MACON, Ill. – As the season comes to a close Saturday at legendary Macon Speedway, B-Mods have been added to the racing lineup. Introduced to the action for the first time here this season, the class has grown in car count and interest among drivers. B-Mods will become a more regular part of the lineup next season after getting six nights on the schedule in 2014. So bring your B-mod to the fast fifth-mile high banked oval for some fun, competitive racing before a big crowd, then get ready to come back in 2015 for more of the same.
B-Mods are just part of the fun Saturday with the Hornet World Championships presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO. Macon Speedway wants to reward the fans and drivers for their loyalty this season. There will be plenty of gift certificates, merchandise and free giveaways, and two free contests have folks buzzing. Macon Speedway will give one lucky fan a ride in the two-seat late model during intermission. Bring your camera. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
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 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 that wrap on your truck, ATV or even that race hauler.
ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. 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.
It’s easy to win. Just keep your ticket stub, and Macon Speedway will read off the numbers on the PA system. The winners will get anything from that ride in the two-seater to free merchandise and gift certificates. 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.
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. 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. 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.