Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 11

Street Stocks racing on June 13th get a free pit pass on June 15th!

Just Announced:
   All Street Stocks that race with Macon Speedway on Thursday, June 13th will receive a Free Pit Pass for Saturday June 15th.  Thank you to all of our loyal Street Stock Drivers!

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Jun 10

June 8 2013 Winner Photos

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Jun 09

6_8_13 POWRi Results

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Jun 08

POWRi still going strong on third day of competition at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) .The First Annual POWRi Speed Week started on Thursday at Jacksonville, headed to Lincoln on Friday, and tonight performed to a packed house at Macon Speedway with a record 163 cars in all six divisions. At press time, the POWRi Micros were running their feature.

The Street Stock division had quite a few restarts before they had one lap down. Once they got in rhythm, Greg Osman took the lead on lap 14 after going head-to-head with Jeremy Nichols after a restart on lap 12. Rounding out third was Terry Reed.

The Stock Hornet feature had the most excitment on lap one with a pileup in turn four, ending up with Marty Sullivan on his roof. After the restart, Thad Gee took the rest of the 8-lap feature easily, even lapping a car on lap four. John Bright, Jr. took second and Mike McChristy came in third.

One side note on the POWRi Series, there were a lot of down-under fanswho traveled to be in attendance to cheer on their fellow Aussies and Kiwis!
B.G. Nevitt of Glad Tidings Assembly of God took the title of Faster Pastor.Don’t miss this THURSDAY’S NIGHT OF NASCAR STARS June 13 when “THE KING” RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway! Stewart, Schrader and Wallace, the co-owners of Macon Speedway, will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. First come, first served. General admission is $20. To purchase advance general admission tickets call 217.764.3200.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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.

Race Results
UMP Street Stocks
1. Greg Osman
2. Jeremy Nichols
3. Terry Reed
4. Bobby Beiler
5. Gene Reed
Stock Hornets
1. Thad Gee
2. John Bright Jr.
3. Mike McChristy
4. William Deavers
5. Bruce Boliard

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Jun 06

Advanced Tickets Sales for NASCAR NIGHT II ON SALE NOW!!

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We will now have ADVANCE TICKET SALES for NASCAR Night II with Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader on sale today!! Tickets are for general admission only – $20. You can pick up your tickets at will call the day of the race. Autographs from 5 to 6 will be first come first served and will form a line starting on Thursday with one item per person to be signed.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Special price for Season Reserved seat holders and/or new Reserved seat holders.  A Wayne Webb Season Reserved seat is $75.00 for anyone wanting to purchase a NASCAR Night II ticket and a Reserved Season seat – we will be giving a $20 discount. This will be in effect until Thursday June 13th. Call the office at 217.764.3200 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Jun 05

First Annual POWRi Speed Week and Blessings come to Macon Speedway this Saturday, June 8

 

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is excited to bring open-wheeled action back to the track this weekend, June 8, as part of the First Annual POWRi Speed Week with the 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros! The four-day event starts off at Jacksonville Speedway on Thursday, June 6th; then travels to Lincoln Speedway on Friday, June 7th; then to Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 8th; and finishes up at Vermillion County Speedway on Sunday, June 9th. Gates open at 5, racing starts at 7 pm each night.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., leads Dereck King of Vienna, IL in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, and Max Pozsgai of Lincoln, IL is third. 20-year old Andrew Felker from Carl Junction, MO is the POWRi National Midget points leaderover Zach Daum. Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Oklahoma is third.

Macon Speedway will open their pits at 3:00 pm with driver registration from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. National Midget drivers’ meeting is at 5:15 pm with the 600cc Outlaw Micro drivers meeting at 5:30 pm. Hot laps are at 6:00 pm with racing at 7:00 pm. Adult general admission tickets are $18 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Racers and fans can also look forward to a few blessings from area pastors Saturday when Macon Speedway hosts the Faster Pastor Night of Racing. They will take to the 1/5 mile oval track in 4-cyl. Hornet cars racing for the title of “Faster Pastor”. Special admission pricing is available for congregations and youth groups coming out to Macon Speedway to support their pastor.

Also racing Saturday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Outlaw 4-cyl. Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Mark your calendars for NEXT THURSDAY, June 13 when RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway for NASCAR Night II. The co-owners of Macon Speedway will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. Admission is $20. First come, first served for the first 300 people.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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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Jun 05

Thomas, Blackhurst ready to tackle POWRi Speed Week’s four Midget events in four nights at four tracks in Illinois

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Badger co-sanctions Midgets, POWRi Micros run four events in four nights.

