- DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack Location DuQuoin, Illinois Time zone GMT-6 Opened 1946 Major events ARCA RE/MAX Series
Southern Illinois 100
USAC Silver Crown Series
Oval Surface Clay Length 1 mi (1.6 km) Turns 4
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack is a one-mile (1.6-km) clay oval motor racetrack in Du Quoin, Illinois, about 90 miles (140 km) southeast of St Louis, Missouri. It is a stop on the ARCA and USAC Silver Crown tours.
The DuQuoin "Magic Mile" was constructed out of reclaimed strip mine land in 1946 by founder W.R. Hayes and held its first national championship race in September of 1948. In the second race on October 10 popular AAA National driving champion Ted Horn was killed in the fourth turn when a spindle on his championship car broke. The national championship race for the USAC Silver Crown dirt cars is held in his honor.
Also the Du Quoin State Fair Grounds was the original home of the Hambletonian, America's premier harness racing event. When The Hambletonian left DuQuoin to be raced at The Meadowlands, the Fair became the home of the World Trotting Derby. This race was held from 1981 until it was discontinued after the 2009 race. Both off track and on track betting is allowed.
Music concerts are also held at the track
AAA/USAC Champ Car race winners
Season Date Winning Driver Chassis Engine 1948 September 4 Lee Wallard Meyer Offy October 10 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Offy 1949 September 3 Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Offy 1950: Not held 1951 September 1 Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Offy September 3 Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Offy 1952 September 1 Chuck Stevenson Kurtis Offy 1953 September 7 Sam Hanks Kurtis Offy 1954 September 6 Sam Hanks Kurtis Offy 1955 September 5 Jimmy Bryan Kuzma Offy 1956 September 3 Jimmy Bryan Kuzma Offy 1957 September 2 Jud Larson Watson Offy 1958 September 1 Johnny Thomson Kuzma Offy 1959 September 7 Rodger Ward Watson Offy 1960 September 5 A.J. Foyt Meskowski Offy 1961 September 4 A.J. Foyt Meskowski Offy 1962: Not held 1963 September 2 A.J. Foyt Meskowski Offy 1964 September 7 A.J. Foyt Meskowski Offy 1965 September 6 Don Branson Watson Offy 1966 September 5 Bud Tingelstad Meskowski Offy 1967 September 4 A.J. Foyt Meskowski Offy 1968 September 2 Mario Andretti Kuzma Offy 1969 September 1 Al Unser King Ford 1970 September 7 Al Unser King Ford 1971–1980: Not held 1981 August 30 Rich Vogler ? ? 1982 September 6 Gary Bettenhausen King Chevrolet 1983 September 5 Gary Bettenhausen King Chevrolet
ARCA Remax Series
Season Date Winning Driver Engine 1998 September 6 Billy Thomas Pontiac 1999 September 5 Jeff Finley Chevrolet 2000 September 3 Billy Thomas Chevrolet 2001 September 3 Frank Kimmel Chevrolet 2002 September 2 Frank Kimmel Ford 2003 September 1 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 2004 September 4 Frank Kimmel Ford 2005 September 5 Frank Kimmel Ford 2006 September 4 Ken Schrader Chevrolet 2007 September 3 Ken Schrader Chevrolet 2008 September 1 Frank Kimmel Ford 2009 September 7 Parker Kligerman Dodge 2010 September 6 Steve Arpin Chevrolet Tracks used by the United States Auto Club (USAC) National Championship (1956–1981) Paved ovals Dirt ovals Road courses International Tracks of the ARCA RE/MAX Series
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