New Asphalt Sportsman Series Set for Wisconsin in 2013
Longtime racer and race official Greg Oliver announced the formation of the Great Northern Sportsman Series for asphalt competitors in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. The inaugural GNSS event will be held on Memorial Day Monday afternoon May 27, 2013 at Columbus 151 Speedway in conjunction with the Big 8 Late Model Series event.
Utilizing the standard “Area Sportsman” rules popular in the region both in weekly racing platforms as well as year end specials the GNSS will have the ability to attract top racers from weekly short track racing programs to its non-conflicting events. In fact, the points system will award points not only for GNSS events but also for a driver’s weekly racing efforts at their home track. QUOTE FROM OLIVER ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF WEEKLY RACING" Weekly racing is the backbone of Sportsman racing. The GNSS want to support local short track racing so we are including hometrack results in our points. That should make for really interesting points battle."
A five to six race schedule is currently in the works for the 2013 season, in addition to the Memorial Day stop the GNSS will also be part of the 48thannual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway on Saturday night September 28. Complete details including rules, purse structure, points system and race procedures will be covered in detail at the upcoming Midwest Motorsports Racers’ Expo on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Teams interested in learning more about the Great Northern Sportsman Series are encouraged to attend.
Great Northern Sportsman to use Hoosier S800 in 2013
Unity in Asphalt Tire Selection for Wisconsin
Portage, WI- A large contingent of asphalt tracks unanimously selected the S800 Hoosier Racing Tire for use at their tracks for classes utilizing eight inch tires during the 2013 and 2014 race seasons. The tire which offers a stiffened sidewall has provided great results at tracks ¼ mile in length up to 5/8 mile in length under racing conditions.
“All of us at Hoosier are excited to be part of the action at these great tracks.” Stated Hoosier Racing Tire’s Irish Saunders. “This is big for racing in the greater Wisconsin area and we are glad to be part of it.” Seven of the tracks switching to the S800 have had previous events contested on tires from the 800 family and will now take advantage of the stiffer construction this season and beyond.
The Hoosier S800 tire will now be utilized on both the right and left side of the racecar, providing additional stability throughout each lap of competition. Tires will be available for purchase from the tracks listed below, with the first tire sales of 2013 expected to take place in mid-March. Tire prices are expected to be comparable to 2012 prices at the area tracks.
Great Northern Sportsman Series Champion to be decided at Oktoberfest.
(West Salem, WI.) Officials from the Great Northern Sportsman Series announced today that the 2013 Championship will be decided Friday night, Oct. 4th during the running of the 44th annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
2013 will feature the inaugural season for the Great Northern Sportsmen Series. The series was developed to bring a common set of rules and procedures to "sportsmen style" racing in the Midwest. “Every race track has this style of car and I wanted to develop some common ground in which race teams from tracks through-out the Midwest can compete at any sanctioned Great Northern Sportsmen Series event without any unnecessary issues,” stated Series Director Greg Oliver. “The response and interest in this series from race teams throughout this off-season has been tremendous,” concluded Oliver.
The Oktoberfest Race Weekend is the annual last multi-day, multi-division race weekend in the upper Midwest. Over 16 divisions compete on two different paved tracks throughout the four straight race days. The 44th running of the event will be held on Oct 3-6, 2013, on the 5/8th mile and 1/4th mile famed paved ovals in West Salem, Wisconsin.
The 2013 Great Northern Sportsman Series schedule will include its maiden voyage this Memorial Day, on Monday, May 27th at the Columbus 151 Speedway, located between Sun Prairie and Columbus Wisconsin. Additional dates are to be announced in coming weeks, and the season will conclude by crowning its inaugural champion at Oktoberfest.