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Russ Adams drives the #74 Late Model Class car.  His home track is Peoria Speedway but he can also be found racing at Fairbury Speedway.  He lives in Princeville, IL.

Team members helping Russ are:  Terry Aaron UMP Crew Chief, Ryan Barker. 

Russ started racing in 1996 in the Road Racing class because he's been into cars his entire life.  Career highlights include winning Drag race at age 16, won Sports Car Ginerman Race Way beating 6 of Pro Trans Am teams.

The thrill of racing for Russ is the challenge of it.  Dirt racing is so unpredictable.  His most exciting racing moment was losing brakes at end of the runway at Road of America, car caught on fire at Memphis.  He's most proud of being around the guys.  You have friends so you can't make it too serious.

Russ's racing hero is Irv Hoerr.

Of racing, Russ says, "Better make sure the challenge and the path and not just the success!".

His favorite racing website is




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