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Mike McKinney​
Phil Line​
Mike McKinney
Nick Allen
Jamie Lomax
Nick Allen
Jim Farris

Dave Porth
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Tommy Kroll
Dave Porth
Matt Bachman
Matt Bachman
Lance Dehm
Matt Rhyne
R.J. Gall
Dale Leuth

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Jon Robbins​
Cody Fultz
Chase Osterhoff
Ryen Johnson
Mike Kingma
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Steve Freeman
Floyd Brown
Ron Hastings
Dave French
Rick Hampton
Dave Alberts
Chuck Spelbring
Jim Turner
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Kory Kohler​
Jim Beasley
Michael Balthazor
Jake Momper
Skylar Antonelli
Dave Polak Jr.
Matt McCarty

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Bill Vanlander
John Senerchia
Joey Izzo
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Chronicled by James Whittington
The Kankakee County Speedway has endured multiple name changes over the decades, and believe it or not, it's location has changed as well.  From it's birth in 1940's, with no champions on record, racing was held at the old fairgrounds at Horse's Old Fair Park, on North Indiana Ave. by the Schuyler quarry next to Bradley. Prior to that, racing was contested throughout Kankakee County as early as the 1900's.

Racing was held at the current Kankakee Fairgrounds Speedway from 1949-1959 on the half-mile.  However, at the conclusion of the 1959 season, the track closed due to a driver's strike for one year only to resume racing in the Kankakee area at Sugar Island Speedway in the early '60's.   Racing continued at the Sugar Island Speedway from 1961-1966, before moving back to the current fairgrounds site as Kankakee Speedway from 1967-1984 under Wayne Etzel and company.  Then from 1985-1987 it returned to Kankakee Fairgrounds Speedway under Glenn Moren, and from 1988-1999 it returned back to Kankakee Speedway under the Izzo Family.  From 2000-2004, the O'Connor Family promoted the Kankakee Motor Speedway, before the Osterhoff Family took over in 2005 when it was known as Kankakee Valley Motor Speedway.  Sherri Heckenast & Family took the reigns in 2006-2007 and returned it back to Kankakee Motor Speedway. And now, Kankakee County Speedway prepares to write its' own bit of history. 

It is believed that Tommy Kroll and Jim O'Connor are the winningest drivers in the history of the Kankakee speedplant.  In fact, Kroll has won track championships in four different decades and still remains very competitive to this day.  Mick Roach, with his three track titles, has the unenviable distinction of having the longest drought between championships at twenty-five years, 1974 thru 1999.

Two drivers have won six track championships at Kankakee.  They are Jim O'Connor of Kankakee ('63, '66, '75, '76, '77, '82) in Late Models, and Tommy Kroll of Chebanse ('77, '84, '87, '89, '96, '07), the first three came in the Sportsman class, his fourth title coming in Limited Late Models, and the latter two coming in Modifieds.  Only three drivers have won three consecutive titles.  Jim O'Connor(LM), Roger Long(LM), and Billy Wicker(SS).

Billy Wicker of Bradley has won five titles in the Street Stock class ('99, '00, '01, '06, '07), as has the aforementioned Bill Davis.

Five drivers have captured four titles apiece. Don Waldvogel, Roger Long, and Bob Pohlman Jr. all winning four Late Model crowns, and Steve McCarty being triumphant four times in Street Stocks, while Mike Kingma added his name to the list by winning his third I-Mod title in 2012.

The aforementioned Kroll, along with Joe Harlan and Bill Davis have the honor of being the only drivers in history to win track championships in three different classes. Harlan having won the Late Model title in 2003, Modifieds in 1995, and the Street Stock crown in 1992. While Davis won titles in 1980, and 1986 in Late Models, 1985 in Sportsman, and 1997 - 98 in Modifieds  Special thanks to James Whittington for his tireless contributions


Track Phone:  (815) 935-9000                                      Friday night racing at 730PM
Kankakee, IL, Racetrack, District Fair, Horses Old Fair Park circa 1910
Kankakee County Speedway as it looked in 1971
See all "Kankakee Speedway - Glory Days" photos here

photos contributed by The Brian Jurgensen Collections, Alsip, IL
Brian Dunaway & Chuck Steele prepare for a race season some twenty years ago ~ The Daily-Journal
Top 50 All-Time Wins at Kankakee

