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Wings N’ Wheels event was created by track operator Jerry Robinson and former Public Relations Director Pete Zanardi during the 2008 season. Its concept was to feature only race cars with open-wheels: The ISMA Super Modifieds, the Modified Racing Series, the NEMA Midgets and the Speedbowl’s SK Modified division. The other fendered divisions from the Speedbowl weekly series would have the night off.

The inaugural event was heavily promoted and a packed-house filled the Speedbowl. It was undoubtedly the biggest event of the 2008 season and most agree it was the largest crowd at the track since the Funkmaster Flex Late Model Invitational in 2004.

When Terry Eames took back the day-to-day operations prior to the 2009 season, he kept the Wings N’ Wheels event on the schedule, as did Shawn Monahan (2015) and George Whitney (2017) when they took over as General Manager. It continued to be a well-attended marquee event on the schedule for most of it’s existence.

YEARLAPSSK MODIFIEDLAPSMODIFIEDLAPSSUPER MODIFIEDLAPSNEMA MIDGET
200835Ron Yuhas Jr100Chris Pasteryak50Lou Ciccone Jr25Randy Cabral
200935Tyler Chadwick100Rowan Pennink50Lou Ciccone Jr25Russ Stoehr
201035Keith Rocco100Steve Masse50Chris Perley25Chris deRitis
201135Keith Rocco100Jerry Marquis50Chris Perley25Todd Bertrand
201235RAIN100Tommy Barrett Jr50Rob Summers25Anthony Marvuglio
201335Keith Rocco100Keith Rocco50Jon McKennedy25Todd Bertrand
201435Jeff Gallup100Ted Christopher50Mark Sammut25John Zych Jr
201535Tyler Chadwick100Chris Pasteryak50Mike Lichty25Seth Carlson
201635Tyler Chadwick100Jon McKennedy50Mike McVetta25John Zych Jr
201735Rob Janovic Jr100Ted Christopher40Timmy Jedrzejek25Avery Stoehr
201840RAIN100Keith Rocco50RAIN25RAIN

Starting with the 5th annual Wings N’ Wheels in 2012, Speedbowl management began adding other divisions or touring series to the event. The weekly SK Lights were added for a 25-lap feature and have remained ever since. The NEMA Lites were also added in 2012 and have been a part of Wings N’ Wheels all but one year since.

The ATQMRA Midgets began appearing in 2016 with 25 lap features. The Pro-4 Modifieds were part of Wings N’ Wheels for one season in 2015, which was the only time there were 7 feature events on the card.

The 2018 event was rained out, with only the Modified Racing Series 100 race being rescheduled for the following week.

LAPSSK LIGHTSLAPSNEMA LITELAPSPRO-4 MODIFIEDLAPSATQMRA MIDGET
201235RAIN25Avery Stoehr
201335Corey Barry25Scott Bigelow
201435Randy Churchill Jr
201535Josh Galvin25Anthony Payne25Rob Richardi Jr
201635Cory DiMatteo25P.J. Stergois25Geoffrey Sutton
201735Dana DiMatteo25Dylan Duhaime25Ryan Tidman
201840RAIN25RAIN25RAIN

MISC WINGS N’ WHEELS NOTES

  • Keith Rocco (SK) and Tyler Chadwick (SK) are the only drivers with 3 career victories in one division
  • Keith Rocco (Mod / SK), Jon McKennedy (Mod / ISMA) and Avery Stoehr (NEMA / NEMA Lite) are the only drivers with wins in multiple divisions
  • Keith Rocco’s 5 career wins (3 SK, 2 Mod) are the most overall by any driver
  • Dennis Gada and Kyle James are the only SK Modified Champions since 2005 that haven’t won a feature during the Wings N’ Wheels events
  • Modified Racing Series, ISMA Super Modifieds and NEMA Midgets have all had 8 different winners over the 11 years this event was held

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