Monthly Archive: April 2017

Lucas Oil Late Model Event Postponed To July 25th

MACON, IL (April 27, 2017) – This weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL and Macon Speedway in Macon, IL have been postponed. With the forecast for rain and thunderstorms on an already heavily saturated track and facility at both venues, speedway and series officials have agreed to postpone the events.

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will now take place on Tuesday, July 25th. The event will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will run for $1,000 to win and the B-Mods will also be in action.

Macon Speedway’s next event will be Five Buck Night, with $5 grandstand admission next Saturday, May 6th. UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets are on the schedule.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Ready For Macon Saturday

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 To Pay $12,000 To Winner

MACON, IL (April 24, 2017) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will close out the month of April by visiting the Midwest for two thrilling events.  One of those two is coming up this Saturday night at the Mighty Macon Speedway 1/5-mile in Macon, IL.  The 100-lap event will be paying $12,000 to the winner and will see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country, vying for the top prize.

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will cap off a weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Models that see them at Tri-City Speedway on Friday then Macon on Saturday, April 29th. The highly-anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

In 2016, Bobby Pierce wrestled his No. 32 entry to Victory Lane after a grueling 100-laps with no power steering.  Brandon Sheppard finished a close second, followed by: Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, and Darrell Lanigan.  The racing was unbelievable for the complete 100 laps with the end of the race being crazy down the stretch, seeing three wide racing for the lead spot.

The Open Wheel Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this week as part of the special event.  Heading into the week, the point lead is shared by a father/son combo.  Mason City’s Brian Lynn, who won on opening night, and his son, Austin Lynn, who finished second to UMP National Champion, Mike Harrison, are tied at the top of the standings.  The Lynn’s have been a nice addition to the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division early this season, as they are normally just part time competitors at the track.  Last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, is third in points, while Wade Glover and Tim Luttrell complete the top five.

Rounding out the Saturday card will be the UMP B-Mods, which had 22 cars this past Saturday night.  Cody Stillwell leads the way by just two points over Tom Riech.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Hancock, and Justin Durbin complete the top five.  Stillwell and Tim Hancock have won this year’s features.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:

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.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2260  
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2140 -120
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2110 -150
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1980 -280
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1955 -305
6 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1950 -310
7 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1890 -370
8 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1870 -390
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 1720 -540
10 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1640 -620
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 1625 -635
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1555 -705
13 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 1395 -865
14 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 1370 -890
15 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1360 -900

Macon Speedway
Phone Number 217-764-3000
Track Promoter: Bob Sargent
Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Website: www.maconracing.com

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway – April 29th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Macon Speedway April 29th Event Purse:
1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

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$1,000 To Win For Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Mods Saturday

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this coming Saturday, April 29 at Macon Speedway.  It will be part of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 night for the Lucas Oil Late Models, which pays $12,000 to win.  The B-Mods will also be in action.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/04/1000-to-win-for-billingsley-elite-wash-ump-mods-saturday/

Thrilling Finishes Cap Cold Night At Macon Speedway

Thrilling Finishes Caps Cold Night at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Remarkable finishes highlighted a cold night of stock car racing at Macon Speedway Saturday evening. Dave Crawley, Jr. outlasted Jeremy Nichols in the Big Ten Series Street Stock Series 20-lap feature 24 hours after Nichols bested Crawley at Lincoln Speedway. And in the safe fashion for both races, it was close, side-by-side and lapped traffic played key roles in lead changes. Friday, Nichols took advantage in a special 40-lap event and lapped traffic helped him edge out Crawley. Saturday was the opposite story in half the laps.

Austin Lynn looked untouchable in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds feature until Mike Harrison caught up and made things interesting. Lynn and Harrison traded the lead for two laps of back and forth passing from the bottom to the top and only a lap seven caution led to Lynn’s undoing. On the restart, Lynn went up too high and got caught in the cushion of mud near the wall and slowed his machine down enough for Harrison, who started fifth, to claim the lead out of the second turn and run away to the checkered flag.

Tim Hancock ran into troubles at Opening Night when he broke his transmission in the closing laps while running second. The defending track champion took care of business and was only challenged by his son, Tim Hancock, Jr., in the car Tim Hancock went 17-for-17 in features a season ago. Hancock was most notable for giving away his trophies at the end of the race decided to hold onto this one and give to his granddaughter.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. started in the front row and kept hold of the lead from the beginning for the length of 20 laps. Matt Taylor, last week’s feature winner, stayed close but was not able make the move for the lead.

