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March 4, 2019 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2019 Race Schedule
Rice Lake WI – Adams-Hansen Inc, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, have announced their planned race schedule for the 2019 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway. A twenty night schedule of racing action is being planned that will feature the core five classes of cars that race at the regular Saturday night shows but also in action during the year will be Late Models along with Winged and traditional Sprint Cars.

The special events that the speedway has become well known for hosting, the Street Stock Little Dream race and the WISSOTA Challenge Series races will return along with the Trackside Collectibles 40 for the WISSOTA Late Models. The Modifieds will get their chance at the big money again when the Advantage RV Modified Tour returns to the track for the second straight year, this time on a Saturday night. And of course, traditional races like the Firecracker Special on July 3rd, Kid's Night, Hall of Fame night and the Bike Races will again highlight weekly shows.

The regular Saturday night race programs will again feature five classes of cars, the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds, all under the sanctioning of the WISSOTA Promoters Association again in 2019.

A highlight event this year will be the 25th annual Street Stock Little Dream race on July 30th with many special activities as a part of this historic running of the highest paying Street Stock type race in the United States. Last year the winner earned over sixteen thousand dollars and the sky will be the limit as to what the race will pay to win in 2019. Adams Automotive will be the title sponsor and owner Todd Manley has already guaranteed that all starters in the main event will earn at least $500 for taking a green flag.

As usual, the season begins with the annual car show to be held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall from April 4-7 with the first on track activity to begin with a scheduled practice night on April 11th. Then, the sixty seventh consecutive season opener of the Rice Lake Speedway is slated for Saturday night, April 13th.

The entire schedule is expected to be released shortly and will be available from your favorite media outlets as well as on the track website and face book page.

Anyone with any questions about the Rice Lake Speedway should contact either Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

February 16, 2019 - Drivers Accept Honors at Rice Lake Speedway Awards Banquet
Rice Lake Speedway celebrated the 2018 season on Saturday night with a point’s banquet. The champions, who were honored are pictured above and include (left to right): Bob Thompson (Pure Stocks), Jay Kesan (Street Stock), Austin Ellis (Midwest Modified), Curt Myers (Super Stock) and Buzzy Adams (Modified). (Doug Zimmer photo)

January 31, 2019 - Fliers Being Sent Out for 2018 Rice Lake Speedway Awards Banquet
"Today Rice Lake Speedway is mailing the flyer for the banquet along with
the 2018 season, tax forms to everyone who raced with us.

People can either mail their banquet ticket money or stop by the Buzz Signs
shop at 201 W. Poplar Avenue, Cameron, Wisconsin 54822 or call Dave at
715-205-2861. Attendees have until Friday, February 15 to pay. All drivers,
sponsors and fans are welcome to attend.

November 24, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Wins Special Award
Rice Lake WI – The Rice Lake Speedway recently won a special award at the WISSOTA National Banquet held November 10th in St. Cloud Minnesota. At the National Banquet, the top drivers in all divisions that race under the WISSOTA sanctioning body are honored for their accomplishments and other special awards are also presented.

The Rice Lake Speedway, under the promotion and ownership of Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen, both from Cameron Wisconsin, won the prestigious 2018 WISSOTA Promotion of the Year award for the annual Street Stock “Little Dream” race held at the Rice Lake Speedway.

This event, which features a very unique format in that fans in the stands and representatives of local and area businesses help build up the purse for the event by contributing cash for various finishing positions along with other special incentives. In 2018, the event set a record for the top finisher as winner Danny Richards from Mondovi Wisconsin went home with a top prize of $16,088 for the feature win.

In the nine years that Adams-Hansen Inc. has owned the Rice Lake Speedway, the top prize for this race has exploded upward from the $3,000 plus payoff in 2010 to over sixteen thousand dollars this year. In the twenty four year history of this race, over $250,000 in cash price money has gone out to the competitors in this unique race and it is clearly a race that fans love to attend as in 2018, the Adams-Hansen Inc. ownership group saw attendance for this race break all records for a one night crowd since they purchased the track in 2010.

The 2019 edition of the “Little Dream” race is scheduled for July 30th and with it being the twenty fifth anniversary of this hugely popular race, some very special things to celebrate that anniversary are in the planning stages.

The ownership and management of the Rice Lake Speedway is very grateful to their fans and drivers for their great support of this event which keeps it growing each year and invite everyone to monitor the Rice Lake Speedway face book page for updates as planning continues for the 2019 racing season.

