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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Derek Losh wins at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Derek Losh wins at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | Rain washed out Saturday’s scheduled Season Championship stock car racing program at the Plymouth Speedway.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl wins Newton Classic at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl wins Newton Classic at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | The powerful winged open-wheel sprint cars of the Sprint on Dirt series visited the Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night with Ryan Ruhl grabbing top honors in the 25-lap Bob Newton Classic main event.

August 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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RACING NOTEBOOOK: Hobart’s Bob McLean trying for another championship

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Hobart’s Bob McLean trying for another championship

Bob McLean finds himself in a situation he is use to: battling for a stock car track championship.

August 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Mike White grabs first feature win at Illiana

Mike White grabs first feature win at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | The feature wins haven’t come as frequent and as many at Illiana Motor Speedway as Mike White would like.

August 10, 2014 5:00 pm
REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

It is hard to believe, but Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville has been the scene of some type of motor sports activity for almost 70 years.

August 07, 2014 5:00 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman back in winner’s circle at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman back in winner’s circle at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman hadn’t been in the victory picture at Illiana Motor Speedway recently, but was still in the battle for the Late Model driving championship at the local raceway.

August 03, 2014 5:00 pm
REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

Will he ever give it up?

July 31, 2014 6:55 pm Photos

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Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Although leading the current division point standings, Jeff Cannon had not tasted victory at Illiana Motor Speedway in the Schepel Buick GMC Late Model stock car feature competition since early June.

July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
D.J. Weltmeyer carrying on the family racing tradition

D.J. Weltmeyer carrying on the family racing tradition

David James “D.J.” Weltmeyer was itching to get behind the wheel of his new Chevy Late Model stock car this season.

July 24, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins again at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins again at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Anthony Danta is becoming a familiar figure in victory circle at Illiana Motor Speedway.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm
REGION MOTOR SPORTS: Hammond tracks part of racing's past

REGION MOTOR SPORTS: Hammond tracks part of racing's past

Part of a fading history, racing in Hammond is part of automobile racing’s past.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Nick Allen wins feature race at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Nick Allen wins feature race at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | It has been a familiar site at Shadyhill Speedway over the years: Nick Allen winning the feature race at the quarter-mile dirt track.

July 13, 2014 6:15 pm
REGION MOTOR SPORTS: These track points leaders are halfway home

REGION MOTOR SPORTS: These track points leaders are halfway home

Here it is halfway or so through the local auto racing season and there are a number of close battles for track championship honors at area speedways.

July 10, 2014 7:48 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lomax wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Jamie Lomax picked the right tire compound and the choice paid off in big dividends as the Lake Village racer scored the victory in the 14th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified stock cars on Friday at Shadyhill Speedway.

July 06, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins Molenaar Memorial at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta wins Molenaar Memorial at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Anthony Danta has driven fast all year long at Illiana Motor Speedway, but for one reason or another had not scored a feature win in Schepel Buick GMC Late Model stock car competition.

July 06, 2014 5:15 pm
RACING NOTEBOOK: Clark off to a great start at Plymouth

RACING NOTEBOOK: Clark off to a great start at Plymouth

Gary’s Michael Clark is riding high this season at Plymouth Speedway, where the 22-year-old driver leads the Super Streets division point standings at the Plymouth Speedway. Going into Saturday night’s competition, Clark holds an 80-point advantage over his nearest rival, Nathan Jordan of LaGrange.

July 03, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Jesse Bitterling claims first win of the year at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | A new face was among the winners at the Shadyhill Speedway Saturday night.

June 29, 2014 4:30 pm
Boespflug passes late to take sprint win at Plymouth

Boespflug passes late to take sprint win at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH |Wednesday night was Open Wheel Wednesday at Plymouth Speedway and California native Chad Boespflug captured the 30-lap main event for non-winged sprint cars.

June 26, 2014 7:06 pm
RACING NOTEBOOK: A few bucks has gone a long way for Woodall

RACING NOTEBOOK: A few bucks has gone a long way for Woodall

Calumet City native Chris Woodall is enjoying the best season in about 15 years of stock car racing, winning five of eight feature races he has entered and leading the current Turbo Stox division point standings at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville.

June 26, 2014 6:31 pm

Rain eliminates track schedules

Persistent rain storms in the area put a damper on local stock car racing Saturday night.

June 22, 2014 2:15 pm
RACING NOTES: At 13, it's a legendary start for Hebron's Stan Zolodz IV

RACING NOTES: At 13, it's a legendary start for Hebron's Stan Zolodz IV

Two months into the season and young Stan Zolodz IV is enjoying a pretty good year of racing at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville.

June 19, 2014 7:02 pm
Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

Eddie Hoffman wins Musgrave Memorial at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman has won a number of big races at Illiana Motor Speedway during his career.

June 15, 2014 5:15 pm
RACING NOTEBOOK: Fast ride so far for Portage's Paul Shafer Jr.

RACING NOTEBOOK: Fast ride so far for Portage's Paul Shafer Jr.

Paul Shafer Jr. has been quickly rising in stock car racing circles in these parts the last few years. From beginner to local champion, the 17-year-old Portage racer is tackling a new challenge this year — traveling throughout the Midwest and racing Late Model stock cars.

June 12, 2014 6:24 pm
Jeff Cannon blasts to victory at Illiana

Jeff Cannon blasts to victory at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Getting to the front quickly, Jeff Cannon stayed there and convincingly won Saturday night’s 30-lap Schepel Buick GMC Late Model stock car feature race at Illiana Motor Speedway.

June 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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RACING NOTES: Lake Village's Lomax at full throttle for UMP title try

RACING NOTES: Lake Village's Lomax at full throttle for UMP title try

Jamie Lomax is a busy stock car racer these days as he chases points in the battle for the national DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified stock car championship.

