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Sep 20

Late afternoon thunderstorm rains out program at Macon Speedway Saturday night

MACON — After a late afternoon thunderstorm left the Macon Speedway dirt oval saturated, the MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO have been rained out Saturday.

The season finale is set for Saturday, Sept. 27.

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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Sep 20

MOWA caps amazing Sprint Week as part of wild night at Macon Speedway Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – There’s only one way to put the finishing touches on an amazing Sprint Week. Let’s get up close and personal with the MOWA Sprint Car Series Satutrday night at Macon Speedway, presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO. After some incredible racing at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track with the World of Outlaws and USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars, we are racing tonight with the wild dirt slinging action heads to the famed fifth-mile high banked dirt oval ate Macon Speedway for MOWA’s only appearance here this season.

DynaGraphics and ILMO will provide giveaways and Scouts will participate in the program during Scout Night, MOWA takes center stage. The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey General Stores races in four states and brings the winged sprint cars to roar around the legendary oval in a display of speed, power and fearless driving by the open wheel stars. Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., leads the MOWA points standings with 1,265, ahead of Joey Moughan, of Springfield, Ill., with 1,141. A.J. Bruns, of Lincoln, Ill., is third, followed by Chris Urish, of Elkhart, Ill., in fourth and Korey Weyant, of Springfield, Ill., in fifth.

Racing is just part of the excitement. It’s Scout Night, as the Scouts will get the opportunity to participate in the flag ceremony during the national anthem and get a picture with a race car. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform receive free admission, and Scout parents and their adult children may buy tickets for $10.

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Special Olympics athletes and their families also receive free admission.

DynaGraphics will also hold a contest for a $500 voucher good toward any product in its lineup, including a vehicle wrap. The Decatur-based company specializing in signs, printing and wraps will show off its products, and a lucky contestant will win 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.

ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 fans for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. 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.

Also, Macon Speedway has secured more free gifts from sponsors, and there will be plenty of free prizes awarded to fans during the program.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet for the final time this season.

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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Sep 18

Special Olympics athletes, families are special guests at Macon Speedway Saturday night

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MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway is pleased to announce Special Olympic athletes and their families are special guests at the legendary speedway Saturday, and they will be be admitted free of charge. During the program, we will recognize the Special Olympics athletes. Wear your T-shirt and let everyone know you’re a Special Olympian.

It’s also a special night at Macon Speedway, because the MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO bring full body sprint cars to the fast fifth-mile high banked oval. The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey General Stores races in four states and brings the winged sprint cars to roar around the legendary oval in a display of speed, power and fearless driving by the open wheel stars.

Racing is just part of the excitement. It’s also Scout Night, as the Scouts will get the opportunity to participate in the flag ceremony during the national anthem and get a picture with a race car. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform receive free admission, and Scout parents and their adult children may buy tickets for $10.

DynaGraphics will also hold a contest for a $500 voucher good toward any product in its lineup, including a vehicle wrap. The Decatur-based company specializing in signs, printing and wraps will show off its products, and a lucky contestant will win 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.

ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. ILMO is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet for the final time this season.

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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Sep 17

Giveaways from DynaGraphics, ILMO for MOWA Sprints at Macon Speedway 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 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, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series.

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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Sep 16

MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics/ILMO cap incredible week

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MACON, Ill. – Get ready for the only wing sprint car show all season at Macon Speedway when MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO bring full body sprint cars to the fast fifth-mile high banked oval Saturday to cap a big week of sprint car racing.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey General Stores races in four states and brings the winged sprint cars to roar around the legendary oval in a display of speed, power and fearless driving by the open wheel stars. Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., leads the MOWA points standings with 1,265, ahead of Joey Moughan, of Springfield, Ill., with 1,141. A.J. Bruns, of Lincoln, Ill., is third, followed by Chris Urish, of Elkhart, Ill., in fourth and Korey Weyant, of Springfield, Ill., in fifth.

Racing is just part of the excitement. It’s Scout Night, as the Scouts will get the opportunity to participate in the flag ceremony during the national anthem and get a picture with a race car. Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform receive free admission, and Scout parents and their adult children may buy tickets for $10.

DynaGraphics will also hold a contest for a $500 voucher good toward any product in its lineup, including a vehicle wrap. The Decatur-based company specializing in signs, printing and wraps will show off its products, and a lucky contestant will win 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.

