March 4, 2015 archive

Big Ten Series Street Stocks ready to roar after thrilling season a year ago

BIG TEN 2015 Street Stock

MACON, Ill. — After a thrilling season a year ago when Terry Reed held off Bobby Beiler for the Big Ten Series Street Stocks championship, Macon Speedway hosts five nights in the 10-race series in the 2015 season. A highly competitive series with a large car count last season, the street stocks are expected to bring the fans to their feet once again this season.

The Big Ten Series pays $1,000 to the champion from a $3,000 points fund with races also held at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. The series also makes a return trip to the Christian County Fair in Taylorville. Macon Speedway drivers dominated the standings a year ago, and local fans are ready to see if their favorite dirt track pilots can defend the track’s honor again this season.

Reed, of Decatur, grabbed the title on the final night last season when Beiler, of Blue Mound, had a difficult night. The standings are determined by compiling a driver’s top eight finishes among the 10-race series.

The series runs on the Macon Speedway season opener on April 18. The final race is Sept. 5 at Macon Speedway, where the street stocks love to trade paint on the classic fifth-mile high-banked dirt oval.

For more infomation, follow Macon Speedway online (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 all fan info. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 72574 to get driver updates. 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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Macon Speedway excited to unveil Big Ten Series Pro Late Models in 2015

BIG TEN 2015 Pro Late Model schedule

MACON, Ill — With the emergence of such quality race cars in the area and determined drivers prepared to put on a great show, the Big Ten Series will unveil the Pro Late Model Series in 2015. The crate late models with race a 10-event series with the champion earning $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.

Some of the top crates held their own last season while competing with super late models, and Macon Speedway plus other area tracks are proud to make the crate late models a regular attraction on the Illinois dirt this summer. Macon Speedway has long been known as a late model hotbed, and these cars will fly around the fifth-mile high-banked oval with some door-to-door racing that will thrill the crowd.

The season opens May 8 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway before making its way to Macon Speedway on May 9 for the first of five series dates on the famed dirt track. The inaugural Big Ten Series Pro Late Models will promise to add more excitement to the local racing scene.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconracing). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates my 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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Big Ten Series Super Late Models back after one-of-a-kind season last summer

BIG TEN 2015 Late Model schedule

MACON, Ill. — The Big Ten Series Super Late Models are back for 2015 after such a tight points battle last season, when Brian Diveley of Springfield and Ryan Little of Pleasant Plains were declared co-champs after tying for the points lead.

A driver’s top eight finishes from the 10 races will be compiled to determine the champion. The series adds another track to the lineup, as Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville will hold two events this season. Like Macon Speedway, Belle-Clair is a fifth-mile high-banked dirt oval.

The champion takes home $1,500 from the $4,000 points fund. The season opener is May 8 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway before the title hunt heads to Macon Speedway on May 9. The series races three more times at Macon Speedway before closing its run at Jacksonville Speedway on Aug. 7. Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Quincy (Ill.) Raceways also host Big Ten Series Super Late Models.

“It was an incredible super late model season a year ago,” Macon Speedway promoter bob Sargent said. “We’re proud of everyone of these talented drivers who call Macon Speedway home. We look forward to some great racing this summer. I’m ready to drop the green flag right now!”

Macon Speedway opens for its 70th consecutive season on April 18, and the famed track will race every Saturday with some specials. The schedule includes a POWRi midget doubleheader on July 3-4 with the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on April 30 and the Herald & Review 100 on July 9 in the UMP Summernationals tour.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 for driver updates. Message and data rates 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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