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Joe Izzo
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    Thanks to Betty Glynn for the stories/results
Photos by track photographer
Dan Simpson

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LA SALLE SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2013 MAJOR EVENT SCHEDULE

Annual ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’ Opens the New Season at La Salle with a Huge Opening Weekend of Revved Up Excitement March 28-30 Featuring $10K to win ALMS Super Late Model Battle

LaSalle, Illinois ( December 14, 2012) The new year at La Salle Speedway will provide a lot of added racing excitement for motorsports enthusiasts in 2013 as the dirt racing oval located near the crossroads of Interstates 39 & 80 has released its new major event schedule. Action kicks off in high gear as LaSalle Speedway will once again host the annual season-opening ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’ set for March 28-30 and hosting the ALMS Late Models in a $10,000 to win main event. The opener for LaSalle Speedway will also serve as the first event on the American Late Model Series (ALMS) championship points battle for 2013 campaign.

The Easter weekend will also launch the season for the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stock and Hornet divisions at LaSalle Speedway which will include a full weekend of family fun for race fans and kids alike. The season will get underway on Thursday evening March 28th with Open Practice sessions for all racing divisions followed on Friday and Saturday with the running of the ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’. As part of the two-day event the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will battle for $1,500 to win. The Thursday night Open Practice will offer Free Grandstand Admission. Gates will open at 3:00 pm on Friday March 29th to officially open the racing season at LaSalle Speedway, but before the green flag flies on the track the Izzo family will host a special ‘Good Friday Fish Fry’, then later in the evening after the checkered flag waves LaSalle Speedway will provide a huge bon fire with live entertainment. In addition to the on-track action and a visit by the Easter Bunny on Friday and Saturday, the March 30th final day will feature a mega Easter Egg hunt with games and goodies for all the kids, including featured eggs that will reward five lucky kids with cash and special prizes. Complete event and ticket information will be posted on the track’s web site at www.LaSalleSpeedway.com.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roars into LaSalle for the ‘Spring Shootout’ during the weekend of May 10-11 getting fired up with ‘The Night Before the Shootout’ on Friday May 10th will provide fireworks on the track at LaSalle Speedway featuring a special $1,500 to win UMP Late Model skirmish, UMP Open Wheel Modifieds racing in a $1,000 to win feature along with Street Stock and 4 Cylinder Hornet divisions. Then Saturday night May 11th will host a 50 lap rumble with the Lucas Oil Series sanctioned ‘Spring Shootout’ battling in a $10,000 to win prize for the super late models along with a second night of $1,000 to win action in the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, plus Street Stocks and Hornets.

On Friday night June 28th ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ returns to LaSalle Speedway bringing the World of Outlaws back to town. The winged warriors of the World of Outlaws Series will battle on the high banks of LaSalle Speedway with support divisions to be announced.

Fireworks will be boom in the sky and sparks will be flying on the track Thursday July 4th as the UMP Summer Nationals makes its stop at LaSalle Speedway. The drivers on the 2013 ‘Hell Tour’ will slug it out at high speed in the ‘Independence 40’ with UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets also on the schedule for the UMP SummerNationals date which will feature a monumental fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July at LaSalle Speedway.

The annual ‘Bill Waite Memorial’ race will bring the IRA Sprint cars to LaSalle Speedway on Saturday night August 24th and will feature racing action with UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets. These special events will highlight the 2013 LaSalle Speedway schedule. Additional events to be announced and posted on the track’s web site at a later date. ‘Like’ LaSalle Speedway on Facebook and stay up to speed with the latest news, events and action.

2013 LaSalle Speedway Major Event Schedule

March 28 (Thurs) ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’ Open Practice for All Divisions’

March 29 (Fri) ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’ Qualifying and Heat Races (ALMS Late Model, UMP Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets)

March 30 (Sat) ‘Spring Thaw Brawl’ Feature Events and Consi’s (ALMS Late Models, UMP Mods, Street Stocks,Hornets)

May 10 (Fri) ‘The Night Before the Shootout’ UMP Late Models $1500 to win / UMP Mods $1000 to win plus Street Stocks & Hornets

May 11 (Sat) ‘Spring Shootout’ featuring Lucas Oil Dirt Series $10,000 to win / UMP Mods $1000 to win plus Street Stocks & Hornets

June 28 (Fri) The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars (Support divisions TBA)

July 4 (Thur) Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks Extravaganza with the UMP SummerNationals ‘Hell Tour’

(UMP Late Model, UMP Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets)

Aug 24 (Sat) ‘Bill Waite Memorial’ featuring IRA Sprint Cars plus UMP Mods Stocks & Hornets


LaSalle Speedway Giving Back this Christmas!

This Christmas, the LaSalle Speedway and Izzo family have decided to forego the normal gift giving. Instead, we are giving financially and chartibly to The Wounded Warrior Project. However, it would be our ultimate gift idea to give help to someone locally. As great as The Wounded Warrior Project is, there is still a certain amount of donation money that goes to administration costs. Whereas giving locally, one-on-one, would provide 100% of the donation to recepients. If there is anyone that knows of a service man or woman who has seen action or has served our country in any capacity and could use some help, let us know. We need to show them that we appreciate their sacrifice made for us, and give back.


World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Lucas Oil Late Models Return to LaSalle Speedway in 2013

LaSalle, IL, November 7, 2012 - LaSalle Speedway is excited to announce the return of the World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil Late Models Dirt Series for the upcoming 2013 racing season. The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in the “Spring Shootout” on Saturday, May 11th. Then on Friday, June 28th, the drivers of the World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series will return to the 1/4 mile high banks of LaSalle Speedway. According to LaSalle Speeedway Promoter Tony Izzo, these are only a few of the exciting changes being made to improve LaSalle Speedway for the upcoming 2013 racing season. Stay tuned to www.lasallespeedway.com and www.facebook.com/lasallespeedway for continued updates from LaSalle Speedway.


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on August 25th!

Late Models: #21B Rich Bell
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #K1 Allen Provenzano


Photos by Dan Simpson.

"Billy Balog (#17B) wheelies under Australian racer Ian Madsen (#55) en route to the Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial Outlaw Sprint Car title."

"Bill Waite's family and friends join two time winner Billy Balog in victory circle following the third annual Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial Outlaw Sprint Car show at La Salle Speedway."

Balog still King of Waite Memorial

By: Betty Glynn

 

LaSalle, IL – The Bill Waite Jr., Memorial race Sunday night at La Salle Speedway was a true celebration of a local hero. Bill Waite Jr., a racing enthusiast, was killed in an accident while aiding a stranded motorist on Interstate 80 in 2008. The Cherry native shared his love of racing with friends and family alike when he was alive so it is only fitting that those same family and friends organize each year to honor him with a memorial of their champion.

 

The third annual event was the playground for 29 racers who were in attendance to show their support before a near capacity crowd. Greg Wilson soared around the ¼ mile clay oval to post an impressive 10.720 lap. Six other drivers qualified in under eleven seconds. The speed demons set the stage for the racing action that was yet to come. Fans in attendance were treated to light speed action when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints hit the gas. Some lucky fans won a ride with World of Outlaws legend Jack Hewitt as he piloted them around the track in a two seater sprint.


The first year the event was held the racing action didn’t make it too far when one racer found his ride dangling in the security fence early in the night. Last year’s event concluded with Billy Balog claiming the first Bill Waite Memorial. Wanting to defend his title this year started off on rocky ground as flames were seen coming from his machine during hot laps due to an oil fire. Pitside repairs by his crew enabled him to be race ready for qualifying.

 

Smith took the first heat checkers over Scott Neitzel, Greg Wilson, and Ian Madsen. Bill Warren finished first in front of Balog, Dave Uttech, and Scott Uttech at the end of heat two. Ben Wagoner beat Robbie Standridge for the heat three win.

 

Paul May won the B Main race over Jim Moughan, Robbie Pibnow, Jordan Goldsberry, and Bill Wirth.

 

Twenty two racers lined the starting grid with Bill Warren and Danny Smith atop the field. Smith shot off the stripe at rocket speeds outdistancing the competition but a caution in the third lap for Jim Moughan stopped his show. Before Moughan’s ride could be towed off he made his way down the track on foot to express his displeasure with a fellow competitor. Once back to racing action, Smith had no problem pulling away again leaving Warren to battle Australian racer Ian Madsen. Sixth place starter Balog had his sights set to the front and powered full throttle under the Aussie during the fourth lap. Several restarts brought the pack back to a nose to tail start and each time Smith charged forward at record speeds to set the pace.

 

By the fourteenth circuit, Balog looked as though he had found his comfort zone and was reeling in the leader. Lapped traffic down low kept the runner up at bay. During Lap 20, Balog tried the outside and then dove to the bottom to steal the lead in the turn four corner. Balog was simply the fastest ride on the track all the way to the end of the thirty lap main event to earn his $4,000 payday. Smith spent an impressive twenty laps as the leader and settled for the second place finish.

 

Mike Reinke seemed to be gaining momentum as he was making a charge up to third from his eighth place start. He gave Smith a run for second in the final laps but fell shy to end his night in third. Madsen crossed the line in fourth in front of Wagoner, Wilson, Neitzel, Standridge, May, Mock, Moughan and Warren.

 

Three cautions with minor causes slowed the action, two due to looped rides.  Twenty two laps were without a yellow providing wheel to wheel action throughout the field of sprint stars. Some rides sporting wheelies down the straightaways. Balog was struggling to pass some back markers during the final laps but managed to defend his reign of the Bill Waite Jr., Memorial title and claim his twelfth victory of the season.

 

In addition to the Sprints, the UMP Open Wheel Modified’s competed for $1,000 in a twenty lap challenge. Ninteen contenders qualified one lap with Gary Cook Jr. claiming the fastest lap of 13.990.

 

Nick Allen beat Milo Veloz, Cook, Jamie Lomax and Collin Thirlby in their first heat. Brandon Maciejewski won the second heat ahead of Ray Bollinger, Tommy Duncan, Justin McCoy, and Steven Brooks.

 

Maciejewski took command from the outside of the front row carrying the field until losing his pace up in the rough marbles. Allen took over and was unstoppable leading the remainder of the event without challenge. Bollinger finished runner up ahead of Lomax, Cook, Nathan Balensiefen, Brooks, McCoy, Jamie Balensiefen, Maciejewski, Geno Hewitt, Tim Hamburg and Chris Zogg.

