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Expansions In Place for Joliet's SET Racing:

By: Aaron Schuck

Joliet, Illinois based SET Racing, who have become a dominant force in the Illini Racing Series with their successful ECOtec midget race engines will expand their operating platform in 2014.

In 2014, SET Racing plans to direct efforts toward an entry in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown series, one of the prestigious and rich with tradition racing series in the world.

2014 is shaping up to be a promising year for the series with increased car counts expected.  Andy Hillenburg has recently stepped into the role of Director of Competition.   With his appointment, the series has new focus and direction that may have been lacking in the past few years.  “I look forward to the task at hand,” says Hillenburg, “that of preserving the rich heritage of this truly American motorsports treasure, while expanding and enhancing the product. I feel the 2014 series schedule released late December begins that process . . .” 

The SET Team is poised and ready . . . “This is something I have wanted to do since the 70’s, but timing and funding were never right,” explains Mark Schuck when asked about how this all came together. “I look forward to adding to this series’ rich history by writing some of our own. Some of motorsports greatest drivers have competed in this series.  I grew up watching this series produce top drivers who went on to win the biggest races worldwide.  Silver Crown has been a bit down the last couple of years but is back on the way up, and will continue to be for years to come.  The SET entry will be a part of this revitalization process.”  

Matt Schuck has been named Team Manager.   Matt is not new to the game, he has worked on and with open wheel race cars for over 14 years, operating his own midget team successfully for the last 3 years.  When asked about the Team’s sponsorship situation, Matt responded, “This expands our opportunity to significantly increase exposure and enhance the brand for both existing and future partners . . .  new venues in front of much larger crowds . . .  SET Racing looks forward to working with existing partners to take full advantage of this opportunity and to reach out to new prospects in the future.” 


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SET Racing, and SET Racing Engines, Inc. is excited to accounce the expansion of their racing efforts in 2014. The team plans to field an entry in the USAC Silver Crown Racing Series. More info and official press release to come.


SET Racing Engines Inc.'s 2.4 base ECOtec engine, the same which is approved for Illini Racing Competition (with proper restriction) has now been approved for co-sanction races in the USAC Ignite Racing Series.

You can read more about this here.


As a new season has unfolded upon us here at SET Racing Engines we are proud to share with everyone the results we have been having. May 11, 2013 SET Racing Engines drivers Jeff Zelinski and Aaron Schuck finished 2,3 at Avcom Park Raceways Opening Midget Race of the season. The following week, this past Saturday the SET Racing Engines package still offers a successful engine package for the Illini Racing Series. At Sycamore Speedway 5/18 the Illini Racing Series opened up their season 12 of 20 entries being ECOtec powered, 6 of which were SET Racing Engines. The SRE ECOtecs proved to be a dominant force sweeping the two heat race events, as well as the A Main which was won by SET Racing Engines house driver, Mike Gass; and not posting a finish lower than 10th in the A Main feature event. We are very proud to have done so well at these events and we look forward to using it as a stepping stone for the rest of the year. Congrats to all SET Racing Engines drivers for successful runs in the month of May!


We are very excited to get the start of the 2013 season underway. A few of our house cars have already begun taking the track to much success at Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier,Indiana. The entire season for the SET Racing Engines house team starts May 18, 2013 at Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois. We are excited to get all cars on the track, and to see the improvements we made to our engine package for 2013 come alive and be put to work. The feedback continues to be great and we look forward to expanding our business with racers across the world, hoping to do all we can to get you into victory lane.

Please don't forget to check out our updated price sheet for 2013, which includes everything you'd need to get to go midget racing with one of our engines! 
Price Sheet


SET Racing Engines, Inc. just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that had a chance to stop by the booths that we had at the Circle Track Expo in St. Charles at the end of last month. We have had a lot of great feedback from the event, and look forward to the business that comes because of it. We are in full swing in 2013 making sure to offer the highest quality ECOtec products at the most affordable pricing. 


Check out this blip from the famed onedirt.com highlighting the SET Racing Engines, Inc. ECOtec as being an affordable competitive option for midget racing.

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