The Modifieds Have Been A Staple At The Du Quoin State Fair For Years (allen Horcher Photo)
The modifieds have been a staple at the Du Quoin State Fair for years. (Allen Horcher photo)

Modified Stars Set To Invade Du Quoin Mile

A host of drivers are set to make their return to the Du Quoin State Fair on Labor Day weekend for the 28th running of the Bill Oldani Memorial. 

Preliminary events are scheduled on Saturday night, Sept. 3, with the 20-mile finale taking place the following night.

The event pays $2,000-to-win and $200-to-start.

Ken Schrader had a streak of four Oldani wins in a row, including seven of the last eight, until 45-year-old Bobby Regot broke the streak by winning last year’s race in near record time. Regot started second and led all but one lap in his fourth Oldani start, dating back to 2008. 

Past winner Kyle Steffens came home second, with Rich Lentz third, Joe Giesler fourth and Bryan Higgerson fifth. Unfortunately, Schrader suffered a mechanical failure and exited after leading the first lap.

Some of the early entries for this year’s race include the aforementioned Schrader, Kyle Steffens, Josh Sissom, Brian Shaw, Jacob Franklin, Brian Heizer, Charles Baker, Kevin Davis, Rayce Baker, Jim Shipman, Joe Giesler and Kevin Burns.

It’s all part of a Labor Day weekend full of racing, which has the USAC Silver Crown Series Saturday night, the ARCA Menards Series on Sunday night and DIRTcar Modifieds both nights.