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Rico Readies For Macon Speedway POWRi Event

Open Wheel Star To Race Saturday

Rico PR Photo                This coming Saturday, April 23, the open wheel stars from POWRi will be setting blistering laps at the Might Macon 1/5-mile, for the second week of the 2016 racing season.  On the card are the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Midgets, the Speedway Motors POWRi Winged Micros, and the UMP Street Stocks.  Over 100 competitors are expected to compete with a number of favorites set to battle.

Leading the list of stars entered is two-time Chili Bowl champion and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Rico Abreu.  Abreu has the weekend off in the Truck Series so he’s making the weekend double for Keith Kunz Motorsports, which includes the visit to Macon Speedway on Saturday.  The Californian has also won the Eldora 4 Crown and has an amazing resume built up in open wheel cars.

The series that Abreu will be racing with, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, kicked off 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a duel against the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series at Port City Raceway.  Both nights, drivers from the West division cleaned house with Matt Sherrell taking night number one, while Jason McDougal thrilled the crowd with his Saturday night victory.  Look for the National drivers to come back with a renewed head of steam at the next round of co-sanctioned events in May.  Coming out of the Turnpike Challenge, 2013 and 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series champion Zach Daum sits atop the standings with a 20 point lead over Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck.  Spencer Bayston sits in third, trailing Peck by 30 points.  Veteran Keith Kunz Motorsports driver Tanner Thorson holds fourth, while rookie Logan Seavey rides in fifth.

After their season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway, Nathan Benson picked back up right where he left off in 2015, claiming victory after battling with Jeremy Camp and fending off Joe B. Miller.  Joe B. Miller sits in second for the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series standings, with Jeremy Camp in third.  Matt Howard currently holds fourth, while Slater Helt rounds out the top five.

Heading into this weekend, Patrick Bruns holds the top spot after the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Illini Midget Series season opener at Lincoln Speedway.  Hunter Lane holds down second in the standings, followed by Jake Neuman, Tyler Vantoll, and Max Pozsgai.

In the UMP Street Stock opener at Macon, a large field of 20 cars were pitside with 16 taking the green flag in the feature.  Nick Justice, of Decatur, IL came out on top of the strong field, while Aaron Cole, Jeff Watts, Terry Reed, and Luke Force finished off the top five.  The Street Stocks have a big weekend planned with the Midwest Big Ten Series season opener at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night.

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and kids 11 and under are free.

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.

CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 60 0
2 4T Guy Taylor 58 2
3 B1 Nick Bauman 56 4
4 38J Jake Little 54 6
5 25 Dakota Ewing 52 8
6 33H Roben Huffman 50 10
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 48 12
8 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 46 14
9 77 Patrick Younger 44 16
10 71 Jim Reynolds 10 50

 

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 60 0
2 32 Brett Page 58 2
3 57R Tom Riech 56 4
4 23 Ryan Timmons 54 6
5 15L Nick Lowe 52 8
6 33 Dave Eckel 50 10
7 16E Todd Eyman 48 12
8 2 Eric Brackett 46 14
9 44 John Lewis 10 50
10 60 Tharen Reno 10 50
11 55 Tim Riech 10 50
12 40 Adam Webb 10 50

 

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 60 0
2 96 Cory Daugherty 58 2
3 25 Brett Korves 56 4
4 10A Shawn Vaughn 54 6
5 3 Wade Glover 52 8
6 24S Jacob Steinkoenig 50 10
7 11 Zach Rhodes 48 12
8 71 Jeff Graham 46 14
9 15L Jim Farley III 44 16
10 14C Alan Crowder 42 18
11 99 David Luttrell 40 20
12 28 Rodney Standerfer 38 22
13 517 Rick Hamilton 36 24
14 10 Curt Rhodes 34 26
15 32B TD Burger 10 50
16 28S Joe Strawkas 10 50

 

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick 60 0
2 J24 Jeremy Nichols 58 2
3 98 Danny Smith 56 4
4 25 Tim Bedinger 54 6
5 41 Scott Landers 52 8
6 12M Terry Myers 50 10
7 18 Jerry Myers 48 12
8 72 Tom Graham 46 14
9 93 Ty Nation 44 16
10 51 Jamie Riech 10 50

