Breaking News:  Next Racing Event Sat Aug 20th Meet the Drivers Night / Rail Splitter Night Plus Fan Appreciation Night (GA ONLY $5) Sponsored by FCFB

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

Pouches $20 I  Chips $20

8/3/19 Feature Winners

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Saturday Night 8/3/19 feature Winners

FREE Grandstand Admission FREE


Yes you are reading it right, its FREE, Yes FREE Grandstands General Admission this Saturday Night. Make sure to invite a friend and their family to the track or as Slinging Dirt at Security Photo's says "Its not $25 a car load, it's not $10 admission or even $5 admission, ITS FREE Admission to the Grandstands!! Invite your family and friends, heck invite them even if there not your friend". Lets pack these stands. What a great reward to our Loyal Fan's and Kids and any new comer this Saturday night. What a great deal. Spread the word and let’s Fill the Stands with our Loyal Fans, Kids and invite some new people to attend the great action packed races. We will have giveaways throughout the night also. We need your help to get the word out so please share and invite everyone this weekend to the High Banks of the Spoon. Coolers 10x14x12TALL NO Exceptions will still be $10 every time thru the gate. (NO FOOD and NO GLASS Allowed) Adult Pit Passes will be $30 and Kids 10 and Under Pit Passes will be $20. Also we have scheduled the Gary Cook Jr Memorial for Saturday Night July 20th, $1564 to win for Modifieds. Let’s end the last two races in July at Spoon on a big note before the break on the 27th. Please Share and Spread the word.
Thank You
SRS Promoter
Brad Denney
My Dad said I was dumb for doing this. Help me prove him wrong.

23rd Summer Nationals Hell Tour

  2019 Summer Nationals

  This 23rd running of the DirtCar Summer Nationals at Spoon River Speedway will take place this Thursday night June 20th. Many of the top dirt car drivers in the nation are expected for this spectacular event at the high banked oval. Last years winner Shannon Babb is expected to return a long with former winners like Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Billy Moyer Sr and hard chargers like Frank Heckenest Jr, Allan Weisser, Mike Chasteen Jr and many more. Only one race has been completed since the start of the 27 race schedule in 32 days so a nice field of cars are expected. Babb leads drivers in Summer National wins at Spoon with 4 with Billy Moyer right behind him with 3. Who will bring home the checkered flag in 2019?

  Also on hand will be the exciting Summit Dirtcar Modifieds which always put on a great 3 and 4 wide show for the fans. Look for drivers following the tour like Kenny Wallace, Nick Hoffman, Allan Weisser, Will Krup, Ray Bollinger, Tyler Nicely a long with many of the local drivers to try and bring home the win.

  The DirtCar Hornets will fill out the racing card for Thursday night.

Pits open at 2. Grandstands at 4. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:15 followed by Late Model Time Trials with racing to begin around 7.

General Admission $25

Kids 10 and under are $10

Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO Exceptions $10 every time thru gate

Pit Passes $40

Spoon will be CLOSED Saturday Night June 22nd.

Next Racing event after Summer Nationals will be Saturday Night June 29th the Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Series will Invade the Spoon a long with all Spoon’s regular classes.


Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

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The Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series Delivered by Morrow Brothers Ford, Inc. makes the first of two scheduled visits to Spoon River Speedway this Saturday Night!

Sprint Cars at Spoon River is some of the BEST racing that you can see in Illinois...

Pit Gates Open: 2:00PM... Grandstands Open: 5:00PM Hot Laps: 6:00PM Racing: 7:00PM

Adult Admission - $20 Youth (10 & Under) - $5 Pit Passes - $35

For more information, follow along with the #MOWASprints on Social Media on Facebook at "Midwest Open Wheel Association", Twitter at @MOWASprints and the series website,

Find out more about Spoon River Speedway on Facebook by following their page, "Spoon River Speedway" and the track website,

Cook Jr Memorial Sunday Night

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The Gary Cook Jr Memorial Sunday Night May 26th Featuring the DirtCar Modifieds running for $2564 to win in their 30 lap main event. The BIG 10 Super Late Models will make their first of three visits to the Spoon that night running for $2000 to win in their 25 lap main event. Also on hand will be the Fulton Farm Service USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets running for $400 to win, the DirtCar Pro Late Models and the Bartonville Express Lube DirtCar Hornets which will be running for $200 to win the feature event. E-Mod that wish to run with the Modifieds will receive 50 track points.

Pos Mod Super L/M
1 2564 2000
2 1200 1000
3 700 500
4 450 400
5 350 350
6 300 300
7 275 250
8 250 225
9 225 210
10 200 205
11 164 200
12 164 200
13 164 200
14 164 200
15 164 200
16 164 200
17 164 200
18 164 200
19 164 200
20 164 200
$8,154 $6,940

Gary Cook Jr Memorial Sunday Night


Happy Mothers Day

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To ALL the MOMS out there this is for You!!

Krup, Fink Bring Home Memorial Wins

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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.


Greg Gilmore Memorial Sat May 4th

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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.


1 1569
2 1000
3 600
4 425
5 350
6 250
7 230
8 190
9 180
10 165
11 150

Full House At The Spoon

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.


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