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    Default 8/19/18 56th Allen Crowe 100 ARCA Racing Series @ the Illinois State Fair

    Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Saturday, August 18 USAC Racing Silver Crown Series 57th Annual Bettenhausen 100 + 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar UMP Sportsman Prelims SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 SPRINGFIELD TIMES: 7:00 AM Pits & Registration 9:00 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands 9:30 AM Drivers Meetings 10:00-11:10 AM Silver Crown Practice 11:30 AM Silver Crown Qualifying 12:00 PM Sportsman Hotlaps 12:30 PM Silver Crown B-Main 1:00 PM Sportsman Heats 1:30 PM Pre-Race Ceremonies 2:00 PM USAC Silver Crown 57th Annual Bettenhausen 100 Sunday, August 19 ARCA RACING SERIES presented by Menards 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 + 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 SPRINGFIELD TIMES: 5:30 AM Pits & Registration 7:30 AM Chapel Service 8:00 AM Drivers Meeting 8:30 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands 9:00 AM Practice 11:00 AM ARCA Qualifying 12:00 PM 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals 12:15 PM Driver Autograph Session 1:15 PM ARCA Driver Introduction 1:30 PM National Anthem 1:35 PM 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 (*Donít forget our two other local shows the same weekend, Lincoln Speedway Friday, August 17 and Macon Speedway Saturday night, August 18.) SPRINGFIELD TICKET INFO: Tickets will be available on raceday or by calling the State Fair office at 217-782-1979. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200. Discount tickets for Sunday also available at Menards. RESERVED SEATING Advance Tickets (Presale) $25 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day Day Of Tickets (At Gate) $30 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day INFIELD TICKETS $20 Adults $5 Children 11 & Under PIT PASSES $35 Adults Each Day $20 Children 11 & Under Each Day $50 Two-Day Pit Pass INFIELD PARKING $7 For Those Parking On Infield With No Infield Or Pit Passes HOST HOTEL Carpenter Street Hotel In Springfield 888-779-9100 or www.carpenterstreethotel.com

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    Illinois State Fair Races Fast Approaching Springfield Mile To Again Feature USAC, ARCA, & Sportsman The 2018 Illinois State Fair in Springfield opens its doors in just over a week, which means that race fans everywhere are putting together their travel plans for the historic races at the Springfield Mile. The racing action takes center stage each and every year on the final weekend of the fair. This year, the mile comes alive with the USAC Silver Crown Series Champ Cars, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and the UMP Sportsman on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19. On Saturday, August 18, the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars return for the Bettenhausen 100. The race has seen a great resurgence over the last couple of years and this year's event is expected to have a field well over 30 cars. The 2016 event saw 40 cars on the property with Jerry Coons, Jr. setting fast time and Justin Grant claiming the win. Brian Tyler also put on a great show, coming through the field to lead. Tyler fell out of the event in the late stages. Grant was followed across the line by Kody Swanson, Jeff Swindell, Coons, and Dave Darland. Then on Sunday, August 19, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards comes to town for the Allen Crowe Memorial 100. Last yearís event saw former ARCA champion, Grant Enfinger, take the victory in the Allgaier Motorsports prepared #16. Enfinger passed Christian Eckes on lap 63 of the 100 lap event. Austin Theriault ran Enfinger down in the late going but was unable to get by. Tyler Dippel, Sheldon Creed, and Shane Lee completed the top five. Also racing that weekend will be the UMP Sportsman class. The Sportsman Nationals event will pay $1,500 to win and will have practice and qualifying heats on Saturday with the 20-lap feature on Sunday afternoon. Last season, Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, won his fifth Sportsman Nationals event in a row. Entry forms are available on the Track Enterprises facebook page, website, and by calling 217-764-3200. On Saturday, August 18, registration and pits will open at 7:00 AM, grandstands and ticket office at 9:00, Silver Crown practice at 10:00, qualifying at 11:30, Sportsman hotlaps at 12:00 noon, Silver Crown semi at 12:30, Sportsman heats at 1:00, and the Bettenhausen 100 at 2:00. Sunday, August 19th times are 5:30 AM for registration and pit gates, 8:30 for grandstands and ticket office, 9:00 for practice, ARCA qualifying at 11:00, Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon, an ARCA autograph session at 12:15, and the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 will take the green at 1:35. Advance reserved adult tickets can be purchased for either of the days for $25, a discount of $5. Children 11 and under are $10. Tickets may be purchased by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or by contacting either of the two fairgrounds ticket offices. Discount tickets for Sunday's ARCA event can also be purchased at Central Illinois Menards stores. The host hotel for the State Fair event is the Carpenter Street Hotel. The hotel is located in downtown Springfield, less than three miles from the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Hotel also features a shuttle service that will run most days during the fair. To reserve your room for the USAC/ARCA Illinois State Fair race weekend, visit www.carpenterstreethotel.com or call 217-789-9100. Please ask the front desk for details. For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com.