 

Allen Provenzano swept the UMP 4 Cylinder division claiming both the heat and feature victory over his brother Jon. At the finish of their fifteen lap feature the finish was Allen Provenzano, Jon Provenzano, Jerry Legner, Zack Bollinger, Jessica Summar, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Kyle Carlson, #92, Mark Sutton, Dan Whittecomb, Paul Thorson, and Josh Miller.

 

The final night of racing is scheduled for this Saturday night at the speedway with a $5 general admission ticket price as the track champions are honored.

 

La Salle Speedway Results:

 

IRA Outlaw Sprints:

A-Main: 1.) Bill Balog, 2.) Danny Smith, 3.) Mike Reinke, 4.) Ian Madsen, 5.) Ben Wagoner, 6.) Greg Wilson, 7.) Scott Neitzel, 8.) Robbie Standridge, 9.) Paul May, 10.) Phillip Mock, 11.) Joey Moughan, 12.) Bill Warren, 13.) Dave Uttech, 14.) Scott Uttech, 15.) Robbie Pribnow, 16.) Kris Spitz, 17.) Bill Wirth, 18.) Wayne Modjeski, 19.) Brandon Thone, 20.) Russel Borland, 21.) Jordan Goldsberry, 22.) Jim Moughan

 

B-Main: 1.) May, 2.) Moughan, 3.) Pribnow, 4.) Goldsberry, 5.) Wirth, 6.) K. Spitz, 7.) Thone, 8.) Cody Hewitt, 9.) Dennis Spitz, 10.) Patrick Hayes

 

Heat 1: 1.) Smith, 2.) Neitzel, 3.) Wilson, 4.) Madsen

Heat 2: 1.) Warren, 2.) Balog, 3.) D. Uttech, 4.) S. Uttech

Heat 3: 1.) Wagoner, 2.) Standridge, 3.) Jim Moughan, 4.) Reinke

 

Qualifying: 1.) Wilson, 10.720, 2.) Joey Moughan, 10.835, 3.) Reinke, 10.882secs, 4.) Neitzel, 10.920, 5.) May, 10.948, 6.) Jim Moughan, 10.958, 7.) Goldsberry, 10.993, 8.) Balog, 11.038, 9.) Mock, 11.043, 10.) Madsen, 11.083.

 


Saturday August 25th “$5 Champions Night”

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 05:07 AM PDT

Saturday August 25th
UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 6:30 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets
Adults $5.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $15.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on August 19th!

Sprint Cars: #17 Bill Balog
Modifieds: #21A Nick Allen
Hornets: #K1 Allen Provenzano


Injured three-time Kankakee County Speedway and two-time LaSalle Speedway Late Model track champion Mike Provenzano needs our help and support.
Mike suffered a fracture in his neck and other damage to his back in what seemed like a harmless rollover at LaSalle Speedway back in late June.
A benefit party is planned for Saturday, November 3rd at the Marseille's Lions Club located at 511 Commercial St. in Marseilles, IL.
For more info or to purchase your tickets, or to make a donation to be auctioned off at the party, contact Crystal Provenzano-Broyles at (815) 712-5896.

Congratulations to our 2012 Track Champions!

 

Late Models: #10 Scott Schmitt
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #11 J.R. Brown


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on August 11th!

 

ALMS Late Models: #28 Dennis Erb Jr.
Modifieds: #V43 Milo Veloz
Street Stocks:#59 Roger Rickels
Hornets: #K1 Allen Provenzano


ALMS UMP Fall Brawl 40 Saturday August 11th

 


Saturday August 11, 2012

$2,000 to win Late Models
$1,000 to win Modifieds
Street Stocks
Hornets

Pit Gates: 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 3:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Adults: $15
Children 11 & Under: Free
Skybox $20
Pit Pass: $30
All Access Pass: $35.00 *Includes Skybox & Pit Pass

Bill Waite Jr. Memorial IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars Sunday August 19th

Posted: 28 Jul 2012 09:56 PM PDT

Sprint Cars

Sunday August 19, 2012

$4,000 to win IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars
$1,000 to win UMP Modifieds
$300 to win Hornets

Times:
Pit Gates 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Racing 7:00 p.m.

Tickets:
Adults $20
Pit Passes $30
High School Student w/ I.D. $5.00
13 & Under Free with Paid Adult
Skybox Seats $24.00/Person
To Purchase Advance Tickets Call PACE @ 630-279-3006


LaSalle Speedway

Saturday August 4th Weekly Super Show

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 11:16 AM PDT

Saturday August 4th

$1,200 to win UMP Late Models
$600 to win UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Tickets:
Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Times:
Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m

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LaSalle Speedway

Congratulations to our Feature Winners on July 28th!

Late Models: #10x Scott Schmitt
Modifieds: #25w Allen Weisser
Street Stocks: #20 Danny Glover
Hornets: #K1 Allen Provenzano


Sievert sweeps Late Model’s at La Salle; pole sitters all finish on top

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Bret Sievert dodged disaster after paint was traded in the front of the pack during the eleventh circuit of the UMP Late Model feature race. With only several nights of points racing left, the fight for the division title is a close one. Prior to the feature only one point separated competitors Scott Schmitt and Rich Bell while Sievert sat only eighteen points out of first.

 

UMP Late Model’s:

Twenty one racers signed in for the action Saturday night at La Salle Speedway with Sievert posting the quickest qualifying time. His speedy start earned him the pole of heat one next to Dennis Erb Jr. The two traveled side by side until Erb took the helm during lap two. On the final corner, Sievert saw an opening and dashed around Erb to steal the checkers. Brandon Thirlby finished third in front of John Piccatto.

 

Schmitt started on the pole of the second heat and proved his ability to manage the track as he worked through lapped traffic to claim the second heat victory over Bell, Ed Williams, and Randy Manos.

 

Sievert and Schmitt were at the top of the grid for the feature with Erb and Bell rolling into the second row. After the green, Sievert quickly claimed the lead while Schmitt and Erb battled back and forth. Schmitt took the high line to grab control.

 

A caution during the third circuit was the beginning of a great challenge to get to the fifth lap. A marathon of restarts ensued. Once the pack got their act together the racing up front was definitely a show in its own rite with Schmitt leading, Sievert just inches from him, Erb on their tail and Bell busy riding the outer most groove of the track. Ten laps into the race, that hot racing up front got a little hotter. Sievert and Schmitt made contact when the fast duo came up on lapped traffic and Bell tried to find his way into the lead. Unfortunately for Bell, he powered hard into Schmitt sending himself pitside for two tires.

 

Sievert was positioned at the front of the single file restart ahead of lead lap runners Schmitt, Erb, Thirlby, Rebholz, Randy Manos, Terry Knutti, Dale Markham, Wayne Brau, Scott Langer, and Ed Williams. Bell was able to make it back to the field before the restart in twelfth.

 

Sievert pulled into a generous lead but only briefly as Erb and Schmitt wouldn’t let him get away. A few restarts kept brought everyone back together. With seven laps to go fourth place runner Thirlby left the action.

 

Sievert blocked any attempts made by Erb all the way to the finish line. Erb finished runner up in front of Schmitt, Rebholz, and Brau. After doing a three sixty Bell was able to finish sixth. Langer, Schmidt, Williams, Jelinek and Manos were completed the eleven finishers.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

It was the Jamie Lomax show on Saturday night as the Indiana driver ran in his own zip code en route to both the heat and main event races for the Modified’s. He was unstoppable from the pole. At times his car looked like a remote controlled ride just out-powering his competition.

 

When the checkers dropped Jason Pershy was second in front of Nathan Balensiefen, Justin McCoy, Vince Cooper, Travis Kohler, Tom Knippenberg, Dale Lueth, Jamie Balensiefen, Kyle Neels, Mike Marden, Austin Hewitt, and Matt Werner.

 

Lomax beat Balensiefen, Shane Lewis, Cooper, and Kevin Hughes in heat one. Pershy outran Lueth, McCoy, Tom Knippenberg, and Steven Brooks in the second heat contest.

 

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Fourteen Street Stocks took the field for their main event with Roger Rickels on the pole next to Nick Sell. Rickels took command right away as his front row partner fell back in the field. Rickels was unstoppable carrying the pack flag to flag to capture his victory.

 

Nine cars finished the twenty-lapper with Rickels in victory lane. Mike McKinney finished runner up over Mike Hughes, Aaron Near, Justin Hamm, Jim Phelps, Jerry Vance, Mike Henrichs, and Joe Blamhuser.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

Jon Provenzano took home the checkers for the main event of the Hornet class. A knockdown drag out finish between JR Brown and Allen Provenzano ended with Brown in second as they battled with contact to the finish. Jerry Legner took fourth in front of Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Josh Larson, Luke Gash, Erick Miller, Josh Miller, Aaron Sutton and Don Slover.

 

 

La Salle Speedway Results 07/21/12

 

UMP Late Models: 21 Cars

Qualifying: Bret Sievert

Heat 1: Bret Sievert, Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Thirlby, John Piccatto, Aaron Schmidt

Heat 2: Scott Schmitt, Rich Bell, Ed Williams, Randy Manos, Scott Langer

Feature: Bret Sievert, Dennis Erb Jr, Scott Schmitt, Roger Rebholz, Wayne Brau, Rich Bell, Scott Langer, Aaron Schmidt, Ed Williams, Joe Jelinek, Randy Manos, Brandon Thirlby, Dale Markham, Terry Knutti, Billy Weistart Jr., Brian Lock, John Piccatto, Ande Bivens, Lake Knutti, Brad Carrington

 

UMP Modifieds: 20 Cars

Qualifying: Jamie Lomax

Heat 1: Jamie Lomax, Nathan Balensiefen, Shane Lewis, Vince Cooper, Kevin Hughes

Heat 2: Jason Pershy, Dale Lueth, Justin McCoy, Tom Knippenberg, Steven Brooks

Feature: Jamie Lomax, Jason Pershy, Nathan Balensiefen, Justin McCoy, Vince Cooper, Travis Kohler, Tom Knippenberg, Dale Lueth, Jamie Balensiefen, Kyle Neels, Mike Marden, Austin Hewitt, Matt Werner, Mike Porth, Scott Hauge, Charlie Spoonmore, Shane Lewis, Shannon Mudro, Kevin Hughes, Steven Brooks

 

UMP Street Stocks: 14 Cars

Heat 1: Roger Rickels, Mike Hughes, Mike McKinney, Aaron Near, Justin Hamm

Heat 2: Tony Provenzano, Nick Sell, Keith Miller, Jim Phelps, Joe Blamehuser

Feature: Roger Rickels, Mike McKinney, Mike Hughes, Aaron Near, Justin Hamm, Jim Phelps, Jerry Vance, Matt Henrichs, Joe Blamehuser, Nick Sell, Ben Gallentine, Kraig Hughes, Keith Miller, Tony Provenzano

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornets: 11 Cars

Heat 1: Jon Provenzano, Josh Larson, Don Slover, Erick Miller, Josh Miller

Heat 2: Allen Provenzano, J.R. Brown, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Jerry Legner, Aaron Sutton, Luke Gash

Feature: Jon Provenzano, J.R. Brown, Allen Provenzano, Jerry Legner, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Josh Larson, Luke Gash, Erick Miller, Josh Miller, Aaron Sutton

Thank you fans and drivers!