 

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 60 0
2 33 Aaron Cole 58 2
3 J1 Jeff Watts 56 4
4 5 Terry Reed 54 6
5 45 Luke Force 52 8
6 22 Chris Dick 50 10
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 48 12
8 26 Kyle Waters 46 14
9 7 John Bright, Jr. 44 16
10 21R Dustin Reed 42 18
11 3T Kevin Lewis 40 20
12 #1 Terry Reed, Sr 38 22
13 4 Matthew Reed 36 24
14 55S Jason Scrimpsher 34 26
15 17 Jamie Suddarth 32 28
16 R23 T Elam 30 30
17 08 Brian Dasenbrock 10 50
18 51 Jeremiah Hoadley 10 50
19 28 Greg Osman 10 50
20 11 Cecil Tippit 10 50

 

UMP Hornets (Top 10)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 40 Adam Webb 60 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 58 2
3 1R Tony Reed 56 4
4 J4 Jerad Matherly 54 6
5 55 Troy Newberry 52 8
6 6G Thad Gee 50 10
7 39M Marty Sullivan 48 12
8 87 Ryan Contrell 46 14
9 2S Travis Sumpter 44 16
10 88 Brian Offer 42 18
11 20 Dakota Osborne 40 20
12 25C Caleb Branch 38 22
13 X Dillon Justice 36 24
14 66 Mike McChristy 34 26
15 02 Roger Reed 32 28
16 64CK Cook Crawford 10 50
17 20 Torry Lyons 10 50
18 911 Brad Rexroat 10 50

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POWRi Set To Fly At Macon Speedway

The National Midget Series, A Fan Favorite

POWRi April 23                An outstanding crowd witnessed some great racing action this past Saturday, April 16 at Macon IL Speedway.  Mighty Macon, as many know it, was the home to six divisions which put on a great show.  “Can’t Miss April” continues this Saturday, April 23, as the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, Speedway Motors POWRi Micros, and DII Midgets blaze a trail around the 1/5-mile.  The UMP Street Stocks will also race.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets kicked off 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a duel against the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series at Port City Raceway.  Both nights, drivers from the West division cleaned house with Matt Sherrell taking night number one, while Jason McDougal thrilled the crowd with his Saturday night victory.  Look for the National drivers to come back with a renewed head of steam at the next round of co-sanctioned events in May.  Coming out of the Turnpike Challenge, 2013 and 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series champion Zach Daum sits atop the standings with a 20 point lead over Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck.  Spencer Bayston sits in third, trailing Peck by 30 points.  Veteran Keith Kunz Motorsports driver Tanner Thorson holds fourth, while rookie Logan Seavey rides in fifth.

After their season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway, Nathan Benson picked back up right where he left off in 2015, claiming victory after battling with Jeremy Camp and fending off Joe B. Miller.  Joe B. Miller sits in second for the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series standings, with Jeremy Camp in third.  Matt Howard currently holds fourth, while Slater Helt rounds out the top five.

Heading into this weekend, Patrick Bruns holds the top spot after the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Illini Midget Series season opener at Lincoln Speedway.  Hunter Lane holds down second in the standings, followed by Jake Neuman, Tyler Vantoll, and Max Pozsgai.

In the UMP Street Stock opener at Macon, a large field of 20 cars were pitside with 16 taking the green flag in the feature.  Nick Justice, of Decatur, IL came out on top of the strong field, while Aaron Cole, Jeff Watts, Terry Reed, and Luke Force finished off the top five.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends when practice begins at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and kids 11 and under are free.

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.

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71st Season Opener Thrills Fans At Macon Speedway

6 Divisions Packed The Stands

Macon Speedway opened its 71st season of stock car racing with the 9th Annual Spring Fling & Driver/Sponsor Appreciation Night. All cars were parked on the historic 1/5th-mile and all race fans were allowed to come onto the track for a meet-and-greet. It was also the first of many CEFCU Kids Clubs events which featured Twinkles the Clown and a bounce house.

