Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31

Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 caps wall-to-wall racing weekend Aug. 15-17

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SPRINGFIELD – Central Illinois Super Chevy Stores sponsor the first appearance this season on dirt by stock cars in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and the car count is expected to rise sharply for the Tony Bettenhausen  100 for USAC Silver Crown cars as an auto racing doubleheader puts some of the finishing touches on the Illinois State Fair. The Bettenhausen 100 is set for Aug 16 with the Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 taking the green flag on Aug. 17, when the Sportsman Nationals also run for the 21st consecutive year.

 

“We’re proud to once again bring exciting auto racing to the Illinois State Fair,’’ said race promoter Bob Sargent, who also holds USAC and ARCA races at the DuQuoin State Fair. “A fairgrounds track brings racing back to its roots. Making Memories is the theme to this year’s fair, and USAC and ARCA have been making memories for generations of race fans.’’

 

It’s just part of the action on a busy weekend. POWRi midgets and micros also bring some of the best open wheel racers to the area with events at Lincoln Speedway on Aug. 15 and Macon Speedway on Aug. 16. The program at Macon Speedway also includes double features in POWRi midgets and micros.

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The Tony Bettenhausen 100 didn’t have an Illinois driver win it in 29 years before A.J. Fike of Galesburg took the checkered flag in 2012. When he won it again last season, Fike might have started a new tradition. He took the lead on lap 92 of the 100-lapper for the third Silver Crown win of his career last season. It’s hard not to get nostalgic. Before Fike, the last Illinois driver to win the Bettenhausen 100 was the namesake’s son, Gary, who won it in 1983. Gary Bettenhausen passed away earlier this year.

 

The SuperChevyStores.com 100, also known as the Allen Crowe Memorial, is one of two races on dirt in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, joining DuQuoin as the only time the series gets off pavement. The unique events bring dirt track racers from all backgrounds.

 

Last summer, Brennan Poole raced to the thrilling ARCA win in Springfield after locals Kelly Kovski, driving for Allgaier Motorsports of Springfield, and Fike were black flagged for jumping a late restart before a large crowd and an NBC Sports Network television audience. Kovski wanted to become the second Springfield native ever to win a championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in more than 70 years of sanctioned championship auto racing. Fike attempted to complete the weekend sweep.

 

On Aug. 16, USAC Silver Crown cars practice at 9 a.m. with qualifying at 10:25 and the race at 2 p.m. Sportsman will also hold heat races. On Aug. 17, ARCA opens practice at 9 a.m. with qualifying at 11:15 and racing at 1:35 p.m. The Sportsman Nationals feature is set to take the green flag at noon.

 

With the Tony Bettenhausen 100 bringing some of the biggest names in open-wheel dirt track racing, expect to see talented fields at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway. In both programs, gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

 

Tickets for Illinois State Fair events are on sale at the State Fair ticket office (217-782-1979) and Track Enterprises (217-764-3200). For each event, advance tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under. Tickets sold on day of the race are $30 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under. Pit passes are sold race day only for $35. A two-day pass is $40. Infield tickets are sold race-day only for $20 for adults, including the $5 entry fee to the fair. Children 6-11 are $5, and children 5 and under are free.

 

 

