Elko Speedway

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Elko Speedway
Location Elko New Market, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°34′10″N 93°19′53″W / 44.569353°N 93.331255°W / 44.569353; -93.331255Coordinates: 44°34′10″N 93°19′53″W / 44.569353°N 93.331255°W / 44.569353; -93.331255
Capacity Unknown
Owner The Ryan Family
Broke ground 1964
Opened 1965
Major events ARCA Midwest Tour, ARCA Racing Series, Thunder Car Nationals
Surface Asphalt
Length 3/8 mi
Turns 4

Elko Speedway, is a 3/8 mile Asphalt oval race track located in Elko New Market, Minnesota. Elko Speedway is sanctioned by Whelen All-American Series. The track is located in the former Elko portion of the newly merged city.

Divisions[edit]

The track divisions include Super Late Models, Big 8 Sportsman, Thunder Car, Legends, Power Stocks, Hornets, and Bandoleros on regular Saturday Nights. New to the 2015 season are Hornet Figure 8 races taking place on select Saturdays.

Traveling series[edit]

The ASA held races at the track, and its successor the ARCA Midwest Tour still holds events. The track has held Mid-American Stock Car Series events in their now-defunct Super Truck division.[1]

The ARCA racing series held the Akona 200, their first ever race in Minnesota, at Elko Speedway on June 2, 2012.[2] The series returned in 2013 and 2014 for the Akona 250, adding 50 laps to the event. Elko is the shortest track ARCA currently races on.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 CENEX Mid-American Super Truck Series Schedule". Retrieved March 7, 1998.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Elko Speedway Up Next for ARCA Teams, Drivers".