Eagle River Speedway honors 2023 champions

2023 Eagle River Speedway track champions (left to right) Sugar Camp's Jason Eisel (street stock), Eagle River's Jason Zdroik (B mod and late model), Eagle River's David Blackberg (stock car), Phillips' Devin Fries (pure stock), Escanaba, Michigan's Chase Richer (600 micro sprint) and Escanaba, Michigan's Bentley Richer (300 micro sprint). (Courtesy photo/Jack Flint (flintography.com))

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – Track champions in seven divisions were crowned as Eagle River Speedway hosted its 2023 awards banquet at Chef Rene’s at Eagle River Inn Saturday, April 13. Leading the way earning track titles in not one but two classes was hometown driver Jason Zdroik. Zdroik copped crowns in both the Chef Rene B modified and Sweetwater late model divisions, respectively.

Hometown driver David Blackberg scored the track title in the Coffen Construction stock car division while Sugar Camp’s Jason Eisel accomplished the same feat in the Eagle River Dock and Lift street stocks.

When it came to the winged divisions a bulk of the hardware headed home to Escanaba, Michigan. Brothers Bentley Richer and Chase Richer each picked up track championships in the 300 and 600 micro divisions, respectively.

Phillips’ Devin Fries picked up the pure stock title.

Rookie-of-the-year honors went to Eagle River drivers Austin Zdroik and Ryan Brown (late model & B mod, respectively). Hometown driver Quentin “Iceman” Morrison (Eagle River Dock & Lift street stock) Minocqua’s Max Nowak (JD Paintball & Archery 600 micro sprint) and Rhinelander’s Blake Joslin (Halsey Fab/Dan’s Service 300 micro sprint).

Three of the rookie of the year recipients were (left to right) Eagle River's Austin Zdroik (late model), Rhinelander's Blake Joslin (300 micro sprint) and Eagle River's Ryan Brown (B modified). (Courtesy photo/Jack Flint (flintography.com))

Green Bay’s Patrick Farley Jr. picked up a ‘most-improved driver’ award in the stock car class while former track champion Jesse Aho of Twin Lakes, Michigan earned the track’s driver sportsmanship award. Aho announced his plans to move into the late model class for 2024.

The 15-date, 2024 racing season is set to kick off Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the third-mile, clay oval. Regular Tuesday night racing is set to begin June 11.

The 300 micro sprint drivers pose for a photo with their respective hardware. (Courtesy photo/Jack Flint (flintography.com))


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