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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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Kody Swanson takes Tony Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield!

Kody Swanson

Springfield, Illinois…….Kody Swanson joined exclusive company on Saturday afternoon at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, as he became the seventh driver to go back-to-back in the “Tony Bettenhausen 100” with a spirited drive from 16th to a dominant win. It was the third win of the season for the defending series champion, which puts him at 11 career wins to tie ...

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Race Weekend Preview & Updated Entry Lists

Illinois State Fair

Huge Race Weekend In Central Illinois Is Here Lincoln, Macon, & State Fair Races To Keep Fans Smiling Months of preparation are just about to be put into action, as Track Enterprises begins the busiest part of its 2015-schedule, State Fair weekend. In addition to Saturday and Sunday races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, events at Lincoln Speedway Friday night ...

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Illinois State Fair Bettenhausen Entry List Large, Swelled by Illini Entrants

Illinois State Fair

Defending Winner, Large Bettenhausen Entry List Head for Illinois State Fair Entry List Bolstered by ILLINI PRIDE Springfield, IL August 18, 2015 (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises)- The largest entry list in 8 years for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown Series event Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds has the racing scene buzzing as does the fact that ...

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Central Illinois Race Weekend Preview

Illinois State Fair

POWRi Doubleheader Compliments State Fair Races Fans To Attend Lincoln, Macon, & Illinois State Fair This Weekend It’s a dream weekend for racing fans in Illinois this week, as plenty of options are available for great action with some of the best drivers in the country converging in Central Illinois. In addition to the traditional USAC and ARCA races at ...

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Illinois State Fair USAC/ARCA “Double” Difficult and Unique

Illinois State Fair

August 17, 2015 Springfield, IL (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises) The task of driving two different types of race cars at the same track on different days happens frequently but it is usually two different types of open wheel or stock cars. The task of driving an open wheel championship car and a full bodied stock car on the same ...

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“Superman” of the microphone Jim Childers hanging up State Fair announcing duties

Illinois State Fair

By Jay Hardin… (METROPOLIS, Ill. – August 17, 2015) – It’s only fitting that veteran public address announcer Jim Childers hails from Superman’s hometown of Metropolis, Illinois. He’s been the “Superman” behind the microphone at the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair for more than 30 years. And as it will be much to the chagrin of thousands ...

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STRONG ILLINI CONTINGENT EYES “TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100”

Illinois State Fair

Illinois will be well represented in the August 22 “Tony Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, round eight of the 2015 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series. Continuing a tradition dating all the way back to 1934, the annual auto racing spectacular unfolds on the one-mile dirt oval with morning practice at 10 am and for the first ...

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Longtime Springfield, DuQuoin Race Announcer Jim Childers Turning Off Microphone

Jim Childers

Springfield, IL August 3, 2015 (By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises)-Racing fans throughout the country will be saddened to learn that one of the premier motorsports announcers has decided to retire from full-time duties. Jim Childers of Metropolis, Illinois has spent the last 36 seasons entertaining and informing race fans about a wide variety of action. The southern Illinois native made ...

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Chevy Car Shows To Promote Upcoming State Fair Races

Illinois State Fair

Super Chevy Stores To Hold Car Shows To Promote Springfield ARCA Event Ticket Giveaways Part Of Dealership Promotions This Weekend With the SuperChevyStores.com-Allen Crowe Memorial 100 just a little over a week away, a few Central Illinois Chevy Dealers are holding events to promote the Sunday, August 23 ARCA race. Three different dealerships will have functions this coming weekend that ...

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Illinois State Fair Races Next Weekend

Illinois State Fair

USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman All Set For Illinois State Fair Discount Tickets On Sale For August 22-23 Show Three great divisions of racing entertainment are setting their sights on the Springfield mile at the Illinois State Fair. The final two days of the fair, August 22-23, are highlighted by racing from the USAC Silver Crown Series, the ARCA Racing Series ...

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ARCA Getting Set For Two Illinois Dirt Tracks

arca

(TOLEDO, Ohio – August 5, 2015) – The 53rd running of the SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile-dirt in Springfield is coming Sunday, August 23, followed up by the 62nd annual Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile-dirt Labor Day Monday. Back-to-back ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards dirt track adventures are on the way. Here’s ...

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ARCA Racing Series schedule set for 2015

ARCA

Full 20 race slate to kick off in February (TOLEDO, Ohio – November 26, 2014) – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America released the full 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule Wednesday, and the tour once again has something for everyone. The 63rd season of the nationally-renowned stock car racing series will again include stops at ...

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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 ...

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