From: Verdegan, Joseph J – DOC <Joseph.Verdegan@wisconsin.gov>
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Subject: EIGHT WISCONSIN/MICHIGAN DIRT TRACKS AGREE ON COMMON RULES PACKAGE FOR ’19 SEASON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EIGHT WISCONSIN/MICHIGAN DIRT TRACKS AGREE
ON COMMON STREET STOCK RULES PACKAGE FOR ‘19
(Francis Creek, WI) November 9 – It wasn’t long ago that the dirt street stocks appeared close to extinction in northeast Wisconsin.
Heading into the 2019 season things appear on the upswing for the popular division.
During an October meeting held at 141 Speedway’s Left Turn Lounge 20 track promoters and tech officials from Wisconsin and Michigan dirt tracks agreed upon a set of common rules. This rules package is called Unified Dirt Street Stock Racing.
Track representatives in attendance included 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, The Hill in Sturgeon Bay, Gravity Park in Chilton, Beaver Dam Raceway, Wilmot Raceway, Luxemburg Speedway (promoter pending) and Upper Peninsula International Raceway (UPIR) in Escanaba, Michigan. Those track promoters along with Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car EWSC), the club that operates Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, have all agreed to this common street stock rules package for the upcoming season.
“Each track will have a representative for this division,” said 141 Speedway tech official Greg Herrmann, who was one of a handful of promoters/officials who spearheaded this effort. “Jerry Priesgen from Beaver Dam was involved with this along with Gravity Park and 141 tech official Ron Kohl, Ryan Johnson from Seymour and John Sternard from the Hill. This year we had five tracks on board and now with UPIR in Escanaba joining us and Beaver Dam and Wilmot coming on board we’re up to eight tracks on the same rules package. It’s an outstanding thing for the division.”
The rules package includes the same tire, which is the Hoosier G 60. Between the eight tracks conservative estimates point to a street stock drivers base of 150 between Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. “There were 61 street stocks at the Fall special at 141 last year so there are plenty of these cars to go around,” Herrmann said. “There is no actual board of directors per se but we simply are relying upon each track’s tech staff to properly enforce the rules.”
To learn more about the rules package drivers and car owners are encouraged to check out the rules section of each track’s respective websites.