May
01
2015
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SPRINGFIELD SPEEDWAY Reunion to be held in August, 2015 at Lincoln Speedway!!!!

Springfield Speedway signage on corner of property

Midwest Speed, Inc. is pleased to annouce that we will be coordinating and producing another Springfield Speedway Reunion. The event is slated to be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Promoter Kenny Dobson and Track Owners Norm and Yvonne Horn have embraced the reunion and offered their facilites for the event!

The Springfield Speedway reunion which was held in 2012 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the track closing was a huge success. Nearly 800 people attended that event held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Since that time, we have lost several longtime competitors at the Speedway and several have experienced health conditions, this prompted us to decide to put together another event and enable people to get together and reminisce the old days at the Midwest speedplant which was known across the nation.

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The reunion will kick off the day and after the reunion a full night of racing is on tap. The reunion is free to attend, a ticket purchase will be required in order to enter the grandstand area to observe the races. The race card will include Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Pro-Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Lightning Sprints and Hornets.

We encourage those attending to bring along your photo albums, memorabilia and lots of stories to tell! Our main goal will be to facilitate getting everyone back together to share memories and smiles with old friends.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Terry Young at (217) 553-1963
Also, if you would like to have your name added to our mailing list, drop us a line at MidwestSpeedInc@aol.com

Springfield Speedway Front Gate

The reunion is underwritten and produced by our great sponsors! Support them when you have the opportunity to do so. Without their help this would not be possible.

We have adequate sponsors now to cover the expenses of the reunion and trophies and all of the lap sponsors for the non-wing sprint A-Main are sold. Starting now to raise lap money for the other classes A-Main’s.
A huge THANK YOU to the outstanding supporters of this event! It is going to be a fun day!

PRESENTING SPONSORS:
Steve Thomas Racing Ludlow, IL.
ROUTE 66 Model Raceway Elkhart, IL. Mark Moughan
GTS Motorsports Tom Sheppard 2400 E. Cook St. Springfield, IL.
Conaway Handyman Service, LLC Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Jungle Jim’s Cafe 1923 Peoria Rd. Springfield, IL.
Barrick Enterprises
Eileen Shaheen and Joann Adcock in honor of Grandfather JOE SHAHEEN
John and Rick Pennell
TROPHY SPONSORS:
Riverton’s Party Store Barry Brown, Jeb Erica Brown and Boozer Brown Riverton, IL.
Halls Harley-Davidson Larry Hughes and Diane Hughes
Barrick Enerprises John Barrick
GTS Motorsports Tommy Sheppard Sr.
McQuinn Motorsports #14 Dennis McQuinn and Dave McQuinn

LAP SPONSORS…
Non Wing Sprint A-Main

Lap 1 Joe’s Garage, Doug Douglas Morris Towanda, IL.
Lap 2 Cory Kindhart in honor of Jim Campbell ‪#‎7c‬
Lap 3 Illini Mini Storage In Honor of Maria Sheppard
Lap 4 Canham Graphics Bill and Doug Canham
Lap 5 Joe & Lavina Roberts
Lap 6 Security Photo Joe Joseph Putnam
Lap 7 Tim Glenn
Lap 8 Wayne Stearns in Memory of Ron Milton!
Lap 9 Capital City Utility in Memory of Don “FAT MAN” McBride
Lap 10 In Honor of Ron Standridge, Last Springfield Speedway Sprint Champ 1987
Lap 11 Farmer Metalworks Kyle Farmer Elkhart, IL.
Lap 12 Farmer Metalworks Kyle Farmer Elkhart, IL
Lap 13 In memory of John “Jack” Barrick, Former President of Midwest Racing Assn. and Owner of the Famous Bardahl Special Black Deuce
Lap 14 Kevin Crowder – In honor of Bea and Bill Camfield
Lap 15 Alan Crowder – In honor of Bea and Bill Camfield
Lap 16 Terry Young in Memory of Ron Milton
Lap 17 In Memory of Howard Lehmann and in honor Mean Dean in the #17!
Lap 18 Rich Higdon
Lap 19 Capital City Utility, Jay McCann in honor of Ron Cook
Lap 20 Steve Thomas Racing Ludlow, IL.
Lap 21 Roger Bess
Lap 22 GTS Motorsports Tom Tommy Sheppard Sr.
Lap 23 – Troy Hogan In honor of Butch Garner
Lap 24 Robert Robert Bert Moore Painting
Lap 25 Joe’s Garage, Doug Morris Towanda, IL

MODIFIED LAP SPONSORS: $20.00 per Lap
1. Zach Higdon
2. In Memory of Bob Leka and 02 LEKA BROS. Racing by Jeb Brown
3. Troy Hogan in honor of Jeff Leka 3L
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7. In Memory of Norm Scantlin #96 by his Daughter and Grandchildren
8. Lincoln Speedway Memories 1948 – 1968 in Memory of Lloyd Caldwell 8 Ball
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10. In Memory of Gary Walters #29 by Jim Dressendorfer
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12. In Memory of George Handley, Jr. by Aaron Bauman
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20. Darin Stewart in Memory of Kenny Dolenak

