MIDGETS: Longtime STARS Midget, Rumble Series Driver Patrick Wilda Jr. Killed

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MINOOKA, Ill. — official series release — Nat’l Midget Driver of the Year photo — Longtime UMARA and STARS midget competitor Patrick Wilda, Jr., 33, of Minooka died Friday due to injuries from a construction accident. Wilda was regarded as a loving and caring family man, but also a strong foe on the racetrack. Three-time STARS champion and longtime friend …

STARS: 2015 National Midget Schedule Released; 10 Races at Grundy County Headline Action

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MORRIS, Ill. – official series release — Phil Rider/STARS photo — 2015 will be the fifth year of competition for the STARS National Midget Series, and the series has announced its tentative schedule for the upcoming season. The schedule is comprised of 10 events at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. The season kicks off with an open test and …

STARS: Four New Champions Crowned at Season-Ending Awards Banquet

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MORRIS, Ill. – official release — George Ballantine photo — On Nov. 22, it was time for the racers to put away their firesuits and for the mechanics to exchange work clothes for their best business casual attire as they attended the 2014 STARS Banquet at Chapin’s North in Morris, Ill. In the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets, 19-year-old Austin …

STARS: Prock Storms to First National Midget Title

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MORRIS, Ill. — official release — STARS photo — Austin Prock’s championship season in the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget Series did not actually begin with this season’s opening race. The proverbial ball got rolling in the latter half of his 2013 campaign when he closed the STARS season by winning three out of the final four races. Coming into …

STARS: Kyle Hamilton Banks Grundy County Victory

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MORRIS, Ill. — official release — Phil Rider photo — Kyle Hamilton once again displayed his dominance in the longer races at Grundy County Speedway by scoring his seventh career 50-lap feature win in D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget competition during Saturday night’s seventh annual running of the Alex Pruett Memorial. The win also gave Hamilton his ninth career STARS …