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More Cancellations Announced For Central Illinois Race Tracks

(Macon, IL) For the second week in-a-row, the stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, has canceled test-and-tune events scheduled for this weekend at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway. The tests were set for Saturday, April 4 at Lincoln and Sunday, April 5 at Macon.
 
Officials from the tracks continue to follow the news closely, regarding current health issues with COVID-19. Officials will continue to monitor the situation closely with government and public health officials to determine what adjustments to make as the time comes, in regards to other upcoming events.
 
Thanks for your support. For Macon Speedway news and updates follow us at maconracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/maconracing, and on twitter at twitter.com/maconspeedway.
 
For Lincoln Speedway news and updates, check out the website at lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/lincolnilspeedway, and twitter at twitter.com/lincolnilspdwy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/03/more-cancellations-announced-for-central-illinois-race-tracks/

Special Edition 75th Season Macon Speedway T-Shirts On Sale

The 2020 Macon Speedway T-Shirts are now on sale! This year’s shirt is a special edition, celebrating Macon Speedway’s 75th year of racing!

Shirt pricing ranges from $15-$18 depending on sizes purchased. Shirts are charcoal in color and available from youth large-3x in adult.

Order now to receive your shirt via USPS.  Available HERE

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/03/special-edition-75th-season-macon-speedway-t-shirts-on-sale/

Central Illinois Race Tracks Cancel Test-And-Tune Events

(Macon, IL) With the current stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, test-and-tune events scheduled for this weekend at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway have been canceled. The tests were set for Saturday, March 28 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 29 at Lincoln Speedway.
 
Officials from the tracks have been following news, regarding current health issues with COVID-19, very closely as it changes day-to-day and by the minute. Officials will continue to monitor the situation closely with government and public health officials to determine what adjustments to make as the time comes, in regards to other upcoming events.
 
Thanks for your support. For Macon Speedway news and updates follow us at maconracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/maconracing, and on twitter at twitter.com/maconspeedway.
 
For Lincoln Speedway news and updates, check out the website at lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/lincolnilspeedway, and twitter at twitter.com/lincolnilspdwy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/03/central-illinois-race-tracks-cancel-test-and-tune-events/

Statement From Macon Speedway…

Macon Speedway officials have been monitoring the health issues with COVID-19, as they change from day-to-day and minute-by-minute.  At this time, we have had to cancel our annual Hickory Point Mall car show.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely with government and public health officials to determine what adjustments to make to our schedules as the days proceed.

We are currently moving forward with our plans for test and tune events with Macon Speedway on Saturday, March 28 and Lincoln Speedway Sunday, March 29.  Then the following weekend, test and tune dates are scheduled for Saturday, April 4 at Lincoln Speedway and Sunday, April 5 at Macon Speedway.  We will have procedures in place for teams to park far from each other and will not allow fans in the stands.

The health and safety of our competitors, fans, sponsors, track crews, and community is our main priority in these times of uncertainty.  We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with state and local officials concerning the changing situations.  We will have further notice about our 75th annual opening night in the near future.

Please keep your family, co-workers, neighbors, the elderly, and the entire race family in your prayers and help out where possible.  Thank you for your support and please follow us at maconracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/maconracing, and on Twitter at twitter.com/maconspeedway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/03/statement-from-macon-speedway/

Macon Speedway’s Lucas Oil Late Model Event To Be Featured On MavTV

Expanded Broadcast Schedule Announced for 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Batavia, OH (January 29, 2020) – There are exciting things happening all around with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, one being the expanded broadcast schedule for 2020. Between four major networks: MAVTV Motorsports Network, NBCSN, CBS Sports Network, and CBS, fans will have access to live events, re-airings, and highlights from every event on the schedule.

Not everyone is able to make it to all of the Lucas Dirt events and experience the smell of race fuel, the feel of dirt flying, and the sound of 850 plus horsepower machines roaring around the track. That is why, with the help of four major television networks, fans will be able to watch 34 live events with original, high definition content from the comfort of your home. In addition to these live events, the action continues with multiple re-airings on the four major networks, along with highlights and interviews from every event, all season.