November 12, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Receives WISSOTA Promotion of the Year Award for 24th Annual Little Dream
We were fortunate to receive the WISSOTA Promotion of the Year award at last night's 2018 WISSOTA National Banquet for the Little Dream Race!

Thanks to Wissota Auto Racing for the recognition.

We love the Little Dream and are excited for the 25th annual event, which will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019.

This race wouldn't be what it is without the hard work of all of our Rice Lake Speedway staff, Scott Tiefs, Chris Stepan and his FYE Motorsports staff, all the sponsors, the fans, the racers and the crews.

We appreciate everyone's support of the Little Dream year after year.

September 2, 2018 - Adams and Havel Repeat as Rice Lake Speedway Concludes Racing Season
Rice Lake WI, Sept, 2 – The Rice Lake Speedway wrapped up their 2018 racing season on Sunday night with the second half of the Labor Day weekend doubleheader and both Kevin Adams and Jason Havel won main events again, making them double winners for the weekend. Other winners on Sunday night included Terran Spacek, Eric Olson and Justin Oestreich. <<MORE>>

September 1, 2018 - Havel Tops Pure Stock Special at Rice Lake Speedway
Rice Lake WI, Sept. 1 – Jason Havel led from start to finish to win the Pure Stock special that was the highlight event of the opening night of the annual Labor Day weekend doubleheader Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway on Dirt Track Specialties and H & E Redi Mix night at the speedway. Other winners included Kevin Adams who doubled up in the Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds, Shane Kisling and Sam Fankhauser. <<MORE>>

June 2, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; RV Mod Race Next
Rice Lake WI, June 2 – A soaking afternoon rain was more than the Rice Lake Speedway could take and racing action Saturday night was canceled.

Next up on the Speedway schedule is a special Wednesday night event. On Wednesday night, June 6th, as a part of the Rice Lake Aquafest, the Advantage RV Modified Tour makes its first ever stop at the Rice Lake Speedway. Featuring some of the top Modified drivers in WISSOTA, a forty lap feature race will be the highlight event with the best drivers from several states slated to take on the local stars for bragging rights and a fifteen hundred dollar first place check. The action is expected to be hectic and the racing memorable.

Along with the Modifieds, a full show of WISSOTA sanctioned Pure Stocks and Super Stocks will also be presented. This national point show is also expected to bring in some travelers in those two divisions also.

Warm ups are slated for 6:30 pm with the first race to follow. Special event pricing will be in effect for this event and all details are available on the speedway website as well as the face book page for the track.

Because of the Aquafest celebration, there will be no racing at the track on Saturday night, June 9th. Following the RV race Wednesday, regular five division racing returns to the speedway on Saturday night, June 16th.

June 1, 2018 - Candy Toss for Kids Upcoming at Rice Lake Speedway
Saturday, June 2nd we will back in action with a regular night of racing!

Candy toss at intermission for kids!

Hot laps at 6:30pm with racing to follow.

May 2, 2018 - Late Models Take To Rice Lake Speedway on May 12th
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. <<MORE>>

April 30, 2018 - Green Flag Flies Over Rice Lake Speedway on May 5th
Rice Lake WI – It took four tries and will happen nearly a month later than originally planned, but finally it appears that the Rice Lake Speedway will get their 2018 racing season underway with the first event now slated for Saturday night, May 5th. <<MORE>>

April 24, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Now Plans May 5th Opener
Rice Lake WI, April 24 – On Tuesday morning track co-owners Mitch Hansen and Dave Adams made the tough decision to postpone the opening night of the Rice Lake Speedway for one more week. <<MORE>>

April 21, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Drivers Need to Purchase License for 2018 Season
All drivers set to compete during the 2018 season at Rice Lake Speedway must purchase a license at Every competitor in all classes must purchase a transponder with my laps X2 Orbitz. They can order online or contact Dave Adams, no track rentals.

April 16, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Season Put On Hold Once Again
Rice Lake WI, April 16 – The weather this week did not provide the kind of relief that those interested in starting the 2018 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway were hoping for. Not only did the snow not melt to the extent needed, but a weekend storm dumped another foot plus of snow on the speedway.

Track co-owner Dave Adams announced Monday morning that the practice sessions slated this week to be followed by the season opener on Saturday night, April 21st have been put on delay once again.

