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Jul 24

Bell, Bacon bring more star power to Macon Speedway during MOWA Sprints Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – It’s a big night for Macon Speedway when DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints Saturday. Not only will the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval hosting sprint cars for the only time this season, but rising stars will be making their way to the famed speedway.

Christopher Bell rides the fast track up the ladder while standing second in the POWRi midget points and scored his first victory in a World of Outlaws sprint car feature this season. He’s been called The Next Big Thing, and he just might be the guy to follow Kyle Larson from the dirt track world to a hot NASCAR ride. Brady Bacon is an ace who knows how to drive midgets and sprint cars. He won at Macon Speedway in a POWRi car last season.

Macon Speedway will serve as the final event in the MOWA Sprint Week. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.

Racing is just part of the big show. DynaGraphics will hold a free drawing for a $500 voucher toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap. ILMO Products Co. will give away coupons to ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses at any of their 10 stores.

A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products before a lucky contestant wins a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur.  The staff at DynaGraphics can take it from there. Full vehicle wraps are a good way to decorate cars, ATVs, boats and trailers.

ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. Additionally, ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has locations in Decatur, Springfield, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Peoria, Quincy and St. Louis.

Besides the MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Pits open at 4 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

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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Jul 22

DynaGraphics, ILMO present MOWA Sprints to cap busy week

MOWA-LogoMACON, Ill. – DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints at Macon Speedway Saturday Il Mo logoto cap dynagraphicsa busy week of racing, thanks to the legendary fifth-mile dirt oval and Track Enterprises. Race fans also have plenty of action with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair in Taylorville on Thursday and the Kyle Busch Experience during the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis Friday.
The only appearance by MOWA and sprint cars this season has the open wheel crowd ready to watch the winged sprints scream around the fifth-mile high banked track at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. Brown-McCarl-Bell-Lincoln1The best winged sprint car drivers in the Midwest will try to tame the Macon bullring as the Midwest Open Wheel Association holds MOWA Sprint Week. Macon Speedway is the fourth and final stop in the four-day run. MOWA Sprint Week begins at Highland (Ill.) Speedway on July 23, followed by Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach on July 24 and Jacksonville Speedway on July 25. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.
The racing isn’t the only attraction. DynaGraphics will hold a drawing for a voucher worth $500 toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap, and ILMO will hand out gift certificates to the first 1,000 fans who buy a ticket good for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. There’s plenty of action on the track MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.
A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products, from wraps on boats and trucks to signs. DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur, can turn your vehicle into a rolling billboard or any kind of work of art.
ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.
ChristianCountyFair2014The busy week begins with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s, bringing stock car racing back to Taylorville for the first time in decades. On Thursday, the fair holds racing on the quarter-mile dirt track in three classes with big payouts.
The sportsman division races for $800 to win in a big event for the class. Drivers have been excited about this race since it was announced earlier this summer. Big Ten street stocks race for $500 to win as the series hits its fourth different track of the summer season. Hornets go after a whopping $200 to win. All three features are 25 lappers. With these payouts, a huge car count is expected. Drivers are anxious to race at a different track, and the Thursday program will likely bring cars from many different tracks. Get your motor running!!
Kyle Busch monster victory laneOn Friday, the Scott Get Geared up 200 features the Kyle Busch VIP Experience at the ARCA short-track doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The night includes a 200-lap ARCA race and a 100-lap CRA Super Series race, when Busch joins the field. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader will compete in the ARCA race while David Ragan battles in the CRA Super Series event. Before his race, meet Kyle in the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. A limited number of tickets are available for the private party. Fans will enjoy a chance to meet Busch, get autographs and pictures and participate in a Q&A session. Dinner, VIP parking and a ticket to the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway also come with the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. All of this for just $100. Busch VIP tickets are available for calling or sending name, address, phone number and email to track1985@gmail.com. Track Enterprises will contact you to complete the transaction.
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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Jul 21

DynaGraphics, ILMO grab attention with free merchandise during MOWA Sprints Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – Racing isn’t the only attraction when DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints at Macon Speedway Saturday, because DynaGraphics and ILMO both have big plans to get the fans’ attention.

