Track and Mailing Address: 4700 West State St, Charleston, IL 61920
Track Phone: 217-345-7777 - Office Phone: 217-512-0673 or 217-663-1982
e-mail: colescountydragway@gmail.com

NHRA Tech 101... Q & A - CLICK HERE

Ford Mustang racers can find Mustang Racing Parts at American Muscle (Sponsor)


 2014 Midwest Bottom Bulb Challenge

Congratulations Andy Romine

Saturday Midwest Bottom Bulb Challenge $4K Winner
&
Sunday Midwest Bottom Bulb Gamblers Winner


Congratulations Chad Isley

2013 NHRA Super Pro Bike National Champion


Congratulation Kassie Wilson
2013 NHRA Division 3 VP Race of Champion


Schedule of Events

2014

● Sept 19: Paap Printing Friday Fun Night & Schied Diesel Drags
Gates Open-5pm & Time Runs-6pm

● Sept 20: 2nd Annual Sam Dennis Memorial Street Legal Drags, Box, No-Box, Index Series, Drag-n-Brag, CAO, Novice Street & TnT

Gates Open Noon - Time Runs 2 pm

● Sept 21: Summit ET Series, Pro Bikes, Street Bikes & Novice Street

Gates Open 9 am & Time Runs 11 am


Summit ET Series = S/P, Pro & Sportsmen
Index Series = 6.5, 7.0, 7.5 & Street Fighter


Paap Printing Friday Fun Night
Fastest ET Records
(Most Fridays Track is Un-Prepped)

Name

ET @ MPH

Class
Chad Isley 5.654 @ 120.02 Bike
Jerry Frey 7.671 @ 92.21 Diesel
Joe Laramee 6.621 @ 126.35 4 Cyl
    6 Cyl
Jeff Young 6.168 @ 113.35 V-8

No limitations on tire, nitrous, turbo or blowers, but must adhere to all NHRA Rules.

 

Bring ET slip to Rod for official submission


Current Race Day Taping

July 5, 2014

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Video's Archive

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Track Photographer's

Denny Sebolt
Water Box Photography (Click Here)

&
John Seabrooke
Art Action Graphics (Click Here)


2013 Sponsor of the Year


Sponsor of the Week


Weekly Winners Board

Name

Class
Bob Paul (Sat)
Bob Paul  (Sun)
Super Pro
Mikey Robinson (Sat)
Jesse Brant (Sun)
Pro
Kelly Edwards (Sat)
Rob Fisher (Sun)
Sportsmen
Dalton Dare Novice Street
Brian Davis Bike
Larry Taylor Street Bike
Dana Kutz Q330
Chad Isley Q8
  Jr. Street
Abby Svoboda Jr. Dragster
Emma Babb Ray Evans
Kelly Edwards Powder Puff
Dalton Dare High School
  Hoch Street
Kyle Bemount Drag-N-Brag
Kim Niemeyer 6.50 Index
Lynn Dawson 7.00 Index
Chad Isley 7.50 Index
Bill Frye Street Fighter
Jesse Brant ATV
Bracket
  ATV
Heads Up
Billy Hamilton Diesel Truck
Jerry Frey Diesel
King of the Track
Eric Rayburn Box
Max Lang No-Box
  Footbrake

 

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Latest Race Info

Due to the limited internet access at the track we can't update this website from there.  For the latest race day information on any changes/delays or cancellation please go to our facebook page (Click Here) or call the track hotline (217) 345-7777.


19-21 Sept

Come get your need for Speed at CCD this weekend with three action packed days of racing.  We start it off with the Paap Printing Friday Fun Night & Scheid Diesel Drags, on Saturday its the Sam Dennis Memorial Street Legal Drags featuring true "Arm Drop" racing along with Drag-n-Brag which is the closest thing Eastern Illinois has to the hit Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws  and on Sunday its the Summit ET Series Race #16.

Friday racing will be Paap Printing Friday Fun Night & Diesel Drags where its always just $10 to race or watch.  Gates open at 5 pm, open time runs at 6 pm and Diesel Eliminations at 8 pm.  Come see if your fastest enough to make the "Paap Printing Friday Fun Night Fastest ET Record" list.

Saturday its Sam Dennis Arm Drop Memorial Race.  Racing will be Arm Drop, Box, No-Box, Index Series, Drag-n-Brag, Clinton All Out, Novice Street & TnT.  Don't forget we start Day Races with Gates opening at Noon & Time Runs at 2 pm.

Guaranteed Payout for NO-BOX:
$500 to Win & $200 R/Up
$100 Semi-Finalist (25 or more entries) and $50 Qtr-Finalist (34 or more entries)

Entry Fees: Arm Drop $35 / Box $50 / No-Box $40 / Drag-n-Brag $50 / Novice Street $20 / Test-n-Tune $30 / Racers Fee $5.  Spectators (Adults) $10 and kids 12 & under are free.

Sunday its Summit ET Series Race #16.  Racing will be Super Pro, Pro, Sportsmen, Pro Bikes, Street Bikes, Novice Street & TnT. 

Entry Fees: Super Pro $50 / Pro $40 / Sportsmen $25 / Pro Bikes $30 / Street Bikes $15 / Novice Street $20 / Test-n-Tune $30 / Racers Fee $5.  Gates open at 9 am and time runs start at 11 am.  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.


National Dragster Challenge Winners

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, Sportsmen 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 Sportsmen

Thanks to Gateway Liquors and East Side Package for supporting our National Dragster Challenge and 9/11 Remembrance Weekend.

