Daily Archive: June 7, 2014

Jun 07

POWRi, B.G. Nevitt Memorial and IHOP Night rained out at Macon Speedway

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MACON, Ill. – POWRi hot shot Tanner Thorson arrived early at Macon Speedway. The 18-year-old from Nevada thinks it’s a “cool little joint.’’

Campers were also pulling into the lots Saturday morning. Race fans want pictures of legendary Macon Speedway, and license plates from Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa and Ontario made the trip to the fifth-mile high banked track in anticipation of a special night. But rains came by mid-afternoon to force a cancellation of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, B.G. Nevitt Memorial and all racing at Macon Speedway Saturday.

Buckle up for twice the fun when Mueller Distributing presents the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s on Saturday, July 14 at legendary Macon Speedway. A pair of 50-lap features highlights the program with Midwest Big Ten Series late models and Billingsley Towing modifieds as the double-barrel main attraction. With the races longer than the regular race weekends at Macon Speedway, race fans always circle their calendars for the Lite Beer Twin 50’s.

Big Ten late models run at Macon Speedway for the third time this season at Macon Speedway  in a 10-race campaign that culminates with drivers going for the $5,000 prize fund. The Big Ten late model champ nets $2,000. Steve Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin is the defending series champ. Guy Taylor of Springfield leads the Macon Speedway Billingsley Towing modifieds points after winning the track title last season. He’s the son of Dick Taylor, the semi-retired fan favorite who called Macon Speedway home for decades.

Also racing that night are street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and B-mods. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

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

 

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Jun 07

Macon Speedway plans to race, will update if conditions force change in POWRi Speed Week

MACON, Ill. – Campers began arriving Saturday morning. Race fans want pictures of legendary Macon Speedway, and POWRi hot shot Tanner Thorson had already arrived with his RFMS team to begin preparations for IHOP Night Saturday.

As of 1 p.m., Macon Speedway planned on racing the POWRi show plus the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race plus four classes of stock cars. Check maconracing.com for updates. Price is $15 for adults. Children 11 and under are free.

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

 

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Jun 07

Thorson wins Lincoln, heads to Macon Speedway on a roll in POWRi Speed Week

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MACON, Ill. – Tanner Thorson is making the most of his opportunities.

After Keith Kunz Motorsports went idle this week, Thorson jumped into equipment owned by Don Fike of Galesburg, and the 18-year-old quickly moved to the front of the pack. He finished second at the POWRi Speed Week opener at Quincy Raceways Thursday before winning the POWRi feature at Lincoln Speedway Friday.

“If you’re a real racer, you jump into any car and adapt,’’ Thorson said earlier in the day, then backed it up later that night. The victory was his second of the season and his POWRi career.

The Minden, Nev., native is the driver to beat when the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series heads to Macon Speedway Saturday.

Thorson started seventh at Lincoln but rode the cushion to jump into the lead early, and he wasn’t challenged until late in the 30-lap race on the quarter-mile semi-banked track at the Logan County Fairgrounds.

Rookie sensation Parker Price-Miller finished second after closing on Thorson, thanks in part to some late yellow flags, but he couldn’t find a way to get into the lead and steal his first POWRi midget victory. Andrew Felker was third, followed by Jake Blackhurst and Darren Hagen, who won the Quincy feature.

In the POWRi outlaw micro feature, Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton scored the victory in the feature event, followed by defending series champ Nathan Benson and Joe B. Miller.

In racing action Saturday during IHOIP Night, the POWRi midgets are joined byt the outlaw micros and Beach House mini-sprints. Billingsley Towing modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets and stock hornets also race.

The B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race also features five ministers from area churches. Pits open at 3 p.m. Grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook/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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

 

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