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May 06

Night #4/Big Ten Preview + Standings Rundown

Teachers Receive Free Admission This Saturday Night At Macon Speedway
Opening Weekend For Big 10 Supers And Pros

Teacher's Lounge Night 2015                This coming Saturday, May 9 is Teacher Appreciation Night at Macon Speedway.  The event, presented by Teacher’s Lounge, will allow teachers with proper identification free admission to the races.  In addition, a big night of racing is planned as the Big Ten Super Late Models will race with the Big Ten Pro Late Models in a feature event that will pay $1,200 to win and $125 to start.  A $100 bonus is also on the line to the highest finishing Pro Late Model competitor.

This weekend does mark all the opening events for the much anticipated Big Ten Series schedules in Super Late Model and Pro Late Model competition.  For the Super Late Models, they are scheduled to race on Friday night at Jacksonville and Saturday at Macon.  The Pro Late Models will open this weekend at Lincoln on Friday and run with the Supers on Saturday at Macon in a combined event.  That event will have Supers and Pros on LM 20 or LM 40 tires on the front and LM 40 tires on both rears.

One Pro Late Model competitor looking to turn some heads is former Macon Speedway Late Model champion, Steve Sheppard, Jr.  Sheppard will be running a crate Late Model and feels that the Pros can compete with the Supers at Macon.

In addition to separate point distribution for Pros and Supers in the Big Ten Standings, the Macon event will also distribute separate points for track purposes and UMP points for the two classes.

At the end of the season, the champion in the Super class takes home $1,500 from the $4,000 points fund.  In the Pros, the champion will take home $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.  The best eight finishes out of the ten events will be used to formulate the driver points.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action.  The pit gate will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.

Grandstand admission for Saturday’s events is $15 for adults and children 11 and under are free.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 for driver updates. Message and data 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.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Billingsley Towing UMP Modified (Top 10)
1)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 166 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 148 3)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 142 4)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 128 5)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 124 6)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 120 7)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 118 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 114 8)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 114 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 84

UMP Pro Late Model (Top 10)
1)Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 118 2)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 112 3)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 104 4)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 98 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 92 6)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 68 7)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 60 8)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 54 9)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 52 10)Steve Ewing-Decatur, IL 46

UMP B-Mod (Top 10)
1)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 114 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 98 3)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 92 4)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 88 5)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60 6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 58 7)Jim Lafferty-Carlinville, IL 56 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 52 8)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 52 10)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 50

UMP Sportsman (Top 5)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 60 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 58 3)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 52

UMP Street Stock (Top 10)
1)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 120 2)Terry Reed-Decatur, IL 116 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 110 4)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 106 5)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 102 6)Luke Force-Argenta, IL 98 7)Ben Medaris-Decatur, IL 90 8)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 86 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 78 10)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 78 10)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 78

UMP Hornet (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 118 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 110 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 108 4)Garrett Lewis-Decatur, IL 106 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, Il 96 5)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 96 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 86 8)Matthew Cottrill-Riverton, IL 84 9)Matt Boggs-Unknown, IL 80 10)Gary Tooker-Mahomet, IL 78

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May 05

Big Ten Series Super & Pro Late Models Set For Openers

Macon Payout & Tire Rule Announced

BIG TEN 2015 Late Model scheduleMACON, Ill. — The Big Ten Series openers for Super Late Models and Pro Late Models are set for this weekend after a tight point battle in Big Ten Super action one year ago.  2015 will mark the first season of Big Ten Pro Late Model action.

For the Supers, action will take place at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, May 8 and at Macon Speedway on Saturday night, May 9.  For the Pros, they will be competing in a standalone event on Friday night at Lincoln and running the second event of their schedule on Saturday at Macon with the Supers.

$1,200 will be up for grabs to the winner in Saturday night’s event at Macon with $125 to start.  The tire rule will be LM40 only for both rear tires, while front tires can be LM20 or LM40.

In addition to races at Jacksonville and Macon, the Super Late Models BIG TEN 2015 Pro Late Model schedulewill also run at Belle-Clair and Quincy during the course of the year.  For the Pros, events are scheduled this year at Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville.

The champion in the Super class takes home $1,500 from the $4,000 points fund. In the Pros, the champion will take home $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 for driver updates. Message and data 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.

