Daily Archive: April 4, 2014

Apr 04

Midwest Big Ten Series late models return to historic Macon Speedway in 2014

 

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 MACON, Ill. – With a long tradition as a home for high level late model racing, Macon Speedway is excited to open its 69th season of racing at the famed fifth-mile banked dirt oval by featuring the annual Midwest Big Ten Series for UMP late models on April 12. The showcase is a 10-race series that will run at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Ill.), Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.) and Quincy Raceways (Quincy, Ill.). The series features a $5,000 prize fund.

Macon Speedway also hosts the Big Ten Series late models on May 10, June 14 and July 19.

The late model loyalty promotion includes larger payouts to the feature winner. At the end of the 10-race series, driver points accumulated during the series will determine the Midwest Big Ten Series champion. The overall champion earns $2,000, and the payouts continue through the top 10 rankings.

Last season, Steve Sheppard Jr., of New Berlin, won the series title in a tense battle. Brian Dively of Springfield finished second, ahead of Matt Taylor of Springfield, Greg Kimmons of Pleasant Plains and John Beck of Springfield.

“Macon Speedway is known as a hotbed for talented late model drivers who like to compete and showcase their skills before a big, excited crowd,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “We want to thank them for being so loyal to our historic track. Macon Speedway knows that without our drivers, we couldn’t succeed. We’re proud to have every one of them racing at our track.’’

The thrilling Macon Speedway schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Night of Stars, planned for May 26 and another date the second week of June. NASCAR stars such as Macon Speedway co-owner Tony Stewart make an appearance to sign autographs and take to the dirt. The track also has two premier late model shows on the 2014 schedule. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are ready to race here for the first time on May 1 for a $12,000 first-place prize. The UMP Summernational tour hits Macon Speedway for the Herald-Review 100 on July 10.

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 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). A texting service is now available by going to our website.

Midwest Big Ten Series

Late Models

Friday, April 11 – Jacksonville Speedway

Saturday, April 12 – Macon Speedway

Saturday, May 10 – Macon Speedway

Sunday, May 18 – Quincy Raceways

Friday, June 13 – Jacksonville Speedway

Saturday, June 14 – Macon Speedway

Friday, July 18 – Lincoln Speedway

Saturday July 19 – Macon Speedway

Sunday, July 20 – Quincy Raceways

Friday, August 8 – Lincoln Speedway

 

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Apr 04

Lucas Oil late model races at Macon, Paducah on live video stream from DirtonDirt.com

 

LucasOil_latemodel_logo2010White (150x122)MACON, Ill. – The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 is a can’t miss race, because the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes its first appearance at Macon Speedway on May 1. But for those who can’t make it to the track, live video streaming of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 is available through DirtonDirt.com. 

Fans can purchase the pay-per-view package for $19.99 per night by logging onto DirtonDirt.com and clicking on the “Order Live Video” link at the top right-hand corner of the page. PayPal and credit cards can be used for live-video orders. The broadcast  includes all late model and support-division action plus exclusive interviews from the pit area throughout the program.

 

The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 pays $12,000 to win. The fifth-mile dirt oval at historic Macon Speedway has been known as a hotbed for late models, and the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 is a 100-lapper that sends Macon Speedway’s 69th season of racing into high gear.

 

Coverage of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway on May 3 and Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., on May 2 will also be available on DirtonDirt.com for $19.99. DirtonDirt.com is a news website covering dirt tracks and has also been bringing lap-by-lap coverage of special events to fans across the country for several years.

 

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 with great sight lines for fans. 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. N. Wiles. For more information, call 217-764-3000 or follow Macon Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). Go to the speedway website to join the text service.

 

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Apr 04

Macon Speedway’s Spring Fling season opener cancelled by heavy rains, saturated grounds


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MACON, Ill. – The seventh annual Spring Fling season opener at Macon Speedway featuring the UMP Champions Showdown and POWRi midgets Saturday has been cancelled because of heavy rains and saturated grounds.

Macon Speedway now will open its 69th season on April 12 with full weekly racing highlighted by the Midwest Big Ten Series for UMP late models. The series will tour through a total of four Illinois tracks before declaring a points champion. The total purse for the series is $5,000. Billingsley Towing modifieds, street stocks, sportsman, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and B-mods will also race. Gates open at 5 and racing starts at 7.

POWRi will make its first appearance at Macon Speedway on April 26.

The thrilling Macon Speedway schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Night of Stars, planned for May 26 and another date the second week of June. NASCAR stars such as Macon Speedway co-owner Tony Stewart make an appearance to sign autographs and take to the dirt. The track also has two premier late model shows on the 2014 schedule. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are ready to race here for the first time on May 1 for a $12,000 first-place prize. The UMP Summernational tour hits Macon Speedway for the Herald-Review 100 on July 10.

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

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). Go to our website to join the Macon Speedway Club for Email blasts and a texting service.

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