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Jun 24

Watch for fireworks during, after 95Q Firecracker 40′s Saturday at Macon Speedway

 

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MACON, Ill. – The fireworks will snap, crackle and pop on the race track and through the skies at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday, when the 95Q Firecracker 40’s serve as one of the top racing nights of the season with a pair of 40-lap features. Coupled with a huge fireworks display at the conclusion of racing, it’s summer time family fun that can’t be missed.

The 800-horsepower late models return to the fifth-mile high banked layout for a 40-lapper that pays $1,500 to win. UMP late models have long been a fan favorite of Macon Speedway fans, and there will be plenty of door-to-door, dirt-slinging action when the monsters take to the track. Late model pilots enjoy competing at Macon Speedway because of the fast, smooth track, and they always put on a great show while going for the big money. Billingsley Towing Modifieds are ready for a 40-lapper that pays $700 to win, and the division’s action-packed race in mid-June still has fans talking, pointing fingers and ready for the next installment of the hard-nosed racing that made Macon Speedway famous.

Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Then Macon Speedway gets a jump on the Fourth of July celebration with a fireworks extravaganza to light up the sky. The spectacular display is another reason Macon Speedway is a destination this weekend for families, race fans and folks who just like to have fun.

Neuhoff Media and 95Q, Decatur’s country home, is a Decatur classic, just like Macon Speedway. The station features two of the most popular DJ’s in Central Illinois. Join Trish from 5 a.m. to 9 each morning for the latest country news, weather, contests and all your requests. From 2 p.m. to 7, Toby takes you on the afternoon drive for the ride home. Head to 95Q.com for concert info, events and fun every day.

As part of a month-long promotion, IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur during each night of racing at Macon Speedway in June. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free. When visiting the IHOP on East Pershing Road, ask your server for a $2 off coupon to Macon Speedway. It’s good for general admission during June.

With all of this hot racing, fans don’t miss your chance to get a souvenir race bucket. For just $20, you may purchase a souvenir bucket filled with five beers and the ice to keep it cold. Refills with five beers and more ice to chill the portable party pack are just $15.

Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

The cars and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals arrive for the much anticipated Herald-Review 100 on July 10, when the winner grabs a $5,000 pay check. New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is the defending champion of The Hell Tour. Local legend Shannon Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, is contending for another title. Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce Jr., and Brian Shirley are also considered contenders. The Herald-Review 100 is one day after the tour hits the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in another $5,000 to win event.

July is loaded with big events at Macon Speedway with the Skeff Distributing Christmas in July Toy Drive on July 5, Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball/Topless 40 on July 12, Kid’s Castle Hall of Fame Night with Big Ten Series late models and the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Night on July 19 and the DynaGraphics/ILMO Night MOWA doubleheader for sprint cars on July 26.

And there’s more racing with the Smith Classic as USAC sprint cars make a stop at the Action Track on July 16 during Indiana Sprint Week and the Scott’s Get Geared Up 200 for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on July 25. Stock racing returns to Taylorville (Ill.) for the first time in decades with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair on July 24.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may 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.

 

 

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Apr 29

A Who’s Who of drivers headed to Macon Speedway for St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

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             MACON, Ill. – The momentum keeps rolling as the countdown continues for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ first appearance at the famed fifth-mile high-banked oval Thursday.

Former NASCAR star David Stremme confirmed he was competing in the 100-lap race that pays $12,000 to win in the biggest purse in the history of the historic speedway. The depth of the field and the list of championships is, truthfully, quite remarkable.

With stars like multi-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champ Jimmy Owens, reigning UMP national champ Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin and the sport’s biggest names expected to attend, it’s a Who’s Who of drivers converging on the legendary dirt bull ring. The number of former Herald & Review 100 winners and other championships is too long to list. In fact, it’s hard to find a big name dirt-track star who won’t be here in the Macon Speedway pits.

Then there’s the UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds, a race featuring NASCAR stars and Macon Speedway co-owners Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader. It pays $1,000 to win.

Now wonder one race fan from New York wanted to get his blanket down Tuesday to save his seat 48 hours later. And another race fan from Michigan called about bringing his father for his first trip here to Macon Speedway. This is a field of dreams.

Tickets are sold the day of the race. Parking is free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. This is a must-see race.

 

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Apr 26

Can Bell complete weekend sweep in POWRi midgets with win at Macon Speedway?

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MACON, Ill. — Rising star and series points leader Christopher Bell can go for the weekend sweep as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets invade Macon Speedway for a spectacular open-wheel show Saturday that also includes four stock car classes.

