Wilmot Raceway opens new season May 14

The first green flag of the 2011 racing season at the Wilmot Raceway waves on Saturday night, May 14.

The third-mile clay oval located at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot has had a long tradition of Saturday night racing, and the tradition continues every Saturday night through September. Over 100 race cars are expected to compete in the five division program opening night, as 900 horsepower Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks, 1200cc Mini-Sprints, and a 4 cylinder stock car class all participate.

All five of last year’s Wilmot Raceway track champions are expected back to defend their titles over some of the best competition the region has to offer. Tommy Sexton – Sprints, Scott Kuxhouse – Modifieds, AJ Hedges – Steeet Stocks, Todd Lehr – Mini-Sprints, and Eric Grosch – Fearless 4’s are the defending Wilmot Raceway track champions. Wilmot Raceway is certainly going to be the home of dirt track racing for many this season, as the track is the only oval track located near the I-94 corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago.

In addition to the weekly Saturday night racing divisions, several special events are planned that will draw both regional and national attention:

  • The upper-Midwest’s premier racing series, The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series headlines May 28, July 23, Aug. 20, and Sept. 24.
  • The American Motorcycle Association’s National All-Star Flat Track Series is scheduled for June 4.
  • A big regional Midget Car showdown featuring the Badger/Powri/Illini groups is scheduled for July 16.
  • The Open Wheel Extravaganza featuring Sprints plus Midgets and Modifieds is Aug. 13.
  • The Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association bring the best in high quality regional stock car racing to Wilmot Sept. 17.

And we haven’t forgot where we’ve come from as there are a trio of dates for the Vintage Modifieds too. And of course the Kenosha County Fair Aug. 17-21 as Motorsport events are scheduled throughout the five day gathering, including Truck & Tractor Pulls plus the very popular Combine Demo Derby on Wednesday and Thursday, A 3-Division Race Program Friday, The IRA Outlaw Sprints headline Saturday, plus the Kenosha County Fair Demolition Derby Sunday afternoon and evening.

For more information on the Wilmot Raceway, checkout www.wilmotraceway.com and the race day hotline 262-862-2090. Pit gates open at 3 p.m.; grandstand gates at 5 p.m. with on-track action beginning at 6 p.m. weekly.

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