Monthly Archive: July 2017

Nienhiser Scores Checkers at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Paul Nienhiser started in the third position in the 25-lap A-Main of the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey’s General Stores and when the double checkers flew by former sprint car racer Randy Standridge, he was first. It looked like he was going to finish runner up to Justin Peck, who dominated the first 18 laps. Soaring at the top of the tiny 1/5th mile, Peck was out to a sizeable lead but the lead shrunk to bumper-to-bumper on the fifth and final restart of the race and that opened the door for Nienhiser to blast past Peck. Peck created trouble for himself in the cushion of the second turn and Nienhiser wasted no time in darting underneath and flying to the lead on the backstretch. Peck would manage a second place result.

Ryan Little took the feature in the Pro Late Model race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series. He controled the majority of the race and the battle for positioning was between second, third and fourth place with Little’s nephew Jake Little, current track points leader Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and Jeff Ray. Getting tangled in the web of lapped cars, Ryan Little manuevered past them and created space, however, it created havoc for the 2-4 positions. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. would manage to get by Jake Little and make it a close result for the win.

Andy Baugh of Mason City was the pole sitter and first finisher of the POWRi Division 2 Midgets. He was side-by-side with Broc Hunnell for nearly all 15 laps but managed to pull away in the closing laps.

Jeremy Camp of Sullivan was another polesitter to take the top spot as he won the Beach House Micro Sprint feature attraction. Tyler Day started fifth and took second as Tony Clifton was the third finisher.

Jeremy Reed started from the back and ran away with the Hornet feature 12-lap race. The former track champion looked locked in once again even started in the rear of the race field.

Macon Speedway was sponsored Saturday night by Evergreen FS and allowed one of their large machines on the track at intermission to showcase its size.

Although Macon Speedway’s motto is “Racing Every Saturday Night,” next week will be one that Macon Speedway will sit out and allow race fans and drivers a chance to rest and relax heading into the stretch run of the season with the final eight races scheduled beginning August 12th. Eve of Destruction III will feature a six-division night with Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Beach House Micro Sprints and Hornets. There will also be a fireworks display lighting up the Macon sky towards the end of the racing program.

Macon Speedway Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Feature – 1. 9x-Paul Nienhiser [Rolia, MO] 2. 5x-Justin Peck [Monrovia, IN] 3. 5D-Zach Daum [St. Louis, MO] 4. 05-Brad Loyet [St. Louis, MO] 5. 85-Mike Terry [Plainfield, IN]  6. 88-Terry Babb [Decatur, IL] 7. 44-AJ Bruns [Lincoln, IL]  8. 1M-Jim Moughan [Rochester, IL] 9. 10s-Jeremy Standridge [Springfield, IL] 10. 79J-Jacob Patton [Bethalto, IL]

Pro Late Model Feature – 1. 38L-Ryan Little, [Springfield]; 2. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin]; 3. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield]; 4. 84-Jeff Ray, [Springfield]; 5. 14-Braden Johnson, [Taylorville]; 6. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City]; 7. 1M-Andy Minett, [New Berlin]; 8. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound]; 9. 77-Patrick Younger, [Decatur]; 10. (DNF) 2K-Kyle VanDorn, [New Berlin]

Beach House Micro Feature – 1. 23-Jeremy Camp, [Sullivan]; 2. 84-Tyler Day, [Atwood]; 3. 72-Tony Clifton, [Mt. Zion]; 4. 1X-Aidan Roosevans, [Unknown]; 5. 97-Austin Nigh, [Greenfield, IN]; 6. 44-Trevin Littleton, [Jacksonville]; 7. 33-Ryan Mueller, [Glencoe, MO]; 8. 70-Eric Shelton, [Decatur]; 9. 9T-Tyler Duff, [Weldon]; 10. 5B-Chad Baldwin, [Lincoln]

POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget Feature – 1. 6B-Andy Baugh, [Mason City]; 2. F5-Broc Hunnell, [Eolia, MO]; 3. 14-Jack Routson, [Waterman]; 4. 22-Andy Malpocker, [St. Charles, MO]; 5. 15M-Shane Morgan, [Creve Coeur]; 6. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, [Belleville]; 7. 38-Scott Koerner, [Joliet]; 8. 15S-James Picardi, [Unknown]; 9. 12-Alex Hunsaker, [Unknown]; 10. 54-Eric Reibenstein, [Joliet]

Hornet Feature – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur]; 2. G3-Dustin Reed, [Decatur]; 3. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln]; 5. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur]; 6. 50-Ben McChristy, [Mt. Zion]; 7. 66D-Carter Dart, [Springfield]

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! Bring on the Sprints!!

IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! Tonight, the Neal Tire and Auto Service Midwest Open Wheel Association MOWA Sprint cars fly around the track, with wicked fast speeds, much to the delight of those in attendance. Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Lates, Beach House Micros, POWRi Division II Midgets, and UMP Hornets will also be in action. Full details below…
 
Saturday, July 29
Neal Tire and Auto Service MOWA Sprint Week
Winged 410 Sprint Cars
 
Divisions:
Neal Tire MOWA Sprints
Big 10 Pro Late Models
POWRi DII Midgets
Beach House Micros
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
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.
 
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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.

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Richards Rockets To Macon Speedway Feature

Richards Rockets to Macon Speedway Feature

(Macon, IL) Starting ninth in a 25-car field racing 100 green flag laps, Josh Richards came away with the richest single-race win in Macon Speedway history. In the fourth installment of the special St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, Richards grabbed a $12,000 paycheck and carried his points lead further through the summer. It wasn’t without plenty of challenge from a familiar Macon Speedway face. Shannon Babb took the lead away from Scott Bloomquist on lap 33 after Bloomquist snagged in the second turn of a restart on the 32nd lap. Babb flew away with the lead and looked like a solid candidate win the event. Lapped traffic caused mischief coming out of the fourth turn with 40 laps left and that opened the door for Richards. Babb stayed right on the bumper of Richards for the final 40 laps but could not pick up any top side momentum to pass for the lead.

Bobby Pierce won the very first as well as the third St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 but failed to finish in the first heat. He started 19th of the 25 cars and by the time the race was ending, Pierce had pulled into third place. Unfortunately as the race drew to a close, Pierce lost control and spun out in the fourth turn coming to the white flag. He would have to start at the tail after the eighth and final caution of the 100-lap race. He would finish 12th.

Bloomquist, who led laps 1-32, pulled off the track and back to his trailer during a caution on the 37th lap. He would come back and start at the back and finish tenth.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature was as hotly contested with it being anybody’s race to win. Curt Rhodes and his son Zach Rhodes started on the front row after both scored heat race wins. Zach Rhodes got caught in a corner and lost the early momentum. He would finish sixth. Rodney Standerfer, Austin Lynn and Mike Harrison all tried to catch Curt Rhodes but it wasn’t going to happen. Through lapped traffic and clear straightaways, Rhodes led all 20 laps in a caution-less race.

Tim Hancock once again dominated the B-Modified feature event as he took the 15-lap race in another caution-free event. The win was his third out of the last four B-Modified feature races.

Shannon Babb set fast time for Super Late Model qualifying with a lap of 10.367. The track record is 10.228 set by Billy Moyer in 2015. Babb was the first qualifier out the chute. There were eight cautions in the 100 laps. The longest stretch of time without a caution was 31 laps from lap 68-99. The race lasted 51 minutes and had three different leaders.

Macon Speedway is back in action on Saturday night with the lone visit on the schedule from the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey’s General Stores. The night will be full of open wheel racing with the POWRi Division 2 Midgets and the Beach House Micro Sprints. The Pro Late Models are on the program, as well, with a Big Ten Series race. The Hornets complete a five division evening to finish off the month of July.

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 – 1. 1R-Josh Richards, [Shinnston, WV]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb, [Moweaqua]; 3. 14-Darrell Lanigan [Union, KY]; 4. 25F-Jason Feger [Bloomington]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens [Newport, TN]; 6. 71-Hudson O’Neal [Martinsville, IN]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson [Jacksonville, FL] 8. 28E-Dennis Erb [Carpentersville, IL] 9. 39-Tim McCreadie [Watertown, NY] 10. 0-Scott Bloomquist [Mooresburg, TN]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [Summerfield]; 3. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City]; 4. 24H-Mike Harrison, [Highland]; 5. 36-Kenny Wallace, [St. Louis, MO]; 6. 11-Zach Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 7. 8K-Levi Kissinger, [Mt. Vernon]; 8. 9-Ken Schrader, [Fenton, MO]; 9. 77-Ray Bollinger, [Kewanee]; 10. 7-Blake Thompson, [Troy]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 2. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy]; 5. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield]; 7. 15L-Jim Farley III, [Springfield]; 8. 18T-Travis Hendrickson, [Mattoon]; 9. 57T-Roy Magee, [Springfield]; 10. 51-Jamie Riech, [Riverton]

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IT IS ST LOUIS U PIC A PART 100 RACE DAY!

