Crash Carlson steps down as Proctor Speedway presidentThe 73-year-old Carlson, who has been involved with the speedway for 60 years, resigned his position as the Lakehead Racing Association that manages the speedway announced changes at its annual membership meeting.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Longtime Proctor Speedway president Crash Carlson resigned his position as the Lakehead Racing Association that manages the speedway announced changes at its annual membership meeting.
Former secretary Lisa Walkowiak and board member Don Roseen also stepped down as Spike McDougall (president), Jessica Bellefeuille (secretary) and Loren Inman were added. Jad Carlson and Joe Stariha were reelected as board members, joining current members Mark Fleischer, Kent Lunda, Jon “Gus” Omundson and Steve Loucks.
Crash Carlson, 73, has been involved with the speedway for 60 years and has served more than one stint as president, including about the past 10 years, including in 2009 when Proctor Speedway was named WISSOTA track of the year. He will remain as a consultant.
“It’s a changing of the guard,” Carlson said.
The speedway ends the 2012 season with its annual Fall Enduro on Saturday, with the pit gate opening at 11 a.m. and racing at 1 p.m. For more information, go to proctorspeedway.com or call Crash Carlson at (218) 343-9623.