Jan
15
2018
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Mark Wooddell of Pawnee wins 2018 HONDA Recon ATV

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We would like to congratulate Mark Wooddell of Pawnee, IL. who was the winner of the 2018 Honda Recon 250 ATV at yesterdays 15th Annual Midwest Speed Expo!

First name drawn was Kristina Goodall but she had already left the show, second name drawn was “believe it or not”, my Son-in-law Devin Gilman, I disqualified him because he is family and everyone would have sworn it was fixed! (He isn’t so happy about that, hope that’s the only time he regrets being related to me), finally, third time was a charm for Mark Wooddell as his name was drawn.

Mark was ecstatic, and said he has never won anything, this is exactly what I had hoped for when we set out to givbe away this ATV to commemorate our 15th year and say THANK YOU to those who have supported our event!

THANKS to our sponsors who helped cover the expense of this ATV giveaway:
ALLSTAR Performance
Jacksonville Speedway
Track Enterprises
TROXELL Insurance – Chris Leming
Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center
Harry’s Adult Day Care
Smokin’ Bob’s Grill

Thanks to all of you who have supported the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO, you are all winners with us!


Jan
15
2018
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2017 Driver of the Year Annnounced at Expo!

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We honored the 2017 Driver of the Year on Sunday January 14, 2018 at the 15th Annual Midwest Speed Expo.

We actually had co-honorees this year!

Brandon Sheppard from Berlin, Illinois a second time winner of this honor had 43 Craftsman World of Outlaw starts in the 2017 season, winning the Championship with 18 wins, 37 Top 5 and 41 Top 10 finishes.

Tim Hancock had 19 A-Main wins in 2017 and won the National UMP Pro-Modified Championship for the second consecutive year!

Congratulations to both of these young men on this honor for an outstanding season!

Each of them were awarded with a check for $500.00!

Brandon was not able to attend as he was racing in Arizona and in fact won the A-Main there Sunday night!

Thanks to Route 66 Hotel & Conference center for sponsoring one of the awards.

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Dec
26
2017
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15th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO just around the corner!

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The 15th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is just a few weeks away! We are sold out for vendor space and this years show looks to be the best yet with a MAJOR DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY on Sunday, our way of saying THANK YOU FOR 15 YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORTING OUR SHOW and making us the Central Illinois Trade Show destination!

The venue is the beautiful ORR BUILDING at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois, just inside Gate 9!

On Sunday the 14th, we will draw one lucky name and award them an extremely nice DOOR PRIZE! A BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler ATV! WINNER MUST BE PRESENT WHEN DRAWING IS HELD, therefore only those in attendance on Sunday with a paid admission will receive an entry for the giveaway. Our vendors will also be eligible and will have their name entered into the drawing. In addition to receiving an entry when you purchase your armband on Sunday, all those who purchase their 2018 UMP licenses at the event on Sunday will receive a bonus entry into the drawing for the ATV.

***KEEP IN MIND, YOU MUST BE PRESENT when the drawing is held on Sunday to win.

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We have several sponsors who are participating in making this possible, TROXELL Insurance, Track Enterprises, Allstar Performance, Jacksonville Speedway and Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center.

Show hours for the 15th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018.

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.

