Record $10,050 up for grabs in new Fall Classic at Peoria Speedway

Posted 23 Jan 2015 in Featured, Front Page, Uncategorized

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.

 

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