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Jun 09

6_8_13 POWRi Results

poerimidget6_8powri mcro6_8All the results from the POWERi races!

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Jun 08

POWRi still going strong on third day of competition at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) .The First Annual POWRi Speed Week started on Thursday at Jacksonville, headed to Lincoln on Friday, and tonight performed to a packed house at Macon Speedway with a record 163 cars in all six divisions. At press time, the POWRi Micros were running their feature.

The Street Stock division had quite a few restarts before they had one lap down. Once they got in rhythm, Greg Osman took the lead on lap 14 after going head-to-head with Jeremy Nichols after a restart on lap 12. Rounding out third was Terry Reed.

The Stock Hornet feature had the most excitment on lap one with a pileup in turn four, ending up with Marty Sullivan on his roof. After the restart, Thad Gee took the rest of the 8-lap feature easily, even lapping a car on lap four. John Bright, Jr. took second and Mike McChristy came in third.

One side note on the POWRi Series, there were a lot of down-under fanswho traveled to be in attendance to cheer on their fellow Aussies and Kiwis!
B.G. Nevitt of Glad Tidings Assembly of God took the title of Faster Pastor.Don’t miss this THURSDAY’S NIGHT OF NASCAR STARS June 13 when “THE KING” RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway! Stewart, Schrader and Wallace, the co-owners of Macon Speedway, will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. First come, first served. General admission is $20. To purchase advance general admission tickets call 217.764.3200.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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.

Race Results
UMP Street Stocks
1. Greg Osman
2. Jeremy Nichols
3. Terry Reed
4. Bobby Beiler
5. Gene Reed
Stock Hornets
1. Thad Gee
2. John Bright Jr.
3. Mike McChristy
4. William Deavers
5. Bruce Boliard

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Jun 05

First Annual POWRi Speed Week and Blessings come to Macon Speedway this Saturday, June 8

 

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is excited to bring open-wheeled action back to the track this weekend, June 8, as part of the First Annual POWRi Speed Week with the 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros! The four-day event starts off at Jacksonville Speedway on Thursday, June 6th; then travels to Lincoln Speedway on Friday, June 7th; then to Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 8th; and finishes up at Vermillion County Speedway on Sunday, June 9th. Gates open at 5, racing starts at 7 pm each night.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., leads Dereck King of Vienna, IL in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, and Max Pozsgai of Lincoln, IL is third. 20-year old Andrew Felker from Carl Junction, MO is the POWRi National Midget points leaderover Zach Daum. Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Oklahoma is third.

Macon Speedway will open their pits at 3:00 pm with driver registration from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. National Midget drivers’ meeting is at 5:15 pm with the 600cc Outlaw Micro drivers meeting at 5:30 pm. Hot laps are at 6:00 pm with racing at 7:00 pm. Adult general admission tickets are $18 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Racers and fans can also look forward to a few blessings from area pastors Saturday when Macon Speedway hosts the Faster Pastor Night of Racing. They will take to the 1/5 mile oval track in 4-cyl. Hornet cars racing for the title of “Faster Pastor”. Special admission pricing is available for congregations and youth groups coming out to Macon Speedway to support their pastor.

Also racing Saturday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Outlaw 4-cyl. Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Mark your calendars for NEXT THURSDAY, June 13 when RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway for NASCAR Night II. The co-owners of Macon Speedway will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. Admission is $20. First come, first served for the first 300 people.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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.

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Jun 05

Thomas, Blackhurst ready to tackle POWRi Speed Week’s four Midget events in four nights at four tracks in Illinois

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Badger co-sanctions Midgets, POWRi Micros run four events in four nights.

 

Tyler Thomas and Jake Blackhurst will be attempting to capitalize on POWRi Racing’s inaugural Speed Week, four events in four consecutive nights on tracks in Illinois starting Thursday (June 6) at Jacksonville Speedway, to solidify their contending early-season status in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

Badger will co-sanctioning the Midgets and Speed Week also includes New Zealand’s Michael Pickens and Brad Mosen, USAC triple crown winner Jerry Coons Jr. and, at Jacksonville, NASCAR Nationwide regular Justin Allgaier of Riverton, Ill., in a Spike-Esslinger for owner Ebby Bergfield. The POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series is also racing in the four Speed Week events.

