Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 28

Macon Speedway and Dynagraphics Honor our Armed Forces this Saturday, JUNE 1

 

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be hosting our military this Saturday, June 1 with Armed Forces Night sponsored by Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions. Any military with an ID will get in half price, or FREE if in uniform. Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy will also be at Macon Speedway helping raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Sundrop will be giving out a FREE 12 oz. bottle of Sundrop to everyone in attendance.

Divisions racing that night will be Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Micro Mini Sprints. Danny Smith is in front in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds; Gene Reed is leading the UMP Street Stocks; Nick Macklin is in front for UMP Sportsman; Jeremy Reed is leading the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Kyle Maxwell is in front in the Stock Hornets. Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton rounds out the leaders in the Micro Mini Sprints.

Gates will open at 5 pm with racing beginning at 7 pm.

Macon Speedway’s summer action begins to heat up on the track on June 7 at Lincoln Speedway and June 8 when the first Annual POWRi Open-Wheel Midget Week comes to Macon Speedway and June 13 when 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be the Grand Marshall for the second Night of NASCAR Stars and the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series returns. June 15 will be the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Twin 50’s and June will round out with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s on the 29th!

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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May 22

Monday May 27th-Memorial Day Special Show! $2k to Win Big Ten/ALMS Late Models $600 to Win Mods with Wallace & Schrader

Macon, IL) Macon will be hosting a very special show this Memorial Day with the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series, along with the ALMS series On Monday, May 27. The program will also feature Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, NASCAR Stars and co-owners of Macon Speedway, challenging the Macon Speedway stars in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division while racing for $600 to win.

        This will be the second showing for the Big Ten Series at Macon. Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin is leading the series with Matt Taylor in second and Steve Lance, Jr. rounding out the top three. With a rainout last Friday, May 17 at Jacksonville, the last time the Big Ten Series ran was at Macon on May 11. This Monday, the American Late Model Series will be joining in, making the race even more tight and competitive for the $2000 to win event.

        Also racing that night will be UMP Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets & Stock Hornets. Gene Reed is leading the UMP Street Stocks; Jeremy Reed is leading the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Kyle Maxwell is in front in the Stock Hornets.

        Gates will open at an hour earlier at 4 pm with racing beginning at 6 pm.

        Macon Speedway’s exciting summer of racing kicks off with this Memorial Day with the first of two NASCAR Stars Nights. Then the action begins to heat up on the track on June 13 when 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be the Grand Marshall for the second Night of NASCAR Stars. June 15 will be the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Twin 50’s and June will round out with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s and FIREWORKS!

         

        Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles. 

        For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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May 21

MACON SPEEDWAY GEARS UP FOR A BIG WEEKEND

       Macon Speedway and Bob Brady Auto Mall have lured the “Raminator” to Decatur and Macon for a day of autograph signing, photographs and at the end of the night, CAR CRUSHING!  From 11 am to 2 pm, Bob Brady Auto Mall will be hosting the Raminator with an autograph session with the driver Mark Hall. The Macon Speedway two-seater late model car will also be on display at Bob Brady Auto Mall. The Raminator will then travel south to Macon Speedway for an action-packed night of autographs and car crushing…YES, CAR CRUSHING! Decatur Auto Parts has offered up a few cars for the Raminator to demolish that night. Make sure to bring your cameras!  Kids and adults alike will be thrilled when the 565cubic-inch supercharged Hemi motor fires up, powering Raminator through an absolutely breath taking exhibition.

        Also that night will be exciting racing featuring the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cylinder Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Micro Mini Sprints.

        There will also be a Pinewood Derby race open to both Boy and Girl Scouts at 1pm on Saturday, May 25th sponsored by the Macon Speedway Crazy Kids Club. The Kids Club theme this Saturday will be Cubs vs. Cards. They are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s colors. The Macon Speedway Crazy Kids Club is sponsored by Kid’s Castle Learning Center, SavMor Pharmacy, and Highside Graphix.

        Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm.

        On Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day, Macon will be hosting the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series, along with the ALMS series. Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace, NASCAR Stars and co-owners of Macon Speedway, will also be racing that evening. This will be the second showing for the Big Ten Series at Macon. Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin is leading the series.

