Central Illinois Dragway
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Track News

Special Events coming up.
Saturday May 17 First Quick 16 Race of the season
Friday and Saturday May 23rd. and 24th.Spring Nostalgia Racing At It's Finest!!
May 23 Nostalgia Parking andTest and Tune  and the G&S Race Cars 618 Heads Up racing group will be here.
May 24th Spring Nostalgia Race Featuring Ozark Mountain Super Shifters, The Nostalgia Quick Series, Nostalgia Gassers, 
2 eliminator classes 7.49 & Quicker 7.50 & Slower. Match race Featuring Dunn and Gone vs The Outcast, and a Wheel Stand Contest.
Sunday May 25  4th. Annual Alan Hutto Memorial Jr. Dragster Challenge/ Drag Review Ironman Classic, only opportunity this year for Juniors to win an Ironman Trophy at CID this year.
Father's Day Weekend!!
June 14th
Bring Dad out to see JET CARS !!!! There back to light up the track and break another record, and on the same day Our Quick 16 cars back for their second of six races this year. And on
June 15th a box/no box race on Fathers Day!
June 21st Nostalgia Super Stock Assn! they couldn't make it on Memorial Day Weekend due to prior commitments, but there here now to put on a huge show, and don't forget the G&S Race Cars 618 Group with some arm drop starts and Heads Up Racing!!!
June 28th. one week later The Second of Six Races for the Nostalgia Quick Series Guys, and The First of Three Races for the Clinton All Out Guys, the action just doesn't stop!!
AND ONE WEEK LATER
JULY 4TH AND 5TH THE CHRIS DUNCAN RACE CARS PRO MOD CHALLENGE,THESE GUYS AND GALS BROKE THE TRACK RECORD 3 TIMES LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR PROMISES TO BE EVEN BETTER! ALSO TEARING UP THE 1/8 MILE IS THE MIDWEST XTREME DRAG RADIAL CHALLENGE AND THE 3RD OF 6 RACES FOR OUR QUICK 16 GUYS. 




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April  
11 th, 12 th, 18 th, 19 th, 25 th, 26 th Extended Tech/Test and Tune  (April 12th. Swap Meet)
Friday Gates open 5p.m. TNT 6-10 p.m.  Saturday Gates open 10 a.m. TNT 11-4 p.m.  

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May 
 
2nd   Test and Tune/Gambler’s Race   
3rd    S Pro, Pro, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, Bikes and Jr’s.   (points begin) 
9th    Test and Tune  
10th  S Pro, Pro, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street, and Jr’s.
16th  Test and Tune/Gamblers Race
17th  Quick 16, S Pro, Pro, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street and Bikes.           
23rd  SPRING NOSTALGIA RACE parking and test and tune. 
          G&S Race Cars 618 Group Race time permitting. 
24th  SPRING NOSTALGIA RACE Featuring Ozark Mountain Super Shifters, Nostalgia Quick Series
         Nostalgia Gassers,  2 eliminator classes 7.49 & Quicker 7.50 & Slower.
         Match race Featuring Dunn and Gone vs The Outcast, and a Wheel Stand Contest.
  
25th  4th. Annual Alan Hutto Memorial Jr. Dragster Challenge/ Drag Review Ironman Classic  
30th  Test and Tune/Street Car Shootout
31st  S Pro, Pro, Illinois Valley Seed Footbrake, Novice Street and Bikes.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------We would also like to announce an addition to the schedule on August 16th.
The 1st. Annual Central Illinois Dragway Footbrake Challenge. $2500.00 to win.
Further details to follow soon.
 
 
 






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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.

 





WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME
ILLINOIS VALLEY SEED IN HAVANA
AS PRIMARY SPONSOR OF
OUR NEW FOOTBRAKE RACE PROGRAM.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT AS WE MOVE INTO 2014.








We would like to send out a very big thank you to all the racers and spectators for a spectacular year. Thank you for your patience when we needed it the most. Thank you to all the employees that help make this year happen. And a BIG thank you to CID's manager, Jeff Lasecke, for your long hours and tough decisions throughout the year. Thank you Frank Hutto, Owner, for your ongoing support. Again thank you to every racer and spectator that came out all year long. Thanks.

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About Us:
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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