Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013 Season in Review

2013 was the 5th year of Speed Talk on 1360 radio on KRWC, we interviewed 88 different drivers this year while covering a great race season in Minnesota. 

Here is a review of the Top 10 stories covered in 2013.

#1 Raceway Park closes after 57 years of racing.  Benny Van Cleve was the final race winner in the history of the track on September 1st.

#2 Frank Kimmel wins at Elko Speedway for his 78th ARCA victory.

#3 Danny Fredrickson wins his 2nd ARCA Midwest tour Championship.

#4 Tim Kaeding wins $10,000 World of Outlaws race on dirt at Elko Speedway.

#5 Andrew Morrissey wins Thunderstruck93 at Elko, 150 cars participate in on-track autograph session and $20,000 raised for Charity.

#6 Michael Self wins second straight NASCAR K&N series race at Brainerd International Raceway.

#7 Doug Peterson wins Trans-Am race at BIR in largest field since the return of the series.

#8 James Buescher wins NASCAR Camping World truck race at Iowa Speedway in wild finish.

#9 Numbers prove just how fast a World of Outlaws Spring car is compared to an ARCA car at Elko Speedway.

#10 Levi Schwanz memorial car show a big success at Hutchinson Mall.

Jason Searcy was named announcer at Elko Speedway in 2013 and we got to hear interviews with drivers every week (Brent Kane below).

Jason had many fun video's posted on the web including the crazy story of who really is the mascot named Victor E. Lane (below).

Dean Reller spent a lot of time at Raceway Park covering their final season of racing, he also traveled to Oktoberfest, Iowa Speedway and BIR (with Michael Self below)

Dean also put together many videos of the action (below).

We really want to thank our group of very loyal sponsors that make the 5th year of this radio show possible.  Please support them: 

Performance Driving School at BIR
Moon Motorsport in Monticello
Cenex in Buffalo
Norms Wayside in Buffalo
Lou Fegers Racing Equipment in Delano
Hwy 55 Trailer Sales in Buffalo
Stockholm Motorsports Park in Cokato
Superior Masonry Products in New Prague
David Wray Automotive in Buffalo

We also want to thank Jordan Bianchi from
and Dan Plan from

It was a great season in 2013 and we hope to do it again in 2014, keep checking back to for more details or follow us on Facebook or Twitter or