March 2021 archive

Saturday Test & Tune Time Change

TIME CHANGE: Saturday’s Test & Tune will now be from 2:00-6:00 with pits opening at 1:00. Wanted to have a couple of extra hours of warmth and sun to dry out walkways, pit driveway, etc. Track will be good to go! All divisions welcome with pit admission $25 and grandstands free.

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Test & Tune Days Next For Central Illinois Race Tracks

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Set For Weekend Practice

(Macon, IL) Many drivers in Central Illinois are getting set for their first on track activity, Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, with test and tune days at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.  Drivers and teams use the days to fine tune their cars, fill out their registration sheets, and get comfortable back behind the wheel after a long winter.

Macon Speedway will open the pits this Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Cars, of any division, that compete at Macon Speedway are welcome.  Pit admission is $25, while grandstand admission is free.

Lincoln Speedway will open this Sunday, March 28 at 11:00 AM and have cars on track from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM.  Practice, like Macon’s, will be open to cars of any division that race at Lincoln Speedway during the season.  Pit admission is $25, while grandstand admission is free.

Additional tests will be held at the two tracks, leading up to the opening weekend, April 9 and 10.  For Macon Speedway, the additional test will be Saturday, April 3.  For Lincoln Speedway, the additional test will be Thursday, April 8.

Lincoln Speedway’s 18th season opener will be held on Friday, April 9.  Four divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, and DIRTcar Hornets. The event is a make-up of last October’s Fall Nationals rainout.

Macon Speedway’s 76th season opener will be held on Saturday, April 10.  In action will be the Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 27-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Sunday, March 28-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Saturday, April 3-Macon Speedway Test & Tune 12:00-4:00
Thursday, April 8-Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune 5:30
Friday, April 9-Lincoln Speedway 18th Season Opener – DIRTcar Nationals
Saturday, April 10-Macon Speedway 76th Season Opener

About Macon Speedway:

                For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, 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.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Schedule Announced

Printable Midwest Big 10 Street Stock Schedule HERE

(Macon, IL) Officials from the Midwest Big Ten Series have announced the full 2021 schedule for the DIRTcar Street Stock class. The ten-race schedule gives drivers a shot to compete for points that go toward a season ending point fund for events at Central Illinois tracks. The Big Ten schedule for the Pro Lates was announced Tuesday, while the Super Late Model schedule will be released soon.

The 2021 Big Ten Street Stock Schedule begins on Friday, April 30 at Lincoln Speedway and ends Saturday, September 11 at Macon Speedway. In addition to annual events at Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, the series will also return to Taylorville for the Christian County Fair race. Each race is run under the DIRTcar banner with each track handling the officiating of their particular events.

At the end of the season, each driver’s best eight events count toward the final points. The champion will receive a $1,000 bonus in addition to a championship trophy and Hoosier championship jacket. There is a payout with checks and trophies for each driver in the top ten, as long as the driver attended at least 75% of the events.

While some events have bigger payouts, the regular events will pay $500 to win and $75 to start. If less than 16 cars, the regular events will have an adjusted payout of $300 to win and $75 to start.

The full breakdown of the season ending point fund is 1000-500-400-300-180-150-140-120-110-100.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:

The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, and DIRTcar Street Stocks, throughout the state of Illinois.  Drivers in each class collect points for a season ending point fund.

For more info on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visit www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/ and like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Street Stock 2021 Schedule

FRIDAY, April 30-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 28-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, June 12-MACON SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 17-MACON SPEEDWAY
WEDNESDAY, July 21-CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR
SUNDAY, July 25-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, August 7-MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, August 27-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, Sept. 3-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 11-MACON SPEEDWAY

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Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model Schedule Announced

Printable Schedule HERE

(Macon, IL) Officials from the Midwest Big Ten Series have announced the full 2021 schedule for the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class. The ten-race schedule gives drivers a shot to compete for points that go toward a season ending point fund for events at Central Illinois tracks. Big Ten schedules for Street Stocks and Super Late Models will be released soon.

The 2021 Big Ten Pro Late Schedule begins on Friday, April 16 at Lincoln Speedway and ends Saturday, September 18 at Macon Speedway. In addition to annual events at Macon, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, the series will also make a new stop during the season at Fairbury Speedway on Saturday, May 29. Each race is run under the DIRTcar banner with each track handling the officiating of their particular events.

At the end of the season, each driver’s best eight events count toward the final points. The champion will receive a $1,000 bonus in addition to a championship trophy and Hoosier championship jacket. There is a payout with checks and trophies for each driver in the top ten, as long as the driver attended at least 75% of the events.

The full breakdown of the season ending point fund is 1000-500-400-300-180-150-140-120-110-100.

About Midwest Big Ten Series:

The Midwest Big Ten Series is made up of 10 races each for DIRTcar Super Late Models, DIRTcar Pro Late Models, and DIRTcar Street Stocks, throughout the state of Illinois.  Drivers in each class collect points for a season ending point fund.

For more info on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visit www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/ and like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.  For additional information on one of the three series, feel free to call the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Pro Late Model 2021 Schedule

FRIDAY, April 16-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, May 21-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, May 29-FAIRBURY SPEEDWAY
THURSDAY, June 17-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, July 3-MACON SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, July 25-LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, July 30-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, August 7-MACON SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, September 17-JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, Sept. 18-MACON SPEEDWAY

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