Daily Archive: May 17, 2017

Casey’s Armed Forces Night This Saturday At Macon

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will look to keep the early season momentum going with Casey’s General Stores “Armed Forces Night” this coming Saturday, May 20.  It’s a night that will honor military with free admission for active and retired military members with valid ID.  The Midwest Street Stock Championship tour is the headliner with the Dean Garland Classic 40 lapper.

For the MSSC Street Stocks, it will be just the second event in their young history, with the first coming at Lincoln Speedway on April 21.  At that event, 20 of the toughest Street Stock wheelmen in the midwest, put on a great show that saw the leaders racing for the top spot three-wide for several laps.  It was a show to remember and a great start for the series.  Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols eventually claimed the win over Dave Crawley, Jr.  Luke Gash, Darrell Dick, and Nick Macklin were the rest of the top five.  Brian Dasenbrock leads Shawn Ziemer and Jason Scrimpsher in the local division standings.

In the UMP Pro Late Model class, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. sits atop the standings with a first, second, and third place finish before a grinding crash this past Saturday night.  The driver to watch, recently, has been Springfield, IL’s Jake Little.  Little has won the last two events in convincing fashion and would likely be leading the points had he not missed the April 22 event.  Cody Maguire sits an impressive second in points, while Jeff Reed, Jr., Matt Taylor, and Little complete the top five.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified class battle is a tight one at the top, early this season, as a father/son combo has been strong early.  Leading the way is Pekin, IL driver Austin Lynn.  Lynn has had an average finish of 2.3 over the first three weeks of racing at the 1/5-mile.  His dad, Brian, a many time track champion at Lincoln, is second in points, while last year’s champ, Curt Rhodes is third.  Danny Smith and Alan Crowder round out the top five in the standings.  Brian Lynn, Mike Harrison, and Rodney Standerfer have won features so far this season.

So far this campaign, 32 different UMP B-Mod drivers have been on track at Macon, making it the top division, car count wise.  Last year’s champion, Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock, is leading the points but had Tom Riech and Jerry Thompson right behind him.  Cody Stillwell, who won the opener, is fourth in points, while Tim Riech is fifth.  Hancock has claimed two of the three features after winning all 16 last season.

In the UMP Hornet class, Dustin Reed leads the points by six over Cook Crawford.  Reed, driving the car that Tony Reed claimed the championship with last season, has not won a feature this year but has been close.  Ryan Cantrell, Marty Sullivan, and Adam Webb complete the top five in points.  Cantrell and Webb have each won two features.

Macon Speedway is carrying momentum after completing four out of the five scheduled events so far.  The only rainout was the Lucas Oil Late Models on April 29 and that event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 25.  In the four events held this season, crowds have been filling the stands to see new excitement that is brought to the plate every night by Macon’s talented drivers.

This Saturday, pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults and kids 11 and under are free.

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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Midwest Street Stock Championship

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Jeremy Nichols 100 0
2 Dave Crawley, Jr. 98 2
3 Luke Gash 96 4
4 Darrell Dick 94 6
5 Nick Macklin 92 8
6 Dennis Wernle 90 10
7 Jerrad Krick 88 12
8 Justin Layne 86 14
9 Tyler Gilmour 84 16
10 Chad Rockefeller 82 18


UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 220 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 198 22
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 194 26
4 24 Matt Taylor 176 44
5 38J Jake Little 174 46
6 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 46
7 33H Roben Huffman 144 76
8 67R Rudy Zaragoza 144 76
9 84 Myles Moos 142 78
10 A10 Bob Sidener 128 92


UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 172 0
2 14 Brian Lynn 170 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 154 18
4 98 Danny Smith 146 26
5 14C Alan Crowder 120 52
6 7 Blake Thompson 118 54
7 71 Jeff Graham 100 72
8 3 Wade Glover 96 76
9 99 Tim Luttrell 96 76
10 517 Rick Hamilton 72 100


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 158 0
2 57R Tom Riech 156 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson 150 8
4 00s Cody Stillwell 148 10
5 55 Tim Riech 122 36
6 42 Clint Young 110 48
7 28 Justin Durbin 94 64
8 74 Amanda Lange 92 66
9 43 Jared Thomas 92 66
10 14 Tommy Gaither 90 68

UMP Macon Speedway Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock 208 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 206 2
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher 188 20
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 178 30
5 5 Terry Reed 172 36
6 22X Darrell Dick 170 38
7 1 Fredie Thomas 126 82
8 28L Garrett Lewis 122 86
9 711W Walt Layne 94 114
10 X Jeff Gill 88 120


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 212 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 206 6
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 188 24
4 39M Marty Sullivan 154 58
5 40 Adam Webb 120 92
6 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 100
7 911 Brad Rexroad 112 100
8 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 112
9 63 Paul Peters 98 114
10 21 Mike Eskew 58 154

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