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    Carpenter Street Hotel Again Featuring Racer Rate For State Fair Weekend Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL have announced that the Carpenter Street Hotel in Springfield, IL, will again be the official host hotel for the 2018 State Fair race weekend. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, the final two days of the Illinois State Fair and features USAC Racing, ARCA RACING SERIES, and DIRTcar Racing events. Carpenter Street Hotel is located in downtown Springfield, less than three miles from the Illinois State Fairgrounds, 3 blocks from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, and just 4 miles from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The hotel features stylish guest rooms with contemporary boutique-style decor and furnishings. Rooms also include free WiFi, flat screen TVs, coffeemakers, refrigerator/microwave, and all others features that you would come to expect. Complimentary hot breakfast, and parking is included. Hotel also features a shuttle service that will run most days during the fair. Please ask the front desk for details. A racer rate will be available by mentioning that you are attending the Illinois State Fair races. The hotel is located at 525 N 6th St., Springfield, IL 62702. To reserve your room for the USAC/ARCA Illinois State Fair race weekend, visit www.carpenterstreethotel.com or call 888-779-9100. Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular racing events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC, World Of Outlaws, UMP, CRA, POWRi, and more. For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com.

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    Eleven Springfield-area Menards Selling Discounted Tickets for the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds https://www.arcaracing.com/articles/...te-fairgrounds

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    Logan Seavey to Run Springfield and DuQuoin for Venturini Motorsports Current USAC National Midget points leader Logan Seavey will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in the Allen Crowe 100 at the Springfield Mile, driving the No. 20 Craftsman Toyota for Venturini Motorsports. He will also compete in the General Tire Grabber 100 at the Southern Illinois State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin. Seavey, 21, from Sutter, California, collected the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget championship as well as rookie of the year honors. He won the 2018 Illinois Midget Week championship and has two USAC P1 Insurance National Midget wins while maintaining the series points lead. Seavey made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut earlier this season at Eldora Speedway driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Seavey led 53 laps on the night, leading the 150-lap main event until lap 144 before eventually crossing the finish line in eighth. Former ARCA Racing Series champions Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger finished first and second, respectively. ďIím really excited and thankful to Toyota and Craftsman for the opportunity to come run these ARCA races with Venturini Motorsports,Ē says Seavey. ďWe started out the year with plans to run the midget fulltime and things just kind of picked up from there, especially after the truck race. Eldora was a dream come true Ė we just missed it, but had a heck of a time leading laps and being there at the end. It was a great experience. And now I get a chance to run on the Springfield and DuQuoin dirt miles in the ARCA Series." Seavey will lean heavily on another dirt tracker turned ARCA winner for Venturini Motorsports during his transition. ďIím feeling good. Obviously there are a lot of differences between the two styles of racing," he said. "Iíll make the adjustments. Iíve got a lot of great support helping me along the way. (Christopher) Bell played a big role helping me with advice before the truck race Ė and Iíll call (Kevin) Swindell to get his input on the ARCA car. Both those guys have been there before and know how to get it done.Ē Seavey is the latest member of Toyota Racing Development's open wheel program to make the leap into stock car racing, joining the likes of Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, and Rico Abreu. Bell and Thorson have also made ARCA starts for Venturini Motorsports, with Bell scoring a trio of victories in 2016 and 2017. https://www.arcaracing.com/articles/...ni-motorsports

