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The 2013 summer race season schedule is announced!

By Admin, 11/16/12, 10:45AM CST


Cedar Lake Speedway is excited to announce the 2013 event schedule which is loaded with special events along with local NASCAR racing talent. 2013 marks the 55th year of racing at the western Wisconsin facility. Some of the key changes this year include a track surface facelift, Masters format change, WoO of Outlaw Sprint Car event date change and Nationals preliminary night sanctioning. Fans & drivers will be greeted in April with a redesigned turns 3 & 4 along with a surface facelift. The plateau on the top of turns 3 & 4 has been removed leaving a consistent angle from the bottom to the top of the track. Along with the changes to the turns several thousand yards of new clay has been applied to the entire track. Cedar Lake Speedway expects these investments into the track to deliver a more consistent weekly race surface for our drivers and exciting side-by-side action our fans expect.

2013 marks the 4th year of NASCAR sanctioning at Cedar Lake Speedway and with that comes a slight change to our weekly program. Every event which includes our local racers will be NASCAR sanctioned in 2013 except the Legendary 100 in September. This change gives our local drivers every opportunity to earn valuable NASCAR & track points to take advantage of all the NASCAR benefits including the largest point fund in the area & participant insurance. Similar to last year every driver will need a NASCAR license to compete at Cedar Lake Speedway weekly. NASCAR recently released plans to offer a temporary license for drivers that don’t race a NASCAR track weekly. Details on NASCAR temporary licensing will be released soon.

The 2013 season kicks off Thursday, April 4th with open practice for drivers looking to get a few laps in before a double-header Friday and Saturday featuring NASCAR Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Mid-Mods & Hornets. NASCAR racing for all 5 classes is on tap the next two Saturdays. Cedar Lake’s first sprint car special event on April 27th features the UMSS 360 Sprints along with NASCAR Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Stocks & Hornets.

May’s scheduled events include weekly NASCAR Racing on the 4th & 18th along with one of the track’s most exciting nights, School Bus Race Night. This event has grown into one of the area’s must see event as local schools support their bus as they battle other area schools for the title of fastest bus around. This unique racing experience has full sized buses decorated in each school’s colors racing full speed around the track. Fans can expect a little banging & bashing, a few rollovers and some great NASCAR racing that night with Mid-Mods, Hornets & Vintage race cars. Looking for a cheap date? Then don’t forget to make it to the track on Saturday May 25th as grandstand admission is totally FREE! Help us pack the track by bringing your friends, family & co-workers out for a night of racing. Pack the track night is a great opportunity to introduce someone new to our sport and it won’t cost you a dime to get in.

June begins right away with a special event on Saturday the 1st. The 2nd annual Triple Crown is the first big money night of the year for our racers as it marks the return of the IRA 410 Sprint Cars to the track along with NASCAR Late Models & Modifieds each racing for $3,000 to win! Fans can expect the absolute best local racing talent in the area to compete for a share of the huge purse on the high Banks. Weekly NASCAR racing follows on the 8th. Cedar Lake Speedway is proud to announce that the 15th annual Masters event will again be the kickoff weekend for the UMP SummerNationals Hell Tour featuring the only multi-day event at one track on the tour. The Masters kicks off with a complete show of NASCAR Modifieds, Pro Stocks, MW Modifieds, and Hornets on Thursday June 13th. Friday and Saturday brings complete shows each night of UMP Late Models along with the now annual return of the USMTS Modifieds. This event has now become a must-see event with complete shows each night of some of the best drivers in the country. Weekly NASCAR racing follows on June 22nd. The last weekend in June features the 3rd multi-day event as we present our huge annual firework display and NASCAR racing on Saturday June 29th. Do not miss our fireworks as they rival most community displays. One major change in 2013 is moving the World of Outlaw Sprint Car event back to Sunday June 30th. Spend the weekend at the track and camp for free.

July includes the Night of Destruction which is always a crowd pleaser on July 6th, nightly NASCAR racing on the 13th & 20th along with the Summer Sprint Special on July 27 featuring UMSS 360 Sprint Cars.

The 26th USA Nationals begins the month of August as we welcome back the nation’s best Late Model drivers for another 3 days of action. Cedar Lake Speedway is proud to host the World of Outlaw Late Models series crown jewel event again in 2013. Thursday night’s action includes a complete show of World of Outlaw Late Models. Friday August 2nd features World of Outlaw Late Model qualifying, heats & dash along with a complete show of NASCAR Late Models. The final night, Saturday August 3rd includes consolation races, dash and 100 lap $50,000 to win main event. Weekly racing follows on the 10th, 17th & 24th.

As the year winds down September includes the 13th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial race on the 7th celebrating the life & legacy of Hall of Fame Sprint Car driver Jerry Richert featuring IRA 410 Sprint Cars, & UMSS 360 Sprints. The final multi-day event begins Thursday the 12th as Cedar Lake Speedway presents the 8th annual Legendary 100. This three day event is all about racing, tons of cars, several races and a monster purse. The final event of 2013 will be the $10,000 to win enduro scheduled for September 21st.

For complete schedule details, admission prices & purses please visit our website: . Reserved discount tickets for select special event are available online or by calling the Cedar Lake Speedway box office at 612-363-0479. Cedar Lake Speedway is located 30 miles east of the Twin City metro area at 2275 County Road CC, New Richmond Wisconsin 54017