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McIntosh 3-peats at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Cannon McIntosh from Bixby, Oklahoma, has found a favorite home-away-from-home when racing in the POWRi National Midget League and its Macon Speedway. POWRi has made four trips to Macon in 2022 and three of those four feature races have been taken by McIntosh. The first feature in May was won by Kyle Cummins with McIntosh finishing in second place. So its safe to say when POWRi visits Macon Speedway that Cannon McIntosh is the easy favorite.

McIntosh led all 30 laps including the halfway point which netted him a bonus $100 in the Phil Sargent Memorial. The second place race was thrilling as Ryan Timms and Breham Crouch stayed neck-and-neck through the turns and dodging the lapped traffic. The race saw seven caution flags which pulled the cars close together only to see them separated quickly by McIntosh and the other fast midgets.

Jeremy Camp scored his second Micro Sprint feature win of the season at Macon Speedway, finishing off a long drought dating back to early June. For Camp, he was chased by Craig Ronk, who also has scored a checkered flag back on Opening Night in April. Current Micro Sprint points leader at Macon Speedway and POWRi Rookie of the Year candidate John Barnard finished the podium with a third place finish. Of the 20 competitors in the Micro Sprint series, seven of them had won feature races at the 1/5th mile dirt track.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature race was claimed by Jacob Steinkoenig. Pulling away from Alan Crowder was first on his list of things to accomplish in the 20-lap A-Main. Staying ahead of Rodney Standerfer, Guy Taylor, Tim Luttrell and the others was next on the list. Steinkoenig won for the third time this season and first since mid-May. Standerfer, the current points leader, extended his lead by racing to second place and Taylor finished fifth to put him an additional six points ahead. Full point standings can be found at maconracing.com.

The final race of the night was the Pro Modified feature which was raced between the rain drops. Guy Taylor started in the second row and pushed past the front row to win his seventh feature in a row and 11th in the Pro Modified division for 2022. As the final laps were tallied, the rain got faster and harder.

As the checkered flag came out and the Pro Modifieds finished their laps, the Hornets came out and started to run around the track. Unfortunately, their feature would be the victim of rain and the night’s racing would be finished before their race. A double feature for the Hornets is scheduled for August 27th on Air King Night.

The Camfield Memorial featuring the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints was sponsored by the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum in Decatur.

With Air King Night coming next Saturday, the event will include six divisions of racing highlighted by the $2,000-to-win John Osman Memorial Street Stock race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis and the Hornets are scheduled to be part of the evening.

Macon Speedway is also ramping up to the rain-out make-up of the 44th Annual Herald & Review 100 which is set for Thursday, September 1st. The event was schedule in mid-July as part of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour.

The Hell Tour finished up its schedule but the race will still be run with the same $5,000-to-win top prize for the Super Late Models. The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will also run. 

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s) 

POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets

  1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[Bixby, OK]; 2. 97K-Ryan Timms[Oklahoma City, OK]; 3. 97-Brenham Crouch[Lubbock, TX]; 4. 25K-Taylor Reimer[Tulsa, OK]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[Colby, KS]; 6. 5-Gavan Boschele[Mooresville, NC]; 7. 21K-Karter Sarff[Mason City, IL]; 8. 50-Daniel Adler[St. Louis, MO]; 9. 56-Mitchell Davis[Auburn, IL]; 10. 57-Maria Cofer[Macdoel, CA]

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros 

  1. 23-Jeremy Camp[Sullivan, IL]; 2. 94-Craig Ronk[Warsaw, IN]; 3. B8-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 4. 65E-Chad Elliott[Cottage Hills, IL]; 5. 40-Devin Feger[East Peoria, IL]; 6. 57-Cam Sorrels[Hallsville, MO]; 7. 10T-Talin Turner[Basehor, KS]; 8. 17-Molly Day[East Peoria, IL]; 9. 87-Collin Shain[Sullivan, IL]; 10. 55H-Hayden Harvey[Warrensburg, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[Highland, IL]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 3. 17-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 4. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 5. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 6. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 8. 35-Clark Robertson[Shelbyville, IL]; 9. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 10. 8UP-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL] 

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 3. 8UP-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 4. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 5. 2-Brayden Doyle[Ashmore, IL]; 6. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 8. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 9. J13-Justin Coffey[Stonington, IL]; 10. (DNF) 6-Billy Adams[Shelbyville, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

Postponed to Friday, August 27 due to rain

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IT IS HERALD & REVIEW 100 RACEDAY!!

