Usually, being asked to show your CDL license is a bad thing. Not Friday night at Grundy County Speedway, though. Anyone showing a CDL license will get into the races for half price as the track salutes the “Knights of the Highway.” There will be action in Super Late Models, Mid Am sportsman, Street Stocks and 4-cylinder pure stocks.
On May 23, Grundy County Speedway will feature a full stock program plus Streator/Sandwich night. The night of May 30 also will feature a full stockcar program, plus Armed Forces members showing I.D. will get free admission. The track is at 8890 N. Route 47, one mile north of I-80 at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris.
Stock car racing takes place every Friday night through Labor Day. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., with time trials set for 6:45 and the first race at 8. Four division feature races will highlight the program, including Illinois Truck & Equipment Super Late Model, The McMahon Transport Group MidAm Sportsman, Street Stocks and STARS Promotions 4 Cylinders. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and children under 11 get in free.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Class 3A Minooka Sectional: The Indians ran away with the title, finishing with 96 points for their first-ever sectional championship. Runner-up Yorkville finished with 84 points. Janile Rogers was a part of four sectional titles (long jump, 100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays). Alexis Pease, seeded eighth, won the sectional title in the discus. More coverage of the meet, along with pictures, will be in Saturday’s Morris Daily Herald.
Minooka 10, Romeoville 0: Jake Null was 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the Indians (22-5, 16-2) to the Southwest Prairie win. Brennan Polcyn and Cristian Sanchez each had an RBI, while Joe Butler, Miguel Ruiz and Trevor Maly combined on the mound for a two-hit shutout.
Gardner-South Wilmington 12, Donovan 0: All nine of the Panthers’ starters had at least one hit Wednesday. Jordan Wilkey had two hits, including a triple on senior night, while classmates Jeremy Kunz, Dan Housman and Cameron Webb all had a hit.
Blake Marks pitched the five-inning win, striking out nine, for GSW (12-12).
Coal City 4, Wilmington 0: In the Reed-Custer Regional, the Coalers got goals from Alicia Matusiak, Brittany Jezik, Alyssa Gernenz and Natalie Norris. Coal City will play Herscher on Friday at 4:30 p.m. for the title.
Morris Area Tennis Association: Registration for the summer 2014 sessions will take place at the Morris Community High School tennis courts on Friday from 4-6 p.m., Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m.-noon. Interested parties can also call Sara Davy at 815-212-2965 or 815-585-6822 during the same times. Session 1 will be from June 16-July 3 and players can choose between a Monday and Wednesday group or a Tuesday and Thursday group. Fridays will be used as make-up days in case of rain. Session 2 will take place from July 14-July 31.
Each session costs $60. Players also pay a $15 registration fee, which covers a t-shirt, court supplies and insurance, individual and group photo and lunch and awards ceremony on Aug. 4 at Lions Park from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m.