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Here are the Second 5 "Inductees" of 10 Total to be Added to Our Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Hall of Fame" for 2012 .....

Gary Cook Jr. ..... Sportsman, Modified & Late Model Driver ..... Inductee
Ray Fengel ..... Won Record Setting "300 Lap Race" in 1957 ..... Inductee
Pat Heinz ..... AKA "Crumbo the Clown" ..... Inductee
Jim Patterson ..... Long-Time Car Owner & Official ..... Inductee
Dick Schofield ..... Long-Time Race Car Sponsor ..... Inductee

P.O.R.C. 2012 Stock Car Drivers of the Year .....
Late Model - Billy Drake #75
Modified - Ray Bollinger #77
Limited LM - Brian Crebo #99
Street Stock - John Farris #90
Hornets - Zach Bollinger #77

The Five 2012 Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Hall of Fame INDUCTEES" for 2012 to be Announced are :
"Denny Gray" ~ Long-Time Street Stock, Sportsman & Late Model Stock Car Driver ..... "INDUCTEE"
"Danny Parlier" ~ Long-Time Stock Car Mechanic & Owner ..... "INDUCTEE"
"Donna (D.K.) Shannon" ~ 1998 Powder Puff Point Champion ..... "INDUCTEE"
"Herb Shannon Jr." ~ 1975 Figure "8" Point Champion ..... "INDUCTEE"
The "Michelle & Ray Neltner Jr." Owned #75 Performance Race Team Late Model Stock Car of Peoria Illinois ..... "INDUCTEE" as "Late Model Stock Car of the Century"
These Awards To Be Presented This Coming Saturday Night ..... Along with "Drivers of the Year Awards" in the Late Model, Modified, Limited Late Model, Street Stock & Hornet Divisions .....
Hope to See EveryOne at Mooney's Pub Next Saturday-December 08 at 5 p.m.

See Poster Below - EveryOne Welcome !!!


Saturday - December 08 - 2012 @ 5 pm
Mooney's Pub - 4827 W. Farmington Road - Peoria Illinois
EveryOne is Very Welcome to Attend .....
Free Fish Fry - No Cover Charge .....
2012 PORC Hall of Fame Inductions .....
PORC 2012 Driver of the Year Award .....
Also:
2012 State Champion Race Cake Baking Contest - $50 to Win .....
See Rules to Enter Below .....

3rd. Annual State Championship Race Cake Contest
$50 to Win for Cake with Most Votes .....

Bake a Cake and Decorate of Your Favorite Race Car & Driver or Just Racing Theme in General
Anyone May Enter - Size of Cake is Up to You - No Minimum or Maximun Size

No Entery Fee - Winner Receives $50.00

Cakes Must Be Displayed at Mooney's Pub By 5 p.m. - December 08-2012

The 2011 Reigning Race Cake State Champion is Regina Roe .....
The Ch

Cakes Will Be Monetarily Voted on and Winner Determined By the Public Between 5 & 9 p.m.

Winner Will Be Presented a Plaque & Declared the
"Illinois State Champion" Race Cake Baker

All Cakes will be Raffled or Auctioned after Voting is Complete

This is a Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club - Fund Raising Event


See Party Flier on Front Page of PORC Web Site ..... http://www.porc.webs.com
or Visit Us on FaceBook / Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club

Merry Christmas and Hope to See You at at Our Annual Holiday Event .....
Sincerely,
Scott Shults - PORC Founder
nouncr@comcast.net
309-613-0638


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ARCHDALE/BESS MEMORIAL CANCELLED FOR OCTOBER 6
The 2nd Annual Al Archdale Jr./Willard Bess Memorial Mini-Sprint Nationals scheduled for October 6 at Peoria Speedway have been cancelled and will not be made up. The staff and management at Peoria Speedway would like to thank all of our fans, drivers and crew members for their participation during the 2012 racing season. Stay tuned for information regarding the 2013 racing season at Peoria Speedway and have a great winter.


FEGER WINS 3RD STRAIGHT “HAMILTON MEMORIAL” AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Drake claims Bud Series title

(Peoria, IL) Jason Feger captured his third consecutive “Jon Hamilton Memorial/ Illinois State Championship 100” Saturday night at Peoria Speedway, winning $5,000 in the process.

Kevin Weaver jumped out to the lead from his pole position, but encountered lapped traffic by lap 6. Feger was stalking from his 3rd starting spot, and challenged Weaver for the lead on lap 10 in heavy traffic. Feger made the winning pass on lap 11 on the front stretch. Weaver made runs at Feger on re-starts on laps 14 and 18, but could never get past Feger.

Brian Shirley, who started 5th, drove past Weaver on lap 33 following 2 more caution periods and began to chase down Feger. The duo sliced and diced through lapped traffic, with Shirley constantly applying pressure on Feger. Shirley briefly took the lead coming out of turn 2 on lap 42, but Feger slammed the door shut in turn 3.

The race went green over the next 30 laps, with Shirley following Feger entertaining the crowd all over the high banks until the caution waved again on lap72 for Weaver, who had mechanical problems. 2 more cautions slowed the action, with the final caution on lap 78. Shirely began to fade after the final re-start, and was passed by Kyle Logue, who had pitted for tires on lap 30. Only 4 cars ended up on the lead lap, as Feger, Logue, Shirley and Wes Steidinger crossed the line at the checkered flag. Shirely did not go across the scales, and was disqualified. Logue ended up 2nd, followed by Steidinger, Billy Drake and Ryan Unzicker, who also pitted for tires earlier in the race. Drake took the $5,000 Budweiser Late Model Series title by virtue of his 4thplace finish.

“Brian sure made me work for that one”, Feger told the crowd. “I'm exhausted. I was glad to see that caution come out with 25 to go so I could catch my breath. You could run anywhere on this track tonight, but we really had to work lapped traffic. We are on a roll right now, so hopefully we can keep it up for these late-season races.”

24 UMP Late Models took time, with Feger setting fast time. Heats were won by Feger, Steve Lance, Jr and Shirley. John Gardner, Jr. won the B Main.

In the UMP Modified class, Ray Bollinger passed outside front row starter Gary Cook. Jr, with a pass in the middle of the track on lap 5, and survived 7 caution flags for the win. Cook, Jr. ended up 2nd, with Billy Tuckwell, Nathan Balensiefen and Tommy Duncan completing the top 5.

“The track was racy, and we found something in the middle we liked”, said Bollinger. “I knew Gary would be tough, but we are happy to get this win. We learned some stuff, racing the last 3 nights at Granite City we were able to use tonight.”

Billy Brickely fought off challenges from Austin Archdale, who won his fourth straight Illinois Lightning Sprint Series title, for the win. Archdale ended up 2nd, followed by Brad Funk, Andrew Funk and AJ Hill.

Zach Bollinger led flag-to-flag in the UMP Hornet feature, with Shane Kelley, Jeremy Kinglsey, Matt Machey and Tyler Benson the top 5.

Next Saturday, September 29, Peoria Speedway presents the “Mod Money 2012” special, paying $2,012 to win for the UMP Modifieds. UMP Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, UMP Hornets, and Illinois Lightning Sprints will also be racing.


pics courtesy of Rocky Ragusa Peoria Speedway 09-22-12

brian shirley races with todd bennett
jason feger held off a mid race challenge from brian shirley
jason feger
billy drake
23t billy tuckwell races for third with 2 erik bruce

38c john gardner leads 32j jason jaggers in the semi
zac bollinger in action
zac bollinger victory lane
jason feger talks with wes steidinger before the race
25 steve lance jr. battles with b12 kevin weaver for second



Jason Feger Claims Third Hamilton Memorial at Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill. (9/22/12) Jason Feger picked up his third win in the last seven days by winning the Jon Hamilton Memorial/Illinois State Championship race, Saturday night at the Peoria Speedway. Feger overtook Kevin Weaver on lap 11 and returned back several mid race challenges from Brian Shirley. For Feger, it was his third straight win in the season ending Budweiser point championship for the UMP late models. Weaver running third broke on lap 71 to end his night. Shirley, faulted as the laps wound down and had a fifth place finish, but failed to cross the scales following the race, and was disqualified. Kyle Logue overcame a late race incident, when he was forced to pit and change a tire, to finish second. Wes Steidinger stayed in the top five all race, before taking third. Budweiser point champion, Billy Drake, was fourth, followed by Ryan Unzicker, Steve Lance Jr., Mike Mullvain, Tim Lance, Charley Hess, and Tim Isenberg. Feger was fast qualifier among 24 cars at a 12.326. Feger, Lance Jr., and Shirley won heats, while John Gardner took the semi. An exhausted Feger commented following the win, “ Brain made me work for this one pretty hard. I thought it might be easier for me to be in second, rather than first. The tires in the infield kept getting knocked around and it can really change the track. That was a tough race. I was glad to see the yellow with 25 to go. I got to catch my breath and get refocused.” Drake spoke to the crowd as well, “Credit the guys that work on the car. No dnf’s all year long. We had two wins. I wished we could have got one tonight. It would have been a nice way to end it.”

 Ray Bollinger took the lead from Gary Cook Jr. on the second lap, to win the 20 lap UMP modified race. Bollinger credits the win to going to Tri-City last Thursday, for night one of the Modified Mania special. “There were over 80 cars there. We wanted to try some new things there on the car. We felt the changes worked out and it showed tonight. Once I got by Gary, I just drove a steady race.” Cook Jr. was second, followed by Billy Tuckwell, Nathan Balensiefen, Tommy Duncan, Erik Bruce, Noah Faw, Jamie Balensiefen, Dan Turner, and Brandon Maciejewski.

 Not to be out done, Zac Bollinger took the win in the Hornet class. Shane Kelley, Jeremy Kingsly, Matt Machey, and Tyler Benson completed the top five.

 In the Illinois Lightning Series race, Billy Brickley turned back a late race bid by Austin Archdale for the win. Brad Funk, Andrew Funk, and A.J. Hill took the top five positions.

 Next Saturday, UMP modified drivers headline the race program with a $2012 to win special. Action will also be held for Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints, and UMP Hornets. Pits open at 3, grandstands at 4, and hot laps start at 5. Admission is $15 for adults, seniors $13, ages 8-15 $5, and under 7 free.


SHANNON WINS ONE FOR GRANDPA ON AN EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY


Bruce and Tuckwell take Modified“Twin 50's”


(Peoria,IL) It was a very emotional night at Peoria Speedway on Saturday as the track honored Peoria racing legend Herb Shannon, Sr., who passed away one week ago. Beginning with a touching tribute by his daughter-in-law Cyndi Shannon, to the Parkinson's Research $20,000 check to Bradley University presented in his honor by the Bohlander family, to the win by grandson Steve in the Limited Late Model feature and finally a win by Billy Tuckwell, who dedicated the win to Herb Sr.


Steve Shannon started 3rdin the Limited Late Model feature, passed 2nd place Jack Siegel on lap 3 and began pursuit of race leader Carl Feger. Shannon drove like a man possessed, but briefly surrendered 2nd to Kenny Egan until a caution wiped out the pass on lap 7. Using the high side of the track, Shannon finally blasted past Feger on lap 10, and survived a final caution on lap 13 for the win. Egan ended up 2nd, followed Brian Crebo, Feger and Siegel.


Swarmed in an emotional victory lane by family members, tears flowed everywhere as Shannon addressed the crowd. “I usually never run the high side, and it was rough there, but Grandpa was riding with me tonight. It's been a tough week, but I want to dedicate this win to my Grandma and Grandpa. Our family really needed this win and I'm glad we could bring it home. This is special, winning the State Championship tonight”.


The first of 2 Illinois State Championship “Twin 50's” for UMP Modifieds was won by Erik Bruce, who passed Mark Johnson for 2nd on lap 8 and then inherited the lead when race leader Brian Diveley stalled in turn 4 with mechanical problems on lap 9. Bruce led by as much as half a lap, surviving 4 cautions and a furious rally by 16thstarting Ray Bollinger for the $1,000 win. Bollinger, Allen Weisser, Donovan Lodge and Billy Tuckwell completed the top 5.


“We really had the car dialed in”,said Bruce. “I could go anywhere I needed to, so I hope we are as good for the 2nd 50”.


The second 50 lap saw the top 10 from the first 50 pull a frisbee on the track before the race to determine the top 10 starting spots , Mike Chasteen, Jr drew the pole and led the first lap until 3rd starting Donovan Lodge squeezed by on the bottom the next lap for the lead. Lodge was steady out front as battles raged for positions 2-5, with Tuckwell finally passing Weisser for 2nd on lap 25. Tuckwerll started closing the gap on Lodge as they raced through traffic. On lap 39, Lodge got caught by 2 lapped cars, and Tuckwerll used the cars as a pick, driving through the middle of the track for the lead. Tuckwell held on for the $2,000 win, followed by Tuckwell, Weisser, Bruce and Bollinger.


“We changed a bunch of things after the first 50-shocks ,springs- we took a huge swing at it so we could run the middle and it paid off”, Tuckwell told the crowd. “I want to dedicate this win to Herb Shannon. That tun by Steve was sure inspiring”.


Danny Glover ran side-by-side with Wally Zander, taking the lead on lap 2 and then led all 15 laps of the UMP Street Stock feature event. Glover held off a furious rally by John Farris, who currently sits 2nd in the nation in UMP points. Zander, Jim Bolen and Jeff Massey completed the top 5. “I want to thank the Simpsons for letting me drive this car”, said Glover. “We had the car hooked up, and this track was incredible tonightt”.


Shane Morgan took the lead in the Illinois Lighting Sprint feature, only to be overtaken by Brad Funk on lap 2. Billy Brickley blew past Funk on a lap 6 re-start and dominated the rest of the way for the win, with Funk, Austin Archdale, Andrew Funk and Mark Billings completing the top 5.


“This was my kind of track tonight”, Brickley told the crowd. “I like the heavy, hammer-down tracks, so this really suited how I want to run.


Jeremy Kingsley made it 2 in a row in the UMP Hornet feature, besting Cameron Poci, Tyler Benson, Matt Machey and Kenny Butterfield in a flag-to-flag performance. “It feels good to get an Illinois State Championship, this car was hooked up”, Kingsley said in victory lane.


