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  • Races this Saturday

    The next event at lasalle speedway will be this Saturday April the 19th fan appreciation night only $5 for general admission plus a $250 to win hornet special on tap along with ump late model, modified,street stock, pit gates open at 4:00 main gate 5:00 racing at 7:30 adult admission is $5 kids 11 and under are free pits passes are $30 for more info please visit lasallespeedway.com


  • Sunday, March 30th

    After an amazing opening night, we are sorry to report the postponement of today’s scheduled events. We have experienced two major issues this morning; With the extremely cold temperatures last night, we are having sewer and water line issues. In addition, we now have a major mechanical problem with the grader.

    A press release will be issued as to the new date as soon as we have it.

    We really want to thank everyone for their continued support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


  • Saturday, March 29th

    Well the wait is finally over. Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for- it’s the running of the 3rd annual Thaw Brawl paying $15,000 to tonight’s winner. We will also be paying $1,500 to win to the UMP Modified main event. Street Stocks and Hornets will also be in action tonight. Pit gates will open at 1:00, General Admission at 3:00, and racing starts at 7:30. Pit passes are $40.00, General Admission is $30.00, Kids 6-11 are $5, and Kids under 6 are Free.

    After the races, stick around for a huge bon fire planned for all racers and fans.

    We will be running Sunday afternoon with a $2,000 to win Late Model race, and a $1,500 to win Modified race. Street Stocks and Hornets will also compete. Pit gates will open at 12:00, General Admission at 1:00, with Hot Laps at 2:00, and racing starting at 3:00. Pit passes are $35.00, General Admission is $20.00, Kids 6-11 are $5, and Kids under 6 are Free.

    So come on out for a great weekend of racing, and once again thank you for supporting LaSalle Speedway and Dirt track racing!


  • Friday, March 28th

    Friday, March 28th
    Thaw Brawl Update-

    We are sorry to report that the activities for Friday nights portion of the Thaw Brawl has been postponed until Sunday afternoon due to the rain we received overnight, and the cold temperatures this morning.

    Racing on Sunday will begin with pit gates opening at 12:00, Hot laps at 2:00 and racing at 3:00. General Admission gates will open at 1:00.

    We are very confident that Saturday’s running of the 3rd annual Thaw Brawl will run as scheduled, with pit gates opening at 1:00, and General Admission gates at 3:00. With Hot laps at 6:00 and racing at 7:30.

    Once again, I would like to thank all of you racers and race fans for your understanding in this matter. For any additional information, please visit www.lasallespeedway.com.

    Thank you,
    Tony Izzo, Jr.


  • March 26th, 2014

    March 26, 2014

    LaSalle Speedway Starts Aggressive 2014 Schedule with Thaw Brawl on March
    27-29!

    (LASALLE, ILLINOIS) With the weather finally showing signs of warming up
    and Spring right around the corner, the staff at LaSalle Speedway is busy
    preparing the grounds for the start of the 2014 racing season. The
    highly-anticipated slate of events at the 1/4-mile bullring will kick off
    with a bang on March 27-29 with the 3rd edition of the ‘Thaw Brawl.’
    Racers from all over the Midwest will converge on LaSalle Speedway for the
    three-day extravaganza, which is quickly gaining traction in becoming one
    of the must-see, early-season specials for the Super Late Models.

    “This is a race that I really get pumped up about because everyone told me
    I was nuts to do it when I first talked about it several years ago,”
    commented track promoter Tony Izzo, Jr. recently. “I think there was a
    couple of reasons why people felt that way – the most obvious was the early
    date of the race. Then adding $5,000 each year to the winning purse for
    the Late Models until eventually paying $25,000 to the winner in our 25th
    Anniversary season here at LaSalle in 2016.”

    Things will fire up at LaSalle Speedway on Thursday, March 27 with an open
    practice session from 6:00pm – 9:00pm for all divisions. On Friday, March
    28, the dirt-slinging competition will start with a complete show featuring
    Super Late Models ($2,000 to win / $200 to start), Open Wheel Modifieds
    ($1,500 to win / $125 to start), Street Stocks, and 4-Cylinders. After
    Friday’s program, racers and fans on the speedway grounds can enjoy live
    entertainment, a Chili Cook-Off, and a huge bonfire, while tons of cool
    giveaways will be handed out throughout the weekend.

    The same four divisions will return to the LaSalle, Illinois facility on
    Saturday, March 29 for the big ‘Thaw Brawl’ finale. While the Open Wheel
    Modifieds will race for another $1,500 paycheck on Saturday, the cars and
    stars of the American Late Model Series (ALMS) and UMP DIRTcar Series will
    do battle for a whopping $15,000 top prize. Both inaugural 2012 winner
    Dennis Erb, Jr. and 2013 victor Brian Birkhofer are slated to be in
    attendance to vie for another ‘Thaw Brawl’ title. A rain date of Sunday,
    March 30 has been established just in case Mother Nature does not
    cooperate.

    “In a short three year span, this race has become very important to me,
    along with the fans and racers that support LaSalle Speedway,” Izzo, Jr.
    went on to say. “I just really hope that the event can get the respect it
    deserves soon without having to try to figure out why some other track or
    sanctioning body keeps making fans and drivers choose where to go. When I
    picked this early season date, I was willing to deal with possible cold
    weather, etc. to not step on any other track or sanctioning body’s feet.
    There was nothing on this weekend for years, so I felt like the Thaw Brawl
    could grow into a great race for everyone to enjoy. I look forward to
    LaSalle Speedway hosting two terrific shows on March 27-29 and hopefully
    that will help the Thaw Brawl gain some of that much needed respect.”

