Three of Wilmot Raceway’s weekly classes joined a special program on Saturday night as the 3/8-mile clay oval was visited by the Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.
The combined sanction midget event was captured by Missouri’s Andrew Felker.
The pit area swelled to nearly 100 competitors in the four classes on hand. Winning drivers in the Don’s Auto & Machine / Hoosier Tire Modifieds and R.A. Adams Enterprises / Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks would donate their winnings to charity.
Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH
Wilmot Raceway will be heatin’ up the night sky this Saturday night, July 7, as Paul Stender’s Jet Rocket Thrill Show headlines the night. In addition, the Don’s Auto & Machine / Hoosier Tire Modifieds compete in a $750-to-win show, the extra cash coming from Sevick Motorsports, plus an increased payout for the R.A. Adams / Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, and a combo Massive Speed / Hawg Heaven 4-cylinder event. Stender is bringing a couple different rocket creations this year after wowing the large crowd last year with the World’s Fastest School Bus (jet-powered of course), and the jet Army jeep. The best part of July 7th…. it’s just $10 for adults. Gates open at 5 p.m., with on-track action beginning at 6 p.m.
Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH
Wilmot Raceway will host Family Night this Saturday night, June 30. Adult tickets are just $10, with all kids 11 & under free.
This Saturday will feature the Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop / Hoosier Tire Modifieds, the Fec’s Place / Outlaw Race Parts Mini Sprints, the R.A. Adams Enterprises / Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, the Massive Speed Pro 4’s, and the Hawg Heaven Bandit 4’s.
The Kenosha County Fairgrounds where the track resides is located just north of the intersection of county roads C and W in Wilmot, WI. Wilmot is located just 8 miles west of I-43 taking county highway C, which is exit 345. For those seeking additional information, please check out the track website at www.wilmotraceway.com, or call the track on race day at (262) 862-2090.
Here are some video highlights from last week’s wingless USAC sprints at Wilmot Raceway:
This Saturday night, June 23, features the USAC Amsoil NATIONAL Sprint Series and their 410 non-wing Sprint Cars at Wilmot Raceway.
Racing will be Jon Stanbrough, Levi Jones, Dave Darland, Damien Gardner, Tracy Hines, Bryan Clauson, Tommy Sexton, and more. Joining USAC’s Thunder & Lightning will be Wilmot’s own Fec’s Place / Outlaw Race Parts Mini Sprints, Don’s Auto & Machine / Hoosier Tire Modifieds, and the Massive Speed Pro 4’s / Hawg Heaven Bandit 4’s.
This is the first time in way over a decade that the USAC National Sprint Cars have been at Wilmot.
In action at Wilmot from last weekend:
Three of Wisconsin’s biggest dirt track special events are taking place at the Wilmot Raceway, in three consecutive weeks: Saturday June 9, Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, and Saturday, June 23.
This Saturday, June 9, features a visit by the region’s premier Sprint Car touring series, The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints. The winged 900 horsepower open wheel rockets are the fastest cars in dirt track racing. A field of over 30 are expected. Additionally, invitational events for all of Wilmot Raceway’s regular weekly classes are included, which should produce an overall car count of over 100. The IRA Outlaws will run a complete show, with the Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Sprints, and 4 Cylinder classes competing in Semi & Feature events only, with the top several in each division’s point standings being locked into their A-main. The remaining cars will run a qualifying race (or semi feature) to complete their respective A-main starting line-up. A redraw will be used to determine the invert with each division’s current point leader pulling the invert pill. This format is being utilized to give all of Wilmot’s classes the opportunity to race during this special event. Warm up’s begin at 6 pm, followed by IRA qualifying, and racing to begin at approximately 7 pm.
Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor.
Tommy Sexton celebrated his victory with a wheel stand down the backstretch at Wilmot Raceway after taking the A-main during the fourth event of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints season at Wilmot Raceway May 26. Sexton had every reason to celebrate, as taking a feature win so far this season in Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series action has been especially challenging. Until this evening, Billy Balog, the defending series champion, had made first place on the podium his exclusive territory, having won every feature so far in 2012. For a brief time, it appeared that Balog may perhaps increase his winning streak after establishing a new track record on Wilmot Raceway’s third-mile clay oval in qualifying with a blistering orbit of 12.609 seconds on Saturday night. Sexton, however, had other plans. The 2011 Wilmot Raceway champion proved to be a formidable foe. In heat race action, Sexton outran Balog for the victory, taking a popular win in front of the home track crowd. In the feature race, Sexton, who started the contest in tenth, methodically worked his way to the front taking the lead from Scott Uttech and then fending off the challenges of Mike Kertscher to score his fourth career Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series feature victory. Uttech, who led the first half of the main event, would settle for a third place finish. For Kertscher, it was another bittersweet runner-up finish. Kertscher has had perhaps the most consistent performances of any driver this season. He has finished runner-up in the past three Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint events and also collected a second place finish at Wilmot Raceway’s season opener and event which was captured by Sexton. Sexton’s last Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series victory came during the 2011 season in September when he topped the action at the Sheboygan County Fairpark track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Balog’s flawless performance so far in 2012, which resulted in three straight A-main wins, came unglued after a tangle with Scott Neitzel early in the feature race. The resulting accident dropped both Balog and Neitzel from the contest, assuring Balog’s winning streak would come to an end.
