After a rainout this past weekend in Hagerstown, Maryland, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revved up and ready to go for a triple header of races this weekend, starting at Macon Speedway on Thursday night. The Macon race will be 100 laps for $12,000 to win.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has 50 events scheduled in 19 different states in 2015. The best of the best compete on a race-to-race basis with the series, which made its first ever Macon Speedway appearance in 2014. Bobby Pierce took last year’s victory, as 31 top notch competitors converged on the bullring. Pierce also set fast time with a blistering lap of 10.768. This year’s field looks to be even bigger and better.
The current championship standings have Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 20 over Earl Pearson, Jr. Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five. Currently finishing up the top ten are Steve Francis, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.
After the Thursday, April 30 show at Macon, the tour heads to Tri-City Speedway on Friday night and Paducah Speedway on Saturday.
Joining the Late Models Thursday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win and the season debut for the B-Mods. The Late Models will be utilizing a Hoosier Tire rule of 1320’s and LM20’s on the left rear/fronts, while the right rear can be 02, LM 20, 06, or LM40.
Pit gates open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, while children 11 and under are $5.
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.