 

Tyler Thomas and Jake Blackhurst will be attempting to capitalize on POWRi Racing’s inaugural Speed Week, four events in four consecutive nights on tracks in Illinois starting Thursday (June 6) at Jacksonville Speedway, to solidify their contending early-season status in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

Badger will co-sanctioning the Midgets and Speed Week also includes New Zealand’s Michael Pickens and Brad Mosen, USAC triple crown winner Jerry Coons Jr. and, at Jacksonville, NASCAR Nationwide regular Justin Allgaier of Riverton, Ill., in a Spike-Esslinger for owner Ebby Bergfield. The POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series is also racing in the four Speed Week events.

After Jacksonville, Speed Week travels to Lincoln Speedway on Friday, Macon Speedway on Saturday and Vermillion County Speedway in Danville on Sunday. The winner’s purse at Vermillion County for Midgets will be $3,000 and for Micros $1,000, above the normal POWRi payouts of $2,000 for Midgets and $700 for Micros.

Thomas of Collinsville, Okla., is third with 490 points and Blackhurst of Mapleton, Ill., is fourth with 460. Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo., is the leader with 610 and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill., is second with 520.

Thomas and Blackhurst are 17 years old and in their third season in POWRi Midgets. POWRi’s Midgets have run only four events because of rainouts this season and both drivers are ready to tackle the demanding competition and pace of Speed Week.

“I’m really excited about it,” Thomas said. “I want to race as much as I possibly can. Getting in a rhythm is probably the key to Midget week. The setups and tracks are all different. I’ve been fortunate to have been to all the tracks I have and being able to adapt to them really quickly. I’ve never been to Vermillion County and I’m excited about it because I love going to new tracks.”

Thomas finished sixth at Jacksonville on April 26 and second at Macon on May 18. He won at Macon in the next-to-last race of 2012.

“I think we can get our first win this week,” Thomas said. “I really enjoy going to Jacksonville, it’s my favorite track, and we’ve had some good runs there. We have a good shot at our first win of the season, maybe two.

“Any POWRi race, the competition is tough with Felker, Daum, Blackhurst and some others. Brad Kuhn is always tough to beat and he’s leading the Badger points. I’m sure Speed Week will bring some of the USAC drivers. I’m excited about running against them.”

Blackhurst, the POWRi Midget Rookie of the Year in 2011 and fourth in the championship a year ago, finished eighth at Jacksonville and sixth at Macon this season. He was sixth and fourth in the two stops at Jacksonville last season.

“I love Jacksonville,” Blackhurst said. “I think we’ve got a pretty good shot at winning there. We came up to fifth earlier this year and fell back. Macon is one of my favorite tracks, definitely a driver’s track. We started towards the back and moved up to sixth and ran out of laps.

“I’d imagine we’ll have some pretty big names in Speed Week. Lately, I’ve been running good, running right there with them. At Macon, I was trying to pass (Bryan) Clauson (who finished fourth) and Jerry Coons (who fell out, finishing 18th) and it makes you more excited and you push hard to pass them. I’m chasing the championship and there isn’t any reason we shouldn’t finish in the top five every race. I learned a lot last year and I think we’ll get a few wins this year. We just need to take the races one at a time.”

Pickens enters Speed Week with victories in five straight starts in POWRi Midgets. He won at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., to open his American tour on May 25. Mosen was fourth.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., leads the POWRi Micros over Dereck King of Vienna, Ill., 490-410. Camp, the 2010 POWRi Micro champion who has 10 career wins, was fifth at Jacksonville and sixth at Macon earlier this season.

Max Pozsgai of Lincoln, Ill., is third with 400, followed by Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo., with 390, and Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Ill., with 380.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series top-10 points standings (after four of 32 events: 1. Andrew Felker 610, 2. Zach Daum 520, 3. Tyler Thomas 490, 4. Jake Blackhurst 460, 5. Brad Kuhn 310, 6. Shane Cockrum 300, 7. (tie) Tyler Robbins, Austin Brown 280, 9. Justin Peck 275, 10. Terry Babb 260.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.-Shane Cockrum; Belleville, Ill.-Chris Bell; Macon, Ill.-Brady Bacon; Sun Prairie, Wis.-Michael Pickens.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series top-10 points standings (after three of 22 events: 1. Jeremy Camp 490, 2. Dereck King 410, 3. Max Pozsgai 400, 4. Joe B. Miller 390, 5. Aaron Andruskevitch 380, 6. (tie) Cale Thomas, Jacob Patton 330, 8. (tie) Nathan Benson, Jason Harms 320, 10. Jeremy Zumwalt 300.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.-Dereck King; Belleville, Ill.-Joe B. Miller; Macon, Ill.-Dereck King.

