Daily Archive: August 16, 2014

Aug 16

SuperChevyStores.com 100 moving ahead as planned at Illinois State Fair Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The SuperChevyStores.com 100 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is ready to roll Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. ARCA teams and cars will arrive just after daybreak, and racing is planned as scheduled with the ARCA feature and the Sportsman Nationals on the Springfield Mile on the final day of the Illinois State Fair.

For updates on track conditions Sunday, please go online at trackenterprises.com, maconracing.com and arcaracing.com. Updates will also be available at Facebook.com/maconracing. Information can also be obtained by calling 217-782-1979.

 

Timetable

9 a.m. – Practice

11:15 a.m. – ARCA qualifying

Noon – Sportsman Feature

12:30 p.m. – Driver Autograph Session

1:15 p.m. – ARCA Driver Introduction

1:30 p.m. – National Anthem

1:35 p.m. – ARCA feature

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Aug 16

POWRi rained out at Macon Speedway Saturday night, returns here on Sept. 6

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MACON, Ill. – Despite the best efforts of Macon Speedway personnel and POWRi officials, the racing has been rained out Saturday night. POWRi will return to Macon Speedway on Sept. 6, so get ready to see some of the best open wheel action in the country.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Shrine 50 is a 50-lap feature for Billingsley Towing Modifieds that pays $1,000 to win. Big Ten Street Stocks also race, and along with Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets on Saturday, Aug. 23. Following the racing, the Chuck Foley Demolition Derby will bring fans to their feet with rock-em sock-em action that whole family will enjoy. Watch the cars battle in a last driver standing match of power, speed and daredevil moves. Drivers will compete in Bone Stock, Stock and Compact divisions. Pit passes are $30 with no entry fee. For more information, call 217-306-2222. Check Maconracing.com for a complete set of rules.

The night is a fundraiser for the Shrine Hospital for Children. All proceeds go to the fund to help Shriners kids with their hospital bills and care. So please come have a good time and support a worthy cause.

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

The racing doesn’t cool off any time soon. With the Big Ten Series Street Stocks running their final night during the Illinois Street Stocks championship, Aug. 30 is must-see stock car racing. On Sept. 6, POWRi Midgets and Outlaw Micros make their final appearance at Macon Speedway for the season with Outlaw Micros running double features. Scout Night is Sept. 20 with the season-finale on Sept. 27.

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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Aug 16

Macon Speedway prepping for double features in POWRi midgets Saturday night

MACON, Ill. — Get to Macon Speedway Saturday night for the thrilling open-wheel POWRi midgets, when the talented daredevils will put on a show. There are double features in the POWRi midgets, and POWRi outlaw micros will battle with the Beach House Mini-Sprints. Macon Speedway will also race Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

On Friday night, open-wheel star Bryan Clauson held off a star-studded field to win the POWRi feature at Lincoln Speedway. Chris Bell and Rico Abreu couldn’t keep up with Clauson, the reigning Chili bowl champ and an Indy 500 qualifer in 2012.

Tickets are only $15. Children 11 and under are free when accompanied by parent. Parking is free. Camping is also free.

 

 

 

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Aug 16

Don’t miss second half of amazing doubleheader with POWRi at Macon Speedway Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Don’t get caught missing some of the best racing of the season. Open wheel stars are thrilling the crowd on a fast track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds during the Tony Bettenhausen 100 for USAC Silver crown cars.

Grab your seat cushion and get to Macon Speedway Saturday night for the second half of the unbelievable open-wheel doubleheader, when the POWRi midgets and outlaw micros roll onto the historic fifth-mile high banked oval. The POWRI midgets will run double features, the outlaw micros will thrill the fans while competing against the Beach House Mini-Sprints, and Macon Speedway will also run four stock car classes.

Macon Speedway personnel are prepping the track for what could be the bst night of racing all year. On Friday night, open-wheel star Bryan Clauson held off a star-studded field to win the POWRi feature at Lincoln Speedway. Chris Bell and Rico Abreu couldn’t keep up with Clauson, the reigning Chili bowl champ and an Indy 500 qualifer in 2012.

Tickets are only $15. Children 11 and under are free when accompanied by parent. Parking is free. Camping is also free.

            On Sunday, the Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 is the first time the ARCA Racing Series by Menards hits the dirt this season after making stops at Daytona, Talladega, Pocono and Michigan, among other legendary racing meccas. The 100-lapper will likely start more than 30 cars, and the race always brings drivers from varied backgrounds as they attempt to claim a win on the storied mile.

            A year ago, Brennan Poole captured the win after Kelly Kovski and Fike were black-flagged for jumping a late restart. Kovski is a Springfield racer who was attempting a rare win by a hometown driver on the famed mile. NASDCAR star Ken Schrader, a former race winner, will be going for another win. Practice starts at 9 a.m. with qualifying at 11:15 and the 100-lap race at 1:35 p.m. The Sportsman Nationals will also race a feature at noon.

                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.

            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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Aug 16

Clauson heads into Bettenhausen 100 Saturday with victory in POWRi at Lincoln

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                SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After Bryan Clauson won the POWRi midget feature at Lincoln Speedway Friday night in a thrilling battle with Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu, the attention turns to the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 for USAC Silver Crown cars Saturday. The largest field in three years is expected for the 80th anniversary of the national championship race.

            Defending champ A.J. Fike of Galesburg goes for only the second three-peat in the race’s history, and a star-studded field will roll onto a track billed as the world’s fastest mile dirt track. Silver Crown practice starts at 9 a.m. with qualifying at 10:25 and the feature set at 2 p.m. Sportsman Nationals heat races are set to go at 11 a.m.

            Stay up-to-date on news on track conditions today by joining the Macon Speedway text club or by going online to Maconracing.com and Trackenterprises.com.

            Later Saturday, the POWRi machines take to lightning fast Macon Speedway for a program that includes double features in the POWRi midgets and Ken Schrader racing his UMP modified. Beach House Mini-Sprints will challenge the POWRi Outlaw Micros, and the winged mini-sprints always put on an amazing show. With Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets also racing, the Macon Speedway pits will likely reach overflow capacity. It’s a great night to buy a pit pass to get up close and personal with the POWRi stars and some amazing machinery. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

            On Sunday, the Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 is the first time the ARCA Racing Series by Menards hits the dirt this season after making stops at Daytona, Talladega, Pocono and Michigan, among other legendary racing meccas. The 100-lapper will likely start more than 30 cars, and the race always brings drivers from varied backgrounds as they attempt to claim a win on the storied mile.

            A year ago, Brennan Poole captured the win after Kelly Kovski and Fike were black-flagged for jumping a late restart. Kovski is a Springfield racer who was attempting a rare win by a hometown driver on the famed mile. NASDCAR star Ken Schrader, a former race winner, will be going for another win. Practice starts at 9 a.m. with qualifying at 11:15 and the 100-lap race at 1:35 p.m. The Sportsman Nationals will also race a feature at noon.

                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.

            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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