WEEKLY CAR COUNT RECORD MAY FALL AT 141 SPEEDWAY OPENER APRIL 14
(Francis Creek, WI) April 10 – It might be the IMCA northern sportmod giveaway. Or perhaps the motor giveaways in the modified, street stock and stock car divisions, too. Or, quite simply, Spring fever.
At any rate, based upon car counts at three recent practice sessions, it’s safe to say 141 Speedway’s weekly car count record of 143 (set back in June, 2010) could be in serious jeopardy of being smashed when the hammer drops on the 2012 racing season Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
During a trio of Spring shakedown sessions, 141 drew 44, 54 and 83 cars, respectively. “We were blessed with some pretty good weather for those and that helped out a bit,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “Even with quite a few guys running down in Iowa last weekend, for us to draw 83 cars I guess we were pretty happy to draw that.”
To compare, 105 cars attended last year’s opening night races. Six weekly divisions will again battle weekly at the high-banked, third-mile, clay oval. Defending track champions include Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz (modifieds), Menasha’s TJ Smith (Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals), Pulaski’s Junior Karcz (stock cars), Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz (IMCA northern sportmods), Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny (Tisler Salvage street stocks) and Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. (sport fours).
What’s more, 141 has introduced its “Price Buster”, letting all kids 12 and under in free of charge with a paid adult. All other ticket prices remain the same as 2011. Adults are $10.00. Students and seniors ages 13-15 will get in for just $5.00. The Junior Fan Club will also be at the track Saturday nights. There will be children’s bike giveaways every night, and supervised activities are planned each night for young children every Saturday night.
The season’s first green flag flies at 6:00 pm. For details check 141 Speedway on Facebook and Twitter @141Speedway. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track’s raceday phone is (920) 863 3377.
Posted on April 10th, 2012