MACON—It was a solid night of racing at Macon Speedway even though the clouds looked unfavorable for any dirt track racing on Saturday.
In the final tune-up for the Springfield Mile Sportsman Nationals, Dave Crawley, Jr. took the win. It was a close finish but he had the checkered flag in hand at the end of the 15 laps.
Chad Evans took the top spot in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as he held off Cory Daugherty and Guy Taylor for the win, his first of the season.
In the Street Stock feature, Terry Reed took the lead in the early goings on a miscue by multi-time feature winner Bobby Beiler and refused to lose as Nick Justice closed in but finished second.
An appearance by the Beach House Mini Sprints helped bring Aaron Andruskevitch into victory lane. The Riverton native blew away the competition during the long series of green flag laps.
BJ Deal made it two-in-a-row in the B-Mods as the Brownstown native was locked in from the bottom side of the speedway.
And in the Outlaw Hornets, Adam Webb, the defending National Hornet Champion, won over Thad Gee. Garth Luka once again dominated in the Stock Hornet class.
In the Bud Light Ladies Night event, Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston were the top two drivers to come out of the five-car, five-lap race to advance to the Ladies Night Championship in September. The ladies racing were representing Woody’s Bar.
A full weekend of racing is scheduled next weekend as Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises host annual events at the Illinois State Fair and Macon Speedway. First, Saturday afternoon at the State Fair, the USAC Silver Crown cars along with Sportsman Nationals heat races. Then, Saturday night at Macon Speedway, POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints will race double features to make up the events rained out earlier this season. The stock car classes running are the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks and the Outlaw & Stock Hornets. Finally, on the final day of the Illinois State Fair, the Sportsman Nationals Feature event plus the ARCA stock cars.
BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODIFIEDS—1. CHAD EVANS (MATTOON), 2. CORY DAUGHERTY (BLUE MOUND), 3. GUY TAYLOR (SPRINGFIELD), 4. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD), 5. DAVID CRAWLEY, JR. (DECATUR), 6. NORM WOOD (SULLIVAN), 7. ERIC HAMILTON (MACON), 8. JOE STRAWKAS (BUFFALO), 9. JEFF GRAHAM (STONINGTON), 10. RANDY HUFFMAN (MAROA), 11. RICK LOWE (SPRINGFIELD), 12. RODNEY STANDERFER (GERMANTOWN), 13. DAKOTA EWING (DECATUR), 14. CLARK ROBERTSON (SHELBYVILLE), 15. DANNY SMITH (ARGENTA), 16. ALAN CROWDER (ELWIN), 17. JAMES EDENS (BREESE), 18. WILSON PRATER
STREET STOCKS—1. TERRY REED (DECATUR), 2. NICK JUSTICE (HARRISTOWN), 3. GEORGE EWING (WARRENSBURG), 4. BLAKE SHELLY (OAKLEY), 5. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 6. LARRY RUSSELL, JR. (HARRISTOWN), 7. GREG OSMAN (MACON), 8. KYLE WATERS (OREANA), 9. BOBBY BEILER (BLUE MOUND), 10. BRIAN DASENBROCK (DECATUR), 11. ROY MAGEE II (SPRINGFIELD), 12. DUSTIN REED (DECATUR), 13. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 14. BILLY JUSTICE, JR. 15. JASON SCRIMPSHER
SPORTSMAN—1. DAVE CRAWLEY, JR. (DECATUR), 2. DOUG NEVILL (DAWSON), 3. NICK MACKLIN (ARGENTA), 4. TIM BEDINGER (TAYLORVILLE), 5. SCOTT LANDERS (TAYLORVILLE), 6. TOM GRAHAM (STONINGTON), 7. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD)
BEACH HOUSE MINI SPRINTS—1. AARON ANDRUSKEVITCH (RIVERTON), 2. GARRETT DUFF (WELDON), 3. SHELBY BOSIE (SHERMAN), 4. TYLER DAY (ATWOOD), 5. PAUL DAY (ATWOOD), 6. MAX POZSGAI (LINCOLN), 7. NIC HARRIS (ATLANTA), 8. CARLEE GRESS (ALTON), 9. ERIC SHELTON (DECATUR), 10. HEATH ROSS (WINDSOR), 11. JUSTIN EBBING (QUINCY), 12. JEFF BEASLEY (URBANA), 13. DAVID HUNT (DECATUR), 14. TYLER DUFF, 15. DALTON PETTY, 16. LUKE VERARDI, 17. DEVIN FEGER (MARQUETTE HEIGHTS), 18. EVAN WEYANT (SHERMAN)
OUTLAW HORNETS—1. ADAM WEBB (DECATUR), 2. THAD GEE (BLOOMINGTON), 3. MICHAEL GOSSETT (DECATUR), 4. VERNON CARLOW (SPRINGFIELD), 5. JOHN BRIGHT, JR. (DECATUR), 6. VICTOR OVERLIN (DECATUR), 7. THAREN RENO (SPRINGFIELD), 8. MIKEL WRIGHT, 9. DILLON JUSTICE (HARRISTOWN), 10. COOK CRAWFORD (LINCOLN), 11. NICK MATHERLY (DECATUR)
B-MODIFIEDS—1. BJ DEAL (BROWNSTOWN), 2. TYLER BLANKENSHIP (VANDALIA), 3. TERRY REED (DECATUR), 4. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 5. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD), 6. JEFFREY REED, JR. (BLUE MOUND), 7. MITCH RINGLER, 8. ROB LEE (SORENTO)
STOCK HORNETS—1. GARTH LUKA (BLUE MOUND), 2. LUKE WRIGHT (LINCOLN), 3. NICK LOWE (SPRINGFIELD), 4. MARTY SULLIVAN (DECATUR), 5. WILLIAM DEAVERS (BLOOMINGTON), 6. TORY LYONS (MT. PULASKI), 7. GARY TOOKER (MAHOMET), 8. AUSTIN WICKLINE (HARRISTOWN), 9. CODY MATTHEWS, 10. DEREK PETERS (PANA), 11. BRADY REED (DECATUR), 12. COREY MATTHEWS, 13. PAUL PETERS (PANA), 14. JOSH BRIGHT (DECATUR), 15. DEAN HOLT (MT. ZION)