The roar coming from the fairgrounds will come at the end of the weekend instead of the beginning after the Kewaunee County Board approved a new promoter for its track. The Kewaunee County Racing Association and the country agreed to the one-year contract Thursday night. Operating the track under the moniker of “The ‘Burg Speedway”, the organization will pay the county $1,500 in rent for each of its 12 races scheduled which will be raced on Sunday nights as opposed to Fridays like in the past. Retiring Kewaunee County Board Chairperson Robert Weidner says it is good for everyone to have someone using that facility on a regular basis.
During its Thursday meeting, the Kewaunee County Board also approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the highway department at a combined cost of around $85,000.
Picture courtesy of Kewaunee County
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 4, 2020