Breaking News: Next Racing Event next Saturday Night Sept 22nd Run for the Back Gate Night
On a hot and steamy night, Spoon River Speedway saw three track records tied or broken at the Gary Cook Jr Memorial race Sunday night. One hundred and two cars showed up to attack the lightning fast oval. Steven Brooks would tie the Modified track record, Ray Bollinger, with a lap of 14.301 seconds averaging over 96mph. The Super Late Model record held by Dennis Erb Jr (13.196) was broke by Ryan Unzicker with a lap of 13.118 averaging over 100 mph. The final track record was broke in the Hornet division by Adam Webb with a lap of 18.487 seconds breaking Steve Jones 18.567 lap.
Pits open at 3. Grandstands at 5. Hot Laps 5:45 followed by Modifieds and Super L/M TT. Racing to begin around 7
A gorgeous night for racing once again took place at the high banked oval of Spoon River Speedway for Autism Awareness Night. The track and fans once again showed its generosity donating over $600 to help draw awareness to autism and having a nice crowd dress in blue to watch another action packed night of racing.
Starting off the feature events was the Farmington Locker E-Mods with Matt Dobey and Kyle Girard leading the field to the green. Girard would jump out to a early lead followed by Dawson Cook and Evan Fink, but the man on the move was sixth place starter Allen Weisser threading his way through cars to take the lead on lap three and never looking back. Fink. Girard and Cook would battle it out for second with Fink finally holding them off. Girard would finish third followed by Cook and Steve Jones. Heat race winners were Girard and Weisser.
Spoon River Speedway hosted another spectacular night of racing Saturday night as four classes of dirt cars put on a show for the fans.
The Farmington Locker E=Mods would start the feature races off with Jake Montgomery on the pole with Kyle Girard to his outside. As the green flag flew, Montgomery would jump out to the lead followed closely by fifth place starter Eric Bruce, third place starter Brandon David and sixth place starter Matt Dobey. Montgomery would have a nice lead with David, Bruce and Dobey in a fierce battle running all over the high banked oval trying to run down him down. Montgomery would hold the lead for the first fifteen laps when on lap sixteen Bruce would dive low going into turn one, sliding up in front of Jake to take the lead. The man on the move was Daid who would catch Bruce coming to the checkerd flag but come up a half a car length short. Montgomery would settle for third followed by Dobey and sixteenth starter Kevin Morrow. Heat wins went to Bruce and Montgomery.
Spoon River Speedway 35th season opener Saturday night had fans on the edge of their seats. With a large crowd on hand to honor the late Bud Welker and Kevin Bills along with a nice car count in all divisions to begin the 2018 race season, the racers put on some exciting racing on the high banked oval. The track was also collecting money to Strike out Cancer for Hannah. $4000 was collected from the fans, drivers and track to help out this little girl.
The 35th season opener is set for Saturday April 28th featuring the Zane's Automotive Service DirtCar Modifieds, the Perkins Seed House DirtCar Pro Late Models, the Fulton Farm Service USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, the Farmington Locker E-Mods and the Bartonville Express Lube DirtCar Hornets. Spoon has flashed back to the past this year on all Regular Race programs, only charging $10 for a General admission grandstand ticket. Kids 10 and under will be $3. A 10x14x12Tall cooler will once again be $5 everytime through the gate (NO Food or Glass). Large purses, Fanny packs and Backpacks will not be allowed and will be enforced in 2018. All pit passes are $30. Grandstands will open at 5 with the pit gate opening at 3:30. Racing will be scheduled to begin around 6:30. We will be Honoring the late Bud Welker and Kevin Bills on opening night. In honor of Bud the DirtCar Modifieds will run for $1000 to win and in honor of Kevin the E-Mods will run for $500 to win. Hope to see everyone on opening night and throughout the year. Remember ONLY $10 a ticket on Regular Race Nights!! See you at the Spoon.
Spoon River Speedway is proud to announce that we will be running into October with two of our divisions. On Oct 19th and 20th we will hold the 1st Monster Mash Nationals at Spoon River Speedway for the Hornets and E-Mods paying the Hornets Saturday night 100 lap feature winning $2500 in the 30 car main event. The E-Mods 50 lap feature winner will pocket $2500 Saturday night in the 30 car main event. Feature car count could be change by number of entries up or down, but I believe this should bring in a large car count in both divisions to end the season. The Hornets first 70 laps we will count yellow flag laps with the last 30 only counting green flag laps. The E-Mods first 20 laps we will count yellow flag laps with the last 30 only counting green flag laps.
We are excited to announce that the Big 10 Late Models will be making their first appearance at the Spoon River Speedway in 2018. Spoon will become part of a six track series that cars will compete in ten races total to crown a champion. Spoon's first Big 10 race will be scheduled on the Gary Cook Jr Memorial Sunday May 27th. The second Big 10 race will be heald on the 28th Modified Fall Nationals Sunday Sept 2nd. Both nights will feature the two premier classes in DirtCar racing, the Super Late Models and the Modifieds. These are just two of the great races scheduled in 2018 that you will want to mark down on your calendar.
On Saturday Night December 2nd Spoon River Speedway held their annual banquet. Just shy of $12,000 was handed out in point fund money alone with all kinds of extra money and prizes also handed out.
Many Awards were handed out with Ray Bollinger being named Spoon River Speedways Driver of the Year voted on by the Fans and Drivers.
More info to come.
|Spoon River Speedway|
|C/O Brad Denney|
|1136 S. 5th Ave Canton, Ill 61520|
|Brad's Home Phone --- 309 - 649 - 3329|
|I would like to invite you to our 2017 racing awards this year.|
|It will once again be held at the VFW in Canton|
|Located At: South Main|
|Canton, IL. 61520|
|Date --------------------- Saturday December 2nd|
|We will eat at ---------- 6 PM|
|Must have competited in 60% of events in your division to be eligible|
|Must attend Banquet to receive any Awards or Point Fund money|
|Buffet Style Dinner|
|Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, 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 Plaque For Points Finish - 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:|
|$22 a Plate for Buffet Dinner|
|We will need your money no later than November 18th, 2017 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.|
|We have lots of door prizes to give away also.|
|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|