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Macon Drivers Informational Meeting Coming This Sunday

Attn: Drivers

Macon Speedway officials will be holding an optional information meeting this coming Sunday, February 12th, at the Macon Community Center, from 2:00-4:00.

Drivers are welcome to stop by and pick up schedules, give input, ask questions, buy UMP Memberships, sign up for the car show, and ask questions they may have for the upcoming season.

Any questions, please call 217-764-3000.

Macon Community Center
1039 S Woodcock Rd.
Macon, IL 62544

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Exciting 2017 Slate Announced For Macon IL Speedway

Lucas Oil Late Models, POWRi, All Star Sprints, MOWA, & USAC Among Visitors

Macon Speedway officials are proud to announce the 2017 schedule for the 72nd season of racing at the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval in Macon, IL.  In addition to the weekly UMP DIRTcar divisions, special events include the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series, POWRi Midgets and Micros, Tony’s Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champions, USAC National Midgets, MOWA Sprint cars, and the Dirtcar Summer National Hell Tour Late Models.  The track is owned by longtime promoter Bob Sargent in addition to NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace.

The new campaign of racing will begin with the 10th annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 15 with Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets.  Fans will be seeing a lot of those six classes of racing this year, as the main six divisions of racing.  The Beach House Micros will also have plenty of events this year, but won’t debut until the May 13 event when they are part of the POWRi Midget and Speedway Motors Micro show.

Following the season opener, the other two April events will feature a College Night on April 22, with discounted admission for Macon County college students with the Big Ten Street Stock season opener and five other classes and the April 29 show featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  Last year’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt event was postponed due to rain but still drew the largest crowd of the season on the makeup date.

The month of May will be a lot of fun, seeing five different events including a $5 grandstand admission night on May 6 that has six divisions of racing, including the $1,000 to win Hornet challenge.  The POWRi Midgets and Micros will be making their first appearance on Saturday, May 13, while the a new series, the Midwest Street Stock Championship division, will be running the “Dean Garland Classic” on May 20.  Rounding out the month will be a doubleheader holiday weekend on May 27 and 29.  On Saturday, the Raminator Monster Truck will make its annual appearance, while Monday, May 29 will see the Coziahr Harley Davidson-Miller Lite Twin 50’s for Super Late Models and Modifieds on a new date.

June starts off as “Open Wheel Month”, as the POWRi Illinois Midget week comes to town on Saturday, June 3 and Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars visit the following week.  For the All-Star sprints, it will be the first visit in over a decade to the Macon facility and will be the second race in a back-to-back with Lincoln Speedway, the night before.  June 17 features the Pabst Blue Ribbon Diesel Truck night, a new addition to the schedule and June 24 will be the Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s for the Pro Late Models and Modifieds.

The month of July starts off with a bang, as the USAC National Midgets come to town for a show on Saturday, July 1 and just five days later, Thursday, July 6, the Dirtcar Summer National Hell Tour Late Models will be running the Herald & Review 100.  A couple days later on Saturday, Macon will have its annual Hall of Fame drivers night featuring several divisions and Buy One-Get One admission night.  Saturday, July 15 will see the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball Topless Sportsman 40.  On Saturday, July 22, the third annual KERBYSTRONG 100 will be on the track, featuring Super Late Models in what has become a great event honoring the late Kerby Damery.  The fast paced MOWA Sprint cars will wrap up the month of July on the 29th.

August will see a week off for the stock cars on the 5th, as the Battle in the Prairie Go Karts will run during the weekend of the Decatur Celebration.  The Eve Of Destruction is on schedule with fireworks, racing, and more on Saturday, August 12th and the POWRi Midgets and Micros are back on the 19th for the Camfield Memorial.  Rounding out August will be the Church Night featuring the BG Nevitt Faster Pastor race and the Big Ten Super Late Models.

The last month of the season, September, will have five events starting with a $5 Bud Light Ladies Night admission special on Saturday, the 2nd.  On September 9th, the third running of the John Osman Memorial is on tap for the Big 10 Street Stocks.  Skeff Distributing presents Taylorville Night on Saturday, September 16th, while the second and final Five Buck night for $5 grandstand admission is set for Saturday, September 23.  The 2017 campaign will come to an end on Saturday, September 30 with the “Racing For The Cup” Season Championships.

