August 14, 2015 archive

Big Ten Points & Extra Money On The Line For Pro Late Models

Headline Division Part Of Macon Speedway Eve Of Destruction Show

In addition to all the craziness from the Eve Of Destruction festivities at Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night, four racing divisions are also scheduled to put on a great show.  Among them are the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, and Beach House Micros.

11403248_862698597143432_1629541438735396437_n                The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models are led this season by Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor, who has won three of the four feature events.  With two wins at Macon, one at Lincoln, and a worst run of third at Lincoln in June, Taylor will be the favorite to find victory lane tomorrow night.  However, drivers like Nick Bauman, Tommy Sheppard, Roben Huffman, and Tom Krankel are top five in points for a reason.  They will be knocking on Taylor’s door, wanting to savor the taste of a Big Ten victory.  Bauman did claim the Lincoln win on June 12.

Tomorrow night’s Big Ten Pro Late Model race will pay $700 to win for the 25-lap affair. A strong field of cars is expected, as the Big Ten Pro Late Models have not had a race since July 3.  After a week off for the Decatur Festival, solid fields will most likely arrive for the other classes as well.

The evening will be highlighted by Macon Speedway’s first ever Eve Of Destruction.  World Renowned stuntman, Mr. Dizzy, a five-time world record holder, will be on hand performing death defying stunts like a steel wall crash and a human car explosion.  Fireworks will be held to cap off the night.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for children 11 and under.  There are plenty of discount vouchers throughout the area, including Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy and Donnelly’s CARQUEST.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at, on Facebook ( 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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