It’s race day — finally

After rain washed away the first three oval races of the summer, the green flag was finally flying July 24 at the Wissota Late Model and Hobby/Super Stock race.

By Adam Eisenbarth

After rain washed away the first three oval races of the summer, the green flag was finally flying July 24 at the Wissota Late Model and Hobby/Super Stock race.

“The whole team was very happy to have the first oval race with the weather co-operating and it was a great day,” said Dale Barr.

“We would have liked to have seen some more people out there but there’s a lot of stuff going on through the summer.”

This race had some special additions to it.

“We had a great surprise actually,” Barr said. “We got sprint cars down to put on a feature show.”

Typically the event has three classes, but because of the additions they featured five and while that was a treat for the fans, it wasn’t the only new opportunity for them.

“We did something different this year. We brought all the cars out just before the finals and invited all the fans to come down, meet the drivers and have a look at the cars. It was great,” Barr said.

The cars weren’t the only speed featured on the day. Organizers worked hard to keep the action fast-paced, as spectators didn’t have to wait long in between races.

“The whole event was completed in two and a half hours so spectators got continuous entertainment and the weather was perfect for it so everyone that was there was very happy with the show,” Barr said.

He credited the success to the volunteers that help run the show. It takes about 50 people to put the event on and there is much work to do in preparation for the event as well.

“It takes quite a team to put the event on. The pre-race preparation includes getting your posters out, working radio ads from the administrative side of it. Then there’s a pile of people that work on the track preparation, which is an ongoing task.”

There are just three races remaining on the schedule for the racing season.

The Auto Value Parts Super Stock Final/Hobby Stock is next up and is scheduled for Aug. 28.

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