Paul Shafer Jr’s signature mullet is seen as “business in the front, party in the back.”  Saturday night, it was just business up front for the Grundy County Speedway points leader as he led all 100 laps in the Wayne Carter Classic to earn his second career ARCA Midwest Tour win.   WATCH REPLAY: ARCA […]

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The entry list for the 35th Annual All American 400 continues to grow ahead of the crown jewel Super Late Model event on November 1-3.  Some big names have been added to the latest entry list, adding to the star power of the annual event at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN).   A former Nashville track […]

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Defending Wayne Carter Classic winner Ricky Baker is returning to Grundy County Speedway (IL) this weekend to defend his title and turf.   The Illinois native won the prestigious 100-lap ARCA Midwest Tour sanctioned event last year at the 1/3-mile oval he calls home.   Baker will have a chance to become the first driver […]

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One of Wisconsin’s biggest short track racing events of the year takes place Tuesday night at Kaukauna’s Wisconsin International Raceway with the 33rd running of the Dixieland 250.  With a long history dating back to Mark Martin winning the inaugural race, we decided to take a look at the race “by the numbers.”   2: […]

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Ricky Baker won the ARCA Midwest Tour Wayne Carter Classic at Grundy County Speedway Saturday night, winning his hometown race while stirring up a bit of controversy.   With a $1,500 bounty on his head, Ty Majeski came into Saturday night having won the previous five ARCA Midwest Tour races.  Following the invert, Majeski was able to race his […]

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A unique race event on Memorial Day was capped off with a classic 50-lap feature that people will be talking about for a long time. Andrew Morrissey will be the one that many will remember as the first winner of the Chicagoland Showdown at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana.   The race that showcased […]

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Ricky Baker thanked his crew after his seventh late-model feature win Friday night at Grundy County Speedway for adjusting a car that almost spun out during qualifying. He also owed a debt of thanks to the yellow flag, without which he would have had a hard time getting to victory lane. “Yeah, I think I […]

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Just call Ricky Baker the “lurker” of Grundy County Speedway. The previous week the defending track champion was biding his time in fourth place in the late-model feature when two cars ahead of him collided and gave him the break he needed to move to the front. Friday night the Plainfield native was all settled […]

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Ricky Baker didn’t appear to have the fastest car on the track during the early stages of Friday night’s late-model feature at Grundy County Speedway. He definitely didn’t appear to be faster than John Nutley and Scott Koerner, who were battling for second place ahead of him. But, Baker said later, it didn’t have much […]

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