April 2020 archive

75th Season of Racing Delayed at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) 2020 is set to be a very special season at Macon Speedway, as it marks the 75th year of racing at the 1/5-mile dirt track in Macon, IL.  While the season was set to begin this Saturday, April 11, the excitement will be on hold for a while, as officials wait out the COVID-19 restrictions that have swept the nation.

Speedway officials have been following the news and press conferences regarding the current health issues with Coronavirus since early to mid-March when changes started taking place by the minute.  To date, Macon Speedway has canceled the Hickory Point Mall Car Show, two weekends of test and tune, and now the Season Opener.  The Lucas Oil Late Model race, scheduled for April 25, was canceled late last week in addition to the whole slate of races in April for the series.

The Illinois Stay-At-Home order currently runs through the month of April, meaning the likelihood of having any event before May is slim.  At this time, there is no date set in stone on when the season will begin but Macon Speedway officials are putting everything in place to be ready to open as soon as the time is right and clearance is given.

In the meantime, Macon Speedway’s Facebook page has been busy, with numerous posts each day, highlighting drivers and their cars and paint schemes for the 2020 season.  In addition, the special edition Macon Speedway t-shirt, commemorating the 75th season of racing is now on sale via the website or Facebook page.

To stay up to date with happenings at the track, please follow Macon Speedway at maconracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/maconracing, and on twitter at twitter.com/maconspeedway.

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Additional Schedule Adjustments Announced by Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series


BATAVIA, OH (April 3, 2020) – On Sunday, March 29th, President Donald Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines through the end of April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This announcement forces the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials to postpone and cancel additional events.

This extension now also affects events at Hagerstown Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, and Macon Speedway. The series hopes to resume the original schedule on May 1st at Ponderosa Speedway and May 2nd at Florence Speedway.

Port Royal Speedway’s Rumble by the River, originally scheduled for April 19th, has been postponed until Thursday, August 27th.

The Nininger Tribute at Hagerstown Speedway, scheduled for April 18th, has now been canceled. Also canceled are the Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway scheduled for April 24th and the April 25th event at Macon Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials look forward to the return to Tri-City Speedway on July 17th for the NAPA Know How 50; and to Hagerstown Speedway and Macon Speedway in 2021.

With the ever changing guidelines set forth by the federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC, the series has begun discussion with promoters to create alternative dates for races through the end of May. Please note, at this time, all May series events are set to take place as originally scheduled, the alternative dates are only there in case the need were to arise. The alternative dates can be viewed by visiting: https://lucasdirt.com/events/schedule.

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2020 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com

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