Proctor Speedway named track of the year
By: By Jerry O’Brien, For the Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
The Proctor Speedway, located on the Proctor Minnesota Fairgrounds, recently was named the 2009 WISSOTA Promoters Association AMSOIL Dirt Track Series Track of the Year at the WISSOTA national banquet held in St. Cloud, Minn.
The annual award is presented by Race Promotion Monthly and All The Dirt! Racing News.
The selection process for the award changed in 2009. In previous years, a committee picked tracks it thought met criteria and voted on them. This year, each track thought to be deserving was urged to submit a proposal stating why it should receive the award. A dozen of the nearly 60 WISSOTA sanctioned tracks submitted proposals, and the committee whittled them down to the five most deserving organizations.
The promoters then were invited to vote for their choice in the final five, and the Proctor Speedway garnered the most votes.
The track is certainly deserving of the honor, given the hard work put in by Jerry “Crash” Carlson, Gus Omundson and the hard-working Lakehead Racing Association board of directors and volunteers.
Over the last few years they have transformed the Proctor Speedway into a showplace with the addition of new grandstands a paved concourse and new state-of-the art Musco lighting. The transformation was completed in 2009 with the opening of the new $200,000 plus concession building, seating 50 people.