2019 Season Preview: Several Sprint Car Specials Set for Norman County Raceway

sprints at ada
The NOSA Sprints saw a packed house in attendance at NCR in 2018. (Speedway Shots/Mike Spieker)

The 101st racing season promises to be busy at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, highlighted by several sprint car specials.

Regular classes at the 3/8-mile oval include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Wissota Midwest Modified and INEX Legends.

“We’re looking forward to another exciting season as we hit the 101st year of racing at the Norman County Fairgrounds,” NCR promoter Jake Bitker said. “We have six different sprint car specials scheduled this season including the NLSA Lightning Sprints, IMCA Sprint Cars, NOSA Sprint Cars, and the Northern Renegades Non-Winged Sprint Cars. The Norman County Fair in June brings the Battle of the Businesses Bus Races, Minn-kota Legends Tour, and new this year, Baja Racing. Plus we also have many ‘theme nights’ scheduled in 2019. Come on out and enjoy small town racing at its best at the home of Thursday Night Thunder, Norman County Raceway.”

There is a test and tune night scheduled for May 16, with the season opener set for May 23. That night is also the Dakota Cat Mod Shootout along with an appearance of the IMCA Sprint Cars. The Non-Winged Spring Cars will be at NCR on June 6.

The Minn-Kota Legends tour stops at NCR on May 30 and also returns during the Norman County Fair on June 20. The Norman County Fair highlight is on June 20 when the NOSA Sprint Cars are in town.

On July 18 the first night of the IMCA Stock Car King Pin Klash will be held along with the Wissota Midwest Modified Race of Champions. NLSA Lightning Sprints will make two appearances at the track as well.

Night 1 of the Sanders Modified Challenge is set for Aug. 1. Season Championship night is Aug. 22.

Norman County Raceway
Ada, Minn.
Weekly Classes: IMCA Modifieds – IMCA Stock Cars – IMCA SportMods – IMCA Hobby Stocks – WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds – INEX Legends
Regular Race Night: Thursdays, 7 p.m. (special dates noted)
2019 Race Schedule
May 16 – Test & Tune (6-9 p.m.) All Classes Welcome
May 23 – Graduation Night / Dakota Cat Mod Shootout / IMCA Sprint Cars (No Legends)
May 30 – Minn-Kota Legends Tour / NLSA Lightning Sprints (No IMCA Modifieds)
June 6 – Family Night / Inflatable Games / Meet & Greet / Northern Renegades Non-Winged Sprint Car Series (No Legends)
June 13 – Ladies Night / NLSA Lightning Sprints (No Legends)
Norman County Fair – June 19 – 22
Wednesday, June 19 – Baja Races
Thursday, June 20 – NOSA Sprint Cars / Minn-Kota Legends Tour (No IMCA Modifieds)
Saturday, June 22 – Battle Of The Businesses Bus Races
June 27 – Jam The Stands / Meet & Greet
July 18 – Luau Night / IMCA Stock Car King Pin Klash (Night 1) / Race Of Champions – Wissota Midwest Mods
July 25 – Military Appreciation Night
August 1 – Sanders Modified Challenge (Night 1) (No Legends)
August 8 – Hall Of Fame Night / NLSA Lightning Sprints
August 15 – Back To School Night
August 22 – Season Championship

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