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Spring Thaw opens 2015 racing season Saturday at Seymour Speedway

Seymour, April 4- The 2015 racing season is officially underway.


Photos courtesy of Dan Lewis Photography


A busy holiday weekend, the Badgers playing in the final 4 and a blustery wind did not deter a hearty group of racing starved fans and a field of 88 cars from opening the 2015 racing season in Northeastern Wisconsin Saturday afternoon at the Seymour Speedway.

N.E.W. DIRT kicked off their 32 season at the 1/3 mile banked clay oval with a strong field of cars in six divisions. A smooth fast track that ran 135 feature laps with only 3 caution during the afternoon.

The IMCA Sport Mods opened the feature portion of the day with defending champion, Jeremy Cota drawing the pole and grabbing the lead at the start. A pair of cautions, 2 of the 3 for the day, bunched the field on laps 6 & 7. Cota again took control with Rookie, Tom Schneider, Mike Dauphinais, Doug Maurer, Jordan Bartz and Cody Schroeder behind.

Cota remained at the front for the rest of the race with and collected his first feature win of the season with Schneider having a great division debut taking the runner up spot. Maurer was able to wrestle third from Dauphinais with Bill Edler and Bartz rounding out the top six.

Josh McDonald led the opening lap of the Street Stock main before Jordan Kurtti moved from sixth into the top spot on lap 2. Kurtti opened a lead on the field with the battle behind. Scott Boulanger worked his way into the runner up spot on lap 7 with Logan Schmeck and defending track champion Ryan Blank moving up on lap 8. After the mid point , Kurtti was still in front while the race for second developed into quite a battle. Boulanger was hounded by Schmeck, with Blank, Ryan Glembin and McDonakd behind.

Read more: SPRING THAW RESULTS, April 4, 2015


Set to Race Saturday at Seymour

Practice Done, Now set to race Saturday afternoon at Seymour.

Photos courtesy of Dan Lewis Photography

 Seymour, April 3- It was a bit chilly, but, 56 cars representing 7 divisions came out Friday evening at the Seymour Speedway to take laps in preparation for the Sprint Thaw which takes place Saturday, April 4th.

Many used the entire three hour span to run, reset and run again, changing their set ups as the track changed. The track was in excellent shape all night and crews started to re-groom the surface after practice wrapped up for final preparations for the first race in Northeastern Wisconsin Saturday afternoon.

Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders will be joined by the WDLMA Late Models for the full afternoon of racing which starts at 1 PM.

Pit gates open at 10 AM

All cars will draw/ redraw with the cut off at 12 noon.

Drivers meeting at 12:15

Racing at 1 PM.

Pit pass is $30.00

Grandstand opens at 11 AM

Adults 19-55 $15.00

Students 13-18 and seniors 55+ $10.00

Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult.

Forecast looks perfect for the event, so take advantage to get out of the house for the first race of the 2015 season Saturday afternoon, April 4, at the Seymour Speedway.

Racing should be done in plenty of time to make your way home to watch the Badgers move on to the final game of the season on Monday night.

Hope to see you all at the Spring Thaw.


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