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Jul 09

Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks rev up for another $500 to win payout Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks event rained out on June 21 at Macon Speedway has been rescheduled on Saturday, July 12 in another $500 to win feature during the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball, when the program also features the Sportsman Topless 40 and the gals from Starship Billiards racing on Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103.

Bobby Beiler leads Terry Reed by two points heading into the race at Macon Speedway on July 12. Kyle Waters is third in the standings, followed by Gene Reed.

The Big Ten Street Stocks is a 10-race tour spread over four tracks. The competitive, wheel to wheel series also races at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and the Christian County Fair in Taylorville (Ill.) on July 24, when Larry’s Service Center presents the Triple 25’s on the quarter-mile dirt track. Fans are still talking about the thrilling Street Stocks feature at Macon Speedway on July 5, when four drivers battle furiously for the win before Larry Russell, Jr. took the checkered flag. The division included 24 cars that night in a display of horsepower and fearless driving.

Firefighters with badge/ID and their families are admitted for half price, and all ladies are also admitted at half price during Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103.

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 09

Jameson tops Shirley in Kentucky as Herald&Review 100 countdown continues

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UNION, Ky. — — Jason Jameson scored his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in exciting fashion, as he passed 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley with less than 10 laps to go, then held him off on a late-race restart en route to scoring the $5,000 checkered flag at Florence Speedway.

The 34th running of the Herald&Review 100 is Thursday at Macon Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the pits open at 4. Tickets are only $25 for adults. Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua Missile, is the defending race champ and goes for a record fifth title.

Jameson, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position but failed to secure the top spot on lap one as Shirley, who started to Jameson’s outside, jumped out to an early lead.

Shirley looked to have the car to beat as he led a race-high 31 circuits, but started fading late as Jameson caught back up to the leader and slid around him to claim the lead on lap 32. Jameson quickly extended his lead and looked as if he would cruise to the victory with only eight laps remaining.

That was before a late-race caution brought a hungry Brian Shirley, who hasn’t won since Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26, back to the leader’s back bumper on lap 38. On both of the final remaining laps Shirley dove his car under Jameson in turn two, both times capturing the lead, before handing it back over to Jameson who crossed back under him on the backstretch.

Jameson recaptured the top spot from Shirley on each of the final two laps, eventually pulling away from Shirley coming to the checkered flag as he was passed by Eric Wells for the second position. Jameson fought hard with the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, but eventually came away with his first career victory in the grueling six-week long tour.

“Shirley, he was driving the wheels off that thing, and I was just chasing him the whole time,” said Jameson, who also crews for two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Darrell Lanigan. “His car, seemed like the longer the race went, the tighter it got. I could rotate the center better than he could, so I figured it was a matter of time when I could run him off [turn] two and get him in three and four, and that’s kind of what happened.”

Shirley, Kent Robinson and Justin Rattliff rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Shirley, Jameson and Eric Wells.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Florence Speedway; Union, Ky.;

July 8, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 29-Jason Jameson ($5,000), 2. 18W-Eric Wells, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 7R-Kent Robinson, 5. 16-Justin Rattliff, 6. 18-Shannon Babb, 7. 91P-Jason Papich, 8. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 9. C9-Steve Casebolt, 10. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 11. 1M-Jim Moon, 12. 21-Robby Hensley, 13. 11R-James Rice, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 157-Mike Marlar, 16. 63-Jesse Lay, 17. 19-Chad Smith, 18. 3-Austin Dillon, 19. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 20. 18E-Ethan Burgess, 21. 77K-Steve Kester.

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Jul 09

2014 Illinois State Fair Sportsman Entry Form

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Jul 08

Herald-Review 100 returns before exciting Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball

HR100     MACON, Ill. – The 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 Thursday at Macon Speedway serves as the crown jewel of the UMP Summer Nationals tour before the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball Saturday honors firefighters and their families while the racing program features the Sportsman Topless 40 and Big Ten Series Street Stocks. The gals from Starship Billiards also race during Bud Light Ladies Night, presented by Y103, as the legendary speedway brings several fan favorites together during one great night of fun on the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval.
Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua Missile, goes after a record fifth win in the H-R 100 after taking the checkered flag last season. Kevin Weaver is also going for his fifth title. Defending Summer Nationals champ Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Brian Shirley of Chatham, Jason Feger of Bloomington and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso are also competing for the Summer Nationals championship. Tickets are $25 for the H-R 100 and are available on raceday.
On Saturday, firefighters and their families are admitted for half price with badge/ID, so that’s just $6 for general admission. Macon Speedway wants to recognize the brave men and women who keep us safe and help them enjoy a great night of racing.
The Sportsman Topless 40 is a 40-lapper with the Sportsman drivers competing with an open cockpit after removing the tops to the cars. The race is an annual highlight among Sportsman drivers and loyal Macon Speedway fans. Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks will also race in an event rescheduled from a rainout in June. The Big Ten is a 10-race series at four tracks, including the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at Christian County Fair in Taylorville on July 24.
It’s also Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103, with the gals from Starship Billiards racing in hornets in an attempt to qualify for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship on Sept. 13. Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery from Rocco’s have already qualified for the championship. Woody’s (Aug. 9) and Pop’s Place (Aug. 30) are also competing for the chance to race for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship. Ladies also are admitted for half price during every Bud Light Ladies Night. Cool off with a party in the grandstands with race buckets filled with five Bud/Bud Lights plus the ice to chill it all for only $20.
Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and Illinois Lightning Sprint Series are also racing. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday 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 07