With nearly ideal weather conditions taking place, fans were treated to some excellent racing action on May 19 at Wilmot Raceway on the first of several family fun nights scheduled for the 2012 racing season.
It was defending division champion Chris Carlson making his way to victory lane after a feature race for the first time this season. Carlson had been chasing Scott Kuxhouse so far in 2012 as he had finished runner-up to Kuxhouse on opening night and finished in the third position last week. Everything came together tonight for Carlson, and he drove from his pole position to victory lane in the Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Service / Hoosier Tire Modifieds, while Kuxhouse was unable to complete the feature distance, dropping from the event and finishing 12th. Jimmy Morrison turned in his best performance of the season, driving from mid-pack to finish second. Mike Conn, who earlier won his heat race, claimed third, while Mike Wittenburg and Jimmy Muth completed the top five positions.
It’s Family Night at the Wilmot Raceway tonight, May 19.
Adults are just $10, and all kids 11 & under are free. On track action starts at 6 pm. Pit Gates open at 3 p.m., and Grandstand Gates 5 p.m.
Tonight’s program will feature the Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Service / Hoosier Tire Modifieds, the R.A. Adams Enterprises / Advance Auto Parts Street Stocks, the Fec’s Place / Outlaw Race Parts Mini Sprints, the Massive Speed Pro 4’s and the Hawg Heaven Bandit 4’s.
Note: Wilmot Raceway is a KenoWi.com sponsor. — DH
It spite of a brief rain shower late in the program which delayed the start of the Modified and 4 Cylinder features, the second program of the 2012 season was completed before a solid crowd on May 12 at Wilmot Raceway.
The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will make their first appearance of the season at Wilmot Raceway today.
The show will also feature Hoosier Tire Modifieds, Fec’s Place / Outlaw Race Parts Mini Sprints, Massive Speed Pro 4’s and Hawg Heaven Bandit 4’s.
Additional appearances for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will take place on May 26, June 9, July 21 and August 18.
Admission for the special will be $20 for adults, while regular event pricing will stay in effect for adults with a military ID and students ages 8 through 11, who can attend for $5, while children under the age of 8 are admitted free.
The Kenosha County Fairgrounds where the track resides is located just north of the intersection of Highways C and W in Wilmot, WI. Wilmot is located just 8 miles west of I-43 taking county highway C which is exit 345.
For those seeking additional information please check out the track website at www.wilmotraceway.com or call the track on race day at 262-862-2090.
It took hot acting on the track to keep fans warm on a cool and damp evening for those attending the Wilmot Raceway season opening racing event at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. Those in attendance were treated to a show with well over 100 cars taking to the third-mile clay oval as part of the five division program.
Defending 410 Sprint champion Tommy Sexton would hold off Mike Kertscher for the victory as he seeks to repeat the title in 2012. Scott Kuxhouse came away with the Modified feature victory after a fierce battle with Mike Simons, Jr. In the Mini-Sprints, is was Nick Scanlon taking the first feature checkered of the year. Rob Maule would dominate the non-stop Hobby Stock feature for the victory, while in the combined 4-cylinder main event, Jake Greensley topped the Pro 4 class, and Scott Redden notched the victory in the Bandits.
Three times was the charm, to start things off in a rather unsettled start of the 410 Sprint feature contest.
Note: Wilmot Raceway is a KenoWi.com sponsor. — DH
Opening night of the racing season at Wilmot Raceway is this Saturday, May 5.
On the program are sprints, modifieds, street stocks, mini sprints, and 4’s.
Admission for adults is $15; active military with ID receive $5 off. Kids aged 8 to 11 years are $5; and kids 7 and under are free.
Here is a video of some sprint car action at the raceway to get you primed:
The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will headline the event as the best regional teams from throughout the upper-Midwest will be on hand. Joining IRA will be the Midwest SprintCar Association 360 Sprints, and Wilmot’s own 1200cc Mini Sprints. Over 80 cars are expected.
Adult grandstand tickets are just $10, and kids 11 and under are free.
In addition to the big $553 to win Tommy Homan Memorial event for the RA Adams Enterprises Street Stocks, a full program of Don’s Auto & Machine Modifieds, Fec’s Place Mini Sprints, and Hawg Heaven Fearless 4’s will be contested. With just two point races remaining in the season-long championship point battle, there should some great racing as titles are on the line.
