The Silver 1000 stock car race is back at Halvor Lines Speedway in Proctor a year after COVID-19 sidetracked Proctor’s signature event, considered the granddaddy of the Northland’s year-ending invitationals.

This year’s Silver 1000 features Late Models racing for a minimum of $3,211 to win and $311 to start, with various bonuses offered.

Pat Doar (Late Models) and Ashley Anderson (Modifieds) are the defending Silver 1000 champions via their victories in 2019.

This Silver 1000 is part of the Wissota Late Model Challenge Series and pays well across the board for Late Models, with $2,000 for second, $1,700 for third and at least $1,000 all the way through seventh.

Darrell Nelson of Hermantown is the current series points leader with 1,178 points, with Jeffrey Massingill second with 1,126 points and John Kaanta third with 1,114 points.

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After Proctor, the Wissota Late Model Challenge Series goes to Grand Rapids Speedway for the Wissota Classic Friday and culminates at Hibbing Raceway with the two-day Labor Day Shootout Saturday and Sunday.

Hot laps Thursday begin at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Grandstand tickets are $25 for those ages 13 and older and $5 for 12 and under.

Superior rained out, champions crowned

Championship Night at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior was canceled Friday night due to wet conditions.

As a result, points leaders Derek Vesel (Late Models), Brandon Copp (Modifieds), Dave Flynn (Super Stocks), Ryan Savoy (Midwest Modifieds), Jared Akervik (Pure Stocks) and Tyler Schramm (Hornets) secured the season championships, uncontested.