The season features 26 nights of racing plus the August karting event and the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience on July 16..  Pre-season events begin next Sunday, February 12th, with the Macon Speedway informational meeting at the Macon Community Center, from 2:00-4:00.  Drivers are welcome to stop by and pick up schedules, give input, buy UMP Memberships, sign up for the car show, and ask questions they may have for the upcoming season.

The Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show is set for Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19 in Forsyth, IL.  To enter your racecar free of charge, call the Macon Speedway office at 217-764-3000.  Rounding out the preseason events will be the two test-and-tune dates of April 1 and 8, featuring practice from 12:00-4:00 each day.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( 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.

2017 Schedule (Subject To Change)
Super Late Model (SLM), ProLate Models (PLM), Modifieds (MOD), Street Stock (SS), Sportman (SPORT), B-mods (BMOD), Hornet (HOR), Micros (MIC), & Div 2 Midgets (DII)

Sun-February 12               Macon Speedway Informational Meeting
Macon Community Center 2:00-4:00

Fri-Sun March 17-19        Hickory Point Mall Race Car Show
Open To All Track Enterprise Divisions

Sat-April 1           Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions

Sat-April 8           Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)-Open to all divisions

Sat-April 15         10th Annual Spring Fling/Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photos & Autographs
CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sat-April 22         College Night

Sat-April 29         LUCAS Oil Late Models/St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

Sat-May 6            FIVE BUCK NIGHT Featuring $5 Grandstand Admission
$1,000 To Win Hornet Challenge

Sat-May 13         Teachers Night Featuring POWRi Midgets & Micros
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM B10, SS, HOR

Sat-May 20         Casey’s General Store Night/Armed Forces Night
Midwest Street Stock Championship Event Dean Garland Classic

Sat-May 27         Bob Brady Auto Mall “Raminator”/CEFCU Kid’s Club

Mon-May 29      Coziahr Harley-Davidson/Mueller Dist. Miller Lite Twin 50’s
SLM 50 laps & MOD 50 laps

Sat-June 3           Illinois POWRi Midget & Micro Week
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, DII

Sat-June 10         Tony Stewarts Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champion Sprint Cars
All Star Sprints, MOD, SS, HOR

Sat-June 17         Pabst Blue Ribbon Diesel Truck Night At The Races

Sat-June 24         Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s-Pro Late Model & Modified

Sat-July 1             USAC National Midgets & Beach House Micros
USAC Midgets, MIC, SS B10, PLM

Thurs-July 6        Herald & Review 100 Featuring Summer Nationals Hell Tour
Summer Nationals Late Models, MOD, BMOD

Sat-July 8             BUY ONE-GET ONE Ticket Night Featuring Hall of Fame Drivers Reunion
CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sat-July 15           Miles Chevrolet/Fireman’s Ball/Sportsman’s Topless 40

Sun-July 16         Kenny Wallace Racing Experience

Sat-July 22           KERBYSTRONG 100

Sat-July 29           MOWA Sprint Cars/Christmas In July Toy Drive

Sat-Aug 5             Decatur Celebration Battle in the Prairie Go Karts

Sat-Aug 12          Eve of Destruction III FIREWORKS

Sat-Aug 19          POWRi Midgets & Micros – Camfield Memorial
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, SS, HOR

Sat-Aug 26          Church Night Featuring Faster Pastor BG Nevitt Memorial
Kids Racecar Rides/CEFCU Kids Club

Sat-Sept 2           Bud Light Ladies Night (Ladies $5 Admission)

Sat-Sept 9           John Osman Memorial
Presented by 98.1 Griz FM

Sat-Sept 16         Skeff Distributing  & Taylorville Night

Sat-Sept 23         FIVE BUCK NIGHT Featuring $5 Grandstand Admission
Hornet World Championships & CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sat-Sept 30         Season Championship “Racing For The Cup” & Give Back To Fans Night

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Midwest Big Ten Series Releases 2017 Schedules

Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, & Street Stocks On The Docket

Midwest Big Ten Series officials have announced the 2017 schedules for all three divisions of racing.  This year, drivers, teams, and fans will see many of the same popular Illinois venues along with the addition of one more.  The Midwest Big Ten Series was created in 2013 to give Super Late Model teams a schedule of ten solid regional races with a point fund waiting at the end.  Street Stocks were added in 2014, while Pro Late Models came the following year.  All three classes saw improved car counts and racing in 2016.

