Category Archive: News

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/lucas-oil-late-model-stars-set-for-saturday-at-macon-speedway/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/bring-on-powri-racing-macon-tonight/

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)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/battle-in-the-prairie-karting-sunday/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/rico-readies-for-macon-speedway-powri-event/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/powri-set-to-fly-at-macon-speedway/

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)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/71st-season-opener-thrills-fans-at-macon-speedway/

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!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/its-opening-night-at-macon-speedway/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/04/excitement-at-high-levels-for-race-track-openings/

Older posts «