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

12th Father's Day Bill Anderson Memorial

2021 Bill Anderson

Weitholder on a roll at the Spoon

Kids Candy Dash

A big showing of the future of dirt track racing showed up for the annual Kids Candy Dash night. Promoter Brad Denney hid nickels in the candy and whoever found one traded it in for a $5 bill.


In racing action DirtCar Modified driver Dave Weitholder continued his winning ways at Spoon by leading all 20 laps and picking up his second feature win in a row and third of the season at the Spoon in a yellow riddled race.


Kyle McMahon picked up his first feature win in the DirtCar Pro Late Models.


Justin Vanduren picked up his second feature win in a row in the Street Stock division.

K Anderson

Kevin Anderson picked up his first ever feature win at the Spoon in the E/B Mod division leading all 20 laps.


Kenny Butterfield was back in victory lane in the DirtCar Hornet division.

Sheppard, Weitholder, Gehrke, Lauritson Win at Cook Jr Memorial

Brandon Sheppard

Brandon Sheppard made the trip to Spoon from Wheatland Mo Showme 100 to pick up the MARS Super Late Model Victory Sunday night.

Dave Weitholder

Dave Weitholder continued his winning ways by picking up another feature win in the 30 lap Modified main event.

Chett Gehrke

Chett Gehrke picked up the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midget feature win and the #15 of David Lauritson picked up his second feature win in a row at the Spoon.

David Lauritson

May 15th Races Cancelled

Races Cancelled

Expectations High For 2021 at the Spoon


We are excited for the 2021 season to begin. We will be running almost every Saturday night. Classes in 2021 will be the Dirtcar Modifieds, Dirtcar Pro Late Models, USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets, E/B Mods, Dirtcar Hornets and making a return in 2021 the Dirtcar Street Stock which will run on the Saturdays that the D2 Midgets aren’t. We will have special events for kids like bicycle races, candy dashes, back pack night just to name a few. We will run almost every Saturday night with some special events added in. We have worked hard and think this will be one of the best racing schedules we have had at Spoon. Super Late Models will be at the Spoon four times. Winged Sprints twice with Lucas Oil POWRI National Midgets and Non Winged Sprints once. The Dirtcar Modifieds will have Special numerous events. Here are some of the special we have scheduled as of now.

We will begin with two practice sessions beginning on Sunday April 11th with the second coming the following Sunday April 18th. Any race car class will be welcome.

Renegade Logo v2 for Brad

Opening night will be Saturday April 24th, the Greg Gilmore Memorial presenting the Renegades of Dirt Modified Series. This East coast series has wanted to come to the Midwest for a few years now. Along with our great Modified drivers in the Midwest they should bring some east coast driver in for this race paying $3000 to the winner. (Possible $5000 to win)

The next Special event at the Spoon will be on Memorial Day weekend Sunday May 30th  for the Gary Cook Memorial which will see the Dirtcar Modifieds running for $2064 to win and making their return to Spoon in the first of three races schedule in 2021 will be the MARS Super Late Model Series running for $5000 to win.

The Lucas Oil POWRI WARS Series will Invade the Spoon on Saturday June 12th.

The 12th Bill Anderson Memorial will be on Saturday June 19th.

This year’s Dirtcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour will be on Thursday Night June 24th.


Making their first of two stops at Spoon in 2021 will be the 410 MOWA Sprints Car Series ON Saturday July 10th.

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The 31ST running of the Dirtcar Plow Boy Nationals will once again be held on Labor Day weekend Sunday Sept 5th. This year the Modified feature winner will bring home $11,000 and the feature will pay $1000 to start.

The following weekend Saturday Sept 11th will see the 34th running of the Tom Knowles Memorial featuring the MOWA 410 Sprints, the Lucas Oil POWRI Nationals Midgets, the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the Dirtcar Modifieds.

MARS Late Models Logo

To end the season Spoon we will be running both Friday and Saturday Nights Sept 24th and 25th featuring the MARS Super Late Models season Championships running both nights for $5000 to win to crown their champion.

These are some of our special events scheduled for Spoon in 2021. We continue to work on other events so stay tuned for more info to come.


Happy New Years

New Years 2021

We here at the Spoon would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Years.


