Monday, June 11, 2012
Wallace Latest Entry in 2012 Musgrave Memorial
by Tom White
SCHERERVILLE, Ind. -- Stephen Wallace NASCAR Nationwide driver and son of 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Rusty Wallace has entered the 11th annual Elmer Musgrave twin 56-lap event presented by Texas Corral Sat Nite June 16. Wallace will make his first appearance at the Illiana Motor Speedway an ASA Member track with a strong resume including a win in the Snowball Derby, arguably the biggest short track event in the United States. Also on the nightís card, INEX Buys Off Broadway Legends and Make It Straight Pure stocks. A Star-Studded field is expected, including Eddie Hoffman, First time feature winner DJ Weltmeyer, Five-time track champion Mike White and John Nutley. Make plans now to start the Fathers day weekend at the Historic Illiana Motor Speedway. The ONE BIG RACE You DONíT WANT TO MISS!
The event is held in the memory and honor of the late Elmer Musgrave, who passed away in 2000. Musgrave was a long-time Chicagoland stock car competitor, racing at tracks throughout the Midwest and the Chicago area. His son, Ted Musgrave, the 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion, will be on hand for a special autograph session.
Elmer Musgrave Memorial Previous Winners
2011- Ross Kenseth, 2010- Steve Carlson 2009- Jacob Goede, 2008- Boris Jurkovic, 2007- Dave Weltmeyer, 2006- Nathan Haseleu, 2005- Eddie Hoffman, 2004-Eddie Hoffman, 2003- Eddie Hoffman,2002- Boris Jurkovic.
Special Event Schedule & Pricing
The gates open Saturday at 4:00 p.m., with time trials set for 5:00 p.m. and the first race getting the green flag at 7:00 p.m. Three Division feature races will highlight the program Including Late Models, Buys off Broadway Legends, Make It Straight Pure Stocks
Adults -$15 Children 8-12, $5 7 & Under Free. Free Parking
For more information, call the speedway at (219) 322-5311 or go to
The track is located at 7211 Lincoln Hwy on U.S. Highway 30, about 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 41 or five miles west of Interstate 65.