Fans To Attend Lincoln, Macon, & Illinois State Fair This Weekend
It’s a dream weekend for racing fans in Illinois this week, as plenty of options are available for great action with some of the best drivers in the country converging in Central Illinois. In addition to the traditional USAC and ARCA races at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the POWRi Midgets and Micros will be flying around the Lincoln and Macon Speedways.
On Friday night, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will start the weekend with a Track Enterprises promotion at Lincoln Speedway. The Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds are also scheduled to put on an exciting show. Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.
On Saturday morning, fans will make the trek to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, as the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the Tony Bettenhausen 100. An awesome field of 37 cars are on the pre-entry list, sure to make it one of the best showings in years. UMP Sportsman are also on the schedule with preliminary action for the Sportsman Nationals. Pits open at 7:00 AM, grandstands at 9:00, hotlaps at 10:00, and racing will start at 12:00 with the Silver Crown race at 2:00.
When the races end in Springfield, fans and officials will be heading to Macon Speedway for day #2 of POWRi racing. In addition to the Midgets and Micros, UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks will be pacing the 1/5-mile oval. Macon pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.
It will be another quick turnaround for the final day of the huge racing weekend, as everyone turns around to attend the final day of the Illinois State Fair. Sunday’s action will feature the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in the SuperChevyStores100.com and the feature event for the Sportsman Nationals. Pits will open at 6:00, grandstands at 8:30, hotlaps at 9:00, and racing will take the green at 12:00.
Full information on all of the aforementioned events can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, or www.maconracing.com. Pre-sale discount tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are still available by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or the Illinois State Fair.