“Our television package is one of the most fundamental elements of our program,” said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director. “We are grateful for the dedication of everyone at Lucas Oil Products, and Lucas Oil Production Studios for the continued growth and exposure of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.”

On LucasOilRacing.TV, fans worldwide will be able to access LIVE multi-camera race coverage, driver interviews, behind-the-scenes content, instant replays and more, all throughout the year. To learn more or subscribe, visit: LucasOilRacing.TV.

A new partnership between the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and DirtonDirt.com will now showcase DirtonDirt.com as the exclusive media outlet for post race highlights. DirtonDirt.com will also provide previews, as well as in-depth, and behind-the-scenes coverage of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network deeply rooted in the automotive world. MAVTV is available to over 35 million homes on U-verse, DIRECTV (channel 214), Fios by Verizon, Vidgo, TIKILIVE, fuboTV, Spectrum, and other nationwide providers. MAVTV will broadcast 5 live events and 34 original tape-delayed airings. To find a full list of providers, visit: mavtv.com/get-mavtv/providers.

Dedicated to serving passionate sports fans in over 90 million households, the NBC Sports Network will feature 14 pulse-pounding Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series episodes. Find your local listings by visiting: nbcsports.com/tv-listings.

The CBS Sports Network provides in-depth coverage of a variety of sports, available to more than 61 million households. This season, CBS Sports Network will bring three Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events to motorsports enthusiasts everywhere. To find coverage in your area, visit: cbssportsnetwork.com.

For the tenth consecutive year, CBS Television Network (reaching over 112 million households) is scheduled to air the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com from Lucas Oil Speedway. To find a complete list of CBS Television Network affiliates, visit: cbsnews.com/news/cbs-tv-stations-affiliates.

2020 Broadcast Schedule (All times EST)

1/31 Golden Isles Speedway – Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing Presented by General Tire

1/31 Facebook Live (LOLMDS Page) 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Hot Laps & Time Trials)

1/31 LucasOilRacing.TV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

1/31 MAVTV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

1/31 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

3/12 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

3/12 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/1 Golden Isles Speedway – Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing Presented by General Tire

2/1 Facebook Live (LOLMDS Page) 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Hot Laps & Time Trials)

2/1 LucasOilRacing.TV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/1 MAVTV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/1 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

3/19 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

3/19 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

3/28 NBC Sports Network – 5:00 PM

3/30 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

2/3 East Bay Raceway Park – 44thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/3 LucasOilRacing.TV – 5:30 PM Live Broadcast

2/3 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

3/26 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

3/26 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/4 East Bay Raceway Park – 44 thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/4 LucasOilRacing.TV – 5:30 PM Live Broadcast

2/4 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/2 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

4/2 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/5 East Bay Raceway Park – 44 thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/5 LucasOilRacing.TV – 5:30 PM Live Broadcast

2/5 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/9 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

4/9 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/6 East Bay Raceway Park – 44thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/6 LucasOilRacing.TV – 5:30 PM Live Broadcast

2/6 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/16 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

4/16 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/7 East Bay Raceway Park – 44 thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/7 LucasOilRacing.TV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/7 MAVTV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/7 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/23 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

4/23 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

2/8 East Bay Raceway Park – 44 thAnnual Wrisco Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil

2/8 Facebook Live (LOLMDS Page) 5:30 – 7:00 PM (Hot Laps & Time Trials)

2/8 LucasOilRacing.TV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/8 MAVTV – 7:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/8 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/30 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

4/30 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

5/9 NBC Sports Network – 12:30 PM

5/20 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

2/9 All-Tech Raceway- Lucas Oil Winter Nationals presented by GEICO

2/9 LucasOilRacing.TV – 6:00 PM Live Broadcast

2/9 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/7 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

5/7 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

5/9 NBC Sports Network – 1:30 PM

5/20 NBC Sports Network – 2:00 PM

3/20 Atomic Speedway

3/20 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

3/21 Brownstown Speedway

3/21 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/3 411 Motor Speedway

4/3 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/4 Talladega Short Track

4/4 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/18 Hagerstown Speedway

4/18 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/19 Port Royal Speedway