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 10:34 AM PDT

Thank you to all the fans and drivers that were able to give to the Bell Family during this difficult time. Through your efforts we were able to collect over $2,000. LaSalle Speedway gave an additional $500 to the Bell Family. Again thank you for your care and compassion! God Bless the Bell Family and Baby Grace.

Next Race: Saturday July 28th “Weekly Super Show”

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 10:16 AM PDT

Saturday July 28th

UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Tickets:
Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Times:
Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m

Office: 815-223-6939
Race Day: 815-223-6900
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Congratulations to our Feature Winners on Saturday July 21st!

Posted: 22 Jul 2012 10:08 AM PDT

Late Models: #5 Bret Sievert
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #59 Roger Rickels
Hornets: #0 John Provenzano


$5 Fan Appreciation Night ~ Kids Free ~ July 21st

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 09:41 AM PDT

Saturday July 21st
UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks Special
UMP Hornets

Times
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 6:30 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets
Adults $5.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $15.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00


The races for July 14th are cancelled due to rain.


LaSalle Speedway
The following pictures courtesy of Rocky Ragusa Wednesday July 4

Congratulations to our Feature Winners on Wednesday July 4th!

UMP Summer Nationals Late Models: #15B Brian Birkhofer
UMP Summit Nationals Modifieds: #V43 Milo Veloz Jr.
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #0 John Provenzano


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on Saturday June 30th!

 

Late Models: #5 Bret Sievert
Modifieds: #2 Erik Bruce
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #11 J.R. Brown


LaSalle Speedway


Saturday June 30th Weekly Super Show & *Fireworks*

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:27 PM PDT

Saturday June 30th

$1,200 to win UMP Late Models
$600 to win UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
*Fireworks*

Tickets:
Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Times:
Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m

Race Day: 815-223-6900
Office: 815-223-6939
www.lasallespeedway.com
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Note: UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour Wednesday July 4th (Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets) & *Fireworks*

Wednesday July 4th UMP Summer Nationals Independence Day 40 & *Fireworks*

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:20 PM PDT

Wednesday July, 4, 2012

*Fireworks Show at dusk*

$5,000 to win UMP Summer Nationals Late Models
$1,000 to win UMP Summit Modified Nationals
Street Stocks
Hornets
*Track Point Night

Times:
Pit Gates: 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 3:00 p.m.
Qualiftying: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets:
Adults: $20.00
Children 11 & Under: Free
Skybox: $25.00
Pit Pass: $30.00
All Access Pass: $35.00 *Includes Skybox & Pit Pass


LaSalle Speedway - Congratulations to our Feature Winners on Saturday June 23rd


Late Models: #M27 Mike Provenzano
Modifieds: #V43 Milo Veloz
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #0 John Provenzano


Saturday June 16th Races Cancelled

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 04:28 PM PDT

June 16th races are cancelled due to weather.


Saturday June 16th Crosstown Cup @ LaSalle Speedway

Posted: 10 Jun 2012 10:43 AM PDT


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Saturday June 16th

UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Tickets:
Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Times:
Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m

Location:
The LaSalle Speedway is located 60 miles west of Joliet, 80 miles east of the Quad Cities, 70 miles south of Rockford, and 60 miles north of Bloomington.

Crosstown Cup:
Combined point fund between the Kankakee County Speedway and LaSalle Speedway drivers. This is a series of races where drivers earn points by racing at both tracks throughout the season. Only the Late Models, Modifieds, and 4 Cylinder Hornets are included in the Crosstown Cup.

Sunday June 17th @ Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin

Posted: 10 Jun 2012 10:16 AM PDT


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on June 2nd!

Posted: 02 Jun 2012 07:40 PM PDT

Late Models: #5 Bret Sievert
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #28m Jake Miller
Hornets: #11 J.R. Brown


Weekly Super Show Saturday June 2nd

Posted: 29 May 2012 09:52 AM PDT

Saturday June 2nd

UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m

~ Monster Trucks are coming to LaSalle Speedway June 8th & June 9th


Photo Submitted by Track Photographer Dan Simpson.

"Mike Provenzano #M27 works the inside groove as Bret Sievert #5 looks for some momentum top side at La Salle Speedway Saturday night."

Provenzano makes a clean sweep; Lomax storms Mods

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Mike Provenzano dialed in his ride just perfectly to sweep the UMP Late Model class on Saturday night at La Salle Speedway. The reigning track champion is no stranger to victory lane at the Illinois Valley speed arena as he holds two crowns as one of the divisions best.

 

UMP Late Model’s:

Provenzano came out of the blocks full steam ahead to collect the quickest timed lap of 13.288 over the twenty drivers in attendance. He started on the pole of the first heat taking control before a lap was completed. Until the final laps, Jaggers was on his tail until Provenzano pulled away for the win. Jaggers took second over Randy Manos, Aaron Schmidt and Toby Kuntzelman. Bret Sievert was unstoppable in the second heat contest beating Billy Weistart, Ed Williams, Wayne Brau, and Matt McAdams. Mike Glynn darted to the lead during the first lap to easily win the final heat. Schmitt took second in front of Rich Bell, Russ Adams and Roger Rebholz.

 

Provenzano and Sievert were at the top of the feature grid in front of Glynn and Jaggers while Weistart and Schmitt rolled into the third row. Provenzano charged into the lead with Glynn passing Sievert for second and moving in on the leader. Glynn’s ride looked fast until it left the action in a puff of smoke billowing from his engine.

 

By the ninth circuit, Provenzano made the action a three wide dance with lapped traffic while Sievert and Jaggers gave chase. Sievert tried a high line to gain momentum but Provenzano’s machine was dialed in. During Lap 15, the leader bobbled going through turn two but lapped traffic extinguished any efforts by Sievert and Jaggers who were racing door to door. Two laps later Rebholz had a meet and greet with the concrete retaining wall ending his evening and causing a caution. Jaggers was fast after the restart and stole the second place running spot away from Sievert.

 

As the front runners were embarking on their final lap, Williams and Gary Schalmo tangle in turn one causing one final yellow and a single file restart. Provenzano easily took the victory while Jaggers and Sievert fought for second. Sievert claimed the runner up finish over Jaggers, Schmitt, Bell, Manos, Weistart, Schmidt, Brau, Adams, Kuntzelman, Piano, and John Piccatto.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

Scott May started his evening on a good note claiming the fastest timed lap over his twenty two contenders. He took the first heat victory in front of Jacoby Hines, Kyle Neels, Jamie Balensiefen and Shane Lewis. Scott’s son AJ May won the second heat contest in front of Jason Pershy, Kevin Hastings, Justin McCoy, and Austin Hewitt. Jamie Lomax beat Jason Hastings, Kevin Hughes, Bob Silaggi and Tom Knippenberg in the final heat race.

 

Scott and AJ were positioned side by side at the front of the feature line up grid with Lomax and Hines behind them. Once the green was signaled, it was the younger May in the lead leaving his father in second. During the fourth lap, the two were side by side with Scott coming out on top.

 

Two laps later a caution brought everyone nose to tail. Shortly after, contact was made between an anxious Lomax and second place runner AJ. While under yellow, AJ and Lomax spent some angry moments on the front stretch with AJ’s front of his car connected to Lomax’s ride. It took some time to untangle the two but Lomax was able to restart the race behind Scott May. It didn’t take but four laps until Scott opened the door for Lomax to bring on a side by side challenge. During Lap 11, that challenge ended with contact and a spun out Scott May. What could have been a great race was marred by apparent refusal to share the racing surface. Lomax carried the field the remaining eight laps with nine of the original starters out of action. Lomax won over Hines, Jason Hastings, Pershy, Chris Amstead, Kevin Hastings, Tom Knippenberg, Tim Sorn, Mike Marden, Nick Lueth, Austin Hewitt, Don Cole and Scott Hauge.

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Roger Rickels claimed the first heat race ahead of Mike McKinney, Matt Ramer, Keith Lucas and Randy Lucas. Nick Sell was running strong leading the entire second heat until a late race pass. At the checkers it was Jake Miller winning over Mike Hughes, Sell, Steve Schwemlein, and Curtis Radtke.

 

Rickels earned the pole position and rolled next to Jake Miller with McKinney and Hughes in row two. Rickels wasted no time in taking the lead to leave Miller and McKinney in a side by side duel. By the sixth lap, fifth place starter Ramer was up to challenge McKinney for the second place running spot. From the first lap of the first event Ramer’s car had plumes of thick smoke trailing in its wake. Three laps later, Rickels had a comfortable lead over Ramer, McKinney, Hughes, Jake Miller when caution was signaled. Before the start mid pack looked like bumper cars as they ping ponged nose to tail.

 

During the tenth circuit, Ramer was heavy on the gas and took the lead when a lapped car spun out in front of the pack narrowly missing the stalled ride of Keith Miller. Since a lap was not completed, Rickels took the helm back over Ramer, McKinney, and Hughes. Ramer again tried his pass but slid higher than anticipated and back to third.

