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Grundy County Speedway: Hoffman holds off Danta in Late Model feature

MORRIS – The season-long battle atop the Late Model points standings at Grundy County Speedway between Eddie Hoffman and Anthony Danta continued Friday night as Hoffman and Danta finished 1-2 in the 30-lap feature race.

Hoffman, starting from the sixth position, took the lead on Lap 10 and never relinquished it. Danta started eighth and moved into second on Lap 24, but couldn’t overtake Hoffman as the winner finished .397 seconds ahead.

Andy Jones was third, followed by Billy Knippenberg and pole sitter James Gregait. Tony Scapelli Jr., Larry Schuler, John Nutley, Brandon Clubb and Boris Jurkovic rounded out the top 10.

During qualifying for the Late Model event, 13-year-old Garrett Swartz became the youngest driver to win a checkered flag at Grundy Speedway as he won one of the heat races. He finished 20th in the feature.

In the Mid-American 25-lap feature race, Kevin Gentile won, with Ron Vandermeier Jr. taking second and Cody Clubb finishing third. Kenny Benson, John Vertrello, Jim Kachel, Kevin Murphy, Matt Clemens, George Schultz and Jake Bradley completed the top 10.

Randy Weese captured the 25-lap Street Stock feature, with points leader John Senerchia taking second and Spencer Leake finishing third. Rounding out the top 10 were Tim Stewart, Mark Ross Jr., Rick Dawson, Bill Serviss, Christy Penrod, Cheryl Hryn and Alex Clubb.

In the 15-lap 4-Cylinder division, Michael Tobuch raced to victory, with Chet Hartley finishing second and Jacob Theissen third. Bryce Leake, Matt Chester, Dan Schmeissing, Scott Gagen, Danielle Dobczyk, Katie Hocking and Spencer Leake made up the top 10.

Also on the slate Friday night was a 15-lap Super Cups race, which saw Noah Eisenhower take first place, followed by Trevor Addams.


The Grundy Speedway had an extra day of racing during the Grundy County Fair and hosted a program Saturday.

In the 15-lap 4-Cylinder feature race, Schmeissing took first place, with Bryce Leake second and Kyle Royster third. Dylan Marshall finished fourth, followed by Scott Ingram, Tobuch, Theissen, Hocking, Andy Bjornson and Gagen to cap the top 10.

In a 15-lap Legacy feature, Tyler Brown won, followed by Jordan Caskey, Greg Meiste, Mike Harrold and Sydney Wonderling.

Pat Bruns then won the 20-lap Midget feature, with Austin Smith second and Bob Schreffler third. Rounding out the top 10 were Jordan Caskey, Doug Oriske, Taylor Fenske, Ray Seach, Eric Reibenstein, Erica Ensor and Rich Corsen.

In the 25-lap Street Stock feature, Stewart notched the victory, with Senerchia second and Cheryl Hryn was third. Penrod finished fourth, followed by Serviss, Craig Matteson, Zach Sontag, Dawson, Weese and Alex Clubb.

In the 15-lap Super Cups race, Maggie Struthers was the winner, with Dallas Frueh taking second and Jamie Domski third. Lucas Schmipp was fourth, followed by Trevor Addams, Michael Mucha, Sydney Wonderling, Steve Naples and Zachary Tinkle.

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