by John Gibson on April 21, 2011
Racefans in Washington have been ready for the 2011 season to kick off all winter. The 57th season for Skagit Speedway will be kicking off this week for dirt track fans in or near Alger, Washington. Even this week the track reported that Monday morning they saw snow on the track, and snowflakes falling that were the size of silver dollars. But the weather looks great for this coming weekend.
“I will be ready for some dry warm weather as soon as it gets here” said promoter Steve Beitler, “Every so often we get a late and cold spring, this year is our year. But the forecast looks pretty good for the next few weeks. I know The whole team up here is ready to hear the roar of the engines. Several new teams are ready to go so I am excited to get things started!”
The season opener will feature numerous divisions for fans. Headlined by the Outlaw 410 Sprint’s, fans will have a lot to look forward to. For the 2011 season fans will be treated to a number of big events. “Once again, Skagit Speedway has teamed up with Foothills Toyota in Burlington, WA to present the weekly local Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series. On the schedule this year are the 40th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup June 16-18 featuring $40,000 first place prize money, the Bob’s Burgers and Brew 360 Nationals August 5-6, and the World Of Outlaws Gold Rush Tour September 2-3.”
That’s not a typo, $40,000 to the winner of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup. Fans will pack the three-tenths mile clay oval for the 40th annual event.
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