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Macon Speedway Nearly Beats Mother Nature

All Races Complete Except Hornet Challenge

(Macon, IL) By the time the night was to begin, the event looked doomed. Dark skies and spitting rain threatened the event but the rain stopped and all but one feature was completed Saturday night. The $1,000-to-win Hornet Challenge was the only event not completed as Mother Nature unleashed a steady rain and made the 1/5th mile un-raceable.

The Sportsman and Street Stock divisions were both won by the same driver as Lovington’s Jeremy Nichols raced double duty and wasted little time dashing to the front and running away from the competitors in both divisions.

Tim Hancock is now 2-for-2 in B-Modified features at Macon Speedway as he easily handled the competition and the track conditions en route to the checkered flag.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds was won by Dave Crawley, Jr. It was another strong showing by the former track champion as he opened the lead and ran and hid from the second place driver Brian Shaw. Shaw would break down on lap 17 and allow Cory Daugherty the chance to chase down Crawley for the second-straight feature event in the Modifieds.

The finish of the night came in the Pro Late Models division as Matt Taylor outlasted the charge from Dakota Ewing. Ewing nearly took the lead away from Taylor during the late stages of the race with an open-wheel slide job in the second turn but it would not hold cleanly and Taylor retook the advantage on the back straightaway and held onto the number one spot in the field. Earlier in the evening, Taylor re-set the fast time in qualifying, taking away the three-week record that was taken from him by Jake Little at 11.356. The new record stands at 11.235.

The Hornet Challenge will be rescheduled next Saturday night as part of a double-feature program for the 4-cylinders. Also, it will be Pabst Blue Ribbon Night with specials on PBR beer. A $2 happy hour will be held between 5:00-7:00. College students showing their school IDs will be admitted free.

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 7. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 8. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Wade Glover (Brighton), 9. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 10. Kenny Morris (Chandlerville)

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Tom Graham (Stonington), 6. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 7. Jerry Myers (Springfield), 8. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Jim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 5. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Greg Osman (Macon), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Kevin Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jimmy Glover (Alton), 7. Adam Webb (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/05/macon-speedway-nearly-beats-mother-nature/

Races Are On At Macon Speedway

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We ARE racing tonight at Macon Speedway. Track is prepped and ready to go.

Pits are open
Stands at 5:00
Pill draw ends at 5:50
Hotlaps begin at 6:00
PLM qualifying at 6:45
Racing 7:00

Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under Free

More info at maconracing.com

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IT’S RACE DAY!

Kid's Castle Teachers Night 2016Round 2 of the Hornet Challenge Weekend rolls in along with a full racing program on tap on Kid’s Castle Learning Center Teacher Appreciation & Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Celebration Night. Adam Webb captured night 1 last night at Lincoln Speedway. Can he sweep or will a different face grace victory lane? Be here tonight to find that out plus see all of the other great racing!

Divisions racing

DIRTcar UMP Hornets ($1,000 to win)
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks

Pits 4pm

Stands 5pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hotlaps 6pm
Racing Starts 7pm

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Teachers Admitted FREE with school ID

More information at maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

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Hornet Challenge Weekend Up Next For Lincoln & Macon Speedways

Payout Increase Just Announced

Lincoln Macon Hornet Challenge                Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL announced in February an unprecedented weekend of racing, camping, partying, and all out fun for Hornet competitors during the month of May.  That time is now.  The Friday-Saturday doubleheader is this upcoming weekend, Friday, May 6 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, May 7 at Macon Speedway.  Now, Track Enterprises officials have added to an already sizable payoff.

Due to a lot of interest and positive comments on the weekend, each feature will now pay $1,000 to win and $50 to start, instead of the $30 to start that was originally planned.  On top of that, additional $100 bonuses are in place for the highest finishing out of state car each race, with competitors from all over expected to attend.

The events will see heat races set up by draw, with passing points used to lock drivers into the feature field.  A semi will be held to give remaining drivers a last chance to make the show.  The Hornet class will be teched by Macon UMP rules which include street tires/wheels only and no coilovers.

