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Justin Allgaier came to grips with the new equipment package for the Lilly Diabetes 250 faster than any other driver, turning the top overall lap of two practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Allgaier led the second practice at 166.485 mph in the No. 7 Breyers Chevrolet. Elliott Sadler was second overall at 166.420 with his session-leading lap in the first practice in the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet.

NASCAR XFINITY Series cars are using an engine restrictor plate and an aero duct for the first time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at this event, in an effort to create closer racing and more passing on the 2.5-mile oval.

"There are still a lot of unknowns, but I wasn't as on board with it before we got here," Allgaier said of the new technical package. "I have a fast race car, so I'm not disappointed in the package. For us, we need to put on a good race for the fans. This racetrack, this area of the country, Indianapolis is a racing town. We talking about Racing USA in Mooresville (North Carolina), but Indianapolis is built on that racing foundation.

"I feel like, if nothing else, for the fans that come and the fans that watch on TV, this race is going to be exciting, and we're trying to put on a great race."

Matt Tifft was third at 166.291 in the No. 19 Surface/Fanatics Toyota. Kyle Busch, who has won this race the last two years, was fourth at 166.162 in the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Rowdy Toyota.

William Byron rounded out the top five at 165.874 in the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet.

Qualifying for the Lilly Diabetes 250 takes place at 12:45 p.m. (ET) Saturday. The 100-lap race starts at 3:30 p.m.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action gets underway Saturday with practice sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Qualifying for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 starts at 6:15 p.m.

The Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 starts at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday. Visit IMS.com to purchase tickets for all 2017 IMS events, including the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 and Lilly Diabetes 250 on July 21-23, and for more information on all events.

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The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout has helped transform dozens of aspiring racers into prominent NASCAR stars. This summer, two teenaged drivers with NASCAR ties hope to use their Legend Cars to achieve different goals.

Scott Joy and Austin Green want the same thing – to win races on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Green hopes to parlay it into a career, while Joy races for fun.

Joy, a Mooresville, North Carolina, native by way of Connecticut, is the son of NASCAR on FOX announcer Mike Joy. Being the son of a famous broadcaster doesn't affect Joy’s career as much as some might think, though.

“He’s helped me get to know some people, but what I do on the track is my work,” said Joy, who plans to attend Northeastern University in Boston starting this fall. “He wants to be just another racing dad.”

The elder Joy has been just that. Scott started racing Bandoleros when he was 10 years old with Mike's help. Now 18, Scott competes in the VP Racing Fuels Semi-Pro division, where he's gained lots of racing experience he hopes he can turn into some wins before the season concludes.

“It’s an absolute blast,” Joy said. “It’s really close competition. So far this year we have had pretty clean racing, it’s just a blast I look forward to every Tuesday night coming out here and getting my speed demon on.”

Green is a Lead 2 Real Estate Pro division championship contender in only his second year, so he has become a quick study. The 16-year-old Concord native is the son of 1994 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion David Green. Austin’s goal is to use the Summer Shootout as a springboard to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.

After getting his first year out of the way, Green hopes to win the title this season. He enters the July 25 showdown ranked second in points with only two-time champion Jordan Black ahead of him.

“I’ve just worked on being consistent, staying focused and trying to learn as much as I can, and learn from last year,” Green said.

Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout features “Shark Week” promotions, including FREE foam shark hats to the first 250 kids through the gates. Fans are also encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for a shark mascot roaming the stands throughout the night.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

TICKETS:
Single-day admission to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout costs just $8 for adults and is FREE for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

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True to its illustrious history of racing anything and everything, Charlotte Motor Speedway continues its four-wheeled extravaganza with the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race during Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout.

The Little Luggies 600 features the future stars of the Summer Shootout taking advantage of their chance to mix it up on the frontstretch in front of fans of all ages.

On July 31, the speedway adds another new form of competition to its repertoire when Porta Johns – known as a convenient stop-through at the race track – become the focal point of the Summer Shootout’s first Porta John race.

As part of the most spectacular, family-friendly grassroots racing on the planet during the Summer Shootout's penultimate night, four competitors will race Porta Johns on hand trucks down the frontstretch to a predetermined line. Once there, they’ll unroll 3,000-sheet rolls of toilet paper back down the frontstretch. The first person to unroll their sheet rolls into the winner’s circlez and the record books as the first Porta John race winner.

The future stars of motorsports continue their rise up the racing ladder all summer, with the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout – which features NASCAR stars Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Bubba Wallace among its alumni – running through Aug. 1.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Tuesday with racing beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

TICKETS:
Single-day admission to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout costs just $8 for adults and is FREE for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

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Beginning today, fans can enter for a chance to win one of many cool prizes in one of Bristol Motor Speedway’s largest promotional giveaways ever: Bristol’s Crazy 88!

