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April 23, 2016 - Traynor Shocks Rice Lake Speedway Racers; Rookie Tops Super Stock Field
1 Rice Lake WI, April 23 – Overcoming a forty five minute rain delay when a shower during the heat races hit the track and threatened to send everyone home early, track officials worked diligently and recovered the racing surface so that the entire program could be completed.
It proved to be a most memorable night for at least one driver as rookie Super Stock driver Nick Traynor, making only his third outing behind the wheel of a Super Stock, led from start to finish and held off some top notch competitors to win his first ever feature race in the division. New winners emerged in two divisions as Hunter VanGilder and Kevin Adams won their first feature races of the season at the track while Curt Myers and Jason Havel repeated opening night triumphs with their second straight wins.<<MORE>>

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 www.ricelakespeedway.net 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.

April 11, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway Practice Schedule Changes; Opener Still On
1 Rice Lake WI – Weather conditions have prompted a change in the practice schedule announced for next week at the Rice Lake Speedway. However, the most important news is that the opener, scheduled for April 16th, remains on as scheduled.

Practice sessions had originally been announced for Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th. However, after examining the track and checking on the ten day forecast, it has been decided to delay the practice date until Thursday, April 14th. This will allow the track to have a couple more days of sun and wind before the race cars get on the track for the first time.

The change in the schedule may also be beneficial for the out of town drivers also. Many northern drivers are expected to join the field this weekend and with the practice now slated for Thursday, it will allow many of those drivers to practice on Thursday and then head directly to the opening weekend events on Friday and then back to Rice Lake on Saturday.

The practice session is slated to be from 6-9 pm and drivers in all classes are invited to attend the open practice session.

Then, on Saturday, the sixty fourth consecutive season of racing in Rice Lake commences with the first green flag to drop shortly after 6:30 pm for the Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks and Rice Lake Pure Stocks.

For last minute information, check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or the track face book page. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 or call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.

April 7, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway To Mark Sixty Fourth Consecutive Season with Opener on April 16th
1 Rice Lake WI – Since the final checkered flag flew last Labor Day weekend, racers and fans of the Rice Lake Speedway have been waiting for another dirt track fix at the oval on Rice Lake's North side.

Well, their wait is now over. The sixty fourth consecutive season of racing at the Rice Lake Speedway will commence on Saturday night, April 16th with the first green flag to fly at 6:30 p.m. The early melt and warm up this year has allowed track officials to get on the racing surface early, and despite several light dustings of snow in the last week or so, the track is ready for racing to begin. The ten day forecast is very promising with a gradual warm up predicted, and with temperatures slate to be in the mid sixties and sunny skies for Saturday the sixteenth, it should be an ideal night for the racing opener.

However, before the opening race, the track is slated to host two practice sessions that are very important to the drivers and also help get the track is shape for opening night. They are scheduled to be held on April 12th and 13th, weather permitting.

Opening night will feature the five classes of cars that make up the bulk of the schedule at the track throughout the season. They include WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks along with Rice Lake's own Pure Stocks. During the course of the Summer, Traditional and Winged Sprints, along with Late Models, will also be making appearances at the track.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m, the grandstand opens at 5 pm with the draw cutoff for drivers and warmups slated for 6:30 pm with racing to follow immediately.

Fans should monitor the speedway's new website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or their face book page for updates, particularly about the practice sessions. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 or call Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.


March 30, 2016 - Rice Lake Speedway Racers Set to Practice
1 Rice Lake WI – As the start of the 2016 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway nears, dates for the first on track activity have been announced.

According to track co-owner Dave Adams, practice dates have been scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th. The practice sessions at slated to be held from 6-9 p.m both nights and cars in all classes are invited to attend and get laps in. Everyone in the pits is required to sign an insurance waver but there is no charge for crews. Drivers are required to pay a fee for their car to practice. Fans will be allowed to watch from the spectator viewing areas free of charge also.

According to Adams, track co-owner and track prep guru Mitch Hansen has been on the track even before the calendar turned over into April and as Adams stated, “the track looks smooth, the track looks fast and the track looks ready to race on.”

All this is in preparation for the official opening night, April 16th when officials will open the gates for the sixty fourth consecutive time for racing action to take place in Rice Lake. Headlining the opening night card will be a five division program featuring WISSOTA sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks along with the highly entertaining Rice Lake Pure Stocks.

Many drivers are expected to debut new race cars and a number of new drivers are expected to join the weekly fields as it has been a busy off season in area race shops and garages.

Among the highlight events of the 2016 racing season are the Aquafest Trophy races on June 7th, two appearances by the Sprint Cars, the first appearance of the Late Models since 2012 when the One Main Financial Series visits the track on July 30th , the Street Stock Little Dream race on August 2nd and a two day show to wrap up the season on Labor Day weekend.

In other racing news, two new officials have been appointed to key positions at the race track for 2016. The new track starter will be Shawn Cimfl from Rice Lake. Cimfl brings experience to the position, having flagged previously at tracks in both Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as working with a traveling Sprint Car series.

The new track announcer will be Ben Brost from Eau Claire. Brost will be entering his twentieth year of calling race events, having previously worked at several tracks in central Wisconsin as well as calling the action for virtually every type of motorsports activity around.

The pit gate on opening night will open at 4 p.m with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Warm up start at 6:30 p.m with racing to follow. The track phone number is 715-236-2002 and Dave Adams can be reached at 715-205-2861.


March 24, 2016 - Rice Lake Racers Set To Show Cars
1 Rice Lake WI – The first official activity of the 2016 racing season at the Rice Lake Speedway is approaching quickly. Drivers are anxious to show off their new racers and new looks to their cars and their chance will come starting Thursday, March 31st when they roll their cars into Rice Lake's Cedar Mall for the annual car show. Cars will be on display throughout the weekend and drivers in all five divisions that race at the speedway are expected to have their cars on display.

Along with the cars on display, representatives of Adams-Hansen Inc, the owners of the Rice Lake Speedway will be on hand to pass out schedules for the 2016 racing season and talk to fans about the exciting series of events on the schedule at the track highlighted by appearances by the UMSS Sprint Cars, the Street Stock Little Dream Race, the first appearance at the track by the Late Models since 2012 and the season ending double header Labor Day weekend.

Soon after the car show, the first official on track activities start. Practice sessions are tentatively slated for Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th before the sixty fourth full season of racing at the track starts on Saturday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the 2016 racing season or drivers wanting to show their race cars at the Mall show should call Adams at 715-205-2861.

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 www.RiceLakeSpeedway.net 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.

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