Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 31

Riech ends dry spell with win at Macon Speedway on Casey’s/Armed Forces Night

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MACON, Ill. – It had been a long time since Thomas Riech of Springfield made it to victory lane at Macon Speedway. How long?

He knew the date. It was Aug. 26, 2006. After a thrilling race at Macon Speedway Saturday, the Springfield driver held off Bobby Beiler in the street stocks division for the victory and a long overdue  celebration.

“It’s been a while,’’ Riech said. “We’re getting faster, and we want to run for a championship.’’

Beiler, of Blue Mound, is in the middle of the street stock championship race and nearly won again after grabbing the victory at Macon Speedway last weekend. He even joked with Riech about it.

“He told me that trophy was supposed (Beiler’s) but he let me have it,’’ Riech said.

David Crawley  Jr., of Decatur, won the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature. Jeremy Nichols, of Shelbyville, was so hooked up, he rode around on three wheels through the corners, building a comfortable margin for the win.

Dillon Justice, of Harristown, took the win in Outlaw Hornets. Derek Peters of Pana, won the Stock Hornets feature. In the Illinois Lightning Sprints, Jed Ross, of Havana, roared through traffic for the win in the 20-lapper.

On Saturday, May 31, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series returns to Macon Speedway and the POWRi Outlaw Micros battle with the Beach House Mini-Sprints on IHOP Night. It’s also Faster Pastor Night, when the race among local ministers is renamed the B.G. Nevitt Memorial.

 

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Sportsman – 1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 4. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 7. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 8. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 9. Tom Graham (Stonington), 10. Cody Wickline (Assumption), 11. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

Street Stocks – 1. Thomas Reich (Springfield), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Josh Smith (Clinton), 7. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 8. Kaleb Wood (Sullivan), 9. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 10. Luke Force (Argenta), 11. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 12. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 13. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 14. Brandon Dick (Decatur), 15. Jason Scrimpsher, 16. Greg Scribner, 17. Charles Biesenthal

Outlaw Hornets – 1. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 2. Brian Deavers (Bloomington), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 5. Steven Stine (Stonington), 6. Victor Overlin, 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 9. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 10. Brandon Buatte (Mulberry Grove)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds – 1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. TD Burger (Saunemin), 4. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 5. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 6. Chad Sellers, 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 9. Danny Smith (Argenta), 10. Curtis Hartung (Decatur), 11. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 12. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 13. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 14. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 15. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 16. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 17. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 18. Norm Wood (Sullivan)

Illinois Lightning Sprint Series – 1. Jed Ross, 2. Austin Archdale, 3. Brad Funk, 4. Robby McQuinn, 5. Larry Eaglen, 6. Mark Billings, 7. Andrew Funk, 8. Terry Bolen, 9. T.J. Bolen, 10. Larry Eastin, 11. Jake Sollenberger, 12. Lucas Eastin, 13. Dave Baugh, Andy Baugh

Stock Hornets – 1. Derek Peters (Pana), 2. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 3. Brian Offer (Springfield), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. William Deavers (Bloomington), 6. Tory Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 7. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 8. Luke Wright (Lincoln), 9. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 10. Paul Peters (Pana), 11. Joseph McChristy (Mt. Zion), 12 Kenneth Reed (Decatur), 13. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 14. Josh Bright (Decatur)

 

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May 31

Look for Pepperoni Pete, giveaways during Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night

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MACON, Ill. – The action isn’t just on the track during Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night at Macon Speedway tonight (May 31). There’s plenty of it in the grandstands, thanks to a great partnership between Casey’s and legendary Macon Speedway.

First, just grab a $2 off coupon for general admission to Casey’s Night from the counter at a Decatur area Casey’s location. They’ve been going fast, so be sure to get there for the great deal. While you’re at Casey’s, grab a doughnut, a cold drink or any of the fresh products from the kitchen. Casey’s, Famous for Pizza.

When you get to the track, look for the fun and prizes from the Casey’s team. They will bring the spinning wheel for prizes, and there’s even more merchandise that will be distributed from the Casey’s folks during intermission. Keep your eyes open for great deals.

Bring the kids for pictures with Pepperoni Pete, the Casey’s mascot. Actually, he’s a favorite for pizza fans of all ages.

Casey’s will also collect donations for Hope For The Warriors, whose missions is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Don’t forget to say thanks to the military in attendance. Macon Speedway will admit all service members free with an ID. We also especially like to see service members in uniform.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will run the famed Macon Speedway oval. Gates open at 5 p.m. 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 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

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May 30

Faster Pastor Night renamed B.G. Nevitt Memorial, set for action packed program on June 7

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MACON, Ill. – B.G. Nevitt knew his way around a race track. That’s just one reason by Macon Speedway will rename the Faster Pastor Night as the B.G. Nevitt Memorial on Saturday, June 7, when IHOP Night features the Nevitt Memorial, a celebration of Nevitt’s life and POWRi midgets.

