NOTE: RACECEIVERS... Again in 2022, Kankakee County Speedway will be utilizing the default channel on the RaceCeiver. We no longer need our own dedicated channel (Ch. 110, 451.3625) for racing as in the past. And yes, RaceCeivers are mandated by the UMP sanctioning body.
We hope this will accommodate more drivers with the use of the default channel like so many other tracks.
Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes
FACTORY STOCK RULES CLARIFICATION
We utilize Shadyhill and Charleston Speedway rules, under the provision of DIRTcar Factory Stock Rules with the exception of the following;
~ The race car must pass safety tech to be allowed on the track.
~ Has to be Holley 4412 carburetor on all cars.
~ Vortec cylinder heads ARE permitted.
~ Lower trailing arm mounting location can be no lower than 3.5" below the bottom of the rear axle.
~ Rear weight jacks are optional.
~ Cambered rear ends NOT permitted.
~ After market firewall and floor pan ARE permitted. Must remain in stock location with original stock thickness of metal.
~ Rear spoiler option - Two side supports no taller than 5" H X 15" long X 2" high in front.
~ Hoosier Tires are NOT permitted.
~ Shocks - steel bodied, stock appearing. All shocks must completely collapse at all times. No more than $250 per shock.
~ Optional - Racing brake pedals with dual master cylinders. No bias adjustability permitted.
SPORT COMPACTS RULE CHANGE
Moving forward from July 1st and beyond, only OEM DOT highway use tires will be allowed.
No racing tire... such as Hoosier, or any tire made for racing, is allowed. This will be added to the rules on our website as well.
Thank you, Billy Knippenberg Jr.
TRAFFIC INFORMATION NOTICE
If you are planning on coming to Kankakee County Speedway this season via Interstate 57, both North & South, be prepared for delays as traffic lanes are reduced from two lanes to one lane in areas north and south of the speedway. Please allow extra travel times to get here on time. If for any reason you are running late and need to get your name in for pill draw, please call the track at 815-935-9000
HUGE SPEEDWAY NEWS FOR 2022
Big news for UMP Modified teams this at Kankakee County Speedway. As of now, 11 nights of racing will pay $1,000 to win or more.
Huge thanks to Brookfield Iron & Metal of Chicago Heights, Wilkins Rebuilders Supply of Chicago Heights, Dyer's Top Rods of Forrest, Big Daddy Scrap (multiple locations) and Great Lakes Lifting of Peotone for their generous commitments for the 2022 racing season.
Also all divisions will hotlap / qualify this year with the use of transponders, meaning several cars at the same time will hotlap and qualify at the same time. Preparation begins in the race shops and garages! Be sure to download and utilize the MyRacePass app from the Play Store to keep in tune with the nights events electronically.
DELAWARE DOUBLE FILE RESTARTS DURING FEATURES
A slight change in 2022, will be the use of traditional "Delaware Double File Restarts". Under caution the leader will be placed at the front of the pack by himself, while the second place car will have the "choice" to take the inside or outside lanes and the third place car will take the lane opposite of that choice and so on back throughout the field.
The Delaware Double File Restarts will only be used during feature competition but not with less than 5 laps to go. This rule does not apply to the UMP Sport Compact class, who will lineup single file as instructed by the tower officials.
NOTICE TO STOCK CAR AND SPORT COMPACT DRIVERS
Per UMP DirtCar, UMP Stock Cars must now weigh #3000 with custom built engine or #2900 with a crate motor.
UMP Sport Compacts must weigh a minimum of #2400 with driver at all times. UMP does not have a weight rule in this class, however this is a local track rule that will be enforced each week. So drivers need to be aware of what their cars weigh before arriving at the track.
KANKAKEE'S RENT-A-RIDE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to circle the high banks in a real fire breathing, ground pounding dirt late model? Or perhaps you're already an experienced racer who's thrown in the towel at the costs associated with running your own race program and just want to relight the fire that burns within you. Well, if either of these scenarios sounds like it's for you, Kankakee County Speedway has a program geared just for a memorable night you won't soon forget.
Once again this year,Kankakee County Speedway presents the Rent-A-Ride Dirt Racing Experience, the only track in the Midwest that offers fans and racers alike, the opportunity to climb in behind the wheel of a real dirt late model ranging from brand new equipment to equipment with some laps on them but gently used.
For more information call Tom Smith at (708) 417-6018
2022 SEASON NOTICE: 2022 MEDIA REQUESTS
Media requests should be made in writing at least one week prior to the scheduled event you are wishing to cover. This includes all reporters, photographers, and videographers. Proper ID is required when signing into the pits at the track. All requests may be made by sending an email to email@example.com.
Please put KCS Media Request in the subject line of your email.
While we welcome diversity, we can not guarantee all requests will be approved. Media publications may be limited as to the number of requests approved. You will be asked to provide links to any articles and/or photos from your covered event. You will receive confirmation by return email as to whether your request has been approved or disapproved. If your name and/or credential does not appear on the comp list, you will be expected to pay appropriate admission. This applies to all photographers, media members, vendors, and promotion staff from other tracks.