The ILSS is proud to announce a very special night of racing on Friday Night, June 28th at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle Illinois as a support class with the World of Outlaws (WOO) Sprint Cars. Series President Roger Sollenberger secured the date with a phone conversation with WOO Director Larry Hillerud on Wednesday afternoon. This will be the biggest race in the history of the ILSS and 1st time at the legendary super fast LaSalle Speedway. A meeting on Saturday afternoon with Roger and LaSalle Promoter Tony Izzo Jr made this date possible. Tony may be interseted in picking up a date the ILSS is off at Peoria Speedway. This will give the ILSS cars a big 2 night weekend of racing with June 29th scheduled at Peoria Speedway. The buildings at Peoria are knocked down and work will begin to get the facility up and going by the end of June. The Purse for both nights of racing will be posted soon. The post earlier was a little misleading. The ILSS stock 1000cc motor rule will be in affect and all ILSS rules. This will be a WINGED EVENT Hoosier RR SP2 and SP3 tire rule any tire on other 3 corners. Check the rules section of the web site. We have tech equipment to check any motor. We are the only stock 1000cc lightning sprint series in Illinois and this will be a point race as our competitors race for their share of the $4500+ point fund.
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The ILSS cars and stars made the visit to the Lincoln IL Speedway on Fri night. With 16 cars in the pits when hot laps kicked off around 6:30 set the tone for a face paced night of racing on the lightning fast 1/4 dirt. A brief heavy mist just before hot laps made the track a tacky very fast smooth racing surface the entire night. Two 8 car heat races were 1st up for the series. Heat #1 saw Jack Sandall and Brad Funk on the pole for the start of the 8 lap event. On the first start Jack jumped and the yellow came out and the field was reset. The 2nd time Brad took the lead but Brads son Andrew Funk bicycled in turn 1 and got upside down bringing out the red flag. On the restart Brad took the lead but Jack had got under Brad off of turn 3 and Brads car got sideways and up over Jacks right rear and sent the car into a series of very violent end over end flips. In the process Austin Archdale who had started right behind Brad said he drove under Brads flipping car to miss the serious flip. Brad was shaken up and received a mild concussion but remained at the track for the remainder of the night. Rookie in the 1000cc cars Dave Baugh who started dead last in the event took home the heat win with Jack Sandall 2nd and Austin Archdale 3rd followed by A.J. Hill. The 2nd .8 lap heat saw Brent Burrows and John Springer on the front row for the start. Brent would jump to the lead and fought off hard challenges by Billy Brickley for the win. Billy would end up in 2nd spot followed by Gedd Ross and John Springer rounded out the top 4. Brent by winning the 2 nd heat would do the redraw for the feature event and pulled the #2 pill inverting 4 cars for the Speedway Motors 20 lap feature event. This would put Austin Archdale and Billy Brickley on the pole. Dave Baugh a rookie in the 1000cc class had to start on the tail of the 14 car field. Both Funk cars DNS the event. Billy would jump to the lead with Austin in 2nd spot. Austin would take the lead on lap 5 but Andy Baugh who had chain problems in the heat had to start 9th in the field. Andy who won on openein night at Peoria in April moved to the front quickly and took the lead from Austin on lap 8 and was poised to make it 2 wins in a row. The yellow came out on lap 10 as Austin Archdale spun in turn 2 and this bunched up the field. .Andy would bring the field to the green with Billy Brickley 2nd followed by Gedd Ross and Dave Baugh had came from 14th to fourth spot. A.J. Hill was 5th. On lap 16 Andys car would slow down with clutch problems and Dave Baugh would take the lead for the final 4 laps for the win. Billy was 2nd and Gedd would drop out on lap 18 with overheating moving Brent Burrows to 3rd with Jack Sandall 4th A.J Hill 5th and Austin Archdale 6th,
Keizer Wheels 8 lap Heat #1 : 1. Dave Baugh 2. Jack Sandall 3. Austin Archdale 4. A.J. Hill 5. Josh Brienen 6, Andy Baugh 7. Brad Funk 8. Andrew Funk
Keizer Wheels 8 lap Heat #2 : 1. Brent Burrows 2. Billy Brickley 3. Gedd Ross 4.John Springer 5. T.J Bolen. 6 Terry Bolen. 7. Stacy Bolen 8. Jake Sollenberger
Speedway Motors -Roger Bess Trucking-SBG Logistics- Hoosier Tire 20 Lap Feature.