Summer Nationals hit big track, short track back to back at Action Track, Macon Speedway

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Let’s see who can handle the big track and the short track.

After the UMP Summer Nationals run the lightning fast half-mile Action Track in Terre Haute  Wednesday, the tour returns to famed Macon Speedway Thursday for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 on the world’s fastest fifth-mile high banked dirt oval. How’s that for a tricky combination of two tracks in two days.

It will test the drivers and their crews. That’s the longest and shortest distances on the Summer Nationals tour.

The program is loaded with big names in Terre Haute. NASCAR Sprint Cup rookies Austin Dillon and Justin Allgaier will hit the Action track and join NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace. With the Summer Nationals nearing the finish line, expect all of the contenders to head to Terre Haute. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:30. Tickets are $25 for adults.

Ryan Unzicker of El Paso., Ill., led the points standings after the weekend. Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua (Ill.) Missile, stood second with defending tour champ Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, Ill.) third, followed by Brian Shirley (Chatham, Ill.) and Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, Ill.).

Babb won the Herald-Review 100 last season and has four wins, tied for the most ever with Kevin Weaver and Bobby Pierce Sr. Schrader will also run his modified at Macon Speedway. Tickets are $25 for adults.

Macon Speedway is dirt track’s version of Bristol Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7.

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Jul 07

Fast women from Starship Billiards ready to take control of Macon Speedway Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – The race is on to find the fastest women in town. The gals from Starship Billiards will hit the track Saturday during Bud Light Ladies Night, presented by Y103. The five women will attempt to finish in the top two spots and qualify for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship race on Sept. 13.

It’s just part of the fun during an action packed program. Miles Chevrolet presents the Sportsman Topless 40 and Big Ten Series Street Stocks. Meanwhile, the Bud Light Ladies Night shootout is fast becoming one of the biggest parties in the Decatur area.

The gals from Starship already feel like they own the track. The ladies from Starship, 3015 Grand Prtix Drive in Decatur, will compete in a five-lap shootout. The championship qualifiers will join Jenny Kramer and Dana Damery from Rocco’s later this season. Woody’s (Aug. 9) and Pop’s Place (Aug. 30) will race on Bud Light Ladies Night to also send qualifiers to the championship race. The action was furious in the first Bud Light Ladies Night race, as the femmes from Rocco’s shrugged off the checkered flag and kept racing. So be ready for anything goes when the ladies buckle up in four-cylinder stock hornets.

All ladies are admitted for half price. Check out the race buckets. For just $20, you get a bucket, five cans of Bud Light or Bud plus the ice to keep it all cold during that hot racing on the track. Now, that’s a party to make it great summer night in the Macon Speedway grandstands. With so many ladies in the crowd, it’s a fabulous night for guys to head to the track. Look for giveaways from Budweiser. There’s some really cool merchandise, from sunglasses to T-shirts, coozies and party beads.

Macon Speedway will run seven classes with Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, the Sportsman Topless 40, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also racing. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7. Tickets are only $12 for general admission.

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 06

Babb, Weaver gunning for record fifth win in Herald-Review 100 Thursday

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MACON, Ill. – Will Shannon Babb handle the famed high banks at Macon Speedway again? The Moweaqua Missile who lives just down the road from the legendary speedway already has four victories in the Herald-Review 100.

Maybe Brandon Sheppard will race his way into victory lane. The New Berlin native is the reigning UMP Summer Nationals champ. Bloomington’s Jason Feger has warmed up on the tour, and the Bloomington dirt ace will be a contender on the fifth-mile dirt oval.

Bobby Pierce Jr., already won here in May, when the teenager overwhelmed the field to win the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and collected the huge paycheck. Brian Shirley of Chatham is a former Macon Speedway track champion who has a win on the Summer Nationals Tour this season, and there’s always the chance an upstart could steal the victory, such as one of the local aces who race at Macon Speedway throughout the summer. That would send the Macon Speedway grandstands into a frenzy.

