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Jeremy Nichols claims his fourth straight Sportsman Nationals at the Springfield Mile!

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August 21st, 2016 1. J24 Jeremy Nichols – Lovington, IL – $1,500 2. 7S Ethan Schnapp – Springfield, IL – $700 3. 25 Dennis Vandermeersch – Springfield, IL – $600 4. 500 Steve Adams – Humboldt, IL – $500 5. 12 Richard Craven – Joliet, IL – $450 6. 44G Shane Garrison – Buffalo, IL – $400 7. 22 Chris ...

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17-year-old Haley conquers Springfield Mile Dirt; youngest Springfield winner in history

Justin Haley - Terry Young photo

Don Radebaugh dradebaugh@arcaracing.com SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 21, 2016) – Justin Haley had never driven a stock car on a dirt track before, nor had he ever won an ARCA race. It was also the first time the Winamac, Indiana driver had climbed aboard a Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) car. None of it mattered though to the 17-year-old driver who wheeled ...

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After USAC Silver Crown Rainout Saturday, ARCA Is Set For Sunday Afternoon Affair In Springfield, IL

Illinois State Fair

From Track Enterprises – SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 presented by Jive national championship stock car race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, featuring the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is turning 54. It will happen tomorrow afternoon, in addition to the UMP Sportsman Nationals. Unfortunately, due to Saturday morning rainfall, the USAC Silver Crown ...

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SPRINGFIELD MILE’S “BETTENHAUSEN 100” RAINED OUT

Illinois State Fair

From USAC – Springfield, IL……..Extremely wet grounds following early-week flooding, compounded by heavy rains Saturday morning and additional expected rain Saturday afternoon, have conspired to force cancellation of the “Bettenhausen 100” USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are reviewing options for a possible rain date. Please stay tuned for ...

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THREE ILLINI AMONG THOSE LOOKING TO STOP SWANSON AT SPRINGFIELD SATURDAY

Illinois State Fair

Kody Swanson enters Saturday’s “Bettenhausen 100” on a history-making run in the 2016 USAC Silver Crown Series slate. One Illinois driver currently in the top 10 in the USAC Silver Crown title chase and one just outside the top 10 along with one past winner of the event from Illinois are among the drivers favored to de-rail the “Swanson Express.” ...

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Dirt Track “Ringers” Dominate SuperChevyStores.Com Entries

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL August 17, 2016 (By Jay Hardin)-Since the Automobile Racing Club of America took over sanctioning of the SuperChevyStores.com-Allen Crowe 100 in 1985 the number of drivers on the entry list with dirt track experience has varied from several to just a few, however for the first time since the late 1980’s the entry list contains not only local ...

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37 CARS & DRIVERS ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S “BETTENHAUSEN 100” AT SPRINGFIELD

Illinois State Fair

EVENT: 57th “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, Illinois) DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016 STARTING TIMES: Practice: 10am. ProSource Qualifying: 11:30am., Sportsman races: Noon. Silver Crown B-Main: 1pm. “Bettenhausen 100:” 2pm. 37 CARS, 37 DRIVERS 00 TERRY BABB/Decatur, IL Terry Babb/APT Powder Coating – Flat-Out Ministries/Beast/Chevy 07 JACOB WILSON/Crawfordsville, IN Wilson Brothers Racing/Jet Star – Anderson Transport/Beast/Claxton Toyota ...

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Stock Car Rookie Thorson Adds Interest to Springfield ARCA Entry List

Illinois State Fair

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

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USAC Racing Press Release About Saturday State Fair Racing Event

Illinois State Fair

Special From USAC Racing… BETTENHAUSEN 100 SATURDAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR; SWANSON TAKES “JAMES/O’CONNOR MEMORIAL” AT SALEM It’s been a quarter of a century since anybody has won three consecutive “Bettenhausen 100s” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. On Saturday, Aug. 20, two-time defending USAC Silver Crown Series Champion and point leader Kody Swanson will try to do ...

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Central Illinois Team Owners Helping Revive Silver Crown Series 

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL  (August 14, 2016)-While the focus on potential front runners for the Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds has been primarily on the men who steer the machines car owners who are from the central part of the Prairie State are shooting for an appearance in victory lane on Saturday, August 20 as well.  ...

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Double or nothing for AJ Fike at Springfield; corn dogs & concerts come later

Illinois State Fair

TOLEDO, Ohio (August 10, 2016) – And now there’s just one. Unless there’s an entry out of nowhere, AJ Fike stands alone as the only driver who will attempt the “double” this year at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Mile Dirt. The Galesburg, Illinois local favorite will take a run at both Illinois State Fair championship auto races this year, racing ...

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55th Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield Changed to Honor Family 

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin (August 10, 2016)-Race fans attending the 55th Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown Series event at the Illinois State Fair on August 20 will notice a slight change to the name of the event.  Instead of referring to the event as the “Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100” the event will now be referred to as the “Bettenhausen 100” in honor of one ...

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Ken Schrader Enters SuperChevyStores.com ARCA 100 At Springfield Mile Dirt Event

Illinois State Fair

TOLEDO, Ohio (August 2, 2016) – By the time the Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com ARCA 100 comes to life on the Illinois State Fairgrounds Mile Dirt in Springfield Sunday, August 21, the Cunningham Motorsports 22 car will see its eighth different driver of the season, and this guy ain’t no slouch.   Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader will be aboard the Cunningham ...

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Springfield IL State Fair Races Just Weeks Away

Illinois State Fair

Popular Illinois State Fair Racing Just Weeks Away Springfield Mile Features USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman                 The 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield opens its doors in just a week and a half, which means that race fans everywhere are putting together their travel plans for the historic races at the Springfield Mile.  The racing action takes center stage each ...

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Track Enterprises Releases 2016 Special Event Schedule

ARCA

ARCA & USAC Highlight Traditional Stops Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, has announced its 2016 special event schedule.  The new slate includes the traditional stops for ARCA at the Illinois dirt miles, in addition to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis and a second year visit to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  Other series that are part of ...

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Bettenhausen 100 Post-Race Notes

Illinois State Fair

(Springfield, IL August 24, 2015) By Jay Hardin   Although Mother Nature tried to throw a little rain toward the Illinois State Fairgrounds Saturday she wasn’t able to stop the 54th Bettenhausen 100 nor the continued hot streak of Kingsburg, California’s Kody Swanson who won his second consecutive race on the Illinois mile and 5 of the last 6 USAC ...

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Nichols Takes Third Sportsman National Win In-A-Row

Jeremy Nichols

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SPRINGFIELD MILE! 18 UMP Sportsman converged on the Illinois State Fairgrounds this past weekend for the 2015 edition of the Sportsman Nationals. Paying $1,500 to win, the event is one of the biggest for the competitors as they run on their largest track of the year. Coming into the event, all eyes were ...

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Fike is 10th first-time winner on 2015 ARCA season

A.J. Fike

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE ARCA RACE AT SPRINGFIELD! (SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – August 23, 2015) –A.J. Fike won his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race Sunday, becoming the 10th driver of the season to pick up their first victory. And, the Galesburg, Ill. native did it in his home state. “I’m kind of at a loss ...

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