Illinois State: Event fact sheet

Fresh from the 1.33-mile concrete Nashville Superspeedway, the world's most versatile stock car tour is headed back to its roots. Born on the dirt in 1953, the ARCA RE/MAX Series warriors next visit the 1-mile dirt Illinois State Fairgrounds in ...

Fresh from the 1.33-mile concrete Nashville Superspeedway, the world's most versatile stock car tour is headed back to its roots. Born on the dirt in 1953, the ARCA RE/MAX Series warriors next visit the 1-mile dirt Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield for this Sunday's (Aug 18) Allen Crowe Memorial 100. The Allen Crowe Memorial 100 ARCA RE/MAX race is the largest sporting event in the state capital city of Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD FACTSHEET PLUS

RACE: Allen Crowe Memorial 100, Sunday August 18
TRACK: Illinois State Fairgrounds, 1-mile clay
LOCATION: Springfield, Illinois
DISTANCE: 100 Miles (100 laps)
SANCTION: ARCA
SERIES: Event #16 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series
SCHEDULE:
Sun, Aug 18:
Practice 9 AM -- 10 AM
Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying 11 AM
Start of Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at 1 PM.

POSTED AWARDS: $125,642 in prize, point and contingency money

ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.

ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Carolina Motorsports, Earl's Performance Products, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Kluhsman Racing Products, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp, Who's Your Daddy?/Big Daddy's Company.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Berryman Products, Bilstein Shocks, Blake Carburetors, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dr. Gas Exhaust Components, Edelbrock, EMCO Transmissions, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, JR's Garage, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, MSD Ignition, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Reed Cams, Rhyne Racing Engines, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wilson Manifolds.

RECORDS:
Qualifying -- Bob Hill, 1995, 33.546 seconds (107.315 mph)
Race -- Bobby Bowsher, 1990, 90.000 mph

NOTES OF INTEREST: Fresh from the 1.33-mile concrete Nashville Superspeedway, the world's most versatile stock car tour is headed back to its roots. Born on the dirt in 1953, the ARCA RE/MAX Series warriors next visit the 1-mile dirt Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield for this Sunday's (Aug 18) Allen Crowe Memorial 100. The Allen Crowe Memorial 100 ARCA RE/MAX race is the largest sporting event in the state capital city of Springfield. This year's event will be the 51st ARCA RE/MAX race held on a clay oval since 1974 and the 20th ARCA race on the Springfield mile since 1983. At present, 42 teams representing 14 states are entered including Illinois drivers' Eric Smith, Todd Coon, Joe Cooksey, Bob Strait, Charlie Schaefer, Chris Geier and Justin Allgaier. If Allgaier makes the field, he will tie Shelby Howard in the honor of being the youngest ARCA RE/MAX Series driver/starter in the history of the series. Both drivers, in their first attempt, were/will be 16 years and 76 days. Drivers making their first ARCA RE/MAX appearance at Springfield include leading ARCA Rookie of the Year contender and 2nd in points Chad Blount, 18-year old Chase Montgomery (4th in points coming off career-best 3rd at Nashville), Ed Wettlaufer, Howard, Steve Senerchia, Tim Fulford, Allgaier, Alton McBride and Hueytown AL legend Red Farmer. Farmer, in a Jason Jarrett/ML Motorsports back-up car, at 71 years young, is the oldest driver in the field. However, Farmer, who serves as Jarrett's consultant, is still very much active in dirt late model racing. The Old Milwaukee Pole Award at Springfield will be named/presented in honor of the memory of Dean Roper. Roper was the winningest ARCA driver on dirt since 1974 with 9 wins at Springfield, DuQuoin and Terre Haute. After 19 RE/MAX Series events at Springfield, 5 have been won from the pole -- Bob Keselowski in 1987, Bob Brevak in 1990, Bob Hill in 1994, Ken Schrader in 1998 and defending race winner Frank Kimmel in 2001. Kimmel, the current point leader, has won 3 of the last 4 ARCA races on dirt (Springfield twice and DuQuoin). In addition, the 3-time champ won on the West VA Motor Speedway clay oval in 1997. Past ARCA RE/MAX Series winners at Springfield include Bob Keselowski 4, Dean Roper 3, Bobby Bowsher, Frank Kimmel & Tim Steele 2, and Bill Baird, Bob Brevak, Bob Hill, Bobby Jacks, Ken Schrader and Billy Thomas all with 1.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Schrader , Frank Kimmel , Chad Blount , Chase Montgomery , Jason Jarrett , Shelby Howard , Tim Steele , Justin Allgaier , Red Farmer
Teams Team Penske , CIP