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Jul 28

ARCA SuperChevyStores.com 100 just around corner so get your tickets now


TOLEDO, Ohio. — The SuperChevyStores.com-Allen Crowe 100 national championship stock car race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, featuring the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is turning 52.
The 52nd running of the SuperChevyStores.com 100, one of the capital city’s largest sporting events, takes center stage on the world’s fastest mile dirt track Sunday, Aug. 17, on the final day of the 162nd annual Illinois State Fair. For tickets, call 217-764-3200. Advanced tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 11-under. Day of race tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 11-under. Infield tickets, which include fair entrance fee, are $20 and sold race day only.
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350th ARCA race at dirt
With ARCA’s roots reaching back to 1953, much of the tour’s rich history developed over the decades on dirt tracks across America. In fact, the 2014 SuperChevyStores.com 100 marks the 350th ARCA race on dirt since the series’ inception.
“The Illinois State Fair mile dirt venues are vitally important to the character and identity of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “It’s a conscious effort on our part to continue to recognize the role non-pavement tracks played in the development of our series, and motorsports as a whole, and the role dirt racing continues to play today.”
The on-going legacy of one of America’s oldest state fairs has certainly included a sizeable chunk of auto racing over the years – its tenure dating back more than 70 years to 1934 when Billy Winn won the fist-ever championship race event on the mile horse track. And it’s on that same horse track where the Allen Crowe 100 grew roots stock-car style since the inaugural 100-lap stock car race in 1950 – Jay Frank the winner.
The SuperChevyStores.com 100, named in honor of Springfield resident Allen Crowe who lost his life in a sprint car crash at New Bremen Speedway, is one of two dirt-track venues on the annual ARCA Racing Series schedule, the other being the Labor Day Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
In last year’s Springfield race, Brennan Poole surfaced as the winner after a controversial finish during which Illinoisans Kelly Kovski and AJ Fike, deemed to have jumped the final restart, were denied victory.
10-time ARCA Racing Series national champion Frank Kimmel is the all-time Springfield winner with eight wins, his most recent in 2012.
NASCAR veteran and former Springfield winner Ken Schrader has already filed an entry for the race.
Over the years, Allen Crowe 100 winners include Curtis Turner (’63), Don White (’66, ’67, ’72), Al Unser (’72), Jack Bowsher (’73), Roger McCluskey (’74), Ramo Stott (’76, ’77, ’80), AJ Foyt (’79), Joe Ruttman (’80), Dean Roper (’81, ’82, ’83, ’83, ’85, ’86), Bob Keselowski (’87, ’88, ’89, ’93), Bobby Bowsher (’91, ’92), Tim Steele (’96, ’97), Schrader (’98), Bill Baird (’99, ’04), Justin Allgaier (’06), Parker Kligerman (’09), and Kimmel (’00, ’01, ’02. ’03, ’05, ’07, ’08, ’12).
Practice for the SuperChevyStores.com 100 is scheduled from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 11:15. The 52nd annual SuperChevyStores.com 100 starts at 1:30 p.m. All times are local.
ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all on-track activity as well as live flag-to-flag audio coverage of the race.

 

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Jul 26

MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO rained out on Saturday night

MACON, Ill. – After a sudden afternoon thunderstorm dropped heavy rain, MOWA Sprints presented by DynaGraphics and ILMO Products has been rained out. Stock car racing returns to Macon Speedway on Aug. 9 with the Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Night plus Bud Light Ladies Night with the gals from Woody’s in race cars.

The race will be rescheduled. Watch maconracing.com for updates.

Join the Macon Speedway text club and be the first to know with any news from the track, including weather and racing updates. 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.

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).

 

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Jul 26

MOWA sprint cars ready to roll on DynaGraphics/ILMO Night Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – Get your game face on. MOWA sprint cars make their only appearance of the season at Macon Speedway Saturday night during DynaGraphics/ILMO Night. It’s the final stop of MOWA Sprint Week, and after a rainout Friday, the drivers and fans are anxious to get back to the track.

Big names such as Christopher Bell and Brady Bacon are expected to battle with MOWA stars Jerrod Hull, Chris Urish, Joey Moughan, A.J. Bruns, Jeremy Standridge and Korey Weyant as the winged sprints fly around the fifth-mile high banked dirt oval. The power, speed and agility of these cars are breathtaking. The skilled, brave sprint car drivers really enjoy powering through Macon Speedway’s smooth corners.

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Racing isn’t the only excitement at Macon Speedway Saturday, because our generous sponsors will make it a night to remember. DynaGraphics is holding a contest with a $500 gift certificate going to the lucky winner. It’s good toward any product in the DynaGraphics lineup, including a vehicle wrap. It’s free to enter. When purchasing their tickets, fans will receive a gift certificate from ILMO good for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. They can be picked up at any ILMO store, including Decatur, Springfield and Jacksonville.

Besides the MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Pits open at 4 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

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). 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.

 

 

 

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Jul 24

Nichols slices through field to win Sportsman at Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s

TAYLORVILLE – After starting at the rear of the field, Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville charged through the pack to win the Sportsman feature and $800 first-place prize in the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair Thursday as stock car racing returned to the fairgrounds for the first time in decades. Nichols handled the quarter-mile track in the 25-lap feature and held off second-place finisher Nick Macklin of Argenta and Wes Odell of Springfield in third.

