Due to the current and continuing rain, the races tonight are cancelled. We’ll announce the rescheduling of Meet the Drivers night next week. Thank you to Little Ceasar’s for supporting us! Head down to Little Caesar’s and grab a pizza tonight and watch the rain fall!
Wet, Cold Again Triumphant at ABC
by Nick Gima
Ashland, WI, June 2 — For the third time over the first four scheduled weeks of the 2018 season, unfavorable weather conditions spoiled plans for racing action at the ABC Raceway.
The popular “Kids’ Meet the Drivers” Night festivities, to be presented by Little Caesar’s Pizza of Ashland, was to be part of Saturday’s program. The meet-and-greet activities will be moved to Saturday, June 16, as part of the track’s free-admission night program, to be presented by Northern Clearing Inc of Ashland.
Next up at the three-eighths-mile red-clay oval will be a visit by the Advantage RV Modified Tour, on Saturday, June 9. The program, to be presented by Auto Value Auto Parts of Ashland and Ironwood, will include all five of the track’s regular weekly divisions – the WISSOTA-sanctioned Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Mods and Pure Stocks, plus the ABC Six-Cylinders – for a full night of heat and feature race action.
The headline event of the night will be the “Kwik-Trip 30” feature for the “big Mods.” Last summer Landon Atkinson of Little Falls, MN, used a late-race pass to steal the win in both Atkinson’s and the Tour’s first-ever visit to the Ashland track.
The stop in Ashland is the seventh of the Tour’s 13 scheduled races for 2018 and the fourth during the Tour’s five-track, five-night swing through the region, starting in Rice Lake on Tuesday, June 6, and ending at Proctor, MN, on Sunday, June 10.
Adult admission tickets to the grandstands are just $15 for this special night, while kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Hot laps will start at 6:15, and the first race of the night is set for 7 pm.
“Z-93 Race Night” will air live on WBSZ, 93.3 FM, and stream online at www.wbszfm.com, from 4:30-6 pm with at-the-track news and weather updates. Fans can also listen by downloading the free HCG Radio app on their smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.
The ABC Raceway is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For more information log onto the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com. or on race days call (715) 682-4990.