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Norway Season Kicks Off May 16

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Norway Season Kicks Off May 16

Norway Speedway

A car show and practice session free to race fans on Saturday May 16 will officially kick off the 2020 racing season at Norway Speedway’s third-mile, paved oval.

Teams that compete in Norway’s weekly, Friday night program will showcase their machines on the frontstretch beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. An open practice session will follow. The event is free to the public.

Trophies will be awarded in the respective divisions for best appearing cars. Coca Cola late models, Auto Value super stocks, 141 Auto Sales stock cars, MC Signs and Graphics 4 bangers will battle weekly on the third-mile, paved oval while Ken’s Sports sport trucks will compete on a roughly every-other-week basis.

The return of the popular sportmod “Pavement Pounder” event will take place Friday, July 31 with a raindate of August 14 if needed. Last year’s event was won by Bark River’s Mike Richer.

The 37th annual “Stateline Challenge” presented by Island Resort Casino and Aurora Liquors is slated for Friday night, July 3. Last year’s event was captured by Prairie Du Sac’s Travis Sauter.

Track announcer and motorsports author Joe Verdegan will also host a book signing in the infield during the car show for his newly released book “Racing In The 906” which features several decades of stock car racing history in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

An earlier practice session will also take place the prior Saturday May 9 beginning at 10 a.m. All divisions are welcome at the open practice sessions.

A complete 2020 season schedule is expected to be released in the very near future.

Teams can begin entering the pit area at 10 a.m. on May 16. You can learn more about Norway Speedway through both our Facebook page and also at norwayspeedway.com. You can also email Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) president John Ostermann at ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.