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October 9, 2021 - Sixth-place finish in FALS Frenzy at Fairbury
1McKay Wenger returned behind the wheel of his Rocket Chassis No. 42 Late Model on Saturday afternoon at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) with a Clements Racing Engine underneath the hood as he teamed up with Roberts Motorsports for the FALS Frenzy. Drawing 42 Late Models, Wenger secured his spot into the $15,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Improving five positions in the 50-lap affair, McKay recorded a sixth-place finish. (Ryan Roberts photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

October 1, 2021 - McKay Wenger powers Roberts Motorsports entry at Sycamore
1Hopping behind the wheel of the Ken Roberts-owned No. 42 Black Diamond Chassis, McKay Wenger was one of 30 Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) entries on hand at Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Ill.) on Friday night as the two-day Harvest Hustle got underway. Following the sixth fastest qualifying time in his group, Wenger posted a third-place finish in his heat. Earning the seventh-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, McKay was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on the 29th circuit. (Lloyd Collins photo)

The second round of Saturday's Harvest Hustle fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from this event, please visit www.MLRARacing.com.

September 16, 2021 - Wenger to pilot Boom Briggs No. 99 at Farmer City
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Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway's winningest 2021 Late Model racer will pilot a Boom Briggs backup car at Tuesday's Castrol FloRacing Night in America event, McKay Wenger told DirtonDirt.com today.

The 34-year-old Wenger (pictured), a six-time Farmer City winner who also led more than half of DIRTcar Summer Nationals and MARS Racing Series specials at the quarter-mile oval before posting runner-up finishes, said he was "shocked" to get connected with Bear Lake, Pa.'s Briggs through outreach by Rocket Chassis co-founder Mark Richards, who fields the Rocket house car for Illinois racer Brandon Sheppard.

"I'm looking forward to it and and was excited to hear Mark had my back on that deal, Mark and Brandon, and grateful that Boom, for somebody he doesn't really know, is going to trust me to go out there and race his car," Wenger said. "I really appreciate that, too."

The Rocket-piloting Briggs, a regular on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, is also ninth in points on the first-year Castrol circuit.

Wenger, Farmer City's 2015 champion and third in '21 standings, believed his season was over following engine problems in his self-owned No. 42 Rocket that struck Monday at his hometown Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway while he was running third in the Castrol event won by Sheppard.

"I thought we were completely done for the year, and then Farmer City has been my best track all season, and I thought I was going to have to sit out one of the biggest shows down there," Wenger said. "I've gotta thank Mark Richards for making that phone call for me ... that's a phone call no one's ever made for me before, so I really appreciate that."


September 13, 2021 - Motor woes end Wenger's run in One for the Road at Fairbury
1 McKay Wenger made the short trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Monday afternoon as the Castrol FloRacing Series entered town for the second annual One for the Road. With 31 Late Models registered, McKay jumped up two spots in his heat race to register a second-place finish. Earning the fifth-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Wenger worked his way into a podium spot early and was closing in on the leaders when he experienced engine issues on the 20th circuit. (Josh James Artwork)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FloRacing.com.

September 4, 2021 - Wenger scores impressive second-place finish in FALS Super Nationals
With a freshened Pro Power Racing engine underneath the hood of his Rocket Chassis No. 42 Late Model, McKay Wenger returned to action on Thursday afternoon at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) as his Labor Day weekend kicked off. Drawing 20 MARS Racing Series entries, Wenger clocked in fourth fastest overall in time trials before picking up a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, McKay paced the field for the first 33 circuits but was unable to hold off Brian Shirley amid lapped-traffic to place second. Tanner English, Shannon Babb, and Jason Feger rounded out the Top-5.

For Friday’s program, McKay secured his spot into the A-Main with a heat race win but Mother Nature postponed the remainder of the program during the third heat.

1On Saturday afternoon at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the FALS Super Nationals, Wenger’s fourth-place finish in his heat race pinned him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. Coming alive after an early restart, McKay took part in a heated battle with race-leader Bobby Pierce in the final 15 circuits but came up 0.237 seconds short at the line. He led eight total laps in the 50-lapper but finished second when the checkered flag flew, trailing Pierce across the line with Garrett Alberson, Ryan Unzicker, and Tanner English completing the Top-5 finishers. (Josh James Artwork)

For more results from these events, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com.

