……..THE FINAL SEASON……..

     
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July 10 � Herald & Review 100
UMP Summernationals

winner Shannon Babb
modified winner Ken Schrader

July 12 � winners
Dennis Vandermeersch
Danny Smith
Bobby Beiler
Dave Baugh
Jeremy Reed
BJ Deal
Dean Holt

July 19 � Kid�s Castle Night. Hall of Fame Driver Reunion. CEFCU Kid�s Club, Faster Pastor
Big Ten Late Models, Modifieds, Street stock, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets)

July 26 � MOWA Sprints Doubleheader
(MOWA Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stock, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, ILSS)

Aug 2 � No stock car racing. (Go Karts)
Aug 3 � Go Karts

Aug. 9 � Full weekly racing/CEFCU Kid�s Club

Aug. 16 � POWRi midgets, mini-sprints

Aug. 23 � Shrine 50. Demolition Derby.

Aug. 30 � 10th annual IL State Street Stock Championship/Griz FM 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night

Sept. 6 � POWRi Midgets, mini-sprints



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Track Enterprises
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A Nation of Racers
1960-early 80s dirt Latemodels
Nostalgia to Today’s Dirt Late Model
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Dirt Modifieds Gone WILD
Dirt Late Models, Modifieds, 
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Legends of Dirt
Macon Speedway Drivers
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DIRT Racing Of Past
Memories of racing past
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Photography Credits To:

JAMES JONES (DOUBLEJ)
GARY HATTER
DARIN STEWART
DAN STEWART
ROCKY RAGUSA
TERRY YOUNG
JEFF HALL
PHOTO BILLY……..R.I.P.
CHRIS BORK
JOHN LEE

HILARY BALLARD
(if your name belongs here, please let me know)


Contributor Credits To:

JACK TAYLOR
GARY HATTER
DEEDEE HAMILTON
ROCKY RAGUSA
DOUBLE J
BRETT ZERFOWSKI
JON CAGLE
MICHAEL DESPAIN
JAMES ESSEX
JACK PUGH
BRUCE DULGAR
KOREY RICH
CHRIS NUNN
DARIN STEWART
DAN STEWART
TORRI GODSEY
TERRY YOUNG
JACK WALBRING
JIMMY DEARING
PATTIE FROST
BETTY GLYNN
KEVIN KOVAC
STEVE STOECKLIN
JEFF NUN
TAMMY GUNDAKER
JEFF HALL
CHRIS TILLEY
BEN SHELTON
BRAD HOCKADAY
SCOTT KUHN
RYAN PEARSON
JASON WOODHEAD
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While concentrating on dirt late model and modified news, we also devote space to the support classes of racing, which brings fans and drivers to the tracks


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The UMP Summernationals tour is in full swing. As in years past, I plan to edit the headlines, removing the self-appointed nickname, as I really do not like it…. I understand it, just do not like it! That goes for both facebook pages and the website!


Torri’s Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track
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NEW JULY 5



Tue Jul 15

Kid�s Castle presents Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Night, Big Ten Late Models

Street Stocks, Sportsman, Hornets bring racing back to Christian County Fair
DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Kick-Off Final Dash to Checkers
KODE 12 Night this Saturday, July 19th
featuring $1,000 to win ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Events from Kansas and Nebraska Live Online This Week
Kids Night at Moler Raceway Park�Stapleton and Hamilton return to Victory Lane

Mon Jul 14

Friday, July 18th it’s the 4th Annual Jr. Kimler Memorial race at Farmer City Raceway

Babb Dominates Vermilion County Speedway for Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season
Poel Captures Seventh Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Vermilion County Speedway
Kankakee County Speedway, July 18th, 2014 Race Program (CARLOAD NIGHT)
Jimmy Owens Dominates CMH Diamond Nationals,
Jeff Cutshaw scores win in Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds

