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​Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets Coming To Macon Speedway Saturday

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It’s a big weekend of open wheel racing in Central Illinois as the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets and Speedway Motors POWRi Micros fly in to Macon Speedway on Saturday night, May 21, following the huge Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions show on Friday night at Lincoln Speedway.  Joining POWRi at Macon this Saturday will be the UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets.

After sweeping the Missouri Mi State Midget Nationals, Tanner Thorson moved into the second position, 150 points behind Zach Daum in POWRi National Midget points.  Andrew Felker sits in third after taking wins at both Macon and Belle-Clair.  Spencer Bayston holds the fourth position, while Justin Peck rounds out the top five.

In the Speedway Motors POWRi Micros, Marion, IL driver Nathan Benson brought home a second place finish at Southern Illinois Raceway to strengthen his point lead over Slater Helt.  Joe B. Miller tightened the margin between himself and Helt after taking the victory Saturday night.  Shelby Bosie moved into the fourth position after bringing home a fifth place finish at SIR, while Carlee Gress is fifth.

In the UMP Pro Late Model class, current track record holder, Matt Taylor, of Springfield, IL leads the standings by 12 over Dakota Ewing of Decatur.  Taylor has been outstanding early this season, mixing it up at the front of the pack for all three races.  Taylor now has two wins and a second place finish, taking over his brother’s domination from a year ago.  Following Taylor and Ewing are Roben Huffman, Jake Little and Jeffrey Reed.

The UMP Street Stocks had a huge field of cars this past Saturday night, with 26 pitside and 20 taking the green flag.  Leading the standings is Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice.  Justice claimed a couple of wins to start the season and has finished in the top ten of all four features.  Kyle Waters, of Oreana, is second in points, just 16 behind.  John Bright, Jr., Brian Dasenbrock, and Luke Force complete the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s divisions will be the UMP Hornets.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Tony Reed had two second place finishes last weekend to go along with his third place finish from opening night.  Those three podium results have been enough to give him a six point lead on Michael Gossett.  Ryan Cantrell, Adam Webb, and Mike McChristy round out the top five.

Saturday night’s events are presented by Casey’s General Stores and will feature an Armed Forces Night.  All retired and current military members get in for 1/2 price admission with valid military ID and those in uniform get in for free.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for 11 and under.

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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Zach Daum 1900 0
2 Tanner Thorson 1750 150
3 Andrew Felker 1730 170
4 Spencer Bayston 1640 260
5 Justin Peck 1570 330
6 Tucker Klaasmeyer 1350 550
7 Carson Macedo 1240 660
8 Holly Shelton 1240 660
9 Austin Brown 1200 700
10 Jake Neuman 1200 700

 

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Nathan Benson 1450 0
2 Slater Helt 1180 270
3 Joe B Miller 1140 310
4 Shelby Bosie 970 480
5 Carlee Gress 810 640
6 Alec Long 810 640
7 Matthew Howard 800 650
8 Jeremy Camp 760 690
9 Chad Elliott 740 710
10 Nic Harris 710 740

 

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 178 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing 166 12
3 33H Roben Huffman 160 18
4 38J Jake Little 144 34
5 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 34
6 32M Cody Maguire 98 80
7 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 94 84
8 15C Kevin Crowder 90 88
9 6P Jose Parga 60 118
10 4T Guy Taylor 58 120

 

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 226 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 210 16
3 7 John Bright, Jr. 164 62
4 08 Brian Dasenbrock 164 62
5 45 Luke Force 156 70
6 5 Terry Reed 154 72
7 3T Kevin Lewis 150 76
8 #1 Terry Reed, Sr 114 112
9 21R Dustin Reed 112 114
10 51 Jeremiah Hoadley 104 122

 

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 162 0
2 G3 Michael Gossett 156 6
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 122 40
4 40 Adam Webb 120 42
5 66 Mike McChristy 116 46
6 39M Marty Sullivan 114 48
7 20 Torry Lyons 108 54
8 J4 Jerad Matherly 108 54
9 25C Caleb Branch 100 62
10 64CK Cook Crawford 94 68

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​Crawley Doubles Up at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) It wasn’t the most ideal weather conditions for racing in Macon but fans and drivers witnessed a clean racing program amidst the cold weather and strong winds. They also witnessed Dave Crawley, Jr. return to victory lane not once, but twice.

Dave Crawley, Jr. took advantage of contact between leader Rodney Standerfer and second-place contender Brian Lynn to open the door for the lead in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds A-Main and got his hands on the checkered flag. Crawley needed patience to find out which lane to run and waited it out until he was close enough to make his move. With five laps to go, Crawley got the chance and made the pass on the back straightaway.