Fans from around the world will be saluting Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he makes his final run in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The Speedway has collaborated with its many great partners to give away 88 different prizes to 88 lucky fans. Some of the prizes include:

  • Race weekend tickets/hot and cold passes/drivers meeting passes
  • Signed Dale Earnhardt Jr. merchandise
  • Bristol Motor Speedway prize packs
  • Driver signed Bristol merchandise
  • Durango Boots
  • TrueTimber Camouflage Hunting Suit

Visit http://bit.ly/BristolCrazy88 to enter and to see a list of all 88 prizes. Fans are able to register until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Only one entry is allowed per person. All 88 winners will be drawn on Thursday, Aug. 3 during a game show-themed Facebook Live. Each winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize and all prizes will be mailed out by Saturday, Aug. 5.

Bristol Motor Speedway would like to thank the following partners for participating: Bass Pro Shops, Food City, Nationwide, Chevrolet, Mountain Dew, Bush’s Beans, Fitzgerald, Busch Beer, Honda Generators, Durango Boots, TrueTimber, Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School, Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures and Meade Tractor.

Bristol Motor Speedway officials are making it easier than ever for families who want to bring the entire clan. Kids’ tickets (12 and under) are free and adult tickets are $30 for the Wednesday, Aug. 16 UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race and the Bush’s Beans 150 Whelen Modified Series race. Friday night’s (Aug. 18) Pinty’s Qualifying and Food City 300 XFINITY Series event features adult tickets starting at $35 and free kids tickets. On Saturday night (Aug. 19), kids’ tickets are only $10 for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, while adult tickets start at $69. For all races, each child must have a physical ticket in hand to enter the gates. The Bristol Motor Speedway ticket office and www.BristolTix.com are the only two authorized locations that can produce the free kids’ tickets.

To purchase tickets to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, please call 423-BRISTOL or buy them online at www.BRISTOLTIX.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly from any neighborhood Food City store.

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True to its illustrious history of racing anything and everything, Charlotte Motor Speedway will add a new form of competition to its repertoire in Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout. Porta Johns – known for being a convenient stop-through at the race track – become the focal point of the Summer Shootout’s first Porta John race.

As part of the most spectacular, family-friendly grassroots racing on the planet, four competitors will race Porta Johns on hand trucks down the frontstretch to a predetermined line. Once there, they’ll unroll 3,000-sheet rolls of toilet paper back down the frontstretch. The first person to unroll their sheet rolls into the winner’s circlez and the record books as the first Porta John race winner.

The fun continues all evening on Tuesday as Legend Cars and Bandoleros replace rolling toilet paper with squealing tires, thundering engines and high-octane racing action in the eighth of 10 Bojangles’ Summer Shootout events.

The future stars of motorsports continue their rise up the racing ladder all summer, with the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout – which features NASCAR stars Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Bubba Wallace among its alumni – running through Aug. 1.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Tuesday with racing beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

TICKETS:
Single-day admission to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout costs just $8 for adults and is FREE for children under 13. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

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Another NASCAR race weekend has sped through New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tens of thousands of fans walked through the gates last week, where they were treated to five races in three days, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301. Denny Hamlin was Sunday’s big winner, but it was also a successful weekend for the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and close to 70 volunteer groups, which combined to raise more than $280,000.

“Our loyal, amazing fans never cease to amaze me with their generosity,” said Cheryl LaPrade, director of SCC’s NH Chapter. “From Ricky Craven's golf tournament to the Ride of a Lifetime Auction to the Red Bucket Brigade, we are so thankful for anything that we can generate and put toward our region’s children. This was a huge weekend for us and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in September.”

The N.H. Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities held seven events over the course of the week, including the Laps for Charity, the Camper Appreciation Party, the Ricky Craven “One for the Kids” Golf Tournament, the Champions Breakfast, the Ride of a Lifetime Auction, helicopter rides, the Track Walk, and the Red Bucket Brigade. These events, plus miscellaneous donations, helped the SCC raise more than $140,000 for local children's charities and groups.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway also depends on teams of passionate groups of fundraises over the course of its major event weekends. These volunteer groups help with everything from cleaning the grandstands to landscaping the grounds to parking thousands of cars across the property. In return, the speedway donates money to each group, which goes toward the nonprofit organization of which they represent.

A total of 69 volunteer organizations were represented over the July NASCAR weekend, and due to the hard work and dedication of those volunteers, more than $141,000 in revenue was generated.

