Congratulations to our 2015 Track Champions

UMP Sport Compacts - Jim Beasley, Channahon, IL
I-Mods - Cody Fultz, West Lafayette, IN
UMP Stock Cars - Don Hilleary, Papineau, IL
UMP Modifieds - Phil Line, Kankakee, IL
UMP Pro Late Models - Chad Osterhoff, Kankakee, IL
UMP Super Late Models - Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL

Upcoming Events...

Complimentary Food & Drinks will be provided 

Jan. 23rd - Championship Awards Banquet
Hall of Industry Expo Center - Kankakee County Fairgrounds 
Doors open at 530pm - Social Hour at 6pm - Dinner at 7pm - Awards to follow.
With advanced reservations $30 Adults / $15 Children (10 & Under)
$35 at the door day of Banquet

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Effective Immediately:  Late Model Tire Rule is Hoosier 20-30-40's on any corner of the car
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
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2016 Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016...

Kankakee County Speedway
Championship Awards Banquet

Hall of Industry 
Kankakee Co. Fairgrounds Expo Center

Doors open at 530pm 
Social at 600pm
Dinner at 700pm
Awards to follow...

$15 CHILD ADMISSION (10 & Under)
PAY AT THE DOOR (Cash or Check)

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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

(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


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


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.

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

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.


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.


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 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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