Mother Nature dampens Chateau Speedway fireworks
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July 5, 2019  |  by Matthew Grage

It’s a tradition that started over 50 years ago at Chateau Speedway: Fireworks on the Fourth of July Weekend. Despite the threatening weather a solid filled of cars pulled in for what was to be the ninth night of racing action during the 63rd anniversary season at Chateau Speedway. The pre-race ceremonies started with a Salute to America, the Flag and the brave men and women who have fought for her over the years and concluded about ten minutes later as rain started as the first heat race of the night was set to pull onto the track.

Officials sent the packing trucks onto the track to try and save the track but mother nature kept dumping the rain until there was no saving the night. It was also a Food Shelf Collection Night as fans could save on there gate admission by bringing two non-perishable food items for the local Food Shelf. The Track has put a lot of effort into coming up with community minded events and this one goes hand in hand with the Toys For Tots Collection that will take place at the track's awards banquet in December.

This week's featured sponsors were to be Kevin Stoa Engineering of Albert Lea and Joe Vogt Custom Pumping of Rose Creek. The track did have a back up plan in place for the fireworks show. The display will be shelved for a month and a half until August 16.

Racing action resumes next Friday with the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring USRA Modifieds and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods plus five other classes. Action is slated to get underway at 7:15.

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