Breaking News: Next Racing Event this Saturday Night July 11th the Rail Splitter Nationals
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
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
Bon-Fire after the races Friday Night and Kids Trick or Treat on Sat Night Monster Mash-a-Mania USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets E/B-Mods Hornets (4 cylinders) E-Mod Rules:
Engine: Same Rules as DirtCar Pro Modified Rules Except
602 Factory Sealed can run a 4 barrel carb (NO float less carbs allowed)
360 Engines must run 4412 500 Holley 2 Barrel out of box. Choke horn must remain stock, No Polishing 360 Cubic Inch Maximum with cast iron heads. No aluminum heads or blocks, roller cam, or magnetos. May use screw in studs, stud girdle, roller tip rockers, aluminum intake, and after market exhaust. Roller Tip Rockers must use 3/8 or 7/16 standard rocker studs on GM engines. Must use 4412 Holly 2 Barrel Carb
[No tear down on Crate engines that are factory sealed] Track has option of swapping crate engine for crate engine to have tore down to check for legality. ANYONE CAUGHT CHEATING WILL Lose All Track Points, Money and be Suspended One Year Starter may be stock or after market. May use stock or front belt driven fuel pump No belt drives off of or out of bell housing CLAIM: $3525 $3500 to owner $25 to wrecker Claimed driver may swap Any driver who refuses to sale, swap, or disobey tear down rules, will lose all money for said event, and lose all season points for year. Also could be barred one year from infraction and fined $500 or both.
All other Rules same as DirtCar Modifieds Except:
(One shock per wheel. LR traction shock must be vertical)
Shock claim is $125 per shock. (NO Exchange) No Schrader Valve or remote reservoir shock. 2019 will be same Shock rules as DirtCar Pro Mods. Top four cars are subject to claim. Claim must be made by driver immediately after their feature along with cash. Refusal of claim will result in loss of winnings and points for that night. NO Bump Stops
Transmission: Same as UMP, EXCEPT, No belt driven equipment out of bell housing
Bodies: Same as UMP Except can have a 5” spoiler measured from top rear deck to top spoiler.
Tires: Front tires Hoosier A40S or M30 (NO Grooving) (REAR ONLY M30 or M60 or G60 RR ONLY (NO Grooving ANY Tire) NO Softening of any tire
Weight: 602 Factory GM Sealed Engine ---- 2400 Non Crate or Non Factory ---------- 2500
Hornet/E-Mod/Midgets Feature Purse 40 Plus Cars
1 $2,500 2 1200 3 1000 4 700 5 600 6 500 7 400 8 300 9 250 10 200 11 150 12 150 13 150 14 150 15 150 16 150 17 150 18 150 19 150 20 150 21 150 22 150 23 150 24 150 25 150 26 150 27 150 28 150 29 150 30 150 TOTAL Possible $31,950
October 19th and 20th
Qualifing B Main
Dash E-Mods 50 Laps Midget 50 Laps Hornets 100 Laps
Purse is based on 40 cars in your division which shouldn't be a problem 30 to 39 cars it will pay 2nd down $125 to start 24 car feature 20 to 29 cars it will pay 3rd down $100 to start 20 car feature 15 to 19 cars it will pay 5th down $75 to start feature
If over 60 cars in your division add $500 to win and Non Qualifier Race Non Qualifier purse to be announced then.
Hornets yellow flag laps count first 70 laps, last 30 green flag laps only
E-Mods all 50 Laps green flag laps only
D2 Midgets 50 laps. 10 minute break for fuel after 25 laps. NO Tires
E-Mod/B-Mod if your legal at Spoon or Pro Modified rules you are good. 360 max, steel head, no roller cam with Holley 4412 two barrel unaltered Factory 602 can run four barrel (NO floatless carbs) Hornet rules will be posted. Nothing special Pre-Registration Forms can be found on Spoons Wensite under Rules Pre-Entry covers driver's pit pass & transponder rental on Fri. night and transponder on Sat night $100 pre entry by 10/10 (After $125)
Fri PP $30 Sat PP $35
Monster Mash-a-Mania Hornet Rules
1 Only 4 cylinder engines allowed
2 NO Rotary and NO Turbo Charger engines allowed
3 OEM Shocks only. NO Racing shocks allowed
4 NO Racing rims or wheels allowed NO Beadlocks
5 Only DOT Street legal tires
6 Stagger allowed
7 5 mount racing harness required
8 Fire Extinguisher required
9 Fire Suit and Gloves required
10 Window net recommended
11 Battery must be in a covered box
12 Roll cage minimum 1 1/2 inch dia tubing. 4 point mount floor to roof. X brace behind driver seat. Two braces roof loop to trunk floor cross brace at dash, full roof loop, 3 bars in drivers door and at least 2 in passenger door.
13 All glass and plastic must be removed from car
14 Other than that if you are SCDRA, UMP or IMCA Legal you are good to go. 15 Have Fun and Good Luck
With all the rain we have had so far and more heavy rain predicted and talking with Powri, MOWA, IMRA and Spoon officials the races for this weekend have been cancelled. This will give the National teams and fans a chance to cancel any hotel reservations and make new ones for next weekend. The Tom Knowles Memorial will be made up next Saturday night Sept 15th. Four classes will be in action, the MOWA 410 Sprints, the Powri National Lucas Oil Midgets, the National USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets for the 2nd Aaron Hull Memorial and the Dirtcar Modifieds. Times and prices are listed on the new flyer. Hope to see you at the Spoon next Saturday night Sept. 15th.