- Oct. 2 - Kankakee County Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


 Ryan Unzicker - Kankakee ALMS winner 

Before coming in from the cold, Ryan Unzicker & friends celebrated the $2,000 win he put together at Kankakee Co. Speedway Saturday. (Jim Denhamer)

 NALMS/ALMS/Monster: Unzicker Takes Triple Crown Final at Kankakee

KANKAKEE, Ill. - Oct. 2. After coming as close as one can get without taking home a trophy in Friday's "Triple Crown  Clash", Ryan Unzicker  started second and put Saturday's 40-lap, $2,000-to-win special on his resume' on a chilly night in northern Illinois.

Rusty Schlenk - Frank Heckenast - Kankakee County Speedway

With a UMP Dirtcar championship in hand, the pressure wasss off of #91 Rusty Schlenk, here racing Frank Heckenast, Jr. on his way to sixth place from his 14th position start. (Jim Denhamer)

Chasing Unzicker at the end of the event, sanctioned by the Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS),  the Northern All Stars Late Model Series (NALMS), and the Midwest Monster Tour, was Friday's early leader Kevin Weaver, polesitter Dennis Erb, Jr., Dillan White, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Dennis Erb Jr - Kevin Weaver - Kankakee County Speedway

Dennis Erb, Jr. and #12 Kevin Weaver fight for second at Kankakee. (Jim Denhamer)

14th starting Rusty Schlenk was the night's hard charger., as he advanced to sixth. The Michigan ace could breathe easier  after having already iced the championship for the UMP Dirtcar national sanction. Thirty-one racers were hand for this season ending event at the track. 

Oct. 2 - Kankakee County Speedway
1) Ryan Unzicker , 2) Kevin Weaver, 3) Dennis Erb, Jr., 5) Dillan White, 5) Frank Heckenast, Jr., 6) Rusty Schlenk, 7) Eric Smith, 8) Jason Feger, 9) Jimmy Dehm, 10) Brandon Sheppard, 11) Bobby Pierce, 12) Brian Ruhlman, 13) Curtis Roberts, 14) Jay Morris, 15) Ryan Vanderveen, 16) Tom Smith, 17) John Quill, 18) Scott Baker, 19) Frank Heckenast, Sr., 20) Adam Mefford, 21) Steve Dimmick, 22) Dusty Moore, 23) Steve Thorsten.

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