 

As the pack took the final turn, contact between the leaders threw Rickels off kilter and gave McKinney enough room to steal the show at the finish line. The recent high school graduate claimed his fourth win in a row. Rickels was left to accept second in front of Ramer, Jake Miller, Hughes, Keith Lucas, Justin Hamm, Aaron Near, Sell, and Schwemlein.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

Phil Burdette claimed the only heat race for the eleven 4 Cylinder Hornet’s. His win was over Cody Williams, J.R. Brown, Lukas Gash, and Jerry Legner.

 

Early in the feature competition a four car wreck in turn two included the rolled over ride of Aaron Sutton ending his flip on the drivers door. Aaron was not injured in the wreck.

 

During the fourth lap, Brown and Burdette were providing door to door excitement until a lapped car got in Brown’s path. Burdette used the opportunity to take the lead. Brown never gave up and brought his ride back into a side by side excursion to give one final go at the leader. When the checkers dropped it was Burdette blocking every attempt from Brown and heading to victory lane.  Brown finished second in front of Gash, Josh Larson, Cody Williams, Dan Slover and Erik Miller.

 

La Salle Speedway Results 05/26/12

 

UMP Late Models: 20 Cars

Qualifying: Mike Provenzano 13.288

Heat 1: Mike Provenzano, Jason Jaggers, Randy Manos, Aaron Schmidt, Toby Kuntzelman

Heat 2: Bret Sievert, Billy Weistart, Ed Williams, Wayne Brau, Matt McAdams

Heat 3: Mike Glynn, Scott Schmitt, Rich Bell, Russ Adams, Rogert Rebholz

Feature: Mike Provenzano, Bret Sievert, Jason Jaggers, Scott Schmitt, Rich Bell, Randy Manos, Billy Weistart, Aaron Schmidt, Wayne Brau, Russ Adams, Toby Kuntzelman, Keith Piano, John Piccatto, Ed Williams, Gary Schalmo, Matt McAdams, David McAdams, Rober Rebholz, Mike Glynn

 

UMP Modifieds: 22 Cars

Qualifying: Scott May 14.726

Heat 1: Scott May, Jacoby Hines, Kyle Neels, Jamie Balensiefen, Shane Lewis

Heat 2: AJ May, Jason Pershy, Kevin Hastings, Justin McCoy, Austin Hewitt

Heat 3: Jamie Lomax, Jason Hastings, Kevin Hughes, Bob Silaggi, Tom Knippenberg

Feature: Jamie Lomax, Jacoby Hines, Jason Hastings, Jason Pershy, Christ Amstead, Kevin Hastings, Tom Knippenberg, Tim Sorn, Mike Marden, Nick Lueth, Austin Hewitt, Don Cole, Scott Hauge, Jamie Balensiefen, Scott May, Kyle Neels, Bob Silaggi, Kevin Hughes, Justin McCoy, AJ May, Ken Fischer, Shane Lewis

 

UMP Street Stocks: 16 Cars

Heat 1: Roger Rickels, Mike McKinney, Matt Ramer, Keith Lucas, Randy Lucas

Heat 2: Jake Miller, Mike Hughes, Nick Sell, Steve Schwemlein, Curtis Radtke

Feature: Mike McKinney, Roger Rickels, Matt Ramer, Jake Miller, Mike Hughes, Keith Lucas, Justin Hamm, Aaron Near, Nick Sell, Steve Schwemlein, Phil Grutsch, Mike Prokup, Curtis Radtke, Dan Klapp, Keith Miller, Randy Lucas, Joe Blameuser

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornets: 11 Cars

Heat 1: Phil Burdette, Cody Williams, J.R. Brown, Luks Gash, Jerry Legner

Feature: Phil Burdette, J.R. Brown, Lukas Gash, Josh Larson, Cody Williams, Dan Slover, Erick Miller, Jerry Legner, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Rick Wagner, Aaron Sutton


Battle of the Monster Trucks – June 8th & June 9th

Posted: 27 May 2012 11:44 AM PDT

Friday June 8th
Pit Party ~ Monster Trucks, Autographs, Meet & Greet
Monster Trucks
Tuff Truck Contest
Monster Truck Rides
$500 to win 4 Cylinder Hornets Friday June

Saturday June 9th
Pit Party ~ Monster Trucks, Autographs, Meet & Greet
Monster Trucks
Tuff Truck Contest
Monster Truck Rides
$500 to win Street Stocks

Times
Pit Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Pit Party: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets
Adults Pit Party and Racing Advance Tickets: $18.00
Adults Pit Party and Racing Day of Event: $20.00
Kids Pit Party and Racng Adance Tickets: $8.00
Kids Pit Party and Racng Day of Event: $10.00
Pit Passes: $25.00

For Advance Tickets Call 815-223-6939

Pit Party
Get up close and personal with the amazing Monster Trucks!
Shell Camino
Hurricane Force
Storm Damage
3D Monster Truck Stinger
*Spectators will have the opportunity to ride in a real Monster Truck!

Do you have a truck? Enter the Tuff Truck Challenge! Anyone can enter!

2012 Tuff Trucks

Megasaurus $5 Fan Appreciation Night ~ Kids Free ~ June 23rd

Posted: 27 May 2012 11:41 AM PDT

Saturday June 23rd
MEGASAURUS
UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets Special

Times
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 6:30 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets
Adults $5.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $15.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00

MEGASAURUS

* Stands 3 Stories Tall
* Weighs Over 50,000 lbs.
* 15,000 lbs. Crushing Fore in Each Claw
* 15,000 lbs. Biting Force
* His Heart Pumps 50 Gallons Per Minute
* Blood Pressure of 2,500 lbs. Per Sq. Inch
* Over 800 Ft. of Veins and Arteries
* 30,000 lbs. of Lifting Force
* Over 200,000 BTU’s of Burning Power

Q: What does Megasaurus Eat?
A: Automobiles: 2 or 4 door – Unibody Only!


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on May 26th!

Posted: 26 May 2012 08:06 PM PDT

Congratulations to our Feature Winners on May 26th!

Late Models: #M27 Mike Provenzano
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #472 Phil Burdette


Weekly Super Show Saturday May 26th

Posted: 22 May 2012 05:27 PM PDT

UMP Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Click Here for payout information

Adults $10.00
Kids 11 & under FREE
Pit Passes $25.00
Skyboxes $15.00
All Access Pass $30.00 (skybox and pit pass)

Pit Gates 4:00 p.m.
Grandstand 5:00 p.m.
Hot Laps 6:00 p.m.
Qualifying 6:30 p.m.
Racing 7:30 p.m.

Note: Monster Trucks are coming June 8th and June 9th
Click Here for more inormation.


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on May 19th!

Posted: 19 May 2012 08:23 PM PDT

Late Models: #10x Scott Schmitt
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #96m Mike McKinney
Hornets: #11 J.R. Brown


Saturday May 19th $5 Fan Appreciation Night

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:55 PM PDT

Saturday May 19, 2012
Weekly Super Show & Street Stock Special

General Information
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Adults $5.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $15.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Set for Hartford and LaSalle This Weekend

Posted: 08 May 2012 02:59 PM PDT

WAYCROSS, GA (May 8, 2012) – The stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action this weekend with a first time trip to Hartford (MI) Motor Speedway on Friday Night, May 11th. Then on Saturday Night May 12th the series will travel to the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL for the second exciting race of the weekend in the upper Midwest. Each event will pay $10,000 to the winner and $800 to start.

The Lane Automotive 48 Presented by Allstar Performance will highlight the Michigan ½ mile at Hartford Motor Speedway this Friday night. Hartford will become the 61st track the series has sanctioned since its inception. John Berglund and everyone at Lane Automotive have been strong supporters of this Hartford Speedway. Lane Automotive is honored to celebrate 48 years of business by sponsoring this event. As special part of their sponsorship, Lane Automotive will host an open house at their beautiful facility on Friday May 11th from 9am till 4pm. Both fans and racers are invited to the open house at their place of business located close to Hartford Motor Speedway just off of I-94 exit 41. For more information about the open house contact John Berglund at (269) 463-4113

The LOLMDS will race at LaSalle Speedway for the ninth time in its history, as the Spring Shootout will take place this Saturday night May 12th. The LaSalle Speedway has been owned and operated by the famed Izzo family since 1992. Over the years they have made numerous improvements and renovations to the ¼ mile speed plant making it one of the most exciting bullrings in the country! For more information on these LOLMDS sanctioned events this weekend, you can visit each tracks official website at www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net and www.lasallespeedway.com.

“We are very excited to take the LOLMDS to the state of Michigan for the first time this weekend. Hartford Speedway has a rich racing history and support from Lane Automotive who will be in attendance this weekend. It should be an amazing night of racing at Hartford and we look forward to entertaining all of the great race fans from the area on Friday night”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director. “Then on Saturday night, we visit the the fans at LaSalle Speedway, who have always been very welcoming to the LOLMDS and the drivers. The Izzo family does an outstanding job and we look forward to yet another successful event at their venue. These should be fun-filled events for the fans of the LOLMDS this weekend”, Ritchie Lewis went on to say. Further, we continue to pray for Mr. Jim Borden and his family.

Among the entrants this weekend for the Lucas Oil late Model Dirt Series will be the defending series champion, Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN, 4-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, 2-time series champ, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA.

Also on hand will be series regulars Steve Francis of Ashland, KY, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA, Jared Landers of Batesville, AR, John Blankenship Williamson, WV, Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE, and Eric Wells of Hazard, KY. Numerous other stars in dirt late model racing will also be on hand as many of the top regional and local racers will be competing as well.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit the series’ website at www.lucasdirt.com. Follow us as well at http://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and http://twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. It currently sanctions 46 events in 19 states in 2012 and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.

About Lucas Oil Products: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com.