For more information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, or to purchase tickets to the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend, please stop by Fan Relations, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call (603) 783-4931.

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Trey Crews was rolling along with a near-perfect season in the Limited Sportsman Division at South Boston Speedway until he hit a most unusual speed bump for him last Saturday night.
 
The 22-year-old Crews wrecked and wrecked hard in the second of two 35-lappers Saturday night. For some that’s not unusual. For Crews, it was a first.
 
The car had to be totally stripped down and sent off to the chassis shop for repairs.
 
“This is the first time since I bought this car in 2014 that we’ve had to do this,” Crews said Wednesday afternoon.
 
That’s the bad news. The good news? Crews’ car was already back in his shop, well on the way to being race-ready by Wednesday.
 
“A lot of people just showed up at the shop to help us,” said Crews. “About five people stripped it down Sunday and we got it to TORP Chassis on Monday. They got it back to us Tuesday. That’s an awesome job of turning it around.”
 
By late Wednesday Crews just about had his racer ready for the track again. And that’s a good thing. Crews’ work schedule is a little different from most. He’s on the road most of the time as a turbine mechanic for Duke Energy. His window for working on his car is very small.
 
“I travel with work. I never know when I’ll get called out for an outage. I travel 90 percent of the time,” said Crews. Many weeks, the day after a Saturday night race is the only time he has to work on his car and get ready for the next race. Fortunately he wasn’t scheduled to travel this week.
 
It certainly hasn’t slowed his progress on the track. After a solid rookie season in 2014, Crews won the Limited Sportsman track championship in 2015. He’s back in championship form this season, even though Saturday night was a bit of a setback
 
He has three wins on the season and had not finished out of the top five all year until last Saturday. He struggled with brake problems in the first 35-lapper and finished seventh and then crashed out of the second race to finish 10th. He still leads the points, though, albeit a narrow nine-point margin over David Latour Jr.
 
“I’m not quite as comfortable in the points as I was,” said Crews. “I’d like to win a few more and finish in the top three.
 
“I’m really pleased with the season. For me to be working out of town and come home to race on Saturday, the success has been good.”
 
With just 14 points separating Crews and third-place Colin Garrett, the Limited Division points race is the tightest at South Boston this season. Crews’ struggles last Saturday night demonstrated the dangers of a bad race.
 
“I had a brake problem in the first race. I was in the car working on them when the race was ready to start. I got it fixed just in time and tacked on to the end of the field to start the race. I got up to seventh but the brakes weren’t fully fixed,” said Crews, who is sponsored by Stallings Collision Center, Creed Home Improvement, Team Industrial, Tanner Automotive, Puryear Shocks, Anderson Lawn Care, Owen Farms, Red Ball Oxygen, Mincey Graphics and TORP Chassis.
 
“We got them fixed good for the second race. We had a good car. Colin (Garrett) and I touched just a hair. Something broke on the right front and I hit the wall. The track is so fast and this division is so competitive, it’s hard not to touch.”
 
Crews has gotten some coaching from Late Model veteran Stacy Puryear the last few weeks that have been beneficial. “We text back and forth. I’ve learned a lot from that. He’s a good guy to work with,”
 
Crews said of Puryear. “I hope to get him out to the track with me one night.”
 
Crews said his strategy down the stretch will not change from the past few years.
 
“I try to be smart. That’s why I’ve had as much success as I’ve had,” said Crews. “But a true racer, when they get behind the wheel, they are out to win.”
 
And Crews is a true racer.
 
Racing returns to South Boston Speedway July 29 with the NASCAR Late Model 100, featuring a 100-lap Late Model race, twin 25-lap races for the Limited Sportsman, twin 15-lap races for the Budweiser Pure Stock Division and a 15-lap race for the Budweiser Hornets Division.
 
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 7-12. Kids ages six and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

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Veteran motorsports marketing executive Jason Wonderly has been named Vice President of Sales for Texas Motor Speedway.
 
Wonderly joins Texas Motor Speedway after spending the past nine years with Team Penske as the director of marketing partnerships and new business at the racing organization's headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. He will manage an 11-person business development team for one of the world's premier motorsports facilities that annually plays host to marquee NASCAR and INDYCAR events
 
"It's a privilege to join the amazing team at Texas Motor Speedway, a world-class facility with a great network of category-leading partners," he said. "The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is exploding with growth and I'm looking forward to building meaningful partnerships with the many vibrant organizations that have a presence in this marketplace. Additionally, it's equally as valuable to continue the established trend of developing mutually beneficial relationships with motorsports industry partners that see value in bringing their brands to life at the race track. The opportunities are virtually limitless. This new role is certainly an exciting one that also aligns well with my previous experiences and I can't wait to get started."
 
