OSBORN, Mo. – The Sprint Series of Nebraska will be heading South to US 36 Raceway in Missouri on Friday, May 15 and then will head North on Sunday, May 17 to The New Raceway Park in Jefferson, S.D.
“We are excited to finally get to kick off the first two IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Nebraska Races,” says Sprint Series of Nebraska coordinator Racine Hadan. “Race tracks have been hit very hard here in Nebraska with all of the COVID-19 restrictions. Our first three races for the SSN Series were scheduled at Eagle Raceway, I-80 Speedway and Crawford County Speedway and were all canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.”
Hadan is also the operations manager at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.
“It’s pretty disappointing that we cannot race in Nebraska right now due to the 10 person rule so all our drivers and fans have to travel to different states just to go racing. We hope that the State of Nebraska officials let us open up soon,” she said. “I would think that they would want to keep the revenue in the state. We are glad that we have the Sprint Series of Nebraska going again this year, especially right now since South Dakota and Missouri are open for business. It gives our drivers who normally race Eagle or the Sprint Series of Nebraska the opportunity to travel a little bit and get some races in.”
US 36 Raceway is a 3/8th-mile high banked dirt oval. The Sprint Series of Nebraska had four shows scheduled there in 2019 but two of them rained out and it was a lot longer of a drive for some of the cars because of all of the flooding happening last year.
“Everyone is excited about visiting again this week. It’ll be nice for our drivers to be able to go racing with fans!” said Hadan.
The New Raceway Park is a small dirt oval known for being an action track.
“The Sprint Series of Nebraska had visited Raceway Park once in 2016 I believe,” Hadan said. “I loved it, it’s something totally different for our drivers and for the fans. Raceway Park actually has new ownership since last time the SSN visited. I have gone up to Raceway Park just to watch the past two weeks and they are really doing a great job, they speed the show right along and we are out of there by a decent time. The track surface has been great, and everyone is really friendly. I really just wanted to compliment them on how they are doing.”
US 36 Raceway pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Hot laps will be at 7:30 p.m. and racing will be at 8 p.m. The Sprint Series of Nebraska driver check-in will end at 7:30 p.m. We will be having the computer draw numbers for both your heat races and feature for safety reasons. We will not be doing redraw in front of the fans like normal. Pit passes are $35 and general admission is $20.
The New Raceway Park pit gates will open at 2 p.m., hot laps will be at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m. The Sprint Series of Nebraska driver check-in will end at 6 p.m. We will be having the computer draw numbers for both your heat races and feature for safety reasons. We will not be doing redraw in front of the fans like normal. Pit passes are $40.
Sprint Series of Nebraska drivers need to register ahead of time with the Sprint Series of Nebraska to race either of these two shows if they haven’t already done so. Here is the link to register with the series: https://eagleraceway.formstack.com/forms/2020_sprint_series_of_nebraska_driver_registration
Drivers, please have your 2020 IMCA license or proof of purchase available at driver check-in. Also, please make sure you have your RaceSaver Hard Card for your engine readily available for tech procedures.