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Macon Speedway Season Opener Postponed Due To Rain

(Macon, IL) The start of the 2021 season will have to wait one extra week as overnight and morning rains forced Macon Speedway to pull the plug on the Saturday, April 10 program. The new season is now set to begin on Saturday, April 17 at the 1/5-mile-high banked oval dirt track.

The new season opening date will have six divisions in action with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets. Spectator Drags will be held at intermission.

CEFCU Kids Club, originally scheduled for April 10th, will also be held. Kids 11 and under will receive free CEFCU Kids Club t-shirts. In the concessions, $1 dogs will be a special of the night, while the adult beverage stands will be selling $2 beers.

Pit gates will open on April 17 at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will take the track at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information, check out the website at www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/04/macon-speedway-season-opener-postponed-due-to-rain/

Macon Speedway’s 76th Season To Begin This Saturday Night

Six Divisions Of Racing Plus CEFCU Kids Club

(Macon, IL) For the 76th time, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be celebrating the start of a new season, this coming Saturday, April 10th.  The fastest 1/5-mile dirt track in the world will have an action-packed evening, featuring six different classes of racecars plus CEFCU Kids Club.

Headlining the event will be the DIRTcar Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds.  The two divisions are the fastest classes that compete on a weekly basis and are looked at as the premier divisions at the track.  They feature a good mix of experienced veterans as well as younger drivers trying to steal some limelight.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models champion from last year Jake Little will be back looking to carry over his momentum from last year to a much-anticipated 2021 season. Following Little was a group of consistent drivers including rookie Brady Lynch, Cody Maguire, Jose Parga, and Blake Damery.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class is coming off a strong season which saw solid car counts all season and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. taking the championship by only 2 points, the difference of one feature position. Other front runners last year included Billy Knebel, Guy Taylor, Curt Rhodes, and Alan Crowder.

One of the staple divisions at the track, the DIRTcar Pro Mods, will be making a return for the 2021 season.  The class is a more economical form of the Modifieds.  While they may look similar, the cars utilize a GM crate engine which makes things a little more economical.  Billy Knebel previous champion from the 2020 season will be making his return to the world’s fastest 1/5-mile dirt track for the season opener on April 10th.

The Archer’s Alley Street Stocks will also be making their return to Macon Speedway for the 2021 season.  The class had a great resurgence with great car counts during the 2020 season and expect more of the same in this 2021 season.  Last year, Blue Mound, IL’s Bobby Beiler claimed the championship.  The division also has a number of specials at the track throughout the year with the Midwest Big Ten Series.

The DIRTcar Hornets are back for another season of economical racing.  The class, starting as a beginner division in the late 90’s, had a good mix of young and older drivers last year.  56 different Hornet drivers were on track in 2020 with Brady Reed, of Decatur, IL, winning the championship.  Reed had an incredibly strong season and took home the crown by 94 points.

Rounding out Saturday night’s program will be the Micros by Bailey Chassis.  The Micros have another strong slate of races coming to Macon Speedway again this year.  Four events this season will be POWRi sanction national events, while the track will also run thirteen unsanctioned events for the class.  A non-wing show for the class is also on schedule.  The Micro class is predominately made up of young kids trying to garner experience, but a number of veterans fill out the field of cars.

Kids 11 and under, who arrive at the track by 7:00, will also receive this year’s edition of the CEFCU Kid’s Club T-Shirt. CEFCU has been a long time sponsor of the Macon Speedway kids club which is held once a month at the track.

Pits open Saturday at 3:00, which is an hour earlier than normal to help allow for opening night paperwork to get filled out.  At 5:00, the grandstand gates will swing open, while hotlaps begin on track at 6:00.  Racing will begin at its normal time 7:00.

Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information on the event or to view the full season schedule, visit www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/04/macon-speedways-76th-season-to-begin-this-saturday-night/

Test & Tune Saturday April 3 From 12-4

Macon Speedway is set for its final test and tune of the preseason today, Saturday, April 3 from 12:00-4:00. Pit admission is $25 per person, while grandstand admission is free. Pits open at 11:00 AM.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/04/test-tune-saturday-april-3-from-12-4/

Saturday Test & Tune Time Change

TIME CHANGE: Saturday’s Test & Tune will now be from 2:00-6:00 with pits opening at 1:00. Wanted to have a couple of extra hours of warmth and sun to dry out walkways, pit driveway, etc. Track will be good to go! All divisions welcome with pit admission $25 and grandstands free.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/03/saturday-test-tune-time-change/

Test & Tune Days Next For Central Illinois Race Tracks

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Set For Weekend Practice

(Macon, IL) Many drivers in Central Illinois are getting set for their first on track activity, Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, with test and tune days at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.  Drivers and teams use the days to fine tune their cars, fill out their registration sheets, and get comfortable back behind the wheel after a long winter.

