Due to the early demand of on track time, officials at Track Enterprises have announced two additional test and tunes before the start of the 2017 racing season. The newly added dates are Saturday, March 25th at Lincoln Speedway and Sunday, March 26th at Macon Speedway.
The two new dates are in addition to the four already scheduled between the two facilities. Drivers will be able get track time from 12:00-4:00 PM on each of the six days, with pits opening at 11:00 AM. The three Lincoln dates are March 25, April 2, and April 9, while the three Macon dates are March 26, April 1, and April 8. Pit cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 11 and under. Grandstand admission is free on practice days.
The unofficial start to the season will be the racecar show at Hickory Point Mall, coming up next weekend, Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19. Cars will enter the mall on Thursday night at mall closing and be on display all weekend before exiting the mall at 5:00 on Sunday. There is no cost to enter the show and a few spots still remain.
The Macon Speedway season opener is set for Saturday, April 15 with a six division show on the docket. In addition to racing for UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets, opening night will have a special pre-race on track autograph session and a CEFCU Kid’s Club Night.
For Lincoln Speedway, the season opener is on Friday, April 21 with an action packed card, including UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks in the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series opener, UMP Hornets, and POWRi DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.
About Lincoln Speedway:
For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.
About Macon Speedway:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.
*Early Season Dates To Remember*
March 17-19 Hickory Point Mall Racecar Show
March 25 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
March 26 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 1 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 2 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 8 Macon Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 9 Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune (12:00-4:00)
April 15 Macon Speedway Season Opener
April 21 Lincoln Speedway Season Opener