Accelerating into their second full season of operation, the staff at St. Croix Valley Raceway has the excitement level at full-throttle in anticipation of summer racing with the release of their 2013 schedule. The quarter-mile speedplant, nestled in the rolling farm country between Centuria and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, will once again feature action-packed Friday night racing in five divisions – Future Fours, Pure Stocks, UMSS Micro Sprints, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and UMSS Traditional Sprints.
The action officially kicks off with a Thursday night test and tune session open to all cars on April 25. Racing action starts with a Thunderous bang the following night, April 26, with the UMSS winged sprint cars joining the regular classes for the first of five “Thunder in the Valley” events. Other visits by the UMSS winged sprinters occur at the Tabor Memorial on May 24, July 26, and the Kouba Memorial on August 17. After their historic debut a year ago, the IRA Sprints are returning to the bullring, promising to be bigger, better and faster on May 31. The Traditional 40 returns for the second year, with the UMSS Traditional sprints as the headliners for 40 white-knuckle laps of action on July 12.
If that’s not enough to fill the speed need for sprint enthusiasts, the season’s highlighting mega-event comes on June 28th and 29th. After packing the facility beyond the limits of the grandstands last summer, the second annual Open Wheel Nationals expands to a two-day event for 2013. Friday night features a full show of WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, open Modifieds, UMSS Traditional sprints and UMSS winged sprints. Three classes return on Saturday, with the Midwest Modifieds and Traditional sprints setting the stage for the huge winged sprint finale.
After nearly 30 years away, Jake Redetzke showed last summer that Late Models can have as much fun on the bullring as the open-wheel cars, and the Late Models return for two events in 2013. Bullring Blast #1 throttles around the quarter-mile on Saturday, May 11, along with open Modifieds, Traditional and Micro Sprints and Purestocks. The second installment for the Late Models kick starts the Labor Day holiday weekend with Bullring Blast #2 on August 30.
Not to be outdone, the Modifieds get their chance to shine as they headline the Modified Dawg Days Dash on July 18. The Modifieds have historically provided some of the most exciting, nail-biting, multi-groove competition at the Raceway, and the hot July weather is certain to be matched by the hot Modified racing action for the Dawg Days Dash.
Regularly scheduled events will once again start with a 7:05 green flag at The Valley’s number one Friday night family friendly destination. Be sure to take in these events plus many others, including Ultimate Kids Night on August 2, which features “The Big Bike Giveaway”, where dozens of bikes will be raffled off for the kids! Other events include the Hilarious Trailer races on June 14, the massive Fireworks extravaganza on July 5, Fan appreciation night on August 23 and the Crash-Tastic Smash-O-Rama on September 14. Also building on last year’s success, another “Arrive and Drive” event will be held on September 7 and track activities wrap up with a Swap Meet and Test Drive on October 5. Fans can follow St. Croix Valley Raceway on Facebook, and further details on all the above mentioned shows will be made available on the tracks website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as they become available.
2013 Tentative Schedule
4/25 Test & Tune
4/26 Thunder In The Valley#1 - UMSS Winged Sprint Cars
5/3 Friday Night Live
5/11 Bullring Blast #1 – Late models, A Mods, Traditional, Micro, Purestocks
5/17 Friday Night Live
5/24 Thunder In The Valley #2 - Tabor Memorial
5/31 Thunder In The Valley #3 - IRA 410 Winged Sprint Cars
6/7 Free Ticket Friday/Kids Night/Friday Night Live
6/14 Hilarious Trailer Races/Friday Night Live
6/21 Free Food/$1.00 Beer/Friday Night Live
6/27 Test & Tune
6/28 Open Wheel Nationals – Winged Sprints, Traditional, A Mods, MWM
6/29 Open Wheel Nationals – Winged Sprints, Traditional, MWM Details to be announced
7/1 Sprint Car School Details to be announced
7/5 Fireworks Extravaganza/Friday Night Live
7/12 The Traditional 40/Friday Night Live
7/18 Modified Dawg Days Dash - A Mods Details to be announced
7/26 Thunder In The Valley #4 - UMSS Winged Sprint Cars
8/2 The Big Bike Giveaway/Ultimate Kids Night/Friday Night Live
8/9 Off—Summer Break
8/17 Thunder In The Valley #5/Kouba Memorial
8/23 Season Championship/Fan Appreciation/Friday Night Live
8/30 Bullring Blast #2- Late models, A Mods, Traditional, MWM
9/7 Arrive & Drive
9/14 Crash-Tastic Smash-O-Rama/Halloween in September
10/5 Swap Meet and Test Drive