Oshkosh, WI, April 14, 2012: On a sunny summer-like afternoon fans got a preview of the racing machines which will take to the track at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway this season as nearly 20 cars turned out dressed in their 2012 season colors. Held at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Oshkosh the day featured a multi-purpose community event with hundreds of people visiting the displays on hand. The Oshkosh Speedzone Car show proved to be a major attraction which also included displays to support Habitat for Humanity and attendees also witnessed public service demonstrations and children's activities. WXMM 92.9fm Country Radio which is the sponsor of the season opening Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway event on May 4th was also on hand.
The car show portion of the event featured cars representing all five classes which compete weekly at the nearly 1/3 mile Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway. The largest turnout took place in the Total Power Sales Street Stock division.
With fan an official voting deciding the outcome Mike Nehmer's vintage Camaro bodied machine would take top honors in the class which represented nearly half the cars in attendance.
Also well represented were the Automotive Supply Company Modifieds and the Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devils. The Modified class had the closest vote. Travis Spaulding whose car changed from a traditional green to a new purple look featured a full body wrap on his modified. The artful appeal of the wrap was just enough to edge out Chris Engels whose machine was flawlessly detailed in anticipation of the 2012 season.
Rick Fairbank, whose car sported over 200 feet worth of pin striping which created a puzzle style paint scheme topped the Dirt Devil best appearing award.
Todd Ewald earned top honors in the Leon's Frozen Custard Sport Modified division while defending track champion T.J. Smith made a showing to represent the Miller Lite Grand Nationals and won best appearing for the class.
Action now turns to the raceway as the next two Saturday Afternoons, April 21st and April 28th drivers may shake down their cars at the track with a pair of test and tune sessions.
Pit gates will open at the banked third-mile oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh at 11:00am. The first cars will be allowed on the track at Noon and open practice will run until 4:00pm. Any cars meeting basic safety requirements will be allowed to take to the raceway during the practice session.
Pit admission for the afternoon is just $15. Fans wishing to attend the practice are admitted FREE to the grandstands.
The first practice day on April 21st day will mark the final day drivers may submit their drivers information forms for five bonus points towards the 2012 track championships. These bonus points are awarded to those drivers who complete their registration prior to April 22nd deadline. The forms are also available online at the track website www.oshkoshspeedzone.net
The season will get underway on Friday May 4, 2011 with racing starting at 7:00pm. The event is sponsored by WXMM 92.9fm Country radio and will feature all five weekly divisions including the Automotive Supply Company Modifieds, Miller Lite Grand Nationals, Leon's Frozen Custard Sport Modifieds, Total Power Sales Street Stocks and Lynn's Service Center 4 Cylinders.
Adult admission tickets are just $10, students ages 11 through 15 are admitted for just $5 and children 10 and under are free to attend the races.
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center which resides near the intersection of Highways 76 and County Trunk Y in Oshkosh. Weekly racing Friday Night racing continues until September. Fans and drivers are encouraged to visit the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net for additional information on upcoming racing events. You can also follow Speedzone on Facebook and Twitter and you can subscribe to our FREE weekly e-newsletter which will arrive in your inbox by visiting the track website.
This article was posted to the website on April 16th, 2012