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ARCA to Visit Springfield Mile for 36th Consecutive Year in 2019

Continuing its long-standing tradition of the most diverse schedule in American stock car racing, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to the Illinois State Fair for the 36th consecutive year for the Allen Crowe 100 at the Springfield Mile on Sunday, August 18, 2019. As has been tradition since 1984, the race [...]

By | 2018-10-03T08:53:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|ARCA, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on ARCA to Visit Springfield Mile for 36th Consecutive Year in 2019

Eckes Takes ARCA Win At Springfield

Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) took over the lead when most of the other lead lap cars pitted late in the race and held off two furious charges, first from teammate Logan Seavey and then from eventual runner up Sheldon Creed, to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win of [...]

By | 2018-08-20T09:26:19+00:00 August 20th, 2018|ARCA, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News|Comments Off on Eckes Takes ARCA Win At Springfield

WINDOM WINS ONE FOR THE HOME CROWD AT BETTENHAUSEN 100

By: Ryan Mahan - The Springfield State Journal-Register Springfield, Illinois (Aug. 18, 2018)………Chris Windom had plenty of patience in Saturday’s USAC Silver Crown Series Tony Bettenhausen 100 race. He had plenty of car left too. The Canton driver became just the third from Illinois to win the 100-lap Bettenhausen race on the 1-mile dirt track, [...]

By | 2018-08-20T09:37:50+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on WINDOM WINS ONE FOR THE HOME CROWD AT BETTENHAUSEN 100

NASCAR’s Ken Schrader Set For Busy Weekend In Central Illinois

Schrader Wearing Driver And Owner Hats (Springfield, IL) Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader, a retired NASCAR Cup star, will be a busy man this weekend, playing the part of a few different roles during the Illinois State Fair race weekend.  Schrader will not only be racing a couple of different cars this weekend, he will also play [...]

By | 2018-08-16T11:35:26+00:00 August 16th, 2018|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lincoln Speedway, Macon Speedway, News, USAC|Comments Off on NASCAR’s Ken Schrader Set For Busy Weekend In Central Illinois

Nichols Becoming a Springfield Mile Legend

August 15, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff When Jeremy Nichols made his first start in the annual Sportsman Nationals at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2012, he may have hoped for success but never imagined that he would join or pass the legendary names in the auto racing record books of the [...]

By | 2018-08-15T09:13:03+00:00 August 15th, 2018|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Nichols Becoming a Springfield Mile Legend

Kovski to Make ARCA Comeback at Springfield

August 13, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff “He’s back”!  That simple phrase would be selling short the story of Springfield, Illinois race driver Kelly Kovski.  Kovski’s racing career, put on hold last February due to injuries from an accident, has re-started and according to the Automobile Racing Club of America today, the [...]

By | 2018-08-14T09:18:28+00:00 August 14th, 2018|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Kovski to Make ARCA Comeback at Springfield

FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Springfield, Illinois (August 13, 2018)………A field of 40-plus USAC Silver Crown Champ Car drivers are expected to compete in this Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. From top-to-bottom, the list includes seven Silver Crown championships, 13 “Bettenhausen 100” victories and 97 total Silver Crown wins, [...]

By | 2018-08-14T09:17:19+00:00 August 13th, 2018|DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on FIELD OF 40+ GUNS FOR SATURDAY’S BETTENHAUSEN 100 AT SPRINGFIELD

Decker Looks to Be Tenth Female Driver in Crowe History

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff-Springfield, IL-(August 9, 2018)-Twenty-year old Natalie Decker of Wisconsin is in her first full season in the ARCA Racing Series and as a full-time driver has her sights set on competing in the 56th Allen Crowe 100 on the Illinois State Fair dirt.  Should she be able to make the starting [...]

By | 2018-08-09T09:01:29+00:00 August 9th, 2018|ARCA, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News|Comments Off on Decker Looks to Be Tenth Female Driver in Crowe History

DARLAND, GAMESTER SPRINGFIELD IRON MEN

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff-Springfield, IL-(August 7, 2018)-Past USAC Silver Crown champion Dave Darland and USAC Midget champion Russ Gamester are well known for their exploits in open wheel competition.  Both are becoming known for their support of and longevity in the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series including participation in the prestigious one mile [...]

By | 2018-08-08T08:35:22+00:00 August 8th, 2018|ARCA, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on DARLAND, GAMESTER SPRINGFIELD IRON MEN

Illinois State Fair Races Fast Approaching

Springfield Mile To Again Feature USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman                 The 2018 Illinois State Fair in Springfield opens its doors in just over a week, which means that race fans everywhere are putting together their travel plans for the historic races at the Springfield Mile.  The racing action takes center stage each and every year on the [...]

By | 2018-07-31T09:31:48+00:00 July 31st, 2018|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Illinois State Fair Races Fast Approaching