By BURT ANGELI
NORWAY - Dickinson County Racing Association hopes to raise money for a great charity along with beating the weather Friday at Norway Speedway.
Tina Menhennick Photo
Anthony Paupore (4) and Dan Lindsley (79) avoid Scott Hoffman (17) in this Norway Speedway late model race. BOSS Snowplow Race For a Cure takes place Friday with many top drivers expected.
The second annual BOSS Snowplow Race For a Cure, with all proceeds to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, starts at 7 p.m. Last year's event raised over $10,000 for area cancer patients.
"It should be a great program and very special event," said a DCRA spokesman.
In addition to outstanding stock car racing on the slightly banked one-third mile oval track, Norway Speedway fans will also have the opportunity to win many prizes.
Green Bay Packers' tickets and jerseys; Milwaukee Brewers shirts; television; passes to the DeYoung Family Zoo; gift certificates; Norway Speedway DVD; UPIR raceway shirts; hats and passes; Northern Lights YMCA membership and mini Race for a Cure hood.
There's also 50-50 cash drawings.
As for the racing, nice weather would be welcomed after several postponements this season.
"Mother Nature collected her fourth victory of the year at the Speedway," said the spokesman of last week's rainout, expressing appreciation to the employees and racers "who tried their best to get it in. We just could not beat the on-again and off-again showers."
In case of foul weather, racing will be held Saturday.
Dalton Zehr has a commanding lead in the season's Coca Cola late model points standings, showing 545 to 459 for runner-up Dillon Kralovetz. But Zehr should be up against stiff competition Friday.
"We have a lot of local drivers that have not competed this year that are finally taking their cars out of the garages," said the DCRA spokesman, mentioning that Kris Kelly and Jamie Iverson will be in the field to stop Zehr's hot streak.
Budding Wisconsin star Reagan May joins the late model crowd.
Auto Value super stocks point leader Tanner Kelly, 470, is being pressed by Tim Schultz Jr., 468; Brett Bray, 459; Mark Jenshak, 454, and John Mattia Jr., 433.
Mark, Mike and Marcus Bubloni along with Ron Jenshak and Jim Stachowicz are returning this week to solidify the super stock field.
"This is the largest super stock field for the season," spokesman said.
Chad Hord's TORC (The Off Road Championship) truck, sponsored by BOSS Snowplow, will also be on the display.
After Friday, four more programs are on the schedule:
Friday, Aug. 9 - Island Resort & Casino.
Friday, Aug, 16 - ARCA Midwest Tour including Norway super stocks and Fab Fours.
Friday, Aug. 23 - Dairy Queen of Kingsford and Iron Mountain Powersports.
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Labor Day 100, Fair race and Sport Trucks
Season points standings follow:
COCA COLA LATE MODEL - Dalton Zehr, 545; Dillon Kralovetz, 459; Mike Reichenberger, 433; Brandon Reichenberger, 400; Jordan Ives, 373; Scott Stanchina, 367; Brian Stanchina, 353; Tom Lindquist, 351; Mike D'Angelo, 297; Shawn Majkrzak, 274.
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCKS - Tanner Kelly, 470; Tim Schultz, 468; Brett Bray, 459; Mark Jenshak, 454; John Mattia Jr., 433; Jeff Boetcher, 323; Ryan Wender, 277; Christopher Blouplon, 257; Mike Stanchina, 227; Derek Gagne, 88.
DQ DOG 4 CYLINDERS - Matt Adams, 499; Rhianna Carne, 485; Cody Skog, 472; Trevor Cronick, 431; Bradley Ostermann, 425; Bobby Nordell, 340; Austin Stanchina, 336; Anthony Schiefelbein, 278; Mark Moraska, 266; Isaac Bray, 182.