Jul 22

Recording Artist & Actor Blake Rayne to Perform National Anthem Prior to Friday Night’s ARCA Race at Lucas Oil Raceway

unnamedIndianapolis, IN. (July 22, 2014) – Lucas Oil Raceway today announced City of Peace recording artist and lead actor in the upcoming movie, “The Identical”, Blake Rayne, will perform the national anthem at Lucas Oil Raceway prior to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards SCOTT Get Geared Up 200.
Prior to his national anthem performance, Blake Rayne will join Darcey & Mo and The Morph Kings. The comprised band, from of the upcoming motion picture “The Identical,” will perform a concert on the main at Lucas Oil Raceway as part of the ARCA Racing Summer Concert Series on July 25th.
Rayne, in his acting debut in The Identical, is new to the film world yet has years of stage experience. Rayne has recently completed his original music from the motion picture, which releases nationwide on September 5th. He plays the dual role of Drexel Hemsley and Ryan Wade. Rayne’s film debut also includes his performance of many of the original songs in the movie. Appearing with Rayne and also in the movie is R&B group, Darcey & Mo, and The Morph Kings, a throwback to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, aka a taste to today’s Black Keys.

City of Peace Films, which produced The Identical movie, has entered into a strategic marketing partnership with Venturini Motorsports to assist in promoting the September 5th release date of the movie. The Lucas Oil Raceway pre-race concert featuring Blake Rayne will be the second of five concerts produced for the ARCA Summer Concert Series leading into mid-September. Rayne and the band performed their high energy show this past weekend at Chicagoland Speedway prior to the ARCA/NASCAR Nationwide doubleheader. More information on the full scope of the project partnership will be released in August. For more information please visit www.TheIdenticalMovie.com.

The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, July 25 at 9:00pm ET. ARCAracing.com will provide live timing and scoring of practice on Friday from 1:35pm-2:20pm and 3:00pm-3:45pm. Menard’s Pole Qualifying will take place on Friday at 5:30pm ET.
Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.
ABOUT THE IDENTICAL
THE IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50′s rock ‘n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drexel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and his own identity.

THE IDENTICAL is a City of Peace Films production featuring the talents of three generations of the Marcellino family from Nashville, TN. Dustin Marcellino is the first time director, Jerry Marcellino co-wrote the 20 plus original songs with his son Yochanan, who is the founder of City of Peace Films. Yochanan and Don Noes are the two men who propelled the movie to the big screen by raising the production funding and the film’s marketing budget. The movie will be distributed by Freestyle Releasing and will be opening nationwide on September 5th.

STARRING: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta

DIRECTED BY: Dustin Marcellino

PRODUCED BY: Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Dean Russell

Featuring over 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino including: “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight”

Jul 21

Triple 25′s in Taylorville, Busch VIP Night, MOWA sprints highlight week

VIP Experience with Kyle Bush! This Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway!

MACON, Ill. – If you like racing, we’ve got a wall-to-wall week for you, and it’s only going to get better as Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises heads toward August and the state fair races. This week, there’s great racing on three nights at the different tracks.

Let’s give you an itinerary:

LARRY’S SERVICE CENTER TRIPLE 25’s. This is the long-awaited return of stock car racing to the Christian County Fair. On Thursday, the fair holds racing on the quarter-mile dirt track in three classes with big payouts.

The sportsman divison races for $800 to win in a big event for the class.  Drivers have been excited about this race since it was announced earlier this summer. Big Ten street stocks race for $500 to win as the series hits its fourth different track of the summer season. Hornets go after a whopping $200 to win.

All three features are 25 lappers. With these kind of payouts, a huge car count is expected. Drivers are anxious to race at a different track, and the Thursday program will likely bring cars from many different tracks. Get your motor running!

SCOTT GET GEARED UP 200. The ARCA doubleheader Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, which includes a 100-lap CRA Super Series race for stock cars, also features the Kyle Busch VIP Experience. A limited number of tickets are available for the private party. Fans will enjoy a chance to meet Busch, get autographs and pictures and participate in a Q&A session. Dinner, VIP parking and a ticket to the ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway also come with the Kyle Busch VIP Experience ticket . All of this for just $100.

DYNAGRAPHICS/ILMO presents MOWA SPRINTS. The only appearance by MOWA and sprint cars this season has the open wheel crowd ready to watch the winged sprints scream around the fifth-mile high banked track at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. It’s part of a busy night at the track with DynaGraphics  and ILMO showing off products and giveaways.

