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2017 ARCA Racing Series Schedule Released; Elko, Road America Return

TOLEDO, Ohio (Nov. 10, 2016) – The 65th consecutive season for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is set in stone, as Series officials released the 2017 schedule Thursday to include 20 race-dates across 13 states. Another healthy mix of superspeedways, paved short tracks, dirt tracks and a road course will highlight the 2017 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:41+00:00 November 10th, 2016|ARCA, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News|Comments Off on 2017 ARCA Racing Series Schedule Released; Elko, Road America Return

DuQuoin General Tire Grabber 100 ARCA Race Televised Tonight

ARCA's dirt track races on TV have been a relatively rare thing over the years. However, you'll get your chance to watch the General Tire GRABBER 100 from the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds dirt mile tonight, Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on the American Sports Network (ASN). As it turned out, it was a [...]

By | 2016-09-21T14:58:50+00:00 September 21st, 2016|ARCA, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News|Comments Off on DuQuoin General Tire Grabber 100 ARCA Race Televised Tonight

Dust settles, Hessert emerges victorious at DuQuoin

DuQUOIN, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2016) - It was a one lap shoot out for the ages, and when the dust settled in overtime, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Tom Hessert emerged the winner of the 63rd General Tire GRABBER-Southern Illinois 100 Sunday night under the lights at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt. [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:41+00:00 September 4th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News|Comments Off on Dust settles, Hessert emerges victorious at DuQuoin

Big Time Night Racing On Tap For DuQuoin IL State Fair Saturday & Sunday

USAC, ARCA, & UMP Drivers Set For Magic Mile The green flag is set to drop, sending cars at high speeds around the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin IL State Fair.  The racing tradition continues for a 70th year, featuring action in the USAC Silver Crown Series, ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards, and the [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:41+00:00 September 1st, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Big Time Night Racing On Tap For DuQuoin IL State Fair Saturday & Sunday

The Hoosier Race Report: Road Trip ..By Danny Burton

Not too often can one take a weekend jaunt and cover lots of ground, not to mention the miles. This upcoming 2016 Labor Day holiday is one to anticipate and, hopefully, remember. I get to enjoy two of my favorite passions. One is going to a pair of what should be two great races at [...]

By | 2016-09-01T09:35:10+00:00 September 1st, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on The Hoosier Race Report: Road Trip ..By Danny Burton

Hendren Brings Record Setting Achievement to DuQuoin

DuQuoin, IL (August 29, 2016)-William “Bill” Hendren of central Illinois has owned race cars since the Nixon administration, most of the stock car variety.  He’s also the car owner with the apparent longest tenure at both state fairs in Illinois with some 40 years of entries in the ARCA-General Tire Grabber-Southern Illinois 100 stock car [...]

By | 2016-08-30T08:26:53+00:00 August 30th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Hendren Brings Record Setting Achievement to DuQuoin

Local Illinois favorite Joe Cooksey returns; enters ARCA night race at DuQuoin dirt

TOLEDO, Ohio (August 29, 2016) - The deal came together fast, but the locals will be glad it did when Centralia, Illinois' Joe Cooksey marches through the gates at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the 63rd running of the General Tire GRABBER-Southern Illinois 100 Sunday, September 4. As the crow files, Centralia is about 40 [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:41+00:00 August 30th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Local Illinois favorite Joe Cooksey returns; enters ARCA night race at DuQuoin dirt

Southern Illinois Well Represented in Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin

USAC Silver Crown Set To Hit The Magic Mile This Saturday Night DuQuoin, IL- (August 28, 2016)-The deep south of the state of Illinois finds itself well represented heading into the 64th Ted Horn 100 presented by Casey’s USAC Silver Crown event at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Saturday night, September 3rd.  The defending race [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:42+00:00 August 29th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Southern Illinois Well Represented in Ted Horn 100 at DuQuoin

70th Anniversary of First Auto Race on DuQuoin “Magic Mile”

DuQuoin, IL-(August 27, 2016)-This Labor Day weekend marks the 70th birthday for automobile racing on the famed “Magic Mile” at the picturesque DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois.  A hall of fame roster of drivers have seen action on the DuQuoin clay which has produced some of the most famous and infamous moments in American [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:33:42+00:00 August 27th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on 70th Anniversary of First Auto Race on DuQuoin “Magic Mile”

TED HORN 100 PRESENTED BY CASEY’S AT DuQUOIN SEPTEMBER 3

SPRINGFIELD’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 RAINED OUT The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which will be announced if and when [...]

By | 2016-08-22T16:56:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on TED HORN 100 PRESENTED BY CASEY’S AT DuQUOIN SEPTEMBER 3