2018 vendors include:
Arizona Sport Shirt and GOTTA RACE,
Allstar Performance,
ALLGAIER Motorsports JRi Racing Shocks,
Allen Automotive,
Alliance T-Shirts,
BSB Manufacturing,
B-HAM Signs and Designs,
Bailey Chassis,
Larry Bantz,
Roger Brickler Racing,
Blaze and Jimmy Burwell Motorsports,
Marvin Burton,
Checkered Flag Graphics,
Jeremy Conaway Motorsports – CKS Safety,
CILTRAK,
Brian Crebo Performance Parts,
Davenport Performance,
Scott Dehm Motorsports,
Dirtcar USA – Brock Bauman,
Dirt Madness Chassis Works,
DYER’S Top Rod,
E&E Motorsports,
Fairbury Speedway,
Farmer City Raceway,
FAST MEMORIES, Springfield Speedway 1947 – 1987,
Five Star Racing Engines,
GTS Motorsports – Tommy Sheppard,
Terry Gallaher Motorsports,
Griffin Signs in Time,
Tim Hancock Racing,
Keith Harre Motorsports,
Hoerr Racing Products,
Hoosier Tire Midwest, Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame,
J.C. Race Parts,
Jacksonville Speedway,
KBC Graphix,
KRJ Race Products,
Kevin Kimmons Racing,
Steve Lance, Jr. Motorsports,
Tim Lance Motorsports,
Jeff Leka Motorsports,
Austin Lynn Racing,
Mackay Engines,
Macon Speedway,
MAG’S Enterprises,
Midwest Open Wheel Association,
Roy Mitchell Racing,
Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool,
Motorsports Unlimited – Dave Mitchell,
Muscle Car Performance,
NCP Speed and Machine,
OUT-PACE Products,
Performance Engineering & Manufacturing,
Chris Pfeiler Motorsports,
Phenom Apparel & Wraps,
Bob Pierce Race Cars,
Racemarc,
Radical Race Gear,
Rhoads Racing Promotions,
Brandon Roberts Racing,
Rusty Schlenk Race Cars,
Rural Route Repair,
S&R Creations,
Brandon and Stevie Sheppard Motorsports,
Sherman Enterprises,
S&R Creations,
Rod Smith, Speed Custom & Performance,
TC Collectibles,
Steve Thomas Motorsports BELL Safety Equipment,
Toolin’ Around,
Track Enterprises,
Turpin Racing,
UB Machine,
Kyle VanDorn Racing,
WEHRS Machine,
WICK Racing Fuels and Incredible T’s and
Z-Girl Racewear.

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Liquid refreshments will be available for purchase from HARRY’S ADULT DAY CARE and food will be available from SMOKIN’ BOB’S GRILL
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For details or further information, feel free to contact us at (217) 553-1963


Nov
14
2017
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Route 66 Hotel to sponsor “Driver of the Year Award” Also offers package room rate!

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Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center located at 625 E. St. Joseph Springfield, IL. 62703 has announced a special room package for our Expo attendees. $49.00 for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night and includes a made to order breakfast from the Mother Road Diner! Not the cheap continental breakfast offered by many places, this is a fresh made to order breakfast! Additionally, Route 66 will be sponsoring the “DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD” presented on Sunday of the Expo!

Let’s show our support for this hotel property and thank them for giving back to the racing community! Mention Midwest Speed Expo or Snoop K to get thsi special rate! The hotel number is (217) 529-6626 or e-mail is route66hotel@gmail.com

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Nov
04
2017
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Jacksonville Speedway joins forces in presenting major door prize!

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Pleased to announce that our friends at JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY have joined forces with us to present some lucky winner with a BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler!

The winning name will be drawn from show attendees on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Midwest Speed Expo!

Commemorating our 15th Annual Expo! Winner must be present to win! Our way of saying THANK YOU for 15 great years!

Thanks to Kenny Dobson and our friends at JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY for their support of the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO!

JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY would like to remind everyone, The World of Outlaws will make a return visit to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday April 13th, 2018. This event will be even bigger than the past two Outlaw events with this one paying a full Weekend Outlaw purse of $10,000 to win – For sure the richest payout and biggest event in the history of Jacksonville Speedway.

Tickets will sell out well in advance of this event. To order yours, act today before you miss out on being able to attend!


Nov
04
2017
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Major prize to be awarded at 15th Annual Midwest Speed Expo!

track enterprises_logo.epsPleased to announce that our friends at TRACK ENTERPRISES have joined forces with us to present some lucky winner with a BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler!

The winning name will be drawn from show attendees on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Midwest Speed Expo! Commemorating our 15th Annual Expo! Winner must be present to win!
Our way of saying THANK YOU for 15 great years!

