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Weir Tops Gas City Season Finale

Scott Weir hugs the bottom groove on his way to victory in the 410 sprint car feature race, which was part of Gas City I-69 Speedway's Fall Fest racing program Friday night.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Cold, windy and rainy weather put somewhat of a damper on Gas City I-69 Speedway’s season-ending Fall Fest racing program Friday night with Marion’s Scotty Weir capturing the 410 sprint car feature race at the quarter-mile dirt track.

Stock Car Owner & Builder Bill Koenig Dies

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Noted Chicago area stock car owner, builder and mechanic Bill Koenig passed away on Sept. 26.

Henry Memorial Goes to Hamstra

Scoring a comeback victory, Dan Hamstra wheels his UMP modified stock car to the win in the Avery G. Henry Memorial 50 lapper at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway Saturday night.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Scoring a comeback victory, Dan Hamstra was the winner of the Avery G. Henry Memorial 50-lap feature race for HP Machine UMP modified stock cars at Daugherty Speedway Saturday night.

Tomasik Claims Tony Bettenhausen Memorial

Scott Tomasik on his way to winning the Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 at Indiana’s Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Taking advantage of a double-file restart with 14 laps to go, Scott Tomasik scored a surprise victory in Saturday night’s 54th annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 presented by Schepel GMC Commercial Truck Division late model stock car race at Illiana Motor Speedway

Hoffman Pockets Schuler Memorial Cash

Eddie Hoffman and his daughter, Halley, pose in victory lane after the veteran racer won the 61-lap Lee Schuler Memorial late model special at Illinois’ Grundy County Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Grundy County Speedway closed out its stock car racing season Sunday evening with its traditional Night of Features.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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With the racing season quickly winding down, let’s take a lap or two around the local tracks.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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Is it me or is the first part of the 2015 racing season in these parts a little dull? Rainy weather, small crowds and less-than-desirable car counts seem to be part of the picture so far

Kokomo Klassic Belongs To Thomas

Kevin Thomas Jr. won Sunday's Kokomo Klassic sprint car race at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Enjoying a winning weekend, Kevin Thomas Jr. was the winner of the Kokomo Klassic for non-winged sprint cars at the Kokomo Speedway Sunday night

Dale Blaney Rolls Through Plymouth

Dale Blaney leads a list of eight inductees into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2016. (Gary Gasper photo)

Veteran Ohio racer Dale Blaney captured the 35-lap Earl Gaerte Classic for University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions winged sprint cars at Plymouth Speedway Friday night

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Racing is pretty much in full bloom in and around the Chicago area with all tracks having presented at least two or three weekly shows so far this season.

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