Racing for a Reason July 11th

Free Admission Night at ABC Raceway Kicks Off Busy July

by Nick Gima

                Ashland, WI, July 7 — After a brief break for the Independence Day holiday weekend, the staff of the ABC Raceway will jump back into action with both feet, starting Saturday night with a program designed to attract every type of race fan.

Northern Clearing Inc, with support from Little Caesar’s Pizza, will present its annual “Racing for a Reason” fundraiser night for local charities. The Raceway will offer free admission for all fans in the main grandstands area, and there will be a number of opportunities for fans to contribute to the charities all evening.

Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at the front grandstand admission gate as part of the fundraising effort. There will also be a favorite-driver vote and button sales, with proceeds to be added to the overall contributions.

“The Vernon family and the entire staff of Northern Clearing have done such a wonderful job helping the families of our local communities,” said Raceway president Eric Erickson recently. “By offering to help us put on a racing program free of charge to the fans, we hope fans will show their appreciation by supporting the many local groups that benefit from NCI’s generosity.”

A full program of WISSOTA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Hornets, plus ABC Raceway Six-Cylinders, will be in action for heat and feature races. Following the race program, the track will host a fireworks display, and after that fans are welcome to attend a chili feed fundraiser at Zar’s Bar & Banquet Hall near Ashland.

The rest of the month of July will be just as busy and exciting, with the rescheduled $1,500-to-win race 1 of Ashland Ford-Chrysler Center’s three-race Summer Series for the Midwest Mods on July 18; and the championship round of the five-track, five-night FastLane Motorsports Northland Super Stock Series to be held on July 25.

For this Saturday’s show, the pit gates will open at 4:30 pm, the grandstand gates will welcome fans in at 5, hot laps will kick off the on-track action at 6:15, and green-flag racing gets going at 7 pm. Local radio station WBSZ, 93.3 FM, will air “Race Night” updates from 4:30-6 pm with track news and info.

The ABC Raceway is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For raceday information call (715) 682-4990, log on to the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com, or check out the track’s FaceBook page.

The ABC Raceway will be off on the Fourth of July but will resume action on Saturday, July 11, with Northern Clearing Inc’s “Racing for a Reason” fundraiser program and Community Celebration event, presented by Little Caesar’s Pizza of Ashland. In addition to free general grandstand admission on that night, fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as contributions to the fundraising efforts, and local organizations with raffle tickets to sell for their fundraising causes will be welcome to set up tables at the track that night.

The WISSOTA Pure Stocks will join the other five regular weekly divisions in action. The pits will open at 4:30 pm and the grandstands will open at 5, with hot laps set for 6:15 and the first green flag of the night scheduled for 7 pm. “Race Night” will air on WBSZ, 93.3 FM, as well as online at www.wbszfm.com, from 4:30 until 6 pm on that Saturday with the latest news and weather information from the track.

The ABC Raceway is located 3-1/2 miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 and one mile west on Butterworth Road. For raceday information call (715) 682-4990, log on to the track’s website, www.abcraceway.com, or check out the track’s FaceBook page.

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