        Also racing that night will be Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets & Stock Hornets.

        Gates will open at 4pm with racing beginning at 6pm.

        Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles. 

        For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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May 20

Ken Schrader: experience best teacher at Toledo

Ken Schrader: experience best teacher at Toledo; already enters next race – Akona 250 at Elko Speedway
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Schrader: experience the best teacher at Toledo
Ken Schrader raced his way back into the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history books yesterday at Toledo Speedway with his 16th career series victory in his 61st series start. By doing so, Schrader, who led a whopping 163 of 200 laps, surpasses Iggy Katona (winner at Daytona in 1974 at 57) as the oldest winner in series history. Katona turned 57 just two months prior to his win at Daytona; Schrader, on the other hand, will be 58 upcoming on May 29. The win was Schrader’s fifth at Toledo, and first on the northwest Ohio half-mile oval since 2006. Further, Schrader had not driven an ARCA car prior to his victory at Toledo Sunday since September of 2010. By leading the majority of Sunday’s race, the Fenton, Missouri veteran has increased his overall laps-led total to 2,226 laps-led in 35 races. Schrader is already entered for the next ARCA event on tour – the Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care at Elko (Minn.) Speedway on June 1.

Benjamin also makes ARCA history as youngest polesitter
While Ken Schrader became the oldest driver to ever win an ARCA race, 15-year-old Kyle Benjamin became the youngest driver in ARCA history to ever earn the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell on Saturday afternoon, circling the half-mile oval in 15.872 seconds, for an average speed of 113.407 mph. Benjamin, who finished second in his series debut at Mobile, surpassed Clint King as the youngest polesitter in series history. King won the pole at Madison Int’l Speedway on his 16th birthday in 2011.

From 15 to 78, driver diversity stands out at Toledo
The front row of polesitter Kyle Benjamin and Ken Schrader at Toledo provided an interesting look into the contrast and the diversity in drivers in most any ARCA field. A full 42 years (almost 43) separated 15-year-old Benjamin and nearly 58-year-old Schrader. Benjamin, who led the first 22 laps, no doubt would have been a bigger factor in the race had a gear not failed on his Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet. A similar comparison in row two was also noteworthy. Thirty-three years separate rookie and third placer qualifier Mason Mingus from fourth place qualifier Frank Kimmel, who turned 51 on April 30. A full 63 years separated the youngest driver in the field (Kyle Benjamin/15) and James Hylton, who will be 79 in late August.

Five in, five different winners
With five races down in 2013, there have been five different winners – John Wes Townley at Daytona Int’l Speedway, Grant Enfinger at Mobile Int’l Speedway, Tom Hessert at Salem Speedway, Frank Kimmel at Talladega Superspeedway, and Ken Schrader at Toledo Speedway. The year that produced the most different winners was in 2006 when 17 different drivers raced their way into Victory Lane.

Veteran Kimmel, SCOTT Challenge Rookie Mingus battling for title
Win Tron Racing’s Mason Mingus inched closer to Frank Kimmel in the championship points battle with his second place finish in Sunday’s Menards 200. Mingus chopped 10 points off Kimmel’s lead by finishing one spot ahead of Kimmel in the race, and by qualifying third, which earned the Brentwood, Tennessee rookie driver and extra five points. Mingus is now just 20 points away from Kimmel headed into the next event on tour at Elko (Minn.) Speedway on June 1. Mingus’s runner-up run also ties his career-best finish of second that he had just earned last time out at Talladega Superspeedway. Mingus was also awarded the SCOTT Challenge Rookie of the Race award at Toledo.

Kimmel spins and battles back to third
Frank Kimmel recovered from an early-race spin off turn four to finish third in Sunday’s race. “I think we had a brake-bleeder come loose on the right-rear midway through the race and I spun the thing out one time,” Kimmel said. “But the guys fixed it on our next pit stop and we fought back in a great short-track battle. What a great crowd we had at Toledo (Sunday). I’m sure they got their money’s worth.” Kimmel also commented on his current points battle with rookie Mason Mingus. “Mason does a great job; he did it again (Sunday) and it’s going to be like that all year long. There’s some other competitors out there who are going to be tough, too — so there’s no way this is a two-man race, by any means.”

