October 2014 archive

Annual Driver Awards Party, trophy presentation scheduled for Oct. 26 at Macon Speedway

MACON – It’s time to celebrate another fabulous racing season during the Driver Awards Party at Macon Speedway. Drivers and their families are invited for the annual get together at the track on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. We’ll have all the usual tasty treats, and it’s a great chance to hang out with the guys and gals who make Macon Speedway a regular Saturday hot spot.

There will be bonfires to keep everyone warm during Halloween season, and the drivers will also be honored. The driver awards will be handed out in Macon Speedway divisions and the Midwest Big Ten Series for late models and street stocks. We look forward to seeing all the drivers and their families.

Make sure to bring the kids. There will be a costume contest for our youngest fans, and everyone gets to enjoy the hayrack ride. Come see what Connie has cooked up. Coolers are allowed.

Drivers are asked to RSVP by calling 217-764-3200.

 

 

 

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Diveley, Little share Midwest Big Ten Series late model championship

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MACON, Ill. – Central Illinois has always been known for its talented late model drivers, and the 2014 racing season is no different. When the dirt settled after the final event in the 10-race Midwest Big Ten Series for late models, Ryan Little and Brian Diveley have been declared co-champs. Both drivers finished with 436 points and two wins in the series. Little, of Pleasant Plains, and Diveley, of Springfield, will each receive a championship trophy.

“Wow. This was an unbelievable late model season,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “I watched our late model fans get on their feet during the Big Ten Series features, cheering for these talented drivers. It was an incredible championship battle. It’s the best way to honor a pair of amazing drivers.’’

The top eight finishes among the 10 races were used to determine a drivers’ final points standing. While Diveley and Little were tied in the standings following the finals race this season last Friday at Lincoln Speedway, Little and Diveley also tied with two wins apiece. Little twice took the checkered flag at Macon Speedway with Diveley grabbing victories at Macon Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway.

Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, finished third in the series standings while John Beck, of Springfield, was fourth. Matt Taylor, of Springfield, placed fifth in the points. The championship battle worked its way through four races at Macon Speedway, the fifth-mile high banked oval, with two events apiece at quarter-mile tracks at Lincoln Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Quincy Raceways.

Other drivers to score Big Ten Series late model wins were defending series champ Steve Sheppard Jr., Bobby Pierce (two wins), Kyle Logue, Scott Schmitt and Rich Bell.

Big Ten Series Late Model points

Final standings

  1. (tie) Ryan Little, Pleasant Plains                                               436

Brian Diveley, Springfield                                                       436

3. Greg Kimmons, Pleasant Plains                                              412

4. John Beck, Springfield                                                             392

5. Matt Taylor, Springfield                                                            390

6. Andrew Barnes                                                                         286

7. Jake Little, Springfield                                                              282

8. Roger Brickler, Springfield                                                       260

9. Kenneth Vandorn, New Berlin                                                 254

10. Guy Taylor, Springfield                                                          228

 

 

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Big Ten Late Models ready to roar at Lincoln Speedway Friday in premier tripleheader

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MACON, Ill. – Midwest Big Ten Series Late Models are ready to roll in the season finale tonight (Friday, Oct. 10) at Lincoln Speedway, when the championship fight is combined with action from MOWA sprint cars and POWRi midgets for an amazing tripleheader during the final weekend of dirt tracking in Central Illinois.

The rain has stayed away from the fast quarter-mile fairgrounds track, and the racing will continue as scheduled. So get your seat cushion and get ready for a wild night of premier racing. After a memorable season on Central Illinois dirt, this spectacular weekend puts the finishing touches on racing here in 2014. So don’t miss it.

Ryan Little, of Pleasant Plains, leads the Big Ten Series points standings heading into the final event of the season. Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, stands second in the season-long fight with Brian Diveley, of Springfield, in third. With the top eight finishes among the 10 races used to compile the final standings for each driver, positions are up for grabs as Big Ten Series racers chase after the victory plus the big prize from the season points standings. The champion earns $2,000 from the season-ending $5,000 points fund, and the payout extends through the top 10 in the final standings.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores also heads into the final weekend of its exciting season. The popular winged sprint cars race in four states, and Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., holds the points lead over runner-up Joey Moughan, of Springfield. Defending champ Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill., leads the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings. Defending champ Nathan Benson, of Concordia, Mo., battles with Aaron Andruskevitch, of Riverton, and Jeremy Camp, of Blue Mound, for the points title in the POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series.

Tickets for the premier tripleheader at Lincoln Speedway are $25 for adults. Children 11 to 18 years old are $7 while children 10 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

MOWA and POWRi also race in a doubleheader at Jacksonville Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Big Ten Late Models, MOWA and POWRi form amazing tripleheader at Lincoln on Oct. 10

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            MACON, Ill. – The Midwest Big Ten Series Late Model season finishes with a bang Friday, Oct. 10 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, when the championship fight is combined with action from MOWA sprint cars and POWRi midgets for an amazing tripleheader during the final weekend of dirt tracking in Central Illinois.

Ryan Little, of Pleasant Plains, leads the Big Ten Series points standings heading into the final event of the season. Greg Kimmons, of Pleasant Plains, stands second in the season-long fight with Brian Diveley, of Springfield, in third. With the top eight finishes among the 10 races used to compile the final standings for each driver, positions are up for grabs as Big Ten Series racers chase after the victory plus the big prize from the season points standings. The champion earns $2,000 from the season-ending $5,000 points fund, and the payout extends through the top 10 in the final standings. The exciting season made its way through four tracks with races also held at Macon Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Quincy Raceways.

Sprint

            The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores also heads into the final weekend of its exciting season. The popular winged sprint cars race in four states, and Jerrod Hull, of Sikeston, Mo., holds the points lead over runner-up Joey Moughan, of Springfield. Defending champ Zach Daum, of Pocahontas, Ill., leads the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings. Defending champ Nathan Benson, of Concordia, Mo., battles with Aaron Andruskevitch, of Riverton, and Jeremy Camp, of Blue Mound, for the points title.

Zach Daum

            Tickets for the premier tripleheader at Lincoln Speedway are $25 for adults. Children 11 to 18 years old are $7 while children 10 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

The thrilling tripleheader is a one-of-a-kind racing program featuring super late models, winged sprint cars and the nation’s fastest growing midget series. It’s a great way for drivers and fans to cap an awesome racing season here in Central Illinois that included a Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks title won by Decatur’s Terry Reed plus exciting racing at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway. The races on the Springfield Mile also brought fans to their feet. The schedules are already coming together for 2015.

MOWA and POWRi also race in a doubleheader at Jacksonville Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 11.

 

 

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