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Baker Claims Grundy’s Schuler Memorial

Ricky Baker won Sunday's Lee Schuler Memorial at Grundy County Speedway.

Ricky Baker capped off his championship-winning season at Grundy County Speedway Sunday night as Baker captured the 61-lap Lee Schuler Memorial Late Model Stock Car race, which highlighted the speedway’s 37th annual Nite of Features.

Austin Prock Does It At Grundy County

Winner Austin Prock (41) passes early leader Patrick Wilda (33) at Grundy County Speedway. (Phil Rider photo)

Using the outside groove to advance to the front, Austin Prock captured the Short Track Auto Racing Series-sanctioned Bob Lockard Memorial 30-lap midget race at the Grundy County Speedway Saturday night

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

“Skippy” Michaels had one of the most diverse racing careers in the annals of Chicago area racing, pretty much racing everything from motorcycles to a rear engine Indy car, from the Midwest to California

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Midget auto racing returns to Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind., this Friday as the United States Auto Club and the local Short Track Auto Racing Series organization co-sanction the Battle at the Border, Night One, which will feature USAC’s Honda National Championship Midget Series on the Illiana half-mile pavement

Blount Memorial Goes To John Long

John Long in victory lane Wednesday night at South Bend (Ind.) Speedway. (Gary Gasper photo)

South Bend Motor Speedway hosted the Jim Blount Memorial Outlaw Late Model stock car race for the first time Wednesday night with John Long of Niles, Mich., scoring the victory

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

“Mother Nature” pretty much played havoc with most area short tracks this past weekend with only Rockford Speedway getting in its regularly scheduled weekend night of stock car racing as other tracks fell victims to the rainy weather

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

It’s difficult to believe that Dick Trickle is gone. The news of his passing last Thursday in North Carolina was a shock. Richard LeRoy Trickle was 71 years old

Chicago Champion George Hill Dies

George Hill

Chicago area stock car champion George Hill, 69, passed away in Florida on April 15

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

A large crowd assembled at the Hoffman House in Rockford for the second annual Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame induction on Saturday evening. This year saw 11 individuals inducted into the hall of fame after 15 were inducted during last year’s inaugural ceremonies

Papini Makes His Mark At Spring Classic

Alex Papini (39) won Sunday's Big 8 late model feature at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

The Rockford area seemed to be the center point of Midwest stock car racing this past weekend as two events were held in or near the city


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