- DATESaturday Night, July 14, 2018
- RACING / QUALIFYING7:00pm / 5:00pm
- TRACK PHONE(815) 942-5958
- TRACK ADDRESS8890 N Rt. Illinois 47, Morris, IL 60450
Grundy County Speedway
The Rod Baker/Illinois Truck & Equipment Wayne Carter Classic returns to Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Illinois on Saturday, July 14th. It was a thrilling event last year when local Chicagoland star Ricky Baker picked up the big win at his home track.
One hundred years ago people gathered on the streets of Mazon for a colt show. People led their animals from all parts of Grundy County and tied them to the hitching posts before the competition began on the dirt streets. Horsemen came from all the surrounding towns and counties. Every part of Grundy County was represented. The ladies from the Mazon Congregational Church served dinner and local teams played the newly popular sport of baseball. By the end of the day over 2,000 people had attended the very first fair in Mazon. This event was such a success that the next year a larger horse show was held. This was a time when automobiles were a curiosity. Horses and horse drawn buggies were the main method of transportation.