Special thanks to the Mattoon High School ROTC for present Colors during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

1LT Trenton Bitting (Flight Commander), 2LT Zack Brook, 1SG Eli Milligan & PFC Devan Really
SFC Todd Stokes, Army Instructor


2014 NHRA Division 3 Bracket Finals Team CCD
"Racing to Remember"

Pro S/P Sportsmen Bike
Max Lang (RoC) Eric Rayburn (RoC) Kassie Wilson (RoC) Brian Davis (RoC)
Rob Fisher Walt Edwards Rob Fisher Eric Cooper
Kassie Wilson Chad Isley Kelly Edwards

High School

Harold Wright Gerald Edwards Kyle Wright Dan Goode
Jesse Brant Jim Falbe Scott Pickens Dalton Dare
Terry Willard Jason McConnell Robert Soper

Alternates

Tom Harlin Tom Jamision Tony Chrisagis Sara Cassady
Mikey Robinson Vic Seeley   Dale Short
Wes Mills Troy Salazar
Stuart Galloway  
Nick Harlin
Gene Horner
Russ Jeppson
Todd Kuhn

 


2014 Walt Crabtree Memorial Race

Thanks to all the racers and spectators for supporting this race.  It was an unbelievable turnout with Chad Isley of Charleston, IL taking home the $2000 & 1st Place Prize & Plaque.


3rd Annual Motion Raceway Reunion & Terry Luechtefeld Memorial

 

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
Sportsmen - 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


Thunder on 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 Dove
Super Pro - Larry Zahnd & Bob Paul
Pro - Mikey Robinson & Terry Willard
Sportsmen  - Kassie Wilson & Levi French
Novice Street - Seth Newhart & Patrick  Dixon
Jr Dragsters - Abby SvobodaEric Willenborg
Ray Evans - Carson Donnel & Austin Kutz


Scheid Diesel Motorsports Truck Series

There was a great turnout with over 20 trucks making time runs and 6 entered into the race. Billy Hamilton ran consistent all night long and took home the win while Derrick Cooper has been in both finals this year, but went red giving the win to Hamilton.  In the "King of the Track" Jerry Frey made the fastest pass going 7.673 @ 92.21 mph giving him a 2nd month in a row bragging rights.  For more information go to the Diesel Truck Series Tab under "Special Events" Button or (Click Here)  Race Dates left are  9 Aug & Race of Champions on 19 Sep.

18 July Results 
Winner - Billy Hamilton 
R/Up - Derrick Cooper

King of the Track #2
Jerry Frey (Two Months in a row)
(7.671 @ 92.21)

2014 Race of Champion Qualifiers (RoC is 19 Sep)
Derrick Cooper, Jerry Frey & Billy Hamilton


2014 King of the Track


Eric Cooper Winner  (Bike)

Jason McConnell (S/P), Terry Willard (Pro) & Rob Fisher (Sportsmen)

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 (Sportsmen), 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. 

 


2014 Inaugural 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 2014 season. 


Big Thanks!

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!


Scheid Diesel 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.

 


2013 Racers Annual Awards

Jr. Dragster Parents of the Year - Brian & Shelly Svoboda
Jr. Dragster Rookie of the Year - Kinzer Lee
Jr. Dragster Most Improved - Carson Donnel
Jr. Dragster Hard Luck - Blake Lee
Jr. Dragster Female Driver of the Year - Abby Svoboda
Jr. Dragster Male Driver of the Year - Austin Romine

Employee of the Year - Darren Bozinoski
Sponsor of the Year - Cedar City Motors
Esprit de Corps Award - Patty Lang
Person of the Year Award - Warren Evans
ET Rookie of the Year Award - Aaron Cline
ET Most Improved - Troy Salazar
ET Hard Luck - Rhonda Myers
Female Driver of the Year - Kassie Wilson
Male Driver of the Year - Max Lang

2013 Hall of Fame Inductee's
John Allen & Patty Lang

Walt Crabtree Memorial Award - Bob Paul
Walt Crabtree Platinum Award - Patty Lang
Bob Chaney Memorial Award - Terry Willard


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 pictures please email us.


Please welcome Ron & Jodie Lee to the CCD Staff. 

They are the new Jr Dragsters Coordinators


Congratulation Chad Isley
2013 NHRA Super Pro Bike National Champion

 


2013 Track Champions

The 2013 Racing season is over with many racers & crew members who worked 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)
Sportsmen - 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 Ram)
High School - Dan Goode (87 Vette)
Jr Dragster - Eric Willenborg (01 Motivational Dragster)


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.


Terry Luechtefeld Memorial & Motion Raceway Reunion 2013

 

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 along with 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 Kevin Hunt & Wayne Snearly for allowing us to have the Motion Raceway Reunion and all the help in last 9 months in preparing.

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.


2014 Schedule, Track Rules and Guaranteed Payouts

The 2014 schedule has be posted (click here) along with the Track Rules (click here) and Guaranteed Points Races Payout Tiers (click here).  The ET points program has 27 races and Jr's have 14 races.

(Posted 01/26/2014)


Congratulations to Dana Kutz
2013 Q8 & Q330' Series Champion

As the winner of the Quick Series Dana received a 2014 Quick Series Gold Card, Track Champions Jacket and Trophy thanks to JT Muffler of Mattoon. 

Limited Series Shirts still on sale

      
Click on picture for a larger view

(Posted 1/24/2014)


Phone App

***UPDATE***

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: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ccdlink/id503053410?mt=8
 

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


(Posted 3/21/2012)


 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 the car? 

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.”

(Posted 02/19/2013)


Click HERE for Archives of previous 2013 Q & A postings...
Click HERE for Archives of previous 2012 Q & A postings...
Click HERE for Archives of previous 2011 Q & A postings...



Track and Mailing Address: 4700 West State St, Charleston, IL 61920
Track Phone: 217-345-7777 - Office Phone: 217-512-0673 or 217-663-1982
Email: colescountydragway@gmail.com

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