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Northwoods Spotlight - Eagle River Speedway opener - May 28Submitted: 05/28/2014
Story By Joe Dufek

Northwoods Spotlight - Eagle River Speedway opener - May 28
EAGLE RIVER - For the 40th year, Eagle River Speedway opened its racing schedule last week.

A record 58 cars and trucks were on hand for the historic night.

And with a crowd of around 700 fans, and beautiful weather - it made for a great night at the track.

We check out the sights and sounds in this week's "Northwoods Spotlight."

Racing at Eagle River Speedway is every Friday night. Hot Laps at 7pm. Racing at 7:30pm.




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