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TRACK CHAMPIONS NIGHT AND ILLINOIS LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES AT MACON SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

ILSSwithSpeedwayLogoMACON SPEEDWAY TO CROWN TRACK CHAMPIONS THIS WEEKEND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 PLUS A FIRST-TIME APPEARANCE FOR THE ILLINOIS LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES
(Macon, IL) At the beginning of the season, many drivers hoped for a chance to be a champion. At the end of the season, only one driver per division will receive that honor. This weekend, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will determine who will come out on top with the title in each division.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division, Guy Taylor of Springfield has had a consistent season running in the top five for most of it. Taylor is going into the championship race in first place, followed by Danny Smith of Argenta; Jeff Graham of Stonington; Clark Robertson of Shelbyville and Joe Strawkas of Buffalo rounding out the top five.In the UMP Sportsman division, David Crawley, Jr. has been a regular in the top five throughout 2013. He is ahead of Nick Macklin of Argenta by a slim margin, rounded out by Mike Pickering of Decatur; Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville and Scott Landers of Taylorville.

UMP Street Stocks champion seems to be secured by Gene Reed of Blue Mound. Reed has a healthy lead in the division followed by Bobby Beiler of Blue Mound, Kyle Walters of Oreana, Brian Dasenbrock of Decatur, and Thomas Riech of Springfield.

Adam Webb of Decatur also seems to have the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornet division wrapped up. Webb is ahead of Jeremy Reed of Decatur, Dillon Justice of Harristown, Vernon Carlow of Springfield and Fred Reed, Jr. of Decatur round out the top five.

The Stock Hornets are the closest division this season. Thad Gee of Bloomington and Mike McChristy of Mt. Zion have been trading places at the top since May. Going into this weekend, Mike McChristy holds the lead by only a few points. Austin Harbin of Argenta follows closely behind, followed by Theran Reno of Springfield and William Deavers of Bloomington.

Just announced – Macon Speedway welcomes the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series this weekend! The 1000cc and 1200cc Lightning Sprint is a World of Outlaw appearing sprint car built on a midget chassis, using the 1000cc and up to 1200cc motorcycle engine, self starting, with chain drive. These cars weigh a minimum of 925 lbs after the race with the driver. Engines produce between 150 and 210 horsepower, providing an excellent power to weight ratio, providing exciting lightning fast excitement on the dirt. This will be the first time this series will visit Macon Speedway’s 1/5 mile bull ring.

Macon Speedway will also be having a drawing this weekend for a ride in the Macon Speedway Late Model two-seater for one lucky fan! Sign up at the beginning of the race to be entered.

As the season comes to a close, we at Macon Speedway would like to thank all of our sponsors, fans and drivers for a successful 2013 season, and look forward to a very exciting 2014 season!

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $12 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Make sure to follow us at  www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete, upcoming 2014 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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