Breaking News: Play Day is Scheduled for Sunday April 2nd and Sunday April 9th. Opening Night is Scheduled for April 22nd.
The 33rd season of racing at the legendary Spoon River Speedway kicked off in fine fashion this past Saturday night, with a big crowd enjoying perfect spring weather, great racing on a smooth surface already in mid-season form, and giveways of all kinds.
Spoon River Speedway welcomed a new regular race division, the NuTech Seed USAC/IMRA D2 Midgets, to the track for their first race of many in 2016, and the nice field of 18 did not disappoint, featuring fast, close, exciting racing throughout the night.
The D2 Midgets joined the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modifieds, Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models, Farmington Locker E-Mods and Fulton FS Hornets and 6-shooters for a full card on opening night.
This Saturday Night April 16th will be the 33rd time Spoon River Speedway has opened it's doors for some of the best stock car racing in Central Illinois. The High Banked 3/8 mile D shaped oval will be introducing one of the most growing divisions in motorsports, the USAC/IMRA Speed 2 Midgets sponsored by NuTech Seed which will be running for $500 to win this Saturday night. Back once again will be the Zane's Automotive Service UMP Modifieds paying this Saturday nights feature winner $1000, the Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models, the Farmington Locker E-Mods, the Fulton Farm Service UMP Hornets and the Spoon 6-Shooters.
Now that I have everyone fired up we have talked it over and decided to change our transponder policy. A long with this change there will also be no point fund for 2016. We have talked to our Division Sponsors and they have agreed with this decision. We will split their sponsorship money up on some specials throughout the year. So all pit passes will be $30 except for specials which will be TBA.
You can either buy a transponder for $250 (Transponder, Charger, Pouch) that you can use at other tracks (that use the Westhold yellow system) or rent one for $10 a night Plus Driver's License. If you have a Westhold yellow transponder it will work with our system is what they told me and that will work also. Just show us the serial number. If you want to purchase one it takes roughly one week to get it. Most tracks are going in this direction and Spoon would like to keep up with all the changes in racing.
Canton – Gerald C. Denney, 85, of Canton died at 6:03 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born November 26, 1929, in Buckheart Township to Esta “Dollie” and Harriett (Wilcoxen) Denney. He married Dorothy Canevit on August 9, 1954, in Banner Township. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1989.
He is survived by two children, Scott (Tina) Denney of St. David and Leslie Denney of Canton; one brother, Morey (Marilyn) Denney of Canton; three grandchildren, Anthony (Danielle) Denney, Jason Denney, and Lauren Denney; and seven great-grandchildren, with the eighth due in March, 2016.
I would like to invite you to our 2015 racing awards this year. We will once again be serving Roast Beef and Fried Chicken Buffet before the awards with a DJ afterwards. We will once again be at the VFW located the South End of Canton on Route 78 Canton, IL. 61520
The 2015 Rail Splitter Nationals Purse Structure is posted below. To view, click Read more. Join us on September 26th at the Spoon!
A superbly prepared race track and a talented bunch of wheelmen made for a show full of side-by-side racing and thrilling finishes Saturday as Spoon River Speedway hosted the 31st Annual Tom Knowles Memorial.
The annual event, which brings winged Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 Sprint cars to the track, along with the wild wingless warriors of the POWRi Midget racing series, always brings displays of high speeds by the light open wheel machines. But along with the speeds this year was side-by-side dueling, as the ultra-smooth, multiple groove track allowed the drivers to go all out racing each other lap after lap.
Ashland’s Brandon Roberts has consistently had one of the fastest cars in the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified Division at Spoon River Speedway in 2015. So fast, in fact, he has set fast time in qualifying on multiple occasions, including turning the single fastest lap of the year in the division at 14.38 seconds back in May.
But being the fastest car doesn’t always equate to victories, a fact Roberts and his crew know quite well. That’s why it was so satisfying for Roberts to stand in Perkins Seed House Victory Lane Saturday night after dominating the 20-lap feature for his first main event win at the legendary oval. Along with his qualifying quickest and winning his heat, it completed a long-awaited sweep.
“Man, I’ve wanted this one for a long time and it feels good to get it!” Roberts said with a mix of jubilation and relief, “this is the best track to race at…it’s always smooth, it’s always fast, Brad [Denney] gives us a great place to race and I wanted one here so bad.”
This Friday Night August 14th the AMA AllStar National Flat Track Series will invade the Spoon River Speedway. A large field of bikers are expected as they get tuned up for the TT’s on Sunday. Rider’s from coast to coast attended last years event and put on an exciting night of racing on the High Banks of the Spoon with JD Beech taking the main event. We have collected over $1500 for the Dash for Cash so far. This is the only motorcycle race Spoon has all year so you won’t want to miss this exciting night of racing.
Pits will open at 3
Grandstands and Practice will open at 5
Racing to begin around 7:30
General Admission $18 with Kids 5-10 being $5
All Pit Passes $20
Check 2015 Fan Info for cooler dimensions and restrictions for coolers and carry ins. NO EXCEPTIONS
A beautiful night of racing started off with Nick Bauman setting fast time in the Pro Late Model division (14.762) and Tommy Duncan would set fast time (15.314) in the Modifieds on a super fast track prepared by track promoter Brad Denney and he would also be doing the announcer duties as BJ Stone was in Reno visiting his Mom for her birthday. Also making a surprise visit after having knee replacement surgery 5 weeks ago was Morey Denney.