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Petska wins 7th, sweeps both Sycamore races

Petska wins 7th, sweeps both Sycamore races

9/13/2021
Nick Petska continued his winning ways as the IRA Lightning Sprints returned to Sycamore Speedway to race the small track for the first time since August of 2011. The 13 of CJ Malueg was able to take command on the opening lap from his outside of row 2 starting position and lead the first 22 laps of the 25 lap main event. A restart with 4 to go bunched the field back up an allowed Petska to sneak by on the high side going through turns 1 and 2 on lap 23 and go on to win. That marks Petska’s...more
Malueg Wins Fair Race

Malueg Wins Fair Race

8/25/2021
C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL scored his third 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints feature win of the season at Wilmot, and second in a row. Malueg held the lead start to finish, but not without a late race challenge. Pleasant Prairie's Mike Neau caught up with Malueg out of turn four coming for the checkered flag. At the finish it was Malueg with the victory with Neau second by less than a car length as the pair crossed side by side. Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL was third. Nick Petska of Spring...more
Stear Wins at Wilmot Founder's Night

Stear Wins at Wilmot Founder's Night

8/8/2021
Ion Stear of Hebron, IL won his second 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints feature of the season at Wilmot. Stear overtook early race leader Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL at the halfway point. Stear went on to the victory. Pleasant Prarie's Mike Neau finished second. Nick Petska of Sprint Grove, IL third. C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL fourth. Oak Creek's Mark Heinert fifth. "This win is special because my dad set the car up for me," said an emotional Stear in victory lane. "It was perfect. We...more
Malueg Wins at Wilmot

Malueg Wins at Wilmot

8/4/2021
C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL overtook Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL coming for the white flag lap of the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints feature. Malueg ended up taking the victory, his second of the season at Wilmot, with Petska second. Pleasant Prairie's Mike Neau was third. Bristol's Adam Schroeder fourth. Early race leader Max Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL finished fifth. "We've been coming and finally I saw the spot and went for it," said Malueg, who had a pair of second place finishes in...more
Heinert Wins

Heinert Wins

7/18/2021
The closest finish of the night came in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprint feature. Sifting through lapped traffic coming for the checkered flag, Oak Creek's Mark Heinert nipped C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL by less than one foot at the checkered flag. For the second Wilmot main win in a row, it was Heinert the winner and Malueg second. Ion Stear of Hebron, IL was third. Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL fourth. Pleasant Prarie's Mike Neau fifth. "The scoreboard said the same thing this week as it...more
3 in a row for Petska!

3 in a row for Petska!

7/6/2021
The IRA Lightning Sprints made their first appearance of the season to Sycamore Speedway on Independence Day Weekend where we saw just 14 cars make the tow down on a hot Saturday afternoon. Qualifying was led by Ron Brannam in the 01 with quick time and then followed by Tim Brannam in the 74 and Mike Neau in the 16 rounded out the top 3. In heat race action, the 18 of Nick Petska continued his winning ways as he led all 8 laps in Heat 1 and would go on to win his series leading 5th heat race...more
Petska Wins at Wilmot

Petska Wins at Wilmot

6/14/2021
Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL won his second 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints feature of the season at Wilmot. Petska overtook early race leader Nick Sheridan of Fox Lake, IL on the restart following a caution with 11 laps to go. Pleasant Prarie's Mike Neau, starting tenth, came on strong at the finish to take runner-up. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL was third. C.J. Malleug of Johnsburg, IL fourth. Oak Creek's Mark Heinert fifth. "Nick (Sheridan) was strong in his first night out," said...more
Pribnow Gets First IRA Win

Pribnow Gets First IRA Win

6/1/2021
Memorial Day Weekend has been called one of racing’s greatest weekends and with a huge slate of big races, 2021 was no different. But come Sunday night, all eyes were on 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wisconsin. All three IRA divisions were in the house on what turned out to be a thrilling night. In the Lightning Sprints Nick Petska was the class of the field as he won his heat race before claiming victory in the A main. CJ Malueg and Mark Heinert rounded out the podium. The Wisconsin...more
Memorial Day Weekend Racing

Memorial Day Weekend Racing

5/25/2021
Memorial weekend is a busy one for IRA's 3-divisions. Friday has the winged 410 Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam. Saturday the AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints will be at Wilmot Raceway. Sunday has all 3 of IRA's divisions at the 141 Speedway as the winged 410's, wingLESS, and IRA Lightning Sprints are all on the card. This past Saturday May 22nd had Mike Reinke topping a 26 car Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series field, while...more
Heinert Wins Wilmot

Heinert Wins Wilmot

5/10/2021
Oak Creek's Mark Heinert led start to finish in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprint Feature, his first main win of the year. "I have to thank my main mechanic, my family and everyone who supports me," said Heinert. Lightning Sprints 19 Entries A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:09:17.236 55H-Mark Heinert[1]; 2. 19-Ion Stear[7]; 3. 18-Nick Petska[5]; 4. 16-Mike Neau[6]; 5. 13-CJ Malueg[4]; 6. 6-Jeff Schmidt[3]; 7. 42-Adam Schroeder[8]; 8. 87R-Josh Rehberg[10]; 9. 67-Kevin Frederiksen[2]; 10. 59-John...more
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