All-Stars Return To Macon After Eight Year Hiatus MACON, IL - In an exciting announcement, race promoter Brian Thompson has inked a deal to bring the Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series back to Macon Speedway in Macon, ...
All-Stars Return To Macon After Eight Year Hiatus
MACON, IL - In an exciting announcement, race promoter Brian Thompson has inked a deal to bring the Haulmark All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series back to Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Friday, September 10th.
Located south of Decatur, Macon was once a favorite stop on the All-Star tour for fans and competitors alike. Open-wheel races, especially the All-Star events held here in years past, have been especially exciting and action-packed.
Macon is, without a doubt, one of the smallest tracks in the nation that sprint cars have competed. The clay oval, with its tight confines and high-banks, measures one-fifth mile in length.
"Those All-Star shows at Macon were absolutely unreal", exclaimed Thompson. "When you put a full field of winged 410's on a track that size it's like watching fighter planes whip around a high school gymnasium!"
Neighboring Jacksonville Speedway, which hosts a weekly winged sprint program on Friday nights, will not be running sprints on September 10th so a large field of cars is anticipated.
The All-Star Circuit of Champions last competed at Macon in 1996 with Danny Smith claiming the victory.
600cc micro sprints and 4 cylinder pony stocks will be the support divisions. The micros will be competing for $1000 to win and $100 to start while the pony stocks will be running for $500 to win and $50 to start.
Grandstands will open at 5:00 with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:30.
Adult tickets are $20. Children 7 - 12 are $10. Kids 6 & under are admitted free. Pit passes are $30.
Macon Speedway is located in the village of Macon off U.S. Highway 51.