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Sontag Rules Frank Welch Memorial

Brett Sontag on his way to winning the final 34-lap leg and overall honors during the Frank Welch Memorial 94 late model stock car event at Illinois’ Grundy County Speedway Friday night.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Brett Sontag has won plenty of races at the Grundy County Speedway over the years

Ganus Banks $20,000 At New Paris

Jeff Ganus on his way to winning the 13th annual Summer Sizzler 100-lap outlaw late model stock car race at Indiana's New Paris Speedway.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Jeff Ganus had another big payday at the New Paris Speedway Thursday night as he won the 13th annual Summer Sizzler 100-lap outlaw late model stock car race

Boespflug Rules Gas City Sprint

Chad Boespflug won Friday's non-wing sprint-car event at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Chad Boespflug came home the winner of the 25-lap feature race for non-wing sprint cars at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday night.

Boespflug Sets Plymouth Pace

Chad Boespflug won Wednesday night's sprint car feature at Plymouth Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Plymouth Speedway hosted its Open Wheel Wednesday and California native Chad Boespflug captured the 30-lap main event for non-wing sprint cars. The race was part of the Michigan Traditional Sprints tour

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

A trip down to the Peoria Speedway for another round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals saw defending Hell Tour champion Brandon Sheppard capture his first Summer Nationals victory Monday night.

Warren White, 80

Warren "Newt" White in 1963. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Former leading Chicago area midget racer, Warren “Newt” White, 80, passed away at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox on April 17

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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The Rockford area was the scene of local racing activity this past weekend. Saturday saw the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame hold its third annual induction ceremonies banquet, while Sunday was slated to be the 37th annual Spring Classic, highlighted by a 108-lap feature race for Big 8 Series late models

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

LaSalle Speedway got the Chicago-area racing season off to an early start as the quarter-mile, high-banked dirt oval hosted its third annual Thaw Brawl on March 29.

Erb Warms Up With $15,000 Score

Dennis Erb Jr. picked up $15,000 for winning Saturday's Thaw Brawl at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

With temperatures in the 30s, Dennis Erb Jr. warmed up by capturing the $15,000-to-win third annual Thaw Brawl 75-lap late model special at LaSalle Speedway Saturday night.

Ed Hoffman, 78

Ed Hoffman, 78

The “man to beat” for the most part in Chicago area stock car racing in the 1970s and 80s, Ed Hoffman passed away in California on Jan. 27. He was 78.

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