The racing program features MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. After the night of racing at Christian County Fair, the sportsman will have the weekend off.

For more information, call 217-764-3200 or go online to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com.

 

Jul 19

Go online to register for rare Kyle Busch VIP experience on July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – Great news. There’s another way to register for the exclusive Kyle Busch VIP experience at Lucas Oil Raceway during the ARCA doubleheader Friday, July 25. You can also send your contact information online, so you get a jump on the race to pick up some of the limited number of tickets for this rare chance opportunity to get face to face with an sports celebrity.

Tickets still remain for a meet and greet with the NASCAR superstar, which includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks, VIP parking and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

Go online to track1985@gmail.com. Give us some easy contact information, and we will contact you to complete the transaction. We just need:

Name

Phone number

Email address

How many tickets you want to purchase.

It’s an easy way to get to know one of NASCAR’s biggest names. For more information, go to Maconracing.com or trackenterprises.com. Don’t be afraid to call 217-764-3200. We will also take your information over the phone.The Kyle Busch VIP experience is just the start of an incredible night of racing.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

Jul 18

Enjoy VIP night with NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch at ARCA doubleheader

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INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway over the weekend, Kyle Busch has announced he will compete in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 ARCA doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway on Friday, July 25. Race fans get a chance to attend a meet and greet reception with Busch prior to the racing action.

This rare opportunity for an up close and personal VIP experience with a NASCAR superstar includes autographs, the Q&A session with Busch at the microphone, dinner, drinks and a general admission ticket to the Scott Get Geared up 200. The VIP package is just $100 per person. Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race prior to the 200-lapper in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. A limited number of tickets are available. They include free VIP parking. Please call 217-764-3200 for more information.

NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the CRA Super Series event.

Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.

On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m. Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.

ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern. For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com. (NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

 

Jul 17

Schrader drives vintage midget at Winchester prior to double duty at LOR

MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader likes to keep his hands on the wheel, whether it’s driving his ARCA stock car, a dirt modified or even a USAC open-wheeler. Recently, Schrader hopped into a vintage midget for a ride that took him back a few decades.

Schrader will race in the USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 24, the night before he drives in the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 at LOR. NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch and NASCAR driver David Ragan will also race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race in the ARCA doubleheader.

Here’s the link to the vintage midget ride, including some video.

http://www.arcaracing.com/articles/1990224-schrader-reconnects-with-open-wheel-roots-at-winchester-looking-ahead-to-usac-arca-double-duty-at-lor

 

Jul 16

Indiana Sprint Week rolls into Don Smith Classic at Action Track

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                TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana Sprint Week concludes this week with four straight races Wednesday through Saturday. If the points race remains as tight as it is now, the finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt Saturday should be memorable.

Drivers Dave Darland, Chris Windom and Justin Grant are separated by just four points in the Indiana Sprint Week standings, following races last Friday and Saturday and Sunday night’s abbreviated event at Lawrenceburg Speedway which succumbed to rain after three heat races had been conducted.

Similarly, Darland has closed Brady Bacon’s AMSOIL USAC National Sprint lead to just three points going into the Don Smith Classic at the Terre Haute Action Track Wednesday. Tickets are $25 for the grandstands and $15 for the infield. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7. Subsequent races are Thursday at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Friday at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday at Haubstadt.

Jon Standbrough earned his 16th career Indiana Sprint Week victory in Friday night’s 30-lap opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway. He led all 30 laps in the MP Environmental Services/Indiana Underground Maxim/Fisher to beat Grant, Windom, Tracy Hines and Chase Stockton.

Darland responded with his all-time leading 18th career ISW victory Saturday at Kokomo Speedway, passing Kevin Thomas, Jr., on lap six, then leading the rest of the way to beat Grant, Windom, Hunter Schuerenberg and Bryan Clauson.  Darland slipped behind Grant in turns one and two on the final lap but was able to regain the lead entering turn three and scored the narrow victory at the checkered flag.

Darland’s win also was his 51st in USAC National Sprint Car competition, now just one shy of Tom Bigelow’s all-time mark of 52.

Rain fell at Lawrenceburg Speedway Sunday after the third heat race and that was race subsequently cancelled. Stockton was the fast qualifier before weather interrupted the event.

 

 

Jul 13

Kyle Busch plans to get Rowdy during ARCA doubleheader July 25

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INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time to get rowdy during the all-ARCA doubleheader Friday night, July 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway, because NASCAR star Kyle “Rowdy’’ Busch will race in the 100-lap CRA Super Series race before the SCOTT Get Geared up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.

