By: Rich Murray

Morris, Ill. (September 24, 2014)—It all comes down to Saturday night, September 27th, when the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets trek to Grundy County Speedway for the final time in the 2014 season.  The event is the 7th annual “Alex Pruett Memorial ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off’” presented by 3 Wide Life.  The race is the third and final leg of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown that has nine drivers vying for a $750 bonus.

On the STARS season, five drivers have pulled into victory lane.  Austin Prock and Kyle Hamilton have each taken home four wins, while Nick Baran, Tyler Baran, and Travis Young have earned one win apiece.  Hamilton, Prock, and Joliet, Illinois’ Jim Anderson are involved in a three-way tie at the top of the all-time STARS Midget wins list with eight.  Going into the final race, Avon, Indiana’s Prock has all but sewn up the STARS point title with a 210-point advantage over Tyler Trainor, followed by Ryan Probst, Billy Hulbert, and Nick Baran



By: Rich Murray

Morris, Ill. (September 9, 2014)—Coming up on Saturday night, September 27th, the season finale for the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets will take place with the 7th annual running of the Alex Pruett Memorial “Til the Wheels Fall Off” presented by 3 Wide Life.  The event honors the life and racing career of versatile midget, sprint car, and PRA Big Car Series competitor, Alex Pruett, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 20.

                  Pruett, who was born in Evanston, Illinois and was a native of Carefree, Arizona, raced in series such as USAC, SCRA, and UMARA, an organization with which he won the “Bob Lockard Memorial” at Grundy County Speedway in July of 2006.  Off the track, Alex was known for his outgoing personality and his fun-loving attitude that made him popular among fellow competitors, fans, and race officials.  Alex was even one of the creators of the popular independent motorsports show “3 Wide Life” that is still going strong on TV sets nationwide. 



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