Borgers Speedway Updates 2012

Date: 12/10/2011 9:32:24 AM

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Borgers Speedway Updates 2012


Co-Promoters Steve Heckman and Rich Raidline announced at the Borgers Speedway Banquet they would not return as promoters at Borgers Speedway in 2012.  Steve will be pursuing his racing career while Rich will be helping his son Ryan in his racing program.  Under the direction of Steve Heckman and Rich Raidline, Borgers Speedway has achieved great success and introduced many innovations that have been copied by other speedways during the past five years under their leadership and they will be sorely missed.  We thank them for making Borgers Speedway a better place for all.  In addition I am sure we have not heard the last of them.


Speedway owner Glenn Borger has asked me to assist him in operations of the speedway and I will assume the title of Assistant Promoter along with Track Photographer, and PR Person.  Any questions or comments can be sent to me.


As we speak the clay is being removed and drains are to be laid early next week.  On completion of the drain work the stone base and binder coat of asphalt will be put down with a Christmas deadline.  The final layer of asphalt will be laid in the spring and if the weather co-operates we are shooting for a mid April opening with two weeks of practice prior to the first race.


Races will be held Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The final race will be started by 9:00 p.m. and all motors must be shut off before 10:00 p.m.  Pit passes and entry fees will remain the same at $20 each and a pit pass purchased for the early show will be good the entire day as well as the grandstand pass.  Our hopes are for the Kart and Micro-Stock show to be finished by 3:30.  All trucks and trailers that are not participating in the evening show will have to leave the pits.  We are trying to make arrangements  for off site parking for anyone wishing to stay for the evening show.


The evening show will consist of Wingless 600 Sprints, AllStar Slingshots, and Three Quarter Midgets.  At this point we have not decided if the Junior Slingshots will run a separate show or will run with the AllStars as they did Friday nights.  We would like to have comments on this issue.  Two tour races are being scheduled.


Other divisions are also being considered to add to the program as time permits.


There will be a restructuring of the Wingless 600 purse with $300 being guaranteed to the winner regardless of car count.  The payout from second on back will also be restructured and that will be based on car count.  The winners share will also be raised if the car count reaches the next tier.  Last spot will be guaranteed at least $20 and you will not have to take the green to receive the $20.  The Slingshot purse has not yet been determined.


An information and  rules meeting will be held Saturday February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wind Gap Fire Hall as in years past.


Speedway owner Glenn Borger has made a commitment to the racers and fans to keep racing alive and defeat the people that were so intent on closing his speedway.  Glenn Borger, myself, and the entire Borgers Speedway crew are determined to put Borgers Speedway on the map as the Greatest 1/7 Mile Asphalt Oval in the United States.

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