Mother Nature was a bit confused this past Saturday! That or we were just getting some good practice for the 46th Annual Stock Car Stampede in a couple months. Either way, we're thankful to the fans and drivers who braved the cold and wind with us and came out for our Kids Night. Many thanks to the drivers who came to the grandstands before the races for our meet and greet - the kids (and adults!) loved it! The feedback was fantastic, we are planning to do this again.
Of course the main thing that made the night special was the kids rides in race cars before the races started. This is always a popular event and brings extra kids and families to the races. Its one those activities we get to do at the speedway where no matter how stressed you might be about points, finishes, crashes, etc., seeing the look on the kids' faces as they get to ride around in the race cars brings you right back to why we are all doing this.
It was a good night back after our wild night a week ago. This week the fire truck and ambulance thankfully remained on the sidelines. Though Scott Gartner in the #0 Street Stock gave us a bit of a scare when he went Dukes Of Hazzard style two wheeling down the front straightaway and off the backside of corner 1. Like last week we were got to see a couple drivers who haven't been regulars in victory lane, with Jason Thoms picking up his first ever win in the Midwest Mods and Dustin Erickson getting his second career win in the Wissota Street Stocks. Corey Jacobson picked up back to back wins in the bomber class. Eric Edwards picked up his first win of the season in Jamestown in the IMCA Modified Class.
Up next is the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Speedway. Races Start at 7PM. Reminder there are no races Saturday July 1, we are only racing on Tuesday, the 4th. We encourage you to get out and support the Stutsman County Fair. We've seen the setting up this week already and it looks like its going to be a blast. They have great bands, great rides, great food, and great fun! Get out and take it all in!
Check out Mike's Article in the Jamestown Sun below for all the details:
Also Check out CRP Photography's photos of the kids riding in race cars and the night's racing action:
IMCA Modifieds - #14 Eric Edwards
WISSOTA Street Stocks - #13 Dustin Erickson
WISSOTA MW Modifieds - #17 Jason Thoms
Bombers - #70 Corey Jacobson