4/19 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

4/24 Tri-City Speedway

4/24 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

4/24 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/23 NBC Sports Network – 3:00 PM

5/25 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

6/4 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

6/4 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

4/25 Macon Speedway

4/25 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

4/25 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

6/11 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

6/11 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

5/1 Ponderosa Speedway

5/1 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/2 Florence Speedway

5/2 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/14 34 Raceway

5/14 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/15 300 Raceway

5/15 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

5/16 Deer Creek Speedway

5/16 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interview)

5/21 Lucas Oil Speedway

5/21 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

5/21 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/2 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

7/2 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

5/22 Lucas Oil Speedway

5/22 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

5/22 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/9 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

7/9 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

5/23 Lucas Oil Speedway

5/23 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

5/23 MAVTV – Live Broadcast

5/23 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

6/27 NBC Sports Network – 12:00 PM

6/28 CBS Sports Network – 8:00 PM

7/3 NBC Sports Network – 12:30 PM

7/5 CBS – 1:00 PM

7/16 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

7/16 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

6/12 Cherokee Speedway

6/12 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

6/13 Smoky Mountain Speedway

6/13 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

6/18 Magnolia Motor Speedway

6/18 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

6/18 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/30 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

7/30 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

6/19 Magnolia Motor Speedway

6/19 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

6/19 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/6 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

8/6 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

6/20 Magnolia Motor Speedway

6/20 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

6/20 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/13 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

8/13 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/29 NBC Sports Network – 1:30 PM

9/8 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

7/3 Muskingum County Speedway

7/3 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/4 Portsmouth Raceway Park

7/4 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/9 Deer Creek Speedway

7/9 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/9 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/20 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

8/20 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

7/10 Jackson Motorplex

7/10 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/10 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/27 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

8/27 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

7/11 Jackson Motorplex

7/11 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/11 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/3 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

9/3 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

9/5 NBC Sports Network – 4:00 PM

9/9 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

7/17 Tri-City Speedway

7/17 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/17 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/10 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

9/10 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

7/18 Lucas Oil Speedway

7/18 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/18 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/6 NBC Sports Network – 12:00 PM

9/9 NBC Sports Network – 2:00 PM

9/17 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

9/17 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

9/20 CBS Sports Network – 8:00 PM

7/23 I-80 Speedway

7/23 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/23 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/24 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

9/24 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

7/24 I-80 Speedway

7/24 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/24 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

7/25 I-80 Speedway

7/25 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

7/25 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/6 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

9/15 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

10/2 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

10/2 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/13 Florence Speedway

8/13 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/13 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/15 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

10/15 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/14 Florence Speedway

8/14 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/14 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/15 Florence Speedway

8/15 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/15 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/11 NBC Sports Network – 5:00 PM

10/14 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

10/22 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

10/22 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/20 Batesville Motor Speedway

8/20 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/20 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/29 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

10/29 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/21 Batesville Motor Speedway

8/21 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/21 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

11/5 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

11/5 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/22 Batesville Motor Speedway

8/22 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/22 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/31 NBC Sports Network – 3:00 PM

11/4 NBC Sports Network – 1:00 PM

11/12 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

11/12 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

8/28 Port Royal Speedway

8/28 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/28 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

8/29 Port Royal Speedway

8/29 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

8/29 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

11/1 NBC Sports Network – 4:30 PM

11/4 NBC Sports Network – 3:00 PM

11/19 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

11/19 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

9/5 Portsmouth Raceway Park

9/5 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/6 Tyler County Speedway

9/6 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/17 Knoxville Raceway

9/17 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

9/17 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

11/26 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

11/26 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

9/18 Knoxville Raceway

9/18 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

9/18 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

12/3 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

12/3 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

9/19 Knoxville Raceway

9/19 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

9/19 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

11/29 NBC Sports Network – 5:30 PM

12/4 NBC Sports Network – 4:00 PM

12/10 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

12/10 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

1/3/21 CBS Sports Network – 8:00 PM

9/25 Kokomo Speedway

9/25 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

9/26 Brownstown Speedway

9/26 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

9/26 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/2 Raceway 7

10/2 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/3 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway

