Macon Speedway’s 76th Season To Begin This Saturday Night

Six Divisions Of Racing  & CEFCU Kids Club

(Macon, IL) One week later than originally scheduled, Macon Speedway is set to open the doors on a new season for the 76th time, this coming Saturday, April 17th.  The fastest 1/5-mile dirt track in the world will have an action-packed evening, featuring six different classes of racecars plus CEFCU Kids Club, Spectator Drags, concession specials, and a $1,000 to win Pro Mod race.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods will be competing in their biggest event of the year, running for a $1,000 top prize. The division had a big race at Lincoln Speedway last weekend, which ran extremely clean and saw Macon Speedway regular, Kevin Crowder, claim the win.

Kids 11 and under will be treated to the first edition of CEFCU Kids Club, which was also rolled over from last week. Those who sign up for the club, will receive the new 2021 edition of the CEFCU Kids Club t-shirt. There is no cost to enroll but child must be in attendance.

At intermission, the first Spectator Drag event of the season will be held. Spectator drags are an event where fans can take their street legal vehicle on track, compete in a one lap race against one other fan, and move onto the next round if they win. To enter the event at no cost to compete, call the office at 217-764-3000. Overall winner will receive a trophy and only the first 8 entries will be accepted.

All fans should come to the track hungry and thirsty, as Saturday is also $1 dog/$2 beer night. Hot dogs will be sold for $1 each, while the adult refreshment stands will be selling beer for $2 per can.

Divisions on track will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, DIRTcar Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, and DIRTcar Hornets.

Pits open Saturday at 3:00, which is an hour earlier than normal to help allow for opening night paperwork to get filled out.  At 5:00, the grandstand gates will swing open, while hotlaps begin on track at 6:00.  Racing will begin at its normal time 7:00.

Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information on the event or to view the full season schedule, visit

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For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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