Lucas Oil Late Models Saturday May 12th

Posted: 06 May 2012 08:32 PM PDT

Saturday May 12, 2012
$10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Models
Modifieds
Street Stocks
Hornets

TIMES:
Pit Gates Open: 1:00
Grandstands Gates: 3:00
Racing: 7:30

TICKETS:
Avoid long lines by purchasing advanced general admission tickets by contacting the track office at (815) 223-6939
Adults…………………………$25.00
Kids 6-11……..……………….$5.00
(kids 5 and under free)
Skybox Seat………………….$30.00
Pit Pass………………………..$35.00
Pit Pass & Skybox Seat…..$45.00

Lucas Oil Skybox Package

Enjoy a spectacular view from the comfort of your private skybox!
15 Guests will receive admission to the races. If purchased in advance we will also include pit passes upon request!
3 Pizza, 2 cases of Beer and 1 case of Soda

Cost of package is $ 600.00
Call For Reservations (815) 223-6939

Host Hotel Days Inn in Oglesby, Ill., will be the host hotel for the Spring Shootout. Located five miles from the track, the hotel is offering discounted room rates for fans and racers who mention the ‘Spring Shootout’ when reserving rooms by phone at 815-883-9600 or online www.daysinn.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is reserved seating available? No, The grandstand will be general admission, blankets will be allowed to be placed until 2:30 pm.
Q: What is the age limit for the pit area? There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor’s Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability.” These are available at the Pit Ticket Booth.
Q: Are coolers permitted? No Track rules prohibit coolers in the grandstand area.
Q: Is camping available? Yes to reserve a spot for this event please click on the Camping tab
Q: Where is the track located? The LaSalle Speedway is located at 578 US-6 in LaSalle, IL 61301. The LaSalle Speedway is 60 miles west of Joliet, 80 miles east of the Quad Cities, 70 miles south of Rockford, and 60 miles north of Bloomington.


photo submitted by Dan Simpson track photographer.

"Rich Bell (#21B) charges the high side of Steve Dimmick (#11) en route to his feature victory Saturday night."
 

Bell rings in victory; McKinney back on top

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Sheffield racer Rich Bell took his UMP Late Model on a wild run topside to capture the feature race victory Saturday night at La Salle Speedway.

 

UMP Late Model’s:

Steve Dimmick charged hard to score the fastest timed lap out of the twenty two cars with a time of 13.033. Next he won the first heat event over Mike Glynn, Bell, Bill Rezutek and Jon Small. Bret Sievert took the second heat win in front of Mike Provenzano, Gary Schalmo, Charlie Hess and Roger Rebholz. Scott Schmitt wheeled his way to victory in the final heat beating out Mike Spatola, Jason Jaggers, Mike Fryer and Keith Piano.

 

With the heat contests behind them, the starting grid for the main event was set after a redraw by they top two in each heat. Dimmick and Glynn were on the front row over Schmitt and Provenzano. After the parade lap, a brief side by side run from the front row ensued. Dimmick moved his ride to the high side and started to outrun the field. By the fifth lap, Glynn and Schmitt were putting on a show for the second place running spot. Two laps later as Spatola was trying to enter the infield he found himself in the path of Bell who climbed over his ride’s nose. The contact didn’t slow Bell as he had his sights on nothing but a win no matter what was in his path.

 

In the tenth circuit, Provenzano looped his machine which brought the field back to a nose to tail restart. Three laps later a three wide battle between Glynn, Sievert, and Bell for second ensued while Dimmick pulled into a sizeable lead. Two laps after that Bell took over second and continued his wild journey on the highside to catch the leader. Dimmick was the fastest car on the track for the early laps. During Lap 15, Sievert hit the infield tires buried between turns one and two. Two laps later, the nose of his ride bent under into the track causing a whole in the oil pan and a trip pitside on the hook. After the restart, Bell was heavy on the throttle and made contact with the leader which caused him to drop back a couple spots. Dimmick was able to charge back up to the front.

 

The pace was incredibly quick as Bell led the field. With only four laps to go, a caution for Schmitt and Hess stopped the pace after a lap twenty one restart. No one went to the tail for the restart. At the end of the twenty five lap main Bell was returning to victory lane ahead of Dimmick, Jason Jaggers, Schmitt, Hess, Glynn, Jon Small, Piano, Jeff Small, Doug Zartler, David McAdams, and Matthew McAdams, Joe Jelinek, and Provenzano.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

Jamie Lomax qualified fastest with a time of 14.412. He won his heat race in front of Jason Pershy, Dale Lueth, Vince Cooper, and Matt Gremminger. Travis Kohler took the second heat while Donovan Lodge, Kyle Neels, Mike Mennel, and Nathan Balensiefen crossed the line after him. Milo Veloz won the final heat ahead of AJ May, Scott May, Chris Amstead, and Charlie Harmon.

 

Lodge rolled onto the pole of the feature grid next to Pershy. Lodge took charge right away but second row starter, Veloz took it away after the second lap and remained uncontested until the end. Lodge trailed the leader until disappearing from the track after the ninth lap.

Veloz collected the win ahead of Kohler, and Scott May. Eighth place starter Lueth traveled up to a fourth place finish in front of Balensiefen, AJ May, Jamie Balensiefen, Mennel, Amstead, Gremminger, Hughes, Harmon, Barry Sauder, and Don Cole.

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Mike McKinney’s last visit to La Salle ended on a hook but Saturday’s outing was far better for the young gun. McKinney won his heat race over Tony Provenzano, Mike Hughes, John Farris, and Kevin Lenzen. The second heat winner Jake Miller took the checkers ahead of Roger Rickels, Keith Lucas, Nick Sell, and Randy Lucas.

 

McKinney charged from the front row outside to take the lead of their feature event over his seventeen competitors. The entire fifteen laps was the McKinney show as he was unstoppable lap after lap as Rickels gave chase until the final lap when he fell off the pace and dropped back a few spots.

 

With McKinney capturing the win Provenzano ended runner up to Farris, Rickels, Lenzen, Near, Hughes, Sell, Steve Schemlein, and Randy Lucas.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

Jon Provenzano beat his brother Allen in the first heat race with JR Brown in third, Phil Burdette fourth and Jerry Legner fifth.

 

The Provenzano winning streak ended after both Jon and Allen each left the action. Brown won the main event in grand style over Burdette, Josh Larson, Legner, Don Slover, Nolan Kaufman, Erick Miller and Rich Miller. 

 

Next Saturday night, the Lucas Oil Late Models will top the venue with a $10,000 payday to the winner. The Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets will be competing as well. Pit gates open at 1:00pm, Grandstand at 3:00pm, Racing at 7:30pm. Adults $25.00, Kids 6-11 $5.00, Skybox Seat $30.00, Pit Pass $35.00, Pit Pass & Skybox Seat $45.00.

 

La Salle Speedway Results 05/05/12

 

UMP Late Models: 22 Cars

Qualifying: Steve Dimmick 13.033

Heat 1: Steve Dimmick, Mike Glynn, Rich Bell, Bill Rezutek, Jon Small

Heat 2: Bret Sievert, Mike Provenzano, Gary Schalmo, Charlie Hess, Roger Rebholz

Heat 3: Scott Schmitt, Mike Spatola, Jason Jaggers, Mike Fryer, Keith Piano

Feature: Rich Bell, Steve Dimmick Jason Jaggers, Scot Schmitt, Charlie Hess, Mike Glynn, John Small, Keit Piano, Jeff Small, Doug Zartler, David McAdams, Matthew McAdams, Joe Jelinek, Mike Provenzano, Bret Sievert, Bill Rezutek, Roger Rebholz, Mike Spatola, Gary Schalmo, Mike Fryer, Cameron  Guidi

 

UMP Modifieds: 21 Cars

Qualifying: Jamie Lomax 14.412

Heat 1: Jamie Lomax, Jason Pershy, Dale Lueth, Vince Cooper, Matt Gremminger

Heat 2: Travis Kohler, Donovan Lodge, Kyle Neels, Mike Meenel, Nathan Balensiefen

Heat 3: Milo Veloz, AJ May, Scott May, Chris Amstead, Charlie Harmon

Feature: Milo Veloz, Travis Kohler, Scott May, Dale Lueth, Nathan Balensiefen, AJ May, Jamie Balensiefen, Mike Mennel, Chris Amstead, Matt Gremminger, Kevin Hughes, Charlie Harmon, Barry Sauder, Don Cole, Ken Fischer, Scott Hauge, Jason Pershy, Austin Hewitt, Jamie Lomax, Donovan Lodge, Kyle Neels

 

UMP Street Stocks: 20 Cars

Heat 1: Mike McKinney, Tony Provenzano, Mike Hughes, John Farris, Kevin Lenzen

Heat 2: Jake Miller, Roger Rickels, Keith Lucas, Nick Sell, Randy Lucas

Feature: Mike McKinney, Tony Provenzano, John Farris, Roger Rickels, Kevin Lenzen, Aaron Near, Mike Hughes, Nick Sell, Steve Schemlein, Randy Lucas, Ben Gallentine, Justin Hamm, Jake Miller, Curtis Radtke, Hugo Lindner, Jim Prokup, Matt Heinrichs, Keith Lucas

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornets: 12 Cars

Heat 1: Jon Provenzano, Allen Provenzano, JR Brown, Phil Burdette, Jerry Legner

Feature: JR Brown, Phil Burdette, Josh Larson, Jerry Legner, Don Slover, Nolan Kaufman, Erick Miller, Rich Miller, Jon Provenzano, Allen Provenzano, Nathan Proctor




Next Race: “$5 Night” Saturday April 28th

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 05:58 AM PDT

Saturday April 28, 2012
Weekly Super Show & Hornet Special

General Information
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Adults $5.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $10.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00


weaver rolls to lasalle victory
third starting kevin weaver, over took pole sitter ryan unzicker on the second lap and rolled to the 25 lap,ump late model feature, saturday night at lasalle speedway. weaver, claiming his second win of the year, sat a torid pace and began overtaking slower cars by lap eight. defending ump national late model champion, unzicker, settled for second, followed by richie bell, hall of famer pete parker, defending track champion mike provenzano, brian shirley, billy drake, shawn toczek, current ump point leader scott schmitt, and mike glynn. parker led the 31 late models in time trials with a 12.913. unzicker, frank heckanast jr, weaver, and schmitt won heat races; while mckay wenger took the consi.
jamie lomax wasted little time in the 20 lap ump modified race. lomax battled with dave porth for the first two laps, before overtaking porth and pulled away to pick up the win after flipping his car the previous week. jeff curl, vince cooper, porth, nathan balensiefen, justin mccoy, frank marshall, mike porth, jason pershey, and kevin hastings completed the top 10. john rogers set fast time at a 14.343 for the 33 drivers in attendance. dave porth, lomax, steven brooks,and cooper won heat races, while bob silaggi took the consi.
alex clubb took advantage of a altercation between early race leaders, mike mckinney and matt ramer, to win the 15 lap ump street stock car. mckinney and ramer were running 1-2 in the race, before ramer spun. ramer believing mckinney had spun him, kept his car moving at a slow pace waiting on mckinney. as mckinney was about to lap ramer, ramer turned into mckinney sending both cars into the third turn wall. clubb, who had been in the mix for the lead, took advantage of the mishap to take his first win of the year. mike hughes, randy lucas, jake miller, and a.j. meiferdt completed the top five. ramer and mckinney took heat wins for the 17 cars.
allen provenzano battled with brother jon provenzano in the 15 lap four cylinder hornet race before sealing the deal for the win. roy alm, jerry legner, and josh larson rounded out the top five. jon provenzano won the lone heat race for the 11 cars.
this saturday night, will be the first $5 fan appreciation night, with racing in all divisions and hornet drivers will battle for a $250 to win prize.
1 hornet winner allen provenzano
2 street stock winner alex clubb
3 the result of the mckinney/ramer incident
4 mod winner jamie lomax
5 late model winner kevin weaver
6 42a shawn toczek, 74 pete parker, 3s brian shirley battle eary in the 25 lap late model race.


