September 9, 2014 archive

World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint cars team up to race on back-to-back nights at Action Track

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            TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Before packing away the seat cushions and coolers for the season, there’s a high speed Sprint car doubleheader on the lightning fast Action Track in Terre Haute. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the World of Outlaws hits the half-mile dirt oval in one of Steve Kinser’s last appearances in Indiana as a full-time driver in the series. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Jim Hurtubise Classic returns USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars to the famed oval after bad weather forced a postponement last month.

The back-to-back racing brings some of the best drivers in the world to the same track on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. There’s great camping right outside the track. Spend a night or two. See the great World of Outlaws and those wing sprint cars fly around the Action Track in their first appearance here since 2006. On the following night, watch the USAC non-wing sprints roar around the track in their first race since the Indiana Sprint Week thriller won by Bryan Clauson in July.

Joey Saldana looks to win again at the Action Track after taking the victory here in 2006. Of course, a big portion of the crowd will be on hand to see Kinser, the Bloomington, Ind., native who is making a victory lap this season after winning 20 championships in the powerhouse tour. Kinser ponders a part-time schedule in 2015, but who knows how many more times the King of the Outlaws will race in the future. Don’t forget your retro gear for one last autograph.

Tickets are $35 for reserved seats, $30 for non-reserved grandstand seats and $20 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $40. Pits open at 2 p.m. while grandstands and infield seating open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Go to Terrehauteactiontrack.net to order tickets.

On Sept. 18, USAC sprint cars return to one of their favorite stops. Already this season, Dave Darland took the checkered flag in the Tony Hulman Classic before Clauson scored the victory in a thrilling feature during Indiana Sprint Week. Later in the summer, Darland surpassed Tom Bigelow with 53 wins to set the record in a USAC sprint car. Clauson is the two-time defending USAC AMSOIL Spring Car National Champion, but he grabbed his first win at the Action Track. Expect a major battle on Indiana soil.

Tickets are $25 for grandstand seating and $15 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $35. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands and infield open at 4 p.m. and hot laps starting at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Modifieds will race for UMP national points on both nights.

The Action Track ticket office can be reached by calling 812-232-4040.

 

 

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Pro late models ready to make history in points fund battle at Macon Speedway Saturday

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                MACON, Ill. – A driver will make history on Saturday when he steps into victory lane at legendary Macon Speedway for the win in the first ever Pro Late Model feature at the fifth-mile high banked dirt oval. Macon Speedway is proud to announce the addition of Pro Late Models to the program on Sept. 13 with a $500 to win feature race plus a two-night point fund in conjunction with the program the previous night at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway. With the big paycheck and the possibility of even more money with the two-night doubleheader, Macon Speedway expects a high number of crate late models to arrive at the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval for a fabulous night of racing. UMP national points are also up for grabs.

Macon Speedway is happy to open its legendary fifth-mile high banked dirt oval for the first time to the pro late models.

Two-day point fund

Lincoln Speedway Friday, Sept. 12/Macon Speedway Saturday, Sept. 13

First place —      $400

Second place —  $200

Third place —    $150

Fourth place —  $100

Fifth place —      $75

Sixth place —      $75

 

Like Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway will also pay $500 to win in the pro late model class on Sept. 12. The winner of the two-night point fund earns another $400, followed by $200 for second, $150 for third, $100 for fourth and $75 for both fifth and sixth. Pro late models have become a strong part of other tracks in the state, and Macon Speedway wants to give them a chance to run at the famous oval. Drivers are already talking about the opportunity after Macon Speedway first began spreading the word last month. So get your trailer loaded and head to Macon Speedway for some fun on the world’s fastest fifth-mile dirt oval.

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 can 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.

 

 

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Pro Late Models, Bud Light Ladies Championship featured in Heinkel’s Three Dog Night

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                MACON, Ill. – With Heinkel’s products a fan favorite in the concession stands for decades, Macon Speedway is excited to unveil the food specials and fun activities during Heinkel’s Three Dog Night Saturday. While the racing program features the addition of Pro Late Models running for a points fund and UMP national points, the night loaded up on fun in the grandstands with $1 hot dogs, a hot dog eating contest and free merchandise, including variety meat packs from Heinkel’s. Women also receive half-price admission as the gals from Decatur bars competing in the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103.

Macon Speedway added Pro Late Models to the action including a $500 to win feature. The field will also be competing in a two-night point fund combined with the action at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway Friday. The point fund winner takes home an extra $400, with second place getting $200, third grabbing $150, fourth taking $100 and fifth and sixth heading home with an extras $75 apiece.Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

In the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103, the winning driver earns a prize package and a trophy goes to the bar she represents. The racers represent four bars:

Rocco — Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery

Starship Billiards – Dawn Reynolds and Holly Vinson

Woody’s – Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston

Pop’s Place – Christine Vogel and Michelle Perry.

 

Heinkel’s is a Decatur tradition. The wieners and sausages helped Heinkel’s earn the title of Illinois-Indiana grand champion of meat processors in 2013. The company’s smoked turkey legs are favorites at county fairs, theme parks and NASCAR events, so they were added to the Macon Speedway concessions this season. Two meat variety packs will also be given away. The assortment will include bacon, polish sausage, grand champion wieners, Andouille and fresh rope sausage. One of the variety packs goes to the hot dog eating champion and another one goes to a lucky fan. Be on the lookout for free T-shirts and camo hats, because hunters should also think about Heinkel’s during deer season. Last fall, Heinkel’s introduced the newest product to their Venison line-up, Jalapeno & Cheddar Venison Wieners.

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 can 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.

 

 

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