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Brian Shirley Leads Majority of Illinois State Championship; Finishes Third

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(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, made his way to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday evening, October 4 for the annual running of the ‘Illinois State Championship.’ Brian laid down the fourth quickest lap overall during the UMP qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action. The popular driver known as “Squirrel” then took the ...

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Peoria Speedway Results 8/9/14

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Street Stocks – A-Main Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 1 B22 Chuck Barnes Jr , Il 40.00 2 4 189 Barry Sauder – 38.00 3 3 27 John Farris – 37.00 4 5 1 Robert Cottom , Il 36.00 5 7 52 Nathan Parr , Il 35.00 6 8 5 Seth Studnicka , Il 34.00 7 2 289 ...

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Brandon Sheppard takes Peoria UMP Summer Nationals win!

Brandon Sheppard - Jim Denhamer photo

By Jordan Morris PEORIA, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – Defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard found his way back to victory lane Monday night, capturing the checkered flag at Peoria Speedway for the first time in the 2014 season. Sheppard started the 40-lap feature up front next to Sunday winner Brian Shirley, who was looking to join Rick ...

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Dave Wietholder takes Summit Modified Nationals win at Peoria Speedway!

Dave Wietholder - Jim Denhamer photo

By Jordan Morris PEORIA, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – David Wietholder captured his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion Monday night, overtaking Jeff Curl on lap three and leading the final 23 laps en route to capturing the victory at Peoria Speedway. Wietholder, whose last DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals ...

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SANDERS WINS MONDAY SPECIAL AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

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By Jeff Hall(Peoria, IL) Rodney Sanders from Happy, TX made the long haul to Peoria Speedway pay off as he led flag-to-flag in winning the “Apex Roofing Memorial Day Modified Special” at Peoria Speedway Monday night. Sanders survived 8 caution periods and a 2 hour rain delay to pocket the $3,000 first prize, making a mid-race line switch to hold ...

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Erik Bruce wins Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial

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Modified – A-Main Finish Start Car Driver Hometown 1 1 2    Erik Bruce    Peoria , Il 2 10 77    Ray Bollinger     , Il 3 7 25    Butch Weisser     – 4 12 4    Cody Bauman     – 5 8 5    Steven Brooks     , Il 6 11 A9    Austin May     , Il 7 4 36    Kenny Wallace     ...

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Brian Shirley Sweeps Weekend at Granite City and Peoria; Jason Riggs Grabs Top Tens

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(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, enjoyed a tremendous weekend on April 11-12, as he scored a pair of Super Late Model victories in the Land of Lincoln! On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Brian was the class of the field all night and swept the racing festivities at the St. Louis area facility. After ...

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SHIRLEY TAKES BOHLANDER TRIBUTE AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

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By Jeff Adams (Peoria, IL) Brian Shirley made it two for two on Saturday night, winning the 7th Annual Don Bohlander Tribute race at Peoria Speedway, picking up a $3,000 paycheck. Shirley won Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach. Shirley shared the front row with former Bohlander Tribute winner Jason Feger, and took the lead at the start. ...

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PEORIA SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2014 SCHEDULE

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by Jeff Adams Peoria Speedway and new owners Brandon Dean and Jason Plumer have release a tentative schedule of events for the 2014 racing season. The current schedule stands at 41 races , with NASCAR Night and AMA race dates to be added later. The season kicks with 2 open practice sessions for all classes on March 22 and 29, ...

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PEORIA SPEEDWAY SALE IS OFFICIAL

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by Jeff Adams The sale of Peoria Speedway to area businessmen Brandon Dean and Jason Plumer is now official after paperwork was completed on Tuesday morning. “We are officially the new owners of Peoria Speedway and couldn’t be happier about it”, Plumer said in an interview on Wednesday night. “Our focus now is getting the schedule ironed out before the ...

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PEORIA SPEEDWAY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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The Peoria Speedway has announced new owners, Jason Plumer and Brandon Dean. Racers around the Midwest are very excited for the change in management and are looking forward to the exciting future of the Peoria Speedway. The 2014 Racing schedule will be announced on January 18th. Please visit Peoria Speedway’s booth at Allen’s Racer Tradeshow at Expo Gardens. All interested ...

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WAGNER, SAUDER, BRICKLEY AND BENSON CROWNED TRACK CHAMPIONS AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) Season Championship night at Peoria Speedway saw championships decided in 4 divisions, with another all but wrapping up the title as well. John Farris fought off Barry Sauder to win the UMP Street Stock feature, but Sauder won the track championship by a slim margin over Wally Zander. Sauder rode a 7 race win streak to his first ...

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DRAKE, BRUCE, SHANNON, HAMBURG, SAUDER AND ETHERTON GET “SHANNON MEMORIAL” WINS

(Peoria, IL) It was Vintage Racing Night at Peoria Speedway Saturday night as the track honored Peoria area racing legend Herb Shannon with the running of the “Herb Shannon Memorial” race. Shannon’s grandson Steve Shannon picked up his 2nd win in a row in the Steel Block Late Models, leading flag-to-flag over Jason Wagner, Carl Feger, Robbie Bauman, Jr. and ...

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WALDEN GETS FIRST PEORIA SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE YEAR

Bruce, Shannon, Sauder, Baugh and Kelley get wins (Peoria, IL) Towanda’s Donny Walden did what few have been able to do lately- hold off Todd Bennett-and won the Budweiser UMP Late Model feature at Peoria Speedway Saturday night. Walden started on the pole and got the jump, but Bennett started next to Walden on the front row and challenged Walden ...

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DIVELEY FINALLY CONQUERS PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Bruce, Schoener, Sauder, Brickley, Etherton pick up wins (Peoria, IL) Brian Diveley has been coming to Peoria Speedway for years, but on Saturday night he finally got to mark an item off the bucket list. Diveley pulled a slide job on race leader Roger Rebholtz coming out of turn 2 on lap 12 and held off a charging Todd Bennett, ...

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BENNETT, BRUCE AND SAUDER REPEAT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) Six classes or racing produced 3 repeat winners on Thursday night at Peoria Speedway as the track presented a rare Thursday night UMP racing program. Todd Bennett won his 2nd Budweiser UMP Late Model race in a row, taking the lead from Roger Rebholtz on lap 7 and never looking back for his 2nd win in as many ...

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BENNETT, BRUCE, ARCHDALE, SAUDER AND ETHERTON GETS WINS AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

(Peoria, IL) Todd Bennett worked lapped traffic masterfully, and returned to victory lane for the first time this year at Peoria Speedway Saturday night in the UMP Late Models. Bennett had a terrific start, out-gunning Justin Springer to the first corner to take the early lead. Two cautions early at laps 3 and 8 slowed the action, but the next ...

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