ARCA: Cresting a Century; Will Kimmel to Make 100th ARCA Start on Springfield Dirt

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When the 54th annual Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 presented by Jive rolls off at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 21, it’ll be Will Kimmel’s 100th career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start.

USAC Silver Crown: Strong Illinois Contingent Looking for Victory in Tony Bettenhausen 100

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — TeeJay Crawford photo — Illinois will be well represented in the August 22 Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The event is round eight of the 2015 USAC Silver Crown Championship Series. Continuing a tradition dating all the way back to 1934, the annual auto racing spectacular unfolds on the one-mile dirt …

ARCA: Kevin Swindell Strikes to Win at Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – official release – ARCA photo — As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Swindell wasn’t sure what he was doing this weekend, but he didn’t plan on racing. That changed when Venturini Motorsports’ Billy Venturini called and offered him a chance to drive the No. 15 Zaxby’s Toyota on the one-mile dirt track in Springfield, Illinois. Swindell accepted the …

ARCA: Menards Pole Qualifying Washed Out at Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — official release — ARCA photo — Due to wet track conditions from overnight rains delaying the start of Sunday’s on-track activities, ARCA Officials have cancelled Menards Pole Award Qualifying presented by Ansell for Sunday’s SuperChevyDealers.com 100. Progress in making the track ready for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has been delayed by overcast and mist, but crews from the Illinois …

USAC Silver Crown: Tony Bettenhausen 100 Rained Out

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – official release — The USAC Silver Crown Series’ Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Springfield Mile sprung a leak on Saturday. Rain forced postponement of the event before polesitter Tracy Hines could lead the field to the green at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Hines, Kody Swanson, Bobby East, Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson were the five fastest qualifiers. …

ARCA: Kevin Swindell to Sub for Townley at Springfield

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CONCORD, N.C. – official release – ARCA photo — Kevin Swindell will reunite with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) this weekend when he steps in for driver John Wes Townley at the Springfield Mile driving the No.15 Zaxby’s Toyota. Townley will miss his third consecutive ARCA race after an accident at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014. “It’s an unfortunate situation John …

ARCA: Local Flavor Showcased in Springfield; Ryan Unzicker Ready to Roll on the Dirt

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official release – ARCA photo — The annual SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds – this year being the 52nd running – always sports a good bit of local flavor, which definitely adds to the overall personality of the show, complete with its very own and spectacular Illinois State Fair as a backdrop. El Paso, Illinois’ …

ARCA: Bob Strait Ready to Strap Back In at Springfield

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TOLEDO, Ohio –  official release — ARCA photo — It’s been exactly six years to the day since ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Bob Strait raced on the Springfield mile dirt, but that will change when the 52nd annual SuperChevyStores.com 100 gets ready to roll Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. While some drivers aspire …