 
Busch, the polesitter for the Sprint Cup Race in New Hampshire this weekend, already has a total of 135 NASCAR wins, and he will drive his CRA stock car on the 0.686-mile oval before the ARCA cars take over for the 200-lapper in prime time.

 
NASCAR/ARCA veteran Ken Schrader, 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, ARCA point leader Grant Enfinger and red-hot Mason Mitchell highlight the ARCA Racing Series entries. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan is also entered in the ARCA CRA Super Series event.

 
Tickets, for $20 – which is $10 off the gate price – are now on sale at Menards stores in Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Camby, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne East, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne West, Greenwood, Indy East, Indy South, Kokomo, Lafayette South, Lebanon, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. Tickets for anyone 11 and under will be $10 at the gate.

 
The ARCA Racing Series last ran at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012, with Kimmel taking the checkered flag. The 2014 race will be the 10th ARCA Racing Series race at the track since 1971.The return to the Indianapolis area by the series is important for the series presenting sponsor, Menards. Indianapolis is the fifth-largest market for Menards, which has 287 stores in 14 Midwestern states.
There are several events taking place in the Indianapolis area to coincide with the ARCA race.

 
On Thursday, July 24, show cars for the Menards-sponsored No. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup and No. 88 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series cars will be at the Indy South Menards from noon to 8 p.m. Drivers Paul Menard and Matt Crafton will appear at the store from 7 to 8 p.m.

 
Kimmel and the ARCA No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota will be at the Camby Menards from 4 to 5:30 p.m. that same day plus at the Avon Menards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The No. 27 and No. 88 show cars will be at Lucas Oil Raceway from noon to 9 p.m. on race day, Friday, July 25.

 
ARCA Racing Series Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ARCA CRA Super Series 100-lap race following at 7. The SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 is scheduled for a 9 p.m. start, and is live on FOX Sports 1. ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities, starting with the first of two practice sessions at 1:35. All times listed are Eastern.

 
For more ticket information, visit Trackenterprises.com and LucasOilRaceway.com.

 
(NOTE: All times listed are Eastern time.)

 

 

 

 

Jul 09

2014 Illinois State Fair Sportsman Entry Form

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Jul 07

Summer Nationals hit big track, short track in back-to-back days

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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.

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.

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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.

 

Jul 06

Babb, Weaver gunning for record fifth win in Herald-Review 100 Thursday

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MACON, Ill. – Will Shannon Babb handle the famed high banks at Macon Speedway again? The Moweaqua Missile who lives just down the road from the legendary speedway already has four victories in the Herald-Review 100.

Maybe Brandon Sheppard will race his way into victory lane. The New Berlin native is the reigning UMP Summer Nationals champ. Bloomington’s Jason Feger has warmed up on the tour, and the Bloomington dirt ace will be a contender on the fifth-mile dirt oval.

Bobby Pierce Jr., already won here in May, when the teenager overwhelmed the field to win the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and collected the huge paycheck. Brian Shirley of Chatham is a former Macon Speedway track champion who has a win on the Summer Nationals Tour this season, and there’s always the chance an upstart could steal the victory, such as one of the local aces who race at Macon Speedway throughout the summer. That would send the Macon Speedway grandstands into a frenzy.

The Summer National Tour is back for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 on Thursday, July 10 with the drivers gunning for the $5,000 to win prize. It’s the Super Bowl of racing for Macon Speedway and the crown jewel on the Summer Nationals Tour. This is one of the events that built Macon Speedway’s reputation as a special destination in dirt track racing. The Herald-Review 100 is the only 100-lapper on The Hell Tour, a collection of races spanning the Midwest. These 800-horsepower machines fly around Macon Speedway, and the talented dirt trackers know how to run the high side, the low side and even some room in the middle groove. Macon Speedway is a favorite for these drivers.

Babb won last year’s Herald-Review 100.  He’s tied with Kevin Weaver and Pierce’s father, Bob, for the most wins in Herald-Review history.

The Summit Modified Nationals will also race for $1,000 to win, and Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader is always tough to beat on a track he likes to call a home away from home.

The Herald-Review 100 annually is a circle-the-date race. Fans pack the stands early, and campers also arrive well before the first hot laps. It’s a carnival with some of the best racing in the Midwest. Tickets are only $25 for adults and $5 for children 11-under. Pit passes are $35.

Parking is free. Camping is available. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts 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 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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