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    Decker Looks to Be Tenth Female Driver in Crowe History By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff-Springfield, IL-(August 9, 2018)-Twenty-year old Natalie Decker of Wisconsin is in her first full season in the ARCA Racing Series and as a full-time driver has her sights set on competing in the 56th Allen Crowe 100 on the Illinois State Fair dirt. Should she be able to make the starting field she will become the tenth female driver to compete in the Springfield Mile stock car event, held annually on the last day of the Illinois State Fair, on Sunday, August 19. Decker began racing karts at age 9 and moved eventually to four cylinder and super stocks at Marshfield Motor Speedway. She joined the ARCA Midwest Tour in 2013 and won Rookie of the Year. The following year she won 9 stock car features and joined the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in 2015. She ran 7 ARCA events in 2017 winning the pole at Daytona and finishing fifth. The daughter of Chuck Decker, owner of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Wisconsin, will be looking for her first ever start in a full bodied stock car on dirt. Shawna Robinson became the first female driver to make the Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield in 2000, starting 9th and finishing 12th as fellow female driver Karla Lampe finished 19th. Christi Passmore became the third woman participant in 2004 finishing 11th completing all 107 miles run. Gabi DiCarlo finished 18th and Amber Koch finished 31st in 2007, Alli Owens 30th in 2010, Taylor Ferns 9th and Milka Duno 21st in 2013, Ching 18th in 2015 and again in 2016. The best finishing position for a female driver in the Allen Crowe 100 goes to Taylor Ferns who was just 17 years old when she posted that ninth place finish in 2013 driving for Venturini Motorsports. Ferns also has the best starting position of any female driver in ARCA at the Illinois State Fair, starting fifth in 2013. ARCA practice begins at 9:00, ARCA qualifying at 11:00, Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon, an ARCA autograph session at 12:15, and the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 will take the green at 1:35.

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    Illinois State Fair Racing Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Saturday, August 18 USAC Racing Silver Crown Series 57th Annual Bettenhausen 100 + 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar Racing Sportsman Prelims SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 SPRINGFIELD TIMES: 7:00 AM Pits & Registration 9:00 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands 9:30 AM Drivers Meetings 10:00-11:10 AM Silver Crown Practice 11:30 AM Silver Crown Qualifying 12:00 PM Sportsman Hotlaps 12:30 PM Silver Crown B-Main 1:00 PM Sportsman Heats 1:30 PM Pre-Race Ceremonies 2:00 PM USAC Silver Crown 57th Annual Bettenhausen 100 Sunday, August 19 ARCA RACING SERIES presented by Menards 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 + 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 SPRINGFIELD TIMES: 5:30 AM Pits & Registration 7:30 AM Chapel Service 8:00 AM Drivers Meeting 8:30 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands 9:00 AM Practice 11:00 AM ARCA Qualifying 12:00 PM 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals 12:15 PM Driver Autograph Session 1:15 PM ARCA Driver Introduction 1:30 PM National Anthem 1:35 PM 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 (*Donít forget our two other local shows the same weekend, Lincoln Speedway Friday, August 17 and Macon Speedway Saturday night, August 18.) SPRINGFIELD TICKET INFO: Tickets will be available on raceday or by calling the State Fair office at 217-782-1979. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200. Discount tickets for Sunday also available at Menards. RESERVED SEATING Advance Tickets (Presale) $25 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day Day Of Tickets (At Gate) $30 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day INFIELD TICKETS $20 Adults $5 Children 11 & Under PIT PASSES $35 Adults Each Day $20 Children 11 & Under Each Day $50 Two-Day Pit Pass INFIELD PARKING $7 For Those Parking On Infield With No Infield Or Pit Passes HOST HOTEL Carpenter Street Hotel In Springfield 888-779-9100 or www.carpenterstreethotel.com https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterp...8511986636692/

