July 7, 2014 archive

Summer Nationals hit big track, short track back to back at Action Track, Macon Speedway


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Let’s see who can handle the big track and the short track.

After the UMP Summer Nationals run the lightning fast half-mile Action Track in Terre Haute  Wednesday, the tour returns to famed Macon Speedway Thursday for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 on the world’s fastest fifth-mile high banked dirt oval. How’s that for a tricky combination of two tracks in two days.

It will test the drivers and their crews. That’s the longest and shortest distances on the Summer Nationals tour.

The program is loaded with big names in Terre Haute. NASCAR Sprint Cup rookies Austin Dillon and Justin Allgaier will hit the Action track and join NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace. With the Summer Nationals nearing the finish line, expect all of the contenders to head to Terre Haute. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:30. Tickets are $25 for adults.

Ryan Unzicker of El Paso., Ill., led the points standings after the weekend. Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua (Ill.) Missile, stood second with defending tour champ Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, Ill.) third, followed by Brian Shirley (Chatham, Ill.) and Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, Ill.).

Babb won the Herald-Review 100 last season and has four wins, tied for the most ever with Kevin Weaver and Bobby Pierce Sr. Schrader will also run his modified at Macon Speedway. Tickets are $25 for adults.

Macon Speedway is dirt track’s version of Bristol Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7.

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Fast women from Starship Billiards ready to take control of Macon Speedway Saturday

2012-02-03 14.09.04

MACON, Ill. – The race is on to find the fastest women in town. The gals from Starship Billiards will hit the track Saturday during Bud Light Ladies Night, presented by Y103. The five women will attempt to finish in the top two spots and qualify for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship race on Sept. 13.

It’s just part of the fun during an action packed program. Miles Chevrolet presents the Sportsman Topless 40 and Big Ten Series Street Stocks. Meanwhile, the Bud Light Ladies Night shootout is fast becoming one of the biggest parties in the Decatur area.

The gals from Starship already feel like they own the track. The ladies from Starship, 3015 Grand Prtix Drive in Decatur, will compete in a five-lap shootout. The championship qualifiers will join Jenny Kramer and Dana Damery from Rocco’s later this season. Woody’s (Aug. 9) and Pop’s Place (Aug. 30) will race on Bud Light Ladies Night to also send qualifiers to the championship race. The action was furious in the first Bud Light Ladies Night race, as the femmes from Rocco’s shrugged off the checkered flag and kept racing. So be ready for anything goes when the ladies buckle up in four-cylinder stock hornets.

All ladies are admitted for half price. Check out the race buckets. For just $20, you get a bucket, five cans of Bud Light or Bud plus the ice to keep it all cold during that hot racing on the track. Now, that’s a party to make it great summer night in the Macon Speedway grandstands. With so many ladies in the crowd, it’s a fabulous night for guys to head to the track. Look for giveaways from Budweiser. There’s some really cool merchandise, from sunglasses to T-shirts, coozies and party beads.

Macon Speedway will run seven classes with Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, the Sportsman Topless 40, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also racing. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7. Tickets are only $12 for general admission.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway Text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.

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