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Clayton Petersen Jr. and the #98 Racing Team Coming Home on Overton Sand and Gravel Night June 23rd, 2019.
Dawson County Raceway Welcomes Home Clayton Petersen Jr. and the #98 Racing Team on June 23rd, 2019. Clayton Petersen Jr. a past Dawson County Raceway Track Champion and Dominant Racer in the late 1970's will be on hand for a meet and greet and autograph session. We are proud to have this group be our Grand Marshalls for this event. Back in the mid-1970s, St. Paul, Nebraska, native Clayton Petersen Jr. was burning up the dirt tracks of central Nebraska in his Dirt Late Model, having posted 20-win seasons in both 1975 and 1976. That success came despite only three years of dirt track experience. But Petersen, only 27 years old at the time, had already raced many kinds of vehicles. He started in go-karts, raced motorcycles for seven years, raced in the Sports Car Club of America for three years and then moved to the dirt tracks. By 1976, Petersen was not only racing Dirt Late Models, but building them. But Petersen and his crew, led by George Medberry, Ron Fegter and Steve Yenny, were looking for an even bigger challenge. They found it by entering the NASCAR National Modified Championship to be held in February 1977 at Daytona International Raceway. Story by Lee Ackerman … read more

Open Practice Day is Fast Approaching
Stay tuned for more details pertaining to the upcoming 2019 Season at Dawson County Raceway.  … read more

2019 REGISTRATION FORMS ARE READY!!
The 2019 Registration Forms are on the website under rules and forms and are ready to download and be sent in. Here are your instructions of what you need to do!  … read more

Getting Prepared For the Upcoming 2019 Campaign
Thanks to all of the people who came to the meeting tonight in Gothenburg, Nebraska. I want to thank Nebraska Barn and Grill for the accommodations and Terry Fletcher and his staff from Lincoln County Raceway for everything in working with us for 2019. Stay tuned for more BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS for … read more

Nichols gets 500th win at Connie Jewett Memorial; Duncan, Roth, Olmstead, Hetrick also win Dawson County’s finales
Dawson County Raceway held its final race of the 2018 season Sunday, and five drivers scored one last win before the year was out, including a major milestone for track’s stock car track champion. All five of the weekly racing divisions were back at the Dawson County Fairgrounds one last ti … read more
2018 Connie Jewett Memorial
The 2018 Connie Jewett Memorial featured two of the drivers with the Most Wins in IMCA History. This event was full of surprises which included Retired Multi-time IMCA Modified and Sportmod Track Champion Chad Dolan return to action in this one time event.… watch video

Photo Gallery: Sunday Night Racing 6/24/18