Any race track in the country can rain out on any given weekend. But it takes a special track to rain out TWICE in the same weekend. That special place is, of course, Wagner Speedway.
After calling off action early Friday, all attempts were made to make up the show on Sunday night, but Mother Nature had other ideas and let's face it, she's very difficult to argue with. So that means the rain out tally for the 2018 season stands at 8A and 8B if you will. (Rain outs 8 and 9 if you're scoring at home.)
So, we'll try it again this coming Friday, August 10th with IMCA Race Saver 305 Sprint Cars, Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives. We will also, once again, present the Horsepower for Hunger food drive at the Speedway. For each non-perishable food item you bring, you receive a chance to win Wagner Chamber Bucks, South Dakota Lottery scratch off tickets and more.
We have also updated our race schedule for the remainder of the season.
August 17th will feature the AFCO Race of Champions qualifier for WISSOTA Super Stocks, with the winner qualifying for the AFCO Race of Champions at the WISSOTA 100 at I-94 Raceway in Fergus Falls, MN in September. This will be the last qualifier of the year for Super Stocks so the car count should be excellent. Joining the Super Stocks will be Late Models, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzers.
August 24th will be a big night as the Tri-State Late Model series will run their make up night from August 3rd. It will be twin feature night for the B-Buzzer front wheel drives, with each feature winner picking up a bonus of $100 worth of scratch off lottery tickets from the South Dakota Lottery, $100 worth of lottery tickets to the driver who has the highest average finish and a bonus of $250 worth of lottery tickets to a driver that can win both features. It will also be Commercial State Bank Kid's Night, with race teams, local businesses and fans donating bicycles to give away at intermission.
Monday, September 3rd is the traditional Labor Day Season Championship night, culminating the 118th Annual Wagner Labor Day celebration. On the card for the evening will be IMCA Race Saver 305 Sprint cars, to go along with the final points races for the Late Models, WISSOTA Super Stocks, B-Mods, Hobby Stocks and B-Buzzer front wheel drives.
Then Saturday, September 8th to close out the 2018 season, Wagner Speedway will usher in the Property Solutions of America MSTS 360 Sprint Cars, IMCA Race Saver 305 Sprints, the Tri-State Late Model Series and, just recently added to the program, Hobby Stocks in a non-points race.
There are not many races remaining on the schedule, but those shows will be tremendous events and we hope you can join us for them. Keep checking Wagner Speedway's website and Facebook page at Wagner Speedway Fan Page for more details, start times, sponsor lists, point standings and more.
If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation of a prize to give away during Horsepower for Hunger food drive night or Commercial State Bank Kid's Night, or to offer bonus money on a particular race or class of cars, contact Rod Pattison, Wagner Speedway Promoter and Announcer, at 605-360-8208.
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