The premier class of the Midwest Big Ten Series, the Super Late Models, will see ten events at a record six tracks in 2017.  The familiar stops of Macon, Quincy, Jacksonville, Lincoln, and Belle-Clair are back from a season ago.  New this year is a first-ever stop at Highland Speedway in Highland, IL.  Steve Sheppard, Jr., Ryan Little, and Brian Diveley have been champions in the series, with Diveley claiming at least a share of the last three.  The series will open up with a May 5/May 7 doubleheader weekend at Belle-Clair and Quincy.

In 2015, the Pro Late Models were thrown into the Midwest Big Ten Series mix to give those drivers a chance at some more lucrative races.  This year’s schedule again features ten races at Central Illinois facilities in Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville.  Guy Taylor won the championship in 2015, while his brother, Matt, took top honors this past season.  For the Pro Lates, it all begins on Friday, May 5 at Lincoln Speedway.

Rounding out the slate will be the ten race schedule for the Street Stocks.  This year’s tour stops are similar to last season, with Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, plus the one-off Christian County Fair stop in Taylorville, IL.  Decatur, IL driver, Terry Reed, won the first two championships, while Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols grabbed last year’s.  The Street Stocks open up on Saturday, April 22 at Macon Speedway.

A $4,000 point fund will be distributed to the Super Late Models at the end of the season, while $3,000 point funds will be handed out to Pro Late Models and Street Stocks.  The drivers final points are totaled, using their best eight events from the season, allowing two drops.  This year, the top ten drivers in each class will be eligible for the point money, as long as they compete in at least 75% of the completed events.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:
The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for UMP Super Late Models, UMP Pro Late Models, and UMP 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 and like the Facebook page at  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprise office at 217-764-3200.

2017 Midwest Big Ten Series Schedules







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Macon Speedway Announces Involvement With Upcoming Meet-And-Greet

NASCAR Driver and 2014 ARCA Champion Mason Mitchell Will Appear in Decatur
Event To Benefit MRI & Decatur YMCA

NASCAR Driver and ARCA 2014 Champion Mason Mitchell will be visiting Decatur, Illinois, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, to meet fans and share his unique story both on and off the track. Mason Mitchell plans to discuss his championship season of 2014, his transition into ownership and his desires to get back in the seat in the years to come. Macon Speedway has also announced involvement in the event, which will include driver appearances and more.

The website has been designed for this unprecedented event that will be held at Infusion at 2882 Dineen St, Decatur, IL 62526 on January 24, 2017. From 6-7 pm kids are provided an opportunity to meet Mason Mitchell for autographs. At 7 pm, ticket holders will be welcomed inside to hear Mason live in addition to a special autograph session and meet-and-greet. Food and drinks will be available for an additional donation. Proceeds from the event will benefit two local charities, MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.) and The Decatur YMCA.

The local racing scene will be involved as well, as a number of Macon Speedway champions will be on hand for a special driver meet-and-greet that will include autographs and more. The Macon Speedway 2-seat Late Model will be on hand for picture opportunities for kids as well as the chance to see a race car up close. A ticket package from Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Illinois State Fair will be part of the raffle prizes up for grabs that night.

Meghan Henriques his marketing director stated “Mason has accomplished more at the young age of 22 then most people do in a career. From winning a championship as a competitor to building a top tier program as an owner Mason is a true professional and wonderful role model for todays youth. His compassion for the community and his desire to make a difference really make him one of kind both on and off the track.”

Mason will also be visiting 300 Below Inc a local cryogenic processing lab to have his race car rotors treated. Mason stated “I take racing very serious and want to have every competitive advantage I can get and 300 below is going to give me one more advantage by treating my rotors. This will make them last longer and in turn increase performance.”

Some of the night’s activities will include a chance to race Mason on a set of indoor Adult Power Wheels. This is a chance for all race fans in Decatur and the surrounding communities to meet and chat one on one with a NASCAR driver in a very small setting.