That was the second checkered flag of the night for Crawley. His first race in the Big Ten Street Stock Series race, where Crawley won the event, the second Big Ten Series race of 2016 and also his second win. Crawley is not a regular in the Street Stock division anymore but cut his racing teeth in that class years ago. The runner-up was Nick Macklin, who started eighth and passed six drivers to get the second-place position but ran out of time to catch Crawley.

Matt Taylor doesn’t want anybody but his name attached to the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model qualifying fastest lap. Last week, his set the new track record with a time of 11.235 and before he took to the track Roben Huffman reset the mark with a time of 11.228. Two qualifiers later, Taylor broke the minutes-old new record with a time of 11.143. Taylor set the inaugural mark with a 11.512 time to open the 2015 racing season. With a good finish to his heat and a redraw before the 20-lap feature attraction, Taylor was in the front row. He, however, wouldn’t be able to finish first. Jose Parga came from third place to bypass Taylor and the leader Roben Huffman to get the victory. Along with Dakota Ewing, the four drivers exchanged the top four positions during the last five remaining laps. Parga, Taylor, Ewing and Huffman would be the finishing order.

Tim Hancock drove away fast and furious in the B-Modified main event, making it three-for-three in feature races in 2016.  For Hancock, it’s his fifth win in eight tries throughout central Illinois this season.

Adam Webb delivered another Hornet victory on the grand stage of the Hornet Challenge. The event was rained out last week and made up before the night’s regular feature and Webb coasted to a 25-lap, $1000-to-win special. In the second race, Jeremy Reed got the front row start and took off for 15 laps after having to pull in during the Hornet Challenge and suffer a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Pro Late Models–1. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Eric Wilson (Downs), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 8. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 9. Shane Piatt (Crawfordsville), 10. Victor Overlin (Decatur)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Kelly Kovski (Springfield), 6. Blake Thompson (Troy), 7. TD Burger (Saunemin), 8. Kenny Morris (Chandlerville), 9. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 10. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Kaleb Wood (Sullivan), 5. Justin Lane (Alsey), 6. Luke Force (Argenta), 7. Nick Justice (Decatur), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Terry Reed (Decatur), 10. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill), 3. Steve Phillips (Neoga), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 6. Travis Hendrickson (Mattoon), 7. Tim Riech (Springfield), 8. Jacob Franklin (Pinckeyville), 9. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 10. Jerry Thompson (Troy)

Hornet Challenge–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Tony Reed (Decatur), 3. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 6. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 7. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 8. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 9. Ashley Gatons (Decatur), 10. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Tony Reed (Decatur), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Ashley Gatons (Decatur), 6. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 9. Brian Offer (Springfield), 10. Ben McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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Races Are ON For Tonight!!

On tonight’s schedule…
 
Pro Late Models
Billingsley Towing Modifieds
B-Mods
Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks
Hornets
 
+ Hornet Challenge Make-Up $1,000 To Win Feature
 
+ Spectator Drags At Intermission
 
FREE admission for college students with valid ID
 
Pabst Blue Ribbon Happy Hour 5:00-7:00
$2 Cans
 
Pits 4:00
Stands 5:00
Pill Draw Ends 5:50
Hotlaps 6:00
Racing 7:00
 
Grandstand admission $12
FREE for 11 & under

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Spectator Drags Added To This Saturday’s Macon Speedway Show

Officials Accepting First Eight Entries For Debut Event

The action at Macon IL Speedway just got a little more interesting for this Saturday, May 14.  In addition to an already fun evening that includes five divisions of racing, free admission with proper college ID, and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon Happy Hour from 5:00-7:00, spectator drags have just been added to the night’s card.

A spectator drag event, also known as parking lot drags, allows someone who isn’t normally a Spectator Dragsracecar driver, to sign up to compete in a one lap, one-on-one style race for a chance to move into the next round, using their own street legal vehicle.  At the end, the final two drivers matchup in the bracket style finale with a chance to take home the trophy.

There is no fee to participate in the race, other than the ticket or wristband purchased to enter the facility that night.  Each race will be one lap in length from a non-moving start at the line.  Competitors must wear a helmet and seat belts and be at least 18 years of age.

Track officials are currently accepting entries by phone at 217-764-3200.  Only 8 entries will be permitted to race this Saturday, with four races in the first round, then two semi-final races, before the championship event.

Not only is this event fun for the participants, giving them a chance to race on Mighty Macon, but a blast for the fans as well.

This Saturday night’s program features the Hornet Challenge makeup plus Pro Late Models, May 14 Macon Flyer UMP InviteBillingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Big Ten Series Street Stocks, and Hornets.  Originally, the Beach House Micros were scheduled for this date, however, the POWRi Micros will be running a race at Southern Illinois Raceway.  Therefore, the Micro event has been postponed to the May 30th, Memorial Day Monday Special.

