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Bob Corson Memorial Race
July 30th 2007 - Frankfort, IL (7/28/07)  The Illini Racing Series, Inc. presented by D’Arcy GMC of Joliet, and the family of the late Bob Corson are proud to announce a primary sanctioning agreement for the return of the Bob Corson Memorial Race to Grundy County Speedway on September 16th.

The 30 lap, 5th Annual Discount Tire Bob Corson Memorial Race for national midgets will cap off a night of racing that already includes the Illini  Sportsman Midgets, the F.I.R.A. Mini-Indy cars, the R.O.R.I. Rascal Outlaw Mini-Sprints, and the Luisa’s Mini-Mods.

The race celebrates the life and legacy of one of the pioneers of midget auto racing.  Corson was known throughout the sport as an innovator, a fierce  competitor, and a loyal friend.

Corson’s son, Rich Corson continues the family racing tradition, winning the prestigious indoor racing series in 2003 - 2004, a car owner championship in 2004, and a long string of feature, heat race and trophy dash wins, including this season.



Pit passes will be $25, with the back gate opening at 2 pm.  One day memberships will be available for $30 for new drivers with the Illini Racing Series.   Mandatory drivers’ meeting will be at 3:00 pm.

The front gate will open at 3:30 pm for hot laps, with adult admission just $10.00 and kids 15 and under free for this special event.  Qualifying will take  place at 5 pm, and the trophy dashes will begin at 6 pm.


Tom Arthur, PR Director
Illini Racing Series (IRS)
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