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TIME TO CELEBRATE: 39th DIRTcar Banquet Honors Cha

TIME TO CELEBRATE: 39th DIRTcar Banquet Honors Cha...

1/16/2023
Mike Warren January 16, 2023 Charleston Speedway wins track of the year, Brad Denney wins Promoter of the year, Bob Memmer Award The final order of business for the 2022 DIRTcar Racing season is complete after drivers were honored at the 39th DIRTcar Banquet in Springfield, IL. Emcee Ruben Mireles kicked off the celebration after dinner with Regional and National points fund check winners being honored and those who won special awards. 2022 DIRTcar National Champions Late Model – Bobby...more
2022 Champions Crowned

2022 Champions Crowned

9/27/2022
Charleston Speedway, Charleston, Illinois 9/27/2022 For Immediate Release: 2022 Champions Declared. On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the regular season of The Charleston Speedway ended and the 59th annual season track Champions of The Charleston Speedway were crowned. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, car counts were great and the fans that came out to enjoy the event were phenomenal! The pits were packed with 99 cars signing in 7 different divisions. There were 4 divisions that qualified,...more
McIntosh Perfect at Charleston Speedway with POWRi

McIntosh Perfect at Charleston Speedway with POWRi

8/19/2022
By POWRi PR (Charleston, IL) -- Cannon McIntosh would lead every caution-free lap of feature racing Friday Night to capture victory at Charleston Speedway with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League ramping up the weekend excitement in outstanding fashion to claim his fourteenth career league feature win. Early Charleston's competition with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League would see Cannon McIntosh start the fastest with a 13.024-second lap as Cannon McIntosh and Brenham Crouch...more
Zach Daum Earns POWRi WAR-Wildcard Feature Win at

Zach Daum Earns POWRi WAR-Wildcard Feature Win at...

6/23/2022
By POWRi (Charleston, IL) -- Zach Daum would hold steady on the low line in the Charleston Speedway feature event with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League “Wildcard Series in the twenty-five-lap shootout. Resurrecting the series would witness Kyle Shipley clock top-time with a 13.008-lap as heat racing action would witness Shane Cockrum and Kyle Shipley each earn an early competition victory. Soaring into the initial start would see high-point qualifier and pole-sitter...more
Our 59th Annual Season is quickly approaching!

Our 59th Annual Season is quickly approaching!

1/13/2022
The 2022 racing season is quickly approaching and thus the 59th annual season of DIRTcar stock car racing at The Charleston Speedway is right around the corner! We are working diligently on our schedule and hope to have it released VERY soon! There are a few highlights to our 2022 season that we want to point out for those that might have missed them. First off, in April, we will be having the first annual car show at the Speedway. This is a FREE event for participants and visitors alike. This...more
McIntosh tops POWRi at Charleston

McIntosh tops POWRi at Charleston

8/21/2021
By POWRi PR (Charleston, IL) -- Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma led the field of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets to the green flag for the 30-lap feature event, and never looked back. McIntosh came out of the pits swinging as soon as the cars hit the track. He earned fast time in hot laps, claimed MVT Services Heat Race No. 2, and finished the night off with a trip to victory lane at Charleston Speedway in Charleston, IL. Taking the early lead from the polesitter Gavan Boschele after going...more
2021 SCHEDULE RELEASE

2021 SCHEDULE RELEASE

1/30/2021
We are beyond excited for the 2021 racing season. 2020 was a very interesting season to say the least. We have the best fans, the best drivers, the best car owners, the best crew members and the best workers a facility could ask for! We have a few big shows planned this season and are continuing to work to add more. To get things kicked off in April, we plan to have several OPEN test & tune dates to allow teams and drivers to come out and shake their cars down. These dates are open to ALL...more
Erwin, Kerst Big Winners at UMP Fall Nationals

Erwin, Kerst Big Winners at UMP Fall Nationals

10/4/2020
For the 7th year in a row, the Charleston Speedway played host to the UMP Dirt Car Fall Nationals in the Stock Car division. The track also hosted the Factory Stock Fall Nationals for the first time. Joining the two classes for racing on Saturday night were Hornets and Charleston Limited Late Models. A late afternoon drizzle was not going to deter the night of racing. It was a later start than expected, as 89 cars lined the pits of the 3/8th's oval track. The count included 38 Stock Cars...more
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