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May 02

Five New Winners Grace Macon Victory Lane

(Macon, IL)-Another exciting night of racing is in the history books of the 70th season of stock car racing at Macon Speedway. Late passing and fast racing led to great feature-race finishes with six divisions going for the checkered flag.

Myles Moos of Hartsburg made a late-race pass to take the Pro Late Model feature from Tommy Sheppard, Jr. The pass came following a caution with Sheppard holding the lead strongly until the yellow flag came out. Moos took to the bottom and edged Sheppard for the final laps and the win.

Former champion reigned supreme in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as Rodney Standerfer was glued to the bottom of the 1/5th mile dirt oval and fought off Dave Crawley, Jr.’s rush to the lead. Jeff Graham had a strong third-place finish, stopping TD Burger and Ethan Schnapp from moving up in the field.

Bobby Beiler was also stuck to the bottom of the track and won the Big Ten Series Street Stock race. He was able to grab the lead early and hold on as Terry Reed and Kyle Waters were closing in on the top spot. Brian Dasenbrock would finish ahead of Steve Ewing.

Jeremy Reed was the strongest Hornet of the night as he and racing buddy Adam Webb traded the lead early but Reed’s 4-cylinder was just too much and went on to grab the checkered flag.

Two races that went quickly due to zero cautions were the B-Mod and Beach House Micro Sprint features. Four cars raced closely for the lead but Wade Glover came out on top with Tom Riech and Jim Farley III finishing behind. Jeremy Camp made quick and easy work of the Beach House Micro Sprint field, leading all 20 laps and finished the race leading by half-a-lap.

In the return of the Bud Light Ladies Night series, Rocco’s Bar was featured and Jennifer Cramer stepped on the gas and claimed the victory and a spot in the Championship Race later in the season.

Pro Late Models–1. Myles Moos (Hartsburg), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 6. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua), 7. Victor Overlin (Decatur), 8. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Matt Beadles (Clinton)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown Hills), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 4. TD Burger (Saunemin), 5. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 6. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 8. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 9. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 10. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 6. Luke Force (Argenta), 7. Greg Osman (Macon), 8. Toby Kreher (Lovington), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 4. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 5. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 6. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Steven Stine (Stonington), 10. Matthew Cottrill (Riverton)

B-Mods–1. Wade Glover (Brighton), 2. Tom Riech (Springfield), 3. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 4. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Brad McDaniel (Carbondale), 3. Ryan Frantz (Arthur), 4. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Michael Bustamante (Taylorville)

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May 01

Ladies $6 Admission/Micro Debut Saturday May 2

2015 Bud Light Ladies Night                Coming off a Thursday night show which saw Jimmy Owens take the checkered in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, Macon Speedway is going through a quick turnaround to prepare for a full six division show on Saturday night.  It will be Bud Light Ladies Night Presented By Y103, meaning that ladies admission is 1/2 price at just $6 per ticket.

The Saturday, May 2 program will feature racing action from the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Big 10 Series Street Stocks, Hornets, & Micros.  Rocco’s Bar in Decatur, IL will be presenting a race in which the ladies battle it out on the track, as well.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.  Grandstand admission is just $6 for the ladies and $12 for all others.  Children 11 and under are free.Micro Sprint Flyer

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.

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May 01

Owens Claims St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

Owens Victory LaneMACON – Jimmy Owens made himself right at home Thursday at legendary Macon Speedway in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for Lucas Oil Late Models.

The Newport, Tenn., driver held off challenges from a pack of drivers who have plenty of experience around the Macon Speedway high-banked fifth-mile oval. So much for the guys protecting the home soil.

Owens took the checkered flag in the 100-lapper and the $12,000 check as the nation’s top late model dirt series made its second appearance at the historic oval. Owens, a three-time Lucas Oil Series national champion, added a win at Macon to a list that also has World 100 and Eldora Dream 100 victories by staying in front of the pack despite seven restarts. When they took the green flag, the pace was furious.

“It doesn’t take too long here, especially if we get the cautions out of the way,’’ Owens said.

Owens reached victory lane despite challenges from Jason Feger, the Bloomington driver who finished second. Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, was fourth ahead of Ryan Unzicker, of El Paso. Devin Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, placed third.

