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Diane Bennett Memorial Race Added To 2019 Macon Schedule

Diane Bennett Memorial Race Added To 2019 Macon Speedway Schedule

(Macon, IL) The 2019 Macon Speedway schedule has a new addition, as track officials have added the “Diane Bennett Memorial” to the August 10th “Eve Of Destruction” program.  In addition to the craziness of the rollover contest, flagpole race, and race ‘em-wreck ‘em, a couple of the divisions will be running for some extra money and special trophies during the event.

The races will be in memory of Diane Bennett, who passed away in 2015.  Bennett was a longtime scorekeeper at Macon Speedway and a friend to dirt track racing for more than 30 years.  In addition to scoring for over 30 years at Macon Speedway, Bennett also scored for Track Enterprises and at Farmer City Raceway.  She was also a promoter of Cerro Gordo Speedway with her husband Tom.

Diane’s daughter, Kellie, has spearheaded the effort to have a great event in her late mom’s name.  In addition to extra prize money already put toward the overall purse for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Kellie will be selling position sponsorships to add more bonuses for the drivers.  Position sponsors are available for $10 and up and there is no limit on how much money can be put toward a certain finishing position.

“Diane was a wonderful lady, great racing official, and she is greatly missed in the racing community,” said Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent. “It will be nice to honor her with a race in her name.”

An additional $1500 in prize money has already been split between the two classes, with plenty more expected from position sponsors.  Position sponsors will get mentions on Macon Speedway’s website, social media, and at the track via announcements.  To put your name on a position or positions, email Kellie Bennett at kellie2323@yahoo.com or call 217-520-9005.

Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13.  There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night.  In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

About Macon Speedway:

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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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Test & Tune Days Next For Central Illinois Race Tracks

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Set For Weekend Practice
 
(Macon, IL) After a successful Hickory Point Mall Race Car Show this past weekend, drivers in Central Illinois are getting set for their first on track activity, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 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 23 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 $20, while grandstand admission is free.
 
Lincoln Speedway will open up this Sunday, March 24 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 $20, while grandstand admission is free.
 
Additional tests will be held at the two tracks, leading up to the opening weekend, April 12 and 13. For Macon Speedway, the additional tests will be Sunday, March 31 and Saturday, April 6. For Lincoln Speedway, the additional test will be Saturday, March 30.
 
Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season opener will be held on Friday, April 12. Five divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis.
 
Macon Speedway’s 74th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 13. There will be driver autographs before the races plus CEFCU Kids Club on Millikin University Night. In action will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Saturday, March 23-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 24-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, March 30-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 31-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 6-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Friday, April 12-Lincoln Speedway 16th Season Opener
Saturday, April 13-Macon Speedway 74th 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). 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. 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.

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Macon & Lincoln Speedway Car Show This Weekend At Hickory Point Mall

Tickets To Be Given Away In Open Drawings

(Macon, IL 03-14-19) Drivers and teams throughout central Illinois are ready to show off their newly painted rides this coming weekend at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL.  The show is back for a fourth straight year, after a near 20 year hiatus.  The Macon and Lincoln Speedway event is scheduled for this Friday-Sunday, March 15-17.

The show will be three days long with cars entering on Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 PM and exiting on Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 PM.  Track Enterprises will also have a booth set up, handing out info including pocket schedules for their special events in addition to Macon, Lincoln, and the Terre Haute Action Track.  UMP Memberships will be on sale in addition to a signup box for a chance to win Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway season opener tickets.

The show is a great benefit to those who like to display their newly prepared rides before receiving battle scars from on track action.  It’s also an additional benefit to sponsors, putting them in front of thousands of sets of eyes over the course of the show.  Those who entered the show are asked to arrive by 8:30 on Thursday night to prepare for entry into the mall and to bring material for under the car in case of a possible leak.

The car show is the unofficial start to the season, as test and tune events will start next week on Saturday, March 23 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season of racing will take the green flag on Friday, April 12th, while the 74th Macon Speedway season opener is set for Saturday, April 13.

