January 2018 archive

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Named Macon Speedway Host Hotel

(Macon, IL) Officials from Macon Speedway in Macon, IL have come to agreement with Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham to be the host hotel for the 2018 season at the 1/5-mile facility.  This year, drivers, team members, and fans will have the opportunity to save big money on rooms at the newly remodeled hotel when traveling to the Macon speedplant.

The Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham is located approximately 15 minutes away from Macon Speedway, one of the closest hotels in proximity to the racetrack.  The hotel features newly remodeled rooms which have king or queen sized beds, full-size sleeper sofas, wet bar with mini fridge and microwave or stove top, dishwasher, and full-sized refrigerator.  Kitchens are fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, and utensils.  Hotel also has a complimentary hot breakfast every morning.  Trailer parking is available and plenty of dining and shopping choices are nearby.

For 2018, a great discounted rate will be available by mentioning that you are attending races at Macon Speedway.   The Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham is located at 2370 South Mt. Zion Road in Decatur, Illinois.  They can be contacted by calling 217-864-9311.

Macon Speedway is set for a Saturday, April 14 season opener with racing on Saturday nights through September.  A Memorial Day Monday and two Thursday night shows also highlight the schedule.

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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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Midwest Big Ten Series Releases 2018 Schedules

Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, & Street Stocks On The Docket

(Macon, IL) Midwest Big Ten Series officials have announced the 2018 schedules for all three divisions of racing.  This year, drivers, teams, and fans will see many of the same popular Illinois venues along with the addition of one more.  The Midwest Big Ten Series was created in 2013 to give Super Late Model teams a schedule of ten solid regional races with a point fund waiting at the end.  Street Stocks were added in 2014, while Pro Late Models came the following year.  All three classes saw talented drivers put on great races in 2017.

The premier class of the Midwest Big Ten Series, the Super Late Models, will see ten events at six tracks in 2018.  The familiar stops of Macon, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Highland, and Belle-Clair are back from a season ago.  New this year, are two stops at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, IL.  Steve Sheppard, Jr., Ryan Little, Brian Diveley, have been champions in the series, as well as Greg Kimmons and Michael Kloos, who shared the championship this past season.  The series will open up with on Friday, April 13 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois.

In 2015, the Pro Late Models were thrown into the Midwest Big Ten Series mix to give those drivers a chance at some more lucrative races.  This year’s schedule again features ten races at Central Illinois facilities in Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville.  Guy Taylor won the championship in 2015, while his brother, Matt, took top honors in 2016.  Springfield, IL drivers continued their success in the class with Jake Little winning this past season.  For the Pro Lates, it all begins on Friday, April 27 at Lincoln Speedway.

Rounding out the slate will be the ten race schedule for the Street Stocks.  This year’s tour stops are similar to last season, with Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, plus the one-off Christian County Fair stop in Taylorville, IL.  Decatur, IL driver, Terry Reed, won the first two championships, while Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols grabbed the championships the last two years.  The Street Stocks open up on Saturday, April 21 at Macon Speedway.

A $4,000 point fund will be distributed to the Super Late Models at the end of the season, while $3,000 point funds will be handed out to Pro Late Models and Street Stocks.  The drivers final points are totaled, using their best eight events from the season, allowing two drops.  This year, the top ten drivers in each class will be eligible for the point money, as long as they compete in at least 75% of the completed events.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:
The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for UMP Super Late Models, UMP Pro Late Models, and UMP Street Stocks, throughout the state of Illinois.  Drivers in each class collect points for a season ending point fund.

For more info on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visit www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/ and like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprise office at 217-764-3200.

2018 Midwest Big Ten Series Schedules

MIDWEST BIG TEN SUPER LATE MODELS

FRIDAY, April 13……………. BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 18…………….. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, May 27…………… SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY
MONDAY, May 28…………. MACON SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 2…………. HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, June 15……………. BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, July 20……………… JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 21………… MACON SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, August 11…….. HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, September 2……. SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY

MIDWEST BIG TEN PRO LATE MODELS

FRIDAY, April 27……………. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, May 12……….. MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 25…………….. JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, June 10…………… LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 23……….. MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, July 13……………… LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 28………… MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, August 10…………. JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, August 17…………. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 15………. MACON SPEEDWAY

MIDWEST BIG TEN STREET STOCKS

SATURDAY, April 21……….. MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 4……………… JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 18…………….. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 2…………. MACON SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 30……….. MACON SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, July 22……………. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
WEDNESDAY, July 25…….. CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR
FRIDAY, August 31…………. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 8………… MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, Sept. 14……………. JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY

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First Look At 2018 Schedule Has Been Posted

Here is your first look at the tentative 2018 Macon Speedway schedule!

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