Next Saturday, September 22 is the 59th Annual “Jon Hamilton Memorial/ Illinois State Championship 100” for UMP Late Models, paying $5,000 to-win. The race will be the finale for the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series. UMP Modifieds and UMP Hornets will also be racing.



FORMAT RELEASED FOR TWIN 50'S; SEPT 29 MOD SPECIAL ADDED

Lucky fan can win $100; Mod Special on 9/29 to pay $2,012

(Peoria, IL) Peoria Speedway is pleased to announce that the Illinois State Championship “Twin 50's” for UMP Modifieds will pay UMP National Points for both races, as per agreement with UMP. The first race will pay $1,000 to-win and the 2nd50 will pay $2,000.

The program will consist of one lap of qualifying for the Modifieds and heat races, along with a B Main. The first 50 lap feature will be run, and drivers will be allowed to go to the pits to get their cars ready for the second race. Cars 11-20 will start the 2nd feature where they finished the first feature, while positions 1-10 will draw a Frisbee which will be numbered 1 through 10. The number on the Frisbee will set up the lineup for the top 10 spots in the 2nd feature, and then the drivers will autograph the Frisbee's and throw them into the crowd. The lucky fan who catches the Frisbee of the winning driver will get $100 cash and a picture with the winning driver in victory lane.

Also racing will be Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for ages 8-15 and under 7 are free. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5. Transponders will be used for all classes except the Hornets.

Just added to the Peoria Speedway schedule is the “Mod Money 2012”, featuring UMP Modifieds racing for $2,012 to win and UMP National points. The Al Archdale, Jr. Memorial Mini-Sprint Nationals event has been moved back to October 6, which opened up the 29th date. Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets will also be racing on the 29th. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors,


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

FEGER WINS BUD SERIES ROUND 8 AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Wallace edges Lodge in Modified thriller; Bauman and Kingsley get wins

(Peoria, IL, August 30) Jason Feger won Round 8 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series at Peoria Speedway Thursday night, passing pole sitter Brian Shirley in traffic for the win and the $2,000.

Shirley set fast time among the 21 UMP Late Models on hand, won his heat and the dash, and was trying to complete the sweep as he jumped to the lead at the start of the 30 lap feature. Jason Feger jumped into 2nd and followed Shirely over the first 9 laps as the 2 ran all over the Peoria high banks.

On a lightning fast racing surface, Shirley only needed 8 laps to get into lapped traffic. Shirley had been running the high groove exclusively, and had to drop to the middle of the track to get by lapped traffic on lap 9. Feger pounced on the opportunity, driving under Shirley coming out of turn 4 for the lead. Feger extended his lead and was never seriously challenged the rest of the race with Shirley finishing 2nd. Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce and Tim Lance rounded out the top 5.

“Sometimes its better to be in 2nd”, Feger told the crowd of his pass for the lead. “When I was following Brian I had the chance to go to the middle and the bottom a little so I knew what I had. When he had to drop down to pass that lapped car, I knew that was my chance so I took it.”

The UMP Modified race may have been the race of the year so far as NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace survived a major league, toe-to-toe slugfest with Erik Bruce and Donovan Lodge. 27 UMP Modifieds were on hand, and it took 3 tries to get the race started, forcing a single file start. Scott May led the first lap before another caution bunched up the field. Wallace ran the high side exclusively, and drove past May for the lead in turn 4 on lap. Bruce,in a brand new car, drove past May and set sail for Wallace until another caution flew on lap 6.

Bruce led lap 7 and Wallace charged back by on lap 8. The final caution was thrown on lap 8, with Bruce and Wallace swapping the lead each lap until Wallace started to run away from Bruce on lap 13. Lodge shuffled past a fading Bruce on lap 14 and immediately challenged Wallace. Wallace was living on the edge on the top of the track, and Lodge could nudge ahead on both corners on the bottom. The duo swapped the lead 5 times until the white flag flew, and both went to their respective lines. Wallace won the drag race to he checkered flag, followed by Lodge, Bruce, Billy Tuckwell and Mike Chasteen, Jr.

“Man, that was one hell of a race!”, an excited Wallace said in victory lane. “32 drove me hard, we beat the crap out of each other but never spun each other out. I kept thinking of how Kenny Schrader beat me on the high side earlier this year, so I just stayed there. That was a lot of fun. The fans had to love that one!”.

Rob Bauman Sr. picked up his first win ever at the track over an 18 car field, surviving 5 caution flags and led all 15 laps. Kenny Egan, Brian Crebo, Jim Carmody and Steve Shannon rounded out the top 5.

“This has been a long time coming, it feels so good to finally get a win here”, Bauman said. “A big thanks to my son and Kevin Weaver for helping me with this car.. The car was great, and I appreciate all that Kevin has done for Junior.”

Jeremy Kingsley went the distance in the UMP Hornets, surviving a lap 3 caution and an excellent field of UMP Hornets for the win. Tyler Benson, Kenny Butterfield, Zac Bollinger and Brent Terry were the top 5.

“I'm glad I was up front because I realized after the re-start I had lost my brakes”, Kingsley said.“We had a good field of cars with all these guys chasing UMP points.”

Action returns to Peoria Speedway in 2 weks with the first of 3 season-ending special events. Saturday, September 15 will be Twin 50 lap features for the UMP Modifieds and Illinois State Championship races for the Limited Late Models and Street Stocks. Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets will also be racing.

Saturday, September 22 will be the 58th Annual “Jon Hamilton Memorial/Illinois State Championship” for the UMP Late Models, with the 100 lap feature paying $5,000 to-win. The race will be the final points race for the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series and an Illinois State Championship for the UMP Hornets. UMP Modifieds will be the other support class on the 22nd.

The season will end at the track on Saturday. October 6 with the 2nd Annual “Al Archdale, Jr. Memorial Mini-Sprint Nationals”. UMP Modifieds and Limited Late Models will join the Lightning Sprints.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012

BUD SERIES ROUND 8 AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

Kicks off 3 nights of UMP Late Model action; $17,000 possible to-win

(Peoria, IL) Labor Day weekend kicks off with a bang for Central Illinois racing fans as Round 8 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series will be held Thursday, August 30 at Peoria Speedway. The 30 lap UMP Late Model feature event will pay $2,000 to-win and $200 to-start.

Billy Drake currently holds a 44 point lead over Kevin Weaver after 7 in the chase for the Bud Series title and the $5,000 top prize. Steve Lance, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Todd Bennett, Jason Jaggers, Jason Feger, Wes Steidinger, Bob Gardner and UMP National points leader Brian Shirley complete the top 10 in Bud Series points. To date, 70 drivers from 9 states have competed in Bud Series events.

The Bud Series event kicks off 3 nights of UMP action, with Fairbury American Legion Speedway paying out $15,000 for Late Models and $4,750 for UMP Modifieds Friday and Saturday night for its “Prairie Dirt Classic”events. One Late Model driver can walk away with $17,000 if they were to sweep all 3 nights.

UMP Modifieds, featuring a tight points race between Erik Bruce and Ray Bollinger, will also be in a action along with Limited Late Models and Hornets. Late Models and Modifieds will each get 1 lap of qualifying, and Late Models will run the Dependable Towing Dash to determine the first 6 starting spots for feature. Pit gates open at 4:30 PM., grandstands at 5 and Hot laps at 6. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $4 for ages 8-15, and FREE for ages 7 and under.


Very Saddened to Pass Along the Information of the Passing of One of Our Racing Friends of the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club .....

Our Sincere Condolences Goes Out to the Musgrave Family on the Loss of Former Stock Car Racer "Stan Musgrave #82" ..... from All of Us Members of the "Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club" .....

OBITUARY .....

Stanley J. "Buster" Musgrave Jr. - 53
9/10/1958 - 8/24/2012
Norwood, Illinois
Stanley Musgrave Jr.
Norwood – Stanley J. “Buster” Musgrave Jr., 53, of Norwood, died at 11:12 a.m. Friday August 24, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on September 10, 1958 in Peoria to Stanley Joe and Rae Jeanne (Guillams) Musgrave.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his father of Elmwood, daughter Samantha Musgrave-Renfrow of Atlanta, IL, sister Emily (Cliff) Welker of Farmington and brother Kenny of Elmwood. He also had two beloved pets, Sampson and Tigger.
Stan loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, stock car racing and his “Harley” motorcycle. Hunting with his buddies, especially at their cabin on the Mississipi river was his passion. He was already making plans for the new season this fall.
Stan followed his dad’s footsteps by working as an auto mechanic most of his working years. He was hired by Komatsu American Corp. in June of 2012. He loved his new job. He had an instant bond with his co-workers. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 29 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be held two hours prior. Rev. Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate.
Burial will be at Elmwoood Cemetery in Elmwood.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com


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Sincerely,
Scott Shults - PORC Founder
nouncr@comcast.net


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BOLLINGER, VELOZ, TUCKWELL, FARRIS, FUNK AND BENSON GET PEORIA SPEEDWAY WINS

(Peoria, IL, August 24) On “Bollinger Racing Night” at Peoria Speedway, Ray Bollinger kicked things off with a win in the twice-postponed UMP Modified feature, originally scheduled for July 26.

Pole sitter Austin May fought Bollinger, who started 2nd, racing side-bu-side over the first 2 laps until May took the lead on lap 3. May stuck to the bottom,and Bollinger started testing the high side of the track and was challenging for the lead again on lap 10. A lap 12 caution slowed the action, and May jumped back into the lead on the re-start. The duo was again racing side-by-side on lap 16, with Bollinger making the winning pass on the top of the track coming out of turn 2. May could never pass Bollinger and settled for 2nd, followed by Mike Chasteen, Jr., Mark Johnson and Erik Bruce.

“There's a lot of pressure on me tonight”, Bollinger said in victory lane and addressing his throng of fans. “I started working the middle and top and finally was able to get by May there. A big thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight.”

In the second UMP Modified feature, Milo Veloz won his 3rd race in 3 starts at Peoria, Veloz first had to hold off Erk Bruce, and then Ray Bollinger over the last few laps for the win. Following a lap 15 caution, the car of Veloz started smoking and Bollinger was able to close up. The 2 came in contact going down the back stretch on the last lap, with Veloz holding his line on the bottom for the win. Bollinger, Bruce, Mark Johnson and Derrick Doerr were the top 5 finishers.

“I'm sorry I had to pee on his parade tonight”, Veloz said of Bollinger in victory lane. “We have a little bit of a history, so this one is sweet. The car was really good all night.”

Billy Tuckwell climbed into the number 80 Limited Late Model normally driven by Jeff Monroe and survived a 3 way battle for the lead to win his first Limited Late Model feature of the year. Front row starters John Traver and Carl Feger raced side-by-side over the first 3 laps, with Zach Kuhel also challenging for the lead. As Traver and Feger tussled on lap 5, Tuckwell made it 3 wide on lap 6 and came out with the lead. Tuckwell's car began to sputter with 2 laps left, but he held on for the win over Feger, Kenny Egan, Steve Shannon and Traver.

“I want to thank the Monroe family for the chance to drive this car”, Tuckwell told the crowd. “It feels good to get a win in a Late Model again. It sure is fun with these big tires versus those little 8 inch Mod tires.”

John Farris charged from 4thto 1st on the first lap, passing pole sitter Virgil Nussel coming out of turn 4 and took home the win in the UMP Street Stocks. Nussel, Wally Zander, Greg Suader and Jim Carter completed the top 5.

“We really needed this win”,Farris said. “We are chasing (Mike) McKinney in the National Championship chase and he won last night. The car was great tonight”

Brad Funk led flag-to-flag in the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints, holding off repeated charges from Austin Archdale for his first win of the year at Peoria. Shane Morgan, Billy Brickley and Brent Burrows completed the top 5.

“I'm a lot taller and fatter than most of these guys, as you can tell” said Funk. “It was a good night to start up front, but I knew Austin was behind me. I just held my line and tried to stay on the bottom”,

In the UMP Hornet division, pole sitter and 4th starting Zach Bollinger put on a great race over the first 3 laps until contact between the two sent Benson spinning down the back stretch on lap 4. Officials ruled the contact was intentional, and sent Bollinger to the back of the field. Benson was never seriously challenged, leading Jeremy Kingsley, Matt Musgrave, Brent Terry and Ketih Siegel across the finish line.

“I've won everywhere but here it seems like”, said Benson. “I don;t know what Zach was doing there, I guess he couldn't get by me so he had to get into me. We will take the win”.

Action returns to Peoria Speedway this Thursday, August 30 with Round 8 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series. The 30 lap UMP Late Model feature will pay $2,000 to-win. Bloomington driver Billy Drake is the current Bud Series point leader, with Kevin Weaver in 2nd. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models and UMP Hornets will all be in action.


DRAKE TAKES BUD SERIES ROUND 7 AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Bollinger, Feger, Maier, Brickley, Kingsley and Kelly all get feature wins

(Peoria, IL, August 18) Bloomington driver Billy Drake held off repeated challenges from current UMP National Championship points leader Brian Shirley, winning Round 7 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series at Peoria Speedway with 113 race cars in the pits.

Drake took another step towards securing the $5,000 Bud Series title with a brilliant drive in traffic and with Shirley in hot pursuit. The duo started on the front row, with Drake getting the jump at the start from his pole position. Debris on the front stretch brought out a caution on lap 2, and Drake jumped right back into the lead, followed by Shirley, Todd Bennett and Kevin Weaver. Shirley began running the high side in turns one and two, and was catching Drake, who was hugging the bottom of the track.

By lap 11, Drake had heavy lapped traffic ahead of him, with the majority in his line on the bottom. Drake scooted past 3 lapped cars, but Shirley stayed glued to his bumper. Drake won the race on lap 18, moving to the middle of the track and putting 2 lapped cars between himself and Shirley. Shirley could never close the gap, and Drake took home the $2,000 win. Shirley, Bennett, Weaver and 9th-starting Bobby Pierce completed the top 5.

“I think we're finally figuring this car out, we are getting better”, said Drake in victory lane.“Brian has been running real good and to beat him these days is quite a feat. It was tough to pass on the bottom, so I had to move around to get by the lapped cars.”

Drake set fast time among the 21 Late Models of 12.768. Heats were won by Drake, Bennett and Shirley, with Drake making it a clean sweep by winning the Dependable Towing Dash.

