UPCOMING EVENTS

August 22nd ~ Open Practice
All Division including All Moto-X

August 24th ~ Friday Night Frenzy
$800 to win UMP Modified Special
plus Jr. / Sr. / 4x4 Quads

GRANDSTAND ADMISSION
$12 Adults, $6 11 - 15
10 & Under FREE

PIT ADMISSION
$30 Adults, $15 5 - 10 years old
4 & Under FREE

Pit gates open at 430pm
Main gates open at 530pm

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I-Mod Track Champion Chris Tippit of DeMotte, IN was honored as recipient of the Annual Sportsmanship Award at the Championship Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 20th, 2018.

The award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates exemplary conduct on and off the track, and an unselfish attitude towards helping his fellow competitors and keeping racing alive at Kankakee.  
For more banquet photos CLICK HERE
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NOTE: RACECEIVERS... Again in 2018, 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 accomodate more drivers with the use of the default channel like so many other tracks.

Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes

Thinking of One of our Own

The entire staff at the Kankakee County Speedway would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to a member of our racing family here at the speedway. Mark Stefanich, pit steward for the past five years or so, lost his mother last Friday, August 10th after a lengthy illness. Her suffering is over and she has no doubt moved on to a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark and his immediate family in this difficult time. May God watch over you all and keep you close.

Shannon Babb conquers all to take Kankakee UMP Summernationals Win

For full story courtesy of DirtOnDirt.com... follow this link... http://www.dirtondirt.com/racewire3658.html

TONIGHT'S RACES FOR MAY 25TH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES AT THE SPEEDWAY MAKING WATER UNAVAILABLE TO PREP THE TRACK.

Kankakee opens 68th season in stellar fashion

Congratulations to our opening night feature winners that included...

UMP Pro Late Models - A9 AJ May, Creve Coeur, IL

UMP Modifieds - 36L Jamie Lomax, Lake Village, IN

UMP Stock Cars - 99K Jerrad Krick, Earl Park, IN

I-Mods - 14T Chris Tippit, Demotte, IN

UMP Sport Compacts - B12 Matthew Balthazor, Chebanse, IL

Kankakee moves Season Championship Night to September 29th

For immediate release,

Kankakee County Speedway officials are proud to be one of only 50+ tracks/series in the nation to have the prestigious Contingency Connection national grassroots RACER REWARDS program for their racers in 2018! Over 100 tracks and series applied to participate in the program and Kankakee, as well as Lincoln and Macon, were chosen because of the importance they place on their weekly racing programs.

We are pleased to announce that we will offer in upwards of $100,000 in NATIONAL Contingency Connection RACER REWARDS in 2018. Beginning in May, the top 15 drivers in each regular division’s standings will be eligible to take home the bonus rewards. Details of how the awards will be given will be announced near the end of April

National manufacturers such as Renegade Oil, ELGIN, Holley, SCAT, Richmond Gear, JE Pistons, Edelbrock, Clevite, Stage 8, K&N Filters, Auto Meter, MSD, Mr. Gasket, Accel, Mahle, Lincoln Electric, Taylor, Melling, Hedman Hedders, Canton Oil Pans, SCE Gaskets, Jet-Hot and many, many others will be posting awards at Kankakee.

The RACER REWARDS coupon book will be presented to our loyal drivers. Racer Rewards coupon books include manufacturer discount coupons averaging over $2000 in Racer Rewards WEEKLY for every winner!

Kankakee weekly racers can win more money more often at our track than most tracks in this region!

RUN the decals and BUY the products of the posting sponsors to be eligible to win thousands of dollars in contingency awards all season long!

RACER REWARDS by Contingency Connection is YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION to performance manufacturers and we’ve got it at our tracks in Central Illinois.

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

KCS To Utilize Double File Restarts During Features

Again in 2018, in an ongoing effort to provide great racing for our fans, will be the use of "Kankakee Double File Restarts". A modified version of the more popularly known Delaware Double File Restarts, where under caution the leader will be placed at the front of the pack by himself, while the second place car will move to the inside lane and the third place car will take the outside lane and so on back throughout the field.

The reason the second place car takes the inside lane rather than have a choice is to make it easier and simplify things more for the drivers, but also for the scorers and track officials. There's bound to be a driver or two whose radio has quit working or they simply can't hear the tower. Thus, making this system fool proof should eliminate any unnecessary delays with the lineups.

The Kankakee Double File Restarts will only be used during feature competition but not 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 SPORT COMPACT DRIVERS

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.

2018 SEASON NOTICE: 2018 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 kankakeecountyspeedway@gmail.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.


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CRASH & THRILL SHOW COMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
Vote for additional stunts you want...Backwards Toll-Booth Race
Tough Truck Tug o' War
Rollover Contest
Distance Jumping Contest
Rally Enduro Obstacle Course
Flag Pole Race
Scarecrow Spectatular Stunt
Car Soccer / Football
Scarecrow returns along with 7 amazing stunts & thrills Sept. 7th




Pre-Show630 -730pm 
Opening Ceremonies 
1. Scarecrow Stunt
2. Spectator Drags (Field limit of 16 - Any make or model)
3. TBD
4. Rally Cross (Timed Obstacle Course - Any make or model 2WD & 4WD) Like Tough Truck
5. TBD
6, I-57 Brinks Truck Robbery Race
7. Scarecrow Spectatcular Trailer Stunt with mini Fireworks display
8. TBD

To participate, send an email to kcs_tower@yahoo.com with your name, telephone, hometown, and make of vehicle (any make or model welcomed)