Friday, August 11, 2017



As the POWRi Micros set out another weekend, it makes the Winged Outlaws presented by Stallard Chassis light up with excitement and a guaranteed $500 to win once again! Last week saw a charge from Craig Ronk, who started 14th, to win followed by an almost first-time outlaw winner! What will this weekend bring?

 The Prairie Farms Non-Wingers are all still chasing Andy Bishop after he scores his 5th in a row! Can anyone beat him in non-wing this weekend?

The Williams Auto Body Sportsman competition ratcheted up this past weekend as Zach Hubbard mounted a serious challenge to Brocton Williams stranglehold on the class.

Cody Maier took the score in the dwarf class, Chris Beasley is cutting into Billy Beard's winning ways in the IKE Family Dealerships Mod-lite class, Trevor Hertter picked up his third score this weekend in the SEMO Services Jr Sprints and Aubrey Smith from Houstonia, MO scored the Restricted win!


-All classes to run
-Stallard Chassis Winged Outlaws race for guaranteed $500 scale
    -Bicycle give aways
    -Toy Box (Racing Collectibles/hot wheels)
    -Photo of Favorite driver courtesy of Jim Viviano
-Gates open at 3pm
-Pill Draw 4-5:30pm
-Drivers' Meeting at 5:45pm
-Hotlaps at 6pm
-Racing at 7pm

~*JRs WILL NOT be running non wing*~

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chris Andrews Steals Terry Sprague Memorial Preliminary Triumph with Late Race Pass at SIR!

Chris Andrews Steals Terry Sprague Memorial Preliminary Triumph with Late Race Pass at SIR!

By Brian Walker – Maximum Dirt
Marion, IL | July 29, 2017 – Setting a new event record with a staggering car count of 102 entries for Friday’s showing of the Terry Sprague Memorial preliminary night, the stout field of the nation’s best non-wing competitors did not disappoint. Following an exciting program that included 11 heat races, six qualifiers and a 30-lap feature, it was none other than Oklahoma’s Chris Andrews parking his Sawyer Chassis No. 8 on the front stretch at Southern Illinois Raceway! Using a late-race pass on Indiana’s Cole Bodine, Andrews locked himself into tonight’s $5,000/Win main event along with Bodine, Tom Curran, Andy Bishop, Joe B. Miller & Tyler Rust.

After a set of 11 heat races, it was Pennsylvania’s James Morris serving as the high point man, as he guided the Zarski Motorsports, Hyper Racing No. 131X to a smooth sixth-to-first run worth 65 points. Backing up his heat race triumph with a qualifier score, Morris secured his spot as the pole sitter for the opening night of the TSM. Also earning a sixth-to-first heat race run and a qualifier win was Cole Bodine in his Concept Chassis No. 57, as he claimed his spot alongside Morris on the outside pole. Filling out rows two and three for the feature lineup were fellow qualifier winners Chris Andrews, Joey Wirth, Tom Curran and Tyler Rust.

At the drop of the green flag in the feature, it was James Morris who stormed into the early lead, but after a few short laps of holding the edge, Cole Bodine came rocketing at Morris with a challenge for the top spot. With five circuits down, Bodine whipped his machine around the outside of Morris and looked destined to claim another preliminary triumph, after his 2016 #BigDance preliminary score.

However, as the cross flags flew on lap 15, a new challenger would arise when Oklahoma’s Chris Andrews stormed past Morris for the second spot. Quickly cutting away at Bodine’s advantage in the Justin Blevins owned Sawyer Chassis No. 8, Andrews tracked down the Indiana native and took to the lead on the 22nd circuit with a slider. Bodine would remain consistent in his effort against Andrews, but following the final caution of the race with five to go, Andrews would pull away just enough from the No. 57 machine.

Leading the remaining nine laps, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Chris Andrews would hang on to secure the preliminary victory and lock-in to tonight’s $5,000/Win main event. It’s worth nothing that Andrews and his car owner, Justin Blevins, are no stranger to big-time success on the high banks of Southern Illinois Raceway. At the 2012 “The 66,” the duo swept their preliminary night and went on to win the dash and 40-lap feature as they scored a huge $10,000 payday together.

Coming home with a close second place finish was Indiana’s Cole Bodine in his Concept Chassis No. 57. The “Hoosier” put on a valiant effort while leading over half of the preliminary feature and while he ended up in second, he still is sitting pretty on the outside pole of the dash for tonight’s finale. Bodine, a notable non-wing ace, led much of the Outlaw Non-Wing feature at the Tulsa Shootout this year before finishing second to California’s Tristan Guardino.

Rounding out the podium in third was the feel-good story of the night in Kansas City, Missouri’s Tom Curran. The driver of the Pace Chassis No. 11 made his mark big time as he attended his first out-of-town special event. A low-budget competitor with his father, Kevin, the duo race nearly every weekend at Sweet Springs Raceway and Double-X Speedway in Missouri. But, it was last night as Curran formally introduced himself to the micro sprint nation and locked-in to the biggest race of his career.

