Monthly Archives June 2015

MONDUS FLIPS, COMES BACK TO WIN BANDIT FEATURE

BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ (Wilmot, WI, Saturday, June 27, 2015)–Gary Mondus of Streamwood, Illinois had a night of extremes to remember in the Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car division on Saturday, June 27 at Wilmot (WI) Raceway.     Mondus lead wire to wire in the 15-lap Bandit feature to score his first main event win of the season.  The win was not easy as Mondus had a fast closing Erik Grosch of Arlington Heights, Illinois coming on strong in the closing laps.  Grosch, Bandit point leader and winner of the three previous features in the division, ended up less than a car length short at the
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SIXTH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ ANTIOCH

The Sixth Annual Crusin’ Antioch will be held on Wednesday, July 1 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Vehicles desiring to Cruise to the final downtown location can assemble at Wal-Mart east parking lot, Rte. 173 and Deep Lake Road, between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.  Cruise will begin at 6:00, proceeding north on Deep Lake Road to Depot Street, west on Depot Street to downtown Antioch.  Reserved parking for Cruise participants will be along both sides of Main Street in downtown. Those wishing to participate without actually cruising can take their vehicles downtown and if trailered, can unload and park in the
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RAIN WINS WILMOT RACES AGAIN, POINT BATTLES UPDATED

  WILMOT RACEWAY SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ (Wilmot, WI, Saturday June 20, 2015)–For the second consecutive week, Mother Nature took the only checkered flag as the scheduled Wilmot(WI) Raceway race program on Saturday, June 20 was canceled due to rain.     This marked the second straight week of cancellation for the one-third mile clay oval as the special June 14 program for the traveling UMP Summer Nationals late models was also lost to weather.     A special Family Night program is next on tap for the facility located on the Kenosha the Kenosha County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 27.     Five divisions will be
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RACES CANCELED

Today’s highly anticipated annual visit to Wilmot Raceway of the UMP Late Model Summer Nationals unfortunately has fallen victim to weather. Heavy over-night rains were the final straw, taking a saturated Kenosha County Fairgrounds and simply creating conditions where the facility itself is simply too wet for any racing activity today. Sixteen Race Promotions, UMP, and Wilmot Raceway are working together in hopes of finding another date. The UMP Late Models have put on extremely entertaining races the past several seasons at Wilmot and the event has now become a popular annual tradition. The talented touring UMP stars, with some local
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SUMP PUMP MOTORS ONLY ONES HEARD JUNE 14

BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ (Wilmot, WI, Sunday, June 14, 2015)–The only motors heard at Wilmot(WI) Raceway on Sunday, June 14 were sump pumps in area homes after several days of rain forced the cancellation of the scheduled UMP Summer Nationals Late Model Tour program. Heavy overnight rains coupled with additional heavy showers following the cancellation announcement saturated the grounds and track surface.     Kenosha County Fair officials, 16 Promotions and UMP officials are working together in an effort to find a makeup date.    “The UMP late models have put on extremely entertaining races the past several seasons at Wilmot and the event had become a popular
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FIRST TIMER SCORES IRA RAYMOND NEEVE MEMORIAL WIN

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015, BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ – Blake Nimee of Oswego, Illinois made his first Interstate Racing Association(IRA) and sprint car feature win most memorable taking top honors in the 1st Annual Raymond Neeve Memorial on Saturday, June 6 at Wilmot(Wis.) Raceway.     The 21-year-old in just his seventh season racing scored a last lap final turn win catching Plymouth’s Ben Schmidt at the checkered flag.  Seven-time IRA champion Bill Balog of Hartland came across third, Rick Kelsey of West Allis fourth and Beaver Dam’s Jeremy Schultz fifth.     “I can’t believe we finally did it,” said the quiet Nimee in victory
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