Wausau, WI – State Park Speedway announces its tentative schedule for the 2013 season.
The season will once again kick off on the third Saturday in May. "It worked really well when we kicked off the season with a special race on a Saturday last year," says Owner Ron Wimmer, "With kids still in school, it gives people a chance to get out to the track early in the year when they are excited about racing and getting the season started."
The schedule continues with races on Thursday May 23rd and Thursday, June 6th before the annual Flip Merwin Memorial Race hits the track on Thursday, June 22nd.
State Park Speedway will then race on Wednesday, July 3rd and provide fireworks for fans. "With the fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year it really throws a curve ball in the schedule," says Owner Scott Wimmer, "We are hoping by having a race on Wednesday that people will be excited to get out to the track on Wednesday, watch some fireworks and then spend Thursday with their families."
The schedule returns to Thursday racing on July 18th before taking over the weekend of July 26th and 27th with Detjens Fest. For the third straight year the event will be held the last Friday and Saturday in July. The Big 8 Series will highlight the Friday night race schedule and the Super Late Models will be featured on Saturday for the annual Detjens Memorial Race.
After a week off, State Park Speedway gets back on schedule for three straight Thursdays of racing in August, taking to the track the 8th, 15th, and 22nd. The August 22nd date will be home for the annual Lodi Memorial event.
The Eve of Devastation will be held Sunday, August 25th and then the third annual Fighting Cancer Full Throttle 75 takes place September 5th.
Currently SPS is holding the date of Saturday, September 14th for a possible special and that date will be finalized in the near future.
Saturday, May 18th - special
Thursday, May 23rd
Thursday, June 6th
Thursday, June 20th—Flip Merwin Memorial Race
Wednesday, July 3rd—Fireworks!
Thursday, July 18th
Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th -Detjens Memorial Weekend
Big 8 Friday night and Super Late Models Saturday
Thursday, August 8th
Thursday, August 15th*
Thursday, August 22nd—Lodi Memorial Race
Sunday, August 25th—Eve of Devastation
Thursday, September 5th - 3rd Annual Fighting Cancer Full Throttle
Saturday, September 14th*
*indicates possible date still to be determined
This schedule is tentative and subject to change