March 19- N.E.W. DIRT officers made several changes in the 30th Anniversary schedule for the Seymour Speedway at their board meeting on Monday night.
The season opening 4th Annual Spring Thaw has been canceled for this season. With winter not giving up its grip this year, it will be impossible to get the track in race ready condition by April 6. The season opener is now set for Sunday night April 28. Racing will start at 5 PM and will feature 6 divisions on the 1/3 mile banked oval. The IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Mods are joined by the Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders. Also on the weekly programs will be the Fast Track Late Models.
The starting times for 2013 were also altered. During the entire month of May, racing will begin at 5 PM. Starting in June and for the rest of the season, racing will start at 6 PM.
Pit admissions were also discussed and are now set. Club members will pay $18.00 and non-members will pay $25.00. All drivers MUST be a club member and memberships are $10.00 for the season. Anyone interested in entering the pit is urged to get their membership before opening night to reduce congestion at the back gate.
The next club meeting is set for Monday night April 1st at 8 PM at the Crystal Springs Golf club in Seymour. Memberships and parking will be available at the meeting.
February 3- N.E.W. DIRT officials announced that for the first time since the 2008 season, Late Models will again be part of the weekly Sunday night racing programs at the Seymour Speedway.
Jeff Curtain made a pitch to the club to sanction the FAST TRACK Late Models weekly. Club officials decided to give the division a try for 2013. The FAST TRACKS need a 12 show season to qualify for their Nationals, and the group is looking forward to running the banked 1/3 mile oval at Seymour.
The past 4 seasons, the late models have run here under WDLMA rules for the Spring Thaw and the three race Holiday Classic series. That will be the same program for this season. The regular weekly races will be run under FAST TRACK rules.
This will make the weekly programs six divisions strong, with the FAST TRACK Late Models joining the IMCA sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Mods along with the Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders.
Because of the added division, the weekly racing programs will start at 5 PM for 2013.
For more information, contact club President, Tom Schmidt at 920-843-1345.
January 22 - N.E.W. DIRT will be hosting 22 events during their 30th Anniversary season at the Seymour Speedway.
Kicking off the 2013 season will be the 3rd Annual Spring Thaw on Saturday April 6. Gates will open at 11 AM with racing at 2 PM. This event will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, Grand Nationals and WDLMA Late Models. There will be a Friday late afternoon/early evening practice if weather permits. There will be a Sunday April 7 rain date if needed.
Weekly point races start the following week on Sunday April 14 with races starting at 5 PM.. The weekly programs will feature 6 divisions this year with IMCA Mods, Stock Cars and Sport Mods with Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders. After several seasons, late models will be part of the programs in 2013 with the Fast Tracks running weekly.
There will be NO racing on April 21st due to the FFA Auction at the fairgrounds, but racing will resume on the 28th.
The Holiday Classic three race series will return this season. Events will be held on May 26, Memorial Day weekend. June 30 for the 4th of July and September 1st for Labor Day. The events will feature the five regular weekly divisions joined by the WDLMA Late Models.
There will be no racing on July 28 becasue of the Outagamie County Fair, But, the track will host its first Badger Mod Tour event when racing resumes on Sunday August 4th.
There is a tentative Fall Special set for September 20-22.
A full schedule with the dates and events will be posted shortly.
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