August 7, 2021 - Motor issues surface at Fairbury Speedway
Friday night saw McKay Wenger return to the driver’s seat of his Creative Kitchens & Baths No. 42 Late Model at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.). After improving one spot in his heat race to finish second, the crew discovered a broken water pump that sidelined him from the feature.

The following night at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.), Wenger came in second in his heat but motor issues prevented him from competing in the main event.

For more results from these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.FairburySpeedway.com.

July 31, 2021 - McKay Wenger notches seventh-place finish in Prairie Dirt Classic
1McKay Wenger made the short trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Friday afternoon to defend his home turf against a massive field of 74 cars as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series invaded for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. With the 16th fastest qualifying effort in his group lining him up eighth in his $3,000-to-win preliminary feature, Wenger secured spot into the main event on Saturday with the fourth-and-final transfer spot. (Tyler Carr photo)

Rolling off 16th for $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic, McKay wheeled his way into the Top-10 early and was running as high as fifth in the 100-lapper but faded to finish seventh when the checkered flag flew.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 23, 2021 - Wenger repeats in Jr. Kimler Memorial at Farmer City Raceway
1On Friday afternoon McKay Wenger visited Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the 11th annual Jr. Kimler Memorial. With the third fastest qualifying effort and heat race win positioning him on the pole for the feature, Wenger soared to his second straight Jr. Kimler Memorial victory over Kevin Weaver, Jason Feger, Rich Bell, and Logan Moody. He earned $3,000 for his seventh win of 2021. (David B. Stukins Photography)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

July 17, 2021 - McKay Wenger wins FALS Cup in thriller at Fairbury Speedway
1After losing Friday’s event at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) to Mother Nature, McKay Wenger made the short trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Saturday afternoon to enter his Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 42 Late Model into battle. Drawing 28 cars, Wenger clocked in sixth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat race. Rolling off sixth for the FALS Cup feature, McKay shot up to third early and began the three-wide battle for the lead with Ryan Unzicker and Mike Spatola. After Unzicker was caught in a tangle, Wenger weaved underneath Spatola’s slider on the final corner to capture his sixth win of the season and a $2,500 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Spatola, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Vanderveen, and Rob Mayea.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

July 9, 2021 - Wenger leads first 23 laps, finishes second in Hell Tour stop at FCR
1McKay Wenger returned to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) on Friday afternoon to defend his home turf against a field of 40 DIRTcar Summer Nationals entries. With the field split into two separate groups for qualifying, McKay timed in fifth fastest in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Wenger shot out to an early race lead and paced the field for 23 circuits until Shannon Babb snuck by. He went on to place second behind Babb with Garrett Alberson, Brain Shirley, and Joe Godsey rounding out the Top-5. (Josh James Artwork)

Saturday’s FAS Cup event at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from this event, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

July 4, 2021 - Mckay Wenger remains dominant at Farmer City, claims fifth victory of 2021
1After a pair of rainouts sidelined him a week prior, McKay Wenger returned to action on Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) returning to the driver’s seat of the Popejoy Plumbing No. 42 Late Model. Following the fastest lap in time trials, Wenger cruised to a heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Keeping fellow front-row starter Kevin Weaver at bay throughout the 25-lapper, McKay scored his fifth win of the season, which came over Weaver, Jason Wagner, Dan White, and Roben Huffman. He pocketed $1,000.

On Saturday afternoon at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.), McKay started the night off with a heat race victory before placing second in the feature, which came behind Mike Spatola. Eric Smith, Myles Moose, and Jeffrey Ledford completed the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.FairburySpeedway.com.

