(West Salem, WI – May 3, 2012) The 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will set stage this Saturday night, May 5th, as Whelen Engineering presents the action and excitement of the Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models, North Country Contractors Sportsmen and United Auto Supply Thunderstox. Plus, the Window World Hornets will take to the track and show the action and excitement they provide on the tight tricky quarter mile track.

Bring out the kids early for KQ98.3 FM Kids’ rides in Grand National Sportsmen cars! Sign up at the souvenir stand between 6pm and 6:45 for a ride right after qualifying. Also, it’s Food Pantry Donation night! Local food pantry supplies are low and this is a great cause… bring in a non-perishable food donation of $2 value or greater and receive a discount of $2 off your adult admission.* (*Note: the $2 off admission coupons from April 28th may be used but not in combination with other offers, such as the Food Pantry Donation discount.)

Don’t forget, May is Kids’ Month! All kids age 11 & Under are admitted in FREE!

Gates open at 6:00, Qualifying is at 6:15, and the fun begins at 7:30. Special Event General admission is $11, Students age 12-17 with a Student I.D. are $5. Kids age 11 & Under Are Free on May 5, 12, 19 & 26th, 2012.

NASCAR HOME TRACKS….Where Else Can You Have – So Much Fun, So Close to Home!

The contenders for 2012?

It’s the dawn of a new season. Will we see a similar championship chase in each division like last season, or will the new year bring out new challengers and new champions? J. Herbst is gunning for his third Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Model title in four years. But hold on…. Todd Korish has something to say about that. Looks like the #32 Late Model will be gunning for Herbst’s title this year. Shawn Pfaff, two-time champ will also be one of the hard chargers contending for the crown. And then there’s the return of 2001 Champ Brad Powell – a force definitely to be reckoned with. A couple young guns with a few seasons now under their belt we may see rise to the top: Matthew Henderson, Jerimy Wagner and Cole Howland. Watch out J., there’s a full field of Late Models out to challenge you.

With Dan Gilster not racing this year, the North Country Contractors Grand National Sportsmen division looks like it’s anyone’s game. Look for heavy hitters Randy Humfeld and Greg Scheck to challenge for a title. Young Guns Steve Bachman, Brian Hesselberg, Jake Arneson and Branden Berg should also be in the hunt. Surprises? You’ll likely see some this season in Sportsmen.

Although the Moore family has been dominant in recent years in United Auto Supply Thunderstox, Adam, then Andy, look for the always smooth and in contention Jason Bolster to be right at the top. Veterans Nathan White, Chris Weber, and Jason Schaller look to challenge Adam this year, in addition to rookies Tim Murphy and Rick Babcock from the Window World Hornet division. Recent rookies Jordan Myers and Dustin Bagstand should also be near the top of the crop in 2012.

2012 Driver Lists inside Official Souvenir Yearbook

The 2012 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway Official Souvenir Yearbook is now available at the Souvenir Stand! Be sure to get your collector’s copy this Saturday night on your way into the grandstands!

The 2012 yearbook contains driver lists, photos, information about short track racing and the LaCrosse Speedway track itself. On sale while supplies last.

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