By JEFF ADAMS
for the Journal Star
Posted Jan. 22, 2015 @ 6:24 pm
Peoria Speedway released its 2015 racing schedule last weekend at the Allen Automotive Trade Show, with the big announcement being the inaugural Fall Classic on Sept. 18-19.
The Fall Classic will pay $10,050 to win for UMP Modifieds and is the largest payout in track history. UMP Late Models will be racing for $2,000 to-win each night, with enhanced purses for Steel Block Late Models, Hornets and E-Modifieds.
On Friday the 18th, UMP Modifieds will have time trials, heat races and a dash, with last-chance races and the feature on Saturday night. All other classes will have complete shows each night. On Friday, there will be overnight camping, a live band, a bonfire/cookout and the beer tent will be open until 1 a.m.
The Farmington Road oval begins the season with two practice sessions on March 21 and 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., with the Norwood Pub and Grub Season Opener on April 4. The Don Bohlander Tribute will be on April 11 and pay $5,000 to-win for the UMP Late Models. The next special at the track is the Gary Cook Jr. Memorial, paying $2,064 for UMP Modifieds on April 25.
Other special events at the track are: AMA motorcycles on May 22; Memorial Day Special on May 25; UMP Summernationals on June 23; Firecracker 40 for UMP Late Models on July 3; Special race TBA on July 22; Monster Trucks on July 25; Peoria Old Timers Day on Sept. 13; Season Championships on Sept. 26 and the Hamilton Memorial for UMP Late Models on Oct. 3. The season will end Oct. 11.
For more information fans can log onto www.peoriaspeedway.com.