June 19, 2021 - Wenger back on top at FCR; sixth-place finish in Hell Tour stop at FALS
1On Friday afternoon McKay Wenger made the short trip to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the regular night of racing. After starting the night off with a heat race victory, McKay cruised to his fourth win of the season in the feature. He took the checkers ahead of Jason Wagner, Donny Walden, Paul Parker, and Taylor Scheffler to claim $1,000. (David B. Stukins Photography)

The following night at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals invaded for the fifth round of the Hell Tour, Wenger timed in fourth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat race. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, McKay clawed forward six spots in the 50-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

June 12, 2021 - McKay Wenger tops Farmer City foes for win No. 3
1McKay Wenger was back in action on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) as he entered his Popejoy Plumbing No. 42 Late Model in battle. With a heat race victory placing him on the pole for the feature, Wenger turned back challenges from Mike Spatola to register his third win of the season. He finished ahead of Spatola, Eric Smith, Kolby Vandenbergh, and Donny Walden to pocket $1,000. (David B. Stukins Photography)

Saturday night’s event at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

June 5, 2021 - Wenger scores runner-up finish at FALS
1Thursday night found McKay Wenger in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the Thursday Night Thunder. With 20 Late Models entered, McKay clocked in 11th fastest overall in time trials before placing second in his heat race behind Shannon Babb. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in fifth, Wenger was an early retiree from the 40-lapper on lap 30. (Jim DenHamer photo)

The following night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.), Wenger topped the 11-car field in time trials before picking up a heat race win. Losing two spots in the 25-lap feature, McKay notched a third-place finish, which came behind Mike Spatola and Kevin Weaver. Donny Walden and Jason Wagner completed the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Fairbury Speedway on Saturday afternoon, Wenger outdueled Mike Spatola in his heat race to pick up the victory. Losing the battle to Spatola in the $2,500-to-win FALS Cup feature, McKay notched a runner-up finish. Jeffrey Ledford, Kevin Weaver, and Mike Provenzano rounded out the Top-5 in the 30-lap affair.

For more results from these events, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com and www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

May 29, 2021 - 10th-place finish in FALS Cup at Fairbury Speedway
Taking part in his lone event over the Memorial Day weekend, McKay Wenger visited Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot his Subway No. 42 Late Model. Following a second-place finish in his heat race behind Jeffrey Ledford, Wenger faded back to a 10th-place finish in the 30-lap feature on a one-lane surface.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

May 22, 2021 - McKay Wenger salvages Top-5 finish at FALS
1Saturday saw McKay Wenger make his lone start of the weekend at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for another round of the FALS Cup. In a field of 22 cars, McKay followed up the sixth fastest lap in time trials with an eight-lap heat race victory. After a visit to the infield dropped him to the tail while running in third, Wenger weaved his way through the field to bring home a fourth-place finish. He followed Mike Spatola, Jeffrey Ledford, and Eric Smith across the line with Donny Walden coming in fifth. (Todd Healy photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

May 15, 2021 - Top-5 finish in Farmer City 74 at FCR
1McKay Wenger made the short trek to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) on Friday afternoon to enter his Nutrien Ag. Solutions No. 42 Late Model into battle for the Mars Racing Series-sanctioned Farmer City 74. With a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Dennis Erb Jr. placing him seventh on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Wenger clawed forward two spots in the talent-laden field to register a fifth-place finish. He trailed Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, and Dennis Erb Jr. to the checkers. (Ryan Roberts Photography)

For the Spring Showcase on Saturday evening at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.), McKay came in seventh in his heat race before grabbing the second-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main. With $15,000 on the line in the feature, Wenger pulled off early on lap 23 to save equipment.

For more results from these events, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com.

May 8, 2021 - Wenger bags second win of 2021 at Farmer City Raceway
1Friday night found McKay Wenger in action at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) piloting his Popejoy Plumbing & Heating No. 42 Late Model. With an eight-lap heat race victory locking him on the pole for the feature, Wenger won by nearly a three-second margin to register his second win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Donny Walden, Kevin Weaver, Jeffrey Ledford, and Jason Wagner to claim $1,000. (David B. Stukins Photography)

The following night, Wenger entered FALS Cup racing action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) but Mother Nature made an appearance before the feature was able to get underway.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

May 1, 2021 - McKay Wenger notches Top-10 finish in FALS Cup opener
1On Saturday afternoon McKay Wenger made the short trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) to kick off the track’s season opener with the FALS Cup. After topping the 25-car field in time trials, Wenger streaked to an eight-lap heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. With the team still learning the setup on his brand new Rocket XR1 Chassis, Wenger faded back to an eighth-place finish in the 30-lap affair.

