Peoria Speedway releases 2011 schedule

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    by Jeff Adams
    (Peoria, IL) New Peoria Speedway track owner Curt Mottaz has released the 2011 Schedule of Events for the high-banked quarter mile dirt oval.

    The track is now United Midwestern Promoters’ sanctioned for all classes but the Limited Late Models, and will kick off on Saturday, March 26 with an open practice session from 4-9 PM. The season kicks off on Sunday, April 3 with the running of the 4th Annual “Don Bohlander 50” for UMP Late Models. The race is a benefit for Parkinson’s research.

    Weekly UMP programs begin on April 9, with UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Streets, UMP Hornets and Limited Late Models running every Saturday night. May 29 will be an Outlaw Street Stock Special. On June 4 the POWRi National Midget Series will make their first appearance at the track, with “NASCAR Night” on Wednesday, June 15. The AMA National Flat Track Motorcycle Series makes a return appearance on Friday, June 17.

    The popular UMP “Summernationals” return on Wednesday, July 6, with Mid-Season Championships July 11. The Ideal Ready Mix 360 “Sprint Invaders” series returns on Sunday, July 24. August 20 features “Legends under the Lights”, featuring vintage race cars along with a full UMP program. Season Championship races will be August 27.

    The “Illinois State Championship” races for the Pro Street and Hornet divisions happen September 3, followed by the Modified “World 100” on September 17. No races are scheduled for September 10 in honor of the “World 100”. September 25 is the “Hamilton Memorial/Busch 100” for the Late Models, paying $6,000 to-win. The season concludes with the Al Archdale, Jr. Memorial “Mini-Sprint Nationals” on October 1.

    Mottaz has scheduled a rules meeting for all classes at the Par-A-Dice meeting room 1 in East Peoria on Sunday, January 30. Hornets will meet from 1-2 PM, with Pro Streets from 2-3, Limited Late Models from 3-4, Modifieds from 4-5, and Late Models 5-6. The new Peoria Speedway website should be up and running next week.

    March 26- Open Practice, 4-9 PM
    April 3- “Bohlander 50” for UMP Late Models with Mods and Hornets
    April 9- Regular UMP program *
    April 16- Regular UMP program
    April 23- Regular UMP program
    April 30- Regular UMP program
    May 7- Regular UMP program
    May 14- Regular UMP program
    May 21- Regular UMP program
    May 28- Regular UMP program
    May 29- Outlaw Street Stock Special
    June 4- POWRi National Midget Series with Mods and Micros
    June 11- Mid-Season Championships
    June 15- NASCAR Night (details TBA)
    June 17- AMA National Flat-Track Motorcycles
    June 18- Regular UMP program
    June 25- Regular UMP program
    July 2- Regular UMP program
    July 6- UMP Summernationals, $5,000 to-win, with Mods and Ill. Lightning Sprints
    July 9- Regular UMP program
    July 16- Regular UMP program
    July 23- Regular UMP program
    July 24- 360 Sprint Invaders Series with Mods, Hornets and ILS
    July 30- Regular UMP program
    August 6- Regular UMP program
    August 13- Regular UMP program
    August 20- “Legends under the Lights” Vintage cars, plus Regular UMP program
    August 27- Regular UMP program
    September 3- “Illinois State Championships” for Pro Street & Hornets, LLM and Mod Lights
    September 10- OFF World 100
    September 17- “Illinois State Championships” World 100 for Modifieds with LM and ILS
    September 25- “Illinois State Championship 100” for UMP Late Models with Mod and Pro Street
    October 1- “Al Archdale, Jr. Memorial Mini-Sprint Nationals” with 600 CC Micros, Mod Lites and Hornets ($500 to-win)

    *REGULAR UMP PROGRAM features UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Streets, UMP Hornets and Limited Late Models
    *all dates subject to change
    *must be 14 years old to enter the pits

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