TnT cancelled for Sunday, 29 Mar
Due to cold & wet
weather this week along with the already saturated pits we
have decided to cancel the TnT for Sunday 29 March.
Looks like Mother Nature just doesn't want to let go and is
going to make us wait another week before we open.
Next TnT is
scheduled for Saturday 4 April. Gates open at 11 am
and time runs start at noon.
Its time to get
your need for speed at CCD!
Sunday were starting the season with a
Test-N-Tune on a VHT prepped track that is open to anyone
wanting to make passes. We also have a Gamblers Race
if there enough interest. This first TnT will be
discounted to just $25. All Racers & Spectators will
be $10 at the gate and an additional $15 at the tech booth
if you want to make passes down the famed 1/8 mile.
Sunday Entry Fees: Test-n-Tune $25 &
Spectators (Adults) $10 and kids 12 & under are free.
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.
Ethanol shipping is $145 no matter if you order one drum or
Farmtruck & AZN Invade CCD
We are excited to announce Farmtruck & AZN from "Street
Outlaws" we be at CCD sometime in June. Due to the
shows taping commitments; no firm date is yet set, but we
are shooting for 20 when our own Drag-N-Brag will be running
or 27 June for our 1st "Cash Days". Stay tuned for
Special Thanks to Joe Laramee of Decatur Gold & Coin for
sponsoring this event and doing all the negotiation to make
Increased Guaranteed Payouts
S/P - $1000 & Pro - $800 to
We are excited to announce our guaranteed payouts have
increased for the first month of the Summit Points season
(May 2015) and as long as the car counts support this
increase we'll keep it for the rest of the 2015 season.
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
See our payouts page for details(Click
Cash Days (I) 27 June
Small Tire / Stick Shift
For more details go to our "Special Events" tab (Click
Here) or go to our Facebook Events Page (Click
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
Here for Printable Flyer)
NHRA Chassis Certification
This will be done again
at Ron's Classics (313 N 7th St. Charleston, IL) between
8 am and 3 pm.
The sportsman chassis certification when
completed is $150 and is good for 3-years. Sportsman
chassis tags expire on the last day of the month punched
out + 3-years.
Reservations are on a
first come first serve basis. To reserve a spot
please call (217) 345-7777.
needs to be ready for inspection. This means the body
needs to be off of open-wheel cars or roadsters.
Full-bodied cars need to get high enough in the air so
chassis inspector can get to all tubing in the floor
NHRA Illinois State Championship
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
We are proud to announce a new ATV series called "ATV
Extreme" sponsored by Tayeh Racing & CW Motorsports.
This series will run 9 races on select Saturday Nights with
a $1000 Points Fund guaranteed by Tayeh Racing paid out to
the top 5 in points at the end of the season along with a
Track Champions Jacket and Trophies to the Top 3.
The first Friday night of each month will still be the CW
Motorsports ATV Drags geared towards having fun and learning
bracket racing while Saturday's ATV Extreme will be sure to
bring out the best ATV Bracket Racers around vying for the
$1000 guaranteed points fund provided by Tayeh Racing.
Extreme Points Fund Payout
9 & 23 May, 6 & 27 June, 18 July, 8 & 22 Aug, 12 Sept and 3
The 2014 Racing
season has come to an end with many racers & crew members who've
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 Dodge
High School - Dan Goode (87 Regal)
Jr. Dragster - Eric Willenborg (01 Motivational Dragster)
National Dragster Challenge
Dana Kutz (Q330),
Bob Paul (S/P), Mikey Robinson (Pro) & Kelly Edwards (SPT)
The NHRA National Dragster Challenge was contested at Coles
County Dragway USA on 6 Sept with the covenant NHRA "Wally"
on the line in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Quick 330’.
