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Best In Late Model Racing Set For Macon IL Speedway

Saturday’s Kerbystrong To Be Followed By Lucas Oil Late Models Tuesday

July is the month of big events at Macon IL Speedway, especially for those in the Super Late Model world.  It all started with the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Thursday, July 7 with the Herald & Review 100, when tour champion Bobby Pierce picked up the victory.  It all resumes this coming Saturday, July 23 with the 2nd Annual Kerbystrong and ends on Tuesday, July 26 with the Lucas Oil Late Models in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.

This Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 will feature 50 laps of Late Model racing for the Midwest Big Ten Late Models, paying $2,000 to win and $250 to start.  A Billingsley Towing UMP Modified 25 lap feature will pay $700 to win and a 25 lap Sportsman feature will be run with a $600 top prize.  Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Hornets will also be in action.

The race is in memory of Kerby Damery, a former Late Model racer at Macon Speedway and surrounding tracks in central Illinois.  The 2004 Late Model track champion passed away in early 2015, after a long battle with cancer.  The event also was put together to raise cancer awareness  and to give hope to cancer patients and educate the community.

Last year’s race saw 34 Super Late Models and strong fields in the other classes as well.  After a back and forth battle with Dave Crawley, Jr., Tonica, IL driver, Scott Schmitt pulled away with the Late Model victory.  Crawley did claim the Modified top prize, while Dennis Vandermeersch took the Sportsman win.

As if Saturday’s action isn’t enough, the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will be coming to town just a few days later, on Tuesday, July 26 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  The race was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 30 but was canceled due to rain.  The makeup event should be huge, with all of the Lucas Oil stars coming in to compete against locals from the region vying for the $12,000 top prize.  The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds and B-Mods will also be on the card.

Last year, the Lucas Oil event ended with Newport, TN driver, Jimmy Owens, in victory lane.  Bloomington, IL driver, Jason Feger, took second, while Moweaqua, IL’s Shannon Babb took third.  This year’s UMP Summer National champion, Bobby Pierce, led until lap 58 when he had to pit because of a flat tire.  Pierce, coming off of the Herald & Review 100 win earlier this month, will be the favorite to find victory lane this Tuesday.

The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will be led to town by Scott Bloomquist, who has had an outstanding season thus far.  Bloomquist has built a 200+ point lead on Jonathan Davenport, who has some unreal numbers over the last year.  Jared Landers, central Illinois favorite Brandon Sheppard, and Tim McCreadie round out the top five.  Dennis Erb, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Earl Pearson, Jr. complete the top ten in current Lucas Oil points.

The Saturday, July 23 Kerbystrong 100 event will have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will start 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.

On Tuesday, July 26 for the Lucas Oil Late Model event, the times will remain the same with general admission being $30 for adults and $5 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 POINTS (TOP 10’s)

Midwest UMP Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Brian Diveley 288 0
2 Greg Kimmons 260 28
3 McKay Wenger 228 60
4 Chuck Mitchell 224 64
5 Bo Brockway 206 82
6 Mark Burgtorf 138 150
7 Justin Reed 134 154
8 Michael Kloos 132 156
9 Daryn Klein 126 162
10 Gordy Gundaker 124 164


Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Scott Bloomquist 5105 0
2 6 Jonathan Davenport 4825 280
3 777 Jared Landers 4625 480
4 B5 Brandon Sheppard 4560 545
5 39 Tim McCreadie 4435 670
6 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 4285 820
7 15L Darrell Lanigan 4250 855
8 5 Don O’Neal 4230 875
9 20 Jimmy Owens 4160 945
10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4055 1050


Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 486 0
2 28 Rodney Standerfer 456 30
3 11 Zach Rhodes 452 34
4 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 52
5 71 Jeff Graham 418 68
6 14C Alan Crowder 362 124
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 308 178
8 3 Wade Glover 252 234
9 15L Jim Farley III 206 280
10 28S Joe Strawkas 182 304

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 354 0
2 98 Danny Smith 324 30
3 72 Tom Graham 308 46
4 41 Scott Landers 294 60
5 25 Tim Bedinger 252 102
6 22 Timmy Dick 232 122
7 18 Jerry Myers 144 210
8 93 Ty Nation 136 218
9 21 Brad Bedinger 134 220
10 15 Joe Strawkas 108 246

 

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 480 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 418 62
3 57R Tom Riech 338 142
4 55 Tim Riech 334 146
5 00s Cody Stillwell 332 148
6 2 Eric Brackett 330 150
7 32 Brett Page 220 260
8 66 Roy Magee 184 296
9 51 Jamie Riech 122 358
10 14 Tommy Gaither 112 368

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 636 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 582 54
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 502 134
4 21R Dustin Reed 416 220
5 45 Luke Force 398 238
6 7 John Bright, Jr. 382 254
7 5 Terry Reed 378 258
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 376 260
9 3T Kevin Lewis 322 314
10 28 Greg Osman 292 344

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 528 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 472 56
3 64CK Cook Crawford 440 88
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 400 128
5 G3 Mike Gossett 374 154
6 66 Mike McChristy 314 214
7 39M Marty Sullivan 304 224
8 20 Torry Lyons 258 270
9 911 Brad Rexroad 256 272
10 13R Ryan Barton 248 280

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