25 UMP Modifieds were on hand, with the race coming down to a battle between the top 2 in track points-Erik Bruce and Ray Bollinger. Bollinger took the lead at the green, driving past pole-sitter Billy Tuckwell for the lead. Bruce made the move of the night on the first lap, going 3 wide with Mike Chasteen, Jr. and Russ Coultas exiting turn 2 for 3rd. Bruce then drove past Tuckwell on a lap 6 re-start and set sail for Bollinger.

Bruce drove the top and middle of the track and began to stalk Bollinger, pulling even coming out of turn 4 on lap 14. As it appeared Bruce would make his move, the caution flew for Dan Turner. Bruce made several more attempts, but could never get enough to get by Bollinger. Bollinger took the win, with Gary Cook, Jr., Tuckwell, Bruce (who lost 2 spots on the last lap), and Nathan Balenseifen completing the top 5.

“The track was real smooth tonight”,Bollinger said. “Erik made it interesting there, I could see his nose a few times. I want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight.

Bollinger set fast time of 13.769. Bruce, Cook, Jr., and Chasteen, Jr. won the heats, with Joe Gillespie winning the B Main.

Carl Feger won his first Limited Late Model feature of the year, taking the win flag-to-flag. The rest of the top 5 were Robbie Bauman, Jr., Brian Crebo and Kenny Egan. “We've been trying to win one of these for awhile”, Feger told the crowd.“I had a lot of guys helping me out, and they know who they are. I wanna thank everyone for the help.

Jason Maier happened to be in the Peoria area for a birth in the family, and decided to visit the track for the fist time. Maier made it pay, passing Wally Zander on lap 5 for the win. Zander ended up 2nd, followed by Justin Layne, 15th starting John Farris, and Mike Cusack.

The feature of the night was in the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints, with Billy Brickley and Brad Funk waging a race-long war. The two drivers exchanged the lead 5 times in the last 10 laps, darting all over the track as Brickley came out on top. Funk, Austin Archdale, Mark Billings and Jake Sollenberger followed Brickley.

“That was one heckuva race there with Brad”, said Brickley. “The fans got their moneys worth there, that was a lot of fun.

The 18 Hornets on hand ran 2 feature races, with Jeremy Kingsley winning the first race and Shane Kelley capturing the 2nd.

UMP Modifieds will run double features next Saturday, August 25 as the make-up feature from July 26 will be run along with a regular program. Ray Bollinger Racing Night will feature prizes given away to lucky fans all night, courtesy of Bollingers' friends and sponsors. Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets will also be racing.

Round 8 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series race will be on Thursday, August 30, paying $2,000 to-win.


DRAKE LEADS BUD SERIES POINTS; ROUND 7 ON TAP TONIGHT

$2,000 to-win for Late Models and Double Hornet features at Peoria Speedway

(Peoria, IL, August 18,2012) Peoria Speedway presents Round 7 of the Budweiser Super Late Model Series tonight, August 18. 66 drivers from 9 states have visited the Peoria high banks to compete in the Bud Series to date, with Bloomington driver Billy Drake currently holding a 39 point lead over Kevin Weaver in the chase for the $5,000 top prize. Steve Lance, Jr. sits 4 points behind Weaver in 3rd, with Bobby Pierce and Jason Feger rounding out the top 5. UMP Summernationals champion Brian Shirley has captured 3 Bud Series events and is expected to be on hand tonight as well.

The Late Model Dash will be known as the Dependable Towing Dash for the final 3 Bud Series races, as Dependable Towing of Peoria has signed on to sponsor the 6 lap race which sets the first 3 rows for tonight's 30 lap, $2,000 to-win feature. Limited Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets, who will be having double features, are also racing tonight. Pit gates open at 3:00 p.m., with grandstands at 4:00 p.m. and hot laps at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $4 for ages 8-15

Fans can follow our facebook page for live updates from the track all night.


PEORIA SPEEDWAY RAINED OUT FOR AUGUST 16

(Peoria, IL) Rain has washed away the “Thursday Night Thunder” UMP racing program slated for August 16. Storms rolled through the area this morning and are expected to continue throughout the day. The UMP Modifed make-up feature from July 26 will be made up on Saturday, August 25. Action returns to the quarter-mile oval this Saturday, August 18 with Round 7 of the "Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series", paying $2,000 to-win. UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, UMP Hornets and Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints will be in action as well. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5 Saturday night.


Monday, August 13, 2012

PEORIA SPEEDWAY SETS “THURSDAY THUNDER” DATES FOR AUGUST 16 & 30

UMP Modified doubleheader August 16; Bud LM Series August 30

(Peoria, IL) Peoria Speedway recently added 2 additional dates to its' 2012 racing schedule, with “Thursday Night Thunder” races slated for August 16 and 30.

On Thursday, August 16, fans will get to see 2 UMP Modified features as the feature race which was postponed during the MOWA Sprint Car race on July 26 will be made up. A completely new UMP racing program will also be run this Thursday, featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets. Pit gates open at 4:30, with grandstands opening at 5 and hot laps at 6.

The track also is pleased to announce that Round 8 of the “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” will be contested on Thursday, August 30. Round 7 of the Bud Series was rained out on August 4, and will be held this Saturday, August 18. The race will be the first of 3 big nights of Late Model action on Labor Day weekend,, precluding the “Prairie Dirt Classic” doubleheader at Fairbury Labor Day weekend. The Bud Series will also pay $2,000 to-win, and one UMP Late Model driver could win $17,000 if they were to sweep all 3 races. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, and UMP Hornets will join the Bud Series on August 30.

In other scheduling news, “Bollinger Racing Night”, featuring prize giveaways all night, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, August 25. August 25 will be a complete UMP racing program, featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets.

The track will site idle on “World 100” weekend , but will roar back to life with the first of 2 “Illinois State Championsip” races., featuring “Twin 50's” for the UMP Modifieds. The “Bud UMP Super Late Model Series” will conclude on Saturday, September 22 with the running of the 58th annual “Jon Hamilton Memorial Illinois State Championship" for UMP Late Models, featuring a 100 lap feature paying $5,000 to-win. The season will conclude at the track with the 2nd Annual “Al Archdale, Jr. Mini-Sprint Nationals” on September 29.

For more information, fans can log onto peoriaspeedway.com.


August 4, 2012
Peoria Speedway Press Release
Media Contact Jeff Adams 309-265-3133

RAINS WASH AWAY BUD SERIES AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY AUGUST 4; AUGUST 16, 30 DATES ADDED
(Peoria, IL) Late afternoon storms have washed away the UMP racing program scheduled for Saturday, August 4 at Peoria Speedway. The "Bollinger Night" activies scheduled for tonight will be made up on Saturday, August 25. In addition, a Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 30. The Bud Series race will pay $2,000 to-win, with UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, and UMP Hornets also racing on the 30th. The track has also added a regular UMP racing program featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets for Thursday, August 16. Track and UMP points will be awarded on the 16th. The next scheduled race at Peoria Speedway will be the "Prelude to the Grand Nationals" AMA All-Star Flat Track Motorcycle event scheduled for this Friday, August 10.


RACING CANCELLED AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY FOR SATURDAY, JULY 28
(Peoria, IL) Saturday’s night’s regular racing at Peoria Speedway has been cancelled due to Thursday Night’s sprint car crash at the entrance of the track. On lap 6 of the MOWA sprint Car feature, Mason City driver Andy Baugh's throttle stuck open and he did a wheelstand before crashing into the catch fence by the main pit entrance. The fence was completely torn down and Baugh was checked out at a local hospital and was OK. There is not enough time with the insurance issues and the repairs to the catch fence to get the fence fixed before Saturday night's racing program. The UMP Modifieds will run double features at a later date to make up for the feature which was not completed last night. The next scheduled race at the track is Round 7 of the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series on August 4. Limited Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints and UMP Hornets will also be racing.

 

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JASON FEGER TAKES BUD SERIES ROUND 6 AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Bollinger, Egan, Glover, Archdale and Bollinger also get wins

(Peoria, IL) With several UMP regulars taking the weekend off after a grueling Summernationals Series, Bloomington driver Jason Feger decided to race and the decision paid off. After pocketing $6,000 the night before at Farmer City, Feger completed the weekend sweep with a win in Round 6 of the Budweiser Super Late Model Series and a $2,000 payday Saturday night at Peoria Speedway.

Kevin Weaver out-gunned fellow front-row starter Wes Steidinger until the first caution flew on lap 1. On the re-start, Feger went to the high side of the track and passed Weaver for the lead on lap 3. Weaver stayed withing striking distance over the first 8 laps, but Feger made several bold moves in heavy lapped traffic and distanced himself from Weaver.

By the time Weaver cleared lapped traffic on lap 11, Feger had stretched his lead to nearly a straightaway. Feger fought heavy traffic again with 5 laps to go but Weaver could never mount a serious challenge and had to settle for 2nd. Bobby Pierce had a great run, charging from 9thto 3rd, followed by Steidinger and Jason Jaggers.

“I finally feel like we've got something for them now”, Feger told the crowd in victory lane. “We just weren't consistent enough in the Summernationals, so if feels good to finally win some money and get back on top. Thanks to the fans for coming out tonight and supporting your local race track.”

Ray Bollinger went to the middle of the track to pass pole sitter Derrick Doerr on lap 2 and ran away with the remainder of the UMP Modified feature event. Bollinger had a half track at times, but Doerr had his own battle going for 2nd. Erik Bruce, who started 7th, nipped Doerr at the line for the runner-up spot. Doerr, Mike Chasteen, Jr. and Steve Turner completed the top 5.

“You know we ran all those Summernationals races in all those states, but the competition here at Peoria is top notch”, said Bollinger. “I kept thinking Erik was going to be coming sooner of later, but I never did hear him so I'm glad to get the win.”

Kenny Egan led all 15 laps of the Limited Late Model feature, with Jim Carmody, Steve Shannon, Scott Schoener and Brian Crebo completing the top 5. “This is a lot of fun here”, said Egan. “We didn't have much fun last year in the Modifieds, but winning in this division is really fun.”

Wally Zander jumped to the lead of the Street Stock feature, but was quickly challenged by Dan Glover, who made the pass on the front stretch on lap 2. John Farris pressured Zander for 2nd, and contact was made it turn 1 on lap 3, with Zander getting a flat right rear tire, which brought out a caution. Farris pressured Glover the remainder of the race, but could never make the pass and held off Virgil Nussel for 2nd. Jim Bolen and David Weaver III finished 4th and 5th.

“Not too bad for our first night out”, said Glover. “John is a tough customer, it was hard to hold him off for so long, but we made it happen.”

Brent Burrows led flag-to-flag in the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint feature, but weighed 8 pounds light at the scales and was disqualified. Austin Archdale picked up the win, followed by Josh Brienen, Jake Sollenberger and AJ Hill.

Zach Bollinger, who is chasing the UMP National Championship in the Hornet division helped his cause with a win in the Hornet division. “We were 3rd in the nation last time I checked, so this win should help”, Bollinger told the crowd.

This Thursday, July 26, the Midwest Open Wheel Association 410 winged sprint car series invades the Peoria high banks. The winged warriors will be joined by UMP Modifieds and UMP Hornets, with track points being awarded.

Next Saturday, July 28 will be Bollinger Racing Night at the track, with bikes, school supplies, backpacks and a set of car tires among the many prizes to be handed out, courtesy of Bollinger Racing and its' sponsors. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets and Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints will also be racing.


Peoria Speedway presents Round 6 of the Budwesier UMP Super Late Model Series tonight, paying $2,000 to-win. Billy Drake is the current Bud Series points leader, holding a 40 point lead over 2011 Track Champ Steve Lance, Jr in the chase for the $5,000 top prize. Kevin Weaver, Bobby Pierce, Scott Schmitt, Ryan Unzicker, Wes Steidinger, Jason Feger, Brian Shirley and Todd Bennett round out the top 10 in Late Model points. All but Shirley and Unzicker are scheduled to be at Peoria tonight. 64 drivers from 9 states have competed in the first 5 Bud Series races. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints (non-wing), and UMP Hornets will also be racing. Pit gates open at 3, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5. Next Saturday, July 28 will be a regular racing program featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints (non-wing), and UMP Hornets and will be "Bollinger Racing Night" at the track, with giveaways for the fans all night long. For more information, fans can log onto peoriaspeedway.com or hit the facebook page for more information. Live updates from tonights' races will be on the Facebook page, courtesy of Jeff Hall Photos.


BRUCE, CREBO, SEMMENS, ARCHADALE AND BOLLINGER GET WINS AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) After 2.5 inches of rain washed away the racing program scheduled for Saturday night at Peoria Speedway, a hot and humid night greeted racers and fans on Sunday night at the quarter-mile oval.

In a borrowed car, Erik Bruce fought off repeated charges from defending track champ Ray Bollinger and extended his track points lead in the UMP Modified division. Bruce blew the engine in his car the night before, and borrowed the car normally driven by Mike Chasteen, Jr for the nights' races.

Bruce started on the outside of row 1, but Steve Turner took the lead from the pole after an aborted start. The second of 9 cautions few on lap 2, and Bruce shuffled by Turner on the re-start. Bollinger got by Turner on lap 4 and started a classic high-low battle with Bruce up top and Bollinger on the bottom which would last nearly the entire race.

A chess match developed after re-starts as both drivers switched lines repeatedly, but Bruce prevailed for the win. Bruce and Bollinger switched lines on multiple re-starts trying to force the other to change lines, but Bruce made the top work after a lap 18 caution and held on for the win. Bollinger ended up 2nd, followed by Brock Bauman, Jason Wagner and Chasteen, Jr, who was piloting his fathers' car.

“I want to thank Mikey for letting me use his car, ours broke last night at Spoon River”, Bruce said in victory lane. “The track was good, and that was some good racing there with Ray. There was something left on the bottom so I dropped down there a few times to block Ray until I got going and then I could get back to the top.”

Brian Crebo started outside row 2, but passed race-long leader Carl Feger on lap 6 and survived 3 caution periods for an emotional win in the Limited Late Model class. Feger, Steve Shannon, Robbie Bauman, Jr. and Jim Carmody completed the top 5.

