With 2 points races left, there's still time to make the "Top 10" or even win a Championship.
9-11 October (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Its time to get
your need for speed, so come on down to CCD for three action
packed days of racing!
On Friday racing
will be Paap Printing Friday Fun Night where its always just
$10 to race or watch. Gates open at 5 pm and open time
runs at 6 pm.
Saturday its the Summit ET Series Race #20 &
King of the College. Racing will be Super Pro, Pro,
Sportsmen, King of the College, High School and Novice
Saturday Entry Fees: Super Pro $50 / Pro $40
/ Sportsmen $25 / High School $15 / Novice Street $20 / Test-n-Tune $30
/ Racers Fee $5. Spectators (Adults) $10 and 12 & under Free.
Saturday Gates open at
Time Runs 2 pm
Sunday its the Final Points Race of the year
in Summit ET, JT Muffler Quick Series, S/P Bikes, Street
Bikes & Powder Puff.
Racing will be JT Muffler Quick 8, Super Pro, Pro, Sportsmen, Bikes, Street
Bikes, Powder Puff & Novice Street.
Entry: Super Pro $50 / Pro $40 / Sportsmen
Bike $30 / Street Bikes $15 / Powder Puff $25 / Novice Street $20 / Test-n-Tune $30
/ Racers Fee $5. Spectators (Adults) $10 and 12 & under
Sunday Gates open at
9 am and time runs start at 11 am.
Anytime we have an official race program or
Test-n-Tune on our schedule we prep the track with VHT.
We will have Sunoco Racing 110 Fuel and Methanol for sale by
the gallon. Sunoco Racing Fuel (110) is $8.00 per
gallon or $400 per drum (54 gal) plus $25 deposit if you
don't bring your own drum. Alcohol is $3.75 per gal and $190
per drum (54 gal) plus $25 deposit if you don't bring your
own drum. Our distributor has in stock by the drum and
can usually be delivered within 1 business day Sunoco 112,
114 & 116. Sunoco 112 is $500 a drum (54 gal), Sunoco
114 is $600 a drum (54 gal) and Sunoco 116 is $650 a drum
(54 gal). We also can order Ethanol at $225 a drum
plus $145 shipping.
King of the
Track Combo Top 32
Congratulations to Terry Willard
on his King of the Track Combo "Wally" win.
R/Up: Chad Isley
Semi-Finalist: Rob Fisher & John Moy.
State Championships Winners
(S/P), Tony Lyons (Pro) & David Lewis (SPT)
Ken Walker (Bike), John Vice (H/S) & Christopher Mullins (Jr's)
The NHRA Illinois
State Championships was contested at Coles County Dragway
USA on 27 Sept with the covenant NHRA "Wally" Plaques on the
line in S/P, Pro, Sportsman, S/P Bike, High School & Jr's.
Mother Nature sure seems to given CCD many scares this year
and this weekend was no different. With clouds looming
all day a sense of urgency was in the air, but that didn't
seem to bother the race winners. In S/P Randy Protz of
Vandalia, IL in his 74 Vega Wagon only blemish was his "Red"
light in the first round, but he bought back and marched
through field before meeting up with Geramie Edwards of
Mattoon, IL in his 99 Dragster in the Finals. Geramie had
the starting line advantage, but Randy ran dead-on with an
"zero" giving him the win with John Moy & Wes Butler
semi-finalist. Pro saw many time winner Tony Lyons of
Ashkum, IL in his 89 Probe taking on first time "Finalist"
Stuart Galloway of Milford, IL in his 85 Monte Carlo LS.
Tony had a slightly better reaction time and ran closer to
his dial as Stuart went too fast breaking out giving Tony
the win with Tom Harlin the lone semi-Finalist.