We would like to Thank All the fans that supported Spoon in this messed up year of 2020. Thanks to all of you and our great drivers we had another great season at the Spoon even though it was a short one. We also have to thanks all our workers at the track that give up their Saturday nights to help us have a fast and smooth race program every night. We now set our sights on 2021 and hope to have another full season of spectacular racing action with a few more special events.

Back again in 2021 will be the UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Late Models, USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midget, E/B Modifieds and the UMP Hornets.

Play day will be Sundays April 11th and 18th. Any safe race car is welcome.

We have a few Headline events scheduled for 2021


The Greg Gilmore Memorial presents The Renegades of Dirt Modified Series on Opening Night April 24th for $3000 to win. (Possible $5000) This will be the first time this series has been at Spoon let alone in Illinois. Then on Memorial Day weekend (Sunday May 30th) we will have the Gary Cook Jr Memorial with the Modifieds running for $2064 to win. Also after a few years absence the MARS Super Late Models Series will be on hand for $5000 to win that night. On Saturday  night June 12th the POWRI Wingless Sprint Car Series will return to Spoon for an exciting night of wingless sprint action. June 24th has been given our date for the Summer Nationals Hell Tour with the Supers running for $5000 to win and Modifieds for $1500 to win. September looks to be exciting again starting on Sunday Sept 5th with the 31st Modified Plow Boy Nationals paying out to the Modifieds the biggest purse in Spoons history, $11,000 to win and $1000 to start the main event. After getting rained out last year the 34thTom Knowles Memorial will return on Saturday night Sept 11th with the MOWA 410 Sprints and the POWRI Lucas Oil National Midgets.

We are still working on more special events for 2021 but this gives you a peek at what is in store at the High Banks. I will post new events as they become official on our schedule. The complete schedule will be coming out in January so stay tuned for more updates.


Merry Christmas

To You and Yours

Spoon Merry Christmas

30th Modified Plow Boy Nationals

2020 Plow Boy

This Sunday Night Sept 6th the Legendary Spoon River Speedway presents the 30th running of the Dirtcar Modified Plow Boy Nationals featuring the Modifieds running for a grand prize of $10,000 to win the 50 lap feature event. A huge field of Modifieds is expected with all this prize money on the line. The best Modified driver’s in the nation are expected to compete like Kenny Wallace, Nick Hoffman, Wil Krup, Josh Harris, Mike McKinney, Jeff Leka along with some local favorites like Allen Weisser, Mark Anderson, Ray Bollinger, Brandon Roberts, Josh Allen and many more. This is one you won’t want to miss, Sunday Night Sept 6th. Also in action will be the Dirtcar Pro Late Models, the USAC/IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets and the Dirtcar Hornets will be on hand.

Pits open at 12. Grandstands at 3:30. End of draw will be 5:15

Hot Lap TT at 6 with racing to follow

General Admission $25

Kids 10 and under are FREE

Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO Exceptions $10 every time thru gate. NO Food or Glass Allowed

All Pit Passes $40

Modified Pre registration, Must be received before Aug 31st $75 After this date it will be $100.

Hope to see everyone this Sunday Night Sept 6th at the smoothest, fastest 3/8’s mile High Banked Oval we call the Spoon!!!


2020 Tuff Spoon

Tuff Spoon 2020

This is one you won't want to miss. Only two nights of season points left. One complete feature race in all classes with a yellow at halfway to regroup. 1st half starts with high average point, new drivers and drivers with less than 4 point races in 2020 at Spoon starting at rear. Position you are in at yellow will be where you will start when you come back out for your final laps. If you like passing this should be a great race to see this happen. Thanks to our main sponsor Fulton Farm Service and the Hornet sponsors of Matts Recycling, All Around Auto, All Around Towing, Jade T-Shirts, Ralph Construction, Appliance Depo, Blandeavors SBR Performance and the Longest Haul receives $50. Make sure to Thank all these businesses. Times and prices are on the flyer

Pits open at 4. Grandstands at 5. Hot Laps at 6 with racing around 6:30.

General Admission $15

Kids 10 and Under are FREE

Coolers 10x14x12Tall NO exceptions $10 every time thru gate. NO Food or Glass Allowed

Adult Pit Pass $35

Kids 10 and under Pit Pass $20

Transponder rental $5

The 22nd and 29th are the final two nights of track points at the Spoon.

Also don’t forget the Huge Modified 30th Plow Boy Nationals on Sunday night Sept 6th paying the Modified feature winner $10,000.


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