April 4, 2018 (West Salem, WI) – April is now in full swing and soon will also be the LaCrosse Speedway 2018 season.

Nearly thirty drivers have registered already to run in the Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery NASCAR Late Model division this season. Returning will be Minnesota’s Nick Panitzke, as he looks to be the first time repeat Late Model Champion since 2006 without the last name Carlson. That feat was done by Bangor’s Kevin Nuttleman in 2005 and 2006.

Although Panitzke was tough last year, never count out six time track champion Steve Carlson, who won four straight titles from 2013-2016. Competition was the toughest in years last season, and there were eight different feature winners in sixteen races, including four that won their first. But this year, expect Carlson and Panitzke to be fully challenged each week by Cole Howland, Ty Reedy, Brad Powell and Mike Carlson for the title run.

Other drivers that could win on any given week might just be Mike Ehde, Jerimy Wagner, Jesse Pokszyk and Nick Clements. First time winners this season could also be Justin Mullikin, Carter Christenson or newcomer from Minnesota, Michael Beamish. And don’t forget that Matthew Henderson ended an eight year drought in 2017, returning to Victory Lane last July.

When the 2018 season takes the green flag, regardless of who one might be cheering for, it should be another action-packed year full of excitement.

So Join us, on Sunday April 22nd with the 6th Annual Frostbuster event. Gates open at 12:30, Qualifying at 12:45 and racing gets underway at 2:00. The event features NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action of the Tobacco Outlet Plus Late Models, Dean’s Satellite Sportsmen, Auto Value Thunderstox, the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets, and the Auto Value Parts Stores Street Stocks.

Fans – don’t forget that while you’re at the track, you can follow along during qualifying and racing events on your phone. Download the the “MYLAPS LIVE TIMING WIFI” app before coming to the track. When you get to the track, open the app and connect to server, port 60000 and click connect in the app. The app will present live timing data and running positions. It’s Free and it’s FUN!

One last opportunity is available for fans to save on a 2018 season punch card – This offer Expires April 14th. The cost has increased to $125, but is still a great deal – that breaks down to $10.40 per admission. Get (12) admission punches on this card – you can use them all on one night, some, or just one. With weekly admission at either 12.50, or 13.50, your savings is a minimum of $25 by purchasing the card. Cards expire 9-1-18 and are not valid on June 30th or July 28th. Purchase online at this link.

The annual “Media Day” practice will take place Saturday, April 14th. This is the first official practice date for race teams to test on the track in 2018. Pit gate will open at 10:00 am, practice will run from 11:00 until 3:00. It’s called Media Day, as local media are invited out to take videos, photos, get interviews and an insight on the new season. Grandstands will be open for anyone to watch for free.

In recent years, fans have had opportunities to save money at the track during most events, or get something free. Free stuff will continue this year, as well as weekly savings coupons through our email newsletters, our US Postal Service Direct Mailing List or our social media channels (Facebook & Twitter). If you’re not already a subscriber to any or all of these, be sure to do so before the season gets started so you don’t miss out on any great deals. Get a complete summary of the promotions at our website’s Promotions Page.

For more information about LaCrosse Speedway, or the 2018 season, please contact the office at 608-786-1525 or email LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway is a proud NASCAR Hometrack, part of the NASCAR Whelen All-America
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