by Keith Cumming
In a matter of weeks, the fastest 1/4 dirt track in Northwestern Minnesota will be back in action on Saturday nights. The Greenbush Race Park has lined up 16 nights of racing including WISSOTA Modifieds, Streets, Midwest Modifieds, and Pure Stocks*, along with Lightning Sprints and select dates for the 4 Cylinders and Outlaw Mini Mods. The NLRA Late Models will be back for three shows and the NOSA Sprints will be back for their lone show. Making their first ever appearance at the Park will be the Northern Renegade Non-Wing Sprint cars.
The Greenbush Race Park along with the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Mb., and the Lake of the Woods Speedway in Kenora, Ont., have decided to sanction Pure Stocks under the WISSOTA banner. What this means is that together, all three tracks will have three years to find a way to merge with the current WISSOTA Pure Stock rules package. In the meantime each tracks Pure Stock rules will be grandfathered in. WISSOTA is going to create a region for the three tracks, but are exempt from garnering any national points as they are not 100% rule compliant. During this time the three tracks will be working on 305 and 350 engine packages as well as trying to keep the class affordable. If at the end of the three years we cannot come up with a satisfactory rules package, we can opt out of the sanctioning agreement with WISSOTA.
The 2019 race season kicks off May 25th with all classes racing. June 1st and the 8th are just regular nights with all classes racing. June 15th will be the 4th running of the "Duggan" Nelson memorial for the Midwest Mods. On the 22nd the NLRA Late Models make their first appearance of the summer and the month wraps up on the 29th with a special for the Pure Stocks*.
July opens with a bang as the NOSA Sprints make their only appearance of the summer on the 6th, on the 13th the Advantage RV Mod tour is back at the Park after a three year absence. The 20th will be a special for the Lightning Sprints, and the NLRA Late Models are back on the 27th to close out July.
August 3rd will be a special for the Streets, on the 10 will be the 21st Elliot Baker memorial for the Modifieds. The 17th will be the Race of Champions qualifiers for the WISSOTA classes and on the 24th the NLRA Late Models make their final appearance of the summer.
The 2019 season will wrap up on Labor Day weekend with our annual double header season finale. The 31st of Aug. will be the rain date for the Race of Champions qualifiers. All classes will be running along with the Northern Renegade Non-Wing Sprints.
Pit gates open at 4:30pm, grandstand at 5pm. Cutoff for the draw is at 6pm, with the green flag flying at 7pm. For more info on the classes running each night check us out on Facebook at Official Greenbush Race Park or our website at http://www.