Angell Park Speedway


Angell Park Speedway

Angell Park Speedway has a 1/3 mile dirt racetrack located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The track has been run by the city's fire department since 1903. Racing occurs every Sunday approximately Memorial Day until Labor Day. Special racing events and the weather may alter the schedule. The races are generally sanctioned by the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA), the oldest midget organization in the world. Some events are co-sanctioned by the United States Automobile Club (USAC). BMARA sanctions several midget car events at other nearby tracks, which are included in the series' points standings.

In addition to the racetrack, the facility features the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, the Sun Prairie Firemans Park in the Prairie, and a pavilion.

The track is nationally known for its midget car races, which began racing in 1936. As of the 2008 season, it is the only track in the United States to host weekly midget car races.cite news|url=http://www.madison.com/tct/entertainment/77staging/296550|title=Off to the races: Checking out the tracks and speed demons who play there|last=Cisar|first=Katjusa|date=2008-07-17|publisher=Capital Times|accessdate=2008-07-18] The track was closed between 1942 and 1945, since all racing in the United States was halted during World War II. The track began hosting its first non-midget car races in 2007 when an occasional touring event was added to its program.

Notable racers

Some midget car drivers come from New Zealand and Australia during their country's winter to race during the United States' summer between May and September. The 2008 season featured Michael Pickens from Auckland, New Zealand (who stayed at one of the other driver's house) and Matt Smith from Newcastle, Australia.

Several notable racers have raced at the track in its regular weekly series:
*Justin Allgaier
*Tom Bigelow
*A. J. Fike
*Aaron Fike (2002 BMARA champion)
*Stan Fox (1979 BMARA champion)
*Michael Pickens
*Landy Scott, 1947 BMARA champion and BMARA president from 1951 until 1959
*Mel Kenyon

Fireman Nationals

The track's most notable event is its 50 lap Fireman Nationals midget car event.
*1982 (overall) Bill Engelhart [ [http://www.angellpark.com/Track%20Records.htm Track records] , Retrieved October 9 2007]
*1983 Kevin Olson
*1984 Dan Boorse
*1985 Rich Vogler
*1986 Kevin Olson
*1987 Kevin Olson
*1988 Kevin Doty
*1989 Kevin Doty
*1990 Kevin Doty
*1991 Stevie Reeves
*1992 Marty Davis
*1993 Page Jones (Parnelli Jones' son)
*1994 Kevin Doty
*1995 Kevin Doty
*1996 Kevin Koch
*1997 Kevin Olson
*1998 Kevin Olson
*1999 Dan Boorse
*2000 Jay Drake
*2001 Tracy Hines
*2002 Tracy Hines
*2003 Davey Ray
*2004 Scott Hatton
*2005 Scott Hatton
*2006 Rained Out
*2007 Jerry Coons Jr.

References

External links

* [http://www.angellpark.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.bmara.com/ BMARA (sanctioning body) official website]
* [http://www.bmara.com/points/champions.htm list of BMARA champions]


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