Breaking News: Last Racing Events of 2018 This Friday and Saturday Nights Oct 19th and 20th Monster Mash-A-Mania
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.
The Tom Knowles Memorial featuring the MOWA 410 Sprints and the POWRI National Midgets. Also the Aaron Hull Memorial featuring the National USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and also running with be the Dirtcar Modifieds. A large field of Sprints and Midgets are expected. NO Personal Vehicles will be allowed in the pit area.
Pit gate opens a 3
End of draw 5:30...
Grandstands open at 5
Drivers meeting at 5:45
Hot Laps 6
Modified will TT in Hot Laps
Racing to begin around 7
All other Pit Passes are $40 (If running two or more classes you PAY that many Pit Passes)
General Admission is $25
Kids 10 and under are $5
Coolers 10x14x12 Tall NO EXCEPTIONS $5 every time thru gate.
NO Glass, NO Food, NO Large Purses, Bags or Backpacks are Allowed.
NO Dogs Allowed in grandstand area
Hope to see everyone Saturday Night Sept 8th for the 32nd Tom Knowles Memorial and the 2nd Aaron Hull memorial at the Spoon.
One of the biggest races of the year at Spoon River Speedway. Late Model Tire Rule 20 or 40 on LF, RF and LR. (20, 30 or 40 on RR ONLY)
Another beautiful night for dirt track racing took place Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway. At intermission Spoon held its first Kids Card Board Box races. Kids could build their own race cars of their favorite driver or make a design up of their own and compete on the front stretch. The fans got a kick out of these possible future drivers as they ran around two cones set up in front of the grandstands. Jake Montgomery and Kyle Girard had replicas made of their cars for two of their young fans to compete in. Promoter Brad Denney gave all the kids that participated, checkered flags with the Spoon logo on them.
After intermission the Pro Late Models would hit the track for their feature event. Only five cars were in attendance so the officials and driver’s decided to only run a ten lap feature. Casey Helm lead them to green and lead all ten laps for the victory. In second was Sean Dray followed by Jacob Denney and Melissa Hansmeyer. National point leader Austin May was a no start do to a wreck in the heat race which was won by Helm.
Next out were the popular USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets with 15 cars ready to do action. Sitting on the pole was Dave Baugh with Bret Tripplett to his outside. Baugh would jump out to the early lead and lead the first three laps when he would be passed by fifth place starter Shane Morgon who would lead the last seventeen laps to pick up his first feature win of the season at Spoon. Kurt Mueller would end up second followed by thirteenth place starter Brent Burrows. Baugh would end up fourth followed by Broc Hunnell. Heat race winners were Hunnell and Tripplett.
With eighteen cars in attendance the Dirtcar Modifieds would roll out next for their twenty lap feature event. Zane Oedewaldt would lead the Modifieds around to green with Casey Lappin to his outside. Oedewaldt would lead the first lap but fourth place starter Mark Anderson would fly by Oedewaldt on the outside to lead lap two. Ray Bollinger, Josh Allen, Brandon Roberts and Lappin would battle it out for second after Oedewaldt would slide high and all four would pass him on lap four. Bollinger would succumb to a flat tire late in the race. Allen and Roberts would keep showing Anderson their noses lap after lap as they would sometimes be three abreast, but Anderson wouldn’t be denied victory as he held off their challenges to pick up his first feature win of the year at Spoon. Track point leader Roberts would end up second followed by Allen then Lappin and ninth place starter Kelly Kovski would round out the top five. Bollinger, Allen and Lappin were the heat race winners.
Leading the twenty car E-Mod field to green was Dawson Cook. Evan Fink would get a run down the back stretch to take the lead and never looked back to pick up his fifth feature win out of the last six races. Cook, E-Mod track point leader Jake Montgomery, Kevin Morrow and Steve David would battle it out for fifteen laps in some close racing action for the top five positions. When the checkered flag flew they would finish in the that order. Fink, Montgomery and Morrow would win their heat races.
Last out were the Dirtcar Hornets with Blake Harn jumping out to the lead and oicking up the ten lap feature win. Coming home in second was Josh Nimrick followed by Ronald Robinson, Kyle Walker and Tucker Clark in fifth. Heat wins went to Robinson and Harn.
