Officials Accepting First Eight Entries For Debut Event
The action at Macon IL Speedway just got a little more interesting for this Saturday, May 14. In addition to an already fun evening that includes five divisions of racing, free admission with proper college ID, and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon Happy Hour from 5:00-7:00, spectator drags have just been added to the night’s card.
A spectator drag event, also known as parking lot drags, allows someone who isn’t normally a racecar driver, to sign up to compete in a one lap, one-on-one style race for a chance to move into the next round, using their own street legal vehicle. At the end, the final two drivers matchup in the bracket style finale with a chance to take home the trophy.
There is no fee to participate in the race, other than the ticket or wristband purchased to enter the facility that night. Each race will be one lap in length from a non-moving start at the line. Competitors must wear a helmet and seat belts and be at least 18 years of age.
Track officials are currently accepting entries by phone at 217-764-3200. Only 8 entries will be permitted to race this Saturday, with four races in the first round, then two semi-final races, before the championship event.
Not only is this event fun for the participants, giving them a chance to race on Mighty Macon, but a blast for the fans as well.
This Saturday night’s program features the Hornet Challenge makeup plus Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Big Ten Series Street Stocks, and Hornets. Originally, the Beach House Micros were scheduled for this date, however, the POWRi Micros will be running a race at Southern Illinois Raceway. Therefore, the Micro event has been postponed to the May 30th, Memorial Day Monday Special.
Pabst Blue Ribbon is the sponsor of this Saturday’s program, which will feature a PBR Happy Hour between 5:00 and 7:00. During that time, PBR cans will be just $2.00. In addition, it is college night where students receive free admission by showing proper college ID at the gate.
Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, Pro Late Model qualifying at 6:45, and racing will take the green at 7:00. The Spectator Drag event will be held at intermission. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.
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.