Kaleb Wood of Sullivan scored the victory in the Big Ten Series Street Stocks feature. Terry Reed of Decatur was second, and Steve Ewing of Decatur placed third. Wood took home $500.

Jeremy Reed of Decatur drove to the win in Hornets and grabbed the $200 pay check. Ricky Carricker Jr., was second with Steve Stine third.

 

HORNETS

1. Jeremy Reed, 2. Ricky Caricker Jr., 3, Steven Stine, 4. Tharen Reno, 5. Joe McChristy, 6. Todd Rush, 7. Zach Bunning, 8. Kenneth Reed, 9. Garth Luka, 10, Mike McChristy, 11. Ben McChristy, 12. Cook Crawford, 13. Vernon Carlow, 14. Marty Sullivan.

STREET STOCKS

1. Kaleb Wood, 2. Terry Reed, 3. Steve Ewing, 4. Kyle Waters, 5. Jeremiah Hoadley, 6. Greg Osman, 7. Bobby Beiler, 8. Gene Reed, 9. Charles Biesenthal, 10. Thomas Riech, 11. Bobby Eskew, 12. Jeff Reed Jr., 13. Brian Dasenbrock, 14. Roy MaGee, 15. Brandon Eskew, 16. Bub Russell, 17. Danny Smith, 18. Nick Justice, 19. Jeff Reed Sr., 20 Luke Force.

SPORTSMAN

1. Jeremy Nichols, 2. Nick Macklin, 3. Wes Odell, 4. Zach Rhodes, 5. Dennis Vandermeersch, 6. Cody Wickline, 7. Tim Bedinger, 8. Scott Landers, 9. Doug Nevitt, 10. Jim Farley, 11. Jim Bedinger, 12. Timmy Dick, 13. Tom Graham, 14. Phil Moreland.

 

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Jul 24

Bell, Bacon bring more star power to Macon Speedway during MOWA Sprints Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – It’s a big night for Macon Speedway when DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints Saturday. Not only will the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval hosting sprint cars for the only time this season, but rising stars will be making their way to the famed speedway.

Christopher Bell rides the fast track up the ladder while standing second in the POWRi midget points and scored his first victory in a World of Outlaws sprint car feature this season. He’s been called The Next Big Thing, and he just might be the guy to follow Kyle Larson from the dirt track world to a hot NASCAR ride. Brady Bacon is an ace who knows how to drive midgets and sprint cars. He won at Macon Speedway in a POWRi car last season.

Macon Speedway will serve as the final event in the MOWA Sprint Week. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.

Racing is just part of the big show. DynaGraphics will hold a free drawing for a $500 voucher toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap. ILMO Products Co. will give away coupons to ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses at any of their 10 stores.

A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products before a lucky contestant wins a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur.  The staff at DynaGraphics can take it from there. Full vehicle wraps are a good way to decorate cars, ATVs, boats and trailers.

ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. Additionally, ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has locations in Decatur, Springfield, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Peoria, Quincy and St. Louis.

Besides the MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Pits open at 4 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

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). 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.

 

 

