LINCOLN, NE-August 11-The 6th Annual Nebraska State Racing Championships are coming soon to the State Fair Raceway Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, as racing at the Nebraska State Fair will once again be a part of this great agricultural exhibition.
LINCOLN, NE-August 11-The 6th Annual Nebraska State Racing Championships are coming soon to the State Fair Raceway Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, as racing at the Nebraska State Fair will once again be a part of this great agricultural exhibition. Monday, August 28th will be the first of four straight nights of racing, which will crown state champions in a total of 9 divisions. Monday's action will the Grand National Late Models and Street Stocks take to the track. Two-time and defending Grand National State Champ, Ed Kosiski will be back to defend his crown. Tuesday, August 29th will see the O'Reilly's All Star Tour for Late Models come to State Fair Park Raceway for the first time. Current O'Reilly's All Star point leader, Joe Kosiski, along with his brothers, Steve and Ed will take on such stars as Steve Boley, Gary Webb, Ray Guss Jr. and Kyle Berck in what should prove to be one of the premier events of the fair. Costarring with the All Stars will be the Central Nebraska Circle Track Association (CNCTA) Late Models. The CNCTA made their debut at last years fair, with Justin Friesen picking up the Feature victory. For Wednesday, August 30th, the 360 Sprints, Pro-Ams and Good Old Timers Racing Association will take to the oval. Over 40 of the area's top sprint cars are expected to be in Lincoln to run for the Nebraska State Championship. Wednesday afternoon will also feature the third annual induction reception for the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame on the fourth floor of the clubhouse. Racing at the Nebraska State Fair wraps up on Thursday with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Classic Modifieds. Former Nebraska State IMCA Modified Champions, Johnny Saathoff and Kyle Berck are expected to challenge last years winner, Mike Meyer for the crown. Auto Racing first started at the Nebraska State Fair in 1915 and in the 85 years since the honor roll of race winners reads like a who's who of racing. Such men as, Will Bill Endicott, Sam Hoffman, Emory Collins, Frank Luptow, Bobby Grim, Ernie Derr, Pete Folse, Jerry Blundy and Doug Wolfgang have graced victory lane down through the years. The Nebraska State Racing Championships were started in 1995 as a way for all the best racers from Nebraska and surrounding states to test their talents against each other at a neutral site.