1. Dave Baugh-Bloomington
2. Billy Brickley-Wataga
3. Brent Burrows-Lewistown
4. Jack Sandall-Pekin
5. A,J Hill-Peoria
8. T.J. Bolen-Peoria
9. Terry Bolen-Peoria
11. Andy Baugh-Mason City
12. Gedd Ross- Havana
13. Stacy Bolen-Peoria
14. Jake Sollenberger-Canton
15. Brad Funk-Morton-dns
16. Andrew Funk-Morton-dns
Great news today from peoria Speedway on clean up efforts. This Sun April 28th we would like to get as many ILSS members and friends and pit crew members to come to the Speedway and help start with clean up efforts. Right now we are going to be just picking up debris and putting it in a pile so it can be hauled away. We will start at 10am probably till dark. If during that time you could spend part of it with the clean up effort it would be appreciated. The faster the clean up goes the sooner the ILSS can be back running. Right now June 1st is the projected date but it will take the help of the ILSS members to help with the clean up. I will be making phone calls today Fri and Sat. morn to see who can come. If we can get enough of our members to come and help I have great news for our series. You may give me a call.
Thanks Roger 1-309-370-2901
The heavy floods that blasted the Peoria Speedway this week and pretty much destroyed everything. The ILSS official scales appear to have been saved. The platform was picked up and moved about 10ft from where it was but appears to be in good shape. When the ground hardens up a bit and we can get my truck back to them we are going to bring them to the shop and make sure they still read okay. It appears at this time it will be awhile before we race at Peoria Speedway. Next scheduled race for the ILSS cars will be a non wing event Friday night May 3rd at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln IL . Hope all ILSS cars show up for the 2nd Speedway Motors point race of the season.
Due to the torental rains the past couple of days the Peoria Speedway is flooded out. Flood waters from the nearby Kickapoo Creek reached the eve troughs on the concession stand Thurs. afternoon. The water which came in very quickly and roes to levels that have not been seen that high in a lot of years. Speedway Promoters Curt & Katie Mottaz are waiting for the water to receed so clean up operations can begin. Once the water goes down and we can get in we could use help from anyone that would like to donate time to help with the clean up.Keep posted to the ILSS page or our facebook page for updates. This weeks program and probably next weeks scheduled race program will likely be canceled.
Mason City ILSS newcomer Andy Baugh took home the 20 lap Speedway Motors season opener on Sat. Night at Peoria Speedway for the ILSS 21 race season . Baugh coming from inside row 6 of the 14 car field worked his way to the front . Outside of row 1 starter Josh Brienen of E, Peoria jumped to the race lead at the drop of the green and lead for 8 laps. Austin Archdale of Brimfield the series defending point champ who started outside of row 6 worked his way to the front and slipped by Brienen to take the lead on lap 9. Jake Sollenberger of Canton held down the runner up spot until Archdale got by on lap 4. Jake would retire on lap 14 when the front axel broke. Baugh had worked his way to 3rd spot on lap 14 when the caution came out for Brad Funk in turn 2. Brad who won the 2nd heat did the pill redraw for the 20 lap Feature and drew #4 inverting 8 cars. Brad came from row 4 to contend for the lead until the lap 14 spin. This moved Andy to 2nd right behind Archdale who had built up nearly a straightaway lead. On the restart Austin’s car stumbled on the start and Andy slipped by to hang on the final 6 laps for the win. You probably recognize the name Andy Baugh who tore out the fence in turn 2 with his 410 sprint car. Andy will be one to beat this season in the ILSS. Gedd Ross of Havana making his 1st start in a 1000cc lightning sprint and another rookie came from last starting spot to finish an impressive 3rd spot. Brent Burrows of Lewistown was 4th and A.J. Hill of Norwood rounded out the top 5.Andrew Funk the 2012 ILSS Rookie of the year took home top honors in the 1st Keizer Wheels 8 lap heat over the Buckshot Bandit of Billy Brickley. Billy dropped out of the feature event with clutch problems. Brad Funk won heat 2 in which Austin Archdale got into the back of Brad’s car off of turn 2 when Brad’s car did not come up to speed and ran over the right rear tire and got upside down .Brent Burrows would finish 2nd. Gedd Ross of Havana was the recepient of the $25 hard charger award from Pekin Weldors for coming from 14th startting spot to finish 3rd in the Feature event.
