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  1. #1
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    Apr 2016

    Default ARCA Racing IL Truck & Equipment 100 Sun, Oct 4 @ IL State Fairgrounds

    The Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds comes alive on Sunday, October 4 for the running of the Illinois Truck & Equipment 100 for the ARCA Menards Series. The Sportsman Nationals will also take the track. Full details below...

    Sunday, October 4, 2020

    ARCA Menards Series
    DIRTcar Sportsman

    7:00am ARCA pit gates open
    8:00am Sportsman pit gates open
    8:00am Drivers Meeting
    9:00am Grandstands/ticket office open
    9:30am ARCA Practice
    10:40am Sportsman Practice/Qualifying
    11:30am General Tire ARCA Qualifying
    12:00pm UMP Sportsman Feature
    1:42pm ARCA Driver Introduction
    1:56pm National Anthem
    2:08pm ARCA Feature

    Advance Sale Grandstand Tickets $25
    Day Of Grandstand Tickets $30
    Kids 11 & Under Grandstand $10

    Tickets available at


    For more information, visit or call 217-764-3200

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    Apr 2016


    Springfield Mile Parking Info For Sunday...
    There will be NO charge for parking!
    Competitors are to enter gate #7 on Sunday.
    Spectators can enter gate #6 or gate #7.
    Competitors who arrive on Saturday night should enter gate #8 and stage in lot #1
    Full event details and advance sale tickets available at

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    Apr 2016


    Central Illinois An Auto Racing Hotspot This Weekend
    Lincoln Speedway & Springfield Mile To Host Huge Shows

    (Lincoln, IL) This coming weekend will be a huge one for racing in Central Illinois, as two facilities are set to host special events. For Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL, the track will be holding the DIRTcar Fall Nationals on Friday night and Saturday night, while the ARCA Menards Series will be in action on Sunday afternoon at the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

    The DIRTcar Fall Nationals, set for Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, has been held at a number of facilities over the years including Eldora Speedway in Ohio as well as Federated Auto Parts Raceway, in Pevely, Missouri. The event marks the final time drivers can accumulate points for the DIRTcar national championship battles. For Lincoln Speedway, this will be the track’s first time hosting the huge event.

    Friday, October 2nd will mark day #1 of 2 at Lincoln Speedway for DIRTcar Fall Nationals racing with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Stock Cars (Street Stocks) on track. Day #2 of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals will be Saturday, October 3rd with DIRTcar Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Sport Compacts (Hornets). Each night, all four divisions will start with group hotlaps/qualifying, followed by heats, last chance racing, and feature events.

    Sunday, October 4th, fans will make the trip just 30 minutes away to the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the ARCA Menards Series and DIRTcar Sportsman. For ARCA, they will be competing in the Illinois Truck & Equipment 100. For the Sportsman, they will be racing in their annual big event, the Sportsman Nationals, paying $1500 to win.

    At Lincoln Speedway, grandstands open at 4:00 PM each day with hotlaps starting at 5:30 and racing at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the gates each day. Detailed information as far as pricing, detailed schedules, and more can be found at

    For the Springfield Mile on Sunday, grandstands open at 9:00 AM with practice beginning at 9:30, ARCA qualifying at 11:30, the Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon, and the Illinois Truck & Equipment 100 takes the green flag just after 2:00 PM. Fans are highly recommended to purchase their tickets in advance by going to Remaining grandstand tickets will be sold at the gate on race day.

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    Apr 2016


    58th Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 Track Facts

    By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

    September 29, 2020 (SPRINGFIELD, IL)--Here are some facts, statistics, and tidbits about the history of stock car racing on the Springfield Mile in advance of Sunday’s 58th Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 ARCA Menard’s Series event.

    Stock car racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds began in September of 1950 as the finale of a 5 race AAA Stock Car schedule. A second “triple A” race was held in 1952. The local Seratoma Club, along with Illinois State Fair race organizer Jim Kidd, brought the USAC Stock Cars to town in September of 1961. Stock Cars became part of the Illinois State Fair in August of 1965 and moved to the traditional Sunday date in 1966. ARCA became the sole sanctioning body of stock car races at Springfield in 1985. Counting “still” dates a total of 68 stock car races have been held on the Springfield Mile.

