Oldani Memorial Returns for 17th Running Final Stop of Modified Triple Crown
The 17th running of the Bill Oldani Memorial returns to the DuQuoin State Fair with preliminary events Sunday night September 5 and the 20-mile main event on Labor Day. The 2010 edition is the final leg of the new UMP Modified “Triple Crown” following the first Indyana Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in May and the first Illini Dash at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in August.
A number of drivers from Illinois and Missouri and surrounding states are expected for the 17th Oldani Memorial including two time (2005-07) winner Jeff Parks of nearby Marion, Illinois and defending race winner Brian Shaw of Robinson, Illinois. Shaw is a four-time winner (2002-04-06-09) of the Oldani Memorial at DuQuoin. Fenton, Missouri’s Ken Schrader dominated the Indyana Classic in May leading all 20 miles while the winner at Springfield was not available at press time.
If Ken Schrader enters the Oldani Memorial on Labor Day weekend and wins the 20-mile event he would become the first man in the sixty-five year existence of the Magic Mile to win a main event at DuQuoin in three different types of racecars. He holds a similar distinction at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Other drivers expected for the Oldani Memorial include Jesse Snyder of Palestine, Curt Rhodes of Taylorville, Chris Winters of DuQuoin, Bryan Higgerson of Pinckneyville, Emmett Groves of Charleston, Missouri and Brian Reick of Troy Missouri.
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
UMP Modified Bill Oldani Memorial
DATE NO DRIVER/CAR DIST TIME SCN
1994 1 Larry Hughes/Hughes Racing Special 20MI No time UMP
1995 41 Joe Cooksey/Cooksey Oil Special 20MI No time UMP
1996 1 Larry Hughes/Hughes Racing Special 20MI No time UMP
1997 3 Tom Burnside/Burnside Racing 20MI No time UMP
1998 17 Jim Shereck/Dairy Queen-Imo’s Pizza 20MI No time UMP
1999 4 Kevin Gundaker/Gundaker Homes 20MI 11:36.69 UMP
2000 11 Kyle Steffens/Chevy’s Mexican Restaurants 20MI No time UMP
2001 11z Brian Collins/Collins Motorsports 20MI No time UMP
2002 1 Brian Shaw/S&S Racing 20MI No time UMP
2003 30 Mark Voight/Hueser Trucking 15MI No time UMP
2004 1 Brian Shaw/S&S Racing 20MI No time UMP
2005 75 Jeff Parks/Short Brothers Construction 20MI No time UMP
2006 10 Brian Shaw/WTHI-Robinson Bowling Center 20MI 11:14.01 UMP
2007 75 Jeff Parks/Neat Cut Dirt Work-Red Top Cab 20MI 15:00.94 UMP
2008 15 John O’Neal/McCarthy Chevrolet 20MI 30:43.00 UMP
2009 1s Brian Shaw/Robinson Bowling-Masson Trucking 20MI 29:46.23 UMP