February 2013 archive

Home Again: Justin Allgaier

Home Again: Justin Allgaier from Justin Burnett on Vimeo.

Originally aired on NASCAR Race Hub. All footage is property of SPEED and Fox Sports.

NASCAR Nationwide driver Justin Allgaier shows us around his hometown of Riverton, IL, while his family and friends offer perspective on what he was like as a kid.

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Macon Speedway to offer Season Pass for the 2013 Race Season

February 6, 2013-Macon, IL- As the 2013 race season draws near, it will begin the 67th consecutive year of racing at Macon Speedway. Macon Speedway is one of the longest operating race facilities in the country. The owners of Macon Speedway are very proud of this distinction and would like to thank all the drivers and fans for making this happen year after year.
maconseasonAs a way to say thank you to those fans, Macon Speedway will be implementing a Season Pass for the 2013 season. Track Co-Owner Bob Sargent says “Macon Speedway has some of the most loyal and dedicated race fans in all of dirt racing”. Macon Speedway is pleased to be able to offer these passes at such a value.
These Season Passes will be bundled in three packages so that the fans can choose which package will best suit their racing experience at Macon Speedway for the 2013 season. The Season Pass will be valid at each and every race event held during the 2013 race season.
The Season Pass Packages are as follows:
1) 2013 Season Pass–$299
2) 2013 Season Pass and Reserved Seat–$349
3) 2013 Season Pass, Reserved Seat with Hamburger
and Soda–$399

These passes are a great value and we hope the fans of Macon Speedway enjoy the 2013 Race Season!
For more information or to purchase your Season Pass contact Track Enterprises at (217) 764-3200. Also like Macon Speedway on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/maconracing and watch for Upcoming Specials or check out the website www.maconracing.com

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Dean garland cancer benefit


For anyone of you that has raced or owned a car or worked on a car in Central Ill know Dean Garland. Dean has sold fuel and parts at almost every race track in the midwest at one time or another and has helped many many of us in years past. Dean has been diagnosed with cancer so some of his friends decided that it is time that we help him.

Saturday November 17th

con Community Center
Macon Ill
Doors open at 3PM
Free Food at 5PM
Live auction around 7PM
$10.00 admission at the door
Cash bar
$500 cash boardsPlease come out and help a great cause.

Thank you and see ya there!!

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Macon Speedway Awards Banquet

The 2012 Macon Speedway Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, October 28th from 4pm to 7pm at Macon Speedway.

Drivers and family are invited to attend.
Food & Beverages will be provided – (Coolers are allowed)
2012 Macon Speedway Driver’s Awards will be Presented!!
PLEASE RSVP    217-764-3200

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Season Finale @ Macon by Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) At the beginning of the season, many drivers hoped for a chance to be a champion. At the end of the season, only one driver per division would receive that honor. Last week, the Late Models and the Sportsman crowned champions. This week, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pro and Amateur Hornets would determine who would be the champions.

 Guy Taylor had a terrific May and June, winning six of eight feature races and taking a strong hold on the point standings. The lead did not get a chance to shrink as he raced and finished regularly. He would be crowned champion thanks to a terrific racetrack with multiple grooves.Taylor used the top and middle grooves to take the win away from Kelly Kovski, who led all the way until the very end. Kovski continued to ride the bottom but Taylor was too quick up top to get the checkered flag.

The final lap completed with Taylor winning, Kovski in second, Jeremy Nichols was third, Joe Strawkas finished fourth ahead of the 2011 Billingsley Towing Modified champion Danny Smith. Smith would finish second in the points with Jeff Graham in third.

Larry Russell, Jr. already had the championship wrapped up coming into the night’s show and was just at Macon Speedway to race one more night and take it easy on the equipment. Russell, the 2010 champion, reclaimed the top spot and the title, with a fifth place showing.

The race went to Argenta’s Kevin Crowder. A fun heat race with Crowder getting the best of Luke Force set up a pole-position start for Crowder and his dominance for the top spot in the 15-lap feature. Terry Reed, who finished second in the points standings in 2012, finished second in the feature. Mike Pundt, Jr. was third with Nick Macklin in fourth place.

The Hornets divisions also crowned champions as Jeremy Reed saw his dream come true with a Pro Hornet Championship. After finishing second to Adam Webb in 2011, he set out to win a title and he did, thanks to 13 features. Reed had an awful 20-lap feature with a flat right front tire as he was battling for the lead with Donnie Justice. Justice stuck to the bottom of the track and won his first feature of the year. Adam Webb took second place with Billy Justice, the runner-up in the points standings, was third.

Michael Gossett led the lead slip away in the heat to finish behind Kyle Maxwell but he learned his lesson come feature time and made the right adjustments to win the race. Zach Perryman finished fourth and clinched himself the Amateur Hornet Championship. He had the division clinched two weeks ago.

The Macon Speedway crowd was also thrilled by the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. Nine of the 14 preliminary heat and B-Main races were won by the pole-sitter and 13 of the 14 were won by the front row. Only Kyle Schutt in the POWRi Micro Sprints started behind the leaders to win a race.

And then the features arrived. In the POWRi Midget 30-lap feature, the eighth-place starter Tyler Thomas, 17-year-old from Oklahoma, got the top spot, his third feature of the season, with a pass on pole-sitter Brett Anderson, who finished second. Danny Stratton finished third after starting 15th.

Trent Beckinger once again took top honors at Macon Speedway with the POWRi Micro Sprint Series and started in the third-place position (second row inside). He had to race smoothly to close the race out as Aaron Andruskevitch made the late charge but finished second.

The season came to a close shortly after 11pm as fans and drivers made the final exit of Macon Speedway for the 2012 racing season. Plans are underway for the start of 2013 in a mere seven months. Macon Speedway wishes to thank all the staff, officials, sponsors, drivers and fans for a terrific racing season.



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