10/3 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

10/3 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/10 Dixie Speedway

10/10 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/11 Rome Speedway

10/11 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/16 Portsmouth Raceway Park

10/16 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

10/16 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

10/17 Portsmouth Raceway Park

10/17 LucasOilRacing.TV – Live Broadcast

10/17 LucasOilRacing.TV / DirtonDirt.com (Race Highlights & Post-Race Interviews)

12/17 MAVTV – 6:00 PM

12/17 MAVTV – 9:00 PM

12/12 NBC Sports Network – 1:30 PM

12/16 NBC Sports Network – 2:00 PM

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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showcases the talents of the top dirt late model drivers from across the country.  In 2019, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction 65 events across 22 states, including some of the biggest marquee events in the industry, providing dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.

The series receives national exposure through a television package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events will broadcast on four networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

The in your face excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is second to none in motorsports. For more information, including the latest news, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/01/6396/

Jack Hewitt Night Set For May 9 At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The 2020 schedule is going to be an exciting one for Macon Speedway, as it’s the 75th season of racing at the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval.  One new addition to the schedule is “Jack Hewitt Night”, set for Saturday, May 9 as the open wheel cars of POWRi make their first appearance of the season.

Hewitt is a two-time champion of the USAC Silver Crown Series as well as a former titlist of the All Star Circuit of Champions.  In addition, Hewitt was the 1998 winner of the Eldora 4-Crown Nationals, winning features in USAC Sprints, Midgets, and Silver Crown as well as the UMP Modifieds.

Those who did not have the pleasure of watching Hewitt race may know him from the heated video interview that has gone viral on the web.  The interview, laced with some NSFW language, has been viewed over 1,000,000 times on Facebook alone.  It has also led to a line of apparel and souvenirs.  That interview just happened to take place at, you guessed it, Macon Speedway.

The May 9th event at Macon Speedway will feature Hewitt as the grand marshal.  He will be on hand, greeting fans, selling books and apparel, signing autographs, telling stories, and taking in some great Macon Speedway action.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Micros, Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Hornets are scheduled to race.

For more information and further updates, visit www.maconracing.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2020/01/jack-hewitt-night-set-for-may-9-at-macon-speedway/

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Announce Off-Season & Early 2020 Season Dates

(Macon, IL) Racing officials at Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway have announced important off-season dates as well as the season opening dates for each track.

For Lincoln Speedway, 2020 will be the 17th season of racing at the Logan County Fairground track. At Macon Speedway, 2020 will be an extra special year, as it’s the 75th season of racing. Season opening weekend will be Friday and Saturday, April 10-11.

The awards banquet, celebrating champions and other top drivers from 2019, will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur, IL. Full details and ticket availability will be released in the coming weeks.

Other dates, including the four pre-season test and tunes, the racecar show at the Hickory Point Mall, and the Midwest Speed Expo are also set. The full schedules for the 2020 racing seasons at Macon and Lincoln will be released at the Speed Expo.

Both tracks are expected to have a similar slate of divisions as they have had the last few seasons. To stay updated, like the two tracks on Facebook and check out the websites throughout the winter months.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
2019 Awards Banquet
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
More details to be announced in the near future

January 11-12, 2020
2020 Midwest Speed Expo
Illinois State Fairgrounds
(Full season schedule release)

March 20-22, 2020
2020 Racecar Show
Hickory Point Mall (Forsyth, IL)

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Macon Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Macon Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Friday, April 10, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Season Opener

Saturday, April 11, 2020
75th Macon Speedway Season Opener

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Lucas Oil Late Model Series 100
Macon Speedway

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/10/macon-speedway-lincoln-speedway-announce-off-season-early-2020-season-dates/

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Coming To Macon Speedway April 25

2020 Race Schedule Features 56 Events 

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 19, 2019) – The 2020 season, 56-race schedule of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was announced today during the tour’s season finale at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park.  Fans in Central Illinois will see the popular series at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, April 25.  The event will be the sixth visit for the series.

Former winners of the Macon Speedway 100 lap event include: Bobby Pierce (2014), Jimmy Owens (2015), Bobby Pierce (2016), Josh Richards (2017), and Bobby Pierce (2018).  The 2019 edition of the race was canceled due to weather.