Among the various responsibilities in his role at Team Penske, Wonderly managed partnership marketing and special events as well as relationships with nearly three dozen elite partners involved with the organization. He was responsible for generating new business revenue, promoting organic partnership growth and identifying categorybusiness-to-business opportunities with Penske Corp.
 
He also provided strategic marketing and sales support for Team Penske's Australia-based Supercar program, DJR Team Penske and the organization's technical alliance with Wood Brothers Racing.
 
"We conducted an international search to find the right person to help lead this speedway," Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. "Our strength is that we have the best people and the deepest bench of talent in sports. It was amazing the number and quality of people from around the globe that expressed interest in joining Texas Motor Speedway. Through the search, Jason rose to the top with a unique blend of experiences in American motorsports. He will help us continue to raise the bar among the speedways and race tracks around the world."
 
Wonderly has been involved in the motorsports industry for the past 17 years, dating to initial sales and marketing positions with Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, and then Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 
He moved on to become the sports marketing director for Checkers Drive-In Restaurants in 2004, where he managed partnerships with various professional teams and colleges along with NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and Bill Davis Racing.
 
In 2007, he was named vice president of sales and marketing for Hirschfeld Marketing Solutions, a Charlotte-based marketing solutions company with a client list that included NASCAR and other companies that had industry business ties, before joining Team Penske a year later.
 
Wonderly begins his new executive position at Texas Motor Speedway on July 24.
 
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Race fans of northeast Pennsylvania are very lucky in the sense that such a variety of tracks, no matter the surface, are dotted throughout the region and over the years generations have enjoyed watching some of the best drivers compete.

A good number of them have become legendary with multitudes of wins and championships. In terms of dirt racers it is not uncommon to see a handful of class-A stars have wins that have exceeded 100. Hazleton’s Ross Perchak leads the way locally with 180.

But, when it comes to asphalt drivers in our immediate locale who have accomplished the feat, only Tony and Matt Hirschman have reached that elusive plateau. Tony was the first with wins early on coming at Dorney Park, Mahoning Valley and Evergreen before amassing the brunt of his victories on the NASCAR Modified Tour. Matt has 26 wins to date at Evergreen and many more on the road including 35 on the Race of Champions Tour.

Now the Hirschman’s may be getting some company and soon as not one but two very popular contenders are zeroing in on the century mark.

Northampton’s Eric Beers and Brian DeFebo of Berwick have been at the top of their respective games in short track asphalt racing during the past three decades. Go to either Evergreen Raceway or Mahoning Valley Speedway and their names are immediate picks for a win. Matter of fact the past two weeks they were in the spotlight of prevailing.

When DeFebo won at Mahoning Valley a week ago it elevated his all-time career win total to 92. The previous week when Beers took the checkers it pushed his number of asphalt victories to 98.

“It’s not something you really think about when you’re racing. When you’re young and coming up and all you want is to get that first win and then a couple more,” said Beers.

“It’s hard to put into perspective and it’s a lofty goal. This is something that makes you know that you really have an accomplished career.”

Looking back their paths have crossed many times, especially between Evergreen and Mahoning Valley where many of those wins came against each other.

“This is really amazing to know how close you are to such an unthinkable number. For me it’s been an awesome ride so far and we’re not ready to stop anytime soon,” said DeFebo.

DeFebo rules many of the top categories at Evergreen where he is the all-time wins leader including the most in a Modified with 56. He also has 10 Late Model triumphs and 18 Thriller victories, the class he first won in during 1993. With wins comes championships and DeFebo has a track-leading six title trophies. The King of the Green year ending extra distance race has seen his name in first place on four occasions.

At 84 wins at the 1/3-mile oval no one comes close. Joe Hoffman is a distant second with 49. And, at Mahoning Valley where he is racing a full season for the first time in 11 years and won twice thus far, his total is six. Of those Victory Lane visits he owns a 100-lap main which only the elite have been lucky to savor. DeFebo was Mahoning’s first Poker Series champion. A lone win has come at the former Tioga Speedway in New York.

“I have been really blessed and lucky to have raced for the same car owner my whole career, that being my mom (Sophie Welsh). We have won a lot together as a team and when you surround yourself with the right people then good things will come your way.”

Beers had a bit of jump on DeFebo as he got his career rolling in 1986 at Dorney Park Speedway where his first win came that rookie year in a Late Model. Two years later he was racing a Modified at Mahoning Valley and although it took him until 1991 to garner his first win there, he has stacked up impressive numbers nonetheless.

