Chateau Speedway Season Opener PPD One Week
June 27, 2020

Chateau Speedway (Lansing, MN)  6/26/20                                                                                                                                                                           Matthew Grage


                The excitement had been building for the return of racing and the Season Opener at Chateau Speedway in Lansing.  Unfortunately heavy rains early Friday Morning and into the afternoon made it appear the likelihood of that happening was slim.  And with radar showing another round of rain likely about 4:00 the decision was made to postpone the Season Opener for a week.  Even more unfortunate was the fact that that second big wave of rain never arrived and it turned out to be a beautiful Friday Night with no fans in the stands and no cars in the pits.  Track officials were disappointed and vowed to wait a little longer next time before making the decision to cancel.   The Track was plenty wet and muddy through the afternoon but as officials looked at it closer to what have been race time they agreed that that they probably could have had the track ready in time.  Fans will have to wait a week to see all the improvements and changes made at Chateau since last fall.

                The Season Opener will now be next Friday Night July 3rd at 7:15 with the first of two weeks of kids events.   With Friday Night being the start of the Fourth of July Weekend and many activities already cancelled in the area The Track will be serving up Root Beer Floats for all the kids as they file in Friday Night.   Than a week later on July 10th it will be a Special Kids Night with the popular Bicycle Giveaways and Rides in the Stock Cars.  The Track always puts up a few bikes for the kids and than other people, drivers and fans alike get into the spirit and bring out some extra bikes and before long there is a long row of bicycles for the kids to enjoy for the summer.  This year The Track has already been contacted by a local Bike Group that wants to add to that nights giveaways as well.

                Despite losing some of the early shows of the season The Track still has plenty of exciting nights and activities on the schedule.  Still two Traditional Sprint shows on the schedule and the “Spirit of 83” Memorial” which was postponed back in May will be rescheduled.  The popular USMTS Modifieds are also on the schedule for Labor Day Weekend.  The date has not been set for that yet but should be announced soon. 

                Seven classes of cars will be filling the pits each and every Friday Night the rest of this summer and into the fall with the 3rd Annual Chateau Speedway Autumn Extravaganza still scheduled for the first weekend in October.   The Track will be featuring five WISSOTA Sanctioned Classes this year with Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Hornets and Midwest Modifieds, and two USRA Sanctioned classes with the A and B Mods.  First Green Flag fly’s at 7:15 every Friday Night at Chateau Speedway.