Crebo held his one month old son in victory lane and dedicated the win to his stepmother Lynn, who passed away earlier this month. “This was a much-needed win after what our family has been through. This is dedicated to my stepmother, who was here cheering me on every week.”

The most exciting finish of the night was in the Street Stock feature, where Jim Bolen spent the first 10 laps trying to fend off current points leader John Farris. On lap 10, Farris made his move on Bolen, ducking underneath him in turn 2 on the low side of the track. As the duo raced side-by-side down the backstretch, Jeff Semmens decided to make it a 3 car race and drove to the middle of the track entering turn 3 as Farris and Bolen hugged the bottom. Semmens gained momentum and nudged ahead as the white flag flew. Semmens shut the door down the back chute and held on for a memorable win, followed by Farris, Bolen, Wally Zander and Rudy Olberg.

“I love this track”, Semmens told the crowd in victory lane. “I just gave it shot in the middle there and was able to get by those guys who were on the bottom. That was a lot of fun.”

In the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint Series, points leader Austin Archdale extended his lead by passing race-long leader Shane Morgan on the top side of the track on lap 6. Archdale dominated the rest of the way, with Morgan, Billy Brickley, Andrew Funk and Brent Burrows following him across the line.

“We changed some shocks and springs, and I think we finally got it dialed in”, said Archdale.“We've been running 2nd and 3rd for a few weeks, so it feels good to get finally get a win”.

Zach Bollinger won the Hornet feature, which was shortened to 5 laps due to a track cufew. Shane Kelley, Jeremy Kingsley, Tyler Benson and Kenny Butterfield completed the top 5.

“We sure don't like to win 'em like that, but we will take it”, said Bollinger.

Action returns this to Peoria Speedway with the return of the Budweiser Super Late Model Series on Saturday, July 21, paying $2,000 to-win. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hornets and Illinois Lightning Sprints will be racing as well.


JULY 14, 2012

PEORIA SPEEDWAY UMP RACING PROGRAM POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 15 DUE TO HEAVY RAINS OVERNIGHT
(Peoria, IL) Due to 2.5 inches of rain falling overnight, Peoria Speedway has postponed the UMP racing program scheduled for tonight, July 14, until tomorrow night. The heavy rains overnight caused standing water in the infield and created a quagmire in the pits so the Peoria Speedway crew will take Saturday to get the track dried up for Sunday's racing program. Sunday's program will be "Kid's Night" at the track, featuring several activities for children, including a bike giveaway sponsored by Erik's Floor Covering and an appearance by Crumbo the Clown. All kids aged 15 and under will be admitted free of charge, with general admission $10 for adults. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints, and Hornets will be racing.

Peoria Speedway press release
July 6, 2012

EXCESSIVE HEAT FORCES CANCELLATION OF JULY 7 RACING PROGRAM AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY
(Peoria, IL) Record heat has forced cancellation of the UMP racing program at Peoria Speedway for Saturday, July 7. The "Kids Night" program has been re-scheduled for next Saturday, July 14. All kids 15 and under will be admitted free of charge next Saturday, and 3 bicycles will be given away, courtesy of Eric's Floor Covering. Fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com for more details.


You are Invited to Attend .....

Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Daytona Coke Zero 400 Party" @ Mooney's Pub in Peoria Illinois on Saturday - July 7 - 2012 at 4 p.m. - Free Cook-Out for All Attending .....

Cook-Out Starts are 4 p.m. ~ EveryOne Welcome ~ Deserts & Covered Side Dishes Welcome ..... Daytona 400 Race on the Big Screen ..... RaceBoards & Fun ..... Also Celebrating Gary & Regina Roe's 23rd. Anniversary

Hope You Can Attend, Your Friends will be Waiting to See You .....
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Scott Shults - PORC Founder
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HELL TOUR, KENNY WALLACE AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY TONIGHT

2 Kuhel Motorsports sponsors Limited Late Models: Bud Series points to be awarded

(Peoria, IL) The UMP Summernationals “Hell Tour” returns to Peoria Speedway tonight, Monday, July 2, along with the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and Limited Late Models. The “Hell Tour” race will pay $5,000 to-win and will points will be awarded for the $5,000 to-win “Budweiser Super Late Model Series”. NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will also compete in the UMP Modified division, which will pay $1,000 to-win.

Brian Shirley, who has won 2 Bud Series races at Peoria, holds a slim 29 point lead over defending Hell Tour Champ Shannon Babb coming into the race at Peoria tonight. Babb is the defending race champion. 38 cars were on hand for the 2011 Hell tour event at the track. Billy Drake has a 4 point lead over Kevin Weaver for the “Bud Series” title.

NASCAR driver Wallace will be in competition in the UMP Modified division in his own car. Gabe Menser is the current point leader for the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. A stellar field of Modifieds is expected as well, and track points will be awarded.

Zac Kuhel of 2 Kuhel Motorsports is sponsoring the Limited Late Model feature tonight, which will pay $600 to win. In addition, cars finishing in positions 2-10 in the LLM feature will draw for an additional $100 cash prize

Pit gates open at 4 PM tonight, with grandstands at 5 and hot laps at 6. Admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $5 for ages 8-15, with under 7 admitted free of charge. Pit passes are $35. For more information, fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com or www.thehelltour.com.


CHASTEEN JR TAKES THRILLER AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Crebo, Hamburg, Farris, Brickley, and Bollinger gets wins on Vintage Night

(Peoria, IL) Mike Chasteen, Jr. picked up his first UMP Modified win of the year in thrilling fashion Saturday night at Peoria Speedway as he edged Mark Johnson in a near photo-finish.

Ray Bollinger got the initial jump from the pole, but the first of 6 cautions slowed the action. On the re-start, Chasteeen, Jr. went side-by-side with Bollinger until taking control on the high side on lap 2. Bollinger made a great save after a lap 5 re-start, getting completely sideways in turn 4 on lap 6, but losing 4 spots in the process.

Caution periods on laps 6 and 8 bunched the field up, but Chasteen,Jr held the point until another caution on lap 18 set up a 2 lap shootout to the finish. Mark Johnson had taken over 2nd when Bollinger nearly spun out and had chased Chasteen on the top of the track the entire race.

As the white flag was displayed, Johnson dove to the bottom and pulled even with Chasteen down the back stretch. As the duo entered turn 3, Johnson nudged ahead on the bottom by driving hard into the corner and looked to have the win. Chasteen put the car on the cushion and pounded the gas out of turn 4 as the drag race to the checkers was on. Sqeezing through a small opening on the front stretch, Chasteen nipped Johsnon by a nose at the line for the win. Johnson settled for 2nd, with Billy Tuckwell, Erik Bruce and Bollinger completing the top 5.

An ecstatic Chasteen, who had been sick all day, told the crowd: “Man, Mark drove it in hard there going into 3, so I knew I had to stay on top and get a run on him. I just kept it on the top and got him there at the line. We are finally getting this car figured out, so this win feels great. It was really checkers or wreckers out there.”

Fans were treated to a tremendous display of speed by the Illinois Vintage Racing Association, with Dixon driver Tim Hamburg dominating in his 1970 Chevelle, leading all 15 laps for the win. John Provenzano, Gary Kohring, Ted Loomis and Ron Wilson followed Hamburg across the line.

“We ran last night at Grundy County on asphalt, but we had a lot of our dirt track setup on the car, so it made it easier to get ready for tonight”, Hamburg said.

John Farris continued his assualt on the UMP Street Stock National Championship, passing Jim Bolen on the front stretch on lap 2 and cruising to the win over Jeff Semmens, Wally Zander, Bolen, Rudy Oelberg and Greg Sauder.

“We are sitting 2ndin the nation right now, so this win will help us get to our goal of winning a national title. The track was excellent tonight”, Farris told the crowd in the winners' circle.

“Buckshot” Billy Brickely dominated the Speedway Motors Illinois Lighting Sprint feature, suviving 5 caution periods, including one for a rollover by Shane Morgan. Morgan was not injured in the accident. Austin Archdale, Brent Burrows, Jake Sollenberger and Brad Funk follwed Brickely across the line.

“We love running with the wings off, it kinda makes it more driver than horsepower”, Brickley told the crowd. “I love running the top, and it seemed to be the place to be tonight.”

In the UMP Hornet division, Zack Bollinger fought off charges from Jeremy Kingsley and picked up the win, which padded his points lead. Bollinger took the lead from the pole position, but ran side-by-side Kingsley over the first few laps until taking the lead for good on lap 3. Kingsley ended up 2nd , followed by Michael Cusack, Shane Kelley and Eric Wisher.

“It feels go to win over Jeremy, he is such a clean driver to race with”, said Bollinger. “We had to split some lapped traffic there, but it all worked out. I want to thank my dad and crew for all their help.”

The Burris Go-Karts take to the Peoria high-banks next Friday and Saturday with a doubleheader before the UMP Summernationals “Hell Tour” makes its' annual stop on Monday, July 2. The Summernationals also be a Budweiser Super Series points race. NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be in action in the UMP Modifieds and Limited Late Model classes on July 2.


Our Hearts are Saddened here at the "Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club" that We Have Lost Another Friend & Member of the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Hall of Fame" .....
1997 "Inaugural Inductee" Wally Satterfield .....

Wally Satterfield - Obituary .....

ELMWOOD - Wallace B. Satterfield, 84, of Elmwood passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at his home.

He was born on July 1, 1927, in Keokuk, IA, to Frank and Cecile (Loeffler) Satterfield. He married Kathy Metz on July 24, 1948, in Peoria, IL. She survives.

He was a loving father to his four surviving children Larry (Sue) Satterfield of Brimfield, Betty (Doug) Dean of Dunlap, Tom (Nancy) Satterfield of Brimfield, and Jim (Lori) Satterfield of Laura; and a wonderful grandfather to his ten grandchildren Tom, Laura, and Marsha Satterfield, Sean (Melissa) Dean, Heather (Jason) Lied, and Brian Dean, Mindy and David Satterfield, Josh (Tiffany) Lopeman, and Zach Robertson. He has six great-grandchildren which he greatly enjoyed. He also has two half-sisters Lauri (David) Roszak and Mary (Kevin) Tritsch.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother, Francis �Bud� Satterfield.

He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as MMM3C on the USS Arcturus and the USS Kermit Roosevelt in China and Japan. After the war he became a mechanic and was a member of Teamsters Local 627 until he retired in 1985. He farmed for forty years and also acquired his pilot�s license at the age of 55.

He was a member of the Brimfield American Legion, NRA, EAA, Pietenpol Airplane Club, and Yates City Flying Club. He was an avid auto enthusiast and was active in I.M.C.A., USAC, NASCAR, ARCA, SCCA, and Chevrolet factory racing, where he initiated several performance innovations for factory teams and local short track racing. As a car owner and engine builder, he held many track records and track championships with drivers: Herb Shannon, Les Snow, Johnny Beauchamp, Steve Lance Sr., Don Hager, Joe Wyatt, son Larry Satterfield, and many others. He was the tech inspector at Peoria Speedway and Knox County Speedway. He was inducted into the Peoria Old Timers Club for his involvement in auto racing from the 1940�s until 2011. He also enjoyed camping with his family, antique cars and antique tractors.

We would like to thank the Veterans Administration, Spoon River Home Health Services, BYE Ambulance, OSF Hospice, Rev. John Verrier, and our many friends for their help and support during this difficult last year.

A memorial service will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Rev. John Verrier will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in Brimfield City Cemetery in Brimfield.

Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, St. Joseph�s Catholic Church in Brimfield, or Brimfield Fire Department.


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Happy Birthday Bobby Rutledge #52

June 15 - 2012

Happy Birthday Greetings to Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Hall of Fame" Inducte

Bobby Rutledge #52 of Peoria .....

From All of Your Friends at the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club .....

See Bobby's Photo of His 1955 Chevrolet #52 Stock Car on the Front Page of the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club Website Located at :
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Thanks and Wishing All Members a Great Day .....
Scott Shults - Peoria Oldtimers Racong Club
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

BUDWEISER SUPER SERIES ROUND 4 TONIGHT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) All systems are go for tonight's “Budweiser UMP Late Model Super Series” race at Peoria Speedway. Brian Shirley has won 2 of the first 3 races, but Billy Drake sits atop the chase for the $5,000 top prize picking up the other win on May 13. Tonight’s' race will pay $2,000 to-win for the UMP Late Models.

Fans will get to see double features for the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint Series, with UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hornets joining the Late Models on the program. Legendary announcer Army Armstrong will be on the mike tonight as Jeff Adams is on vacation.

Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for Seniors, $4 for kids 8-15, with under age 7 admitted free of charge. For more information, fans can log ontowww.peoriaspeedway.comor access the tracks' Facebook page.


brian shirley captured the quick 6 dash for the cornbelt clash " don bohlander tribute"
brian shirley took the lead on lap 13 from billy drake and held off a late race challenge from jason feger to win the " don bohlander tribute" at the peoria speedway.
Thanks to Rocky Ragusa for the pictures


SHIRLEY WINS 5th "BOHLANDER TRIBUTE" AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) Chatham's Brian Shirley picked up his 2nd Budweiser UMP Late Model Series win of the season at Peoria Speedway Sunday night, winning the “Don Bohlander Tribute” and the $4,000 top prize. The race was co-sanctioned by UMP and the Corn Belt Clash Series.

Rains wreaked havoc with the racing program, settling in as the UMP Modified feature was ending and causing a 90 minute rain delay. Shirley had won the $500 Quick 6 Dash for Cash, but drew a 5 and started 5th. As the green dropped, pole sitter Steve Lance, Jr shot to the lead on a lightning fast but rough race track. Billy Drake scooted past Lance, Jr. on lap 6 and Shirley began to run the high side of the track.

On lap 13, Shirley jumped to the top in turns 1 and 2 and got a run on the leaders in 3 and 4, passing both Drake and Lance, Jr to take the lead. Jason Feger moved into 2ndon lap 14, before a 3-car pileup on lap 15 slowed the action. Shirely and Feger would dice through lapped traffic, but the race would go green the rest of the 50 lap distance and Feger could never get past Shirley and had to settle for 2nd. Drake finished 3rd, with Chris Simpson and Tim Isenberg completing the top 5.