Fuller Aims to Continue World of Outlaws Late Model Series Resurgence as Wild West Tour Concludes at Brown County and River Cities
Lanigan tops Bagley for Fourth Career NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 Victory at Deer Creek Speedway
Andy Michael Gets First Career Crate Late Model Win at McKean County Raceway
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Kansas Tuesday Night for "Clash of the Titans"
Trent Young Takes Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Win at Western Kentucky Speedway

Sun Jul 13

Vandermeersch fires his way to Sportsman Topless 40 victory

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Races for Sunday July 13th at Quincy Raceways are canceled
Trent Young Takes Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Win at Western Kentucky Speedway
Wallace 10 pounds light; Crate payoff goes to Davenport, Late Models face pay cut for short fields
Kyle Busch plans to get Rowdy during ARCA doubleheader July 25

Moyer Claims Back-to-Back Victories in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Action at 34 Raceway
Illinois Vintage Series results 7/11/14 Kankakee County Speedway
Fireworks, Saturday Night Special to Light up Plymouth Speedway
Terry Schultz Outlasts Jim Moody for Thrilling USRA Modified win at Central Missouri Speedway
Owens Wins His 3rd CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
Owens Wins His 3rd CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
Rain Cancels DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Fairbury Speedway

Sat Jul 12

Saturday Rain Postpones Deer Creek Speedway�s NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 to Sunday
O’Neal Wins Terrific Battle at the Beach at Tri-City Speedway Friday Night
LaSalle Speedway rained out Sat July 12

Poel Dominates Farmer City Raceway for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory of 2014
Moyer Outlast Rain for Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Farmer City Raceway
Kay takes win number five

Kankakee victory lane photos
Kankakee County Speedway, Summary of Results, July 11th, 2014
Jesse Stovall Takes Down CCSDS Competitors at NCAS
O’Neal Wins Terrific Battle at the Beach at Tri-City Speedway Friday Night

Fri Jul 11

Shannon Babb wins Herald & Review 100 for record fifth time at Macon Speedway UMP Summernationals

Schrader Grabs First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Macon Speedway
Babb Captures Third Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Hometown Macon Speedway
Ponderosa Speedway Will Host $50,000 to win Insane One Go Kart Event!

Mars Claims Sixth Career World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory In Hibbing Raceway’s First-Ever Series Event
Fireworks, Saturday Night Special to Light up Plymouth Speedway

Thu Jul 10

Herald-Review 100 returns before exciting Miles Chevrolet Fireman�s Ball

Babb, Weaver gunning for record fifth win in Herald-Review 100 Thursday at Macon Speedway


Two More Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge Races This Weekend 
Wallace Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to the Midwest this Weekend for Two Big Shows
Urish wins first career MOWA feature at Quincy
Hull extends point lead as Moughan, Bruns have engine problems

Port Allegany Night this Saturday at McKean County Raceway
Weekly Championship Racing Returns in Four Divisions Plus ULMA Late Models this Saturday at CMS
Moyer Captures Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track

Wed Jul 09


Jamison Outduels Shirley in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Thriller at Florence Speedway
Gilpin Dominates Florence Speedway for Second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory of the Season
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary Season July 21
Tri-City and Lucas Oil Speedway’s Await Lucas Oil MLRA Competitors
Smith Ready To Defend Home Turf at Hibbing Raceway�s Inaugural World Of Outlaws Late Model Series event Thursday Night
Hugh �Junebug� Rowland Memorial Set to Roll at Ponderosa Speedway Friday July 18

Mon Jul 07


Moyer Captures Third Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Tri-State Speedway
Poel Claims Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Tri-State Speedway
Fairbury Speedway Hosts Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets July 12
Kankakee County Speedway July 11th, 2014 Race Program
Quincy Raceways Results July 7, 2014
Midwest Modified Mania and Phantom Fireworks Night at MRP
8th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals this Saturday, July 12th!
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Heads to NCAS this Friday
MAX BLAIR WINS PRESTIGIOUS DUNHAM MEMORIAL AT MCR

Previous 2014 updates

Driver Press Releases

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Travis Dickes MLRA Driver Website Launched

