RAIN WINS AGAIN: RACING, CAR SHOW NEXT

BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ

(Wilmot, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 4, 2016)–For the third time this season, rain washed out the complete race program scheduled for Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 4.

The May 28 feature events were also cancelled, leaving the street stocks and Bandit 4-cylinder stock cars looking to have their initial 2016 main events on Saturday, June 11.  The Meyer Services Wisconsin Wingless Sprints presented by the IRA along with the modifieds and the Wisconsin-Illinois mini-sprints are also on the five division card.

Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with the first race slated for 6:45.  Grandstand admission for June 11 is $12.00 for ages 12 & over; $5.00 for ages 7-11 with youth ages 6 and under admitted free.

Father’s Day weekend, Wilmot will host the traveling UMP Summernationals late model tour on Sunday, June 19.  Modifieds and street stocks are on the program as well.

Wilmot Raceway, a one-third mile clay oval, is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.  For the latest updates check the official trackside race line 262-862-2090, the official track web site www.wilmotraceway.com or the track’s Facebook page.

Off the track, Wilmot Raceway is participating in the 18th Annual Nostalgia Auto Show on Sunday, June 12, to be held at the Antioch dealerships along Rte. 173.  Drivers from Wilmot are invited to display their race cars at Kunes Country Ford Superstore.  The Wilmot Raceway official pace vehicle is being supplied by Kunes for the 2016 season.

The show will be4 held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, with free admission, free soda and food available.  Entertainment and raffles will be held throughout the event.

The traditional “Let’s Go Racing Motorsports Show” coordinated by Mike Babicz of Wilmot Raceway will be held in conjunction with the June 12 event.  Race cars participating will be eligible for the Larry Roebuck Best Appearing Overall Award which has been given out for 37 previous years at various shows promoting motorsports.

“We are excited about combining efforts for an event which traditionally draws a large number of entries and spectators,” said Babicz.  “We are looking forward to a good representation of Wilmot Raceway competitors.”

Wilmot drivers or others who have motorsports entries they would like to display can contact Babicz at 262-206-5465 or email michaelbabicz@aol.com.

For information on the classic car show portion, contact Jamie Hendrickson at Kunes Country Ford 847-395-3900.