Then the opening race at Chicagoland Speedway suffered a long rain delay with the race ending past midnight on the East Coast.
The attention of the sports world this past weekend was centered on college football, the second week of the NFL season, and the race for playoff spots in Major League Baseball.
• The United States Speed Association sprint cars will return to Anderson Speedway this Saturday for a 50-lap event. The UAW Sprint Car Challenge will be making its third appearance at the track and will return on Oct. 5.
California driver Tony Hunt is the current points leader. Anderson-area drivers Aaron Pierce, Brian Gerster and Bobby East will all be competing.
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