Keizer Wheels 1 st 8 Lap Heat 1.Andrew Funk-Morton 2. Billy Brickley-Wataga 3. A.J. Hill- Norwood 4. Jake Sollenberger-Canton 5. T.J. Bolen-Peoria 6. Andy Baugh-Mason City 7. Matthew Kavanaugh-Mackinaw
Keizer Wheels 2nd 8 Lap Heat: 1.Brad Funk-Morton 2. Brent Burrows-Lewistown 3. Gedd Ross-Havana 4. Josh Brienen-E.Peoria 5.Terry Bolen–Peoria 6. Austin Archdale-Brimfield 7.John Springer-Bushnell
SPEEDWAY MOTORS 20 LAP FEATURE
1. Andy Baugh-Mason City
2. Austin Archdale-Brimfield
5. A.J. Hill Norwood
8. Brad Funk- Morton
9. Matthew Kavanaugh-Mackinaw
10. John Springer-Bushnell
11. Terry Bolen-Peoria
12. T.J. Bolen-Peoria
13. Jake Sollenberger-Canton
14. Billy Brickley-Wataga
The IL based ILSS and the IN, based AMSA will be back in action and will combine the 2 groups after a 3 year absence. The 2 Lightning Sprint groups will be in action on June 22nd at the super fast 1/5 mile dirt at US 24 Speedway in Logansport IN. billed as the “IL & IN. Challenge” It will be the first time in 3 years when the 2 series will meet head to head . This race is open to any 1000cc or 1200cc lightning sprint car. This will pit the cars from both groups in an action packed night of racing. The purse for this race TBA at a later date, but should be a decent payout. ILSS President Roger Sollenberger and AMSA President Jerry Tague talked a lot during the Tulsa Shootout about the possibility of the 2 groups coming together for a race. US 24 Speedway Owner Promoter Jimmy Bolen was all for the groups to come together at his facility. Mark this date and it should be a great night of racing for the fast action paced lightning sprint cars.This race will be a non wing race.
Keizer Aluminum Wheels has joined the growing number of sponsors for the ILSS 2013 racing season. Keizer Aluminum Wheels one of the leading wheel manufactures for racing in the country has joind forces with the ILSS again. Keizer Wheels will be giving out certificates for $50 off the purchase of an aluminum racing wheel once again. The winner of selected heat races will earn the certificates. The ILSS would like to thank Keizer Wheels for coming on board once again for the 2013 racing season.
ILSS President Roger Sollenberger signed 2 new sponsors for the 2013 season for the Lightning Sprint Series on Friday.. ” Grandpa” Jim Carter owner of Pekin Weldors of Pekin IL has signed on to be the official sponsor for all 19 races this season for The Hard Charger Award. Pekin Weldors is a welding and fabrication business on Rt 98 . They specialize in all types of welding big or smal and have been in business for 40 years..Pekin Weldors will be putting up $25 each race night for the Hard Charger the driver who passes or advances the most spots in the 20 lap feature each night.
Dave’s Auto Service of 4003 Pfeiffer RD. in Bartonville IL just up the hill from Keystone Steel & Wire has been the official supplier of Shaffer Racing Oil for the past few years for all types of race cars. Dave’s Auto Service is full service repair shop for all types of cars and light trucks and has been in business for 20 plus years. Owner Dave Condre will be giving away once a month a case of Shaffer Racing OIL to one lucky ILSS driver that is attendance on that night. Dave’s has been a sponsor with Roger for many years sponsoring trophies or special awards for the drivers and is the Proud Sponsor of Super Late Model driver Todd Bennett and UMP Crate driver Evan Fink and ILSS driver Austin Archdale
Welcome Aboard PEKIN WELDORS and DAVE’S AUTO SERVICE to the fastest growing series racing at the 1/4 mi. high banked Peoria Speedway.