March 2018 archive

Saturated Grounds Forces Testing Postponement At Local Race Tracks

Drivers Looking Ahead To Final Test Weekend April 7/8

(Macon, IL) The start of pre-season on track activity will have to wait at least one more week for participants at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway in Central Illinois.  The two tracks, running under the Track Enterprises banner, have postponed this upcoming weekend’s test-and-tunes due to saturated grounds and the forecast for more unfavorable weather.

Test-and-tune action is still scheduled for next weekend, Saturday, April 7/8 at the tracks.  The Saturday, April 7 practice will be at Macon Speedway from 12:00-4:00, while Lincoln Speedway will hold an open test session on Sunday, April 8 from 12:00-4:00.  Pit admission each day is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 11 and under.

All divisions that compete at one point or another during the season are welcome to participate in the testing sessions.  Track Enterprises Chief Registrar, Chuck Weigel, will be on hand with driver registration forms as well as DIRTcar UMP registration to help drivers take care of paperwork before the season openers.

Macon Speedway is set for its 73rd Season Opener on Saturday, April 14 with six divisions of action including the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds, DIRTcar B-Mods, DIRTcar Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and the Beach House Micros presented by Bailey Chassis.

Lincoln Speedway will open for its 15th season of racing on Sunday, April 15 with five divisions on Jimmy John’s night.  Headlining the show will be the opener for the Midwest Street Stock Championship.  The DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis, and DIRTcar Hornets will be on tap.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 7               Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, April 8                  Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 14             Macon Speedway 73rd Season Opener
Sunday, April 15                Lincoln Speedway 15th Season Opener Presented By Jimmy John’s

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

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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Bailey Chassis Company Adds Support To Central Illinois Open Wheel Racers

Macon Beach House Micros & Lincoln Nutech Seed DII Midgets To Benefit
 
(Macon, IL) Bailey Chassis Company, a Mini Sprint and Micro Sprint chassis and parts manufacturer, has stepped up its support of racing action at Macon and Lincoln Speedways in 2018. Bailey Chassis has become the presenting sponsor of the Beach House Micros at Macon Speedway and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets at Lincoln Speedway.
 
The Beach House Micros presented by Bailey Chassis Company will have 12 events this season at Macon Speedway. The 12 events include four nationally sanctioned races by POWRi. The first event for the class is on Saturday, April 14 at the 73rd season opener for the 1/5-mile high banked dirt track. The class average strong turnouts of cars in 2017, as Macon is the perfect track for the 600cc winged cars.
 
The Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis Company will have at least 10 events at Lincoln Speedway in 2018. The class has been a staple at the ¼-mile semi-banked dirt track for a number of years. This year, the class will run as an unsanctioned division at the track, except for the June 10 Midget SPEEDweek sanctioned by POWRi. The first event for the division this year will be on Sunday, April 15 at the Lincoln Speedway season opener.
 
“We are excited to partner up with Bailey Chassis Company to get the word out about their company and to be able to present extra awards and product to our competitors,” stated Track Enterprises owner Bob Sargent.
 
Bailey Chassis Company’s involvement will benefit drivers as product will be given away at both speedways on an every event basis, in addition to the payouts provided at the end of the night.
 
“We feel product helps the driver and our company by putting useful items in the competitor’s hands,” Dewain Hulett, manager of Bailey Chassis, said. “While we, of course, are proud of our new chassis we are releasing this spring, we are more proud that we make nearly every part of our racecars in our shop.
 
“With that being said, we continue to strive to make parts that are compatible across the industry, and aim to give all micro and mini sprint racers affordable pieces for their cars,” he added.
 
Bailey Chassis Company is now owned by Adam, Lanny, and Kathy Schmidt and is based in Haubstadt, IN. Adam is an experienced Micro Sprint and Sprint Car racer, who drove Bailey Chassis cars in the heyday of the company’s success, under the late Floyd Bailey.
 
The Schmidt’s don’t take business lightly, as they are also successful owners and operators of West Side Automation, which Lanny built from the ground up. Innovation is what West Side has built its name on and that’s the same attitude the new ownership brings to Bailey Chassis.
 
For more information on Bailey Chassis Company, visit their website at www.baileychassisco.com. For info on Macon Speedway, check out www.maconracing.com and for Lincoln Speedway, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.
 
MACON SPEEDWAY
 
Beach House Micros Presented By Bailey Chassis Company
 
Saturday, April 14
Saturday, May 12 (POWRi)
Monday, May 28
Saturday, June 9 (POWRi)
Saturday, June 30 (POWRi)
Saturday, July 7
Saturday, August 11
Saturday, August 18 (POWRi)
Saturday, August 25
Saturday, September 1
Saturday, September 15
Saturday, September 22
 
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
 
Nutech Seed DII Midgets Presented By Bailey Chassis Company
 
Sunday, April 15
Friday, April 27
Friday, May 18
Sunday, June 10 (POWRi)
Friday, June 15
Friday, July 13
Sunday, July 22
Friday, August 3
Friday, August 17
Friday, August 31

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Macon & Lincoln Speedway Racecars Set To Return To Hickory Point Mall

March 16-18 Car Show To Kickstart Season

(Macon, IL 03-07-18) Officials from Macon Speedway as well as Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL are pleased to announce the return of the season preview car show.  Formerly an annual event, the show returns for a third season in-a-row, after a long hiatus.  The event is scheduled for March 16-18.

The car show is open to any regular competitors that race at Macon Speedway or Lincoln Speedway, as well as those from traveling series that compete at either of the tracks.  The show will be three days long with cars entering on Thursday, March 15 and exiting on Sunday, March 18 when Hickory Point Mall closes for business each of the two days.

The show is a great benefit to those who like to display their newly prepared rides before receiving battle scars from on track action.  It’s also an additional benefit to sponsors, putting them in front of thousands of sets of eyes over the course of the show.  Track Enterprises will also have a booth set up, handing out info including pocket schedules for their special events in addition to Macon, Lincoln, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

Hickory Point Mall opened in 1978 and is located in Forsyth, IL, the northside of the greater Decatur area.  It features Bergner’s, Kohl’s, Ross, Von Maur, TJ Maxx, and Hobby Lobby in addition to a large number of specialty shops.

Drivers and teams who have highly presentable cars are welcome to enter the show by emailing adam.trackenterprises@gmail.com or by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.  The show will likely feature up to 30 competitors, so registration is first come, first serve.  There is no charge to enter the show.

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