Farmer City Raceway Set For World of Outlaws

Farmer City Raceway Set For World of Outlaws

Spring is here and time for one of the most highly-anticipated events - the iconic Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway. This is one stop along the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series schedule. Fans can anticipate a ​​two-night spectacular as battling drivers from across the Midwest compete for the coveted trophy and a potential $26,000 total payday. ​

Drivers take the wheel Friday, April 1, for a 25-lap sprint.​ ​ Then, the Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to the 1/4-mile bullring Saturday, April 2, to battle for $20,000 in a 75-lap finale. 

​This is a exciting weekend for everyone attending because it is the debut of the ​​Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series. ​Those drivers entered in the inaugural event will battle for $4,000 on both nights.

"​The event already made history in 2021 as two Prairie State drivers visited World of Outlaws Victory Lane for the first time. Mike Spatola led all 25-laps of Friday’s Feature, holding off fellow Illinois drivers Ryan Unzicker and Bobby Pierce for the win," stated ​Mike Warren, World of Outlaws Late Model Series PR Coordinator 

"The following night, Pierce, the “Smooth Operator,” capitalized on that podium finish to grab his first career Series win on Saturday, holding off a late charge from Cade Dillard. The Oakwood, IL driver pulled an epic slide job with two laps to go, grabbing the lead for good to cash in on the $20,000 prize."

Look for Pierce to return to Farmer City to defend his Illini 100 title. While he focuses on the win there are plenty of World of Outlaws and in-state rivals hoping to prevent his return to the throne. 

Mike notes that, "Four-time and defending Series champion Brandon Sheppard enters the weekend with three World of Outlaws victories at the Illinois venue. He leads the World of Outlaws competitors hoping for Illini 100 glory. The New Berlin, IL driver is also on a quest for history, as his next win ties Josh Richards for most in Series history (78). "

Did You Know? Richards is the only other full-time World of Outlaws driver with a Series win at the track, scoring both victories with Rocket1 Racing in 2016. 

In the chase for the prize is Dennis Erb Jr. and Kyle Hammer. "Erb already scored his first win of 2022 at DIRTcar Nationals and is currently second in points—38 points behind Chris Madden," said Mike. "Hammer hopes to defend home turf at Farmer City, as the venue sits less than 30 minutes away from his Clinton, IL residence. The Rookie of the Year contender has already shown he’s a force to be reckoned with after leading 17 laps of one DIRTcar Nationals Feature and grabbing his first top-five in another. "

Come out for the World of Outlaws action on the track at the the historic Illini 100. Plus, the weekend includes the DIRTcar Pro Late Models on Friday, April 1, and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Saturday, April 2. There will be a  practice night available for all divisions on Thursday, March 31. 

The weekend is a festive event of racing, with food, vendors, and a chance to meet your favorite drivers during an autograph session on Saturday afternoon.

Get your tickets for upcoming Farmer City Raceway events by visiting their website.

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