Bell held off repeated attempts by his fellow Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson to take home the victory at Jacksonville Speedway Friday, and Joe B. Miller used lapped traffic to keep second-place finisher Scott Sawyer at bay long enough to win his first POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series feature of 2014.

Pits open at 3 p.m. Saturday. Gates swing open at 5 and racing starts at 7. UMP Billingsley Towing modifieds, UMP street stocks, UMP outlaw hornets and stock hornets will also race.

Bell of Norman, Okla., started on the outside front row Friday night in Jacksonville, but it would be Thorson of Minden, Nev., who would take the point at the drop of the green flag with a commanding lead.  Holding off challenges from native Californian Rico Abreu, following two yellows Thorson would lead Abreu, Tyler Thomas, Christopher Bell, and Alex Bright into heavy lapped traffic until Brandon Waelti’s nasty flip brought out by the only red of the feature, halting the battle.

After the red, Bell would overcome Tyler Thomas and the trio of Thorson, Abreu, and Bell driving Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullets would engage in a tight battle filled with thrilling slide jobs and lap cars in the mix.

“On the restart, Rico slid me so I knew I had to step it up, I knew my teammate was behind me,” explained Tanner Thorson.   In the mix of Thorson and Abreu’s battle, Bell was able to sneak by.  “We got racing in traffic and I tried getting Tanner [Thorson] for the lead a few times and Christopher [Bell] snuck by,” explained Rico Abreu.

In the end, it would be Christopher Bell taking the victory, followed to the line by Rico Abreu and your pole sitter Tanner Thorson, making this the second record event for Keith Kunz Motorsports sweeping the podium.  “It was a really fun race,” explained winner Christopher Bell.  “It’s definitely an accomplishment for Keith Kunz Motorsports.  Night in and night out we’re always three of the best cars.  It really is cool to be able to run for this team.”

Driving his Speed Shack Performance-powered Hyper Chassis, Joe B. Miller was able to capitalize on Aaron Andruskevitch’s misfortune and craftily held off the Engler-injected Sawyer Chassis piloted by Sawyer Chassis’ own Scott Sawyer of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to take home his first POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series win of 2014.  “We had a good run, just not enough tonight for Joe B.,” explained Scott Sawyer.  “It is a very tough series and we like coming to the POWRi races.  They put on a good show, lots of good competition.”

Nic Harris of Atlanta, Illinois took the third position in his Yamaha-powered Stallard Chassis.  “We’re happy with a top three,” explained Harris.  “Lap traffic always helps.”

Miller inherited the lead 3 laps in after current race leader Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Illinois threw a chain on the restart, ending his night and bid for the win.  “The plan was to get up front and run with them,” explain Joe B. Miller.  “Aaron took off really well and had a chain break.  It sucks to win one like that, but we’ll take it.”

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (30 laps): 1. 71 – Chris Bell  2. 97 – Rico Abreu  3. 67 – Tanner Thorson  4. 91T – Tyler Thomas  5. 55 – Nick Knepper  6. 3F – Alex Bright  7. 5D – Zach Daum  8. 50 – Daniel Adler  9. 9P – Parker Price-Miller  10. 57D – Daniel Robinson  11. 2st – Danny Stratton  12. 88 – Terry Babb  13. 5C – Colten Cottle  14. 25 – Jake Blackhurst  15. 17 – Derek Holmwood  16. 91 – Dereck King  17. 4 – Scott Hatton  18. 11C – Chet Gehrke  19. 56 – Darren Hagen  20. 6A – David Gough  21. 15 – Brandon Waelti  22. 57F – Andrew Felker  23. 911 – Ronnie Gardner

POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series feature results (20 laps): 1. 51B – Joe B. Miller  2. 29 – Scott Sawyer  3. N2 – Nic Harris  4. 81X – Frank Flud  5. 37H – Nick Howard  6. 17C – Chris Openshaw  7. 77W – Joey Wirth  8. 3N – Jake Neuman  9. 23 – Jeremy Camp  10. 3B – Shelby Bosie  11. 99 – Alec Long  12. 40 – Devin Feger  13. 7H – Lindsey Howard  14. 32X – Brad McDaniel  15. 28V – Luke Verardi  16. 20 – Dylan Benscoter  17. 44 – Ayrton Gennetten  18. 30S – Kyle Schuett  19. 21Z – Jeremy Zumwalt  20. 7X – Max Pozsgai  21. 21 – Aaron Andruskevitch  22. 2B – Nathan Benson  23. 1 – Dereck King.

 

 

 

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Apr 25

Pull your belts tight for a busy eight days with Macon Speedway, Track Enterprises

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                MACON, Ill. – It’s a busy eight days for local racing fans, thanks to Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises, Inc.