Fans may enter DynaGraphics’ free giveaway for a $500 gift certificate good toward any of its products, such as a full vehicle wrap. A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products, from wraps on boats and trucks to signs. DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur, can turn your vehicle into a rolling billboard or any kind of work of art. DynaGraphics products can also be found at Macon Speedway.

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ILMO Products Co. will hand out gift certificates to the first 1,000 ticket buyers Saturday good for a free pair of OHSA approved sunglasses. Just take the coupon to your nearest ILMO store, such as 2515 N. Parkway Court in Decatur and 2070 N. Peoria Road in Springfield. ILMO is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions.ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.

There’s plenty of action on the track MOWA sprint cars making their only appearance at Macon Speedway this year, plus Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.

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

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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Jul 20

Triple 25′s in Taylorville, Kyle Busch VIP night, MOWA sprints highlight great week of racing

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MACON, Ill. – If you like racing, we’ve got a wall-to-wall week for you, and it’s only going to get better as Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises heads toward August and the state fair races. This week, there’s great racing on three nights at the different tracks.

Let’s give you an itinerary:

LARRY’S SERVICE CENTER TRIPLE 25’s. This is the long-awaited return of stock car racing to the Christian County Fair. On Thursday, the fair holds racing on the quarter-mile dirt track in three classes with big payouts.

The sportsman divison races for $800 to win in a big event for the class.  Drivers have been excited about this race since it was announced earlier this summer. Big Ten street stocks race for $500 to win as the series hits its fourth different track of the summer season. Hornets go after a whopping $200 to win.

All three features are 25 lappers. With these kind of payouts, a huge car count is expected. Drivers are anxious to race at a different track, and the Thursday program will likely bring cars from many different tracks. Get your motor running!!

 

SCOTT GET GEARED UP 200. The ARCA doubleheader Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, which includes a 100-lap CRA Super Series race for stock cars, also features the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. A limited number of tickets are available for the private party. Fans will enjoy a chance to meet Busch, get autographs and pictures and participate in a Q&A session. Dinner, VIP parking and a ticket to the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway also come with the Kyle Busch VIP Experience ticket . All of this for just $100. Busch VIP tickets are available for calling or sending name, address, phone number and email to track1985@gmail.com. Track Enterprises will contact you to complete the transaction.

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DYNAGRAPHICS/ILMO presents MOWA SPRINTS. The only appearance by MOWA and sprint cars this season has the open wheel crowd ready to watch the winged sprints scream around the fifth-mile high banked track at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. It’s part of a busy night at the track with DynaGraphics  and ILMO showing off products and giveaways.

The racing program features MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.

For more information, call 217-764-3200 or go online to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com.

 

 

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Jul 19

Beiler wins by a bumper, Spangler takes B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race Saturday

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MACON – Bobby Beiler didn’t lead much of the Street Stocks feature race, but he led when it counted the most.

After Steve Ewing led the entire race, Beiler roared around the final turn to pass Ewing andf win by a bumper during Kid’s Castle Night at Macon Speedway Saturday. Ewing, of Decatur, had led from the drop of the green flag, but Beiler, of Blue Mound, led when it counted the most.

In the Big Ten Series late model feature, Ryan Little, of Pleasant Plains, won the from the pole position despite attempts from a talented field to work past him. Eventually, Brian Diveley, of Springfield, finished second with Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, came across in third.

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The B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race field was Richard Chappell of Body of Christ (Macon), Mark Amenda of Mazon UMC, champion Rick Spangler of GT Church (Decatur), Doug Lowery of Maranatha (Decatur), J.J. Hairston of Galilee Baptist (Decatur) and Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship (Moweaqua).

 

Another close finish thrilled the crowd in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin, got the win as Ethan Schnapp, of Springfield, couldn’t hold the lead late and a flat tire doomed the night for Decatur’s Dave Crawley, Jr. late in the race as he was leading.

In Sportsman, Jeremy Nichols cruised to the win. The main battle was for second place as Scott Landers got the fourth turn last-lap pass to nip Tim Bedinger in a battle between two Taylorville drivers. The Outlaw Hornet feature was claimed by Decatur’s Jeremy Reed, and Brady Reed, of Decatur, won in the Stock Hornet class.