1. Jim O'Connor - 88
2. Tommy Kroll - 58
3. John Provenzano(A) - 44
3. Bob Pohlman Jr.(A) - 44
5. Bill Davis(A) - 43
6. Roger Long - 41
7. Kevin Weaver(A) - 38
8. Nick Allen(A) - 36
9. Tony Izzo Jr. - 34
9. Don Waldvogel - 34
11. Bob Pierce - 33
12. Todd McGarr - 32
12. Joe Weaver - 32
14. Dick Nelson - 31
14. Paul Shafer - 31
16. Steve McCarty - 30
16. Corky Ritter - 30
18. Wayne Etzel - 29
18. Kevin Lenzen(A) - 29
20. Jeff Momper - 28
20. Billy Wicker(A) - 28
20. Rick Thomas(A) - 28
23. Mike Kingma - 26
23. Joe Harlan(A) - 26
25. Brian Stapel - 24
25. Dave Porth - 24
27. Earl J. Hubert - 23
27. Jeff Kuntz - 23
27. Mike McKinney(A) - 23
30. Mike Spatola(A) - 21
30. Chad Osterhoff(A) - 21
32. Ken Boyer - 20
32. Richie Hedrick - 20
32. Dan Hamstra(A) - 20
32. Bobby Shell - 20
32. Mickey Roach - 20
32. Don Hilleary(A) - 20
32. Andrew Funk(A) - 20
39. Scott Brault - 19
39. Matt Rhyne - 19
39. Jay Hamilton - 19
42. Jimmy Ruel - 18
42. Mike Hollifield - 18
42. Tom Rients - 18
42. Jim Farris - 18
42. Bryan Dunaway - 18
42. Dave French - 18
48. Jamie Lomax(A) - 17
48. Bob Kelly - 17
50. Mike Putnam - 16
50. Jake Momper - 16
50. Dennis Erb Jr.(A) - 16
50. Darrin Kohler - 16

(A) - Active Driver

Top 35 Late Model Wins at KCS
10 or more Late Model  wins
1. Jim O' Connor - 88
2. Roger Long - 41
2. John Provenzano - 41
4. Kevin Weaver(A) - 38
5. Don Waldvogel - 34
6. Bob Pierce - 33
6. Bob Pohlman Jr. - 33
8. Dick Nelson - 31
8. Paul Shafer - 31
10. Tony Izzo Jr. - 25
11. Wayne Etzel - 24
12. Joe Weaver - 23
12. Earl J. Hubert - 23
14. Ken Boyer - 20
15. Tom Rients - 18
16. Bob Kelly - 17
17. Dennis Erb Jr.(A) - 16
18. Pat O'Hara - 15
18. Tony Izzo Sr. - 15
20. Rusty Schlenk(A) - 14
20. Ted Loomis - 14
20. Richie Hedrick - 14
23. Mike Spatola(A) - 13
24. Billy Moyer(A) - 12
24. Ryan Unzicker(A) - 12
24. Al Johnson - 12
24. Bryan Dunaway - 12
28. Arnie Gardner - 11
28. Denny Bowsher - 11
28. Billy Mitchell - 11
31. Dick Potts - 10
31. Rich Clements - 10
31. Garrett Slager - 10
31. Ryan Dauber - 10

Top 15 UMP Pro Late Model Wins
1 or more Pro Late Model Wins
1. Chad Osterhoff(A) - 12
2. Dave Polak Jr.(A) - 8
3. Evan Fink(A) - 5
3. Jeremy McLaughlin(A) - 5
3. Tom Smith - 5
6. Logan Moody(A) - 4
6. Jay Morris(A) - 4
8. AJ May (A) - 3
8. John Provenzano - 3
8. Cody Watters - 3
11. Roben Huffman(A) - 2
11. Tim Provenzano - 2
11. Bobby Dauderman - 2
11. Bill Stevenson - 2
11. Nick Lyons(A) - 2
11. AJ Dixon(A) - 2
11. Torin Mettile(A) - 2
18. Brad Willis Jr.(A) - 1
18. Bob Gardner - 1
18. Nick Baumann(A) - 1
18. Charlie Heck - 1
18. Darrin Kohler - 1
18. Steve Lance Jr.(A) - 1
18. Shawn Diggs(A) - 1
18. Mike Provenzano - 1
18. Jose Parga - 1

Top 20 Modified Wins at KCS
5 or more Modified Wins
1. Nick Allen(A) - 36
2. Dave Porth - 24
3. Dan Hamstra(A) - 21
4. Bill Davis - 19
5. Jamie Lomax(A) - 17
5. Jim Farris - 17
7. Mike McKinney(A) - 16
8. Tommy Kroll - 15
9. Lance Dehm - 14
10. Bob Pohlman Jr(A) - 11
11. Steven Brooks(A) - 10
12. Denny Schwartz(A) - 9
12. Matt Bachmann - 9
14. Mike Spatola(A) - 8
15. Jason Hastings(A) - 7
15. Kevin Hastings(A) - 7
15. RJ Gall - 7
18. Richie Hedrick - 6
18. Dale Lueth(A) - 6
20. Matt Rhyne - 5
20. Gary Cook Jr. - 5
20. Chad Osterhoff - 5

Top 25 Street Stock Wins at KCS
10 or more Street Stock Wins
1. Steve McCarty - 30
2. Kevin Lenzen (A) - 29
3. Billy Wicker(A) - 28
3. Jeff Momper - 28
5. Rick Thomas(A) - 26
6. Jimmy Ruel - 22
7. Andrew Funk(A) - 20
8. Don Hilleary(A) - 19
8. Scott Brault - 19
8. Jay Hamilton - 19
11. Dave French - 18
12. Joe Harlan - 17
13. Ralph Gash - 16
14. Don McCarty - 15
15. Willie Thompson - 14
15. Darrin Kohler(A) - 14
15. Larry Mobbs - 14
15. Joe Brown Jr.(A) - 14
19. Eddie Leviner - 13
19. Shannon Shutter - 13
21. David Hurst(A) - 11
22. Dennis Morin - 10
22. Damon Miller - 10
22. Mike Serena - 10

