Breaking News: Opening Night Scheduled for this Saturday April 22nd.
Spoon River Speedway is set to open it’s doors for the 34th year this Saturday Night April 22nd. Twenty eight events are scheduled this year featuring the Zane’s Automotive UMP Modifieds, the Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models, the Monical’s Pizza USAC/IMRA Speed 2 Midgets (14 events), the Farmington Locker UMP Hornets, the Fulton Farm Service E-Mods and the Spoon 6-Shooters. Special events will include the MARS/ALMS Super Late Models on Sunday May 14th, the 4th running of the Gary Cook Jr Memorial on Sunday May 28th, the UMP Hell Tour Summer Nationals on Thursday June 22nd, The MSSC Street Stocks return on Sunday July 16th, the Lucas Oil POWRI WAR NON-Wing Sprint Cars on Saturday July 22nd, the 27th running of the UMP Modified
We are proud to once again have Monical's Pizza on board for the 2017 season. This year Monical's will be the Sponsor of the USAC/IMRA Speed 2 Midgets at Spoon. We also welcome back Zane's Automotive Service sponsoring the UMP Modifieds, Perkin's Seed House as sponsor of the UMP Pro Late Models, The Farmington Locker sponsoring the UMP Hornets, The Fulton County Farm Service sponsoring the E-Mods. We still have the 6-Shooter division open for sponsorship. There will be a point fund in all divisions paying out to the top 10 that race in 75% of their scheduled races at Spoon. The UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro L/M and USAC/IMRA Midgets will be guaranteed a $700, $500, $300 payout to the top 3. E-Mods will be $500, $300, $200 and UMP Hornets will be $300, $200, $150. Each Driver's pit pass will be $35 (Specials maybe different and will be announced) and $5 will go into that divisions point fund. On top of what is guaranteed 1st gets 14%, 2nd 10%, 3rd 7% then 4th gets 15%, 5th 13%, 6th 11%, 7th 9%, 8th 8%, 9th 7% and 10th 6%. This should end up with a nice point fund at the end of the year. The more cars you can bring on race night in your division the bigger your point fund will be at the end of the year.
Stay tuned for more announcements
I have had a lot of calls this week on the tire rules at Spoon for 2017 so here they are:
UMP Modifieds Only approved tire will be the M-30S, A-40S, M-60 and H-40. The M-60 and H-40 may be used as a RR tire option.... NO GROOVING Allowed on any tire. No Siping or Grooving M-30S Siping permitted on M-60 when used on RR. The A-40S and H-40 will NO longer be made after March 1st, 2017. Siping is permitted on the A-40S and H-40 until out of circulation during 2017.
E-Mods May use A-40S, A-40, H-40, M-30S. NO Grooving Allowed on any tire NO Grooving or Siping Allowed on M-30S M-60 may be used in future but not allowed at this time.
UMP Pro L/M M40 tire ONLY After May 30th NO Grooving or Siping Allowed on Rear tires. In 2018 there will be No Grooving or Siping of any tire.
UMP Super L/M Tire rules will be the same as Fairbury unless stated otherwise.
Spoon 6-Shooters May use USED A-40, A-40S or H-40 tires. NO new race tires allowed