Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
Motor Mondays kicks off from 5 p.m. to dusk on June 1, 2015. All show cars, regardless of their make or model, are welcome to park along River and Meier streets in the downtown East Dundee district. June’s event will be followed by Motor Mondays on July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.
Designed to appeal to families and car enthusiasts alike, Motor Mondays provides an opportunity for visitors to see their favorites up close. The event includes raffles, entertainment and food specials at local restaurants. New this year, Motor Mondays will also showcase two race cars — the Prince DSR, a class D Sports Racer with top speeds of 170 mph on the road track, and a 1998 Saturn SC2, described as the “World’s Fastest Saturn.”
Highlighting the night will be Damian Jigalov, East Dundee’s own 10-year-old racing wonder, displaying his championship motorcycle and sharing his young passion for the competitive racing sport as a member of the Western Eastern Road racing Association.
“We are gearing up for a terrific lineup of summer events for our downtown district and Motor Mondays kicks it off. With all the events planned outdoors, we’re just hoping that everyone leaves their umbrellas at home,” said Lael Miller, East Dundee village president.
There is no registration fee for car owners to participate and no entrance fee for visitors.
This car lovers’ dream began last summer and featured hundreds of cars that were displayed throughout the downtown district. Presented as a fun evening event, it features a live DJ playing car-themed music, free raffles and Motor Monday food specials from downtown restaurants. To learn more about Motor Mondays visit www.discoverdundee.org or the Community Calendar at www.eastdundee.net or contact The Depot at 847-426-2255.
Race Cars On Display
Car: Prince DSR
- Owner/Driver: Allen Skillicorn; Racing Class: D Sports Racer
- Engine: Suzuki 1000cc 200 HP; Weight: 800lbs; Top Speed: 170mph
- Sponsors: CarSmart Automotive, CarboTech Brakes, and Mid Atlantic Motorsports
Car: 1998 Saturn SC2
- Owner: Rick Zirk; “World’s Fastest Saturn” per Al Tucci; Dominick Carpenter Pro Mod Chassis
- Engine: 638 cu in; Powerglide Transmission
- More Info: www.worldsfastestsaturn.com
Ten years old and a student at Immanuel Lutheran in East Dundee, Damian’s first summer in road racing was shockingly successful — he won the championship his first year in the kid’s class. In his second year, Damian raced nationally with the Western Eastern Road racing Association, a national racing organization. He raced in their kid’s class and won that championship against much older kids. This year, Damian is racing at the national level with WERA again but with WERA’s approval he’ll compete in the adult-only class. That’s comparable to a Little League player being allowed to play for the Cubs. WERA’s decision was based on the fact that Damian rode at a higher level and as such was completely unchallenged and undefeated in the kid’s class.
It’s quite an accomplishment for a 10-year-old to be allowed to race in the adult class but even more astounding, he won the first three races of this year in the adult class at the New Orleans Raceway, Talladega GP and Roebling Road raceway in Georgia. Damian has already been featured in Road Racing World Magazine and The Daily Herald.
Discover Dundee 2015 Sizzlin’ Summer Events
The village of East Dundee presents an event each week throughout the summer months.. Events and their start dates are: Motor Mondays, June 1; Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays, June 9; Wine Down Wednesdays, June 17; and Thirsty Thursdays, June 25.
The Depot Market is held from 8 am. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, and the Farmers Market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Monthly Lunch in the Park and Concerts in the Park are held during the months of June, July and August at various locations throughout Dundee.
About the Village of East Dundee
The Village of East Dundee is located at 120 Barrington Avenue, East Dundee, IL and is home to 2,882 residents. Its downtown plan is to create a “culinary” district consisting of the right mix of restaurants, retail and community events to serve as a destination attraction for both residents and regional visitors. For more information on the plan, and all East Dundee events, please visit the community calendar on the village website at www.eastdundee.net.
SOURCE: village of East Dundee press release