Big Ten Series This Saturday Night at Macon Speedway

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    (Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is excited to announce with the help of Skeff Distributing the popular Midwest Big Ten Series will be back in action this Saturday night at Macon Speedway as part of the Skeff Distributing/Christmas in July toy drive event. Morgan County Speedway, Jacksonville, IL, and Shepps Speedway, Alexander, IL has teamed up with Macon Speedway for our promotion, the “Midwest Big Ten Series”. Each of the ten races will include larger winnings to the winner of the feature. At the end of the season the points each driver has accumulated in those 10 races will be totaled and there will be $10,000 distributed throughout the top ten Late Models. This Saturday night the UMP Late Model winner will win $1,200 plus if they are a Crate Late Model they will pick up a bonus of $100 bringing their winnings to $1,300! The three tracks are also bringing a Big Ten Series for the Street Stock division sponsored by Decatur Used Cars, running under the same guidelines but with different payout. This Saturday night is also a Big Ten night for the Street Stocks which offers $500 to the winner of that event. As if that wasn’t enough, the three tracks will all be hosting a special Modified series this weekend where each track will tally the points from all three Modified features to award the top three point finishers a total of $600 to be divided among the top three in points. Don’t miss an exciting night of racing at Macon Speedway featuring all 6 UMP divisions.

    So far the Big Ten Late Model Series finds itself in a two way tie for first place between Brandon Sheppard racing his #B5 and Steve Lance Jr in his #25 Late Model. Closing in on Sheppard and Lance is Mike Hammerle in his 16H and Roger Brickler in his #82 Late Model. Both Brandon Sheppard and Steve Lance Jr are tied for first place with 206 points. The Big Ten Street Stock race is a very close one as well with #9 Terry Miller in the lead, with X7 Larry Russell closing in fast. This weekend’s events will be crucial for all three drivers leading the point’s standings in both divisions to sustain their point’s leads. Tickets for this Saturday are $15 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Our grandstand opens at 5pm with Late Models qualifying at 7pm. If you bring in a new toy to donate to the IL Abate volunteers you will receive $3 off the price of admission for the grandstand. Saturday night will also be a Kids Club night where the Kids Club members will work on making a box car to race at the next scheduled Kids Club on Aug 14 plus be treated to a pizza party. All Kids Club meetings begin at 6 pm in the pavilion.

    Don’t miss our Night of Nascar Stars III featuring Bill Elliott, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace next Thursday, July 22. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 12 & under are $5. Gates will open at 3pm with the autograph session taking place from 4:30-5:30pm. Get your chance to meet Bill, Kenny and Ken!

    Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then .6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles. For information, call 217-764-3000 (track), 217-764-3220 (information hotline), or contact us via email at track@trackenterprises.com. Also visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for additional information.

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