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Motorcycle racing returns to Du Quoin State Fairgrounds this summer

DU QUOIN, Ill. — Professional motorcycle racing will return to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds racetrack this summer. RPM Promotions $50,000 Horsepower National is set for July 25, marking a return of the sport after 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.

Events include Open Pro Twins, Open Pro Singles and the 450 Amateur Framer Invitational.

“RPM Promotions is excited to bring this professional event to the southern Illinois community. These races will bring top professionals and the 18 fastest amateurs in the region to display their race bikes and talents at speeds up to 140 MPH,” said Jeff Hiers, RPM Promotions owner.

Tickets are on sale now at www.universe.com/events/duquoin-magic-mile-horsepower-national-motorcycle-races-tickets-ZWPM3D with a pre-sale discount.

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.

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