Sportsman had two drivers who'd never won a "Wally" with
David Lewis of Farina, IL in his 86 Cutlass beating Scott
Pickens of Marshall, IL in his 85 Monte Carlo SS with Jed
Veach the lone semi-finalist. Ken Walker of Kansas, IL
riding his 77 Kawasaki took out "Fast" Freddy Hollingsworth
of Champaign, IL on his 93 Suzuki. Neither rider want
the race off the starting line, but Ken ran closer to his
dial giving him the win. High School category had its
biggest car count of the year with John Vice of Paris, IL in
his 70 Camaro beating Dalton English of Metcalf, IL in his
74 Duster. John was better on the tree and ran closer
to his dial in taking home the victory. In Jr.
Dragster Christopher Mullins of Lincoln, IL, running in his
last chance at a State Championship as he will outage the
class next year took on Kinzer Lee of Kansas, IL one of the
younger Jr. Racers. IT was a close battle, but
Christopher nailed the tree and took home the win.
Dragster Challenge Winners
Wes Butler (S/P),
Eric Rayburn (Pro) & Chad Isley (SPT)
The NHRA National Dragster Challenge was contested at Coles County Dragway USA on 12 Sept with the covenant NHRA "Wally" on the line in Super Pro, Pro and Sportsman. Mother nature hasn't been very kind to CCD with race day morning clouds & rain looking like every other big race day cancellation this year, but by 2 pm the clouds started to dissipate making for an absolutely beautiful Saturday night of racing action. Wes Butler of Bement, IL has been fighting every issue possible, but it all came together Saturday night as he took the win in his 81 Buick Regal taking home his first "Wally". Wes had kept 7.25 on his window all day long repeatedly running the number, but in the finals Doug Herman of Decatur, IL in his 70 Nova left too early and Wes didn’t need to run the number to take home the win. Eric Rayburn of Philo, IL wheeled his 69 Nova to the O'Reilly's Winners Circle in Pro beating Ralph Craig of Charleston, IL in his 76 Firebird. Both drivers ran dead on their dial and near identical reaction times, but Eric’s dead-on with a 6 was closer than Ralphs dead-on with a 9 giving Eric the Win and Wally. Chad Isley of Charleston, IL driving his 87 Mustang has been on a terror this year with 9 wins alone in Sportsman along with 4 wins in Pro and 2 wins in S/P Bike and took home his 17th Wally and 2nd of the year at Coles County Dragway USA as he beat Christi Yielding of Humboldt, IL in her 81 Malibu affectionately known as the "Cash Cab" from its bright Yellow paint and Cash she's been winning with it. Christi was the only racer left in two classes in the Semis of Pro & Sportsman and had taken out two National Champions, 1 Division 3 Champion and 2 Track Champions on her way to the finals where Chad beat her on the tree and closer to his dial forcing Christi into taking the stripe, but breaking out.
Special thanks to the Mattoon High School ROTC for present
Colors during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Capt Trenton Bitting (Flight Commander), Capt Sam Uphoff,
Eli Milligan & SFC Ali Feager
SFC Todd Stokes, Army Instructor
ET Race of Champions Participants
Super Pro - Geramie Edwards
Pro - Max Lang
Sportsman - Chad Isley
Bike - Eric Cooper
NHRA Div 3 Bracket Finals Team
CCD Super Stars 2015
Ron Veach Sr
NHRA Div 3 Bracket Finals Team
CCD Super Partners 2015
Bike & Novice Street
King of the Street Shootout (27 Sept)
On Sept 27th the winners of Street Bike & Novice Street will
run off for a CASH Bonus and "King of the Street" Shootout
Title. Cash Bonus is $100 to win & $20 R/Up. Race
sponsored by Ken Walker.
