By: JERRY MACKEY
OSKALOOSA, IA – The sounds of high powered race engines will roar to life in Oskaloosa on the Mahaska County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 22nd with the first night of the 15 scheduled race events. The Southern Iowa Speedway operation will once again be under the direction of the Southern Iowa Fairboard and the Race Committee. The Wednesday race programs will continue to be one of the best values in all of racing as the Fairboard has chosen to hold the line on race admissions. In 2020 chidren 5 & under will be admitted FREE, kids 6-15 will be only $3, Active military and retired veterans will be admitted for only $5, adults 16 & up will be admitted for the low price of only $8.
In addition to being an extremely fan friendly facility and race program the Southern Iowa Speedway continues to be very generous to the racers themselves. In addition to offering a very generous weekly racing payoff, the track awards season ending point fund money that is far above the majority of weekly racing programs. The last two seasons under the direction of the Southern Iowa Fairboard the weekly racers have been awarded $14,570 in season ending point fund awards. The 2019 track champions received point fund monies as follows, Oskaloosa Quality Rental Sportmods, Blaine Webster-$700, Mid-State Machine Stock Cars, Nathan Wood- $650, Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks, Dustin Griffiths-$500 and Autocrafters Sport Compacts, Trent Orwig-$400.
The Southern Iowa Fairboard and Race Committee would like to thank the track sponsors, Drivers and Crews and the very loyal dedicated race fans for making 2019 a very good season and we look forward to the 2020 season. In addition we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, bring on April and Let’s Go Racing!