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Apr 20

Macon Speedway Prepares For Big POWRi Weekend

APRIL 25 26 FLYER VF (1)Millstadt, IL – As the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget series gears up for five straight weekends of racing, a test of endurance for even the most experienced teams, the 20 15 championship battle has already begun.

With 830 points, defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion (2013,2014) Zach Daum sits atop the charts with a comfortable 110 point margin heading into the double header weekend for Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway.   Darren Hagen holds 720 points in second and Andrew Felker rounds out the top three, currently with 690 points.  With all three competitors extremely strong at both the ¼ mile Jacksonville Speedway and the high-banked 1/5th mile bullring “Mighty” Macon Speedway, spectators will be sure to view excellent shows.

With only the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway in the books, the 2015 championship is still up for grabs.  Currently in the lead with 300 points after winning the Belle-Clair event, Dereck King carries his wealth of experience, including 3 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Championships (2007,2008,2009) and being the all-time win leader with 25 victories, into this weekend driving the Josh Kilgore-owned, FTZ-powered BOSS Chassis.  Sitting in second place with 290 points after coming up a few feet short at Belle-Clair, Aaron Andruskevitch couldn’t feel more comfortable as the series invades the Riverton, IL native’s home tracks.  Currently in third place, Ayrton Gennetten holds 280 points in the Ozark Barge & Docking Service, Suzuki-powered Pace Chassis.  Be on the lookout for the defending POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Champion (2013,2014), Nathan Benson who looks to rebound after suffering a devastating engine failure while leading the season opener at Belle-Clair.

Both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros are scheduled to run at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL on Friday, April 24th.  The ¼ mile high-banked oval hosted two POWRi events in 2014.  Bryan Clauson and Christopher Bell each took midget feature wins while Aaron Andruskevitch and Joe B. Miller brought home micro feature wins at Jacksonville Speedway last year.  The April 24th event will be the first of four times that POWRi will visit the Jacksonville, IL track during the 2015 season.

Following Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, both the midgets and micros will visit Macon Speedway in Macon, IL on Saturday, April 25th.  Macon Speedway will host 6 events throughout the 2015 season dishing spectators a full plate of open wheel racing with slide jobs galore.  In midget competition, Zach Daum and Bryan Clauson each came out on top in 2014.  In the micros, Devin Feger and Nathan Benson claimed feature wins at the track in 2014.

Current 2015 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Point Standings (Top 10):  1. Zach Daum (830) 2. Darren Hagen (720) 3. Andrew Felker (690) 4. Austin Brown (610) 5. Christopher Bell (600) 6. Spencer Bayston (570) 7. Kyle Schuett (570) 8. Daniel Robinson (520) 9. Tanner Thorson (510) 10. Kevin Thomas Jr        (500)

Current 2015 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Point Standings (Top 10):  1.  Dereck King (300) 2. Aaron Andruskevitch (290) 3. Ayrton Gennetten            (280) 4. Kurt Westerfield (270) 5. Shelby Bosie (240) 6. Chad Elliott (230) 7. Jeremy Camp (210) 8. Joey Wirth (200) 9. Slater Helt (190) 10. Carlee Gress (180)

Information on pit gate, driver sign in, and drivers meeting can be found under SCHEDULE – MORE INFO for your division (Midgets / Micros).  Printable schedules, rules, contingencies, and payouts can be found under the DOWNLOADS link located at the top of POWRi web site.  If you are going to be late for pill draw, please contact Lindsey Schuett at 618-975-8554 to have a pill drawn for your starting position.

For Macon Speedway info, visit maconracing.com.

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Apr 19

Exciting Opening Night Complete At Macon Speedway

The start-of the 2015 racing season at Macon Speedway featured top notch racing with side-by-side action and furious finishes.

The first feature of the season saw Timmy Dick hold off Jeremy Nichols for the 15-lap victory. Nichols tried everything from lane switches to slide jobs but could not get or hold the lead as the crowd went into a frenzy.

Defending Street Stock champion Bobby Beiler picked up where he left off as he made short work of the 20-lap feature and first event in the Big Ten Street Stock Series. The battle was for second as Terry Reed and Nick Justice beat and banged and on the backstretch of the final lap, Justice lost a wheel and spun into the infield, unable to finish.

The broom was out in the Pro Late Model division as Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the dash, heat and feature race. Matt Taylor was the overall fast qualifier and finished second to Sheppard in each race.

