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    Apr 2016

    Default 27th IL Sportsman Nationals Sun, Oct 4 @ IL State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL

    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


    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


    Former Winners Returning for 27th Sportsman Nationals at Springfield
    Former NASCAR Driver Ken Schrader To Also Compete

    By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

    October 1, 2020 (SPRINGFIELD, IL)--The current entry list for Sunday’s 27th Sportsman Nationals stock car race contains 4 former winners accounting for 17 victories in the 26 races held to date. The entry list to date includes the three five time winners of the Sportsman Nationals and the Springfield driver who captured the last two events. In addition, retired NASCAR driver, Ken Schrader, will also be behind the wheel of a Sportsman Sunday afternoon.

    Jeremy Nichols of Lovington (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) is the only driver to win 5 consecutive Sportsman races at Springfield and is the all-time Sportsman lap leader with 106 circuits in front. Springfield’s Wes O’Dell (1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000) and Petersburg’s Dennis Vandermeersch (1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010) are two veterans who each have over 20 starts in Sportsman races at Springfield. Vandermeersch is the only driver to win a Sportsman race on the Springfield Mile in October, taking the rain delayed 1997 race.

    Springfield’s Ethan Schnapp broke the run of Jeremy Nichols in 2018 taking the lead on lap 2 and leading the rest of the way. Last year Schnapp chased Nichols for 16 of the 20 miles before taking the lead for his second win on the Mile. Nichols followed Schnapp in second, with Shane Garrison third and O’Dell fourth.

    Other entrants include former ARCA competitor Randy Huffman of Maroa, two generations of Farley’s (Jim Jr. & Jim III) from Springfield, Rick Wietekamp of Springfield, Steve Adams of Humboldt, Phil Moreland of Assumption and Darrell (not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word) of Monticello. Additional entries are expected before race time.

    The 27th Sportsman Nationals 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. Tickets will also be available at the gate on raceday.

    The 27th Sportsman Nationals is slated to take place at around 12 p.m., immediately prior to the 58th Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100.

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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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