NASCAR drivers to race on frozen Allouez Bay Saturday

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NASCAR drivers are busy prepping their engines for the season opener that is the Daytona 500 February 20th. However a few will be testing a new track this weekend in the first Lake Superior Ice Racing Association’s NASCAR Drivers on Ice series.

"The people up there that are racing on ice in this ice racing association, to me they’re pretty passionate about that kind of stuff and that’s my type of people," NASCAR Xfinity driver David Starr said. "Racing on ice, racing in NASCAR, whatever it’s all the same stuff so I’m excited."

In the last 16 years Starr has competed in over 560 NASCAR races with four Camping World Truck Series wins.

Sponsored by businesses with Northland ties, including Sinex Transportation, he said joining the ice race was not only a great way to say thanks but a fantastic career opportunity.

"We’re usually racing on pavement or concrete in 100 degrees or 90 degree weather, and so I was intrigued on how ice racing works and the conditions you’re really racing in."

Starr will be joined by fellow NASCAR drivers Stephen Leicht, Josh Reaume, and Johnathan Cuevas.

The three races in Superior on Saturday are set for noon, 1pm and 2pm at Allouez Bay. The track opens at 10am with a winner’s presentation at 3pm, and award presentation at 7pm.

Friday night Gronk’s Grill & Bar in Superior will host a meet and greet with some of the drivers starting at 7:30pm.

For directions to the course or other event information, click here.