Hello race fans and welcome to The Pit Stop.
R-A-I-N is a four-letter word and it is a bad word around the race track, especially this year.
But not all four-letter words are bad. F-R-E-E is a four-letter word and most of the time it is a good four-letter word.
And F-R-E-E is exactly what race fans will be charged for grandstand admission to The Southern Iowa Speedway tomorrow night.
It is Fan Appreciation Night at Osky tomorrow night and everyone headed to the grandstand will be saving some money. The night is being made possible by several businesses and the “Real” Ronald McDonald will be in attendance. Slideways Karting Center out of Knoxville will have some of their carts at the track to drive.
Mother nature has not been kind to Oskaloosa as they have had to cancel the last two Wednesday nights of racing due to too much liquid sunshine. Hopefully, they will be able to get back on track with racing tomorrow night.
The Eldon Raceway has its first races of 2013 scheduled for Thursday night during the Wapello County Fair. The 4-Cylinders, Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds and Late Models will take to the track for their 2013 lid-lifter.
Hot laps are scheduled at 6:30 with racing action scheduled for a 7 p.m. starting time. The Wapello County Fair will be wrapped up Sunday evening with the demolition derby. This is always a very popular event with the grandstand sure to be filled.
Last week, I wrote about Eddyville Raceway Park and the three days of racing action they had scheduled, but I had a mental lapse and got a week ahead of myself. This weekend is when they are having three days of action at the eighth-mile drag strip.
Friday night at ERP is a fun night and the High School division will have their second point’s race of 2013. Saturday racing action at Eddyville will see a regular bracket race for points and other racing includes Super Street, NHRA King of the Track, Street Bike Motorcycles, and the Junior Dragster Hawkeye Challenge. Sunday action will have the Street Bikes, day two of the Junior Dragster Hawkeye Challenge, Super Street and a non-points bracket race.
The Bloomfield Speedway has racing action Saturday night with the night of action being sponsored by Brad Chilton who is the local distributor of Shaeffer Lubricants. It is also John Deere Ottumwa Works Employee and Family Night.
The World of Outlaws return to The Knoxville Raceway Saturday night for the Mediacom Shootout plus the 360 Sprinters will be on the card of racing.
Speaking of The World of Outlaws, they raced this past Friday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington and ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ Craig Dollansky, of Elk River, Minnesota, took the checkers as well as winning the next night at the Outlaw race at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The two wins pocketed Dollansky a total of $20,400 for his efforts and he garnered his 52nd and 53rd career World of Outlaw wins.
“‘The King of the Outlaws’ Steve Kinser has 574 career Outlaw wins to his credit. Sammy Swindell is a distant second to Kinser in career Outlaw wins with 289.
The Keokuk County Expo in Sigourney will try to have Figure 8 races Saturday night after having their races scheduled in May rained out. Sigourney Figure 8 racer, Jerrod Thompson, won two weeks in a row at What Cheer in the Pro Stock division. Two Saturdays ago he won with a flat right rear tire while he was able to keep all four tires aired up for the win this past Saturday night.
So as you can see, a race fan can go to track events five days in a row. Well I have to go for this week. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the track. Gone racin’.