    Allen Crowe was a popular local stock car and midget driver winning at venues such as Springfield Speedway before taking on the USAC stars in midgets and sprints. He eventually secured a championship car ride and a spot in the Indianapolis 500. In June of 1963 he was fatally injured in an accident at the New Bremen, Ohio track. The annual stock car race is named in his memory, the 2020 edition will be the 58th memorial to Allen Crowe.

    There have been 41 different winners in the stock car events held at Springfield since 1950 and 37 different winners of the Allen Crowe Memorial since its first running in 1963.

    Justin Allgaier of Springfield (originally Riverton) became the first Springfield driver to win a major national championship race on the Springfield Mile since the first race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 1910 when he won the 44th Allen Crowe 100 in 2006. He also became the first Central Illinois driver to win the Crowe Memorial, A.J. Fike became the second in 2015.

    Al Unser is the only driver to win both the Tony Bettenhausen 100 championship dirt race and the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 stock car race in the same year, sweeping the Illinois State Fair weekend in 1972. A.J. Foyt, Roger McCluskey and A.J. Fike have also won both races, but in different years. Prior to the first Crowe Memorial in 1963 Len Sutton posted victories at Springfield in both championship dirt cars and stock cars.

    Rookie Winners (all races)-Jay Frank (1950), Frank Mundy (1952), Len Sutton (1961), Curtis Turner (1963), Bobby Marshman (1964, Bobby Isaac (1965), Buck Baker (1971), Parker Kligerman (2009), Justin Hayley (2016), Michael Self (2019)

    Twenty times a race winner at Springfield has won a national stock car championship, the last being Patrick Sheltra who won the 2010 ARCA Menard’s title.

    General Motors products have dominated racing on the Springfield Mile, GM products have 30 stock car victories at Springfield and 35 pole positions.

    Winners from the pole-15, 1950-70-72-79-80-81-87-90-94-98-01-02-03-07-08

    Most laps led, Allen Crowe 100 winner-99, Don White August 1966. (Jay Frank led 100 in 1950).

    Least laps led, race winner-1, Bobby Bowsher (1992) and Justin Allgaier (2006)

    Most laps led one race, non-winner-95, A.J. Foyt 1963.

    Most laps led total, non-winner-118, Bob Strait

    Most races led-16, Frank Kimmel.

    Most consecutive races led-12, Frank Kimmel (1999-2010).

    Most lead changes-9, 1985.

    Most leaders one race-6, 1993, 1994, 2015.

    Most entries-55, 1993

    Most qualification attempts-52, 1993.

    Most starters-45, 1987.

    Oldest race winner-55 years and 27 days, Bill Baird August 2004.

    Youngest race winner-17 years, 3 months, 24 days Justin Hayley August 2016

    Oldest starter-81 years 2 months, 25 days, Wayne Peterson, August 18, 2019

    Youngest starter-16 years 2 months, Justin Allgaier August 2002.

    Average age of winner (1985-2020)-35.14 years

    State producing most race winners-Indiana, with 9 drivers claiming Indiana as home.

    Most starts-29, Ken Rowley

    Most consecutive starts (Allen Crowe 100)-25, Ken Rowley

    Most victories “crew chief”-7, tie Tom Mueller & Bill Kimmel Jr.

    Most victories car owner-7, tie between Larry Clement and the Mueller Brothers.

    Worst starting position, race winner-25th, A.J. Fike 2015 Allen Crowe Memorial.

    Most laps without pitstop-104, Tim Steele (1996) and Bill Baird (2004).

    Most Miles Completed Career-2305, Frank Kimmel

    Most Top Ten Finishes Career-21, Don White

    Fastest Starting Field in Springfield history-2013. The average qualifying time posted was 34.075 seconds or 105.649 MPH.

    Hottest race day temp-97 degrees, August 1983.

    Coldest race day temp-57 degrees, October 1980.

