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- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
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- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
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- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
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Byron Dragway’s World Power Wheel Standing Championships Oct. 5-6
Online Staff Report
BYRON, Ill. — High-powered race cars and fans from throughout the U.S. and Canada will gather at Byron Dragway Oct. 5-6 for the 19th annual World Power Wheel Standing Championships.
The competitors, including several former champions, will battle for thousands of dollars in one of the wildest events in motorsports.
Defending champ Larry Jeleniewski won last year’s coveted crown by holding his yellow 1969 Plymouth Barracuda on its back tires for a 650-foot-long wheelstand.
“This is one of the most exciting events in motorsports, and 2012’s was the most incredible,” said B.J. Vangsness, Byron Dragway owner.
Also competing in races during the weekend will be Top Dog Shoot-out Pro Mod racers, 6-second 200-mph Midwest Top Sportsman, Midwest Super Stock Mafia, Drag Radial cars and more.
The family-friendly event annually draws some of the largest crowds for a sporting event in northern Illinois and has been featured many times on SPEED Channel and in magazines nationally and internationally.
It all begins with qualifying Saturday, Oct. 5. The main event and finals will be Sunday, Oct. 6.
Wheel-stand sessions are slated for 2 and 4 p.m., Sunday.
Saturday’s admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12, and free for kids younger than 6.
Sunday’s admission is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 6-12, and free for kids younger than 6.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013