Pontoon Beach, IL (May 29, 2005) Mother Nature put a damper on most of the main events as rained moved in during the UMP Late Model main event. The UMP Late Model main event was officially declared completed after just nineteen of the twenty-five laps were completed as the track became too wet. The UMP Late Model main event proved to be a barn burner however, as Rodney Melvin and Steve Sheppard battled side-by-side for the final eight laps. The two traded the lead several times and Sheppard crossed the line with a nose out front on [...]
Pontoon Beach, IL (May 22, 2005) Bryan Collins used the high side to move past Mark Oller on the fifth lap of the twenty-five lap main event in the UMP Late Model division and cruised to victory. Collins, of Elsberry, MO, kept a steady and smooth pace around the top of the 1/4 mile oval enroute to the win. Oller raced the low side and brought his mount home in second. Steve Sheppard took the third position while Wisconsin's Jayme Zidar took fourth. Billy Laycock rounded out the top five. Ray Walsh, James Lafferty and Steve Maisel [...]
Pontoon Beach, IL - (May 15, 2005) Another huge field of racecars turned out at Tri-City Speedway on this Sunday night, all total there were 134 racecars packed into the pit area. Great racing in all five divisions heated things up on what was another cool night at the track. The U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division main event featured Randy Korte and Rodney Melvin in a classic battle through lapped traffic throughout the event. Melvin jumped to the lead on the opening lap and lead the first five circuits before Korte worked his way past [...]
Pontoon Beach, IL (May 1, 2005) Another huge field of racecars were on hand at Tri-City Speedway Sunday night. There were 135 cars that checked in through the gates to compete. Mark Oller of Highland, IL claimed the UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model main event. Twenty-nine UMP Late Models took to the track to battle for a spot in the twenty-four car main event. (more…)
Pontoon Beach, IL (April 24, 2005) A huge field of 152 racecars signed in to compete on a very cool evening at the Tri-City Speedway presented by the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers. Michael Kloos of Trenton, IL bested a stellar field of thirty-six UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Models. Kloos started on the outside of the front row, but pole sitter Rodney Melvin took the lead on the opening lap. Randy Korte quickly moved past Kloos and took over the second position. Kloos kept it a three-way battle for the lead and soon found his way past [...]
Pontoon Beach, IL (April 17, 2005) Steve Sheppard won a thrilling United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Late Model main event at the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Tri-City Speedway as he edged out Brian Wolfmeier and Mark Oller for the win. Mark Voigt set the pace early on in the main event, but Voigt encountered problems as he came into lapped traffic. Voigt made contact with Joe Dresch and Voigt slipped back through the field after the incident. Brian Wolfmeier assumed the lead over Voigt on lap thirteen and Wolfmeier opened up a sizeable lead. That lead slipped away as he entered [...]
Pontoon Beach, IL (April 10, 2005) A huge field of racers came out to compete in the inaguaral event under the new ownership of G&G Motorsports at the Tri-City Speedway presented by Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers in Pontoon Beach, IL. The overflowing field of racecars quickly filled up the pit area, forcing track official's to come up with an alternate plan for pit parking. A solution was quickly found and some teams were allowed to pit on the back straight-away and turns of the 1/2 mile track since it wasn't being used at this event. [...]
Racing will start at 7:30pm on regular race nights! More details will be announced soon on the switch to Friday nights! Construction has also begun on building a new 3/8 mile oval that will be banked approximately 12 degrees in the turns. The current 1/2 and 1/4 mile tracks are being eliminated to make way for the 3/8 mile track.