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JIM FALLS – Eagle Valley Speedway has found a new home and is quickly getting comfortable in its new surroundings.
The Jim Falls dirt track moved its weekly action to Friday of last year when the facility was able to open for fans during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving it a night of unopposed racing at a great hour. listen. Previously, the facility held its competitions on Sundays with a brief stint on Thursdays in between, but quickly found solace to kick off the weekend.
This year, other facilities held their own races on Friday nights again, but Eagle Valley owners Jerry and Janis Weigel chose to stick with Fridays – and fans, riders and sponsors. continued to support the trail even with other options elsewhere.
“It went well. It’s not like last year because no one else was open, but it’s been good, ”Jerry said. “We’ve seen different fans, we’ve seen different riders. We had bigger shows than what we normally organize, we had more sponsors on board because of the Fridays. I think we also have more support from the community.
The standard track night of racing with street stocks, super stocks, pure stocks, modifications and hornet classes continued to attract riders from across the region and outside. Friday’s action featured over 60 entries in the regular divisions, with the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers also in action.