While rain has thrown a wrench in the plans of Macon Speedway several times this season, the track was able to host its season opener on Saturday, April 17.
Hillsboro racers Nathan Lynch, Kevin Rench and Justin Reynolds were all in attendance for the opener, competing in the pro-mod division, while Bryan Leach of Harvel ran in the modified class.
In the qualifying round, Lynch would post the second fastest qualifying time, 12.559 seconds, in the second qualifying session. Reynolds would run a 13.480 for his qualifying run, while Rench ran a 13.579.
All three of the pro-mod drivers were in the second qualifying heat, with Lynch finishing third and Reynolds and Rench coming in seventh and eighth.
Lynch’s qualifying run would put him in the sixth starting spot and he would pilot the 14N to a sixth place finish 20 laps later. Rench would start 16th and moved up three spots to come in 13th, just in front of Reynolds, who started and finished 14th.
Leach was last in his qualifying heat, but turned it on in the feature to move up nine spots and finish 11th overall in the 20-car field. Morrisonville’s Dante Brown also ran in the modified division, placing third in his heat, but did not start in the feature.
Macon’s scheduled event for April 24 was cancelled due to wet track conditions, but hopes are high things will be drier on Saturday, May 1, for the next night of racing.