Pabst Blue Ribbon is the sponsor of this Saturday’s program, which will feature a PBR Happy Hour between 5:00 and 7:00.  During that time, PBR cans will be just $2.00.  In addition, it is college night where students receive free admission by showing proper college ID at the gate.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, Pro Late Model qualifying at 6:45, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  The Spectator Drag event will be held at intermission.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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/2016/05/spectator-drags-added-to-this-saturdays-macon-speedway-show/

Hornet Challenge To Be Made Up This Saturday At Macon Speedway

Field Is Nearly Set For $1,000 To Win Event
May 14 Macon Flyer UMP Invite                Hornet drivers from a few different states converged on Central Illinois last weekend at Lincoln and Macon Speedways for the $1,000 to win Hornet challenge races.   Decatur, IL driver Adam Webb bested a field of 20+ competitors on Friday night at Lincoln, while Mother Nature won Saturday’s event with some rainfall right before the green was scheduled to drop.  It has been announced that the race will be run this coming Saturday, May 14.

The rescheduled date this Saturday will see a 25-lap event  run early in the night in addition to regular heats and a feature for the Hornet division that were already scheduled for the night.  While the Hornet Challenge feature field is nearly set, additional starters up to a 22-car field will be allowed.  Right now, 20 drivers are locked in, however, Jay Orr and Zane Miller have already passed along the word that they will not be making the long trip to Central Illinois this weekend.  That takes the field down to 18, leaving at least four spots open at the tail.  Anyone wishing to join the starting field for the Hornet Challenge will have to pay for the entry fee and an additional pit pass at the pill draw window.

This Saturday night’s program features the Hornet Challenge makeup plus Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Big Ten Series Street Stocks, and Hornets.  Originally, the Beach PBR-College Kids-Happy Hour 5-14-16House Micros were scheduled for this date, however, the POWRi Micros will be running a race at Southern Illinois Raceway.  Therefore, the Micro event has been postponed to the May 30th, Memorial Day Monday Special.

Pabst Blue Ribbon is the sponsor of this Saturday’s program, which will feature a PBR Happy Hour between 5:00 and 7:00.  During that time, PBR cans will be just $2.00.  In addition, it is college night where students receive free admission by showing proper college ID at the gate.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, Pro Late Model qualifying at 6:45, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)
UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 120 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing 110 10
3 38J Jake Little 108 12
4 33H Roben Huffman 106 14
5 52R Jeffrey Reed 98 22
6 4T Guy Taylor 58 62
7 B1 Nick Bauman 56 64
8 77 Patrick Younger 54 66
9 15C Kevin Crowder 52 68
10 32M Cody Maguire 48 72

 

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 120 0
2 96 Cory Daugherty 116 4
3 11 Zach Rhodes 100 20
4 3 Wade Glover 98 22
5 10A Shawn Vaughn 98 22
6 71 Jeff Graham 94 26
7 14C Alan Crowder 92 28
8 10 Curt Rhodes 90 30
9 517 Rick Hamilton 74 46
10 25 Brett Korves 56 64


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 120 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 112 8
3 2 Eric Brackett 100 20
4 57R Tom Riech 66 54
5 55 Tim Riech 62 58
6 32 Brett Page 58 62
7 40 Adam Webb 58 62
8 00s Cody Stillwell 56 64
9 15L Nick Lowe 52 68
10 33 Dave Eckel 50 70

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 178 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 154 24
3 7 John Bright, Jr. 128 50
4 3T Kevin Lewis 128 50
5 08 Brian Dasenbrock 118 60
6 #1 Terry Reed, Sr 114 64
7 5 Terry Reed 110 68
8 45 Luke Force 106 72
9 17 Jamie Suddarth 94 84
10 21R Dustin Reed 78 100


UMP Hornets

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 04 Troy Newberry 52 8
6 6G Thad Gee 50 10
7 39M Marty Sullivan 48 12
8 87 Ryan Cantrell 46 14
9 2S Travis Sumpter 44 16
10 88 Brian Offer 42 18

 

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 118 0
2 98 Danny Smith 114 4
3 25 Tim Bedinger 108 10
4 41 Scott Landers 108 10
5 72 Tom Graham 98 20
6 18 Jerry Myers 96 22
7 93 Ty Nation 94 24
8 22 Timmy Dick 60 58
9 12M Terry Myers 60 58
10 21 Brad Bedinger 46 72

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Macon Speedway Reschedules First Non-Sanctioned Micro Show

