posted March 05, 2001 09:47 PM
Stuart Speedway: Every Night Is Special in 2001
(Stuart, Iowa) The 2001 racing season at the Stuart Speedway opens on
Sunday April 1 with racing in all five classes: IMCA modifieds, IMCA
stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, dwarf cars and two-person cruisers. A
new program starting April 15 provides an extended feature for one
class with a bonus of $50.00 added to the purse for the winner. On
that Sunday, the IMCA hobby stock feature will be 20 laps instead the
usual 12 laps. Then next week the extended feature and bonus is for
the IMCA stock cars, then dwarf cars the next week, and on the fourth
week, IMCA modifieds. This rotation continues throughout the season.
Veteran stock car driver who finds the extended laps will change his
feature from 15 to 20 laps said, "At ten dollars a lap, that's not
The Ron Little Memorial will be run May 27 during the Memorial Day
weekend. This race honors the former modified driver and car builder
Ron Little of Adel who died of natural causes following a modified
feature in 1999.
On Tuesday, May 1 the touring "Midwest Motorsports Best of the
Midwest" Series for IMCA stock cars returns to the speedway along
with National Kidney Foundation Tour Cure for hobby stocks. These
tours bring some of the best drivers and cars in the state to compete
against regular Stuart drivers.
The National Dirt Truck Racing dirt trucks will join the regular
classes on July 1 and August 19. This is the second year of
competition for this growing and exciting dirt truck series.
The season championships are scheduled for September 2 with a Hobby
Stock Special concluding the season on September 23.
Drivers and fans will notice that the track has been re-shaped in
turns one and two and new concrete barriers are now in place on those
turns also. The reconstruction of the track infrastructure
continues a new pit stand has been complete for use by drivers,
crewmembers, and others who purchase pit passes. In previous years,
the stands, concession stand, restrooms, and
ticket office have been rebuilt with the announcer and scoring tower
being remodeled. Several years, all poles and lights were replaced.
At this time, the only original structure remaining is the flagman's
Champions from last year are Dave Farren in IMCA modifieds, Tim Baker
in IMCA stock cars, Randy Embrey in IMCA hobby stocks, Cliff Barber
in dwarf cars, and the team of Meyer and Meyer in Cruisers.
Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 PM with racing following. Adult
admission is $7.00, children 12 and under is $3.00 and pit passes are