One of the most historic general membership meetings to take place in the history of the Norway Speedway took place last night. The meeting was held in the grandstands at the race track, so proper Covid-19 social distancing guidelines could be followed. The attendance at the meeting was the most we have had in years. This was an informational meeting to get the race track opened for the remainder of the summer. After getting the OK from the Health Department and the Fairboard, the Speedway will be opening! There are some guidelines we must follow.
There will be no more than 25 people at any given time at the work bees that we will be hosting on Saturday June 13th, Sunday June 14th, and Sunday June 21st.
Individuals that have to work in close proximity will have to wear the proper P.P.E and maintain social distancing of at least 6 ft.
All individuals entering the track will get their temperature taken via infrared thermometer. Those with a temperature over 99.7 degrees will be asked to leave the track immediately.
All individuals entering the track will sign a waiver of liability assuming the risks associated with Covid-19.
After a lengthy discussion, almost everyone is in agreement that this year’s Season Opener will be the Island Resort & Casino/Aurora Liquors Stateline Challenge which is highlighted with the annual Kent Pearson Memorial 75 Lap LM Feature. This race will be held on Friday July 3rd! Yes, we are taking a page out of the NASCAR book and making our first event the BIGGEST event. On Saturday June 20th and June 27th there will be open practice for all divisions. There will also be a Wednesday night practice June 24th and July 1st ($10.00 per person entrance fee).
We have a 10 race schedule this year. The complete schedule can be found on the Norway Speedway website, www.norwayspeedway.com. Tire orders can be placed through John Ostermann (email@example.com or via Facebook). There will also be tires available for sale at all practices.
Here's to the start of one of our most challenging seasons yet. We’re hoping for great weather and safety for all of our drivers, pit crews, and fans on behalf of the Norway Speedway Board.
Joey Pontbriand, Tim Schultz Jr., Matt Charlebois, Kevin Lee, and John Ostermann
NORWAY SPEEDWAY GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM FAIR BOARD TO WORK ON TRACK
(Meeting with Dickinson County Health Department within
next 48 hours will determine track’s practice and starting dates)
(Norway, MI) June 2 – The Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA), the group that hosts the weekly racing program at Norway Speedway cleared a major hurdle tonight after getting the green light to get their weekly racing program underway in 2020.
The Dickinson County Fair board voted to allow the DCRA members onto the grounds to perform maintenance work at the third-mile, paved oval. “As of right now we’ve presented our plan and we’re waiting to hear from the Dickinson County Health Department before we begin work or set a practice date and season opening race,” said DCRA club president John Ostermann. “That date could possibly be in mid to late June. We hope to know more in a couple of days.”
A 16 race-date schedule was set but with the Covid-19 safer-at-home order in effect in Michigan the Memorial Day weekend season opener was scrapped along with early season races in June as well. “We hope to have a practice as soon as possible and fans are urged to check our track’s Facebook page which will be updated as soon as we know something. We know many drivers in all of our classes are itching to get some practice in.” Ostermann added he wanted to thank the fair board’s Brian Swanson who made the motion to get the ball rolling on the 2020 racing season.
Highlighting the season schedule will be the running of the 37th annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort Casino & Aurora Liquors Friday, July 3. The event, which also serves as the Kent Pearson Memorial, was won by Prairie Du Sac’s Travis Sauter in 2019.
The Auto Value Series races will be held June 19 and July 17, respectively. Coca Cola late models will battle for a $1,000-to-win top prize while Auto Value super stocks will scrap for $750-to-win. In 2019 third-generation racer Robby Iverson of Escanaba and Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley captured the late model series wins while Norway’s Brett Bray and Vulcan’s Tim Schultz emerged triumphant in the super stocks, respectively.
Another $1,000-to-win is up for grabs on Werner Electric Night for late models August 7 while the first ever MC Signs & Sal-Mar Resort “Four Banger Frenzy” is set for Friday, August 28.
The Norway Speedway Hall of Fame “Class of 2020” will be unveiled July 31 in conjunction with an appearance that night from the vintage modifieds.
The popular Kid’s nickel toss is set for July 10 while the popular Fan Appreciation Night will take place July 24.
The second annual “Pavement Pounder” race for dirt sportmods will return on August 14. Last season Bark River’s Mike Richer captured the first ever win.
UTV races are slated for two nights with the spectator eliminator events scheduled for six nights. Island Resort Casino and the Dickinson County Fair will be sponsoring championship night on Sunday, September 6 of Labor Day weekend during the Dickinson County Fair. A 100 lap late model feature is on tap. The raindate for championship night is Monday, September 7 on Labor Day.
Weekly divisions include Coca Cola late models, Auto Value super stocks, 141 auto stock cars and MC Signs & Graphics four bangers. Ken’s Sports sport trucks will again compete on an every-other-week basis.
You can learn more about Norway Speedway through both our Facebook page. You can also email Ostermann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Norway Speedway, located in Norway, Michigan is a Third-mile oval track that is slightly banked. The track was originally built as in 1942 and blacktopped in 1979. Racing is held on Friday evenings from Mid-May through Labor Day weekend when the champions are crowned during the Dickinson County Fair. Specials include the Auto-Value Challenge Series and Stateline Challenge! We are located between State Hwy 141 and US Hwy 2, just south of town on US Hwy 8 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds!
Online Ticket Purchaser
Online Ticket sales for the
"Ford Airport, State-line Apparel, Coleman Racing Products - Week #2" race, are closed.
There will be 290 tickets sold at the front gates on 7/10/2020. Starting at 5:00 PM
Grandstand tickets will be "First Come, First Serve".
For all of our online ticket sales we will have a list of names available at all gates.
We are requesting that you present a copy of your receipt to gate attendant in order to receive your entry ticket. Receipt must be a paper copy or shown on phone to gate attendant.
Thank you and enjoy the races.
Pit Passes We be sold at back gate only.
If you have any questions about the online sales please only call Cinde at 715-548-1263
Dickinson County Racing Association PO Box 144 Norway, MI 49870 US
07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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