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Nick Knepper goes into Belle-Clair for POWRi Midgets with mixed emotions Friday; Lucas Oil series races Saturday at Macon

Nick Knepper will be driving on his home-town track Friday night when the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series races at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. It’s an event he approaches with mixed emotions. “I love it and hate at the same time,“ Knepper explained. “I love the race track, the racing is unbelievable. It’s second to none. But I ...

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POWRI MIDGETS AND MICROS MAKE FIRST STOP OF THE SEASON AT MACON SPEEDWAY

(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway is proud to bring open wheeled action to the track this weekend to keep you on the edge of your seats.  The 2011 POWRi National Midget and 600cc Micro Sprint Series will thrill fans this weekend at the lightning quick Macon Speedway in Macon, IL on Saturday, May 14.  Three top-four finishes has carried Nick Knepper ...

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Piper brings extra energy, confidence into POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros at Belle-Clair, Macon

Devon Piper opened the season with a career-best third place in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. It has given the 19-year-old from Springfield, Ill., some extra spring in his step going into the second event of the season Friday at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., and the third event Saturday at Macon (Ill.) Speedway. “Third felt great,” ...

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Macon Celebrates Mothers, America with Frantic Night

By Brett Zerfowski (Macon, IL) Earlier in the week, the United States of America celebrated in the taking down of Osama bin Laden, and Macon Speedway celebrated America’s victory with a ceremony releasing red, white and blue balloons into the sky.  Macon Speedway also celebrated the mothers on the evening prior to Mother’s Day with carnations, courtesy of Zips Flowers ...

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Knepper POWRi Midgets points leader, Langston tops 600cc Micros heading for Belle-Clair, Macon

MILLSTADT, Ill. (May 5, 2011)–Three top-four finishes has carried Nick Knepper into the lead of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series championship going into the fourth event of the season May 13 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. The POWRi Midgets complete the weekend by racing at Macon (Ill.) Speedway on May 14. Knepper, of Belleville, Ill., leads Dereck ...

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Special Weekend Planned to “Celebrate America” & “Celebrate Moms” at Macon Speedway

Macon, IL –Macon Speedway would like to “Celebrate America” this Saturday night by having a special balloon release during a special intermission.  Every fan who would like to participate in “Celebrating America” should bring a red, white or blue balloon to be released and they will receive $2 off the general admission price.  In light of the recent events concerning ...

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Macon Gets Taught a Lesson

By Brett Zerfowski (Macon, IL) After two weeks of rain and more rain, Macon Speedway was able to open its gates again for stock car racing but not without the threat of more of the wet stuff. However, no precipitation fell and Teacher Appreciation Night sponsored by The Teacher’s Lounge went off without a hitch. With thoughts on the teachers ...

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MACON SPEEDWAY HAS SPECIAL WEEKEND PLANNED; TEACHER’S APPRECIATION NIGHT SPONSORED BY THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway welcomes The Teacher’s Lounge Night at the races this coming Saturday, April 30. All teachers in the surrounding areas will be admitted into the races FREE with their teacher’s identification card. The Teacher’s Lounge is located at 2828 N Main Street Suite 101 in Decatur. The Easter Bunny will be present on Saturday since last weekend’s ...

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Daniel Adler ready to roar with POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets at Jacksonville, Macon

Daniel Adler likes the idea of having more room to race when the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series visits Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Friday (April 22) night. “I’m just excited to get back out there racing with a little more room,” Adler explained. “The last three races I’ve run have been indoors and it will be nice to have ...

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Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night, Along With First Kids Castle Kid’s Club Event of the Year at Macon Speedway this Saturday night!

Macon, IL – Macon Speedway will be hosting their first Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night of the season this coming Saturday, April 16th.  Fans will have the chance to enter onto the track to obtain autographs and photos with their favorite local heros.  It will also be the first of five Kid’s Club events of the year with exciting new activities planned ...

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Sheppard Completes Sweep at Macon Speedway! Bielong takes Modified win!

By Brett Zerfowski (Macon, IL) Brandon Sheppard has won plenty of races in his very young career. His father Steve Sheppard, Jr., a former Macon Speedway Late Model track champion, has helped lead his racing career to one of the elite drivers in central Illinois. Saturday night, Sheppard was simply the best. Of the 19 qualifying Chevrolet Late Models, Brandon ...

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The Second Action Packed Night of Racing at Macon Speedway

Macon, IL – Macon Speedway will be back in action after a very exciting season opener again this Saturday night. Last week’s Spring Fling saw large car counts and Macon Speedway hopes to once again bring back another thrilling night of entertainment for the fans of Macon Speedway. Our new division sponsors this year are Chevrolet and Billingsley Towing. Touchstone ...

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Macon Gets Exciting Start to Season

By Brett Zerfowski (Macon, IL) The weather was warm much through Saturday with abundant sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. Yes, spring was here. Another sign of spring was the return of the roaring engines at the 66-year-old dirt track, Macon Speedway. Six racings classes gave both fans and drivers an incredible show and a hopeful sign that 2011 will ...

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Macon Speedway Opens This Saturday Night!!

MACON SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING FLING/OPENING NIGHT SATURDAY, APRIL 2 AND SPECIAL RACING EVENTS (Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway gears up to roar into action for the 2011 racing season.    Opening Night on April 2 will kick off an exciting season of racing at Macon Speedway, Macon, IL, featuring UMP Chevrolet Late Models, UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds, UMP Touchstone Energy ...

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Macon Speedway Set for Three Busy Days Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Macon Speedway has 2 Big Car Shows scheduled; Friday, March 25 @ Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum located at 3635 E. State Rte 36 Decatur, IL. From 4:00PM- 7:00PM. And Saturday, March 26 @ Auto Zone located at 3050 N. Brett Ave Decatur, IL. from 12:00PM – 4:00PM. Fans are welcome to attend to see the cars up close that ...

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Macon Speedway Puts Winter Behind with Our Annual Test ‘n Tune Days

MACON, Ill. — Macon Speedway drivers will still have an opportunity to prepare their newly built cars for the 2011 racing season during the Test N Tune days scheduled for Sunday, March 20 and Sunday, March 27 from 12 to 4 PM. Pit admission for both days will be $20. Fans are welcome to view practice and get a glimpse ...

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Reserved Seats Go On Sale Soon At Macon Speedway

RESERVED SEATING AREA MAKES COMEBACK AT MACON SPEEDWAY (Macon, IL)  Race fans may save their seat well in advance of the race season at Macon Speedway.  The popular reserved seating program will be available again starting February 14 for the 2011 racing season.  Reserved seats in a special viewing section can be purchased for $75.00.  Fans will still purchase admission ...

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Macon Speedway Drivers Meeting Announced

(Macon, IL) The Macon Speedway Drivers meeting for 2011 racing season will be held on Sunday 30, at the Civic Center in Macon, IL. Macon Speedway is gearing up for a very exciting racing season. All divisions, drivers and owners are welcome: the meeting will start at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. The Civic Center is located off ...

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