Coles County Dragway USA Under New Ownership
Coles County Dragway USA (CCD) announces that we are under new ownership and working hard to ensure you see a difference the next time back. We are actively working with local & national sponsors to help us towards making CCD a better places. We are in negations with Track Services Inc (TSI) for a visit to update, service and certify our existing timing system, evaluate existing lighting and public address system with recommendation on how we can best allow our spectators and racers to hear and see the races. Lastly while here we plan on having the Ultra Bright LED "Dial-In Boards" installed.
I'm sure you’ve all heard about Gateway ceasing operations and for all those Midwest racers looking for an NHRA track to run for Wally's, qualify for Division 3 Bracket Finals, do some Test-n-Tuning, or run brackets; Coles County Dragway USA (CCD) is under new ownership and working hard towards making many improvements for the 2011 Season.
Not inked yet, but it looks like the Friday night "Street Legal Series" will once again be sponsored by the US Army. Look for many opportunities to meet with some of our Nations Hero’s as they stop in from time to time and maybe even bring some of their toys (Tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers (APC), Humvee's...). This should be fun for all and this series is dedicated to street cars only running regular DOT tires.
We also have 5 diesel truck races scheduled. This series pits some of the fastest diesel trucks in the Midwest and cumulates with a "Pinks" style "Arm drop" final championship race on Sept 23. First race is 20 May.
The regular Bracket program starts on Apr 17th and Track/Indy points start on May 1st. Weekly racing includes Super Pro (S/P), Pro (PRO), Sportsmen (SPT) and Novice Street (NS). We also have Jr' most weekends, a Bike specific class a couple times a month, Powder Puff & High School & Street Radial once a month. Of course the highly competitive Q8 series is back with JT Muffler again as one of our associate sponsors for this 5 event series throughout the year.
There are also a number of specialty events throughout the year. These include; Big Money Brackets twice a year, Hopper Family Memorial Day Classis, King of the Track, Thunder on the Prairie, Terry Luechtefeld Memorial Race, Bonus $$ Brackets, JEGS Quick 32, Holzhauer Midwest Jr’s Super Series, National Dragster Challenge, and King of the College Race. See our 2011 Track Schedule at www.colescountydragwayusa.com sometime after 28 Jan.
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Special thanks goes to Paap Printing (Charleston, IL) for helping us get started.
We'd like to thank Ron and Cathy Veach (previous owners) who have been invaluable in our transition.
See you at the races, Rod Viehland & Darwin Korson, New Track Operators; Coles County Dragway USA, LLC.