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Miles Chevrolet Presenting Fireman’s Ball & Sportsman Topless 40

Six Divisions Of Racing Set For Action

Miles Chevrolet will be presenting the annual Fireman’s Ball and Sportsman Topless 40 this coming Saturday, July 11 at Macon IL Speedway.  Six divisions of racing entertainment will be on hand for the special night that honors central Illinois fireman by providing them and their family and friends $5 admission to the grandstands.

The night’s special event is the Topless 40, a race which will see the Sportsman division run extra Miles Fireman's Ball 7-16-16laps, for extra money, and all while racing without the roof of the car.  It’s a popular event that gives the fans a fun look inside the driver compartment of each car.  In 2015, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols took the victory and will be one of the favorites to do the same this year.  Nichols has won three Sportsman features this season, while Monticello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, has won the other two.  Danny Smith, Tom Graham, Scott Landers, and Tim Bedinger are others expected to compete up front.

A full night’s racing action will be on tap as the UMP Pro Late Models will be back in action after a side-by-side thriller took place last Saturday night between the brothers’ Taylor, Matt and Guy.  Guy ran the low lane with Matt in the outside lane for just about the whole race, with Guy making the final pass in turn four on the final lap.  It was Guy’s third win of the year, tying him with Matt for the most in the division this season.  Roben Huffman, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire are others that are in the top five in standings.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds put on an outstanding feature last week, as well.  it was Summit National winner, Rodney Standerfer, leading for much of the event, with Curt Rhodes hounding him high and low.  Rhodes was in the process of making the lead pass when a caution reverted scoring back and kept Standerfer out front.  Back to green, Standerfer started protecting the bottom, leaving Rhodes the outside groove.  After some hard work and tight racing, Rhodes squeezed by and raced to the front of the pack for the impressive feature win.  The point battle is tight, with Dave Crawley, Jr. leading by just eight over Rhodes, while Standerfer, Zach Rhodes, and Jeff Graham round out the top five.

In the B-Mod class, Tim Hancock has been dominant, claiming seven wins in seven starts.  The last two have been a little tougher, receiving more of a challenge from his close competition.  On Thursday, it was Denny Tribout making it a close battle, while Saturday’s action saw Brett Page keep Hancock on his toes.  Ryan Timmons, Tom Riech, Tim Riech, and Eric Brackett are top five point competitors.

Decatur, IL driver Nick Justice continued his strong season, winning his fifth feature of the year this past Saturday.  He’ll be looking for win number six and to extend his point lead this coming Saturday over Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Dustin Reed, and Luke Force.  Street Stock racing has been very good at the track, this season, with better average car counts and competitive racing.

Rounding out the six division show will be the UMP Hornet class.  Blue Mound, IL’s Tony Reed won his second feature of the year, extending on his tight point lead over Jerad Matherly.  Cook Crawford, Mike Gossett, and Ryan Cantrell are currently top five point contenders.

Firemen, their families, and their friends will be gaining access to the grandstands for just $5 each this Saturday night, with their badge or coupons that were provided to area fire departments.  Otherwise, adult admission to the grandstands is just $12 with kids 11 and under free.

Pit gates will be opening at 4:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 526 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 488 38
3 38J Jake Little 460 66
4 4T Guy Taylor 434 92
5 32M Cody Maguire 384 142
6 52R Jeffrey Reed 236 290
7 B1 Nick Bauman 228 298
8 15C Kevin Crowder 226 300
9 25 Dakota Ewing 186 340
10 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 342

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 426 8
3 28 Rodney Standerfer 412 22
4 11 Zach Rhodes 394 40
5 71 Jeff Graham 376 58
6 14C Alan Crowder 362 72
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 270 164
8 3 Wade Glover 204 230
9 28S Joe Strawkas 172 262
10 15L Jim Farley III 166 268

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 420 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 364 56
3 57R Tom Riech 290 130
4 55 Tim Riech 288 132
5 2 Eric Brackett 274 146
6 00s Cody Stillwell 274 146
7 32 Brett Page 220 200
8 66 Roy Magee 132 288
9 51 Jamie Riech 122 298
10 14 Tommy Gaither 112 308

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 294 0
2 98 Danny Smith 284 10
3 72 Tom Graham 256 38
4 41 Scott Landers 256 38
5 25 Tim Bedinger 204 90
6 22 Timmy Dick 176 118
7 18 Jerry Myers 144 150
8 93 Ty Nation 136 158
9 47 James Landis 102 192
10 88 Jim Bedinger 100 194

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 576 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 530 46
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 468 108
4 21R Dustin Reed 378 198
5 45 Luke Force 350 226
6 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 238
7 3T Kevin Lewis 322 254
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 256
9 5 Terry Reed 320 256
10 28 Greg Osman 282 294

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 484 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 416 68
3 64CK Cook Crawford 392 92
4 G3 Mike Gossett 374 110
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 350 134
6 66 Mike McChristy 262 222
7 39M Marty Sullivan 258 226
8 20 Torry Lyons 248 236
9 25C Caleb Branch 238 246
10 40 Adam Webb 236 248

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