Breaking News: Next Racing Event this Saturday Night Sept 14th Modified Makeup feature Plus another program of racing along with the Front Row Shuffle
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 $3 | Coolers $10 | All Pit Passes $30
Transponder Rental $5 | Pouches $20
To ALL the MOMS out there this is for You!!
A huge field of 108 cars filled the pits at Spoon River Speedway Saturday night for the inaugural Greg Gilmore Memorial. Greg Gilmore raced at Spoon River Speedway in Modified and E-Mod Classes for many years, and passed away unexpectedly this past winter. Gilmore’s family and friends, in conjunction with Spoon River Speedway, put together several special events and purse bonuses, along with presentations of Gilmore Memorial Trophies to the winners in the two different Modified classes Saturday.
This Saturday night the Gilmore family, friends and Spoon River Speedway will honor Greg who we lost suddenly earlier this year. Greg raced at Spoon for 11 years in both the E-Mod and Modified divisions. Greg was Season champion in the E-Mods in 1998 and 99. Through the help of his family and sponsors the Dirtcar Modifieds will run for $1569 to win and $150 to start. The E-Mods will compete for $500 to win and $60 to start. Full Modified purse listed below. Also on hand will be the Dirtcar Pro Late Models, the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the Dirtcar Hornets running for $200 to win. Bicycle races for kids 12 and under at intermission.
Spoon River Speedway opened its gates for the 36th season opener Saturday night. An outstanding 139 cars come through the back gate filling the pits to capacity. As the gates opened at two a steady line of haulers would continue to line up to enter. At one time cars and haulers were lined up all the way down to the highway. “We haven’t seen this since the 80’s” said Track Promoter Brad Denney. “This is going to be our biggest opening night ever.” On the night before Easter Sunday the huge crowd got to see three and four wide racing in all six divisions all night long. Before the races began Denney had scattered one thousand Easter eggs around the grandstand area for the kids to find. “I try and get the kids involved as much as I can throughout the race season. They are the future of dirt track racing” Denney commented.
36th Season Opener this Saturday Night April 20th. Lucas Oil POWRI War Sprint Cars running for $2000 to win, DirtCar Modifieds running for $1000 to win, USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets running for $420 to win, DirtCar Pro L/M running for $500 and DirtCar Hornets runing for $200 to win.
We will have a Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under that are accompanied by a paying adult around 5 by main concession stand.
Pits will open at 2
Grandstands at 4
Hot laps around 6...
Racing to begin around 7
General Admission $20
Kids 10 and under are FREE
Coolers 10x12x14 tall $10 everytime through gate
NO Food or Glass
NO Large Bags, Large Purses or Backpacks Allowed
All Pit Passes $40 No transponder rental. Pouches $20
Spoon will open its doors for the 36th year running five divisions of cars. Returning will be the Dirtcar Modifieds, the Dirtcar Pro Late Models, the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, the E-Mods and the Dirtcar Hornets.
Spoon River Speedway will host some exciting races in 2019 beginning on opening night April 20th when the POWRI WARS Sprint Series will invade the track in the first of two visits in 2019. Spoon will also be running its five weekly divisions also that night along with a Easter egg hunt for the kids. The Wars Series will return on June 29th.
The MOWA 410 Sprint Car Series will also visit the Spoon two times in 2019. The first visit will be on June 8th and they will return on Sept 7th at the Tom Knowles Memorial.
The Super Late Models will make three appearances in 2019. The Big 10 Late Model Series will appear on May 26th and at the Fall Nationals on Sept 1st, and the Supers will return for the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour on June 20th
The Dirtcar Modifieds will be the show case class at the Gary Cook Jr Memorial on May 26th, the Bill Anderson Memorial on June 15th and the Modified Fall Nationals on Sept 1st.
The 3rd Aaron Hull Memorial will be held on Sept 1st in conjunction with the Tom Knowles for the exciting SpeeD2 Midgets. The thrilling POWRI National Midget series will also be on hand that night.