Thanks to our friends Bob, Adam, Jeff, Debbie and all the others at TRACK ENTERPRISES for their support of the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO!

Track Enterprises is a premier racing promoter in the midwest and operates from their offices in Macon, IL.

Track Enterprises operates dirt racing facilities in Macon, IL and Lincoln, IL. as well as promoting events at the Springfield Mile in Springfield, IL, DuQuoin Mile in DuQuoin, IL, Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN, Lucas Oil Speedway in Indianapolis, IN, the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN as well as events at other facilities.


Oct
28
2017
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Troxell 2Pleased to announce that our friends at TROXELL have joined forces with us to present some lucky winner with a BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler!

The winning name will be drawn from show attendees on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Midwest Speed Expo! Commemorating our 15th Annual Expo! Winner must be present to win! Our way of saying THANK YOU for 15 great years! Thanks to our friends at TROXELL for their support of the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO!

Since 1887, TROXELL has grown to be a top trusted risk advisor and solution provider for personal and business insurance, employee benefits insurance, HR Solutions, surety bonds and financial services.

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Oct
28
2017
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ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE joins us in presenting major door prize!

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Pleased to announce that our friends at ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE has joined forces with us to present some lucky winner with a BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler!

The winning name will be drawn from show attendees on Sunday at the Midwest Speed Expo! Commemorating our 15th Annual Expo! Winner must be present to win!

Our way of saying THANK YOU for 15 great years!

Thanks to our friends at ALLSTAR for their support of the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO!


Oct
23
2017
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MAJOR DOOR PRIZE TO BE AWARDED AT 15th ANNUAL SPEED EXPO!

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The 15th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is just a few months away!

The venue is the beautiful ORR BUILDING at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois, just inside Gate 9!

The show promises to be the best yet in our 15 years. As many of you know, the last few years we have awarded a Driver of the Year award, this year we are honoring all of the drivers and all of our show attendees by giving everyone in attendance a chance to win a 2018 4 wheeler! On Sunday the 14th, we will draw one lucky name and award them an extremely nice DOOR PRIZE! A BRAND NEW 2018 HONDA Recon 4 Wheeler ATV! WINNER MUST BE PRESENT WHEN DRAWING IS HELD, therefore only those in attendance on Sunday with a paid admission will receive an entry for the giveaway. Our vendors will also be eligible and will have their name entered into the drawing. In addition to receiving an entry when you purchase your armband on Sunday, all those who purchase their 2018 UMP licenses at the event on Sunday will receive a bonus entry into the drawing for the ATV.

***KEEP IN MIND, YOU MUST BE PRESENT when the drawing is held on Sunday to win.

We have several sponsors who are participating in making this possible, we will be announcing those soon.

Show hours for the 15th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018.

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.

2017 vendors included: Arizona Sport Shirt and GOTTA RACE, Allstar Performance, ALLGAIER Motorsports JRi Racing Shocks, Allen Automotive, Alliance T-Shirts, BSB Manufacturing, B-HAM Signs and Designs, Bad Dog Tools, Larry Bantz, Bland Bros. Enterprises, Rodney Bowman Racing, Roger Brickler Racing, Larry Bunning Motorsports, Blaze and Jimmy Burwell Motorsports, Marvin Burton, C&S Carburetor, Central Illinois Dragway, Central Illinois Sign Company, Jeremy Conaway Motorsports, Cerro Gordo Speedway, Checkered Flag Graphics, CILTRAK, Broan Crebo Performance Parts, Davenport Performance, Lance Dehm Motorsports, DIRT OVAL at 66, Downunder & Dirty Driving Experience, DYER’S Top Rod, E&E Motorsports, Chad Evans Motorsports, Fairbury Speedway, Farmer City Raceway, 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, Hammond Motorsports, Tim Hancock Racing, Keith Harre Motorsports, Hoerr Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame, J.C. Race Parts, Jacksonville Speedway, KBC Graphix, KRJ Race Products, Kevin Kimmons Racing, Steve Lance, Jr. Motorsports, Tim Lance Motorsports, Jeff Leka Motorsports, Landrum Performance Springs, Eric Little Motorsports, Mackay Engines, Macon Speedway, Midwest Open Wheel Association, Andy Minett Racing, Chuck Mitchell Motorsports, Roy Mitchell Racing, Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool, Muscle Car Performance, OUT-PACE Products, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Phenom Apparel & Wraps, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Pistoncoating.com, Quincy Raceways, Racemarc, Radical Race Gear, Rhoads Racing Promotions, Rural Route Repair, S&R Creations, Brandon and Stevie Sheppard Motorsports, Sherman Enterprises, S&R Creations, Rod Smith, Speed Custom & Performance, Steinjager Co., Turpin Racing, TRACK ENTERPRISES, Steve Thomas Motorsports BELL Safety Equipment, Speedway Illustrated Magazine, Toolin’ Around, UB Machine, Greg Wagoner – Pines Automotive, WEHRS Machine and WICK Racing Fuels and Incredible T’s and Z-Girl Racewear.


