(West Salem, WI.) The 2009 NASCAR Whelen All American Series season will roar to life on Saturday night April 25th at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Speedway Officials are preparing for another year of topnotch racing action and have added some exciting new events to the schedule.
“Like many race fans, we are anxiously awaiting the first night of competition” stated speedway Operations Director Dave Noelke. “We expect to see some very tight competition in all of our divisions. In addition, we have also improved our schedule by adding a fan favorite event (the CRASH O RAMA on July 3) and seven “Street Drag” events”. According to Noelke, the race fans are in for a heck of a battle for the track championships in each division. “With the level of competition and encouraging car counts, the caliber of racing action will be intense from the first green flag on April 25 until the last regular event on September 5”.
The Saturday night race card will again see the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, North Country Contractors Grand National Sportsman and United Auto Supply Thunderstox. In addition to the speedway’s three main divisions, fans will be treated each race night with one of the popular Thunderstox novelty events or the see the Hornet division competing. On selected nights, the speedway’s newest division, the “Tuners” will also compete. The Tuners are front wheel drive six cylinder cars that are similar to the Thunderstox. In addition to the Tuners, the speedway will be scheduling seven “Street Drag” events. Street Drags are “drag races” on the front stretch and pit road of the speedway. They are organized like a typical drag race, however all cars must be street legal and driven to the speedway. “Street Drags are very popular at other speedway’s and this style of racing is now working its way into the Midwest” added Noelke.
The 2009 schedule will include many of the favored traditional special events, including the Fair Time 50 on July 18, the Trailer Race of Destruction on Aug. 4, the Labor Day twin 50’s on September 5, Eve of Destruction Sept. 12 and the Oktoberfest Race Weekend- Oct 8-9-10-11.
Racing will begin at 7:30 for the Saturday night programs and qualifying is slated at 6:15 PM. For more information about the 2009 racing season call the speedway’s 24 hour HOTLINE at (608) 786-1525 or visit our web site at www.lacrossespeedway.com