Raceway & Rolling Thunder Reunion Winners
Max Lang - Motion
Rob Fisher - Motion Super Stock
Congratulation Chad Isley 2015 NHRA Coles
County Dragway USA "King of the Track"
Coles County Dragway USA has seen its share of Mother Nature ruining may races to include the NHRA Summit “King of the Track” three previous times, but the fourth time must have been the charm for Chad Isley as he took home the Wally and 2015 NHRA Coles County Dragway USA “King of the Track” Title. Chad entered three of the four classes available for the “King of the Track” run off and nearly won all three with a win in S/P Bike & Sportsman and runner-up in Pro. With 15 previous NHRA Wally’s, many Track, Divisional and National Championships running off for the “King of the Track” Championship is nothing new for Chad. With the prestige of a “Wally” at stake is nerve racking enough, but also having to beat multi time Champion Andy Romine and Max Lang would be needed before he could claim his 16th “Wally”. In the first run off, Chad took on Andy Romine S/P S-10 with Andy winning on a narrow hole-shot (.511 vs. .513). In the next run off Chad would ride his 02 Suzuki S/P Bike to take on multi-time Pro Track Champion Max Lang in his 40 Willy’s. Well that 50 + years behind the Willy’s wheel wasn’t enough as Max had the better light (.513) to Chad’s .520, but the ole Willy’s ran a bit off with a 6.404 on his 6.39 while Chad rode dead-on his dial with a 5.626 taking the win. In the “Wally” run off Chad would take his 02 Suzuki to the line against Andy Romine’s S-10. As if the “Wally” wasn’t enough for these two, they had a side bet of Dinner with Chad prevailing on a hole shot (.519 vs. .528) and Andy trip the finish line beams a bit early running 6.616 @ 102.50 on his 6.62 dial-in breaking out and giving Chad the Win, Wally and Dinner.
Semi #1 Andy Romine (89 S-10) beat Chad Isley (87 Mustang)
Semi # 2 Chad Isley (02 Suzuki) beat Max Lang (40 Willy's)
Final: Chad Isley (02 Suzuki) beat Andy Romine (89 S-10)
Cedar City Motors Big Dollar
With amount of Summit ET Races lost and
potentially two more taken for a 3rd attempt at the Bottom
Bulb Challenge it was decided to not make it.
The Sponsors of Midwest Bottom Bulb Challenge, Cedar City
Motors is dedicated to bring BIG DOLLAR races to CCD.
With that being said thanks to Cedar City Motors will be
having four BIG $$ races during the month of August in S/P,
Pro, Sportsman & Jr. Dragsters with no increase in entry &
buy back fees in place of the Midwest Bottom Bulb Challenge
Due to diminishing S/P car counts, there has been a change
to S/P guaranteed payouts. It is now at $500 for
the rest of August and all of September 2015. Pro &
Sportsman will stay the same for the month of September 2015
Tell you friends and fellow racers about this and help CCD
continue to grow.
We'll still use the tiered system for R/Up, Semi-Final and
Due to the outstanding car counts and curfew (11:30 pm) we
will no longer be able to have the later start time.
For the remainder of the year; Gates will open at
Noon and Time Runs will Start at 2 pm.
Crabtree Memorial Race
Thanks to all the racers and spectators for supporting
It was an unbelievable turnout as 44 racers went for the win
with Ralph Craig of Charleston, IL taking the home the win.
Congrats to Dewey
Outlaw Performance Heads Up Door Car
The Outlaw Automotive &
Performance Heads Up Door Car Shootout had some of the
Fastest Street Door Cars converge on Coles County Dragway
Dewey Bastin in his Bastin
& Stark 1968 Camaro from Indianapolis, IN took home the win
beating Cade Spires of Clinton, IN. It was a tight
battle to half track before Spires fuel management system
failed causing him to lose power as Bastin pulled away for a
best ET of 5.698 at 128.21 mph.
Motion Raceway / Rolling Thunder Reunion
Order your pre-sale shirts now at a discount price.
Pre-sale prices are $16 (S-XL) & $19 (2XL-4XL) and are
available in Navy or Charcoal Grey.