After Jacksonville, Speed Week travels to Lincoln Speedway on Friday, Macon Speedway on Saturday and Vermillion County Speedway in Danville on Sunday. The winner’s purse at Vermillion County for Midgets will be $3,000 and for Micros $1,000, above the normal POWRi payouts of $2,000 for Midgets and $700 for Micros.

Thomas of Collinsville, Okla., is third with 490 points and Blackhurst of Mapleton, Ill., is fourth with 460. Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo., is the leader with 610 and Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Ill., is second with 520.

Thomas and Blackhurst are 17 years old and in their third season in POWRi Midgets. POWRi’s Midgets have run only four events because of rainouts this season and both drivers are ready to tackle the demanding competition and pace of Speed Week.

“I’m really excited about it,” Thomas said. “I want to race as much as I possibly can. Getting in a rhythm is probably the key to Midget week. The setups and tracks are all different. I’ve been fortunate to have been to all the tracks I have and being able to adapt to them really quickly. I’ve never been to Vermillion County and I’m excited about it because I love going to new tracks.”

Thomas finished sixth at Jacksonville on April 26 and second at Macon on May 18. He won at Macon in the next-to-last race of 2012.

“I think we can get our first win this week,” Thomas said. “I really enjoy going to Jacksonville, it’s my favorite track, and we’ve had some good runs there. We have a good shot at our first win of the season, maybe two.

“Any POWRi race, the competition is tough with Felker, Daum, Blackhurst and some others. Brad Kuhn is always tough to beat and he’s leading the Badger points. I’m sure Speed Week will bring some of the USAC drivers. I’m excited about running against them.”

Blackhurst, the POWRi Midget Rookie of the Year in 2011 and fourth in the championship a year ago, finished eighth at Jacksonville and sixth at Macon this season. He was sixth and fourth in the two stops at Jacksonville last season.

“I love Jacksonville,” Blackhurst said. “I think we’ve got a pretty good shot at winning there. We came up to fifth earlier this year and fell back. Macon is one of my favorite tracks, definitely a driver’s track. We started towards the back and moved up to sixth and ran out of laps.

“I’d imagine we’ll have some pretty big names in Speed Week. Lately, I’ve been running good, running right there with them. At Macon, I was trying to pass (Bryan) Clauson (who finished fourth) and Jerry Coons (who fell out, finishing 18th) and it makes you more excited and you push hard to pass them. I’m chasing the championship and there isn’t any reason we shouldn’t finish in the top five every race. I learned a lot last year and I think we’ll get a few wins this year. We just need to take the races one at a time.”

Pickens enters Speed Week with victories in five straight starts in POWRi Midgets. He won at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., to open his American tour on May 25. Mosen was fourth.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., leads the POWRi Micros over Dereck King of Vienna, Ill., 490-410. Camp, the 2010 POWRi Micro champion who has 10 career wins, was fifth at Jacksonville and sixth at Macon earlier this season.

Max Pozsgai of Lincoln, Ill., is third with 400, followed by Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo., with 390, and Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Ill., with 380.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series top-10 points standings (after four of 32 events: 1. Andrew Felker 610, 2. Zach Daum 520, 3. Tyler Thomas 490, 4. Jake Blackhurst 460, 5. Brad Kuhn 310, 6. Shane Cockrum 300, 7. (tie) Tyler Robbins, Austin Brown 280, 9. Justin Peck 275, 10. Terry Babb 260.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.-Shane Cockrum; Belleville, Ill.-Chris Bell; Macon, Ill.-Brady Bacon; Sun Prairie, Wis.-Michael Pickens.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series top-10 points standings (after three of 22 events: 1. Jeremy Camp 490, 2. Dereck King 410, 3. Max Pozsgai 400, 4. Joe B. Miller 390, 5. Aaron Andruskevitch 380, 6. (tie) Cale Thomas, Jacob Patton 330, 8. (tie) Nathan Benson, Jason Harms 320, 10. Jeremy Zumwalt 300.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.-Dereck King; Belleville, Ill.-Joe B. Miller; Macon, Ill.-Dereck King.