ILMO Products will distribute coupons to the first 1,000 ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. 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.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also meet for the final time this season.

MOWA puts the finishing touch on a great week of sprint car action following the unique doubleheader at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. On Wednesday, the World of Outlaws brings its high excitement show the lightning fast half-mile track, when King of the Outlaws Steve Kinser makes his final appearance locally as a full-time racer. The 20-time Outlaws champion will go for the win on Hoosier soil in the World of Outlaws’ first appearance at the Action Track since 2006. Reserved seat tickets are available at terrehauteactiontrack.net, and tickets are also available for the grandstand and infield on race day. On Thursday, the rescheduled Jim Hurtubise Classic brings USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series back to the Action Track, where Dave Darland and Bryan Clauson already have USAC sprint victories this season. Grandstand and infield tickets are available on race day only.

 

 

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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Sep 15

Kinser headlines Outlaws, USAC sprint doubleheader at Action Track this week

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            Terre Haute, Ind. – Old habits are hard to break, but Steve Kinser is competing for the World of Outlaws title one last time. The 20-time series champion from Bloomington, Ind., Kinser is known as the King of the Outlaws, but he’s making one last run at the title and one more swing through the United States while driving the Tony Stewart Racing entry in the famed series, including the stop at the Action Track in Terre Haute Wednesday.

“Racing in the Outlaws has been my life for almost 40 years,’’ Kinser said. “It’s all I’ve known. My family has been around it. I’ve had the pleasure of running up and down the road racing all across the country, and even in Canada, Mexico and Australia with this series. I knew it wasn’t going to last forever.’’

The Salute to the King kicked off  in February as Kinser made his way through his 37th season. In his remarkable career, Kinser has won Outlaws events at 142 race tracks, including 42 on this year’s grueling schedule. He has 34 wins at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, 34 more at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and 26 Outlaws triumphs at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. World of Outlaws races in Indiana in the 1980s were can’t-miss attractions to a kid from Columbus, Ind., named Tony Stewart.

“I never missed at Outlaw show in the area when I was growing up,’’ Stewart said. “We waited for all those nights like they were holidays. It was incredible watching Steve race with Sammy (Swindell) and Doug (Wolfgang). He was our guy, being from Indiana. When he won, it gave us all something to brag about.’’

Kinser will go for bragging rights one more time at the Action Track, where he won four straight events in 1993 and 1994. The series makes its first appearance at the Action Track since 2006 as part of a unique two-night doubleheader. After the World of Outlaws on Wednesday, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint car series returns for the Jim Hurtubise Classic on Thursday.

The back-to-back racing brings some of the best drivers in the world to the same track on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. There’s great camping right outside the track. Spend a night or two. See the fearless World of Outlaws and those wing sprint cars fly around the Action Track in their first appearance here since Joe Saldana won here in 2006. On the following night, watch the USAC non-wing sprints roar around the track in their first race since the Indiana Sprint Week thriller won by Bryan Clauson in July.

Joey Saldana looks to win again at the Action Track after taking the victory here in 2006. Don’t forget your retro Kinser gear for one last autograph. Tickets for the World of Outlaws are $35 for reserved seats, $30 for non-reserved grandstand seats and $20 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $40. Pits open at 2 p.m. while grandstands and infield seating open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Go to Terrehauteactiontrack.net to order tickets.

On Sept. 18, USAC sprint cars return to one of their favorite stops. Already this season, Dave Darland took the checkered flag in the Tony Hulman Classic before Bryan Clauson scored the victory in a thrilling feature during Indiana Sprint Week. Later in the summer, Darland surpassed Tom Bigelow with 53 wins to set the record in a USAC sprint car. Clauson is the two-time defending USAC AMSOIL Spring Car National Champion, but his first win at the Action Track earlier summer was Clauson’s first in Terre Haute. Expect a major battle on Indiana soil.

Tickets USAC sprint cars are $25 for grandstand seating and $15 for infield tickets. Pit passes are $35. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands and infield open at 4 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Modifieds will race for UMP national points on both nights. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace are scheduled to compete.

The Action Track ticket office can be reached by calling 812-232-4040.

 

 

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Sep 15

Hornet World Championships slide to Sept. 27 for wild season finale at Macon Speedway

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                MACON, Ill. – Drivers just received a little extra time to prepare for the World Hornet Championship at Macon Speedway, because the legendary track announced Monday that it has moved the biggest Hornet program of the year to the speedway’s season finale on Sept. 27. By shifting the program to the last weekend in September, the Hornets get top billing.

