Posts by Mike Babicz

WILMOT DRIVERS BUSY OFF TRACK & ON

(Wilmot, Wis., June 23, 2019)–Wilmot Raceway’s one-third mile clay oval is full of action over the next two weeks at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds facility and for drivers promoting in community events.  Wing’s Etc. Car Show in Antioch’s Orchard Street Plaza will see the Raymond Chevrolet Silverado Pace Truck 4 p.m. until dusk Tuesday, June 25.  The Wilmot Raceway Raymond Chevrolet Pace Truck will head the 11th annual Cruisin’ Antioch on Wednesday, June 26.  The “cruise” meets at Wal-Mart parking lot, Rte. 173 and Deep Lake Rd., 5:30-6:00 p.m. pulling out at 6:00 progressing north on Deep Lake Rd. to
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Raidart’s First Wingless Main Tops June 22 Meyer/First Responder Night

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 22, 2019)–Zach Raidart of Antioch, Illinois captured his first ever 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Feature highlighting First Responder and Wm. Meyer & Sons of Libertyville, Illinois Night at Wilmot Raceway on the first official night of summer Saturday, June 22. “This is a fantastic win,” said Raidart, in his fifth season overall racing having won a mini-sprint feature prior at Wilmot. “To win in the wingless with a field of competitive drivers like we have means a lot. I have to thank my family, sponsors and the fans for supporting me.” Raidart, who became the
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THIEL, KRISTAN, MALUEG, MUELLER TOP NEEVE MEMORIAL FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE MAINS

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 15, 2019)–Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel captured his first Wilmot Raceway 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) feature highlighting Raymond Neeve Tribute Night Saturday, June 15. Beaver Dam’s Jeremy Schultz behind the wheel of the Captain Jim’s Yacht Sales 10w would lead the early portion of the Raymond Neeve Memorial Feature. Thiel and Bill Balog of North Pole, Alaska charged through the field into second and third and began to chase down Schultz Bob Hood owned 10w. A red flag for Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois who got upside down in turn one would put Thiel and
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HUNEFELD SWEEPS MODS; COX, MALUEG, ATKINSON, ANDREWS WIN SEASON FIRSTS

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 8, 2019)– Wilmot Raceway hosts the Raymond Neeve Family Tribute Father’s Day Weekend Special featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints, AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, IRA Lightning Sprints and Modifieds on Saturday, June 15. In June 8 First Responders Night action, Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois failed to win a Wilmot Raceway feature in 2018 while capturing the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints track championship, to a bottom line to lead flag to flag in the 20-lap feature.. “I didn’t want to stick to the low side, but decided I would make them go around
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First Responders Tries Again June 8 After June 1 Storms

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 1, 2019)–For the fourth time in six attempts, Mother Nature was the only winner June 1 at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. As a result, First Responders Night will try again on Saturday, June 8. All first responders, fire, law enforcement, EMT/Paramedics, showing a ID at the main ticket office will be admitted to the grandstands as guests of Wilmot Raceway. On the 1/3-mile clay oval will be five divisions of action including AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Interstate Racing Association(IRA) Lightning Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. When the grandstands open at 5:00
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TONY STEWART SPRINT CHALLENGE AUGUST 30

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, May 25, 2019)–Three-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Indiana, recently announced member of the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class, is coming to Wilmot Raceway Friday, August 30. The Tony Stewart Spring Car Challenge will feature the first time Stewart will compete in a winged outlaw sprint car at the historic 1/3-mile clay oval original home of sprint car racing in Wisconsin. Stewart will lead a contingent of winged warriors taking on the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprint Car Series competitors on their Kenosha County Fair facility where the series began 52 years
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HAYNES, COLE WIN FIRST EVER, HAMBURG, MAULE TOP MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL FEATURES

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, May 25, 2019)–In a night of creating racing memories, Patrick Haynes of Bradley, Illinois captured a hotly contested 25-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint feature, a first in his long racing career. John Cole of McHenry, Illinois scored his first ever 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature win ever. Tim Hamburg of Dixon, Illinois ended a two-year Wilmot drought by taking top honors in the 20-lap modified feature. Two-time champion Rob Maule of Hebron, Illinois came out of semi-retirement to win the opening street stock 20-lap feature of the season. “This is a great win for our team
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Haynes, Hamburg, Maule, Cole Take Memorial Special Features

(Wilmot, Wisconsin, Saturday, May 25, 2019)–Patrick Haynes of Bradley, Illinois captured his first-ever 25-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Car feature Saturday, May 25 at Wilmot Raceway on the Kenosha County Fa Tim Hamburg of Dixon, Illinois won his first 20-lap modified feature in over two years. Rob Maule of Hebron, Illinois won the initial 20-lap Street Stock feature of the season. John Cole of McHenry, Illinolis won the first 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car main of the season. (Complete story and summary to come later.)
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LET’S GO RACING SATURDAY, MAY 25 IS ON

The sun is out, track crew working hard and racing is on tonight, Saturday, May 25. Memorial Day Special featuring Autometer Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, plus season debut for street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars. Grandstands open 5 pm with Meet The Driver 5-5:30, on track about 5:45 and racing to follow. Come on out and “Let’s Go Racing!”
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POOR FORECAST CANCELS MAY 17 SPRINT CHALLENGE; MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL NEXT

Wilmot, Wis., Thursday, May 16, 2019)–The planned Sprint Challenge scheduled for Wilmot Raceway Friday, May 17 has been cancelled due to rain already received, unfavorable forecast for race day and travel considerations for fans, All Star and Interstate Racing Association teams.   Advance tickets will be refunded the first part of the week of May 20.   Wilmot Raceway, IRA and All Star officials are attempting to reschedule.  Further announcements will be made when news becomes available.   The next event for Wilmot Raceway will be a Memorial Weekend Special Saturday, May 25 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit
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