MACON — It’s good to be a female at Macon Speedway.
As part of Bud Light Ladies Night tonight, Saturday, Sept. 2,, women will receive a general admission ticket for $5 and see racing in seven divisions.
The night’s action will be headlined by the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds with former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader racing as part of his four-day trip to Illinois.
Last week, Taylorville’s Curt Rhodes drove to victory in dominating fashion. Rhodes increased his points lead in the division to 40 points over Austin Lynn.
The UMP Pro Late Models will be racing after having the week off last week. New Berlin’s Tommy Sheppard leads the points race by 58 over Jeff Reed, Jr., of Blue Mound.
Also racing will be UMP B-Mods, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets and the 600cc Beach House Outlaw Micros.
Pit gates open at 4, grandstands at 5. Hot laps will begin at 6 with racing starting at 7 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $12 for men and $5 for women. Children age 11 and under are admitted free.
Schrader was scheduled to race at Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Macon Speedway tonight before heading south to the DuQuoin State Fair for a Sunday-Monday doubleheader. Joining Schrader in DuQuoin will be former NASCAR star Tony Stewart. They will compete in the Bill Oldani Memorial Modified race.
Schrader will also drive in the USAC Silver Crown Ted Horn 100 on Sunday and will be the owner of two cars that will compete in the ARCA stock car race on Monday.