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Founded By Scott Shults on March 21 - 1981

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Reply Chad Gray
10:37 AM on February 24, 2017 

Much respect to the drivers of the past!!!!!

Reply Debbie James
10:36 AM on September 29, 2015 

Herb Shannon drove stock car for Merle Ice in the 60's and 70's for my father in law Merle Ice car # 03 I was so cool knowing him

Reply Dan Landers
11:03 PM on March 5, 2014 

Just saying hi. Sent you a e-mail with old photo of some of the drivers back in the day, including my Dad (Jim Landers)

 Dan Landers

Reply Remah Gaboriault
12:10 AM on January 26, 2014 

Im so happy to have found this! I grew up watching my uncle race for years at the speedway.. I wished you had a pic of him on here! John Coonce # 7 mid 70's 80's era.. I also recall Strube, bolander etc.. wow.. this is amazing.

Reply Scott Shults
8:32 PM on January 19, 2014 

Very Nice Replica Mike  .....  Thanks for Posting !!!

I Added Your Photo to the "PORC Model Stock Car Museum" Page  .....  Scott

Mike Fuller says...

Thought my recent build may be of interest.  Opal Voight owned, Jim Raptis drivien 75 Laguna S-3.  Best,

Mike

Reply Mike Fuller
7:50 PM on January 19, 2014 

Thought my recent build may be of interest.  Opal Voight owned, Jim Raptis drivien 75 Laguna S-3.  Best,

Mike

Reply Dallas Hays
4:10 AM on June 27, 2013 

I have strong ties to PORC and would like to say of all the things I've heard about it; they have been nothing but fantastic compliments. Congratulations! :D


     - Dallas Hays

      Great  Granddaughter of Freddie and Opal Voight

Reply Patrick Smith
7:04 PM on May 19, 2013 

Love the website! Absolutely Love It!

Reply Model T
6:07 PM on September 30, 2012 

Thanks for this interesting site. Hope I got signed inokay. It keeps saying not right info.
Born and raised in Pekin. Attended many races from early 50's at least thru 70's. Seems like work and family got in the way after that. Never a racer. Always a spectator.
Even remember going with parents to watch the Hell Drivers at Pekin Airport for years.
Also remember seeing Lee Lott's old car, a Hudson possibly in a yard somewhere near Zepherhills, Florida in the 90's.

Reply larry grimsley
11:57 PM on September 17, 2012 

I am looking for pictures from the Lincoln Speedway. Can anyone help?

Reply Antal J Baksai Sr.
9:20 PM on August 20, 2012 

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to take a moment of silence for those beloved members and participants who have past away....

 

I was looking thru Craigslist where I saw a car for sale @ PAL Automotive with a tribute to Darrel Melvin (in memory of) on the car. Oh My, that struck a cord with me that he had passed away and I went down memory lane of all the drivers that myself, my brother Karl, and many friends had helped pit on their cars and we had Raced in the mechanics races with... I did not know this site existed.

Thank you to such a wonderful man Scott Shults for putting this together and allowing us to pay respects to those we love!

My brother Karl has passed away three years now and Many here will  and have missed him so much.

God Bless You All!

Antal J. Baksai Sr.

Reply porc
6:11 PM on May 29, 2012 

Herb Shannon Drove the HissoX at Peoria (Mt. Hawley) Speedway and has Wonderful Memories of the Car  ......  You Can Contact Herb Shannon on FaceBook  .....

Reply Bill Hubbert
3:50 PM on May 29, 2012 

Was on web looking for old photos of stock cars hoping to find one of grandpa's car . And I did . Was under a photo of Herb Shannon . Hiss-O Or other wise numbered X O with the X being circled . Why this pic was with Herb shocked me . That car was mostly drivin by Bud Kinsel of Canton Illinois . I have only two pics of the car and the one on the web is one of them . I would lik to share the other one . It's a group pic of the car . Raymond Jett, Builder,owner and grandfather, Bud Kinsel Driver,another driver Johnny Joy and an unknown person .

Reply Moe & Karen Davis
10:00 AM on February 1, 2012 

What a wonderful caring man.  We have know Jim for years and years even before we had Tobin's in 1998.  Moe will miss him so much and and the long talks they had. We are proud to have known him.... 

Reply terry putnam
6:46 AM on November 10, 2011 

hi scott, things were sure different this year at the speedway. i really was shocked when i heard they let you go ( or however it went), i know i missed you. i made it through august, but after that i gave up. i hope to make it to the party in december, and i would like to see you back at the speedway next spring. keep up the good work!