In victory lane for the first time this season in the Hornet division was Ryan Cantrell. It was his second feature win in two seasons at Macon Speedway.

Tyler Vantoll made a pass on Aidan Roosevans for the win and checkered flag in the first appearance of the season for the POWRi Division 2 Midgets.

Macon Speedway brings along a thrilling ride to the show next week with the 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series battling for $12,000-to-win. Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and B-Modifieds make up the show for next Saturday. Grandstands will open at 4pm with the racing beginning at 7pm.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 3. Zeb Moake (Freeburg), 4. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 8. Wade Glover (Brighton), 9. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 10. Alan Crowder (Elwin)

Big Ten Street Stock Series–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Justin Layne (Alsey), 5. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 6. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Fredie Thomas, 10. Walt Layne (Alsey)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. TJ Frazier (Lebanon), 4. Brett Korves (Swansen), 5. Clint Young (Ava), 6. Justin Durbin, 7. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 8. Tom Riech (Springfield), 9. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 10. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill)

POWRi Division 2 Midgets–1. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 2. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 3. Ryan Probst (New Lenox), 4. Josh Thomas (Edinburg), 5. Daltyn England

Pro Late Models–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Nick Justice (Decatur), 4. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 8. Bob Sidner (Springfield), 9. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 10. Brianna Sheppard (New Berlin)

Hornets–1. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Kasey Cantrell (Decatur), 5. Rachel Sattley (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/04/thrilling-finishes-cap-cold-night-at-macon-speedway/

Week #2 Racing TONIGHT!

IT IS RACE DAY! After a fantastic opener we are back for another great night of Saturday night racing action. College Students, be ready to enjoy this night and remember that college ID as you get FREE ADMISSION if you bring it with you and show it! It is going to be a night full of fun for everyone! Let’s go racing!

Saturday, April 22
College Night presented by University Dogs
Current College Students Free Admission
With Valid ID

 

Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Billingsley BP Car Wash​ Elite Wash Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
POWRi DII Midgets

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

Location:
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.

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on 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.

For more information on Track Enterprises, follow them online atwww.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/04/week-2-racing-tonight/

Macon Speedway Carries Momentum Of Opening Night To This Saturday

Last Week’s Opener Best In Several Years

(Macon, IL) This past Saturday, April 15th, Macon Speedway opened up to a great crowd and strong car count, giving the 2017-campaign an outstanding start.  The racing lived up to the “Mighty Macon” hype, with an 18-car Pro Late Model field putting on the show of the night with the lead back battling as they diced through traffic.  The track’s other premier division, the Billingsley Elite Modified class, put on a great show as well.  Everyone is now looking ahead to the rest of the season, which continues this Saturday, April 22nd with six divisions of racing on College Night.

This Saturday’s action will again see the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, and Hornets.  The Street Stocks will be there, much like the opener, but bigger and better as it’s the opener for the Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Series.  Rounding out Saturday’s classes will be the POWRi Division II Midgets, racing at Macon for the first of four visits this season.  In honor of College Night, all current college students, will receive free admission by showing their valid student ID.

Heading into the second night, 2017 champion, Matt Taylor, out of Springfield, IL leads the Pro Late Model standings after his win at the opener.  Taylor’s brother, Guy, led the first half of the event, before Matt was able to find the room to scoot by.  Joining the battle early was Tommy Sheppard, who has already won a couple of races this season at Jacksonville.  Late in the event, Jake Little and Myles Moos caught the lead pack, showing their strength.  The event was the most exciting of the night as the lead pack was catching the tail end of the field and ducking high and low to stay ahead of the competition.  With the likes of the two Taylors, Sheppard, Jake and Ryan Little, Moos, Roben Huffman, and Dakota Ewing, the division is bound to be action packed, with many different winners, all season long.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds are led by Mason City, IL driver Brian Lynn.  Lynn won his heat and held off a field of 18 challengers during the feature to claim the victory.  Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, a driver who has claimed numerous Street Stock and Sportsman features in recent years, drove a Modified to a strong second place finish at the opener.  Austin Lynn, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes all diced it up in the top five.  Other drivers in the field that had rough nights but are expected to be threats this season are Danny Smith, Alan Crowder, Jeff Leka, and Jeff Graham.  The Modified field had a bit of a resurgence last year and it looks like it will carry over this year.

