Five Buck Nights Scheduled For Lincoln Speedway & Macon Speedway
This weekend is a great one for race fans in Central Illinois, as two nights of racing can be seen for just $5 each. Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway, both promoted by the Track Enterprise office, have slashed admission prices for this weekend to pack the grandstands. Despite being a $5 admission at each track, both speedways will have full shows of racing with all of the weekly favorites.
On Friday night, May 5 at Lincoln Speedway, Five Buck admission night will feature the UMP Big Ten Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, and the UMP Hornets. In addition, the 305 Winged Sprint Cars will put on a show at the track for the first time in two years.
On Saturday night, May 6 at Macon Speedway, fans who take advantage of the Five Buck admission will get to see racing in six different divisions. Headlining the list will be the UMP Pro Late Models and Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Both classes have seen great racing so far this season with different winners each week. UMP B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action.
At Lincoln Speedway Friday, pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:15, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Macon Speedway will open pits at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.
In other track news recently announced, both tracks have upped the payout for the Hornet division. This is in an effort to revive a class which was up in numbers last year but has started slowly this season. The payout is basically doubled at both facilities with pay at $100 to win and $15 to start based on 15 cars or less. If the class has 16 cars or more, the winner will receive $120 while start pay is boosted to $20. The pay increase has been well received by Hornet competitors and officials hope that the car count numbers increase on a weekly basis.
One concern that has been brought up numerous times this week is the weather. Fortunately, it looks like the rain is predicted to leave the Lincoln area early Thursday afternoon. It has also been reported that Lincoln did not get as much rain as expected. All efforts will be made to race there on Friday. As far as Macon, dry conditions are forecasted on Friday as well as Saturday and winds should help the situation as well. Updates will be posted on Facebook as well as the website as the next couple of days progress.
About Lincoln Speedway:
For more information on the track, 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.
About Macon Speedway:
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.
Current Lincoln Speedway Standings (Top 10’s)
UMP Pro Late Models
POWRi DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed
Current Macon Speedway Standings (Top 10’s)
UMP Pro Late Models
|1||T6||Tommy Sheppard Jr||118||0|
|5||52R||Jeff Reed, Jr||90||28|
UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds
UMP Street Stocks
|8||22||Dave Crawley, Jr||60||58|