at 4 pm, the spectator gates at 5 pm with the cut off for racers at 6:30 pm and hot laps and racing to follow immediately.

The first special event for the 2022 season will be a blockbuster weekend of racing over the Memorial Day holiday with the 410 Sprint Cars of the Interstates Racing Association making their first appearance in a number of years on Saturday night and on Sunday the Late Models will be the featured attraction with Loren Miller presenting the Trackside Collectibles 40 with Miller going all out on the payoff this year in hopes of attracting a stellar field of racers.

Check for all updates on the speedway face book page or the website at or give Adams a call at 715-205-2861 or Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 21, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Opener Postponed; April 30th New Date
At approximately 10 am on Thursday morning, the official decision was made that the seventieth consecutive season opener for the Rice Lake Speedway would have to be postponed.

Track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen were at the facility and they described the track as being “a quagmire.” With little drying taking place Thursday and two days of rain likely over the weekend, there was no point in delaying the announcement about the postponement. The Thursday night practice session will also not take place.

The new schedule for the track finds a practice session scheduled for Thursday night, April 28th from 6-9 pm and the seventieth consecutive season opener slated for Saturday night, April 30th. Racing in all five classes that compete at the speedway under WISSOTA sanctioning will be the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks. Many fan favorites will return for the 2022 racing season with a considerable number of new drivers set to take their first laps during that Thursday night practice.

Best Appearing Car awards will be judged during the opening night with the announcement of the winners revealed the following week. Season highlights will include three Late Model shows, the IRA Sprint Cars Memorial Day weekend, the annual Little Dream race, and two holiday doubleheaders featuring specials for the Pure Stocks and Midwest Modifieds. The complete schedule is available at the speedway website which is

Any further questions should be referred to Adams at 715-205-2861 or Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 5, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces New Hall of Fame Members
Every Spring the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame Committee meets to vote on and then announce the newest members selected to the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame.

The Committee met recently and with the new class notified, it can be announced who that group consists of. <<MORE>>

April 4, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Opener Nears
With the annual Cedar Mall car show now completed, the Rice Lake Speedway moves even closer to the opening night activity, currently scheduled for Saturday night, April 23rd. A good group of drivers had their cars on display at the Mall car show, with entries from all five classes that compete regularly at the speedway entered. Along with that, a number of drivers from the Rice Lake Speed Pit kart track also had their rides on display. And with that show now completed, it is time to move forward and focus on the upcoming schedule. <<MORE>>

March 28, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Celebrate
Racers and fans of the Rice Lake Speedway officially concluded the 2021 racing season with the annual banquet which was held on Saturday night, March 26th at the Rice Lake Elks Club. Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, principles of Adams-Hansen Inc, the owers and operators of the speedway, were on hand to pass out awards and thank the drivers and fans for their participation in the come back season for the speedway following the Covid reduced 2020 racing season. <<MORE>>

March 15, 2022 - Banquet, Car Show and Practice Start Rice Lake Speedway Season
There may still be some snow on the ground, but the sure signs that Spring is getting close are everywhere to be seen, and for the racers and fans of the Rice Lake Speedway, those signs are also presenting themselves. <<MORE>>

March 5, 2022 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets Banquet Date
The date has been set for the night to honor the Rice Lake Speedway's drivers for their accomplishments during the 2021 racing season at the third mile track located one mile North of Rice Lake. <<MORE>>