Macon Speedway will open the pits this Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Cars, of any division, that compete at Macon Speedway are welcome.  Pit admission is $25, while grandstand admission is free.

Lincoln Speedway will open this Sunday, March 28 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Practice, like Macon’s, will be open to cars of any division that race at Lincoln Speedway during the season.  Pit admission is $25, while grandstand admission is free.

Additional tests will be held at the two tracks, leading up to the opening weekend, April 9 and 10.  For Macon Speedway, the additional test will be Saturday, April 3.  For Lincoln Speedway, the additional test will be Thursday, April 8.

Lincoln Speedway’s 18th season opener will be held on Friday, April 9.  Four divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, and DIRTcar Hornets. The event is a make-up of last October’s Fall Nationals rainout.

Macon Speedway’s 76th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 10.  In action will be the Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 27-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 28-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 3-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Thursday, April 8-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 5:30
Friday, April 9-Lincoln Speedway 18th Season Opener – DIRTcar Nationals
Saturday, April 10-Macon Speedway 76th Season Opener

About Macon Speedway:

                For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/03/test-tune-days-next-for-central-illinois-race-tracks-2/

Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Schedule Announced

Printable Midwest Big 10 Street Stock Schedule HERE

(Macon, IL) Officials from the Midwest Big Ten Series have announced the full 2021 schedule for the DIRTcar Street Stock class. The ten-race schedule gives drivers a shot to compete for points that go toward a season ending point fund for events at Central Illinois tracks. The Big Ten schedule for the Pro Lates was announced Tuesday, while the Super Late Model schedule will be released soon.

The 2021 Big Ten Street Stock Schedule begins on Friday, April 30 at Lincoln Speedway and ends Saturday, September 11 at Macon Speedway. In addition to annual events at Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, the series will also return to Taylorville for the Christian County Fair race. Each race is run under the DIRTcar banner with each track handling the officiating of their particular events.

At the end of the season, each driver’s best eight events count toward the final points. The champion will receive a $1,000 bonus in addition to a championship trophy and Hoosier championship jacket. There is a payout with checks and trophies for each driver in the top ten, as long as the driver attended at least 75% of the events.

While some events have bigger payouts, the regular events will pay $500 to win and $75 to start. If less than 16 cars, the regular events will have an adjusted payout of $300 to win and $75 to start.

The full breakdown of the season ending point fund is 1000-500-400-300-180-150-140-120-110-100.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:

The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, and DIRTcar Street Stocks, throughout the state of Illinois.  Drivers in each class collect points for a season ending point fund.

For more info on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visit www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/ and like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Street Stock 2021 Schedule

FRIDAY, April 30-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 28-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 12-MACON SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 17-MACON SPEEDWAY
WEDNESDAY, July 21-CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR
SUNDAY, July 25-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, August 7-MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, August 27-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, Sept. 3-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 11-MACON SPEEDWAY

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/03/midwest-big-ten-street-stock-schedule-announced/

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model Schedule Announced

Printable Schedule HERE

(Macon, IL) Officials from the Midwest Big Ten Series have announced the full 2021 schedule for the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class. The ten-race schedule gives drivers a shot to compete for points that go toward a season ending point fund for events at Central Illinois tracks. Big Ten schedules for Street Stocks and Super Late Models will be released soon.

The 2021 Big Ten Pro Late Schedule begins on Friday, April 16 at Lincoln Speedway and ends Saturday, September 18 at Macon Speedway. In addition to annual events at Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, the series will also make a new stop during the season at Fairbury Speedway on Saturday, May 29. Each race is run under the DIRTcar banner with each track handling the officiating of their particular events.

At the end of the season, each driver’s best eight events count toward the final points. The champion will receive a $1,000 bonus in addition to a championship trophy and Hoosier championship jacket. There is a payout with checks and trophies for each driver in the top ten, as long as the driver attended at least 75% of the events.

