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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Racing in Iowa!

Here is the schedule for Ft. Dodge and Algona, the two tracks are about 45 minutes apart and always race on the same weekends so you can hit both tracks and have an action packed weekend of racing, Algona also races electric, Ft. Dodge would like too. Algona has lights so later in the year we race under the lights and that is cool all in its own, if you have not raced under lights before, you have to come and try it, both tracks charge $10 dollars to race the 1/4 scales and $5 to race an electric cars. Pretty cheap from what other clubs are charging. Both tracks run a season points standing and give out trophies at the end of the year at a drivers banquet. Electrics get trophies at the end of the night also.

For more information on Algona got to this site: http://www.veteransparkspeedway.com/
Here is the site for Ft Dodge: http://www.riverfrontrcspeedway.com/

2009 Racing Schedule

April 18th Sat. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge April 19th Sun. 12:30 pm Algona

May 2nd Sat. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge May 3rd Sun. 12:30 pm Algona Cornbelt

May 16th Sat. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge May 17th Sun. 12:30 pm Algona

May 30th Sat. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge May 31st Sun. 12:30 pm Algona

June 13th Sat. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge ** June 14th Sun. 12:30 pm Algona

June 27th Sat 1:00 pm Fort Dodge * June 28th Sun. 12:30 pm Algona Cornbelt

July 12th Sun. 1:00 pm Fort Dodge July 11th Sat. 5:00 pm Algona Cornbelt

July 26th Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge July 25th Sat. 5:00 pm Algona

Aug. 9th Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge Aug. 8th Sat. 5:00 pm Algona

Aug. 23rd Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge Aug. 22nd Sat. 5:00 pm Algona Cornbelt

Sept. 6th Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge Sept. 5th Sat. Algona No Race

Sept. 20th Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge Sept. 19th Sat. 5:00pm Algona

Oct. 4th Sun 1:00 pm Fort Dodge Oct. 3rd Sat. 5:00 pm Algona Cornbelt


** Algona is having the Bolink Nationals on June 14th (all classes will race)
* Algona is having the Twister 250 on June 28th (all classes will race)
For sportsman class with green flag pit stops

If you have any questions I can try and answer them our I can help find out the answer.

Hopefully we will see you all in Iowa this summer.

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3 of us already spend a whole day practicing in algona cant wait till the season starts
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i was there on vacation last week and was able to visit both tracks! just wish i would have brought my cars! lol couldnt justify going to the police station for the key just to run around in my sneakers! great facilities hope to race there soon!


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No fair..... Clemenade. Practicing! What is that? Who were the 3? I still have to paint my body, guess I better get in gear.

Big Show, The cops may have looked at you kinda strange if you told them you were going to run around the track, my yougest rides his big around the track. Next time bring the car and a couple more racers so we can trade some paint. THe setup are pretty close for sportsmen so it does not take much to go backand forth, I don't know what it takes in other classes.
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lol they may have looked at me strange but i moved away from iowa 12 years ago so atleast they wouldnt know me anymore! lol

definately next trip back im bringin my cars!
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What part of Iowa? Did you race at these tracks? Algona track was sealed in Sept. will be striped this spring, if spring ever comes. looking at good car counts in Sprint Car and sportsman not sure of GN at Algona Eletrics car counts look good to, Hope to see you there
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grew up in Ames didnt race Rc cars until i moved here. raced go-carts and the hobby stock in boone. definately making a trip back with cars real soon! will let you guys know when im coming! maybe i can talk a few other racers coming with! any of you guys coming to Dallas for NCS??
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The wife and myself were talking about coming down and getting away for the weekend but then we got the baseball and softball schedules and we have games to attend that weekend now.
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dizzy- me(ricks old car), mark and jacobey were there. they ran minis last year and bought a couple sportsman. should have a good turn out in sportman with 3 new drivers this year. gotta practice so we dont embaress ourselves this season. i clompletely tore down the car rick redid the chassis and got the body bout done.
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Cool, they got sportsmen also, we can have quite the group of Sportsmen racing this year. This year should be a blast with all the cars. I tore my car down completly also so it will probably be in left field when it hits the track. We are hoping to be ready for the start of the season with some more work left to be done. We'll see you guys soon.
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ya cant wait should be a bout 10 of us in Algona on weekly basis. might even venture down to Ft. Dodge if theyll let me
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i bought the wife and kid legends to race and sounds like there will be alot of them. Merle is even gonna run in that class. Im gonna run in the 1oth scale class also. maybe mini every once in a while make sure you guys check out the new forum on veterans web site
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There may be a number of Legends also, my daughter runs one, I am working on my youngest or maybe my wife to drive the other legend I have.

We will have to get together and time our race to Ft. Dodge, Zach and me are usually the only 2 spotsmen because they race grand national. Saturdays don't look good at first but after a few weekends we are good to go.
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racing 8th and 9th august

hey guys will be over there at the knoxville nationals after competing in the qsac dirt nationals.very posible to attend your meets on 8th and 9th.
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