Plenty of auto race activities set for Saturday

WEBSTER CITY – A full slate of auto racing activities at the Hamilton County Speedway are on the docket for Saturday.

Hosted by the Hamilton County Fair and the Hamilton County Speedway Racing Association, the events will kick off at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Vintage race cars, including the No. 37 Late Model of Mike Smith, will be on site. Included in the vintage display will be Bob Hill’s No. 45 ARCA race car, which was involved in a spectacular wreck at Daytona in 1996. The car has not been restored from its wrecked condition.

There will also be a car show, a dunk tank and fans will have the chance to meet current drivers for autographs.

A special attraction for kids 12-and-under will be the mini-mod race cars. Heats will be held every hour with a championship race-off set as the last event of the afternoon.

Food will be available at the track concession stand throughout the day. There is no admission charge to the Fairgrounds for the afternoon activities.

Racing is scheduled to resume Saturday evening on the historic half-mile dirt track, and it will be Fan Appreciation Night at the track. Admission to the night’s card will be just $5.

Hot laps will begin at 6:30 p.m. Heat and feature races will follow.

The evening will end with a fireworks display, sponsored by First State Bank, Casady Brothers Implement, Woolstock Implement and Webster City Financial Bank. The grandstand will be open to the public free of charge at the start of the final feature race.