There will be limited shirts available onsite the day of the
race for $22 (S-XL) & $25 (2XL-4XL)
We are excited to announce we're hosting the Illinois State
Championships on Sunday, 27 September. Running for the
NHRA State Championship Wally Plaques will be Super Pro,
Pro, Sportsman, S/P Bike, High School & Jr. Dragster.
SRT Transmission Giveaway
2015 Racing Season
We are pleased to announce our continued partnership with
Snearly Racing Transmissions for the 2015 Racing Season.
has step up his commitment to
and will be giving away a SRT Powerglide Transmission to one
lucky winner at the 2015 Racers Banquet held in January
Any racer earning at least 45 points under the new "KoT"
points system before 27 September 2015 will be entered into
a drawing for a Powerglide Transmission built by Snearly
Racing Transmission of Bethany, IL. This transmission will
be drawn for at the 2015 Racers banquet in Jan 2016 and you
must be present at the time of the drawing to win.
New ATV Series & Sponsorship
Due to series sponsorship falling through the ATV Extreme
class has been cancelled.
This series is no way affiliated or associated with CW
The first Friday night of each month will still be the CW
Motorsports ATV Drags geared towards having fun and learning
2014 Track Champions
The 2014 Racing
season has come to an end with many racers & crew members
who've worked all season for a Track Championship, but only
one can be Track Class Champion. Congratulations to
the following 2014 Track Champions.
Super Pro - Bob Paul (82 S10)
Pro - Max Lang (40 Willy's)
Sportsman - Rob Fisher (82 Malibu Wagon)
Bike - Eric Cooper (77 Kawasaki)
Quick Series - Dana Kutz (13 Trick Chassis)
Drag-N-Brag - Kyle Bemount (00 Trans Am)
Hoch Garage 6.50 Index - Mikey
Robinson (93 Mustang)
Keep it Kleen & Running Strong 7.50 Index - Chad
Isley (87 Mustang)
Powder Puff - Kelly Edwards (99
Scheid Motorsports Diesel Truck - Jerry Frey (99
High School - Dan Goode (87 Regal)
Jr. Dragster - Eric Willenborg (01 Motivational Dragster)
3rd Annual Motion Raceway Reunion & Terry Luechtefeld
What an incredible night we had from the record car count and spectator count, it was awesome to see the house packed. We'd like to thank all the Spectators and Racers who came out to enjoy the night and especially to the Exhibition Racers who kept the spectators on the edge of their seat. It was great meeting a lot of you and hearing all the stories of times past.
CCD would like to thank the Motion Raceway Committee for allowing us to have the Motion Raceway Reunion and a special thanks to Kevin Hunt for all his help preparing & promoting this event.
Winner & Runner Up:
Super Pro - Jason McConnell & Chad Isley
Pro - Chad Isley & Monte Howard
Super Pro Bike - Brian Davis & Jason English
Sportsman - Nick Harlin & Scott Pickens
Motion Top Eliminator - Chad Isley & Walt Edwards
Motion Super Stock Eliminator - Rob Fisher & Tony Chrisagis
Street Bike - Jordan Vollmer & Lewis Higgins
Jr. Dragster - Abby Svoboda & Kinzer Lee
Ray Evans Consolation - Emma Babb & Carsyn Smith
the Prairie 2014
Wow, what an incredible night of racing action we had for
Thunder on the Prairie from the Jet Funny Car, to a little
Mother Nature raining on our parade, to some extremely tight
bracket racing and a super fast Q330'. We'd like to
thank all the fans & racers who stayed with us waiting so
patiently as we worked to get the track dry and our
unbelievable staff that worked so hard to keep the show
rolling for you as we couldn't do it without all of you.
It may of been late when we got done, but it was great to
see so many fans stay to the end.