“First off, I want to thank all the fans who sat through all the rain”, Shirley said in victory lane.“They did as good as they could do with the track but it was a little rough. I got a great run on the top and was able to get the lead past Drake. It's been a rough week for us, so its good to get this win.”

Controversy reigned in the UMP Modified feature event. Track points leader Billy Tuckwell started on the outside of row one and took the lead at the beginning of the race, but was challenged by Gary Cook, Jr. on lap 7. Cook and Tuckwell raced side-by-side until Cook took over the lead coming out of turn 2 on the high side of the track. Cook looked like he would cruise to the victory, but rains began to fall on lap 14 and the track started getting slick.

With a heavier rain falling, the white flag came out as cars slid all over the quarter-mile, with Dan Turner spinning out right in front of the judges' stand. Cook, Jr. checked up, and Erik Bruce sailed by as the checkered flag flew. Peoria officials ruled that the yellow light had come out before the checkered flag had flow, and with persistent rains not allowing a restart, scoring went back to the last completed lap, giving Cook the win. Bruce, Tuckwell, Ray Bollinger and Derrick Doerr rounded out the top 5.

Brian Crebo survived 6 caution periods, but won the Limited Late Model feature flag-to-flag for his first win of the year at Peoria Speedway. Kenny Egan chased Crebo all 15 laps and ended up 2nd. Carl Feger, Tony Fisher and Mike Reeder rounded out the top 5.

“We've been trying for 8 years now”, Crebo said in victory lane. “Bob Pierce gave us a new setup to try and it worked out great.”

With all of the weather delays, it was decided that the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint feature would be made up next Saturday, June 9. The Lightning Sprints will run double features next weekend.

Action returns to Peoria Speedway next Saturday, June 9 with round 4 of the “Budweiser Super Late Model Series”, paying $2,000 to-win. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hornets and Illinois Lightning Sprints will also be on the program.FO



PEORIA SPEEDWAY CANCELLED FOR JUNE 2; BOHLANDER TRIBUTE NEXT

Rains wash away Saturday racing program; Bohlander Tribute Make-Up June 3

(Peoria, IL) A late afternoon rain storm washed away the UMP racing program, scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at Peoria Speedway. The “Don Bohlander Tribute” make-up race, scheduled for Sunday, June 3 is still on schedule.

All efforts were made to prepare the track and pits for racing action after a 2:30 rain storm hit the track, but it was clear there was not enough time to get the track and pits ready. Promoter Curt Mottaz called the race, and preparations began immediately for the “Bohlander Tribute” tomorrow night.

Pit gates open at 3 PM tomorrow, with grandstands at 4 and hot laps at 5. The UMP/Corn Belt Clash program will consist of the “Quick 6 Richard Robison Dash for Cash”, paying a $1,200 purse with $500 going to the winner, B-mains and a 50 lap, $4,000 to-win feature. 31 cars entered the event on April 15 and the field is set, as is the Limited Late Model field. Both classes had completed their heat races when the rain hit in April.

Sunday night will feature completely new programs for the UMP Modifieds and Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint Cars. The night is a benefit for Parkinson's Research, with the “Don Bohander FUND Racers” selling 50/50 tickets and T-shirts.

For more information, fans can long onto www.peoriaspeedway.comor check out our facebook page.


TRIPLEHEADER WEEKEND AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND, JUNE 1-3
(Peoria, IL) It is a rare triple header at Peoria Speedway this weekend, starting tonight, June 1, with the Brockway Mechanical and Roofing 360 Sprint Invaders Series. The winged 360 warriors will be buzzing around the Peoria high banks in the 11 second range, with last year’s race won by Oregon driver Roger Crockett. It will be open wheel heaven, with the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints and Mod Lites joining the show. With cool, rainy weather the last few days in Centrail Illinois, drivers and fans should be treated to a lightning fast racing surface.

Pit gates open at 4:30 tonight, with grandstands open at 5:30 and hot laps at 6:30. Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students, with under 6 free. Pit passes are $30.

Saturday, June 2 is a regular UMP racing program featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints, and UMP Hornets. Track and UMP national points will be awarded. Metmamora driver Billy Tuckwell is the current points leader in the ultra-competitive UMP Modified division.
Pit gates open at 3 PM June 2 with grandstands open at 4. Hot laps are at 5, with racing at 6. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $4 for kids 8-15, with under 8 $1.
The 5thAnnual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race, which was washed away by rains following Late Model heats on April 15, will be made up Sunday night, June 3. The 31 car field is locked in, along with the Limited Late Models. Both classes completed qualifying and heat races, and will pick up where they left off. UMP Modifieds and Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints will run a completely new program.
With co-sanctioning from UMP and the Corn Belt Clash Series, the 50 lap “Bohlander Tribute” will pay $4,000 to-win. The 6 lap “Richard Robison Quick Six Dash for Cash” will pay $500 to-win from a $1,200 total dash purse. The race will be a benefit for Parkinsons Research, with all proceeds going to Bradley University’s research program, headed by Dr. Craig Cady. Fans who held 50/50 tickets are encouraged to bring their tickets, and all tickets and pit passes from April 15 will be honored.
Pit gates open at 3, with grandstands at 4 and racing at $5. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for Seniors, $5 for kids 8-15 with under 7 free.

UMP LATE MODEL RACE MONDAY, MAY 28 NO LONGER PART OF BUD SERIES

By mutual agreement between Peoria Speedway track owner Curt Mottaz and Promoters Chuck Barnes, Jr. and Chris Osborn, the UMP Late Model event on Monday, May 28 will no longer be a points race for the Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series. The race will award UMP points and now the Bud Series will still be based on the top 8 finishes for drivers in the 9 race series. "Because of how late the date was changed on this race, we didnt think it was fair to our drivers who had been following the series to change plans at the last minute", said Mottaz. "It will still be a full UMP points race but it will not be a part of the Bud Series."

All other details remain the same for Monday, including the fact the $3,000 to-win UMP Modified race is still a part of the “Modified Mania” mini-series with Farmer City Raceway. For more information on the race, fans and drivers can contact Chuck Barnes at 309-219-2236 or Chris Osborn at 309-361-1387.


PEORIA SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE

MAY 16, 2012

SCHRADER BATTLES WALLACE FOR NASCAR NIGHT WIN AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) An absolutely perfect Central Illinois evening greeted the fans at Peoria Speedway on Wednesday night for “NASCAR Night”, and they were not disappointed as 3 NASCAR stars ended up 1-2-3 over some of the toughest UMP Modifieds in the Midwest.

The marquee event became a chess match between 2 NASCAR veterans on a wicked fast race track , with Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace engaging in a line-swapping 25 lap battle to the end. Schrader prevailed with a lap 18 pass of Wallace, who won the previous night in Lincoln.

Pole sitter Billy Tuckwell jumped to the lead on the bottom after driving side-by-side with a rim-riding Derrick Doerr. Tuckwell made the pass stick under the judges stand on lap 1, and Doerr immediately was under attack by Wallace. Doerr stayed committed to the top side of the track, but Wallace scooted by on the bottom on lap 3. A Joe Wagner spin slowed the action on lap 3, and it took 3 attempts to get the race re-started.

When the race finally went green again, Tuckwell changed lines, blasting the cushion after spending the first 3 laps down low. Wallace took advantage, wrestling the lead from Tuckwell as the duo passed the judges stand on lap 5. Wallace moved back to the high side, and Tuckwell followed until a lap 10 caution.

Schrader was running 3rdafter the re-start, and ran the cushion past a bottom-hugging Tuckwell on lap 12 and set sail for Wallace. A lap 14 re-start set the stage for the winning pass with Wallace moving back to the bottom and Schrader on the berm. The 2 veterans ran in a dead heat until Schrader finally rocketed off the top of turn 4 and passed Wallace down the front stretch on lap 18.

Schrader extended his lead as the last 12 laps went caution-free for the win. Wallace finished 2nd, followed by fellow NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier, Tuckwell and Gary Cook, Jr.

“I was trying to get Kenny to go to the bottom and he finally did, so I jumped to the top and got by him”, Schrader told the crowd in victory lane. “That was a lot of fun out there! I mean, that is what you want right there-a 2 groove race track. That was a heckuva race, and I only managed to (tick) one person off”, Schrader joked.

In the Limited Late Model feature, Brian Crebo jumped to the lead, but was pressured by Matt Murphy, who took the point riding the berm on lap 2. Tommy Duncan passed Crebo, and ran down Murphy by lap 10. On lap 11, Duncan drove by Murphy coming out of turn 4 only to have a caution wipe out the pass.

Duncan went right after Murphy on the re-start, but got the 2 made contact on the front stretch and Duncan spun out. Joey Markle passed Crebo for 2nd on the front stretch on lap 12, but could not catch Murphy, who won his first race of the year at Peoria. Markle was 2nd, with Crebo, Evan Fink, and Bob Gardner completing the top 5.

It was a little rough up on the top of the track, but it was really fast up there”, Murphy said. “The track was excellent with 2 grooves, and I think we finally got some things figured out on this car.”

The UMP Hornet feature saw Jeremy Kingsley stalk Jonathon Schuck until they ran dead even beginning on lap 8. The duo ran side-by-side until Kingsley finally nudged ahead going down the back stretch on the final lap. Schuck, Zach Bollinger, Tyler Benson and Matt Machey followed Kingsley across the stripe.

That was a great race there”, Kingsley told the crowd. “He (Schuck) is a great racer and that was a lot of fun. The track was excellent and I can't wait to see the Mods out here.”

Action resumes at Peoria Speedway this Saturday, May 19 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series co-sanctioning with the Badger Midget Racing Association. 600 CC Micros and Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints will also be racing.


It’s a beautiful day here in Peoria and we are racing tonight at Peoria Speedway! Tonight is NASCAR Night, featuring Kenny Wallace, Kenny Schrader and Justin Allgaier racing in the UMP Modified division. In addition, Wallace will be piloting the East Peoria High School-built Limited Late Model as well. UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models and UMP Hornets will be in action. Track points will be awarded for all divisions.

Pit gates open at 4 PM, with grandstands open at 5 and racing at 7. Pit passes are $25, with grandstand admission $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for kids 8-15 and under 8 $1. An autograph session with Wallace, Allgaier and Schrader will be held immediately after the races are over tonight. Hope to see everyone there!


DRAKE NIPS WEAVER AT THE LINE FOR BUD SERIES WIN AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Cook, Jr., Carmody, Farris, Burrows and Bollinger get wins on Mothers Day

Sun May13

(Peoria, IL) Kevin Weaver seemed to have round 3 of the “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” at Peoria Speedway all wrapped up, but lapped traffic had something else to say on an absolutely perfect night of racing on Mothers Day night.

Weaver jumped to the lead from his outside front row starting position and looked to have the race in hand, encountering lapped traffic by the 4th lap but working it masterfully until a lap 16 caution for Scott Schmitt slowed the race. On the re-start, Weaver again took off, leaving pole sitter Billy Drake to chase Weaver through lapped traffic again by lap 20.

With most cars hugging the bottom of the track, Weaver was slowed a few times by traffic and Drake closed up on his bumper in traffic on lap 26. Drake and Weaver made contact a couple of times in traffic, but Weaver had cleared traffic until the white flag flew. As the duo approached the lapped car of Bob Gardner entering turn 3, Weaver slowed to avoid contact and Drake saw an opening and pulled underneath Weaver coming out of turn 4. A drag race to the line resulted in Drake getting the win by a nose in a near photo finish. Weaver ended up 2nd, with Jason Feger, Steve Lance, Jr., and Wes Steidinger completing the top 5.

“I feel sorry for Kevin there at the end”, said Drake. “It was one of those deals with lapped traffic where you have to make a decision on where to go. He left me a little opening and I jumped on it. It was real close there at the line. Thanks to all the guys who work on this car, I feel like we are getting it dialed in.”

Gary Cook, Jr. led flag-to-flag in the UMP Modified feature event, out-gunning pole sitter David Baldwin at the start and surviving caution flags on laps 8 and 18 for the win. Cook, Jr. was challenged by a hard-charging Butch Weisser on the last lap, but slammed the door shut coming into turn 3 for the win. Weisser ended up 2nd, followed by Erik Bruce, Milo Veloz and Ray Bollinger.

“We had the car set up well”, said Cook. “I heard Butch back there at the end and I tried keeping my nose straight but when he made his move I just gassed it up. It feels good to get this win.”

Jim Carmody led flag-to-flag to win the Limited Late Model feature, followed by Evan Fink, Brian Crebo, Tommy Duncan and Chuck Barnes, Jr. “There’s one for the old guys there”, said Carmody. “We had this car set up well and starting up front sure didn’t hurt.”

In the UMP Street Stock division, fans were treated to another photo finish on a wild last-lap scramble which featured John Farris nipping race leader Mike Cusack by a nose. Cusack had led the entire distance, but Farris passed 2nd place Travis Johnson on the white flag lap, and then dove inside Cusack coming out of turn 4 as Johnson tried the middle. Farris won the race to the line, with Cusack, Johnson, Bob Simpson and Greg Osman rounding out the top 5.

“Wow! That was a heckuva race there!” an elated Farris told the crowd in victory lane. “I saw Mike slip a bit going into 3 and I knew I had to make my move so I dove underneath him and the race to the checkered was on.”

Brent Burrows led flag-to-flag in the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint division, working lapped traffic masterfully in holding off defending series champ Austin Archdale and Billy Brickley. “I knew I had to step it up with Austin back there”, said Burrows. “We really had the car set up well and I had good luck with lapped traffic there.”

Zack Bollinger dueled Shane Kelly over the first half of the UMP Hornet feature before taking the lead on lap 5 and fending off Kelly, Jeremy Kingsley, Kenny Butterfield and Tyler Benson for the victory. “It was a lot of fun racing with Shane there”, said Bollinger. “I wanted to make sure we ran him clean because he is a really good driver. It feels good to be here in victory lane”.

Action continues at Peoria Speedway this week with 2 special events- NASCAR Night featuring Kenny Wallace, Kenny Schrader and Justin Allgaier on Wednesday, May 16 and the Lucas Oil National POWRi Midget Series on Saturday, May 19.


