Officials from LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway today announced details of its 2014 event schedule.
"Fans and race teams should be as excited about this season as we are," commented Speedway President Gregg McKarns, hinting about some of the things planned for the 2014 season. "Race fans every year are treated to some of best short track racing in the country. The divisons that race weekly, as well as those that race on a limited schedule each are unique in their appearance and style of racing. That brings a variety of flavors for the fans at every event," continued McKarns.
"The weekly racing menu will consist of the traditional divisions, the Late Models, Sportsmen, and Thunderstox. But each week will mix in a different side dish. An additional division or divisions, including the Hornets, Outlawz, Figure-8, or our new division, the Street Stocks, will give fans an extra thrill."
The Street Stocks are the newest class of cars, built similar to the small Hornet class. They are larger, six cylinder cars, strictly OEM stock, with a minimum 106 inch wheelbase.
"Short tracks are well known not only for putting on a great racing program, but entertainment show as well," continued McKarns. "And this year will be no different, as fans will get to see Trailer Races, T-Bone Crashes, a race with the lights off, and fireworks, for example on the dessert menu this year," concluded McKarns.
LaCrosse Speedway will for the 26th consecutive season be a part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The first race of the season will take place for the first time under afternoon sunny skies, on Sunday, April 27th, as Budweiser presents the "Frostbuster" event. Weekly racing will begin on Saturday nights starting May 17th and will run through August 23rd.
The NASCAR Late Models will run double feature nights three times this season, having two 20 lap races on the same night. The first one will be May 31st, the second during the LaCrosse Interstate Fair on July 19th, and the third will be on "The Fantastic Five" night, August 16th. The Fantastic Five will feature five 20 lap features, consisting of two for Late Models, two for Mid-American Stock Cars, and one for the Sportsmen division.
Other key dates on the 2014 schedule include the Smash-O-Rama on Saturday, June 14th, a full racing program on Thursday night July 3rd with Fireworks, the Eve of Destruction on September 6th, and the 45th Oktoberfest will conclude the season October 2nd through 5th.
In addition to the oval racing will be the popular "Street Drags," on Friday nights. The Street Drags is entering its eighth consecutive season, and will take place the second Friday night of the month starting in May, and ending in September. Plus, additional events will take place on Friday, July 18th during the Interstate Fair and the Speedway's final event of 2014, the 300' Bracket Nationals on Saturday, October 11th.
To view the entire 2014 schedule of events, please visit www.lacrossespeedway.com/schedule.
Race fans should be able to find information about LaCrosse Speedway just about anywhere on social media during 2014. Fans are encouraged to follow @laxspeedway on Twitter, "like" it on Facebook, and tag Instagram photos with #lacrossespeedway. LaCrosse Speedway can also be found on Google plus, Pinterest and Foursquare.
LaCrosse Speedway is the only paved oval track in Wisconsin as part the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a proud NASCAR Hometrack.
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway 2014 Event Schedule:
Sunday April 27 - Frostbuster - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets, Outlawz, Racing @ 2pm
Friday, May 9 - Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
Sat. May 17 - : Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets
Sat. May 24 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Outlawz, Street Stocks
Sat. May 31 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets, TWO 20 LAP Late Model Features
Sat. June 7 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Outlawz, Street Stocks, Double Spin to Win race
Friday, June 13 - Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
Sat. June 14* - Smash-O-Rama, Monster Truck, Jet Car Meltdown, Hornets, Figure-8 Boat Race & More
Sat. June 21 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Street Stocks, Figure -8 Race
Sat. June 28 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets, Faster Pastor Race, Autograph Session
Thurs. July 3* - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets, Street Stocks, Fireworks
Sat. July 5 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Outlawz, Figure-8 Race, Race in Total Darkness
Friday, July 11 - Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
Sat. July 12 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Outlawz, Vintage Cars, Festival Buddy Night
Friday, July 18* - Fairtime Special Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
Sat. July 19* - Fairtime Special Two (20) Lap Late Model Features, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets
Sat. July 26* - TUNDRA Super Late Models, Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox,
Sat. August 2* - Trailer Race of Destruction, Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Street Stocks
Friday, August 8 - Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
Saturday, August 9 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Hornets, Outlawz, Tuff Truck Competition
Saturday, August 16* -(5) 20 Lap Features -Mid-Am Stock Cars, Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox,
Saturday, August 23 - Late Models, Sportsmen, Thunderstox, Outlawz, Street Stocks
Saturday, September 6* - Eve of Destruction, Jet Car, Monster Trucks, Trailer Race, Hornets & More
Friday, September 12 - Street Drags, Burnout Contest, Shine N' Show Contest
October 2-3-4-5* - 45th Oktoberfest Race Weekend
Saturday, October 11* - Street Drags 300' Bracket Nationals, Shine N' Show, Burnout Contest