MACON, Ill. – It’s the big question all summer long. How can I get in a ride in the two-seater? The Macon Speedway two-seat late model is generally reserved for sponsor rides, but it’s been made ready for one lucky fan to take a ride during intermission Saturday. While the Hornet World Championships presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO take center stage on the Macon Speedway season finale, one fan can claim the prize. It’s easy. Just keep your ticket stub, and Macon Speedway will read off the numbers on the PA system. The winner will get strapped into the unique two-seater for a blast around the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval. Bring your camera. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
The racing will be heated as drivers try to stake their claim in the points standings in seven divisions racing in the final night of the season, but there’s so much more to entertain the fans. Thanks to our generous sponsors, there will also be plenty of gift certificates and prizes handed out. Keep your heads up. Those T-shirts and goodies will be flying into the crowd.
DynaGraphics will also hold a contest for a $500 voucher good toward any product in its lineup, including a vehicle wrap. The Decatur-based company specializing in signs, printing and wraps will show off its products, and a lucky contestant will win a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur. Imagine a wrap on your truck, boat, ATV or even your race trailer.
ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. They’re great for just about any worksite outdoors. ILMO is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.
After Mother Nature didn’t cooperate last weekend, Macon Speedway offers another invitation to Scouts and Special Olympics. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform receive free admission, and Scout parents and their adult children may buy tickets for $10. Special Olympics athletes and their families receive free admission. Just wear your Special Olympics T-shirt.
The Outlaw Hornets will race in a $300 to win feature plus the chance to take home the Outlaws championship trophy – a definite keepsake for any racer. This is the same style of trophy the guys get when winning on the state fair miles. The Stock Hornets will also run for the Championship trophy as the class gets some of the spotlight at the famed fifth-mile high banked dirt oval on the final night of another spectacular season. The full lineup is Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.
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.