Norway Speedway releases 2020 season schedule
37th annual Stateline Challenge, Auto Value Series highlights 16-race date schedule
NORWAY — With the exception of a few nightly sponsorship details yet to be firmed up, the Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) has released the 2020 schedule for weekly racing at Norway Speedway — the third-mile, paved oval at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway.
A 16 race-date schedule including a pair of practice sessions and a car show are on tap. The season opening night is set for Friday, May 22, with the first green flag flying at 7 p.m.
Highlighting the season schedule will be the running of the 37th annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort Casino & Aurora Liquors on Friday, July 3. The event, which also serves as the Kent Pearson Memorial, was won by Prairie Du Sac’s Travis Sauter in 2019.
The Auto Value Series races will be held June 19 and July 17, respectively. Coca Cola late models will battle for a $1,000-to-win top prize while Auto Value super stocks will scrap for $750-to-win. In 2019 third-generation racer Robby Iverson of Escanaba and Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley captured the late model series wins while Norway’s Brett Bray and Vulcan’s Tim Schultz emerged triumphant in the super stocks, respectively.
Another $1,000-to-win is up for grabs on Werner Electric Night for late models Aug. 7 while the first ever MC Signs & Sal-Mar Resort “Four Banger Frenzy” is set for Friday, Aug. 28.
The Norway Speedway Hall of Fame “Class of 2020” will be unveiled July 31 in conjunction with an appearance that night from the vintage modifieds.
The popular Kid’s nickel toss is set for July 10 while the popular Fan Appreciation Night will take place July 24.
The second annual “Pavement Pounder” race for dirt sportmods will return on Aug. 14. Last season Bark River’s Mike Richer captured the first ever win.
There will be no racing on Friday night, June 26. Instead the third-mile paved oval will be busy Saturday, June 27, with the first ever “Motorsports Madness” event. The track’s regular divisions will all be in action with the addition of youth karting events, UTV races and a demolition derby capping off the night’s activities.
UTV races are slated for three nights with the spectator eliminator events scheduled for six nights. Island Resort Casino and the Dickinson County Fair will be sponsoring championship night on Sunday, Sept. 6 of Labor Day weekend during the Dickinson County Fair. A 100-lap late model feature is on tap. The rain date for championship night is Monday, Sept. 7, on Labor Day.
Weekly divisions include Coca Cola late models, Auto Value super stocks, 141 auto stock cars and MC Signs & Graphics four bangers. Ken’s Sports sport trucks will again compete on an every-other-week basis.
A car show and practice session free to race fans on Saturday, May 16, will take place at the track. For more information please check out www.norwayspeedway.com or the track’s page on Facebook.