MACON, Ill. – Griz FM 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night features the State Street Stocks Championship and the Big Ten Series Street Stocks Championship, but the fun doesn’t stop here at legendary Macon Speedway Saturday. With general admission for ladies only $6 on Bud Light Ladies Night and the gals racing from Pop’s Place plus racing in six classes on the fifth-mile high banked oval, it’s a great night to head to the famed speedway on the holiday weekend.
As of 1 p.m. Saturday, preparations were underway for racing at Macon Speedway. Check Maconracing.com for further updates throughout the day.
The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks will bring some fireworks to an already competitive class. With the $1,000 prize for the season championship up for grabs, the $500 to win feature race, a dash for cash, some trophies on the line and qualifying for the dirt stock cars, it’s the biggest Street stocks event in the state this season. Terry Reed of Decatur and Bobby Beiler of Blue Mound battle for the championship, and the points fund payout extends through the top 10. There’s plenty of places up for grabs with a driver’s top eight finishes counting toward his Big Ten Series points total.
Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Beach House Mini-Sprints will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.
Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103 features the ladies from Pop’s Place as they hop into 4-cylinder Hornets in an effort to advance to the Bud Light Ladies Night finals in September. Michelle Perry, Karey Keller, Genny Hinton, Christine Vogel and Stephanie Keenan will attempt to join Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery of Rocco’s, Dawn Reynolds and Holly Vinson of Starship Billiards and Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston of Woody’s in the Bud Light Ladies Night Championship on Sept. 13. So with that many women heading to Macon Speedway, it’s a great time for the guys to make sure they get here and grab some Buds.
Head to another state fair when USAC-ARCA team up for another doubleheader as the Ted Horn 100 for USAC Silver Crown cars runs Aug. 31 under the lights at the DuQuoin State Fair before the Southern Illinois 100 for ARCA stock cars entertains race fans on Labor Day. The USAC Tony Bettenhausen 100 for Silver Crown cars has been rescheduled for Sept. 7 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Tickets for the racing at both state fairgrounds are available by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200.
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.