Reply Bob Hentrich
4:46 PM on October 21, 2011 

To Rita Schroeder (via the post to David Bogard) - I just stumbled on this site because I am getting ready to celebrate my 57th birthday, and i wanted to find a picture of Don's "57" car. My Dad (Bob Hentrich Sr.) was good friends with Russ growing up in New Liberty. We would stop occassionally at Russ' house in Davenport, just a few blocks off Locust, where Russ was ALWAYS in the garage working on the stock car. We rooted for Don every Friday night at the Miss. Valley Fairgrounds, and often got to go down to the pits after the race to talk with both Don and Russ. What great memories I have of those days!

Reply porc
4:01 PM on August 28, 2011 

dennis piefer says...

 Jack Rebholz #99

ran  across some old Peoria pictures on another site. Help me out. Who drove a 1963 1/2 Red Ford #99 sponsored ny Bush-Wykoff Ford

Reply dennis piefer
10:15 AM on August 28, 2011 

 

ran  across some old Peoria pictures on another site. Help me out. Who drove a 1963 1/2 Red Ford #99 sponsored ny Bush-Wykoff Ford

Reply Shane Allen
10:20 AM on August 19, 2011 

Mary Lee Standridge passed away on Aug 13. She was long time scorer at Lil Springfield and Jacksonville. She was also mother to the Standridge Clan.

Reply David Bogard
3:02 PM on August 12, 2011 

Rita Schroeder says...
My Dad is Russell Ewoldt. He owned a stock car or two. He raced 1960 - 1973. Don Bohlander was the driver part of the time. Russ passed away on Dec. 19, 2008. Wish he could have seen this site, he would have been in his glory!
Rita- Do you have any photos of Russell's cars? I am currently building a model car of one of Don Bohlander's #57 cars that I think was built and owned by your father. He built some fast race cars back in the day!! Thanks- David

Reply cznikkijamesa3
11:12 AM on June 16, 2011 
Great website yours sincerely, Shenna Magan
Reply BOB MITZELFELT
1:11 PM on May 13, 2011 

I'M  a cousin to the Strube brothers and remember going to the track every Forth of July when my folks and I would visit Peoria during the holiday. I have great memories as a youngster going to the track on that holiday and watching the races....even got a checkered winners flag from Fred on evening...wish I knew what I done witth it.

Reply porc
9:56 PM on April 29, 2011 

Are You Don Dane from Mt. Hawley Speedway - I was a BIG Fan of Yours - Loved the #123 Purple '57 Plymouth  .....  Scott (PORC Founder)

Reply Don Dane
4:54 PM on April 2, 2011 

Lots of good memorys

Reply mike hamilton
11:56 AM on March 30, 2011 

Scott, great site. Brings back many memories of when I used to help Chuck work on his cars. Spent many a saturday night there.

Reply Dason Van Oppen
1:30 AM on March 11, 2011 

I just came across this site.... Having "grown up" around Peoria Speedway in the 70's and early 80's this brought back a flood of memories...  My Dad (Jim Van Oppen) raced there during those years, Orange and Black #46 ..Thank you for including his obituary on here... Racing was a BIG part of Dad's life and it makes me happy to see him represented here.  Thanks again.   Dason

Reply Dason Van Oppen
1:24 AM on March 11, 2011 

I just came across this site.... Having "grown up" around Peoria Speedway in the 70's and early 80's this brought back a flood of memories...  My Dad (Jim Van Oppen) raced there during those years, and upon "googling" his name recently I came upon this site.. Thank you for including his obituary on here... Racing was a BIG part of Dad's life and it makes me happy to see him represented here.  Thanks again.   Dason

Reply Barbara (Voight) Kaiser
10:36 PM on February 28, 2011 

Scott, Thank you for the kind mention of my father,Freddie Voight, on your site. He was born in Peoria, the only child of Henry and Violet (Crafton) Voight, on  April 23,1927 and died August 4,1973. He was father to the four of us and (at that time) grandfather to five.     

Reply John Caldwell
6:04 AM on January 30, 2011 

Lloyd Caldwell' s Son

Reply Jayne Brewer
3:10 PM on January 19, 2011 

Daughter of Lloyd Caldwell. 


Fun to remember!  Thanks!

Reply DT RACER 63P
11:10 PM on November 18, 2010 

I was wondering if you would post who recieved what in each driver class on hard charger most improve driver rookie  alll that stuff b 4 the dec party thanx for your time 

Reply Danny Irvin
11:55 AM on October 9, 2010 

Hey Scott,Just found this website and WOW what a great job you are doing with it.Hope you and all my old friends at Peoria Speedway are doing well.

