Nine Tracks & 29 Races For Upper Midwest Sprints


HARRIS, Minn. – The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series has announced its traditional and winged sprint car schedules, which will include nine venues and 29 nights of racing.

“We look forward to our 11th season of sprint car racing in 2019,” said Series Director Shawn Cimfl.

Cedar Lake Speedway will be the cornerstone for both series’ in 2019, with 16 events for the traditional sprints and nine for the winged sprints. The facility located in New Richmond, Wis., will celebrate 62 years of racing this year.

The traditional sprint car season will start at Cedar Lake on April 6 and the annual Legendary Opener scheduled for April 11-13 will get the season started with a bang.

Other marquee events for the traditional sprints at Cedar Lake include the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car SEries weekend, the second annual two-day Traditional Challenge, Richert Memorial and the Legendary 100. The traditional sprints will once again be part of the Cedar Lake Speedway Dash Series.

The winged sprints will bookend their season at Cedar Lake, opening their season May 18 and ending the season Sept. 12 at the Legendary 100. In between, the winged sprints are included in both nights of the World of Outlaws and Traditional Challenge weekends, as well as four other dates.

Memorial Day Weekend brings traditions for many and that is no different for the UMSS. Once again the series will visit Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday, May 25 and Eagle Valley Speedway on Sunday, May 26. Both the traditional sprints and winged sprints will be in action during the weekend.

Other highlights include the annual Northern Tour that includes a trio of tracks and includes both the traditional sprints and the winged sprints. For the second year in a row, the weekend starts Friday, June 21 at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. The weekend continues at Hibbing Raceway on Saturday, June 22 for the Rene Hughes Memorial and concludes Sunday, June 23 at Proctor Speedway. The Northern Renegades will join the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series the entire weekend.

In addition, Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wis., returns to the schedule in 2019 with an event on Friday, July 19 for both the traditional sprints and winged sprints.

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series is still working with a couple of tracks to book shows on May 31, June 1, June 28, July 26 and Labor Day weekend.

A new, high-profile weekend of racing at two new facilities for the traditional sprints has been confirmed, but the exact date is yet to be determined. Also, the winged sprints will have one additional show at Cedar Lake with that date still to be determined.