For more info and to order tickets, visit

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Macon Speedway To Unveil Schedule At Midwest Speed Expo

The exciting 2017 schedule for Macon Speedway will be unveiled at the 2017 Midwest Speed Expo in Springfield, IL. The 14th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is set for Saturday & Sunday, January 14/15.
In addition to the Macon Speedway schedule, fans, drivers, and teams, can pick up the new Lincoln Speedway schedule and the Midwest Big Ten Series schedules for Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, & Street Stocks.
The venue is the beautiful ORR BUILDING at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois, just inside Gate 9!
The show is just around the corner and promises to be the best Expo yet to hit the Midwest area. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to look over both new and used parts for all types of racing as well as catching the show specials from many of the vendors.
Show hours for the 14th Annual MIDWEST SPEED EXPO are 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15, 2017.
What better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday just before the start of the new season? The MIDWEST SPEED EXPO is your opportunity to look over and purchase both new and used parts for your racing program as well as to talk with representatives from area tracks to catch up on any rule changes.

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Summer Nationals 2017 Hell Tour Dates Announced

Track Enterprises Promoting Three Tour Stops For Late Models & Modifieds

The 32nd edition of the Summer Nationals Hell Tour is set for 2017, as dates have been announced by Dirtcar Racing.  For the UMP Late Models, 27 events over the course of one month are set with stops in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio.  For fans in Central Illinois, Track Enterprises will be hosting events at Lincoln Speedway as well as Macon Speedway, while the company will also be promoting a big combo event with the World Of Outlaw Late Models at Terre Haute.

2014_summer_nats_final1                The first of the Track Enterprises events will come at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN on Friday, June 30, a new addition to the 1/2-mile’s schedule this year.  Not only will the Summer National Hell Tour stars be on hand, the Craftsman World Of Outlaw Late Model tour will be racing at the combination event.  It will be the first event held for the two series together, as previously scheduled combo events in 2016 were rained out.  Fans will see the best of the best from the two tours, competing head-to-head.

On Sunday, July 2, the tour will be pacing the 1/4-mile, Lincoln Speedway, at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  Last year, the event was postponed due to rain and rescheduled as a big Late Model event late in August.  Bobby Pierce claimed the victory after a dominant, Jason Feger blew a tire.  The race was highly exciting, as was the Modified event that saw a photo finish with Kenny Wallace edging Mike Harrison.

Rounding out the Track Enterprises Summer National Schedule will be the 37th annual Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL.  The traditional stop at the mighty 1/5-mile always brings a boatload of excitement and drama as there is nothing quite like watching a full field of top notch Late Models battle in the bullring.  Last year, Pierce took his first Herald & Review 100 win, on his way to claiming the championship.

All three of the aforementioned events will also see full fields of UMP Modifieds racing for the Summit Nationals Modified Tour championship.  28 events in just over a month are scheduled for the tour in 2017.  Nick Hoffman claimed last year’s championship, winning four races including Terre Haute.  Rodney Standerfer won the Macon event, while Kenny Wallace took the Lincoln make-up race in August.

The full schedule for the Summer National Hell Tour can be found at, while the Summit National Modified schedule is available at

About Track Enterprises:
Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, All Star Circuit Of Champions, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more.  The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit, like the Facebook page at, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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2017 All Star Circuit Of Champions Coming To Macon

Lincoln Speedway & Macon Speedway Set For June Double Header

INDIANAPOLIS (12/12/2016) – The All Star Circuit of Champions will take on a full slate of competition in 2017, complete with 51 events at 32 facilities in eight states, all of which taking shape between early February and mid-October. All Star competitors will visit facilities throughout much of the upper Midwest and Northeast during their upcoming travels, circling areas of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. As customary, the 2017 season will ignite with an eight-day campaign in the Sunshine State, complete with five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park.  Two Central Illinois visits are also on tap.

Most importantly for fans in Central Illinois, not only will the series return to Lincoln Speedway in 2017, the winged sprints will also be at Macon Speedway the following night, making for a great back-to-back event.  The Lincoln Speedway event will be on Friday, June 9, while Macon Speedway will host the series on Saturday, June 10.  Each event will pay $5,000 to win and will draw some of the best open wheelers in the country.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we are more than excited to get the 2017 season underway,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “It takes a lot of hard work and coordination to put a full season together. With the help from all of the tracks and their officials, I think we have the foundation for an exciting year.”

all-star-sprint-scheduleReturning to the All Star schedule in 2017 is an extended list of premier open wheel events, most of which awarding high dollar paydays. Premier events returning in 2017 include Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway; Atomic Speedway’s Open Wheel Championship; the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park; the Second Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway; Tuscarora 50 weekend in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; and a pair of Eldora Speedway showcases: 4-Crown Nationals and Sprintacular.