At one point, Babb, Feger and Unzicker – who have plenty of laps around Macon Speedway – were lined up behind Owens. Owens took the lead on lap 58 when race leader Bobby Pierce Jr. and second place Billy Moyer pitted during a caution because of flat tires.

“I seen that,’’ Owens said. “I hate it for them guys. We had a pretty good car. We were biding our time. Lapped cars are always an issue here.

“I was able to save my tires for the end. We were able to cruise a bit and keep the car underneath us.’’

The star-studded field featured a million worth of machinery and the top 15 drivers in the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, including Moyer, the Hall of Famer Moyer from Batesville, Ark., who set a Macon Speedway track record on a cool night with a lap of 10.228 seconds around the fifth-mile high-banked track.

In the UMP modified feature, Cory Daugherty, of Blue Mound, held off a powerful field to lead all 25 laps from the pole position for the victory and the $1,000 paycheck. His biggest competition came from Kenny Wallace, the NASCAR personality and Macon Speedway co-owner.

Wallace started second, fell back after an early hiccup and charged back through the field to keep Daugherty honest.

Chris Bolyard of Girard, took home the victory in the B-Mod feature.

Macon Speedway will be back for another action packed night this coming Saturday, May 2 with Bud Light Ladies night.  All ladies receive 1/2 off admission, meaning tickets are just $6 each.  6 divisions of action will be there.  Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Big 10 Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros will be in action.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, general admission gates at 5:00, and racing action at 7:00.

For more info, visit maconracing.com.

ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100

  1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, Tenn.), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington), 3. Devin Moran (Dresden, Ohio), 4. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua), 5. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 6. Chris Brown (Spring, Texas), 7. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin), 8. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood), 9. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, Ind.), 10. Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, W.V.), 11. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, Ga.), 12. Greg Kimmons (Springfield), 13. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, Tenn.), 14. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, Fla.), 15. Denis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville), 16. Steve Francis (Ashland, Ky.), 17. Mike Benedum, 18. Jared Landers, 19. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City), 20. Levi Kissinger, 21. Billy Moyer (Batesville, Ark.), 22. Ryan Little (Springfield), 23. Daryn Klein, 24. Jake Little, 25. Terry Babb (Decatur).

UMP Modifieds

  1. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 2. Keny Wallace (Herman, Mo.), 3. David Crawley Jr. (Decatur), 4. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, Mo). 5. Randy Shuman (Danville), 6. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 7. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Jeff Ray, 10. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 11. Jeff Graham (Stonington). 12. Rick Weitkamp (Springfield), 13. Jeremy Conaway, Springfield), 14. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 15. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 16. Rodney Spaugh (Decatur), 17. TD Burger (Saunemin), 18. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 19. Clark Rovertson (Shelbyville), 20. David Brandenburg, 21. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 22. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 23. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville).

UMP B-Mods

  1. Chris Bolyard (Girard), 2. Justin Dubin (Mulberry Grove), 3. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 4. Wade Glover (Brighton). 5, Steve Phillips (Neogoa), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Doug Tye (Troy), 8. Mitch Ringler, 9. Deave Eckel (Lovington), 10. B.J. Deal, 11. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 12. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 13. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 14. Terry Reed (Decatur), 15. James Farley (Springfield).

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Apr 29

Late Model Stars Set For Thursday At Macon Speedway

PiercePromoAfter a rainout this past weekend in Hagerstown, Maryland, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revved up and ready to go for a triple header of races this weekend, starting at Macon Speedway on Thursday night.  The Macon race will be 100 laps for $12,000 to win.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has 50 events scheduled in 19 different states in 2015.  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 last year’s victory, as 31 top notch competitors converged on the bullring.  Pierce also set fast time with a blistering lap of 10.768.  This year’s field looks to be even bigger and better.

The current championship standings have Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 20 over Earl Pearson, Jr.  Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five.  Currently finishing up the top ten are Steve Francis, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.

After the Thursday, April 30 show at Macon, the tour heads to Tri-City Speedway on Friday night and Paducah Speedway on Saturday.

Joining the Late Models Thursday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win and the season debut for the B-Mods.  The Late Models will be utilizing a Hoosier Tire rule of 1320’s and LM20’s on the left rear/fronts, while the right rear can be 02, LM 20, 06, or LM40.

