WEST SALEM, WI – It sure didn't look like it last weekend, or Thursday morning for that matter.
However, don't count out Chuck Deery and his staff, who have been working nonstop to make sure the sixth annual "Frostbuster" is run on Sunday.
There have been two separate snow storms in the past four days, including one quick-moving storm late Wednesday. Each storm dumped about 8 inches of the white, fluffy stuff.
Officials from the speedway have been focused on the task at hand, making sure that area race fans can come out and enjoy the warm 63-degree sunny Sunday.
“Winter has finally snapped, and like turning on a light switch, here comes spring, fortunately just in time for this weekend,” said Deery, the longtime track manager. “With the recent snowfalls, we can bet that no one will be doing any yardwork outside their homes this weekend, so why not come out and catch all the great racing action of the local stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series on Sunday.
"Last year we struggled to get ideal weather conditions on almost any race day. This is a great way to start out 2018,” Deery added.
The “Frostbuster” features five different divisions, including the Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery NASCAR Late Models, Dean’s Satellite & Security Sportsmen – both on the 5/8th mile track. The quarter-mile track features the Auto Value Parts Stores Thunderstox & Street Stocks, plus the popular 4-cylinder division, the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets.
The pit gate opens at 10 a.m., with practice laps at 11:15 a.m. Grandstand gates open at 12:30 p.m., and qualifying starts at 12:45. The first race of the 2018 season takes the green flag at 2 p.m.
Saturday is practice/media day. The pit gate opens at 10 a.m., with practice runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information call the speedway office at 608-786-1525, or visit LaCrosseSpeedway.com.
See you there! Oh, and don’t forget to bring along your sunglasses and suntan lotion!