Clay County Fair Speedway moves to Sunday night racing

first_imgSPENCER, Iowa – The tradition of IMCA racing will continue this summer with Sunday night ac­tion at the Clay County Fair Speedway.Ten dates are on the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing weekly schedule this summer. Spe­cial events will include two fair dates, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Stock Car specials, and a stop by the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds in August.Sunday June 4 will kick off the speedway’s third full season, which will run weekly through Aug. 13. Sprinkled in will be two Tuesday night dates as well as the Monday, Aug. 7 Hawkeye Dirt Tour event.“We’re really excited about our move to Sunday racing here at the fairgrounds,” said Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “We’ll be one of the few tracks running on Sunday nights in the area, which should make for great racing for the drivers and fans alike.”Adult general admission for regular season races will be $12; youth ages 12 and under are admit­ted free. Pit passes for regular season races are $25. Hot laps for Sunday will start at 5:30 p.m. sharp with racing to follow.Rod Olson will take over the race director position this season with the retirement of Joe Ringsdorf. Olson has been active in the racing industry as a driver, promoter and IMCA tech offi­cial in the Northwest Iowa area for more than 20 years and currently promotes at two other area tracks. He brings with him fresh ideas that should excite both fans and drivers this season.For a detailed schedule of events visit Follow @ClayCountyFair on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook by visiting to learn more information about the 2017 racing season at the Clay County Fair Speedway as it be­comes available.ABOUT CLAY COUNTY FAIR SPEEDWAYThe reconstructed 3/8-mile clay track on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer known as the Clay County Fair Speedway made its debut in 2007. The track offers increased corner banking to adjust for the higher speeds of auto racing and a state-of-the-art lighting system to make the races more visible for both drivers and fans.last_img read more

Ryan Newman ‘awake’ following major car crash at Daytona 500

first_imgNASCAR driver Ryan Newman is “awake” at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, following a finish-line crash at the Daytona 500, Roush Fenway Racing said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The statement confirmed that Newman was able to speak with doctors and his family.Before the horrific crash, Newman approached the finish line of the Daytona 500 on Monday, and was expected to win his first Daytona 500 in 12 years. The update from Roush Fenway Racing is the first update since last night saying that Newman was hospitalized, and in serious condition.Ryan Newman hospitalized after terrifying crash at Daytona 500last_img