Happy Independence Day America! What better way to celebrate freedom than he 39th Annual Herald & Review 100 here at Macon Speedway! The cars and starts of the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationalsare ready to do battle for 100 laps around the 1/5 mile bullring to try and add their name to the longest running event on the Summer Nationals schedule and the longest running event in Macon Speedway track history. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be in action as part of their month plus long journey that is very similar to the Summer Nationals in total length as they square off against Macon’s best in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. The Neal Tire and Auto Service Pro Modifieds round out the show. Come and see who adds their names to the history books as winners at Macon Speedway on one of the biggest nights all season long! There will be fireworks on the the track for sure, plus a display after the event as well. Full event information below:

Thursday, July 4
39th Annual Herald & Review 100
$5,000 To Win Super Late Models + Modifieds & Pro Modifieds

Divisions:
*DIRTcar UMP​ Summer Nationals​ Super Late Models 39th Annual Herald & Review​ 100 $5,000 to win
*Summit Racing Equipment​ Modified Nationals vs. BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
*Neal Tire and Auto Service​ DIRTcar UMP Pro Modifieds

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $25
Children 11 & Under – $5

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
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More information:

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.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway​ online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (Macon Speedway) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises​ follow them online at https://www.trackenterprises.com/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

For more information on the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals, check them out online at www.thehelltour.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SummerNationals), and on Twitter (@SummerNationals)

For more information on the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, check them out online at www.modifiednationals.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SummerNationals), and on Twitter (@SummerNationals)

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 a proud member of the Contingency Connection​‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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IT’S RACEDAY AT MACON!! BOGO Night At The Track!

IT’S RACEDAY AT MACON!! BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE FREE TONIGHT!!!! That’s a can’t miss promotion with admission tickets just $12 and get this, if you buy one, your guest gets in FREE!!! It’s the Hall Of Fame Drivers Reunion, Kids Boxcar Races with CEFCU Kids Club, and six divisions of racing! Full event details below…
 
Saturday, July 8
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE TICKET NIGHT
Hall Of Fame Driver Reunion
CEFCU Kid’s Club Box Car Races
Kids 11 & Under Design A Box Car To Run In
 
Divisions:
DIRTcar Racing Pro Late Models
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House Micros
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
(Buy One Ticket And Guest With You Gets In FREE)
Children 11 & Under – FREE
 
Location:
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.
 
Stay Updated On Macon Info:
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.

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Sunday April, 10 Practice Canceled Due To Adverse Weather Conditions

Spring Fling  - Season Opener 2016Due to adverse weather conditions today’s practice has been CANCELED. We are gearing up for the season opening Spring Fling and it’s forecast of 70 degree temperatures this Saturday April 16!

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No Demo Derby August 29

There has been some calls about a demo derby this weekend at Macon Speedway and we want to clarify that there is NO Demo Derby scheduled at this time. We will definitely look at scheduling one for 2016. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

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Graham, Beiler, & Webb Among Macon Point Leaders

It may feel like the racing season at Macon (IL) Speedway has just begun, due to four early season rainouts, however, this coming Saturday, June 6 will mark the tenth event on the 2015 schedule.  Many are already keeping a close eye on the points, hoping to become track champions.

After five completed race events, Stonington, IL driver Jeff Graham, leads the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified standings by 18 over David Crawley, Jr.  Clark Robertson, Rodney Standerfer, and Rick Hamilton complete the top five in the Mods.

The Pro Late Model division has been an exciting regular addition to the Macon Speedway classes.  The class has grown as the season as played out, going from 6 cars on opening night to 18 the last two events.  Berlin, IL driver Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the way in points by 20 over Blue Mound, IL driver Bobby Beiler.  Braden Johnson, Guy Taylor, and Kevin Crowder complete the top five.

In UMP Street Stock competition, Pro Late Model point runner-up Bobby Beiler sits atop the championship chase.  Beiler’s lead, though, is just eight points over Decatur, IL wheelman Terry Reed.  Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, and Jason Scrimpsher are all within striking distance.

Another class that is in action just about every night at the central Illinois 1/5-mile is the UMP front wheel drive Hornets.  Decatur, IL has been dominant so far this season, claiming numerous wins and taking a 22 point lead.  John Bright, Jr., also from Decatur, is second.  Steven Stine, Thad Gee, and Michael Gossett rounds out the top five.

