AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Setser’s Munchkin Tops Rumble Drills For First Time

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The side of Cory Setser’s No. 24 Setser Transport/Hunt Performance Munchkin midget affectionately says “Munchkin World” in homage of famed car builder and chassis specialist Mike Fedorcak, who created the Munchkin brand.

INDOOR: Russ Belt Out of Rumble in Fort Wayne; Car Builder Mike Streicher to Compete Sat. and Sun.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Seelman photo — One of the most storied names in Rumble Racing Series history will step back into a National Midget to conclude the 2014 Rumble in Fort Wayne Saturday and Sunday. Famed car builder Mike Streicher, who owns Hawk Chassis and collaborated with midget …

INDOOR: Mike Fedorcak Upbeat Despite Engine Woes, Will Not Race National Midget at Rumble

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Story and photo by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mike Fedorcak said one year ago that he would “be at the Rumble in Fort Wayne in 2014, 2015, and probably even in 2020.” And while he is indeed on the grounds at War Memorial Coliseum this weekend, the veteran open-wheel racer will not …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Mike Fedorcak continues to captivate the midget world with revolutionary Munchkins

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January 1, 2014 — Audio and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Chris Seelman photo — ROANOKE, IN — If you ask any race fan who makes an annual pilgrimage to the Rumble in Fort Wayne midget races, chances are you’ll hear at least one comment about the legendary Munchkins. And no, we’re not talking about …

AUDIO/SPECIAL FEATURE: Passion for racing brings Stewart back to his roots at the Rumble

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December 30, 2013 — Audio, cover photo and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — FORT WAYNE, IN — For three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, there’s nothing like a homecoming party in the middle of winter. And every year, the Columbus, Indiana native and motorsports icon makes it a point to return …

AUDIO/RUMBLE RECAP: Justin Peck stuns Memorial Coliseum; becomes youngest-ever Rumble champion

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December 29, 2013 — Audio and report by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Photos by Chris Seelman — FORT WAYNE, IN — Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 15-year-old Justin Peck was both. Still young enough he has to have his parents sign off on …

AUDIO/RUMBLE FEATURE: Lou Cicconi makes Rumble return as a 2013 champion

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December 28, 2013 – Audio, cover photo and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online – FORT WAYNE, IN – For the man so slick his nickname is “Liquid”, Lou Cicconi has been as smooth as silk on the racetrack in 2013. Cicconi, who won an A-feature at the Rumble in 2008 and remains the only …

AUDIO/RUMBLE QUALIFYING: Clouse blisters field to set quick time for Friday Rumble feature

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December 27, 2013 – Audio, cover photo and report by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online – FORT WAYNE, IN – Sometimes youth does manage to trump experience. And Friday afternoon during opening day qualifying for the 2013 Rumble in Fort Wayne, 15-year-old Cooper Clouse proved just how true that could be. The Ohio City, Ohio young …