“We'll continue to take it week by week and monitor the conditions,” Adams stated. “While we're shooting for the 28th right now, the reality is that it might be two weeks before everything is dried out to the point we can get the track ready to race on. We'll just have to wait and see.”

With no tracks in the area having had any better luck to this point, there are many racers and fans chomping at the bit to go racing. Check the speedway website and face book page for the most current news concerning any announcements about the opener.

April 8, 2018 - My Race Pass Registration Needed for New Drivers at Rice Lake Speedway
Any new driver, driver changing classes, or drivers that have changed their address, please click this link to register for Rice Lake Speedway.

April 8, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Practices and Opener Postponed
Rice Lake WI, April 7 – It didn't come as a huge surprise, given the circumstances, but it was disappointing nevertheless.

Track co-owner Dave Adams made it official on Saturday when he announced that the two practice sessions, planned for April 11th and 12th and the season opener, slated for April 14th at the Rice Lake Speedway, had been postponed.<<MORE>>

April 2, 2018 - RLS Car Show Set; Opener Questionable
Rice Lake WI – The annual car show for drivers that will compete at the Rice Lake Speedway will be held this coming weekend in Rice Lake's Cedar Mall. The cars will enter the Mall on Thursday evening, April 5th and will be on display all weekend, leaving the Mall on Sunday. Drivers that race in all five classes that compete at Rice Lake are expected to have their shiny new, polished up machines ready to be inspected by the fans. Updated times show that the cars will enter the Mall on Thursday at 6 pm and they will be pushed out of the Mall on Sunday at 4 pm. <<MORE>>

March 29, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Nominees
Rice Lake WI – The Hall of Fame Committee for the Rice Lake Speedway met recently and selected four new candidates that will be the 2018 class for the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame. <<MORE>>

March 19, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Readies for 2018 Opener
Rice Lake WI – Just less than a month away, as the opening night for the 2018 racing season approaches, both racers and track management continue preparations for the sixty sixth consecutive year of racing at the venerable oval on Rice Lake's North side.

Drivers and crews are hustling to get their racing machines completed and ready to roll for the first practice night of the season, scheduled for April 11th with one to follow on the 12th. Whether drivers and crews are building new cars or freshening up last year's wheels with new improvements, it often comes right down to the wire to have the cars buttoned up and ready to roll for opening night. <<MORE>>

February 19, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Gather To Conclude 2017 Season
Rice Lake WI, Feb. 17 – Approximately two hundred race drivers, track officials, race crews, families and fans gathered Saturday night, February 17th as Adams-Hansen Inc, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, held their annual Awards Banquet at the Rice Lake Elks Club.

The top ten drivers in points in each of the track's five divisions, along with the Rookie of the Year in each class were honored with plaques and trophies along with a couple of special awards that were also handed out. <<MORE>>

February 4, 2018 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Set to Party
Rice Lake WI – Adams-Hansen Inc., the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway, have set the date for the 2017 awards banquet for Saturday night, February 17th.

To be held at the Rice Lake Elks Club, the banquet will honor the top ten in track points for all five divisions of cars that race at the Rice Lake Speedway. Also to be honored will be the top rookie in each division as well as a couple of special awards that are annually given out. Special awards will go out to the five track champions; Dustin Doughty of Oakdale MN in the Pure Stocks, Hunter VanGilder of Rice Lake in the Street Stocks, Shane Halopka of Greenwood in the Midwest Mods, Eric Olson of Ladysmith in the Super Stocks and Kevin Adams of Cameron in the Modifieds. It is also expected that a preliminary schedule for the 2018 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will be discussed.

Tickets are twenty five dollars per person and cover the meal along with beer and pop. The cut off date to return invitations is February 10th and reservations can be mailed to Box 303, Cameron WI 54822. The social hour begins at 6 pm with dinner at 7 pm and the awards ceremony and door prize drawings to be held following the meal.

The Elks Club is located one block East of North Main Street at 36 East Eau Claire Street in Rice Lake.