Pit gates open Thursday 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 many weeknight specials.

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Lucas Oil Late Models at Macon Speedway Commercial

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Apr 27

It’s Lucas Oil Late Model Week At Macon

Late Model Stars Set For Thursday At Macon Speedway

Lucas Oil 2015 flierAfter a rainout this past weekend in Hagerstown, Maryland, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revved up and ready to go for a triple header of races this weekend, starting at Macon Speedway on Thursday night.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has 50 events scheduled in 19 different states in 2015.  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 last year’s victory, as 31 top notch competitors converged on the bullring.  Pierce also set fast time with a blistering lap of 10.768.

The current championship standings have Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 20 over Earl Pearson, Jr.  Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five.  Currently finishing up the top ten are Steve Francis, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.

After the Thursday, April 30 show at Macon, the tour heads to Tri-City Speedway on Friday night and Paducah Speedway on Saturday.

Joining the Late Models Thursday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win and the season debut for the B-Mods.  The Late Models will be utilizing a Hoosier Tire rule of 1320’s and LM20’s on the left rear/fronts, while the right rear can be 02, LM 20, 06, or LM40.

Pit gates open Thursday 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 many weeknight specials.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/04/its-lucas-oil-late-model-week-at-macon/

Apr 25

Macon Speedway April 25 Program Canceled Due To Weather

Preparations Now Begin For Huge Thursday Night Show

Due to early morning rainfall with cold temperatures and more rain expected this afternoon, Macon Speedway officials have pulled the plug on the second week of the 2015-racing season.  POWRi Midgets and Micros, along with the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets were scheduled to run.

All preparations now begin for Thursday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series which will be pacing the Macon 1/5-mile bullring for a second time in series history.  The first appearance was last year.  The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 will pay $12,000 to win.  Point leader Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Steve Francis, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Scott Bloomquist will battle stars from all over the US along with some central Illinois locals.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and the B-Mods will be making their 2015 debut.

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

For fans wanting to see some racing yet this weekend, tomorrow, Sunday, April 26 is the season opener at the Terre Haute Action Track in western Indiana.  The MSCS/KISS Sprints and the UMP Modifieds, headlined by Kenny Wallace will be in action.  Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps are at 5:00, and racing is at 6:30.

For more information on any of the aforementioned events, visit maconracing.com, terrehauteactiontrack.net, or trackenterprises.com.

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Apr 23

Season reserved seat ticket holders receive discount to St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

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MACON, Ill. – Here’s a deal that pays off all season for race fans.

Macon Speedway season reserved seat ticket holders receive a $10 discount for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 on Thursday, April 30. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series makes its second appearance at Macon Speedway, the historic fifth-mile high banked dirt oval that opened in 1946.

By purchasing a $75 reserved seat for the entire Macon Speedway racing season in the Wayne Webb Memorial Grandstand with a chair back seat, each reserved ticket will allow the race fan to buy a St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 ticket with a $10 discount. The 100-lapper is the only Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in Central Illinois this season.

“With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series making the second annual appearance here at our storied track, I wanted to do something special for our loyal dirt track fans,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “Our reserved seats provide a panoramic view of the entire speedway surface. Fans can reward themselves with a reserved seat for the season and a discount to one of our top events.’’

Bobby Pierce Jr. is the defending champion.

Tickets for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 are $30 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.  Pits open at 3 p.m., and the gates open at 4. Hot laps begin at 6 with racing set for 7.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is considered the premier national touring sanctioning body for dirt super late models. The series will sanction 47 events in 19 states in 2014. Powered by 800 horsepower V8 engines, nothing is stock about these $75,000 machines that provide dirt-slinging, sideways, door-to-door action lap after lap. Modifieds and B-mods will also race that night.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Located nine miles South of Decatur, Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part opened in 2013, A self-service auto parts yard isn’t new, but it’s new to St. Louis. By allowing the customer to pull the part, St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part passes significant savings to the consumer. St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part is conveniently located at 611 Bunkum Road, Washington Park, Ill. For more information, visit www.upicapart.com.

For more information on Macon Speedway, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2015 race schedule and additional information. For quick and convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

 

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