THe Rene Hughes Memorial is coming FAST!

The Rene Hughes Memorial race, with a $700 payout to the top spot in the traditional sprints, this event is going to be HUGE!

You will see several racers pulling "Double Duty" as they Change Carbs and Add some Wings to Compete in BOTH Sprint Divisions!

See Harry Hanson return to the Hibbing Raceway as he competes in Both Sprint Divisions! Can Harry return to the raceways Victory Lane?

Will Caley Emerson continue his streak of Victory Lane appearances or can Jori Hughes dethrone him? Josh Braford has been on a mission, will he grab his first sprint car win? Will one of the Kouba's?
Whom will it be to grab the RENE?

The Great folks at TCB Speed North have added in A FULL SET of Bumpers to be given away! There will be a Blind Draw just before the feature start. Someone is going to get a new set of Bumpers! we won't know who until the end of the race!

This is Night TWO of the Northern Swing and the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) Guys and Gals(see Anna we Can't wait to see you Folks!) Aim to take the Honors "Down South".

This event is Proudly Supported By Palmers Tavern, Liquid Nitro Racing, Old World Meats, Nitro Lubricants,, POWRi, Lucas Oil, TCB Speed North, Hibbing Community College CDL, Rivertown Furniture, Reds Racing Supplies, Keller Fence Company, and Camelion Battery Co.,LTD

Find out who will Reign Supreme this SATURDAY June 22nd 2019! 

Races set to start at 6pm with a FULL Compliment of Hibbing's Regular Classes!

See you AT the Races!


THE RENE HUGHES MEMORIAL is fast approching

Are you Ready for The RENE?

Sandwiched between two great events The RENE proves to be the GOLD STAR of the weekend. 

The Weekend Kicks off with a "Tune-Up" at the Grand Rapids Speedway on Thursday June 20th. A prelude to the RENE if you will. The first of Four nights of Great Sprint Car Racing action in the Northland.

Friday June 21st sees the Northern Renegades and the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series join forces at the Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wi. 

The Traditional style and Winged Cars Both Converge on this Upper Wisconsin speeddrome. Bringing their brand of sustainable sprint car racing to the great north. the 4th night of the North/ South Challenge Series between the two factions. See if Caley Emerson can maintain his winning streak in the traditionals. Emerson coming off the "Western Invasion" and two straight feature tallies is up for some tough competition from those Southern guys and gals. 

While the Winged contingent brings in Brad Peterson and his bad fast machine. Harry Hanson looks to roll out the wins as he returns to familiar footing on the superior clay!.

The RENE comes Charging in to the Hibbing Raceway on Saturday June 22nd with a full compliment of Traditional Sprints(wingless). They will set to battle to see if Jori Hughes has what it takes to Grab the Honors. There is a little more bragging rights on this event for the Northern Renegades runners. Emerson, Hughes, Braford, and the Rest of the renegades look to keep the Hughes Trophy on the Mantle. The UMSS folks want to leave the renegades wanting. Can Anna Kouba, Mike Mueller and the rest of the UMSS up stage the renegades?? This is the night to find out! 

Ohh... yeah. We aren't done yet!! 

Proctor Speedway on Sunday june 23rd hosts Hosts the fourth and final night of the Northern Swing. The Renegades and the UMSS will war it out on the Same clayy as the silver 1000. get ready as this will be a no holds barred slobberknocker for sure! Night 6 of the North/ South Challenge and The UMSS Folks think they already have this in the bag! The renegades will be poised and ready to knock them off their collective High Horses. Who is going to reign supreme? 

Find out at the Proctor Speedway! June 23rd 2019 as the weekend wraps up.... See YOU At the Races!


The GREAT folks at the Bemidji Speedway have been working diligently on track improvements. In doing so they have added a test and tune to the Memorial Day Weekend show! Saturday May 25th is a practice night leading into the Double Header weekend How AWESOME is that!

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Mark your Calendars! Another Event Added!