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Jun 04

2013 D Tire Rule for UMP Modifieds and UMP Street Stocks

After a wet spring tire rule goes into effect June 14th

 

In an effort to bring racing to a more level playing field amongst competitors as well as a more competitive show for the fans, Macon Speedway and Paducah International Raceway have decided on tire rules for the Modifieds and Street Stocks. Generally when rules are made they are set out and enforced immediately. Rather than make changes abruptly we have decided to apply them on a gradient scale.

The allotted time frame for each phase of this rule will allow drivers time to use up the tires they may already have and also give them a time frame to get the approved tires they need.

Opening Night thru June 14th —D’s, A’s and H’s will be allowed on all four wheels

After June 14th thru July 19th—Only A’s or H’s will be allowed on Right Rear.  No D’s on Right rear.  Left Rear and both fronts D’s, A’s, or H’s will be allowed.

After July 19th—–Only A’s or H’s will be allowed on Right Rear and Left Rear.   No D’s will be allowed on rear of car.  D’s, A’s, or H’s will be allowed on fronts until further notice.

We truly feel this will increase the level of racing action that can be provided to the race fans. As well as prevent drivers from the expense of the D tire being purchased on such a regular basis. Putting drivers on a more level field will only contribute to better racing!

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Jun 04

NASCAR NIGHT OF STARS Features “THE KING” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader at Macon Speedway

NASCAR NIGHT OF STARS FEATURES “THE KING” RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER AT MACON SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 13

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(Macon, IL) Thursday, June 13th, get ready to welcome “The King” of NASCAR racing, Richard Petty, along with Indiana’s own NASCAR titan Tony Stewart, coming off of his win this past weekend at Dover. Macon Speedway will kick off the Night of NASCAR Stars by hosting an autograph session featuring Richard Petty, and co-owners of Macon Speedway Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader. So come out to the Macon Speedway early to get your chance to meet Richard, Tony, Kenny & Ken. The NASCAR stars will be signing autographs from 5:00 to 6:00.  Advance general admission tickets are on sale. Call 217.764.3200. You also won’t want to miss the wild action of the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks and UMP Sportsman as they take to the legendary oval for the crowd.

Known to many simply as “The King,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, winning a record number 200 career races – his last coming on July 4, 1984 in front of then-president Ronald Reagan – and seven NASCAR Cup championships during his illustrious career. One would think that after 1,184 races that spanned three decades, “The King” would bow out and retire quietly. Petty, however, had other things on his mind. Today Petty is as busy as ever, and spends much of his time overseeing the operations of Richard Petty Motorsports, a three-car team competing in NASCAR’s highest levels. We at Macon Speedway are proud to have this NASCAR icon make a stop at our track to visit our local race fans and drivers.
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #14 Stewart-Haas Racing photo shoot
Pick a racing series. Choose a style of race car. Name a venue. Chances are Tony Stewart has proven victorious.  The driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobile 1 is now racing for his own team, Stewart Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Since Tony started his NASCAR career, he has scored 12 championships since he first wheeled a go-kart at a Westport, IN. race track in 1978.  Tony is a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion winning in 2002, 2005 and in 2011.  Tony joined the NASCAR circuit by way of IRL Indy Car Series, where he was series champion in 1997.  Stewart has raced just about everything including USAC’s top three national touring divisions; Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown.  He is the first and only driver to have won championships in stock cars, Indy cars and open-wheel Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown cars. “When I started racing competitively when I was about seven or eight, getting a trophy that was bigger than the other kids’ was all I cared about,” said Stewart, who entered his 15th year in the Sprint Cup Series.

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Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader, co-owners of Macon Speedway, will also be in attendance with Petty and Stewart. Stewart, Wallace and Schrader will all be competing in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified event on Thursday.

An autograph session with the NASCAR drivers will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis.  Racing starts at 7:00 PM.

Adult seats are $20 and seats for children 11 and under are free. Pit passes will be $30.

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Jun 04

Richard Petty to appear at Macon Speedway on June 13th NASCAR Night!

Mark your calendars for NEXT THURSDAY, JUNE 13 when RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway for NASCAR Night II. The co-owners of Macon Speedway will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. Admission is $20. First come, first served for the first 300 people.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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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