Once again a triple digit car count at I-35 Speedway made for a great night of racing. The super smooth racing surface, prepared by Mike Knight and Mike Johnson, made for close racing all evening. In addition to the USRA A Mods, B Mods, and Stock Cars, the Grand Nationals, Hobby Stocks, and E Mods, the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints and the Non-Wing Sprint cars were in competition.
This led to 16 heat races and nine feature events as the A Mods made up their feature event from May 16. I-35 Speedway is quickly becoming known for the amount of racing provided the race fan. Two weeks ago a race fan from Cresco Iowa introduced himself and stated what a great facility and great racing show. He had read about us online, checked the weather, and decided to make the journey to observe the great racing. Cresco Iowa is eight miles from the Minnesota border.
With the non-wing sprint cars in attendance it brought out some old friends. It was great seeing Dave Tyson in attendance. Dave and I worked together at the FAA and his passion is open wheel racing. Also saw a childhood friend in Terry Deckman, he heard about I-35 Speedway and decided to come check it out. He loved the racing and he also enjoyed seeing Randy Grimmett work the track. Terry stated it reminded him of Riverside Stadium from years gone by.
Concerning our regular weekly classes they continue to grow. The Grand National car count continues to increase and the Hobby Stock class continues to grow. There is close racing in all the classes every week.
Also a challenge for everyone, notice the changes which are occurring almost weekly. New American Flags were added along Highway 6 and turns one and two. Walls have been painted, a new I-35 Speedway banner was added, Coca cola signs have been added, the pits are being expanded, soon the parking area will be expanded, and additional seating will be added.
All the racing, all the amenities, all the improvements are done to ensure the customer, racer and race fan, have the best enjoyable night that can occur. We hope you enjoy your night of racing! We hope you tell all your friends about the great night you had! Thank you for supporting I-35 Speedway.