Beaver Dam Raceway

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Beaver Dam Raceway
Location N7086 Raceway Road
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Coordinates 43°26′55″N 88°48′43″W / 43.448514°N 88.811873°W / 43.448514; -88.811873
Capacity ~7,000
Broke ground 1992
Opened 1993
Closed 1998 (re-opened in 2000)
Major events World of Outlaw Sprints[1]
IRA Sprints[1]
Clay oval track
Length 0.333 mi (0.535 km)

Beaver Dam Raceway is a one-third mile banked clay oval track located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, U.S.A..[1]

Divisions[edit]

This track has an average of 90 to 110 cars participating in every Saturday night race with some specials on holidays and weekdays. The current weekly divisions are modifieds, grand nationals, Legends, sport modifieds, and street stocks.[1] Well-known race car drivers, such as Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Josh Wise (all currently in NASCAR), Kenny Schrader (retired from NASCAR) and Steve Kinser (also retired from NASCAR), have competed here.[1] Drivers from the United States, Canada, and other countries have competed at Beaver Dam Raceway - including Japan and Australia.[1] The racetrack is located exactly 860 feet (260 m) above sea level.[2] The current track record is 11.272 seconds, set by Daryn Pittman in 2001.[3] The track also features a 1/5th mile Go-Kart track in the infield, which runs on Tuesday nights.

History[edit]

Troy Hoff of Flasher, North Dakota, 2013 U.S. Dirt Legends Nationals Young Lions class winner

The modern track opened on May 29, 1993, operating through 1998, and reopening in 2000.[2] Its alternative names are Powercom Park Raceway, The Raceway at Powercom Park, Charter Raceway Park, Wisconsin Motorsports Park and Raceway Park.[2] The track held a World of Outlaws sprint car event from 1996 to 1998, and from 2002 until the present, and have also held multiple World of Outlaws Late Model events. The track hosts legends cars and held the 2013 U.S. Dirt Legends Nationals in October.[4]

A fatality occurred at the track September 20, 2014 when the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series driver Scott Semmelmann flipped his car during a practice. The 410 sprint car tour event was canceled.[5]

Past Champions[edit]

Season Modifieds Sport Modifieds Street Stocks Grand Nationals Legends
2016 Don Sheffler James Berkevich, Jr. Mike Winters Roger Lee Mike Mueller
2015 Matt Rechek Brandon Riedner Brandon Riedner Kenny Richards Mike Mueller
2014 Jeremy Christians Jeff Schmuhl Scott Riedner Tommy Moore Joe Bongiorno
2013 Don Scheffler Jeff Steenbergen Scott Riedner Kenny Richards Joe Johnson
2012 Jeremy Christians Leroy Ostrowski Brandon Riedner Roger Lee Brandon Schmitt
2011 Jeremy Christians Zeke Bishofberger Brandon Riedner Kenny Richards Eric Barth

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars A-Feature Winners[6][edit]

Year Winner
2016 Bill Balog (June 25)* [7]
2015 Donny Schatz (June 27) (2)
2014 Brad Sweet (June 28)
2013 Craig Dollansky (June 29) (2)
2012 Kraig Kinser (July 7)
2011 Joey Saldana (July 9) (3)
2010 Joey Saldana (July 10) (2)
2009 Danny Lasoski (July 11)
2008 Steve Kinser (Aug. 2nd) (2)
2007 Jason Solwold (Aug. 3rd)*;[8] Daryn Pittman (Sept. 16th) (3)
2006 Jac Haudenschild (June 14) (2)
2005 Craig Dollansky (July 6); Daryn Pittman (Sept. 24th) (2)
2004 Steve Kinser (June 12); Tim Shaffer (Sept. 25th)
2003 Joey Saldana (April 22); Daryn Pittman (Aug. 3rd)
2002 Donny Schatz (July 10)
1998 Jac Haudenschild (June 17)
1997 Mark Kinser (May 4); Dave Blaney (June 18) (2)
1996 Dave Blaney (May 5)

* First career Outlaws win

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Charter Raceway Park information at Treasuresof.com
  2. ^ a b c Charter Raceway Park information at NA-Motorsports.com
  3. ^ "Track Facts" at wismotorsports.net
  4. ^ "Congratulations from INEX". INEX. Archived from the original on March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Our Darkest Day". WI Dirt Racin. Retrieved September 22, 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Beaver Dam Raceway Previous Winners" at worldofoutlaws.com
  7. ^ "Balog Bests Outlaws at Beaver Dam" at worldofoutlaws.com
  8. ^ "Solwold Wins at Charter Raceway Park" at worldofoutlaws.com

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