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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/03/division-ii-midgets-prepare-for-busy-season-at-lincoln-macon/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/02/hickory-point-mall-car-show-rules-regulations/

Hornet Challenge Weekend Announced For Lincoln & Macon Speedways

Doubleheader Events Paying $1,000 To Win

Hornet Challenge Logo                Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL have announced an unprecedented weekend of racing, camping, partying, and all out fun for Hornet competitors during the month of May.  A Friday-Saturday doubleheader will feature $1,000 to win races at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway, in Illinois.

The events, scheduled for May 6 at Lincoln and May 7 at Macon, will pay $1,000 to win each night and $30 to start.  Additional $100 bonuses are in place for the highest finishing out of state car each race, with competitors from all over expected to attend.

The events will see heat races set up by draw, with passing points used to lock drivers into the feature field.  A semi will be held to give remaining drivers a last chance to make the show.  The Hornet class will be teched by Macon UMP rules which include street tires/wheels only and no coilovers.

Pre-entry fee is $30 for each day or $40 if not received by Saturday, April 30.  On Saturday, April 30, 5 Lincoln pre-entries and 5 Macon pre-entries will be pulled from a draw to give them guaranteed starting spots in that race.  Those spots will only be used if the driver cannot make the show through the heats or last chance.  Definitely some incentive to enter early.

For more Lincoln 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/02/hornet-challenge-weekend-announced-for-lincoln-macon-speedways/

2016 Season Schedule Released

The 2016 season schedule has been released. Although this schedule is tentative it will give drivers and fans an idea of when and how much racing will be going on during the summer months! Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2016 race season.  2016 Season schedule click here

 

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Officials Set Informational Meeting For January 10

Midwest Speed Expo2016 Schedules Will Also Be Released At The Midwest Speed Expo

Officials from Track Enterprises, the promotion company of Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, have announced that the 2016 schedules will be released during the 13th Annual Midwest Speed Expo Trade Show and Swap Meet.  In addition to the schedule release, officials will also hold an information meeting for drivers at the two tracks, in addition to Jacksonville Speedway, in the cafeteria located at the Illinois State Fair, Orr Building in Springfield.

The Trade Show and Swap Meet will be open on Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM each day with $7 admission for adults and free for children 10 and under.  The UMP Awards Banquet is on Saturday night at the Crowne Plaza, while licenses will be available for purchases both days at the show.  The Midwest Speed Driver of the year winner will also be announced on Sunday at 1:30.

The meeting for Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville drivers will be held on Sunday at 1:30 in the cafeteria of the Orr Building.  Any drivers who are planning to race at Macon and Lincoln are welcome to attend to shoot the breeze about rules and the upcoming 2016 season.

For more information on racing at the facilities, visit www.trackenterprises.com, www.maconracing.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, and www.jacksonvillespeedway.com.

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