2022 SRX Sequence I-55 Raceway monitor information: Notable drivers, native All-Star, greatest races, extra

Probably the most necessary elements in guaranteeing quite a lot of numerous racetracks throughout the Celebrity Racing Expertise schedule was the inclusion of two filth monitor races through the six-week race for the championship. After the Tenting World SRX Sequence made two early season stops at Knoxville and Eldora final 12 months, the 2022 marketing campaign sees each of its filth monitor races happen within the ultimate two weeks, with the primary cease being this weekend at Federated Auto Components Raceway at I-55.

Recognized to filth racers as The Ironman Observe, this 0.3-mile clay oval simply south of St. Louis in Pevely, Mo. options plenty of pace in a small bundle. The turns are banked at 19 levels and the straightaways at 10 levels, which makes for lots of motion inside anyplace from 10 to fifteen second laps relying on the division being run. That is made it a preferred cease for World of Outlaws dash automobile competitors, and it is made it worthy of being within the SRX highlight.

Here’s a full information to I-55 Raceway, which options some very notable names from the Midwest racing scene and past.

Largest Races

I-55 Raceway has lengthy been part of the World of Outlaws schedule, with dash automobile races on the monitor relationship all the best way again to 1987. Brad Doty received the inaugural World of Outlaws race on the speedway in April of that 12 months, and different dash automobile stars who’ve gone on to win on the monitor embrace the Kinsers — Steve, Mark and Craig — Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Christopher Bell, Brad Candy and extra.

The preeminent World of Outlaws occasion at I-55 is the annual Ironman 55, the longest characteristic occasion of the 12 months for the touring sequence’ dash automobile division and one of many tour’s main races main into the Knoxville Nationals.

I-55 additionally has an intensive schedule of weekly racing, with divisions together with Bi-State Battle UMP Late Fashions, UMP Modifieds, UMP Professional-Modifieds, AARA Sportsman and AARA Professional 4 Shares.

Notable Drivers

I-55 Raceway has attracted lots of the prime filth racers within the Midwest in addition to nationally. Latest monitor champions in late fashions at I-55 embrace Michael Kloos, Jeff Herzog, Rusty Griffaw and Scott Weber, and this season sees Midwest racing star Bobby Pierce going after the monitor championship. In World of Outlaws competitors, latest years have seen winners comparable to Sheldon Haudenschild, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel and Rico Abreu.

One driver recognized to make his method to I-55 is St. Louis’ personal Kenny Wallace, one of many three brothers out of the town’s well-known racing household. Wallace at the moment leads the factors standings in I-55’s UMP Modified division, successful most lately on June 13.

Native All-Star

Representing I-55 this weekend might be Ken Schrader, probably the most well-known racers to ever come from Missouri and a reputation recognized far and extensive virtually anyplace vehicles are raced. The 67-year outdated from Fenton, Mo. was a longtime fixture in NASCAR, competing within the NASCAR Cup Sequence full-time from 1985 to 2006.

Over his Cup Sequence profession, Schrader collected 4 profession wins and three straight Daytona 500 poles from 1988 to 1990. Schrader’s resume additionally consists of 18 ARCA wins, two seasons in IROC, an try to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, in depth expertise in USAC and numerous races and victories on the regional and grassroots ranges.

Schrader has co-owned I-55 Raceway alongside Ray Marler for the previous twenty years and now will get to race in SRX at his personal monitor after serving as a check driver for the sequence.

Did You Know?

When Kyle Larson spent the 2020 season in exile from NASCAR, I-55 Raceway was one of many first locations the place Larson started to rebuild his profession. On Could 22, 2020, Larson set the monitor report for winged dash vehicles at I-55 with a lap of 9.995 seconds (119.94 mph), breaking the 10-second barrier across the facility. Larson would go on to win the subsequent evening on Could 23 and win the Ironman 55 that August.