Category Archive: archived

Jul 09

Miles Chevrolet Night with Christmas in July’s Annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive Saturday, July 13

christmas in july-sm

(Macon, IL) July is heating up, but Macon Speedway and Miles Chevrolet will be cooling things down on Saturday, July 13 with Christmas in July Night – our annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive! Anyone who brings a toy to donate to the drive will get $2 off their gate admission price! Prairieland A.B.A.T.E. will be collecting the toys to donate and distribute them to area charities to make a child’s Christmas day special.

We will also have a full schedule of racing with Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and 600cc Mini Sprints. There will be a double feature for the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets. Double the excitement! With the racing season half over, the competition for division champions is heating up!

Adult tickets will cost $12 and children 11 & under are free. Pit gates open at 4 pm; grandstands open at 5pm with the racing action starting at 7 pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, July 20 is Kid’s Castle Night, Hall of Fame Driver Reunion Night along with the makeup date for the 95Q Firecracker 40’s AND FIREWORKS! The Midwest Big Ten Late Model Series will also be returning that night.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then .6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles.  For more information, call 217-764-3000(track), 217-764-3220(information hotline), or contact us via email at track@trackenterprises.com.  Also visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/07/miles-chevrolet-night-with-christmas-in-julys-annual-christmas-for-kids-toy-drive-saturday-july-13/

Jul 08

33rd Annual Herald & Review 100 & UMP Summer Nationals Thursday, July 11

33rd Annual Hehr100rald & Review 100 and UMP Summer Nationals set to invade Macon Speedway Thursday, July 11 along with NASCAR star Kenny Wallace 

(Macon, IL) One of the most exciting races on the Summer Nationals tour will be held at the “world’s fastest 1/5 mile dirt track” –  Macon Speedway – this Thursday night, July 11st. The Herald & Review 100 is an annual event that draws the top names from around the region to compete for the winner’s share of one of the season’s largest purses. Owner of Macon Speedway, Bob Sargent, believes this Thursday’s running of the Herald & Review 100 will provide fans with some of the best action ever seen at the historic facility.

This event will mark stop 24 in the 30-date Summer Nationals Late Model “The Hell Tour”. The Summer SumNat_thumbNationals tour pays over three-quarters of a million dollars in prize money with Thursday night’s winner taking home $5000 for their win. The UMP Summer Nationals tour has quickly become one of the most anticipated dirt Late Model tours in the nation that attracts talented drivers like Dennis Erb, Randy Korte, Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley, Kevin Weaver, Billy Moyer and Shannon Babb.  The leader of the Summer Nationals tour as of June 30, 2013 is Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, IL. Last year’s winner of the Macon Speedway Summer Nationals was Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL.

The Herald & Review 100 came about as a sponsor was needed for a big race that was to become a summertime staple at Macon Speedway. Local promoter and previous track owner Wayne Webb succeeded in convincing the Herald & Review newspaper to put up part of the money to sponsor the race. The first incarnation of the race saw a record crowd attend to watch local favorite Butch Garner take the first checkered flag. To date Bob Pierce of Oakwood, IL and Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, IL are only 4-time winners of this race. Only one father-son pair have won the race, that being Dick (1988) and Matt (2000) Taylor of Springfield, IL. Macon Speedway’s second generation drivers (drivers whose fathers have raced there) have won the race 4 times. Joe Ross Jr. (twice), Matt Taylor, and Shannon Babb are on that list.

The 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be racing that night including the Billingsley TowingSummit_Mod_Nat_Logo_2013 Modifieds – all running for the $1,000 first place prize. NASCAR star and Macon Speedway co-owner Kenny Wallace will also be racing in the series. Jeff Curl of Forrest, IL is in the lead of the point standings as of July 3. Ray Bollinger is one point behind with Kenny Wallace in third place in the series.

Thursday night will be a big night of racing with a lot of excitement for both Late Model and Modified racing fans.

Adult tickets will cost $25 and children 11 & under are $5. Pit gates open at 4 pm; grandstands open at 5pm with the racing action starting at 7 pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The Herald & Review 100 is just one of many races still on the action packed July schedule. On July 13 join us for Christmas in July – Christmas for Kids Toy Drive presented by Miles Chevrolet.  Saturday, July 20 will be Kid’s Castle Night with the makeup for the 95Q Firecracker 40’s and FIREWORKS!

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then .6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles.  For more information, call 217-764-3000(track), 217-764-3220(information hotline), or contact us via email at track@trackenterprises.com.  Also visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/07/33rd-annual-herald-review-100-ump-summer-nationals-thursday-july-11/

Jul 07

FIREMAN’S BALL

Thanks to “SKEFF Distributing” for being our Major Sponsor, of the “Fireman’s Ball”. Macon Speedway would also like to thank our Associate Sponsor “The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce” and their members-Blakley (Heating Cooling and Plumbing), Aaron’s, Dunn’s Ambulance and Collections of Profession, and Ahlstrom Filtration. Thanks to all for a successful night of racing at Macon Speedway.