It’s a big week for Street Stocks in general, as they will be coming off of the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series opener on Friday night at Lincoln and back it up with the Big Ten show on Saturday at Macon.  The aforementioned, Jeremy Nichols, was the Big Ten Street Stock champion last year and will be back to defend the title, starting this weekend.  He also claimed the UMP sanctioned feature at Macon last week, in his sharp ’57 Chevy.  Darrell Dick had a strong opening night run and finished second, while Greg Osman diced his way through traffic to finish third, Terry Reed was fourth, and Brian Dasenbrock rounds out the top five in the current standings.  Many more top notch competitors are expected to be in the area this weekend.

The B-Mods saw a different winner for the first time in over a year, as Cody Stillwell claimed the checkered flag.  Last season, Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL won all 16 features in the class.  Stillwell was solid from start to finish, while Hancock was moving forward.  The veteran had moved up to second and was set to challenge Stillwell but lost power on a late race restart, eliminating him from the race.  Stillwell leads the standings followed by Brett Page, Tom Riech, Eric Brackett, and Jerry Thompson.  In all, 15 B-Mods were on hand opening night as the class continues to grow.

Decatur, IL driver, Adam Webb leads the Hornet standings going into week #2.  Webb, the part time Macon competitor, claimed the opening night win over Ryan Cantrell, Brad Rexroad, Cook Crawford, and Caleb Branch.  Webb’s win was not a big surprise, as when he is there, he is tough to beat.

This Saturday’s event will see the POWRi Division II Midgets for the first of four times this season.  After opening up their season at Lincoln on Friday night, the impressive class of cars will head to Macon for the doubleheader weekend.  Last year, fields of 20+ were the regular at many events they competed.  The DII Midgets are very similar to a POWRi National Midget, with some differences to keep costs down in the engine compartment.  Patrick Bruns, of Champaign, IL, was last year’s champion.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends when the driver’s meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Admission prices are $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.  Current college students, with valid ID, are free this week as well.

About Macon Speedway:

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 Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 60 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard 58 2
3 4T Guy Taylor 56 4
4 38J Jake Little 54 6
5 84 Myles Moos 52 8
6 33H Roben Huffman 50 10
7 25 Dakota Ewing 48 12
8 84 Jeff Ray 46 14
9 14 Braden Johnson 44 16
10 32M Cody Maguire 42 18

UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 60 0
2 33 Jeremy Nichols 58 2
3 72A Austin Lynn 56 4
4 10 Curt Rhodes 54 6
5 11 Zach Rhodes 52 8
6 3 Wade Glover 50 10
7 99 Tim Luttrell 48 12
8 0 Tim Hancock 46 14
9 19B AUSTIN BLUME 44 16
10 98 Danny Smith 42 18


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell 60 0
2 32 Brett Page 58 2
3 57R Tom Riech 56 4
4 2 Eric Brackett 54 6
5 18 Jerry Thompson 52 8
6 55 Tim Riech 50 10
7 14 Tommy Gaither 48 12
8 43 Jared Thomas 46 14
9 28 Justin Durbin 44 16
10 74 Amanda Lange 42 18


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith 60 0
2 112 Scott Williams 58 2
3 11 Rick Roedel 56 4
4 41 Scott Landers 54 6
5 56 Brandon Pralle 52 8
6 22 Timmy Dick 50 10
7 12M Terry Myers 48 12

 

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 60 0
2 22X Darrell Dick 58 2
3 28 Greg Osman 56 4
4 5 Terry Reed 54 6
5 08 Brian Dasenbrock 52 8
6 16 Nick Macklin 50 10
7 B26 Bobby Beiler 48 12
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza 46 14
9 23Z Shawn Ziemer 44 16
10 31 Josh Beal 42 18


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 40 Adam Webb 60 0
2 87 Ryan Cantrell 58 2
3 911 Brad Rexroad 56 4
4 64CK Cook Crawford 54 6
5 25C Caleb Branch 52 8
6 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 50 10
7 39M Marty Sullivan 48 12
8 66 Joe McChristy 46 14
9 JJ4 John Bright, Jr. 44 16
10 89 Vernon Carlow 42 18

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Huge Turnout For Macon Speedway Opening Night

(Macon, IL) The 72nd consecutive season of dirt track racing at Macon Speedway started out as well as could be imagined. The weather forecast looked promising with temperatures close to 80 degrees with abundant sunshine despite a strong southerly breeze. That doesn’t happen often in mid-April. In essence, it was practically perfect.

