Steffes Street Stock Tour Set for Bigger and Better 2021
The Steffes Street Stock tour announced its schedule this week. It’s a terrific schedule, and one that builds on the successes the tour had during its inaugural year in 2020. Keep in mind, the tour was successful in spite of the Covid-10 pandemic that restricted crowds at many tracks.
There are 20 races, spanning across four states, at 16 different tracks on the 2021 tour.. Returning tracks include I-94 Sure Step Speedway, Viking Speedway, Brown County Speedway, Jamestown Speedway, Sheyenne Speedway, River Cities Speedway, Devils Lake Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, KRA Speedway, Madison Speedway and Casino Speedway.
New tracks include Greenbush Race Park, Granite City Motor Park (Sauk Rapids, Minn.), Fiesta City Speedway, Red Cedar Speedway and historic Cedar Lake Speedway.
I-94 will host three events, while Viking and River Cities will host two apiece.
The top 12 finishes will count towards the point championship in 2021. Last year’s winner, Jonny Carter of Lisbon, was determined by a tiebreaker as he and Eric Riley of Morris dueled down to the final lap.
Tour director Benji Froemke, who has done an outstanding job building this tour, along with using input from drivers, informed me the pay at each show, from places first through 12th, will increase. There will be a point fund once again at the end.
The 20-race tour could have been bigger, as several tracks requested a date, but Froemke said they wanted to keep the tour at 20 so some were turned down. 20 seems like a good number to me.
Here are some of the numbers from last year’s tour:
—419 cars entered over 15 races
—155 different drivers
—average car count was 28
—high car count was 36
—eight different winners
The opening show is at I-94 Sure Step Speedway on May 28. Viking Speedway will host a doubleheader on May 29-30.
What I liked most about the tour, as a fan, was the quality of racing. These drivers raced hard against each other each night, often down to the final few feet, without wrecking a lot of equipment. There was a great camaraderie among the drivers, too, and some new friendships were formed.
2021 looks even bigger and better for the Steffes Street Stock Tour.
Friday, May 28
I-94 Sure Step Speedway, Fergus Falls
Saturday, May 29
Viking Speedway, Alexandria
Sunday, May 30
Friday, June 11
Brown County Speedway, Aberdeen
Saturday, June 12
Sunday, June 13
Sheyenne Speedway, Lisbon, ND
Friday, June 18
River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks
Saturday, June 19
Friday, July 2
Saturday, July 3
Saturday, July 10
Sunday, July 11
Granite City Motor Park, Sauk Rapids, Miinn.
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
Thursday, July 22
KRA Speedway, Willmar, Minn.
Friday, July 23
Fiesta City Speedway, Montevideo, Minn.
Saturday, July 24
Sunday, July 25
Casino Speedway, Watertown, SD
Friday, July 30
Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, Wis.
Saturday, July 31
Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.