A total of four events will exceed the standard All Star winner’s share of $5,000 in 2017. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, Dirt Classic Ohio and the Open Wheel Championship finale will each award a $10,000 top prize, while Port Royal Speedway’s historic Tuscarora 50, celebrating its 50th anniversary next September, will award an unprecedented $50,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition; the largest All Star winner’s share of 2017.

The 2017 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will feature eight nights of competition, competing at eight different race tracks throughout all four corners of the Buckeye State. Slated to take shape between Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 24, the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule will visit Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Atomic Speedway. If needed, the off day scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will be utilized as a rain date. Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket went uninterrupted in 2016, awarding seven different main event winners in eight contested events.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York; and Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, will each host All Star competition for the first time ever in 2017. The inaugural Angell Park Speedway appearance will act as the second of two Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprint Car Series challenge events against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, will activate the weekend on Saturday, May 20, followed by Angell Park on Sunday, May 21.

Outlaw Speedway will join Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway for a New York triple-header on Friday through Sunday, July 28-July 30, while Merritt Speedway will act as the second of two Michigan appearances during the June 30-July 1 weekend; the only two Michigan appearances for the All Stars in 2017.

Pennsylvania will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on 16 separate occasions in 2017 spread amongst six different weekend swings. “America’s Series” will tread through areas of Western Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania during their treks to the Keystone State, attempting to continue a stretch of success in Pennsylvania that includes six main event victories for the All Stars in 2016. Major events headlined in Pennsylvania include the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, the I-79 Summer Shootout at Eriez Speedway/Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway/Tri-City Raceway Park, and the historic Tuscarora 50.

“We have a lot of great events lined up, as well as plans to visit new areas,” Tony said. “I think the fans are in for something very special in 2017. I’m excited to get to Florida.”

Stay tuned online, as well as on social media, for any schedule adjustments or changes. Those interested in purchasing tickets for any of the scheduled events should contact the hosting facility.

Additional All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the All Star Circuit of Champions: Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2017 Schedule Revealed

Series To Make Fourth Appearance At Macon IL Speedway

WAYCROSS, GA (October 26, 2016) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – widely acknowledged as the nation’s premier dirt late model tour – announced a record-breaking 2017 schedule, including a fourth visit to Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL

The ambitious 2017 schedule, which includes 54 events at 35 different venues across 22 states – begins with the February 10th-11th Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway, and concludes on October 20th-21st at Portsmouth Raceway Park for the 37th Annual Dirt Track World Championship, which is set to offer a $100,000 top prize for the third consecutive year.

The series will head to the mighty Macon IL Speedway on Saturday, April 29.  It will mark the fourth visit in series history.  Last year, the race was postponed on its April date to Tuesday, July 26.  Amazingly, the makeup event drew the biggest crowd of the year and provided great racing throughout the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  Two drivers have found victory lane over the first three visits: Bobby Pierce in 2014/2016 and Jimmy Owens in 2015.

The 2017 Lucas Oil schedule will feature 15 events that will pay $12,000-to-win, along with 11 crown jewel events that will pay $20,000-to-win (or more). The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction some of most prestigious dirt late model events of the season, including: Bad Boy 98 ($20,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 ($30,000-to-win); Clash at the Mag ($20,000-to-win); Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000-to-win); Sunoco North/South 100 ($50,000-to-win); COMP Cams Topless 100 ($40,000-to-win); Hillbilly Hundred ($25,000-to-win); Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals ($40,000-to-win); Jackson 100 ($20,000-to-win); Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000-to-win); and the season finale – Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000-to-win).

Four tracks on the 2017 schedule will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: Port Royal (PA) Speedway on April 23rd, Luxemburg (WI) Speedway on May 19th, Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN on May 20th, and Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on July 20th. In addition, Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN returns to the series docket for the first time since 2009 on March 30th, 2017.

“We are thrilled to release our 2017 schedule. We’re extremely honored to have such great relationships with our promoters, from all over the country, that have worked so diligently to help us get the schedule to completion. We feel that we have the best show in dirt late model racing, and I can’t thank our promoters, our staff, drivers, car owners, sponsors, and of course, our great fans enough for their continued support. Lucas Oil Products has put together a great infrastructure for making the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the best dirt late model national touring series in the country,” stated Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director.