Like his counterpart, Beers is the leading Modified winner at 54 and counting. And when it comes to the big shows, they don’t get much better then him as 11 times he has won 100-lappers that pay a minimum of $3000. It is a mark he shares with Matt Hirschman. In 1992, 2013 and 2016 Beers earned Modified titles at Mahoning.

He, of course, is no stranger to Evergreen where 22 times he crossed the finish line in first place and has a pair of championships, 1994 and 2001.

While both drivers have done a fair share of racing away from their home tracks, Beers can claim a tad more success as he has won on the NASCAR Modified Tour and scored the crown jewel of asphalt Modified racing with a victory at the prestigious Sunoco Race of Champions held at New York’s Oswego Speedway in 2004. Beers also enjoyed winning trips to Florida during February Speed Weeks at New Smyrna Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt Racing.

“Nothing comes easy. When I started at Mahoning and then went to Evergreen we won a lot of races but my goal was to move on and race against the best. I did that locally and then on the touring series and I think by going out on the road it helped to make me the driver I am today,” said Beers.

In a way they are the Richard Petty and David Pearson of their time. Winning is the reason they race and but they have the utmost regard for one another, a trait that has been a key factor to their staller careers.

“I have so much respect for Brian (DeFebo). He has always been a class act to run with no matter where it was at and it’s always been good to run with him over the years,” Beers said.

DeFebo echoes the same lines.

“Eric (Beers) is the guy to beat whenever he’s at the track. But rest assured he will always race you clean and respectful. He didn’t get to all those wins by not racing smart. It’s an honor to know that he and I are close to the 100 win mark.”

Winning 100 features is a dream for any driver and to see these two perennial champions in an era that has so much parity, it will indeed be a proud moment for the loyalists of asphalt short track racing.

Of note, Beers is actually on the cusp of 100 with 99 total wins. His second career win was on dirt, in 1987 at the defunct Nazareth Speedway in a Late Model.

This Saturday, July 22 Mahoning Valley Speedway presents a six division program and at a reduced general admission price of $10.

Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks plus the touring Micro Stocks will make up the speed bill. The Dirt Mods have the night off.

At intermission Kids Big Wheel races sponsored by Brain Labar will be held.

Front gates opens at 5:00 pm with heats taking to the track at 7:00 pm. There will be early paid practice for anyone interested starting at 1:30 pm.

For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

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Macon Speedway puts on amazing shows, whether it's sprint cars, midgets, or stock cars, but fans seem to really love the Super Late Models at the 1/5-mile bullring. After an outstanding turnout at this year's Herald & Review 100 for the Summer National Late Models, the boys are back in town this coming Saturday, July 22 for the 3rd annual Kerbystrong 100 and Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The back-to-back events are as a result of an early season postponement for the Lucas Oil Late Models.

This Saturday's Kerbystrong 100 will feature 50 laps of Late Model racing for the Midwest Big Ten Late Models, paying $2,000 to win and $250 to start. A Billingsley Towing UMP Modified 25 lap feature will pay $700 to win and a 25 lap Sportsman feature will be run with a $600 top prize. Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Hornets will also be in action.

The race is in memory of Kerby Damery, a former Late Model racer at Macon Speedway and surrounding tracks in central Illinois. The 2004 Late Model track champion passed away in early 2015, after a long battle with cancer. The event also was put together to raise cancer awareness and to give hope to cancer patients and educate the community.

In 2015, 34 Super Late Models were trackside and strong fields in the other classes as well. After a back and forth battle with Dave Crawley, Jr., Tonica, IL driver, Scott Schmitt pulled away with the Late Model victory. Last season, Late Model hotshoe, Jason Feger, made a surprise appearance to take the top prize.

As if Saturday's action isn't enough, the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will be coming to town just a few days later, on Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. The race was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29 but was canceled due to rain. The makeup event should be huge, with all of the Lucas Oil stars coming in to compete against locals from the region vying for the $12,000 top prize. The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be on the card with an event paying $300 to the winner.

Much like last season, Bobby Pierce, the young racing star from Oakwood, IL, will be trying to claim the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the same month that he won the Herald & Review 100. Pierce has won two out of the three Lucas Oil events in track history and has won the last three events at the track he has entered. While he will be the favorite, some very good talent will be on hand Tuesday to try and dethrone him including WoO Late Model point leader Brandon Sheppard, Lucas Oil Late Model star Scott Bloomquist, Illinois hotshoe Ryan Unzicker, local favorite Shannon Babb, among others.

The Saturday, July 22 Kerbystrong 100 event will have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

On Tuesday, July 25 for the Lucas Oil Late Model event, the times will remain the same with general admission being $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

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.

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