Photo submitted by: Dan Simpson, official track photographer.
"Kevin Weaver (B12) passes last week's winner Ryan Unzicker (24) in his quest to carry the field to the finish line. The UMP Late Models traveled all of their laps in the heats and feature races without caution."

Weaver captures the checkers without caution

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Kevin Weaver led the pack to a caution free UMP Late Model twenty five lap main at La Salle Speedway Saturday night. Street Stock leaders didn’t play nearly as nice.

 

UMP Late Model’s:

National Dirt Late Model 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee Pete Parker posted the fastest lap time of 12.913 to top the thirty one competitors. The front row starting spots for the heat races proved to be the coveted beginning as the four heat winners started either on the pole or front row outside. Last week’s winner, Ryan Unzicker, stole the lead during the first lap of the first heat and never looked back. Rich Bell finished second over Shawn Toczek, Jay Morris, and McKay Wenger. Frank Heckanast Jr. started the second heat on the pole and pulled away to an easy win over Parker, Mike Glynn, Steve Thorsten, and Ed Williams Sr.

 

Weaver took command early during the third heat leaving Mike Provenzano to cross the finish line in second over Bret Sievert, Derek Chandler, and Jay Sparks. Scott Schmitt beat out Brian Shirley, Billy Drake, Aaron Ricketts, and John Rogers in heat four. McKay Wenger won the division’s consi race with Jay Sparks, Roger Rebholz, John Rogers, Jason Jaggers, Matthew McAdams, David McAdams, Jeff Small, Lake Knutti, Joe Jelinek, Ed Williams Sr., Torin Mettille, John Small and Gary Schalmo behind him.

 

Unzicker and Heckanast were positioned at the top of the feature’s twenty car grid. Weaver and Schmitt in row two. After the first circuit, Weaver shot around Unzicker from the second row inside and had complete command for the next twenty four laps around the bullring. Heckanast faded back in the field while Unzicker chased the leader.

 

During Lap 7, Weaver’s veteran style was most evident as he was already faced with side by side action at the tail of the field. He maneuvered his way into a three and four wide dance to outdistance his competition that was chasing him.

 

Weaver was relentless in his quest for the win as the twenty car field managed to perform heavy on the gas caution free. Unzicker claimed the runner up finishing spot ahead of Bell, Parker, Provenzano, Shirley, Drake, Toczek, Schmitt, Glynn, Sparks, Chandler, Heckanast, Rebholz, Morris, Sievert, Wenger, Ricketts, Thorsten and Rogers.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

The Modified class saw a second week of thirty three racers on hand. John Rogers posted the fastest time of 14.343. Dave Porth outran his competition leaving Jeff Curl second over Justin McCoy, Frank Marshall, and Bob Silaggi at the completion of the first heat contest. Jamie Lomax claimed the victory of heat two over Rogers, Dale Lueth, Jason Pershy, and T.D. Burger. Steve Brooks won the third heat in front of Mike Porth, Matt Gremminger, Kevin Hastings and Charlie Harmon. Vince Cooper easily won the final heat in front of Jim Farris, Nathan Balensiefen, Mike Marden, and Doug Sauder.

 

Bob Silaggi, Charlie Harmon, Andrew Funk and Tim Hamburg transferred to the feature event from their consi race.

 

Dave Porth led the first two laps of the Modified feature until Jamie Lomax started his campaign to the finish line. He spent much of the twenty laps racing against lapped traffic leaving second place runner Brooks without a trace of the leader. Curl had the third place running position ahead of Jim Farris and Porth.

 

With only one lap left, the first yellow flag was thrown bringing the pack back together for a single file restart. The nose to tail start positioned the machines in their running order without lapped traffic in their path for a challenge at the lead. From the fourth place spot, Farris was flying topside when he lost control causing another caution to stop the pace. Before the following restart the second place Brooks left the track.

 

Lomax won with Curl in second ahead of Cooper, and Dave Porth. The twelfth place starter Balensiefen finished a strong fifth over McCoy, Marshall, Mike Porth, Pershy, Hastings, Harmon, Farris, Rogers, Funk, Gremminger, Marden, Silaggi, Hamburg, Brooks, and Lueth.

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Matt Ramer charged to victory in the first heat contest over Nick Sell, Jake Miller, Justin Hamm, and Sam Casko. Mike McKinney continued his winning ways after sweeping last week’s division with the second heat win. Alex Clubb finished second in front of Randy Lucas, Keith Miller and Matt Henrichs.

 

Ramer and McKinney rolled into the first row of the feature grid line up. Right after the start, they were side by side for the lead with McKinney taking the point. During Lap 6, everything changed when Ramer was running the outside line of McKinney. He found his ride up the track at the outside retaining wall. That didn’t stop him as he again was faster on the outside and passed McKinney when the effort was ended with a spun leader out of the action. Ramer’s ride was stopped on the front stretch where as the pack continued racing. Apparently he took the act personally as he waited for the new leader and powered him up the turn three wall like Lightening McQueen. The outcome ended with two wrecked machines returning pitside on the hook.

 

Clubb who had been running third was now in charge and stayed the leader until the final crossing under the flagstand with Mike Hughes finishing third, Lucas fourth ahead of Jake Miller, AJ Meiferdt, Sell, Curtis Radke, Hamm, Casko, and Aaron Near.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

For the second week in a row Allen Provenzano beat his brother John after duking it out early for the lead in the feature race. Roy Alm took third with Jerry Legner, Josh Larson, Tom Happ, Nathan Proctor, Aaron Sutton, Brandon Mallery, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, and Don Slover.

 

John Provenzano won their division heat ahead of Allen Provenzano, Legner, Larson and Alm.

 

 

La Salle Speedway Results 4/21/12

 

UMP Late Models: 31 Cars

Qualifying: Pete Parker 12.913

Heat 1: Ryan Unzicker, Rich Bell, Shawn Toczek, Jay Morris, McKay Wenger

Heat 2: Frank Heckanast Jr., Pete Parker, Mike Glynn, Steve Thorsten, Ed Williams Sr.

Heat 3: Kevin Weaver, Mike Provenzano, Bret Sievert, Derek Chandler, Jay Sparks

Heat 4: Scott Schmitt, Brian Shirley, Billy Drake, Aaron Ricketts, John Rogers

Consi: McKay Wenger, Jay Sparks, Roger Rebholz, John Rogers, Jason Jaggers, Matthew McAdams, David McAdams, Jeff Small, Lake Knutti, Joe Jelinek, Ed Williams Sr., Torin Mettille, Jon Small, Gary Schalmo

Feature: Kevin Weaver, Ryan Unzicker, Rich Bell, Pete Parker, Mike Provenzano, Brian Shirley, Billy Drake, Shawn Toczek, Scott Schmitt, Mike Glynn, Jay Sparks, Derek Chandler, Frank Heckanast Jr., Roger Rebholz, Jay Morris, Bret Sievert, McKay Wenger, Aaron Ricketts, Steve Thorsten, John Rogers

 

UMP Modifieds: 33 Cars

Qualifying: John Rogers 14.343

Heat 1: Dave Porth, Jeff Curl, Justin McCoy, Frank Marshall, Bob Silaggi

Heat 2: Jamie Lomax, John Rogers, Dale Lueth, Jason Pershy, T.D. Burger

Heat 3: Steve Brooks, Mike Porth, Matt Gremminger, Kevin Hastings, Charlie Harmon

Heat 4: Vince Cooper, Jim Farris, Nathan Balensiefen, Mike Marden, Doug Sarden

Consi: Bob Silaggi, Charlie Harmon, Andrew Funk, Tim Hamburg, Tim Sorn, T.D. Burger, Chris Morefield, Geno Hewitt, Jamie Balensiefen, Richie Dawson, Kevin Hughes, Tom Knippenberg, Doug Sauder

Feature: Jamie Lomax, Jeff Curl, Vince Cooper, Dave Porth, Nathan Balensiefen, Justin McCoy, Frank Marshall, Mike Porth, Jason Pershy, Kevin Hastings, Charlie Harmon, Jim Farris, John Rogers, Andrew Funk, Matt Gremminger, Mike Marden, Bob Silaggi, Tim Hamburg, Steve Brooks, Dale Lueth

 

UMP Street Stocks: 17 Cars

Heat 1: Matt Ramer, Nick Sell, Jake Miller, Justin Hamm, Sam Casko

Heat 2: Mike McKinney, Alex Clubb, Randy Lucas, Keith Miller, Matt Henrichs

Feature: Alex Clubb, Mike Hughes, Randy Lucas, Jake Miller, AJ Meiferdt, Nick Sell, Curtis Radke, Justin Hamm, Sam Casko, Aaron Near, Tim Provenzano, Mike McKinney, Matt Ramer, #01, Keith Miller

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornets: 11 Cars

Heat 1: Jon Provenzano, Allen Provenzano, Jerry Legner, Josh Larson, Roy Alm

Feature: Allen Provenzano, Jon Provenzano, Roy Alm, Jerry Legner, Josh Larson, Tom Happ, Nathan Proctor, Aaron Sutton, Brandon Mallery, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Don Slover

 


Congratulations to our Feature Winners on April 21st!