The Summer National Tour is back for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 on Thursday, July 10 with the drivers gunning for the $5,000 to win prize. It’s the Super Bowl of racing for Macon Speedway and the crown jewel on the Summer Nationals Tour. This is one of the events that built Macon Speedway’s reputation as a special destination in dirt track racing. The Herald-Review 100 is the only 100-lapper on The Hell Tour, a collection of races spanning the Midwest. These 800-horsepower machines fly around Macon Speedway, and the talented dirt trackers know how to run the high side, the low side and even some room in the middle groove. Macon Speedway is a favorite for these drivers.

Babb won last year’s Herald-Review 100.  He’s tied with Kevin Weaver and Pierce’s father, Bob, for the most wins in Herald-Review history.

The Summit Modified Nationals will also race for $1,000 to win, and Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader is always tough to beat on a track he likes to call a home away from home.

The Herald-Review 100 annually is a circle-the-date race. Fans pack the stands early, and campers also arrive well before the first hot laps. It’s a carnival with some of the best racing in the Midwest. Tickets are only $25 for adults and $5 for children 11-under. Pit passes are $35.

Parking is free. Camping is available. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts 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 05

Russell returns to Macon Speedway by winning furious Street Stocks battle Saturday

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MACON – Larry Russell, Jr. had been thinking a long time about making a return to Street Stock racing at Macon Speedway. He not only made his comeback but also did it in style by winning a furious battle.

The former Macon Speedway track champion kept Terry Reed, Bobby Beiler and Nick Justice is his rearview mirror and took the checkered flag  Saturday night during the Skeff Distributing Christmas in July Toy Drive.  Russell, of Harristown, kept his car glued to the bottom groove to score the victory on the fifth-mile high banked dirt oval.

Meanwhile, Cory Daugherty overcame a collision with a lapped car that nearly doomed his night. The driver from Blue Mound grabbed the Billingsley Towing Modifieds victory even though his left rear quarter panel was bent over the rear deck lid.

Nick Macklin made a late pass with a daring move to win in Sportsman. Unable to make the pass low, the Argenta racer charged around the high side for the victory, making it two straight weekends with a win.

Paul Day, of Atwood, was the fastest of 16 Beach House Mini-Sprints as the class made its second appearance at Macon Speedway this season. Day finished third here earlier this season in the other Mini-Sprint feature.

Thad Gee took the win in the Outlaw Hornets for the second consecutive week, and Benjamin McChristy grabbed the lead from Luke Wright midway through the Stock Hornet feature to take the victory.

The stage is set for one of the biggest races on the Macon Speedway schedule. The 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 is Thursday. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 in the only 100-lapper on the UMP Summer Nationals Tour. It pays $5,000 to win. UMP Summit National Modifieds will also race for $1,000.

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Sportsman – 1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 6. Tom Graham (Stonington), 7. Zach Rhodes, 8. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 9. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 10. Terry Reed (Decatur), 11. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 12. James Bedinger (Taylorville)

 

Street Stocks –1. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Justin Layne, 4. Nick Justice (Harristown), 5. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 6. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. James Farley III (Springfield), 9. Tom Reich (Springfield), 10. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 11. Charles Biesenthal (Athens), 12. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 13. Brian Gaines, 14. Luke Force (Argenta), 15. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 16. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur0, 17. Jake Weatherford, 18. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 19. Brandon Dick (Decatur), 20. Jason Schrimpsher, 21. Billy Justice, Jr. 22. Ben Medaris (Decatur)

 

Outlaw Hornets – 1. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 2. Joseph McChristy (Mt. Zion), 3. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 5. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 6. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 7. Jared Matherly (Decatur), 8. Steven Stine (Stonington), 9. Victor Overlin, 10. Nick Matherly (Decatur), 11. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 12. Cook Crawford (Lincoln)

 

Billingsley Towing Modifieds – 1. Cory Daughtery (Blue Mound), 2. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 5. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 9. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 10. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 11. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 12. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 13. Mike Ward (Pawnee), 14. Rick Lowe (Springfield), 15. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo)

 

Beach House Mini-Sprints – 1. Paul Day (Atwood), 2. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 3. Austin Stewart (Jacksonville), 4. Shelby Bosie (Sherman), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Tyler Day (Atwood), 7. Jason Harms (Riverton), 8. Greg Northrop (Jacksonville), 9. Brian Nance (Oklahoma City, OK), 10. Jimmy Neal (Addington), 11. Bailey Goldesberry, 12. Jeff Matta, 13. Devin Feger (Marquette Heights), 14. Jimmy Miller, 15. Eric Shelton (Decatur), 16. Dan Henning (Columbia, IA)

 

Stock Hornets – 1. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 2. Luke Wright (Lincoln) 3. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 4. Josh Smith (Clinton), 5. Alan Salmons, 6. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 7. William Deavers (Bloomington), 8. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 9. Roger Reed (Decatur), 10. John Paceley (Decatur), 11. Josh Bright (Decatur)

 

 

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Jul 05

Sheppard wins again on Summer Nationals tour with Herald-Review 100 on horizon

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BROWNSTOWN, Ill. — Reigning Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard may not have been driving the fastest car Friday night, but he had the lead when the track began to take rubber and passing became difficult, helping him score the $7,500 checkered flag at Fayette County Speedway.

