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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.

Speedrome To Get New Pavement


The Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Speedrome will be repaved this year. It is only one of the many revitalization plans on the drawing board at the historic fifth-mile asphalt track.

Attica Postpones Season Opener


Snow and cold followed by rain this weekend has forced the postponement of Friday night’s season opener at Attica Raceway Park.

Nier Thrills Large Atomic Crowd


A full grandstand and a stout field of cars featuring winners from three states kicked off the racing season in a big way at Brad McCown’s Atomic Speedway Saturday night.

Kenyon Midgets Returning To Indy Speedrome


The USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series will return to Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Speedrome on two occasions this year.

Mason Family To Operate Paducah


Paducah Motorsports Inc., announced an agreement with the Mason family to lease Paducah Int’l Raceway this season.

Atomic Speedway Set For 2014 Opener


After a frigid winter, the high-banks of Atomic Speedway are about to heat-up once again with an early-season start on March 22.

Midwest Indoor Series Cancels Finale

Midwest Indoor Series Cancels Finale

Five races into the 2013/2014 winter racing season for the Midwest Indoor Racing Series (MIRS), the series management group has decided to forgo the final scheduled race that was set for Saturday, April 5 at The Summit Sports & Ice Complex, located in Dimondale, Mich.

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.

Memorial Planned In Dick Trickle’s Hometown

Dick Trickle during his time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. (Photo Courtesy Doug Hornickel)

Plans are taking shape to build a memorial to late racing legend Dick Trickle in his hometown of Rudolph, Wis.

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