Mother nature hasn't been very kind to CCD and the morning
started out looking like another big race would have to be
moved, but by noon the clouds started to dissipate making
for an absolutely beautiful Saturday for great racing
action. There has been
a lot of late nights recently for the Kutz
Performance team as a recent broken crank almost kept them
from continuing their dominance in the Quick Series, but it
was all worth the efforts as Dana Kutz, Arcola, IL in his
13' Trick Chassis Dragster
took home his first "Wally" beating Billy Roth Jr in the
Mopar Express in the Quick 330'. In Super Pro many time Track Champion Bob
Paul of Westfield in his 82 S-10 or as he would call it "His
Ole Farm Truck" beat Denny Katz of
Mattoon, IL in his 98 Chaney Dragster. Mikey Robison,
brother of Dana Kutz of
Arcola, IL wheeled his 93 Mustang to the O'Reilly's Winners
Circle in Pro beating Wes Mills of Greenup, IL in his 83
Cutlass. Kelly Edwards of Charleston, IL driving her
"Ben Newton" tribute car still can't believe she's got
a "Wally" as she beat Larry Lyons of Onarga, IL in
his 64 Falcon in Sportsman
Thanks to Gateway Liquors and East Side Package for
supporting our National Dragster Challenge and 9/11
Special thanks to the Mattoon High School ROTC for present Colors during the 9/11 Remembrance
1LT Trenton Bitting (Flight Commander), 2LT Zack Brook, 1SG
Eli Milligan & PFC Devan Really
SFC Todd Stokes, Army Instructor
Division 3 Bracket Finals Team CCD
"Racing to Remember"
Max Lang (RoC)
Eric Rayburn (RoC)
Kassie Wilson (RoC)
Brian Davis (RoC)
2014 Walt Crabtree Memorial Race
Thanks to all the racers and spectators for supporting this race. It was an
turnout with Chad Isley of Charleston, IL taking home the $2000
& 1st Place Prize & Plaque.
3rd Annual Motion Raceway Reunion & Terry Luechtefeld
Thunder on the Prairie
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 &
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
19 Sept Results
Winner - Jerry Frey
R/Up - Chandler Bouillet
King of the Track #3
Jerry Frey (Three Months in a row)
(7.671 @ 92.21)
2014 Track Champion
2014 King of the Track
Eric Cooper Winner (Bike)
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.
Midwest Bottom Bulb Challenge Winner
Andy Romine (Sat & Sun)
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
We'd like to thank all those who showed up and help us get
CCD ready for the 2014 Season. If any indication of
the great turn-out correlates to our season; we are in for a
really big one. Your help allowed us to get everything
we'd hoped to get accomplished before the start of the
season that we didn't think we'd be able to due to the long
winter. Thanks again!
Service takes over Diesel Series
We are proud to announce Scheid Diesel Service Co, Inc as
Diesel Truck Series Sponsor for the 2014 Season.
Scheid Diesel has 3 locations that can service any diesel
engine including, but not limited to agricultural,
construction, heavy duty truck, and automotive. Scheid
Diesel has also made its mark in the diesel performance
market with tractor and pickup truck pulling as well as
diesel drag racing. They also offer chassis Dyno
service up to 550HP as well as engine Dyno service up to
4000HP/10,000 ft lb torque.
John Allen & Patty Lang
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Their Hall of Fame Pages are under construction and
will be accessible on our
Fame". Anyone with information or old pictures please
Ron & Jodie Lee to the CCD Staff.
They are the new Jr Dragsters Coordinators
The 2013 Racing
season is over with many racers & crew members who
all season for a Track Championship, but only one can be
Track Class Champion. Congratulations to the following
2013 Track Champions.
Super Pro - Bob Paul (82 S-10)
Pro - Max Lang (40 Willy's)
Sportsman - Kassie Edwards (99 Camaro)
Bike - Chad Isley (08 Suzuki)
JT Muffler Quick Series - Dana Kutz (13 Trick Chassis)
6.50 Index - Kim Niemeyer (97 Mustang)
Hoch Garage Fun Street - Max Lang (40 Willy's)
Keep it Kleen & Running Strong 7.50 Index - Rob
Nevius (66 Chevelle)
Hoch Street Radial - Jeff Young (70 Nova)
Powder Puff - Kassie Edwards (99 Camaro)
Diesel Speed Repair Diesel Truck - Jake Draves (04 Dodge
High School - Dan Goode (87 Vette)
Jr Dragster - Eric Willenborg (01 Motivational Dragster)
King of the College -
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.
We are pleased to
announce that CCDLINK for iPhone is now available for download from the App Store. The link to
install this free app is:
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 your car
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.