WLRDS Ready for Angell Park Speedway Opener in Sun Prairie, WI
This Sunday, May 21, the Wisconsin Legends Racing Dirt Series takes to the track for Angell Park Speedway's (Sun Prairie, WI) Season Opener. WLRDS will be the undercard to the IRA Sprint Cars and the cars that made Sun Prairie famous, the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.
Last year WLRDS brought their usual brand of three-wide racing, with one feature not being decided until the last lap between three drivers. There, Blue Mounds driver, Parker Jones, took the checkers over Sun Prairie’s Eric Blumer after a malfunction on Ryan Sullivan’s mount yielded the lead with just two turns to go.
Sullivan, a Waupun native, will be back to avenge, with a new 2.0 livery. Jones has graduated to a midget this season and plans to do double duty. Blumer is working on his midget ride, but if that’s not ready, he’ll be in his familiar Legends Direct 6E.
2023 will highlight a couple of breakthrough stars from last year as both Austin Winkle of Sheboygan Falls and Adam Zellmer from Horicon are expected to contend.
The font on the number 57 Legend will look familiar to midget fans, as Sun Prairie's Cade Reisdorf, a rookie in the field, is expected to make his Angell Park debut in his grandfather, Bill Ecker's Legend. Ecker is a past owner's champion with the BMARA and has fielded midgets flying the 57 for over 20 years.
Series principal, Tim Franz had this to say, “The drivers of WLRDS always look froward to our events at the historic Angell Park Speedway. The track is as close to a perfect fit for Legends cars as you can get and provides for some very close, competitive racing!”
For complete and official race day information, please see Angell Park Speedway’s outlets including: https://angellpark.racing
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About the photos: Mech Photography expertly caught the waning laps of last year's WLRDS feature at Angell Park Speedway. 18-Sullivan, 41-Jones, 6E-Blumer.
The number 57 is familiar to APS midget fans, but now they'll have a Legend with that number to watch too. Photo by the author.
Submitted By: William Blumer