June 15, 2013 archive

Macon Speedway Mueller Distributing Lite Beer 50’s cancelled for Saturday, June 15

Richard Petty must have taken the sunshine with him. With that mega-watt smile, it’s a possibility.

We’ve had a few weeks of great racing and perfect temperatures and no rain –  until today. Racing at Macon Speedway has been cancelled tonight due to rainfall, making the track too wet to race.Next week will be the Burris Summer Shootout Go Kart racing at Macon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22.

Regular racing will return on Saturday, June 29 with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s! UMP Late Models and UMP Modifieds will run 40 laps each that night, followed by FIREWORKS! Also racing that night will be UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Tickets are still on sale for the USAC Silver Crown Series and ARCA Car Series at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 and USAC Silver Crown Series and ARCA Car Series at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. Call 217-764-3200 for tickets!

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 atwww.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway


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We are Racing Tonight..

As of 12 pm the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s are racing as scheduled tonight.. Please continue to check here or Facebook Maconspeedway or twitter @maconspeedway thanks

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MillerLite(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway and George A. Mueller Distributing present the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s this Saturday, June 15. The night’s program will consist of two 50-lap features – one for The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series and the other 50-lap feature will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds. This will be the third showing of the Big Ten Series at Macon Speedway.

In the Midwest Big Ten Series, each of the ten races will include larger winnings to the winner of the feature. At the end of the season the points each driver has accumulated in 8 out of 10 races will be totaled and there will be $5,000 distributed throughout the top ten Late Models with the top point fund winner taking home another $1,200! As of now, Steve Lance, Jr. is first in points. With a race on Thursday, June 13 at Macon Speedway, the point leader may change as the point spread between the top five is only eight points.

Divisions included in the rest of Saturday’s racing program are UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stock, UMP Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

SnS Auto Sales in Decatur will be putting up a whopping $300 bonus for any 2013 first time Macon Speedway visitor that wins the feature event in either the UMP Big Ten Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman or UMP Street Stock divisions.

Macon Speedway is proud to welcome Donnelly Automotive Machine CarQuest Auto Parts.

All Street Stocks that race with Macon Speedway on Thursday, June 13 will receive a free pit pass for Saturday. Thank you to all of our loyal Street Stock drivers!

Grandstands open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

Make your plans to come down on Saturday, June 29th for 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 atwww.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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The “King” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace turn out for great night of racing at Macon!

Richard Petty

Richard Petty

The “King” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace shared their John Hancocks with everyone who waited in line since 9 a.m. and to a few people who came later with time allowing. The packed stands were treated to an interview from Grand Marshall Petty that did not disappoint, which even came with a few quit-witted barbs aimed at Stewart. All in all a great time for the NASCAR stars, as well as the fans.

The racing did not disappoint either. The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series made its second appearance at Macon Speedway, ending up with only a ten point difference in the top 5 by the end of the night. Last night Brian Dively (Springfield, IL) knocked Steve Lance, Jr. out of first place into second, followed by Matt Taylor, Steve Sheppard Jr., and Greg Kimmons. The next Big Ten Series race will be Saturday at Macon Speedway.

The Modified race was tight but local favorite Jeremy Nichols edged out a hard charging NASCAR Star Ken Schrader, followed by Danny Smith, Chad Evans and Clark Robertson.

In the Sportsman feature, Nick Macklin was able to hold off Scott Landers, Tim Bedinger, Dave Eckel and Mike Pickering to take the win.

The Street Stocks finished the night with Mike Pickering taking the win followed by Greg Osman, Mike Hodges, Gene Reed and Terry Miller respectively.

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