PRO-CRATE LATE MODEL LAP SPONSORS: $20.00 per lap
1. Terry Young in honor of my longtime friend Ed Bauman #66
2. In Memory of Bob Leka and 02 LEKA BROS. Racing by Jeb Brown
3. In honor of future racer – Grandson Zach Taylor by Tony Merrick
4. In honor of Son-in-Law Matt Taylor by Tony Merrick
5. In memory of Jay Akers #52 by Mark Audi
6. Terry Young in honor of my longtime friend Tony Merrick #68
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9. In honor of my Cousin Mark Hart #9 by Tony Merrick
10. In Memory of Gary Walters #67 by Jim Dressendorfer
11. Shannon Eskew in Memory of Randy Eskew
12. In Memory of George Handley, Jr. by Aaron Bauman
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14. In Memory of Gary Walters by Bauman Motorsports
15. In honor of Ed Bauman – Thanks for all the fun times we had by Jim Dressendorfer
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18. In Memory of Brother Bill Bauman by Ed Bauman
19. Nick Bauman Motorsports
20. Darin Stewart in memory of Kenny Dolenak

ILLINOIS LIGHTNING SPRINTS LAP SPONSORS: $20.00 per lap
1. In Memory of Speed Vaughn by Dave Vaughn & Family
2. In Memory of Al Archdale by The Sollenberger Family
3. In Memory of Tommy Mislich Odell, IL. by The Mislich Family
4. In Memory of Willard Bess by Dan Dennis
5. In Memory of Tom Custer by Dan Dennis
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8. In Memory of Ron Milton by Jay McQuinn
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10. In Memory of Chuck Amati by Dan Dennis
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12. In Memory of Al Archdale, Sr. by The Sollenberger Family
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14. In Honor of Dean Shirley by Jay McQuinn
15. In Memory of Marvin Scattergood by Terry Young
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20. In Memory of Chuck Amati by Cynthia Knop


Dec
20
2014
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Driver of the Year for 2015 – Bobby Pierce, Jr.

2011 Driver of the Year trophy2

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 and Ron Wick and Pam Sheppard at Wick Racing Fuel, with their sponsorship this award is possible!

driver of the year trophy 2012

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.

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


Jul
28
2014
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12th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO Jan. 10 and 11, 2015 has reached VENDOR sellout!!!!!

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The 12th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO has reached a VENDOR Sellout

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 12th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 11, 2015.

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.

2015 vendors who have reserved their booths include: Arizona Sport Shirt and GOTTA RACE, Action Suspension, Aftershock Graphics, Allstar Performance, Allen Automotive, Alliance T-Shirts, R.A. Benson, Larry Bantz, Bland Bros. Enterprises, Roger Brickler Racing, Bunning Racing, Jimmy Burwell Motorsports, Marvin Burton Motorsports, C.C.Q.M.A., C.J. Motorsports, C&R Racing, Inc., Capital City Machine, Central Illinois Dragway, Central Illinois Sign Company, Cerro Gordo Speedway, Checkered Flag Graphics, CHIX GEAR, CILTRAK, Steve Cleer, Brian Crebo Motorsports, Tim Crumpler AMSOIL Oil, Davenport Performance, DYER’S Top Rod, E&E Motorsports, Chad Evans Motorsports, Fairbury Speedway, Farmer City Raceway, Five Star Racing Engines, Terry Gallaher Motorsports, Gardner Racing, GATEWAY Motorsports Park, Bob Gibson Performance Co., Matt Goulden Racing, Jake Griffin Racing, Griffin Performance, Doug Haack Vintage Racing Photos, Hammond Motorsports, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impressive Race Cars, J.C. Race Parts, Jacksonville Speedway, KBC Graphix, KRJ Race Products, Kevin Kimmons Racing, Tim Lance Motorsports, Landrum Performance Springs, Jeff Leuschen ATG Toxic Tees, Lincoln Speedway, Mackay Engines, Macon Speedway, MAG’S Racing Supplies, Chase McDermand Racing, MIDSTATE Kart Club, Midwest Open Wheel Association, Roy Mitchell Racing, Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool, Greg Osman Racing #25, DOMINATOR Chassis, OUT-PACE Products, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Quincy Raceways, Quick Start Electric, Racemarc, Raceway Shirt Club.com, Radical Race Gear, Rhoads Racing Promotions, Brandon Roberts, Rural Route Repair / B.A.D. Motorsports, S&R Creations, Brandon and Stevie Sheppard Motorsports, GTS Motorsports Tommy Sheppard, Schaeffer Manufacturing, Co., Sherman Enterprises, Rod Smith, Speed Custom & Performance, T.C. Racing Collectibles, Steve Thomas Motorsports BELL Safety Equipment, Toolin’ Around, UB Machine, Ryan Unzicker Racing, U.S. Race Gear, Varsitee Screenprinting, Velocita Race Suits, WEHR’S Machine, Bill West Enterprises, WICK Racing Fuels.

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 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 brother Gary Walters who passed 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!

Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.midwestspeed.net