The full breakdown of the season ending point fund is 1000-500-400-300-180-150-140-120-110-100.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:

The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, and DIRTcar Street Stocks, throughout the state of Illinois.  Drivers in each class collect points for a season ending point fund.

For more info on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visit www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/ and like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Pro Late Model 2021 Schedule

FRIDAY, April 16-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 21-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, May 29-FAIRBURY SPEEDWAY
THURSDAY, June 17-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 3-MACON SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, July 25-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, July 30-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, August 7-MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, September 17-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 18-MACON SPEEDWAY

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/03/midwest-big-ten-pro-late-model-schedule-announced/

Macon Speedway Releases First Look At 2021 Season Schedule

(Macon, IL) The 76th racing season at Macon Speedway is just under two months away and the track will again host some huge events in 2021. Everything from Super Late Models, Sprint Cars, and Midgets to Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, and everything in between, the 1/5-mile dirt track in Central Illinois will again be Macon County’s go-to place for Saturday night entertainment.

The season all begins on Saturday, April 10 with opening night, featuring six of the track’s staple divisions. On track will be DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets plus the first of 17 visits from the winged Micros. Macon’s other semi-regular division, the Sportsman, will be back on track one week later for their opener.

When it comes to marquee events, the high banked bullring has plenty with the first one coming on Saturday, April 24 when the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series comes to town. The highly popular tour brings some of the best Super Late Model drivers from all over the country to compete in one of the most exciting events anywhere.

The first of four visits from the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will be on Saturday, May 8. The quick and nimble Midgets put on great shows at the track, guaranteed to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Other visits from POWRi will be June 19, July 31, and August 21.

Another tradition for Macon Speedway is the Memorial Day Twin 50’s for Super Late Models and Modifieds. Each class runs 50 lap features, with a handful of other divisions also in action.

For the first time in many years, the non-wing Sprint cars will have the opportunity to race at the track. The June 5 event, presented in part by J Smith and T Robertson, will be unsanctioned and a lot of fun for drivers and fans alike.

Saturday, July 3 will be a big one as well with the traditional Firecracker 40’s for the Pro Late Models and Topless Modifieds. In addition to plenty of racing, fans will be treated to a post race firework display to celebrate the holiday.

Just five days later, the Herald & Review 100 will be the talk of racing with the DIRTcar Summer National Super Late Models coming to town. The Thursday, July 8 event will also feature the DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals and Pro Modifieds.

For the winged Sprint car fans, mark your calendars for July 31 as the MOWA Sprint cars make their annual trip in an open wheel doubleheader with the POWRi Midgets. The combination show was first held in 2019 and had great reviews.

The Diane Bennett Memorial returns on Saturday, August 7 for a third straight season. Bennett was a longtime official at the track who passed away in 2015. Bennett’s family reached out a couple years ago about putting on a big race in her memory and the first two editions have been huge for the weekly divisions, paying out plenty of extra purse money throughout the fields.

The final month of the season will be highlighted by the 7th running of the KERBYSTRONG event. For the first four years, the event was held during the month of July with Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Sportsman running specials. Since then, the event has been moved to cooler weather and Macon’s Pro Late Model division now is part of one of the top races of the year. The event brings awareness to cancer screening and is in memory of former Macon Speedway champion, Kerby Damery.

Despite a late start in 2020, the track had a great season with average nightly car counts at 100+, the most in recent memory. Officials are hoping to carry that momentum into 2021 with an action packed season planned.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

2021 Macon Speedway Tentative Schedule

Sat-March 27-Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions

Sat-April 3-Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions

Sat-April 10-76th Season Opener/Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photos & Autographs-CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-April 17-Pro Mods $1,000 To Win-Dollar Dog/$2 Beer Night + Spectator Drags
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR

Sat-April 24-LUCAS Oil Late Models 100/$1,000 To Win Modifieds + Pro Mods
SLM, MOD, PROMOD

Sat-May 1-CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-May 8-POWRi Midgets & Micros
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, MOD, HOR

Sat-May 15-95Q Armed Forces Night Featuring Free Admission For Active & Retired Military (Show ID)
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-May 22-Kids Bike Giveaway
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR

Sat-May 29-Night Off To Prepare For Memorial Day Monday Special

Mon-May 31-Memorial Day Twin 50’s – SLM 50 laps/MOD 50 laps
SLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-June 5-Non-Wing Sprints presented by J Smith & T Robertson + Ed Cain Hornet Challenge
Non-Wing Sprints, PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS, HOR

