March 2016 archive

Macon & Lincoln Speedway Competitors Set For Test & Tunes

Season Opening Weekend Just A Couple Weeks Away

Drivers in central Illinois are looking forward to the start of the 2016-racing season and the next two weekends will be used to fine tune their machines at Macon and Lincoln Speedways, part of the Track Enterprises conglomerate.  Four different practice dates are set between the two tracks.

Poster Race Print                At Macon Speedway, drivers will be on track on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 10.  The Lincoln Speedway dates are scheduled for Sunday, April 3 and Saturday, April 9.  Drivers in Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hornets, Midgets, Micros, and Sprint Cars are welcome to attend.

Each of the four days will see pits opening at 11:00 AM with on-track action taking place between 12:00-4:00.  Pit admission for the test and tune days is $20 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under.  Grandstand admission for the test and tune days is free.

Lincoln Speedway will have its 2016 Season Opening Door Buster on Friday, April 15 with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, DII Midgets, and Hornets in action.  MaconLincolnSchedule2016 Speedway will open its doors for the 2016 Spring Fling on Saturday, April 16 with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

For more information, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

For information on Macon, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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Central Illinois Promotion Company Hosting Big Nashville Event

Track Enterprises Holding Concert Mixed With Racing

01                Nashville, TN ( March 29, 2016) – Track Enterprises of Macon, IL, is full speed ahead with its first big event of 2016, Rockin’ & Racin’ at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  The two day event, Friday and Saturday, April 8/9, will feature some of the best drivers across the nation in addition to a live Colt Ford concert with special guest Trent Tomlinson at the track as part of Friday’s event.  Track Enterprises also schedules and promotes events at Macon and Lincoln Speedways in Central Illinois and the Terre Haute Action Track in Western Indiana.

While it is the second year in a row that Track Enterprises has held an event in the music city, this year’s is unique due to the addition of Friday and the concert portion of the show.  The Friday night, April 8th festivities will begin at 7:00 PM with some of the top Super Late Model competitors in the nation racing with the Champion Racing Association and the Southern Super Series in a double header show.  At 8:30, all eyes and ears will turn toward the main stage as country music artists Colt Ford and Trent Tomlinson perform live.

Colt Ford has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook likes and over 100 million YouTube views.  Ford had his album, “Declaration of Independence” top the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1 in 2014 and is also known for penning “Dirt Road Anthem” and “Country Must Be Country Wide”.

Trent Tomlinson is a national country music recording artist and will be the opening act for Ford, following the April 8th racing.  “Drunker Than Me”, “One Wing in the Fire”, and “Just Might Have Her Radio On” are some of Tomlinson’s singles that have been on the US Billboard Top 40 charts.

Track Enterprises owner Bob Sargent stated, “I’ve been promoting events in the racing industry for a long time but was looking for an additional attraction for the Nashville show.  Now the fans will not only get the racing for the cost of a ticket but a great concert as well.  It’s definitely something a little different but it should be a lot of fun.”

Of course, the concert just adds to an already action packed card full of some of the best racing in the US.  In addition to CRA and SSS on Friday night, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will come to town for the Music City 200 on Saturday, April 9.  It will mark the second year in-a-row in which Track Enterprises has put ARCA back in Nashville.  A full field of veterans mixed with young talent trying to advance their careers to the top, should make for another thrilling show.  Adding to Saturday’s show will be the North-South Super Late Model Challenge for CRA and SSS.  The two races from Friday night will determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s huge combined event.

Friday’s program gets started with CRA/SSS qualifying at 5:30, followed by their two features at 7:00.  An autograph session, featuring some of the ARCA competitors will be held at 8:00 followed by the Trent Tomlinson/Colt Ford concert at 8:30.

Saturday’s program gets started with ARCA qualifying at 4:15, followed by the North South Super Late Model Challenge at 5:45, and the ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards Nashville 200 at 8:00.

Friday’s event tickets are general admission only and cost just $20 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12).  The price includes the dual Super Late Model features and the live concert.  On Saturday, reserved seating for the top eight rows as well as general admission seating is available.  Cost is $25 presale for adults and $15 for kids, while day of reserved seating will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids.  Tickets will be available at the gate or by calling early at 217-764-3200.

For full information on Rockin’ & Racin’ at Fairgrounds  Speedway Nashville on April 8 & 9, visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.arcaracing.com, www.cra-racing.com, www.southernsuperseries.com, www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com, or www.coltford.com.

About Track Enterprises

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, which oversees Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Terre Haute Action Track, and hosts a number of ARCA, USAC, UMP, POWRi, WOOLM, and other top events throughout the midwest.  Track Enterprises info can be found online at www.trackenterprises.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/TrackEnterprises.

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Division II Midgets Prepare For Busy Season At Lincoln & Macon

(Macon, IL – 03-08-16) With the dawn of a new year comes the rise of a class of cars known as Division II Midgets. Though not a new class, they are sporting a new name as they were formally known as Lightning Sprints. The Division II class is a combination of economy based midgets, with a stock 2.4 production long block, and lightning sprints.

Full 20+ car fields are expected as they will venture to 9 races at Lincoln Speedway in Logan County and 7 events at the Mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. With a uniform set of rules and special race day incentives, the class has many excited drivers new and old.

The home track of Lincoln Speedway will have a point fund sponsored by NuTech Seed and also see the return of the front row challenge sponsored by Phil Pickett at Conklin AgroVantage.

Those traveling to Macon as well as Lincoln will be eligible for POWRi national points though it is not mandatory to buy a membership should you not want to run for the national points.

Both Lincoln and Macon Speedway officials are excited to see the enthusiasm that has been shown for Division II Midgets and both are happy to be on the ground floor of a class that is ready to take off around the country.  Both tracks plan to have teching policies in place to keep the division affordable and continue its growth.

Test and tune weekends are coming soon with dates scheduled for April 3rd & 9th at Lincoln Speedway and April 2nd & 10th at Macon Speedway.  All test and tune times are between 12:00-4:00.

For more information, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

For information on Macon, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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