With Election Day just a week away in the United States, one of Wisconsin’s most historic short track racing venues will be hosting a presidential candidate. President Donald Trump will visit LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin for a rally on Tuesday afternoon.
President Trump will visit the Wisconsin facility for a rally, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday with gates opening at 1 p.m.
Chuck Deery, general manager of LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, told WXOW 19 that the venue is prepared and excited for the presidential visit. An earlier visit to the LaCrosse area in October had been relocated to Janesville, Wisconsin, but Deery expects no such issue with today’s visit.
“We have not had any issues with that because we are private property and we’re designed for large crowds so it was a nice fit for all involved,” Deery said. “We would welcome any candidate from any party to come out here because our goal is to introduce fans and new people to our facility.
“If you want to wear a mask please do so… social distancing we have more than enough space,” Deery added.
LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway recently hosted the Oktoberfest Race Weekend, the track’s traditional end-of-season event. Ty Majeski won the main event of the weekend, the Oktoberfest 200 for ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models.
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