With the season winding down, the full-bore super late models invaded the Kankakee County Speedway for the first time in a while Friday night with Ryan Unzicker winning the $2,000-to-win Sunoco American Late Model Series The Land of Lincoln 40 event.
Ricky Baker was up to the challenge and challenges there were as Baker won the Tony Bettenhausen 100 Classic late model stock car special at Grundy County Speedway Saturday night.
It was a night that Anthony Danta will long remember. The 30-year-old Orland Park resident was in a tight points battle for the late model track championship at the Grundy County Speedway and the final points race of the season — the Lee Schuler Memorial race was to be his final chance to either win or lose the title
Getting over a four-year winless drought, Lamont Critchett won the Illini Racing Series-sanctioned 30-lap Illinois State Midget Championship for D2-type midgets at the Grundy County Speedway Saturday night.
A lot of racing took place at the Grundy County Speedway Friday night with Billy Knippenberg and Eddie Hoffman sharing victory honors in twin 30-lap feature races for late model stock cars at the third-mile paved raceway.
Beginning to make his presence known in area modified stock car racing, Joey Iliff captured the 25-lap $1000-to-win DIRTcar UMP Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals special at Shadyhill Speedway Saturday night.
The 13th annual Mazon Speed Bowl and Grundy County Speedway Racers Reunion and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place on Sept. 3 at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.
Kenny Wallace just loves to race and race he did Friday night as he captured the 30-lap, $1,000-to-win Summit Racing Equipment special for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at Kankakee County Speedway.
Back in 1976, Larry Schuler was the hottest thing on the Midwestern paved track late model stock car scene, winning 43 feature races and three track championships in three states.
Laverne Spencer, Mike Motherway and Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill., are all trying to keep open-wheel midget racing alive in the area.
Aug 14 2016 | Posted in Columns
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