July 4, 2012; Oshkosh, WI - When viewing the 2012 season schedule for Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway, the month of July shows three racing events to be held on the third-mile clay oval. What the schedule lacks in quantity will be more than made up in quality as each event has its own unique part in the 2012 title chase.
It all begins with the Domino's Pizza Night of Fire next Friday evening July 6th. In addition to a program presented by Domino's Pizza where an ample supply of Pizza giveaways will take place, fans will be treated to a fireworks display. The Fireworks program will be held at the conclusion of racing events and is the only fireworks show presented at the raceway in 2012. It's your opportunity to see the stars of Oshkosh Speedzone light up the raceway with great racing action, while the fireworks program will light up the sky afterwards.
All five divisions will be on hand for the event including Automotive Supply Company Modifieds, Leon's Frozen Custard IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds, Miller Lite Grand Nationals, Total Power Sales Street Stocks and Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devils. Nearly 120 cars are expected to be on hand for the program. Racing action will begin at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults, with students ages 11 through 15 admitted for $5. Children 10 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.
The next event will take place on a Tuesday evening as the annual "Walk of Fame" Night is scheduled for July 17th. Each season several drivers from the historic Leo's Speedway are inducted into the "Walk of Fame" representing racing's top drivers from the era.
A full point program with all five divisions will gather for this special night. Fans are treated to throwback pricing with a $5.00 grandstand admission, along with $1.00 tap beer, $1.00 soda and $1.00 hot dogs.
The unique Tuesday Night program brings many new fans and drivers to the raceway and it's always a great night to celebrate the "Good Old Days" of racing with those who participated at the Leo's Speedway.
The month of July will conclude with Friday Night racing will resume on July 27th with T & S Excavating Night at the races. Owned by Modified standout Travis Spaulding, T& S Excavating and Trucking can take care of all your transportation and excavating needs. T&S Excavating was responsible for expanding the tracks water retention pond this past off-season and is responsible for the track having the water it needs to track preparation.
There will be no racing at the track on Friday nights July 13th and July 20th.
The July events are also essential to the title chases as during every July program all five divisions will be in action.
Brian Mullen continues to lead the point battle with a 314 to 283 point advantage over defending Automotive Supply Company Modified champion Brian Drexler. Tim Lemirande has climbed into the third position in the standings with 259 markers. It is essential to both Drexler and Lemirande that they find a way to cut into Mullen's point lead before the final month of action in August.
The Leon's Frozen Custard IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds has seen Tracy Wassenberg's early season domination interrupted by a mid-season charge by Troy Jerovetz. Jerovetz who has won the past two feature contests has closed within 15 points of Wassenberg's point lead. Ryan Besaw dropped is third in the standings and is now 35 markers out of the top spot.
In the closest point battle of all the divisions the Miller Lite Grand Nationals has the top seven drivers within 18 points of each other. Brian Henry seeking his first career title heads up the points with 263 markers. Tim Warner and Steve Schneider are tied for second four points back.
Jerry Winker still holds the lead in the Total Power Sales Street Stock division with an 11 point advantage over his closest competitor Frank Knaus. Mark Schultz and defending division champion Jeff Jungwirth are tied for third one additional point back.
Jason Fairbank is the only defending champion to be sitting atop the 2012 standings at this time as he leads the way in the Lynn's Service Center Dirt Devil division. Fairbank currently has a 12 point lead on Erik Kollmann as he attempts to defend his division title.
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.
Racing action continues until September. Fans and drivers are encouraged to visit the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net for additional information on upcoming racing events. Fans can also friend the raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thespeedzone and you can receive all the latest updates from the track on twitter as www.twitter.com/thespeedzone.
This article was posted to the website on July 5th, 2012