The 2020 racing schedule for the Norway Speedway was released earlier this week by the Dickinson County Racing Association. A familiar looking Friday night racing schedule is highlighted by several marquee events, headlined by the 37th Annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort Casino & Aurora Liquors.
Things kick off for the track in the month of May with two open practice sessions slated for May 9th and May 16th. The open practice on the 16th will also feature a car show for fans in attendance. Both practice days will have free grandstand admission for fans. The first race night of the year takes place the following weekend on May 22nd.
Last year's Stateline Challenge Starters and their machines prior to the green flag.
Fourth of July weekend will again host the running of the Stateline Challenge, this year’s running being the 37th edition of the event. Last year’s running saw Travis Sauter claim the checkered flag in a caution filled 75 lap feature. While Sauter took the checkered flag, Kingsford’s Jason Wells pocketed almost as much prize money as winner Sauter. Each lap of the 2019 event was sponsored by local businesses, fans, drivers, and teams, with the money going to the lap leader. The lap leader bonus will return for the event in 2020.
The 37th Annual Stateline Challenge will run July 3rd, with a rain date of July 4th.
Sponsors Auto Value and Werner Electric both return this season for three nights of big money racing. Auto Value will once again sponsor a two round series which will offer up $1,000 for the Late Model Division winners and $750 to win the Super Stock for both events. Last year's wild Auto Value Rounds were won by Robby Iverson and Dan Lindsley. Werner Electric Night will see $1,000 on the line for the Late Model Division win. Lindsley also claimed the Werner Electric Night last year.
The Auto Value Rounds will take place June 19th and July 17th. Werner Electric Night runs the following month on August 7th.
A new event, titled Motorsports Madness, will take over the Speedway Saturday June 27th. The day long event will feature go-kart racing, demolition derbies, as well as UTV racing in addition to the weekly racing divisions.
Other events to make note of include Fan Appreciation Night, July 24th, Norway Speedway Hall of Fame Night, July 31st, and the second ever Pavement Pounder event, August 14th, which sees IMCA Modifieds take to the asphalt ⅓ mile.
The season will wrap up with the traditional Dickinson County Fair 100 lap Late Model Feature during the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. That race will have $1,000 up for grabs.
The Fair Race will run on September 6th, with the following day set as a rain date.
Weekly divisions at the track will include the Bink’s Coca Cola Late Models, the Auto Value Super Stocks, 141 Auto Stock Cars and MC Signs & Graphics Four Bangers. As was the case last year, the Ken’s Sports Wisconsin Sport Trucks will join the action on a bi-weekly basis.
The entire 16 race schedule is pictured below.
For more info, visit www.NorwaySpeedway.com
By Todd Rose