Gordy Gundaker Grabs Another Podium Performance in MLRA Finale!
(October 17, 2021)
Following a rain-out on Friday night, the Lucas Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their 2021 season on Saturday evening, October 16 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The show last night at the St. Louis-area oval drew a 25 car field to vie for the $7,000 paycheck. Gordy Gundaker laid down the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before securing a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front row, Gordy raced hard at the front of the field and eventually wound up third and on the podium behind only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr.! Full results from Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.

Gundaker Leads Majority of $15,000 FALS Frenzy; Winds Up on Podium!
(October 10, 2021)
The Gordy Gundaker Racing (GGR) team invaded Fairbury Speedway on October 8-9 for the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' The Super Late Model doubleheader was scheduled to kick off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win shootout, but the opener was nixed due to inclement weather. On Saturday evening at the Fairbury, Illinois oval, Gordy Gundaker started off his night by winning his heat race to earn the pole position for the $15,000 to win headliner. Gordy then grabbed the point from early leader Brandon Sheppard on the fourth circuit and led the caution-free race up until the 34th lap. At the finish of the 50-lapper, the St. Charles, Missouri ace found himself on the podium in third behind only victor Frank Heckenast, Jr. and runner-up Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from FALS can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Gordy Gundaker Claims Pair of Top Tens in Mod Mania at Granite City
(September 26, 2021)
Gordy Gundaker and his #11 team headed to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois from September 23-25 for the annual running of 'Mod Mania,' which was headlined by a trio of Super Late Model shows all paying $3,000 to the winner. In Thursday's opener, Gordy ran third in his heat race prior to knocking down a solid ninth place effort in the 30-lap main event. At Granite City on Friday night, Gordy set Fast Time in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later slipped back to finish sixth in the final rundown of the 30-lapper. Unfortunately, Gordy then suffered motor issues early in the program on Saturday and was forced to scratch from the 'Mod Mania' finale. Full results from the past three days at the St. Louis-area venue can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.

Terminal Mechanical Woes Force Gundaker to Scratch from Pepsi Nationals
(September 19, 2021)
Next up on the racing calendar for the GGR Motorsports team was a visit to Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, September 18. The DIRTcar Super Late Model portion of the 'Pepsi Nationals' boasted a $2,000 paycheck. Gordy Gundaker moved up one spot during his heat race to finish third, but unfortunately hurt a motor while doing so. Due to the terminal mechanical woes, Gordy was unable to make the start in the A-Main and was officially paid for a twenty-fourth place effort at the St. Louis-area venue. Full results from last night at Pevely can be viewed online at www.federatedautopartsraceway.com.

Gundaker Grabs Top Five with Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series!
(September 14, 2021)
A special Monday night showdown greeted the #11 team on September 13 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series schedule fired back up last night at FALS and the event dubbed as 'One for the Road' shelled out a $15,000 paycheck. Gordy Gundaker clicked off the ninth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to placing third in his stacked heat race. After starting ninth on the feature grid and climbing to as high as second in the running order, Gordy crossed underneath the checkers fifth in the 50-lapper behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Tanner English, Bobby Pierce, and Mike Spatola! Complete results from Fairbury Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser to www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Gordy Gundaker Competes in Lucrative World 100s at Eldora
(September 12, 2021)
The GGR Motorsports team and driver Gordy Gundaker made their way to the Buckeye State from September 8-11 for the double 'World 100s' held at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The 51st edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All" started on Wednesday night with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary events - each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Gordy finished eighth in his heat race and fourteenth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap sprint. At Eldora on Thursday, Gordy ran tenth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main before being forced to watch the $54,000 to win crown jewel headliner that was won by Brandon Overton.

On Friday evening at the "Big E," the 50th Annual 'World 100' got underway with $10,000 to win Twin 25s. Gordy placed eighth in his heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main, which did not allow him to transfer into the 25-lapper. In the grand finale on Saturday in front of a jammed-packed grandstand crowd, Gordy wound up ninth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. Although the St. Charles, Missouri ace was unable to make the start in the $53,000 to win 'World 100,' his good friend Nick Hoffman did utilize the #11 ride as a back-up machine to make the start in the 100-lap affair. Complete results from the storied 1/2-mile oval can be located by visiting www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Gundaker Spends Labor Day Weekend at Farmer City & FALS
(September 5, 2021)
Gordy Gundaker and his #11 team spent their Labor Day weekend at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from September 2-4, as a trio of MARS Racing Series specials took place in the Land of Lincoln. The holiday weekend triple shot kicked off on Thursday night at Farmer City with a $5,000 to win showdown. Gordy timed in fourteenth fastest during the qualifying session, placed fourth in his stacked heat race, and later wound up twelfth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper.

