Tourism Coordinator, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2020
Kewaunee County Waves the Green Flag for New Race Track Promoters
LUXEMBURG, WI – Racing will return to the dirt track at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds this summer, following approval of a one-year lease agreement by the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors.
The Kewaunee County Racing Association (K.C.R.A.), which is made up of five promoters, plans to race on Sunday nights in Luxemburg. This would make “The ‘Burg Speedway”, as the group rebranded it, the only area track in operation on that day.
“This is big news, we have a group of promoters who have all had different experiences with racing, and having cars running on Sunday verses Friday is going to bring a new feel to the track,” says Dave Myers, Director of Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation. “We wish the Kewaunee County Racing Association the best of luck on their venture.”
The K.C.R.A. will host 12 races and aims to run five classes consisting of IMCA Sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Sport Modifieds as well as Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders. The scheduled start time of each race is 5PM with the goal of a 9PM curfew.
Included with Kewaunee County’s Request for Proposal, the K.C.R.A. shared this:
“We are a group of individuals dedicated to preserving racing in Luxemburg and consist of former drivers, track workers, and fans that have also been involved in track operations at Luxemburg Speedway and other local facilities. It is not our mission to profit off racing events, but to bring back the fans and drivers to what was once the premiere dirt track in Wisconsin.”
The ‘Burg Speedway will have a table at the Luxemburg Racing Show at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9AM-3PM and promoters will be available to answer any questions. There will also be an on-site informational session held at 11AM for the public, as well as drivers, fans, and sponsors.
A practice night for The ‘Burg Speedway has been scheduled for Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 4PM-8PM. Once the regular season racing schedule is released by the K.C.R.A., it will be posted on the Kewaunee County tourism website, www.visitkewauneecounty.com.