Sunday, May 13

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! BUD SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES ROUND 3 ON TAP TONIGHT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY
Happy Mothers Day from the staff and management of Peoria Speedway! How about topping Moms special day off with some killer UMP racing action as Round 3 of the Budweiser Super Late Model Series is all systems go for tonight. Brian Shirley is the current point leader in the chase for the $5,000 top prize, winning round 2 on April 28 in what has to be an early candidate for "Race of the Year".
Round 2 featured a silde-jobbing, line-swapping 30 lap war on an incredibly well prepared race track. A 4-wide tussle on the front stretch ended the night of youngster Bobby Pierce, who was fighting for the lead. Wes Steidinger and Kevin Weaver battled hard until Shirley took over with 4 to go. Expect more of the same tonight with the weather nearly perfect and not a cloud in the sky.
Rains hit the track on round 1 of the Bud Series at the "Bohlander Tribute" right after the Late Model heats and that event has been postponed until June 3.
Another 30 car Late Model field is expected, and the Late Models will be joined by the UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprints and Hornets. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands opening at 4 and hot laps at 5. Admission is $14 for adults, seniors are $12, with kids 8-15 $4, and under 8 $1.
The Bud Series race tonight kicks off a series of 5 straight special events at the Peoria high banks. This Wednesday, May 16 will be "NASCAR Night", featuring Kenny Wallace, Kenny Schrader, and Justin Allgaier racing UMP Modifieds. Peoria Speedway track points will be awarded.
Next Saturday, May 19 the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Series returns to the track after an incredible race between Brad Loyet and New Zealander Michael Pickens last year. Saturday, May 26 will be round 4 of the Bud Super Series and a $3,000 to-win UMP "Modified Mania"feature. Friday, June 1 the Ideal Ready Mix 360 Sprint Invaders return to the track.
Fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com for more information.


Peoria Speedway Press Release May 9, 2012
Media Contact: Jeff Adams 309-265-3133

ALLGAIER SET TO JOIN WALLACE AND SCHRADER ON NASCAR NIGHT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
(Peoria, IL) In breaking news, it was annouced a few minutes ago that Springfield native and 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Justin Allgaier will join Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace for the Track Enterprises-promoted "NASCAR Night" at Peoria Speedway next Wednesday, May 16. Further details will follow tomorrow.
Round 3 of the "Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series" will be held this Sunday, May 13, with Brian Shirley entering the race atop the series points after his thrilling win 2 weeks ago at the Peoria bullring. The 30 lap feature will pay $2,000 to-win. Another stellar field of UMP Late Models is expected.
Dont forget the POWRi Midget races on Saturday, May 19.


May 7, 2012

NASCAR NIGHT AT THE PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Track Enterprises, Inc. along with the Peoria Speedway proudly present Night of NASCAR stars at the Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois. This special midweek race has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012. NASCAR star Ken Schrader will be driving his UMP Modified in competition with other top Modified drivers from the Midwest. Kenny Wallace will also be on hand driving his Federated Car Care modified. Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader are both sponsored by Federated Car Care for the 2012 racing season. Just announced, Riverton, Illinois NASCAR star Justin Allgaier will also join in the fray for this action packed show. All three NASCAR stars will be signing autographs in the pit area after the races are completed. The pit area will be open to all spectators for autographs once the night’s races are completed.

Racing with the UMP Modifieds will be Peoria Speedway’s very own Limited Late Models and 4 Cylinder Hornets. The NASCAR stars will have an autograph session after the races.

A huge field of cars is expected with gates opening at 5:00 p.m., practice starting at 6:30 p.m., and the racing action will start at 7:00 p.m. Fans can expect a wonderful show with Modified drivers battling it out for $700 to win.


For more information please call Track Enterprises, Inc. at
217-764-3200 or the track on race day at 309-357-3339.
Visit the Track Enterprises website at www.trackenterprises.com


SHIRLEY WINS BUD SERIES SLUGFEST AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) If the first race of the 10 race “Budweiser Super Late Model Series” at Peoria Speedway is any indicator of things to come, fans should be looking forward to the next event on May 13.

Fans braved frigid conditions, but were rewarded with one of the best feature races of the year so far. Chatham driver Brian Shirley prevailed in a wildly entertaining UMP Late Model feature event which featured 2 and 3 grooves of racing throughout the 30 lap feature, taking home the $2,000 top prize.

Pole sitter Wes Steidinger got the jump at the start of the race, but was pressured early and often by 2nd starting Billy Drake. As Steidinger ran the bottom ,Drake jumped to the high side of the track and nearly passed Steidinger on lap 8. 4th-starting Kevin Weaver was right behind the leaders as they encountered lapped traffic on lap 10, and passed Drake for 2nd on lap 11 in turn 1. Shirley and 5thstarting Bobby Pierce drove by a fading Drake on lap 12 as Weaver was putting the pressure on Steidinger for the lead as the top 6 cars battled lapped traffic.

Weaver finally passed Steidinger coming out of turn 4 on lap 14 for the lead, with the top 4 cars running in a pack by lap 15. With Weaver and Pierce on the bottom, Steidinger in the middle, and Shirley on top, the war was raging for positions until lap 18, when the lapped car of McKay Wenger presented a problem for the group.

Like a swarm of bees, the top 4 drivers scrambled to pass Wenger on the front stretch, but with all possible racing lines taken, a logjam developed and Pierce got the worst of it. Pierce moved to the very bottom of the track, but ran into Wenger on the front stretch and damaged the right front suspension as the caution flew.

Weaver was the leader on the re-start, with Steidinger, Shirley and Drake in tow. Shirley put a major-league slide job on Steidinger in turn 2 on lap 23 to take second and set sail for Weaver. Action was fast and furious, with the top 10 running side-by-side for nearly every position. Shirley pressured Weaver until finally making a pass for the lead coming out of turn 2 on the top of the track on lap 26. Positions 3 through 10 ran under a blanket and side-by-side until the end of the race. Weaver fended off a late charge from Dennis Erb, and finished 2nd. Erb ended up 3rd, with 16th starting Mike Spatola and Steiding er completing the top 5.

“It was kinda scary there at the top at the beginning of the feature”, said Shirley in victory lane.“The track was perfect, though, and our decision to go soft on tires won us the race as we could really get going on top there. That was a heckuva race and I want to thank the fans for braving the cold tonight.”

In the UMP Modified feature, Billy Tuckwell got the jump and led for the first 9 laps, but was passed by Erik Bruce as the 2 appeared to make contact on lap 10 in turn 2. Tuckwell looped the car in turn 2 but saved it and kept going but lost several spots in the process. Bruce fended off a late charge by Donovan Lodge for the win. Ray Bollinger, Gary Cook, Jr. and Cody Bauman completed the top 5.

Tuckwell pulled next to Bruce in victory lane as the 2 had a discussion about what happened on the track on lap 10. Cooler heads prevailed but Bruce was unavailable for comment after the win.

Tommy Duncan took the lead at the start from his outside front row starting position in the Limited Late Models and never looked back. Steve Shannon challenged Duncan at the end, but Duncan held on for his first ever win in a Limited Late Model. Shannon, Chuck Barnes, Jr., Carl Feger and Bob Cowell completed the top 5.

“I saw his (Shannon) nose there at the end”, said Duncan. “The car wasn't real good but it was good enough tonight to get our first win in this car”.

Austin Archdale led flag-flag in the Speedway Motors Illinois Lightning Sprint class, but was challenged repeatedly by rookie Andrew Funk, who ended up 2nd. Jake Sollenberger, Brennan Gregory and John Springer rounded out the top 5.

“Without the wings on, these cars kind of even out a little bit”, said Archdale. “I could hear Andrew back there and knew I had to keep it smooth. Thanks to Speedway Motors for all of their involvement in our series.”

The Street Stock feature was another entertaining race, with 3 different leaders slicing and dicing on the Peoria high banks. Veteran Wally Zander held the lead for the first 5 laps until former Late Model driver Jeff Semmens began to challenge on lap 5. Semmens make the pass stick on lap 6, but Bob Simpson scooted by Zander and was on Semmens' back bumper by lap 9. Simpson continued to pressure Semmons until taking the lead for good on lap 12 as the 2 crossed the starting line. Simpson held on for the win, followed by Semmens, Zander, Greg Sauder, and John Farris.

Jonathon Schuck took advantage of a collision on lap 9 between Zack Bollinger and Jerry Salley, who were running first and second at the time, and won his first UMP Hornet race of the year. “I want to dedicate this win to my dad”, Schuck said in victory lane.

This weekend at Peoria Speedway will be AMA Hole Shot racing on Saturday and Sunday. The “Budweiser Super Late Model Series” continues at the track on Sunday, May 13.


VELOZ HOLDS OFF HARRISON FOR "MOD 50" WIN AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Peoria,IL) 42 of the finest UMP
Modfieds in the Midwest were on hand at Peoria Speedway Saturday
night for the “Mod 50”, but Colona driver Milo Veloz held off the
star-studded field and won $2,000 in the process.

Michael Long started on the pole and
got the jump on defending UMP National Champion Mike Harrison, who
jumped to the high side of the track as Long hugged the bottom. Long,
Veloz, and Bobby Allen all kept on the bottom and were running in
order until the caution flew on lap 3. After the restart, Allen drove
under Veloz in turn 2 for 2nd, but Veloz drove back by on
lap 6 at the same spot in turn 2.
Up front, Long decided to try the
high side of he track on lap 8, but pushed the car and Veloz scooted
by in turn 4 on the next lap for the lead. A lap 10 caution slowed
the action as Harrison had slid back to 6th as he
continued to run the top of the Peoria high banks. Long began to
fade, getting passed by Allen and then Butch Weisser after a lap 14
restart. Long's night ended with a flat right rear tire on lap 23,
bringing out a caution.
Harrison then began a memorable
assault on the high side of the track on the restart, passing Billy
Tuckwell and Allen Weisser on lap 28 on the same corner coming out of
turn 2 for 4th. 3 laps later, Harrrison used the same move to pass
both Butch Weisser and Allen to take 2nd, and began the
chase of Veloz. Lapped traffic slowed Harrison as Veloz extended his
lead, but it was erased with a lap 46 caution for Scott May.
Harrison thrilled the crowd as he
teetered on the edge of disaster on the top of the track, but could
never catch Veloz, who held off the hard charging Harrison for the
win. Harrison ended up 2nd, with Butch Weisser, Donovan
Lodge and Allen completing the top 5.
“I was really surprised Long went
to the top when he did”, said Veloz in victory lane. “He left the
bottom open and I kept it down there and drove by him. The track was
real smooth so I just kept trying to hit my lines and keep everyone
behind me. I just started running this UMP stuff again so it feels
great to get a win here at Peoria.”
In the Limited Late Model class,
Glasford driver Evan Fink made a last minute decision pay off with a
win in dominating fashion. Fink was headed to Highland for a Crate
race, but hauler problems diverted the crew to Peoria. Fink, who
started 4th, followed outside front row starter Brian
Crebo at the start of the feature as the duo drove past pole sitter
Carl Feger. Crebo slid off the bottom in turn 2 on lap 3 and Fink
turned under Crebo. They raced side-by-side for the next 2 laps until
Fink took over coming out of turn 4 on lap 5.
Fink cruised to victory, working
lapped traffic masterfully after a caution slowed a half lap lead.
“We raced hard with Brian there for the first few laps” said
Fink. “We nearly touched a couple of times when we were
side-by-side, but I found a little moisture there and got by him”.
Steve Shannon got under Crebo on lap 14 and ended up 2nd.
Crebo, John Gardner, Jr., and Tommy Duncan rounded out the top 5
Travis Johnson held off defending
Track Champ John Farris in the Street Stock feature after passing
Jeff Massey on lap 4 for the lead. “We changed spark plugs and I
think that helped us in the feature”, said Johnson. “I just tried
to keep it on the bottom and hold Farris off”. Farris ended up
2nd, followed by Massey, David Weaver III and Jim Bolen.

The UMP Hornet class
provided another memorable feature as best friends and teammates
Jerry Sally and Tyler Benson swapped the lead 3 times over the last 4
laps. Benson gave Sally a nudge going into turn 4 on the last lap,
but couldn't get Sally loose and had to settle for 2nd.
“That was fun with Tyler back there”, said Sally. “Tyler and I
are like brothers. He hit me on the last lap, but he knew that if he
crashed us we both had to fix the cars.” Zack Bollinger finished
3rd, with Jonathon Shuck and William Nimrick completing
the top 5.

Next week it's round 1
of the “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” at Peoria
Speedway, paying $2,000 to-win. Limited Late Models, UMP Modifieds,
Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and Hornets will also be
racing.

