July 24, 2014 archive

Nichols slices through field to win Sportsman at Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s

TAYLORVILLE – After starting at the rear of the field, Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville charged through the pack to win the Sportsman feature and $800 first-place prize in the Larry’s Service Center Triple 25’s at the Christian County Fair Thursday as stock car racing returned to the fairgrounds for the first time in decades. Nichols handled the quarter-mile track in the 25-lap feature and held off second-place finisher Nick Macklin of Argenta and Wes Odell of Springfield in third.

Kaleb Wood of Sullivan scored the victory in the Big Ten Series Street Stocks feature. Terry Reed of Decatur was second, and Steve Ewing of Decatur placed third. Wood took home $500.

Jeremy Reed of Decatur drove to the win in Hornets and grabbed the $200 pay check. Ricky Carricker Jr., was second with Steve Stine third.



1. Jeremy Reed, 2. Ricky Caricker Jr., 3, Steven Stine, 4. Tharen Reno, 5. Joe McChristy, 6. Todd Rush, 7. Zach Bunning, 8. Kenneth Reed, 9. Garth Luka, 10, Mike McChristy, 11. Ben McChristy, 12. Cook Crawford, 13. Vernon Carlow, 14. Marty Sullivan.


1. Kaleb Wood, 2. Terry Reed, 3. Steve Ewing, 4. Kyle Waters, 5. Jeremiah Hoadley, 6. Greg Osman, 7. Bobby Beiler, 8. Gene Reed, 9. Charles Biesenthal, 10. Thomas Riech, 11. Bobby Eskew, 12. Jeff Reed Jr., 13. Brian Dasenbrock, 14. Roy MaGee, 15. Brandon Eskew, 16. Bub Russell, 17. Danny Smith, 18. Nick Justice, 19. Jeff Reed Sr., 20 Luke Force.


1. Jeremy Nichols, 2. Nick Macklin, 3. Wes Odell, 4. Zach Rhodes, 5. Dennis Vandermeersch, 6. Cody Wickline, 7. Tim Bedinger, 8. Scott Landers, 9. Doug Nevitt, 10. Jim Farley, 11. Jim Bedinger, 12. Timmy Dick, 13. Tom Graham, 14. Phil Moreland.


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Bell, Bacon bring more star power to Macon Speedway during MOWA Sprints Saturday

MOWA July 26 2014

MACON, Ill. – It’s a big night for Macon Speedway when DynaGraphics and ILMO present the MOWA Sprints Saturday. Not only will the legendary fifth-mile high-banked oval hosting sprint cars for the only time this season, but rising stars will be making their way to the famed speedway.

Christopher Bell rides the fast track up the ladder while standing second in the POWRi midget points and scored his first victory in a World of Outlaws sprint car feature this season. He’s been called The Next Big Thing, and he just might be the guy to follow Kyle Larson from the dirt track world to a hot NASCAR ride. Brady Bacon is an ace who knows how to drive midgets and sprint cars. He won at Macon Speedway in a POWRi car last season.

Macon Speedway will serve as the final event in the MOWA Sprint Week. Heading into a busy July race season, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Mo., led the MOWA standings, followed closely by Joey Moughan of Springfield, A.J. Bruns of Lincoln, Chris Urish of Elkhart, Jeremy Standridge of Springfield and Korey Weyant of Springfield.

Racing is just part of the big show. DynaGraphics will hold a free drawing for a $500 voucher toward any product in its line, including a vehicle wrap. ILMO Products Co. will give away coupons to ticket holders for a free pair of OSHA approved sunglasses at any of their 10 stores.

A Decatur-based company, DynaGraphics specializes in signs, printing and wraps, and it will show off its products before a lucky contestant wins a prize package valued at $500 from a giveaway during the racing program. The voucher will be good toward any wrap, sign, graphics project or printing by DynaGraphics, 3220 N. Woodford St., Decatur.  The staff at DynaGraphics can take it from there. Full vehicle wraps are a good way to decorate cars, ATVs, boats and trailers.

ILMO Products Co. is a single-source provider of industrial, medical and laboratory gases in bulk, micro-bulk, cryogenic and cylinder solutions. Additionally, ILMO offers bulk and residential propane, welding and safety equipment, industrial supplies and accessories, and welder rental and repair services. Based in Jacksonville, ILMO also has locations in Decatur, Springfield, Granite City, Litchfield, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Peoria, Quincy and St. Louis.

Besides the MOWA sprint cars, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will also race. Pits open at 4 p.m. while grandstands open at 5 with racing at 7.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway Text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.



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