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ASA Midwest Tour Norway Race Week a Hot One DAYTONA BEACH, FL (June 18, 2007) -- The American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment Super Late Model Norway 100 is just days away and race week...

ASA Midwest Tour Norway Race Week a Hot One

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (June 18, 2007) -- The American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment Super Late Model Norway 100 is just days away and race week is heating things up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The Norway 100 scheduled for Friday night is anticipated to be the biggest late model racing event in Upper Michigan in recent history.

Jamie Iverson (Escanaba, MI) and Kris Kelly (Norway, MI) are two of the most popular racers on the Tour and they travel five hours or more to race most events. They couldn't be more excited to race in their home state. Iverson has seven Championships at Norway and Kelly has five.

Julie Iverson (Jamie's wife) is also excited, stating, "The racing at Norway is nice because it is close to home and easier for family and fans to travel to. Next weeks competition should be extremely tough as it has been at all the events on the Tour. Some of the local guys will know the track and those travelers will not. It will be a great show for the fans to see; some don't get out of Norway to visit other tracks so this will be a special treat for them. As for the local racers, this show gives them an opportunity to run with some of the top competitors in the Midwest. We are also looking forward to racing at Norway so our sponsors can attend."

Kelly added, "I really don't know if I'm nervous or really excited about this Friday. I am really excited about the autograph session too, seeing all the awesome fans again for the first time this season will be cool."

To kick off race week, Iverson and Kelly brought their Super Late Models to Bowl-A-Rama in Escanaba last weekend and participated in a father/son remote control car racing competition where three lucky fans won ticket packages to the ASA Midwest Tour Norway 100. WYKX was on hand for a radio remote. Fans who missed out on the fun will be able to test their skills when the RC track comes to Norway Speedway Friday June 22.

Iverson will be appearing at Northgate Equipment and Sales (online at www.northgatesales.net), an Echo dealer, in Escanaba Thursday from 3-5PM signing autographs and participating in a radio remote by 104.7 KX Country out of Escanaba. Then head across town to the Delta County Credit Union from 3-6PM where Donny Reuvers, Minnesota racing sensation, will be signing autographs and participating in a live radio remote by 106.3 The Mix.

2004 ASA National Tour Champion Kevin Cywinski (Mosinee, WI) will be racing in the Coleman Racing owned entry in the Norway 100 as a teammate to young gun Travis Sauter.

Along with Cywinski, Kelly and Iverson, the Kwik Trip Touring Stars Steve Carlson (West Salem, WI), Travis Sauter (Necedah, WI), Dan Fredrickson (Elko, MN), Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN), Donny Reuvers (Dundas, MN), Adam Royle (Farmington, MN), Bryan Roach (Minneapolis, MN), ASAMT Point Leader Kenny Richards (Montello, WI), Nathan Haseleu (Marshall, WI), Rod Wheeler (Appleton, WI), Dave Feiler (Sun Prairie, WI), Jim Duchow (Appleton, WI), and Brian Johnson Jr. (Machesney Park, IL) are expected to enter.

The Norway Speedway is a third-mile oval track that is slightly banked, located on the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. The track, originally a dirt track, was built in 1942 and was blacktopped in 1978.

Norway Speedway is located at N1476 US Highway 8 in Norway, Michigan, 120 miles north of Appleton, Wisconsin and 330 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Iverson holds the late model track record at Norway, set May 1999, with a lap of 14.183 seconds. Fans are encouraged to beat the lines and get to the track early to get the best seats, as the event may very well sell out.

-credit: asa

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