He was awarded his 2020 Fairbury Speedway track championship trophy while picking up the Driver of the Year honor.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

April 16, 2021 - Wenger rebounds at Farmer City for first win of 2021
1McKay Wenger returned to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) on Friday afternoon to enter his Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 42 Late Model into battle. Improving one spot in his heat race to place second behind Jason Wagner, McKay locked into the second-starting position for the A-Main. Outdueling polesitter Jason Wagner in the 25-lap affair, Wenger stormed his first win of the season over Wagner, Kevin Weaver, Mike Glasscock, and Logan Moody. He earned $1,000.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

April 9, 2021 - McKay Wenger opens 2021 season at Farmer City Raceway
1The 2021 season got underway for McKay Wenger on Friday night as he entered his Creative Kitchens & Baths No. 42 Late Model into battle at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.). Following the third fastest lap overall in time trials, Wenger posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jeffrey Ledford, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Taking command of the lead early, McKay looked to have his first win of the season locked up until a right-rear tire blowout brought an immediate end to his evening. (David B. Stukins Photography)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

December 21, 2020 - Wenger tallies five-win 2020 season, grabs FALS track championship
In his first season behind the wheel of the Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 42 Rocket Chassis XR1 Late Model, McKay Wenger competed in a total of 21 events while capturing his first career Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) track championship. He amassed five wins, six Top-5 finishes, and seven Top-10 outings.

September 19, 2020 - Mechanical issues bring Wenger's 2020 season to an end
Tuesday night found McKay Wenger in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) competing in a stout field of 44 Late Models for the $15,000-to-win One for the Road. After lingering mechanical issues prevented him from completing a lap in time trials, Wenger failed to make the call for both his heat race, and B-Main.

On Saturday night, Wenger returned to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) looking to pick up the win in the final round of the FALS Cup. Following the fifth fastest time overall in qualifying, McKay was an early retiree from his 8-lap heat race. Starting the $2,500-to-win A-Main in 15th, McKay Wenger suffered a broken spool in his rear-end that brought a disappointing end to his weekend.

For more results from these events, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.


September 5, 2020 - 12th place finish in Super Nationals at Fairbury Speedway
Taking part in the Labor Day weekend MARS Racing Series tripleheader, McKay Wenger traveled to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) on Thursday afternoon for the Farmer City 74. Drawing 29 Late Models, Wenger laid down the seventh fastest time in his group before placing third in his heat race. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 11th, McKay was an early retiree from the 40-lapper on lap 20.

The following night, McKay was an early exit from his heat race with two-laps remaining, transferring him into the B-Main. Coming in third, Wenger locked into the 18th-starting position for the show. With $5,000 on the line, Wenger ran into more trouble that saw him depart early from the 47-lap affair on lap 39.

1On Saturday afternoon at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the FALS Supernationals, Wenger came one spot short of a transfer spot into the main event with a fifth place finish in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Recording a third place finish, McKay earned the 21st-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Marching forward nine spots in the 50-lapper, McKay Wenger notched a 12th place outing. (Brendon Bauman photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com.


August 29, 2020 - Wenger secures track championship at Fairbury Speedway
Competing in his lone event of the weekend, McKay Wenger made the short trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Saturday afternoon for the track championship night. Jumping up one spot in his heat race to place third, Wenger locked into the ninth-starting position for the $2,500-to-win FALS Cup feature. Clawing forward two spots in the 30-lap affair, McKay recorded a seventh place outing.

His seventh-place finish was good enough to secure his first career track championship in the Late Model ranks at the quarter-mile oval.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.


August 27, 2020 - McKay Wenger PRN at the Track interview
McKay Wenger was featured in an interview with Lenny Batycki at Performance Racing Network on his recent success this season. Click on the link and skip to 19:20 to hear his thoughts on his breakout year. <<Click Here>>