Big Summers Ahead for Steffes Street Stock Tour and Rebel Midwest Mod Tour
Two tours that impact the local racing scene – the Steffes Street Stock Tour and the Rebel Midwest Modified Tour – announced their schedules on Monday night. And based on what I’ve seen, both have exciting summers ahead of them.
Both tours are presented by Shocker Hitch, owned by long-time racer Bob Sagen of Arthur.
Dirt Race Central will live stream each of the events which is a chance to catch the shows when they are out of your area. Ben Krutchen and the DRC crew do a fantastic job covering racing in our region.
Both tours will make several stops at RaceChaser-area tracks. One other item of note, the tours will often be at the same track on the same night – nine times this will take place. According to Benji Froemke, the director of both tours, most tracks will cut back on the number of regular classes run with larger car counts coming to down.
The Steffes Street Stock Tour, presented by Shocker Hitch, features 22 races at 17 different tracks.
I-94 Sure Step Speedway will host three Street Stock Tour events, with River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks and Viking Speedway in Alexandria each hosting two. The tour will race in four different states, capping off with a trip to historic Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.
Most of the tracks were on the tour schedule previously. A new addition, and one I’m excited to see, is the tour stopping at Buffalo River Speedway near Glyndon.
As I’ve mentioned before, I believe this tour is a great thing for the street stock class. They are running for good purses, and a point fund, and also getting a chance to be the featured class at many of these tracks for that night.
And the racing has been outstanding, and it’s cool to see drivers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota race against each other in an on-Wissota 100 event. The street stocks put on a heck of a show on this tour.
Parker Anderson won the tour title in 2021 after Jonny Carter won the title in 2020. Both drivers have won national championships.
Steffes Street Stock Tour Presented by Shocker Hitch
Friday, May 27 – I-94 Sure Step Speedway, Fergus Falls
Saturday, May 28 – Viking Speedway, Alexandria
Sunday, May 29 – Viking Speedway,
Friday, June 10 – Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen
Saturday, June 11 – Jamestown Speedway (Doubleheader with Rebel Mod Tour)
Sunday, June 12 – Sheyenne Speedway, Lisbon (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Friday, June 17 – River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks
Saturday, June 18 – Devils Lake Speedway (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Friday, June 24 – River Cities Speedway (DH) with Rebel Mod Tour)
Saturday, June 25 – Greenbush Race Park (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Sunday, June 26 – Buffalo River Speedway, Glyndon (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Saturday, July 2 – To Be Determined
Saturday, July 9 – Ogilvie Raceway (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Sunday, July 10 – Granite City Motor Park (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Friday, July 15 – I-94 Sure Step Speedway
Saturday, July 16 – I-94 Sure Step Speedway
Thursday, July 21 – KRA Speedway, Willmar
Friday, July 22 – Fiesta City Speedway, Montevideo
Saturday, July 23 – Madison Speedway
Sunday, July 24 – Casino Speedway, Watertown (DH with Rebel Mod Tour)
Friday, July 29 – Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie
Saturday, July 30 – Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond
The Rebel Midwest Modified Tour has expanded to an 18-race schedule. Each race will be $1,000 to win, $100 to start for the Midwest modifieds.
The tour kicks off at I-94 Sure Step Speedway on June 3 with a weekend doubleheader. New tracks on the schedule include Norman County Raceway in Ada, Buffalo River Speedway, Brown County Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Granite City Motor Park, Miller Central Speedway and Casino Speedway.
I’m excited to see the tour hit Norman County Raceway and Buffalo River Speedway locally, in addition to the stops at I-94, Sheyenne, Devils Lake and River Cities. NCR runs Wissota Midwest Modifieds weekly with some quality drivers like Aaron Blacklance, Brock Gronwold and Reise Stenberg among the weekly competitors.
Lucas Rodin was the inaugural tour champion in 2021. He had a spectacular 2021 campaign which saw him win the Wissota national championship and the Wissota 100, along with ther Rebel Tour title.
Rebel Midwest Modified Tour Presented by Shocker Hitch
Friday, June 3 – I-94 Sure Step Speedway
Saturday, June 4 – I-94 Sure Step Speedway
Saturday, June 11 – Jamestown Speedway
Sunday, June 12 – Sheyenne Speedway
Thursday, June 16 – TBD
Friday, June 17 – TBD
Saturday, June 18 – Devils Lake Speedway
Sunday, June 19 – Sheyenne Speedway, Lisbon
Thursday, June 23 – Norman County Raceway, Ada
Friday, June 24 – River Cities Speedway
Saturday, June 25 – Greenbush Race Park
Sunday, June 26 –Buffalo River Speedway, Glyndon
Saturday, July 9 – Ogilvie Raceway
Sunday, July 10 – Granite City Motor Park, Sauk Rapids
Friday, July 22 – Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen
Saturday, July 23 – Miller Central Speedway (SD)
Sunday, July 24 – Casino Speedway, Watertown
Sept. 5 – Sheyenne Speedway, Lisbon.