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Aug 29

1/2 Price Admission Tonight At Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway officials are slashing general admission prices in half tonight, Saturday, August 29.  Fans will be able to watch six divisions of racing action for just $6 and hotdogs will be on sale for just a buck.

In action will be the UMP Street Stocks in the 11th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship.  It will also be a Midwest Big Ten Street Stock points paying event, with the winner taking home $500.  Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed currently leads the standings by 38 over Greg Osman, of Macon, IL.  Bobby Beiler, Kyle Waters, and Brian Dasenbrock complete the top five in this 2015 standings.  Reed will be the favorite, claiming the last two Big Ten wins at the Christian County Fair and Jacksonville.

For those who like the open wheel cars, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be pacing the Mighty Macon 1/5-mile after having a field of 23 cars on hand Wednesday night.  The B-Mods, Kids Mods,  and Beach House Micros will also be in action.  Rounding out Saturday’s card will be the UMP Hornets.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, general admission at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Fans will be able to enter the general grandstand seating for just $6, while children 11 and under are free.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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Aug 27

Macon Speedway Slashes Price In 1/2 Fan Appreciation Night This Saturday

Half Price Night Facebook After an great turnout of fans and racecars, combined with some stellar racing action, Macon Speedway officials will be slashing general admission prices in half this coming Saturday, August 29.  Fans will be able to watch six divisions of racing action for just $6 and hotdogs will be on sale for just a buck.

In action will be the UMP Street Stocks in the 11th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship.  It will also be a Midwest Big Ten Street Stock points paying event, with the winner taking home $500.  Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed currently leads the standings by 38 over Greg Osman, of Macon, IL.  Bobby Beiler, Kyle Waters, and Brian Dasenbrock complete the top five in this 2015 standings.  Reed will be the favorite, claiming the last two Big Ten wins at the Christian County Fair and Jacksonville.

For those who like the open wheel cars, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be pacing the Mighty Macon 1/5-mile after having a field of 23 cars on hand Wednesday night.  The B-Mods, Kids Mods,  and Beach House Micros will also be in action.  Rounding out Saturday’s card will be the UMP Hornets.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, general admission at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Fans will be able to enter the general grandstand seating for just $6, while children 11 and under are free.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 372 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 354 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 302 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 288 5) Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 252 6)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 242 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 228 8)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 9)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 208 10)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 714 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 670 3) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 620 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 534 5) TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 504 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 468  7)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374 8) Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 366 9) David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 348 10) Tim Luttrell- Riverton, IL 336

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1) Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 306 2) James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 290 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 250 4)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 5)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 204 6)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 186 7)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 172 7)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172  9)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 154 9) Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 228  2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 222  3)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 210 4)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 206 5)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 6)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 116 7)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 112 8)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 9)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94  10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 92

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 746 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 692 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 652 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 632 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 598 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 568 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 442 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 398  9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 346 10)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 318

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 638 1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 628 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 564 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 504 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 480 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 416  7) Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 410  8)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 376 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 356 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, IL 292

 

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Aug 26

Unzicker Wins Herald & Review 100

El Paso, IL driver Ryan Unzicker took the lead late in the race to claim the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models at Macon Speedway.  Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver, and Ryan Weaver completed the top five.  The race was a thriller with Brandon Sheppard and Bobby Pierce controlling the pace early before Unzicker came into the picture.

Kewaee, IL driver Ray Bollinger dominated his way to feature checkers in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified feature event.  Brian Lynn took second with Kenny Wallace third, Chad Evans fourth, and Ken Schrader fifth.  22 Modifieds took the green.

Good side-by-side racing was the story of the night and it was no different in the B-Mod feature.  Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, battled it out with Trey Harris in a door-to-door duel before Hancock was able to pull out front and cross the line in first.  Harris took second, while BJ Deal, Justin Durbin, and Thomas Riech completed the top five.

Racing will continue this coming Saturday, August 29 with the Griz 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night.  It will be 1/2 price grandstand admission.  For just $6, you can buy an adult ticket and hotdogs will be sold for $1.  The Big Ten Street Stocks, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Hornets, Micros, and Kids Mods will also be in action.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/unzicker-wins-herald-review-100/

Aug 26

It’s Raceday In Macon!

 

IT IS MIDWEEK RACE DAY! The 35th Herald & Review 100, rained out on the original Thursday, July 9th Summer Nationals date, IS TONIGHT!

