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Updated Parking map is posted remainder of lettered spots available first come first served call Jeff 720-878-5573
Added to Banquet: We have added entertainment after the awards,  Animals DJ and Karaoke Sponsored by Randle Racing and Quality One Auto Centers

Central Illinois Dragway 2014 Awards Banquet

Saturday March 28, 2015

Location Illinois Valley Seed

16255 E Highway 136       4 miles West of Havana Bridge on 136

4pm Social Hour          5pm Dinner         6pm Awards Presentations

$15 per person $25 per couple kids 10 and under free

Menu will be as follows-

Prepared by our own Gary “The Hoosier Man” Landgrebe

Choice of Chicken Quarter or Italian Beef

Baked Potato

Green beans or corn

Salad

Roll

There will be hot dogs for kids (free of charge)

From 4-5 we will have snacks of Cheese trays, chicken wings and jalapeno poppers

Coffee, tea, lemonade and water provided

BYOB- facility will not have a liquor license so bring your own

We would like to thank Ron Brooks of Illinois Valley Seed for the location

And Gary Landgrebe for preparing food.

Reservations with main entre choice must be paid in advance before March 20th. Mail checks to CID P.O. Box 752, Havana, IL 62644

So we can make sure we order enough food!

Contact Jeff at 720-878-5573 or Theresa at 720-878-5576

Thank You All and look forward to seeing everyone.





2015 schedule "Updated 2/19/15"

APRIL

24th       Test and Tune

25th       Test and Tune, IHRA Chassis Cert., Extended Tech., Swap Meet Sponsored by Performance Automotive Racing Engines, Bethalto IL.

May

1st         Test and Tune

2nd        Test and Tune, Extended Tech.

8&9th    Closed

15th       Test and Tune and Street Car Shootout

16th       Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                             Dragster, G&S Race Cars 618 Group Arm Drop Race, and Clinton All Out (First Points Race)

22&23rd Closed

29th       Spring Nostalgia Race Parking and Test and Tune G&S Race Cars 618 GROUP ARM DROP RACE

30th       SPRING NOSTALGIA RACE, FEATURING :
             NOSTALGIA QUICK SERIES, OZARK MOUNTAIN SUPER SHIFTERS, NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK ASSN.,  NOSTALGIA  GASSERS, 7.49                          QUICKER AND 7.50 SLOWER ELIMINATOR CLASSES, G&S Race Cars 618 GROUP ARM DROP RACE, FUEL ALTERED MATCH RACE, WHEEL                  STAND CONTEST.

JUNE

5th     Test and Tune

6th        $Special Event $Details can be found soon  on website! Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street,

              Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr. Dragster

12th       Test and Tune and Street Car Shootout

13th       Quick 8, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr. Dragster,

19 & 20th  Closed

26th        ILLINOIS VALLEY SEED FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE TEST AND TUNE, GAMBLERS RACE, LIVE BAND AND

              DYNO COMPETITION (SPONSORED BY Red Line Motorsports Bloomfield, IL) AND FIREWORKS SHOW

27TH      ILLINOIS VALLEY SEED FOOTBRAKE CHALLENGE, NOSTALGIA QUICK SERIES

              AND DYNO COMPETITION (SPONSORED BY Red Line Motorsports Bloomfield, IL) HEADS UP CHALLENGE AND CRUISE IN CAR SHOW

JULY

3&4TH    Closed

10th       Test and Tune

11th       Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 8, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                               Dragster, All Female G&S Race Cars 618 Group Arm Drop Race.

17th        Test and Tune and Street Car Shootout

18th        Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr. Dragster, and Clinton All Out

24th        Test and Tune

25th        Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 8, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                              Dragster, G&S Race Cars 618 Group Arm Drop Race.

26th        Alan Hutto Memorial Jr. Dragster Challenge Sponsored by Webby Enterprises

31st        Test and Tune

AUGUST

1st          Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr. Dragster

7th&8th    Closed

14th         Test and Tune

15th          Midwest Outlaw Racing Series, Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                  Dragster

21st          Test and Tune and Street Car Shootout

22nd          Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 8, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                              Dragster,   G&S Race Cars 618 Group Arm Drop Race. (Last points race for Bracket Finals)

28th          G&S Race Cars 618 Outlaw Series Heads Up In Havana Door Car Showdown Test and Tune

29th          G&S Race Cars 618 Outlaw Series Heads Up In Havana Door Car Showdown 2 Classes $1000 buy in WINNER! TAKES ALL!

September

4 & 5th    Closed

11th         Fall Nostalgia Race Parking and Test and Tune G&S Race Cars 618 GROUP ARM DROP RACE

12th         FALL NOSTALGIA RACE, FEATURING :

               NOSTALGIA QUICK SERIES, OZARK MOUNTAIN SUPER SHIFTERS, NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK ASSN.,  NOSTALGIA  GASSERS, 7.49                          QUICKER  AND 7.50 SLOWER ELIMINATOR CLASSES, G&S Race Cars 618 GROUP ARM DROP RACE , FUEL ALTERED MATCH RACE, WHEEL                STAND CONTEST.