In addition to the increased winners share in Street Stock class, each car finishing 2nd through 12th will receive an additional $53 in honor of the car #53 Tommy Homan piloted so successfully in the Wilmot Street Stock division.
Winners were Tommy Sexton, Scott Kuxhouse, Dan Uttech, Steve Doherty, and Karl Sturt. Here are the top five finishers in each class:
- Fearless 4’s — 1. 5 – Carl Sturt; 2. K9 – Brandon Feit; 3. 11 – Dan Knight; 4. 18 – Chris Gentry; 5. 10 – Erin Pusateri.
- Pro 4’s — 1. 49 – Steve Doherty; 2. 46 – Erik Grosch; 3. 26 – Evan Townsend; 4. 3 – Ryan Andrews; 5. O9 – Joe Summers.
- Sprints — 1. 83D – Tommy Sexton; 2. 68 – Dave Uttech; 3. 7 – Scott Uttech; 4. 1M – Phillip Mock; 5. 11K – Rick Kelsey.
- Modifieds — 1. 57 – Scott Kuxhouse; 2. C12 – Chris Carlson; 3. 88 – Jimmy Morrison; 4. 47 – Jason Hyerdall; 5. 10C – Mike Conn.
- Street Stocks — 1. 99 – Rob Maule; 2. O9 – Pat Rossman; 3. 10 – AJ Hedges; 4. 4 – Ronnie Mink; 5. OOB- Joe Brenner.
This week, the raceway will host its open wheel extravaganza featuring the Goodyear Sprints, Badger & Illini Midgets, Fec’s Place Mini-Sprints, Badger Micro Sprints, and Don’s Auto & Machine Modifieds, plus Vintage Mods, too.
Congrats to our top 5’s this past Saturday, Aug. 6.
Coming up on July 30 will be the Tommy Homan Memorial Family Night & Youth Sports Night. Racing will be Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Sprints and Fearless 4’s .
Admission will be $10 for adults and children 12 and over and $10. Kids 11 and under will be free.
POWRi’s Lucas Oil National Midget Series makes its sole journey into Wisconsin this season Saturday, July 16, at Wilmot Raceway and Sunday, July 17 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie for co-sanctioned events with the Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series.
Season-long leader Nick Knepper has expanded his lead in the POWRi championship over runner-up Brad Loyet to 1,740-1,200, the largest of the season. The Belleville, Ill., driver took a popular hometown victory on July 1 at Belle-Clair Speedway. Knepper’s fifth at Belle-Clair on July 2 was his ninth top-five in 10 features this season. The two-day event was co-sanctioned with Badger. Andrew Felker jumped five positions to third in the points with 1,070 by finishing second on July 1 and fourth on July 2. The 18-year-old from Carl Junction, Mo., has four straight top-fives and six top-fives in nine races. Felker has bounced back from bad weekend in early June when a blown engine left him 23rd in the feature at Brownstown, Ill., and forced him to miss the event the next night at Peoria, Ill. POWRi drivers can drop two events in determining their final points in the championship, but Felker can’t afford any more like those to contend for the championship.
“The blown motor was a really tough break,” Felker said. “We had a stretch there where we struggled just to finish. We’ve been fast all year and hadn’t been able to catch a break. My dad (crew chief Danny Felker) and I have been working hard to get things figured out on the Midget and the season finally turned around.”
This is Felker’s third season driving a Midget. He was seventh in the POWRi championship in 2010.
It will be the fifth event this year co-sanctioned by POWRi and Badger, which is having a 75th Anniversary weekend celebration.
“They’re a great group of guys to run with,” Felker said. “It’s good competition and makes us all better drivers. It makes it harder with that many more good drivers.”
Bubba Altig of Mechanicsburg, Ill., leads the Badger championship over Mike Hess, the POWRi champion in 2005, 466-462. Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind., has won three of the past four Badger events, including the feature co-sanctioned by POWRi at Belle-Clair on July 2. Kuhn’s other two wins were at Angell Park.
For more information on Wilmot Raceway, visit www.wilmotraceway.com
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Paul Stender’s World Record holding jet powered School Bus and Jeep entertained the big crowd at intermission during Antioch Night at Wilmot Raceway last Saturday.
Here is some video of Stender melting a stack of cars with his jet powered school bus:
Winged sprints headline the five division race card, which also will modifieds, minisprints, street stocks and Fearless Fours.
The night’s program also will include Paul Stenders Jet Car Thrill Show.
For more information, see wilmotraceway.com.