Hickory Point Mall opened in 1978 and is located in Forsyth, IL, the northside of the greater Decatur area.  It features Bergner’s, Kohl’s, Ross, Von Maur, TJ Maxx, and Hobby Lobby in addition to a large number of specialty shops.

For information during the winter on the 2019 season, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, and Track Enterprises at www.trackenterprises.com.  You can also call the office at 217-764-3200.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 15-17 – Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show
Saturday, March 23 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 24 – Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, March 30 – Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 31 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 6 – Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Friday, April 12 – Lincoln Speedway 16th Season Opener
Saturday, April 13 – Macon Speedway 74th Season Opener

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Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Big Ten Champions Honored This Past Weekend

(Decatur, IL) Drivers, teams, officials, and fans converged in Central Illinois this past weekend for the 2018 Champion Awards Banquet at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel in Decatur, IL.  Top finishers from the previous season were awarded trophies and checks for the success that they had at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Midwest Big Ten Series.  A large turnout was on hand, the food was great, and a good time was had as it was the first time the two tracks had a combined banquet.

Taking home the most hardware was Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor.  The second generation driving veteran took top honors in the Pro Late Model division for the Big Ten Series, Macon Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway.  Taylor had one win and five top fives at Lincoln to go along with two Big Ten wins and six Macon victories.

Another driver that made a lot of trips on stage was Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire.  Maguire, who had a career year, was sixth at Lincoln and third at Macon as well as the Big Ten Series in Pro Late Model competition.  To top things off, Maguire finished fourth in the Big Ten Super Late Models.

Other Lincoln Speedway champions were Decatur, IL’s Jeremy Reed, who also won the Hornet national championship, Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL who took top honors in the Nutech Seed DII Midget class, and Brian Lynn, of Mason City, who squeaked past his son, Austin, on the last night to take the Modified title.

At Macon Speedway, Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew took the Hornet championship, garnering two feature wins.  The tightest point race of the year had Tim Bedinger of Taylorville, IL and Scott Williams of LeRoy, IL end in a tie, however, the tie-breaker went in Bedinger’s favor and the veteran took the trophy.  Cody Stilwell, of Godfrey, IL, won the B-Mod championship, while New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard claimed the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified title.  Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer claimed the Macon Speedway Street Stock championship.

In addition to Taylor’s Big Ten Pro Late Model championship, two other series titles were awarded.  In the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols continued to remain nearly unbeaten, winning seven features in nine starts and the championship.  Rounding things out, New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga claimed the Super Late Model championship with four top fives in seven starts.

Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner that included salad, roast beef, fried chicken, potatoes, green beans and dessert.  A large number of door prizes were given out as well as plenty of contingency awards for the loyal drivers.

Up next will be the 2019 racecar show at the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL.  Several openings remain for those who would like to display their cars, at no cost.  The cars will be on display Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17.  To enter your car, contact race officials via facebook or by calling 217-764-3200.

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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Banquet Postponed To February 2nd

Officials Err On Side Of Caution With Impending Storm

(Decatur, IL) Officials from Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Midwest Big Ten Series have made the decision to postpone the 2018 Awards Banquet that was scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.  The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 2 due to the incoming winter storm, which could create treacherous driving conditions.

Speedway officials decided to make the decision for the safety of those who were planning to attend.  At the time of the decision, The Weather Channel was calling for a possible total of 6-11 inches of snow with steady 30 mile per hour winds and gusts as high as 50.

“We really put a lot of time and effort into the planning for the season awards banquet so we were looking forward to having it this weekend.  That said, we have to realize we have drivers coming from all over the state and travel conditions will likely be less than favorable.  Hopefully the February 2 date is the safer option,” Stated Track Enterprises Operations Manager, Adam Mackey.

