Breaking News: Next Racing Event next Saturday Night Sept 22nd Run for the Back Gate Night
We will start everything 30 minutes later tomorrow night June 30th to try and help with the heat. Hope to see everyone Saturday night for the E-Mod Summer Nationals and Fireworks after the show. All 5 divisions will be on hand. Check our Face Book page for more information.
The Summer Nationals Hell Tour invaded the Spoon River Speedway Monday night after the race had been rained out last Thursday. Twenty three cars would battle it out for the $5000 grand prize at the end of the 40 lap main event. After three heats were completed, won by Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb and Shannon Babb the feature event hit the lightning fast track. Shirley and Babb would lead the field to green but Timothy Culp would exploded a left rear tire going into turn three bring out a caution before any laps were completed. A complete restart would occur with Culp going to the rear. Shirley would jump out to the early lead running the high side. Babb would put pressure on Shirley running the bottom pulling up next to him several time. Tyler Erb and Frank Heckenast Jr would be battling for third right behind them. On lap four Babb would go from the top to the bottom getting a run on Shirley out of turn two with both driver’s rubbing down the backstretch, Babb would take the lead on lap five. Shirley would try to regain the lead but Babb would get the better bite off the corner and beat Shirley back to the line. A caution would fly again on lap thirty five giving Shirley another shot at Babb. As the green flew Shirley and Babb would run side by side for the final five laps with Babb edging Shirley by 4 tenths at the line. Erb would finish third followed by Heckenast Jr, Chase Junghans and Bobby Pierce finishing in sixth. Babb was excited in the Fulton Farm Serve victory lane after picking up his fourth victory so far in the tour. “Man this track was fast tonight. The fans should have enjoyed that one”.
With heavy rain yesterday, today and forecast for tomorrow we don’t feel it is possible to get the track in great racing condition, if we could race, so Spoon River Speedway and Dirtcar officials have decided to cancel Thursday race and move it to Monday Night June 25th. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Dirtcar driver’s love the high banked oval and with only running the Supers a couple times a year we want to give them the best track we can provide for them to put on a terrific show for you the fans. Spoon always has one of the biggest car counts of this series so come on out and enjoy the action.
So the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour will be Monday Night June 25th featuring some of the best dirt car driver’s around. The Dirtcar Super Late Models will battle for $5000 to win while the Dirtcar Summit Modifieds will run for $1500 to win. Also running will be the E-Mods for $500 to win.
Pit gate will open at 3.
Grandstands at 4.
Hot Laps are scheduled for 6 then Late Model TT followed by racing at 7.
General Admission $25
Kids 10 and under are $5
All Pit Passes $40
Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO Exceptions are $5 everytime through gate.
NO FOOD, NO GLASS, NO LARGE PURSES, NO LARGE BAGS, NO BACKPACKS will be allowed
Hope to see everyone Monday Night June 25th for an exciting night of racing at the Spoon!!