Daily Archive: June 17, 2014

Jun 17

Race into food, fun with Heinkel’s Three Dog Night at Macon Speedway

heinkels-logoHeinkels Hot DogMACON, Ill. – With Heinkel’s products a fan favorite in the concession stands for decades, Macon Speedway is excited to unveil the food specials and fun activities during Heinkel’s Three Dog Night on Saturday. While the racing program features Midwest Big Ten Series street stocks, the night is loaded with fun in the grandstands with $1 hot dogs, a hot dog eating contest and free merchandise, including variety meat packs from Heinkel’s. Women also receive half-price admission as the gals from Woody’s compete during the second Bud Light Ladies Night race of the season while Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks race for $500 to win.

Heinkel’s is a Decatur tradition. The wieners and sausages helped Heinkel’s earn the title of Illinois-Indiana grand champion of meat processors in 2013. The company’s smoked turkey legs are favorites at county fairs, theme parks and NASCAR events, so they were added to the Macon Speedway concessions this season. Heinkel’s products can be found locally at Kroger, County Market, Sav-A-Lot, IGA, House of Meats and other grocers.

Two meat variety packs will also be given away. The assortment will include bacon, polish sausage, grand champion wieners, Andouille and fresh rope sausage. One of the variety packs goes to the hot dog eating champion and another one goes to a lucky fan. Be on the lookout for free T-shirts and camo hats, because hunters should also think about Heinkel’s during deer season. Last fall, Heinkel’s introduced the newest product to their Venison line-up, Jalapeno & Cheddar Venison Wieners.

Woody (300x188)The five ladies from Woody’s will compete in a five-lap shootout with the top two qualifying for the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship on Sept. 13. Look for giveaways from Budweiser. There’s some really cool merchandise, from sunglasses to T-shirts, coozies and party beads. Check out the race buckets. For just $20, you get a souvenir bucket, five cold cans of any Bud Light or Bud plus the ice to keep it all cold during that hot racing on the track. Now, that’s a party to make it great summer night in the Macon Speedway grandstands. With so many ladies in the crowd, you guys better find a way to Macon Speedway.

Fans can meet street stocks drivers Terry Reed and Gene Reed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at IHOP, 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur. Fans may take pictures and get autographs of the two popular Macon Speedway drivers. As part of a month-long promotion, IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur IHOPLogoOnly_EYLAB_Gradientduring each night of racing at Macon Speedway in June. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free. When visiting the IHOP on East Pershing Road, ask your server for a $2 off coupon to Macon Speedway. It’s good for general admission during June.

The racing program features a Midwest Big Ten Series street stocks race. The division has become one of the deepest and most competitive among the classes that race on the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval. The Reed brothers battle with Bobby Beiler for the points lead, and Thomas Riech also added a long-awaited Macon Speedway feature win this season to add his name on the list of contenders for a championship. The Midwest Big Ten Series BigTenStreetStocks2014 copyis a 10-race schedule spreads over four tracks, including five races at Macon Speedway plus an appearance at the Christian County Fair in Taylorville on July 24 during the Triple 25’s sponsored by Larry’s Service Center.

Billingsley Towing modifieds, sportsman, outlaw hornets, stock hornets, Beach House mini-sprints and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Five ladies from Woody’s will race with the top two finishers advancing to the Bud Light Championship race on Sept. 13. Look for drink specials at the Macon Speedway beer stands.

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.

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Jun 17

CBS Sports Network offers live, tape-delayed prime-time coverage of ARCA Akona 250

2012-12-16 20.08.06

MACON, IL – Race fans don’t have to miss any of the action at their favorite local short track Saturday night, because CBS Sports Network offers live and tape-delayed coverage of the ARCA Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care at Elko Speedway.

The broadcast of the race, promoted by Track Enterprises, Inc., will be covered live at 8 p.m. Saturday from suburban Minneapolis. If fans choose to attend local racing Saturday, they can record the broadcast or catch tape-delayed coverage on CBS Sports Network Sunday at 7 p.m.

Veteran broadcasters will cover the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Rick Benjamin will serve as play-by-play announcer alongside color analyst Andy Hillenburg, the 1995 ARCA driving champion. Todd Lewis, veteran of NASCAR Canadian Tire, Champ Car, and IndyCar coverage, will handle the pit road duties at Elko. 

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