|Photos from the 2009 Racing Season at Peoria Speedway Below|
|At the Peoria Speedway - 2009 Racing Season|
Peoria Speedway Starter - Don "Sully" Sullivan
Modified Hot-Laps at Peoria Speedway
Jason Weyeneth #00 Wins Limited Late Model Heat Race Event
Joe Cook # 56 Modified is Back with Us at Peoria Speedway
After Serving Tour of Duty in Afghanistan - Welcome Back Joe !!!
East Moline Illinois Late Model Driver - Mike Cothron # M1
Won a Heat Race Event Last Saturday Night at Peoria Speedway
Peoria Journal Star Sports Reporter Adam DuVall Works On-Line Sending
the Race Results to the Main Office to be Included in Sunday Mornings Edition
Peoria Speedway Race Fan Donna Beeney
Chats with Peoria Speedway Bar Tender Bootie Strube
Chuck Barnes Jr. #22B Wins a Heat Race Event in the Pro Street Stock Division
Limited Late Model Drivers in Above Photo Wait on Front Stretch
While #13 Travis Griffin in Below Photo is Being Towed Off after Crashing
Left to Right - Above Photo
#18A Cody Wisher - #38C John Gardner Jr. - #93 Rob Frietsch - #78 Jeff Cunningham
Billy Tuckwell #5G Modified
Tommy Duncan #32D Wins a Modified Heat Race Event
Long-Time Late Model Driver - Frank Shickel Sr. #95 of Bloomington Illinois
At the Peoria Speedway - August 15 - 2009
Johnny Parlier # 59 Modified Goes Over the Wall in Turn #3
Cody Wisher # 18A Wins a Limited Late Model Heat Race
Jason Weyeneth # 00 Wins a Limited Late Model Heat Race
Chuck Barnes Jr. # 22B Wins a Pro Street Stock Heat Race
Doug Sauder # 289 Wins a Pro Street Stock Heat Race
Casey Lappin # 71 Wins a Modified Heat Race
Jeff Maher # C64 Wins a Modified Heat Race
Jason Jaeggers # 32J Wins a Late Model Heat Race
Peoria Speedway Guests on June 27 were 1950's - 60's Former Drivers
Jack Rebholz #99 of Lacon, Illinois & Dick Hutton #208 of Orlando, Florida
Photo Courtesy of Lem VanLaningham - TrackSide Photos
UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 15
Feger Rim Rides to Peoria Win
Peoria, IL — June 29, 2009 — Everyone in the packed grandstands at Peoria (Ill.), Speedway knew where Jason Feger was headed when the green flag flew Tuesday Night for the 40-lap “Hell Tour” main event.
That didn't stop the 31-year-old Bloomington, Ill., driver from executing his game plan precisely as he drove around the extreme outside of the banked quarter-mile oval to his second UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory.
“I'm actually more comfortable up there,” said Feger of the line he ran. “I get nervous when I have to slow down and run the bottom around the tires.”
Feger, the owner of multiple wins in the UMP Sportsman division at Peoria, captured his first ever Late Model victory at the track, which is a mere 35 miles from his hometown.
“It feels really good to win here,” he said. “We have a big fan base here and it's always been a great track that packs the stands.”
2008 Peoria Speedway Summer Nationals winner Jeep Van Wormer settled for a runner-up finish.
“I wanted to run the middle initially,” remarked Van Wormer. “That's where I won it last year, but there was just too much dust.”
Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., searched high and low to find a way around Feger late but a bobble on the cushion in the waning laps sealed his fate.
“Jason had a great car,” conceded Van Wormer. “I can't say enough about those guys, they're a great group of guys.”
Early leader Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., came to the checkered flag third after battling with Feger for the lead for the first half of the 40-lap main event.
“Peoria is usually known to run the bottom but it was a little bit different this year,” said Weaver of the line he held throughout the event. “We made a little mistake on an adjustment so we'll just try and not forget that next time.”
Orland Park, Ill., driver Frank Heckenast and current UMP DIRTcar Summer National point leader Randy Korte of Highland, Ill., rounded out the top five.
A-Main Finish – 40 Laps
HELL TOUR NOTES
Shannon Babb blasted around the new Peoria surface setting a new track record among 39 other UMP DIRTcar Late Model competitors at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. Babb's lap was 12.119 seconds beat the previous record by .29 seconds. Other quick time honors went to Wes Steidinger, Terry Cassey, and Jeep Van Wormer.
Heat race action saw Rodney Melvin from Logan, (Ill.) hound Babb early on eventually sliding in front of the newly crowned track record holder out of turn four to take a heat race one victory. Kevin Weaver led every lap in route to a heat two win and subsequently drew the pole for the 40-lap main event.
Eventual winner Feger showed signs of what was to come in heat race three as he used the top-side of the banked oval to motor around Terry Casey and Randy Korte to claim heat race three while Jeep Van Wormer got a great jump in heat race four and never looked back in route to the win.
The night's C-Main saw Kyle Logue, a heat race winner the night prior, take the win while Ryan Unzicker won the night's B-Main with Brandon Sheppard finishing in the final transfer spot, a close second. Provisionals were used by Duane Chamberlain, Rusty Schlenk, and local Charlie Hess.
For more information on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour fans can visit http://www.thehelltour.com
Fans can now receive news, updates and other behind-the-scenes information about the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals by following the tour's official feed on Twitter, the internet's fast-growing social-networking and micro-blogging website.
Shannon Babb #18 Sets New 1 Lap Track Record at Peoria Speedway - 12.119
Herb Shannon with Don & Val Bohlander at Peoria Speedway on June 13 - 2009
Goin' In Circles / Scott Shults Photo
Peoria Speedway Announcer Scott Shults Interviews
Herb Shannon & Don Bohlander on June 13 - 2009
Photo Courtesy of Jamie Huber & Winners Circle Photos
Pro Street Stock Heat Race Event - July 5 - 2009
Videos Courtesy of Zac Kuhel @ YouTube
Pro Sreet Stock Feature Event - July 5 - 2009
MAY 30 - HORNET Division Racing
was a Regular Point Night - Not a Special
Regular Purse of $125.00 to Win - $25.00 to Start
$500.00 Bonus to 1st. Place - Donated By an Anonymous Donor
Congratulations to 2nd. Place Finisher - Shane Kelly # 14k of Bellevue
$100.00 Bonus to 2nd. Place - Donated By Billy Joe's Towing of Peoria
Congratulations to 11th. Place Finisher - Scott Powell of Polo, Illinois
$100.00 Bonus to 11th. Place - Donated By Angie Grant - Dirk Davis Jr.
$500.00 Bonus to 1st. Place - Donated By an Anonymous Donor
Congratulations to the Winner - Kenny Butterfield # 24
Limited Late Model # 00 - Jason Weyeneth of Washington Illinois
PRO STREET STOCK Feature Winner - Bryon Ray # N07 on April 18
Photo Courtesy of Trackside T-Shirts / Lem VanLaningham
2009 Season Opener Draws 108 Stock Cars to Peoria Speedway