Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club

Founded By Scott Shults on March 21 - 1981

  Remembering the Great Stock Car Drivers
from the Past at Peoria Speedway



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1961 Racing Season at the Peoria (Mt. Hawley) Speedway
Lloyd Caldwell #72 - 1956 Chevrolet / Dick Manuell #999 - 1955 Chevrolet / Jim Strube #10 - 1957 Chevrolet
On the Fence is Art Brady #1 - 1955 Dodge






Peoria Speedway Celebrates its 71st. Season in 2017



Herb Shannon - Scott Shults - Don Bohlander







Remembering Johnny Langford
8/18/1923 - 4/16/2016
Johnny Langford of Pekin Illinois was a "Gentleman" Stock Car Driver at the Old Peoria "Mt. Hawley" Speedway and Out-Drove all Competitors to Win the 1953 Stock Car Point Championship ..... 

He was "Inducted" into the Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club Hall of Fame "Inaugural" Class in 1997 where He will always Be Remembered as One of the Greatest Ever in Central Illinois ..... Below is the # 69 - 1937 Ford that Johnny Langford Drove to the "Championship" in the 1953 Racing Season ..... Johnny was also a Stunt Driver for the "Lucky Lott Thrill show in the Late 1940's to Early 1950's ..... God Bless Johnny and the Langford Family .....








Earl Baker # 88 - Former "Team Race" Champion "Captain" 
at the PEORIA (Mt. Hawley) Speedway in the 1950 - 1963
Baker Race Team Members Included : Earl Baker (Captain)
Pete Baker - Freddie Voight - Leon Sedicum - Art Brady
Jack Baumgardner - Bob Mayo - Ray Couch - Louie Vogelsang

Original "Baker Race Team" Helmet


Earl Baker Jr. (Pete) # 124


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We Have Lost Another One of Our "Inductee" Drivers

DAN BENNETT


In Memory of Dan Bennett  # 2
Passed on August 06 - 2016

Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club "Hall of Fame" Inductee


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Aerial View of 

 The Peoria Speedway - 1970

 3520 West Farmington Road - Peoria Illinois

Celebrating 69 Years of Stock Car Racing in 2016

 

Below is Former Peoria Speedway Flagman & Driver

The Late Dick Wilson # 17 of East Peoria Illinois

 

 
        Our First Point Champion at Peoria Speedway - Les Snow - 1950

 

   ~~~  The Late Les 'Tiger' Snow #1 of Bloomington Illinois  ~~~

 

                                 Coupe Stock Car Photos From the Past at Peoria Speedway

 

Ron Cloat #130 & Walt Finley #52

 

     Coupe Stock Car Photos From the Past at Peoria Speedway

 Al Dew in the '82'

                      Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway

             ~~~  PORC "Hall of Fame" Inductee - Herb Shannon  ~~~

 

                             Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway

 

Illinois State Championship - October 1 - 1961

Jerry Roedell #3 Wins 'Illinois State Championship' at Peoria Speedway

Peoria Speedway Promoter Frank Dixon - Phil Samp of WMBD TV & Jerry Roedell

 

                     Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway

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to Order Your Copy of Peoria Speedway History Book

or to Order Your Copy of Herb Shannon Tribute Program & CD Below

     

                    Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway

 Don Bohlander Wins 1965 'Illinois State Championship' at Peoria Speedway

His First of Seven 'Illinois State Championship' Titles

1965 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1978

 

                              The Top 25 Drivers at Peoria Speedway of the First 25 Years

 Page From the Peoria Speedway History Book - The First 25 Years

 

                     Remembering the Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway

Ben Hofer of Rock Island Wins 1962 "Illinois State Championship"

 

                                  The Strube Brothers of Peoria

 

Chuck Strube #105 - 1955 Pontiac - Amateur Division

Peoria Speedway - 1962

Our Very First PORC "Hall of Fame" Inductee - Jim Strube

~~~  In Memory of  ~~~

Kenny Sparks #29 - 1955 Pontiac / 1962 Amateur Division Point Champion

 

 

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The Top 25 Stock Car Drivers from the First 25 Years at Peoria Speedway - 1950 to 1974 .....

Driver #1 Don Bohlander

Driver #2 Lloyd Caldwell

Driver #3 Les "Tiger" Snow

Driver #4 Herb Shannon

Driver #5 Jim Strube

Driver #6 Jerry Roedell

Driver #7 Les Peterson

Driver #8 Fred Strube

Driver #9 Jim Gerber

Driver #10 Johnny Langford

Driver #11 Johnny Beauchamp

Driver #12 Ray Guss Sr.

Driver #13 Rocky Nohl

Driver #14 Don Dane

Driver #15 Jim Baker

Driver #16 George Messer

Driver #17 Veral Boken

Driver #18 Don Bitner

Driver #19 Jim Landers

Driver #20 Al Terrell

Driver #21 Ronnie Weedon

Driver #22 Steve Lance Sr.

Driver #23 Ernie Schaefer

Driver #24 Dick Manuell

Driver #25 Bud Knaebel

 

2011 PORC Hall of Fame "Inductees"