Battles for Top Ten; Finishes Eleventh in Wallace Memorial
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.
Gordy Suffers Mechanical
Woes During Weiner Nationals Pace Laps
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!
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
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.
Gundaker Battles Summer
Nationals Foes at Granite City & FALS
20, 2021) The
GGR Motorsports team and driver Gordy Gundaker competed in their
first two DIRTcar Summer Nationals programs of the 2021 season on
June 18-19, as a pair of $10,000 top prizes were on the line at
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway
in Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night Granite City, Gordy ran third
in his loaded heat race to earn the outside of the fifth row for
the start of the 40-lap headliner. Unfortunately, an early flat
tire sidelined the St. Charles, Missouri ace and relegated him to
a disappointing twenty-third place showing. At FALS on Saturday
evening, Gordy missed out on the 50-lap feature event after finishing
seventh in his heat race and ninth in the B-Main. Full results from
both weekend races can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Gordy Gundaker Seventh
in $5,000 Weekend Opener at FALS!
6, 2021) Gordy
Gundaker and his #11 team were busy in the states of Illinois and
Indiana over the June 3-5 extended weekend. The tripleheader of
racing action kicked off with a special 'Thursday Night Shootout'
at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. Gordy timed
in sixteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to placing
fifth in his loaded heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win
headliner from the inside of the seventh row, Gordy steered his
#11 mount past six competitors during the 40-lapper en route to
a strong seventh place showing.
The GGR Motorsports team then trekked to the Hoosier
State for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series programs to wrap up the busy weekend. At the new
Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday evening,
Gordy chose to scratch from the show before the qualifying session
due to the rough track conditions. On Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
in Plymouth, Indiana, Gordy placed sixth in his heat race before
working his way up to twelfth in the final finishing order of the
40-lap main event. Full results from each of these weekend races
can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Top Five MARS Finishes
for Gundaker at Fayette County & Spoon River!
31, 2021) Following
a quick visit to Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway on Friday, May 28, the
GGR Motorsports team wound up in the Land of Lincoln to compete
in a pair of $5,000 to win MARS Racing Series battles. On Saturday,
May 29 at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, Gordy
Gundaker ran second in his heat race prior to moving up three spots
during the course of the 40-lapper to land on the podium in third
behind only victor Jason Feger and runner-up Tanner English. At
Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois on Sunday, May 30, Gordy
finished third in heat race action and later advanced up into the
top five in the 40-lap feature to place fifth at the checkers behind
only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, Tanner English,
and Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from both MARS races can be
accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Gundaker Moves Forward
in Castrol FloRacing Night in America Show
26, 2021) A
busy week of racing action for the #11 team heading into the Memorial
Day holiday kicked off with a midweek stop to Tri-City Speedway
on Tuesday, May 25. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series
sanctioned the special event at the Granite City, Illinois oval
and 27 competitors were in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 winner's
check. Gordy Gundaker, of St. Charles, Missouri, laid down the twenty-first
fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before finishing
sixth in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from
the outside of the ninth row, Gordy drove past six racecars and
was able to place twelfth in the final rundown against the national
touring field. Complete results from last night at Tri-City Speedway
can be accessed online at www.floracing.com.
Gordy Gundaker Climbs
to Sixth in $10,000 Farmer City 74!
16, 2021) Next
up for the Gordy Gundaker Racing (GGR) team was a lucrative doubleheader
with the MARS Racing Series on May 14-15 in the Land of Lincoln.
On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'Farmer City 74,' Gordy Gundaker
placed third in his stacked heat race at Farmer City Raceway and
later blasted past a handful of competitors during the 74-lap headliner
to land in the sixth finishing position. He trailed only winner
Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Dennis Erb, Jr.,
and McKay Wenger at the unfurling of the checkered flag. At Fairbury
Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening in the
$15,000 to win 'Spring Showcase,' Gordy finished seventh in his
heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh in the 50-lapper.
Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online by
clicking on www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Gundaker Competes in
Lucrative Dairyland Showdown at MTS
9, 2021) The
#11 team was in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
action on May 7-8 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City,
Wisconsin. On Friday night in the 'Dairyland Showdown' opener, which
paid out $12,500 to the winner, Gordy Gundaker placed seventh in
his stacked heat race, third in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the
40-lap feature event. In the 'Dairyland Showdown,' finale on Saturday
evening, Gordy ran fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior
to advancing all the way up to finish twelfth in the $22,500 to
win headliner. Complete results from both weekend races at MTS can
be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Gordy Gundaker Knocks
Down Top Ten in $30,000 Hawkeye 100!
2, 2021) The
Gordy Gundaker Racing (GGR) team trekked to Boone Speedway in Boone,
Iowa on April 30-May 1 for the inaugural running of the 'Hawkeye
100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series. On Friday night in the two $3,000 to win preliminary
events, Gordy Gundaker finished thirteenth in the first 25-lapper,
while he wound up twelfth in the final rundown of the second "Twin
Hawk." After running fourth in Saturday's heat race, Gordy
lined up tenth on the starting grid in the 100-lap headliner, which
carried a whopping $30,000 paycheck. The St. Charles, Missouri ace
raced hard inside of the top ten and eventually brought his #11
machine home in the eighth finishing position. Complete results
from the 'Hawkeye 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.