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Practice is ON for Saturday

Seymour, April 10, 5:55 PM

As promised, here is the information for the practice Saturday afternoon, April 12.


N.E.W. DIRT  will be holding an open practice session at the Seymour Speedway starting at 2 PM.   The pit will open at 1.    Everyone is welcome to test and tune their cars.    There will be a $15. pit pass to enter the pit.   The grandstand will be open FREE for fans to check out the action.


Memberships and parking will be available.  Drivers MUST be a club member to participate in the weekly Sunday night programs.   Memberships are $25.


The regular season will start on Sunday May 4 with racing starting at 5:30 PM.


Hope to see you Saturday afternoon.


SPRING THAW canceled, Opener on May 4th

Seymour-April  7-At their regular monthly club meeting Monday night, N.E.W. DIRT decided to cancel their Spring Thaw event scheduled for this Saturday, April 12 at the Seymour Speedway.

The track and grounds were still wet and a heavy rain hit the area during the meeting.     The officers felt it was not going to permit proper track prep for a special event and want the track in good shape for all competitors.

If the weather co-operates at all, the club is still planning a practice for Saturday afternoon at 2 PM.   A final decision on the practice will be posted at 6 PM Thursday afternoon.   If the practice is held pit will open at  1 PM with a $15. Pit pass for everyone.

Focus will now be put on the official 2014 season opener on Sunday May 4.

IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Mods will be joined by the Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders on the weekly Sunday night programs.  Spectator Eliminators will compete every other week starting on May 4th.

Race time has been moved up to 5:30 PM  for the season.

N.E.W. DIRT is entering their 31st year promoting the weekly programs at the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.    A schedule of 17  races will make up the season.   The Summer Holiday Classic Series will return on Sunday nights, May 26, June 29 and August 31.   Each will host the five regular season divisions with the WDLMA Late Models  the hightlite division.    A special August 17 date will see the return of the IRA Sprint Cars to the Seymour Speedway.  Their last appearance was in 2008.     All five divisions will also run the program under a special format to allow plenty of time for the complete Sprint show.

Further information will be released shortly.   Watch the web site at    Also check out for all Seymour Speedway news and updates.


First Race SPRING THAW Saturday April 12

April 6-  With the weather finally starting to co-operate,  N.E.W. DIRT is  full throttle to get the first race of the season in this coming Saturday, April 12 at the Seymour Speedway.

The Spring Thaw is scheduled for Saturday afternoon April 12.  Pit Gates open at 11 AM with the grandstand opening at 12 NOON.  Racing will start at 2 PM.

WDLMA Late Models will highlite the day with a 30 lap main event.    IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Mods along with Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Grand Nationals will round out the program with 20 lap feature events.                All divisions will run heats and last chance qualifiers as well.

Format will be draw/redraw for the days activities.  Draw cut off will be 1 PM.

Drivers pit passes will be $75 for Late Model and $35 for all other divisions.   Anyone else entering the pit will be $30.

Grandstand admission will be $16.00 for adults, Students 13-18 and Seniors 55 and over will be $11.00,  Kids 12 and under will be FREE with a paid adult.

If weather allows, the club will host a practice session on Friday evening.   Details of the practice and opening race will be discussed and finalized at the club meeting this Monday at Doxbee’s at 8 PM.  Postings will be made to all outlets following the meeting.

In the event the race cannot be run Saturday,   Sunday April 13 is the scheduled rain date with the same times.

The track will be idle on April 20 for Easter and April 27 for the FFA Auction.

The First race of the regular season will be Sunday May 4 with all five regular division returning to the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.  Race Time will be 5:30 PM every week this season.  

The Summer Holiday Classic series returns on May 25, June 29 and  August 31 and will again feature the WDLMA Late Models along with the IMCA Modified, Stock Car, Sport Mod, Street Stock and 4 Cylinder divisions

The return of the High powered IRA Sprint Cars to the banked 1/3 mile oval will be on Sunday August 17 with all regular divisions competing in a special format.

The Spectator Eliminators will join the weekly programs every other week starting  May 4.   They will run for a point system and crown a track champion.

After this never ending winter, get ready for the first race of 2014 with the Spring Thaw this Saturday April 12 at the Seymour Speedway.


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