18 & 19th  Closed (Bracket Finals in Michigan)

25th         Test and Tune and Street Car Shootout

26th         Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr. Dragster

OCTOBER

2nd           Test and Tune

3rd            Nostalgia Quick Series, Quick 16, Top ET, Modified ET, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Motorcycle, Webby Ent. Jr.                            Dragster, G&S Race Cars 618 Group Arm Drop Race, and Clinton All Out  (Last points race for Track Champion)

9 & 10th Closed (World Finals in Memphis)

Remainder of October to be scheduled depending on weather.

 

Regular Friday Test and Tune Gates open 5pm testing 6-10 Racers $25 Spectators $5 / Regular Bracket Program Times  Gates open 8am Time runs begin at 11AM, NQS, Q16 and Quick 8 qualifying at 1PM, shoot out follows time runs Eliminations follow after a short intermission. Adjustments may be made due to weather. Regular Race Pricing Spectators $10, Seniors $5 Children under 12 and under free with paying adult.  
Special Event Dates May 29,30 June 26,27 August 15,& 28,29 September 11,12 have different pricing see website for details. www.cidragway.com

 

 

 



New format for Quick 16 Race.
Quickest 16 Qualifiers will compete on a ladder to be determined by Qualifying runs.
Remaining Competitors who do not qualify will be put into a Fast Class along with first round Q16 losers and have a separate eliminations, payouts to be determined by number of cars not qualifying in Q16      
You will no longer buy back into Super Pro or Pro but you may enter both Q16 and Super Pro or Pro.





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2013 Season Highlights
David Qualls 
RMD International Inc. 




IHRA member track list swells to 109 with addition of Central Illinois Dragway

The International Hot Rod Association™ is thrilled to announce the addition of Central Illinois Dragway to the IHRA Member Track family.

Located in rural Havana, Illinois, Central Illinois Dragway is one of the longest running dragstrips in the state with continuous drag racing since 1969. Over the past decade the track has undergone a number of renovations under the direction of owner Frank Hutto and track manager Jeff Lasecke including a completely new track surface, a brand new shutdown area and a new return road with more improvements still to come.

 

Thanks to that dedication to the track and to the racers, Central Illinois Dragway has earned a reputation as one of the most popular racetracks in the area and one the IHRA is proud to welcome to the member track family.

 

 

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   Central Illinois Dragway

Since purchasing the track in 2011, owner Frank Hutto has made improving Central Illinois Dragway his top priority. Over the past few years Hutto has made improvements to the track surface, including installing 330 feet of track cooling from 60 feet behind the starting box to the transition, track lighting, staging lanes and return road in addition to improvements to the concessions and facilities.

With the new improvements in place, Hutto and track manager Jeff Lasecke plan an expanded bracket program for racers, including bike and junior dragster competitors, in addition to continued improvements with new showers, additional spectator seating, RV parking and camping and more.

With those improvements, the track has seen its facility records lowered each season including a brand new jet dragster record of 3.76 seconds at 214 miles per hour and a brand new track record set by veteran racer Jerry Hunt earlier this year of 3.927 seconds.

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   Central Illinois Dragway

“Central Illinois Dragway has entered into a new era in 2013. Track Manager Jeff Lasecke and his family are bound and determined to bring the fast cars back to Havana. Under his direction, the first 360 feet of track was rebuilt prior to the 2013 season and is as smooth as glass with a track cooling system installed to take some of the track temperature away,” Hutto said. “Prepping the track is veteran Mitch Prewitt, along with help from Jeff’s son Joseph, and they have spent countless hours working on the track to give racers the best possible surface anywhere.

“We are looking forward to our new partnership with the IHRA. We have big goals for our future and we feel with IHRA we can achieve them quicker and with greater results.”

Central Illinois Dragway is the 109th track to join the IHRA member track family and second track in the state of Illinois along with Cordova Dragway Park. IHRA now sanctions tracks in 30 U.S. states and territories, five Canadian provinces and abroad in Aruba, the Bahamas and New Zealand.

For more information on Central Illinois Dragway please visit www.centralillinoisdragway.com and for more information on the IHRA and its family of tracks, visit www.ihra.com.

 


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Located in rural Havana, Illinois, Central Illinois Dragway is one of the longest running dragstrips in Illinois - featuring drag racing since 1969.  This 1/8 mile, IHRA sanctioned dragstrip facility's prior names include Mason County Dragway and Midstate Dragway.

Our track surface has been completely replaced during the last two years! The concrete from the water box to the 360 foot mark was replaced in April 2013. The asphalt was 
repaved in September 2011. Our shut-down area (finish line to sandtrap) is 1,730 feet and features a new return road completed in May 2013.

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schedule includes weekly bracket racing and special events throughout the season. Click here for track contact information.

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