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2009 Peoria Speedway Photos

Click Here to View the Final 2009 Peoria Speedway Point Standings

 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







 At the Peoria Speedway


 Best Wishes to Our Friend Gerry Reeder Jr. and a Speedy Recovery to Him & His Kidney Donator Cousin Dawn  .....  A Very Special Lady  !!!

Gerry Reeder Jr. #65 on the Judges Stand

Last Race Before His Kidney Transplant Surgery - July 27 - 2009

Gerry is Now Home Recuperating from a Very Successful Surgery 




Ready to Race  !!!    

Gerry Reeder Jr. #65 - Roger Rebholz #10

Steve Lance Jr. #25 - Robby Bauman #1

Tim Lance #48




Austin May #A27 Wins His First Late Model Heat Race




Rick Erwin #7 Loses Some Body Parts




John Rhoades #26 Wins His First Hornet Heat Race




Billy Joe's Towing to the Rescue of the Badly Damaged Shane Allen #16 Late Model after Colliding with Concrete Wall in Front of the Judges Stand in Heat Race Event



The May Brothers  .....  Scotty Jr. #M40 & Austin #A27

with Birthday Girl Madison Yeaman at Peoria Speedway






 At the Peoria Speedway - July 11 - 2009




Modifieds Race at Peoria Speedway - Saturday - July 11 - 2009



Casey Lappin Wins Modified Make-Up Feature Event on July 11 - 2009

Check Out the Close Finish on this One  !!!



Mike Cothron # M1



Jeremy Kingsley # T2



Todd Bennett # T2



Paula Harrison # 4H



Rick Erwin # 7



Bob Simpson # 20



Chuck Barnes Jr. # B22



Steve Lance Jr. # 25


Mike Chasteen #C40


Matt McAdams # 57 



Danny Glover Jr. # 64



Brian Harris # 75


Frank Shickel Sr. # 95 


Cyndi Shannon - Peoria Speedway Official Scorer


Billie Jo's Towing 


 At the Peoria Speedway - July 5 - 2009



Todd Bennett # T2



Mike Mullvain # 4



Roger Rebholz # 10



Shane Allen # 16



Rob Bauman Sr. # 30



John Smith # 44






 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

  1. 25-Jason Feger
  2. 55-Jeep Van Wormer
  3. B12-Kevin Weaver
  4. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr.
  5. 00-Randy Korte
  6. 27-Rodney Melvin
  7. 28-Dennis Erb Jr.
  8. 24-Ryan Unzicker
  9. T2-Todd Bennett
  10. 1w-Donny Walden
  11. 1c-Duane Chamberlain
  12. B5-Brandon Sheppard
  13. 48-Tim Lance
  14. 40-Charlie Hess
  15. 89-Daren Friedman
  16. 42-Terry Casey
  17. 5s-Steve Sheppard Jr.
  18. 91-Rusty Schlenk
  19. 18-Shannon Babb
  20. J1-Wes Steidinger
  21. 75-Brian Harris


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.

Fans can view the latest text posts and subscribe as “followers” of the Summer Nationals at

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





 Stock Car Racing Action on Video at the Peoria Speedway




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





 Remembering Our Friends at Peoria Speedway - That Have Recently Passed




~ Sherrie Reeder ~ Alice Crowe ~ Chuckie Royer ~

~ Hugh Griffin ~ Bob Graham ~ Jamie Jordan ~






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



Rob Bauman #1 IMPALA SS Late Model on Practice Day at Peoria Speedway



Erik Bruce # 2 Open Wheel Modified at Peoria Speedway on Practice Day



Brad Willis Jr. # 61 New Limited Late Model Division on Practice Day



Scott Schoener # 61 Pro Street Stock on Paractice day at peoria Speedway


Jeremy Kingsley # K2 Hornet Street Stock at Peoria Speedway on Practice Day