17th Sportsman Nationals at Illinois State Fair August 22


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Springfield, IL August 16, 2009- The seventeenth running of the Sportsman Nationals joins the ARCA RE/MAX-Menard's Series on August 22 at the Illinois State Fair with around 30 of the Central Illinois Sportsman stock cars slated for a 20-mile tilt on the 'World's Fastest Mile Dirt Track".

Springfield's Dennis Vandermeersch claimed his fourth win last year and is the only driver to post back to back wins twice and those came ten years apart!

Vandermeersch, plus former winners Wes O'Dell of Springfield, Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Tim Dick of Monticello and Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin are among the expected entrants for the seventeenth Sportsman clash. The Sportsman Nationals 20-mile main event will be held immediately prior to the 48th Allen Crowe 100.