Showcasing the talents of the nation’s elite dirt late model teams, the 2020 schedule will visit 32 different venues across 18 states. The 2020 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks and concludes October 16th-17th with the 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

For the first time All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla. will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sunday, February 9th, as the event wraps up Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. On Saturday, April 4th, the tour will make its return to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. for the first time since June 14, 2008.

The 2020 campaign will also be highlighted by a generous number of the industry’s richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Port Royal Speedway’s Dirt Track Throwback ($50,000); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit: www.lucasdirt.com.

2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

Date      Track     Location               Event Title           To Win

30-Jan   Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      Practice

31-Jan   Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      $12,000

1-Feb    Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      $12,000

2-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      Practice

3-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $5,000

4-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $5,000

5-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $7,000

6-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $7,000

7-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $12,000

8-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $12,000

9-Feb    All-Tech Raceway             Lake City, FL                      $10,000

20-Mar Atomic Speedway           Chillicothe, OH  Buckeye Spring 50           $12,000

21-Mar Brownstown Speedway                Brownstown, IN               23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker $12,000

3-Apr     411 Motor Speedway     Seymour, TN      Tennessee’s Action Track 50       $12,000

4-Apr     Talladega Short Track     Eastaboga, AL    E-Z-GO 50            $12,000

18-Apr  Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD              39th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic $12,000

19-Apr  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   The Rumble by the River              $10,000

24-Apr  Tri-City Speedway           Granite City, IL  Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50   $12,000

25-Apr  Macon Speedway            Macon, IL                           $12,000

1-May   Ponderosa Speedway    Junction City, KY               16th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial   $12,000

2-May   Florence Speedway        Union, KY            34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial       $12,000

14-May 34 Raceway        Burlington, IA    TruAcre 50          $10,000

15-May 300 Raceway      Farley, IA             Truck Country 50              $12,000

16-May Deer Creek Speedway   Spring Valley, MN            NAPA North Star Nationals          $12,000

21-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                7th Annual Cowboy Classic          $6,000

22-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson     $6,000

23-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                28th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100        $30,000

12-Jun   Cherokee Speedway      Gaffney, SC        22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial       $12,000

13-Jun   Smoky Mountain Speedway       Maryville, TN     Big Daddy 60      $15,000

18-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $5,000

19-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $5,000

20-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $15,000

3-Jul       Muskingum County Speedway  Zanesville, OH                  $12,000

4-Jul       Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               Independence 50            $12,000

10-Jul    Jackson Motorplex          Jackson, MN                     $12,000

11-Jul    Jackson Motorplex          Jackson, MN                     $15,000

17-Jul    Tri-City Speedway           Granite City, IL  NAPA Know How 50       $12,000

18-Jul    Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                14th Annual Diamond Nationals                $12,000

23-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               Malvern Bank Go 50       $12,000

24-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals Prelim

25-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals $53,000

13-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            Sunoco North/South Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil   $10,000

14-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil      Prelim

15-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil      $50,000

20-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $5,000

21-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $5,000

22-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $40,000

28-Aug  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   Dirt Track Throwback      Prelim

29-Aug  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   Dirt Track Throwback      $50,000

5-Sep    Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               Bob Miller Memorial       $12,000

6-Sep    Tyler County Speedway                Middlebourne, WV         52nd Annual Hillbilly Hundred     $30,000

17-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $7,000

18-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $7,000

19-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $40,000

25-Sep  Kokomo Speedway         Kokomo, IN        Kokomo Late Model Shootout   $12,000

26-Sep  Brownstown Speedway                Brownstown, IN               41st Annual Jackson 100                $15,000

2-Oct     Raceway 7           Conneaut, OH   Great Lakes 50  $12,000

3-Oct     Pittsburgh Motor Speedway       Imperial, PA       32nd Annual Pittsburgher 100    $20,000

10-Oct   Dixie Speedway                Woodstock, GA                Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout                $12,000

11-Oct   Rome Speedway              Rome, GA           Rome Showdown            $10,000

16-Oct   Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship        Prelim

17-Oct   Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship        $100,000

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Macon Speedway Announces End Result Of Saturday Night’s Rained Out Features

(Macon, IL) This past Saturday night, September 28, rainfall hit Macon Speedway while the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds were on track for their feature event.  After rolling under caution for a number of laps, the drivers were sent pitside and the rest of the night’s action was canceled.

