A meeting of the minds in August 2016 promised to breathe some life back into the then Vermilion County Speedway if only for a brief 2 or more 3 races to round out the 2016 Racing Season. At that point, the track had set abandoned and neglected since the previous promoter had called it quits in early June. The original agreement was a temporary one which allowed promoters, Michael and Kim Daugherty, to promote the track for the remainder of the 2016 season in hopes that continued negotiations would lead to a long-term relationship between the Vermilion County Fair Board and the Daugherty’s. Just as the 3 additional races promoted by the Daugherty’s proved to be very successful, so did the contract negotiations. On October 12, 2016, a 5-Year Contract was signed in which the Daugherty Family will promote the newly ordained Kickapoo Motor Speedway.
The Daugherty Family is well versed in taking over a dormant racing facility after purchasing Daugherty Speedway in late 2013. Daugherty Speedway is the former Henry’s Speedway and Kamp Motor Speedway located in Boswell, Indiana. Prior to the 2013 purchase, the speedway had sat vacant and abandoned for nearly 5 years. Since that purchase, there have been 3 extremely successful racing seasons with a foundation of UMP Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Streets and Sport Compact classes.
The Daugherty Family is extremely excited to have the opportunity to cross promote 2 racing venues, as Kickapoo Motor Speedway will also run the UMP Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Streets and Sport Compact classes but will typically be on opposite days of the week. Michael and Kim are also excited to introduce the Midwest Stock Car Crate Series (MSCCS) that will begin in the 2018 Racing Season. Not only will Kickapoo host racing events for the classes listed above, but the new promoters will also bring in special shows such as Summer Nationals Hell Tour, sprint car shows, and possibly other series to this community.
Kickapoo Motor Speedway is a family-friendly race track. We welcome fans of all ages and urge everyone to invite their friends and family members. We look forward to developing new friendships and relationships with local businesses. Like us on Facebook to receive up to the minute updates and promotions.
Enjoy the Racing!
Gates open at 4PM
Hot Laps at 6PM
Draw Closes at 6PM
Racing at 7PM
2018 Standard Pricing (Excludes Special Shows)
Adults: $13 (Includes $1 voucher for the concession)
Kids 6-12: $5
5 and under: FREE
Pit Prices: $30