The Decatur Conference Center and Hotel will provide the delicious buffet style meal that includes salad, fried chicken, roast beef, pasta salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and desserts.  Coffee, tea, and water is also included while other drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Those who couldn’t attend this weekend can still call to order tickets for the new February 2 date.  Cost will be $20 if paid by January 28 or $25 after that date.  Doors will open at 6:00 for cocktail hour, dinner at 7:00, and awards will be handed out at 8:00.  To RSVP, call 217-764-3200.

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LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES UNVEILS 2019 SCHEDULE

BATAVIA, OHIO (October 29, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2019 schedule, with a lineup featuring a record-breaking 65 feature events. The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states, showcasing the talents of the nation’s top dirt late model drivers along the way.

The 2019 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including February 1st-2nd at Golden Isles Speedway; February 4th-9th at East Bay Raceway Park; and February 10th at Bubba Raceway Park. As is tradition, the 2019 championship battle will conclude October 18th-19th at the 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Three tracks on the 2019 tour will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. on April 5th, Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. on September 20th, and Raceway 7 in Monroe Center, Ohio on October 4th.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Ga. for the first time since June 2009, on April 6th. 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa also returns to the Lucas Late Model Dirt Series slate, for the first time since May 2010, on May 16th. On May 17th, for the first time since May 2008, the tour will visit Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

The 2019 campaign will be highlighted by a generous number of the industries richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Mansfield Motor Speedway’s Dirt Million ($100,000+); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

“To be crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, the driver must be able to master a diversified race schedule that truly challenges the best of the best,” said Rick Schwallie, Series Director.

“The 2019 schedule will offer drivers and teams the test of conquering a mix of traditional favorites and all-new venues – while providing race fans around the world the most thrilling events of the season,” Schwallie added. “None of this would be possible without the infrastructure that Lucas Oil provides and all the support of our tracks, promoters, marketing partners, race teams, car owners, and fans.”

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2019 tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tour Schedule:

Date Event Name Track To Win Laps
Feb 1 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 2 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 4 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 5 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 6 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 7 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 8 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 9 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 10 Winter Nationals Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL $10,000 50
Mar 15 Buckeye Spring 50 Atomic Speedway Chillicothe, OH $12,000 50
Mar 16 22nd Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $12,000 50
Apr 5 Tennessee’s Action Track 50 411 Motor Speedway Seymour, TN $12,000 50
Apr 6 North Georgia Speedway Chatsworth, GA $12,000 50
Apr 12 Steel Valley 50 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH $12,000 50
Apr 13 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $12,000 50
Apr 14 The Rumble by the River Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $10,000 50
Apr 26 Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Apr 27 St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon Speedway Macon, IL $12,000 100
May 3 Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, TN $12,000 50
May 4 33rd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Florence Speedway Union, KY $12,000 50
May 16 34 Raceway Burlington, IA $10,000 50
May 17 Farley Speedway Farley, IA $12,000 50
May 18 NAPA North Star Nationals Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN $12,000 50
May 23 6th Annual Cowboy Classic Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 45
May 24 The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
May 25 27th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
May 30 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
May 31 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
Jun 1 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $15,000 100
Jun 13 Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial Fayetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
Jun 14 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC $12,000 50
Jun 15 Big Daddy 75 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN $15,000 75
Jul 3 Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 50
Jul 4 Independence 50 Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Jul 5 25th Annual Topless 50 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $12,000 50
Jul 6 Freedom 50 Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $12,000 50
Jul 12 NAPA Know How 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Jul 13 13th Annual Diamond Nationals Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $12,000 50
Jul 16 Bullet SportsWear Shootout Brown County Speedway Aberdeen, SD $10,000 50
Jul 17 Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN $10,000 50
Jul 18 Go 50 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $12,000 50
Jul 19-20 9th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $53,000 80
Aug 8 Sunoco North/South Shootout Florence Speedway Union, KY $10,000 50
Aug 9-10 37th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Florence Speedway Union, KY $50,000 100
Aug 15 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 16 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 17 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $40,000 100
Aug 22 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 23 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 24 Dirt Million Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $100,000 + 100
Aug 30 15th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY $12,000 50
Aug 31 Bob Miller Memorial Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Sep 1 51st Annual Hillbilly Hundred Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $30,000 100
Sep 12 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 13 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 14 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
Sep 20 Late Model Shootout Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN $12,000 50
Sep 21 40th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $15,000 100
Oct 4 Great Lakes 50 Raceway 7 Monroe Center, OH $12,000 50
Oct 5 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA $20,000 100
Oct 12 Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA $12,000 50
Oct 13 Lucas Oil Rome Showdown Rome Speedway Rome, GA $10,000 50
Oct 18-19 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2018 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway 2018 Banquet Date & Location Announced

