Each year since 2008 a “Midwest Speed Driver of the Year” Award has been presented in memory of Cindy L. Young. Cindy was the Mother of Midwest Speed Expo organizer Terry Young. She passed away in 2007 after a battle with lung cancer. Since the first award was handed out we have handed out $5,000.00 in cash to these recipients!
This is with the cooperation of good friend Dave Poske at Poske Performance Parts, Ron Wick and Pam Sheppard at Wick Racing Fuel and Radical Race Gear. With their sponsorship this award is possible!
The previous winners of the award are as follows:
2008 Dennis Erb
2009 Justin Allgaier and Jeff Leka (Dual Awards Presented)
2010 Jason Feger
2011 Jeff Herzog
2012 Mike Harrison
2013 Brian Shirley and Devin Gilpin (Dual Awards Presented)
2014 Brandon Sheppard
2015 Bobby Pierce, Jr.
2016 Jose Parga
Additionally, a new tradition was established in 2014 whereby from time to time special awards are presented in memory of fallen friends of the Midwest Speed Expo in honor of the recipients outstanding achievement. These are not annual awards.
2014 Dean Garland Memorial Award presented to Aaron Heck
2014 Rusty Allen Memorial Award presented to Bobby Pierce
2015 Gary Walters Memorial Award presented to Shannon Babb
2016 John Osman and Ray Goodall Memorial Award presented to Nick Bauman
2016 IRONMAN Award for Outstanding Achievement presented to Bobby Pierce
The 13th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is just a few days away!
The venue is the beautiful ORR BUILDING at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois, just inside Gate 9!
The show is just around the corner and promises to be the best Expo yet to hit the Midwest area. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to look over both new and used parts for all types of racing as well as catching the show specials from many of the vendors.
Show hours for the 13th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 09 and 10, 2016.
What better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday just before the start of the new season? The MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is your opportunity to look over and purchase both new and used parts for your racing program as well as to talk with representatives from area tracks to catch up on any rule changes.
2016 vendors who have reserved their booths include: Arizona Sport Shirt and GOTTA RACE, Action Suspension, Aftershock Graphics, Allstar Performance, ALLGAIER Motorsports Shocks, Allen Automotive, Alliance T-Shirts, BSB Manufacturing, R.A. Benson, Larry Bantz, Bland Bros. Enterprises, Roger Brickler Racing, Larry Bunning Motorsports, Blaze and Jimmy Burwell Motorsports, Marvin Burton, C.C.Q.M.A., Central Illinois Dragway, Capital City Machine, Central Illinois Sign Company, Cerro Gordo Speedway, Checkered Flag Graphics, CHIX GEAR, CILTRAK, Gary Claybourn Motorsports, Davenport Performance, DIRT OVAL at 66, DIAMOND Race Cars, Downunder & Dirty Driving Experience, DYER’S Top Rod, E&E Motorsports, Chad Evans Motorsports, Fairbury Speedway, FAST MEMORIES, Springfield Speedway 1947 – 1987, Five Star Racing Engines, Terry Gallaher Motorsports, GATEWAY Motorsports Park, Jake Griffin Racing, Griffin Performance, Doug Haack Vintage Racing Photos, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame, J.C. Race Parts, Jacksonville Speedway, KBC Graphix, KRJ Race Products, Kevin Kimmons Racing, Tim Lance Motorsports, Jeff Leka Motorsports, Landrum Performance Springs, Lincoln Speedway, Mackay Engines, Macon Speedway, MAG’S Racing Supplies, MIDSTATE Kart Club, Midwest Open Wheel Association, Roy Mitchell Racing, Motorsports Marketing, Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool, PACE Performance, OUT-PACE Products, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Quincy Raceways, Racemarc, Raceway ShirtClub.com, Radical Race Gear, Rhoads Racing Promotions, Brandon Roberts, Rural Route Repair / B.A.D. Motorsports, Jerry Rohn, Schaeffer Oil Products, S&R Creations, Brandon and Stevie Sheppard Motorsports, Scott Schmitt Racing, GTS Motorsports Tommy Sheppard, Schaeffer Manufacturing, Co., Sherman Enterprises, Ethan Schnapp Racing, S&R Creations, Rod Smith, Speed Custom & Performance, T.C. Racing Collectibles, Turpin Racing, TRACK ENTERPRISES, Steve Thomas Motorsports BELL Safety Equipment, Toolin’ Around, UB Machine, Varsitee Screenprinting, WEHRS Machine and WICK Racing Fuels and Incredible T’s.
On Sunday the Annual Midwest Speed “DRIVER of the YEAR” will be named and awarded in memory of my mother Cindy Young. The award, sponsored by Dave Poske Performance Parts , Fire & Ale, Sherman, Illinois and WICK Oil will include $500.00 cash for the winning driver! The winner will join last years award winner Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, IL. 2014 winner Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, 2013 co-winners Devin Gilpin and Brian Shirley, for 2012 Mike Harrison 2011, Jeff Herzog 2010, Jason Feger 2009 and 2008 co-winners Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Illinois and Justin Allgaier of Riverton, Illinois and Dennis Erb of Carpentersville, IL., winner of the inaugural award for 2007.
Also this year we will be remembering our fallen brothers and former show vendors John Osman and George Goodall who both passed last year away by awarding an OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Award to one accomplished individual in memory of Gary just prior to awarding the Driver of the Year honors.
This show sells out EACH year and is jam-packed full of vendors ready to fulfill all of your needs, DON’T MISS OUT!
Make this a family event and bring the kids out for a day of action packed fun! Make your plans now and mark your calendar and don’t miss this event! Admission is just $7.00 for adults, Children under 10 are admitted free!
Food and beverage will be available for purchase from FIRE & ALE of Sherman, Illinois, who is a great supporter of motorsports in Central Illinois!
Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.midwestspeed.net or by calling (217) 553-1963