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1/17/21, 9:37 PM   #1
Shamrock Classic?
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I havenít seen any mention of The Shamrock Classic for 2021. Is it going to happen?
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1/17/21, 10:03 PM   #2
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I haven’t seen any mention of The Shamrock Classic for 2021. Is it going to happen?
Not this year. Hopefully they will bring it back in the future. Kinda makes the off season a little longer around here. Hate to see it, we hadn’t missed one.
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I sent Lauren a Twitter message a few days ago. She does intend to come back in 2022. IL is just so locked down at the moment no way to plan an event with thought of very minimal fan attendance if any. If it is back in 22 I will be there.
 
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Not this year. Hopefully they will bring it back in the future. Kinda makes the off season a little longer around here. Hate to see it, we hadnít missed one.
I haven't missed any either. I attended the first events ever held there. They ran on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, and March 18 in 2007 with programs featuring 600 and 1200 mini sprints. In 2008 I attended programs on Jan. 19 and March 29 featuring 600 micros and POWRi midgets, apparently the first ever appearance for midgets. I have nothing in my records for 2009. In 2010 the 600 micros and POWRi midgets returned on March 27. On Dec.18 the POWRi midgets ran in the first Battle at the Center. In 2011, the POWRi midgets ran the Battle at the Center on Dec. 17. There was no spring race. In 2012, once again only the Battle at the Center was run on Dec. 15 with the POWRi midgets.
I show no events at all in 2013.In 2014, the Battle at the Center ran on Dec. 20. 2015 shows the Junior Knepper 55 on Dec. 19 which featured USAC midgets for the first time.
The first Shamrock Classic was March 19, 2016. The Junior Knepper 55 ran on Dec. 17.
2017 through 2020 shows the Shamrock Classic continuing in March, while the Junior Knepper 55 last appeared in Dec. 2018.
I recall the March race was snowed out just a few years ago. Maybe someone has more detailed records than mine.
Feel free to chime in!
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1/18/21, 6:55 PM   #5
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Dang Ron, you should create a Wikipedia page. Brian Clauson promoted the very first shamrock classic. Was this the only race he ever promoted before his death later that year?
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Dang Ron, you should create a Wikipedia page. Brian Clauson promoted the very first shamrock classic. Was this the only race he ever promoted before his death later that year?
I believe that was his first venture.
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2005 USAC Ford Focus midgets had a race there and wing micro 600 race the day before
 
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Ran the 2005 winged 600 show and we had a ton of cars and great racing, definitely enjoyed it.
 
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1/20/21, 11:40 AM   #9
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POWRi National Midgets raced inside the SIC during the Du Quoin State Fair. One of the last times they raced during the fair the remnants of a hurricane dumped copious amounts of rain all Labor Day Weekend. All the racing activity on the mile was washed out and all the racing we got to see was the POWRi midgets. POWRi also ran in the SIC during the fair way back not long after it was built.

Really hope Lauren see's fit to do the Shamrock in 2022! We really miss the pre-Christmas race, as well.
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1/20/21, 2:23 PM   #10
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I haven't missed any either. I attended the first events ever held there. They ran on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, and March 18 in 2007 with programs featuring 600 and 1200 mini sprints. In 2008 I attended programs on Jan. 19 and March 29 featuring 600 micros and POWRi midgets, apparently the first ever appearance for midgets. I have nothing in my records for 2009. In 2010 the 600 micros and POWRi midgets returned on March 27. On Dec.18 the POWRi midgets ran in the first Battle at the Center. In 2011, the POWRi midgets ran the Battle at the Center on Dec. 17. There was no spring race. In 2012, once again only the Battle at the Center was run on Dec. 15 with the POWRi midgets.
I show no events at all in 2013.In 2014, the Battle at the Center ran on Dec. 20. 2015 shows the Junior Knepper 55 on Dec. 19 which featured USAC midgets for the first time.
The first Shamrock Classic was March 19, 2016. The Junior Knepper 55 ran on Dec. 17.
2017 through 2020 shows the Shamrock Classic continuing in March, while the Junior Knepper 55 last appeared in Dec. 2018.
I recall the March race was snowed out just a few years ago. Maybe someone has more detailed records than mine.
Feel free to chime in!
I am about certain there was also a midget race there in March 2009...it snowed BIG TIME on the way back north up thru the state of IL...
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