Sat-June 12-Taylorville Night Featuring Power Wheels Demo Derby/CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, B10SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-June 19-Illinois POWRi Midget & Micro SPEEDWEEK
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, SS

Sat-June 26-Bud Light Ladies Night ($5 Ladies Admission)
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-July 3-Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s-Pro Late Model & Topless Modified/FIREWORKS
B10PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS, HOR, MIC

Thurs-July 8-Herald & Review 100 Featuring Summer Nationals Hell Tour
Summer Nationals Late Models, MOD, PROMOD

Sat-July 10-Fireman’s Ball & First Responders Night/Kids Racecar Rides-CEFCU Kids Club
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-July 17-Church Night Featuring Faster Pastor Race
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, B10SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-July 24-Sportsman Topless 40 + Spectator Drags
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR

Sat-July 31-MOWA Sprint & POWRi Midget Doubleheader
MOWA, POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, PROMOD

Sat-Aug 7-Diane Bennett Memorial
B10PLM, MOD, PROMOD, B10SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-Aug 14-HART Non-Wing Micros
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-Aug 21-POWRi Midgets & Micros – Camfield Memorial
POWRi Midgets/Micros, MOD, PROMOD, HOR

Sat-Aug 28-Skeff Distributing Presents IMRA Midgets & Hornet World Championship/CEFCU Kid’s Club
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS, HOR, IMRA Midgets, MIC

Sat-Sept 4-DuQuoin USAC/Modifieds (NO RACING)

Sat-Sept 11-98.1 Griz FM Night featuring Vintage Racing of Illinois & Hall Of Fame Drivers Night
VRI, PLM, MOD, PROMOD, B10SS, HOR, MIC

Sat-Sept 18-KERBYSTRONG Night featuring PLM, MOD, & SPORT Specials-CEFCU Kid’s Club
B10PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR

Sat-Sept 25-BRANDT Season Championship “Racing For The Cup” + Give Back To Fans
PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, SS, HOR

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Summer National Schedule Announced; Set For Macon Speedway July 8th

2021 SCHEDULE: DIRTcar Summer Nationals & Summit Modifieds Race 30 Dates over Eight Weeks

January 26, 2021 by Jordan DeLucia

New look, winner’s shares unveiled for Summit Modifieds in 11th season of competition

The long-awaited 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules are set and feature endless potential for exciting racing.

For the first time in its 36-year history, Hell Tour fans can enjoy watching both tours race over eight different weeks at various tracks, featuring a fresh mix of annual favorites, returning gems and one new addition.

Both tours are scheduled to race 30 dates over a seven-week stretch, starting with the kickoff at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway on Tuesday, June 15.

Similar to the revamped 2020 schedule, a two-week break period will divide the tours into two parts to allow for the Late Model drivers to compete with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in their crown-jewel events – Fairbury Speedway’s Prairie Dirt Classic, on July 30-31, and Cedar Lake Speedway’s USA Nationals, on Aug. 5-7. The Summit Modifieds will again run alongside the Outlaws at the Prairie Dirt Classic, featuring the $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

Racing is also set for an average of five days per week, allowing teams to recuperate and travel on Monday and Tuesday for a grueling week of five-straight races Wednesday to Sunday. A make-up week has been set aside on Aug. 11-15 for races that are postponed from earlier in the series. Some weeks also have open dates for races that will be announced at a later time.

Swinging through a total of eight different states, 31 unique tracks in total will get their opportunity to host the Late Models and Modifieds, including one brand-new track in Indianapolis, IN. Circle City Raceway is set for opening this spring and will bring in the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified pilots to the quarter-mile oval on Wednesday, July 14. The Terre Haute Action Track returns only to the Summit Modifieds schedule on July 18.

The Summit Modifieds will hit the road for their 11th season of action in 2021, sporting an updated look to the tour’s logo. Ten years with the classic oval version has fit the tour well, and the updated, patch-style design will help display the Summit Racing Equipment and DIRTcar Racing partnership for years to come.

“Summit Racing Equipment is proud to remain the title sponsor of the Modified Nationals, and we know the unveiling of our new logo will usher in a brand-new era of partnership after 10 great seasons,” said Summit Motorsports & Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “It’s a great new design that helps showcase our support and dedication to the teams, tracks and great race fans that help make this all possible.”