The season will end in Oct when Spoon will hold the 2nd Monster Mash-A-Mania for the Hornets, E-Mods and Midgets. All three classes will be running for $2500 to win. The Hornets will run 100 laps, E-Mods and Midgets will run 50 laps at the end of this two day event.
Through the year there will be special races like the bump and run, the midget challenge and the Spoon King of the High Banks. There will also be activities for the kids throughout the year like bicycle races, Candy Dashes, Kids Back Pack night and Kids Box car races.
Stay tuned for more special events
Sunday Jan 20th from 12 to 2 you can pick up the 2019 rules, schedule, get your pit stall and register your car for the 2019 season. We will also be taking a vote for the drivers to see if they wish to pay $5 extra a night to have a point fund in 2019. This would payout the top 5 in your division and money that driver's pay stay within their own division. Otherwise there will be NO Point Fund.
Thank You and hope see you you on Sunday
|I would like to invite you to our 2018 racing awards this year.|
|It will once again be held at the VFW in Canton|
|Located At: South Main|
|Canton, IL. 61520|
|Date --------------------- Friday November 9th|
|We will eat at ---------- 7 PM|
|Must have competited in 70% of events in your division to be eligible|
|Must attend Banquet to receive any Awards|
|Open Faced Roast Beef or Chicken, Mash Potatos, Green Beans & Salad|
|Includes Coffee, Tea, Water and Dessert|
|Alcohol May Be Purchased At Bar - Tab On You|
|After We Eat We Will Give Out Awards|
|Top Ten In Each Class Receives Awards - Followed By|
|Driver Vote Awards, Fan Vote Awards, and Management Awards|
|We Will Than Honor Our --- DRIVER OF THE YEAR|
|He, or She Will Draw A Number For Our Main Door Prize|
|Cost To Attend:|
|$25 a Plate|
|We will need your money no later than October 27th, 2018 along with|
|a list of the people's name who will attend. List will be at front door. Sorry no|
|late entries or refunds for any reason. They need to know ahead of time.|
|YOUR NAME MUST BE ON LIST TO ATTEND|
|Send Money and Name List To|
|Spoon River Speedway|
|C/O Brad Denney Thanks|
|1136 S. 5th Ave SRS Promoter|
|Canton, IL. 61520 Brad Denney|
This Friday and Saturday will be the last night of racing at the Spoon in 2018. Bring your family and friends out to watch some exciting racing in these three divisions as the E-Mods and Midgets will run 50 lap feature events and the exciting Hornets will go 100 laps on the high banks Sat night.
Both nights times and prices are listed below.
If rained out Friday we will run Sat night and Sun afternoon. Same format
Gate times Friday: Pits open at 5 Grandstands at 6 End of Draw 6:30 Hot Laps at 7 Followed by Qualifing in all classes then heat races and Three Dashes. At least 16 cars will be locked in for Sat Nights Main Event. General Admission $10 Kids 10 and under are $3 Adult Pit Pass is $30 Kids 10 and under Pit Pass is $20 Registration on Friday is $125 which includes car and driver for Friday night and Transponder rental for both Friday and Sat Nights. There will be a Bon Fire after the races in the middle of the old go-cart track. Camping will be allowed but there is no hookups. Purse will be based on car count as of 5:30 Saturday night in each division. On Saturday kids will be allowed to trick or treat with the drivers. Sat Night will be the B-Mains and Feature Events. Prices Sat Night are: General Admission $15 Kids 10 and under $3 All Drivers will purchase a Pit Pass Sat night If first night driver its $125 registration plus $35 pit pass. Adult Pit Pass $35 Kids 10 and under Pit Pass $20 Pits will open at 4:30 Grandstands at 5 Hot Laps at 5:30 Racing to begin right after Hot Laps Order for both nights will be: E-Mods, Midgets, Hornets