The crowd was fired up for the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, renamed after the defending race champion from GT Church who passed away last summer. Pastor Rick Spangler defended the honor of his congregation and Nevitt by flying through the field from the fifth place starting position to win in convincing fashion, ahead of Rod Hite, of Destiny Fellowship. Richard Chappell, of Body of Christ Ministries, was third, with Mark Amenda, Mazon United Methodist Church,in fourth. J.J. Hairston, of Galilee Baptist, rolled to fifth, and Maranatha’s Doug Lowery finished sixth.

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

SPORTSMAN – 1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 8. Tom Graham (Stonington), 9. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 10. James Bedinger (Taylorville), 11. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

STREET STOCKS –1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 3. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Nick Justice (Harristown), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 7. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 8. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 9. Greg Osman (Macon), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 11. Luke Force (Argenta), 12. Roy Magee II (Springfield), 13. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 14. Dustin Reed (Decatur). 15. Tony Reed (Decatur), 16. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)

BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODIFIEDS –1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 4. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 9. James Edens (Breese), 10. John Barnard (Sherman), 11. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 12. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 13. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 14. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 15. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 16. Eric Hamilton (Macon), 17. John Holzhauer (Greenville), 18. Nick O’Dell (Kannapolis, NC), 19. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 20. Mike Ward (Pawnee), 21. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville)

OUTLAW HORNETS – 1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 5. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 6. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 8. Vernon Carlow (Springfield), 9. Steven Stine (Stonington), 10. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 11. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 12. Victor Overlin, 13. Nick Matherly (Decatur), 14. Jerad Matherly (Decatur)

BIG TEN SERIES LATE MODELS – 1. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains), 2. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 3. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 4. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. John Beck (Springfield), 7. Jason Zobrist (Highland), 8. Andrew Barnes (Assumption), 9. Ken Van Dorn (New Berlin), 10. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville)

STOCK HORNETS –1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Brian Offer (Springfield), 3. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 5. Derek Peters (Pana), 6. Luke Wright (Lincoln), 7. Tory Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 8. William Deavers (Bloomington), 9. Joseph McChristy (Mt. Zion), 10. Alan Salmons, 11. Paul Peters (Pana), 12. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 13. Fred Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 14. Josh Bright (Decatur), 15. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 16. Brad Rexroad (Hammond)

B.G. NEVITT MEORIAL FASTER PASTOR – 1. Rick Spangler (GT Church), 2. Rod Hite (Destiny Fellowship), 3. Richard Chappell (Body of Christ), 4. Mark Amenda (Mazon UMC), 5. J.J. Hairston (Galilee Baptist), 6. Doug Lowery (Maranatha).

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Jul 19

Big Ten late models, Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, Driver Reunion highlight program

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MACON, Ill. – Who will be the faster pastor? Can Ryan Little take a commanding lead in the Big Ten Series late model standings? Is Bobby Beiler going to extend his recent winning streak at Macon Speedway? How many former Macon Speedway greats will you remember during the Hall of Fame Driver Reunion?

Let’s find out during Kid’s Castle Night at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday, when Big Ten Series late models road around the fifth-mile high-banked oval. The race pays $1,200 to win, and the top five finishers also receive two pit passes to the SuperChevyStores.com 100, as ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards stock cars hit the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 17.

Tonight also features the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, renamed in honor of B.G. Nevitt, the race’s defending champion and the senior pastor at gtChurch in Decatur before he passed away last summer.  Pastor Rick Spangler of gtChurch will attempt to defend Nevitt’s title. He will be joined in the race by Pastor Doug Lowery of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Pastor J.J. Hairston of Galillee Baptist Church in Decatur, Pastor Richard Chappell of Body of Christ Ministries of Macon, Pastor Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship in Moweaqua and Pastor Mark Amenda of Mazon United Methodist Church, who returns to his adopted hometown.

Macon Speedway invites all former drivers to return to the track for a reunion and a program to recognize its Hall of Fame drivers. Last year’s turnout was great, and Macon Speedway plans to make it bigger and better this year. Former greats such as Roger Drake and Butch Garner will attend.

CEFCU Kid’s Club also meets in the pavilion for games and fun. It gives moms and dads a chance to relax for a minute while watching the racing.