Big Ten Series To Also Celebrate At January 19 Event

(Macon, IL) With the 2018 racing season in the rear view mirror and drivers looking ahead to 2019, officials from the Track Enterprises office have announced the awards banquet date for Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway.  This year’s ceremony will include both tracks as well as the three Midwest Big Ten Series. The event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.

On the Lincoln Speedway side, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, claimed this year’s Pro Late Model championship. Brian Lynn, of Mason City, IL, edged his son, Austin, in a tight battle for this year’s Modified championship.  In the Nutech Seed DII Midgets by Bailey Chassis class, Mason City’s Andy Baugh will take top honors.  In the Hornet class, Decatur, IL driver, Jeremy Reed, took the championship.

Taylor also claimed the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model championship at Macon Speedway, while Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified title.  In B-Mod action, Cody Stilwell of Godfrey, IL will take top honors, while Tim Bedinger, of Taylorville, took the tiebreaker over Scott Williams in the Sportsman class.  In Street Stock action, Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL was champion, while Mike Eskew, of Springfield, IL, squeaked a close one out over Jeremy Reed.

Midwest Big Ten Action this year saw New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga win the Super Late Model championship.  Guy Taylor ended with the clean sweep in Pro Late Model action, winning the Big Ten title in addition to his track championships.  Rounding things out, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols took yet another Street Stock title.

In addition to the champions, drivers who met the attendance eligibility requirements and finished in the top ten in those classes will also be honored.  Invitations will be sent to those who have awards coming to them at the January 19 affair.  In addition to those being honored, anyone is welcome to attend the banquet including drivers, fans, crew members, officials, and sponsors.

The Decatur Conference Center and Hotel will provide the delicious buffet style meal that includes salad, fried chicken, roast beef, pasta salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and desserts.  Coffee, tea, and water is also included while other drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Cost to attend the banquet is $20 per person for those who call to RSVP with payment by January 14th.  Anyone paying after January 14th will pay $25 per person.  A block of hotel rooms are also available for any guests wishing to stay overnight following the awards ceremony.  Reservations for rooms must be made directly through the hotel.

Doors will open at 6:00 for cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 7:00, and awards will be handed out at 8:00.

For more information or to RSVP with payment, call 217-764-3200.

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Champions Decided in Macon Finale

(Macon, IL) Three championships were on the line Saturday night in the Macon Speedway season finale. The Sportsman division was separated by four points; the Hornets were separated by eight points and the B-Modifieds by 42. Cody Stillwell made appearance on the track during the feature to clinch the B-Modified track title. That left two divisions left for the championship.

Tim Bedinger of Taylorville won the Sportsman track championship because he made one last pass to move an extra position ahead of Scott Williams to move to a tie in the points. By virtue of Bedinger’s one feature win, he would be crowned champion over Williams in the tiebreaker. Williams was battling a deflating right rear tire during the race’s end and was losing speed and momentum as Bedinger was flying fast from fourth to third. As the checkered flag was in the air, Bedinger went side-by-side with Brandon Pralle and connected sides coming out of the corner. Bedinger flew ahead to take third as Dennis Vandermeersch bypassed Wes Odell for the checkered flag.