After a couple of days of discussing the options and getting input from a number of other promoters and UMP, Macon Speedway officials have felt the best scenario for everyone involved was to do the following.  For the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, the race has been determined complete as it was scored at the time.  Drivers will be paid where they were running at the time they were sent off track.  For the Micros By Bailey Chassis and the Hornets, the feature payout for each division will be split equally and each driver will be paid an equal amount.

Macon Speedway would like to take this time to congratulate each of the 2019 track champions.  Dakota Ewing (Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Tommy Sheppard (BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds), Tim Hancock (Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods), Scott Landers (Sportsman), Terry Reed (Archers Alley Street Stocks), Brady Reed (Hornets), and Daryn Stark (Micros By Bailey Chassis) were this year’s point champions.  They will be awarded at the 2019 Awards Banquet with a date to be announced.

Thanks to everyone for a great 2019 season!

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Three Feature Winners Celebrate Before Rain Hit At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) In upwards of 100 cars were pitside for the Brandt Season Finale presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.  It was a busy night and unfortunately, Mother Nature showed up with some rain to claim the final three features.

Dennis Vander Meersch came into the night second in points, 22 behind Scott Landers who has led for much of the season.  With ten cars starting the feature, Landers locked up the championship by just starting the feature.  The race itself had Vander Meersch blistering the topside of the track with wicked fast laps.  Vander Meersch claimed the cup trophy for the feature win, while Landers claimed his first ever point championship.  Tommy Duncan, Randy Huffman, Landers, and Blake Reid rounded out the top five in the feature race.

The Archers Alley Street Stocks again had a great field of cars show up for the final night of the year.  Jaret Duff impressed early, leading the first 11 laps of the main event.  Veteran Darrell Dick was able to sneak by on lap 12 after Duff jumped the cushion following a restart.  On the final lap, Jeff Reed, Jr. was able to edge Duff by 1.5 eyelashes for second.  For Dick, it was his second feature win at Macon this season.  Dick solidified the second position in the standings, while Terry Reed claimed the championship.  In the race, Dick, Reed, and Duff were followed by Tommy Pickering, and Andy Zahnd.

The wildest race of the three features was in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod class.  It was a tale of two races.  The battle for the front half of the 22 car field and the battle for the second half of the field.  The first seven or eight guys were flying around the top of the track, while the back half of the field were in a much slower battle for position.  That created issues for the leaders as they caught the back half of the field.  Point champion, Tim Hancock, was leading the field with Rob Timmons closely behind.  As the two caught traffic, Timmons went low when Hancock went high.  As they crossed the line, Timmons took the top spot.  Seconds later, the yellow flew.  Back to green, Hancock, tried to return the favor by passing Timmons in traffic.  Unfortunately, Hancock ran out of room, clipping the right rear of Timmons car, ending his night.  At the checkered, Timmons picked up his third feature win of the year, while Hancock claimed the championship.  Following Timmons in the feature rundown were Billy Knebel, Jeff Watts, Tim Hancock, Jr., and Brady Lynch.

Just before the features began, a pair of powder puff races for the ladies were held.  In the Hornet race, Paige Eskew claimed the victory.  In the Street Stocks, Austin Harbin took the victory.

Unfortunately, rainfall hit with three laps complete in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature.  That race, as well as the Micros By Bailey Chassis and the Hornets were not completed.  Information on the status of those events and what procedure will be used will be announced early in the upcoming week.

Macon Speedway officials would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 season a huge success.  Car counts were up, racing was great, and we can’t thank the drivers enough for that.  The fans got to see a great show night in and night out.  Also, big thanks to the businesses who supported the speedway throughout the year.

For further news and information on the three features that were not completed as well as info on the 2020 season, check us out at www.maconracing.com and on Facebook.

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