Points battles tight further back
While the championship points battle is plenty tight up front between leader Frank Kimmel and Mason Mingus – just 20 points between – the points battles further back are also quite close. Currently, just 85 points unofficially separate third through seventh. Hessert, who finished 10th at Toledo, leads the aforementioned group with 1105 ahead of rookie Mason Mitchell (1055), Josh Williams (1050), Grant Enfinger (1045), and Justin Boston (1020).

Career-best finishes for three of top-10 at Toledo
Among the top-10 finishers in Sunday’s Menards 200 at Toledo, there were three drivers who earned career-best finishes. They are Baltimore, Maryland’s Justin Boston, who finished fourth in a Venturini Motorsports Toyota; Hinckley, Ohio’s Matt Tifft, who finished fifth in his series debut in a second Win Tron Racing Chevrolet; and Austin, Texas’s Austin Wayne Self, who finished sixth in a Cunningham Motorsports Dodge. It’s also worth noting that Springfield, Illinois’s Kelly Kovski finished ninth in his first-ever series start on pavement in an Allgaier Motorsports Dodge. Kovski, who started 26th, also earned the CGS Imaging Hard Charger award for advancing the most positions. 2008 ARCA champion and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier sat atop Kovski’s pit box during the race.

Flat right front spoils Enfinger’s Victory Lane hopes
Grant Enfinger was the closest competitor to Schrader for most of the Menards 200. A flat right front tire late in the race took away any chance he had at the win. For several laps, however, he and Schrader were side-by-side, racing through and around lapped traffic. It made for a lot of cheers from the packed house at Toledo Speedway. “That was so much fun racing against him,” Enfinger said. Schrader said he knew Enfinger’s car was smoking a lot. “I didn’t think he was going to make it to the end of the race,” Schrader said. “When he went off, I thought it would be a little bit easier.”

ARCA heads to Elko Speedway next; discount tickets on sale at area Menards stores
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will head north next – to Elko, Minnesota for the sixth race of the 2013 season at Elko Speedway on Saturday, June 1. Race tickets are currently available at 36 Menards stores throughout Minnesota, and will be on sale for $20 – a $10 discount off the at-track price – until Friday, May 31, the day before the race. The ARCA Racing Series will hold two practices on June 1, from 2-2:45 p.m. and 3:15-4. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will follow at 5:30, and every driver in the starting field will sign autographs for fans on the track from 6:30-7:30. The 250-lap race will begin at 8. All times are Central. ARCAracing.com will feature live audio and live timing and scoring of all on-track activity. Ken Schrader has already filed an entry for the race.

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May 19

Bacon takes runaway victory in Midgets, King wins in Micros at Macon

 

