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Oshkosh, July 24  -  10 PM – It is never an easy decision to have to cancel a race, and today was a very difficult one to make at Seymour Raceway Park.

It rained at the track heavy on Saturday night and everything was very wet and soggy.   It poured in Oshkosh Sunday morning at 8, and I talked to Bobby at the track.    The rain missed the track and with the forecast saying sunny by noon,  felt everything would be fine for racing  later in the day.

I arrived at the track at 10:45 and conditions were the same and you could wring out the air.      Just before 2, we could still not even walk on the track, it was so wet, and, the sky was cloudy and air still soggy.  

We discussed options and really did not want to have a repeat of the last race, and felt that was what would happen.    At 2:30 things were still the same and I decided to cancel.

We did discuss waiting a bit longer but I did not want to have drivers haul to the track and go through the packing and late start like we did 2 weeks ago.      I cannot express my gratitude for the support and co-operation that night from everyone at the track, and it turned out OK.


We posted on facebook and the web site starting at 2:30.     Did not find out until later when people showed up at the track and said that the information did not appear on the web site.     I did find it later as a draft and do not know why that happened.    Will find out though.    I apologize to anyone that made the trip for nothing.    I would never do something like that on purpose.


Regardless of where you were, the sun did not come out at the track until after 4.  We also got a breeze that also knocked out the humidity.    But that was, and would have been too late.     You could still not get on the track at that time and it was 7 when you could finally walk on the top half.


I am grateful for the support at Seymour Raceway Park this season.                           I have done this for a long time and don’t know how I PO’d the weather gods, but they have not been kind.   4 races in and now 6 cancelled.

There are times when you are damned no matter what you do, and it makes it more difficult when circumstances are out of your control.

With the Outagamie County Fair in town, there is no racing this Sunday.      We will re-group and get ready to return in 2 weeks.

Again, my heartfelt gratitude for your support this season and hope you can continue that to help complete our first season.


Dave Panske

Promoter - Seymour Raceway Park





Seymour – Sunday July 24 – 9:15  AM-  It appears the weather will co-operate today as the last storm cell just past the track with just a brief, light shower.   There was rain there last night, but the forecast shows clearing and sunny by noon.


It will be all systems GO for tonights racing program at Seymour Raceway Park.


WDLMA Late Models will join the Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval for a full night of racing action.


Pit gates open at 3 PM.

Entry is $25.00 with discounts for minors.

Late sign in and WDLMA draw cut off for 5:15

Drivers meeting at 5:30

Racing at 6PM


Grandstand opens at 4 PM

Adults 19-54  $13.00

Students 13-18 and seniors 55+ $9.00

Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult.


Bonnie will have the SRP concessions ready to go with the Custard machine well stocked for cones and root beer floats.  We will also have ice available to help with the warm weather.

We invite you to join us for a big night of GREAT dirt short track racing at Seymour Raceway Park.    Racing begins at 6 PM.


SRP Sunday July 24



Seymour, July 23 – Seymour Raceway Park has everything in place for a big night of racing on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.


Along with the three regular season weekly divisions, the WDLMA Late Models will be here for what will be their only appearance of 2016 because of the rain out back on Memorial Day.   

WDLMA officials expect a full field to compete for the top prize of $1200 for the victory in their 40 lap main event.   Late Models will draw/redraw for their part of the program.


Despite the weather being a real menace this season, with only 4 full programs run with 5 rainouts, the racing has been very competitive in each division.


The Coor’s Light IMCA Stock Cars have defending track champion, Travis Van Straten, sitting atop the point standings with 151 points on the strength of 2 feature wins so far.  The next five positions are only separated by 9 points.    Chas Van Ooyen  is second with 136 marks and has one feature win.  Jeremy Wiitala- 135, Travis Springstroh-134, Dylan Heilmann- 132, and Larry Karcz, Jr-127, are all contenders each week.   The rest of the top 10 only have 5 points between them.   Bill Kelsey at 119, Kyle Frederick and Rod Snellenberger tied with 115 and Chase Parker at 114.


The IMCA Sport Mods saw Lucas Lamberies become the first division repeat winner at the last race, as he sits in first place with 191 points.   J.J. Andersen and Travis Arenz , both feature winners as well sit with 187 and 184 respectively.  Scott Besaw and Kevin Bethke round out the top five at 166 and 158.   Russell Franks, Jason Vandenberg, Chris Budzban, Jordan Bartz and Todd Bohnlein make up the rest of the top 10.


The Street Stock division has four different feature winners so far, with opening night winner, Jeff Jungwirth, being the most consistent to this point and is the point leader with 157 points.   Paul Ambrosius is the runner up with 143 points and defending champ, Allan Schlueter, is third with 135.   The standings see Dylan Stedjee fourth with 128 followed by a tie for 5th between Clint Evans and Patty Winkler only 1 point back with 127.   Matt Warner, Harley Diedrick, Lexii Ashcraft and Gary Kasperik round out the top 10.


Pit gates open at 3PM

Sign in and draw cut off at 5:15

Pit entry $25.00 with discounts for minors with all paperwork filled out and on file.

Drivers meeting at 5:30

Racing starts at 6 PM

Grandstand opens at 4 PM

Adults 19-54 - $13.00

Students 13-18 and seniors 55+ - $9.00

Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult

Racing at 6PM.


Running order (subject to change)

Street Stocks

WDLMA Late Models

IMCA Sport Mods

Coor’s Light IMCA Stock Cars


Hope to see you all at SRP tomorrow night for some of the best dirt short track racing in Northeastern Wisconsin.


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