Late Models: #B12 Kevin Weaver
Modifieds: #36L Jamie Lomax
Street Stocks: #3 Alex Clubb
Hornets: #K1 Allen Provenzano


Photo submitted by Track Photographer Dan Simpson. "Ryan Unzicker (#24) works the outside of Shawn Toczek (#42a) en route to his Late Model feature victory at La Salle Speedway"

Unzicker throttles into Victory Lane; Allen sweeps Modified’s

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Twenty one UMP Late Model racers along with thirty four UMP Open Wheel Modified drivers kicked off the 2012 regular racing season at La Salle Speedway Saturday night with impressive divisional car counts and exciting racing.

 

UMP Late Model’s:

Russ Scheffler traveled the quickest lap during qualifying with a fast time of 13.091. He started the first heat event but rolled to a stop during the third circuit. His evening ended with the mechanical woes. With Scheffler off the helm, Shawn Toczek took the lead with Tim Isenberg and Mike Glynn following. Mike Spatola ended Glynn’s heat run by taking him into a spin over the infield tires. At the finish line, Toczek narrowly beat out the low running Spatola with Steve Dimmick third ahead of Isenberg and Matt Furman.

 

Unzicker lead flag to flag from the pole of the second heat race. He was unstoppable at times generating a decent section of real estate between him and Scott Schmitt with Bret Sievert running a strong third. As the contenders were finishing the final lap, Schmitt had reeled in the leader but not enough to challenge him for the checkers. The heat finish was Unzicker, Schmitt, Sievert, Mike Provenzano, and Rich Bell.

 

Toczek and Unzicker sat at the top of the feature grid with Spatola and Schmitt rolling into the second row as Dimmick and Sievert took their spots in row three. When the green was signaled, an all out duel ensued between the front row pair. Two cautions in the second lap didn’t halt their battle for long as they picked up right where they left off until the fourth lap when Unzicker took command. He was unstoppable and pulled away from the pack dodging lapped traffic in the process.  

 

Unzicker’s ride was dialed into the exact setup for the bullring running over twenty laps unchallenged. As he was about to take the white flag lap, a caution for Rich Bell brought the pack back to a single file restart for one last chance at the win. Unzicker led the single file format restart with Isenberg now in second ahead of Toczek, Sievert, Spatola, Dimmick, Jason Jaggers, and Schmitt.

 

Without question, Unzicker was the man to beat capturing the victory over Isenberg, Sievert, Toczek, Spatola, Dimmick, Jaggers, Schmitt, Torin Mettille, Furman, Provenzano, Glynn, Bell, Lake Knutti, Steve Thorsten, John Small, and Jeff Small.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

Nick Allen posted the fastest timed lap beating out the thirty three other entrants with a quick time of 14.425. Just after the start of the first heat contest, the leaders got sideways down the back stretch with a horrific flip by Nathan Balensiefen. With no where to go, Jamie Lomax smashed nose first into his crashed ride. Both drivers were able to exit their machines on their own but their cars both suffered significant damage. Allen held on to take the win with Vince Cooper finishing second in front of Milo Veloz, Kyle Neels, and Cody Bauman.

 

Dave Porth won the next heat over Donovan Lodge, AJ May, Jason Pershy, and Mike Porth. Jim Farris collected the third heat contest in front of Collin Thirlby, Austin Hewitt, Darcy Wey, and Jamie Balensiefen. Justin McCoy won the consi over Andrew Funk, Tom Knippenberg, Kevin Hughes, and Chris Morefield. The top five finishers for both the heat and consi races were transferred into the main event.

 

Before the first lap of the twenty lap feature could be scored, three and four wide battles were well underway. The pace was set wide open with Farris, Cooper, Dave Porth, Allen, Thirlby and Lodge all battling to take the lead. By the second lap, it was Farris leading the field of hot rods over Cooper with Allen close on his back bumper. During Lap 8, Allen took the outside line for an attempt at the lead. Farris managed to hang on even pulling away at times.

 

A caution on the thirteenth lap positioned Allen with a birdseye view of the leader in the single file restart. It didn’t take Allen long to attempt a higher line run on the outside of Farris for a side by side dance. Allen’s choice of a higher groove paid off as most of the front runners were all in a low line. He took the lead with only a few laps left charging his way to victory lane. Farris led the most laps in his impressive run finishing second over Lodge, Cooper, Thirlby, Andrew Funk, Dave Porth, Pershy, Bauman, Morefield, Neels, AJ May, McCoy, Knippenberg, Mike Porth, Jamie Balensiefen, and Hewitt.

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Mike McKinney won the only heat event for the fourteen car Street Stock division over Mike Hughes, Kevin Lenzen, Cody Gibson and Keith Miller. Feature pole sitter Hughes was in charge of the main’s first eight laps until McKinney worked the bottom of the track to take the lead. Once he was out front, Hughes continued to be a contender for the lead providing heat until the final two laps when McKinney outran his challenge.

 

Hughes took second over Lenzen, Gibson, Jake Miller, Aaron Near, Keith Miller, Nick Sell, Matt Heinrichs, Steven Schwemlein, Curtis Radtke, Hamm, Joe Brown, and Michael Prokup.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

Thirteen UMP 4 Cylinder cars were in attendance for the regular season opener. Rick Zifko won their heat race over Allen Provenzano, Peter Hayes, Jon Provenzano and Tyler Benson.

 

A couple laps into their feature race, the ride of Dull (#56) turned into a moving inferno as it became completely engulfed in flames leaving a ring of fire in its wake. The driver managed to get out on the front stretch as the fire crew quickly extinguished the fiery scene.

 

Once back in action Allen Provenzano was the man to beat. He made a valiant return to victory lane ahead of his brother Jon with Benson in third followed by Jerry Legner, Zifko, Hayes, Zac Bollinger, Luke Gash, and Crystal Provenzano Broyles.

 

Next Week:

April 21 – Weekly Super Show for all divisions

 

La Salle Speedway Results 4/14/12

 

UMP Late Models: 21 Cars

Qualifying: Russ Scheffler 13.091

Heat 1: Shawn Toczek, Mike Spatola, Steve Dimmick, Steve Thorsten, Matt Furman

Heat 2: Ryan Unzicker, Scott Schmitt, Bret Sievert, Mike Provenzano, Rich Bell

Feature: Ryan Unzicker, Tim Isenberg, Bret Sievert, Shawn Toczek, Mike Spatola, Steve Dimmick, Jason Jaggers, Scott Schmit, Torin Mettile, Matt Furman, Mike Provenzano, Mike Glynn, Rich Bell, Lake Knutti, Steve Thorsten, John Small, Jeff Small, Joe Jelinek, Tom Duncan, Tim Provenzano

 

UMP Modifieds: 34 Cars

Qualifying: Nick Allen 14.425

Heat 1: Nick Allen, Vince Cooper, Milo Veloz, Kyle Neels, Cody Bauman

Heat 2: Dave Porth, Donovan Lodge, AJ May, Jason Pershy, Mike Porth

Heat 3: Jim Farris, Collin Thirlby, Austin Hewitt, Darcy Wey, Jamie Balensiefen

Consi: Justin McCoy, Andrew Funk, Tom Knippenberg, Kevin Hughes, Chris Morefield, Rick Thomas, Mike Marden, Mike Mennel, Scott Hauge, Don Cole, Richie Dawson

Feature: Nick Allen, Jim Farris, Donovan Lodge, Vince Cooper, Collin Thirlby, Andrew Funk, Dave Porth, Jason Pershy, Cody Bauman, Chris Morefield, Kyle Neels, AJ May, Justin McCoy, Tom Knippenberg, Mike Porth, Jamie Balensiefen, Austin Hewitt, Kevin Hughes, Darcy Wey, Milo Veloz

 

UMP Street Stocks: 14 Cars

Heat 1: Mike McKinney, Mike Hughes, Kevin Lenzen, Cody Gibson, Keith Miller

Feature: Mike McKinney, Mike Hughes, Kevin Lenzen, Cody Gibson, Jake Miller, Aaron Near, Keith Miller, Nick Sell, Matt Hinrichs, Steven Schwemlein, Curtis Radtke, Hamm, Joe Brown, Michael Prokup

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornets: 13 Cars

Heat 1: Rick Zifko, Allen Provenzano, Peter Hayes, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Tyler Benson

Feature: Allen Provenzano, Jon Provenzano, Tyler Benson, Jerry Legner, Rick Zifko, Peter Hayes, Zac Bollinger, Luke Gash, Crystal Provenzano Broyles, Dull, Aaron Sutton, Brandon Mallery, Erick Miller

 


LaSalle Speedway

Next Race Saturday April 14th

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:49 AM PDT

Saturday April 14, 2012

Weekly Super Show & Season Points Begin

Late Models
Modifieds
Street Stocks
Hornets

General Information
Pits Gates: 4:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 5:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.
Adults $10.00
Kids (11 & Under) FREE
Skybox $12.00
All Access Skybox & Pit Pass $30.00
Pit Pass $25.00


Erb Hot at LaSalle’s Thaw Brawl
pics by Rocky Ragusa

1 bret sievert won the pole for the 40 lap, ump late model race.
2 b5 brandon sheppard and 11 tyler reddick tuned up for the may 12 lucas oil late model series race.
3 116 torin mettille edged 32 bobby pierce for the final transfer spot in one semi feature
4 25 dave porth overtakes 2 erik bruce and set sail in the 25 lap, ump modified race
5 dave " the lethal one" porth in victory lane
6 michael gosselt won the 4 cylinder/ hornet race
7 mike mckinney won the street stock race.
8 dennis erb jr in victory lane.
got a new camera and was practice day for it

LaSalle, Ill. (4/07/12) LaSalle Speedway began their 20th year of racing action Saturday night with the running of the “Thaw Brawl” sanctioned by UMP. The featured class the UMP late model class, paid $5000 to the winner of the 40 lap race.