Going hand-in-hand with the new logo is the introduction of a new minimum winner’s share for the Summit Modified races in 2021. All 30 Features will pay a minimum $1,500 to win; a $500 increase from previous seasons.

Friday and Saturday night Late Model races will pay $10,000 to the winner; the other days of the week will serve as $5,000-to-win shows. The Late Model champion’s check will be awarded for only the second time in the state of Michigan, on Aug. 21, at Merritt Speedway, crowned alongside the Summit Modified champion. Weekly point funds for the Late Models will also be distributed throughout the schedule.

For all future updates on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, be sure to like the DIRTcar Racing and Summer Nationals pages on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for non-stop updates on race day.

Summer Nationals fans can follow along throughout the tour via DIRTVision’s all-new annual Platinum FAST PASS streaming subscription. Watch the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds, World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series and more all year round for just $299 with the annual subscription or $39 per month and never miss a moment of the best dirt track racing in the country.

Combined tour schedules:

Week #1

Tuesday, June 15 | Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, IN

Wednesday, June 16 | Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL

Thursday, June 17 | Kankakee County Speedway | Kankakee, IL

Friday, June 18 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL

Saturday, June 19 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL

Sunday, June 20 | Plymouth Speedway | Plymouth, IN

 

Week #2

Wednesday, June 23 | LaSalle Speedway | LaSalle, IL

Thursday, June 24 | Spoon River Speedway | Canton, IL

Friday, June 25 | Sycamore Speedway | Maple Park, IL

Saturday, June 26 | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO

Sunday, June 27 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL

 

Week #3

Wednesday, June 30 | Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, WI (Late Models only)

Thursday, July 1 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA (Late Models only)

Friday, July 2 | The Dirt Oval at Route 66 | Joliet, IL

Saturday, July 3 | Fayette County Speedway | Brownstown, IL

Sunday, July 4 | Lincoln Speedway | Lincoln, IL

 

Week #4

Thursday, July 8 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL

Friday, July 9 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL

Saturday, July 10 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL

Sunday, July 11 | Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

Week #5

Wednesday, July 14 | Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, July 15 | Thunderbird Raceway | Muskegon, MI

Friday, July 16 | Hartford Speedway | Hartford, MI

Saturday, July 17 | Oakshade Raceway | Wauseon, OH

Sunday, July 18 | Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN (Modifieds only)

 

Week #6

Wednesday, July 21 | Open

Thursday, July 22 | Springfield Raceway | Springfield, MO (Late Models only)

Friday, July 23 | Open

Saturday, July 24 | Clarksville Speedway | Clarksville, TN

Sunday, July 25 | Open

 

Fri-Sat, July 30-31 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL (Modifieds only)

 

Week #7

Wed-Sun, Aug. 11-15 | Make-Ups

 

Week #8

Wednesday, Aug. 18 | Butler Motor Speedway | Quincy, MI

Thursday, Aug. 19 | I-96 Speedway | Lake Odessa, MI

Friday, Aug. 20 | Tri-City Motor Speedway | Auburn, MI

Saturday, Aug. 21 | Merritt Speedway | Lake City, MI

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2021/01/summer-national-schedule-announced-set-for-macon-speedway-july-8th/

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League 2021 Schedule Release