In the Hornet division, Mike Eskew led by eight points over Jeremy Reed. Reed blasted away to the lead and sealed a victory lane feature win. His biggest question was where Eskew finished. Eskew started 11th because of his win the previous week. (Hornet rules stipulate that the winner driver cannot start any higher than tenth when returning after the following feature) Eskew knifed his way through the field and closed in to make it a third place finish and take the Hornet Championship by two points over Jeremy Reed.

Tim Hancock won in the B-Modifieds to take a top five points finish and claimed the B-Modified National points. Cody Stillwell took ninth to win the divisional championship.

Jeremy Nichols looked as smooth as usual with a top side run and a checkered flag at night’s end. The points champion had anything but a smooth night. Shawn Ziemer started the night with a championship locked up and looked to just finish the night. The race ended with Ziemer on the back of the tow truck after the car broke down in the race’s closing laps.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. also had his championship locked up coming into the night’s action but still looked to finish the night on a high note. He would lead the first 18 laps of the BillingsleyRewards.com feature but switched grooves which opened the chance for McKay Wenger to take over with one lap left. Sheppard would finish second but still end the night with a smile on his face.

Trevin Littleton, a 13-year-old from Jacksonville, won his fourth-straight Micro Sprint feature event. He cruised past Jeremy Camp to make it happen midway through the race as his car got locked in on the dirt track.

Macon Speedway hosted special races during the evening of the ladies with a Powder Puff race with women competing in Hornets cars and Street Stocks cars. Melissa Nichols, wife of Jeremy Nichols, won the Street Stock race and Paige Eskew, wife of Mike Eskew took the Hornet race. There were also Mechanics races in the Sportsman/Street Stocks competition and the Modifieds/B-Modifieds classes. Tom Graham, Speedway veteran, took his son Jeff’s Modified into victory lane and Alex Wilson won in the Sportsman/Street Stocks Mechanics race.

Macon Speedway thanks all of the sponsors for the 73rd season of stock car racing and plans are already in line for the 2019 season with the season opener scheduled in April. The staff and officials at Macon Speedway were pleased with the way the season was ran and look forward to another successful run when springtime comes around next year.

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 4. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 5. Scott Williams (Leroy), 6. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 8. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Robert Saltzman (Chatsworth)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Andrew Dudash (St. Louis, MO), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Michael McKay (Springfield), 5. Adam Webb (Decatur), 6. David Lauritson (Normal), 7. Ken Reed (Decatur), 8. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 9. Paul Peters (Pana), 10. Carter Dart (Springfield)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. McKay Wenger (Fairbury), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 8. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 9. Brian Burns (Bethany), 10. Michael Kettler (Millstadt)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 7. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Darrell Dick (Monticello)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 4. Michael Kettler (Millstadt), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Tyler Blankenship (St. Elmo), 8. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 9. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 10. Jeramie Fowler (Decatur)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Rob Cook (O’Fallon, MO), 3. Tyler Day (Atwood), 4. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 5. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 6. Nick Worley (St. Charles, MO), 7. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 8. Wyatt Simpson (Lerna), 9. Will Armitage (Athens), 10. Jeremyn Brown (Decatur)

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IT’S BRANDT CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

The 2018 racing season comes to an end this evening at Macon Speedway with the BRANDT Season Finale “Racing For The Cup” Night. Six divisions of action will be on track with some very tight point battles coming into the racing program. In addition, powder puff races and mechanics races will be held.

Officials have collected prizes throughout the last couple of weeks to give out to fans as part of “Give Back To Fans” night. Plenty of giveaways will be had, including plenty of Texas Roadhouse appetizer cards for those who arrive early in the night.

Don’t miss your final chance to see dirt track racing at one of the most exciting dirt tracks there is, Macon Speedway! This is your final race night until April 2019! Full details below…

Saturday, September 29
Brandt Consolidated Season Finale
Racing For The Cup
Powder Puff Races
Give Back To Fans Night

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*DIRTcar Racing UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

More Information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway​ online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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WSOY Food Drive

Please bring canned non-perishable goods to the track tonight to donate to the WSOY Food drive. Those who do will receive an extra ticket for the fan giveaway drawings!

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