Jeff Taylor Claims Victories and Dakota Classic Modified Title

Billy Moyer Jr. Matches Career Win with Wooldridge $10k Triumph
Riley Hickman Brings the Payne for Ninth Win of ’14; Ultimate Action Next

Mike Benedum Hooks the Competition at the Bullring

Rodney Sanders Rumbles to River City Triumph; Gopher 50 Next


Another Successful Weekend for Upton Motorsports

Ricky Weiss Takes Two Holiday Weekend Wins

Chase Junghans Conquers NCRA Action for First Win 2014; WoO Action Next

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Knocks Down First Two Wins of ’14


Farmer City, July 4th 2014

It was really nice to be back in my old stomping grounds. Seeing Racenut brought back a lot of good memories. From High School crushes to meeting my favorite drivers, I cannot wait to share that life with my young sons. I hope that the numbers increase at the track in both attendance and number of cars. That is what got me thinking, we know the future of racers are in
good hands thanks to a lot of father son combos.

With so many young guys learning the ropes, what happens when there is an �incident� on the track? There are plenty of veteran drivers still winning and not ready to hand over the track to these young guys. What is the proper thing to do when cars get crashed and tempers flare?

In today�s technology, most of the time the incident is told on Facebook. Usually with only one perspective, the one who feels wronged. But what if the person in the wreck is just a teenager, is it right to �fight� them or do you fight the parent? I guess my thought is if they are old enough to race then they should be able to fight their own fights. It really irritates me when Mom jumps onto Facebook to complain about something that happened on the track, especially if their son already handled it.

The track is kind of like Vegas, what happens there should stay there. Handle a situation in the pits, not online. I like a good fight as much as the next guy, even if it takes your crew to fix a problem then do it. Fourteen or forty, be men and handle a disagreement. Don�t go look stupid online and remember there are three sides of every story. Or make the first punch count.

Fan appreciation night and fireworks at Farmer City made for a great night. It always surprises me the difference of atmospheres between different tracks. But for this girl, Farmer City will always be my home track.



Torri’s Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track

Everyone knows behind each helmet visor there is someone who is more than just a driver. Many of those drivers are college graduates, blue collar workers, high school students, parents, and even grandparents. They are the same as us the fans, it�s part of the reason why it is easy to connect to our favorite drivers.
Working long hours as a farme
r or being in the garage all night, is just the sacrifice some have to make. Luckily, there are a few little reasons to slow down a driver and sometimes a webmaster too. Grandchildren and young children have that effect, frequently a big reason why a driver retires.
As seen last week at Macon Speedway, a retirement is often temporary. Kyle Logue has sat out the beginning of the season, spending a lot of time with his adorable family. But when the opportunity arose, he jumped back into a late model and won the Lite Beer Twin 50�s Midwest Big Ten Series feature. He will also be wheeling a car in a few big events as the season continues.
Babies effect race schedules too. Either waiting for an expecting wife, or in Alan Crowder�s case a granddaughter to arrive, makes planning ahead difficult. As those babies grow, they become the next generation race fan. Then like Bobby Pierce and Brandon Sheppard, they become the next superstars. Fans and drivers are regularly more than just that, they become family, and that is part of why Dirt Track Racing is so great.

**Remember to follow Racenut Rambles for more Torri�s Track Talks, the MidwestDirtTrackFacts page will disappear at year�s end.

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The tracks we cover:
Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA

Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City, IL
Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee, IL
Moler Raceway Park, Williamsburg, OH
Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY
Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Macon Speedway, Macon, IL
Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Fairbury, IL
LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL
Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO
Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, IN
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvert City, KY
Quincy Raceways, Quincy, IL

IL State Fairgrounds-Springfield and DuQuoin

The series we cover:
AMERICAN  MODIFIED SERIES
COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES
UNITED MIDWEST PROMOTERS
LUCAS OIL
MIDWEST LATEMODEL RACE ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL DIRT RACING LEAGUE
WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS

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MOWA
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EXTRAS….ALL OTHER TRACKS AND
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