The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return toMacon Speedway for the 4th consecutive season for the St. Louis U Pic A Part 100. The richest event in track history will pay a $12,000 top prize to the winner. Will Bobby Pierce (2014, 2016) or Jimmy Owens add another victory in this event to their credit, or do we have a new name added to the list of victors? Be here to find out! The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will do battle for a $1,000 top prize. Rounding out what is going to be an exciting program is the ultra competitive UMP B-Mod Division. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the best shows you will see here all season, and possibly anywhere! LET’S GO RACING!

Full Show Information:

Tuesday, July 25
4th Annual St. Louis U Pic A Part​ 100

Classes Racing:
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series​ Super Late Models
Billingsley BP Elite WashDIRTcar UMP​ Modifieds $1,000 to win
UMP B Mods

Times:
Pits 3:00pm
Stands 4:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $30
Kids 11 & Under $5
Pit Pass $40
Kids Pit Pass $20

More Information:

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2017 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.Also follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt) and Twitter (@lucasdirt)

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

For more information on Track Enterprises​, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

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 Heading To Macon Tuesday

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

MACON, IL (July 24, 2017) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will close out the month of July by visiting central Illinois this Tuesday, July 25.  Racing at mighty Macon Speedway’s 1/5-mile in Macon, IL, is on tap in an event that was originally scheduled in April.  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 see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country converge on one of the most exciting tracks which will put them in two, three, and sometimes even four wide formation, while racing for the top prize. 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.  Pierce also is coming off of the Herald & Review 100 win at the track, earlier this month.

This year, Josh Richards, who won the World of Outlaw Late Model championship last season, leads the Lucas Oil Late Models this year.  The veteran, Scott Bloomquist, is second in the standings.  Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens round out the top five.  Earl Pearson, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Steve Francis are top ten point competitors.  Throw in Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and all of the other stars expected and you have the making for another unreal event.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this week as part of the special event.  Heading into the weekday race, the point lead is just 24 for last year’s champion, veteran Curt Rhodes.  Mason City’s Austin Lynn, who picked up his first career win on Saturday night, sits in the second spot.  The Mods have had exciting races the last couple of weeks with the likes of Rhodes, Lynn, Standerfer, and more.  This week’s event will also see NASCAR personalities Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.

Rounding out the Saturday card will be the UMP B-Mods, which have had a strong field of cars all season long.  Cody Stillwell leads the way by just ten points over last year’s champion Tim Hancock.  Hancock has won six of the eleven features this year, while Stillwell has two, Tim Hancock, Jr. has two, and Richie Gabriel has one.

Pit gates will open Tuesday 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.

Track Information:
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 – July 25th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20 (no cutting, no siping)
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Macon Speedway July 25th Event Purse:
$12,000-to-win: 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

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5405
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5185 -220
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5165 -240
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 4910 -495
5 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4805 -600
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4765 -640
7 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 4595 -810
8 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 4525 -880
9 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 4390 -1015
10 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 4290 -1115
11 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN 4195 -1210
12 99 Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 3920 -1485

Billingsley Elite Wash Modified Standings (Top 10)

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 658 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 634 24
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 520 138
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 450 208
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 428 230
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 246
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 290
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 320
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 318 340
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 292 366


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 590 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 580 10
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 510 80
4 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 508 82
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 468 122
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 402 188
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 234
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 288
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 272 318
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 272 318

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4th Annual Christian County Fair Event Coming Wednesday

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Features NASCAR Driver And Three Popular Divisions

The 2017 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 25 and runs through July 29, but it’s Wednesday, July 26 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight of racers and fans in the area.  The event is promoted by Track Enterprises of Macon, IL and presented by Larry’s Service Center of Taylorville.  This year, a former NASCAR driver will be joining in on the action.

In addition to racing in the Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stock division, UMP Sportsman, and UMP Hornets, former NASCAR Cup driver, Ken Schrader, will be making his first Taylorville appearance.  Schrader, who races all over the country in his open wheel Modified, will be Grand Marshall for the event but will also be behind the wheel of a racecar for the first time at the tight, but racey, oval.  The Fenton, MO driver will be competing with the UMP Sportsman class.

