Spatola Bags $5,000 Payday in Kenny Pratt Memorial at Quincy!
(October 28, 2019) The Spatola Racing team celebrated in victory lane for the ninth time in 2019 on Sunday, October 27 in the rain-postponed 'Kenny Pratt Memorial' at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois! Mike Spatola III stopped the clock fourth fastest overall during the qualifying session before securing a triumph in his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, Mike emerged victorious in the unsanctioned feature event to bag his biggest top prize of the season ($5,000) ahead of Brent Larson, McKay Wenger, Rusty Griffaw, and Matt Bailey! Complete results from last night at Quincy can be viewed online at www.quincyraceway.com. (Gregg Teel Photo)

Mike Spatola Advances to Podium Finish in Kokomo Klash!
(October 20, 2019) Mike Spatola III and his Spatola Racing team ventured to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on Saturday, October 19 for the annual running of the 'Kokomo Klash.' The unsanctioned contest in the Hoosier State boasted a $2,019 top prize. Mike laid down the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session before placing second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 25-lap main event, Mike steered past four competitors during the 'Kokomo Klash' en route to a strong third place podium performance behind only victor Rusty Schlenk and runner-up Shelby Miles. Full results from last night at the 1/4-mile oval can be viewed online at www.kokomospeedway.net.

Spatola Wins Heat Race in $15k FALS Frenzy; Winds Up Thirteenth
(October 13, 2019) The #89 team invaded Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on October 11-12 for 'FALS Frenzy.' The doubleheader weekend in the Land of Lincoln was scheduled to start with a $5,000 to win weekend opener, but that show was nixed due to rain showers on Friday night. At FALS on Saturday evening, Mike Spatola III clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to securing a heat race triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $15,000 to win headliner and running towards the front early in the 60-lap main event, Mike wound up fading late in the distance to cross underneath the checkers in the thirteenth position. Complete results from 'FALS Frenzy' can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Mike Spatola III Earns Eighth Win of 2019 at Sycamore Speedway!
(September 8, 2019) For the eighth time in 2019, Mike Spatola III celebrated in victory lane - this time at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois on Saturday evening, September 7. Mike earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to securing a heat race triumph. "Opie" then led most of the 50-lap feature distance before grabbing the point for good with only three circuits remaining in the unsanctioned contest. Mike beat Ryan Unzicker, Jonathon Braun, Lyle Zanker, and Toby Kuntzelman to the checkered flag to bag the $3,000 winner's check! Full results from last night at Sycamore Speedway can be viewed online at www.sycamorespeedway.com.

Spatola Nabs Top Five Against Strong AELMT Crowd at Farmer City
(September 1, 2019) The Spatola Racing team entered a pair of $5,000 to win American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) showdowns on August 30-31 in their home state of Illinois. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Mike Spatola III won his heat race and later placed fifth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap contest behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Mars, Brian Shirley, and Billy Moyer. At Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois in a similar program on Saturday evening, Mike once again scored a victory in his heat race, but unfortunately missed the setup on his #89 machine in the 40-lapper and slipped back to twelfth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from both Labor Day weekend battles can be found online at www.aelmt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Mike Spatola Continues Hot Streak - Wins Again at Farmer City!
(August 25, 2019) Mike Spatola III continued his recent hot streak by capturing his seventh feature victory of 2019 on Friday evening, August 23 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! Mike knocked down the third quickest time overall during qualifying prior to scoring a heat race triumph. After starting the weekly main event from the pole position, Mike led the second half of the contest to capture the $1,000 top prize over Allen Weisser, Kevin Weaver, Rich Bell, and Matt Shannon!

At Fairbury Speedway on Saturday night, August 24, a $2,500 winner's check was on the line in the final points night at the downtown Fairbury, Illinois oval. After experiencing motor issues in his own #89 mount during the qualifying session, "Opie" took fellow competitor Jeff Curl up on his offer to pilot his #12 machine for the remainder of the show. Mike placed sixth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to picking off nine cars during the 30-lap race to land in the ninth finishing position. The Manhattan, Illinois ace was officially placed second in the final rundown of the 'FALS Cup' point standings. Complete results from both Land of Lincoln venues can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com.

Spatola Racing Notches Sixth Win of 2019 at Farmer City Raceway!
(August 18, 2019) The #89 team celebrated in victory lane for the sixth time in 2019 on Friday night, August 16 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! After timing in fourth quickest overall during qualifying and placing second in his heat race, Mike Spatola III rolled off from the outside of the second row in the weekly main event. Mike then had a great race with Ryan Unzicker and Jason Feger before taking the top spot for good with around five laps remaining in the contest. "Opie" went on to capture the $1,000 win over Donny Walden, Rich Bell, Mike Mataragas, and Bill Giannetti. Saturday's show at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois was then rained-out. Full results from Friday's stop to FCR can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com.

Spatola Sweeps Weekend Events at Farmer City and Fairbury!
(August 11, 2019) Mike Spatola III swept August 9-10 weekend events at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois to elevate his 2019 season win total to five! At Farmer City on Friday night, Mike laid down the fourth quickest time during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later vaulted from the fourth starting spot to nab the $1,000 triumph over Allen Weisser, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mckay Wenger, and Jason Feger. In a weekly 'FALS Cup' showdown on Saturday evening, Mike scored the victory in his heat race and later took the lead late in the 30-lap feature event to bag the $2,500 payday ahead of Dennis Erb, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, Donny Walden, and Jason Feger. Complete results from both Land of Lincoln venues can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com.

Mike Spatola Improves Four Spots to Finish Seventh at FALS
(August 4, 2019) Spatola Racing was back in the pit area at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for another 'FALS Cup' weekly event for the Super Late Models on Saturday, August 3. Mike Spatola III timed in seventh fastest overall during qualifying, but brake problems prior to the heat race caused him to start last on the grid in the prelim. Mike then rallied to finish third and later rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the $2,500 to win main event. "Opie" was able to steer past four cars during the 30-lap contest to leave FALS with a steady seventh place performance. Full results from last night's stop in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com.

Spatola Seventh in PDC Qualifier; Narrowly Misses Out on 100-Lapper
(July 28, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for Mike Spatola III was a visit to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 26-27 for the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. A total of 72 cars converged at FALS over the weekend for the mega-event that boasted a $30,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Mike knocked down the eighteenth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later moved up to seventh in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature event. "Opie" then placed fourth in his B-Main on Saturday evening and fifth in the Non-Qualifiers Race, which unfortunately kept the Manhattan, Illinois racer out of the 100-lap PDC. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at the 1/4-mile bullring can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Mike Spatola III Sweeps Weekend for $5,500 in Total Earnings!!!
(July 21, 2019) Mike Spatola III and his Spatola Racing team elevated their 2019 win total to three over the July 19-20 weekend with a pair of victories in the Land of Lincoln! On Friday night in the annual 'JR Kimler Memorial' at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Mike earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session, won his heat race in preliminary action, and later pulled off an exciting last lap pass on his cousin Frank Heckenast, Jr. to bag the $3,000 winner's check. "Opie" beat Heckenast, Jr., Jason Feger, Mckay Wenger, and Ryan Unzicker to the checkered flag at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility.

At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, Mike once again laid down the quickest lap overall in qualifying and won his heat race prior to leading each and every lap in the weekly 'FALS Cup' feature event to capture the $2,500 top prize over Kevin Weaver, Scott Schmitt, Rich Bell, and Donny Walden. Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com.

 

 

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