March 29, 2017 (West Salem, WI) – The 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is just four and a half weeks away at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Sunday afternoon racing awaits fans as drivers prepare for the 5th Annual “Frostbuster,” on April 30th.
The first look at the new season took place last Sunday, as many drivers from last year, plus many new ones officially filed their 2017 registration forms.
“I can’t wait to go racin,” commented returning Sportsmen driver Steve Bachman. “It’s great to see more drivers registered in my division, the Dean’s Satellite Sportsmen, as well as the Late Models. It looks like it’s going to be a fun season.”
The meeting addressed new topics, such as the Speedway’s new Transponder System. For the first time during Whelen All-American Series Weekly Racing, electronic timing and scoring will be used. “I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of data I can retrieve from this new system. Running different lines around the race track, as well as air and track temperatures are all factors that will help me analyze the information we will get,” concluded Bachman.
So far, there are 100 registered or committed drivers to racing at the Speedway in 2017, but that number will increase, as many of the quarter mile track teams tend to wait until Media day to fill out their registration forms.