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MOWA Sprints and Lucas Oil POWRI National Midgets Invade Spoon River This Saturday Night

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This Saturday Night Spoon River will host the 33rd running of the Tom Knowles Memorial featuring the 410 MOWA Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil POWRI National Midget Series. You won’t want to miss watching these cars racing at High Speeds around the 3/8’s mile oval, wheel to wheel just inches apart. Also on the racing ticket will be the Zane’s Automotive Service UMP Modifieds running for $1000 to Win and the always exciting Speed 2 Midgets sponsored by NuTech Seed running for $450 to Win.

Pit Gate Opens at 3 with Grandstands opening at 5

End of Draw 5:30   Hot Laps at 6 Followed by Sprint TT

Racing to begin around 7

General Admission $25 with Kids 10 and Under $10

All Pit Passes $40

Transponder Rental for Modifieds and Speed 2 Midgets $5

Speed 2 Midgets that wish to run with the Lucas Oil Midgets must run two different cars (One for each class) and pay two pit passes.

Kenny Wallace Joins List Of Modified Fall Nationals Champions

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“This is the biggest dirt track race I’ve ever won,”, yelled a jubilant Kenny Wallace in Victory Lane Sunday night at Spoon River Speedway after capturing the 26th Annual Modified Fall Nationals event at the legendary oval. “And it’s the biggest check I’ve ever gotten or winning a race on dirt!”

Wallace got back around Josh Harris with three laps remaining in the 50-lap Main event, and held off the Owensboro, Kentucky driver for the win to add his name to the list of great modified drivers who have won the prestigious event, including several that were in the field Sunday in the event co-sanctioned by UMP and the American Modified Series.

“I was on that hard tire and just hoping and waiting for it to fire, and it finally did come to life,” said Wallace, the St. Louis native now living in and racing out of Concord, North Carolina. “I saw that (fellow NASCAR veteran David) Stremme found something up top and it was cleaning up a bit up there, so I went up there for a few laps. Then it started working in the middle and I picked up some speed in the final laps. I knew Stremme was running that soft tire, and pretty sure the leader (Harris) was on it, too, so I was kinda worried when this thing wouldn’t go, but eventually it did. I can’t be happier. ”

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26th Running of the UMP Modified Fall Nationals at Spoon River Speedway

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This Sunday Night Sept 4th at the Spoon River Speedway you will see some of the best Driver’s on dirt do battle on the high banked 3/8’s mile oval during the 26th running of the UMP Modified Fall Nationals with the American Modified Series on board once again. Once again the modified driver’s will duel it out in a 50 Lap feature paying the winner $5000. Last year saw over 60 modifieds and over 130 cars total show up with Newton, Illinois driver Chad Kinder taking home the $5000 pay check. Top driver’s in the Nation like National point leader Michael Long, second in National points Mike Harrison, Allen Weisser, Ray Bollinger and the AMS stars like Trent Young, Josh Harris, Matt Cooper, Mark Lamont with many more will be at the Spoon to do battle in the modified division.

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Long and Dobey Pick Up First Modified Feature Wins at SRS

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Two inches of rain on Friday and a soggy pit area on Saturday did not stop the show at Spoon River Speedway Saturday night, but a couple of showstopping feature wins did take place.

Quincy, IL driver Michael Long, leading the UMP National Modified Points Standings, made one of his occasional visits to The Spoon, and made it count in a big way, pulling away late to win his first feature at the legendary high-banked oval in the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified 20 lap feature.

“The track,” he said when asked in Perkins Seed House Victory Lane what the key to his victory was, “it was perfect up where I wanted to run the car. I haven’t always been good here, but I’m figuring it out. For the track to be this good after all that rain is impressive.”

The red-hot Long thanked his sponsors who are helping him make this run at the national title, Saturday’s win was his 4th in eight days at various Midwest tracks, he made it five feature wins in nine days with a win Sunday night in Quincy.

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Long and Dobey Pick Up First Modified Features At Spoon River

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Two inches of rain on Friday and a soggy pit area on Saturday did not stop the show at Spoon River Speedway Saturday night, but a couple of showstopping feature wins did take place.

Quincy, IL driver Michael Long, leading the UMP National Modified Points Standings, made one of his occasional visits to The Spoon, and made it count in a big way, pulling away late to win his first feature at the legendary high-banked oval in the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified 20 lap feature.

“The track,” he said when asked in Perkins Seed House Victory Lane what the key to his victory was, “it was perfect up where I wanted to run the car. I haven’t always been good here, but I’m figuring it out. For the track to be this good after all that rain is impressive.”

The red-hot Long thanked his sponsors who are helping him make this run at the national title, Saturday’s win was his 4th in eight days at various Midwest tracks, he made it five feature wins in nine days with a win Sunday night in Quincy.

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Bollinger, May, Biswell Triumph At Spoon River

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Ray Bollinger of Kewanee continued adding to his victory total in his quest for the UMP National Modified Points Championship Saturday at Spoon River Speedway, holding off Allen Weisser, himself in the hunt for the National Title, to win the Zane’s Auto Service Modified 25-lap feature and the $1,000 check to go with it.

The track hosted races for the first time since July 16th, after having to cancel two programs due to extreme weather conditions, and taking the annual planned break for the Fulton County Fair at the end of July, and it turned into a wild and wacky night of racing in all divisions.

Early in the Modified feature, Bollinger and Zac Oedewaldt, running 2nd and 3rd behind leader Brandon Roberts, got together coming down the front straight, with Oedewaldt’s car climbing the retaining wall but coming back down without rolling over before coming to a stop at the top of turn one, broken and done for the night. The closely matched field behind didn’t have much room or time to avoid, and the cars of Derrick Carlson and Zane Oedewaldt were also collected in the incident.

After the track was cleared, Bollinger was able to power past Roberts, who later said on social media his tires gave up on his #35, and grab the lead. Allen Weisser made his way around Roberts as well, and started to hunt down Bollinger, drawing up to his rear bumper before making several attempts to pass the Kewanee driver by diving low and hoping to slide up in front of Bollinger.

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USAC Speed 2 Midget Summer Sizzler Series Invades Spoon on Sunday Night July 24th

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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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Kovski Wins Second Straight In A Thriller At Spoon River

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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.

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Kovski, Bates Beat The Traffic To Win Modified Features

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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.”

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Weisser, Parga Blaze To Wins At Spoon River

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Threatening skies and a lingering sprinkle had everyone in a hurry trying to “beat the weather” to get to see the post race fireworks show Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway, and no one turned out to be in a bigger hurry that UMP Modified driver Allen Weisser and UMP Pro Late Model driver and defending National Pro Late Champion Jose Parga, who both pulled off sweeps in their respective divisions.

Parga got the evening’s festivities going in fast fashion during Perkins Seed House Pro Late Model qualifying, destroying the previous Pro Late Model track record with a 14.11 second lap. Parga turned out to be one of three drivers to break the previous division record on a the lightning-fast track Saturday, as AJ May turned a 14.25 and Mavrick Piller a 14.33 in their qualifying efforts.

Weisser set fast time for the Zane’s Auto Service Modified division a few minutes later, and both drivers earned pole positions in the first heat for their respective classes, which they both then won.

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