September 15, 2015 archive

Hornet World Championship & Topless Sportsman Saturday

The 2015 Hornet World Championship is headed our way and it’s a big one for the four cylinder power plants. Saturday Night, September 19th will feature an increased purse as well a large three-tier championship trophy for the prestigious event. $300 is on the line to the one who can out last the rest and the competition is set to be tough.

Currently, Decatur, IL driver, John Bright, Jr. leads the UMP Hornet standings at Macon with 782 points.  Second in line is Bloomington, IL driver Thad Gee.  Adam Webb, who is coming off of a win on Saturday night, Steven Stine, and Matthew Reed, complete the top five in standings.  Cook Crawford, of Lincoln, IL, is just out of the top five in standings.  Crawford claimed this year’s championship at Lincoln Speedway.

Pit gates are set to open at 4pm, general admission gates at 5pm, hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. The Hornet World Championship is bound to see a who’s-who in the Hornet world, as everyone is ready for the big one.

Not only do the Hornets have some prestige for the September 19th weekend, the Sportsman will also be ready for the rescheduled Topless 40. $600 will be on the line for the division as they make up the event that had been won by rain earlier in the year.  UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Beach House Micros will also be racing.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.
CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 472 1)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 472 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 384 4)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 356 5)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 350 6)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 346 7)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 284  8)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 254 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 254 10)Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 252

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 874 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 818 3)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 730 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 626 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 570 6)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 562 7)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 516 8)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 422 9)Alan Crowder-Elwin, IL 410 10)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1) Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 416 2)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 396 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 346 4)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 294 5)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 236 6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 232 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 8)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 214 9)Cody Stillwell-Godfrey, IL 198 10)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 192

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 288 2)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 258 3)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 254 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 224 5)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 222 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 7)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 174 8)Scott Landers-Taylorville, IL 102 9)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 98 10)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 926 2)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 822 3)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 812 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 792 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 722 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 714 7)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 572 8)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 452 9)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 372 10)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 356

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 782 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 714 3)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 698 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 664 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 522 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 508 7)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 498 8)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 490 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 464   10)Brian Offer-Springfield, Il 426

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Fireman’s Ball & CEFCU Kids Club Great Go Kart Giveaway

9-15-15 Topless 40 Hornet World Champ Firemans BallSaturday Night Macon Speedway will pay tribute to any and all firemen with the Annual Fireman’s Ball. Scheduled earlier in the year and lost due to rain in the area the Fireman’s Ball reschedule date is now upon us.

Area fire fighters and their families will be honored with a deeply discounted admission ticket of just $5 for the evenings racing festivities. All fire fighters need to do is show proper identification or wear something to show your affiliation with an area fire department. The tickets dated for July 11 will also be honored.

The Fireman’s Ball will be in conjunction with the Hornet World Championship, Sportsman Topless 40, UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Beach House Micros on the historic dirt oval

General admission gates are set to open at 5pm, hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. It’s fun for the whole family with the CEFCU Kid’s Club as Macon Speedway will also be giving away two go karts to two lucky kids in attendance Saturday Night September 19th.  Any kid ages 1-17 are eligible to win just sign up at the races and be present to win!

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.
Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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$2 Tickets Available For September 26th Event At Macon Speedway

Group Ticket Image                Thanks to Miles Chevrolet, a special opportunity has been made available for drivers, fans, and area businesses to purchase $2 tickets for Championship Night September 26th.  Tickets will be sold in packs of 25 and will cost $50. These tickets are only available until Friday, September 25th.

Drivers and fans can stop by the Speedway office located at 650 N. Woodcock Rd. in Macon, IL, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm starting today to purchase the discounted ticket packs. You may also call the office 217-764-3000 and pay with a credit card and have the tickets mailed to you just pay shipping and handling and allow time for delivery.

Drivers, this is a great opportunity to show your appreciation to your sponsors, family, friends, or neighbors by giving them tickets to come out to the races and see what your passion is all about. We will also be holding an autograph session in the infield to get the fans up close and personal to the cars and stars of Macon Speedway.

These special $2 tickets must be purchased in advance and may not be distributed on speedway grounds. Be sure to get a jump on the competition as only a limited number of packets are available and when they are gone, the discounted promotion will be over.

Racing Saturday, September 26 for Miles Chevrolet Championship Night will include the  Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Micros, B-Mods, and Hornets. Gates open at 5pm, while racing starts at 7pm.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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