CONCORD, NC – Feb. 15, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Illini 100’ is back at Farmer City Raceway this season – and if the past is any indication, demand for tickets to the fourth running of the race on March 30-31 will be high.
Reserved seat and general admission tickets are set to go on sale for the $20,000-to-win weekend spectacular, which developed into one of the country’s most hailed events when it was contested from 2008-2010 at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The Illini 100 was scheduled to be run last year at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway but was canceled due to inclement weather for the first time in its short history.
Beginning on Mon., Feb. 20, fans can purchase reserved seat and general admission tickets on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the event hotline at 877-395-8606.
The return of the Illini 100 to Farmer City will feature the event’s customary format, with Ohlins Shocks Time Trials and heat races on Fri., March 30, and B-Mains and the 100-lap headliner on Sat., March 31.
The big addition to the weekend will be a 50-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature offering a whopping $5,000 top prize. The open-wheel division will run heat races on Friday evening and B-Mains and the extra-distance A-Main on Saturday night.
“We’re very excited to once again run the Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “The event was born there and the previous races are remembered by many as some of the most exciting 100-lappers in the history of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. We’re expecting nothing less when cars hit the quarter-mile bullring on March 30 and 31.”
Former WoO LMS champion Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., has captured two of the three Illini 100 championships – both in dramatic fashion. He beat Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., to the finish line in down-to-the-wire thrillers in 2008 and 2010.
WoO LMS regular Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., won the 2009 edition of the Illini 100, pulling off a late-race pass of Muscatine, Iowa’s Brian Birkhofer to reach Victory Lane.
This year’s Illini 100 weekend will also include racing for Farmer City’s weekly support classes. The DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Hornets will run complete programs on Fri., March 30, and the Pro Late Models and Street Stocks will return on Sat., March 31, to battle in regular racing cards.
Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday, with qualifying to immediately follow.
Illini 100 ticket prices (reserved and general admission) are $15 (Friday) and $30 (Saturday), with children’s tickets (ages 12-and-under) priced at $5 (Friday) and $15 (Saturday). Two-day tickets cost $40 (adults) and $20 (children) if purchased in advance, while pit passes are $30 on Friday and $40 on Saturday with a two-day band available for $65.
An open practice session will be held on Thursday evening, March 29. Pit passes will be $25 for the practice night, but Thursday’s pit admission can be included in an $85 three-day band.
A total of 39 reserved drive-in parking spots along the fence ringing turns one and two are also available for purchase. The 16-foot spots cost $75 each and will be numbered 1-39. Spectators can reserve a spot on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.
More information on Farmer City Raceway is available by logging on to www.farmercityracing.com or calling 217-552-0432 (main line) or 217-552-0434 (promoter Jeff Hammer).
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.