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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
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. S … 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 t … read more
Duncan, Steffens, Nichols, Kennicutt, Wassom take Championship Night feature wins; Leonard, Roth, Nichols, Olmstead, Wassom walk away champions
It was championship night at Dawson County Raceway Sunday, and at the end of the evening, five track titles would be determined. All of the weekly racing divisions were on hand for the final night for points at the Dawson County Fairgrounds. The race also m … read more
Roth, Nichols, Olmstead, Wassom take wins in second-to-last points night
The point battles continue to get tight as drivers continue to race for the championships at Dawson County Raceway. Sunday was the second to last night for points for four of Dawson County Raceway’s weekly racing classes. Many drivers were looking for … read more
Leonard, Roth, Nichols, Olmstead, Myers take third-to-last points night at Lex
The racing season continues to wind down at Dawson County Raceway as Sunday had some of the best racing of the year. Sunday was a special weekly show for a couple of reasons. The night was a tribute to a former racer Eric Steinmark. Steinmark drove the Wayn … read more
Duncan, Myers get first wins of season; Roth, Nickels, Olmstead return to victory lane
The Dawson County Raceway saw a couple of new faces make it to victory lane Sunday while three others made their triumphant returns back to the winners circle. The NeSmith late models were back on the card along with DCR’s four IMCA weekly racing clas … 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