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Gary Cook Jr. Memorial Information! Full Modified Purse rundown and increased Hornet Purse!

Posted 14 Apr 2014 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

All Classes Modified Tire Rules Hoosier D’s ONLY on the Left Front Corner Allowed.  A’s and H’s allowed on any corner of car. Gary Cook Jr. Memorial Modified Payout Feature is 30 Laps 1.  $2,064 2.  $1,250 3.  $1,000 4.  $750 5.  $575 6.  $450 7.  $325 8.  $225 9.  $170 10.-20.  $130 Increased Hornet Purse for this weekend! 1.  $200 2.  $150 3.  $120 4.  $100 5.  $80 6.  $70 7.  $60 8.  $40 9-20.  $35 Admission Prices for this weekend. Grandstands: Adults $15 Kids $5 Pits: Adults $35 Kids$20

Modified Payout Increase for Don Bohlander Late Model Tribute

Posted 08 Apr 2014 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

There has been a Modified Payout Increase for the Don Bohlander Late Model Tribute! Late Model Payout 1.  $3,000 2.  $1,650 3.  $1,150 4.  $1,000 5.  $850 6.  $600 7.  $450 8.  $400 9.  $325 10-20.  $220 Modified Payout 1.  $1,500 2.  $850 3.  $600 4.  $450 5.  $350 6.  $300 7.  $210 8.  $170 9.  $150 10-20.  $125 Tire Rules: LM Hoosier 20/30/40 Mods Hoosier A,D,H Pit Gate opens at 3:00 p.m. Grandstands open at 4:00 p.m. Hotlaps at apx. 5:00 p.m. Time Trials at apx. 5:30 p.m. Front Gate Prices Adults $18.00 Kids $5.00 Pit Gate Prices Adults $35.00 Kids 6-13 $20.00

Peoria Still on for Saturday April 5th

Posted 04 Apr 2014 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

We have been working tirelessly to get the track ready, and still plan on racing tomorrow night, Saturday April 5th.

2014 Announcer, Date Added to the Schedule

Posted 22 Mar 2014 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

Our motto is “Like Old Times”, with that being said we are very pleased to make these announcements. Scott Shults will be your announcer for the 2014 season. Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club’s 22nd. Annual Oldtimers Day is back! Sunday, September 14th. Scott has rich history and tradition with the Peoria Speedway, and we are so glad to have him back home.

Tire Rules Changes for the 2014 Season

Posted 14 Mar 2014 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

Late Models will run LM20, 30,a nd 40 for the 2014 Season. Modifieds will only be allowed to run a Hoosier D on the LF after the Saturday, May 3rd Race.  A’s and H’s on 3 corners for the remainder of the 2014 season after May 3rd. D’s will be permitted on any corner until after May 3rd, with the exception of the Gary Cook Jr. Memorial. The Gary Cook Jr. Memorial will be A’s and H’s on 3 corners, with the Hoosier D only allowed on the LF. Street Stocks will also be allowed to run D’s until after the May 3rd event, after that event the Hoosier D will only be allowed on the LF.  A’s and...

Peoria Speedway Sale is Official!

Posted 09 Jan 2014 in Featured News, Headlines

PEORIA SPEEDWAY SALE IS OFFICIAL by Jeff Adams   The sale of Peoria Speedway to area businessmen Brandon Dean and Jason Plumer is now official after paperwork was completed on Tuesday morning.   “We are officially the new owners of Peoria Speedway and couldn’t be happier about it”, Plumer said in an interview on Wednesday night. “Our focus now is getting the schedule ironed out before the Allen Automotive Trade Show and our meeting afterwards on January 18 at Brandon’s shop in Bellevue. Peoria Speedway has always been known as a Saturday night stock car track, so we are going to race every Saturday from April to October. If there is a rainout of our regular program on Saturday, we will try to make it up on Sunday night.”    “Right now we...


Posted 18 Dec 2013 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

The Peoria Speedway has announced new owners, Jason Plumer and Brandon Dean. Racers around the Midwest are very excited for the change in management and are looking forward to the exciting future of the Peoria Speedway. The 2014 Racing schedule will be announced on January 18th. Please visit Peoria Speedway’s booth at Allen’s Racer Tradeshow at Expo Gardens. All interested racing classes are invited to attend a meeting following the tradeshow on Saturday, January 18th at 5 p.m. Rules and Scheduling will be announced. Food and Beverages will also be served. Please RSVP to by Jan. 10th. The meeting will be held at the racing warehouse at 201 S. Starr Lane in Peoria. If you have questions or...


Posted 02 Sep 2013 in Featured News, Headlines, OnlyFront

(Peoria, IL) Season Championship night at Peoria Speedway saw championships decided in 4 divisions, with another all  but wrapping up the title as well. John Farris fought off Barry Sauder to win the UMP Street Stock feature, but Sauder won the track championship by a slim margin over Wally Zander. Sauder rode a 7 race win streak to his first UMP Street Stock title 3 years after his father Doug won the same crown. “My dad won this 3 years ago, so this is pretty cool standing here in the same spot he did. I want to thank dad and my crew for this title”, said Sauder. Jason Wagner finished 2nd to Steve Shannon in the Steel Block Late...


Posted 25 Aug 2013 in Featured News, Headlines

(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...


Posted 13 Aug 2013 in Featured News, Headlines

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...

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