Peoria Speedway Official Results

 

Illinois Lightning Sprints 4/21/2012 (10 cars)

A-Main:1. Austin Archdale (Brimfield, IL), 2. Andrew Funk (Morton, IL), 3. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur, IL), 4. Brad Funk (Morton, IL), 5. Josh Brienen (East Peoria, IL), 6. John Springer, 7. Jake Sollenberger (Canton, IL), 8. Matthew Kavanaugh (Mackinaw, IL), 9. Terry Bolen (Peoria, IL), 10. Brennan Gregory (Pekin, IL),

 

 

 

Heat:1. Austin Archdale (Brimfield, IL), 2. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. Andrew Funk (Morton, IL), 4. Terry Bolen (Peoria, IL), 5. Jake Sollenberger (Canton, IL), 6. Josh Brienen (East Peoria, IL), 7. John Springer, 8. Matthew Kavanaugh (Mackinaw, IL), 9. Brad Funk (Morton, IL), 10. Brennan Gregory (Pekin, IL),

 

Limited Late Models 4/21/2012 (23 cars)

A-Main:1. Evan Fink (Glasford, IL), 2. Steve Shannon (Bartonville, IL), 3. Brian Crebo (Hanna City, IL), 4. John Gardner, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 5. Tommy Duncan (East Peoria, IL), 6. Carl Feger (East Peoria, IL), 7. Robbie Bauman (Fairview, IL), 8. Rob Bauman, Sr. (Fairview, IL), 9. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 10. James Carmody (Dunlap, IL), 11. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL), 12. Jeff Cunningham, 13. Kenny Egan (Bellevue, IL), 14. John Traver (Edwards, IL), 15. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 16. Joey Markle (Peoria, IL), 17. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 18. Cameron Guidi (Farmington, IL), 19. Brad Willis, Sr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 20. Kevin Schrodt (Farview, IL),

 

 

 

B-Main:1. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 2. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 3. Jeff Cunningham, 4. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 5. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL), 6. CJ VanBeveran (East Galesburg, IL), 7. Matt Mills (Peoria, IL), 8. Mike Reeder, 9. Tony Fisher (East Peoria, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 1:1. Steve Shannon (Bartonville, IL), 2. John Gardner, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. John Traver (Edwards, IL), 4. Kevin Schrodt (Farview, IL), 5. James Carmody (Dunlap, IL), 6. CJ VanBeveran (East Galesburg, IL), 7. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 8. Matt Mills (Peoria, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 2:1. Robbie Bauman (Fairview, IL), 2. Brian Crebo (Hanna City, IL), 3. Kenny Egan (Bellevue, IL), 4. Rob Bauman, Sr. (Fairview, IL), 5. Cameron Guidi (Farmington, IL), 6. Jeff Cunningham, 7. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 8. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 3:1. Evan Fink (Glasford, IL), 2. Carl Feger (East Peoria, IL), 3. Tommy Duncan (East Peoria, IL), 4. Brad Willis, Sr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 5. Joey Markle (Peoria, IL), 6. Mike Reeder, 7. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 8. Tony Fisher (East Peoria, IL),

 

UMP DIRTcar Hornets 4/21/2012 (17 cars)

A-Main:1. Jerry Sally (Manito, IL), 2. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. Zac Bollinger, 4. Jonathon Shuck (Pekin, ), 5. William Nimrick (Pekin, IL), 6. Todd Breitbarth (Washington, IL), 7. Jeremy Kingsly, 8. Nolan Kaufman (Marquette Heights, IL), 9. Jennifer Wisher (Pekin, IL), 10. Chip Allenbarg, 11. Matt Machey (Pekin, IL), 12. Keith Siegal (Edwards, IL), 13. Damon Sadlin (Peoria, IL), 14. Danny Oaks, 15. Sandy Chadd (Neponset, IL), 16. Kenny Butterfield (Kingston Mines, IL), 17. Eric Wisher (Pekin, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 1:1. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur, IL), 2. Jerry Sally (Manito, IL), 3. Jonathon Shuck (Pekin, ), 4. Nolan Kaufman (Marquette Heights, IL), 5. Todd Breitbarth (Washington, IL), 6. Chip Allenbarg, 7. Jennifer Wisher (Pekin, IL), 8. Matt Machey (Pekin, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 2:1. Zac Bollinger, 2. Kenny Butterfield (Kingston Mines, IL), 3. Jeremy Kingsly, 4. William Nimrick (Pekin, IL), 5. Keith Siegal (Edwards, IL), 6. Danny Oaks, 7. Sandy Chadd (Neponset, IL), 8. Damon Sadlin (Peoria, IL), 9. Eric Wisher (Pekin, IL),

 

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds 4/21/2012 (42 cars)

A-Main:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 5. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 6. Jeff Leka, 7. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 8. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 9. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 10. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 11. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 12. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 13. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 14. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 15. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 16. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 17. Steven Delonjay, 18. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 19. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 20. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL),

 

 

 

B-Main 1:1. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 2. Steven Delonjay, 3. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL), 4. Austin May, 5. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 9. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 10. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL), 12. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 13. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL),

 

 

 

B-Main 2:1. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 2. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 3. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 4. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 5. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 6. Sean Kincade, 7. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL), 8. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 9. Russ Coultas, 10. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL), 11. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 12. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 13. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL),

 

 

 

Dash:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 4. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 5. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 6. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 7. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 8. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 1:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 5. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 6. Austin May, 7. Steven Delonjay, 8. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 9. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 10. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 2:1. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 2. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 3. Jeff Leka, 4. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 5. Russ Coultas, 6. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 7. Ray Bollinger (Kewanne, IL), 8. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 9. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL), 10. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 11. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 3:1. Mike Harrison, 2. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 3. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 4. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL), 5. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 8. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 9. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 10. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL),

 

 

 

Heat 4:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 3. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 4. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 5. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 6. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 7. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 9. Sean Kincade, 10. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL),

 

 

 

Qualifying 1:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 5. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 6. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 7. Austin May, 8. Steven Delonjay, 9. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 10. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL),

 

 

 

Qualifying 2:1. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 2. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 3. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Jeff Leka, 5. Ray Bollinger (Kewanne, IL), 6. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 7. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 8. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 9. Russ Coultas, 10. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL), 11. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL),

 

 

 

Qualifying 3:1. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 2. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL), 3. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 4. Mike Harrison, 5. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 8. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 9. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 10. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL),

 

 

 

Qualifying 4:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 3. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 4. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 5. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 6. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 7. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Sean Kincade, 9. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL), 10. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL),

 

UMP DIRTcar Street Stocks 4/21/2012 (10 cars)

A-Main:1. Travis Johnson, 2. John Farris (Marquette Heights, IL), 3. Jeff Massey (Creve Couer, IL), 4. David Weaver III (Dahinda, IL), 5. Jim Bolen (Pekin, IL), 6. Mike Cusack (Brimfield, IL), 7. Ed Keith, 8. Rudy Oelberg, 9. Walter Zander (Pekin, IL), 10. Greg Sauder (Trivoli, IL),

 

 

 

Heat:1. John Farris (Marquette Heights, IL), 2. Mike Cusack (Brimfield, IL), 3. Walter Zander (Pekin, IL), 4. Travis Johnson, 5. Rudy Oelberg, 6. Jeff Massey (Creve Couer, IL), 7. Jim Bolen (Pekin, IL), 8. David Weaver III (Dahinda, IL), 9. Ed Keith, 10. Greg Sauder (Trivoli, IL),


“BOHLANDER TRIBUTE” AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY RE-SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3

(Peoria, IL) The 5th annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race at Peoria Speedway, which was washed away by rain after the Late Model heats last Sunday, April 15 has been re-scheduled for Sunday, June 3.

The Corn Belt Clash/ UMP Late Models will pick up where they left off as heat races had been completed. The 6 lap, $500 to-win “Richard Robison Quick 6 Dash for Cash”, B Mains, and the 50 lap, $4,000 to-win feature will be run on June 3. 31 Late Models signed in last Sunday night.

The Limited Late Model field is also set as heat races were completed as well. UMP Modifieds will run an entirely new program of 1 lap qualifying, heat races, B main and a 20 lap A Main. Illinois Lightning Mini Sprints will also run heats and a feature as their heat races were washed away.

Ticket stubs from April 15 will be honored at the front gate, and fans purchasing 50/50 tickets for Parkinson’s Research are encouraged to hold onto their stubs as the drawing will occur at intermission. Pit passes from April 15 can be used at any Peoria Speedway event or on June 3.

For more information, log onto peoriaspeedway.com or cornbletclash.com.


BOHLANDER TRIBUTE AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, APRIL 15
(Peoria, IL) Persistet rains have forced the postponement of the "Bohlander Tribute" at Peoria Speedway until Sunday, April 15. Pit gates will open at 3, grandstands at 4, and hot laps at 5.


APRIL 9, 2012

Jeff Adams, media contact

 

“RICHARD ROBISON DASH FOR CASH” TO PAY $500 TO WIN AT BOHLANDER TRIBUTE RACE APRIL 14

Total payout for the Quick 6 Dash for Cash is $1200

(Peoria, IL) The 5th Annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race at Peoria Speedway on April 14 will now offer Late Model drivers a possible $4,500 to-win after a fan came forward and donated $1,200 to the “Quick 6 Dash for Cash”. The “Richard Robison Quick 6 Dash for Cash” will pay the winner of the 6 lap race $500 in honor of the long-time Peoria Speedway fan and Vietnam Veteran who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 inoperable cancer.

“My brother, son and I love coming to the Bohlander race, we always have a great time”, said Richard’s brother Wayne Robison. “I wanted to do something special for him so we wanted to have a race named in his honor and I came up with this idea.”

Richard Robison is a long-time Peoria Speedway fan who will be undergoing chemotherapy in his fight against cancer. The Robison family will present the check to the winner of the “Quick 6 Dash” on Saturday night. Payoff for the Dash will be: $500/ 250/ 150/ 100/ 100/ 100. The Dash winner will draw a pill for a possible invert for the first 6 starting positions for the “Bohlander Tribute” race. The race will kick off the 10 race “Budweiser Super Late Model Series”, paying $5,000 to the winner

The race will be run under Corn Belt Clash Series rules and regulations, with Hoosier D55, D20 and D40 tires all legal for this event. 2011 CBC Champion Chad Simpson, 2011 UMP Summernationals Champion Shannon Babb, 2011 UMP National Champion Ryan Unzicker and defending Peoria Speedway Track Champion Steve Lance, Jr. will headline a stellar field of cars for the $4,000 to-win CBC and UMP co-sanctioned event.

Jason Feger, Chris Simpson, Brian Shirley, Kevin Weaver, Jason Rauen, Scott Schmitt, Dave Eckrich, Denny Eckrich, Donny Walden, Tim Isenberg, Todd Bennett, Wes Steidinger, Billy Drake, Mark Burgtorf, Mike Spatola, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Mullvain, Derek Chandler, Scott Bull, Jason Utter, Bob Gardner, Charley Hess, John Gardner, Jr. and Russ Adams are among the drivers expected to race at the “Bohlander Tribute” on Saturday night. The 50 lap feature will pay $4,000 to-win.

The “Bohlander Tribute” will benefit the “Don Bohlander FUND Racers for Parkinson’s Research” charity. 100 % of the money raised will be donated to Bradley University and Dr. Craig Cady, who heads the Parkinson’s Research program.

UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, and Illinois Lightning Mini-Sprints will join the UMP Late Models for the “Bohlander Tribute”. Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for Senior Citizens, $5 for kids 8-16 years old and kids under 8 $1. Pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands opening at 4. Hot laps will begin at 5 PM. For more information, fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com or www.cornbeltclash.com. The track phone is (309) 357-3339.


“BOHLANDER TRIBUTE” KICKS OFF BUD SUPER SERIES AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Purse announced for season opener; Babb, Unzicker, Simpson confirmed

(Peoria, IL) Excitement is building for the 5th Annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race at Peoria Speedway, which will be held on Saturday, April 14. The race will be a benefit for the “Don Bohlander Parkinson's FundRACERS” charity, and will kick off the 10 race “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” at the Farmington Road high banks. The ”Budweiser Super Series” will pay $5,000 to the winner, with over $129,000 in total prize money paid out.

For the first time, the race will be co-sanctioned by UMP and the Iowa-based Corn Belt Clash Series, and will be run under the rules and regulations of the CBC. Nearly every type of Late Model is welcome, as CBC rules allow for a 50 pound weight break (2250 lbs.) for WISSOTA Late Models and cars with Steel Block engines. There is no weight limit for IMCA cars, but engines must be no more than 364 CID Ford, 364 Chevy or 370 CID Dodge, with compression not to exceed 10.5-1. In addition to the standard Hooiser D55 tire rule for the CBC, D20 and D40 Hoosiers will be legal for the “Bohlander Tribute”.

The CBC is adding $4,300 to the “Bohlander Tribute” purse, but to be eligible drivers must be CBC members. CBC memberships are $125 and will be available at the pit gate.

The purse structure is as follows:

 

cbc bonus*

 

standard

 

4000

1

 

4000

 

2000

2

 

2000

 

1400

3

 

1000

 

1100

4

 

900

 

1000

5

 

800

 

900

6

 

700

 

800

7

 

600

 

750

8

 

500

 

700

9

 

400

 

600

10

 

350

 

580

11

 

300

 

560

12

 

300

 

540

13

 

300

 

520

14

 

300

 

500

15

 

300

 

480

16

 

300

 

460

17

 

300

 

440

18

 

300

 

420

19

 

300

 

400

20

 

300

 

400

cbc provisional

 

total

18550

 

 

14250

 

A stellar field of cars is expected, including 2011 UMP Summernationals Champion Shannon Babb from Mowequa, 2011 UMP National Champion and defending “Bohalnder Tribute” champ Ryan Unzicker from El Paso, and 2011 CBC Champ Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, IA A field of 40 cars is expected. The rain date for the “Bohlander Tribute” is Sunday, April 15.

UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, and Illinois Lightning Mini-Sprints will join the UMP Late Models for the “Bohlander Tribute”. Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for Senior Citizens, $5 for kids 8-16 years old and kids under 8 $1. Pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands opening at 4. Hot laps will begin at 5 PM. For more information, fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com or www.cornbeltclash.com

Saturday, April 7 will be an open practice session for all classes from 4-9 PM. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.


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$129,000 IN PRIZE MONEY POSTED FOR BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SERIES AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Bohlander Tributekicks off 10 race Bud Late Model Series April 14 with $4,000 top prize

(Peoria, IL) Excitement is building for the season-opening event at Peoria Speedway, the 5th Annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” for UMP Late Models. The race will be a benefit for the “Don Bohlander Parkinson's FundRACERS” charity, and will kick off the 10 race“Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” at the Farmington Road high banks. The”Budweiser Super Series” will pay $5,000 to the winner, with over $129,000 in total prize money paid out.

The “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” features 3 of the signature events at the track- the $4,000 to-win “Don Bohlander Tribute”on Saturday, April 14; $5,000 to-win UMP Summernationals “Hell Tour” on Monday, July 2; and $5,000 to-win “Illinois State Championship”on Saturday, September 22. Seven races paying $2,000 to-win round out the schedule on Saturday, April 28; Sunday May 13; Sunday, May 27; Saturday, June 9; Saturday, July 21: Saturday, August 4 and Saturday, August 18.

The $5,000 Budweiser points championship will be decided by the top 9 finishes from the 10 race series, with the worst finish thrown out. The points will pay back 10 spots, with the remainder of the points fund to be announced at a later date. Each “Budweiser Super Series” event will feature a 6-lap“Dash for Cash”, which will determine the first 3 rows in the feature. The top 2 from each heat race will comprise the “Dash for Cash” with the exception of the “Bohlander Tribute”, which will feature the “Quick Six Dash” under Corn Belt Clash rules.

