AMSOIL Speedway is pleased to announce that Darrell Nelson will be making an appearance July 18th for Meet A Driver. This will also be the AMSOIL Qualifier night at the track.
Darrell has been a staple at AMSOIL Speedway along with Proctor Speedway for over 27 years. Darrell races in both the Modified and the Late Model Divisions. The Hermantown Hammer has collected many prestigious titles over the years in his familiar 44 including winning the AMSOIL Late Model Series twice, Como Modified Series, The Red Clay Classic in Modified, the legendary 100 twice in a row, and the only driver to win in both the Modified and Late Model on the same year at the Silver 1000! Darrell will hopefully have both of his cars up front for you Fans to see up close and talk with. So come on out to AMSOIL Speedway July 18th and talk with Darrell, kids can always sit in the car and have a picture taken. Look forward to seeing everyone then.
By Jerry O'Brien
7-12-14 Superior, WI
The schizophrenic nature of the weather Friday night at AMSOIL
Speedway kept everyone on their toes. A gloomy humid day turned into a
bright sunny day, still humid, followed by a veritable monsoon that put paid
to the racing program for the evening.
A nice total of 94 race cars were on hand for the first time in three weeks
including 18 cars in the Late Models, Modifieds and Super Stocks only
outdone by the Midwest Modfiieds and Pure Stocks which produced 20 each.
On a very tacky fast track due to the copious amount of rain that had
fallen over night heat races began with the Midwest Modifieds in three heats.
Skeeter Estey showed he hadn't forgotten the wa around the speedway as he
took advantage of a slip in turn two by leader Cody Carlson to take the lead
and the win. Jake Gondik fresh off a pair of feature wins at Proctor recently,
his first wins in the division, took the second heat by a good distance over
Deven VanHouse. Brady Caul from F. Francis, Ontario was the third heat
winner over Mack Estey.
June 30, 2013 is the last day to purchase point fund memberships and general memberships from Lakehead Racing Association.
General Memberships will be sold by Joann O'Brian on the front stretch at both race tracks or by Jess Bellefeuille in the pits at AMSOIL or the draw booth at Proctor. ($10)
AMSOIL Point Fund Memberships will be sold by Dennis at the Pit Gate. ($20/CLASS)
Proctor Point Fund Memberships will be sold at the draw booth on Sunday. ($20/CLASS)
SO remember to buy your 2014 association memberships before June 30th to vote in the 2015 board elections on Wednesday October 1st, 2014. Point Fund memberships are voting memberships, too. One vote per driver.
There are 5 spots up for re-election/election. You MUST have a membership to be considered eligible in the election.
Lakehead Racing Association manages both Proctor Speedway and AMSOIL Speedway. BOTH Tracks are effected by this election.
The Ladies are coming out in full force June 27th. AMSOIL is going to be graced with two more drivers that evening. Rita Malo (Anderson), and a greenhorn Melissa Blaylock in her inaugural season!
Rita Anderson started racing when she was 21 in the pure stock class, and now 27 and married is trying to pick up where her Father left off racing Hobby Stocks and Late Models. Rita shares her racing with her Mother Josie and Father Ron. You can find the three of them at about any track in the Northland on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In Rita’s first season at AMSOIL she finished 9th in Points and last year making the trip to ABC Raceway paid off for a 9th place points finish. Rita enjoys the family time at the track and is always quick to share a smile and a laugh with everyone she meets.
AMSOIL Speedway is pleased to announce we have three special Ladies for you to meet in this weeks installment of Meet A Driver. Pure Stock Drivers Shaina Rapp and Annika Hammitt, along with Modified Driver “Nitro” Nikki Wrazidlo!
Shaina started racing when she was 13 and now at the ripe age of 17 continues to race the familiar red 33(R) at both AMSOIL Speedway and Proctor Speedway. Shaina continues to improve her driving each year finishing 12th, 10th, and 9th in the points in respective years. In her young career Shaina has already notched a heat win in her belt and will give the boys the best run for their money every night. One thing Shaina wanted to say to everyone is; “If I had to tell people something, I would tell them that racing isn’t as easy as it looks!”
Annika started racing at age 14, but was helping her older brother Matt in the pits at age 12. Annika earned rookie of the year that first year in Proctor and finished 10th in points. Now at age 17 Annika has a heat win under her belt and earned a 4th place feature finish at AMSOIL Speedway two weeks ago. Annika is lead by her Father Brian who insists she works on her own car in order to race that week. Annika is joined on the track by her Brothers Jon and Matt. Annika is also active outside the oval track playing Hockey, Tennis, Hunting and Fishing.
Nikki began racing 12 years ago after her father had a nasty accident at AMSOIL Speedway that left him unable to race. Nikki’s dad Paul built a go kart for his little girl in the shape of a Late Model with his familiar 69 car decals, and thus a race car driver was born. Nikki raced the local kart races for many years including at a track her father opened just outside Superior. Nikki moved into a winged outlaw sprint kart and also a micro sprint car along side her father. Nikki recalls fondly of those years racing with her dad as she says “The chopping and slide jobs were relentless!” At 16 Nikki moved into the WISSOTA Modified class, which she continues to race today. Nikki now at age 19 has competed in a relatively small number of Modified Races compared to her male colleagues along side her on the track but with the guidance of a strong family led by her father she is sure to be around for a long time to come.
So there you have our AMSOIL Ladies Night Meet A Driver participants. Come out and join Shaina, Annika and Nikki and talk to these special women of racing. As you can see all of these young women have a great Family presence in racing. We hope to see all the young ladies