Timmy Dick picked up where he left off in 2015, a four-time Sportsman feature winner and defending division champion, claiming the first feature checkered flag of the season. He battled former track champion Jeremy Nichols but pulled away during the 15-lap event. Danny Smith finished third as Tim Bedinger and Scott Landers crossed the line fourth and fifth, respectively.

Tim Hancock of Mt. Olive made short work of the B-Mod feature event, leading all 15 laps comfortably and gave his feature-winning trophy to a kid after the winner’s circle interview. Brett Page, Tom Riech, Ryan Timmons and Nick Lowe rounded out the top five.

Plenty of mayhem ensued in the Street Stock finale with cars losing tires as well as engines overheating and blowing up but in the end, justice was served. Nick Justice of Decatur secured the victory with his successfully run of the 71-year-old track. Aaron Cole trailed behind and finished second with Jeff Watts, Terry Reed and Luke Force all within bumpers of finishing spots two-through-five.

Dave Crawley, Jr. and Cory Daugherty stole the show with the Billingsley Towing Modified feature event. Side-by-side and hanging on every turn, the full house went wild during every lap as the two challenged one another for the top position on the track. In the end, Crawley, using the top side, had enough to get the checkered flag as Daugherty stayed true to the bottom. Brett Korves was the third place finisher with Shawn Vaughn and Wade Glover following behind.

The night for the Pro Late Models started with Jake Little setting a new track record in time trials with a single lap time of 11.356, beating Matt Taylor’s seven-month record of 11.448. But at the end of the night it was Taylor holding a firm grasp on the lead and the checkered flag. Motoring past lapped traffic and keeping an eye on where the second-place car was (his brother, Guy), Taylor won the first event of the season for the Pro Late Model division. Nick Bauman, Jake Little and Dakota Ewing rounded out the top five.

Adam Webb got his season off to a great start with a feature win in the 4-cylinder Hornet class. Webb finished third in the points last season but is a former National Champion, got out front and cruised to the victory in the A-Main 12-lap event. Mike Gossett, Tony Reed, Jerad Matherly and Troy Newberry completed the top five.

Next week, Macon Speedway welcomes the POWRi Midgets and Beach House Micro Sprints to the track along with the debut of the new Division II Midgets. The Street Stocks are also slated to compete on the 1/5th-mile. In two weeks, $12,000-to-win the 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 with the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series. The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and B-Modifieds are also on the schedule.

Macon Speedway Top Ten Rundowns

Sportsman-1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 7. Jerry Myers (Springfield), 8. Tom Graham (Stonington), 9. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 10. Jamie Riech (Riverton)

B-Modifieds-1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Brett Page (Centralia), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 5. Nick Lowe (Springfield), 6. Dave Eckel (Lovington), 7. Todd Eyman (Alhambra), 8. Eric Brackett (Brighton)

Street Stocks-1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Aaron Cole (Atwood), 3. Jeff Watts (Decatur), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Luke Force (Argenta), 6. Chris Dick (Deland), 7. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 8. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 9. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 10. Dustin Reed (Decatur)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds-1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daughtery (Blue Mound), 3. Brett Korves (Swansen), 4. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 5. Wade Glover (Brighton), 6. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 7. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 8. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 9. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 10. Alan Crowder (Elwin)

Pro Late Models-1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 4. Jake Little (Springfield), 5. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 6. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 7. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 8. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 9. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Hornets-1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Mike Gossett (Decatur), 3. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Troy Newberry (Bloomington), 6. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Ryan Contrell (Decatur), 9. Travis Sumpter (Decatur), 10. Brian Offer (Springfield)

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It’s Opening Night At Macon Speedway

Spring Fling  - Season Opener 2016The day is here to load up the family and head to the races!!  It’s the 2016 season opener at Macon Speedway!

On tap are 6 divisions of racing, an autograph session before the races, Twinkles the Clown, a kid’s bounce house and more.

Pit gates 4:00
Grandstands 5:00
Pill Draw Ends/Hotlaps Begin 6:00

Racing 7:00

Adult admission is just $12 while kids 11 and under are free

See YOU at the races!

