Breaking News: We are now CLOSED for the season. Watch our FaceBook page and website for info on the 2023 season and this years Banquet

Cooler size 10x14x12 Tall (NO Exceptions) $10 everytime thru gate. NO Food or Glass

NO Large Purses, Bags or Backpacks Allowed | No Dogs Allowed in Grandstand Area

Pouches $20 I  Chips $20

35th Tom Knowles Memorial

July 23rd is the 35th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial

Knowles Memorial

Scott Kitch Memorial

Scott Kitch Memorial July 16th

Kitch Memorial

Summer Nationals Hell Tour

The Summer Nationals Hell Tour invades the High Banks of the Spoon River Speedway Thursday Night June 23rd. The Dirtcar Super Late Models will be running for $5000 to win. Look for some of the best Late Model drivers to be on hand for this event. Also running will be the Summit Dirtcar Modifieds  with the feature winner picking up $1500. Filling out the race card will be the E/B Mods running for $500 to win and $100 to start.

Pits open at noon

Grandstands at 4

Hot Laps at 6

With racing to begin around 7

GA $25

Kids 10 and under are FREE

Coolers 10x14x12Tall MAX No Exceptions $10 every time thru gate


Adult Pit pass $45

Kids 10 and under Pit Pass $20


Gary Cook JR Memorial Special

2022 Cook Jr Memorial

The Gary Cook Jr Memorial Special this Sunday Night May 29th. Modifieds run for $2564 to win and $200 to start. MARS Super Late Models will run for $5064 to win. Also on hand will be the Pro Late Models for $564 to win and $100 to start, the E-Mods for $564 to win and $100 to start, the USAC/IMAS SpeeD2 Midgets $564 to win and $100 to start and the Hornets for $164 to win.

All information is on the flyer except

Coolers 10x14x12Tall MAX NO Exceptions $10 every time thru gate

NO FOOD or GLASS Allowed

FREE Camping this weekend

It is going to be a exciting night of racing at the Spoon you won’t want to miss!!!


Castrol Flo Racing Speedweeks

Illinois Speedweeks Flo

Illinois Speedweeks. Great racing action at 4 elite tracks in Illinois!!

Castrol FloRacing Night in America May 11th

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This is a race you won't want to miss. Get your tickets before April 20th to save $5 on Reserve and GA.

2022 Tentative Schedule is Set

The 2022 tentative schedule is set at Spoon River Speedway. We have tried to put together a mixture of some exciting racing events in 2022. Three practice days are scheduled this year with the 2022 season set to begin on Saturday Night April 30th with the Greg Gilmore Memorial.

Castrol Oil Night in America

Five Super Late Model races are on the schedule for 2022 with the first coming on Wednesday night May 11th the Castrol FloRacing Night in America race were Spoon was picked to begin a four race swing in Illinois Speed week. This race will be the largest paying race in Spoon’s history paying the Late Model feature winner $22,022. With Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws off this week we are expecting a huge car count with the best dirt car late model drivers in the nation in attendance. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss. Filling out the racing card that night will be the Modifieds.

MARS Late Models Logo

The MARS Super Late Models will make three appearances at Spoon in 2022. The first event will be at the Gary Cook Jr Memorial on Memorial Day weekend May 29th. They will return on July 23rd to be part of the Tom Knowles Memorial and their final appearance will be at the Plow Boy Nationals on Sept 4th for $5000 to win. Summer Nationals are on June 23rd this year

The Modifieds will have another season of special races. First will be at the Castol FloRacing event paying the feature winner $3000. Next special will be the Gary Cook Memorial on May 29th paying #2564 to the feature winner. Other specials paying extra are the Bill Anderson Memorial, the Summer Nationals, Floyd Jordon Jr Memorial, Scott Kitch Memorial, Tom Knowles Memorial and the famous Modified Plow Boy Nationals.

Sprint car fans will see these high powered machines first on Saturday Night July 23rd at the Tom Knowles Memorial, which had to be moved because of scheduling conflicts. The MOWA Sprints will run for $3000 to will this night. Then on Saturday Night Sept 10th the NEW Series, Xtreme OutLaw Sprint Cars will make their first visit to the high banks.

E-Mods, Midgets and Hornets all have at least one extra payout night in 2022.

Kids will see their first event on May 21st the Card Board Box Races. Then on June 11th we will have the Candy Dash Races. Kids Back Pack Night will be on August 6th and Meet the Drivers night will be held on August 20th.

These are just a few of our races we have scheduled this year. We will race almost every Saturday night (weather permitting) until the end of September so don’t miss out on some great racing action week in and week out at the Spoon.

We hope to see each and everyone one of you this 2022 race season. Don’t forget to invite your friends, heck invite them even if there not your friends to come watch some of the most exciting racing action at the high banks of the Spoon in this 2022 race season.

Stay tuned to Spoons FaceBook page and website for seasonal updates.


Castrol Flo Racing Night in America ticket for May 11th go on sale today

Flo seating chart

Wed May 11th Castrol Oil Flow racing Night in America tickets go on sale today

Spoon River Tentative Schedule Released

Castrol Oil Night in America
A exciting Tentative 2022 race season has been released by Spoon River Speedway. A long with the always exciting weekly program of Modifieds, Pro Late Models, E-Mods, Hornets and the IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets will also be back with their dates marked in red when confirmed. Lots of work is going on at the Spoon this fall, New clay is being added to both turns and front stretch. We are in the process of adding additional bleachers on the west and east ends of the grandstands and hopefully a few more in the pits. We will also be putting up a new catch fence on the front stretch with new lighting and speakers. The first huge race at Spoon will be on May 11th Castrol Oil FloRacing Night in America invading the high banks for $22,022 to win for the Super Late Models. This will be the largest payout in Spoon's history. Also running will be the Modifieds for $3000 to win and the E-Mods for $500 to win. We are working on reserved seat ticket sales for the top 5 rows. Reserve seat tickets will also give you access to the pits. You will also be able to purchase general admission tickets when the system gets setup for this race and hopefully we will be able to do this for future big races.
MARS Late Models Logo
The next special will be on Memorial day weekend Sun May 29th the Gary Cook Jr Memorial featuring the Modifieds and the MARS Super L/M's. The Super L/M's return on Thursday Night June 23rd for the Hell Tour Summer Nationals. Then On Labor Day weekend Sunday Night Sept 4th will be the Modified Plow Boy Nationals and this year the MARS Super Late Models will join in on the festivities. Sept 10th we will host the new Xtreme Outlaw Sprint car series then on Sept 17th will be the Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA 410 Sprints and the Aaron Hull Memorial for the midgets.
Like I said we are always working on new specials so stay tuned for more exciting news. We will post something when our Special race ticketing system is ready to go. There will also be a $25 charge for campers in 2022. You will have to private message Brad in advance to get your camping ticket for the special events.
Thank You and hope to see everyone in 2022!!
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