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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.
Racer Ryan Ruhl
Turning in some practice laps, Michigan�s Ryan Ruhl prepares for a night of racing at the Plymouth Speedway. Ruhl would go on to win the Bob Newton Classic 25-lap main event for Sprints on Dirt winged sprint cars.
Veteran racer Bob McLean of Hobart broad slides his Super Streets division stock car during practice at the Plymouth Speedway earlier this year. McLean is aiming for his seventh career stock car title.
Bob McLean finds himself in a situation he is use to: battling for a stock car track championship.
SCHERERVILLE | The feature wins haven’t come as frequent and as many at Illiana Motor Speedway as Mike White would like.
Big cars compete at Illiana Motor Speedway's half-mile dirt oval in the early 1950s.
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.
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.
Bill Davis and starter Raleigh Hinkle pose for a photo after Davis won a Late Model stock car feature race at the old Broadway Speedway in Crown Point back in 1974.
Bill Davis competes in DIRTcar UMP Modified stock car race earlier this year at Medaryville’s Shadyhill Speedway. At age 74, Davis still races part time.
Will he ever give it up?
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.
David James “D.J.” Weltmeyer was itching to get behind the wheel of his new Chevy Late Model stock car this season.
D.J. Weltmeyer checks out a few things under his new Late Model stock car before Saturday night’s feature race at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville.
SCHERERVILLE | Anthony Danta is becoming a familiar figure in victory circle at Illiana Motor Speedway.
Part of a fading history, racing in Hammond is part of automobile racing’s past.
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.
Wheatfield’s Nick Allen in victory circle at Shadyhill Speedway. Allen won Saturday’s DIRTcar UMP Modified stock car feature race at the Medaryville dirt track.
This has been the scene at Illiana Motor Speedway quite often this season: Eddie Hoffman (8) battling Jeff Cannon for the lead during Late Model feature race action at the Schererville track. The two racers are among the points leaders there.
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.
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.
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.
Jamie Lomax poses in victory circle after capturing the $3000-to-win Firecracker 50 at Medaryville's Shadyhill Speedway Friday night.
Jamie Lomax keeps his Modified stock car out front and on its way to victory in Friday night's Firecracker 50 at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville.
Michael Clark works his car at Plymouth Speedway's 3/8-mile dirt track, where the Gary diesel mechanic owns an impressive 80-point lead in the Super Streets Division.
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.
MEDARYVILLE | A new face was among the winners at the Shadyhill Speedway Saturday night.
Chad Boespflug of Plainfield took his fourth feature win of the season at Plymouth Speedway on Wednesday night.
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.
Chris Woodall enjoys victory lane after winning the opening night Turbo Stox division feature race at Illiana on May 3, one of five feature races he's checkered at the Schererville track this season.
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.
Persistent rain storms in the area put a damper on local stock car racing Saturday night.
Hebron’s Stan Zolodz IV poses with his parents, Michelle and Stan, after winning his first career Legends feature race on opening night at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville. He's had three more feature wins since.
Two months into the season and young Stan Zolodz IV is enjoying a pretty good year of racing at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville.
SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman has won a number of big races at Illiana Motor Speedway during his career.
Paul Shafer Jr. of Portage leads the rookie-of-the-year standings on both the Automobile Racing Club of America’s Champion Racing Association Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour.
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.
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.
Three-time track champion Jeff Cannon poses in victory circle after he scored the win in Saturday night's 30-lap Late Model stock car feature race at Schererville's Illiana Motor Speedway.
Kouts' Jeff Cannon speeds through a turn on his way to winning Saturday night's 30-lap Late Model stock car feature race at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville.
Jamie Lomax poses with his trophy after winning the UMP Modified feature race at Plymouth Speedway on May 17. The dirt track racer from Lake Village has won 10 feature races on tracks around the region this season.
Jamie Lomax puts his modified stock car through some practice laps before a recent race at the Plymouth Speedway. He is currently second in UMP Modified competition.
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.
MEDARYVILLE | Saturday night, Nick Allen did what he does best at Shadyhill Speedway — win.
Wheatfield’s Nick Allen holding the checkered flag after a feature win at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville is a familiar sight. Allen won Saturday night’s 20-lap main event for DIRTcar UMP Modified stock cars.
Nick Allen races through turns one and two at Medaryville’s Shadyhill Speedway on Saturday night. The Wheatfield driver was the winner of the Dirtcar UMP Modified stock car feature race.
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.
Ryan Lagestee, bottom, battles with Mike Wojcik during four-cylinder Pure Stocks division feature race action at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville,
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