In the Billingsley Towing Modified division, TD Burger drove from an hour south of Chicago to race and win at historic Macon Speedway, and that is exactly what he did. Not even Macon Speedway co-owner and NASCAR star Ken Schrader could stop him. Burger was quick on the high groove and kept the lead despite Schrader and Rodney Standerfer coming from the bottom.

A big group of 4-cylinder Hornets competed for the checkered flag but nobody was as fast as former National Champion Adam Webb. Webb cruised to the victory circle and got his 2015 started off right at Macon Speedway.

Big shows finish off April at Macon Speedway as the POWRi Midgets and The Beach House Micro Sprints headline the program next Saturday, along with the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets. A special Thursday night show ends April with the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, a 100-lap extravaganza for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series.

Results For Macon Speedway

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds
Feature – 1)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 2)Ken Schrader-Fenton, MO 3)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 4)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 5)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 6)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 7)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 8)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 9)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 10)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL DNS)Nick Macklin-Argenta, IL DNS)Zach Bunning-Decatur, IL

UMP Pro Late Models
Feature – 1) Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 2)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 4)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 6)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL

Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks
Feature – 1)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 2)Terry Reed-Decatur, IL 3)Brian Dasebrock-Decatur, IL 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 5)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 6)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 7)Luke Force-Argenta, IL 8)Ben Medaris-Decatur, IL 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 10)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 11)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 12)Brandon Dick-Decatur, IL 13)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 14)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 15)Ronnie Burns-Cerro Gordo, IL 16)Dillon Justice-Harristown, IL

UMP Sportsman
Feature – 1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 3)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 6)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 7)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 8)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 9)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL

UMP Hornets
Feature – 1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 3)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 4)Garrett Lewis-Decatur, IL 5)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 6)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 7)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 8)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 9)Matt Boggs-Unknown, IL 10)Matthew Cottrill-Riverton, IL 11)Gary Tooker-Mahomet, IL 12)Mike McChristy-Mt. Zion, IL 13)Terry Myers-Springfield, IL 14)John Lewis-Decatur, IL 15)Brandon Buatte-Mulberry Grove, IL 16)Ben McChristy-Mt. Zion, IL 17)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL

 

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Apr 17

Pro Late Models race to season opener at Macon Speedway

macon_logo (800x428)            MACON, Ill. – When the green flag drops on the 2015 season at Macon Speedway Saturday, the addition of Pro Late Models as a regular class brings exciting and competitive racing to the legendary fifth-mile high banked dirt oval. Macon Speedway has long been known as a hotbed for Late Models. By adding Pro Late Models to the schedule, Macon Speedway is excited to keep the sport alive in Central Illinois.

Pro late Models will run as a highlight during the Spring Fling season opener Saturday. Big Ten Street Stocks, Sportsman, Billingsley Towing Modifieds and Hornets will also race as the track opens for its 70th season.

After running for the first time at Macon Speedway last season during a two-day points fund combined with an appearance at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Pro Late Models become a regular part of the thrilling show at the famed speed plant. Drivers and fans have been anxiously awaiting the start of the season, because of the great number of area drivers building cars to compete in the newly formed division. Pro Late Models are especially attractive to drivers, who like the affordable cost of building a competitive car while also enjoying the strategy of so many adjustments.

With such a large number of rookies racing in the opener, expect the unexpected, and there will likely be plenty of paint traded.

Big Ten Series Street Stocks open the 10-race season within a season for the dirt stock cars, the Big Ten Series Street Stocks also racing later this year at Lincoln Speedway, Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and the Christian County Fair in Taylorville, Ill. It’s the first of five appearances by Big Ten Street Stocks at Macon Speedway this season.

In addition to the racing, Macon Speedway also will host Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night with a photo and autograph session. It’s also CEFCU Kid’s Club night.       Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with the grandstands open at 5. Racing starts at 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), 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 all fan info. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates may 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.

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Apr 17

Sportsman part of Spring Fling season opener at Macon Speedway

macon_logo (800x428)             MACON, Ill. – The Sportsman class might not be running every weekend this year at Macon Speedway, but the class still plays a big role at the state’s fastest fifth-mile high banked oval. Part dirt stock car and part late model, these high powered machines will run during the Spring Fling opener Saturday as Macon Speedway opens for its 70th season.

Sportsman are a huge part of the Macon Speedway tradition.