 

Sheppard would lead the field to the green flag with Wednesday night’s winner Jason Feger starting on his outside. Sheppard started the race by clearing Feger for the lead on the opening lap, but made the mistake of moving to the high-line on lap two, opening up the faster bottom line for Feger to overtake Sheppard for the lead. Feger dominated the next 10 circuits, as Sheppard finally switched his line back to the bottom.

 

As the night went on, the track became more difficult to pass on as the rubber began to build up. Sheppard mounted a charge on lap 12 and reclaimed the lead from Feger, as they lined up nose-to-tail with points leader Shannon Babb and Billy Moyer on the single groove of racing, causing a traffic jam at the front of the field for the lead. All the leader had to do was make his way through slower traffic in order to coast to the victory. That was not so easy for Sheppard.

 

With just three laps left, two lapped cars made contact in front of the leader, causing Sheppard to slow down and giving Feger a chance to make a go-for-broke pass for the lead. Feger dove into the corner trying to clear Sheppard and become the first three time winner of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, but came up just short as Sheppard maintained the lead.

 

Sheppard lead the final two laps without any problems and secured his second win of the season, and ninth of his career, as he claimed the checkered flag at Fayette County Speedway.

 

“We had an awesome car all night long but we were fortunate to get back to victory lane,” said a relieved Sheppard in victory lane. “I went to the top (groove) right off the bat, which was dumb, and Feger got by us for the lead. But we were lucky we had a decent tire package on that allowed us to really get in there and roll that bottom pretty good after my crew guy told me to go back down there, and we were lucky to pass Feger (for the lead) before the rubber came in.”

 

Moyer, Babb, and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Sheppard, Unzicker, Feger and Babb.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues Saturday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Highland Speedway in Highland, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Ill.;

July 4, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard ($7,500), 2. 25-Jason Feger, 3. 21-Billy Moyer, 4. 18-Shannon Babb, 5. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 6. 96-Tanner English, 7. 7R-Kent Robinson, 8. 32-Bobby Pierce, 9. 27M-Rodney Melvin, 10. 00-Randy Korte, 11. 29W-Brian Divley, 12. 33X-Tim Manville, 13. 11R-Tyler Reddick, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 0-Dewayne Kiefer, 16. 6K-Michael Kloos, 17. 42L-Steve Lach, 18. 71-Trace Westling, 19. 1M-Jim Moon, 20. 81-Brian Shirley, 21. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 22. 20-Alan Westling.

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Jul 05

It’s Christmas in July at Macon Speedway Saturday, courtesy of Skeff Distributing

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MACON, Ill. – Is it better to give than receive? At Macon Speedway, you get the opportunity to do both as Skeff Distributing presents the Christmas in July Toy Drive Saturday during a hot night of racing at the historic fifth-mile high banked dirt oval.

By bringing an unopened toy for donation, adults receive $2 off general admission, reducing the price of the ticket to just $10. Prarieland ABATE will help collect the toys and deliver them to needy children during the Christmas season. Helping a needy child is a good feeling, no matter the time of year.

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Be on the lookout for free Budweiser merchandise from Skeff Distributing. T-shirts, posters, coozies, stickers and bottle openers are included in the free merchandise giveaway. Just keep your eyes open for the free swag, courtesy of Skeff. Macon Speedway fans like to cool off with the popular race buckets. For only $20, fans can purchase five cold Bud/Bud Lights and all the ice to keep them cold. For just $15, refill the buckets with five more beers and ice. It’s a party made for the Macon Speedway grandstands.

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Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Beach House Mini-Sprints will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7. Billingsley Towing Modifieds is a division with some intense rivalries, and the Street Stocks division is also a keen battle between Bobby Beiler and the Reed brothers, Gene and Terry. The last time the Beach House Mini-Sprints raced here, 20 cars swarmed the speedway, and another large contingent is expected tonight.

IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free. The offer is good through Aug. 30.

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Circle your calendar for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 at Macon Speedway on July 10. The cars and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals make their appearance to race in the $5,000 to win event that’s a highlight of summer in Central Illinois. Tickets are sold on the day of the race. Camping is also available.

Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua Missile, is the defending race champion, and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin won the Summer National title last season, so local race fans are geared up to see the area’s drivers protect their turf during the door-to-door, dirt-slinging action.

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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