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    Kovski to Make ARCA Comeback at Springfield August 13, 2018-Springfield, IL By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff ďHeís backĒ! That simple phrase would be selling short the story of Springfield, Illinois race driver Kelly Kovski. Kovskiís racing career, put on hold last February due to injuries from an accident, has re-started and according to the Automobile Racing Club of America today, the Springfield pilot will return to the ARCA series this Sunday in the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Kovski is a man with two victories on the Springfield mile as part of a crew and he will be undoubtedly one of the most popular drivers in the field. Kelly Kovskiís career in auto racing has been both as a driver and a crew member/crew chief. Heís been the crew chief for Mike Allgaierís ARCA racing team for over a decade helping Mikeís son Justin to a wildly popular victory in the 2006 Allen Crowe 100 at Springfield. Kovski put ARCA champion Grant Enfinger behind the wheel of his own Allgaier ARCA car last year and all Enfinger did was start second and score another popular victory in the Allen Crowe 100 for the home town team. As a driver, Kovskiís driven modifieds and stock cars at several local short tracks in central Illinois for well over ten seasons. He made his first ARCA start on the dirt at Springfield in August of 2005 and finished a respectable 14th completing all 100 miles. The next year he finished 11th behind teammate Allgaier. Since 2006 he has 7 top 10 finishes on his home fairground race track with the best a third in 2015. In 12 starts heís only failed to finish one race and completed an impressive 1214 out of a possible 1226 miles in that span. Perhaps most impressive have been his drives from the back of the field. In 2007 he started 29th and finished 6th. When rain forced the field to be set by points in 2014 he drove from 27th to 6th at the end, and when rain came back in 2015 he went from 30th to the career best 3rd on the Springfield mile. Kovskiís streak of 12 consecutive starts in the Allen Crowe 100 came to a sudden halt February of 2017, when he was struck in the pits of a Florida short track by a flipping sprint car. Serious injuries forced him to remain in a Florida hospital until he was able to be transported closer to home. Driving a race car was out of the question but by summerís end Kovski was well enough to return to the Allgaier race shop and joined Enfinger in an emotional celebration in victory lane last year. Simply returning to run in the Illinois State Fair stock car race for the partisan crowd is a significant step, Kovski winning the Crowe 100 as a driver could set off a celebration that would top Allgaierís in 2006! ARCA practice begins at 9:00, ARCA qualifying at 11:00, Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon, an ARCA autograph session at 12:15, and the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 will take the green at 1:35. It's all part of the State Fair race weekend which will have the USAC Silver Crown Series on Saturday afternoon as well as racing at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday evening.

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    Yentes: Hendren hoping to nab elusive ARCA win https://www.pantagraph.com/sports/mo...ign=user-share

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    IT IS 56TH ANNUAL ALLEN CROWE 100 AND 25TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS SPORTSMAN NATIONALS RACE DAY AT THE Illinois State Fair! The final day of the Illinois State Fair signifies a sort of end of the summer and brings excitement and anticipation. The ARCA cars bring full bodied stock cars to their roots of the dirt for one of two dirt events on the 2018 schedule. With no previous winners entered we are guaranteed to write a new chapter in the Allen Crowe 100 history books with this 56th edition. The 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals sees Jeremy Nichols enter on an unprecedented event winning streak as he has won 5 consecutive Illinois Sportsman Nationals main events. 2 other 5 time winners in Dennis Vandermeersch and Wes O'Dell, another former winner in Timmy (not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word), and close to 20 other drivers seek to stop Nichols streak. Come to the fair, get some delicious fair foods and beverages, enjoy fantastic dirt track mile racing, and cap off the 2018 Illinois State Fair with FUN AND SPEED! Full Event Info... 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 & 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals llinois State Fair Racing Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Sunday, August 19 ARCA RACING SERIES presented by Menards 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 + 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 SPRINGFIELD TIMES: 5:30 AM Pits & Registration 7:30 AM Chapel Service 8:00 AM Drivers Meeting 8:30 AM Ticket Office & Grandstands 9:00 AM Practice 11:00 AM ARCA Qualifying 12:00 PM 25th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar UMPSportsman Feature 12:15 PM Driver Autograph Session 1:15 PM ARCA Driver Introduction 1:30 PM National Anthem 1:35 PM 56th Annual Allen Crowe Memorial 100 SPRINGFIELD TICKET INFO: Tickets will be available on raceday or by calling the State Fair office at 217-782-1979. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200. RESERVED SEATING Advance Tickets (Presale) $25 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day Day Of Tickets (At Gate) $30 Adults Per Day $10 Children 11 & Under Per Day INFIELD TICKETS $20 Adults $5 Children 11 & Under PIT PASSES $35 Adults Each Day $20 Children 11 & Under Each Day $50 Two-Day Pit Pass INFIELD PARKING $7 For Those Parking On Infield With No Infield Or Pit Passes HOST HOTEL Carpenter Street Hotel In Springfield 888-779-9100 or www.carpenterstreethotel.com

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