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Jun 04

NASCAR NIGHT OF STARS Features “THE KING” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader at Macon Speedway

NASCAR NIGHT OF STARS FEATURES “THE KING” RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER AT MACON SPEEDWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 13

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(Macon, IL) Thursday, June 13th, get ready to welcome “The King” of NASCAR racing, Richard Petty, along with Indiana’s own NASCAR titan Tony Stewart, coming off of his win this past weekend at Dover. Macon Speedway will kick off the Night of NASCAR Stars by hosting an autograph session featuring Richard Petty, and co-owners of Macon Speedway Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader. So come out to the Macon Speedway early to get your chance to meet Richard, Tony, Kenny & Ken. The NASCAR stars will be signing autographs from 5:00 to 6:00.  Advance general admission tickets are on sale. Call 217.764.3200. You also won’t want to miss the wild action of the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks and UMP Sportsman as they take to the legendary oval for the crowd.

Known to many simply as “The King,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, winning a record number 200 career races – his last coming on July 4, 1984 in front of then-president Ronald Reagan – and seven NASCAR Cup championships during his illustrious career. One would think that after 1,184 races that spanned three decades, “The King” would bow out and retire quietly. Petty, however, had other things on his mind. Today Petty is as busy as ever, and spends much of his time overseeing the operations of Richard Petty Motorsports, a three-car team competing in NASCAR’s highest levels. We at Macon Speedway are proud to have this NASCAR icon make a stop at our track to visit our local race fans and drivers.
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #14 Stewart-Haas Racing photo shoot
Pick a racing series. Choose a style of race car. Name a venue. Chances are Tony Stewart has proven victorious.  The driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobile 1 is now racing for his own team, Stewart Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Since Tony started his NASCAR career, he has scored 12 championships since he first wheeled a go-kart at a Westport, IN. race track in 1978.  Tony is a three-time Sprint Cup Series champion winning in 2002, 2005 and in 2011.  Tony joined the NASCAR circuit by way of IRL Indy Car Series, where he was series champion in 1997.  Stewart has raced just about everything including USAC’s top three national touring divisions; Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown.  He is the first and only driver to have won championships in stock cars, Indy cars and open-wheel Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown cars. “When I started racing competitively when I was about seven or eight, getting a trophy that was bigger than the other kids’ was all I cared about,” said Stewart, who entered his 15th year in the Sprint Cup Series.

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Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader, co-owners of Macon Speedway, will also be in attendance with Petty and Stewart. Stewart, Wallace and Schrader will all be competing in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified event on Thursday.

An autograph session with the NASCAR drivers will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 on a first-come, first-served basis.  Racing starts at 7:00 PM.

Adult seats are $20 and seats for children 11 and under are free. Pit passes will be $30.

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Jun 04

Richard Petty to appear at Macon Speedway on June 13th NASCAR Night!

Mark your calendars for NEXT THURSDAY, JUNE 13 when RICHARD PETTY, TONY STEWART, KENNY WALLACE AND KEN SCHRADER will be at Macon Speedway for NASCAR Night II. The co-owners of Macon Speedway will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! Autograph session will start approximately around 5 pm. Admission is $20. First come, first served for the first 300 people.

The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night. Steve Lance, Jr. leads the series with Brian Dively, Matt Taylor, Greg Kimmons and Steve Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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.

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Jun 03

POWRi Speedweek at Macon Speedway this Saturday, June 8th

Saturday, June 8 at Macon Speedway

 

Pits Open at 3:00                Gates Open at 5:00            Racing Begins at 7:00

 

This week:

Faster Pastor and POWRi Midget Week featuring 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros

 

First Annual POWRi Speed Week:

  • Jacksonville Speedway Thursday June 6
  • Lincoln Speedway Friday June 7
  • Macon Speedway Saturday June 8
  • Vermillion County Speedway Sunday June 9

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros will be at Lincoln Speedway Friday Night and then at Macon Saturday Night.

Gates open at Lincoln at 5 – racing at 7 Price for Lincoln $18

Feature at Macon: POWRI Midgets & Micros, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets,  NO SPORTMAN

 

General Admission is $18 For Adults

Children 11 and Under are Free when accompanied by parent

Pit Admission is $30 for adults, $15 for children 11 and under

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Jun 01

Armed Forces Can’t Keep Mother Nature Away at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway has been subjected to thunderstorms and standing water on the track and pits for most of the 2013 season.

