(West Salem, WI) Officials for the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway announced today that the staff of the race track located in western Wisconsin will begin to protest winter starting on Friday. Although winter is very much part of the lifestyle based on the geographic location of the track, this winter has overstepped its’ bounds. “Enough is enough” stated speedway Promotional Director Dave Noelke.
“Living in the Upper Midwest in the winter can be wonderful, with the changing of the seasons, but the bitter cold and frequent snowfalls have taken the fun out of it. We have decided to protest winter by offering our fans a special “group ticket” promotion during the month of February. Hopefully this will get our fans’ minds off this cold weather, so they can begin to look forward to spring and our 2014 racing season,” stated Noelke.
During the month of February, race fans may purchase a single event group ticket (four admissions, four beverages, four food items) valid for any regular event for the purchase price of $50 (a $72 value).
“We are excited about the 2014 season, and have decided to start it with a new look. Our first event, the Frostbuster, will take place on Sunday afternoon April 27th, and the first green flag will wave at 2:00 pm. Fans will be able to watch racing under the warm spring sunshine, and it is one of only two afternoon races on the schedule, the other being the finale at Oktoberfest,” continued Noelke.
The regular season will commence on Saturday night, May 17th, featuring weekly racing through late August. Other key dates on the 2014 schedule will include the June 14th Smash O Rama, Racing and Fireworks on July 3rd, the Tundra Super Late Models on July 26th, a Trailer Race on August 2nd, and the popular Eve of Destruction on Saturday September 6th. The Midwest’s oldest and most prestigious short track racing weekend, the Oktoberfest Races, will conclude the 2014 season Oct. 2nd-5th.
“In 2014, race fans will have the opportunity to see more double feature nights for the NASCAR Late Models. In addition, the fan favorite “buck nights” will take place twice, plus a new Street Stock division, and the always fun and thrilling novelty will entertain the guests at LaCrosse Speedway,” Noelke concluded.
The detailed 2014 schedule will be released in mid-February.
Race fans and fellow “winter protesters” can visit the speedway’s website www.lacrossespeedway.com for more information. Be sure to “like” LaCrosse Speedway on Facebook and “follow” @laxspeedway on twitter for more up to date information as the 2014 season approaches.