The defending champion of the Faster Pastor race, Nevitt served as the senior pastor at Glad Tidings Church in Decatur before his death last summer. His reach didn’t stop at his church. Nevitt also preached to many people on TV, radio and online. Nevitt volunteered as the Decatur Police Department chaplain and an auxiliary officer.

Nevitt’s touch also could be found in the community. He was known for the blessing of the bikes, an annual event with his motorcycle friends. He helped the community by working with the county coroner during difficult times for grieving individuals. Nevitt gave himself to the Decatur community, and he was one of the city’s favorite citizens.

The Faster Pastor race is a six-lap event where local ministers race four-cylinder hornet stock cars on the fifth-mile oval. It’s a Macon Speedway tradition. The fans love it. The congregations love cheering for the pastors, and the ministers find it hard to keep a smile off their faces. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7.

IHOP will also distribute coupons, and the night includes the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series plus the Outlaw Micros and Beach House Mini-Sprints. It’s the kind of action packed racing that Nevitt enjoyed. The program will also include participation from gtChurch, where Nevitt’s memory is alive and well.

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. 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials

 

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May 28

Casey’s to announce contest winners of ticket giveaway to Macon Speedway Thursday

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MACON, Ill. – Race fans have one more day to enter the drawing at each participating Casey’s General Store for two free tickets to Macon Speedway on Casey’s General Store/Armed Forces Night Saturday. Each of the 30 stores in the Decatur area will announce a winner on Thursday, so make your way to Casey’s to enter.

While you’re there, you can also pick up $2 off coupons for general admission to Casey’s General Store/Armed Forces Night.

Casey’s and Macon Speedway teamed up for a great promotion. Not only can you get discounted tickets to watch six thrilling classes of racing on the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval, there will be plenty of chances to win prizes at the track. Casey’s personnel will bring the lucky spinning wheel to award prizes, and merchandise will also be given away during intermission. Hey Mom and Dad, don’t forget to bring the camera for some pictures of your children with Pepperoni Pete, Casey’s fun mascot.

Also, members of the military receive free admission with an ID.

In conjunction with Armed Forces Night, Casey’s personnel will also raise money for Hope For The Warriors, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

 

 

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May 27

Coupons, contests for free tickets for Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night

 

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MACON, Ill. – Casey’s General Store teamed up with Macon Speedway for Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night at the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval on Saturday, May 31, when fans and soldiers can take advantage of special pricing on general admission tickets.

Vouchers for $2 off admission are available at participating Decatur area Casey’s General Stores, and each participating store has a drawing for two free tickets to Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night. Also, military personnel with an ID receive are admitted free.

Casey’s, Famous for pizza. The message can be seen on the backstretch billboard, but Casey’s will remind Macon Speedway race fans the convenience store is the nation’s fifth-largest pizza chain when Pepperoni Pete makes an appearance at the track. Casey’s personnel will also help race fans spin the lucky wheel for prizes. Merchandise will also be distributed during intermission.

In conjunction with Armed Forces Night, Casey’s personnel will also raise money for Hope For The Warriors, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will run the Macon Speedway oval. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7.

Looking forward on the Macon Speedway schedule, IHOP Night and the Nevitt Memorial faster pastor race is June 7, when the POWRi midgets return during POWRi Speed Week and the POWRi Outlaw Micros run against the Beach House Mini-Sprints. The Nevitt Memorial is named after B.G Nevitt, the defending race champion who passed away last summer. On July 14, the Mueller Distributing Lite Beer Twin 50’s for late models and modifieds thrills fans. Heinkel’s Three Dog Night on July 21 will feature hot dog specials and a hot dog eating contest. It’s also Bud Light Ladies Night, as the gals from Woody’s will race in Stock Hornets.

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.

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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

 

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May 26

Rain forces postponement of Sunoco ALMS race and NASCAR night at Macon Speedway

MACON, Ill. – The Sunoco American Late Model Series has been postponed because of a rain storm late this afternoon. After preparing  the track for some fast racing, a late afternoon storm forced track management to call off racing. No makeup date has been set at this time.

On Saturday, Macon Speedway hosts Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night. Vouchers for $2 off admission are available at participating Decatur area Casey’s General Stores, and each participating store has a drawing for two free tickets to Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night. Also, military personnel with an ID receive half-price admission, and military in uniform are admitted free.

