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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Jan
16
2017
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2016 Driver of the Year and Special Memorial Awards presented to:

The 2016 Driver of the Year honors went to 2 drivers who both achieved outstanding accomplishment during the season. Each will receive $500.00 and a beautiful trophy.

Bobby Pierce
19 wins in UMP
World 100 Winner
North/South 100 Winner
UMP Summer National Champ
UMP National Champion
2016 MSE Driver of the Year

Mike Harrison
21 wins in UMP
UMP National Champion for the 5TH TIME!
2016 MSE Driver of the Year

The Memorial Awards were given to:
Don Hughes Memorial IRONMAN Award- A. J. May 15 wins in UMP and National Champion in Pro Late Model division.

Jim Farley, Sr. And John Sidener Memorial Award – Jeremy Reed 22 wins in UMP and National Champion in UMP

John Ciccone Memorial Award- Tim Hancock 19 wins in UMP. WON EVERY HEAT AND A-MAIN during the season at Macon Speedway. Also National UMP Champion in Pro Modified division.


Jan
16
2017
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14th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is in the books!

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So, another Midwest Speed Expo is in the books and behind us. Not one of our best, but in 14 years we have had some good ones. The weather and the news scared many from making the trek out to see us. But I must say, from the reports of my vendors, those who came, came with a purpose and that was to buy items.

It takes so many people behind the scenes to make it all work, a great group of loyal dedicated vendors, many who have been with me for 14 consecutive shows, and a great group of people who walk through the doors to do business with those vendors.

We do not take any of these people for granted, we appreciate you all.

If anyone has comments or suggestions concerning the show, don’t hesitate to message me, give me a call or e-mail me at midwestspeedinc@aol.com

Thank you to Rich and Zach Higdon, Mike Wood, Gary Moser, Devin and Hannah Gilman, Jane and Sarah Young, John Hankins, Jungle Jim Davison, Billy Hughes, Paulie Oberreiter, Eric Riess, Bruce Dulgar, Sr., Bruce Dulgar Jr., Laura Griffeth and Marisue Kueper, Sam Driggers, Eric Grigsby, Jim Magill, The Hoosier Tire Midwest Crew, and our sponsors, World Racing Group, U.M.P., Arizona Sport Shirts, 4m.net, Hoosier Racing Tire, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Allgaier Racing Shocks, Radical Race Gear, Fire & Ale, Dyers Top Rods, Rockauto.com, GOTTA RACE, Wick Oil and STLracing.com and to the Non-Fair Events Staff at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and All About Cleaning, Deanna and her Crew!


Dec
19
2016
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14th Annual Midwest Speed Expo just around the corner!

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The 14th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is just a few weeks 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 14th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15, 2017.

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 who have reserved their booths 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, 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.

2011 Driver of the Year trophy2On 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, Radical Racegear and WICK Oil will include $500.00 cash for the winning driver! The winner will join last years award winner Jose Parga, 2015 recipient 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.

There will also be Memorial Awards presented in honor of John Ciccone, longtime local car owner, Don Hughes, a longtime Springfield motor builder and raceing supporter and Jim Farley, Sr and John Sidener who were longtime Central Illinois race car drivers and racing supporters.

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! BY POPULAR DEMAND, Admission is just $10.00 for adults on Saturday and is good for both days of the show. So you can get in on Saturday and Sunday both for the low price of $10.00. Sunday admission is $7.00 for Sunday only. Children under 10 are admitted free both days!

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 sponsors of the MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are Hoosier Racing Tire and www.rockauto.com.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.midwestspeed.net or by calling (217) 553-1963