Daily Archive: March 30, 2014

Mar 30

Drivers, fans enjoy busy day during Macon Speedway Test N Tune practice session

 

 

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MACON, Ill. – The green flag will fly on Macon Speedway racing season Saturday (April 5), and it’s going to be a great season if the Test N Tune practice session Sunday was any indication.

Roughly 60 cars spread over all classes at Macon Speedway hit the fifth-mile banked oval for some practice on a gorgeous spring afternoon. The track was fast, and the drivers were showing off new paint jobs and sponsors. Plenty of fans took advantage to grab a seat and one of those famous Macon Speedway hot dogs for a race-day style picnic. There was plenty of dirt tracking on the historic Macon Speedway track. The drivers are itching now to return for the season opener.

Macon Speedway puts the pedal to the metal for an impressive doubleheader of action for opening night Saturday. The seventh annual Spring Fling features the battle for dirt car bragging rights with the UMP Champions Night by bringing modified, street stock and hornet champions from other area tracks for a battle royal. Meanwhile, open-wheel fans also get the first local appearance by the wildly popular POWRi midgets and mini-sprints on the banked fifth-mile clay oval as Macon Speedway opens for the 69th season. Pits open at 4 p.m., gates open at 5 and racing starts at 7.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by 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 hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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 Wiles. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). A texting service is coming soon.

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Mar 30

Macon Speedway opens for practice

 

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MACON, Ill. – It’s time to hit the track at Macon Speedway.

Test N Tune practice is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (March 30) at historic Macon Speedway, the fifth-mile banked dirt oval. Cars in all classes have been invited for an open practice session, the only practice time before the season opener on Saturday (April 5).

Gates and the pits open at 11 a.m. General admission is free. Concessions will be open. The forecast calls for a gorgeous day. It’s going to be a fun day at the track.

Macon Speedway opens the season with the seventh annual Spring Fling Saturday. The UMP Champions Night and POWRi midgets and micros highlight the racing in the season opener. Champions from 13 area tracks have been invited to compete in UMP modifieds, UMP street stocks and UMP hornets for bragging rights. The popular POWRi midgets and outlaw micros also make the first of their six appearances at the speedway this season. Pits open at 4 p.m. Gates swing open at 5, and racing begins 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 Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

To keep up on all the wheel to wheel action at Macon Speedway, go online to the track website (www.maconracing.com), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

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