Big Ten Is A Tune-Up For Big July Shows
Macon IL Speedway is set for the return of the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models this coming Saturday, June 18. It’s the first Macon event this season for the blazing fast cars and it will be a great tune-up for drivers that will be competing in three big Super Late Model shows during the month of July. The UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds are also on schedule for a big show Saturday night.
Formerly a regular class at the track, the Super Late Model division only makes five visits this season. After this Saturday, fans will only be treated to four more appearances in 2016. In July, the cars will be on hand for the Thursday, July 7 Herald & Review 100, Saturday, July 23 for the Kerbystrong event, and Tuesday, July 26 for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series. The final Super show of the season is on Saturday, August 27.
As an added bonus for doing well in the Big Ten Super Late Model events, the top driver in points who is not locked into July’s Summernationals and Lucas Oil event at Macon, will be chosen for the promoter’s option. Springfield, IL’s Brian Diveley currently leads the standings, while Greg Kimmons, McKay Wenger, Bo Brockway, and Chuck Mitchell are the rest of the top five. Other drivers among the top ten are Daryn Klein, Chad Zobrist, Justin Reed, Dustin Griffin, and Gordy Gundaker.
The track is also welcoming Pro Late Model drivers to compete. The top finishing Pro Late Model competitor on Saturday night will receive a $100 bonus. The event pays $1,500 to win and $150 to start.
The Miller Lite Twin 50’s will see the other 50 lapper coming from the UMP Billingsley Towing Modified division. The race will be paying $700 to the winner. Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr. leads the points by 54 over Curt Rhodes. Jeff Graham, Rodney Standerfer, and Zach Rhodes are in the top five. Other drivers to watch for include Alan Crowder, Shawn Vaughn, Cory Daugherty, Rick Hamilton, and Wade Glover.
Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the very strong Street Stock division, the part time Sportsman class, and the improving Hornet division.
Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.
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 (TOP 10’s)
UMP Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models
UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds
|1||37||Dave Crawley, Jr||296||0|
UMP Street Stocks
|4||7||John Bright, Jr.||290||108|