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Farmer City Raceway Banquet
By Rocky Ragusa
Oct 22, 2016

This past Saturday night the annual Farmer City Raceway banquet took place on the grounds of the Farmer City Fairgrounds. Following a dinner provided by Blue Ridge BBQ, the top ten in each of the five divisions were recognized.

The photography team known as Double J Photography announced at the conclusion of the 2016 race season that they were stepping down as the track's photographers. They were also presented plaques for their dedication to Farmer City Raceway and the sport.

Race Director, Lance Spieker, then announced that on May 11-12, 2017, the speedway will host a two day event. On May 11, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, and a class to be determined will take to the 1/4 dirt oval.

At the conclusion of the night's racing, Late Models and Modifieds will be allowed a practice session.

On May 12, UMP Modified drivers will race for a $5000 to win special and Late Models will have a $20,000 showdown.

 More information will be forth coming on the tracks website and Facebook page. Music was featured later by the Walkabouts.


Long time Racing Photographers, Gary Jones (Left) and Jim Jones (Right) were honored for their service to the speedway
 by Race Director, Lance Spieker.


The Farmer City Raceway Track staff.


Late Model Track Champion, Joe Harlan


Modified Rory Overmyer 6th Sabreena Ekstrom 9th Lance Dehm 5th Jeff Leka 1st (Leka took his 15th title at Famer City)


Pro Late Model A.J. May 2nd (May was also the UMP National Champion) Eric Wilson 4th Shawn Diggs 6th
Dakota Ewing 1st (Ewing's second straight championship).


Street Stock Kaleb Wood 9th Jason Hazlet 9th Josh Hetherington 6th Andy Thompson 5th Chris Dick 2nd Darrell Dick 1st


Hornets Brian Deavers 1st (Deavers second straight title) Dion Smith 2nd Bryan Saner 10th