The B-Mods, a part time class, will be on the schedule for this coming Saturday.  Springfield, IL driver Thomas Riech will look to extend his point lead.  It currently is at twelve over James Farley, III, also of Springfield.  Wade Glover, Steve Phillips, and Ryan Timmons are in the top five.

Saturday night, June 6 at Macon will be busy with the two POWRi classes in addition to a Faster Pastor race and four other divisions of racing.  Joining the POWRi Midgets and Micros will be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Pit gates open Saturday, June 6 at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $15, while children 11 and under are free.

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.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 248 2)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 230 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 216 4)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 212 5)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 200 6)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 194 7)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 188 8)Curt Rhodes-Langleyville, IL 182 9)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 180 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 170

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 214 2) Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 194 3)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 184 4)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 174 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 170 6)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 162 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 150 8)Matt Beadles-Clinton, IL 142 9)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 118 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 112

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 226 2)Terry Reed-Decatur, IL 218 3)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 216 4)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL208 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 176 6)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 162 7)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 160 8)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 158 9)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 156 10)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 114

UMP Sportsman (Top 5)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 60 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 58 3)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 52

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 238 2)John Bight, Jr.-Decatur, IL 216 3)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 198 4)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 194 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 156 6)Ben McChristy-Mt. Zion, IL 144 7)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 132 8)Matt Boggs-Unknown, IL 128 9)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 126 10)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 120 10)Matthew Cottrill-Riverton, IL 120

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 156 2)James Farley, III 144 3)Wade Glover-Bighton, IL 114 4)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 5)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 102 6)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 102 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 98 8)Roy MaGee, II 96 9)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 92 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

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Ladies $6 Admission/Micro Debut Saturday May 2

2015 Bud Light Ladies Night                Coming off a Thursday night show which saw Jimmy Owens take the checkered in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, Macon Speedway is going through a quick turnaround to prepare for a full six division show on Saturday night.  It will be Bud Light Ladies Night Presented By Y103, meaning that ladies admission is 1/2 price at just $6 per ticket.

The Saturday, May 2 program will feature racing action from the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Big 10 Series Street Stocks, Hornets, & Micros.  Rocco’s Bar in Decatur, IL will be presenting a race in which the ladies battle it out on the track, as well.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.  Grandstand admission is just $6 for the ladies and $12 for all others.  Children 11 and under are free.Micro Sprint Flyer

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.

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Fike attempts to defend home turf again in Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield Sunday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A.J. Fike of Galesburg, Ill., goes for a rare three-peat when the USAC Tony Bettenhausen 100 for Silver Crown cars roars into action on Sunday, Sept. 7, in a complete show on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Bettenhausen 100 will include practice, time trials and the 100-lap race after being rescheduled from two weeks ago. Tickets from the original date will be honored on Sept. 7. Combined with a POWRi midget program at Macon Speedway on Sept. 6 with double features in the midget and outlaw micro divisions, it’s an open wheel weekend.

The Tony Bettenhausen 100 is an 80-year-old national championship race filled with tradition, excitement, thrills and color on the Springfield Mile, billed as the world’s fastest mile dirt track. Named after an Indy 500 star from suburban Chicago, the Tony Bettenhausen 100 didn’t have an Illinois driver win it in 29 years before Fike of Galesburg took the checkered flag in 2012. When he won it again last season, Fike could become only the second three-peat winner, joining Chuck Gurney (1989-91). Fike took the lead on lap 92 last season for the third Silver Crown win of his career. It’s hard not to get nostalgic. Before Fike, the last Illinois driver to win the Bettenhausen 100 was the namesake’s son, Gary, who won it in 1978 and 1983. Gary Bettenhausen passed away earlier this year.

Practice is set for 10 a.m. with qualifying before the race at 1:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 9 a.m. For tickets, call 217-764-3200.

“The Silver Crown series is going in a positive direction,’’ said USAC series director Andy Hillenburg. “With race organizer Bob Sargent’s support, we are delighted to be able to retain this marquee event for our fans and participants as we continue to strive for the prominence this series deserves.’’

Fans who attend the Dana Godfrey Memorial for POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets Saturday, Sept. 6 at Macon Speedway may purchase tickets for the Bettenhausen 100 for half price – just $15. Tickets will be available at the Macon Speedway box office. POWRi has scheduled double features in both midgets and outlaw micros. Justin Peck is the polesitter with Christopher Bell also in the front row, followed by Zach Daum and Rico Abreu in the second row in a feature lineup set during the April 26 racing program. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

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 may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000 or Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. 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.

