Spatola Racing Competes in Illini 100 Weekend at Farmer City Raceway...
(April 19, 2015) Spatola Racing trekked to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 17-18 for the annual 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Unfortunately, Mike Spatola III was unable to transfer into both feature events over the action-packed weekend. In the $6,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Mike finished fifth in his heat race and fifteenth in his B-Main - due to a wreck. On Saturday evening in the $15,000 to win 'Illini 100' finale, "Opie" got into the wall during qualifying and later ran eleventh in both his heat race and his B-Main. Complete results from the disappointing doubleheader can be viewed online at

Mike Spatola III Runner-Up in Don Bohlander Tribute at Peoria!
(April 12, 2015) Mike Spatola III and his #89 team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on April 10-11 for a pair of Super Late Model events. On Friday night at Farmer City, a $1,000 paycheck was on the line in a weekly UMP DIRTcar Series show. Mike timed in tenth fastest in qualifying and later ran fourth in heat race action. After starting the A-Main from the outside of the fifth row, "Opie" hung around the top ten before eventually claiming a twelfth place performance against a strong field of competitors.

At Peoria on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Don Bohlander Tribute' paid $5,000 to the winner. Mike once again clicked off the tenth quickest lap during time trials prior to scoring the win in heat race action. After rolling off from the pole position in the 50-lap affair, the Manhattan, Illinois ace ran second in the entire distance and finished an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Bobby Pierce. Complete results from both Land of Lincoln venues can be found online at and

Spatola Racing Kicks Off 2015 Season in Thaw Brawl at LaSalle Speedway
(April 5, 2015) Spatola Racing started their 2015 racing season over the April 3-4 weekend in the annual 'Thaw Brawl' at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. On Friday night, Mike Spatola III knocked down the quickest lap overall during American Late Model Series (ALMS) qualifying and later finished fifth in his heat race and seventh in the $5,000 to win lid lifter. At LaSalle on Saturday evening, Mike qualified fastest in his group once again and later bagged the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the $15,000 to win headliner, "Opie" drew a late caution in the 75-lapper and was placed sixteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from LaSalle can be viewed online at


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