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Tentative Schedule Released - 3 IRA Series

Tentative Schedule Released - 3 IRA Series

12/30/2022
Photo Credits: Emily Schwanke and Jerry Kulas While we’re still fine tuning some dates, and it should be known that a few of these dates are tentative, here is a peek at the 2023 schedules for all 3 IRA divisions. The schedule is loaded with successful traditional events, plus there are some new and exciting events too. And many great combo weekends. Let’s Go Racing! Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Apr 7-8 34 Raceway (IA) w/MOWA 15 Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) Wipperfurth Memorial,...more
2023 Wilmot Raceway Schedule Release!!!

2023 Wilmot Raceway Schedule Release!!!

1/25/2023
The Kenosha County Fair’s Wilmot Raceway will have a new look to go with their exciting schedule. The third-mile clay oval will have completed a major offseason project when the gates open on opening night May 6th, as new aluminum bleachers will have been installed. The new bleachers were constructed in a manner that has the entire bleacher elevated on risers, and the entire bleacher comes with seat backs. The schedule itself has a great mix of specials, and is the only track in the region...more
Creation of ILS Hall of Fame

Creation of ILS Hall of Fame

12/5/2022
2022 marks this club’s 32nd year of racing lightning sprints (mini sprints) across Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. While the club has operated under different leadership and different names during this span (WIMSA, WIMS, and currently ILS), our existence today and the longevity of the club is due to select people throughout those eras. We felt there was no better time than now to recognize this and so under the leadership of ILS board member Larry Neau, we have created the IRA Lightning...more
2022 Awards Banquet and Inaugural Hall of Fame Ind

2022 Awards Banquet and Inaugural Hall of Fame Ind...

12/4/2022
On Saturday, December 3rd, the IRA Lightning Sprints officially closed out the 2022 season at 1175 Sports Park and Eatery in Kansasville, WI. We distributed the point fund to eligible drivers and honored the top 5 in points plus the Rookie of the Year with trophies. Special award plaques were also handed out to a few individuals. This year, there was an added surprise and even deeper level of recognition handed out... 2022 marks this clubs 32nd year of racing lightning sprints (mini...more
Heinert Grabs Plymouth Finale, Neau wins 2nd Serie

Heinert Grabs Plymouth Finale, Neau wins 2nd Serie...

9/27/2022
17 cars made the trip to the Plymouth Dirt Track in support of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships where nearly 100 sprint cars across 4 divisions raced to decide who would be crowned champions for 2022. This year the stakes were even higher thanks to A Main Apparel and the IRA for organizing bonus money for all the classes. The ILS saw at least $650 extra dollars added to the purse which included lap leader bonuses for the feature, bonuses for quick time, heat race wins, hard charger,...more
9/24/22 Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships Purse a

9/24/22 Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships Purse a...

9/19/2022
Thanks to our good friends at A-Main Apparel and Diecast the 5th Annual Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships have had a total of $6275 added to the purses between the 3 IRA divisions. The Bumper to Bumper IRA outlaw Sprints have had $100 a lap, lap leader money added plus an extra $100 added to positions 1-3, 5,10, and money added to positions 12-24th to make the feature $3100 to win and $450 to start plus lap money, meaning the feature winner could potentially leave the Plymouth Dirt Track...more
Zielski Goes Wire to Wire

Zielski Goes Wire to Wire

9/7/2022
After racing at Wilmot Raceway Saturday night, 30 Wisconsin wingLESS sprints and 15 IRA Lightning Sprints tracked north to 141 Speedway to join the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints for a Labor Day Sunday show. Mike Neau set quick time with the lightning sprints while Tim Cox was quick time with the wingLESS series. Mark Heinert and Max Brannam won the pair of lightning sprint heats. Ryan Zielski, Nathan Crane and defending series champion Ryan Marshall were victorious in the wingLESS heats....more
Wilmot Championship Night!!!

Wilmot Championship Night!!!

9/7/2022
Two first-time champions, one repeater, a four-time titlist and a three-time titlist all were crowned 2022 Wilmot Raceway Season Champions on Championship Night Saturday, September 3. Pleasant Prairie's Mike Neau made it four out of five feature wins at Wilmot by taking the victory in the 25-lap Pfeiffer Trailer Sales IRA Lightning Sprints feature to solidify his first ever track championship. Neau took the lead from Oak Creek's Mark Heinert with 11 laps to go slicing through traffic at the...more
Dream Chaser Racing sweeps doubleheader weekend!

Dream Chaser Racing sweeps doubleheader weekend!

9/7/2022
19 cars signed in on Saturday 9-3-22 for Wilmot Raceway’s Championship Night where the track would crown 5 season champions across their core divisions. The special night utilized a special format where the ILS would run a 25 lap feature only. The feature was lined up by Wilmot Raceway season points, with the point leader drawing the invert pill. Point leader Mike Neau drew the #2 pill which would put him starting the feature 4th and his Dream Chaser Racing teammate, Mark Heinert starting...more
Goldesberry Holds on for Iles Tribute

Goldesberry Holds on for Iles Tribute

8/22/2022
Jordan Goldesberry of Springfield, IL scored a late race victory in the 36-lap Annual Roger Iles Tribute presented by Carriage Auto Body of Waukegan, IL Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Winged 410 Outlaw Sprints feature highlighting the Saturday, August 20 Kenosha County Fair program. Goldesberry's third Wilmot victory of his career came as he overtook race leader Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL on a restart following a caution with six laps to go. Beaver Dam's Scott...more
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