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Track History

One Sunday morning in the summer of 1982 Morey Denney asked his brother Gerald what he thought about building a race track on one of their farms.  Gerald said, "Morey you have had some dumb ideas, but this has to be the worst of them all."  Morey thought to himself "Well, that's over."  Wednesday of the following week Gerald informed Morey that if he could get it zoned he would go along with it.

 

Morey drew up the blueprints, got it zone, and then started to build it.

 

Shortly after Morey Denney got all the zoning and blueprints approved for the racetrack, construction of the Speedway began on the family owned farm in the late summer of 1982.

 

Shortly after this, John Gardner, Sam Sandusky, and Ray Walden approached Morey and Gerald about leasing the track.  To make a long story short they leaded the track.  Several people helped both the Denney's, Gardner, Sandusky and Walden construct the track.  The leased name was Dixie Speedway and the track opened in 1983 under that name. 

 

After one year of operation it wasn't working so The Denney's took over and renamed the track Spoon River Speedway. Spoon River Speedway opened back up in the Spring of 1983 with Morey being the promoter.

 

Spoon River Speedway held their first race on April 28th, 1984. Three classes were ran at the Speedway. Late Model, Pro Street and Street Stock. Roger Long was the first Late Model driver to win the Trophy Dash and Heat Race, while Jeff McKay won the first Feature. The Pro Street Feature went to Dick Trout and the Street Stock Feature winner was Steve Herman.

 

Since then, over 3000 different named drivers have raced at our track. We now average over 80 race cars per event, with 155 being our largest car count for one event. Classes now consist of Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Hornets.

 

Morey promoted the track through 2010, a total of 27 years.  Morey's son Brad took the reins in 2011.

 

Click the photos below to enlarge.

Past Champions

Champions by Division

Late Model | Pro Late Model | Emod | Modified | Hornet | Pro Street | Street Stock | Super Late Model | Sportsman | Mini Stock | Sprint | Truck / Spoon 6-Shooters

 

Late Model
1984 - Mike Mullvain
1985 - Dan Crebo
1986 - Chris Anderson
1987 - Allen Thomas
1988 - Bob Woods
1989 - Jeff Wilson
1990 - Brad Denney
1991 - Ted Shubert
1992 - Scott May
1993 - John Clevenger
1994 - Brad Denney
1995 - Brad Denney
1996 - Brad Denney
1997 - Brad Denney
1998 - John Clevenger
1999 - Brad Denney
2000 - Brad Denney
2001 - Brad Denney
2002 - Brad Denney
2003 - Brad Denney
2004 - Brad Denney
2005 - Brad Denney
2006 - Scott May
2007 - Brian Allen

Pro Late Models
2008 - Brad Denney
2009 - Dustin Griffin
2010 - Brad Denney
2011 - Jerry Lierly

2012 - Evan Fink

2013 - Nick Bauman

2014 - Nick Bauman

2015 - Nick Bauman

2016 - Austin May
                                                                                                                            

Emod
1994 - Bill Wagner
1995 - Bill Wagner
1996 - Bill Miller
1997 - Bill Miller
1998 - Greg Gilmore
1999 - Greg Gilmore
2000 - Nathan Pribble
2001 - Rob Bauman
2002 - Rob Bauman
2003 - John Winters
2004 - Brent Munson
2005 - Jake Helfers
2006 - Mark Ross
2007 - Mark Ross
2008 - Allen Weisser
2009 - Tyler Oswald
2010 -Todd Bates
2011 - Mark Anderson
2012 - Mark Anderson

2013 - Mark Anderson

2014 - Todd Bates

2015 - Mark Anderson

2016 - Mark Anderson

Modified
1988 - John Anderson
1989 - John Anderson
1990 - Mel Hooper
1991 - Robert Crump
1992 - Scott May
1993 - Scott May
1994 - Jim Hibser
1995 - Jim Hibser
1996 - Eddie Bohlander
1997 - Phil Johns
1998 - Bill Tuckwell
1999 - Dale Munson
2000 - Phil Johns
2001 - Mark Anderson
2002 - Rick Scott Jr.
2003 - Jim Hibser
2004 - Gary Cook Jr.
2005 - J.D. Beal
2006 - J.D. Beal
2007 - Butch Weisser
2008 - Bobby Allen
2009 - J.D. Beal
2010 - Butch Weisser
2011 - Butch Weisser
2012 - Butch Weisser

2013 - Allen Weisser

2014 - Allen Weisser

2015 - Allen Weisser

2016 - Allen Weisser

Hornets
2004 - Johnathon Schuck
2005 - Johnathon Schuck
2006 - Michael Martin
2007 - Jason Broughton
2008 - Mike Foster
2009 - John Cooper
2010 - James Belville
2011 - Brandon Gibbs
2012 - Kenny Butterfield

2013 - Danny Riekena

2014 - Derrick Deford

2015 - Derrick Deford

2016 - Michael Fromm

Pro Street
1984 - Dennis Rayburn
1985 - Dennis Rayburn
1986 - John Winters
1987 - Greg Hamilton
1988 - Alice Reynolds
1989 - Eddie Bohlander
1990 - Carl Fredrick
1991 - Bruce Williamson
1992 - Jack Furgerson
1993 - John Winters
1994 - Buck Bainter
1995 - Rip Bainter
1996 - Rip Bainter
1997 - Mark Ross
1998 - Rip Bainter
1999 - Mark Ross
2000 - Mark Ross
2001 - Mark Ross
2002 - Mark Ross
2003 - Terry Pratt

Street Stock
1989 - Bill Barth
1990 - David Gossman
1991 - Sharleen Massey
1992 - Chad Ogden
1993 - Sharleen Massey
1994 - Tim Tucker
1995 - Tim Bishop
1996 - Tim Bishop
1997 - Roy Wirebaugh
1998 - Preston Bainter
1999 - Bill Wilhelm
2000 - Cliff Howard
2001 - Jim Eaton
2002 - Willie Heinz
2003 - Lance Alcorn
2004 - Andy Yerbic
2005 - Greg Sullivan

Super Late Model
1989 - Randy Booth
2008 - Brian Allen

Sportsman
1984 - Dan Crebo
1986 - Ted Shubert
1987 - Ted Shubert
1988 - Gary Cook
1991 - Craig McAdams
1992 - Jim Baker
1993 - Jim Wallbaum

Mini Stock
1986 - Aaron Fosdyck
1987 - Phil Johns-

Sprint
1985 - William Jones

Trucks
1996 - Morey Denney
1997 - Ron Wilson
1998 - Jim Carter
1999 - Scott Denney
2000 - Scott Denney
2001 - Ron Wilson
2002 - Gerald Carter
2003 - Dave Collins
2004 - Ron Wilson
2005 - Ron Wilson
2006 - Ryan Wilson

Spoon 6-Shooters

2015 - Marvin Williams

2016 - Mark Williams Sr

IMRA/USAC Speed 2 Midgets

2016 - Brent Burrows

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