April 26, 2018
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Appliance race, dual-ramp event highlight Wacky Wednesday card at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff

Speedway 95 head scorer and office manager Kim Baker Allen and track owner Del Merritt wanted to add some fun events to their Wacky Wednesday race programs.

“We wanted to bring the wacky back to Wednesdays,” explained Allen.

Last week’s season-opening Wacky Wednesday racing was rained out, so they will try it again at 7 p.m. Wednesday with two of the new events, an appliance race and a dual-ramp race, highlighting the card.

The ramp race will involve teams putting four appliances on a car, one at a time, and racing around the track.

“There will be a microwave, a washer, a dryer and a refrigerator,” said Allen.

A car will circle the track and will then come into the infield section of the track, where two team members will attach one of the appliances onto the car.

Each team will have eight ropes.

The car has to circle the track once with the first appliance attached. If it falls off, the lap is not scored, and they must return to the infield, have the same kind of appliance attached to the car and complete a lap with it attached.

The driver can’t leave the car, and the team members can’t pick up the original appliance that fell off the car.

Once they complete a lap, they come back to the infield and have the second appliance attached.

After they have all four appliances attached, they have to complete two laps with them to take the checkered flag.

The appliances will be supplied by B & S Scrap Recycling in Hudson.

“They have been collecting scrap appliances for five or six months for us,” said Allen.

The ramp race will involve two ramps in line about 25-30 feet apart, one before the start-finish line and the other after it.

Cars must go over one ramp with just its right side tires and over the other one with just the left side tires, or vice versa.

“They’re going to have to cross over,” Allen said.

It will be a 10-lap race.

Allen said having these special events will be interesting.

“We’ll learn as we go along,” said Allen.

There also will be the four regular classes: 100 percent stock, modified (stock), Stars of Tomorrow and full-sized pickup trucks.

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