On Saturday, April 26, Macon Speedway hosts the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, plus the POWRi outlaw micros and four of the Macon Speedway stock car classes. UMP Billingsley Towing modifieds, UMP street stocks, UMP outlaw hornets and stock hornets will also race on the famed Macon Speedway high banks. Gates open at 5. Racing starts at 7.

On Sunday, April 27, the MSCS and KISS sprint cars battle at the fast half-mile Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., as part of a two-day swing through Indiana. The 30 lap feature will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start.  At least twenty cars normally start the main event. Gates open at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) with hot laps at 5 and racing to follow. Also, Kenny Wallace will race his UMP modified.

On Thursday, May 1, the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 brings the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to legendary Macon Speedway for the first time. With $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start the feature, the 100-lapper is the richest purse in the 69-year-old track’s history. Watch the national stars battle the regional warriors and local heroes. The inaugural race will likely become a spring tradition at the historic track. UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds, featuring Wallace and Ken Schrader, will also race for $1,000 to win. Gates open at 4 p.m., so get here early and enjoy the big-race atmosphere.

On Saturday, May 3, it’s the first in a series of Bud Light Ladies Nights. Rocco’s will host the night, and five ladies from Rocco’s will compete in a race with the top two going to the championship in September. It’s also Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, so come to the track with an appetite and find out what Connie has cooked up for you. Billingsley Towing modifieds, Big Ten Series street stocks, sportsman, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and B-mods will also race.

Also on May 3, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series completes a three-race weekend with a stop at Paducah International Raceway for a race that pays $10,000 to win. The 50-lapper will excite the fans as the Lucas Oil late models fly around the fast three-eighths mile track.

Then you can go ahead and take a quick breath, because we’ve got more action in May. Stay tuned.

 

 

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Apr 19

Street stocks grab spotlight at Macon Speedway in Big Ten Series opener with $500 to win

MACON, Ill. – The street stocks division takes over the spotlight tonight (Saturday, April 19) when the Midwest Big Ten Series season opener runs the high banks at Macon Speedway for a big payday. The ultra-competitive, action-packed division roars onto the fifth-mile oval to race for $500 to win in the first event of a 10-race season spread over four tracks.

The Big Ten Series will race five times at Macon Speedway and bring stock car racing back to the Christian County Fair in Taylorville, where the street stocks and hornets take top billing in the Larry’s Service Center Twin 25’s in July. The series also races at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.

Tonight, the pits will be loaded with street stocks cars and drivers excited for the series, the opener and the big prize money.

Macon Speedway also hosts UMP Late models for their final tuneup before the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, the 100-lapper in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The local aces not only want to win tonight but also want to get their cars dialed in before the national stars and regional hot shoes arrive on May 1 for the $12,000 to win event that will pack the grandstands.

UMP modifieds, sportsman, UMP outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also race at Macon Speedway tonight. It’s Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night. The CEFCU Kid’s Club meets for the first time for kids 11 and under. The Easter Bunny will also be here to meet the kids and give out some treats.

Pits open at 4 p.m. The gates swing open at 5, and racing starts at 7.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by promoter Bob Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

 

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Mar 29

Macon Speedway season getting up to speed with car show Saturday, practice session Sunday

 

 

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MACON, Ill. – The 2014 Macon Speedway season is unofficially here with the Macon Speedway Car Show Saturday (March 29) and Test N Tune practice Sunday (March 30) on the historic fifth-mile banked dirt oval.

The Macon Speedway Car Show is 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum on U.S. 36 east in Decatur. Drivers will proudly unveil their race cars for the first time, showing off new paint schemes and sponsors. It’s a great day to get up close and personal with the machines that will tear around the Macon Speedway dirt track.

Come visit to see the cars and you just might win a prize or contest. Bring your camera. The car show is a prelude to action on the track, which gets underway Sunday.

Test N Tune practice runs from noon to 4 p.m. The pits open at 11 a.m. General admission is free. The concession stand will open. It’s the first chance for drivers to test their equipment on the historic track. Action on historic Macon Speedway will be furious, because this is the only practice session before the speedway opens.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Located nine miles South of Decatur, Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information on Macon Speedway, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com for a complete 2014 race schedule, news, updates, blogs and additional information. For quick and convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter (@maconspeedway). The Macon Speedway Club is coming soon with a texting service.

