Track preparations were under way this past weekend for the upcoming 2015 KCS season. The track was tore up with the tractor and disc and immediately wheel packed smooth to prepare the racing surface for hopefully the final snowfall of the winter which fell Monday, March 23rd.
The surface will continue to get work done to it as the next month goes by until we get to the first practice on Sunday, April 26th. We are looking forward to seeing all of our race fans and drivers fill the stands and pits this coming season at KCS.
Thank you and see you soon ~ Dave Whittington
44 Days until Opening Night
44 Days until Opening Night
Former California racer David McKinney of Plainfield, IL, was a surprised recipient of the Annual Sportsmanship Award at the Championship Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 24th,2015.
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... New for 2014, 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.