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Jul 22

DynaGraphics, ILMO present MOWA Sprints to cap busy week

MOWA-LogoMACON, Ill. – DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints at Macon Speedway Saturday Il Mo logoto cap dynagraphicsa busy week of racing, thanks to the legendary fifth-mile dirt oval and Track Enterprises. Race fans also have plenty of action with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair in Taylorville on Thursday and the Kyle Busch Experience during the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis Friday.
The only appearance by MOWA and sprint cars this season has the open wheel crowd ready to watch the winged sprints scream around the fifth-mile high banked track at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. Brown-McCarl-Bell-Lincoln1The best winged sprint car drivers in the Midwest will try to tame the Macon bullring as the Midwest Open Wheel Association holds MOWA Sprint Week. Macon Speedway is the fourth and final stop in the four-day run. MOWA Sprint Week begins at Highland (Ill.) Speedway on July 23, followed by Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach on July 24 and Jacksonville Speedway on July 25. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.
The racing isn’t the only attraction. DynaGraphics will hold a drawing for a voucher worth $500 toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap, and ILMO will hand out gift certificates to the first 1,000 fans who buy a ticket good for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses. There’s plenty of action on the track MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.
A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products, from wraps on boats and trucks to signs. DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur, can turn your vehicle into a rolling billboard or any kind of work of art.
ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.
ChristianCountyFair2014The busy week begins with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s, bringing stock car racing back to Taylorville for the first time in decades. On Thursday, the fair holds racing on the quarter-mile dirt track in three classes with big payouts.
The sportsman division races for $800 to win in a big event for the class. Drivers have been excited about this race since it was announced earlier this summer. Big Ten street stocks race for $500 to win as the series hits its fourth different track of the summer season. Hornets go after a whopping $200 to win. All three features are 25 lappers. With these payouts, a huge car count is expected. Drivers are anxious to race at a different track, and the Thursday program will likely bring cars from many different tracks. Get your motor running!!
Kyle Busch monster victory laneOn Friday, the Scott Get Geared up 200 features the Kyle Busch VIP Experience at the ARCA short-track doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The night includes a 200-lap ARCA race and a 100-lap CRA Super Series race, when Busch joins the field. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader will compete in the ARCA race while David Ragan battles in the CRA Super Series event. Before his race, meet Kyle in the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. A limited number of tickets are available for the private party. Fans will enjoy a chance to meet Busch, get autographs and pictures and participate in a Q&A session. Dinner, VIP parking and a ticket to the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway also come with the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. All of this for just $100. Busch VIP tickets are available for calling or sending name, address, phone number and email to track1985@gmail.com. Track Enterprises will contact you to complete the transaction.
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). 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.

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Jul 21

DynaGraphics, ILMO grab attention with free merchandise during MOWA Sprints Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – Racing isn’t the only attraction when DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints at Macon Speedway Saturday, because DynaGraphics and ILMO both have big plans to get the fans’ attention.

Fans may enter DynaGraphics’ free giveaway for a $500 gift certificate good toward any of its products, such as a full vehicle wrap. A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products, from wraps on boats and trucks to signs. DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur, can turn your vehicle into a rolling billboard or any kind of work of art. DynaGraphics products can also be found at Macon Speedway.

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ILMO Products Co. will hand out gift certificates to the first 1,000 ticket buyers Saturday good for a free pair of OHSA approved sunglasses. Just take the coupon to your nearest ILMO store, such as 2515 N. Parkway Court in Decatur and 2070 N. Peoria Road in Springfield. ILMO is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions.ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has 10 locations, including Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield and Mattoon.

There’s plenty of action on the track MOWA sprint cars making their only appearance at Macon Speedway this year, plus Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

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). 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.

 

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Jul 20

Triple 25’s in Taylorville, Kyle Busch VIP night, MOWA sprints highlight great week of racing

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MACON, Ill. – If you like racing, we’ve got a wall-to-wall week for you, and it’s only going to get better as Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises heads toward August and the state fair races. This week, there’s great racing on three nights at the different tracks.

Let’s give you an itinerary:

LARRY’S SERVICE CENTER TRIPLE 25’s. This is the long-awaited return of stock car racing to the Christian County Fair. On Thursday, the fair holds racing on the quarter-mile dirt track in three classes with big payouts.

The sportsman divison races for $800 to win in a big event for the class.  Drivers have been excited about this race since it was announced earlier this summer. Big Ten street stocks race for $500 to win as the series hits its fourth different track of the summer season. Hornets go after a whopping $200 to win.

All three features are 25 lappers. With these kind of payouts, a huge car count is expected. Drivers are anxious to race at a different track, and the Thursday program will likely bring cars from many different tracks. Get your motor running!!

 

SCOTT GET GEARED UP 200. The ARCA doubleheader Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, which includes a 100-lap CRA Super Series race for stock cars, also features the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. A limited number of tickets are available for the private party. Fans will enjoy a chance to meet Busch, get autographs and pictures and participate in a Q&A session. Dinner, VIP parking and a ticket to the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway also come with the Kyle Busch VIP Experience ticket . All of this for just $100. Busch VIP tickets are available for calling or sending name, address, phone number and email to track1985@gmail.com. Track Enterprises will contact you to complete the transaction.

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DYNAGRAPHICS/ILMO presents MOWA SPRINTS. The only appearance by MOWA and sprint cars this season has the open wheel crowd ready to watch the winged sprints scream around the fifth-mile high banked track at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. It’s part of a busy night at the track with DynaGraphics  and ILMO showing off products and giveaways.

The racing program features MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.

