For those who love to race as well as those who love to watch it, Saturday night will be a great night to come out to the track.
Six divisions are on the ticket, racing in honor of Diane Bennett, a scoring official at the track for over 30 years. Bennett passed away in 2015 and the family stepped forward to put the event together for her memory.
Diane’s daughter, Kellie, has put together an amazing list of donors/sponsors that have stepped forward to sponsor feature positions, creating impressive payouts for the night.
Over $9,000 in bonus money on the line
While money is still coming in, over $9,000 has been added to the winnings for this Saturday’s event. The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature will pay at least $1,200 to win. The feature with a total of over $2,000 in bonus money will be distributed across the field. The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature will pay at least $1,550 to win. $2,900 in bonus money will be spread throughout the field. Additional bonus money for the other divisions adds up to the following:
- DIRTcar Pro Mods ($1,195)
- Archers Alley Street Stocks ($1,850)
- Hornets ($890)
- Micros by Bailey Chassis ($405).
Point leaders coming into the event are:
- Colby Sheppard of Williamsville (Pro Late Models)
- Guy Taylor of Springfield (Modifieds and Street Stocks)
- Kyle Helmick of Smithton (DIRTcar Pro Mods)
- Allan Harris of Chatham (Hornets)
- Daryn Stark of Springfield (Micros).
Pre-race details at Macon Speedway
Pit gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5. Hot laps will begin at 6, and racing will take the green at 7. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.
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Adam Mackey is the operations manager for Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., owned by Track Enterprises. Track Enterprises is a premier racing promoter in the Midwestern United States that operate dirt racing facilities in Illinois and Kentucky, as well as promoting events in Illinois and Indiana, and working with sanctioning bodies such as ARCA, IRA, NASCAR, UMP, XTREME, NALMS, USAC, World of Outlaws, UDTRA, AMA, USHRA, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and POWRi.