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54th "Bettenhausen Memorial 100!"
Sept 19th, 2015
Stan Kalwasinski Photos

Scott Tomasik, of Avon, Ind., enjoys victory circle honors after he won Saturday night's 54th annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 presented by Schepel GMC Commercial Truck Division at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville. 

Scott Tomasik keeps his Tony D'Ambrose-built and owned No. 8 in the lead during the closing laps of Saturday night's
th annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 lapper.

Ty Majeski (91) races Ricky Baker (52) during the early laps.

2015 Illiana Late Model Champion, Anthony Danta and his No. 51 was in contention all night
until getting caught up in a multi-car wreck on lap 87 and finished 15

Second place finisher Boris Jurkovic (53) works his way by Eddie Hoffman (8) during the race.

Michigan's Brian Campbell was looking to win his third consecutive Bettenhausen 100 lapper.
He finished a close third.

A couple of veterans - Danny Darnell (85) and Larry Schuler (30) race hard during the first 10-lap qualifying heat race
of the night.
  Darnell won the heat race with Schuler ending up eighth in the 100-lap headliner.

D.J. Weltmeyer saw his night end with only 8 laps completed in the 100 lapper.

A four-time winner of the Bettenhausen 100, Eddie Hoffman (8) tries to hold off the outside challenge of Ty Majeski (91). 
Majeski finished fourth at the end with Hoffman seventh.

Andy Jones (11) gets by Eddie Hoffman with Jones finishing sixth and Hoffman seventh.

Paul Shafer Sr. (20) grabbed the win in the second 10-lap qualifying heat race.

Paul Shafer Jr. and his No. 7 had fast time among the 31 entries on hand.

Len Nowosel brought out a fresh car for the Tony Bettenhausen 100.  2015 marked Nowosel's 30th year of competition at Illiana. He dropped out of the 100 lap chase and was credited with 24th.

Three-time Rockford Speedway Champion Jerry Gille and his No. 99 encountered engine problems
 and did not attempt to qualify for the race.

Paul Shafer Jr. (7) duels with Ricky Baker during the early laps of the race.

Two-time Grundy County Speedway Late Model Champion Ricky Baker finished fifth in the 100-lap battle.

Mark Ross Jr. and his wife, Ali, pose in victory circle after Ross won the 30-lap Turbo Stox feature
 on the Illiana half-mile pavement.

Jeff Long (05) was the winner of the 15-lap Pure Stocks (four-cylinder) division feature, which was held on Illiana's
quarter-mile track.
  Long is shown here battling with Michael Tobuch (17), who finished third.

What Illiana looked like in the early 1950s -
 This photo hangs in the pit office trailer at Illiana. 
 Notice the two distinct dirt track layouts, the pit area off of turn three, the airplane hangars located
 to the left of a grove of trees in about the center of the picture, three entrances into the track property
 and a two-lane Highway U.S. 30