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All systems are a go for Chateau

Chateau Speedway, Kadden Kath, 2024
Chateau Speedway racer Kadden Kath drifts his car along the turn at Chateau Speedway last summer. Local racers will return to Chateau Speedway this Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. for opening day. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Johnnie Phillips, Sports Editor

After an abbreviated racing season last summer, Chateau Speedway is set to make its grand re-opening on May 10 and be fully operational for the entirety of the racing season.

The track has played host to countless races over the decades and figures to be back and better than ever for summer 2024.

“My staff and I, we’re obviously really excited. We’ve received some really good driver input. The racers have all been able to go out and explore other tracks, but from what we’ve heard, they’re chomping at the bit to get back out on our track,” said Chateau Speedway owner Mark Wytaske.

Chateau Speedway will greet fans with an updated look thanks to a fresh paint job, while also offering spectators some fun new benefits outside of just racing.

“We’ve put in a new flat iron grill, and we’re looking at making some Friday specials. I think the first one we have coming up is sauerkraut and brats, and we’re going to mix it up as the season goes on. We’re also working on some more stuff for the kids. We just added a lean-to and moved some coolers in there so they can stay cool, and we just put in some new big-screen TVs,” said Wytaske.

The race schedule will also have a new look.

The Hornets division will no longer race at Chateau Speedway and instead will make way for the new Outlaw Mini-Mods division.

According to Wytaske, the decision to make the switch was influenced by the number of local racers competing in the category.

“We have a lot of local guys who race the Outlaw Mini-Mods. I feel bad that we have to let the Hornets go, but I think this allows us to bring in a new kind of race that people will really enjoy as well. The mini-mods actually cost a little more to bring in, but it allows us to bring in more local drivers,” said Wytaske.

Outside of the addition of the Outlaw Mini-Mods, Chateau Speedway will still offer Hobby Stock, Midwest Modified, Stock Car, A-Modified and B-Modified racing, giving fans a whole laundry list of races to watch.

Opening day at Chateau Speedway on Friday, May 10, will kick off at 7 p.m.

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