Pre-entry fee is $30 for each day or $40 if not received by Saturday, April 30.

The complete payout for the 20 car starting field is: $1,000, $400, $250, $150, $100, $90, $80, $70, $60, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50

On Friday at Lincoln Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing action will take the green shortly after 7:00.  On Saturday at Macon Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing action will start at 7:00.

Lincoln Speedway racing will also include Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and DII Midgets.  Macon Speedway Hornet action will be topped off with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and B-Mods.

For travelers looking for a place to stay on Friday night after the races, the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Lincoln, IL have a racers rate.  Just mention Lincoln Speedway to get your discount.

For more Lincoln information, 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.

For information on Macon, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/hornet-challenge-weekend-up-next-for-lincoln-macon-speedways/

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 At Macon Speedway Postponed

imageLucas Oil Late Models Rescheduled To Tuesday, July 26

Macon Speedway officials along with those from the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series have decided to pull the plug on the April 30 running of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, due to overnight rains and the abysmal forecast for the 1/5-mile facility.

Officials had hoped to see a change in Saturday’s forecast but various weather models stayed consistent with a near 100% chance for a major portion of the day.

Track promoter Bob Sargent stated, “We were holding out hope that forecasters were wrong all week but it just wasn’t meant to be. Now, we will regroup and look forward to the make-up date.”

The 3rd running of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 will now be held on Tuesday, July 26 as part of a big week of Late Model racing in the midwest. In addition to the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models, the Bilingsley Towing Modifieds and B-Mods are also on the card.

The next event on the Macon Speedway schedule is next Saturday, May 7 with six divisions of action. Headlining the event will be the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge and the season opener for the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models. Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Sportsman will also
race.

Pits will open next Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00 shortly after the pill draw ends and racing will begin at 7:00.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/st-louis-u-pic-a-part-100-at-macon-speedway-postponed/

LUCAS OIL LATE MODELS RETURN TO THE MIDWEST

2016news_4-26Special From lucasdirt.com…

Macon Speedway Event Set For Saturday Night

WAYCROSS, GA (April 28, 2016) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will wrap up the month of April by visiting the Midwest for two thrilling events. The action will kick off on Friday, April 29th at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. On Saturday, April 30th, the Series will return to Macon Speedway in Macon, IL.

The 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will cap off the weekend on Saturday, April 30th. The highly anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. In 2015, Jimmy Owens went to victory lane over Jason Feger, Devin Moran, Shannon Babb, and Ryan Unzicker. The Open Wheel Modifieds and B-Modifieds will also be in competition. For tickets and more information, visit: www.maconracing.com.

DirtonDirt.com will offer a “LIVE” Pay-Per-View Broadcast of the events at Macon Speedway, providing multi-camera coverage of all the racing action as it happens LIVE, including driver interviews, instant replays and more! To learn more about the LIVE PPV broadcast and how to order it, visit: https://www.dirtondirt.com/liveOrder.php?id=46.

Defending champion, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist in the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Jared Landers is third, followed by Darrell Lanigan. Brandon Sheppard completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Don O’Neal, and Steve Francis. Colton Flinner leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year – Presented by Hot Rod Processing.

Track Information:

Macon Speedway

Phone Number 217-764-3000

Track Promoter: Bob Sargent

Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544

Website: www.maconracing.com

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway – April 30th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Macon Speedway April 30th Event Purse:

$12,000-to-win: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/lucas-oil-late-models-return-to-the-midwest/

Lucas Oil Late Model Stars Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

Davenport & Bloomquist Two To Watch

04-30-16 Lucas Oil Late Model Flyer                The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is heading to Macon IL Speedway this coming Saturday, April 30, as part of a double header weekend.  After two years of Thursday night events, the series will now race at the high banked 1/5-mile on a Saturday night for the first time.  The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 will pay $12,000 to the winner.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has over 50 events scheduled all across the country in 2016.  The best of the best compete on a race-to-race basis with the series, which made its first ever Macon Speedway appearance in 2014.  Bobby Pierce took the victory in 2014, while Jimmy Owens grabbed the win last year.  This year’s field will once again be strong and wicked quick.