May
01
2017
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Springfield Speedway Reunion III scheduled for August 13, 2017

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MIDWEST SPEED, Inc., promoters of the Midwest Speed Expo held annually in Springfield, Illinois are pleased to announce the SPRINGFIELD SPEEDWAY REUNION III to be held August 13, 2017 at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL. on the LOGAN COUNTY Fairgrounds.

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From the young age of 10 years old until the day the place closed, Shaheen’s was always a major part of my life and led me to the career I have today stated Terry Young of MIDWEST SPEED. Young is also the General Manager of HOOSIER Tire Midwest, which provided tires for a number of years to the now legendary Midwest speedplant which was the Springfield Speedway.

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In observance of the 30th anniversary of the closing of the track, Young at the urging of a number of his friends decided to put together the event for the third time which will feature many of the drivers that raced the speedway, along with some of the actual restored cars that turned laps at the track. Additionally, Young is encouraging all former competitors as well as their families to feel free to attend the event and bring along any old racing memorabilia you would like to display for others to see. You will keep possession of anything you bring to the event and when you leave you take it with you. Young also organized similar reunion events in 2012 and 2015.

The first two reunions received overwhelming support with many of the former competitors getting back together and reminiscing about the “good old days”. There will also be racing suits on display, vintage cars that competed at the track will be on display. There will be a ton of pictures, video slideshows and other memorabilia to browse as well. The memorabilia portion of the activities will begin at Noon. Terry Young owns the negative archives of Marvin Scattergood who was the longtime track photographer.

There will also be awards given to several selected recipients for Lifetime Contribution and Achievment at the Springfield Speedway. The first reunion in 2012 honored The Standridge family, Indy 500 Veterans Chuck Weyant and Donnie Beechler, Jim Moughan, Sr. and Herschel O’dell. At the second reunion in 2015 Dean Shirley, Jim Leka, “Jungle Jim” Davison and Dick Taylor were honored with special recognition awards.

After the reunion a full card of racing will be on tap promoted by Track Enterprises, including Non-Wing Sprints, Vintage Sprints, Division II Midgets, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets.

Presenting sponsors of the event include: Joe’s Garage Towanda, IL., Midwest Speed Expo, Route 66 Model Raceway Elkhart, IL., Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL., Donley Trucking Williamsville, IL., Sheppard Auto Crushing New Berlin, IL., Canham Graphics Pawnee, IL., Moughan Builders Springfield, IL., O’Reilly Auto Parts and Barrick Enterprises.

Trophy Sponsors include: Dick Taylor Collision Springfield, IL., Law Automotive Springfield, IL., O’Reilly Auto Parts, Modern Paving & Landscaping Springfield, IL., McQuinn Bros. Racing #14 Springfield, IL., Jim Heather Auto Body Ashland, IL., Cleeton Construction Springfield, IL., BOONES Saloon Springfield, IL. and Dick Taylor Glass Repair Springfield, IL..

For information or further details please contact TERRY YOUNG at (217) 553-1963.

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