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Excitement At High Levels For Race Track Openings

Lincoln & Macon Speedways Set To Open Under Track Enterprise Banner

A pair of Central Illinois racetracks are ready to take the green flag on their 2016 seasons this coming weekend.  Under beautiful skies and with 70+ degree temperatures, Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL and Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be opening this coming weekend.  This year will mark the 13th season for Lincoln and the 71st for Mighty Macon.

LincolnSpeedway_Logo-retina                This year brings new promoters to Lincoln Speedway, as Track Enterprises takes the wheel under Bob Sargent, Drake Nelson, and Adam Mackey.  The trio also operate Macon Speedway, the Terre Haute Action track, and a large number of big events throughout the midwest that include ARCA, USAC, and other top series.  Macon Speedway features Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, and Ken Schrader as part owners in addition to Sargent.

The Friday, April 15, season opener at Lincoln Speedway will have a little bit of something for everyone.  For stock car fans, the Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hornets will be on track.  For the open wheel fans, there will be Modifieds and the DII Nutech Seed Midgets.  And for the kids, Twinkles the Clown will be entertaining with balloon animals in addition to an inflatable bounce house on site.

On Saturday, April 16, Macon Speedway will open the gates for an unbelievable 71st season with Pro Late Models, Billingsley PrintTowing Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Hornets.  The night will also feature an on track driver autograph session around 6:45 and CEFCU Kid’s Club for the youngsters.  There will be the new Kid’s Club t-shirts and goody bags with coloring books, etc in addition to a bounce house in the play area.

Things to watch this weekend include the Pro Late Model point bonus for the top three in cumulative points between the two tracks.  The top three after the two races will split a $600 point fund of $300, $200, and $100.  The Pro Late Models will also have two laps of single car qualifying at both events, which is a first time occurrence at Lincoln, where a new track record will be set.

Both race track will feature very affordable family fun as admission is just $12 for adults and kids 11 and under are free.  Pit gates will open at 4:00, with grandstands at 5:00, pill draws end at 6:00, and racing will take the green around 7:00.

For more 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 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.

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71st Macon Speedway Season Begins Saturday Night

A Full Six Division Show On The Docket

The 71st racing season at historic Macon (IL) Speedway is set to go green this coming Saturday, April 16.  Fans will be treated to season opening “Spring Fling” action in the Pro Late Models, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, B-Mod’s, and Hornets.

IMG_2012                2016 will mark the second full season in which the Pro Late Models will be a regular class at the bullring. Last year the class had solid car counts and great racing.  Many are looking forward to seeing what the class brings to the table again this year, as many drivers from the area are building rides to compete in the weekly division.  The Pro Late Model class is inviting to drivers, due to its more affordable cost to be competitive.  2015 saw Guy Taylor of Springfield, IL take the season championship. A large number of competitors are set to take their shot at the championship Saturday night.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds are back for another exciting season at Macon.  One year ago, over 80 different Modified competitors graced the Macon oval with Germantown, IL driver, Rodney Standerfer claiming the 2015 crown.  The Billingsley Towing Modified class is a staple at the track, running 19 different times this season.

The Sportsman class, a part-time division, will get a chance to race more than once a month this year, and the first is this Saturday night.  Montiello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, claimed last year’s UMP Sportsman championship by 38 points over Tim Beddinger.  This year, it will be all about making the most of every opportunity, with ten races scheduled throughout the season.

The Street Stock division should be action packed for the opener, as well.  Not only is it race #1 during a 21 race campaign for the track, but it is also the first chance to test for the Big Ten Series in the Street Stock division.  Four of the ten races will be held at Macon, with other events at Jacksonville, Lincoln, and Taylorville.  59 different Street Stock drivers were on track at Macon in 2015 and many of those will be back this Saturday for the opener.

The fifth division on the card Saturday Night will be the B-mod’s. This class is in its second full season and is another cost effective race car for competitors. 2015 had 41 different drivers find the historic bullring, with Thomas Riech being crowned the champion.

Rounding out Saturday’s slate of racing will be the Hornet class.  Last year, the Hornets had nearly 60 competitors race at one point or another. Last year John Bright Jr. of Decatur, IL found the winners circle and the championship at the end of the season.

