Apr 292016

Test & Tune May 7th - 4:00-8:00

Don, Jeremy, Keith, Denny & Joanne have been working away on the racing surface at the speedway this month and things are starting to look good out there!  Saturday May 7th is our annual Test & Tune event.  Gates will open at 2:oo and testing will start at 4:00and go until 8:00.  All classes are welcome - Bombers, Streets, Modifieds, Legends, Late Models, Sprint Cars, etc.

Special note for SlingShots - we will have a separate testing / practice session (or a couple sessions) in the next couple weeks - we'll notify all the SlingShooters when that date is decided - its dependent on weather, track conditions, school events, etc.

Car Show May 14th - 11:00-2:00

Next up will be our car show at Don Wilhelm on May 14th from 11:00-2:00.  That's right, for the first time fans will be able to check out the cars, talk to the drivers, then head up tot he speedway and watch them compete the very same day!  How cool will that be?  Racers having their cars on display will get into the races that evening for free.  The great folks at Wilhelms will be grilling up some hotdogs and have some beverages on hand as well.  Stop down, bring your tshirts & hero cards, talk smart and then get ready to see some racing that evening!

Mar 292016

Its getting to be that time!  Time to start finalizing plans for the seasons that is.  One of the last, but most important, details to work out is finding a few good men and women to add to the Jamestown Speedway team!

  • Scoring Official(s)
  • Gate Workers
  • Race Official(s)
  • Tow Truck Drivers
  • Kids Club Coordinator
  • Tech Inspector

Scoring Official –

  • Have a knack for detail?  Like a fast paced way to make the races fly by?  We’re needing people interested in helping with scoring the races.  This means doing things like running our Speednet computer program or the manning the Transponder program.  The programs do take a little getting used to but we have some awesome trainers and if you have a a good general understanding of computers we can teach you.   If computers aren't for you but you'd still like to help we have a spot for you too!  Before and during the races we have at least one person doing things the old fashion way - with a pencil and paper as we go just in case our computer goes down (not that computers after crash!).  Sounds fun right?  Getting to greet and talk to each driver every night and being the first to know the points standings each week are just a couple of the benefits of being a Scoring Official.

Pit 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 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 the pit gate at the speedway.  We need folks to work the main pit gate that is open from 3:30-7:00 before the races.  For the die hard race fan this has double benefits!  Get into the races for free, and get a discount at the concession stand!  We’ll even hook you up with the WIFI password for the blazing fast Dakota Central Internet we have at the track!

Race Officials –

  • The backbone of putting on a good show for the fans and drivers.  Making accurate calls quickly and getting in on all the behind the scenes action at the track.  The ideal candidate would have nickname of Eagle Eye and/or be a former sniper, but those aren't requirements.  A sense of humor, the ability to take the situation seriously but not too seriously, and wanting to be a part of the second fastest sport (the drag racers have us beat) in town are requirements though.

Kids Club Coordinator –

  • This is something new so you'll get to be a part of blazing new trails for the Jamestown Speedway.  We have a vision for this program but as with anything new there's going to be some learning as we get started.  But we want to do things like have a special tshirt and badge for kids club members, let kids meet their favorite drivers, have a Junior Flagman each night, maybe have a kid zone with a fun extra activity for kids before the races, and other extras that will make the races memorable for kids and their parents.

Tow Truck Drivers –

  • My personal favorite job at the speedway!  The most action, the most excitement, driving around in a cool old truck all night pulling and pushing race cars as needed.  One job where common sense, a cool head, and some quick thinking creative problem solving are a must!  If you're good with running equipment and have experience towing trailers this job is for you!

Tech Inspector -

  • It sounds 'technical', and it is.  But don't let it fool you, this role is more about being able to deal with people and solve problems than it is about needing to understand every nut & bolt and moving part on the race car.  Things like making sure racers' safety equipment is up to code, making sure race car body dimensions are correct (there's a simple diagram to help with each class), using go/no go gauges on carburetors, putting an adapter into a spark plug whole to test compression ratio.  Of course a retired race car driver with a reputation for pushing the limits of the rules would be the best person for this job, however if you like dealing with people and you have a good general mechanic sense you would be great for this role also!

This is shaping up to be a great year at the speedway.  Two new classes (Slingshots & IMCA Modifieds), two Late Model dates, the 45th Annual Stock Car Stampede, and more.  We hope you’ll want to be a part of it!!

If you want to be part please contact Tim Baldwin (701-527-2467) or Keith Veil (701-320-4275) and let them know.  Or drop us an email at jamestownspeedway@gmail.com

Feb 162016
IMCA Transition Rules for 2016

As it pertains to racing a WISSOTA® legal Modified this summer at the Jamestown Speedway in the IMCA Modified class, here are the transition rules you will be required to follow: All tires must be IMCA stamped Hoosier G-60 with grinding and siping only per IMCA rules. All engines must use 7800 RPM rev limiter except GM 604 crate engine [Read More...]

Feb 082016
2016 Racing Schedule

We’re excited to announce the 2016 Jamestown Speedway Racing Schedule.  Minor details and extra events are still being finalized, we have an excellent line up of weekly races featuring Bombers, WISSOTA street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, IMCA Modifieds, and new this year – Slingshot races for the kids.   Lots of specials including two NLRA Late Model dates, [Read More...]

Sep 082015
Stock Car Stampede Sept 25th & 26th

(Click the logo for detailed entry fee, payout, ticket info, etc.) 2015 Stock Car Stampede Sept 25th & 26th The most exciting weekend of motorsports in Jamestown is here!  The 44TH Annual Stock Car Stampede.  This year’s event follows the traditional format of heats for all 7 CLASSES on Friday beginning at 7:00 PM.  Consolation races and Feature races [Read More...]

Sep 012015
Labor Day Weekend Duel Sept 5th & 6th

Labor Day Weekend Duel for a Grand Saturday, Sept 5th & Sunday, Sept 6th Brought to you by Central Dakota Sanitation & MidMach, both of Jamestown.  Come see the finest dirt track racing around as Saturday the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds compete for a cool $1,000 to win and the WISSOTA Street Stocks go after a $500 [Read More...]

Aug 192015
Season Championship this Weekend - Aug 29th

Saturday, Aug 22nd is Season Championship at the speedway brought to you by Erin Lamp State Farm Insurance of Jamestown.  Erin and the crew are ready with giveaways, extra prizes for the drivers, plus West End Hide Fur & Metal Co. will be giving out the 25 back packs we planned to give away at last week’s Back to School [Read More...]

Aug 072015
Next Race is August 15th - Retro Saturday Night

Saturday, Aug 15th is Retro Saturday Night at the speedway brought to you by 103.1 The Raven and Newsdakota.com of Jamestown.  All of our classes are back and will be itching to get back to the dirt and finish out the season.  Plus the IMCA Modifieds will be back one last time before the Stampede. Races start at [Read More...]

Jul 302015
NLRA Late Models Saturday, Monster Trucks on Tuesday

Saturday, August 1st is the NLRA Late Model Tour is making a stop in Jamestown.   Bombers, MW Modifieds, Modifieds and WISSOTA Late Models will be competing (no street stocks).  Then Tuesday, August 4th at 7:30 its the Monster Trucks!  Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Dennis the Menace, and Freedom Fighter are the trucks that will be here. [Read More...]

Jul 232015
MW Modified Special - July 25th

Saturday, July 25th is the WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special brought to you by Unison Bank of Jamestown.   Races start at 7:00, with 4 divisions of cars competing. The format for a night of racing is we run heat races for all classes for racers to qualify and determine starting order for the feature races. After the heat races there’s [Read More...]