Breaking News: Racing are Canceled for Sunday Night July 24th do to the HOT Weather and Extremely High Heat Index. We will also be closed next weekend for the Fulton County Fair and PDC. Our next Scheduled Event will be on Saturday Night August 6th (Kids Back Pack Night)
Sunday Night, for the first time the USAC Speed 2 Midget Summer Sizzler Series Invades the Spoon. A large field of midgets are expected as driver’s from all over will see who can tame the High Banked 3/8’s mile oval.
Midget Purse is 1st- $500, 2nd- 350, 3rd- 250, 4th- 200, 5th- 175, 6th- 150, 7th- 125 and 8th down 100
Also running will be the Zane’s Automotive Service UMP Modifieds for $700 to Win and the Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models running for $500 to Win. All Purses are guaranteed on Sunday.
Information for Sunday Night
Pits open at 4
Grandstands at 5
End of Draw 5:45
Hot Laps 6:15
Followed by TT
Racing to begin around 7:15
General Admission $15
Kids 10 and under are FREE
All Pit Passes $35
Transponder rental $5.00
Over night parking is allowed
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Kelly Kovski won his second straight Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified Feature at Spoon River Speedway Saturday night, holding off Zac Oedewaldt and Allen Weisser in an exciting show of driving skill by all three racers.
From the drop of the green on a smooth, racey surface, fans knew they were in for a show, as cars moved to the inside, outside and middle grooves, all in an effort to find the fastest line. For the first 10 laps, it was as equal as can be, as Kovski on the low side and Oedewaldt up on the top stayed glued together in a battle for the lead, with Kovski controlling the scoreboard for the first six laps before Oedewaldt was able to nose ahead off of turn four for three straight laps. Weisser, who might have even been a tick faster than the leaders, darted back and forth between high, low and middle grooves looking for an opening as the three perfectly handling cars raced within inches of each other, but never touching.
On lap 15, Kovski started to stretch in out a little bit as the top groove finally lost a little grip, and he carried on for the win, besting Oedewaldt to the line by about a second, with Weisser settling for third just behind the Z1 of Oedewaldt.
Kelly Kovski and Todd Bates took similar paths to win their respective features last Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway, each using lapped traffic to overtake the leader and each going on to win at the 1st Gerald Denney Memorial Topless Races at The Spoon.
The Memorial event for one of the founders of Spoon River Speedway, Gerald Denney, who along with brother Morey built a track in the middle of a cornfield in Fulton County over 30 years, was attached to the annual “topless” races, where drivers and teams are encouraged to take the fabricated roofs off of their race cars to give fans an intimate look at the drivers in action.
The evening got off to an emotional start when Morey Denney spoke fondly over the PA system about his late brother, fighting tears to tell the story of how he approached Gerald with the idea to build a dirt track, to which Gerald responded, “brother, you’ve had a lot of dumd ideas…and this one is the dumbest”, and ending with “here we are, years later, still making a go of it, thanks to Gerald.”