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Dec 11

Macon Speedway on UMP DIRTcar 2014 Summer Nationals Tour Schedule

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June 11 – Brownstown Speedway

June 12 – Kankakee County Speedway

June 13 – Cedar Lake Speedway

June 14 – Cedar Lake Speedway*

June 15 – Wilmot Raceway

June 17 – Farley Speedway*

June 18 – Spoon River Speedway

June 19 – Quincy Raceway

June 20 – Tri-City Speedway*

June 21 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway*

June 22 – I-96 Speedway

June 23 – Peoria Speedway

June 25 – Clayhill Motorsports Park

June 26 – Clarksville Speedway

June 27 – Paducah International Raceway*

June 28 – Federated Raceway at I-55*

June 29 – Lincoln Speedway

July 1 – Belle-Clair Speedway

July 2 – Jacksonville Speedway

July 3 – La Salle Speedway

July 4 – Fayette County Speedway**

July 5 – Highland Speedway*

July 6 – Tri-State Speedway

July 8 – Florence Speedway

July 9 – Terre Haute Action Track

July 11 – Farmer City Raceway*

July 12 – 34 Raceway*

July 13 – Vermilion County Speedway

July 16 – Atomic Speedway

July 17 – Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

July 18 – Attica Raceway Park

July 19 – Oakshade Raceway*

 

* $10,000 to win

**$7,500 to win

Otherwise $5,000 to win

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Jun 06

Advanced Tickets Sales for NASCAR NIGHT II ON SALE NOW!!

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We will now have ADVANCE TICKET SALES for NASCAR Night II with Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader on sale today!! Tickets are for general admission only – $20. You can pick up your tickets at will call the day of the race. Autographs from 5 to 6 will be first come first served and will form a line starting on Thursday with one item per person to be signed.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Special price for Season Reserved seat holders and/or new Reserved seat holders.  A Wayne Webb Season Reserved seat is $75.00 for anyone wanting to purchase a NASCAR Night II ticket and a Reserved Season seat – we will be giving a $20 discount. This will be in effect until Thursday June 13th. Call the office at 217.764.3200 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Mar 14

NDRL Kicks Off with Car Show at the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum

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NDRL Kicks Off with Car Show at the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum
 
Pittsburgh, PA (March 13, 2013) The National Dirt Racing League, Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, and Macon Speedway have partnered up to bring fans an amazing car show to kick off the 2013 racing season. The car show will take place at The Chevrolet Hall Of Fame Museum on Rt. 36 East in Decatur, IL on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
For absolutely free come and see all the same cars that race at Macon Speedway each and every Saturday night throughout the summer and check out the two-seater, Macon Speedway show car. Former UMP Champion Jason Feger will be in attendance to meet with fans and sign autographs with his Cheap Cars, Box Seat Productions, Titan Industries, All Star Performance sponsored #25 Pierce Chassis Super Late Model. Country music rising star Cody McCarver, formerly of the popular band ‘Confederate Railroad’, is also scheduled to be in attendance.
Door prizes including shirts, hats, autographed CD’s, and tickets to the NDRL events at both Paducah International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway will be given away throughout the day!
The NDRL will be presenting Cody McCarver in concert on both March 29 at Paducah International Raceway and March 30 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Cody will be performing his single ‘Let’s Get Dirty’, along with a full concert at the $20,000 to-win Late Model and $2,000 to-win UMP Modified events.
Ticket prices for both events are $35 ($30 pre-order) for general admission (including a FREE Fan Pit pass) and $45 for pit entry and can be ordered at www.theNDRL.com. Reserved seating is priced at $40 ($35 pre-order). Reserved tickets for Paducah International Raceway can be ordered by calling the track office at (270) 898-7469. Fans wanting to purchase reserved seating at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 can call (636) 479-3219. Fans can pre-order their tickets through Wednesday, March 20th.
Paducah International Raceway is a 3/8th Mile high banked oval located in Paducah, KY and features some of the best racing action in the area. Directions to PIR: I-24 to Exit 11, then 0.4 miles south on Husband Rd. (SR 1954), then 1.9 miles East on Lydon Rd. (SR 3075), then 1.3 miles south on Oaks (SR 450), then 0.9 mile west on Shemwell Ln. (near airport).  For more information on Paducah International Raceway call the track office at (270) 898-7469 or visit their site at www.paducahracing.net.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is a high banked 1/3 mile oval that features racingon Saturday nights. The speedway is located in Pevely, MO and is a mere 30 minutes south of downtown St. Louis on Interstate 55 at Pevely exits 180 and 178. For more information on Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 call the track office at (636) 479-3219or visit their website at www.i55raceway.com.
For more information on these events and the National Dirt Racing League please visitwww.paducahracing.netwww.i55raceway.com, or www.theNDRL.com.
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Mar 09

Fan photo submission

If you have photo’s of Macon Speedway that you would like posted on the website, go to the photo’s tab and click submit.

You will remain in control of the photo’s and can delete them at any time.

Photo’s of drivers, fans or anything about the racetrack can be submitted!!

 

 

 

 

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