STARS becomes new sanctioning body for the Grundy County Saturday Midget Program



Short Track Auto Racing Series or “STARS” has become the new sanctioning body to run the Saturday night midget auto racing program at Grundy County Speedway in Morris Illinois. STARS, LLC is comprised of 11 principles including local racing experts Mike Gugliemucci, Bob Guess, Tim Delrose and Bernie Myers. The founders of STARS are all local individuals with a passion for racing and all want to see Chicago-area midget auto racing grow back into what it once was. “We have been working closely with the Grundy County Fair Board and some key sponsors in anticipation of this possibility. We are excited about the opportunities that have been created for our organization and midget auto racing. We are looking forward to an exciting season” commented Bernie Myers.

“Midget auto racing has a great tradition here in the Chicago-area and the Midwest. We will work hard to create an environment enjoyable for both the racers and the fans” said Bob Guess. “We want to become one of the options for a family night out, hoping to bring great entertainment at an affordable price.”

“We are looking to start many new traditions and memories here at STARS” says Mike Gugliemucci “Racing has always been a family sport that has been passed on from father to son. Some of that has been lost because of the expenses associated with the sport. While racing will never be cheap we hope to help to curb some of the costs in an effort have many racers return to the Grundy County Speedway on Saturday evenings this summer.”

STARS currently is putting together a tentative schedule and are working on all the other ingredients to put together a successful 2011 racing season. The first race of the season is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 21 – Open practice for all divisions

Saturday, June 11 – First Race

Saturday, June 18

Saturday, June 25

Grundy County Fair Race July 2 – 4 TBD

Saturday, July 16

Saturday, July 30

Saturday, August 6

Saturday, August 20

Saturday, August 27

Saturday, September 3

Saturday, September 17

Established in 2010 and headquartered out of the Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois, the goal of STARS, LLC is to provide a safe and competitive format by which its participants can compete in the sport of auto racing while providing great entertainment for the fans. Auto Racing has a vast history here in the Chicagoland area, it is the organization’s mission to preserve and spark those memories while starting new ones for the future racers and fans to enjoy.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, competitor participation, or event tickets contact STARS LLC at or contact Bernie Myers at (815) 931 4408.