After losing a month and a half of the season and having lost the first six races on the 2020 racing schedule , the Rice Lake Speedway is pleased to announce that the 2020 racing opener will be Saturday night, May 30th at 6:30 pm. It will be a busy day at the facility as The Speed Pit Kart Track will also open on Saturday too, with the Karts having hot laps at Noon and racing at 1 pm.
The opener will mark the latest season opener in track history as records indicate that the last time the track opened this late was in 1967 when the opener was on May 27th due to a number of early season rain outs. This year's circumstances were much different although on at least three of the canceled events this year, Saturday rains would have likely canceled the show even if it weren't for the health pandemic.
All five WISSOTA classes that race at the speedway will be in action including the Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Super Stocks and Modifieds.
The race cars will be judged for the Best Appearing awards that will be handed out the second night of action and the Super Stock Bonus Night, scheduled for May 30th on the original schedule, will be rescheduled to a later date this Summer.
A new schedule for the season is expected to be announced within the week with a number of changes to be made, based on trying to reschedule some lost events and trying to avoid conflicts with other race tracks, who are having to deal with the same issues.
The pit gates will open at 3 pm on Saturday and drivers are asked to be as early as possible.
Please check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net and facebook page for updates.