April 4, 2015 archive

Second practice in the books season opener April 18

macon_logo (800x428)     MACON, Ill. – With bright sunny skies Saturday afternoon nearly 40 competitors brought their race cars out to the mighty Macon Speedway. The speedway was open for the second and final test and tune before the season opening Spring Fling on Saturday April 18.

Most drivers used the time to shake the cobwebs off from the long winter break. Others used the time to get the feel for their brand new race cars. All of the drivers are excited for the new season and have high hopes of taking home cash and trophies this racing season.

On the card for opening night will be CEFCU Kids Club with Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets and the Quick Car Touring Series. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. General Admission $12 Adults, Children 11 and under are FREE.

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. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000 or Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night.

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Macon Speedway Prepares For Final Pre-Season Test & Tune

(Macon, IL – April 2, 2015) Racing teams are biting at the bit to get the 2015-racing season underway at Macon Speedway.  With the opener fast approaching Saturday, April 18, drivers and crews have a final chance to shake down their rides this coming Saturday at the central Illinois dirt track.

A number of drivers took advantage of track time last Sunday, March 29, despite cold and damp conditions.  Nearly 30 competitors were on the premises shaking down Late Models, Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Hornets, and other machines.  Some of those same teams, plus some additional rides are expected to be on hand for the final test date.

Pit gates open this Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 with practice running from 12:00-4:00.  Pit admission is $20 for adults and children 11 & under are $10.  Grandstand admission is free.

The opener for the 70th anniversary season of racing at Macon Speedway is set for Saturday, April 18.  Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets are on the card.  Pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and racing action at 7:00.

For further info, visit maconracing.com and like the Macon Speedway page on Facebook.

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