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Watch Motorsports Mayhem at Keyes Peak Ski Hill in Florence, Wisconsin

Motorsports Mayhem Florence Wisconsin

By Dean S. Acheson

Trucks will be taking over Keyes Peak Skill Hill on Saturday, March 13, when it hosts exciting side-by-side truck drag racing.

More than 100 competitors from five states are expected to pit their trucks in a race against the clock and fellow racers. Racing in double-elimination format begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes by 6:30 p.m.

Watch all types of stock and modified trucks, some with jacked-up fuels. It’s loud, aggressive, and for a great cause—proceeds will help fund improvements to the Keyes Peak Recreation Area. Spectator admission is $10 (kids 12 and under admitted free). Food and beverages will be sold inside the lodge and up on the hill, but no carry-ins are allowed.  All registrations and ticket purchases will be at the door.

Mother Nature is unpredictable in March. The fastest trucks on changing snow conditions may not be easy to pick. Spectators have the choice of watching along the drag route to hear and feel the action or farther down the hill or in the warm ski lodge.

There is no parking along Highway 101. Shuttles will be provided every 15–20 minutes to and from the following spectator parking areas: Natural Resource Center, Leff’s Sports Bar on Keyes Lake Drive side, Northern Lites on Hwy 70/101, Annie’s Trading Post on Keyes Lake Drive, and by text from the Great North Bank parking lot in downtown Florence.  Look for the large parking signs.

Truck entry fee is $35 per class with tech-in from 7 to 9:30 a.m. There will be guaranteed $8,500 in payouts. There are no cc motor limitations. Classes include Stock, Super Stock, Pro Stock, Mod and Pro Mod with cash prizes and trophies given to the top three finishers in each class.

Go to Keyes Peak Uphill Drag Racing on Facebook for rules, or call Ray Mills (715-889-3378) or Jordan Stanek (906-367-0652). Keyes Peak is located four miles south of Florence at 4960 Highway 101.

Contributing writer Dean S. Acheson is a Wisconsin native with a long career in newspaper and magazine writing and editing. He considers himself semi-retired and enjoys fishing, scuba diving, snowmobiling, photography, and, of course, travel. “I’ve been blessed with traveling throughout Wisconsin and the UP, seeing the diverse communities, taking in the festivals, chatting with the locals, and hiking the trails.”

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