Belleville, IL (12/22/2021) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League campaign has been established with an eager 2021 season schedule, visiting various pristine racing facilities in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Serving as the POWRi Season Opener on Friday, March 19th, and Saturday, March 20th the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will invade Wichita Falls, Texas in hopes of glory at Monarch Speedway.
Remaining a staple to early season racing action the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will link up with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets with the Eighth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Starting with Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 25th, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will spar with the West Midget League for night one of four of Sonner State racing. I-44 Riverside Speedway will host two nights in a row on Friday, March 26th, and Saturday, March 27th, with Port City Raceway rounding out the Turnpike Challenge on Sunday, March 28th.
With much anticipation, April 16th and 17th will feature the Little Rock Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas as drivers from both POWRi Midget Leagues maintain their on-track battles in co-sanctioned competitions. Continuing the season-opening sweep of co-sanctioned racing with a fan-favorite doubleheader weekend, the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals will kick off at Valley Speedway on Friday, April 23rd rounding out the weekend at the annual appearance at the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks,’ on Saturday, April 24th for the Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway. After driver’s delights in 2020, Charleston Speedway is back in a major way in 2021 with the ILLI-ANA Showdown. A two-day multiple-POWRi League spectacle on Friday, May 21st, and Saturday, May 22nd also featuring the riveting action of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League.
The Tenth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will again host five nights of racing displaying some of the best midget racing in the world and attracting drivers from around the globe. Hosting the SPEED Week opener on Wednesday, June 16th will see Charleston Speedway take center stage as the League will then head to Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, June 17th for night two. ‘America’s Baddest Bullring’, Jacksonville Speedway will serve as the mid-way stop on Friday, June 18th before the fast lap-times of Mighty Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 19th as the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week wraps up on Sunday, June 20th at Fayette County Speedway.
“We’ve put together an action-packed 2021 race season with more in development to add to the excitement for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League that includes a handful of historic midget jewels and traditional POWRi outings,” said league director Jason McCord. Rich in heritage and tradition, Angell Park Speedway, in Sun Prairie Wisconsin, will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League for the Pepsi Nationals on Saturday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 4th for a one-of-a-kind Independence Day celebration.
What has grown into a mid-season proving weekend for contenders in the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues championship battles, Valley Speedway will host the Fifth Annual Thunder in the Valley on July 16th and 17th. A pair of mid-season racing weekend visits to Lake Ozark Speedway will see the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midgets Leagues continue to join forces for the Sprint and Midget Nationals. First, on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th, then again back at “The Lake” on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.
A fan-rousing favorite, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the World of Outlaws for the Iron Man 55 weekend doubleheader on August 6th and 7th.
Steeped in tradition the 2021 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season schedule will continue with key honorary events including, the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 21st, the Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, September 10th, the Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, September 11th, the Ron Milton Race of Champions at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, October 1st, the Second Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City Raceway on Thursday, October 14th, and the two-day Charlene Meents Memorial again in 2021 at I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 15th-16th.
Rounding out the season with a two-day event, Caney Valley Speedway will host the POWRi Season Championship on Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th as both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League competitors will battle for supremacy in the final points events of the season.
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Tentative 2021 Season Schedule:
Friday, March 19 | Monarch Speedway | POWRi Season Opener
Saturday, March 20 | Monarch Speedway | POWRi Season Opener
*Thursday, March 25 | Creek County Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Friday, March 26 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Saturday, March 27 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Sunday, March 28 | Port City Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Friday, April 16 | I-30 Speedway | Little Rock Nationals
*Saturday, April 17 | I-30 Speedway | Little Rock Nationals
*Friday, April 23 | Valley Speedway | Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals
*Saturday, April 24 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Open Wheel Showdown
Saturday, May 8 | Macon Speedway | Midwest Season Opener
Friday, May 21 | Charleston Speedway | ILLI-ANA Showdown
Saturday, May 22 | Charleston Speedway | ILLI-ANA Showdown
Saturday, May 29 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Sunday, May 30 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Wednesday, June 16 | Charleston Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Thursday, June 17 | Lincoln Speedway| Illinois Speed Week
Friday, June 18 | Jacksonville Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Saturday, June 19 | Macon Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Sunday, June 20 | Fayette County Speedway| Illinois Speed Week
Saturday, July 3 | Angell Park Speedway | Pepsi Nationals
Sunday, July 4 | Angell Park Speedway | Pepsi Nationals
*Friday, July 16 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
*Saturday, July 17 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
Sunday, July 18 | TBA
Saturday, July 31 | Macon Speedway | Midget & Sprint Double Header
*Friday, August 6 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
*Saturday, August 7 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
Friday, August 20 | Charleston Speedway
Saturday, August 21 | Macon Speedway | Camfield Memorial
Saturday, September 4 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Sunday, September 5 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Friday, September 10 | Jacksonville Speedway | Herb Barlow Memorial
Saturday, September 11| Spoon River Speedway | Tom Knowles Memorial
Friday, October 1 | Jacksonville Speedway | Ron Milton Race of Champions
Saturday, October 2 | Jacksonville Speedway
*Thursday, October 14 | Port City Speedway | Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
*Friday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Meents Memorial
*Saturday, October 16 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Meents Memorial
*Friday, November 5 | Caney Valley Speedway | POWRi Season Championship
*Saturday, November 6 | Caney Valley Speedway | POWRi Season Championship
*Dates Co-Sanctioned with POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League. Schedule subject to alterations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed.
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