The 35th Annual Herald & Review $5,000 to win Midwest Big Ten SeriesDIRTcar UMP Super Late Models headline the show. 5x winner Shannon Babb Racing, 4x winner Fans of Kevin Weaver, runner up in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, 2015 UMP Summer Nationals Champion, and Inaugural Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series winner here at Macon Bobby Pierce, former DTWC winner and Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard Racing and Jason Feger Racing among cars coming to be part of a STOUT field of Super Late Models.

Sharing the spotlight are the Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds, featuring NASCAR stars Justin Allgaier (Official Page), Kenny Wallace (Official Page), & Ken Schrader Racing Inc. racing some of the area’s best UMP Modified drivers for $1,000 to win. UMP B Modifieds also racing as part of this great show.

Pit Gates open at 3 PM
Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM
Hot Laps at 6 PM
Racing at 7 PM

Adult General Admisson is $25
Children 11 & under $5

For more information, check out maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

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Aug 25

Allgaier, Schrader, Wallace Set For Midweek Shows At Macon & Paducah

Herald And Review FlyerMACON, Ill. – NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier, a Riverton native and former regular at Macon Speedway, will return to his roots to race in a UMP Billingsley Towing Modified in a program that features the makeup for the Hell Tour event that was scheduled earlier this summer
Allgaier is completing his second full season in the Brandt Chevrolet in Sprint Cup, the top level of NASCAR racing. He will be joined in the modified division by NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, a pair of Macon Speedway co-owners who just can’t get enough of dirt tracking racing each summer. The B-Mods will also compete.
The Herald & Review 100 serves as the crown jewel of the Summer Nationals tour and the first 100-lapper in tour history. A year ago, Shannon Babb, held off a star-studded field to win the HR 100 for a record fifth time. Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, lives just down the road from the facility.

The race will be the 35th running of the storied event after the original date was rained out in July.
The late summer date is expected to attract the sport’s biggest names. Bobby Pierce Jr. already won the series championship, but he’s expected to build on a successful summer season. Pierce knows his way around a dirt track, and his second place finish in the Mudsummer Classic for NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will likely pave the way for a move upward. The Hell Tour is loaded with Illinois drivers.
Following runner-up Billy Moyer Jr. in the standings, Jason Feger of Bloomington was third with Babb fourth and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso fifth. Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, also won on the tour this season.
The HR 100 pays $5,000 to win, so expect a full field of Summer Nationals regulars. The modifieds pay $1,000 to win. Tickets are $25 for general admission with children 11-under just $5. Gates open at 4 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/allgaier-schrader-wallace-set-for-midweek-shows-at-macon-paducah/

Aug 24

Allgaier, Schrader, Wallace to race modifieds prior to Herald & Review 100

Herald And Review FlyerMACON, Ill. – On a late summer night, the stars will shine as legendary Macon Speedway hosts the Herald& Review 100 on the famed fifth-mile high banked dirt track on Wednesday, Aug. 26. NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier, a Riverton native and former regular at Macon Speedway, will return to his roots to race in a UMP Billingsley Towing Modified in a program that features the UMP Summer Nationals, regarded as the Hell Tour.
Allgaier is completing his second full season in the Brandt Chevrolet in Sprint Cup, the top level of NASCAR racing. He will be joined in the modified division by NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, a pair of Macon Speedway co-owners who just can’t get enough of dirt tracking racing each summer. The B-Mods will also compete.
The Herald & Review 100 serves as the crown jewel of the Summer Nationals tour and the first 100-lapper in tour history. A year ago, Shannon Babb, held off a star-studded field to win the HR 100 for a record fifth time. Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, lives just down the road from the facility. The race will be the 35th running of the storied event after the original date was rained out in July.
The late summer date is expected to attract the sport’s biggest names. Bobby Pierce Jr. already won the series championship, but he’s expected to build on a successful summer season. Pierce knows his way around a dirt track, and his second place finish in the Mudsummer Classic for NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will likely pave the way for a move upward. The Hell Tour is loaded with Illinois drivers.
Following runner-up Billy Moyer Jr. in the standings, Jason Feger of Bloomington was third with Babb fourth and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso fifth. Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, also won on the tour this season.
The HR 100 pays $5,000 to win, so expect a full field of Summer Nationals regulars. The modifieds pay $1,000 to win. Tickets are $25 for general admission with children 11-under just $5. Gates open at 4 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/allgaier-schrader-wallace-to-race-modifieds-prior-to-herald-review-100/

Aug 22

POWRi Night At Macon Speedway Postponed

Due to a second line of heavy thunderstorms that moved through Central Illinois, Macon Speedway was forced to pull the plug on the August 22 POWRi show.  The event will be rescheduled and those holding tickets or wristbands will need to keep them for re-entry.

