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Memorial Day Is Raceday At Macon Speedway

NASCAR Personalities Join Macon Stars For Monday Event

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest and most popular race weekends in the United States.  With the running of the Indy 500, the Coca Cola 600, and many special events across the country, fans flock to see their favorite drivers on track.  This is no different in Central Illinois, where Macon Speedway will be holding its second event in three days with a Memorial Day Special event on Monday afternoon.

Coming off a Saturday night event that saw Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols claim feature wins in Sportsman and Street Stocks, Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor take the Pro Late Model win, Germantown, IL driver Rodney Standerfer win in the Billingsley Towing Modified class, and Decatur, IL’s Michael Gossett take the checkered in the Hornet division, many other drivers from all across the state will head to the 1/5-mile high banked dirt track on Monday vying for top spots.

Monday’s action will be non-stop with seven divisions scheduled to race.  Headlining the event 05-30-16 Memorial Day Flyerwill be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division with the stellar field of Macon Speedway stars facing off against NASCAR’s Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace.  Schrader and Wallace are partners along with Tony Stewart and Bob Sargent in the Macon Speedway operation.  The two drivers, despite running a large amount of events across the country in their open wheel cars, will have a tough challenge beating the likes of Rodney Standerfer, Dave Crawley, Jr., Curt Rhodes, and a barrage of others who pace the track on a weekly basis.

In addition to the Modifieds, the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models will be racing.  It will be the second event on the year for the series, after Jackonville’s event on Friday was postponed due to rain.  The series opened at Lincoln Speedway on May 6 with Nick Bauman taking the victory.  Jake Little, Roben Huffman, Andy Minett, and Brandon Eskew claimed top five finishes.  The Pro Late Models will be running for $600 to win on Monday afternoon.

Also on the card are the UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets, regular divisions at the speedway.  Part time classes making their second appearances of the year are the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets and the Micros, presented at Macon by the Beach House.  In all, the seven divisions will give every race fan a taste of all kinds of divisions and types of cars.

Monday’s events will start an hour earlier to all fans and competitors to make it back to their homes at a reasonable time.  Pits are set to open at 2:30, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 4:50, hotlaps begin at 5:00, and racing action will take the green at 6:00. Grandstand admission is just $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

More information on Monday’s event can be found at www.maconracing.com.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 294 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 268 26
3 38J Jake Little 258 36
4 4T Guy Taylor 210 84
5 32M Cody Maguire 196 98
6 25 Dakota Ewing 176 118
7 46 Eric Wilson 148 146
8 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 150
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 142 152
10 B1 Nick Bauman 112 182

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 236 0
2 14C Alan Crowder 196 40
3 10 Curt Rhodes 190 46
4 10A Shawn Vaughn 184 52
5 71 Jeff Graham 182 54
6 28 Rodney Standerfer 154 82
7 11 Zach Rhodes 154 82
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 120
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 126
10 3 Wade Glover 108 128


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 180 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 164 16
3 2 Eric Brackett 144 36
4 55 Tim Riech 110 70
5 00s Cody Stillwell 110 70
6 57R Tom Riech 76 104
7 14 Tommy Gaither 58 122
8 32 Brett Page 58 122
9 40 Adam Webb 58 122
10 24S Steve Phillips 56 124


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 342 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 326 16
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 270 72
4 7 John Bright, Jr. 250 92
5 45 Luke Force 212 130
6 21R Dustin Reed 212 130
7 5 Terry Reed 206 136
8 3T Kevin Lewis 190 152
9 28 Greg Osman 182 160
10 J24 Jeremy Nichols 152 190


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 278 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 270 8
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 214 64
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 210 68
5 66 Mike McChristy 210 68
6 39M Marty Sullivan 210 68
7 64CK Cook Crawford 196 82
8 40 Adam Webb 180 98
9 50 Ben McChristy 166 112
10 20 Torry Lyons 146 132


POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 Patrick Bruns 1590 0
2 Tyler Vantoll 1400 190
3 Adam Taylor 1380 210
4 Hunter Lane 1090 500
5 Jack Routson 1040 550
6 Johnny Murdock 960 630
7 Johnny Heydenreich 940 650
8 Mitchell Davis 890 700
9 Shane Morgan 800 790
10 Jordan Caskey 770 820

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