|Final preparations for 2010 race season nearly complete
RICE LAKE, WI (April 19, 2010) - As final preparations are being completed, Rice Lake Speedway is set to open Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. The new owners, AdHan Inc., only completed the purchase of the track within the last 10 days and have since been working frantically to get everything in order for the opener.
“We’ve been working day and night at the track, making sure everything is in order for the 24th,” stated track co-owner Dave Adams. “Not everything will be completely done just the way we’d like, but the track is ready and both the fans and drivers are anxious to start the racing season.”
A preview of the season will be on Thursday, April 22 when a practice session, with free grandstand admission, will be held from 6-9 p.m. There are a large number of new drivers, and many drivers who have switched divisions that are anxious to get some laps on the track.
After that, the highly anticipated opener will take place on Saturday, April 24. For opening night, the pit gate will open at 3:00 p.m. to eliminate a long backup of drivers expected to travel to town for the first race under the new ownership. Cut off time is 6:00 p.m. The grandstands will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Admission prices will remain unchanged from last year.
“I’ve received a ton of calls from drivers asking about opening night. If the weather is good, we should have a great field of cars. I’ve received calls from areas that I didn’t even know had race tracks,” stated Adams.
While the complete race schedule is yet to be finalized, some of the special events will include Sprint Cars and at least one Enduro race. A Late Model special in conjunction with the Street Stock Little Dream race is also planned, but the date has yet to be determined.
The speedway's new website, www.ricelakespeedway.net, is now up and will soon be chock full of racing information on the track.
The new Rice Lake Speedway will be a place where fan and competitor alike will feel welcomed and valued. As Adams says, “It’ll be like the TV show Cheers. Everybody here will know your name.”