33 Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets and 33 Speedway Motors POWRi Micros were on the property as well as the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the UMP Street Stocks.  About an hour before hotlaps, a light rain shower moved through the area, dampening the track.  Crews worked diligently on getting it race ready but a second line of heavy storms built up and rained on Macon Speedway’s parade.

Up next for Macon Speedway will be the rescheduled Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models.  The event will pay 5,000 to win and will be held this coming Wednesday, August 26.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and UMP B-Mods are also on the card.

Also, don’t forget the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fair will be hot again tomorrow, as the ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards comes to town.  A star-studded field of 32 will be on hand for the SuperChevyStores.com100.  The Sportsman Nationals feature is also on the card.  Racing is set for 12 noon and full details on the show are available at www.trackenterprises.com.

For information on racing at Macon Speedway, visit maconracing.com.

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Aug 22

POWRi Midgets & Micros Set For Tonight

It’s race day and we are ready for the final POWRi Midget showdown of the season! Get here early for a good seat and enjoy tonight’s show!

Pits Open: 3pm
Grandstands: 4pm
Hot laps: 6pm
Racing 7pm

General Admission $15
Children 11 & Under FREE

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Aug 20

Huge Race Weekend In Central Illinois Is Here

Lincoln, Macon, & State Fair Races To Keep Fans Smiling

LincolnPOWRiCard                Months of preparation are just about to be put into action, as Track Enterprises begins the busiest part of its 2015-schedule, State Fair weekend.  In addition to Saturday and Sunday races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, events at Lincoln Speedway Friday night and Macon Speedway Saturday night will keep racefans thirst quenched over the next three days.

It all begins Friday night, August 21, as the highly popular POWRi Midgets and Micros make their way to Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL.  Joining them for their only visit this summer will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and the UMP Modifieds.  Beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 80’s will make for a perfect day.  Hotlaps begin at 6:00 with racing at 7:00.MaconPOWRiCardAugust22

Saturday morning, a list of 37 expected USAC Silver Crown cars willbe making the trek to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for one of the most anticipated races on the mile in over a decade.  Joining the open wheel stars will be the UMP Sportsman for their Nationals event.  Hotlaps will begin at 10:00 AM with racing around 12:00 noon.

The second half of Saturday’s doubleheader takes place at Macon Speedway, as POWRi Midgets and Micros are on the card.  The final visit this season for POWRi will also see the UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds and UMPIllinois Fair Poster V2 Street Stocks.  Practice at Macon will begin at 6:00 with racing at 7:00.

Rounding out the weekend will be the SuperChevyStores.com 100 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  32 drivers are currently scheduled to compete at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for one of just two dirt races on the season-long schedule.  Practice will begin at 9:00 AM with racing taking the green on the Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon.

Many racefans are planning to make all four shows this weekend, as the events are close in proximity and the entry lists will see some of the best in the country at all three tracks.

Full information on any of the races can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, or maconracing.com.

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Aug 18

POWRi Doubleheader Compliments State Fair Races

Fans To Attend Lincoln, Macon, & Illinois State Fair This Weekend

It’s a dream weekend for racing fans in Illinois this week, as plenty of options are available for great action with some of the best drivers in the country converging in Central Illinois.  In addition to the traditional USAC and ARCA races at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the POWRi Midgets and Micros will be flying around the Lincoln and Macon Speedways.

On Friday night, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will start the weekend with a Track Enterprises promotion at Lincoln Speedway.   The Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds are also scheduled to put on an exciting show.  Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.

On Saturday morning, fans will make the trek to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, as the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the Tony Bettenhausen 100.  An awesome field of 37 cars are on the pre-entry list, sure to make it one of the best showings in years.  UMP Sportsman are also on the schedule with preliminary action for the Sportsman Nationals.  Pits open at 7:00 AM, grandstands at 9:00, hotlaps at 10:00, and racing will start at 12:00 with the Silver Crown race at 2:00.

When the races end in Springfield, fans and officials will be heading to Macon Speedway for day #2 of POWRi racing.  In addition to the Midgets and Micros, UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks will be pacing the 1/5-mile oval.  Macon pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.

It will be another quick turnaround for the final day of the huge racing weekend, as everyone turns around to attend the final day of the Illinois State Fair.  Sunday’s action will feature the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in the SuperChevyStores100.com and the feature event for the Sportsman Nationals.  Pits will open at 6:00, grandstands at 8:30, hotlaps at 9:00, and racing will take the green at 12:00.

Full information on all of the aforementioned events can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, or www.maconracing.com.  Pre-sale discount tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are still available by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or the Illinois State Fair.

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