Earning a fourth-place finish was local SIR racer and Harrisburg, Illinois native, Andy Bishop, as he locked his Hyper Racing No. 42 into tonight’s main event. Charging from 16th-to-5th, the defending TSM champion, Joe B. Miller, has found his Hyper Racing No. 51B ready for contention at another $5,000 tonight. The final lock-in went to the sixth-place finisher of Indiana’s Tyler Rust in his Hyper Racing No. 10. Rounding out the top ten was Joey Wirth in seventh, Jeffrey Newell in eighth, Russ Gamester in ninth and Jordan Herrman in tenth.

The finale of the 10th annual Terry Sprague Memorial commences tonight at Southern Illinois Raceway as 100+ competitors vie for the $5,000 grand prize! For those unable to attend, you can follow live updates on Twitter at @MaximumDirt_ or watch the live broadcast on

Heat Winners: James Morris, Zac Taylor, JB Gilbert, Andrew Felker, Chris Andrews, Tom Curran, Daniel Robinson, Joey Wirth, Todd Kirkman, Austin Stone, Cole Bodine.

Qualifier Winners: James Morris, Cole Bodine, Chris Andrews, Joey Wirth, Tom Curran, Tyler Rust.

A-Main (30 Laps): 1. Chris Andrews (3), 2. Cole Bodine (2), 3. Tom Curran (5), 4. Andy Bishop (13), 5. Joe B. Miller (16), 6. Tyler Rust (6), 7. Joey Wirth (4), 8. Jeffrey Newell (7), 9. Russ Gamester (24), 10. Jordan Herrman (19), 11. James Morris (1), 12. Matt Howard (17), 13. Andrew Felker (22), 14. Zac Taylor (15), 15. Jimmy Wood (20), 16. Scott Britton (18), 17. Jessee Holt (23), 18. Brandon Rose (21), 19. Daniel Robinson (12), 20. JB Gilbert (14), 21. AJ Hopkins (9), 22. Todd Kirkman (11), 23. Chris Cochran (8), 24. Frank Galusha (10).
Lap Leader(s): Morris 1-4, Bodine 5-21, Andrews 22-30.
Hard Charger(s): Gamester +15, Miller +11.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017



The 10th annual Terry Sprague Memorial is quickly approaching and we hope you all are just as excited as our crew!


Below are a few notes to keep in mind as you are heading our way.



Pits will open at 2pm each day.  If you paid for a pit reservation, there will be someone available at the pit entrance to direct you to your reserved spot.  Please be sure to pull in as tightly as possible in order to make room for all drivers.



Practice will begin at 6pm on Thursday.  We will have a brief drivers meeting, then open practice until 9pm.

Friday & Saturday: 

·         Pill draw from 3:00-5:00pm

o   All drivers will pill draw on Friday AND Saturday unless you finish in the top 6 on Friday night.

o   Failure to pill draw will result in starting scratch for the heats and no passing points earned.

·         Drivers meeting at 5:30pm

·         Hotlaps at 6:00pm

·         Racing will immediately follow

o   Please make note of each’s night schedule.  It is YOUR responsibility to be in staging at the beginning of your assigned races.  We will do our best to keep the program moving as quickly as possible.


Number Plates

SIR rules state:

Cars entered in the non-wing class are required to display a 10” X 7.25” rectangular white plate with black car number with no less than 6 inch letters/numbers OR body graphics that simulates black numbers (with letters) and white background with same requirements as a number plate (Same size, background, no fancy fonts in place of current number plate)

Number plates are available for purchase at our pit shack.  This includes the plate and black numbers; please bring black electrical tape with you to create a letter if one is included in your number.

Car Number

Your assigned car number is noted on the pre-entry list posted to the track Facebook page.  Please make note of this number as some were assigned their second choice.  The entire number needs to be included on your number plate.  In addition, you will write the entire number on the sign-in sheet each night.



All drivers are required to wear a working raceceiver each time they take the track.  Our crews use raceceivers to communicate to drivers frequently throughout the program.  They are a vital tool in keeping the show running as efficiently as possible.  Failure to wear a working raceceiver will result in DQ for the event.

Tire Prep

NO chemical tire prep is allowed.  Doing so will result in a DQ for the event.


For those coming to the track for the first time this year, please complete the attached W-9 and return to us upon sign-in.  If the name listed on the W-9 is NOT the driver, kindly write the driver name in the white space at the top.  If you do not have a current W-9 on file, you will NOT receive any earned payout.  We will not track your W-9 down, so please turn it in immediately upon arrival.


Event T-shirts will be available for sale.
Concessions will be available each night.
Raceceivers will be available for purchase at the track.

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!!