A large crowd filled the bleachers and nearly 90 racecars among six racing divisions filled the pits to kick start another summer of racing on Saturday nights.

Different winners graced victory lane to open 2017, too. Fans are alto familiar with the names Jeremy Nichols, Curt Rhoades and Jeff Leka in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified class. This particular evening went to Brian Lynn from Mason City. Starting in the second row inside position, Lynn and his son Austin were behind the father-son duo of Curt and Zach Rhodes, but father Lynn was able to pick up traction on the bottom side of the track and take the lead. And then take off. Nichols, Austin Lynn along with Curt and Zach Rhodes chased down Brian but was unable to catch up in the 20-lap race.

A familiar name did claim the Pro Late Model feature win. Defending track champion Matt Taylor got out in front and put lapped traffic in the way of the second place driver and pulled away for the checkered flag. The race for second-third-fourth was racing that wowwed the crowd.

2016 was the year of the Tim Hancock. He dominated and won every race on the B-Modified schedule. He was in second place during the 2017 season opener but was caught up with third place driver Brett Page and it eliminated him from the chance to notch win number one in 2017. Instead of finishing second or third on the regular basis, Cody Stillwell from Godfrey got to finish first. He was the most surprised person in Macon Speedway.

The Sportsman division put on a fun field of 15 laps as Danny Smith took advantage of a lap two caution that sent the pole sitter Timmy Dick to the back of the field. Smith would keep the advantage way from Scott Williams and former division champion Rick Roedel for the first checkered of 2017.

Plenty of talk about the new design on Jeremy Nichols’ Street Stock was all over social media during the display car show a month ago at Hickory Point Mall. The car was on full display with a Street Stock feature win Saturday night. Nichols trailed Darrell Dick for the first four laps and then a slip-up by Dick allowed Nichols to take the chance for the lead and he blew away the field.

Adam Webb was the winner in the 4-cylinder Hornet division to kick start the season for the former National Hornet Champion.

The night started with a driver autograph opportunity for fans as they welcomed onto the track and were able to walk the track and talk to drivers and pose for pictures.

Macon Speedway Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

Sportsman–1. Danny Smith (Argenta), 2. Scott Williams (Anchor), 3. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 4. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 5. Brandon Pralle) (Ashkum), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo)

B-Modifieds–1. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 2. Brett Page (Centralia), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 5. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 6. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 7. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill), 8. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 9. Justin Durbin, 10. Amanda Lange (Shelbyville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 3. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 7. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 8. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Josh Beal (Springfield)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 3. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Wade Glover (Brighton), 7. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 8. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 9. Austin Blume, 10. Danny Smith (Argenta)

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Jake Little (Springfield), 5. Myles Moos (Hartsburg), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 8. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 9. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 3. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Caleb Branch (Hammond), 6. Bradley Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 9. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 10. Vernon Carlow (Springfield)

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It’s RACE DAY at Mighty Macon!!!

The countdown to opening night has hit 0. That means IT IS RACE DAY! The 2017 Spring Fling is here to kick off the 72nd season of racing at Macon Speedway. A lot of great things on tap including a full racing program, autograph session, CEFCU Kids Club Night, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny! There is a ton of fun for all ages to be had tonight at Macon Speedway!

Saturday, April 15
2017 Season Opening Spring Fling
Driver Autographs & CEFCU Kids Club
+Easter Bunny

Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

Location:
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.

More information:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on 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.

For more information on Track Enterprises, follow them online atwww.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/04/its-race-day-at-mighty-macon/

72nd Season Of Macon Speedway Racing Ready For Green Flag

Six Divisions, The Easter Bunny, & Autographs Highlight April 15th Opener

The 72nd racing season at historic Macon (IL) Speedway is set to go green this coming Saturday, April 15.  On tap will be six divisions of racing including the Pro Late Models, the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, B-Mods, and Hornets.  The Easter Bunny will be paying a visit to greet the kids with candy as part of CEFCU Kid’s Club, and a special on track autograph session/driver meet-and-greet will be held immediately before the races.

