RICE LAKE–– Along with many of the events scheduled for our state and country, the 2020 racing plans for the Rice Lake Speedway remain in a state of flux.
According to speedway co-owner Dave Adams, “We continue to take things on a week by week basis and keep monitoring the situation for updates.” The speedway is still scheduled to open for the racing season on Saturday night, May 2 but as the days pass, that date seems less and less likely to happen.
With the Governor's recent announcement of the Badger Bounce Back Plan and the criteria involved with the progressions of that program, it seems unlikely that racetracks will receive the go ahead to start their racing seasons before the Safer at Home Order timeline is reached on May 26. However, the track is still preparing to respond if that order is altered or other developments occur that would allow an earlier starting date.
Race fans should continue to monitor the speedway face book page and other media outlets for updates as to when the season does in fact open. If racing doesn't occur until after Memorial Day, a minimum of six nights of racing will be lost including two appearances by the WISSOTA Late Models.
One thing that fans can expect is a completely altered race schedule for the season from the one originally developed long before this Pandemic occurred. This new schedule will be released as soon as possible once the season opener can be officially determined. As always, specific questions about the Rice Lake Speedway should be directed to owners Dave Adams at 715-205-2861 or Mitch Hansen at 715-205-1122.