Next Race Saturday Night June 3rd Kids Candy Dash Night

Kids Back Pack Night Aug 6th

Kids Back Pack Night this Saturday night August 6th.
For the backpack giveaway we ask anyone wanting to take part from drivers, crew members, fans or staff if you would like to pick up a backpack for a girl or boy with basic school supplies items in it to hand out to the kids to bring them up at intermission. We will have Drivers or crew members come to the grandstands and hand backpacks out. Hopefully like in the past every kid will walk away with a backpack and a smile.
Thank you to all that participate.

Extreme Heat Postpones 35th Tom Knowles Memorial


July 21, 2022 (Canton, IL) With forecasted temperatures on Saturday around 100℉ and heat indices between 105℉ and 110℉, Spoon River Speedway officials have made the decision to postpone the 35th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial.

“The safety of our drivers, workers and fans alike is of utmost importance”, said SRS Promoter Brad Denney. 

The event will now take place on September 17, moving the event back to its normal fall-time race date. The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series and MARS Late Models will run for $3,000 to win. DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will close out their six-race Modified Challenge series with a $3,000 to win race. E/B Mods will race for $1,000 to win and lastly the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets will battle for a $1,500 top prize in the annual running of the Hull/Trone Memorial. 

Spoon River Speedway will sit dormant for one more week, on July 31, due to the Fulton County Fair. Racing action will resume on August 6 with Kids Back Pack Night and the running of the Greg Gilmore Memorial.

More information can be found by visiting www.spoonriverspeedway.com or on Facebook at Spoon River Speedway.


35th Running of the Tom Knowles Memorial

Tom Knowles
Big money on the line next Saturday night for the 35th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial. Over $40,000 in purse money will be handed out. This is the only visit for the Wing Sprints in 2022. Times and Prices are listed on the flyer. This is a race you won't want to miss. Not many times you get to see 4 great classes of racing in one night. Mark it down now and we will see everyone next Saturday night at the High Banks of the Spoon!!
This will also be the 4th out of 6 races for the Modified Challenge Series. Modifeds run for $3000 to win and $200 to start their 30 lap feature event. MARS Super Late Models run for $3000 to win and $400 to start their 30 lap feature event. MOWA Sprints running for $3000 to win and $300 to start their 25 lap feature. E/B Mods running for $1000 to win and $100 to start their 30 lap feature event. Complete purse payout is located on Spoon's website under the rules tab.
Make sure to share this post and tell all your family and friends so we can continue to have these big purse events.

35th Tom Knowles Memorial

July 23rd is the 35th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial

Knowles Memorial

Scott Kitch Memorial

Scott Kitch Memorial July 16th

Kitch Memorial

Summer Nationals Hell Tour

The Summer Nationals Hell Tour invades the High Banks of the Spoon River Speedway Thursday Night June 23rd. The Dirtcar Super Late Models will be running for $5000 to win. Look for some of the best Late Model drivers to be on hand for this event. Also running will be the Summit Dirtcar Modifieds  with the feature winner picking up $1500. Filling out the race card will be the E/B Mods running for $500 to win and $100 to start.

Pits open at noon

Grandstands at 4

Hot Laps at 6

With racing to begin around 7

GA $25

Kids 10 and under are FREE

Coolers 10x14x12Tall MAX No Exceptions $10 every time thru gate


Adult Pit pass $45

Kids 10 and under Pit Pass $20


Gary Cook JR Memorial Special

2022 Cook Jr Memorial

The Gary Cook Jr Memorial Special this Sunday Night May 29th. Modifieds run for $2564 to win and $200 to start. MARS Super Late Models will run for $5064 to win. Also on hand will be the Pro Late Models for $564 to win and $100 to start, the E-Mods for $564 to win and $100 to start, the USAC/IMAS SpeeD2 Midgets $564 to win and $100 to start and the Hornets for $164 to win.

All information is on the flyer except

Coolers 10x14x12Tall MAX NO Exceptions $10 every time thru gate

NO FOOD or GLASS Allowed

FREE Camping this weekend

It is going to be a exciting night of racing at the Spoon you won’t want to miss!!!


Castrol Flo Racing Speedweeks

Illinois Speedweeks Flo

Illinois Speedweeks. Great racing action at 4 elite tracks in Illinois!!

Castrol FloRacing Night in America May 11th

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This is a race you won't want to miss. Get your tickets before April 20th to save $5 on Reserve and GA.

2022 Tentative Schedule is Set

The 2022 tentative schedule is set at Spoon River Speedway. We have tried to put together a mixture of some exciting racing events in 2022. Three practice days are scheduled this year with the 2022 season set to begin on Saturday Night April 30th with the Greg Gilmore Memorial.

Castrol Oil Night in America

Five Super Late Model races are on the schedule for 2022 with the first coming on Wednesday night May 11th the Castrol FloRacing Night in America race were Spoon was picked to begin a four race swing in Illinois Speed week. This race will be the largest paying race in Spoon’s history paying the Late Model feature winner $22,022. With Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws off this week we are expecting a huge car count with the best dirt car late model drivers in the nation in attendance. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss. Filling out the racing card that night will be the Modifieds.

MARS Late Models Logo

The MARS Super Late Models will make three appearances at Spoon in 2022. The first event will be at the Gary Cook Jr Memorial on Memorial Day weekend May 29th. They will return on July 23rd to be part of the Tom Knowles Memorial and their final appearance will be at the Plow Boy Nationals on Sept 4th for $5000 to win. Summer Nationals are on June 23rd this year

The Modifieds will have another season of special races. First will be at the Castol FloRacing event paying the feature winner $3000. Next special will be the Gary Cook Memorial on May 29th paying #2564 to the feature winner. Other specials paying extra are the Bill Anderson Memorial, the Summer Nationals, Floyd Jordon Jr Memorial, Scott Kitch Memorial, Tom Knowles Memorial and the famous Modified Plow Boy Nationals.

Sprint car fans will see these high powered machines first on Saturday Night July 23rd at the Tom Knowles Memorial, which had to be moved because of scheduling conflicts. The MOWA Sprints will run for $3000 to will this night. Then on Saturday Night Sept 10th the NEW Series, Xtreme OutLaw Sprint Cars will make their first visit to the high banks.

E-Mods, Midgets and Hornets all have at least one extra payout night in 2022.

Kids will see their first event on May 21st the Card Board Box Races. Then on June 11th we will have the Candy Dash Races. Kids Back Pack Night will be on August 6th and Meet the Drivers night will be held on August 20th.

These are just a few of our races we have scheduled this year. We will race almost every Saturday night (weather permitting) until the end of September so don’t miss out on some great racing action week in and week out at the Spoon.

We hope to see each and everyone one of you this 2022 race season. Don’t forget to invite your friends, heck invite them even if there not your friends to come watch some of the most exciting racing action at the high banks of the Spoon in this 2022 race season.

Stay tuned to Spoons FaceBook page and website for seasonal updates.


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