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Dramatically Changed Format Scheduled for 2013 Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway!

By CLS, 08/17/13, 8:15PM CDT


Historically, the mid-September classic at Cedar Lake Speedway delivers outstanding racing, memorable finishes and the opportunity for fans & racers to watch and compete with the best gathering of racecars in the Midwest.  Plans are laid for the 2013 episode to continue that tradition.  Cedar Lake Speedway ‘s attitude of never settling for ordinary and always looking to improve drives this year’s Legendary 100 format change.  “We think the new format will provide drivers in every class more opportunity to race and give fans three jam-packed nights of racing” commented track owner Brad Both.  The Legendary 100 is scheduled for September 12th, 13th & 14th featuring seven classes of racecars each night. 


Thursday kicks off the weekend featuring a complete show of heats, B-mains, and features for Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks & Hornets!  You read that correctly, 7 classes of cars on Thursday night.  Racing is scheduled to begin at 5:00pm on Thursday.  In past years the cars that raced on Thursday were done for the weekend.  This new format welcomes those racers to compete all weekend while giving the higher division cars another night to race and get some laps for the finale.  What’s more, Cedar Lake Speedway will be offering the drivers competing on Thursday a “Wildcard”.  The highest finishing driver in every division on Thursday that fails to make the feature event on Saturday will be given the opportunity to start in the 25th position for the big money show.


The weekend continues Friday night with heats & qualifying features in all seven classes of cars.  Saturday will feature consolation races and the A-main features in all seven divisions.  Friday night drivers will be lined up by pill draw.  The top 12 cars in passing points will transfer to a qualifying feature to determine the first 6 rows of Saturday’s main event.  The remaining cars will be split into equal consolation races to be run Saturday and lined up based on passing points.  Friday evening’s racing will feature pedal to the metal action in all seven divisions as the area’s best drivers battle for the top starting spots on Saturday.  The final 12 positions will be filled out from B-mains and last chance races on Saturday before kicking off the main events in all seven classes.  “We’ve fielded many requests for more racing on this weekend and we are confident the fans and racers will get what they want!” mentioned track owner Chuck Kaufman.  Racing begins on both Friday and Saturday at 6:00. 



            Thursday - $15 Adults, $7 Students 6-16, $35 Pit Pass

            Friday - $20 Adults, $10 Students 6-16, $35 Pit Pass

            Saturday - $25 Adults, $12 Students 6-16, $35 Pit Pass


Frequently Asked Racer Questions:


Do I need a NASCAR License to compete at the Legendary 100?  Yes, the Legendary 100 is NASCAR sanctioned.  However Badger Excavating & Storage has stepped forward to sponsor the event and will purchase a NASCAR license for any competitor that competes and does not currently have a license.


Is my car legal to race at the Legendary 100?  Yes, most area cars are legal to race.  Contact us at 612-363-0479 or if you have any questions.


When does the pit gate open & when are hot laps?  The pit gate will open at 1:00 on Thursday with hot laps starting at 4:15.  The pits will remain open all weekend with hot laps on Friday & Saturday at 5:15.


What does it cost me to race at the Legendary 100?  Drivers will need to purchase a pit pass each night ($35) and one entry fee for the weekend.  Entry fees are ($75) Late Models, ($60) Modifieds & Super Stocks, ($40) MW Modifieds & Street Stocks, ($30) Pure Stocks & ($25) Hornets. 


For complete event details, schedule & purse please visit or call 612-363-0479.