2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

Date Track Title Purse/Winner
Feb 10 Golden Isles Speedway
Brunswick, GA
Super Bowl of Racing $10,000-
Feb 11 Golden Isles Speedway
Brunswick, GA
Super Bowl of Racing $12,000-
Feb 13 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $5,000-
Feb 14 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $5,000-
Feb 15 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $7,000-
Feb 16 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $7,000-
Feb 17 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $10,000-
Feb 18 East Bay Raceway Park
Tampa, FL
41st Annual Winternationals $12,000-
Feb 19 Bubba Raceway Park
Ocala, FL
Winter Nationals $10,000-
Mar 17 Atomic Speedway
Chillicothe, OH
Buckeye Spring 50 $10,000-
Mar 18 Brownstown Speedway
Brownstown, IN
20th Annual Indiana Icebreaker $12,000-
Mar 30 Duck River Raceway Park
Wheel, TN
Mar 31 Boyd’s Speedway
Ringgold, GA
Apr 1 East Alabama Motor Speedway
Phenix City, AL
20th Annual Bama Bash $12,000-
Apr 7 – 8 Batesville Motor Speedway
Batesville, AR
Bad Boy 98 $20,000-
Apr 21 Sharon Speedway
Hartford, OH
Steel Valley 50 $10,000-
Apr 22 Hagerstown Speedway
Hagerstown, MD
36th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic $12,000-
Apr 23 Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA
Apr 28 Tri-City Speedway
Granite City, IL
Budweiser 50 $10,000-
Apr 29 Macon Speedway
Macon, IL
St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 $12,000-
May 5 Tazewell Speedway
Tazewell, TN
Toyota Knoxville 50 $10,000-
May 6 Florence Speedway
Union, KY
31st Annual Ralph Latham Memorial $12,000-
May 18 LaSalle Speedway
LaSalle, IL
Spring Shootout $10,000-
May 19 Luxemburg Speedway
Luxemburg, WI
Spring Shootout $10,000-
May 20 Deer Creek Speedway
Spring Valley, MN
May 23 I-80 Speedway
Greenwood, NE
Go 50 $10,000-
May 25 Lucas Oil Speedway
Wheatland, MO
4th Annual Cowboy Classic $6,000-
May 26 Lucas Oil Speedway
Wheatland, MO
The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson $6,000-
May 27 Lucas Oil Speedway
Wheatland, MO
25th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 $30,000-
Jun 15 – 17 Magnolia Motor Speedway
Columbus, MS
Clash at the Mag $20,000-
Jul 1 Portsmouth Raceway Park
Portsmouth, OH
Independence 60 $12,000-
Jul 3 Muskingum County Speedway
Zanesville, OH
Jul 6 Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Fayetteville, NC
Dunn-Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial $10,000-
Jul 7 Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, SC
19th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial $10,000-
Jul 8 Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN
Mountain Moonshine Classic $12,000-
Jul 14 Tri-City Speedway
Granite City, IL
NAPA Know How 50 $10,000-
Jul 15 Lucas Oil Speedway
Wheatland, MO
11th Annual Diamond Nationals $12,000-
Jul 18 Brown County Speedway
Aberdeen, SD
Bullet SportsWear Shootout $10,000-
Jul 20 – 22 I-80 Speedway
Greenwood, NE
7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals $53,000-
Aug 10 Florence Speedway
Union, KY
North/South Shootout $10,000-
Aug 11 – 12 Florence Speedway
Union, KY
35th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 $50,000-
Aug 17 – 19 Batesville Motor Speedway
Batesville, AR
25th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 $40,000-
Aug 25 Ponderosa Speedway
Junction City, KY
14th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial $10,000-
Aug 26 Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg, IN
Whiskey City 60 $12,000-
Sep 2 Portsmouth Raceway Park
Portsmouth, OH
River Days Rumble $12,000-
Sep 3 Tyler County Speedway
Middlebourne, WV
49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred $25,000-
Sep 14 Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
14th Annual Late Model Nationals $7,000-
Sep 15 Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
14th Annual Late Model Nationals $7,000-
Sep 16 Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, IA
14th Annual Late Model Nationals $40,000-
Sep 22 – 23 Brownstown Speedway
Brownstown, IN
38th Annual Jackson 100 $20,000-
Sep 30 Dixie Speedway
Woodstock, GA
Dixie Shootout $12,000-
Oct 1 Rome Speedway
Rome, GA
Rome Showdown $10,000-
Oct 6 – 7 Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
Imperial, PA
29th Annual Pittsburgher 100 $20,000-
Oct 20 – 21 Portsmouth Raceway Park
Portsmouth, OH
37th Annual Dirt Track World Championship $100,000-