CORN BELT CLASH SERIES TO CO-SANCTION “BOHLANDER TRIBUTE”

For the first time ever, the Iowa-based Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, presented by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, will join UMP in co-sanctioning the “Don Bohlander Tribute” on April 14. In an effort to accommodate both series, D55 Hoosier tires will be allowed along with the tracks' weekly D20 and D40 Hoosier tire. The race will be run under CBC rules and format, and will follow a Friday, April 13 $3,000 to-win series event at Davenport Speedway

Nearly every type of Late Model is welcome, as CBC rules allow for a 50 pound weight break (2250 lbs.) for WISSOTA Late Models and cars with Steel Block engines. There is no weight limit for IMCA cars, but engines must be no more than 364 CID Ford, 364 Chevy or 370 CID Dodge, with compression not to exceed 10.5-1.

The race is shaping up as a “border war” between drivers from Iowa and Illinois. 2011 UMP National Champion and defending “Bohlander Tribute” winner Ryan Unzicker from El Paso will try to defend his title against 2-time Corn Belt Clash Champion Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, IA, and Peoria Speedway Track Champion Steve Lance, Jr., among others. A field of over 40 Late Models is expected, with last years' event drawing 31 cars. The rain date for the “Bohlander Tribute” is Sunday, April 15.

UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, and Illinois Lightning Mini-Sprints will join the UMP Late Models for the “Bohlander Tribute”.Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for Senior Citizens, $5 for kids 8-16 years old and kids under 8 $1. Pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 3 PM, with grandstands opening at 4. Hot laps will begin at 5 PM. For more information, fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.comor www.cornbeltclash.com.

Saturday, April 7 will be an open practice session for all classes from 4-9 PM. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.


William “Billy” H. Neal, 69, of 5301 N. Koerner Rd, Peoria, IL passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:35 am at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born April 27, 1942, in St. Louis, MO, the son of William I. and Thelma (Rogers) Neal. He married Carolyn Heller September 18, 1966 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Peoria, two sisters, Linda Belcher of Peoria and JoAnn (Ron) Barden of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Billy owned Peoria Truck Wrecking Company.
He was a former member of the Whitecap Drifters Boat Club and a former member of NASCAR.
Services will be Monday, February 20th at 10:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville where visitation will be on Sunday, February 19th from 4 to 6 pm. Roger Kaeb will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Dunlap Fire Protection District.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com


NASCAR Bud ShootOut Race Party this Saturday Night - February 18 - 6 p.m. at Mooney's Pub in Peoria Illinois and the NASCAR Twin Qualifying Race Party on Thursday - February 23 at Mooney's Pub at Noon ..... And Of Course the Annual PORC Daytona '500' Race Party on Sunday ~ February 26 at Mooney's Pub ~ Doors Open at 10 a.m. ..........

DRIVERS ELIGIBLE FOR THE
2012 BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT
2012 Budweiser Shootout eligibility rules:
* The 25 drivers who finished in the top 25 in drivers points in 2011
* Past Budweiser Shootout champions
* Past Daytona points race winners
(based on a driver having competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last seasons)

Eligible drivers announced for the Bud Shootout: NASCAR announced today the list of eligible competitors for the 2012 Budweiser Shootout. The 34th annual season-opening event launches Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 18 with start time set for 8:10 pm/et. FOX Sports and MRN Radio will broadcast live nationally. Criteria for the non-points race are based upon the following qualifications, with eligibility based on a driver having been active in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series during the 2011 season:
• The highest ranked 25 competitors in 2011 Driver Points
• Previous winners at Daytona, including the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 and Budweiser Shootout events [not already in by being in top 25]
“The criteria for the 2012 Budweiser Shootout ensures race fans that the best NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will battle for a coveted victory on the historic high banks,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “Throughout its long history, the Budweiser Shootout has produced plenty of fireworks on the track and race fans can expect another exciting star-studded night of racing as we kick off the new NASCAR season.”
“By taking the top 25 competitors in last year’s driver points and combine that with former race winners at Daytona, you have all the ingredients for an extremely deep and talented field of drivers for the 2012 Budweiser Shootout,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. “When you take a look at the roster of drivers that this entails, I have to believe this is one of the most competitive fields that have ever been assembled for this event.”
The race distance will again be 75 laps (187.5 miles), consisting of two segments – 25 and 50 laps. Both green-flag laps and yellow-flag laps will count. Between segments there will be a 10-minute pit stop allowing teams to pit to change tires, add fuel and make normal chassis adjustments. Crews will be permitted to work on cars and will be allowed to perform functions they would do on a normal pit stop in a regular NASCAR Sprint Cup event. All work must be performed on pit road or in the garage. Changing of springs, shock absorbers or rear-ends will not be permitted. Starting positions will again be determined by a blind-draw at the annual Budweiser Shootout Draw Party on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 pm/et on the SPEED stage in the Midway, outside Turn 4.
The Budweiser Shootout was first held in 1979 and was originally known as the Busch Clash. Kurt Busch is the defending race champion.
Tickets for the Budweiser Shootout start at $39, with special advance pricing available for tickets purchased in Janaury, and admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased for all 2012 Speedweeks events including the Budweiser Shootout online at www.daytonainternationalspeedw​ay.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
Drivers eligible for the 2012 Budweiser Shootout include:
2011 Top 25 Driver Points #14-Tony Stewart
#99-Carl Edwards
#29-Kevin Harvick
#17-Matt Kenseth
#2-Brad Keselowski
#48-Jimmie Johnson
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
#24-Jeff Gordon
#11-Denny Hamlin
#39-Ryan Newman
#?-Kurt Busch
#18-Kyle Busch
#15-Clint Bowyer
#5-Kasey Kahne
#43-A.J. Allmendinger
#16-Greg Biffle
#27-Paul Menard
#56-Martin Truex Jr.
#9-Marcos Ambrose
#31-Jeff Burton
#42-Juan Pablo Montoya
#55-Mark Martin
#?-David Ragan
#20-Joey Logano
#?-Brian Vickers
Others (criteria in parentheses)
#?-Bill Elliott (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Budweiser Shootout)
#?-Geoff Bodine (Daytona 500, Budweiser Shootout)
#?-Derrike Cope (Daytona 500)
#?-Michael Waltrip (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400)
#1-Jamie McMurray (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400)
#?-Trevor Bayne (Daytona 500)
#?-Terry Labonte (Budweiser Shootout)
#?-Ken Schrader (Budweiser Shootout)

Hope to See You Soon,.
Sincerely,
Scott Shults


PEORIA SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2012 SCHEDULE, BUD LATE MODEL SERIES

(Peoria, IL) Peoria Speedway is proud to announce our 2012 schedule of events, including the introduction of the “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series”. The “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” will feature 10 UMP Super Late Model races, each paying at least $2,000 to-win. The winner of the 10 race series will receive a check for $5,000 and 80 percent driver participation is required to be eligible to get point fund monies. The series will pay back 10 places.

The schedule kicks off with 6 special events in a row, beginning with an open practice session from 4-9 PM on Saturday, April 7. The “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” kicks off with the 5th Annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race, paying $4,000 to-win for the UMP Late Models. April 21 is a $2,000 to-win UMP Modified special, followed by races 2 and 3 of the Budweiser Series on April 28 and May 12, both paying $2,000 to-win.

The Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets return to the track after a sensational show in 2011 on Saturday, May 19. Race 4 of the Bud Series will be held on Sunday, May 27, paying $5,000 to-win for UMP Late Models. The first regular night of UMP racing, featuring UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Hornets and Mini Sptints will be on Saturday, June 2. Round 5 of the Bud Series will pay $2,000 to-win for the Late Models on Saturday, June 9.

Friday, June 15 will be a return of the AMA All-Star Flat Track Motorcycles, with “Legends Under The Lights” joining our normal racing program June 23. The Burris Thunder Go-Kart Tour will make a 2-night stop at the track on June 29 and 30. The UMP Late Model Summernationals will be race 6 of the Bud Series on Monday, July 2. July 7 and 14 will be a regular UMP racing program.

July 21 is race 7 of the Bud Series, paying $2,000 to-win for the UMP Late Models, followed by a regular racing program July 28. August 4 will be race 8 of the Budweiser Series, paying $2,000 to-win, with the AMA “Prelude to the Grand Nationals” on Friday, August 10. The ASCS National Sprint Car Series returns to the track on Monday, August 13. The next-to-last Bud Series race will pay $2,000 on August 18. August 25 is a regular UMP racing program.

Saturday, September 15 will be the “Super Mod Twin 50’s” Illinois State Championship events. The Budweiser Series final points race will be the 58th “Illinois State Championship 100” for UMP Late Models, paying $5,000 to-win. The season ends with the 2nd Annual Al Archdale, Jr. Memorial Mini-Sprint Nationals on September 29.

As previously announced, Peoria Speedway has partnered with Spoon River Speedway and UMP Modified drivers who compete at the others’ track will receive 5 bonus points for the corresponding track. Peoria and Spoon River have worked together on scheduling so drivers from the Modifieds, Limited Late Models and Hornets can compete at each track, without scheduling conflicts. Spoon River has moved several races to Sunday, and Peoria has agreed to not run on certain Saturday nights so Spoon River can get the Peoria regulars to run with them.

 

2012 Peoria Speedway Schedule                
Day Date Points Event          
                 
Sat 7-Apr   Practice Day ( Pits: 1pm, Practice 4-9pm)      
Sat 14-Apr UMP "5th Don Bohlander Tribute" $4,000 to win LM ( LM, Mod, LLM, Mini's) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)          
Sat 21-Apr TRK, UMP "MOD 50" $2,000 to win ( Mod, LLM, St. Stk, Mini, Hrnt)(Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 28-Apr TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod, LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
                 
Sat 12-May TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod,LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 19-May Midgets POWRI Midgets (Midgets, 600cc's, Mini's)(Pits 3pm; 5pm)  
Sun 27-May TRK, UMP $5,000/Win Late Model (LM, Mod, LLM) (Pits 3pm; HL 5pm)  
                 
Sat 2-Jun TRK, UMP Regular Night (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 9-Jun TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod,LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Fri 15-Jun Mtrcycle AMA Allstar Series (Practice: 5pm; Racing: 7pm)    
Sat 23-Jun TRK, UMP "Legends Under the Lights" Vintage Cars (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Fri 29-Jun Go-kart Burris Thunder Tour (Go-kart racing) (Pits 2pm; Practice 5pm)  
Sat 30-Jun Go-kart Burris Thunder Tour (Go-kart racing) (Pits 10am; Practice 12:30pm)
                 
Mon 2-Jul TRK, UMP UMP Summernationals (LM, Mod, LLM) (Pits: 3pm; HL 5:30p.m.)  
Sat 7-Jul TRK, UMP Regular Night (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 14-Jul TRK, UMP Regular Night (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 21-Jul TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod,LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 28-Jul TRK, UMP Regular Night (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
                 
Sat 4-Aug TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod,LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Fri 10-Aug Motorcycle AMA Allstar Series "Prelude to the Grandnationals" (Practice: 5pm; Racing: 7pm)
Mon 13-Aug Sprints ASCS National Sprint Car Series        
Sat 18-Aug TRK, UMP $2,000 to win LM (LM, Mod,LLM, St. Stk, Hnt, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 25-Aug TRK, UMP Regular Night (Mod, LLM St. Stk, Hnts, Minis) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
                 
Sat 15-Sep TRK, UMP "Super Mod Twin 50's" IL State Champ (Mod, LLM, Hrnt, Mini) (Pits 3p.m.; HL=5pm)
Sat 22-Sep TRK, UMP "Super Late Model 100" IL State Champ "$5,000 to win (LM, LLM, St. Stk, Hrnt) (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
Sat 29-Sep TRK, UMP Al Archdale Jr. Memorial Mini Sprint Nationals (Pits 3pm; HL=5pm)
  **Dates are subject to change at any given time**          
 

Farmer City Raceway is pleased to announce that Peoria Raceway has partnered up for the Saturday show in our Modified Mania. Friday at Farmer City with a 1000 to win , Peoria Saturday for 3000 to win and it goes up to 5000 with 100 cars and back to Farmer City for 3000 to win which also goes up to 5000 to win with 100 cars. This will be a great Memorial Day weekend event and we hope to work with Peoria on other events. There is also a point fund for this event but to be elegible you have to attend all three events


PEORIA SPEEDWAY SET FOR MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT SATURDAY

2012 Schedule to be released at Allen Trade Show, SRS partnership announced

(Peoria, IL) The 2012 racing schedule is being finalized for Peoria Speedway and will be released this Saturday, January 14 at the Allen Automotive Trade Show at Expo Gardens in Peoria. There will be a major announcement on Saturday as well, with very exciting news coming from promoter Curt Mottaz.

Peoria Speedway is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Spoon River Speedway in an unprecedented move by both tracks. Peoria and Spoon River will be working together on scheduling, with Spoon River running some Sunday programs so their drivers can compete at Peoria and Peoria being closed on certain Saturday nights so drivers can compete at Spoon River.

The partnership between tracks will primarily benefit the UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models and Hornets. Modified drivers will be awarded an extra 5 track points for competing at the other track. For example, when a Peoria “regular” competes at Spoon River, they will be awarded an extra 5 bonus points towards the Peoria Speedway track championship. The same will apply with Spoon River Modified drivers who compete at Peoria.

“We are happy to be partnering with Brad Denney and Spoon River Speedway for the 2012 racing season”, said Curt Mottaz. “We have realized that with the tracks so close, we need to work together to help the drivers and fans see the best possible show. We hope this partnership continues for years to come.”

Two dates on the 2012 schedule have been already been released, with the return of the UMP Late Model Summernationals “Hell Tour” on Monday, July 2, paying $5,000 to-win. The UMP Summit Modified National Tour will be in action with the Summernationals. 2011 Summernationals Champion Shannon Babb is the defending race champion.

On Monday, August 13, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Series will return after a 14 year hiatus, last racing at the track in 1997. The ASCS is considered the premiere 360 winged Sprint Car organization in the United States, with Shane Stewart from Brownsburg, IN the 2011 National Champion.

A press release detailing the 2012 schedule will be sent out Sunday, January 15. To join the Peoria Speedway mailing list, fans and competitors can e-mail dirtwriter18@hotmail.com to get the latest updates from Peoria Speedway.