We hope everyone is safe after last night’s storms.

The storms that have wreaked havoc with much of the Midwest have forced Macon Speedway to once again cancel its Saturday

night racing program on June

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postponing the Armed Forces Night

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sponsored by Dynagraphics

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to a later date.
“This is a major disappointment. Macon Speedway is ready for racing and we can’t wait for everyone to see just how great our shows will be,” states promoter Bob Sargent. “We are looking forward to some nice warm, dry weather next weekend to finally get this season off and running.”

Macon Speedway’s high-action weekly racing features five U.M.P. divisions: Late Model, Billingsley Towing’s Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and non-sanctioned stock hornets.

Racers and fans can look forward to a few blessings from area pastors next Saturday

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June 8
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when Macon Speedway hosts the Faster Pastor Night of Racing. They will take to the 1/5 mile oval track in 4-cyl. Hornet cars racing for the title of “Faster Pastor”. Special admission pricing is available for congregations and youth groups coming out to Macon Speedway to support their pastor.

Next week also kicks off the 1st Annual POWRi Midget Week featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros starting on Thursday, June 6 at Jacksonville Speedway; Friday, June 7 at Lincoln Speedway; Saturday, June 8 at Macon Speedway; and finishing out at Vermillion County Speedway on Sunday, June 9. Racing starts at 7 pm each night.

Mark your calendars for June 13 when Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be at Macon Speedway for NASCAR Night II. The co-owners of Macon Speedway will be competing against Macon’s best for a thrilling night of racing! The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Models series will also be racing that night.

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.

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May 28

Macon Speedway and Dynagraphics Honor our Armed Forces this Saturday, JUNE 1

 

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be hosting our military this Saturday, June 1 with Armed Forces Night sponsored by Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions. Any military with an ID will get in half price, or FREE if in uniform. Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy will also be at Macon Speedway helping raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Sundrop will be giving out a FREE 12 oz. bottle of Sundrop to everyone in attendance.

Divisions racing that night will be Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Micro Mini Sprints. Danny Smith is in front in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds; Gene Reed is leading the UMP Street Stocks; Nick Macklin is in front for UMP Sportsman; Jeremy Reed is leading the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Kyle Maxwell is in front in the Stock Hornets. Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton rounds out the leaders in the Micro Mini Sprints.

Gates will open at 5 pm with racing beginning at 7 pm.

Macon Speedway’s summer action begins to heat up on the track on June 7 at Lincoln Speedway and June 8 when the first Annual POWRi Open-Wheel Midget Week comes to Macon Speedway and June 13 when 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be the Grand Marshall for the second Night of NASCAR Stars and the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series returns. June 15 will be the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Twin 50’s and June will round out with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s on the 29th!

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.

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May 22

Monday May 27th-Memorial Day Special Show! $2k to Win Big Ten/ALMS Late Models $600 to Win Mods with Wallace & Schrader

Macon, IL) Macon will be hosting a very special show this Memorial Day with the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series, along with the ALMS series On Monday, May 27. The program will also feature Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, NASCAR Stars and co-owners of Macon Speedway, challenging the Macon Speedway stars in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division while racing for $600 to win.

        This will be the second showing for the Big Ten Series at Macon. Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin is leading the series with Matt Taylor in second and Steve Lance, Jr. rounding out the top three. With a rainout last Friday, May 17 at Jacksonville, the last time the Big Ten Series ran was at Macon on May 11. This Monday, the American Late Model Series will be joining in, making the race even more tight and competitive for the $2000 to win event.

        Also racing that night will be UMP Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets & Stock Hornets. Gene Reed is leading the UMP Street Stocks; Jeremy Reed is leading the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Kyle Maxwell is in front in the Stock Hornets.

        Gates will open at an hour earlier at 4 pm with racing beginning at 6 pm.

        Macon Speedway’s exciting summer of racing kicks off with this Memorial Day with the first of two NASCAR Stars Nights. Then the action begins to heat up on the track on June 13 when 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will be the Grand Marshall for the second Night of NASCAR Stars. June 15 will be the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Twin 50’s and June will round out with the 95Q Firecracker 40’s and FIREWORKS!

         

        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.

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