Rain Dominates Saturday Season Finale at Macon Speedway!


Staff member
By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) The Doppler was coated with green across central Illinois for the better part of Saturday afternoon-into-evening and with skies threatening, rain held off long enough to get in the beginning of the final Saturday race of the 2010 season at Macon Speedway.

POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprints were welcomed to the track once again by the threat of rain and Mother Nature delivered with the steady persistent showers after the August 20 make-up feature for the Micros was completed and won by Ryan Guyett, who would also win the final race of the night in the POWRi Micro Sprints.

Shortly after 7:30pm, the sprinkles were felt and didn’t let up. It led to shower which erased the dirt track from a raceable track into a slippery mudpit. The evening was able to get in UMP Street Stocks and POWRi Midget heats accomplished and nearly completing the POWRi Micro Sprints before the wet stuff ruined another POWRi show.

Macon Speedway has suffered the same fate two weeks in a row as the Mueller Distributing Lite Beer Twin 50s were postponed with only one heat race left leading to semi-features and the A-Main feature races. This week, three UMP divisions were unable to take to the track for their qualifying heats.

Macon Speedway and POWRi encourage fans attending the show to control to hold onto their entrance tickets and/or armbands as rain checks if a make-up date can be rescheduled. Macon Speedway has already announced Thursday, September 30, as the make-up date for the Lite Beer Twin 50s event, as fans returning with their entrance tickets and/or armbands will be allowed to re-enter the facility at no cost.

The Lite Beer Twin 50s event make-up will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 30, with all classes racing which include UMP Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pro, Amateur and High School Hornets.