ALLSTAR: Three Illinois dates added

CAMARGO, IL (3/25/04)- Three Illinois dirt tracks have just now been added to the Haulmark All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car schedule. The new additions are: Belle-Clair, Spoon River and Macon Speedways. Each track will be exciting ...

CAMARGO, IL (3/25/04)- Three Illinois dirt tracks have just now been added to the Haulmark All-Star Circuit of Champions sprint car schedule. The new additions are: Belle-Clair, Spoon River and Macon Speedways. Each track will be exciting venues for the popular winged 410 sprint series.

Belle-Clair Speedway in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, IL will host the All-Stars on Wednesday, June 9th. The high-banked one-fifth mile clay oval will kick off a five race swing through the Midwest for the All-Stars in June. Shows at Lake Ozark MO and Yellville AR, Farmington, MO, and Haubstadt, IN will follow on successive nights. While the All-Stars have never competed at Belle-Clair, the track has run sprint car races in recent years. The last sprint show at Belle-Clair was an open event in 1999 won by Jerrod Hull.

Spoon River is the next Illinois track added to the All-Star schedule in July. The banked 3/8 mile oval, located in Canton, near Peoria, will feature the All-Stars on Friday, July 30th. Spoon River is a favorite stop for sprint car competitors and their fans. Each fall the track hosts a traditional open competition event for the open wheel cars and plays to a full house. The July 30th date will be the first ever visit for the All-Stars to Spoon River.

Macon Speedway located south of Decatur will feature the All-Stars on Friday, September 10th. Widely known to stock car fans, the tight 1/5 mile high banked Macon dirt track has sprinkled open wheel events on its calendar through the years. The September 10th show at Macon will be the first time in eight years that the All-Stars have competed there. Danny Smith was the last All-Star victor at Macon, winning there in 1996.

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