Hundreds of fans watch kart racers last year in the All Seasons Building.

Jake Rajewsky/The Globe Gazette

MASON CITY — Event organizer Terrance Prochaska has big hopes for the second go-round of Coke syrup racing in Mason City.

Practice is tonight from 5-9 in the All Season’s Building at the North Iowa Events Center where go-karts, motorcycles and 4-wheelers will race on a surface indoors coated with Coke syrup.

Prochaska said he’s expecting lap times of around 5.5 seconds and speeds nearing 50 miles per hour for A Day of Thunder on the Syrup.

“It’s going to be awesome,” he said.

Racing starts Saturday morning at 11 with hot laps and heat races to follow. Features are tentatively slated for 6 p.m.

Prochaska said United States Modified Touring Series champion Ryan Gustin is expected to compete in the go-kart division.

“We’ve made the track bigger than last year and made it wider,” Prochaska said.

This weekend is the first of two nights for indoor racing in Mason City.

The second weekend is Jan. 4-5 at the North Iowa Events Center.

— Jared Patterson


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