Spatola III Leads Early; Finishes on the Podium at Peoria Speedway!
16, 2017) Following a rain-out on Friday evening
at Farmer City (IL) Raceway, the Spatola Racing team invaded Peoria
Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday night, April 15 for a
weekly Super Late Model show. Mike Spatola III won his heat race
in preliminary action and later started the 25-lap headliner from
the pole position. After leading the first half of the feature,
"Opie" lost the point following a restart and wound
up third in the final finishing order behind only $1,000 victor
Rich Bell and runner-up Todd Bennet. Complete results from last
night at Peoria Speedway can be accessed online at www.peoriaspeedway.com.
Spatola Starts Season
with Solid Runs at Farmer City and Peoria!
(April 9, 2017)
Mike Spatola III and his #89 team kicked off their version of
the 2017 racing season over the April 7-8 weekend in a pair of
events in the Land of Lincoln. On Friday night in a weekly UMP
show at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Mike earned
Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to running second in
heat race action. Mike, who recently became a father in late-March
to a son, then knocked down a solid fifth place effort in the
$1,000 to win season opener behind only victor Jason Feger, Bob
Gardner, Ryan Unzicker, and Rodney Sanders!
At Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday
evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running
of the 'Chuck Hamilton Memorial.' Mike timed in fifth quickest
in UMP qualifying before placing sixth in his loaded heat race.
During the course of the 50-lapper, "Opie" blasted past
five competitors en route to a sixth place showing behind only
winner Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker,
and Frank Heckenast, Jr. Full results from both weekend battles
can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com
Mike Spatola III Releases
Early Season 2017 Race Dates!
(February 16, 2017)
The Spatola Racing team released some early season race dates
for the 2017 campaign today right here at www.MikeSpatola.com!
Mike Spatola III and his wife Robin are expecting the birth of
their first child in late-March, so any race dates before the
month of April would be very, very tentative. "Opie"
plans to start his '17 season in a doubleheader on April 7-8 at
Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Peoria Speedway
in Peoria, Illinois. You can view confirmed schedule dates by
clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!