Crazy Kid’s Club finally got their first night in and it was a blast. The Aaron’s “Lucky Dog” and the Macon fire truck were on display and interactive with the kids. Thanks to Kid’s Castle, SavMor Pharmacy, and Highside Graphix for their sponsorship.

The feature event of the night were the “Topless Sportsman” who raced 40 laps. It was a battle to see who would come out in front when the checkered flag waved. Dave Crawley, Jr., was able to accomplish that goal. Finishing out the top 5 places are 2nd Jeremy Nichols, 3rd Mike Pickering, 4th Wes Odell and 5th Curt Rhodes

Billingsley Towing Modified’s results: 1st Guy Taylor, 2nd Cory Daugherty, 3rd Danny Smith, 4th Steve Ewing and 5th Randy Huffman

Street Stock results: 1st Jeremy Nichols, 2nd Mike Pickering, 3rd Gene Reed, 4th Terry Reed and 5th Thomas Riech

Outlaw Hornets results: 1st Adam Webb, 2nd Jeremy Reed, 3rd Donnie Justice, 4th Michael Gossett and 5th Fred Reed Jr.

Stock Hornets results: 1st Mike McChristy, 2nd Tharin Reno, 3rd Tom Eskew, 4th Bruce Boliard, and 5th John Bright Jr.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/07/firemans-ball/

Jul 02

Skeff Distributing presents the Fireman’s Ball Topless Sportsman 40 this Saturday, July 6

macon_logo

       (Macon, IL) Race fans will be treated to a special UMP event at Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 6 with the help of Skeff Distributing in Decatur for the Fireman’s Ball Sportsman Topless 40. This event will feature the Sportsman division racing with the top of their cars removed for the top prize of $800. Skeff Distributing will also be giving out awesome prizes during the entire night in appreciation of the fans!
Macon Speedway and Skeff Distributing will also be paying tribute to the hard working firemen this Saturday night.  All firemen with I.D. will be admitted for half price on Saturday for the night’s festivities to honor them.
Taylorville businesses will also be in attendance for Taylorville Night.
Divisions racing Saturday are Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Hornets.
So far this summer with 13 races left in the 2013 racing season, Nick Macklin of Argenta leads the UMP Sportsman points race followed by David Crawley, Jr. and Scott Landers tied for second, Mike Pickering and Tim Bedinger completing the top five.  Danny Smith of Argenta is on top of the UMP Modifieds with Jeff Graham in second, Joe Strawkas in third and Guy Taylor in fourth. Gene Reed of Shelbyville finds himself sitting on top of the UMP Street Stock division leading Bobby Beiler at this point in the season.  Jeremy Reed of Decatur leads the UMP 4-cyl. Stock Hornet division and Thad Gee of Bloomington is six points ahead of Austin Harbin of Argenta in the Stock Hornets going into Saturday night’s feature events.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. for July 6.
Also don’t miss the Herald & Review 100 UMP Summer Nationals and The Summit UMP Modified Series on Thursday, July 11.  There will be a 100-lap feature for the Late Models with $5,000 to win, and the UMP Modifieds will also take to the track that evening for $1,000 to win and a very exciting night for dirt track fans.  NASCAR star and Macon Speedway co-owner Kenny Wallace will be racing that night in the Modified division.
Macon Speedway is located  9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.
For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/07/skeff-distributing-presents-the-firemans-ball-topless-sportman-40-this-saturday-july-6/

Jun 29

Races for tonight June 29 2013 have been postponed

95Q NIGHT, FIRECRACKER 40’S AND FIREWORKS

AT MACON SPEEDWAY SATURDAY POSTPONED TIL JULY 20


(Macon, IL) Races at Macon Speedway for Saturday, June 29 have been postponed for this evening due to rain and lightning. The rescheduled date is July 20.

        Join us next weekend for the Skeff Distributing Fireman’s Ball and Topless  Sportsman. Macon Speedway,  with the help of Skeff Distributing in Decatur, would like to pay tribute to the hard working firemen next Saturday night.  All firemen with I.D. will be admitted for half  price on Saturday night for the night’s festivities to honor them.
        Taylorville businesses will also be in attendance for Taylorville Night.
Divisions racing next weekend are Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMPP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Hornets.

        Also don’t miss the Herald & Review 100 UMP Summer Nationals and The Summit UMP Modified Series on Thursday, July 11.  There will be a 100-lap feature for the Late Models with $5,000 to win, and the UMP Modifieds will also take to the track that evening for a $1,000 purse and a very exciting night for dirt track fans.  NASCAR star and Macon Speedway co-owner Kenny Wallace will be racing that night in the Modified division.

        Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. for June 29.
Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN will have their NASCAR NIGHT with Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader next Tuesday, July 2. Also racing that night will be UMP Modifieds and MSCS/KISS Sprints.
Macon Speedway is located  9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.
For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/races-for-tonight-jube-28-2013-have-been-postponed/

Jun 24

95Q Night, Firecracker 40’s and FIREWORKS this Saturday, June 29

Firecracker 40's 2013

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway welcomes 95Q Saturday, June 29, as part of an action-packed night of racing for all of our 6 regular weekly UMP divisions with a special focus on the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models Series and UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds in the Firecracker 40’s.  There will be a 40-lap feature for both the Late Models & Billingsley Towing Modified divisions that evening; and if two huge features were not enough, the fans at Macon Speedway will be treated to a huge fireworks display in honor of Independence Day.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models Series will be racing for $1,200 to win. The UMP Late Model driver Matt Taylor has a small point lead over Steve Sheppard, Jr. in his #5s Late Model.  The UMP Modified division will be racing for $600 to win.  The UMP Modified race is even tighter as Danny Smith leads Jeff Graham by a mere 14 points.  Macon Speedway provides a thrilling combination of edge-of-your-seat racing action, fun and exciting promotions, and wholesome family entertainment each and every Saturday night.  With 95Q and the Firecracker 40’s, Saturday, June 29 will be no exception.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at Macon Speedway!

Also racing June 29 will be UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets. With the season half way over, it’s becoming a tight point race in each division.

Also don’t miss the Herald & Review Summernationals/UMP Summernationals on Thursday, July 11.  There will be a 100-lap feature for the Late Models and the UMP Modifieds will also take to the track that evening for a very exciting night for dirt track fans.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. for June 29.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/95q-night-firecracker-40s-and-fireworks-this-saturday-june-29/

Jun 22

Burris Summer Shootout Go Kart Tour postponed until Sunday, June 23

burrisflyer

 

 

Due to rain on Saturday, June 22 the Burris Summer Tour Shootout Go Kart Tour will continue into Sunday, June 23. Gates will open at 8 am and the green flag will drop at 11 am. See you all there!

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/895/

Jun 17

Historic event races into Macon Speedway.

(Macon,Illinois) For over 65 years Macon Speedway has hosted many major events, with many different types, sizes, and shapes of race cars. But never before has Macon Speedway hosted a Burris Thunder Tour with over 400 Go Kart entries. Not only will this event be historic for Macon Speedway, but for the Burris Thunder Tour as well as it will be the richest purse in the tours history. And it will be the first time it has a kids extravaganza included in the weekends events.burrisflyer

 
 The Burris Thunder Tour travels all over Illinois and Indiana drawing Go Karts from 28 of the 50 States and as far away as Canada. On June 21st, and 22nd the Tour makes its stop in Macon, Illinois at the rich in history Macon Speedway. The grounds of the Speedway will be packed as over 450 entries are expected to take part in this event stated Kyle Urbasek, the tour Promoter stated. For the first time the Burris Thunder Tour will break the $40,000.00 purse and prizes for a single event. Go Karts are not a stranger to the Speedway as they had events here before. “But nothing as big as this” said one local driver. The teams, drivers, or Speedway will be in store for a first but so will the kids. This event will also host a Kids Extravaganza which will be a first in the Tours history. The Kids Extravaganza will be threw the entire weekend. There will be pit tours, games, sports, candy drops, and a ton of give aways. The Kids Extravaganza is completely free after the purchase of a general admission ticket. Urbasek Insurance Service Inc. and SavMor Pharmacy are proud sponsors of the Kids Extravaganza as they have donated all the prizes. The prizes range from bikes, event shirts, $100 and $50 Visa Gift Cards, and the Grand Prize of a remote control car valued over $250. 
 
Friday gates open at 1pm and Qualifying around 7:15pm. Saturday gates open at 8am and features starting around 5:30pm. General Admission for both days is only $5 and kids 5 and under are free. All pit tours and kids events are free. Macon Speedway is located at 205 N. Wiles St. Macon, Illinois 62544. For more information visit www.BurrisThunderTour.com or you can contact Kyle Urbasek at (815) 272-5547.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/historic-event-races-into-macon-speedway/

Jun 15

Macon Speedway Mueller Distributing Lite Beer 50’s cancelled for Saturday, June 15

Richard Petty must have taken the sunshine with him. With that mega-watt smile, it’s a possibility.


We’ve had a few weeks of great racing and perfect temperatures and no rain –  until today. Racing at Macon Speedway has been cancelled tonight due to rainfall, making the track too wet to race.Next week will be the Burris Summer Shootout Go Kart racing at Macon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22.

Regular racing will return on Saturday, June 29 with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s! UMP Late Models and UMP Modifieds will run 40 laps each that night, followed by FIREWORKS! Also racing that night will be UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Tickets are still on sale for the USAC Silver Crown Series and ARCA Car Series at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 and USAC Silver Crown Series and ARCA Car Series at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. Call 217-764-3200 for tickets!

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/macon-speedway-mueller-distributing-lite-beer-50s-canceled-for-saturday-june-15/

Jun 15

We are Racing Tonight..

As of 12 pm the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s are racing as scheduled tonight.. Please continue to check here or Facebook Maconspeedway or twitter @maconspeedway thanks

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2013/06/we-are-racing-tonight/

Older posts «

» Newer posts