 

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Watch for fireworks during, after 95Q Firecracker 40’s Saturday at Macon Speedway

 

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MACON, Ill. – The fireworks will snap, crackle and pop on the race track and through the skies at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday, when the 95Q Firecracker 40’s serve as one of the top racing nights of the season with a pair of 40-lap features. Coupled with a huge fireworks display at the conclusion of racing, it’s summer time family fun that can’t be missed.

The 800-horsepower late models return to the fifth-mile high banked layout for a 40-lapper that pays $1,500 to win. UMP late models have long been a fan favorite of Macon Speedway fans, and there will be plenty of door-to-door, dirt-slinging action when the monsters take to the track. Late model pilots enjoy competing at Macon Speedway because of the fast, smooth track, and they always put on a great show while going for the big money. Billingsley Towing Modifieds are ready for a 40-lapper that pays $700 to win, and the division’s action-packed race in mid-June still has fans talking, pointing fingers and ready for the next installment of the hard-nosed racing that made Macon Speedway famous.

Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will also race. Then Macon Speedway gets a jump on the Fourth of July celebration with a fireworks extravaganza to light up the sky. The spectacular display is another reason Macon Speedway is a destination this weekend for families, race fans and folks who just like to have fun.

Neuhoff Media and 95Q, Decatur’s country home, is a Decatur classic, just like Macon Speedway. The station features two of the most popular DJ’s in Central Illinois. Join Trish from 5 a.m. to 9 each morning for the latest country news, weather, contests and all your requests. From 2 p.m. to 7, Toby takes you on the afternoon drive for the ride home. Head to 95Q.com for concert info, events and fun every day.

As part of a month-long promotion, IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur during each night of racing at Macon Speedway in June. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free. When visiting the IHOP on East Pershing Road, ask your server for a $2 off coupon to Macon Speedway. It’s good for general admission during June.

With all of this hot racing, fans don’t miss your chance to get a souvenir race bucket. For just $20, you may purchase a souvenir bucket filled with five beers and the ice to keep it cold. Refills with five beers and more ice to chill the portable party pack are just $15.

Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

The cars and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals arrive for the much anticipated Herald-Review 100 on July 10, when the winner grabs a $5,000 pay check. New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is the defending champion of The Hell Tour. Local legend Shannon Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, is contending for another title. Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce Jr., and Brian Shirley are also considered contenders. The Herald-Review 100 is one day after the tour hits the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in another $5,000 to win event.

July is loaded with big events at Macon Speedway with the Skeff Distributing Christmas in July Toy Drive on July 5, Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball/Topless 40 on July 12, Kid’s Castle Hall of Fame Night with Big Ten Series late models and the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Night on July 19 and the DynaGraphics/ILMO Night MOWA doubleheader for sprint cars on July 26.

And there’s more racing with the Smith Classic as USAC sprint cars make a stop at the Action Track on July 16 during Indiana Sprint Week and the Scott’s Get Geared Up 200 for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on July 25. Stock racing returns to Taylorville (Ill.) for the first time in decades with the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair on July 24.

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 can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may 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.

 

 

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A Who’s Who of drivers headed to Macon Speedway for St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

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             MACON, Ill. – The momentum keeps rolling as the countdown continues for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ first appearance at the famed fifth-mile high-banked oval Thursday.

Former NASCAR star David Stremme confirmed he was competing in the 100-lap race that pays $12,000 to win in the biggest purse in the history of the historic speedway. The depth of the field and the list of championships is, truthfully, quite remarkable.

With stars like multi-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champ Jimmy Owens, reigning UMP national champ Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin and the sport’s biggest names expected to attend, it’s a Who’s Who of drivers converging on the legendary dirt bull ring. The number of former Herald & Review 100 winners and other championships is too long to list. In fact, it’s hard to find a big name dirt-track star who won’t be here in the Macon Speedway pits.

Then there’s the UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds, a race featuring NASCAR stars and Macon Speedway co-owners Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader. It pays $1,000 to win.

Now wonder one race fan from New York wanted to get his blanket down Tuesday to save his seat 48 hours later. And another race fan from Michigan called about bringing his father for his first trip here to Macon Speedway. This is a field of dreams.

Tickets are sold the day of the race. Parking is free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. This is a must-see race.

 

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