July 28, 2013

Fairbury American Legion Speedway - Prairie Dirt Classic

Photos Courtesy of John Vass
The big smile on Shannon Babb's face says it all after he won the $20,000 World of Outlaw Prairie Dirt classic at the Fairbury Speedway.
16-year-old Bobby Pierce is rapidly becoming the star everyone expected and he dominated the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury.
Typical Fairbury three-wide action with Shannon Babb (18) inside of Kevin Weaver (b12) while Tyler Reddick (11r) runs high.
Frank Heckenast Jr. show off his rim riding style at the Fairbury Speedway
Racin' Johnny Mason was on hand to enjoy the fun and take a shot at the $20,000 to win Prairie Dirt Classic.
Torin Mettele had a strong showing in his first Prairie Dirt Classic. The 16-year-old finished just behind Brandon Sheppard and Darrell Lanigan in his quest to make the A main.
Shane Clanton (25), Billy Moyer (21), and Brian Shirley (3S) race at the multi-grooved Fairbury Speedway during the Prairie Dirt Classic 100-lap classic.
Bobby Pierce (32) tries to hold off Dale McDowell (17) and Shannon Babb (18) at the Prairie Dirt Classic at the Fairbury Speedway

Rockford Speedway

Photos Courtesy of Jim Ambruoso
It was a night to be remembered for the young 14-year-old Deanna Chandler, # 6D from Machesney Park, Illinois as she won her first race in the Bargain Hunters Sportsman division as she yells out to the crowd on hand.  In victory lane is a happy young race driver knowing she raced with the best and won.
HogWash Mini Grand Prix winners are all smiles in victory lane as they are joined by Miss Winnebago County Fair Queen.
Scott Hoeft, # 00 Watertown, Wis., winner of the  25-Lap Miller Lite American Short Tracker feature event.
Howie Ware # 36 South Beloit, Illinois wins his first feature in the Bargain Hunter Sportsman division.
Racing action in the Bargain Hunters Sportsman division saw bumper to bumper action during their 25-lap feature.  Brett McCoy # 29 Belvidere, Illinois finds himself in the middle of it all.
Taking advantage of a mid-race caution, Alex Papini # 39 Machesney Park, Illinois drove to victory lane to claim the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model 30-lap main event.

Lafayette County Speedway - Corn Belt Clash

Photos Courtesy of Mike Ruefer
Dave Eckrich of Cosgrove, Iowa, earned the $3,000 payday in Darlington, Wis.
Dave Eckrich takes the checkered flag, winning the Corn Belt Clash feature
Rick Wendling (78) and Mike Fryer (5m)
Bob Cullen (8) and Justin Mitchell (28x)
Justin Schmidt (97) and Jason Robbins (21r)
Mike Fryer
Jason Rauen (98) and Dave Eckrich (58)
Rick Wendling (78) and Jason Jaggers (32j)
Jason Rauen
Justin Ritchie (72) and Bob Cullen (8)
Jason Jaggers
Jason Rauen (98) and Dave Eckrich (58)

July 24, 2013

Martin, MI. - ADRL Summer Drags

Photos Courtesy of Chris Eiel
June 29, 2013

Kenny Rucker, Pond Gap, WV
1953 Corvette
737 Sonny engine

Michael Biehle, North Vernon, Indiana
2012 Mustang
640 MRE Engine (turbo charged)

Terry Schweigert, Abbotsford, B.C.
2009 Suzuki Motorcycle
1800 Suzuki Engine

Ron Miller, Lebanon, Ohio.
2008 Cobalt
815 Chevrolet Engine

July 22, 2013

I-80 Speedway/Silver Dollar Nationals - Saturday

Photos Courtesy of Kyle Ealy

Jimmy Owens celebrates with his son after winning the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway.

Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, IA, was the talk of the weekend, with his drive from 34th to 1st before tagging the wall  midway through the contest.

Tony Jackson Jr. impressed everyone with a solid runner-up finish in the 80-lapper.

Bill Leighton Jr.

Zack Vanderbeek (33z) and Jordan Grabouski (30)

Billy Moyer

Tyler Reddick

Jeremy Rasmussen (31j) and Johnny Scott (1st)

Chad Simpson

Terry Phillips

Chris Simpson

Stormy Scott

Austrailia's Craig Vosbergen

Rodney Sanders of Happy, TX, won the 35-lap USMT main event on Saturday night, sweeping the weekend.

Dennis Erb Jr.

Kyle Nordquist

Denny Eckrich

Kelly Shryock (3) and Chris Spieker (56)

Don O'Neal

Keenan Nordquist

USMTS Heat Action

Jordan Grabouski (30) and Tim Murty (99m)

Jake Neal (1) and Jesse Dennis (70)

Johnny Bone Jr.

Jared Landers (5) and Mike Marlar (5b)

Jimmy Owens enroute to a $27,000 payday

Jason Hughes (12) and Johnny Scott (1st)

Jeff Conner

Jason O'Brien

Jason Krohn won the Non-Qualifiers Bash

"The Newport Nightmare"