MACON, Ill. – There’s nothing more red, white and blue than dirt track racing, so Macon Speedway is proud to introduce the Born in the USA Weekend, when POWRi midgets and outlaw micros roll into Macon Speedway for a doubleheader of amazing open-wheel racing. The nation’s fastest rising dirt car series hits the historic fifth-mile high-banked dirt oval for complete programs on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.
The Born in the USA Weekend highlights a Macon Speedway schedule with six dates featuring POWRi’s Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series as the legendary dirt track opens for its 70th consecutive season.
“The POWRi midgets and micros bring the cars and stars of open-wheel racing to our track, which was built for midget racing in 1946,’’ said Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent. “Our smooth high banks make for some exciting racing. We look forward to hosting an action-packed weekend.’’
The back-to-back race nights will bring fans from around the corner to around the Midwest. A squadron of campers will set up camp on Macon Speedway’s grassy lots to turn the speedway into its own village. So bring you tent, pop-up camper or RV to spend the weekend at Macon Speedway and make new friends.
POWRi will also race at Macon Speedway on April 25, May 16, June 6 and Aug. 22. The last date is part of the open-wheel weekend, when dirt track specialists head to Central Illinois for one-of-a-kind marathon of racing. The POWRi midgets race at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway on Friday, Aug. 21, before many of the same racers head to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 for USAC Silver Crown cars on Saturday, Aug. 22. Later that night, the caravan heads to Macon Speedway for POWRi midgets. On Sunday, Aug. 23, the SuperChevyStores.com 100 brings the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for stock racing on the Springfield Mile.
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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. 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.