Special thanks to track point fund sponsors; Hoosier Tire, R. Friday will have an increased purse too as it is the Raymond Neeve Memorial and also Wilmot Founders Night. DMI Racing/ R&H Enterprises Heat Race 3 was won by pole sitter Kyle Marten in the Oostburg Concrete 99. Saturday 7/15 sees the series return to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. A Adams Enterprises, Don's Auto & Machine, Paddock Lake Bumper To Bumper, Fec's Place, Silver Lake Auto Body, and Fox Lake Harbor. Then on Sunday the teams will take the short drive to Sun Prairie for the popular annual Corn Fest celebration at Angell Park Speedway. Nienhiser would come home in 2nd ahead of Wayne Modjeski and Tayler Malsam. Sunday 7/16 the IRA visits the Angell Park Speedway. Additionally the champions received jackets from Hoosier Tire and framed 8x10 photos from Bruce Palla of Mindtz Photography. A main action saw Joe B Miller take the early lead over Jake Blackhurst. Marten has been even stronger with 11 top tens and one win on the season, he will be looking to continue that momentum on Saturday. Balog would come home in 4th and Phillip Mock rounded out the top 5. The IRA would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Osborn and Son Trucking, TW Metals, Carriage Auto Body, Cummins Onan, Hopf Farms, Hagars Half Pound Cookies and Hoosier Tire. Matt Vandervere (410 Winged Sprints), Jordan Mattson (wing LESS Sprints), Mark Heinert (winged 1000cc Mini Sprints), Mike Simons II (Modifieds), Pat Rossmann (Street Stocks), and Courtney Atkinson (Bandits) were crowned 2017 Wilmot Raceway Champions. Scotty Thiel and Bill Balog had quickly worked their way to 3rd and 4th. Saturday the pit gates will open at with grandstands opening at . Allstar Performance Heat Race 2 would see outside front row starter Justin Henderson take the early lead and eventually the checkered. The 2018 season gets underway April 28th with weekly racing. Friday and Saturday, August 18th and 19th the series headlines the Kenosha County Fair at the Wilmot Raceway. Mock picked up the win over Neitzel and Russel Borland. Tony Stewart would bring his Rush Truck Centers Machine home in 4th and Scotty Neitzel would finish in 5th. Several special events are on tap for the historic third-mile including visits by the World of Outlaw Sprints, The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, The Dirt King Late Models, The American Ethanol LM Tour, POWRI Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, Badger Midgets, Wisconsin wing LESS Sprints, WIMS Mini Sprints, and much more. In addition to headlining the Kenosha County Fair both nights, its also the Roger Iles Tribute weekend concluding with the 36 lap 00 to win finale on Saturday, courtesy of Carriage Auto Body. Schultz and Ben Schmidt would finish 4th and 5th respectively. The IRA is back in action next Saturday and Sunday. THE BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINTS ANNOUNCE 2018 SCHEDULE 12/28/17 Mc Henry, IL The 2018 season will mark the 52nd year for the Interstate Racing Association (IRA). In the two previous IRA races at Wilmot this year Matt Vandervere and Bill Balog each picked up a victory. Scott Uttech would complete the top 5 in his 7 machine. The IRA would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Osborn and Son Trucking, Hoosier Tire, TW Metals, Carriage Auto Body, Cummins Onan, Hopf Farms, and Hagars Half Pound Cookies.
All 3 of these races were chose by the ASCo C to be included in their 2018 limited MAVTV package. To find Balog's last half mile win in IRA competition you have to go back to the July 25th 2014 Langlade County Speedway Race when Balog was victorious over Mike Reinke and Steve Meyer. Several other special awards were handed out, including; Crane Family Racing's two-car effort of wing LESS drivers Derek & Nathan Crane being recognized as Wilmot Raceway's Team of the Year. Multiple collisions on track left numerous cars out of the field. Qualifying is scheduled for 6 with racing to follow. Tony Stewart would drive from his 4th place starting position into 2nd and Mike Reinke followed in 3rd. Bandit driver Tony Barron was the raceways Rookie of the Year. Under caution Thiel pulled to the work area with a flat tire and was forced to the rear of the field. The IRA would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Osborn and Son Trucking, TW Metals, Carriage Auto Body, Cummins Onan, Hopf Farms, Hagars Half Pound Cookies and Hoosier Tire. Steve Meyer would come home in 4th and Scott Uttech was 5th. And past 9-time IRA Champion turned co-Race Director Joe Roe received a pair of Dedication Awards including one of the Henry Babicz Memorial Awards presented by long time Wilmot Raceway announcer Mike Babicz. Balog worked around Blackhurst and Miller and drove away from the field to claim the win. Thiel Victorious Again with Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints 22 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) sprint car teams signed in to compete in the Norm Nelson Classic at the Historic Angell Park Speedway. DMI Racing/ R&H Enterprises Heat race 3 was won by Terry Mc Carl over Scotty Thiel in the Bob Hood Motorsports 64. Some of the other very special awards went to The Simons Family, veteran sprint racer Dennis Spitz, The Klemko Family, rookie Rod Colburn, mini sprint team Larry & Mike Nau, and SS champ Rossmann. Blake Nimee made a drive to 2nd in the closing laps and Jake Blackhurst rounded out the podium. Osborn and Son Trucking Qualifying saw Bill Balog take quick time over Jeremy Schultz and Paul Nienhiser. Scotty Neitzel brought his 2w across in 3rd followed by Kyle Marten and Dave Uttech.