CONSISTENCY THE KEY TO 141 SPEEDWAY’S 2012 RACING SEASON
(Francis Creek, WI) December 30 – If there’s one key theme to 141 Speedway’s last two seasons of racing at the Francis Creek oval, it’s undoubtedly been “change.”
In 2010, the historic 1/4 mile paved oval, a Lakeshore tradition for one-half century, was taken out and replaced with a high-banked, third-mile clay oval.
In 2011, the track switched it’s weekly program from Wedesday nights to Saturday nights. More change.
Track owners Bruce and Renee Conard admit they’ll sleep a little easier in 2012. For the first time in more than two years, they’ll kick off the racing season with virtually no major changes at all. “It’s sort of a breath of fresh air,” said Bruce Conard. “A lot of this stuff we had to worry about in the past we really don’t have to this year. We had a solid 2011 and are looking at building upon it even more in 2012.”
141 saw it’s average, weekly car count increase as the summer months wore on, a trend much different than most weekly dirt tracks in Wisconsin. “Our Modified and Brian Peterson Builders Grand National classes were pretty steady, but we saw a pretty good jump in the Stock Car and Street Stock classes, especially in late July and early August,” said Bruce Conard. “I’m not sure what it was. We take a lot of pride in the whole program, everything from track prep to the concession area up top to shooting the t shirts out to the fans at intermission. We pay attention to the details and we’d like to think it’s paid off for us.”
On tap again for the 2012 season will be the Modifieds, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, Street Stocks, Sportmods and 4 Bangers. While the upcoming season’s schedule is not finished just yet, Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will invade 141 Sunday May 27 and Sunday, September 2. A third IRA date is a distinct possibility, along with a Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) late model special as well.
The new Badger Mod Tour will roll into town on Wednesday night June 27 for “Clash @ The Creek IV”. Last year Seymour’s Brian Mullen topped the 36 car field. The Badger Mod Tour series champion will be crowned on championship night, October 12.
In addition, World of Outlaws sprint car legend Sammy Swindell will be hosting the Open Wheel Driving school July 9.
141 Speedway’s Victory Lane Sports Bar is open during the winter on Friday and Saturday nights at 5 p.m. serving a full menu. A Badger Mod Tour drivers meeting will take place at the bar Thursday night, January 19 at 7 p.m. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. You can also call 920 905 1112.
The season kicks off Saturday night, April 14 at 6 p.m. An open practice session will take place at the track on Saturday, April 7. You can learn more by checking out 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on December 30th, 2011