Redwood Speedway Enjoys Great 2010 Season Under New Guidance

"The Tiller" Tyler Limoges won nearly half the WISSOTA Midwest Modified events held at Redwood Speedway in 2010 on his way to the Season Championship. Limoges, for the 3rd time in the past four seasons finished in the top 10 in WISSOTA Midwest Modified National Points as well. (Photo by JR Hughes)

Under the guidance of new promoters Brent Prouty and Paul Swoboda, Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, MN enjoyed a great season in 2010. Along with the drivers that supported the Speedway for many years, a myriad of new drivers tried their hand on the moderately banked 1/2 mile oval as well.

Building off the success attained in 2010, the staff at Redwood Speedway looks forward to improving even more as they look ahead to 2011. The high speed 1/2 mile located on the Redwood County Fairgrounds played host to a weekly bill that featured IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Bombers, and the newly added Sport Compact division.

Along with the regular events that took place each and every Sunday night, the Speedway also featured events for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), the Jackson Sprint Touring Series (JSTS), the Dominick Bruns Memorial (IMCA Stock Cars), and an IMCA Modified Special as well.

The USMTS Modified event featured an unbelievable battle between Southeastern Minnesota kingpins Steve Wetzstein and Tommy Myer. In the end it was Blooming Prairie, MN driver Myer taking the win in thrilling fashion after Wetzstein led the first 24 laps of the event.

Double duty racer Curt Lund tallied six feature wins on his way to the 2010 IMCA Modified track Championship. Lund is featured here at race #2 of the RACEMN Modified Series held at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN). (Photo by Alex Deters, figzphoto.com)

Liberal, KS Winged Warrior Tony Bruce Jr picked up the win during the visit from the Jackson Sprint Touring Series while Ken Tietz reigned victorious during action at the annual “Dominick Bruns Memorial” IMCA Stock Car Special. Local product Curt Lund garnered top honors during the lone IMCA Modified special held at the Speedway in 2010. On the strength of 10 Redwood Speedway feature wins, Curt Lund tallied enough points to take the track title in the IMCA Sprint Car division.

Not to be outdone, Lund also scored six feature wins on his way to the 2010 IMCA Modified track title as well. A familiar face returned to Redwood Speedway after an eight year absence to take the title in the IMCA Stock Car division. Bell Plaine, MN hotshoe Ken Tietz (5 feature wins) held off season long challenges from Jeff Larson and Dan Mackenthun to take the Championship in a division that seemingly put on unbelievable shows each and every night.

Belle Plaine, MN driver Ken Tietz returned in a big way in 2010 scoring five feature wins as well as the "Dominick Bruns Memorial" IMCA Stock Car Special. Tietz is featured here circling the high banks at Fairmont Raceway. (Photo by Buck Monson)

Local product Tyler Limoges (7 feature wins) edged out Dan Menk by a mere 11 markers scoring the WISSOTA Midwest Modified track title with Dan Veenstra (2 feature wins) corralling the title in Hobby Stock division. Derrick Kronbach (Bombers) and Kris Stoeckman (Sport Compact) were also crowned track champions as well during the 2010 campaign.

Decisions made regarding the 2011 season will be addressed in the coming weeks as well as the Redwood Speedway yearly awards banquet. For that information, along with all things Redwood Speedway, log onto the track’s website at www.redwoodspeedway.com .

The staff at Redwood Speedway would like thanks all the drivers, fans, pit crew members, and sponsors that made the 2010 season a success!

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Ray Beste

Ray Beste is a sports writer who has covered Dirt Late Model and Dirt Modified racing in several publications for the past 17 years.
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