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IRA Founders Night This Saturday at Wilmot Raceway

IRA Founders Night This Saturday at Wilmot Raceway

8/4/2020
The IRA began 53 years ago at the Wilmot Raceway, so this Saturday night, Aug 8th is IRA Founders Night at Wilmot Raceway featuring the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. Joining the 410 winged rockets will be IRA’s AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints presented by Brewington Electric, the IRA Lightning Sprints, and Modifieds too. Warmups are at 5:45 followed by 410 qualifying, with racing to follow.
Petska Wins Two in a Row

Petska Wins Two in a Row

8/3/2020
Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL made it back to back in IRA Lightning Sprints features after returning to the division. C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, IL was second. Oak Creek's Mark Heinert third. Lightning Sprints 14 Entries A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:18:21.754 18-Nick Petska[3]; 2. 13-CJ Malueg[2]; 3. 55H-Mark Heinert[5]; 4. 19-Ion Stear[7]; 5. 51-Shawn McGill[4]; 6. 87R-Josh Rehberg[1]; 7. 59-John Smith[8]; 8. 67-Kevin Frederiksen[12]; 9. 74M-Max Brannam[11]; 10. 74-Phil Brannam[10]; 11. 16-Mike...more
Petska Wins ILS Race at Wilmot

Petska Wins ILS Race at Wilmot

7/27/2020
Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL scored his first IRA Lightning Sprint feature win after coming out of retirement for four seasons while competing in Wingless sprints. "I dedicate the win to my Uncle Ray who passed away earlier this year," sand an emotional Petska who is a past Lightning Sprint Champion as well. Petska took the lead on lap six when race leader C.J. Malueg broke something in his drive train coasting him to the infield. Petska held off second place Ion Stear of Hebron, IL by...more
Malueg Wins Sunday Funday at 141 Speedway

Malueg Wins Sunday Funday at 141 Speedway

7/6/2020
The Interstate Racing Association celebrated July 4th the best way they know how, on Sunday July 5th the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association was joined by the other two IRA sanctioned divisions, the IRA Lightning Sprints and the Wisconsin wingLESS Series, for Sunday Funday at the 141 Speedway. Scotty Thiel set Osborn and Son Trucking fast time wile Jimmy Sivia was fastest in wingLESS qualifying and Lightning Sprint points leader Ion Stear was fast time with the Lighting...more
Stear Wins Wilmot

Stear Wins Wilmot

6/14/2020
Ion Stear of Hebron, IL held off the late charges of second place finisher Pleasant Prairie's Mike Neau for the season opening of the IRA lightning sprints feature Lightning Sprints 21 Entries A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:06:44.035 19-Ion Stear[6]; 2. 16-Mike Neau[4]; 3. 55H-Mark Heinert[20]; 4. 9-John Kirk[14]; 5. 74-Tim Brannam[1]; 6. 51-Shawn McGill[11]; 7. 42-Adam Schroeder[10]; 8. 18-Nick Petska[15]; 9. 59-John Smith[12]; 10. 5K-Kevin Douglas[3]; 11. 67-Kevin Frederiksen[9]; 12. 7J-Bob...more
Update 5/3/20

Update 5/3/20

5/3/2020
We thought we'd try and update everyone again as to where we are regarding the start of our 2020 race season. Our Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series would have completed 5 events so far, and will lose another May 9 due to Wisconsin's most recent government order. We are however, holding out hope for our May 15th race at the Jackson Motorplex. Despite the MN Governor recently extending the current order til May 18th, Jackson track owner Tod Quiring and GM Doug Johnson have been hard at...more
Update 4/23/20

Update 4/23/20

4/23/2020
4/23/20 Just thought we'd try and update everyone as to auto racing's status right now as we deal with this COVID-19 disaster. The overwhelming majority of states have SaferAtHome rules in place, and most have a limit as to how many people can be at a gathering. With that being said, AS OF TODAY, all 3 IRA divisions with events scheduled in Wisconsin through May 26th are OFF based on the Governor's order. However we are NOT officially giving up on all of May yet. While we know that order is...more
Last Call for Discounted Memberships

Last Call for Discounted Memberships

3/31/2020
LAST CALL for discounted memberships is tomorrow. Memberships MUST BE postmarked by April 1 to receive at discount pricing. In understanding that these are unprecedented times, IRA will not immediately deposit checks from those who include a note requesting us not to deposit right away, though all checks will be deposited the day prior to what will be our actual opening day. Membership forms and mailing instructions can be found on our respective websites,...more
Update

Update

3/28/2020
Our new tee’s and hoodies have arrived, bagged and ready for sale. Multiple colors will be available at the IRA souvenir trailer once we get the green light to go racing. Thanks to Tyler at Classic Ink, awesome to work with and they arrived 2 weeks earlier than needed. Attn: IRA Teams, the discount membership deadline is fast approaching, memberships MUST BE received or post marked by April 1. If you’re in a jam and need us to hold your check for a brief time, we will upon request, but we need...more
IRA Lightning Sprints unveils new website!

IRA Lightning Sprints unveils new website!

3/7/2020
In an effort to further sync with the IRA, the IRA Lightning Sprints has launched a My Race Pass website. A new look and a new URL. You’ll be able to find all the content at www.iralightningsprints.com. Special thanks to Steve Sinclair, Kim Tennyson, and the whole MRP team for the help to get this project up and running!
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