Top 20 Limited Late Model / 
Sportsmen Feature Wins at KCS
10 or more LLM & Sportsmen Wins
1.Tommy Kroll- 41 
2. Todd McGarr - 32 
3. Jeff Kuntz - 23
4. Corky Ritter - 22 
5. Bill Davis - 20
6. Mike Hollifield - 18 
7. Mick Roach - 17
8. Billy Kuhn -  16
9. Andy Mitchell - 15
10. Ed Ferrell - 14  
11. Matt Rhyne - 13 
11. Barry Osterhoff - 13
13. Bobby Shell - 12
13. Lee Byers - 12
13. Bobby Mann - 12 
13. Dave McCarty - 12 
13. Denny Miller - 12
18. Butch Kistner - 11 
19.Terry Johnson - 11
20. Bob Vaughn - 10

Top 25 I-Mod Wins at KCS
2 or more I-Mod Wins
1. Mike Kingma - 19
2. Chris Tippit(A) - 12
3. Jon Robbins(A) -11
4. Adam Williams - 10
5. Tim Sullivan Jr(A). - 7
5. Ryen Johnson - 7
5. Rich Gynn(A) - 7
8. Chris Arihood(A) - 6
8. Brad DeYoung(A) - 6
8. Cody Fultz - 6
8. Chase Osterhoff - 6
12. Neil Martin - 3
13. Toby Howard - 2
13. Kurt Allison - 2
13. Nick Pasek - 2

Top 15 Sport Compact Wins at KCS 
4 or more Sport Compact Wins
1. Brian Stapel - 24
2. Mike Putnam - 16
2. Jake Momper(A) - 16
4. Alan Tyler - 12
5. Jerrod Thomas - 11
5. Jesse Gaylord(A) - 11
7. Jeff Klassert - 10
7. John Senerchia - 10
9. Tony Izzo Jr. - 9
10. Doug Lee - 8
10 Joey Izzo - 8
10. Michael Balthazor(A) - 8
13. Skylar Antonelli - 7
14. Jim Cleary - 6
15. Dave Polak Jr. - 5
15. Kyle Carlson(A) - 5
15. Ben Kirchner - 5
15. Jim Beasley(A) - 5
19. Cameron Maty(A) - 4
19. Scott Cavanaugh - 4
19. Joe Larimee - 4
19. Cody Clubb - 4
19. Matt Maier - 4
19. Joe Tsilis - 4

UMP Summernationals Winners

2017 - Bobby Pierce (3)
2016 - Bobby Pierce (2)
2015 - Frank Heckenast Jr. (1)
2014 - Billy Moyer (8)
2013 - Bobby Pierce (1)
2012 - Shannon Babb (2)
2011 - Mike Spatola (1)
2010 - Billy Moyer (7)
2009 - Billy Moyer (6)
2008 - No Race Contested
2007 - Dennis Erb Jr. (1)
2006 - Randy Korte (1)
2005 - No Race Contested
2004 - Don O'Neal (2)
2003 - Shannon Babb (1)
2002 - Billy Moyer (5)
2001 - Bob Pierce (2)
2000 - Don O'Neal (1)
1999 - Tony Izzo Jr. (1)
1998 - No Race Contested
1997 - Joey Izzo (1)
1996 - Rick Aukland (1)
1995 - No Race Contested
1994 - Billy Moyer (4)
1993 - Billy Moyer (3)
1992 - Billy Moyer (2)
1991 - Bob Pierce (1)
1990 - Scott Bloomquist (1)
1989 - Jim Curry (2)
1988 - Jim Curry (1)
1987 - Billy Moyer (1)

Kankakee Sportsmanship Award
2016 - Joe Brown Jr.​
2015 - Rick Kingsnorth
2014 - David McKinney
2013 - Doug Hayes
2012 - Glen Thompson
2011 - Lee J. Hall
2010 - Jason Klopp
2009 - Darrin Kohler 

Thank you to Jim Whittington for his
for his tireless research efforts to 
compile these statistics. 

Stock Cars


Joe Hillman​
Don Hilleary
David Hurst
Don Hilleary
Don Hilleary
Lee J. Hall
Don Hilleary

Rick Thomas
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Billy Wicker
Billy Wicker
Kevin Lenzen
Don McCarty
Chad Osterhoff
Kevin Lenzen
Billy Wicker
Billy Wicker

Billy Wicker
Jay Hamilton
Jeff Momper
Steve McCarty
Steve McCarty
Mike Serena
Richard Craven
Joe Harlan
Jeff Momper
Jeff Momper

Rick Thomas
Steve McCarty
Jimmy Ruel
Jimmy Ruel
Steve McCarty
Scott Brauer
Mike Kingma
Willie Thompson
Willie Thompson
Larry Mobbs

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