Kid’s Castle Learning Center has locations in Decatur, Mount Zion and Springfield. The Kid’s Castle philosophy is that children are miracles. We believe that children need to feel safe:  safe to explore their world and try new things. Second, they need to feel nurtured. They need to know they are special and unique. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet to entertain the kids while moms and dads can concentrate on the racing for a moment.

Besides Big Ten late models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

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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Jul 18

Go online to register for tickets to rare Kyle Busch VIP experience on July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – Great news. There’s another way to register for the exclusive Kyle Busch VIP experience at Lucas Oil Raceway during the ARCA doubleheader Friday, July 25. You can also send your contact information online, so you get a jump on the race to pick up some of the limited number of tickets for this rare chance opportunity to get face to face with an sports celebrity.

Tickets still remain for a meet and greet with the NASCAR superstar, which includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks, VIP parking and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

Go online to track1985@gmail.com. Give us some easy contact information, and we will contact you to complete the transaction. We just need:

Name

Phone number

Email address

How many tickets you want to purchase.

It’s an easy way to get to know one of NASCAR’s biggest names. For more information, go to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com. Don’t be afraid to call 217-764-3200. We will also take your information over the phone.The Kyle Busch VIP experience is just the start of an incredible night of racing.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

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Jul 17

Attend rare VIP experience with superstar Kyle Busch at ARCA doubleheader July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the weekend, Kyle Busch has announced he will compete in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, July 25. Race fans get a chance to attend a meet and greet reception with Busch prior to the racing action.

This rare opportunity for an up close and personal VIP experience with a NASCAR superstar includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m. Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

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Jul 17

Schrader hops into vintage midget at Winchester Speedway for a classic ride

MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader likes to keep his hands on the wheel, whether it’s driving his ARCA stock car, a dirt modified or even a USAC open-wheeler. Recently, Schrader hopped into a vintage midget for a ride that took him back a few decades.

Schrader will race in the USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 24, the night before he drives in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 at LOR. NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch and NASCAR driver David Ragan will also race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race in the ARCA doubleheader.

Here’s the link to the vintage midget ride, including some video.

http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/1990224-schrader-reconnects-with-open-wheel-roots-at-winchester-looking-ahead-to-usac-arca-double-duty-at-lor

 

 

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Jul 16

Top 5 finishers in Big Ten late models Saturday also receive pit passes to ARCA race

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MACON, Ill. – There’s another prize for the top five finishers for the Big Ten Series Late Model race during Kid’s Castle Night at Macon Speedway Saturday.

Each of the top five finishers in the Big Ten Series Late Model feature at Macon Speedway Saturday receive two free pit passes to the SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Aug. 17. It’s a great chance to see how crews in the ARCA Racing Series by Menards set up their stock cars for one of two dirt track events on the national tour.

The pit passes are good for the Late Model driver and a guest. They are not transferrable. Macon Speedway wants to provide local racers with the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at a national series right here in our own backyard, thanks to Track Enterprises, Inc.

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The Big Ten Series Late Model race is just one of the big activities Saturday at Macon Speedway on Kid’s Castle Night.

The B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race brings together area ministers in a race of four-cylinder Hornets as we honor Nevitt, the race’s defending champion and a Decatur civic leader who passed away last summer.The senior pastor at gtChurch not only touched his congregation through powerful messages but also preached to a large group on the radio, television and Internet. Nevitt’s work with the Decatur Police Auxiliary, Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the coroner’s office also made a difference.

Pastor Rick Spangler of gtChurch will attempt to defend Nevitt’s title. He will be joined in the race by Pastor Doug Lowery of Maranatha Assembly of God in Decatur, Pastor J.J. Hairston of Galillee Baptist Church in Decatur, Pastor Richard Chappell of Body of Christ Ministries of Macon, Pastor Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship in Moweaqua and Pastor Mark Amenda of Mazon United Methodist Church, who returns to his adopted hometown.

Macon Speedway invites all former drivers to return to the track for a reunion and a program to recognize its Hall of Fame drivers. Last year’s turnout was great, and Macon Speedway plans to make it bigger and better this year.

CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet to entertain the kids while moms and dads can concentrate on the racing for a moment.

Besides Big Ten late models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Also, stock cars return 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. Street Stocks, Sportsman and Hornets compete on the quarter-mile oval.

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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