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Macon Speedway & Big Ten Drivers Honored At Banquet

A large number of drivers and teams gathered at the Macon IL Community Center this past Sunday afternoon, October 30, for the annual season ending Halloween Awards Banquet for Macon IL Speedway competitors.  Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Debbie and Larry from Debbie’s Diner with assistance from Bill Morris, Joe Murray, Jim Murray, Butch Snyder, and Pam Long.  Drivers in each of Macon’s regular divisions as well as the Midwest Big Ten Series classes were honored.

In the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model class, Springfield, IL driver, Matt Taylor claimed a division leading, seven feature wins on his way to the championship.  Matt’s brother, Guy, was second in the standings with five feature wins, while Roben Huffman, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire completed the top five.  Nick Bauman, Kevin Crowder, Jeff Reed, Jr., Dakota Ewing, and Jose Parga completed the top ten in this year’s Macon Pro Late Model points.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modified class produced exciting racing all season long and a barrage of great drivers.  In the end, Taylorville, IL wheelman, Curt Rhodes, won his first Macon Modified championship, taking three feature wins.  Jeff Graham claimed the second spot for the second year in-a-row, Alan Crowder was third, Zach Rhodes fourth, and Rodney Standerfer was fifth.  Dave Crawley, Jr., Wade Glover, Shawn Vaughn, Cory Daugherty, and Jim Farley, III were the rest of the top ten.

Fans at Mighty Macon saw history this year in the UMP B-Mod class as Mt. Olive, IL driver, Tim Hancock, had a perfect season at 16 for 16.  His closest challengers in the points were Ryan Timmons, Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech.  Rounding out the top ten were Eric Brackett, Roy Magee, Jamie Riech, Tommy Gaither, and Brett Page.

In the UMP Sportsman class, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols won seven out of ten features to claim the championship.  Danny Smith garnered second in the standings, while Scott Landers, Tom Graham, and Tim Bedinger completed the top five.  Others in the top ten included Timmy Dick with two feature wins, Terry Myers, Dennis Vandermeersch, Scott Williams, and Troy Medley.

Decatur, IL driver, Nick Justice took nine feature wins on his way to grabbing the UMP Street Stock championship.  Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Luke Force, and Jeremy Nichols were the rest of the top five.  Also to be honored at the banquet will be Terry Reed, John Bright, Jr., Nick Macklin, Greg Osman, and Kevin Lewis.

Rounding out the Macon divisions that were honored was the UMP Hornet class.  The Hornets, an improved division this year, saw Tony Reed, of Blue Mound, IL take the championship with a pair of feature victories.  Jerad Matherly was a close second, while Ryan Cantrell, Cook Crawford, and Torry Lyons claimed top fives.  Others in the top ten were Marty Sullivan, Steve Stine, Adam Webb, Mike McChristy, and Brad Rexroad.

In the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model standings, Springfield, IL driver Brian Diveley won yet another championship, despite going winless this season.  Unable to overcome Diveley’s consistency and finishing a close second was Chuck Mitchell.  Greg Kimmons, McKay Wenger, and Bo Brockway were the rest of the top five.  Top ten finishers included Justin Reed, Matt Taylor, Mark Burgtorf, Daryn Klein, and Michael Kloos.

In the Pro Late Model class of the Big Ten Series, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor finished with four out of the ten victories and this year’s championship.  Guy Taylor won three of the races and finished second, while Nick Bauman, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman were the rest of the top five.  Cody Maguire, Andy Minett, Michael Maestus, Kevin Crowder, and Brandon Eskew will also be honored for their Big Ten finishes.

Last but not least was the very strong Midwest Big Ten Street Stock series.  With seven feature wins, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols took the 2016 championship.  Last year’s champ, Terry Reed, finished a strong second, while Dave Crawley, Jr. was third, despite late season mechanical woes.  Kyle Waters and Rudy Zaragoza took fourth and fifth.  Wes Biesenthal, Brian Dasenbrock, Shawn Ziemer, Justin Layne, and John Farris completed the top ten

At the end of the night, a costume contest was held for those in attendance.  Taking the prizes for best costumes were a Dippin’ Dots and a Little Mini Huffman racer.

