Breaking News: 2018 Spoon River Speedway Banquet Set For Friday Night November 9th
Spoon River Speedway hosted another spectacular night of racing Saturday night as four classes of dirt cars put on a show for the fans.
The Farmington Locker E=Mods would start the feature races off with Jake Montgomery on the pole with Kyle Girard to his outside. As the green flag flew, Montgomery would jump out to the lead followed closely by fifth place starter Eric Bruce, third place starter Brandon David and sixth place starter Matt Dobey. Montgomery would have a nice lead with David, Bruce and Dobey in a fierce battle running all over the high banked oval trying to run down him down. Montgomery would hold the lead for the first fifteen laps when on lap sixteen Bruce would dive low going into turn one, sliding up in front of Jake to take the lead. The man on the move was Daid who would catch Bruce coming to the checkerd flag but come up a half a car length short. Montgomery would settle for third followed by Dobey and sixteenth starter Kevin Morrow. Heat wins went to Bruce and Montgomery.
Spoon River Speedway 35th season opener Saturday night had fans on the edge of their seats. With a large crowd on hand to honor the late Bud Welker and Kevin Bills along with a nice car count in all divisions to begin the 2018 race season, the racers put on some exciting racing on the high banked oval. The track was also collecting money to Strike out Cancer for Hannah. $4000 was collected from the fans, drivers and track to help out this little girl.
The 35th season opener is set for Saturday April 28th featuring the Zane's Automotive Service DirtCar Modifieds, the Perkins Seed House DirtCar Pro Late Models, the Fulton Farm Service USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, the Farmington Locker E-Mods and the Bartonville Express Lube DirtCar Hornets. Spoon has flashed back to the past this year on all Regular Race programs, only charging $10 for a General admission grandstand ticket. Kids 10 and under will be $3. A 10x14x12Tall cooler will once again be $5 everytime through the gate (NO Food or Glass). Large purses, Fanny packs and Backpacks will not be allowed and will be enforced in 2018. All pit passes are $30. Grandstands will open at 5 with the pit gate opening at 3:30. Racing will be scheduled to begin around 6:30. We will be Honoring the late Bud Welker and Kevin Bills on opening night. In honor of Bud the DirtCar Modifieds will run for $1000 to win and in honor of Kevin the E-Mods will run for $500 to win. Hope to see everyone on opening night and throughout the year. Remember ONLY $10 a ticket on Regular Race Nights!! See you at the Spoon.