141 SPEEDWAY OPENER WASHED OUT
(PRACTICE TENTATIVELY PLANNED EITHER APRIL 20 OR 21)
(Francis Creek, WI) April 18 – A continued lack of cooperation from Mother Nature has forced 141 Speedway track officials to cancel their planned season opener for Saturday, April 20. The opener, which was rained out for the second straight week was also supposed to be the lid lifter for the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Gandrud Chevrolet.
The BMT event will not be rescheduled, thus the BMT series opener will now be at Shawano Speedway Saturday May 25. A field of close to 50 modifieds is expected for that event.
“Actually for the most part the track itself was in pretty good shape,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “We sheeps footed it and pounded it in hard Tuesday in the sun. She’s a little soft on the bottom. But with the projected cold temperatures, we decided to play it safe.”
The season opener will be Saturday night, April 27 beginning at 6 p.m. It will be the first points night for the Mike Hansel Trucking IMCA modifieds, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Tisler Salvage Street stocks, IMCA stock cars, Mike Hansel Trucking IMCA northern sportmods and sport fours. The Green Bay Southwest LaCrosse club will be hosting the 50/50 raffle event.
The opener will also host the first “Big Cash Dash” qualifier for the mods. The feature winner that night will be added to the field of the qualifying race Saturday, June 15. The winner of that event will earn a provisional into the $10,000-to-win Clash at the Creek V June 26-27. The event is the largest paying modified event in northeastern Wisconsin history.
A tentative practice session is slated for Saturday April 20 from 3 p.m. til dusk. “We’ll see what the weather does Friday,” said Conard. “If we don’t get a lot of rain we’ll be good for a practice. If not, we’ll try for a Sunday practice. We’ll keep everyone posted.”
For BMT drivers who had already pre-entered this event, their checks have been held and will be returned to them. If a practice session is held drivers membership cards and contingency decal packets will be hand delivered to drivers.
Downloadable entry forms for the BMT are available at badgermodtour.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Check 141speedway.com or call 920 863 3377. You can also follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter.
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Posted on April 18th, 2013