Motorcycle racing to return to Du Quoin State Fairgrounds this summer

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Professional motorcyclists will rev their engines as they roll into the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds racetrack this summer.

The RPM Promotions $50,000 Horsepower National will take over the racetrack on July 25, 2020.

This marks the return of the sport to Du Quoin following a five-year hiatus.

“We are thrilled to bring premier motorcycle racing back to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Southern Illinoisans are passionate about motorcycle racing. The “Magic Mile” has an illustrious history, with races dating back to the 1920s,” said Fair Manager Josh Gross.

The races will feature top professionals and the 18 fastest amateurs in the region.

Motorcyclists will reach up to 140 mph in events that include Open Pro Twins, Open Pro Singles, and the 450 amateur framer invitational.

Tickets are on sale now.

Pre-sale tickets are $30 for adults and kids 17 and under are free with an adult ticket purchase. At the event, tickets will be $40 for adults and $10 for kids under 17.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the event.