Breaking News: Spoon is Closed for the rest of the 2020 sesaon. Look for some exciting news coming for 2021 at the Spoon!!
Cooler size 10x14x12 Tall (NO Exceptions) $10 everytime thru gate. NO Food or Glass
NO Large Purses, Bags or Backpacks Allowed | No Dogs Allowed in Grandstand Area
Regular Race Admission (Specials will Vary)
Adults $10 | Kids 10 and under FREE | Coolers $10 | All Pit Passes $30
Transponder Rental $5 | Pouches $20
The Spoon River Speedway 2020 Tentative Schedule has been released.
Once again we will feature five divisions of racing, DirtCar Modifieds, DirtCar Pro Late Models, E-Mods, USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the DirtCar Hornets.
We are still working on adding a couple more Specials and another car show so stay tuned.
We have scheduled two play days for 2020, April 12th and 18th.
Opening Night will be on Saturday Night April 25th Featuring the POWRI WARS Wingless Sprint Series along with our other divisions.
Highlighting the month of May will be the DirtCar Modifieds with Modified May Challenge. Specials every Sat or Sunday nights for the Modifieds with points accumulated to determine the Modified May Challenge Champ at the end of the month. It will all begin on May 2nd at First Responders Night with the Mods running for $1000 to win, On May 9th, the Mother’s Day Special Mods will run for $1200 to win. Then the next two weekends will be Memorial races. First up on May 16th will be the Greg Gilmore Memorial with Mods running for $1500 to win followed by the Gary Cook Jr Memorial on Sunday May 24th with the Mods running for $2064 to win. The last race in the month of May will be on the 30th with the crowning of the Modified May Challenge Champion who will receive at the end of the night $1500 for winning the May Challenge points.
The Summer Nationals Hell Tour will be on Thursday Night June 25th.
The DirtCar Pro Lates will run for $1000 to win on Saturday night July 11th.
In 2020 you will see the return of the Quick Draw 45 and Tuff Spoon races. We will once again show appreciation to our fans on Sat night Aug 1st with FREE General Admission night and this will also be Meet the Drivers Nights.
Sunday night Sept 6th will be the 30th running of the Plow Boy Nationals featuring the DirtCar Modifieds running for $10,000 to Win. Then on Saturday Night Sept 12th will be the 34th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial featuring the MOWA 410 Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil POWRI National Midgets. Also running will be the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets for the Aaron Hull Memorial and the DirtCar Modifieds.
We will once again have the Monster Mash-a- Mania featuring the Hornets and E-Mods with another class TBA on tentative dates of Oct 2nd and 3rd.
There will be Specials through the year for our E-Mods, SpeeD2 Midgets and Hornets with special purses TBA.
We will be closed for at least two weekends in 2020. The first weekend closed will be on the 4th of July and we will also be shut down on Saturday night July 25th for the Fulton County Fair.
We are working on some more specials for Super Lates and Sprint cars so stay tuned for updates.
We will once again have specials for the kids throughout the year like the bicycle races, Candy Dashes, Box Races and give aways for the Kids and Fans.
I hope to see everyone new and old back at the 3/8's mile High Banked clay oval in 2020.
Rules Changes in 2020
To help keep classes competitive
E-Mod Rule Changes for 2020
6200 Chip on all engines
You must provide your own chip. (We will check it)
ONLY one Box Allowed in car
NO Digital or Dial Boxes Allowed
Unless running a HEI Distributor than you are allowed the MSD 8727 CT Soft Touch Rev Limiter (Refer to Dirtcar Pro Mod Rule)
In addition to 2018 shock rule,
NO Capped shocks Allowed
ONLY Steel Driveshafts Allowed
Pro Late Models Changes for 2020
You must provide chip. (We will Check it)
NO Digital or Dial Boxes Allowed
ONLY one box Allowed in car
DirtCar Modifieds refer to Dirtcar Rules
SpeeD2 Midgets refer to IMRA Rules (Tracy Hull)
DirtCar Hornets Rules same as 2018
Monster Mash-A-Mania sponsored by Fulton Farm Service and Bartonville Express Lube is just two weeks away. Don’t forget to get your pre-registration mailed in by Oct 5th. They can be found on Spoon’s website under the rules tab. Free camping Friday and Saturday nights. Bone fire Friday night after racing action is completed. This will be the last race of the 2019 season. Fast Qualifier in the Hornets and E-Mods will receive $50. The SpeeD2 Fast Qualifier Thanks to Prairie State Bank and Trust of Fulton County will receive $200. Heat race winners will pick up an extra $30, second $20 and third $10. Car in each division that advances farthest in shuffle will receive an extra $25. Shuffle winners will receive $30. Stay tuned for anymore additions to the racing action. If you would like to donated for anything private message Brad Denney and we will see what we can do.
