Breaking News: Spoon River Speedway Schedule and Purse Coming In January 2017
On Saturday Night Spoon River Speedway held its 33rd annual awards ceremony at the VFW in Canton, honoring the division point champions, driver vote awards, management awards, fan vote awards and the driver’s and fan’s vote for Driver of the Year. Over 140 awards were handed out Saturday Night along with many door prizes, six SRS hoodies, a 2017 Season Pass, Transponder, charger and pouch and four $200 give aways for the over 165 drivers and fans in attendance after they had there meal of tender roast beef and mouth watering fried chicken with all the fixing. Brad Denney (Promoter of Spoon River Speedway) was the MC with his sister Julie handing out the awards. Denney began by thanking all the drivers and fans and all the workers at the track.
Spoon River Speedway
VFW in Canton
When: December 3rd (Dinner served at 6 Sharp)
We would like to Thank You, your family and friends for your support in the 2016 season. We will be having a meeting on November 12th at the VFW in Canton starting at 1:00 to discuss what we want to do for 2017. Please attend so we can get your input on what we are going to do.
Spoon River Speedway will hold its annual banquet at the VFW in Canton on December 3rd with Dinner beginning at six sharp. Awards will be handed out after Dinner. Top 11 will be honored in all divisions. You must be in attendance to receive any awards. We will once again be having a buffet of chicken, roast beef and the fixing, Door Prizes along with a DJ and one FREE keg of beer starting at 7. $25 a person. NO Reserved Seating. (First come First serve on Seating, so come early) Make checks out to Spoon River Speedway.
RSVP MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE November 12th to attend.
Please send list of names attending (For Door Prizes) and your check to:
1136 S. 5th Ave
Canton, Ill 61520
Thank You all once again and hope to see you at the banquet
The 2016 season at Spoon River Speedway came to a close Saturday night with the 2nd running of the Railsplitter Nationals, featuring some of the highest purses in the country for Pro Late Model, D2 Midget, and E-mod racing divisions.
And those purses drew interest outside the area as drivers from all over Illinois were joined by those from Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma were entered among the 98 cars in attendance spread over four divisions.
The UMP Pro Late Model Division is the featured Division at the Railsplitter Nationals, as the winner’s share of the purse - $2,500 – makes it one of the largest in the nation.
Also at stake was the UMP Pro Late Model National Championship, along with Regional Championship and Track Championship Crowns. AJ May, in his first full season in the Division after rising through the ranks of the UMP Modified Division the previous seasons, was already assured of the Spoon River Speedway Crown before the night’s events, but defending UMP National Champion Jose Parga was within striking distance for the Regional and National Championships.
But in order to cut into May’s lead in National points enough to win the championship, Parga needed not only to finish well ahead of May in the night’s feature event, but needed a field of 29 cars to be able to achieve enough in bonus points to catch and pass the leader. 21 cars checked in prior to qualifying, and after the heats completed and the feature lineup set, it was official, May would be the 2016 UMP National Champion.