The 2007 season is fast approaching for the Borderland Racing Association, which will have lots of events lined up throughout the entire summer.
A work bee has been planned for this Saturday (May 5) at 9 a.m. at the track and everyone is invited to come and help out throughout the day.
Then starting on May 12 (weather permitting), the Emo Speedway will open up, with the “Candy Man” visiting the grandstand at intermission.
The candy is being supplied by Safeway in Fort Frances.
Every week, there will be something—from bicycle races to car rides—for the children to enjoy during intermission.
“We want everyone to bring the whole family, as all from young to old will be assured to enjoy the night’s activities,” said association president Sharon Trimble.
Some of the exciting nights planned for the Emo Speedway this season is the Canada Day celebrations on July 1 presented by the Township of Emo and the Borderland Racing Association.
Among the usual races, cake will be served throughout the evening and fireworks will light the sky after the evening’s events.
July also will be an exciting month as the first-annual Piston Ring Mid-Season Shootout takes place July 14.
“We are extremely excited to have Piston Ring become a major part and sponsor of this mid-summer event,” said Trimble.
Returning for a second year is the WISSOTA Super Stocks on July 21. This year, the Super Stock division will be racing in the Northern Super Stock Touring Series.
The series consists of three race dates—one at Greenbush Race Park in June, Emo Speedway on July 21, and ending in Winnipeg on Aug. 23.
Last year’s race in Emo drew 15 cars from all over the region. It’s definitely something to see this summer.
The month of August will have the usual two-day Emo Fall Fair Special. Set for Aug. 17-18, the doubleheader features some of the most competitive and exciting races of the year.
Last year saw a record number of cars in a few years and the 2007 fair is sure to keep fans excited.
“All racing fans in the region look forward to the Emo Fair, which is always action packed and never disappoints the spectators,” enthused Trimble.
The point champions for Emo Speedway’s 2007 season will be awarded Aug. 25.
Sept. 8 is the Keith McNally Memorial Invitational, with a 1 p.m. start time.
The yearly memorial is in honor of McNally, who was killed after rolling over his Thunder Stock on Turn #1 during the opening lap of the feature event in September, 1993.
And at the end of each month this season, “Powder Puff” races will be held, with points awarded to the women who race each event.
“The Powder Puff races are always entertaining to watch,” said Trimble. “We have some women in the area that can drive a race car as well as, or better, than the men.”
If the Saturday races are postponed due to rain, the Borderland Racing Association has incurred a rain date of Sunday at 1 p.m. Last season, only one rain date was used (Aug. 13).
For more information on the 2007 season at the Emo Speedway, visit www.borderlandracing.com or contact Trimble at 486-1209.