Any questions should be directed to Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

September 3, 2017 - Anderson Brothers Top Rice Lake Speedway Winner
1Rice Lake WI, Sept. 3 – Colfax racing brothers Mike and Travis Anderson both earned trips to victory lane as the Rice Lake Speedway concluded its sixty sixth year of consecutive racing action on Sunday night. The holiday race was run after the first half of the weekend doubleheader was rained out on Saturday by severe storms. Joining the Anderson brothers in victory lane were Andrew Hanson, Jeff Brauer and Eric Olson.<<MORE>>

September 2, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Special Part One; Stormed Out
Rice Lake WI, Sept 2 – After over night rains on Friday and early Saturday morning forced a long day of track preparation for the Rice Lake Speedway track crew, a mid afternoon thunderstorm took car of any chances that racing would take place for night one of the Labor Day weekend doubleheader at the Rice Lake Speedway.

Just before 3 pm, a severe warned storm that popped up suddenly on the radar delivered wind, hail and lots of rain, making it impossible to salvage the track for racing on Saturday night.

Weather permitting, the 2017 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway will conclude on Sunday night, Sept. 3 with a full program in all five classes that routinely race at the track. Extra money will be on the line for all classes in the season concluding program with racing beginning at 6 pm.

August 26, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Wet; 2017 Season Finale Scheduled
Rice Lake WI, August 27 – The races Saturday night at the Rice Lake Speedway were canceled early in the day by a soaking rain that left no chance of racing taking place anytime soon. The regular season finale will not be made up.

The focus now swings to this coming weekend when the Rice Lake Speedway will wrap up the 2017 racing season with their annual Labor Day weekend doubleheader.<<MORE>>

April 11, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Class
Rice Lake WI – The Hall of Fame Committee of the Rice Lake Speedway recently met to consider candidates and conduct the voting for the 2017 Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame class. They will join the forty four members that are currently in the Hall of Fame.

Selection was done in two categories for the Hall. Three drivers and three Friends of the Speedway were selected for induction this coming Summer. Selected in the driver category were Jim Rude, Paul Harelstad and the late Duane Mahder. The Friends of the Speedway group will add Joe Lapcinski, Terry Folz and Clayton Hargrave.

The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday night, August 12th during intermission of the race program on that night. Earlier in the evening, track owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen will host a reception at the track for the new inductees along with the existing members of the Hall.

For more information on the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame, visit the speedway website at, click on the Hall of Fame icon and read biographies on all the members of the Hall of Fame.

April 7, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Set To Begin 2017 Racing Season
Rice Lake WI – In September of 1952, the first sounds of racing engines were heard to roar in the former gravel pit on the North side of Rice Lake Wisconsin. Fortunately, while many things have changed since then, some traditions remain.<<MORE>>

March 29, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Car Show This Weekend
Rice Lake WI – The annual preseason car show for racers at the Rice Lake Speedway will be held this weekend at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall. The cars will be entered into the Mall at 6 pm on Thursday, March 30 and will remain in the Mall through Mall hours on Sunday, April 2nd.<<MORE>>

January 29, 2017 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Gather
1 Rice Lake WI, January 28 – The 2016 racing season was officially concluded Saturday night, January 28th when racers, crews, fans, sponsors and track employees all gathered for the annual Rice Lake Speedway banquet, hosted by track owners Adams-Hansen Inc. A full house gathered at the Rice Lake Elks Club for the banquet meal that was followed by the awards presentation, door prizes and dancing.<<MORE>>

January 5, 2017 - 2016 Awards Banquet Announced for Rice Lake Speedway
1Rice Lake Speedway has announced that the 2016 awards banquet will be held at the Elks Club in Rice Lake on January 28th, 2017. Please fill out this RSVP form, cut off and mail with payment by January 26th, 2017. Checks are payable to ADAMS-HANSEN INC. Click here to download .pdf form.

September 4, 2016 - Olson Repeats; Two Last Lap Winners at Rice Lake Speedway Finale
1Rice Lake WI, Sept. 5 – The holiday racing doubleheader was completed Sunday night at the Rice Lake Speedway and among the evening highlights were a weekend sweep accomplished by Eric Olson in the Street Stocks, two last corner passes for feature wins and another driver winning his first ever feature at Rice Lake while accomplishing the biggest upset of the night.<<MORE>>

September 3, 2016 - Season Champions Finally Crowned at Rice Lake Speedway
1Rice Lake WI, Sept. 3 – It took three attempts due to weather issues, but the Rice Lake Speedway was finally able to crown their Season Champions Saturday night with championship events held in all five divisions. With a season high one hundred and twenty three racers from three states and Canada on hand to compete, feature winners included Austin Workman, Eric Olson, Ryan Viltz, Curt Myers and Ashley Anderson. Only one of the five point champions at the track was able to double up as the Season Champion and that was Viltz, while Workman shocked the Pure Stock racers by winning not only his first feature race of the season but his first ever.<<MORE>>

July 12, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway Schedule Change Announced
Rice Lake Speedway has made an announcement about an upcoming schedule change for their 2016 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway.