Wed August 14th! During the Itasca County Fair the Northern Renegade Wingless Sprint Cars have been added to the show!

This show is sure to have a packed house as it starts off the biggest week in Itasca County! Followed by more racing action with the mighty Late Models on Thursday and the World Famous Fair Enduro on Friday night! 

2019 Schedule is Finalized

The  2019 Schedule is posted on the Schedule Page

Don't Forget to Listen in on the Renegades on Dirt Podcasts!! The RoD is Available On iTunes, Google Play Music and Spotify! so you can catch all the episodes on your favorite listening devices. 

Renegades on Dirt

Tentative 2019 Schedule Announced

The 2019 Schedule of Events is taking a solid shot at finalization!

Tentative 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil Northern Renegade Schedule

(Things are still booking so keep an eye out for updates)

April 11, 12, 13, Cedar Lake Speedway North/South Challenge Round 1

May 17, Arrive and Drive / Test and Tune Grand Rapids Speedway

May 25, 26, Bemidji Speedway Memorial Day Shootout

May 30, Grand Rapids Speedway

June 20, Grand Rapids Speedway Prelude to the Rene Hughes Memorial

June 21, Gondik Law Speedway  With  UMSS Wing Cars; North/South Challenge Round 2

June 22, Hibbing Raceway  Rene Hughes Memorial with UMSS Wing Cars, N/S Challenge rnd 3

June 23, Proctor Speedway  With UMSS Wing Cars, Kids Toy Drive, North/South Challenge Round 4

June 30, Bemidji Speedway Kids Night, Kids Party under the grandstand before races.

July 5, Cedar Lake Speedway, World of Outlaw Sprint Cars with  UMSS

July 11, Grand Rapids Speedway, Kids Party under the grandstand before races.

July 25, Grand Rapids Speedway, Veterans Appreciation Night

July 27, Cedar Lake Speedway, North / South Challenge Round 5

August 8, Grand Rapids Speedway

August 11, Proctor Speedway, Kids Toy Drive

August 22, Grand Rapids Speedway, 

Fireworks(?) and Kids Party under the grandstand

August 23, 24 Cedar Lake Speedway, Traditional Sprint Car Challenge (featuring 4 series of sprint cars)

August 30, TBA

August 31, TBA

September 1, TBA

September 12,13,14, Cedar Lake Speedway, Legendary 100

September 21,22. Bemidji Speedway Stampede, Party in the Renegade Pits after the races on the 21st!!

Still working on several other dates for the summer and really excited about where else we may be visiting!

Want to get at least $100 a night to race for less investment than a competitive pure stock? Check out our beginners guide at or contact Caley (218) 398-7807

 Don't forget to check out our sister series the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) to see where else you can catch up with the Renegades when not racing at home!

Remember to Support our Great Sponsors and Thank Them for their Support! POWRi, Lucas Oil, Hibbing Community College CDL, Liquid Nitro Racing, Camelion batteries, Snap Signs, RANDY CAM, Keller Fence Company - North, Inc.

Constituents Announce Formation of Sprint Car Council

Sanctioning Bodies, Tracks, Car Owners and Drivers Unite

(Nov. 19, 2018) – In an effort to advance the sport of sprint car racing, constituents from across the country representing sanctioning bodies, tracks, car owners, chassis builders and drivers have announced the formation of a sprint car council.  It is believed to be the first of its kind in the sprint car industry.

The intent and purpose of the council is to improve communication among all constituents in the sprint car industry. The council will work together, focusing on car and track safety initiatives, improving consistency in rules, maintaining costs, enforcing suspensions across all tracks and series, and advancing the holistic improvement of sprint car racing for drivers, team owners, series, tracks and fans.

The council will not act as a governing body. The decision to adjust rules, adapt safety measures, enforce suspensions or otherwise will ultimately be decided at the respective series, track and car owner level.

“Many people in the industry are aware that we had a vision and goal to assemble a council when we met in August during the Knoxville Nationals,” said Tony Stewart, who represents the All Star Circuit of Champions as a series owner. “I am extremely excited about the enthusiasm and participation from our members. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve sprint car racing for years to come.”

