Congrats to our August 15th Feature Winners:

UMP Pro Modifieds - 24F Cody Fultz
UMP Sport Compacts - B10 Michael Balthazor
UMP Stock Cars - 8 David Hurst
UMP Modifieds - 96M Mike McKinney
UMP Pro Late Models - 95 Dave Polak Jr.

Friday night, August 22nd, QuickCar Dirt Late Model Series

$1,000 to win Special - KCS Apparel Night $5 OFF wearing your Apparel

Adult Grandstand Admission is $12, Kids 11 - 16 $6, 10 & Under FREE.

Pit Admission is $30, Children 5-10 are $15, 4 & Under are FREE.

Pit Gates open at 4pm. Main gates open at 530pm.   

Hotlaps at 6pm, Racing at 730pm.

Full Show - Five Divisions - UMP Late Models are OFF
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August 22nd...

QuickCar Dirt Late Model Series

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Full Show - All Divisions

UMP Late Models OFF

$12 Adult Grandstands

$30 Pits

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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


QuickCar Dirt Late Models return to Kankakee County Speedway.

With only three races remaining on the season slate, the time is now to make a move amongst the current standings. Can anyone chase down season long point leader Steve Lance Jr. of Cuba, IL? There is still a host of hopefuls ready to take away top honors from Lance, a position he has only relinquished once all season.

This Friday night, August 22nd, at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, IL at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds, the QuickCar Dirt Late Models are unleashed for the second time in 2014.

A talented group of Pro Late Model drivers from in and around Central Illinois, as well as, Indiana, and Northern Illinois are expected to take to the 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval.

$1,000 is on the line to the winner of the 25-lap main event.

Track Info: Gates Open at 4:00 Hot Laps at 6:15 Racing at 7:30

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 11-16 and Free for children 10 and under.

Pit admission is $30 for Adults, $15 for children 5 - 10, and Free for children 4 & under.

Tire rule for this event will be the Hoosier LM 40 only. No WRS-55's allowed.

Anyone interested in renting a Pro Late Model for the night or have any questions about the series or rules, should contact Tom Smith at 708.417.6018

Kankakee County Speedway is located at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds 1 mile south of I-57 at Exit 308. Physical address for GPS is 214 W 4000 S, Kankakee, IL 60901.

For more information visit the QuickCar Dirt Late Model Series at or Kankakee County Speedway at

Kankakee County Speedway promoter Tom Smith would like to recognize and thank all of the people who helped restore the safety catch fence in turns three and four last night so that racing could continue and not have to be cancelled the remainder of the evening. Special thanks to street stock driver Joe Brown and his crew for assisting in the fence repair. The incident involving Jay Morris during the onset of the UMP Late Model feature resulted in about a 45 minute delay in the program. Driver Jay Morris climbed from his car and walked away unharmed. That is always first and foremost our primary concern.

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 or contact Smitty by calling him at 708-417-6018. The cost of tickets are $100 for two entries.

KCS To Utilize Double File Restarts During Features

Again in 2014, 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 2014 Very Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

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

6/12 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 ----- PLM MOD SS --- SC
7/11 ----- PLM MOD SS --- SC VIN
7/18 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
7/25 --- --- --- --- --- ---

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

9/05 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC
9/12 ----- PLM MOD SS IM SC



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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