In addition to the thrilling racing action, Macon Speedway’s opener will have a Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photo & Autograph Session where we will invite the fans onto the track to meet and greet with their favorite drivers. Also the CEFCU Kid’s Club will be in full force with a bounce house and fun stuff for the young ones.

Pit gates open Saturday afternoon at 4:00, with grandstands at 5:00, and racing action takes the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $12, while children 11 and under get in free.  Pit admission is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

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.

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Macon & Lincoln Speedway Competitors Set For Test & Tunes

Season Opening Weekend Just A Couple Weeks Away

Drivers in central Illinois are looking forward to the start of the 2016-racing season and the next two weekends will be used to fine tune their machines at Macon and Lincoln Speedways, part of the Track Enterprises conglomerate.  Four different practice dates are set between the two tracks.

Poster Race Print                At Macon Speedway, drivers will be on track on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 10.  The Lincoln Speedway dates are scheduled for Sunday, April 3 and Saturday, April 9.  Drivers in Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hornets, Midgets, Micros, and Sprint Cars are welcome to attend.

Each of the four days will see pits opening at 11:00 AM with on-track action taking place between 12:00-4:00.  Pit admission for the test and tune days is $20 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under.  Grandstand admission for the test and tune days is free.

Lincoln Speedway will have its 2016 Season Opening Door Buster on Friday, April 15 with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, DII Midgets, and Hornets in action.  MaconLincolnSchedule2016 Speedway will open its doors for the 2016 Spring Fling on Saturday, April 16 with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

For more 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.

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Central Illinois Promotion Company Hosting Big Nashville Event

Track Enterprises Holding Concert Mixed With Racing

01                Nashville, TN ( March 29, 2016) – Track Enterprises of Macon, IL, is full speed ahead with its first big event of 2016, Rockin’ & Racin’ at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  The two day event, Friday and Saturday, April 8/9, will feature some of the best drivers across the nation in addition to a live Colt Ford concert with special guest Trent Tomlinson at the track as part of Friday’s event.  Track Enterprises also schedules and promotes events at Macon and Lincoln Speedways in Central Illinois and the Terre Haute Action Track in Western Indiana.

While it is the second year in a row that Track Enterprises has held an event in the music city, this year’s is unique due to the addition of Friday and the concert portion of the show.  The Friday night, April 8th festivities will begin at 7:00 PM with some of the top Super Late Model competitors in the nation racing with the Champion Racing Association and the Southern Super Series in a double header show.  At 8:30, all eyes and ears will turn toward the main stage as country music artists Colt Ford and Trent Tomlinson perform live.

Colt Ford has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook likes and over 100 million YouTube views.  Ford had his album, “Declaration of Independence” top the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1 in 2014 and is also known for penning “Dirt Road Anthem” and “Country Must Be Country Wide”.

Trent Tomlinson is a national country music recording artist and will be the opening act for Ford, following the April 8th racing.  “Drunker Than Me”, “One Wing in the Fire”, and “Just Might Have Her Radio On” are some of Tomlinson’s singles that have been on the US Billboard Top 40 charts.

Track Enterprises owner Bob Sargent stated, “I’ve been promoting events in the racing industry for a long time but was looking for an additional attraction for the Nashville show.  Now the fans will not only get the racing for the cost of a ticket but a great concert as well.  It’s definitely something a little different but it should be a lot of fun.”

Of course, the concert just adds to an already action packed card full of some of the best racing in the US.  In addition to CRA and SSS on Friday night, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will come to town for the Music City 200 on Saturday, April 9.  It will mark the second year in-a-row in which Track Enterprises has put ARCA back in Nashville.  A full field of veterans mixed with young talent trying to advance their careers to the top, should make for another thrilling show.  Adding to Saturday’s show will be the North-South Super Late Model Challenge for CRA and SSS.  The two races from Friday night will determine the starting lineup for Saturday’s huge combined event.

Friday’s program gets started with CRA/SSS qualifying at 5:30, followed by their two features at 7:00.  An autograph session, featuring some of the ARCA competitors will be held at 8:00 followed by the Trent Tomlinson/Colt Ford concert at 8:30.

