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USMTS benefit race for George Handley April 17th at Macon Speedway

MACON, Ill. (April 9, 2003) - The United States Modified Touring Series will have the first benefit race of the season Thursday night April 17th at the Macon Speedway in Macon, IL. Some exciting news was announced today that Ken Schrader would be on hand driving his Dirt Works Modified for this event. USMTS was really honored when track promoter Rich Webb called the USMTS and asked if we would like to be part of this race and honor the late George Handley who was tragically killed in a modified race last season at the mile racetrack in Springfield.

USMTS will be donating $2 from every adult to the Handley family right after the races on Thursday night. This money will be given to the Handley family right after the victory lane picture for the modified winner. This will be the first ever visit to the Macon Speedway in Macon for the USMTS and we are very excited to be bringing the series to the speedway. The USMTS is a traveling series that tours the central United States and races in more than thirteen states. USMTS has a good group of traveling series regulars that include: Kelly Shryock, Tommy Myer, Mark Noble, Jason Hughes, Corey Dripps, Willy Kraft, Justin Boney, Mike Chasteen plus many more. The last visit to the Macon are saw some of the best modified race in the history of the USMTS between local hotshoe Jeff Leka and Tim Donlinger. Leka did go on to win that race and pocketed the $2000 paycheck for the win.

Also running on Thursday night will be the street stocks and sportsman. Grandstands will be adults $15 kids 6-12 $5. Pit Passes will be $25. For more information log on to the USMTS website at or call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944. Hope to see everyone for this benefit race Thursday night April 17th. Anyone needing information about the track call Rich Webb at 217-764-3770.

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