Adult Grandstand Admission is just $10. Wilmot Raceway currenty boasts some of the best Modified and Street Stock fields in the state. And, of course, Wilmot Raceway is the Wisconsin home of the 1200cc Mini-Sprints. Joining the card this week will be both Fearless & Pro 4’s, plus a special appearance of the Illinois-based Illini Midget Series. The Illini Midgets are a “Sportsman-based” Midget series who provided a very competitive show in their only 2010 Wilmot appearance.
And get ready for Saturday night, June 18, as that night certainly has something for everybody. In addition to a 5 Division program headlined by 410 Winged Sprint Cars, there will be Paul Stenders Jet-Powered machines putting on some thrilling exhibitions. Plus, it’s Antioch Night, too! Sprints, Mods, Streets, Mini-Sprints, F4 & Pro 4, plus Paul Stenders Jet Car Thrill Show…all for just $15.
A word from our sponsors: Motorcycle legend Chris Carr to sign autographs before competing at Wilmot Raceway
AMA Flat Track Motorcycle legend Chris Carr (www.chriscarr.com) will be signing autographs this Saturday June 4 at Racine Harley Davidson from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and at Uke’s Harley Davidson from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Then Chris is off to Wilmot Raceway as the National AMA All-Star Flat Track Series competes at Wilmot later that night. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. with practice beginning about the same time. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Some $5 off coupons remain at both Harley dealerships.
The AMA All-Star Flat Track Series at the Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway this Saturday night….. Be There!!!!!!!
For the second consecutive week gloomy skies welcomed both racers and fans to the Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway on May 28, however as like the week prior the skies cleared as the night went on and everyone was treated to some outstanding racing action. On a near perfect track, Mike Kertscher topped Mike Reinke, Bill Balog, Billy Hafemann, and Donny Goeden in the 30 lap Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series headline event. Thirty-one regional touring teams signed in for the IRA portion with Kertscher going home $2,200 richer.
Jason Hyerdall topped a charging Chris Carlson to pick up the Sevcik Motorsports hardware in the Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Modified feature event. Joel Crowbridge, Mike Simons, and Brad Norgaard completed a very competitive top five. A very nice field of 25 Mods signed in.
Rob Maule captured a well deserved win in the RA Adams Enterprises Street Stock division. Rob topped Pat Rossman, Dustin Richards, Joe Brenner, and defending track champion AJ Hedges. Twenty-four Street Stocks were on hand.
Eighty cars and nice crowd came out to Wilmot Raceway Saturday night despite another gloomy May day, and a poor weather forecast. Conditions were right however to produce a very fast clay oval and fans were treated to some extremely fast Wilmot speeds.
This coming Saturday June 4, Wilmot Raceway hosts the AMA All-Star Flat Track Series. This National circuit stops at Wilmot for Night #2 of a 3-day Wisconsin tour which also has the two-wheelers competing in Plymouth on Friday, and Sun Prairie on Sunday. The legendary Chris Carr is entered for all three Wisconsin events. See www.wilmotraceway.com for updated point standings and information.
The earth-shaking, ground pounding, 900 horsepower thunder of The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series invade the Wilmot Raceway this Saturday night May 28.
Memorial Day weekend and auto racing are synonomous, and this year is no different as Wilmot Raceway offers its’ first special event of the 2011 race season. The best of the Midwest, The IRA Outlaw Sprints are coming to the Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway this Saturday night.
What started out as yet another rainy day in Wisconsin turned out to be a great night for racing as despite contrary predictions the skies cleared and the Wilmot Raceway got their 2011 season underway Saturday.
Seventy-five cars representing four divisions took season opening green flags on a very racy Wilmot Raceway surface. When the final checkered flags had waved Wilmot Raceway had Andrew Kiedrowski (Mini-Sprint), Brandon Riedner (Street Stock), Eriik Grosch (Pro-4), and Chris Carlson (Modifieds) visit their Miller Lite Victory Lane, as these drivers were the first to taste victory in 2011 Wilmot Raceway competition.
Here’s some video from the Modified A Main:
Adult grandstand admission is just $10, and kids 11 and under are free. Wilmot Raceway has some of the best weekly competition in the midwest as the Don’s Auto & Machine Modifieds, RA Adams Enterprises Street Stocks, Fec’s Place Mini-Sprints, Hawg Heaven Fearless 4’s, and the Massive Speed Pro 4’s take on Wilmot’s third-mile clay oval. Over 80 race cars are expected.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. this week, with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Driver’s meeting is set for 5:15 p.m.
With last week’s racing action cancelled due to weather, Opening Night at Wilmot Raceway is this Saturday night featuring Mods, Streets, Mini-Sprints, and Fearless & Pro 4’s.
Next Saturday, May 28, will mark the first visit of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints to Wilmot Raceway.
And don’t forget to see motorcycle racing legend Chris Carr and the AMA All-Star Flat Track Series on Saturday, June 4.
More info on Wilmot Raceway is at www.wilmotraceway.com