Brady Bacon takes runaway victory in POWRi Midgets, Dereck King wins in POWRi  Micros at Macon
MACON, Ill. (May 18, 2013)—Brady Bacon drove to a runaway victory in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Dereck King won his second feature of the season in the POWRi Speedway
Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series on Saturday at Macon Speedway.
Bacon led the final 29 of the 30-lap feature on the one-fifth mile track and finished a quarter-lap ahead of
Tyler Thomas. It was the sixth career victory in POWRi Midgets for the 22-year-old from Broken Arrow, Okla.
“I need that money in my pocket,” Bacon said. “It’s been a long winter. We’ve had a lot of rain outs and the money just hasn’t been coming in like it needs to be.”  Bacon, driving a Spike-Esslinger for car owner Scott Ronk, earned $2,000.
Thomas seriously challenged Bacon twice, but cautions stopped his charges. “We had a fast car and I got past Bacon twice with slide jobs, but the cautions came out and put me in back of him,” the 17-year-old from Collinsville, Okla., said. “I didn’t have much for Brady after that.”
Thomas and Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif., spent the second half of the race dueling with slide jobs at both ends of the track. Meseraull finished third. “It was a blast,” Thomas said. “I have to thank T-Mez for racing me as clean as he did. We were both racing extremely hard.”
Meseraull was a couple of car lengths short of Thomas at the checkered flag.
“I just couldn’t get it done,” he said. “It was a fun race.”
Bryan Clauson finished fourth, followed by Zach Daum in a strong field with 43 entries.
King of Vienna, Ill., finished three car lengths in front of 15-year-old Cale Thomas of Fairland, Ind., for
his 22nd career victory in POWRi Micros. The three-time POWRi Micro champion started on the outside of the front row and led all 20 laps.
Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Ill., finished third.
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget
Series feature results (30 laps): 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Tyler Thomas, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Jake Blackhurst, 7. Andrew Felker, 8. Colten Cottle, 9. Tyler Robbins, 10. Justin Peck, 11. Tanner Thorson, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Park Price Miller, 14. Shane Cockrum, 15. John Campbell, 16. Austin Brown, 17. Terry Babb, 18. Jerry Coons Jr., 19. Chris Bell, 20. Matt Ponder, 21. Matt Sherrell, 22. Nick Knepper.
POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature results (20 laps): 1. Dereck King, 2. Cale Thomas, 3. Aaron Andruskevitch, 4. Nic Harris, 5. Max Pozsgai, 6. Jeremy Camp, 7. Nathan Benson, 8. Jake Neuman, 9 Devin Feger, 10. Jason Harms, 11. Jimmy Miller, 12. Kyle Schuett, 13. Jeremy Zumwalt, 14. Corey Nelson, 15. Shelby Bosie, 16. Dylan Benscoter, 17. Derek Schuett, 18. Joe Faloon, 19. Greg Northrop, 20. Jeremy Middleton, 21. J.B. Gilbert, 22. Chris Bell.
CONTACT: Tim Tuttle
POWRi Racing Media Director
Office: 765 246-6335

Mobile: 765 721-7599
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May 19

POWRI Doesn’t Disappoint!

With a packed house, the POWRi Series did not disappoint. With over 150 cars in all six divisions, it was an exciting night of racing.
In the POWRi Midgets feature, Brady Bacon took the win, with Tyler Thomas in second and Thomas Meseraull coming in third.
In the POWRi Micro Sprints, Dereck King finished first with Cale Thomas in second. Central Illinois was very well represented in the top ten with Nic Harris from Atlanta coming in fourth, Max Pozsgai from Lincoln in fifth, and Jeremy Camp from Blue Mound in sixth.
Gene Reed finished first in the UMP Street Stock feature. Marty Sullivan took first in the UMP Amatuer Hornet feature and Jeff Graham won his first ever UMP Modified feature tonight at Macon Speedway.
Next weekend Macon Speedway will host the “Raminator”, sponsored by Bob Brady Auto Mall on Saturday and NASCAR Stars will be here on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. Don’t miss it!
Feature results:
POWRi Midgets
1. Brady Bacon
2. Tyler Thomas
3. Thomas Meseraull
4. Bryan Clauson
5. Zach Daum
6. Jake Blackhurst
7. Andrew Felker
8. Colten Cottle
9. Tyler Robbins
10. Justin Peck
POWRi Micros
1. Dereck King
2. Cale Thomas
3. Aaron Andruskevitch
4. Nic Harris
5. Max Pozsgai
6. Jeremy Camp
7. Nathan Benson
8. Jake Neuman
9.Devni Feger
10. Jason Harms
UMP Modifieds
1. Jeff Graham
2. Cory Daugherty
3. Joe Strawkas
4. Nick Macklin
5. Danny Smith
UMP Street Stock
1. Gene Reed
2. George Ewing
3 Greg Osman
4. Brian Dasenbrock
5. Thmas Riech
UMP Amatuer Hornet
1. Marty Sullivan
2. Kyle Maxwell
3. Mike McChristy
4. Austin Harbin
5. William Deavers
UMP Hornet
1. Jeremy Reed
2. Adam Webb
3. Fred Reed. Jr.
4. Billy Justice
5. Jared Matherly

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May 18

Tonight !! We are Racing!!

Saturday, May 18
powri5.18POWRi National Midget Series and 600cc Micros
POWRi Midgets
POWRi Micros
Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Outlaw Hornets
Stock Hornets
Gates Open 5 P.M.
Races 7 P.M.
Adults $15.00
Children under 11 Free
For more info. 217-764-3000

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