Macon IL Speedway To Feature Live PPV Broadcast This Saturday Night

Macon Speedway To Go Live World Wide This Saturday Night
PPV Will Feature Big Ten Super Late Models On Kid’s Castle Night

                (Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, August 26, the excitement of Mighty Macon Speedway will become available to more than just those in attendance on Kid’s Castle night.  The 1/5-mile, high banked, dirt oval, located in Central Illinois, plays host to numerous special events as well as weekly racing every Saturday night.  If you’ve never been to Macon, you really can’t understand the excitement that is put out week-after-week by the many different types of cars that compete.  This coming Saturday, race fans all over the world will have the opportunity to watch the excitement live from their living room, with the debut of “Macon Speedway Live”.

                “Macon Speedway Live” will be a live pay-per-view for just the cost of a ticket to the races.  This Saturday’s event features seven divisions including Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets, and KidModz.  All seven divisions will be live from start to finish on the PPV broadcast for just $15.

                Track co-owner Bob Sargent stated, “We are really excited to debut “Macon Speedway Live” this Saturday night. With the evolution of technology and the ability to use home computers, smart phones, tablets, and more, fans will now be able to see Macon Speedway racing all across the world, even if they can’t make it to the track.”  Sargent added, “This will be especially great for drivers from out of the area, who have many friends and family who can’t make it to the track and want to watch.  Now they’ll have their chance.”

                The broadcast stream will start approximately 15 minutes before the green flag drops on the night’s festivities and will end after the last checkered flag falls.  As an added bonus, the night’s live action goes quickly into an on-demand section which will give those who purchased the live broadcast access to watch again and again.  It will also give those at the track a chance to purchase the on-demand footage for just $10, which is identical to the cost of a DVD the track videographer sells.

                Veteran track videographer, Chuck “MuddBoss” Flynn will capture all of the live action with the night’s track announcers, Larry Limbach, in his 44th season, and Brett Zerfowski, who is in his 14th season, announcing the action.

                The live pay-per-view broadcast will have a local blackout zone radius of 30 miles to assure that local fans still make Macon Speedway their Saturday night destination.  While the pay-per-view will be a great option, watching the races live and in person is by far the best option out there.  The pay-per-view can be purchased at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/maconspeedway/.

                In addition to the seven division race program presented by Kid’s Castle, CEFCU Kid’s Club is on tap featuring a kids bounce house and racecar rides at intermission.  A Late Model race simulator will also be on property for fans to try and set fast time to win the $50 top prize.

                It is also church night, where local congregations will be on hand to cheer on area pastors in the Faster Pastor race.

                Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15, while kids 11 and under are free.  The pay-per-view will go live at 6:45 and can be purchased for $15 at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/maconspeedway/.

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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos

First Name

Last Name

Points

Gap

1

Michael

Kloos

320

0

2

Greg

Kimmons

274

46

3

Jason

Suhre

264

56

4

Jose

Parga

230

90

5

Matt

Shannon

204

116

6

Rusty

Griffaw

162

158

7

Mike

Hammerle

148

172

8

Rusty

Schlenk

140

180

9

Cody

Maguire

122

198

10

Ryan

Unzicker

116

204


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

774

0

2

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

744

30

3

14C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

598

176

4

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

538

236

5

7

Blake

Thompson

Troy

IL

480

294

6

98

Danny

Smith

Argenta

IL

412

362

7

28S

Joe

Strawkas

Buffalo

IL

396

378

8

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

368

406

9

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

350

424

10

99

Tim

Luttrell

Riverton

IL

338

436


UMP B-Mods

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

00s

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

704

0

2

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

700

4

3

18

Jerry

Thompson

Troy

IL

616

88

4

57R

Tom

Riech

Springfield

IL

604

100

5

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

572

132

6

11

Amanda

Adams

Shelbyville

IL

484

220

7

66

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

362

342

8

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

356

348

9

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

316

388

10

74

Billy

Adams

Shelbyville

IL

302

402


UMP Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

820

0

2

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

784

36

3

55S

Jason

Scrimpsher

Decatur

IL

708

112

4

J24

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

680

140

5

28L

Garrett

Lewis

Decatur

IL

568

252

6

1

Fredie

Thomas

Macon

IL

476

344

7

5

Terry

Reed

Decatur

IL

462

358

8

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

404

416

9

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

388

432

10

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

278

542


UMP Hornets

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

1R

Dustin

Reed

Decatur

IL

758

0

2

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

690

68

3

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

516

242

4

63

Paul

Peters

Pana

IL

468

290

5

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

418

340

6

40

Adam

Webb

Decatur

IL

382

376

7

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

374

384

8

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

298

460

9

87

Ryan

Cantrell

Decatur

IL

244

514

10

J4

Bradley

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

200

558