Partly Cloudy
29°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

It's race night in Tampico

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST
(Alex T. Paschal/
Ron Lancaster of rural Tampico operates the tractor as he smooths out his dirt race track at 1870 Coleta Road. Lancaster is hosting his first night race at 7 o'clock tonight.

Tony Smith of Rock Falls tears around Ron Lancaster’s track Friday evening in rural Tampico on his souped-up lawnmower. Lancaster will be hosting his first night race at 1870 Coleta Road beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. The dirt track is open to lawnmowers and motorcycles, and Lancaster is encouraging kids who are interested in racing to come out to learn and watch the show.

National video

Reader Poll

Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller took a leave of absence after being charged with driving under the influence. Do you think she should resign?
Not sure
No opinion