April 30, 2016 archive

Hornet Challenge Weekend Up Next For Lincoln & Macon Speedways

Payout Increase Just Announced

Lincoln Macon Hornet Challenge                Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL announced in February an unprecedented weekend of racing, camping, partying, and all out fun for Hornet competitors during the month of May.  That time is now.  The Friday-Saturday doubleheader is this upcoming weekend, Friday, May 6 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, May 7 at Macon Speedway.  Now, Track Enterprises officials have added to an already sizable payoff.

Due to a lot of interest and positive comments on the weekend, each feature will now pay $1,000 to win and $50 to start, instead of the $30 to start that was originally planned.  On top of that, additional $100 bonuses are in place for the highest finishing out of state car each race, with competitors from all over expected to attend.

The events will see heat races set up by draw, with passing points used to lock drivers into the feature field.  A semi will be held to give remaining drivers a last chance to make the show.  The Hornet class will be teched by Macon UMP rules which include street tires/wheels only and no coilovers.

Pre-entry fee is $30 for each day or $40 if not received by Saturday, April 30.

The complete payout for the 20 car starting field is: $1,000, $400, $250, $150, $100, $90, $80, $70, $60, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50

On Friday at Lincoln Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing action will take the green shortly after 7:00.  On Saturday at Macon Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing action will start at 7:00.

Lincoln Speedway racing will also include Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and DII Midgets.  Macon Speedway Hornet action will be topped off with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and B-Mods.

For travelers looking for a place to stay on Friday night after the races, the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Lincoln, IL have a racers rate.  Just mention Lincoln Speedway to get your discount.

For more Lincoln 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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St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 At Macon Speedway Postponed

imageLucas Oil Late Models Rescheduled To Tuesday, July 26

Macon Speedway officials along with those from the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series have decided to pull the plug on the April 30 running of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, due to overnight rains and the abysmal forecast for the 1/5-mile facility.

Officials had hoped to see a change in Saturday’s forecast but various weather models stayed consistent with a near 100% chance for a major portion of the day.

Track promoter Bob Sargent stated, “We were holding out hope that forecasters were wrong all week but it just wasn’t meant to be. Now, we will regroup and look forward to the make-up date.”

The 3rd running of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 will now be held on Tuesday, July 26 as part of a big week of Late Model racing in the midwest. In addition to the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models, the Bilingsley Towing Modifieds and B-Mods are also on the card.

The next event on the Macon Speedway schedule is next Saturday, May 7 with six divisions of action. Headlining the event will be the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge and the season opener for the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models. Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Sportsman will also
race.

Pits will open next Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00 shortly after the pill draw ends and racing will begin at 7:00.

For more information, 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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