If you searching for that rush of adrenaline that your used to getting every Friday night,
why not head on down to our friends at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway for their
Annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend with the WoO Late Modes both Friday and Saturday.
We hope to see everyone back here at Kankakee County Speedway again on Friday, August 12th.
Veteran racer Rick Kingsnorth of nearby Bourbonnais, IL was honored as recipient of the Annual Sportsmanship Award at the Championship Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 23rd,2016.
The award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates exemplary conduct at and away from the track, and an unselfish attitude towards helping his fellow competitors. For more banquet photos CLICK HERE
NOTE: RACECEIVERS... Again in 2015, 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.
We hope this will accomodate more drivers with the use of the default channel like so many other tracks.
Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes
Shadyhill UMP Summernationals Ticket Redemption
Kankakee County Speedway would like to welcome race fans and drivers who still have in their possession either a pit wristband or grandstand ticket at full value to any 2016 race here at Kankakee County Speedway. "There's no real easy way to handle something like this (rainout)", said event promoter Tom Smith. "Everyone who stayed and requested a full refund was given their money back at the track (Shadyhill) prior to the rains moving in. However, there are still a small number of fans who for whatever reason did not get their money back. We want to welcome those fans here and give them full value for their tickets and wristbands and hopefully they'll use this invite as an opportunity to bring along a friend to the races here at Kankakee", he added.
Patrons of the Shadyhill Speedway paid either $20 for a grandstand ticket or $40 for a pit wristband and those amounts will be honored in full as best as possible with any difference being refunded at the gate. So for example, if a race fan paid $20 for a single grandstand ticket at Shadyhill, that ticket stub is equal to two tickets here at Kankakee plus $4 (2 x $12 = $24).
Furthermore, if you have tickets or wrist bands from the DIRTcar SummerNationals event at Shadyhill Speedway on Wednesday, July 13th, you may also:
Send tickets to: Kankakee Speedway Promotions
2584 West 147th Street
Posen, Illinois 60469
A refund will be issued.
Super Late Models will not be able to reschedule this event. The Summit Modified Tour will return to Kankakee on August 26th and Shadyhill on August 27th. Tickets and wristbands may be used for those shows. Any difference in admission will be refunded when ticket is presented at the gate.
Autograph Night Announced
July 22nd has been announced as this year's date for Autograph Night. That date coincides with the Smith Family's 7th Anniversary... at the helm of Kankakee County Speedway and $20 Car Load Night. There's no better time to get out onto the track's front stretch and Meet & Greet all the great drivers we have here at KCS. Be sure to bring your favorite race apparel, checkered flags, photos, autograph books, etc. and have your favorite drivers personalize them just for you. Also be sure to bring your smart phones or cameras and "Share" your photos with the rest of the world via text, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.
Attention Modified & Stock Car Drivers
Modified and Stock Car tire rule for 2016 include A40, A40s, and H40 on any corner
for the entire season. Absolutely no grooving allowed.
(Sept. 14th Kankakee, Ill.) - Due to the lack of interest from late model drivers in the region, we are no longer scheduling them the remainder of this season. However, this Friday night racing will resume with a Full Show in all divisions except for UMP Late Models.
In all, five divisions will be in action Friday night, September 18th, with the UMP sanctioned Sport Compacts, Pro Modifieds (I-Mods), Stock Cars, Modifieds, and Pro Late Models all slated to compete.
Pit Gates open at 4pm. Main grandstands at 530pm. Hot laps at 630pm, Racing at 730pm.
Adult admission is $12, Kids 11-16 $6, 10 & Under FREE; while Pit admission is $30, 5-10 $15, 4 & Under FREE.
Kankakee County Speedway is conveniently located one mile south of Interstate 57 at Exit 308
KANKAKEE INTRODUCES THE RENT-A-RIDE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to circle thght 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 on 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 you, Kankakee County Speedway has a program geared just for you.
Introducing Kankakee County Speedway 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
MESSAGE FROM RACE DIRECTOR DAVE WHITTINGTON
To all drivers and fans that came out to the races last night, May 15th. Thank you very much for braving the weather. It looked like we were going to get a lot of rain around 8:00pm. The decision to just run features was to try and get some racing in since everyone paid to get in we didnt want to get heats in and then have 5 features to try to fit in on other weeks. I must say mother nature is extremely unpredictable. Also I was extremely pleased with the race track. It held up great and I am looking forward to every week being able to prepare a track to have multiple racing grooves. It's been a long time since I have seen a middle groove used at Kankakee.
Thank you for all your continued support and we look forward to seeing everyone next week with Ken Schrader on hand.
Kankakee Welcomes New Major Sponsor
Kankakee County Speedway would like to welcome All-Power Equipment onboard as a new major sponsor to the local dirt track racing scene here at Kankakee. Locally
family owned and operated, All-Power Equipment is a larger extension of the small town shop Herscher Auto Parts, which has been in business for over 40 years.
All-Power Equipment provides superior sales, a full service center and parts department for homeowners and commercial industry professionals alike.
They are located at 2019 W State Rt 17 in Kankakee, IL, and can be contacted at (815) 939-2513 or find them online at http://www.allpowereq.com/index.htm
KCS To Utilize Double File Restarts During Features
Again in 2015, 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.
2015 SEASON NOTICE: 2015 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.