Macon Speedway officials would like to thank Terry Young and Hoosier Racing Tire for their sponsorship at the banquet.  Special mentions go out as well to Kenny Dobson of Jacksonville Speedway and Quincy Raceway and Kenny Brown of Belle-Clair Speedway for their participation in the Big Ten Series.  And, of course, thanks goes out to all of the racers, teams, owners, year-long sponsors, staff, fans, and anyone else who helped make the 71st season at Macon Speedway a great one.

For information during the winter on the 2016 season, follow Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( 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.

2016 Banquet Honorees

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 910 0
2 4T Guy Taylor 836 74
3 33H Roben Huffman 766 144
4 38J Jake Little 762 148
5 32M Cody Maguire 700 210
6 B1 Nick Bauman 500 410
7 15C Kevin Crowder 464 446
8 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 368 542
9 25 Dakota Ewing 338 572
10 6P Jose Parga 274 636

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 920 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 772 148
3 14C Alan Crowder 734 186
4 11 Zach Rhodes 710 210
5 28 Rodney Standerfer 670 250
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 494 426
7 3 Wade Glover 408 512
8 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 514
9 96 Cory Daugherty 370 550
10 15L Jim Farley III 356 564

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 960 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 790 170
3 00s Cody Stillwell 776 184
4 57R Tom Riech 734 226
5 55 Tim Riech 682 278
6 2 Eric Brackett 510 450
7 66 Roy Magee 368 592
8 51 Jamie Riech 342 618
9 14 Tommy Gaither 338 622
10 32 Brett Page 326 634

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 582 0
2 98 Danny Smith 534 48
3 41 Scott Landers 512 70
4 72 Tom Graham 460 122
5 25 Tim Bedinger 442 140
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 296
7 12M Terry Myers 238 344
8 25 Dennis Vandermeersch 234 348
9 112 Scott Williams 206 376
10 62 TROY MEDLEY 168 414

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 1042 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 904 138
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 862 180
4 45 Luke Force 666 376
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols 634 408
6 5 Terry Reed 602 440
7 7 John Bright, Jr. 560 482
8 16 Nick Macklin 522 520
9 28 Greg Osman 512 530
10 3T Kevin Lewis 512 530

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 978 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 942 36
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 864 114
4 64CK Cook Crawford 816 162
5 20 Torry Lyons 652 326
6 39M Marty Sullivan 554 424
7 04 Steve Stine 478 500
8 40 Adam Webb 460 518
9 66 Mike McChristy 416 562
10 911 Brad Rexroad 396 582

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points
1 Brian Diveley 402
2 Chuck Mitchell 390
3 Greg Kimmons 372
4 McKay Wenger 334
5 Bo Brockway 244
6 Justin Reed 234
7 Matt Taylor 230
8 Mark Burgtorf 198
9 Daryn Klein 180
10 Michael Kloos 168

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos Driver Points
1 Matt Taylor 470
2 Guy Taylor 450
3 Nick Bauman 450
4 Jake Little 436
5 Roben Huffman 434
6 Cody Maguire 376
7 Andy Minett 320
8 Michael Maestus 284
9 Kevin Crowder 266
10 Brandon Eskew 258

Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos Driver Points
1 Jeremy Nichols 478
2 Terry Reed 438
3 Dave Crawley, Jr. 336
4 Kyle Waters 320
5 Rudy Zaragoza 318
6 Wes Biesenthal 314
7 Brian Dasenbrock 248
8 Shawn Ziemer 212
9 Justin Layne 210
10 John Farris 200

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Costume Contest At Sunday Awards Banquet

This coming Sunday, October 30, Macon Speedway will be holding it’s 2016 season ending awards banquet to honor its drivers in addition to those in the top ten in for the Midwest Big Ten Series divisions.

At the end of the awards ceremony, a costume contest will be held for those in costume. A couple of winners will take home prizes. Can’t wait to see your costumes!

The event, held this year at the Macon Community Center, in Macon, IL, will start at 4:00 with food at 4:30 and awards to follow. Cost is $15 per adult, while kids 11 and under are $5. Tickets will be sold at the door.

To RSVP, please call 217-764-3000.

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