The DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Late Model Tour is ready for its fourth year of action. Included in the 2020 docket are 12 events at nine different dirt tracks across the state of Wisconsin. Notably, the tour plans to co-sanction a trio of races with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) hosts the first race of the season, the Rumble by the River 40 on Friday, May 22. Last year, local favorite Jake Timm was crowned King, holding off National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars for his first win. The Rumble by the River pays $3,000 to win.
SK Speedway (Unity, Wisconsin) welcomes the tour to town on May 29 for the Salute to Service 30. The King will take home $2,000. The tour visited the former Spring Lake Speedway in 2018, with Nick Anvelink holding off Ron Berna and Brett Swedberg for the win.
Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wisconsin) will host the Kings Classic on June 5. Nick Anvelink and Mitch McGrath both visited the Mueller’s Sales & Service Victory Lane at Outagamie Speedway in 2019.
On Tuesday, June 16 the Tour visits 141 Speedway (Maribel, Wisconsin) for the Clash at the Creek. In 2019 Justin Ritchie and Taylor Scheffler split series wins at the facility.
The Northwoods Showdown at TNT Speedway on Saturday, June 27 posts a $2,500 top prize. Nick Anvelink was crowned King last year, holding off Mark Rose and Ron Berna.
Next up, an Independence Day doubleheader starts in Eagle Valley Speedway (Jim Falls, Wisconsin) on Thursday, July 2. Jake Redetzke and Cade Dillard are former winners of the event, which posts $3,000 for the winner. The next day, the tour returns to Mississippi Thunder Speedway for the $4,000-to-win Firecracker 40.
The Dirt Kings drivers will compete with the World of Outlaws on three occasions this summer. Outagamie Speedway and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing each welcome the two tours to town on July 10-11. Meanwhile, Beaver Dam hosts both tours on August 4.
The crown jewel of the 2020 Dirt Kings Tour, The Diamond 42 moves to Plymouth Dirt Track Racing for 2020. On August 14, the 42-lap race pays $4,200 to the King. Jared Siefert was crowned King of The Diamond 40 and Justin Ritchie was crowned King of The Diamond 41. Both drivers have found success at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing in the past and will be looking to defend their title.
The Dirt Kings Tour returns to the historic Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin) for the Summer Sizzler on Sunday, August 16. The first time the tour visited Angell Park in 2017, Cole Spacek was crowned King and scored his first win.
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing will host the Mueller’s Sales & Service 30 on Friday, August 23. Jimmy Mars and Mitch McGrath have both been crowned King at Plymouth in the past, with McGrath winning two-in-a-row, holding off Taylor Scheffler last fall.
The 3rd Annual Jim “W1ldman” Watson Classic will be held on Saturday, September 12 at Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway. Last year, Nick Anvelink made a late lap pass of defending winner Mitch McGrath to be crowned King.
141 Speedway will be the scene of the 2020 Dirt Kings Tour finale Thursday, September 26. In 2019, Taylor Scheffler was crowned King, earning his first Dirt Kings Late Model Tour victory.
Wisconsin’s Nick Anvelink enters the new season as the three-time and defending series champion.