       

                              Danny Irvin   ( the racing auctioneer )

Reply Yalonda Bolen Pickrel
4:50 AM on September 8, 2010 

Thanks so much for this site and for honoring my dad, Ed Bolen. Building and racing cars was what my dad did and who he was. He loved it.

Reply jim griffin
7:13 PM on September 26, 2009 
Good to meet you finally and share some stories together at Duane's office. I hope our paths cross again. What a fascinating walk down memory lane. Gods speed to you and your tireless efforts on behalf of us, fans of old time racing stars ,race car drivers that we will never forget. Say hi to Herb for me.Thanks
Reply jimmy kimball montgomery
11:48 PM on January 29, 2009 
hey scott thought id stop by and say hi been a while still racing in az check out my website and drop me an e-mail sometime web addy ; havinfundirttrackracing.com also tell brad willis i said hey and give me a shout didnt know that old guy could drive so good lol
Reply Jim Williams
9:36 AM on January 3, 2009 
Wow lookin over this site brings back childhood memories starting at Mt. Hawley with my dad and then to Farmington Rd.. Also having the Strube family living a brief time across the street from us( Howett St.). Haven't been to the track in 30yrs. since I no longer live in area. Great to see some of my old favorite drivers and times. Keep it going!
Reply Rita Schroeder
9:33 PM on December 26, 2008 
My Dad is Russell Ewoldt. He owned a stock car or two. He raced 1960 - 1973. Don Bohlander was the driver part of the time. Russ passed away on Dec. 19, 2008. Wish he could have seen this site, he would have been in his glory!
Reply shaun
11:59 AM on December 15, 2008 
Cool site I think this will make a good history book for my Dad & Uncle Carl. Give me a shout back.
Reply Vicky (Kimball) Osburn
11:25 PM on October 1, 2008 
Imagine my suprise to come upon this site! All I can say is WOW! Sure brings back the memories!
Reply Mike Lee
6:50 PM on September 11, 2008 
Cool site. I just found it with my grandma and we bought your book. I hope that you still have some in stock! Beverly Anderson is my grandma and she raced in the Powder Puff in '66 and '67. Her late husband Jim Anderson along with the Miller brothers owned cars driven by Jerry Roedell and Herb Shannon. They started at Mt. Hawley sometime before 1950.
Reply Casey Shannon
12:13 PM on January 29, 2008 
Great site! I put a link to your site on my website that is dedicated to racing radio-controlled versions of vintage stock cars.
Reply kari morales
11:40 PM on January 4, 2008 
Just want to holla at my bro.GO BARNES!!!!!Its too bad I could only find one picture of you.Ill keep chekin in for more. Love ya....your sis
Reply Kathy Jean
10:43 PM on December 27, 2007 
I just love the site, especially since Jeff's (Overpack) only brought me to the track twice in the last four years ... geez. I really appreciate being able to see a couple of my grandpa's (Voight) photos here! Happy New Year, you guys! Best, Kathy
Reply Keith Graham
7:09 PM on September 22, 2007 
Love checking out the old photos and info on the site. Keep up the good work. Any photos of dad?
Reply Dee Weedon
10:03 AM on January 27, 2007 
Thanks for the site Scott. It is very impressive. Ronnie used to say, he didn`t have time to be an old-timer and a racer too.
Reply Debi Tankersley (Harris)
12:36 PM on January 23, 2007 
This is my first time on this site. Awsome job Scott!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply Art Zemke
10:15 AM on January 4, 2007 
Just found this site.it is great a Strube fan
Reply JUDIE JANSSEN <[email protected]>
6:17 PM on September 22, 2005 
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WEB SITE. MY FAMILY AND I WILL BE AT THE OLD TIMERS RACE SEPT. 25TH. AS KENNY SPARKS WAS MY BROTHER. WE SPENT ALOT OF GOOD TIMES AT THE TRACK IN YEARS GONE BYE. DON BOHLANDER IS A FELLOW EMPLOYEE OF MY HERE AT LICK CREEK GOLF COURSE AND AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW HE IS SUFFERING FROM PARKINSONS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM BE AWARDED FOR HIS TIME AND TALENT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY. THANK YOU, JUDIE JANSSEN. SISTER OF KENNY SPARKS #29
Reply Dan Patterson <[email protected]>
3:22 PM on August 13, 2005 
Great website. The picture of Ed Bolen in the black #24 brought back some good memories. I raced modifieds with Ed and we never traded paint once. Do you remember the night that Ed knocked off the whole back half of Scott May's late model? Thanks for the memories. Dan