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Races cancelled tonight

The season opener at the Gondik Law Speedway has been postponed until next week.

With a forecast of 48 degrees and 10 mph winds predicted for tonight, the opener in Superior has been postponed until Friday, May 25.

After having its opener called off last week, the ABC Raceway in Ashland will try again Saturday night.

The Board of Directors and all-volunteer staff of the ABC Raceway has taken advantage of the extra week to prepare for the rescheduled opening night of its 54th stock car racing season, which is now set for this Saturday.

“The track was in perfect condition for early-season racing last weekend,” according to ABC Raceway president Eric Erickson, “but the rest of the grounds were too soft, and the temperatures would not have made our fans very comfortable. Our crew used the extra week to get even more work done, and we feel like we’re in a lot better position to provide a quality race program this time.”

Many area drivers are chomping at the bit to get this season underway in Ashland, including defending division champions Bill Byholm of Glidden (WISSOTA Modifieds), Mason’s Nick Oreskovich (WISSOTA Super Stocks), Ashland’s Tyler Vernon (WISSOTA Midwest Mods), and Andrew Hanson of Iron River (WISSOTA Pure Stocks). Marengo’s Scott Ovaska, the 2017 ABC Raceway Six-Cylinder champ, presumably has his racing operation up for sale, most likely opening the door for a new champion in that division.

A “hot laps” practice session will start this Saturday night at 6:15, while the racing action is scheduled for 7 pm. Adult admission tickets are just $11 each for the grandstands, and kids ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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