Jan 212015
 

We’re finally across the halfway point between the last race of last season and the first race of this season.  That means its time to start getting into the details for the races this summer.  The schedule and nightly sponsors are coming together (though there’s always room for more).  On the personnel side we’re still looking for a few folks able to fill some open positions we have this year.

  • Track Maintenance
  • Scorers & Lapboard Operator
  • Gate Workers
  • Wrecker Driver & Wrecker Driver Helper
  • Tshirt / Apparel Sales

Track Maintenance

  • Prepping the speedway for races Saturday night starts Wednesday evening.  Wednesday night the track is heavily watered to get a moisture base into the track.  Thursday night the track is bladed and packed, along with being watered to ensure the moisture base started on Wednesday stays.  If all goes well, Friday night we just maintain the moisture level on the track, along with packing the backside of the corners, pit roads, and any other maintenance needed.  Saturday is another day for maintaining moisture, and then monitoring the track and watering as needed throughout the races.
  • Ideally we’d like one person who could head up these efforts, though if you can help with some of the tasks listed but not all of them we’d love to make you a part of the Jamestown Speedway Crew.

Scorers & Lapboard Operators

  • Have a knack for detail?  Like a fast paced way to make the races fly by?  We’re needing people interested in being hand scorers during the races.  We have state of the art computer systems to make lineups and keep track of what position everyone is in, but as a backup we always have one or two people keeping track of positions the old fashioned way – with a pencil and paper.  I know, it sounds fun right?  I know its not for everyone, but it is for some people.  And if you’re one of those people, give us a shout and we’d love to make you a part of the team.

Gate Workers 

  • Quick, how much does it cost for 2 adults and a ten year old to get into the pits?  If you answered $60 (2X$25 +$10), you have what it takes to be a gate worker at the speedway.  Bonus question – can you flash a wide smile when someone walks up who you haven’t seen in a week?  Yes?  Then this job is for you!  Greeting drivers, asking how they did the night before, getting to know what  kind of pickups they drive or what they do for day jobs during the week, being the first to hear gossip and results from Friday night’s races – all benefits of working at the pit gate at the speedway.  Need folks for the main pit gate that’s open until race time and also for the back gate that is open all night.  So maybe you’re a family member who gets drug along to the races but you’d rather spend your evening reading a book on your iPad.  We’ll give you a perfect place to do just that, and we’ll even hook you up with the wifi password for the blazing fast wireless Internet we have.

Wrecker Drivers & Wrecker Driver Helpers

  • Another pretty self-explanatory job posting!  Either driving a wrecker or riding along in the wrecker and helping hook up wrecked cars, telling the wrecker driver where to go and what to do to the point where he almost hands the keys over and says ‘here, you do it’ but not quite.  These are the best jobs in the house.  Driving around in old trucks, getting in the middle of the action, helping make the show run smoothly and quickly.

Track Photographer/Videographer

  • Have a knack for taking pictures worth a thousand words?  Or even 100 words?  Like putting videos on YouTube?  We're looking for someone to take behind the scene pictures of the speedway and tell the story of the 2015 season in pictures & videos.  Not an action photographer like Cody, but someone who can take pics of trophy presentations, sponsor events and the like.

Tshirt / Apparel Sales

  • Last but certainly not least – though the track promoter’s Carhartt farmer jeans and nerdy looking hiking boots scream ‘I’m the king of fashion,’ he secretly would like help in the area of tshirt and apparel sales.  So if you have good ideas for shirts or novelty items we could sell on race nights let us know.  We’ll gladly give you a cool job title like ‘Director of Novelty Sales’ and let you go to town.

This is shaping up to be a fun and exciting year at the speedway.  More race nights, the traditional Labor Day Duel races are back, the Dakota Classic Modified Tour Championship, 2 NLRA Late Model dates, the Stock Car Stampede, its going to be awesome.  We hope you’ll want to be a part of it!!

If you want to be part please contact Tim Baldwin or Keith Veil and let them know.

Contact info:
Tim Baldwin
701-527-2467
Timbaldwin21@gmail.com

Dec 092014
 
Wildung & Seng

Download a printable schedule:  Download PDF

For Immediate Release:
Jamestown Speedway is excited to announce a tentative 2015 schedule of events at the ¼ mile dirt track on the Stutsman County Fairgrounds in Jamestown, ND.  Classes competing weekly at the speedway will be the Pure Stocks, WISSOTA MW Mods, WISSOTA Street Stocks, and WISSOTA Modifieds.  The popular NLRA Late Models will make two stops at the speedway this year, once on June 13th and again on Aug 1st.  The Advantage RV Modified Tour stops in Jamestown on May 23rd, and we’re fortunate to host championship night of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour Friday night, July 10th.  New this year is the Modified Showdown the day after the tour championship as we invite the IMCA racers to stick around for one more day of racing in the Dakotas before they head for home.

Events at the speedway get started on May 2nd with Test-n-Tune, which is kind of a practice day for drivers, crews, and speedway personnel to tune in their equipment and make sure they’re ready when racing begins the following week.  Action gets going at the speedway with the season opener on May 9th.  Just two weeks later they’ll host the first big event with the Advantage RV Mod Tour on May 23rd.  Local veteran Jason Grimes made a strong run at the tour championship in 2014, coming up just short at the final tour race in Brainerd, MN.  You can bet he’ll be gunning for redemption in 2015.