Please SHARE and spread the word to help make this a big event to end the 2019 season.
Thank You for your support.
Hope to see everyone there.
Memorial Races high light Sept 7th
Make up day announced for Plow Boy Nationals
29TH Modified Plow Boy Nationals to be ran on Monday Afternoon Sept 2nd
After saturating rains on Sunday morning and no sunshine Spoon River Speedway Officials were forced to cancel Sunday Nights race and use their makeup date of Monday Sept 2nd. With no one else racing on Monday Spoon is expecting a huge field of cars in all four divisions that will be competing. Modifieds will still be running for 50 laps for $5000 to win. The Super Late Models will be running 25 laps for $2000 to win. Also on hand will be the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the Hornets. To hopefully get done earlier we have moved times earlier in the day.
Pits will Open at 11 am. End of draw is 2:15
Grandstands Open at 2
Hot laps at 3
Followed by TT
Racing to begin around 4:30
Admission Prices are listed on the flyer
Pass the word and hope to see everyone Monday yes Monday Afternoon Sept 2nd for the 29th running of the Modified Plow Boy Nationals at the Spoon!!!
The 29th running of The DirtCar Modified Plow Boy Nationals, formally the Fall Nationals, will be held on Sunday Night Sept 1st (Rain Date Sept 2nd)at the High Banked 3/8’s mile oval of the Spoon River Speedway. Top Modified drivers from all over the national are expected to compete for the $5000 to win fifty lap feature event. One Modified driver will also get the chance to go to the rear and if they can win pick up an extra $2000. There will also be two ten lap $250 to win non-feature qualifier races for the Modifieds. This is one of Spoons biggest races that you won’t want to miss. Also on hand will be the DirtCar Super Late Models running twenty five laps for $2000 to Win, the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the DirtCar Hornets. Times and prices are listed on the flyer. Full Purse can be found under the rules tab on the website. Watch Spoons FaceBook page for any updates.
USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets
DirtCar Pro Late Models
Saturday Night 8/3/19 feature Winners
Yes you are reading it right, its FREE, Yes FREE Grandstands General Admission this Saturday Night. Make sure to invite a friend and their family to the track or as Slinging Dirt at Security Photo's says "Its not $25 a car load, it's not $10 admission or even $5 admission, ITS FREE Admission to the Grandstands!! Invite your family and friends, heck invite them even if there not your friend". Lets pack these stands. What a great reward to our Loyal Fan's and Kids and any new comer this Saturday night. What a great deal. Spread the word and let’s Fill the Stands with our Loyal Fans, Kids and invite some new people to attend the great action packed races. We will have giveaways throughout the night also. We need your help to get the word out so please share and invite everyone this weekend to the High Banks of the Spoon. Coolers 10x14x12TALL NO Exceptions will still be $10 every time thru the gate. (NO FOOD and NO GLASS Allowed) Adult Pit Passes will be $30 and Kids 10 and Under Pit Passes will be $20. Also we have scheduled the Gary Cook Jr Memorial for Saturday Night July 20th, $1564 to win for Modifieds. Let’s end the last two races in July at Spoon on a big note before the break on the 27th. Please Share and Spread the word.
My Dad said I was dumb for doing this. Help me prove him wrong.
LETS DO THIS!!!
FILL THE STANDS
This 23rd running of the DirtCar Summer Nationals at Spoon River Speedway will take place this Thursday night June 20th. Many of the top dirt car drivers in the nation are expected for this spectacular event at the high banked oval. Last years winner Shannon Babb is expected to return a long with former winners like Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Billy Moyer Sr and hard chargers like Frank Heckenest Jr, Allan Weisser, Mike Chasteen Jr and many more. Only one race has been completed since the start of the 27 race schedule in 32 days so a nice field of cars are expected. Babb leads drivers in Summer National wins at Spoon with 4 with Billy Moyer right behind him with 3. Who will bring home the checkered flag in 2019?
Also on hand will be the exciting Summit Dirtcar Modifieds which always put on a great 3 and 4 wide show for the fans. Look for drivers following the tour like Kenny Wallace, Nick Hoffman, Allan Weisser, Will Krup, Ray Bollinger, Tyler Nicely a long with many of the local drivers to try and bring home the win.
The DirtCar Hornets will fill out the racing card for Thursday night.
Pits open at 2. Grandstands at 4. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:15 followed by Late Model Time Trials with racing to begin around 7.
General Admission $25
Kids 10 and under are $10
Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO Exceptions $10 every time thru gate
Pit Passes $40
Spoon will be CLOSED Saturday Night June 22nd.
Next Racing event after Summer Nationals will be Saturday Night June 29th the Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Series will Invade the Spoon a long with all Spoon’s regular classes.