The Outlaw Hornets will race in a whopping $300 to win feature plus the chance to take home the Outlaws championship trophy – a definite keepsake for any racer. This is the same style of trophy the guys get when winning on the state fair miles. The Stock Hornets will also run for the Championship trophy as the class gets some of the spotlight at the famed fifth-mile high banked dirt oval on the final night of another spectacular season.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race on Sept. 27 to put the finishing touches on those points battles.

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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Sep 15

Beadles wins incredibly tight Pro Late Models point fund battle to take top prize

MACON, Ill. – The points battle was incredibly close, just like the amazing racing during two nights of Pro Late Model features, and Matt Beadles snuck past Guy Taylor to win the two-day points fund championship at Lincoln Speedway Friday and Macon Speedway Saturday.

Beadles, of Clinton, took home an extra $400 with 102 points over the two-day run. Taylor, of Springfield, grabbed second place after compiling 100 points, including a victory at Macon Speedway Saturday. The points battle didn’t end there.

Jeremy McLaughlin, of Danforth, finished in a three-way tie for third with Tommy Sheppard Jr., of New Berlin, and Kevin Crowder, of Argenta.

Brandon Eskew tied Logan Moody, of Catlin, for sixth place.

With such tight racing on the track plus a great points fight during the two days, fans are already excited about the plans for adding Pro Late Models to the Macon Speedway weekly lineup for 2015. Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway would also like to say thanks to all the drivers who competed at the two tracks over the weekend.

PRO LATE MODEL POINTS

Name                                                     Lincoln Speedway         Macon Speedway         Total

Matt Beadles, Clinton                                   52                                   50                           102

Guy Taylor, Springfield                                 40                                   60                           100

Jeremy McLaughlin, Danforth                       56                                   42                           98

Tommy Sheppard Jr., New Berlin                 46                                   52                           98

Kevin Crowder, Argenta                                50                                   48                           98

Brandon Eskew, Lincoln                                36                                   56                           92

Logan Moody, Catlin                                      38                                   54                           92

Roben Huffman, Midland City                        30                                   58                           88

Myles Moos, Lincoln                                      48                                    36                           84

Jose Parga, Auburn                                       34                                    38                           72

Josh Highley, Dawson                                   32                                    34                           66

Nick Bauman, Berlin                                      60                                     —                            60

Tait Davenport                                               58                                     –                             58

Brian Lynn, Mason City                                 54                                      –                             54

Shawn Diggs, Leroy                                       —                                      46                            46

Danny Maguire, Carlinville                             —                                       44                           44

Kolby Vandenbergh, Ashland                        44                                       —                           44

Daniel Heck, Mt. Vernon                                42                                       —                           42

Ken Vandorn, New Berlin                                –                                       40                          40

Braden Johnson                                              –                                       32                           32

Jim Vagedorn, East Peoria                            28                                        –                            28

Kyle Vandorn, New Berlin                              26                                        –                            26

Aaron Heck, Mt. Vernon                                 24                                        –                            24

Brad Denney, Canton                                     22                                        –                            22

Andy Minett, New Berlin                                 20                                        –                            20

 

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Sep 14

Guy Taylor takes first ever Pro Late Model feature at Macon Speedway Saturday

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 Guy Taylor won the first ever Pro Late Model Feature at Macon Speedway Saturday.

MACON—The new class of Late Models arrived at Macon Speedway Saturday and was well-received.

The Pro Late Model class, made up entirely of crate engine cars, made its debut with 15 cars and a heat race finish with side-by-side-by-side racing. The winner was a familiar face to victory lane, however, as Guy Taylor took the 25-lap feature win in the inaugural event. The Pro Late Models expect to be a regular weekly racing class in 2015.

Nick Justice battled and fought off Terry Reed to claim the checkered flag in the Street Stock feature event. It was as difficult as could be for Justice and both Reed and Bobby Beiler challenged him for the top spot but Justice would not be denied on this night.

Jeremy Nichols led all 15 laps as he won in the Sportsman division. Nick Macklin stuck close to Nichols and let him know he was around with a few bumps but Nichols pulled away in the end.

Dave Crawley, Jr. was glued to the bottom of the track in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. tried to use the top side but couldn’t make the groove work as well as the bottom did for Crawley. Sheppard would finish second. Danny Smith started 11th and took a third place finish.

