March 2019 archive

Diane Bennett Memorial Race Added To 2019 Macon Schedule

Diane Bennett Memorial Race Added To 2019 Macon Speedway Schedule

(Macon, IL) The 2019 Macon Speedway schedule has a new addition, as track officials have added the “Diane Bennett Memorial” to the August 10th “Eve Of Destruction” program.  In addition to the craziness of the rollover contest, flagpole race, and race ‘em-wreck ‘em, a couple of the divisions will be running for some extra money and special trophies during the event.

The races will be in memory of Diane Bennett, who passed away in 2015.  Bennett was a longtime scorekeeper at Macon Speedway and a friend to dirt track racing for more than 30 years.  In addition to scoring for over 30 years at Macon Speedway, Bennett also scored for Track Enterprises and at Farmer City Raceway.  She was also a promoter of Cerro Gordo Speedway with her husband Tom.

Diane’s daughter, Kellie, has spearheaded the effort to have a great event in her late mom’s name.  In addition to extra prize money already put toward the overall purse for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Kellie will be selling position sponsorships to add more bonuses for the drivers.  Position sponsors are available for $10 and up and there is no limit on how much money can be put toward a certain finishing position.

“Diane was a wonderful lady, great racing official, and she is greatly missed in the racing community,” said Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent. “It will be nice to honor her with a race in her name.”

An additional $1500 in prize money has already been split between the two classes, with plenty more expected from position sponsors.  Position sponsors will get mentions on Macon Speedway’s website, social media, and at the track via announcements.  To put your name on a position or positions, email Kellie Bennett at kellie2323@yahoo.com or call 217-520-9005.

Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13.  There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night.  In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

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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Test & Tune Days Next For Central Illinois Race Tracks

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Set For Weekend Practice
 
(Macon, IL) After a successful Hickory Point Mall Race Car Show this past weekend, drivers in Central Illinois are getting set for their first on track activity, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, with test and tune days at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Drivers and teams use the days to fine tune their cars, fill out their registration sheets, and get comfortable back behind the wheel after a long winter.
 
Macon Speedway will open the pits this Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. Cars, of any division, that compete at Macon Speedway, are welcome. Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free.
 
Lincoln Speedway will open up this Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. Practice, like Macon’s, will be open to cars of any division, that race at Lincoln Speedway during the season. Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free.
 
Additional tests will be held at the two tracks, leading up to the opening weekend, April 12 and 13. For Macon Speedway, the additional tests will be Sunday, March 31 and Saturday, April 6. For Lincoln Speedway, the additional test will be Saturday, March 30.
 
Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season opener will be held on Friday, April 12. Five divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis.
 
Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13. There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night. In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Saturday, March 23-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 24-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, March 30-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 31-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 6-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Friday, April 12-Lincoln Speedway 16th Season Opener
Saturday, April 13-Macon Speedway 74th Season Opener
 
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.
 
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.

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Macon & Lincoln Speedway Car Show This Weekend At Hickory Point Mall

Tickets To Be Given Away In Open Drawings

(Macon, IL 03-14-19) Drivers and teams throughout central Illinois are ready to show off their newly painted rides this coming weekend at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL.  The show is back for a fourth straight year, after a near 20 year hiatus.  The Macon and Lincoln Speedway event is scheduled for this Friday-Sunday, March 15-17.

The show will be three days long with cars entering on Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 PM and exiting on Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 PM.  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.  UMP Memberships will be on sale in addition to a signup box for a chance to win Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway season opener tickets.

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.  Those who entered the show are asked to arrive by 8:30 on Thursday night to prepare for entry into the mall and to bring material for under the car in case of a possible leak.

The car show is the unofficial start to the season, as test and tune events will start next week on Saturday, March 23 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season of racing will take the green flag on Friday, April 12th, while the 74th Macon Speedway season opener is set for Saturday, April 13.

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.

For information during the winter on the 2019 season, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, and Track Enterprises at www.trackenterprises.com.  You can also call the office at 217-764-3200.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 15-17 – Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show
Saturday, March 23 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 24 – Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, March 30 – Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 31 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 6 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Friday, April 12 – Lincoln Speedway 16th Season Opener
Saturday, April 13 – Macon Speedway 74th Season Opener

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