STLRacing.com
Home --> Race Track News --> Illinois --> Springfield Mile

Springfield Mile

Dirt Car Notes From the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin (September 9, 2014)-Jack Hewitt is slated to return to USAC Silver Crown competition in two weeks but Kody Swanson did one hack of a Hewitt impersonation Sunday when he wheeled the familiar white 63 of Bob Hampshire and Ralph Depalma to victory in the 53rd Bettenhausen 100 Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Kody is a very ...

Read More »

Open wheel weekend has POWRi double features, doubleheader with USAC

Macon Speedway

MACON, Ill. – It’s an open wheel weekend for dirt track racing fans with some of the nation’s best dirt trackers heading to Central Illinois for major events in POWRi midgets and USAC Silver Crown cars. POWRi fans are already buzzing about the program at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday, Sept. 6, when the series holds double features in both Lucas Oil National Midgets ...

Read More »

80th Anniversary Illinois State Fair Championship Race Illini Proud!

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff (September 3, 2014)-Sunday’s rescheduled Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield marks the 80th anniversary of the first 100-mile national championship dirt track race on the storied ‘Springfield Mile’. That first event featured two-man Indianapolis cars and was won by the popular Billy Winn, who would win ...

Read More »

Fans attending POWRi show may buy Bettenhausen 100 tickets for $15

Macon Speedway

MACON, Ill. – Fans who attend the POWRi double features at Macon Speedway Saturday night may also buy tickets for half price to the USAC Tony Bettenhausen 100 for Silver Crown cars at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield Sunday. Tickets for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 will be available for $15 Saturday at the Macon Speedway ticket office. The Tony ...

Read More »

Cockrum May Challenge Fike for Bettenhausen Supremacy

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff (September 1, 2014)-In the 80 year history of national championship dirt track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, just 5 men from the Prairie State had posted a 100-mile win on the historic dirt oval prior to 2012. Galesburg’s A.J. Fike became the sixth Illini winner in 2012 and followed that up with a ...

Read More »

Fike chases rare three-peat in Tony Bettenhausen 100 on Sunday

Illinois State Fair

MACON, Ill. – A.J. Fike of Galesburg, Ill., goes for a rare three-peat when the USAC Tony Bettenhausen 100 for Silver Crown cars roars into action on Sunday, Sept. 7, in a complete show on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Bettenhausen 100 will include practice, time trials and the 100-lap race after being rescheduled from two ...

Read More »

Bettenhausen 100 rescheduled for Sept. 7 as part of open-wheel weekend

Illinois State Fair

MACON, Ill. – The USAC Tony Bettenhausen 100 for Silver Crown cars has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7, in a complete show on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, USAC and Track Enterprises announced Monday. The Bettenhausen 100 on the rescheduled date will include qualifying and the 100-lap race. Tickets from the original date will be honored ...

Read More »

Kevin Swindell claims ARCA’s SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Springfield Fairgrounds!

Kevin Swindell

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – August 17, 2014) – As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Swindell wasn’t sure what he was doing this weekend, but he didn’t plan on racing. That changed when Venturini Motorsports’ Billy Venturini called and offered him a chance to drive the No. 15 Zaxby’s Toyota on the one-mile dirt track in Springfield, Illinois. Swindell accepted the offer ...

Read More »

SuperChevyStores.com 100 ready moving ahead as planned Sunday

Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The SuperChevyStores.com 100 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is ready to roll Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. ARCA teams and cars will arrive just after daybreak, and racing is planned as scheduled with the ARCA feature and the Sportsman Nationals on the Springfield Mile on the final day of the Illinois State Fair. ...

Read More »

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

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff (August 12, 2014)-A wide open field with an age range among the drivers to match is what stock car fans can expect for the 52nd SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, which is also the annual Allen Crowe Memorial event. Rookies, former winners and champions dot the entry list as do ...

Read More »

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

Macon Speedway

Illinois State Fair, Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway gear up for full throttle weekend MACON, Ill. – A full throttle weekend highlights dirt track racing in Central Illinois, from the fifth-mile at Macon Speedway to the quarter-miler at Lincoln Speedway and the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. No wonder the big names keep joining the star-studded fields. The ...

Read More »

80th Anniversary Illinois State Fair Championship Race Illini Proud!

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff (August 11, 2014)-Saturday’s Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield marks the 80th anniversary of the first 100-mile national championship dirt track race on the stories ‘Springfield Mile’. That first event featured two-man Indianapolis cars and was won by the popular Billy Winn, who would win the ...

Read More »

Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 caps busy racing weekend Aug. 15-17

Illinois State Fair

SPRINGFIELD – Central Illinois Super Chevy Stores sponsor the first appearance this season on dirt by stock cars in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and a large field is expected for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 for USAC Silver Crown cars as an auto racing doubleheader puts some of the finishing touches on the Illinois State Fair. The Bettenhausen 100 ...

Read More »

SuperChevyStores.com 100/ARCA in Springfield

ARCA

By John Supinie MACON, Ill. – Track Enterprises, Inc. announced the Central Illinois Chevrolet Stores will serve as the title sponsor for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 100-mile stock car race on the historic mile dirt track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The SuperChevyStores.com 100 is set for Aug. 17 in Springfield. The Central Illinois Chevy Stores form a ...

Read More »

Springfield recap: Poole takes checkered flag; Boston is top Rookie, Sargent celebrates 20

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Aug. 19, 2013) – Controversy and confusion swept over the Illinois State Fairgrounds as Brennan Poole took the checkered flag as with winner of the ARCA Racing Series event Sunday afternoon. Many in the crowd – including the public address announcer and the broadcasters on NBC Sports Network and arcaracing.com thought either hometown driver Kelly Kovski or ...

Read More »

Jeremy Nichols takes Sportsman Nationals win at Illinois State Fair!

Springfield Mile at Illinois State Fairgrounds 8/18/13 Main Event: 1-Jeremy Nichols, Decatur 2-David Shain 3-5s Steve Sheppard Jr 4-Tim Dick 5-Wes O’Dell-Springfield (started 21st) 6-Jeff Leka (started 19th) 7-Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield 8-Phil Moreland 9-Steve Ewing 10-Tim Bedinger 11-Shannon Eskew 12-Darrell Dick 13-Jim Farley III 14-Rick Lowe 15-Rick Roedel 16-Danny Smith 17-Travis Wallbaum 18-Gary Miller 19-Curt Rhodes 20-Wade Wiseman 21-Rick Wiedekamp 18 ...

Read More »

FIKE FLIES TO SECOND-STRAIGHT “TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100”

Springfield, Illinois…….Galesburg native A.J. Fike made his home state proud as he backed up his “Tony Bettenhausen 100” win from 2012 by going back-to-back in Saturday’s 100-miler for the Traxxas Silver Crown Series at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Fike, who set Fast Time earlier in the day, led the field early in the race before a quick yellow for Kenny ...

Read More »