 32 drivers took time trials and Bret Sievert, planning to run for the track championship, earning fast time honors at a 13.272. Sievert, along with Dennis Erb Jr , Frank Heckenast Jr, and Brandon Sheppard winning heat races. Gary Schalmo and Scott Bull advanced to the feature by winning the two semi features.

 Sheppard and Sievert started on the front row. Sievert took command at the start, while Sheppard had to contend with Erb. Erb got by Sheppard for second on lap 4 and began reeling in Sievert. On the eight lap, Sievert and Erb ran side by side, before Erb took the lead on the 10th circuit. Erb began to distance himself from the field, while Heckenast put the heat on Sheppard, in a race for the third spot. Erb’s rapid pace was only slowed temporarily as he worked slower cars beginning on lap 14. Heckenast got by Sheppard on the 15th lap and closed up on Sievert. Heckenast moved around Sievert on lap 18, while Erb held a straight away lead on the field. At the halfway mark with Erb leading Heckenast, Sievert had his hands full, trying to hold off Sheppard, Brian Birkhofer, Brian Shirley, Ryan Unzicker, and Shannon Babb. Birkhofer moved to third on lap 22 and closed up to Heckenast. Birkhofer was on Heckenast’s bumper by lap 30 and three laps later, had got by, and pulled away. Time had run out for Birkhofer, as 1994 track champion, Erb, took his third win of the year. Birkhofer, Heckenast, Babb, Unzicker, Sievert, Shirley, Kevin Weaver, Sheppard, and Tyler Reddick completed the top 10.

 In the 25 lap UMP modified race, “The Lethal One”, Dave Porth starting on the outside, front row alongside, Ray Bollinger, took the lead at the start of the race. Porth went uncontested until several late race cautions made things interesting. After a lap 17 caution, Bollinger made his presence know, putting the bumper to Porth. After a caution on the 20th lap, Porth motored away from the field to pick up the $1000 to win special. Bollinger, Jamie Lomax, Donovan Lodge, Jacob Poel, Milo Veloz, Butch Weisser, Gary Cook Jr, Kevin Hastings, and Phil Line taking the top ten positions. 46 modified drivers were on hand, with Erik Bruce setting quick time at a 14.62. Bollinger, Lodge, Porth, Lomax, and Weisser won heat races, while Hastings and Vince Cooper taking the two semi features.

 Mike McKinney began his year at LaSalle as he started. McKinney ended the 2011 year with a feature win at his home track and began 2012 with a victory in the $300 to win, UMP street stock race. Jake Miller, Mike Hughes, Joe Brown, and Nick Sell took the top five spots. McKinney won the lone heat race for the 11 cars on hand.

 The 4 cylinder/ Hornet drivers ended the night and Michael Gosselt took the $150 to win race. Peter Hayes, Jake Greensly, Shane Kelly, and Bryce Garnhart were the top five. John Provenzano and Zach Bollinger won heat races.

 Next week, LaSalle Speedway will host a weekly program of late models, modifieds, street stocks, and hornets. On May 12th, the Lucas Oil Late Model series invades the track with a $10,000 to win feature.


Erb heats up the Thaw Brawl

By: Betty Glynn

 

La Salle, IL – Thirty two UMP Late Model teams stormed the Illinois Valley area for La Salle Speedway’s opening day on Saturday night. The Thaw Brawl proved to not be a challenge for Dennis Erb Jr. who claimed the Easter weekend title.

 

UMP Late Models:

Bret Sievert scored the fastest lap overall with a time of 13.272. Four heat race line ups were determined based on the group qualifying results. Sievert and Jason Feger took their spots on the front row of the first heat contest. Sievert took charge early with Feger making his way up to his driver door by the fourth lap but he faded back a few car lengths quickly. Sievert pulled into a comfortable lead leaving Feger and Ryan Unzicker to battle for second. Sievert took the checkers with Unzicker beating Feger to the line for the second place finish and Jay Morris earned the final transfer spot.

 

Erb was uncontested from start to finish beating Brian Shirley, Shawn Toczek, and Rich Bell in the second heat. Frank Heckenast Jr. won the third heat from the front row outside over fourth place starter Brian Birkhofer, Steve Dimmick and Russ Scheffler. Brandon Sheppard held off a strong run by Tyler Reddick to capture the final heat victory. Kevin Weaver and Shannon Babb finished behind them.

 

Gary Schalmo and Scott Bull each won the B-Main’s.

 

Sheppard and Sievert topped the grid on the lead row in front of Heckenast and Erb. Unzicker and Shirley were behind them in row three. When the green flag dropped, Sievert was in command with Sheppard lower on the track. During the sixth circuit, Erb was working on passing Sheppard and eyeing the leader. Two laps later, he effortlessly took charge of the pack.

 

Erb generated a great deal of real estate and outdistanced the competition by Lap 11. Sievert was holding his own in the runner up position while Heckenast and Sheppard duked it out for third.

 

At the half way point of the race, Erb was leading by nearly half a track. His only challenge was lapped traffic that seemed to stall his smooth operation. With seven laps remaining, seventh place starter Birkhofer moved to the outside of Heckenast for the second place running position. Two laps later, Erb appeared to be a sitting duck as Birkhofer was able to reel him in a bit closing the gap.

 

Erb’s ride looked seamless from the first lap to the fortieth en route to his $5,000 payday. The former La Salle champion earned the Thaw Brawl title with complete ease. He was dead on with car set up and tires for the drier than normal conditions of the high banks. Birkhofer claimed an impressive second over Babb, Unzicker, Sievert and Shirley.

 

UMP Open Wheel Modified’s:

Forty six contenders in the Open Wheel Modified class offered up stiff competition for the twenty five lap main special paying $1,000 to the winner.

 

Former regular at La Salle, Ray Bollinger earned the pole next to Dave Porth with Jamie Lomax and Donovan Lodge in the second row. Porth shot off to a quick lead with Bollinger close behind him. Bollinger worked hard to take control but Porth seemed to have his car dialed in exactly where he wanted it. The running order stayed the same much of the race as Bollinger couldn’t gain momentum enough to challenge the leader. A couple late race restarts opened the door for him to give Porth a better run for his money but the leader had the stronger machine. At the finish line, it was Porth winning over Bollinger, Lomax, Lodge, Jacob Poel, Milo Veloz, Weisser, Gary Cook, Kevin Hastings, Phil Line and Scooter May.

 

UMP Street Stock’s:

Mike McKinney swept the Street Stock class taking home both the heat and feature victories.  The car count on opening night was a little low for the class with only eleven drivers in attendance. McKinney won over Jake Miller, Mike Hughes, Joe Brown, Nick Sell, Matt Ramer, Matt Hennchs, and Wayne Orrick.

 

UMP 4 Cylinder Hornet’s:

Michael Gosselt claimed the top honors for the 4 Cylinder division beating out Peter Hayes, Jake Greensly, Shane Kelly, Bryce Garnhart, Jerry Legner, Tom Happ, Freddy Thatcher, Don Slover, and Josh Miller.

 

Next Week:

April 14 – Weekly Super Show for all divisions


Thaw Brawl 40

Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:04 PM PDT

Friday April 6, 2012

Practice All Divisions
6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.

Pit Pass: $20
General Admission: Free

*Bonfire and Chili will be served after practice

Saturday April 7, 2012

$5,000 to win UMP Late Models 40 Laps
$1,000 to win UMP Modifieds 25 Lap
$300 to win Street Stocks
$150 to win Hornets

Adults: $20
Children 11 & Under: Free
Sky Box: $25
Pit Pass: $30
All Access Pass: $35 *Includes Skybox & Pit Pass

Pit Gates: 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 3:00 p.m.

Drivers Meeting: 5:15 p.m.

Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Street Stocks
Late Models (Group)
Modifieds (Group)
Hornets

Qualifying: 6:30 p.m.
Late Models (Group) Laps TBD
Modifieds (Group) Laps TBD

Heat Races: 7:30 p.m.
(3 Heats/Top 6 Transfer/2 From B-Main) (4 Heats/Top 4 Transfer/4 From B-Main)
Hornets 8 Laps
Late Models 10 Laps
Modifieds 10 Laps
Street Stocks 8 Laps

Intermission

Features (20 Cars)
Hornets 15 Laps
Late Models 40 Laps
Modifieds 25 Laps
Street Stocks 20 Laps


2012 LaSalle Speedway Season Pass now available


Night Before the Brawl & Thaw Brawl 40

 

Friday April 6, 2012

Practice All Divisions
6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.
Pits: $20
General Admission: Free

*Bonfire and Chili will be served after practice

Saturday April 7, 2012

$5,000 to win UMP Late Models 40 Laps
$1,000 to win UMP Modifieds 25 Laps
Street Stocks
Hornets

Pit Gates: 1:00 p.m.
Grandstands: 3:00 p.m.
Qualifying: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Adults: $20
Children 11 & Under: Free


Rule Change Clarification

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 12:05 PM PST

Due to the confusion with the new rule changes we have revisited the Street Stock and Hornet Rules and made some changes. The only two rule changes that go in effect for the Street Stock Class for the 2012 Racing Season are as follows: 1.) The minimum weight requirement at all times is 3,200 lbs. (pounds) 2.) Front and/or rear spoilers of any type will not be permitted. Spoilers that are molded as part of an OEM type application will be permitted. Sport Compact Hornets your rules have also been revised under the rules page.

**NOTE – All rule changes going into effect this racing season (2012 Racing Season) are in blue. All rules that are tentative for 2013 are in purple and are not effective this racing season (2012 Racing Season). Thanks for your cooperation.


LaSalle 2012 Payout & Rule Changes

 

The long awaited 2012 payouts are now posted under the info page. Click Here to view the payout for 2012. We are excited to announce that we have increased the payouts in all 4 divisions for the 2012 racing season. All major event payouts have been posted as well. Drivers in the Hornet and Street Stock classes should be aware that we have made changes to the rules starting in 2012 with more changes coming in 2013. These changes have been made in the best interest of La Salle Speedway fans and competitors to increase car counts and make our track a favorite for many years to come. Click Here to view the track rules.


LaSalle Speedway will be attending the Racers Performance Expo February 25th and 26th in St. Charles, Illinois check out the shows website at http://www.raceperformanceexpo.com/Home.htm

Stop by the LaSalle Speedway booth to register to win prizes, pick up a 2012 schedule, or purchase your season pass.