Spoon River Racing

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Spoon River Racing

Photo by Joseph Putnam II

Fulton County Farm Bureau members Morey Denney and his son, Brad, have started the 34th racing season at their track, Spoon River Speedway.

The first race, held in April 1984, featured just three classes of cars and a handful of drivers. Today, Spoon River Speedway averages more than 80 racecars per event. More than 5,000 different drivers have raced on the 3/8-mile track. Built on a Denney family farm, the track’s high banks allow cars to reach top speeds of 90 to 110-plus mph, which attracts competitors from across the state.

The speedway season runs from late April until September and averages 20 races per year. Different theme nights take place throughout the season, including an agriculture education night put on by the Fulton County Farm Bureau, a sponsor of the track.

For more information about the speedway, including this season’s schedule, visit spoonriverspeedway.com or call (309) 668-2622.

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