DUQUOIN FACTSHEET RACE: Southern Illinois 100 TRACK: DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, 1 mile clay oval LOCATION: DuQuoin, Illinois DISTANCE: 100 laps (100 miles) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of America ...
DUQUOIN FACTSHEET RACE: Southern Illinois 100 TRACK: DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, 1 mile clay oval LOCATION: DuQuoin, Illinois DISTANCE: 100 laps (100 miles) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) SERIES: Event #17 of the '99 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series PROMOTER: Bob Sargent (217) 764-3200 SCHEDULE: Sunday September 5, 1999 Registration 6:00 AM Garage open 6:30 AM Practice 9 AM Talladega Pole Award Qualifying 11 AM (1 lap) Southern Illinois 100 1 PM POSTED AWARDS: $103,856 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, Stuart RV Land/Coachman, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Advanced Racing Products, Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Dyn-O-Cool, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, FIREFOX Industries, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Motive Gear, QuicShine 99, Racing Champions Diecast Cars, RJS Uniforms, Safe Trac, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Barry Grant Fuel Systems, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Diamond Racing Products, Dyn-O-Mat Enviro Products, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Eleven Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Peterson Fluid Systems, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios/Diversified, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Safety Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, STP, T&L Engines, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: SPEEDVISION to be aired Oct 11 @ 10 PM; Oct 12 @ 2 AM; Oct 15 at 1 PM; Oct 18 @ 2 PM.
RECORDS: Qualifying - Ben Hess, 1992, 34.752 seconds (103.591 mph). Race - Dean Roper, 1983, 90.101 mph.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Southern Illinois 100 will be the 45th ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race held on a clay oval since 1974. It will also be the 17th ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race held at DuQuoin since the series first raced there in 1983. Dean Roper, the all-time ARCA dirt winner with 9 victories, still owns the race record (see above) at DuQuoin established in 1983. Roper, at 60, is also the alltime ARCA winner at DuQuoin with 4 victories followed by Billy Thomas with 3, Bob Hill and Bob Keselowski with 2, and tied with one each are Bob Brevak, David Goldsberry, Lee Raymond, Bob Schacht and Bob Strait. In 1996, Bob Hill won the Southern Illinois 100 from the pole, the only ARCA driver who has ever won from the pole at DuQuoin. Early entrants include point leader Bill Baird, defending champion Frank Kimmel, local favorite out of Centralia and 5th in points Joe Cooksey, ’88 ARCA champion and NASCAR Busch Series veteran Tracy Leslie, ’99 Daytona ARCA 200 winner Bobby Gerhart, 19-time ARCA winner Bob Schacht, JaniKing Ford driver Mark Gibson, the Dura Lube Chevy of Jeff Finley, the Mt. Olive Pickle Chevy of Dill Whittymore and UMP National Late Model champion Ed Dixon in a Ken Schrader Chevy just to name a few.