“Racing Every Saturday Night”
Contact: Bob Sargent, Promoter – (217) 764-3200, firstname.lastname@example.org. Owners – Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader.
Address: 201 S. Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Track Type: 1/5-Mile, Dirt
Brief History: Macon Speedway was built in 1946 by Wayne Webb on the site of a brick factory on Macon’s West side. It has been in continuous operation since its inception. The facilities have undergone many changes over the years, but the track’s size has remained the same since it was built. The track has been stated as both 1/4 (.25) Mile and 1/5 (.20) Mile at different times. It has been touted as “The World’s fastest 1/5th mile dirt track” for many years. It was also formerly known as “The Other Brickyard.” “Other” being a reference to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s nickname, and “Brickyard” due to buried bricks rising up to the tracks surface from time to time. Many “famous” drivers on dirt have been to Macon at one time or another.
2011 Schedule - Weekly & Special Events
|Weekly from April 2 -Sept. 24||UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, Amateur Hornets, High School Hornets, POWRi Midgets|
|April 23||POWRi Midgets|
|May 30||Night of NASCAR Stars|
|June 28||Night of NASCAR Stars with Tony Stewart|
|July 7th||UMP SUMMERNATIONALS|
|July 23||POWRi Midgets|
|Aug. 19||POWRi Midgets|
|Sept. 3||7th Annual IL State Street Stock Championship|
|Sept. 10||Hornet World Championships|
|Sept. 24||POWRi Midgets|