Daily Archive: May 26, 2014

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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