MACON, Ill. – Casey’s General Store teamed up with Macon Speedway for Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night at the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval on Saturday, May 31, when fans and soldiers can take advantage of special pricing on general admission tickets.
Vouchers for $2 off admission are available at participating Decatur area Casey’s General Stores, and each participating store has a drawing for two free tickets to Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night. Also, military personnel with an ID receive are admitted free.
Casey’s, Famous for pizza. The message can be seen on the backstretch billboard, but Casey’s will remind Macon Speedway race fans the convenience store is the nation’s fifth-largest pizza chain when Pepperoni Pete makes an appearance at the track. Casey’s personnel will also help race fans spin the lucky wheel for prizes. Merchandise will also be distributed during intermission.
In conjunction with Armed Forces Night, Casey’s personnel will also raise money for Hope For The Warriors, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will run the Macon Speedway oval. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
Looking forward on the Macon Speedway schedule, IHOP Night and the Nevitt Memorial faster pastor race is June 7, when the POWRi midgets return during POWRi Speed Week and the POWRi Outlaw Micros run against the Beach House Mini-Sprints. The Nevitt Memorial is named after B.G Nevitt, the defending race champion who passed away last summer. On July 14, the Mueller Distributing Lite Beer Twin 50’s for late models and modifieds thrills fans. Heinkel’s Three Dog Night on July 21 will feature hot dog specials and a hot dog eating contest. It’s also Bud Light Ladies Night, as the gals from Woody’s will race in Stock Hornets.
For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.
Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.