June 05, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Allen continues to win at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Saturday night, Nick Allen did what he does best at Shadyhill Speedway — win.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lagestee will race all chances, regardless of track

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Lagestee will race all chances, regardless of track

Ryan Lagestee likes to compete in four-cylinder stock car racing, whether it is on the pavement at Schererville’s Illiana Motor Speedway in the Pure Stocks division or at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill.

May 29, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Majeski makes a winning first impression at Illiana

Majeski makes a winning first impression at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Rookie race car driver Ty Majeski had never seen Illiana Motor Speedway before.

May 26, 2014 8:07 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

SCHERERVILLE | It was sort of a homecoming for Paul Shafer Jr. at Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night.

May 25, 2014 4:45 pm
ARCA tours making Border Wars racing stop at Illiana

ARCA tours making Border Wars racing stop at Illiana

There is no doubt it will be Illiana Motor Speedway’s biggest race of the year and very likely to be among those special events of 2014.

May 22, 2014 5:41 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Randy Hannagan wins sprint car feature at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Randy Hannagan wins sprint car feature at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | The traveling series of the Winged Outlaw Sprints on Dirt visited the Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night, and Randy Hannagan won the 25-lap Earl Gaerte Classic main event.

May 18, 2014 6:00 pm
RACING NOTES: Wheatfield's Allen staying hot in UMP Modifieds

RACING NOTES: Wheatfield's Allen staying hot in UMP Modifieds

Over the past several years, Wheatfield’s Nick Allen has been one of the winningest stock car drivers in the Midwest in DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters Modified competition.

May 15, 2014 7:41 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Cannon Powers to Illiana Win

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Cannon Powers to Illiana Win

SCHERERVILLE | Last week, race leader Jeff Cannon picked the inside lane for a restart and lost the lead and eventually the race.

May 11, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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NWI RACING NOTEBOOK: Legends vet King back to rookie in Illiana's Late Model division

NWI RACING NOTEBOOK: Legends vet King back to rookie in Illiana's Late Model division

Chris King was the big winner at Illiana Motor Speedway last year, taking the checkered flag in a dozen feature races at the Schererville speedway in the Legends division, mostly dominating the class on the quarter-mile paved track. The Kouts resident claimed the overall division title, winn…

May 08, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman Wins Season Opener at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman Wins Season Opener at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman was almost ready to settle for a second place finish at Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night and then the yellow caution flag flew.

May 04, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Nick Allen wins big at Shadyhill

Nick Allen wins big at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Nick Allen pretty much won everything in sight at Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday night except track championship honors.

September 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Brian Campbell wins Bettenhausen 100 at Illiana

Brian Campbell wins Bettenhausen 100 at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | A flat tire a year ago ended Brian Campbell’s hopes of victory at Illiana Motor Speedway.

September 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Cannon powers to season championship win at Illiana

Cannon powers to season championship win at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Jeff Cannon set the tone for a night of racing when he set a new qualifying track record during time trials at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday evening.

September 08, 2013 5:00 pm

Local racing tracks rained out

Afternoon rains washed out the scheduled stock car racing programs at both Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville and Medaryville’s Shadyhill Speedway.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Boris Jurkovic takes first in two features at Illiana

Boris Jurkovic takes first in two features at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Dominating. That’s how you could describe Boris Jurkovic’s performance at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

August 25, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL RACING: Cannon blasting at Illiana Motor Speedway

LOCAL RACING: Cannon blasting at Illiana Motor Speedway

SCHERERVILLE | Jeff Cannon had been shut out at Illiana Motor Speedway this season as far as feature victories go until a few weeks ago.

August 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Allen back in winner’s circle at Shadyhill

Allen back in winner’s circle at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Up to the task of an early race challenge, Nick Allen returned to the winner’s circle at Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday night.

August 11, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Oklahoma 18-year-old wins at Illiana

Oklahoma 18-year-old wins at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | National midget auto racing returned to Illiana Motor Speedway Friday night for the first time in a dozen years with 18-year-old Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., capturing the 30-lap United States Auto Club Honda National Pavement Championship race.

August 10, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

Cannon back in the winner’s circle at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | It had been about two years since Jeff Cannon visited victory lane at Illiana Motor Speedway.

August 04, 2013 5:00 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins third straight at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins third straight at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | It was only a matter of inches, but that is all Paul Shafer Jr. needed to score a victory at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

July 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Son and father win at Illiana Motor Speedway

Son and father win at Illiana Motor Speedway

SCHERERVILLE | On a rare night of double family victories, Paul Shafer Jr. and his dad, Paul Sr., were winners in stock car competition at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday.

July 21, 2013 5:20 pm
Allen drives to fourth win of the year at Shadyhill

Allen drives to fourth win of the year at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Give Nick Allen a front row, a clear track and a starting spot, and the Wheatfield racer usually comes home the winner.

July 14, 2013 5:00 pm
Shafer Jr. wins Molenaar Memorial Classic

Shafer Jr. wins Molenaar Memorial Classic

SCHERERVILLE | Rookie of the year last season and possible champion in the making, Paul Shafer Jr., is hitting it on all cylinders at Illiana Motor Speedway.

July 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Michigan’s Jacob Poel wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

Michigan’s Jacob Poel wins Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill

MEDARYVILLE | Taking advantage of a competitor's slipup, Jacob Poel of Spring Lake, Mich., won the 13th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters modified stock cars Thursday night at Shadyhill Speedway.

July 05, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Eddie Hoffman wins again at Illiana

Eddie Hoffman wins again at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Different race car, same results – Eddie Hoffman winning at Illiana Motor Speedway.

June 30, 2013 6:15 pm
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