THE BIG 3 – The Showdown is Back!

THE BIG 3 – The Showdown is Back!

SPRING VALLEY, MN – May 9, 2012: When you think of the number 3 what comes to mind? Is it Dale Earnhardt, the legend whom so many of us grew up watching? How about the nine-time USMTS Champion, #3 Kelly Shryock, a local hard charger such as the 3D of Tim Donlinger, or maybe it’s the number of events that have been cancelled this year due to rain. Well race fans there’s now another number 3 that will stick in your mind, THE BIG 3!

Deer Creek Speedway along with officials from USMTS and WISSOTA are excited to announce that a third event has been added to the already highly anticipated summer calendar making it 3 must see events in 10 days with almost $200,000 in prize money on the line!

“When the Justice Brothers Car Care Products Spring Showdown was rained out we knew we had to do something,” stated Randy Queensland. “After a lot of discussion and hard work between the sanctioning bodies and sponsors we feel we’ve come up with an exciting solution.”

The once “Spring Showdown” has now become the first of the “BIG 3” and will kick off this powerful string of events on Wednesday, June 27th. On the card for the event will be the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) running for $4,000-to-win $400-to-start. An exciting twist to the event is the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series will be going after a $2,000-to-win payday and fans will also get to see the WISSOTA Street Stocks run for $500 to win.

“A show like this is hard to put together without a sponsor and we couldn’t thank Randy & Patti Eastvold with Hanson Tire enough for yet again showing their support for local racing as they were a big influence on making this happen and will be the title sponsor for the event,” stated Ryan Queensland.

Hanson Tire Service of Le Roy and Preston, MN, has extensive wholesale routes covering SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin along with NE and North Central Iowa. They carry a complete line of passenger, SUV, light truck, commercial truck and OTR tires from many leading tire companies. Hanson Tire is also the largest agricultural tire, rim retailer, and wholesaler in the region. Both locations offer service for autos and light trucks for tires, brakes, alignment and complete service checks. Visit them online at­­­­

There is only one piece of the puzzle left to put in place…What are we going to name it? With everything coming together so fast officials haven’t had time to come up with a name for the event. Got something in mind? Visit our Facebook page, look for the contest post and submit your name, if we end up using your name, you and a guest, will get into the event for FREE! (Name must include “Hanson Tire”)

Event Tickets: Reserved tickets are available online or by calling 1-877-DCS-Race (507-754-6107). Adults: $20 – Kids: $10 (12 & Under) – Pit Pass: $35

Event Start Times:  Pit Gate 3:00 – Grandstands 4:00 – 6:30 Hot Laps – 7:00 Start!


  1. Wednesday, June 27th – (NAME NEEDED) – Featuring USMTS – $4,000 to win, WISSOTA Challenge Series $2,000 to win and the WISSOTA Street Stocks $500 to win.
  2. Saturday, June 30th – FireCracker – Featuring the WISSOTA Challenge Series – $3,000 to Win! Also competing are the USRA Modifieds, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, USRA B-Mods and the WISSOTA Street Stocks.
  3. Saturday, July 7th – NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 – Featuring the World of Outlaw Late Models – $10,000 to Win and the USMTS $2,000 to win.


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