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IRS - Zero The Hero
July 28th 2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tom Arthur, PR Director
Illini Racing Series (IRS)
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Orseske's Zero the Hero at Rockford

Rockford, IL (07/27/08) For the second time this season, the Illini Racing
Series (IRS) midgets shared the card with the ASA Late Models and their support
classes. This time the venue was the historic Rockford Speedway. The midgets
put on some the best racing of the evening.

Doug Orseske became the first two time winner of the season, after a spirited
battle with Lamont Critchett. Critchett was able to use lapped traffic to gain
the lead for one lap, but Orseske battled back on the high side to reclaim the
top spot a lap later.

Loran Critchett, Jr. picked a his first checkered flag of the year, winning heat
#1 over local favorite Jason Dull and Orseske. Heat #2 was all Freddie Teer,
with Joe Knippel closing in on the final laps. Sean Murphy brought the Half
Fast team's new car to a pavement track for the first time to take third in this
heat and the feature.

Illini Racing Series Midgets, Race Results from Rockford Speedway; July 26,
2008:

Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. Loran Critchett, Jr., Alsip, IL, Dave Gass #17
VW/Challenger; 2. Jason Dull, Machesney Park, IL, #56 JJ Precision Grinding #56
Chevy II/Stealth; 3. Doug Orseske, Frankfort, IL, Orsske Farms #0 Quad
4/Buzzard; 4. Mike Adams, Jr., Rockdale, WI, Albert Motorsports #21 Chevy
II/Mislich; 5. Scott Dunning, Bolingbrook, IL, Knippel/Spencer Racing #1
Illini Focus/Hawk; 6. Black Bart, Chicago, IL, Black Bart Race Cars #91
VW/Kenyon; 7. Ben Gillis, Westmont, IL, Task Management #39 Illini
Focus/White; 8. Eddie Sauer, Davis, IL, Sauer Motorsports 2300cc Ford/Edmunds.

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Freddie Teer, Union IL, Snyder Fabrication #54
VW/Beast; 2. Joe Knippel, Mokena, IL, INR Beatty Lumber #33 Quad 4/Buzzard; 3.
Sean Murphy, Evanston, IL, Half Fast Motorsports #5 Quad 4/Hawk; 4. Lamont
Critchett, Demotte, IN, Knight Body Shop #44 VW/Stapp; 5. David Budres, Beloit,
WI, Snap-On Tools #31 Quad 4/Ellis; 6. Scott Koerner, Joliet, IL, Task
Management #4 Sesco/Bishop; 7. Mark Morey, Sugar Grove, IL, Morey Enterprises
#3 Illini Focus/Outhouse.

Feature Race (25 laps): 1. Orseske, 2. La. Critchett, 3. Murphy, 4. Knippel,
5. Lo. Critchett, 6. Budres, 7. Dull, 8. Teer, 9. Gillis, 10. Morey, 11.
Koerner, 12. Bart, 13. Dunning, 14. Adams, !5. Sauer, DNS.

Illini Racing Series Points after 7 races: 1. Joe Knippel, 1976; 2. Lamont
Critchett, 1803; 3. Loran Critchett, 1766; 4. Doug Orseske, 1758; 5. Jason
Dull, 1443; 6. Allen Gillis, 1277; 7. Scott Koerner, 1158; 8. Mike Adams
Jr., 1097; 9. Scott Dunning, 1059; 10. Dick Kaiser, 1008; 11. Mark Morey,
1001; 12. David Budres, 782; 13. Freddie Teer, 766; 14. Sean Murphy, 669;
15. Dan George, 661; 16. Eric Nitz, 579; 17. Charlie Holt, 548; 18. Eddie
Sauer, 519; 19. Tom Shilkuski, 414; 20. Kurt Mayhew, 293; 21. Duke Fulton,
211; 22. Ben Gillis, 195; 23t. Bob Shreffler, 181; 23t. Black Bart, 181;
25. Mike Krysiak, 120; 26t. Ken Dull, 5; 26t. Jolene Slomka, 5.

Next Illini Racing Series event: August 3rd at Angell Park Speedway, Sun
Prairie, WI.