Effective Immediately:  Late Model Tire Rule is Hoosier 20-30-40's on any corner of the car

Mother Nature not being very fair to race teams and fans in 2015.


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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.

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2015 Upcoming Events

Friday, August 07th 2015...

KCS Apparel Night
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$1,200 to win UMP Super Late Models

$12 ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION
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Full Show - All Divisions
UMP Pro Late Models OFF

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Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

In the words off Gomer Pyle, USMC... "Thank you, thank you, thank you" to the better than 3,000 of the greatest race fans in racing and 83 drivers for making tonight such a huge success! All your posts throughout the week leading up to tonight, shows what we all can do by pulling together for a common cause. And hopefully, with all the kids in attendance tonight, some new race fans were created in the process.

Don't forget race fans, next week features the Smith Family 6th Anniversary with a Full Show in all divisions including a $1,200 to win UMP Late Model feature along with the UMP sanctioned Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars, I-Mods, and always exciting Sport Compacts.

General admission is only $20 per carload. So pack 'em tight and head on out to where the action is at on Friday nights... Kankakee County Speedway!

Congrats to all our feature winners last week, July 10th...

UMP Sport Compacts - X3 Ben Kirchner
UMP Stock Cars - 13 Lukes Gash
Vintage Racing of Illinois - 75 Ben Hamburg
UMP Pro Late Models - 95 Dave Polak Jr.
UMP Pro Modifieds - 24F Cody Fultz

Late Model Tire Rule will be Hoosier 20-30-40's on any corner of the car from this point forward... until further notice.

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.

Sincerely,
Dave Whittington

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 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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