JEFFERSON, WI (Thursday, May 5, 2016) The 2016 racing season at Jefferson Speedway is quickly approaching! Saturday night thunder is back for an amazing new season with action in six divisions. Be there as the Late Models, Sportsmen, Internationals, Hobby Stocks, Road Warriors and Bandits battle each week for a piece of racing glory. A host of other traveling series and divisions plan to play on the tricky quarter mile once again this year. The American Ethanol Super Truck Series plans to appear multiple times in 2016 after a successful debut at Wisconsin’s Action Track in 2015. The Mid-American Stock Car Series joins the Truck Series for a special program on June 11. The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series also returns after capping off last season at the Wisconsin State Championships. Several visits by the Legends and Bandoleros also highlight what promises to be an exciting year of action on the track. Don’t forget about all four Tournaments of Destruction throughout the season and there is plenty of opportunity for great family entertainment.
With the new season comes excitement from both drivers and fans. The premiere division at Jefferson Speedway is the Late Model class. Defending and three time champion, Casey Johnson, returns to action to defend his title. Back to back 2013 and 2014 champ, Dale Nottestad, returns to try and unseat Johnson at the top. Only three different men have been crowned Late Model champ since 2008. Johnson, Nottestad and four time champion, Jason Erickson, all plan to compete regularly to keep that run alive. Other long time Jefferson Speedway competitors are back to stake their claim to a possible championship run. Drivers such as John Ovadal Jr, Chris Quam, Shaun Scheel, Dylan Schuyler, Michael Grueneberg and Trent Erdman and many others are back to put on a show. Add in some fresh faces to that stout lineup and you won’t want to miss a lap all season long!
With five other divisions of intense racing action, each Saturday night will be filled with entertainment and fun! It all kicks off on Saturday, May 7, with gates opening at 2pm. Time trials begin at 5pm with the first green flag of 2016 scheduled for 7pm sharp! Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.