Another $5,000 top prize was scheduled to be on the line on Friday evening at Farmer City, but rain showers during heat race action nixed the 40-lap main event. The MARS tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday at Fairbury with the annual running of the 'FALS Super Nationals,' which shelled out a $10,000 paycheck. Gordy once again laid down the fourteenth quickest time during qualifying, but unfortunately suffered terminal motor issues during his heat race and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the program. Complete results from each of these Labor Day weekend races can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Gordy Gundaker Knocks Down Top Five Against Summer Nationals Foes!
(August 15, 2021)
Gordy Gundaker and his #11 team were back in action with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour on Saturday night, August 14 at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. A 33 car field signed into the pit area at the St. Louis-area venue to do battle for the $10,000 payday. Gordy timed in second fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. The St. Charles, Missouri standout then started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the fourth row before picking off three competitors during the contest. At the checkers, Gordy found himself in the fifth position behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Ashton Winger, and Shannon Babb! Full results from last night at Pevely can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

Gundaker Advances into $50,000 USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway
(August 8, 2021)
Next up for the Gordy Gundaker Racing (GGR) team was a visit to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway on August 5-7 for the 34th Annual 'USA Nationals.' The crown jewel extravaganza, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, kicked off at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval on Thursday with a $6,000 to win shootout. Gordy Gundaker timed in eighteenth quickest in Group A during qualifying before running seventh in his stacked heat race. With the remainder of the show getting pushed back until late Friday afternoon due to inclement weather, Gordy placed seventh in his B-Main as well and unfortunately missed out on the 30-lap feature that was eventually won by Ashton Winger.

Later on Friday at Cedar Lake, Gordy finished fourth in his first heat race of the night and eighth in his final prelim. The St. Charles, Missouri ace then placed fifth in his B-Main on Saturday evening before receiving a provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' Gordy started twenty-seventh on the feature grid, but was an early retiree during the attrition-filled race and was paid for a twenty-first place performance in the 100-lap affair. Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be located online at www.woolms.com.

Gordy Gundaker Fifth in Prairie Dirt Classic Qualifying Feature at FALS
(August 1, 2021)
The #11 GGR team closed out a busy month of July on July 30-31 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again sanctioned the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' and 74 competitors piled into the pit area to do battle for the whopping $50,000 winner's check. At FALS on Friday night, Gordy Gundaker stopped the clock twelfth fastest in Group B during qualifying before winding up fifth in his 25-lap qualifying feature behind only $3,000 winner Hudson O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Chase Junghans, and Mckay Wenger.

When Saturday evening rolled around in the Land of Lincoln, Gordy had high hopes of transferring into the 100-lap headliner. Unfortunately, the St. Charles, Missouri ace finished ninth in both his B-Main and the Non-Qualifiers Race and was unable to make the start of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was ultimately won by Kyle Larson. Full results from the lucrative PDC weekend can be obtained by accessing www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Gundaker Battles for Top Ten; Finishes Eleventh in Wallace Memorial
(July 24, 2021)
Gordy Gundaker, of St. Charles, Missouri, piloted a throwback #6 car in tribute to the Wallace family on Friday night, July 23 in the 'Russ Wallace Memorial' at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals paid their second visit of the year to the St. Louis-area venue and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Gordy stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running third in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, Gordy fought valiantly for a top ten showing in the caution-free affair before landing in the eleventh finishing position. Full results from last night at Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Dirtman Photography)

Gordy Suffers Mechanical Woes During Weiner Nationals Pace Laps
(July 19, 2021)
The lone event for the #11 team over the weekend was a trip to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri on Sunday night, July 18. The unsanctioned Super Late Model contest - dubbed the 'Weiner Nationals' - drew 23 competitors to the Show-Me State oval to do battle for the $10,000 winner's check. Gordy Gundaker laid down the fifth quickest time overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action. He was then slated to roll off from the inside of the third row in the 30-lap headliner, but mechanical woes during pace laps dropped him to a disappointing twenty-second place performance. Full results from last night's race can be accessed online at www.randolphcountyraceway.myracepass.com. (STL Racing Photos)

Gundaker Climbs to Fifth in 41st Annual Herald & Review 100!
(July 10, 2021)
Gordy Gundaker was back on tour with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals in a trio of races in the Land of Lincoln from July 7-9. Things kicked off for the week for the #11 team on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. Gordy clicked off the eighth quickest lap in a stacked Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside of the eighth row, Gordy was able to streak past eight competitors during the 40-lapper to nab a solid seventh place effort.

The St. Charles, Missouri ace was then looking to rekindle some past magic on Thursday evening in the 41st Annual 'Herald & Review 100' at the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Gordy placed third in heat race action, but later moved past seven cars during the 100-lap main event to land in the fifth finishing position behind only $5,500 victor Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Shannon Babb, and Logan Martin. The action for the week then wrapped on Friday at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois where a $10,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Gordy finished third in his heat race before starting and ultimately running eleventh in the 40-lap contest. Full results can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

Gordy Gundaker Knocks Down Top Ten at Fayette County Speedway
(July 4, 2021)
Following a slew of rain-outs last weekend, the #11 team was back in action on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour on Saturday evening, July 3. The Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois held a $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" program last night. Gordy Gundaker clicked off the ninth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before placing fourth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 50-lap headliner, Gordy steered past five competitors during the caution-free affair to land in the ninth finishing position. Complete results from Fayette County Speedway can be located online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

 

 

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