Events stay hot in June with the Bomber Bonanza, a special event for the Pure Stock class, followed by the first stop for the NLRA Late Models.  Then its our annual night catering to our youngest fans with Kids Night on June 20th.  Kids get a chance to ride in a real race car, win prizes, meet their favorite drivers, and take part in other activities.  June 27th will be the Street Stock Spectacular, a night to showcase the WISSOTA Street Stocks – the class many see as the most competitive and entertaining in all of WISSOTA.

July is the most action filled month of the summer having 5 big events at the speedway.  The Stutsman County Fair Races happen to fall on the 4th of July this year and we’re honored to be a part of the Independence Day festivities.  Stay tuned on this one as details are still being worked out for the 4th of July race.  Its going to be anything but ordinary.  July 11th will be the championship night of the Dakota Classic Modified Tour.  This will be the 26th year for the DCMT making it the longest running touring race in the Midwest.  The best of the best in IMCA Modified racing from across the country will be here to crown the series champion.  This year we’re going to try to keep them another night for the A-Mod Showdown on Saturday July 11th.  Spec engines, crate motors, concept engines, spoilers, no spoilers, if you race a modified we want you in Jamestown on July 11th to show who’s the fastest.  July could be called the month of Modifieds in Jamestown, as it ends with the MW Modified Festival on the 28th.

August includes the second stop for the NLRA Late Models.  Last year’s NLRA race had drivers from three states and two Canadian Provinces.  Brad Seng was the winner over second place Jeremy Keller, Cody Skytland, Dustin Strand, Tyson Turnbull and 18 other Late Model pilots.  Season points are decided with Back to School night Aug 22nd and championship night Aug 29th.

September has two special events.  Sept 5th & 6th will be the Labor Day Duel, with two complete shows for our normal weekly classes as was done in years past.  Then it’s the big one – the 44th Annual Stock Car Stampede Sept 25th & 26th.  Pure Stocks, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA MW Mods, IMCA Modifieds, WISSOTA Modifieds, and WISSOTA Late Models will go door handle to door handle for their chance at getting their name on the coveted Stock Car Stampede Tshirt.

We’re looking forward to the fun & exciting season of racing we’re going to have next year.  Hope to see you there!

Dec 072014
 
2015 Tentative Schedule

Jamestown Speedway Tentative 2015 Racing Schedule Download a printable schedule:  Download PDF Become a fan of Jamestown Speedway on Facebook May 2 Test & Tune May 9 Opening Night May 16 Points Race May 23 Advantage RV Mod Tour May 30 Armed Forces Night June 6 Bomber Bonanza June 13 NLRA Late Models June 20 Kids Night June 27 Street Stock Spectacular July 4 [Read More...]

Nov 202014
 
Quick Offseason Speedway Update

News from the WISSOTA Banquet: I’m sure by now most have seen or heard about the Annual WISSOTA Meeting and the changes that came from it.  By and large most of the changes to existing classes were expected.  Namely the crate motors passing as well as what are being called the Concept Engines.  Concept engines [Read More...]

Oct 202014
 
Speedway Banquet This Saturday, Oct. 25th

2014 Speedway Banquet this Saturday,Oct. 25th at Shady’s (inside the Gladstone Motel). Social Hour at 5:00 Meal at 6:00 Awards at 7:00 Entertainment to follow. Last year’s hypnotist was such a hit we had a hard time trying to think of something that could possibly top it.  Finally we came to the only logical conclusion…TWO [Read More...]

Sep 252014
 
2014 Stock Car Stampede Winners

Congrats to our feature winners from the 43rd Annual Stock Car Stampede: Bombers: Kyle Anderson WISSOTA MW Modified: Randy Klein WISSOTA Street Stocks: Royce Jawaski WISSOTA Super Stocks: Cole Searing WISSOTA Modified: Jason Grimes IMCA Modified: ‘Smokin’ Hank Berry WISSOTA Late Model: Jeff Wildung Check out CRP Photos for pictures! To re-live the weekend of racing, [Read More...]

Sep 142014
 
Stock Car Stampede This Weekend!

2014 Stock Car Stampede Sept 19 & 20 The most exciting weekend of motorsports in Jamestown is here!  The 43RD Annual Stock Car Stampede.  This year’s event follows the traditional format of heats for all 7 CLASSES onFriday beginning at 7:00 PM.  Consolation races and Feature races will be Saturday at 5:00.  Classes scheduled are [Read More...]

Sep 042014
 
Racing this Sunday, Sept 7th, 6:00 PM

Remember race fans, this Sunday is our makeup race for the regular season finale.  ALL our normal classes will be there, this is their last chance to practice for the Stock Car Stampede, so you can bet they’ll all be trying extra hard to win and find that advantage that will get their name on [Read More...]

Aug 302014
 
2014 Stock Car Stampede - Sept 19th & 20th

43rd Annual Stock Car Stampede set for September 19-20, 2014 at the Jamestown Speedway. 250-300 drivers expected in these 7 classes: Jamestown Speedway Pure Stocks WISSOTA Street Stocks WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds WISSOTA Super Stocks WISSOTA Modifieds IMCA Modifieds WISSOTA Late Models (Click the image above for payout details) Race Format: Heats for all classes on [Read More...]

Aug 262014
 
Sept. 7th Race Night Added

For Immediate Release: Erin Lamp State Farm Insurance and West End Hide, Fur & Metal Co. are teaming up to bring you one more night of racing at the Jamestown Speedway.  A special, makeup kind of race night will take place Sunday Sept 7th, at 6:00PM for all of our classes – Bombers, Street Stocks, MW Mods, [Read More...]