2017 will mark the third full season in which the Pro Late Models will be a regular class at the bullring.  Last year, Springfield, IL driver, Matt Taylor, claimed the championship at Macon as well as the Big Ten championship, after an impressive season.  The Pro Late Model class is inviting to drivers, due to its more affordable cost to be competitive.  A strong contingent of competitors are set to take their shot at the championship Saturday night.

Last season, Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes claimed the championship in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds.  The division was improved last season, boasting over 100 different competitors during the course of the year.  The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified class is a staple at the track, running 22 different times this season.

The Sportsman class, a part-time division, will have a similar schedule as they had a year ago.  The class, which was all but dead a few years ago, has bounced back nicely with improved counts in 2016.  Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols claimed the championship over Danny Smith.  In addition to the Macon races, the division runs sporadically at Lincoln Speedway, Taylorville, and the Illinois State Fair.

The Street Stock division was also up in 2016, seeing counts not reached in a few years.  This season’s schedule will see 22 total Street Stock events, four of which are Big Ten sanctioned.  In addition, a Midwest Street Stock Championship event and the John Osman Memorial highlight the season.  59 different Street Stock drivers were on track at Macon in 2015 and that jumped to 70 last year.  Decatur, IL driver, Nick Justice, will be looking to repeat as champ.

The fifth division on the card Saturday Night will be the B-Mod’s. This class is in its third full season and is another cost effective race car for competitors. 2015 had 41 different drivers, while last year 60 were on track at Macon.  It’s a growing class with a growing schedule of 20 events at the 1/5-mile this year.  Mt. Olive, IL driver, Tim Hancock, was an amazing 16-for-16 last season, an unreal feat.  The competition was giving him great challenges by the end of the season.

Rounding out Saturday’s slate of racing will be the Hornet class.  Last year, the Hornets had over 50 competitors race at one point or another. Last year, the championship went right down to the wire, with Tony Reed, of Blue Mound, IL, winning by just a 36 point margin over Jerad Matherly.

In addition to the thrilling racing action, Macon Speedway’s opener will have a Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Photo & Autograph Session where we will invite the fans onto the track to meet and greet with their favorite drivers. Also the CEFCU Kid’s Club will be in full force with the new 2017 t-shirts, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Pit gates open Saturday afternoon at 3:00, with grandstands at 5:00, and racing action takes the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $12, while children 11 and under get in free.  Pit admission is $30 for adults and $15 for children 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.

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Lincoln Speedway And Macon Speedway Officials Announce Reward Program

Tracks’ Loyal Drivers To Benefit From $100,000 Bonus Program
 
Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway officials are proud to be two of only 50+ tracks/series in the nation to have the prestigious Contingency Connection national grassroots RACER REWARDS program for their racers in 2017! Over 100 tracks and series applied to participate in the program but Lincoln and Macon were chosen because of the importance we place on our weekly racing program.
 
We are pleased to announce that we will offer in upwards of $100,000 in NATIONAL Contingency Connection RACER REWARDS in 2017, at each track! Starting in May, the top 15 drivers in each regular division’s standings will be eligible to take home the bonus rewards. Details of how the awards will be given will be announced near the end of April.
 
National manufacturers such as Renegade Oil, ELGIN, Holley, SCAT, Richmond Gear, JE PISTONS, Edelbrock, CLEVITE, Stage 8, K&N Filters, Auto Meter, MSD, Mr. Gasket, ACCEL, MAHLE, Lincoln Electric, Taylor, Melling, Hedman Hedders, Canton Oil Pans, SCE Gaskets, Jet-Hot and many, many others will be posting awards at Lincoln and Macon.
 
The RACER REWARDS coupon book will be presented to our loyal drivers. Racer Rewards coupon books include manufacturer discount coupons averaging over $2000 in Racer Rewards WEEKLY for every winner!
 
Lincoln and Macon racers can win more money more often at our tracks than any other tracks in this region!
 
RUN the decals and BUY the products of the posting sponsors to be eligible to win thousands of dollars in contingency awards all season long!
 
RACER REWARDS by Contingency Connection is YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION to performance manufacturers and we’ve got it at our tracks in Central Illinois.

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