Apr 202015

My goodness did winter fly by fast or what?  Seems like last week we were wrapping things up for the Stampede!  Better to fly by than drag on forever though.

There’s one change we’re excited about and hoping adds to the fans’ experience when they come to a special event this summer.  On our special event nights, such as the Advantage RV Mod tour and the NLRA Late Model nights we’re going to establish a starting time for the main event for the premiere class that night.  Meaning when it’s the NLRA Late Model night, the NLRA Late Models are going to take to the track for their feature event at 9:15.  Too often we bill a night as a special night for late models, sprint cars, a mod tour, and so forth but then the special event means more cars and more drivers, which means more races and a longer night.  Which is great for those of us die hard race fans who would be happy to watch racing until 2:00 in the morning every weekend.

For the less die hard fans, the ones who tend to only come when they hear an ad for Late Models or something special going on – feedback is in the form of a string of tail lights headed for the exit three races before we get to the premiere feature of the night.  That feedback is loud and clear that we need to find a way to give those casual fans the show they came for before losing their attention, and losing a chance to lure them back for next week.

How its going to work is we will attempt to fit the premiere feature event in between other feature races as best we can to match up the time we set.  But if we find ourselves 15 minutes and 10 laps into a MW Mod feature when we’re scheduled to run the premiere class, we may send the MW Mods to the pits and continue that feature later.  We feel strongly that this set time for the main event is something we need to do to cater to our fan base.  We do sincerely ask that drivers be understanding of this help us try this.  Old school thinking is we should save the best for last and make people stay until the end.  But that is hardly respectful and is borderline dishonest towards fans who come out to see a special event.  When we have a special class we need to treat them special and give them and the fans a reason to come back again.

Apr 072015

As the race season draws nearer one sure sign we're almost ready to see throw the green flag
on the 2015 racing season is the annual car show
at Don Wilhelm, Inc. on April 25th from 10:00AM - 2:00

Drivers from all classes will have their cars on display.  Get up close and personal with your favorite cars
from the Jamestown Speedway while they are still
shiny and dent free.

WHAT: Jamestown Speedway Car Show

WHEREDon Wilhelm, Inc. (bottom of Mill Hill in Jamestown)

WHEN: April 25th - 10:00AM - 2:00 PM

**Participating drivers will receive a free pit pass to Test-n-Tune or a regular season race.
**For a full 2015 schedule click here.

Mar 132015
Racing Season Just Around the Corner

With this warm weather you can’t help but get a excited for summer, and the best thing about summer of course is Saturday night dirt track racing at the Jamestown Speedway.  The season opener on May 9th is less than two months away and for all those involved with making plans for the season at [Read More...]

Jan 212015
Join The Team - 2015 Season!

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 [Read More...]

Dec 092014
Tentative 2015 Race Schedule Released

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 [Read More...]

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...]