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Taylor And Crawley Extend Point Leads After Busy Holiday Weekend

Six Division Show On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday

Race fans in Central Illinois got to see a little bit of everything this past weekend at Macon IL Speedway.  Not only did the track hold its Saturday show, a Monday special event was also on tap featuring seven divisions plus NASCAR’s Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace.  All-in-all, those attending got to see some great racing in a vast array of classes.  At the end of the weekend, two veteran drivers extended their point leads in Macon’s premier classes.

Taylor Huffman

#24 Matt Taylor

In the UMP Pro Late Model division, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor continued his fantastic season with a pair of runner-up finishes.  Taylor finished second to his brother, Guy, on Saturday night, while Nick Bauman fended off his challenges on Monday.  In six races this year, Taylor has two wins and four second place finishes, which now gives him a 28-point lead in the standings over Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman.  Jake Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five in Macon Pro Late Model points.

Crawley

#37 Dave Crawley, Jr.

Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr., continued his outstanding season in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division.  Crawley took third on Saturday night before getting back into victory lane on Monday with his fourth win this season.  Rodney Standerfer’s win on Saturday night was the only blemish on Crawley’s near perfect record.  Curt Rhodes, Jeff Graham, Standerfer, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five in Modified standings at Macon.

In other divisions that will be competing this Saturday night, Mt. Olive, IL driver Tim Hancock, is a perfect 4-for-4 in the B-Mod class to give him a 24 point lead over Ryan Timmons in the standings.  Nick Justice has an 18 point lead on Kyle Waters in the Street Stocks leading into the $500 to win Big Ten Street Stock race.  In the Hornet class, Tony Reed holds a 12 point lead over Michael Gossett.  Both drivers picked up feature victories this past weekend.  Rounding out the classes this weekend will be the Beach House Micros, who are coming off their only non-POWRi sanctioned race of the season this past Monday.

The Saturday, June 4 show features six divisions of racing including the $500 to win Midwest Big Ten Street Stock feature event.  The fields have been very strong in the Street Stock class this year with 38 different drivers on the Macon roster already this season.  In Big Ten action, Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr., has won both races, claiming victories at Lincoln Speedway on April 22 and at Macon on May 14.  This weekend’s race will be the third of the ten scheduled events.  Kyle Waters, Terry Reed, Brian Dasenbrock, and Jeremy Nichols are top five point competitors in the series.

Adding to Saturday’s show will be the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Hornets, and Beach House Micros.  Congregations from area churches will be filling the stands as they watch their pastors compete in the BG Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor race.  It will also be “Three Dog Night”, featuring $1 hot dogs in the concession stands and a hot dog eating competition at intermission.

Pit gates will 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 $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For information on Macon, 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 Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 352 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 324 28
3 38J Jake Little 310 42
4 4T Guy Taylor 260 92
5 32M Cody Maguire 240 112
6 25 Dakota Ewing 186 166
7 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 168
8 B1 Nick Bauman 172 180
9 46 Eric Wilson 148 204
10 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 208

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 296 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 242 54
3 71 Jeff Graham 224 72
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 204 92
5 11 Zach Rhodes 202 94
6 14C Alan Crowder 196 100
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 184 112
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 180
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 186
10 3 Wade Glover 108 188

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 398 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 380 18
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 322 76
4 7 John Bright, Jr. 290 108
5 5 Terry Reed 266 132
6 21R Dustin Reed 256 142
7 45 Luke Force 212 186
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 202 196
9 3T Kevin Lewis 190 208
10 28 Greg Osman 182 216


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 238 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 214 24
3 2 Eric Brackett 176 62
4 00s Cody Stillwell 162 76
5 55 Tim Riech 158 80
6 57R Tom Riech 130 108
7 32 Brett Page 114 124
8 40 Adam Webb 68 170
9 14 Tommy Gaither 58 180
10 24S Steve Phillips 56 182


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 328 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 316 12
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 258 70
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 84
5 64CK Cook Crawford 236 92
6 66 Mike McChristy 210 118
7 39M Marty Sullivan 210 118
8 50 Ben McChristy 204 124
9 40 Adam Webb 180 148
10 20 Torry Lyons 146 182


Beach House Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 30T Tyler Vantoll 50 0
2 4 Garrett Duff 48 2
3 38 Evan Weyant 46 4
4 28 Luke Verardi 44 6
5 23 Tony Clifton 42 8
6 8 Gabe Verardi 40 10
7 2 Tyler Duff 38 12
8 83 Jeff Beasley 36 14
9 59 Luke Vaughn 34 16
10 18 Steve Finn 32 18

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