Sportsman drivers look forward to the Topless 40 race on July 11 and the Sportsman Nationals at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in August. The Sportsman class is a part-time division at the legendary speedway, running about once a month. Nick Macklin, of Argenta, won last year’s UMP Sportsman division by 46 points over Doug Nevill. This year, drivers will get up on the wheel to take advantage of limited dates in 2015.

Sportsman are just a part of the season opener at the famed speedway. Pro Late Models head into the season as a regular class. After running for the first time last season at Macon Speedway during a two-night points fund that included a stop at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, the Pro Late Models is a growing class because of its affordability and exciting racing.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Big Ten Series Street Stocks and Hornets will also race in the season opener. After a long winter of building race cars and preparing for the spring thaw that brings warm weather and racing back to the Midwestern dirt tracks, Macon Speedway’s loyal drivers, teams and fans have anxiously awaited the drop of the green flag.

In addition to the thrilling racing action, Macon Speedway’s opener will have a Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photo & Autograph Session and a CEFCU Kid’s Club night. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands open at 5. Racing starts at 7.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), 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 all fan info. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates may 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.

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Apr 14

Excitement Builds For 70th Season At Macon Speedway

The 70th anniversary racing season at historic Macon (IL) Speedway is set to go green this coming Saturday, April 18.  Fans will be treated to season opening “Spring Fling” action in the Pro Late Models, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets.

2015 will mark the first season in which the Pro Late Models will be a regular class at thePLM bullring.  Running just a couple of times a year ago, the class had solid car counts and great racing.  Many are looking forward to seeing what the class brings to the table this year, as many drivers from the area are building rides to compete in the newly formed division.  The Pro Late Model class is inviting to drivers, due to its more affordable cost to be competitive.  A large number of rookies will be competing and many will be looking for beginner’s luck Saturday night.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds are back for another exciting season at Macon.  One year ago, 72 different Modified competitors graced the Macon oval with Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor claiming the 2014 crown.  The Billingsley Towing Modified class is a staple at the track, running 25 times this season, the most of any class.

Sportsman                The Sportsman class, a part-time division, will get a chance to race about once a month this year, and the first is this Saturday night.  Argenta, IL driver, Nick Macklin, who has now moved into the Modifieds, claimed last year’s UMP Sportsman championship by 46 points over Doug Nevill.  This year, it will be all about making the most of the limited opportunities, with six 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 24 raceSS campaign for the track, but it is also the first event in the Big Ten Series for the Street Stocks.  Five of the ten races will be held at Macon, with other events at Jacksonville, Lincoln, Quincy, and Taylorville.  50 different Street Stock drivers were on track at Macon in 2014 and many of those will be back this Saturday for the opener.

Rounding out Saturday’s slate of racing will be the Hornet class.  Last year, between the Amateur Hornets and Outlaw Hornets, nearly 90 competitors raced at one point or another.  This year, the divisions are scheduled to be combined for time purposes with all of the classes scheduled to run in 2015.

In addition to the thrilling racing action, Macon Speedway’s opener will have a Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photo & Autograph Session and a CEFCU Kid’s Club night.

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 on racing at Macon Speedway, visit the website at maconracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/maconracing and on Twitter @maconspeedway.

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Apr 10

Macon Speedway just a week away from 70th season

macon_logo (800x428)MACON, Ill. – Fasten your seat belts. Macon Speedway is ready to drop the green flag on its 70th season of racing next Saturday Night April 18. With two test and tunes in the books the speedway is excited to swing open the gates on what’s sure to be an epic year.

The historic dirt track will open the season with the 8th Annual Spring Fling and the CEFCU Kid’s Club featuring Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stock Big Ten Series, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and the Quick Car Series. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. General admission, Adults $12 with Children 11 and under FREE. The 70th Anniversary and the season opener Saturday, April 18th is sure to be a ground pounding good time for the whole family.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

 

2015 Macon Speedway schedule

April 18 – 8th annual Spring Fling/Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night with photos/autographs/CEFCU Kid’s Club/Quick CAR

April 25 – POWRi midgets and micros/Full weekly racing

April 30 – St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100/Lucas Oil Late Models

May 2 – Bud Light Ladies Night/Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Night

May 9 – Teacher Appreciation Night, presented by The Teacher’s Lounge/Mother Dear-plus Crazy Chics in Cars

May 16 – DynaGraphics Fast Impressions Night/POWRi midgets and micros

May 23 – Bob Brady Dodge Raminator Night/CEFCU Kid’s Club/Scout Night/Pinewood Derby 1 p.m.

