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Busy Week: Minn-Kota Legends Tour, Steffes Street Stock Tour, Don Gumke Memorial

It’s a big week for RaceChaser area racetracks.

Let’s start Thursday with Norman County Raceway in Ada. All six regular classes will be running — IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, INEX Legends, Wissota Midwest Modifieds, IMCA Stock Car and IMCA Hobby Stock.

The highlight of the night is the Minn-Kota Legends Tour. That tour will continue on Friday at Red River Valley Speedway and Sunday at Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon. Racing is at 7 p.m. and adult tickets are just $10.

Friday is a busy night in the region.

River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks runs its Premier Racing Series — NOSA Sprints, NLRA Late Models, Wissota Midwest Modifieds and Wissota Street Stocks. The street stock and midwest modified divisions have seen two different winners over the first two weeks, while Austin Pierce (NOSA Sprints) and Ryan Corbett (Late Models) captured wins last week as those divisions opened their seasons at RCS.

Friday’s show is at 7 p.m. in Grand Forks.

The Minn-Kota Legends Tour is at Red River Valley Speedway on Friday, and another highlight is the POWRi Minn-Kota Lightning Sprints making an appearance at the 3/8-mile oval in West Fargo. All regular classes will run with racing beginning at 7 p.m.

I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls finally opens its 2020 season this Friday. The Wissota Late Models will be off, but Wissota Modifieds, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Super Stocks will be joined by Limited Late Models and Short Trackers at Friday’s show. Only the tailgating area will be open for fans this week. There is room for a limited number of cars and each car is allowed up to 10 people. Face masks are required for those who live their pit stalls and everyone is asked to follow social distancing guidelines. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing a 7 p.m. start. The super stocks do not run weekly at I-94 but will make an appearance this week.

Jamestown Speedway has a special night planned on Saturday with the first annual Don Gumke Memorial. The night is in honor of the late Don Gumke, who died this past offseason in Arizona at the age of 66. Gumke was a long-time racer and promoter in Jamestown and also was a business owner in the community. IMCA Modifieds will run for $2,222 to win while Wissota Street Stocks will run for $1,222 to win. Bombers will run for $222 to win.

It is also the second night of the Steffes Street Stock Tour, which begins on Friday at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan.

Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon wraps up the area racing weekend with a big night on Sunday. The RHR Swag TOP GUN Wissota Midwest Modified feature, paying $750 to win, has been rescheduled from last week (Cody Lee won the first night at Jamestown). The Minn-Kota Legends Tour wraps up the weekend with its third night and the Steffes Street Stock Tour will also hold its third night after going to Mandan and Jamestown the previous two nights.

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