    For those race fans wanting to camp and enjoy the scenery at LaSalle
    Speedway – camping is free of charge, but there are no hook-ups available.
    However, the track does offer 25 reserved camping spots for $20 apiece. If
    you are interested in one of these premium spots, please call the speedway
    office at (815) 223-6939.

    Friday and Saturday (March 28-29) Start Times:
    Pits Open at 1:00pm
    Grandstands Open at 3:00pm
    Hot Laps at 6:00pm
    Racing at 7:30pm

    Ticket Options:
    Friday, March 28
    General Admission – $20.00
    Kids Ages 6-11 – $5.00
    Skybox Seat – $30.00
    Pit Pass – $35.00
    Skybox Seat with a Pit Pass – $45.00
    15 Person Skybox includes Soda, Water, and Snacks – $500.00

    Saturday, March 29
    General Admission – $30.00
    Kids Ages 6-11 – $5.00
    Skybox Seat – $40.00
    Pit Pass – $40.00
    Skybox Seat with a Pit Pass – $50.00
    15 Person Skybox includes Soda, Water, and Snacks – $650.00

    The LaSalle Speedway is conveniently located at 578 US-6 in LaSalle,
    Illinois and is centrally located to many of the major cities in the area.
    It is 60 miles west of Joliet, 80 miles east of the Quad Cities, 70 miles
    south of Rockford, and 60 miles north of Bloomington. Additional
    information on LaSalle Speedway can be found at its official Internet home,
    which is located online at www.LaSalleSpeedway.com. The racetrack is also
    represented in a variety of social media outlets including Facebook
    (facebook.com/lasallespeedway) and Twitter (@lasallespeedway).


  • THAW BRAWL UPDATE- MONDAY, MARCH 24TH

    HELLO RACE FANS AND DRIVERS, JUST WANTED TO UPDATE EVERYONE ON WHERE WE STAND ON THE RUNNING OF THIS WEEKENDS THAW BRAWL. I WAS ABLE TO WORK THE RACE TRACK BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND IT IS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR THE WEEKEND. THE TRACK WILL NOT BE AN ISSUE AND DON’T BELIEVE THAT ANY OF THE RAIN / SNOW THAT IS IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW WILL BE A ISSUE EITHER. THE TEMPERATURES FORCASTED FOR THE WEEKEND ARE ONLY A COUPLE DEGREES OFF OF WHAT WE HAD THIS TIME LAST YEAR, SO I DON’T FORESEE THAT BEING A ISSUE. PLEASE DO NOT LET THE TEMPERATURE KEEP YOU FROM MISSING THIS GREAT EVENT. HOWEVER, HAVING SAID THAT WE WILL BE WATCHING THE WEATHER ALL WEEK AND IF THERE IS A DRAMATIC CHANGE THAT WILL HAMPER OUR PLANS, I WILL LET YOU KNOW A.S.A.P. WE MAY ALSO DECIDE TO ALTER THE SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY’S EVENTS SUCH AS STARTING AN HOUR OR SO EARLIER. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THIS. ALSO WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD SUNDAY THE 30TH POSTED AS A POSSIBILITY TO RACE IF WE HAVE A WEATHER ISSUE AND DECIDE TO RACE SUNDAY, WE WILL MOVE EVERYTHING UP A COUPLE HOURS TO GET IT DONE AND GET THE PEOPLE HEADED HOME.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION-
    LATE MODEL FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT IS 35 LAPS
    SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE 75 LAPS
    BOTH NIGHTS WE WILL HAVE DOUBLE FILE RESTARTS IN BOTH LATE MODELS AND MODIFIEDS
    MODIFIEDS WILL RUN 30 LAPS FOR $ 1,500 TO WIN EACH NIGHT

    DRIVERS- LATE MODEL TIRE RULE IS LM 20 & 40
    MODIFIED TIRE RULE IS EMOD D,A,H
    RECEIVERS ARE MANDATORY IN EVERY DIVISION AND WE WILL HAVE RENTALS AVAILABLE.

    THANK YOU,

    TONY IZZO, JR.


  • March 23

    LaSalle Speedway has cancelled the practice that was scheduled for this Sunday, March 23rd
    to focus their efforts on the preparation for next weekends third annual Thaw Brawl on March 27th, 28th, and 29th. All intentions and plans are to do all we can to have the Thaw Brawl, so once again we felt it would be better to keep working towards that plan. We are optimistic that if we can get some sun and wind this weekend and all goes well, we will be right on schedule. However, if weather does not help over the next several days, we will be left with a decision to be made on the race, and that decision will come at the earliest possible point that we feel we will be left with no other decision but to cancel the event. We will not make anyone play the waiting game if at anytime we don’t feel this will happen for what ever reason, you the fans and racers will be first to know.


  • Thaw Brawl 2014

    LaSalle Speedway

    Advanced tickets now available under the tickets tab
    Thaw Brawl 2014
    3rd Annual Thaw Brawl
    March 27 ~ March 28 ~ March 29

    March 27 – Open Practice for all Divisions
    March 28 – Late Models $2,000 to win, $200 to start; Modified $1,500 to win, $125 to start; Street Stock and 4 cylinders
    March 29 – Late Models $15,000 to win, Modified $1,500 to win, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders

    Camping at LaSalle Speedway is FREE (we do not offer hook ups)
    However, we do offer 25 reserved camping spots at $20 a spot. If you are interested, please call the speedway office at 815-223-6939.

    Friday Night March 28: Live entertainment, Chili Cook Off, and Bonfire

    Lots of cool giveaways on Friday and Saturday!

    Start Time Friday and Saturday:
    Pits open 1pm
    General Admission-3pm
    Hot Laps-6pm
    Racing-7:30pm