Next weekend a 3/8 mile dirt oval surrounded by fields a few miles north of Wauseon, OH becomes the gathering place for thousands of avid race fans. It is Oakshade Raceway's Birthday Race weekend which features some of the top names in dirt late model racing both Friday and Saturday nights and is the finale for the DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals a.k.a. The Hell Tour. The Hell Tour is a grueling month-long racing series that travels to dirt tracks throughout the Midwest from mid June until it wraps up at Oakshade Raceway on Saturday evening with only a few nights off. Race fans come and camp out all weekend long and enjoy some of the best racing action around.
Another thing that makes this event great is that most tracks will increase ticket prices for special events, Oakshade Raceway does not. The most you will pay for a grandstand ticket will be $12...and that is for a $10,000 to win event on Saturday night! They usually will even let you walk through the pits and mingle with the drivers if you come early enough on Saturday at no additional charge.
If you don't have plans this weekend...well even if you do you should change them and get out to Oakshade Raceway this Friday and/or Saturday for the $10,000 to win Birthday Race/Summer Nationals Finale!