Casey’s, made for pizza. The message can be seen on the backstretch billboard, but Casey’s will remind Macon Speedway race fans the convenience store is the nation’s fifth-largest pizza chain when Pepperoni Pete makes an appearance at the track. Casey’s personnel will also help race fans spin the lucky wheel for prizes, including gift cards.

In conjunction with Armed Forces Night, Casey’s personnel will also raise money for Hope For The Warriors, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will run the Macon Speedway oval. Gates open at 5 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 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

 

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May 26

Memorial Day tradition of racing continues at Macon Speedway with Sunoco ALMS, NASCAR stars

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MACON, Ill. – After the family barbecues, the trip to your local park on monuments to honor our fallen soldiers and perhaps a dip in the pool, Macon Speedway continues its Memorial Day tradition of racing with the Sunoco American Late Model Series in a $2,000 to win feature Monday that also pays $250 to start. The Monday show will also feature NASCAR Night of Stars I with Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace racing in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds division.

Race car drivers circle this weekend on the calendar, and Macon Speedway is a favorite option among some of dirt track racing’s biggest names. After Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night Saturday, Macon Speedway personnel prepared the track Sunday for the Sunoco ALMS stars, regional warriors and local hotshoes who are expected to convene for a battle royal in the Memorial Day program.

The door-to-door, dirt slinging action will keep fans on their feet. Besides the Sunoco ALMS cars and the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race.

Schrader and Wallace, co-owners of Macon Speedway, will also greet the fans.

Don’t forget that Macon Speedway goes early on Memorial Day. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the doors for general admission open at 4 and racing starting at 6. You can come to the track hungry, because we’ve got everything from Heinkel’s polish sausage and wieners to smoked turkey legs, steak sandwiches, walking tacos, cheese fries, the world’s best popcorn and cold drinks.

Upcoming dates include Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night on May 31, plus IHOP Night presents the Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor and POWRi midgets/micros on June 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at maconracing.com.

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. 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

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May 25

Macon Speedway caps Memorial Day weekend racing with Sunoco ALMS Monday evening

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MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway caps a fabulous weekend of racing with the Sunoco American Late Model Series in a $2,000 to win feature on Memorial Day. The Monday show will also feature NASCAR Night of Stars I with Ken Schrader and Ken Wallace racing in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds division.

While the country honors our fallen soldiers during Memorial Day weekend, Macon Speedway also continues its tradition of racing on the holiday weekend. Race car drivers circle this weekend on the calendar, and Macon Speedway is a favorite option among some of dirt track racing’s biggest names.

After Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night Saturday, Macon Speedway personnel prepared the track Sunday for the Sunoco ALMS stars, regional warriors and local hotshoes who are expected to convene for a battle royal in the Memorial Day program.

The door-to-door, dirt slinging action will keep fans on their feet. Besides the Sunoco ALMS cars and the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race.

Schrader and Wallace, co-owners of Macon Speedway, will also greet the fans.

Don’t forget that Macon Speedway goes early on Memorial Day. Pits open at 3 p.m. with the doors for general admission open at 4 and racing starting at 6. You can come to the track hungry, because we’ve got everything from Heinkel’s polish sausage and wieners to smoked turkey legs, steak sandwiches, walking tacos, cheese fries, the world’s best popcorn and cold drinks.

Upcoming dates include Casey’s General Stores/Armed Forces Night on May 31, plus IHOP Night presents the Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor and POWRi midgets/micros on June 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at maconracing.com.

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. 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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May 24

Day streaks to win in Beach House Mini-Sprints feature on Bob Brady Raminator Night

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MACON, Ill. – When leader Aaron Andruskevitch fell out of the race with mechanical trouble, Tyler Day took over the lead and held  on for the win in the Beach House Mini-Sprints feature race during Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night at Macon Speedway Saturday.

Day, of Atwood, stayed to the high side and held off Brad McDaniel, of Carbondale, for the victory as the winged open wheel cars ran their first feature race of the season on the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval. Paul Day of Atwood was third with John Plotner, of Decatur, and Taylorville’s Luke Verardi fifth.

Andruskevitch, of Riverton, is third in the POWRi national outlaw micro points standings. The Beach House Mini-Sprint division drew a 19-car field for the thrilling 20-lap feature race.

Nick Macklin won the Sportsman feature to return to victory lane for the second straight race.

“It’s awesome to be back here,’’ he said.

 

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Bobby Beiler made it two wins in back to back nights. After taking the checkered flag at Jacksonville Speedway the previous night, Beiler scored the feature win in Street Stocks by staying in front of brothers Terry Reed and Gene Reed.

