Upper Midwest Sprints Set Calendar


STILLWATER, Minn. — Entering their third year of providing sprint car racing action, the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series has put together a 26 race schedule for the winged sprint car division.

“This is the largest and most diverse schedule we have had so far with several special events featuring strong purses,” said UMSS CDO Ron Bernhagen. “Many sprint car teams and fans are making plans and looking forward to attending our shows. The 2011 season should have plenty of variety, as we are expanding to four new tracks for the UMSS and a total of 10 different tracks.”

Beginning and ending at the Elko (Minn.) Speedway, the 2011 UMSS schedule is filled with great venues. The series expands out to the north at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway and to the south at Chateau Speedway in Lansing, Minn.

Traditional tracks like North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minn., Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and Kopellah Speedway in St. Croix Falls, Wis., will see the UMSS for the third season while tracks like Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway, Elko Speedway and Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway have expanded their 2010 involvement to include more race nights in 2011.

In addition to Hibbing and Chateau, Princeton (Minn.) Speedway and Dodge County Speedway in Kasson, Minn., join the UMSS 2011 racing schedule.

The season is scheduled to get underway April 15-16 with two complete shows at Elko Speedway. For more information on the series, visit www.umsprints.com.

April 15-16Elko SpeedwayElko, Minn.
April 30Cedar Lake SpeedwayNew Richmond, Wis.
May 7Ogilvie RacewayOgilvie, Minn.
May 13Chateau SpeedwayLansing, Minn.
May 27Kopellah SpeedwaySt. Croix Falls, Wis.
May 28Rice Lake SpeedwayRice Lake, Wis.
June 3Princeton SpeedwayPrinceton, Minn.
June 4Ogilvie RacewayOgilvie, Minn.
June 11North Central SpeedwayBrainerd, Minn.
June 25Princeton SpeedwayPrinceton, Minn.
July 15-16Elko SpeedwayElko, Minn.
July 23North Central SpeedwayBrainerd, Minn.
July 29Kopellah SpeedwaySt. Croix Falls, Wis.
July 30Cedar Lake SpeedwayNew Richmond, Wis.
Aug. 20Hibbing RacewayHibbing, Minn.
Aug. 26Kopellah SpeedwaySt. Croix Falls, Wis.
Aug. 27Rice Lake SpeedwayRice Lake, Wis.
Sept. 3-4North Central SpeedwayBrainerd, Minn.
Sept. 10Cedar Lake SpeedwayNew Richmond, Wis.
Oct. 1Ogilvie RacewayOgilvie, Minn.
Oct. 8Dodge County SpeedwayKasson, Minn.
Oct. 14-15Elko SpeedwayElko, Minn.