The current championship standings have dominant Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 110 over veteran Scott Bloomquist.  Jared Landers, Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard round out the top five.  Currently finishing up the top ten are Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., and Don O’Neal.

The night before the Macon event, the stars will be racing in Granite City, IL at Tri-City Speedway.

Joining the Late Models Saturday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds in addition to the ever growing B-Mod division.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, while children 11 and under are $5.

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 some weeknight specials.

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Felker Returns to Macon Speedway Winner Circle

(Macon, IL) Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, MO., made the move to the lead midway through the 30-lap A-Main in the first-of-five trips to Macon Speedway in 2016 for the POWRi Midgets. Tanner Thorson was in charge for the first 14 laps before Felker made the move for the lead with lapped traffic in the way. Both drivers were sticking to the top of the 1/5th mile but Felker took over with a move known throughout open-wheel racing as the slide job. Before the feature started, there was excitement as Tyler Thomas flipped his Midget after the parade lap when drivers would step on the gas petal and warm their tires. Two-time Chili Bowl champion and driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rico Abreu finished seventh. Decatur native Terry Babb made the final transfer spot for the feature out of the B-Main, started 22nd of 23 cars, and finished fifth.

In the POWRi Micro Sprints, top groove racing prevailed for Frank Galusha. The Lincoln, NE., native followed by both Matthew and Nicholas Howard, Galusha made some of his best moves when the back of the pack was being caught up by the leaders and he managed to put some breathing room between him and the Howards. Blue Mound’s Jeremy Camp managed a top five finish among 23 cars.

Macon Speedway’s newest division debuted Saturday night with the Division II Midgets, formerly known as the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series, with 20 cars. Champaign’s Patrick Bruns rode the high side to the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature event.

The lone Macon Speedway stock car division was the Street Stock class and Nick Justice won back-to-back feature events. Brian Dasenbrock kept second place away from Kyle Waters. Luke Force and Jamie Suddarth completed the top five.

Sunday brings racing to Macon Speedway with the make-up of the rained out Battle of the Prairie Go-Karts event. Gates open at 11am, hot laps at noon with racing starting at 1pm. Saturday night is set to be a mega event at the historic oval with the 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, a 100-lap, $12,000-to-win event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Billingsley Towing Modifieds and B-Modifieds are also scheduled.

POWRi Midgets–1. Andrew Felker, 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Austin Brown, 4. Justin Peck, 5. Terry Babb, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Rico Abreu, 8. Garrett Aitken, 9. Jake Neuman, 10. Austin Prock

POWRi Micro Sprints–1. Frank Galusha, 2. Matthew Howard, 3. Nicholas Howard, 4. Nathan Benson, 5. Jeremy Camp, 6. Allen Cope, 7. Nic Harris, 8. Garrett Duff, 9. Shelby Bosie, 10. Slater Helt

POWRi Division II Midgets–1. Patrick Bruns, 2. Tyler Vantoll, 3. Johnny Heydenreich, 4. Adam Taylor, 5. Max Pozsgai, 6. Hunter Lane, 7. Austin Archdale, 8. Jason Walls, 9. Jordan Caskey, 10. John Springer

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Luke Force (Argenta), 5. Jamie Suddarth (Mt. Zion), 6. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 7. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 8. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 9. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/felker-returns-to-macon-speedway-winner-circle/

Bring on POWRi! Racing Macon TONIGHT!

POWRi April 23Tonight, the POWRi National Midgets, Micros, DII Midgets, and DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks will race at Macon Speedway.

Pits open at 3:00
Stands at 5:00
SS Pill Draw Ends at 5:50
Hotlaps 6:00
Racing 7:00

 

$15 Adult Admission
Kids 11 & Under Free!

 

More info maconracing.com

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Battle In The Prairie Karting Sunday!

Pits Open At 10 AM
(Parking Allowed Earlier)

Hotlaps 12:00 Noon

2016Battle in the Prairie flyer 3-7 (1)

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