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ATTENTION RACERS: 
The first of our two open Test & Tune sessions has been changed to allow for a day with our families on Easter Sunday.  Please note the new date of the first session will now be Wednesday, April 23rd from 4pm to 7pm.  Pit gates open at 3pm.  Pit admission is $20 and Grandstands are FREE.

The date and time for the second practice session on Sunday, April 27th, remains unchanged,

We look forward to seeing many of you get your cars dialed in for the season opener.
Tickets for the brand new 604 GM crate motor by Gandrud Chevrolet are still available and only 30 are left. Promoter Tom Smith will donate the last $1,000 towards the drawing when tickets are sold out and a winners name will be publicly drawn.

To purchase ticket(s) contact Smitty at 708-417-6018. The cost of tickets are $100 for two entries.
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WEDNESDAY April 23 - Test & Tune
Pits - $20, Grandstands FREE
Gates open at 3pm
Practice 4pm-7pm

SUNDAY April 27 - Test & Tune
Pits - $20, Grandstands FREE
Gates open at 12pm
Practice 1pm-6pm





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NOTE: ATTENTION DRIVERS... Due to race track being located next to the Kankakee County Airport, FCC regulations prohibit us from using the default channel on the RaceCeiver. We have our own dedicated channel (Ch. 110, 451.3625) for racing which does not interfere with their flight communications. I hope this answers most of your questions as to why we don't use the default channel like so many other tracks. The same reason is true why we can not do radio simulcast of the races, though I wish it were possible. We are however exploring other options such as a LIVE internet broadcast of the races.

Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes

604 GM CRATE MOTOR RAFFLE
Tickets for the brand new 604 GM crate motor by Gandrud Chevrolet are still available and only 30 are left. Promoter Tom Smith will donate the last $1,000 towards the drawing when tickets are sold out and a winners name will be publicly drawn.

To purchase ticket(s) see Smitty at the Racers Trade Show in Rensselear, IN our call him at 708-417-6018. The cost of tickets are $100 for two entries.

2014 Schedule Coming Together Nicely
Details on 2014 Season Unveiled at Banquet


KCS To Utilize Double File Restarts During Features

New for 2013, 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.

KCS ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE 2014 SCHEDULE

KCS 2014 Very Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

5/02 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
5/09 SLM ----- MOD SS IM SC
5/16 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
5/23 SLM PLM MOD SS --- SC
5/30 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC

6/06 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
6/12 SLM ----- MOD SS --- SC
6/13 ---- PLM MOD SS IM SC
6/20 ---- PLM MOD SS IM SC
6/27 SLM PLM MOD SS --- SC

7/04 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
7/11 SLM ----- MOD SS --- SC VIN
7/18 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
7/25 --- --- --- --- --- ---

8/01 --- --- --- --- --- ---
8/08 SLM --- MOD SS --- SC
8/15 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
8/22 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
8/29 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC

9/05 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
9/12 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
9/19 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
9/26 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC

10/03 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC
10/12 SLM PLM MOD SS IM SC

KANKAKEE'S TOM SMITH RECEIVES TOP HONOR
VOTED 2012 UMP PROMOTER OF THE YEAR


At the annual UMP Championship awards banquet, Kankakee County Speedway's Tom Smith, in his fourth full season at the helm, was selected by his peers as UMP Promoter of the Year. Smith has built a product that provides a show for race fans that has included six divisions of racing including the newly added UMP Pro Late Model division, a division Smith sees ready to boom in the years ahead due to the economy and rising costs associated with racing Super Late Models.

Kankakee was home to nearly 115 plus cars a week despite having a less than stellar turnout of Super Late Models on a consistent basis. Smith has worked tirelessly at improving a "leased" facility and tried to think outside the box in terms of providing quality entertainment for race fans of all ages. Among one of the most popular additions to the speedway's scene was the addition of the Kankakee County Speedway Kids Club bus that gives rides out on the speedway to more than 100 children each week. Also, one lucky driver will be rewarded with a brand new 602 crate motor just for having perfect attendance in 2012 points night races. How many promoters do that?

An honor well deserved to a promoter who advertises on multiple local radio stations each week and works so hard at taking care of the fans first. Smith is usually the one who bids the fans farewell at the main gate each and every Friday night following the night's racing program.

TIME TO GET THOSE ROADSIDE SIGNS STORED

Sadly, another successful racing season has nearly come to a halt here at Kankakee County Speedway, but the wheels are always turning to try to identify are strengths are build on our weaknesses.
Part of our success is the advertsing we do each year throughout the community with the placement of our Kankakee County Speedway road side signs. It has come time to store these signs away for the winter, while we wait what Mother Nature has in store for this winter. If you are unable to store these signs indoors out of harms way, or simply don't have the room to store them away, please contact Rick Steinke at 815-953-6569 and we will make arrangements to pick up your sign or you can drop it off out at the speedway's pit shack.
Thank you all so much for helping us this past year. We hope to see you again real soon at the Banquet or next April.

HUGE THANK YOU TO BUMPER TO BUMPER

It goes without saying that Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts knows how to make a lasting impression. Friday night's races were presented by our local Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts stores throughout Kankakee County. All throughout the night representatives greeted fans with handouts, giveaways, etc. They really made a great impression on the fans, the KCS staff, and the drivers.

It was really a great night of racing with the final checkered flag being waved at 10:17pm.

We welcome the Bumper to Bumper group to the speedway and thank them for all they've done over the years to support small race tracks like Kankakee. Be sure when you're in need, you stop into any local Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts store and say thanks for their involvement in short track dirt racing.

NOTICE TO SPORT COMPACT DRIVERS

I have been asked by Chief Tech Official Brent Osterhoff to remind everyone that 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.

2014 SEASON NOTICE: 2014 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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