May 25 – Memorial Day racing special

May 30 – Casey’s General Stores Night/Armed Forces Night

June 6 – IHOP Night/Faster Pastor/POWRi midgets and micros

June 13 – Coziahr Harley-Davidson/Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s/LM 50 laps & Mod 50 laps

June 20 – Heinkel’s Three Dog Night/Bud Light Ladies Night

June 27 – Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s/Late Model and Modified/Fireworks/Kid’s Club

July 3 – POWRi midgets and micros

July 4 – POWRi midgets and micros/Skeff Distributing Christmas in July Toy Drive

July 9 – Herald & Review 100/UMP Summernationals

July 11 – Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball/Sportsman Topless 40/Bud Light Ladies Night

July 18 – Kid’s Castle Night/Hall of Fame Driver Reunion/CEFCU Kid’s Club

July 25 – MOWA Sprint Week

Aug. 1 – Taylorville Night/CEFCU Kid’s Club

Aug. 8 – No stock car racing/Go Karts

Aug. 15 – Shrine 50/Pro Late Models/Evening of Destruction/Fireworks

Aug. 22 – POWRi midgets and micros

Aug. 29 – 11th annaual Illinois State Street Stocks Championships/Griz FM 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night

Sept. 5 – Bud Light Ladies Night

Sept. 12 – Full weekly racing

Sept. 19 – Hornet World Championship/CEFCU Kid’s Club

Sept. 26 – Bud Light Ladies Night (championship)

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Apr 10

Car Show Woodys Bar Saturday 4-11-15

woodys picCome join the car show this weekend at Woodys Bar 1190 west Southside dr Decatur Illinois- there will be soda, water and $2 domestics at the show, $25 gift card to the best appearing race car sponsored by ILLINOIS MAFIA RACE CAR CLUB, there will also be free tickets available for the season opener.

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Apr 04

Second practice in the books season opener April 18

macon_logo (800x428)     MACON, Ill. – With bright sunny skies Saturday afternoon nearly 40 competitors brought their race cars out to the mighty Macon Speedway. The speedway was open for the second and final test and tune before the season opening Spring Fling on Saturday April 18.

Most drivers used the time to shake the cobwebs off from the long winter break. Others used the time to get the feel for their brand new race cars. All of the drivers are excited for the new season and have high hopes of taking home cash and trophies this racing season.

On the card for opening night will be CEFCU Kids Club with Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets and the Quick Car Touring Series. Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm. General Admission $12 Adults, Children 11 and under are FREE.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000 or Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. 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.

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Apr 04

Macon Speedway Prepares For Final Pre-Season Test & Tune

(Macon, IL – April 2, 2015) Racing teams are biting at the bit to get the 2015-racing season underway at Macon Speedway.  With the opener fast approaching Saturday, April 18, drivers and crews have a final chance to shake down their rides this coming Saturday at the central Illinois dirt track.

A number of drivers took advantage of track time last Sunday, March 29, despite cold and damp conditions.  Nearly 30 competitors were on the premises shaking down Late Models, Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Street Stocks, Hornets, and other machines.  Some of those same teams, plus some additional rides are expected to be on hand for the final test date.

Pit gates open this Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 with practice running from 12:00-4:00.  Pit admission is $20 for adults and children 11 & under are $10.  Grandstand admission is free.

The opener for the 70th anniversary season of racing at Macon Speedway is set for Saturday, April 18.  Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets are on the card.  Pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and racing action at 7:00.

For further info, visit maconracing.com and like the Macon Speedway page on Facebook.

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Mar 29

Drivers Brave Cold For Macon Speedway Test & Tune

IMG_0605(Macon, IL – March 29, 2015) Despite a period of light rainfall, cloudy skies, and temperatures in the 40’s, nearly 30 teams came out for the first on-track action at Macon Speedway, this past Sunday, March 29.

A number of fans, checking out the action, got to see some pretty good on track runs from a handful of Pro Late Models in attendance.  Mini Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Outlaw Hornets were also represented.IMG_0597

One more open practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 4. Pits open at 11:00 with practice from 12:00-4:00. All divisions are welcome.

The 2015 8th Annual Spring Fling Season Opener is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

For full info, visit maconracing.com.

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