Races at the fair returned in 2014 and were held again the last three years with solid car counts and great racing.   The 2014 event, which was the first in decades, was very successful, boasting a strong turnout in cars and fans.  The inaugural edition of the event saw Kaleb Wood take the win in a field of 20 Street Stocks.  Jeremy Nichols claimed the Sportsman feature, while Jeremy Reed won the Hornet A-Main.

The 2015 NAPA Tripleheader presented by Larry’s Service Center saw Nichols again winning the Sportsman event, while Terry Reed won the Street Stock race, and Jeremy Reed ended the night in Hornet victory lane for a second time in two years.

Last year, heavy rainfall hit the fairgrounds during the afternoon hours.  Despite the rain and subsequent flooding at the facility, officials worked hard to get back on track.  Last season, 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks were on hand with Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, claiming the win.  Nichols also bested a field of 13 Sportsman to claim that victory.  In Hornet competition, Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed took the win.

This year’s Larry’s Service Center presented NAPA Triple Header will again feature Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  While all races will be UMP sanctioned, the Street Stock event is also part of the Big Ten Series.

“This has been a fun event since it returned in 2014,” stated promoter Bob Sargent.  “It’s a good midweek event, which draws plenty of drivers and gives racefans in Taylorville an event to attend right in their back yard.”

Pits open at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 26, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps at 6:20, with racing action taking the green at 7:00.

Macon Speedway rules will apply for all classes of racing.  For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.  For further details call 217-764-3200.

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Unzicker Scores Kerbystrong 100 Feature

(Macon, IL) Ryan Unzicker took advantage of lapped traffic in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature race and crossed the double checkers for the win. Greg Kimmons, former Sportsman division track champion, took the lead early and led looking strong as he got out ahead of Unzicker and the 19-car field. Coming out of the fourth turn on the 13th lap, Unzicker swerved to avoid a stalling lapped car and Unzicker cut underneath to take the lead and ran away with the win. The feature was flagged by former Macon Speedway flagman Jerry Wilson.

Scott Landers won the Sportsman division as he yoyoed himself from the front to the back and to the front again. Starting on the pole from his heat race win, Landers would be sent to the back of the 12-car field as he was the reason for the caution flag coming out. Timmy Dick looked to take the lead and run away with the race but a flat tire brought him to the infield. Steven Mattingly looked to run away but his car broke down midway through the event and that gave the lead back to a charging Scott Landers. Landers raced many times with Kerby Damery and appreciated the event being brought to his racing division and the race track that Damery called home.

Austin Lynn has been racing strong at Macon Speedway all season but had never crossed the line first in a feature race until Saturday night. Lynn scored his first-ever feature win on a grand scale during the 25-lap Kerbystrong event during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds race.Starting sixth and looking to run behind Rodney Standerfer and Curt Rhodes, Lynn found a strong groove on the top side and raced it to the front. Rhodes had to revert to the tail following a yellow flag early on. Rhodes would race hard and strong on the top side and would finish in third behind Rodney Standerfer.

Tim Hancock did the usual, ran away with the B-Modified feature. 14 cars made the field and was unable to give Hancock much of a challenge.

Jeremy Nichols has a broken Street Stock. Nichols is running for points in the Street Stocks class. Luckily for Nichols, he has friends and fellow drivers who will give up their ride to make sure Nichols gets his nightly points. Rudy Zaragoza of Jacksonville was Nichols’ friend Saturday night as he gave up his car to allow Nichols to race. Nichols appreciated it during the victory lane speech when he won the 15-lap feature event. Nick Macklin, last week’s winner, gave it all he could but Nichols could not be topped running on the top side of the 1/5th mile.

Dustin Reed took the Hornets division for the second time in three weeks.

Kerby Damery raced at Macon Speedway from the late 1980s until the mid-2005s and sadly passed away from cancer in February 2015. His memorial and honor has been carried out by his wife Nikki and sons Blake and Luke as well as the Kerbystrong Foundation which supports cancer patients and helps them get through the most difficult of times. Macon Speedway is proud to a Gold Sponsor of Kerbystrong and to the mission they carry in their third year.

Macon Speedway will not rest for long as the Lucas Oil Late Model Series comes to town on Tuesday for a rainout make-up of the 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. The event, originally schedule in late April, will draw crowds from all around as it will also draw some of the top names in the Late Model racing world as all will be vying for the $12,000-to-win payday. The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds will run for $1,000-to-win and the B-Modifieds will also be on the program.

Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Big Ten Super Late Models – 1. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [El Paso]; 2. 42-Mckay Wenger, [Fairbury]; 3. 6P-Jose Parga, [New Berlin]; 4. 89-Mike Spatola, [Manhattan]; 5. 6K-Michael Kloos, [Trenton]; 6. 27-Greg Kimmons, [Pleasant Plains]; 7. 4-Jason Suhre, [Highland]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Clinton]; 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle, [St. Charles, MO]; 10. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh, [Ashland, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [Summerfield]; 3. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell, [Riverton]; 5. 28S-Joe Strawkas, [Buffalo]; 6. 4T-Jake Trebilcock, [Caseyville]; 7. 14C-Alan Crowder, [Elwin]; 8. (DNF) 6L-Robert Lee, [Maryville]; 9. (DNF) 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 10. (DNF) 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington]

Sportsman – 1. 41-Scott Landers, [Taylorville]; 2. 11-Rick Roedel, [Shelbyville]; 3. 112-Scott Williams, [Anchor]; 4. 44-Bill Berghaus, [Chapin]; 5. B99-Tim Bedinger, [Taylorville]; 6. 22-Timmy Dick, [Monticello]; 7. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers, [Buffalo]; 8. (DNF) 7-Steven Mattingly, [Chenoa]; 9. (DNF) 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta]; 10. (DNF) 11D-Dennis Vandermeersch, [Arlington]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 2. 63-Tommy Gaither, [Bunker Hill]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy]; 5. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield]; 7. 61S-Ricky Smith, [Alton]; 8. 9-Brian Deavers, [Bloomington]; 9. 13-Dante Brown, [Morrisonville]; 10. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg]

Street Stocks – 1. 67R-Jeremy Nichols, [Lovington]; 2. 16-Nick Macklin, [Argenta]; 3. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur]; 4. 22-Darrell Dick, [Monticello]; 5. 24-Justin Crowell, [Lincoln]; 6. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur]; 7. 58-Jarit Murphy, [Lodge]; 8. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur]; 9. 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur]; 10. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody]

Hornets – 1. 21R-Dustin Reed, [Decatur]; 2. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur]; 3. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln]; 5. 35W-Austin Wickline, [Harristown]; 6. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana]; 7. 89D-D. Deavers, [Bloomington]; 8. (DNF) 55-Tristin Quinlan, [Decatur]; 9. (DNF) D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield]

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IT IS KERBYSTRONG DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

IT IS KerbyStrong Race Day at Macon Speedway! Sun is out and we ARE racing tonight!

Tonight we honor the memory of Kerby Damery, a racer who cut his teeth here at his home town race track in the 3 featured divisions making up 100 laps, to represent how he lived live at 100% and gave it his all even while battling cancer. This night, filled with a great 6 division racing program, will be a night to have fun, celebrate our memories of Kerby, and enjoy some fantastic racing action. The 3rd edition of the KerbyStrong 100 promises to be a dandy! LET’S GO RACING!

Full show information:

3rd Annual KerbyStrong​ 100

Divisions:
Midwest Big Ten SeriesDIRTcar UMP Super Late Models $2,000 to win/$250 to Start 50 lap feature
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds $700 to win 25 lap feature
UMP Sportsman $600 to win 25 lap feature
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at our websitewww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on the KerbyStrong Foundation, visit their website at www.kerbystrong.com and Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kerbystrong)

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.

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​, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Best In Super Late Model Racing Preparing For Next Two Macon Speedway Races

Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 To Be Backed Up By Tuesday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Event

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway puts on amazing shows, whether it’s sprint cars, midgets, or stock cars, but fans seem to really love the Super Late Models at the 1/5-mile bullring.  After an outstanding turnout at this year’s Herald & Review 100 for the Summer National Late Models, the boys are back in town this coming Saturday, July 22 for the 3rd annual Kerbystrong 100 and Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The back-to-back events are as a result of an early season postponement for the Lucas Oil Late Models.

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.

In 2015, 34 Super Late Models were trackside 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.  Last season, Late Model hotshoe, Jason Feger, made a surprise appearance to take the top prize.

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 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  The race was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29 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  will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be on the card with an event paying $300 to the winner.

Much like last season, Bobby Pierce, the young racing star from Oakwood, IL, will be trying to claim the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the same month that he won the Herald & Review 100.  Pierce has won two out of the three Lucas Oil events in track history and has won the last three events at the track he has entered.  While he will be the favorite, some very good talent will be on hand Tuesday to try and dethrone him including WoO Late Model point leader Brandon Sheppard, Lucas Oil Late Model star Scott Bloomquist, Illinois hotshoe Ryan Unzicker, local favorite Shannon Babb, among others.

