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I went to Farmer City
Raceway friday night for the first race out side of FL this year. We opened up
with the Illini 100, WoO super late model race cars. 40 cars from all over the
country, and the race was won by Jason Feger. He’s a local guy who lives 25
minutes from the track. Now before we qualify Jason as a local-yocal, he’s also
the UMP Champion. He took home the $20,000, and it couldn’t have happened to a
nicer guy. Mister Smooth, Billy Moyer, took home the second prize of $10,150,
and Iowa’s Ryan Burkhofer got $6,000 for running third.
The track, which has had some promoter problems in the last couple of
years, had a full crowd, and a huge car count. In addition to the 40 late
models, they had 30-something Modifieds, 30-something Street Stock, and over 25
Hornets. It was cold enough everybody was wearing their hoodies and not just
plain hoodies but Carhartt hoodies! I apologize for not having more pictures,
but I was having camera battery problems. Saturday night I went to the opening
at Macon Speedway in Macon Illinois. They had 84 cars. When 7 o’clock rolled
around I didn’t think they’d have any crowd: it was cold and windy… the wind was
blowing 25-45 mph but the crowd just kept trickling in and by feature time it
was 75% full! The crowd at Macon is a young crowd. Most are couples and
families were under 30.
We had lots of
coverage from all over the country. Goose was at I-80 Speedway in NE for the
ASCS show. Stephen Wright was in OH at Jackson County for the OVSCA Sprints.
LarrE caught a race in NC and SC. VA Dirt was in MD and VA. And lots of other
people had coverage, too.
Jimmy Johnsons got
them covered in Martinsville. All the Hendrix teams do great there. It looked
like the crowd was a little better than it has been. Kurt Busch impressed again
coming from the back two or three times ‘til he finally just crashed his car.
If you weren't there you missed out.