The council will represent individuals from tracks and series representing all geographical areas of the United States. Such individuals will actively participate in sub-councils which will focus on the following disciplines:  track safety, car/chassis safety, aerodynamics and forward-looking rules changes.

“Since 1978, the World of Outlaws has been a leader in sprint car racing, and we are pleased to expand on that role with the sprint car council,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Going back 10 years with our stakeholders group, the World of Outlaws has strived to bring the industry closer and to strengthen the foundation of sprint car racing while keeping an eye toward the future. We hope through the sprint car council all the parties can learn from each other to continue enhancing the sport we all love.”

The council will meet four times per year, at a minimum, with to-be-determined dates in February, August, November and December. 

Participating members of the council include:  All Star Circuit of Champions, American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Attica Raceway Park, BAPS Motor Speedway, Barry Jackson (crew chief CJB Motorsports and chassis builder), Daryn Pittman (driver), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), IRA Sprints, Jackson Motorplex, John Darby (consultant), Kevin Nouse (PA 358 Sprints), Knoxville Raceway, Lincoln (PA) Speedway, Mark Chevalier (team owner and engineer), Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), National Sprint League (NSL), Ryan Hand (former crew chief), Paul McMahan (driver), Port Royal Speedway, POWRi, POWRi WAR Sprint Car League, Skagit Speedway,  Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS), United States Auto Club (USAC), WI MSA 360 sprints, World Of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Council" Said Northern Renegades President, Caley Emerson. "Fostering and Maintaining a Safe, Fun and Sustainable Future has been the Backbone of the Renegades Series since it's inception." 


October Meeting is Set!!

Northern Renegades and UMSS informational Meeting Oct 13th!

Hey Everyone, 

Thank you all so much for a great season! I'm certain that I can speak for all of our racers and families when I say that we had a blast and we put on some great shows!

There are so many things that we need to discuss! I have already heard many great ideas and I'm confident that together we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. 

In that spirit, we want to finalize the rules and pay structure before we get very far into the off season. We also wish to introduce ourselves to many of the interested that are watching our program. Now is the time to get people off the fence and into race cars! 

As an added bonus Ron with the UMSS has agreed to come up and speak with our interested racers. Ron will also Have ALL the information regarding the NEW Rules for a more sustainable and affordable Winged Sprint series.

The new meeting date will be: 

October 13th at 2pm at 

Keller Fence Company  North

26452 Induastrial Blvd

in Cohasset Mn.  

Please plan on attending if possible as much of our season and future direction will be determined! 

Thank you all for your support!

See you on the 13th!





The POWRi Lucas Oil Northern Renegade Sprint Car Series has been invited to 

the Bemidji Speedway Sept 29 and 30th for the 1st Annual Chicken Shack Nationals!

2 Complete Shows!

 Sprint Cars will pit among the fans, bike giveaways, inverted starts, likely a dash for cash, enhanced purse and as always a bunch for adults and kids to see and do!

Don't forget to stay after the races on Saturday and PARTY WITH the RENEGADES! We are even working on getting a LIVE BAND!!


Our newest sponsor REDS Racing Supplies (218) 766-6175 is offering all HEAD and NECK Restraint devices (HANS, Neck Defender, etc.) at DEALER COST! That's right, in an effort to get all racers the right gear REDS is going the extra mile. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! SHARE with every racer you know - This could save their life!

Thank you to all our wonderful Sponsors! POWRi Lucas Oil, TCB Speed North, Nitro Lubricants, Snap Signs, Camelion Batteries, Keller Fence Company - North, Inc., Liquid Nitro Racing, REDS Racing Supplies

Brandt Brings Home the Bacon

Ashland, WI (June 23, 2018)

Part two of the “Tango on the Tundra” for the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series/Northern Renegades north-south challenge was settled under chilly but racy conditions at the ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin, on Saturday. 

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2017 Highlights

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