Next Saturday night August 18th Spoon will have Meet the Driver’s night sponsored by the Fulton County Farm Bureau and the Girl Scouts will also be on hand to do 50/50. All the race cars will be lined up on the front stretch and the fans will be invited to come down and meet the drivers from five forty five till six thirty. Drivers will have hero cards and other items to give to the fans. For more info go to Spoons Face Book page or their website.
Racing Action returns this Saturday Night August 4th to Spoon River Speedway with 5 classes of racing for St Jude Night.
Last year we raised $2200 on race night for St Jude. We are donating all our half of the 50/50 money collected so far this year and Saturday night. Any donations will be appreciated Saturday night to help us reach or surpass our goal of $5000 this year.
The Zane's Automotive Service Dirtcar Modifieds will be running for $1000 to win. Also on hand will be th...e Fulton Farm Service USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, the Perkins Seed House Dirtcar Pro Late Models, the Farmington Locker E-Mods and the Bartonville Express Lube Dirtcar Hornets.
Pits open at 4.
Grandstands at 5.
End of Draw 5:30
Hot Laps at 6 followed by Time Trials
Racing to begin around 7
General Admission Only $10
Kids 4 thru 10 are $3
Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO Exceptions $5 everytime thru gate
NO Food, NO Glass, NO Large Purses, NO Large Bags, NO Back Packs will be Allowed.
NO DOGS Allowed in Grandstand area.
Adult Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass 10 and Under $20
Hope to see everyone back this Saturday Night for St Jude Night at the Spoon.
Its Race Day!!
Tonight is Kids Back Pack Night and we will also run the King of the High Banks after the races.
At intermission kids 14 and under will have a chance to receive a Back Pack with school supplies given to them by one of the driver’s or the track. Sign up will be at the souvenir stand. Then when the races have been completed a random 16 cars selected between the E-Mods, Pro L/M and Modifieds will compete one on one in a single elimination tournament to decide who will be crowned the 2018 King of the High Banks and pocket $500.
On hand tonight will be the Zane’s Automotive Service Dirtcar Modifieds, the Fulton Farm Service USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, the Perkins Seed House Dirtcar Pro L/M’s, the Farmington Locker E-Mods and the Bartonville Express Lube Dirtcar Hornets.
Pits open at 4.
Grandstands open at 5.
End of Draw 5:30
Hot Laps at 6 followed by Time Trials
Racing to begin around 7
General Admission ONLY $10
Kids 4-10 are $3
Coolers 10x14x12TALL NO Exceptions will be $5 everytime thru gate.
NO Food, NO Glass, NO Large Purses, NO Large Bags, NO Back Packs will be allowed to be carried in.
NO Dogs allowed in Grandstand Area
Adult Pit Pass is $30
Kids Pit Pass 10 and Under is $20
Hope to see you, your family and friends tonight for Kids Back Pack night at the Spoon!!
We will start everything 30 minutes later tomorrow night June 30th to try and help with the heat. Hope to see everyone Saturday night for the E-Mod Summer Nationals and Fireworks after the show. All 5 divisions will be on hand. Check our Face Book page for more information.
The Summer Nationals Hell Tour invaded the Spoon River Speedway Monday night after the race had been rained out last Thursday. Twenty three cars would battle it out for the $5000 grand prize at the end of the 40 lap main event. After three heats were completed, won by Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb and Shannon Babb the feature event hit the lightning fast track. Shirley and Babb would lead the field to green but Timothy Culp would exploded a left rear tire going into turn three bring out a caution before any laps were completed. A complete restart would occur with Culp going to the rear. Shirley would jump out to the early lead running the high side. Babb would put pressure on Shirley running the bottom pulling up next to him several time. Tyler Erb and Frank Heckenast Jr would be battling for third right behind them. On lap four Babb would go from the top to the bottom getting a run on Shirley out of turn two with both driver’s rubbing down the backstretch, Babb would take the lead on lap five. Shirley would try to regain the lead but Babb would get the better bite off the corner and beat Shirley back to the line. A caution would fly again on lap thirty five giving Shirley another shot at Babb. As the green flew Shirley and Babb would run side by side for the final five laps with Babb edging Shirley by 4 tenths at the line. Erb would finish third followed by Heckenast Jr, Chase Junghans and Bobby Pierce finishing in sixth. Babb was excited in the Fulton Farm Serve victory lane after picking up his fourth victory so far in the tour. “Man this track was fast tonight. The fans should have enjoyed that one”.