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Twin 50’s On Tap For Memorial Day Racing At Macon Speedway

Big Ten Super Late Models To Make Their First 2017 Visit

(Macon, IL) After a wild Saturday night of racing, car crushing by the Raminator Monster Truck, 40+ bikes given away to kids, and more, Macon Speedway is now set for a big finish to the holiday weekend with a Memorial Day special.  Monday, May 29 will feature six divisions of racing, including the Miller Lite Twin 50’s for the Big Ten UMP Super Late Models as well as the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds featuring NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.

With Macon Speedway being one of only a few tracks in the region racing on Monday, many out of towners will pay a visit to garner important UMP points and race at the high banked, 1/5-mile oval.  On tap will be the Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models, racing a 50-lap event, paying $1,500 to the winner.  It will mark the first visit for the division at the track in 2017.

The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model class, has had two races so far this season with solid fields at both.  At the Quincy Raceway opener on May 7, talented St. Charles, MO driver, Gordy Gundaker, claimed the victory over a field of 20+.  At the second event on May 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, Michael Kloos, of Trenton, IL took the victory.  Kloos, with finishes of second and first, currently leads the Big Ten standings.  Lincoln Speedway and Highland Speedway events scheduled for last weekend were canceled due to rain.  No reschedule dates have been announced at this point.

The other 50-lap event will feature the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  So far this season, a father-son duo from Mason City, IL have been solid at the top of the standings and that continued Saturday night.  Brian Lynn, a many time champion from Lincoln Speedway, leads the points by just two over his son Austin.  Brian brought home his second win of the season on Saturday night, while Austin had a solid top five.  2017 track champion, Curt Rhodes, has had some bad luck to this point in the season but is not too far behind in third with Danny Smith and Alan Crowder fourth and fifth.

The Modified class is expected to have a nice field of challengers for the regulars as former NASCAR drivers, Ken Schrader of Fenton, MO, and Kenny Wallace, from St. Louis, MO, will both be joining the field for Monday’s event.  It will be their first visits to the track this season.  Schrader is coming off of a top ten finish in his first start at the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway, while Wallace has had NASCAR TV duties all weekend.

Monday will also mark the first non-sanction race of the season for the 600cc winged micros of the Beach House Micro class.  A field in upwards of 30 cars was on hand for the POWRi sanctioned event a couple weeks ago.  Monday’s event will be a nice tune-up for next weekend’s POWRi Illinois Midget/Micro week.

Rounding out the list of entertainment for Monday will be the UMP B-Mod class which has been consistently the best class at Macon this year, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

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.

Monday, May 29 times will be an hour earlier with pits at 3:00, stands at 4:00, pill draw ending with drivers meeting beginning at 4:50, hotlaps will begin at 5:00, and racing will see the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free 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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Michael Kloos 118 0
2 Rusty Griffaw 106 12
3 Greg Kimmons 98 20
4 Matt Shannon 86 32
5 Mark Voigt 82 36
6 Jason Suhre 78 40
7 Dewayne Kiefer 74 44
8 Mike Hammerle 70 48
9 Gordy Gundaker 60 58
10 Rickey Frankel 56 62

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 230 0
2 72A Austin Lynn 228 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 212 18
4 98 Danny Smith 198 32
5 14C Alan Crowder 164 66
6 71 Jeff Graham 148 82
7 3 Wade Glover 142 88
8 7 Blake Thompson 118 112
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 120
10 7S Ethan Schnapp 100 130


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 216 0
2 57R Tom Riech 212 4
3 00s Cody Stillwell 198 18
4 18 Jerry Thompson 182 34
5 55 Tim Riech 168 48
6 42 Clint Young 144 72
7 74 Amanda Adams 134 82
8 2 Eric Brackett 132 84
9 43 Jared Thomas 130 86
10 74 Billy Adams 126 90


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer 262 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock 246 16
3 J24 Jeremy Nichols 238 24
4 55S Jason Scrimpsher 230 32
5 22X Darrell Dick 222 40
6 5 Terry Reed 206 56
7 1 Fredie Thomas 170 92
8 28L Garrett Lewis 158 104
9 22 Dave Crawley, Jr 100 162
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza 100 162


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 270 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 260 10
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 26
4 39M Marty Sullivan 200 70
5 63 Paul Peters 150 120
6 40 Adam Webb 120 150
7 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 158
8 911 Brad Rexroad 112 158
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 170
10 33 Jeremy Reed 60 210

 

 

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