Sunday morning was damp and gray as Rockford’s 50th National Short Track Championships (NSTC) came to its final day. The track was dried and racing was only delayed by about half an hour. Morning hot lap sessions were greatly needed by the next groups of cars joining the super late models. Rockford’s matriarch Jody Deery […]

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Slinger Speedway closed the 2015 season on a sunny Sunday afternoon to seal the championships for five divisions.  Joining the finale were the Midwest Trucks and American Super Cup cars, the latter also crowning its champion.   Alex Prunty sealed his late model title with fast time Sunday, and heat wins were posted by Matt […]

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Slinger Speedway completed its final Sunday night program with a new winner, fastest qualifying lap of the year and this season’s super late model crown. The super late model season-long drama came to an end with Steve Apel only five points ahead of Dennis Prunty before qualifying. Prunty was quicker in time and won his […]

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The sixth edition of the George Scheffler Memorial is now in the books with the first repeat winner taking home the $7,000 purse. Getting this event in was the challenge after the Friday date at Oshkosh Speed Zone was rained out. This was a point race for the Corn Belt Clash late model tour, whose […]

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A chilly Saturday night at Plymouth Dirt Track soon heated up with new track records, surprise endings, and first wins of the season for all. With temperatures in the low fifties and a blustery wind, things moved along quickly to treat the fans to nearly ninety entries in five divisions. The night before Mother’s Day […]

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The 45th DIRTcar Nationals returned to racing Wednesday after two inches of rain cancelled the previous night’s events. More than seventy competitors braved the chill, with nearly three dozen Big Block Modifieds joining the late models. During hot laps we saw a telltale cloud of smoke erupt from Canadian modified competitor Tim Kerr. Late model […]

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Thanks to all the work behind the scenes at East Bay Raceway Park, the Lucas Oil Late Model Series double header sped to conclusion before ten o’clock Friday. The challenge of making up a rained-out program was handled by beginning an hour earlier, qualifying the cars the previous day and leaving only the racing. Instead […]

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The 39th edition of East Bay Raceway Park’s Winternationals began with Monday’s rain postponing the Lucas Oil Late Model opener. The Monday program would be split into two parts following the Thursday and Friday scheduled events instead of attempting a daytime race on Saturday, which had been the norm in past years. East Bay’s Al […]

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Slinger Speedway capped off its 66th season Friday with dinner, awards, stories and amusing banter. Co-owners Todd Thelen and Rodney Erickson thanked everyone for their support, including the many who work behind the scenes. In eleven weeks Slinger’s 67th season begins with practice April 18 and racing Sunday afternoon, April 19. Dean Strom handled announcing […]

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Sunday arrived sunny and warm to wrap up the 49th Annual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway. We cannot remember a time when we came to this even without rain, cold, or both, so three days of sun and temperatures in the eighties found many people not knowing how to handle the situation. The […]

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