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DRAKE, BRUCE, SHANNON, HAMBURG, SAUDER AND ETHERTON GET “SHANNON MEMORIAL” WINS

Posted 25 Aug 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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(Peoria, IL) It was Vintage Racing Night at Peoria Speedway Saturday night as the track honored Peoria area racing legend Herb Shannon with the running of the “Herb Shannon Memorial” race. Shannon’s grandson Steve Shannon picked up his 2nd win in a row in the Steel Block Late Models, leading flag-to-flag over Jason Wagner, Carl Feger, Robbie Bauman, Jr. and Joey Markle. An emotional victory lane celebration followed with several family members joining Steve in victory lane. “I could sit here and tell you this is a normal win, but this is special”, Shannon told the crowd. “I really miss my grandpa, and he was riding with us tonight. To share this with our entire family and all of...

WALDEN GETS FIRST PEORIA SPEEDWAY WIN OF THE YEAR

Posted 13 Aug 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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Bruce, Shannon, Sauder, Baugh and Kelley get wins (Peoria, IL) Towanda’s Donny Walden did what few have been able to do lately- hold off Todd Bennett-and won the Budweiser UMP Late Model feature at Peoria Speedway Saturday night. Walden started on the pole and got the jump, but Bennett started next to Walden on the front row and challenged Walden each corner for the lead until caution flew on lap 3. After another caution on lap 4 for debris, the duo went back at it, reaching lapped traffic on lap 10. Both drivers drove all over the Peoria high banks through traffic, with Bennett never letting Walden out of his sight. Bennett pulled even on lap 16, but heavy...

DIVELEY FINALLY CONQUERS PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Posted 04 Aug 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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Bruce, Schoener, Sauder, Brickley, Etherton pick up wins (Peoria, IL) Brian Diveley has been coming to Peoria Speedway for years, but on Saturday night he finally got to mark an item off the bucket list. Diveley pulled a slide job on race leader Roger Rebholtz coming out of turn 2 on lap 12 and held off a charging Todd Bennett, who was seeking his 3rd straight win in the Budweiser UMP Late Models. “I can finally mark this track off the list, we’ve been trying to win here for years”, Diveley told the crowd. “The high side was the place to be so it was hard to pass just following him (Rebholtz) around. I mounted a pretty good charge...

BENNETT, BRUCE AND SAUDER REPEAT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Posted 27 Jul 2013 in Featured News, Headlines

      (Peoria, IL) Six classes or racing produced 3 repeat winners on Thursday night at Peoria Speedway as the track presented a rare Thursday night UMP racing program. Todd Bennett won his 2nd Budweiser UMP Late Model race in a row, taking the lead from Roger Rebholtz on lap 7 and never looking back for his 2nd win in as many weeks. On a night where the high line was the preferred line, Bennett dove under Rebholtz coming out of turn 4 and drove through heavy traffic for the win. Billy Drake closed in on Bennett on several occasions but had to settle for 2nd, followed by Steve Lance, Jr, Bob Gardner and Scott Schmitt, who charged...

BENNETT, BRUCE, ARCHDALE, SAUDER AND ETHERTON GETS WINS AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Posted 21 Jul 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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  (Peoria, IL) Todd Bennett worked lapped traffic masterfully, and returned to victory lane for the first time this year at Peoria Speedway Saturday night in the UMP Late Models. Bennett had a terrific start, out-gunning Justin Springer to the first corner to take the early lead. Two cautions early at laps 3 and 8 slowed the action, but the next 22 would go green. Bennett first encountered lapped traffic on lap 16 but a multi-grooved racing surface allowed Bennett to dart in and out. Roger Rebholtz and Bob Gardner chased Bennett, but neither could catch the Peoria veteran as Bennett led all 30 laps. Rebholtz and Garnder collided with a lapped car at the judges’ stand, casing a...

PEORIA SPEEDWAY RE-OPENS TO HUGE CROWD, LARGE CAR COUNTS

Posted 09 Jul 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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Stapleton, Schoener, Balensiefen, Sauder, Brickley and Etherton get wins (Peoria, IL) After floods devastated the track in mid-April, Peoria Speedway roared back to life in a big way on Saturday night with 123 cars in the pits and a packed grandstand. Fans were not disappointed in the action. The ending of the night happened in the Steel Block Late Model divison. Jason Wagner started on the outside of the first row and led the first 8 laps until Scott Schoener passed him down the front stretch. After a caution flag the next lap, Steve Shannon shuffled past Wagner into 2nd and started stalking Schoener. The white flag flew, and Shannon pulled even with Schoener coming out of turn 4....

SCAG – THE OFFICIAL MOWER OF PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Posted 06 May 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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Peoria Speedway is proud to partner with Scag Power Equipment again for the 2013 season. Since 1983, Scag Power Equipment has manufactured “Simply the Best” commercial lawn mowers and lawn maintenance equipment money can buy. Scag’s innovation and attention to quality is known and respected throughout the industry. If you are looking for the highest quality, best built, best cutting commercial lawn mower made in the USA, look no further. To purchase your own SCAG mower, visit scag.com. For questions, contact George Smith at 309-208-6631.

JAGGERS TAKES BOHLANDER TRIBUTE THRILLER

Posted 14 Apr 2013 in Featured News, Headlines
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On a chilly opening night at Peoria Speedway, the action on track was red-hot for the 6th Annual “Don Bohlander Tribute” race. Kyle Logue and Jason Jaggers comprised the front row of the $3,000 to-win Budweiser American Late Model Series-sanctioned 50 lap feature and put on a show for the chilly Peoria race fans the entire race. As the green flew, Logue settled into the far bottom groove of  the track, with Jaggers running the middle and the duo immediately began a side-by-side fight which would thrill the Peoria fans. Logue and Jaggers ran side-by-side the first 5 laps before Logue would nudge ahead. Behind the leaders, a 3-way fight for 3rd between Ryan Unzicker, Billy Drake and Kevin...

ROCKAUTO.COM – OFFICIAL WRISTBAND PROVIDER OF PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Posted 03 May 2012 in Featured News, Headlines
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Peoria Speedway is proud to partner with RockAuto.com & being the official wristband provider of Peoria Speedway. Order auto parts online from RockAuto.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have them conveniently delivered to your door. RockAuto.com has everything from one lug nut to a new fender or remanufactured engine; all at everyday low prices. Visit www.RockAuto.com after the race and find all the parts your car or truck will ever need!

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