........THE FINAL SEASON........

     
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Aug. 23 – Shrine 50. Demolition Derby.

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

Sept. 6 – POWRi Midgets, mini-sprints

Sept. 13 – Full weekly racing

Sept. 20 – Hornet World Championships. CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sept. 27 – Full weekly racing 



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Torri's Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track
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Fri Aug 22

MSCS TO BROWNSTOWN AND TRI-STATE FOR A LABOR DAY CHALLENGE
Season Championships to Heat up Plymouth Speedway on Saturday
McDowell Scorches Competition, Wins at Volunteer Speedway

Chub Frank Hopes To Build Momentum During World of Outlaws Late Model Series Doubleheader at I-96 Speedway & Merritt Speedway

Wed Aug 20

Season Championship Night is this Friday at Davenport Speedway
Season Championships This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
Tri City Updated Schedule
MARS vs UMP Late Models this Saturday, August 23rd at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Allstar Midget Series plus Weekly Racing this Weekend at CMS on Comfort Inn Race Night
World of Outlaws Late Model Series Notebook: Catching Up With The Rookies

Tue Aug 20

Shrine 50, Demo Derby highlight Shrine fundraiser at Macon Speedway Saturday

Updated Point Standings at Quincy Raceways Through August 10, 2014
2014 National Speedway Directory - Still Available
Heartland Show Reaches 80% Capacity, Free Attendee Registration Open
KIX 105.7 and 92.3 BOB FM Public Safety Appreciation Night this Saturday, August 23rd
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Tennessee and Indiana this Week
Devin Moran - 8th different Ike Moler Memorial Winner at Moler Raceway Park

Mon Aug 18

Bettenhausen 100 rescheduled for Sept. 7 as part of open-wheel weekend
Rocky Ragusa pictures from the Springfield mile on Sunday Aug 17

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Kicks off 2015 with Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway
David Hendrix, Kris Jackson, Terry Schultz, and J.D. Hubert
headline weekend racing action at Lucas Oil Speedway

August 23rd- 5th Annual Bill Waite Jr. Memorial
Kankakee County Speedway, August 22nd, 2014 Race Program

Sun Aug 17

SuperChevyStores.com 100 ready moving ahead as planned Sunday....won by Kevin Swindell, sportsman to Jeremy Reynolds

Second Annual Land of Lincoln Labor Day Weekend Triple Shot Next Up for Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series August 29, 30, and 31
Bob Newton Classic One to Remember at Plymouth Speedway
Ponderosa Speedway Set for $10,001 to win Ultimate Series John Bradshaw Memorial on Friday August 22
Tanner English switches to Crate, gets $4K victory
Jimmy Owens Cashes in on COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway

Lanigan Overtakes McCreadie Late In Saturday’s Gunter’s Honey 50 En Route To First Winchester Speedway Victory
Kankakee County Speedway, Summary of Results, August 15th, 2014
CUMMINS BECOMES THE 7TH MSCS FEATURE WINNER IN 2014 .... POINTS LEADER WINS THE SUMMER DOUBLER AT BLOOMINGTON

Sat Aug 16

POWRi rained out at Macon Speedway Saturday night, returns on Sept. 6

Behning tops Davenport late models
Taylor and Birkhofer on Front Row for COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway

Hubbard Returns To National Spotlight with World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory at Potomac Speedway

Fri Aug 15

Bob Newton Classic to Spotlight Exciting Feature Lineup
CMS Ramps up Labor Day Weekend Events

Satterlee Survives Tangle In Traffic & Holds Off Lanigan for Fulton Bank 50 Victory at Delaware International Speedway

Thu Aug 14

ARCA SuperChevyStores.com 100 at Springfield a Mix of Old and New

Belle-Clair Speedway this Friday, Free Grandstand Admission
4th Annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals and G2 Gemini Apparel MLRA Summer Shootout now just two-weeks away
Marketing Partner COMP Cams Sponsors the Topless 100 and the Engine Builders Challenge
Topless 100 Part of ASi Crown Jewel Cup and Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge this Weekend
Four Features Headline Bob Newton Classic
BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY TO PRESENT THE SUMMER DOUBLER

Tue Aug 12

Historic races, big name drivers featured in ARCA, USAC and POWRi lineup

Lucas Oil MLRA Announces Season Ending Banquet Information

Hollidge Looks For Another Memorable Performance During Upcoming WoO LMS Mid-Atlantic Swing
22nd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 this Weekend for CCSDS
Saturday, August 16th- $5 Fan Appreciation & Champions Night

Mon Aug 11

Fairbury Speedway Wednesday Fair Race August 13
Kankakee County Speedway, August 15th, 2014 Race Program
Terry Phillips wins USMTS Thriller in LOS Weekend Action
Sheppard, Long, Savage, Dunker and Bercerra Fly Quincy Checkers
BRADY SHORT DOMINATES LINCOLN PARK’S MSCS SHOW


Sun Aug 10

Crawley tunes up for Sportsman Nationals with win at Macon Speedway

Kankakee County Speedway, Summary of Results, August 8th, 2014
UMP Super Late Models Shine at Plymouth Speedway
Eddie Carrier Jr. Earns Biggest Win of His Career in Sunoco North South 100 at Florence Speedway
Ponderosa Speedway Set for $10,001 to win Ultimate Series John Bradshaw Memorial on Friday August 22
Jacksonville Speedway Racing Tonight - Sunday Aug 10


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Leon Henderson Charges to Fifth in MSCCS Action at Jackson

Henry Cooper Races to Top Five Finish in Doyle Lott Memorial

Jeff Taylor Pulls Double Duty During COMP Cams Topless 100 Weekend

Riley Hickman Crowned King of the Gap in Steelhead Battle Royale

Rodney Sanders Freight Train Mows Down Three More Hunt Wins


World of Outlaws Win for Austin Hubbard at Potomac

Ricky Weiss Clinches Blaine Brothers Challenge Championship
Rodney Sanders Extends Lead in the Hunt with Another Win

Kyle Beard Wins at the Ridge; Topless 100 Next


Eddie Carrier Jr. Bags Biggest Career Win in North/South 100

Jacob Hawkins Wins Renegades of Dirt Thriller at Tyler County


Farmer City, July 4th 2014

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

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

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

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

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



Torri's Track Talk- The Circle of Dirt Track

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

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The tracks we cover:
Davenport Speedway, Davenport, IA

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