With the One Main Challenge Series WISSOTA Late Model special scheduled at the track for Saturday, July 30th and then followed up with the Street Stock “Little Dream” race just three days later on Tuesday, August 2nd, the Speedway has decided to take the night off on Saturday, August 6th.

This was originally scheduled to be a full night of racing for the five divisions that regularly race at the track weekly plus bike races. The bike races will be rescheduled to a date yet to be determined.

The schedule now shows a regular five division program of racing on Saturday, July 16th. The following Saturday, July 23rd, the speedway will not be racing due to the Barron County Fair. Racing returns on Saturday, July 30th with a full program in all five divisions plus the return of the Late Models for the Challenge Series race. Tuesday, August 2nd is the date for the annual Street Stock “Little Dream” race plus Modifieds. The track will now take off on August 6th and return to racing on August 13th for a full program plus Hall of Fame night.

April 13, 2016 - 2016 Hall of Fame Nominees Selected for Rice Lake Speedway
1Rice Lake WI – The Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame committee recently met and selected their nominees to join the Rice Lake Speedway Hall of Fame. The 2016 group with be the sixth group of inductees elected to join the Hall. As in previous years, voting was conducted in two categories. One group will consist of drivers and the second group will consist of Friends of the Speedway which includes such people as car owners, sponsors, former Board Members and supporters of the Rice Lake Speedway along with race fans, race mechanics and employees of the track.

Six new members will make up the class of 2016. Selected as the three drivers of this year's class are Rick Ellis, Don(Doc) Cimfl and Dave Erickson. The three Friends of the Speedway include Troy Newman, Ralph Sirek and the late George Cook.

The actual induction ceremony will take place on Saturday night, August 13th during the intermission of that night's racing program. The six new members of the Hall will be feted in a pre race social hosted by track co-owners Dave Adams and Mitch Hansen at which the thirty eight members already elected to the Hall will also be invited to socialize with the new inductees.

Anyone with questions about the Rice Lake Speedway and its Hall of Fame should access the speedway's new website at where biographies of all the members are posted.

April 11, 2016 - Attention Rice Lake Speedway Pure Stock Drive
Rice Lake is allowing weights to be added any where inside the trunk area but weights must be secured to a frame rail. Our current rule states weights need to be secured directly over the axel in between shock mounts. This is only for Rice Lake Speedway and not for Eagle Valley Speedway or Red Cedar Speedway. Reminder weights need to be painted white and have your current car number clearly visible on each weight.

March 12, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway Sets 2016 Racing Schedule
1 Pending any last minute adjustments, Adams-Hansen Inc. have released the racing schedule for the Rice Lake Speedway for the 2016 racing season. A twenty two race night schedule has been planned for the speedway with nineteen Saturday night shows, two Tuesday shows and a lone Sunday night program to conclude the racing season.

Variety will mark the schedule for 2016 as along with the regular five class program which includes WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks along with the Rice Lake Pure Stocks, the Sprint Cars will make two appearances at the track and the Late Models return for a highly anticipated program also.

The first activity of the 2016 season comes with the annual car show to be once again held at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall. The cars will enter the mall on Thursday, March 31st and will be removed from the mall at the conclusion of business on Sunday, April 3. A large number of drivers are expected to show their new or refurbished race cars and with a considerable number of drivers switching classes for 2016, drivers are more than anxious to show off their new rides. <<MORE>>

March 11, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway Launches New Website; Prepares for 64th Season
A brand-new website has been launched for Rice Lake Speedway at as Northern Wisconsin's longest-running track prepares for 2016.

Please mark your calendar's that a car show will be held on April 1st - 3rd at Rice Lake's Cedar Mall. On Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th a pair of practice nights will be held from (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.).

The lid lifts on the 2016 season on Saturday, April 16th with a program featuring WISSOTA Modified, WISSOTA Super Stock, WISSOTA Midwest Modified, WISSOTA Street Stock & RLS Pure Stock. The program will mark the 64th consecutive season opener for the 1/3 mile oval.

Make plans to join us and check back often for the latest updates and news.