    # of 100-mile stock car races run at Springfield in October-3, 1980, 1997 & 2020.

    The ARCA Menard’s Series returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 4. Grandstand ticket sales will be limited to 20% capacity in order to promote a safe atmosphere and allow for proper social distancing. In addition, face coverings will be required, temperatures will be checked upon arrival, and multiple hand washing and sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the venue.

    To ensure a ticket, fans are encouraged to order online at or by calling the office at 217-764-3200. The 58th Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100 is slated to begin just after 2 p.m. central time.

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    Apr 2016


    Hailie Deegan Set For ARCA Springfield Mile Debut Sunday

    Daughter of X-Games Legend Brian Deegan Looking For First Win

    Hailie Deegan has quickly made her share of history in stock car racing. On Sunday, Deegan will try to continue to make history, competing with the ARCA Menards Series at the Springfield Mile, in Springfield, Illinois.

    Already the first female to win a race in the former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Deegan was also the first female to win rookie-of-the-year honors and established a record with her second-place finish in the West championship in 2019.

    At 19 years old, the Temecula, California, driver is looking to make her mark in the ARCA Menards Series national tour. Gracie Trotter, another talented young lady, recently became a winner on the ARCA Menards Series West tour.

    Deegan, daughter of X-Games freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan, scored three wins in her two seasons in the West with Bill McAnally Racing. All three wins – at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway in 2018, and at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Colorado National Speedway in 2019 — came with a pass on the final lap.

    “I am going to race them hard for the win,” Deegan said. “The reason I wait until the last lap is that’s what my coach has told me to do. If it’s on the last lap, they don’t have any time to get back to you.”

    The next time Deegan executes a pass for the win, it will be one for the record books. It will also be new territory for Deegan, as Sunday will be on a dirt surface at the challenging Springfield Mile in Springfield, IL.

    In its 68-year history, no female has ever driven into victory lane to celebrate a win in an ARCA Menards Series race. Before 2020, only Shawna Robinson and Erin Crocker-Evernham came close. Robinson finished second at Daytona in 1999, with Crocker taking a trio of runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006.

    In 2018, Natalie Decker started the season with the General Tire Pole Award at Daytona and raced her way to fifth in the race. She matched that result with another fifth-place finish at Elko, earned nine top-ten finishes and ultimately finished seventh in the final series standings.

    The move from the West to the bigger venues of the ARCA Menards Series this year hasn’t been the only transition for Deegan in 2020.

    She moved to DGR-Crosley Racing, reuniting the Deegan family with the manufacturer that supported much of her father’s extreme sports success, Ford Performance. The move paid immediate results, as Deegan finished second at Daytona in the season opener, tying the all-time series record for best finish by a female driver held by Robinson and Crocker.

    Deegan is anxiously awaiting her first visit to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, ARCA’s 38th consecutive season racing at the mile dirt. One of Deegan’s three West Series wins came on the dirt at Las Vegas, and she has been waiting for her chance to take to the fast Springfield mile all season long.

    Deegan is third in the ARCA Menards Series championship standings, 61 points behind leader Bret Holmes. She has three top-five finishes and fifteen top-10s in eighteen teen starts heading into Sunday’s Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe Memorial 100 (2 pm Central Time, live, MAVTV).

    Grandstands will open at 9:00 AM on Sunday with practice starting at 9:30. The DIRTcar Sportsman feature event will be at 12:00 noon with the ARCA Menards Series event at 2:00 PM Central Time.

    Tickets for the Springfield Mile event are still available at or at the gate on raceday. Seating is limited so fans are encouraged to purchase them in advance.

    For more detailed information, including times, ticket prices, and more, visit

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    Apr 2016


    We ARE racing today at the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The ARCA Menards Series Will Race in addition to the DIRTcar Sportsman.
    For those without tickets, we will have plenty available at the gate upon arrival.
    Stands open at 9:00, practice begins at 9:30, ARCA qualifying is at 11:30, the DIRTcar Sportsman feature is at 12 noon, and the Illinois Truck and Equipment 100 is at 2:00 PM.
    For more info, visit

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