The 4-cylinder Hornet divisions were swept by the city of Bloomington as Thad Gee won in the Outlaw Hornet class and William Deavers took his first feature win in the Stock Hornets.

The Illinois Lightning Sprint Series made another appearance at Macon Speedway and had quite a feature finish as Gedd Ross held off Austin Archdale in the fourth turn to secure the win in a back-and-forth final few laps.

Over 100 racecars flooded the pits on a chilly night for racing which also saw a Heinkel’s Packing Company Hot Dog Eating Competition and Dana Damery from Rocco’s win the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship, presented by Y103.

 

 

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Sportsman – 1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 4. Tyler Roth, 5. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 6. Tom Graham (Stonington), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 10. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 11. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 12. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 13. James Bedinger (Taylorville)

 

Street Stocks – 1. Nick Justice (Harristown), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Brandon Kessinger (Normal), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Josh Smith (Jacksonville), 7. Luke Force (Argenta), 8. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 9. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 10. Tom Riech (Springfield), 11. Tony Reed (Decatur), 12. Jason Scrimpsher, 13. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 14. Joel Irvin, 15. Greg Osman (Macon), 16. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 17. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 18. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo)

 

Billingsley Towing Modifieds – 1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 6. Collin Alexander (Clinton), 7. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 8. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 9. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 10. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 11. Curtis Hartung (Decatur), 12. Lance Johnson (Clinton), 13. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 14. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 15. Billy Gibson, 16. Clint Martin, 17. Eric Hamilton (Macon)

 

Outlaw Hornets – 1. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 2. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 3. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 4. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 5. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 6. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 9. Victor Overlin (Decatur), 10. Vernon Carlow (Springfield)

 

Pro Late Models – 1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 3. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 4. Logan Moody (Catlin), 5. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 6. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 7. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 8. Shawn Diggs (LeRoy), 9. Danny McGuire (Carlinville), 10. Jeremy McLaughlin, 11. Ken Van Dorn (New Berlin), 12. Jose Parga (Auburn), 13. Myles Moos (Hartsburg), 14. Josh Highley, 15. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua)

 

Bud Light Ladies Night – 1. Dana Damery (Rocco’s), 2. Jennifer Cramer (Rocco’s), 3. Dawn Reynolds (Starship Billiards), 4. Christine Vogel (Pop’s Place), 5. Holly Vinson (Starship Billiards), 6. Michelle Perry (Pop’s Place), 7. Laurel Phipps (Woody’s), 8. Brianna Livingston (Woody’s).

 

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Sep 13

Pro late models, hot dot eating contest and Bud Light Ladies title fight at Macon Speedway

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                MACON, Ill. – The racing season won’t slow down as Heinkel’s Three Dog Night features some of the best action and fun all season at Macon Speedway. While the racing program features the addition of Pro Late Models running for a points fund and UMP national points, the night includes $1 hot dogs, a hot dog eating contest and free merchandise, including variety meat packs from Heinkel’s. Women also receive half-price admission as the gals from Decatur bars competing in the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103.

Macon Speedway added Pro Late Models to the action including a $500 to win feature. The field will also be competing in a two-night point fund combined with the action at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway Friday. The point fund winner takes home an extra $400, with second place getting $200, third grabbing $150, fourth taking $100 and fifth and sixth heading home with an extras $75 apiece.Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

In the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship presented by Y103, the winning driver earns a prize package and a trophy goes to the bar she represents. The racers represent four bars:

Rocco — Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery

Starship Billiards – Dawn Reynolds and Holly Vinson

Woody’s – Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston

Pop’s Place – Christine Vogel and Michelle Perry.

 

Heinkel’s is a Decatur tradition. The wieners and sausages helped Heinkel’s earn the title of Illinois-Indiana grand champion of meat processors in 2013. The company’s smoked turkey legs are favorites at county fairs, theme parks and NASCAR events, so they were added to the Macon Speedway concessions this season. Two meat variety packs will also be given away. The assortment will include bacon, polish sausage, grand champion wieners, Andouille and fresh rope sausage. One of the variety packs goes to the hot dog eating champion and another one goes to a lucky fan. Be on the lookout for free T-shirts and camo hats, because hunters should also think about Heinkel’s during deer season. Last fall, Heinkel’s introduced the newest product to their Venison line-up, Jalapeno & Cheddar Venison Wieners.

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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