The Saturday, July 22 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 25 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 STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Rusty Griffaw 162
2 Michael Kloos 152
3 Greg Kimmons 144
4 Matt Shannon 140
5 Jason Suhre 126
6 Daryn Klein 102
7 Adam Tischhauser 90
8 Mark Voigt 82
9 Alan Westling 78
10 Dewayne Kiefer 74


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 602 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 574 28
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 472 130
4 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 190
5 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 408 194
6 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 392 210
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 234
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 284 318
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 266 336
10 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 250 352


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 534 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 520 14
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 460 74
4 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 454 80
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 426 108
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 362 172
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 178
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 232
9 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 262 272
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 228 306


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 278 0
2 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 278 0
3 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 242 36
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 230 48
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 196 82
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 160 118
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 136 142
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 110 168
9 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 108 170
10 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 108 170


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 650 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 634 16
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 568 82
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 500 150
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 424 226
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 410 240
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 256
8 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 380 270
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 334 316
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 224 426


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 550 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 50
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 406 144
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 198
5 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 324 226
6 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 316
7 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 228 322
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 178 372
9 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 160 390
10 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 392

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Macklin Uses Top To Win Dean Garland Classic

Macklin Uses Top In Win At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Midwest Street Stock Championship Series race, the Dean Garland Memorial, saw three different lead changes and one was on the final lap coming out of the fourth turn. Nick Macklin thought he had a good night ahead of him with a second place finish in his heat but he did not report to the tech team after his race and was disqualified from the race. The second place finish would have put him in the six-car dash that decided the first three rows of the 40-lap feature. But instead, Macklin would start 17th and ran through the field as caution after caution after caution would slow the race to a snail’s pace. Every caution saw Macklin increase his position. Dave Crawley, Jr., the night’s fast qualifier, heat winner and dash winner, was poised for a sweep and looked like a sure bet but lost the lead to AJ Meiferdt on the 29th lap. Macklin would close in every so closely as the final cautions fell. Meiferdt stayed low and Macklin continued to run high. The high side ran Macklin directly into the winner’s circle with his $1,000 check.

Timmy Dick of Monticello took home the top honors in the Sportsman division Topless 40 race Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Dick took advantage of a broken racecar with 14 laps remaining to go from second place to the lead position as Dennis Vandermeersch’s car started to slow. Of the 15 scheduled starters, only seven completed the 40-lapper and five finished on the lead lap. All of the Sportsman division drivers raced without their roofs on the cars in a special attraction.

Jake Little was the winner Friday night at Lincoln Speedway and continuing his winning weekend with a 20-lap performance Saturday at Macon Speedway. Starting on the outside of the front row, Little raced away from the group and took his second checkered flag in as many nights.

Tim Hancock took the crate engine of out his son’s B-Modified and put in an A-Modified engine and dominated the field during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature. Racing high atop the track, Hancock blasted away from the field and despite the charging Rodney Standerfer, Hancock was too much and won his first Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature.

Cody Stillwell of Godfrey parked it into victory lane Saturday night in the B-Modifieds feature. He overtook the top spot from Tim Hancock who was sent to the back of the field as the leader for bringing out the caution flag on a restart. Stillwell held on as Kevin Crowder raced from this tenth place starting spot to a second place result.

Jeremy Reed is back. He has battled his new 4-cylinder for the last few weeks and now has it set up for victory lane as he goes back-to-back for the weekend between Lincoln & Macon.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. John Barnard (Sherman), 10. Jeff Wallace (Decatur)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 3. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Scott Williams (Anchor), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 8. Anthony Craven (Joliet), 9. Terry Myers (Springfield), 10. Bill Berghaus (Chapin)

B-Modifieds–1. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Brett Page (Centralia), 6. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 7. Roy Magee (Springfield), 8. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 10. Jordan Warren (Medora)

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Chris Osborne (East Peoria), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 6. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 7. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 8. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 9. Aaron Heck (Mt. Vernon), 10. Ryan Little (Springfield)

Midwest Street Stock Championship Series–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 3. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Jerrad Krick (Earl Park, IN), 6. Chad Rockefeller (Monee), 7. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 8. Terry Reed (Decatur), 9. Roy Beal (Riverton), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Nate Webb (Clinton), 6. Paul Peters (Pana), 7. Jake Sloat, 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Matt Reed (Decatur), 10. Vic Overlin (Decatur)

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