It is with great remorse that we have learned of the passing of the great Jimmy Corsaro...
long time pit steward at the Kankakee County Speedway.
Always the wise-crackin voice over the pits loud speakers
who would command the drivers to "Get your Jammies On" when it was time to suit up and go hot lap.
Jimmy's memory will forever live on in the pits here at KCS
and he will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Arrangements will be posted when they become available.
April 22 ~ Test & Tune (1) 1 - 6pm
April 29 Test & Tune (2) 1 - 6pm
May 06 ~ Test & Tune (3) 1 - 6pm
May 11 ~ 68th Season Opener
I-Mod Track Champion Chris Tippit of DeMotte, IN was honored as recipient of the Annual Sportsmanship Award at the Championship Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 20th, 2018.
The award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates exemplary conduct on and off the track, and an unselfish attitude towards helping his fellow competitors and keeping racing alive at Kankakee.
NOTE: RACECEIVERS... Again in 2018, 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. And yes, RaceCeivers are mandated by the UMP sanctioning body.
We hope this will accomodate more drivers with the use of the default channel like so many other tracks.
Kankakee County Speedway News & Notes
Kankakee moves Season Championship Night to September 29th
For immediate release,
Kankakee County Speedway officials are proud to be one of only 50+ tracks/series in the nation to have the prestigious Contingency Connection national grassroots RACER REWARDS program for their racers in 2018! Over 100 tracks and series applied to participate in the program and Kankakee, as well as Lincoln and Macon, were chosen because of the importance they place on their weekly racing programs.
We are pleased to announce that we will offer in upwards of $100,000 in NATIONAL Contingency Connection RACER REWARDS in 2018. Beginning in May, the top 15 drivers in each regular division’s standings will be eligible to take home the bonus rewards. Details of how the awards will be given will be announced near the end of April
National manufacturers such as Renegade Oil, ELGIN, Holley, SCAT, Richmond Gear, JE Pistons, Edelbrock, Clevite, Stage 8, K&N Filters, Auto Meter, MSD, Mr. Gasket, Accel, Mahle, Lincoln Electric, Taylor, Melling, Hedman Hedders, Canton Oil Pans, SCE Gaskets, Jet-Hot and many, many others will be posting awards at Kankakee.
The RACER REWARDS coupon book will be presented to our loyal drivers. Racer Rewards coupon books include manufacturer discount coupons averaging over $2000 in Racer Rewards WEEKLY for every winner!
Kankakee weekly racers can win more money more often at our track than most tracks in this region!
RUN the decals and BUY the products of the posting sponsors to be eligible to win thousands of dollars in contingency awards all season long!
RACER REWARDS by Contingency Connection is YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION to performance manufacturers and we’ve got it at our tracks in Central Illinois.
KANKAKEE'S RENT-A-RIDE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to circle 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 at 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 it's for you, Kankakee County Speedway has a program geared just for a memorable night you won't soon forget.
Once again this year,Kankakee County Speedway presents the 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
KCS To Utilize Double File Restarts During Features
Again in 2018, 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.
2018 SEASON NOTICE: 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.