The 2010 Borderland Racing Association season is quickly approaching.
The season will start on Saturday, May 15 (weather permitting) and runs until Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Emo Speedway.
Three classes of cars will be competing again in 2010—the WISSOTA Street Stocks, the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and the ever-fast WISSOTA Modifieds.
Borderland Racing Association president Jim Strachan is more than excited for the racing action to begin.
“There is nothing better than another season at the Emo Speedway,” he enthused.
“Just to see all the cars and fans coming to the race track every week, it’s amazing and so much fun.”
There are several special events happening again for 2010, including driver introduction on May 29 in conjunction with the Emo Walleye Classic, the sixth-annual Mid-season Summer Shootout on July 10, the two-day Emo Fall Fair on Aug. 20-21, the Keith McNally Memorial on Aug. 28, and Fan Appreciation Night on Sept. 11 (with racing at 4 p.m.)
New this year are the Amsoil WISSOTA 100 Champion qualifiers.
In the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, local drivers (as well as some potential out-of-town ones) will be hard-charging with the hopes of winning their respective features in order to become eligible to race at the WISSOTA 100 Race of Champions in Huron, S.D. from Sept. 15-18.
Every week, more than 40 drivers will compete for the top spot in the points standings, placing their names alongside the elite drivers of the past.
As an added bonus, drivers will be awarded for their consistent appearances because—new for 2010—there will be a driver’s point fund.
“The point fund is directed at drivers who try to make as many races as possible at the Emo Speedway during the season,” noted track promoter Anthony Leek.
“Those that sign up [and] attend on a semi to regular basis will get something extra at the end of the year regardless of where they finish in the points,” he explained.
Tradition always has been a major part of the Emo Speedway—and this year is no exception.
Every weekend, you will find the community coming together and enjoying the great and treasured history that started 56 years ago.
The upcoming season also marks the 25th in a row that the Borderland Racing Association will hold full championships.
“Continued success is based on commitments by the volunteers, fans, sponsors, businesses, drivers, and their respective families and friends,” said Strachan.
“After all these years, it still comes down to the dedication of the great people within our community,” he stressed.
The association also is looking for volunteer tech inspectors. This is a great way to gain experience in the field of mechanics, and can also count towards the 40 community volunteer hours high school students need to graduate.
Other volunteer positions are available, as well.
Those interested in volunteering can contact the association through its website at www.borderlandracing.com
Action at the season-opener gets underway with hot laps at 7 p.m., followed by racing at 7:30 p.m.
The grandstand opens at 6 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children aged six-12, and free for those five and under.
Family packages of $25 and season tickets also are available.