After 54 years the Bettenhausen Classic 100 has a new home.  For more than five decades the race, in honor one of the area’s greatest drivers, graced the pavement at Illiana Motor Speedway (IL), however, the track closed earlier this year, leaving the future of the Bettenhausen uncertain.  That’s when nearby track Grundy County Speedway stepped […]

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Independence Day Weekend normally serves as the unofficial halfway point of the racing season, and with that said we at Speed51.com powered by JEGS decided to take a look at some of the more impressive numbers from the first half of the 2016 Short Track Racing season.  There is still plenty more to go so […]

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Despite best efforts by event promoters, the Sunday May 29 Chicagoland Showdown featuring the ARCA Midwest Tour, ARCA/CRA Super Series, Mid-American Stock Car Series and Midwest Compact Touring Series at Illiana Motor Speedway has officially been cancelled.  It was announced last month that the Schereville, IN speedway would not open for the 2016 season unless a […]

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Unfortunate news surfaced from the Midwest racing scene Friday afternoon. Illiana Motor Speedway announced on its website that the track will not be opening its gates for weekly racing in 2016.   The future of the half-mile paved oval in the southeast Chicagoland area town of Schererville, Indiana has been uncertain this winter with the […]

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The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment is excited to announce the 2016 series schedule. The 2016 season will again return to the best short tracks in the Midwest presenting some of the best racing in the country.   Many of the historic events that drivers and fans have come to know and […]

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The race season is winding down in the Midwest, but some tracks still saw action over the weekend.  We’ve compiled the results to all the pavement tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin in this week’s Midwest Round-Up.   ILLINOIS Grundy County Speedway – The season is complete at Grundy County.   […]

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The Midwest part of the United States saw tons of racing action this past weekend.  We’ve compiled the results to all the pavement tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin in this week’s Midwest Round-Up. ILLINOIS Grundy County Speedway – The season is complete at Grundy County. INDIANA Anderson Speedway – Sulpher Springs, […]

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CONCORD, N.C. – While racing action across much of the country may be winding down, Ty Majeski will be at it full blast this weekend. The current Kulwicki Cup points leader will be attempting to win the prestigious Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The hard-charging 21-year-old will then battle […]

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