His rivals “showed me the top side was there,’’ Beiler said.

Brock Bauman, of Eureka, took the victory in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature while Ethan Schnapp, of Springfield, took the victory in B-Mods.

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John Bright Jr., of Decatur, raced to the win in Outlaw Hornets. Garth Luka, of Blue Mound, was the winner in the Stock Hornets division.

The feature races came after a monster truck exhibition by Raminator, the Champaign based team.

Macon Speedway hosts the Sunoco American Late Model Series in a $2,000 to win feature race Monday, and it’s NASCAR Night of Stars I. Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will race their modifieds and meet the fans.

The program runs an hour earlier than normal at Macon Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6.

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MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

SPORTSMAN – 1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. Doug Nevill, 3. Tom Graham (Stonington), 4. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 5. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 6. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Zach Rhodes.

STREET STOCKS –1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 5. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 6. Bobby Eskew (Lake Fork), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Luke Force (Argenta), 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Dave Foster (Lovington), 11. Brandon Dick (Decatur), 12. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 13. Jim Brigham (Sullivan), 14. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 15. Zach Perryman (Decatur)

BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODFIEDS – 1. Brock Bauman (Eureka), 2. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 5. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 6. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 7. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 8. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 9. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 10. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 11. Chad Sellers, 12. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 13. Cody Bauman (Eureka), 14. Jeff Ray, 15. Curtis Hartung (Decatur), 16. Rick Lowe (Springfield).

BEACH HOUSE MINI-SPRINTS – 1. Tyler Day (Atwood), 2. Brad McDaniel (Carbondale), 3. Paul Day (Atwood), 4. John Plotner (Decatur), 5. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 6. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 7. Jimmy Miller (Arthur), 8. Clayton Duff (Weldon), 9. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 10. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 11. Eric Shelton (Decatur), 12. Austin Stewart (Jacksonville), 13. Jimmy Neal (Addington), 14. David Hunt (Decatur), 15. Brianna Mahon (Sullivan) 16. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 17. Jason Harms (Riverton), 18. Scott Campbell (Galesburg), 19. Lucas Pejakovich (Godfrey), 20. Garrett Duff (Weldon)

OUTLAW HORNETS – 1. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. Steven Stine (Stonington), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Victor Overlin, 6. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 8. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

B-MODS – 1. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 2. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Bruce Boliard (Macon), 5. Thomas Reich (Springfield)

STOCK HORNETS – 1. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 2. Brian Offer (Springfield), 3. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Joe McChristy, 6. William Deavers (Bloomington), 7. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Quintin Tippitt, 9. Roger Reed (Decatur), 10. Josh Bright (Decatur), 11. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion)

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May 24

Bring friend for first trip to Macon Speedway on action-packed Bob Brady Raminator Night

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MACON, Ill. – Here’s a good idea for a holiday weekend. Take a friend, neighbor or somebody from work for their first trip to Macon Speedway, and don’t forget to bring the kids. On Saturday, May 24, it’s an especially great night for families.

Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night features the Raminator monster truck in a car-crushing exhibition in the infield during intermission. The 10,200-pound beast with 2,000 horsepower from the Hemi engine will smash those cars flat while showing off tricks and stunts learned from years on the Monster Truck Racing Association tour. Raminator will also be available for photos before the show.

That’s not all. It’s Scout Night, so boys and girls in their scout uniforms are admitted free. We’ll also admit the scout masters for free, so bring your pack. The Pinewood Derby is at 1 p.m. at Macon Speedway.

Every little race fan needs a souvenir. So Macon Speedway will distribute a free checkered flag to the first 200 kids 11-under tonight. Get there early while supplies last.

And, let’s not forget, Macon Speedway is known for its exciting, wheel –to-wheel racing. Seven classes will race tonight, including the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the Beach House Mini-Sprints. Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and B-Mods will also go door to door to bring the fans to their feet.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Macon Speedway has plenty of great food at the concession stand, featuring steak sandwiches, Heinkel’s polish sausage and turkey drums, cheeseburgers, popcorn and snow cones. Hickory River barbeque is located next to the main beer stand.

If you want to get a look at Raminator earlier in the day, it will appear at Bob Brady Auto Mall in Decatur from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s also a live remote with 95Q, and take a chance to get in the It’s hot, Bob commercials with Bob Brady Auto Mall.

On Monday, it’s the Sunoco American Late Model Series for a $2,000 to win race that will draw stars from the Midwest. On NASCAR Night of Stars, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will race modifieds. Gates open at 4. Racing starts at 6.

 

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