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Northwoods Spotlight: Racing Delay Likely?Submitted: 04/03/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

Northwoods Spotlight: Racing Delay Likely?
THREE LAKES, EAGLE RIVER - High School Sports is not the only activities getting affected. The start of the Northwoods racing season will likely be pushed back.

A look at TNT Speedway just south of Three Lakes says it all. Normally you would see grooming and other activity taking place to get ready for the season. But right now, there is too much snow.

TNT Speedway owner Tim Rutzen says, "Normally you would be grading the track. Of course there's tons of stuff to do in the kitchen, and the radio tower. Also the fense needs repairs."

Tim says it takes between 3 and 4 weeks to have the track ready for the year. With the tenative start scheduled for early May, time is running out.


Bruce Belland of Eagle River is not letting the snow get the best of him. Bruce and his crew have too much to do. Some of his helpers are fellow racers. When they get done with Bruce's car, they work on another one. So a late start isn't bad.

Conditions at other tracks in the Northwoods may vary. But everyone hopes they don't have to wait too long to go racing.

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