MACON, Ill. – There’s a swarm of high-powered mini-sprints ready to invade Macon Speedway for the 2014 season. Shaped like a midget, the micros are slightly smaller and powered by a 600cc engine, and the class of winged dirt cars really handle well around the fifth-mile banked oval to electrify the crowd.The micros are scheduled to race 11 times at Macon Speedway in this season.
“The mini-sprints have developed into an exciting and entertaining class of open-wheel racers,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “We’re proud to have such a talented group of drivers putting on an exciting show for our loyal fans.’’
The mini-sprints will race on all five nights when POWRi series come to Macon, providing more competition to an already thrilling class. The mini-sprints fly around the Macon Speedway banked corners to bring the crowd to its feet.
Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action with great sight lines for fans. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.
Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205. N. Wiles. For more information, call 217-764-3000 or follow Macon Speedway at www.maconracing.com , Facebook (www.facebook/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). Be watching for the Macon Speedway Club.