Winner & Runner Up:
Quick 330' -
Dana Kutz & Pete
Super Pro - Larry Zahnd &
& Terry Willard
Novice Street - Seth Newhart &
Jr Dragsters -
Ray Evans - Carson Donnel &
Scheid Diesel Motorsports Truck Series
Jerry Frey 2014 Scheid Diesel Track
There was a great turnout with over 20 trucks making time
runs and 4 entered into the race. Jerry Frey ran
consistent all night long and took home the win while
Chandler Bouilet was the runner up. In the "King of
the Track" Jerry Frey made the fastest pass going 7.593 @
94.21 mph giving him three in a row bragging rights.
King of the Track #3
Jerry Frey (Three Months in a row)
(7.671 @ 92.21)
2014 Track Champion Jerry Frey
2014 King of the Track
Eric Cooper Winner
Jason McConnell (S/P),
Terry Willard (Pro) & Rob Fisher (Sportsman)
Eric Cooper caps the weekend off with
the "King of the Track" title and another Wally. This
years NHRA "King of the Track" racers were, Jason McConnell
(Super Pro) 11' Millennium Dragster, Humbolt, IL, Terry
Willard (Pro) 78 Camaro, Mattoon, IL, Rob Fisher
(Sportsman), 83 Malibu Wagon, Humbolt, IL & Eric Cooper
(Bike) 77 Kawasaki, Martinsville, IL. Racers drew for
the opponents and in the semi-finals it was Eric Cooper
defeating Terry Willard in a race that was decided on the
starting line with Terry's Red Light. In the second
semi-final it was Jason McConnell defeating Rob Fisher as
Rob's starting line advantage wasn't enough as Jason closer
to his dial giving him the win. In the finals Eric
Cooper took home this year's NHRA "King of the Track" Wally
over Jason McConnell. Eric with the slower dial-in, left
first, was having problems down track with his bike not
realizing Jason had gone "Red" giving him the automatic win
and a trip to the "O'Reilly's" Winners Circle.
The 2014 1st Annual Midwest
Bottom Bulb Challenge brought to you by Cedar City Motors.
Andy Romine of Tuscola, IL driving his 89 S-10 took home the
win both days as he dominated the field of 64 cars Saturday
Night with racers from 4 states competing for the $4K to
win. In the Semi-Finals Joel Leihser of Decatur, IL in
his “BADPON” 68 Firebird was the only person who carried his
double entry down to 16 cars earning two checks, had a
shifter issue and lost to event winner Andy Romine.
Romine had stated earlier that he had a lot of lucky rounds
over the night and this was just one of those as Joel had
drilled Andy on the starting line, but Joel’s shifter
malfunction giving Andy the win. In the other
Semi-Final Tim Walters of Indianapolis, IN in his 73 Camaro
took on Tony Lyons of Ashkum, IL in his 89 Probe. Tony
had the starting line advantage taking that to the finish
line for the win. In the finals Tony had a .054
starting line advantage in another one of those as Andy
would say “Had a few lucky rounds today” as Tony would take
the stripe, but breakout giving Andy Romine the win.
Andy stated "I would like to thank my dad, Allen
Romine, for what he does to keep our race cars competitive.
This time of year gets pretty hectic as I coach boys track
as part of my job, and we are nearing the postseason.
My dad really does a lot to help me stay on top of
maintaining my race cars. If there was a hall of fame
of fathers, he'd be enshrined on the 1st ballot. Also,
a big thanks to Larry Hodge of Larry Hodge Racing Tires.
He sent me two pairs of tires to try this week. His
knowledge of tires, and the game of bracket racing in
general, is immense, and I am thankful he is welling to
share some of that knowledge. He runs a great business
that is racer friendly. Finally to Battery Specialists
of Charleston for getting an alternator repaired for my race
car in a timely fashion so it was ready for this weekend.
Lastly, to Walt and Kelly Edwards of Cedar City Motors, for
helping to put on a great event. This was the largest
payout to my knowledge, at this track, in about 16 or 17
years and their sponsorship was a huge reason."
