For the second year in a row, race fans flocked to Shawano Speedway to take in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series show. Not only did fans come out to the Speedway, but the Late Model car count was also up when compared to last year. There were 37 Late Models on hand this year, compared to 32 in 2010.
For those race fans who donated to and have been following the Shawano Fans Fund, there now is a winner. With a very good final weekend for donations, the total was pushed to $2,005. That means the top four vote getters will be offered $500 each to come and race at Shawano Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 3 with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series night of racing.
With the recent heat wave that has hit the area, I guess you can say the “dog days of summer” have arrived. As the weather heats up outside, so are the battles for the track championships in each division at Shawano Speedway.
Where has the summer gone? It is hard to believe, but the World of Outlaws Late Model show at Shawano Speedway is right around the corner. This show was a huge success last year, so it will be interesting to see if more drivers from around the country show up for this race.
With some of the warmest weather of the year over the last week, it was a hot night of racing at Shawano Speedway — on and off the track. Nobody can deny that racing isn’t an emotional sport. There is the thrill of victory, but there is also the agony of having victory within your grasp, only to have it slip away. And depending on how it slips away, emotions can and do run high.