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August 2019

  • Tyler Speer to drive for Fast Track at DuQuoin: Drag boat champion Tyler Speer will return to racing on dry land this weekend as he makes his first appearance of the season in the ARCA Menards Series in Saturday night's Southern Illinois 100 on the Magic Mile at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Speer will drive the No. 11 Phillip Smith Contracting/Wallace Electric Toyota for 1995 ARCA champ Andy Hillenburg's Fast Track High Performance Racing team. It will be a busy weekend for Speer and his family as they have to be in two different race tracks in two different states in a matter of hours on Saturday and Sunday. "We're going to drop our rig and get set up for the drag boat races in Livermore, Kentucky on Friday," Speer said. "Then we'll head up to DuQuoin for the ARCA race on Saturday and as soon as that's over head back to Livermore for boats on Sunday." (In part from (08-31-19)
  • Ken Schrader returning at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds: Ken Schrader will strap in for the Southern Illinois 100 at DuQuoin on Saturday night. Schrader will pilot his familiar No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Ford in what will be his 83rd career ARCA Menards Series start. Schrader's most recent ARCA Menards Series appearance came at WWT Raceway at Gateway just outside of St. Louis in June 2018. He started and finished eleventh. In 14 career starts at DuQuoin, Schrader has three wins, eleven top-five and thirteen top-ten finishes. He also has three General Tire Pole Awards on his resume at the Magic Mile, tied for the all-time lead. (In part from (08-31-19)
  • Michael Self wins at Springfield; scores first dirt win: Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) held off his Venturini Motorsports teammate Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) on a two-lap dash to the checkered to earn his fourth series victory of the season. Self, the current series championship leader, took the lead from another Venturini Motorsports teammate and General Tire Pole Award winner Logan Seavey (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) shortly after halfway. From there, Self build a nearly four-second advantage over the field until an incident in turn four involving Ty Gibbs (No. 18 Monster Energy/ORCA Coolers/Terrible Herbst/Advance Auto Parts Toyota) and Joe Graf, Jr. (No. 77 EAT SLEEP RACE Ford) with less than ten laps to go. The race would get restarted at the scheduled conclusion, lap 100, for a green-white-checkered dash to the checkered. Full Results (In part from (08-24-19)