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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 | 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 | 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 | August 27th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on 70th Anniversary of First Auto Race on DuQuoin “Magic Mile”

USAC Bettenhausen 100 At Illinois State Fair Not Rescheduled

Ticket Refund Details Announced (Refund Form HERE) The 2016 edition of the Bettenhausen 100 for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car event, scheduled for Saturday, August 20, was canceled due to rain. After a couple of days of searching and deliberation, it has been decided that the event will unfortunately not be rescheduled for 2016. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on USAC Bettenhausen 100 At Illinois State Fair Not Rescheduled

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 | 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

Saturday Portion Of State Fair Races Canceled

Well, you win some and you lose some. Today, we lost. Unfortunately, we had a popup storm hit us at the Illinois State Fair and has caused the cancelation of today's events. Any possible reschedule date of the USAC Racing Silver Crown Series will be announced in the near future. We have a good forecast [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Saturday Portion Of State Fair Races Canceled

Dirt Track “Ringers” Dominate SuperChevyStores.Com Entries

Springfield, IL August 17, 2016 (By Jay Hardin)-Since the Automobile Racing Club of America took over sanctioning of the SuperChevyStores.com-Allen Crowe 100 in 1985 the number of drivers on the entry list with dirt track experience has varied from several to just a few, however for the first time since the late 1980’s the entry [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Dirt Track “Ringers” Dominate SuperChevyStores.Com Entries

BETTENHAUSEN 100 SATURDAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

It’s been a quarter of a century since anybody has won three consecutive “Bettenhausen 100s” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. On Saturday, Aug. 20, two-time defending USAC Silver Crown Series Champion and point leader Kody Swanson will try to do just that. The 2014 and 2015 race winner will try to match Chuck [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on BETTENHAUSEN 100 SATURDAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

Stock Car Rookie Thorson Adds Interest to Springfield ARCA Entry List

Springfield, IL-(August 13, 2016)-The entry list for the 54th Central Illinois Super Chevy Stores-Allen Crowe 100 presented by Jive Communications was already littered with dirt track aces this week when the entry of young Tanner Thorson was posted by Venturini Motorsports on August 11.  The 20 year old Minden, Nevada native is a top flight [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Stock Car Rookie Thorson Adds Interest to Springfield ARCA Entry List

Central Illinois Team Owners Helping Revive Silver Crown Series

Springfield, IL (August 14, 2016)-While the focus on potential front runners for the Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds has been primarily on the men who steer the machines car owners who are from the central part of the Prairie State are shooting for an appearance in victory lane on [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|ARCA, DIRTcar UMP, Illinois State Fairgrounds, News, USAC|Comments Off on Central Illinois Team Owners Helping Revive Silver Crown Series