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Simply grand events – week of August 20

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Auto racing at the Grand Forks Speedway has been a part of our history since the late 1920’s, but in 1999 it gets taken to a whole nother level.  Along with an innovative group of partners, including Wayne Anderson, Donny Mack, Linus Mack and Darren Evavold, came a new name and lots of great changes. In recent years, huge investments and improvements have been made at River Cities Speedway.  Just some of the changes include a new clay track, kitchen, sound system and grandstands, plus additional corporate suites, total refurbishment of the Speedway surroundings and a new focus on making racing a fun event for people of all ages. On Friday nights, May through mid September, this 1/3-mile track is packed with Outlaw Sprints, Late Models, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks all vying for the checkered flag.  A big drawing card is the fact that River Cities is the only speedway in the Midwest which races both Outlaw Sprints and Late Models weekly.  In addition to River Cities’ Premier Racing Series, it also hosts four to six specials each year, including the World of Outlaw Sprints and World of Outlaw Late Model Races. Throngs of devoted race fans from the …

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