Micro ResizeMacon Speedway, in Macon, IL has postponed its first non-POWRi sanctioned Beach House Micro show originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 14.  It has been rescheduled for Memorial Day Monday, May 30.
When Macon Speedway put together its schedule for 2016, POWRi didn’t have the Speedway Motors National Micros scheduled to run this weekend.  Since then, the schedule updated with an event at Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday.
The first Beach House Micro non sanctioned event at Macon Speedway will now be part of the Memorial Day Special on Monday, May 30.  It will be an action packed day with the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Street Stocks, and Hornets also in action.
Macon Micro dates include POWRi events on May 21, June 11, July 2, and August 20 and non-sanctioned races on May 30, June 4, July 30, August 13, and September 17.
For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

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Macon Speedway Nearly Beats Mother Nature

All Races Complete Except Hornet Challenge

(Macon, IL) By the time the night was to begin, the event looked doomed. Dark skies and spitting rain threatened the event but the rain stopped and all but one feature was completed Saturday night. The $1,000-to-win Hornet Challenge was the only event not completed as Mother Nature unleashed a steady rain and made the 1/5th mile un-raceable.

The Sportsman and Street Stock divisions were both won by the same driver as Lovington’s Jeremy Nichols raced double duty and wasted little time dashing to the front and running away from the competitors in both divisions.

Tim Hancock is now 2-for-2 in B-Modified features at Macon Speedway as he easily handled the competition and the track conditions en route to the checkered flag.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds was won by Dave Crawley, Jr. It was another strong showing by the former track champion as he opened the lead and ran and hid from the second place driver Brian Shaw. Shaw would break down on lap 17 and allow Cory Daugherty the chance to chase down Crawley for the second-straight feature event in the Modifieds.

The finish of the night came in the Pro Late Models division as Matt Taylor outlasted the charge from Dakota Ewing. Ewing nearly took the lead away from Taylor during the late stages of the race with an open-wheel slide job in the second turn but it would not hold cleanly and Taylor retook the advantage on the back straightaway and held onto the number one spot in the field. Earlier in the evening, Taylor re-set the fast time in qualifying, taking away the three-week record that was taken from him by Jake Little at 11.356. The new record stands at 11.235.

The Hornet Challenge will be rescheduled next Saturday night as part of a double-feature program for the 4-cylinders. Also, it will be Pabst Blue Ribbon Night with specials on PBR beer. A $2 happy hour will be held between 5:00-7:00. College students showing their school IDs will be admitted free.

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 7. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 8. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Wade Glover (Brighton), 9. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 10. Kenny Morris (Chandlerville)

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Tom Graham (Stonington), 6. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 7. Jerry Myers (Springfield), 8. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Jim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 5. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Greg Osman (Macon), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Kevin Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jimmy Glover (Alton), 7. Adam Webb (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/05/macon-speedway-nearly-beats-mother-nature/

Races Are On At Macon Speedway

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We ARE racing tonight at Macon Speedway. Track is prepped and ready to go.

Pits are open
Stands at 5:00
Pill draw ends at 5:50
Hotlaps begin at 6:00
PLM qualifying at 6:45
Racing 7:00

Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under Free

More info at maconracing.com

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IT’S RACE DAY!

Kid's Castle Teachers Night 2016Round 2 of the Hornet Challenge Weekend rolls in along with a full racing program on tap on Kid’s Castle Learning Center Teacher Appreciation & Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Celebration Night. Adam Webb captured night 1 last night at Lincoln Speedway. Can he sweep or will a different face grace victory lane? Be here tonight to find that out plus see all of the other great racing!

Divisions racing

DIRTcar UMP Hornets ($1,000 to win)
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks

Pits 4pm

Stands 5pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hotlaps 6pm
Racing Starts 7pm

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Teachers Admitted FREE with school ID

More information at maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/05/its-race-day-2/

Hornet Challenge Weekend Up Next For Lincoln & Macon Speedways

Payout Increase Just Announced

Lincoln Macon Hornet Challenge                Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL announced in February an unprecedented weekend of racing, camping, partying, and all out fun for Hornet competitors during the month of May.  That time is now.  The Friday-Saturday doubleheader is this upcoming weekend, Friday, May 6 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, May 7 at Macon Speedway.  Now, Track Enterprises officials have added to an already sizable payoff.

Due to a lot of interest and positive comments on the weekend, each feature will now pay $1,000 to win and $50 to start, instead of the $30 to start that was originally planned.  On top of that, 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.

The complete payout for the 20 car starting field is: $1,000, $400, $250, $150, $100, $90, $80, $70, $60, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50

On Friday at Lincoln Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing action will take the green shortly after 7:00.  On Saturday at Macon Speedway, pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing action will start at 7:00.

Lincoln Speedway racing will also include Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and DII Midgets.  Macon Speedway Hornet action will be topped off with Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and B-Mods.

For travelers looking for a place to stay on Friday night after the races, the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Lincoln, IL have a racers rate.  Just mention Lincoln Speedway to get your discount.

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/2016/04/hornet-challenge-weekend-up-next-for-lincoln-macon-speedways/

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