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WOO Sprints and Late Models, John Seitz Memorial Highlight River Cities Speedway 2020 Slate

Donny Schatz won the 2nd WOO Sprint Show at River Cities (Photo by Mike Spieker/Speedway Shots)

Two appearances by the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and one by the World of Outlaw Late Models highlight a busy summer at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The schedule (like all tracks and events) could be impacted by what’s currently happening with the Coronavirus and restrictions — we obviously don’t know what the coming weeks hold. As of now, with all track schedules and season previews, I will proceed as if all things are normal as scheduled until we hear differently. The schedule is still tentative and is subject to change. Historically RCS has opened second Friday in May; the track hopes to have more information about Coronavirus/COVID19 as the spring progresses.  Please stay tuned for updates through the River Cities Speedway website ( and social media. I’ve been in contact with RCS promoter Darren Evavold via email over the past month about updates, etc. It’s a busy summer scheduled at the Bullring, which will run the NOSA Sprints, Wissota Late Models, Midwest Modified and Street Stocks as part of its weekly Premier Racing Series. The first World of Outlaws sprint show is set for June 5 and will be joined by the NLRA Late Models. The WOO sprints will return on Aug. 21 along with the NLRA Late Models. Logan Schuchart won the first event on June 7, 2019 while Fargo standout and multi-time WOO champion Donny Schatz won the WOO sprint event on Aug. 17. Schatz also pilots a late model and will be able to race his No. 15 machine at both sprint stops. The World of Outlaw Late Models invade River Cities on July 17. Brandon Sheppard won the event a year ago. The WOO Late Models will be joined by the NOSA Sprints and the A Mods. The John Seitz Memorial has turned into one of the most popular two-day shows around with excellent car counts in all classes. This year, there is the Prelude to the Johnny on Sept. 10; John Seitz Memorial Night 1 on Sept. 11, which features the NOSA Sprints along with A-Mods, Mid Mods and Streets. The John Seitz Memorial Night 2 on Sept. 12 is highlighted by the $9,200 to win late model feature, which was won in impressive fashion by Canadian driver Aaron Turnbull in 2019. The Steffes Street Stock Tour comes to RCS on June 19 as part of the Greater Grand Forks Fair and two nights later, Wissota Midwest Modifieds will have a special along with the NLRA Late Models. The Lightning Sprints will make five appearances this season. River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks Friday night racing Weekly classes (premier racing series): NOSA Sprints, Wissota Late Models, Midwest Modified sand Street Stocks May 8-Premier Racing Series May 15-Premier Racing Series May 22-Premier Racing Series May 29-Wissota AFCO Race of Champions June 5-World of Outlaw Sprints and NLRA Late Models June 12-Premier Racing Series June 19-NOSA Sprints, Big Al’s Street Stock Tour and Lightning Sprints (Greater Grand Forks Fair) June 21-NLRA Late Models, Midwest Modified Special and Lightning Sprints (Greater Grand Forks Fair) June 26-Premier Racing Series July 3-Midseason Championship July 10-Celebrate Dirt, Ag Appreciation Night July 17-World of Outlaw Late Models, NOSA Sprints and A-Mods July 24-Hall of Fame Night July 31-NLRA Late Models, Premier Racing Series, A-Mods and Lightning Sprints Aug. 7-Premier Racing Series Aug. 14-NOSA Sprints, A-Mods, Streets, Mid Mods and Lightning Sprints Aug. 21-World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, NLRA Late Models Aug. 28-Back to School Bus Races Sept. 4-Wingless Sprint Cars and Season Track Championship Sept. 10: Prelude to the Johnny, NLRA Late Models Sept. 11-John Seitz Memorial Night 1 (NOSA Sprints, A-Mods, Midwest Modified and Street Stocks) Sept. 12-John Seitz Memorial Night 2 ($9,200 to win lates, plus A-Mods, Midwest Modified and Street Stocks) Sept. 18-Fenderless Finale (NOSA Sprints, Lightning Sprints, Wingless Sprints)

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