Drag Race

Jeremy Betancourt (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped


Michael Dawson (left) and Jeremy Betancourt (right) were allegedly drag racing in Gurnee, when Betancourt's car went airborne and rolled over in a ditch, killing a 16-year-old girl riding in the back seat. Betancourt faces reckless homicide charges. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Police: 16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash During Drag Race

A teenage drag race turned tragic Monday night when one of the cars went airborne and rolled over, leaving a north suburban girl dead, three other people injured and both drivers in jail facing felony charges.


Mario Garcia (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Fatally Striking Teen During Drag Race

Police have made an arrest in the drag racing-related death of a 17-year-old north suburban boy.



Woodstock Man Charged In Deadly Drag Race In July

A Woodstock man is being held on $100,000 bond after being charged in connection with a deadly drag race.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

A race track in south suburban Lynwood hosts miniature, radio-controlled car races. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mini-Race Car Track Operator

For 30 years, local enthusiasts raced their radio controlled cars in streets and parking lots. Now, thanks to the passion of one racer, they have a dragway that is considered one of the best in the country.