Saturday’s program gets started with ARCA qualifying at 4:15, followed by the North South Super Late Model Challenge at 5:45, and the ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards Nashville 200 at 8:00.

Friday’s event tickets are general admission only and cost just $20 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12).  The price includes the dual Super Late Model features and the live concert.  On Saturday, reserved seating for the top eight rows as well as general admission seating is available.  Cost is $25 presale for adults and $15 for kids, while day of reserved seating will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids.  Tickets will be available at the gate or by calling early at 217-764-3200.

For full information on Rockin’ & Racin’ at Fairgrounds  Speedway Nashville on April 8 & 9, visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.arcaracing.com, www.cra-racing.com, www.southernsuperseries.com, www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com, or www.coltford.com.

About Track Enterprises

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company based in Macon, IL, which oversees Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Terre Haute Action Track, and hosts a number of ARCA, USAC, UMP, POWRi, WOOLM, and other top events throughout the midwest.  Track Enterprises info can be found online at www.trackenterprises.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/TrackEnterprises.

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Division II Midgets Prepare For Busy Season At Lincoln & Macon

(Macon, IL – 03-08-16) With the dawn of a new year comes the rise of a class of cars known as Division II Midgets. Though not a new class, they are sporting a new name as they were formally known as Lightning Sprints. The Division II class is a combination of economy based midgets, with a stock 2.4 production long block, and lightning sprints.

Full 20+ car fields are expected as they will venture to 9 races at Lincoln Speedway in Logan County and 7 events at the Mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. With a uniform set of rules and special race day incentives, the class has many excited drivers new and old.

The home track of Lincoln Speedway will have a point fund sponsored by NuTech Seed and also see the return of the front row challenge sponsored by Phil Pickett at Conklin AgroVantage.

Those traveling to Macon as well as Lincoln will be eligible for POWRi national points though it is not mandatory to buy a membership should you not want to run for the national points.

Both Lincoln and Macon Speedway officials are excited to see the enthusiasm that has been shown for Division II Midgets and both are happy to be on the ground floor of a class that is ready to take off around the country.  Both tracks plan to have teching policies in place to keep the division affordable and continue its growth.

Test and tune weekends are coming soon with dates scheduled for April 3rd & 9th at Lincoln Speedway and April 2nd & 10th at Macon Speedway.  All test and tune times are between 12:00-4:00.

For more 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.

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Hickory Point Mall Car Show Rules & Regulations

2016 HICKORY POINT CAR SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS

2016 Car Show FlyerRULES & REGULATIONS FOR CAR SHOW

  1. Please be advised that NO VEHICLE will enter the mall until all the following rules and requirements are satisfied.

 

  1. ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE USE OF ARMORALL OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS BE PERMITTED IN OR ON MALL PROPERTY.(Any violators shall be responsible for any injuries and/or claims and all expense incurred by the mall to remove the product from the mall).

 

  1. All vehicles must have pads under the tires and plastic under the engine, transmission, and rear ends. Pads are provided by Hickory Point Mall.

 

  1. All vehicles will be positioned in the mall per Track Enterprises discretion. All local and state fire codes will be enforced.

 

  1. All Race cars will be pushed into and out of the mall. No firing of engine allowed.

 

  1. Batteries shall be disconnected immediately after placement, fuel tanks will be no more than ¼ full and the fuel caps will be taped to eliminate easy removal.  (No fuel shall be removed from fuel tanks in or on mall property).

 

  1. All display/vehicle signage will be professionally produced and sign heights will not exceed 6 feet.

 

  1. The use of carpets or other decorative floor covering will not extend out past the physical dimension of the vehicle.

 

  1. ABSOLUTELY NO TAPE, ADHESIVE OR MECHANICAL FASTENERS shall be used to secure objects to the mall floor.

 

  1. The use of crowd control railings or stanchions will be at the discretion of the owner.  Only railings or stanchions designed for this use will be permitted.  The final decision on design approval and placing rests with the Mall Management.

 

  1. Violations of any or all of the above will result in legal action for the collection of damages resulting from the violation.

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