For more information, call 217-764-3200 or go online to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com.

 

 

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Jul 19

Beiler wins by a bumper, Spangler takes B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race Saturday

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MACON – Bobby Beiler didn’t lead much of the Street Stocks feature race, but he led when it counted the most.

After Steve Ewing led the entire race, Beiler roared around the final turn to pass Ewing andf win by a bumper during Kid’s Castle Night at Macon Speedway Saturday. Ewing, of Decatur, had led from the drop of the green flag, but Beiler, of Blue Mound, led when it counted the most.

In the Big Ten Series late model feature, Ryan Little, of Pleasant Plains, won the from the pole position despite attempts from a talented field to work past him. Eventually, Brian Diveley, of Springfield, finished second with Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, came across in third.

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The B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race field was Richard Chappell of Body of Christ (Macon), Mark Amenda of Mazon UMC, champion Rick Spangler of GT Church (Decatur), Doug Lowery of Maranatha (Decatur), J.J. Hairston of Galilee Baptist (Decatur) and Rod Hite of Destiny Fellowship (Moweaqua).

 

Another close finish thrilled the crowd in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin, got the win as Ethan Schnapp, of Springfield, couldn’t hold the lead late and a flat tire doomed the night for Decatur’s Dave Crawley, Jr. late in the race as he was leading.

In Sportsman, Jeremy Nichols cruised to the win. The main battle was for second place as Scott Landers got the fourth turn last-lap pass to nip Tim Bedinger in a battle between two Taylorville drivers. The Outlaw Hornet feature was claimed by Decatur’s Jeremy Reed, and Brady Reed, of Decatur, won in the Stock Hornet class.

The crowd was fired up for the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race, renamed after the defending race champion from GT Church who passed away last summer. Pastor Rick Spangler defended the honor of his congregation and Nevitt by flying through the field from the fifth place starting position to win in convincing fashion, ahead of Rod Hite, of Destiny Fellowship. Richard Chappell, of Body of Christ Ministries, was third, with Mark Amenda, Mazon United Methodist Church,in fourth. J.J. Hairston, of Galilee Baptist, rolled to fifth, and Maranatha’s Doug Lowery finished sixth.

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

SPORTSMAN – 1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 8. Tom Graham (Stonington), 9. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 10. James Bedinger (Taylorville), 11. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

STREET STOCKS –1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 3. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Nick Justice (Harristown), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 7. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 8. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 9. Greg Osman (Macon), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 11. Luke Force (Argenta), 12. Roy Magee II (Springfield), 13. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 14. Dustin Reed (Decatur). 15. Tony Reed (Decatur), 16. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)

BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODIFIEDS –1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 4. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 9. James Edens (Breese), 10. John Barnard (Sherman), 11. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 12. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 13. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 14. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 15. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 16. Eric Hamilton (Macon), 17. John Holzhauer (Greenville), 18. Nick O’Dell (Kannapolis, NC), 19. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 20. Mike Ward (Pawnee), 21. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville)

OUTLAW HORNETS – 1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 5. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 6. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 8. Vernon Carlow (Springfield), 9. Steven Stine (Stonington), 10. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 11. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 12. Victor Overlin, 13. Nick Matherly (Decatur), 14. Jerad Matherly (Decatur)

BIG TEN SERIES LATE MODELS – 1. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains), 2. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 3. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 4. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. John Beck (Springfield), 7. Jason Zobrist (Highland), 8. Andrew Barnes (Assumption), 9. Ken Van Dorn (New Berlin), 10. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville)

STOCK HORNETS –1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Brian Offer (Springfield), 3. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 5. Derek Peters (Pana), 6. Luke Wright (Lincoln), 7. Tory Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 8. William Deavers (Bloomington), 9. Joseph McChristy (Mt. Zion), 10. Alan Salmons, 11. Paul Peters (Pana), 12. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 13. Fred Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 14. Josh Bright (Decatur), 15. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 16. Brad Rexroad (Hammond)

B.G. NEVITT MEORIAL FASTER PASTOR – 1. Rick Spangler (GT Church), 2. Rod Hite (Destiny Fellowship), 3. Richard Chappell (Body of Christ), 4. Mark Amenda (Mazon UMC), 5. J.J. Hairston (Galilee Baptist), 6. Doug Lowery (Maranatha).

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