Saturday’s Box final had Ron Zinn of Shelbyville, IL in his
79 Mustang taking on Jim Falbe of Clinton, IL in his 68
“DartZaster” Dart. Jim had a perfect light earning him
5 free wings courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings of Mattoon in
their “.500 - 5 Free Wings” program at CCD while Ron ran
7.257 on his 7.26 dial-in, too fast, giving Jim the win.
On Sunday it was Andy Romine and Brad Talbert of Mattoon, IL
in his 89 Malibu in the Finals. Once again it was Andy
day’s as Brad had a near perfect reaction time (.508) and
broke out by 1 thousand (.001) 7.329 on a 7.33 dial-in.
Semi-Finalist were Harold Wright of Ashmore, IL in his 87
S-10 and Chad Guffey of Nashville, IN in his 67 Camaro.
In the Box Final it was Matt Chaney of Mattoon, IL in his 87
S-10 taking on Kassie Edwards-Wilson of Charleston, IL in
her 99 Camaro. Matt took his starting line advantage
all the way to the bank as he took home his 3rd win of the
young 2014 season.
John Allen & Patty Lang
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Their Hall of Fame
Pages are under construction and will be accessible on our
"Hall of Fame". Anyone with information or old
Ron & Jodie Lee to the CCD Staff.
They are the new Jr Dragsters Coordinators
King of the
College - Lake Land
Several students representing Lake Land
College, Parkland College and SIUC Automotive Technology
converged on CCD this past weekend for the covenant "King of
the College" Perpetual Cup. Taking home the crown this
year was Lake Land College with Terry Adams behind the wheel
of the Schools 1998 Firebird sponsored by Advanced Auto
Parts, Central Illinois Transmission, Lake Land Automotive
Club & Scott Shop. Thanks to Lake Land College for
providing food for everyone.
CW Motorsports ATV Drags
We are proud to announce a continued partnership with
CW Motorsports of Effingham as they bring ATV Drags to
CCD. The ATV Drags will run a 6 Race Series on the
first Friday of every month starting on 3 May. ATV
Drags will run on a .500 Full Tree and will be an all run
bracket. Bracket Entry fee is $15.00 with the winner
receiving a Trophy & $40.00 and R/up receiving a Trophy &
$20.00. Race Dates are 2 May, 6 Jun, 11 July, 1 Aug, 5
Sep & 3 Oct.
If you have an Android Phone and would like to stay up to
date with what's happening at CCD, thanks to Warren Evans
there is now an App that can be found on the Android Market
(Search "CCDLINK "),
http://waterboxlabs.com/ or email us at (Click
Here). For those with iPhone and iPads
your App is being tested by Apple now and should be released
to your market soon. Check our website for updates.
We’ve also created a “Racers” page which we hope will
connect Race Fans to you and Coles County Dragway USA. Your
information will only appear on CCD website if you want it
to. If you'd like your information posted e-mail us the
following: Name, Hometown, Type Race Car, Best ET & MPH,
Crew Chief, Team Members, Accomplishments and pictures of
We hope you enjoy the new App and
hope to see you on March 25th, Opening Day
Sunoco Racing Fuel
Maybe you forgot to bring enough fuel or
just want the convenience of getting it at the track.
On site we always have Sunoco Racing 110 Standard Fuel and
Methanol we sell by the gallon. We can get by
the 55 gallon drum: Supreme 112 octane, Unleaded 260GT 110
octane (w/10% Ethanol) and Unleaded 260GTX 98 octane.
If you need pricing please call 217-512-0673 as fuel prices
do fluctuate regularly.
NHRA Tech 101... Q & A
Question: Can I run my exhaust through the front corners of my driver’s compartment then to the outside of
Exhaust Pipe Everett
Answer: As of 2013 you are not allowed to run any of the exhaust system through the
driver’s compartment. There is new wording in the 2013 NHRA Rulebook, General Regulations, page 3, 1:3 Exhaust,
it states “No part of the exhaust system may be routed through the driver’s compartment.”