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3rd Annual John Osman Memorial To Pay $2,000 Top Prize Saturday

3rd Annual John Osman Memorial To Pay $2,000 To Street Stock Winner At Macon Speedway
Saturday Event Is One Of Final Four Shows At Track

(Macon, IL) Some of the best Street Stock drivers in the country will be heading toward Central Illinois this coming Saturday,  as Macon Speedway holds the 3rd annual John Osman Memorial, paying a $2,000 top prize.  Last season, 40 Street Stock competitors were on track, trying to etch their name in the Macon Speedway record books for the second edition of the race.  Five other divisions will join the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks this weekend.

John Osman, a long-time car owner and overall race enthusiast, passed away late in 2015  and the inaugural John Osman Memorial was run on September 12 of 2015.  Osman was still the car owner and car chief for his son Greg’s #25.  Greg Osman, who was a regular competitor in the UMP Street Stock division at Macon Speedway and with the Midwest Big Ten Series, put together the race to honor his dad for all that he has done for racing.  The first two John Osman Memorial races were well attended and kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Andrew Funk claimed the win in 2015, besting a field of 31 cars.  Last season, the field of cars jumped to 40 and Dave Crawley, Jr. of Decatur, IL excited the local fans with the victory.  With a field as strong and as competitive as it will be on Saturday, don’t be surprised if we see a third different winner in as many years.

The top two drivers in national points for DIRTcar UMP, Jeremy Nichols of Lovington, IL, and AJ Meiferdt of Coal City, IL will both be on hand, trying to become first time winners of the race.  Nichols was top qualifier at the event last season but fell out of the feature race early.

The payout is quite large for the event, paying $2,000 to win and $100 to start.  Drivers will have qualifying, heats, and a last chance race to set the starting field.  The fast qualifying and dash winner will receive $100 bonuses.

In addition to the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Sportsman, and UMP Hornets will also be in action.  Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting 5:40, hotlaps will begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while children 11 and under and free.

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 Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 476 0
2 14 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 388 88
3 22 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 372 104
4 711 Justin Layne Alsey IL 342 134
5 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 274 202
6 Z23 Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 260 216
7 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 252 224
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 248 228
9 55 Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 232 244
10 711w Walt Layne Alsey IL 222 254

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 832 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 762 70
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 758 74
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 704 128
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 682 150
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 460 372
7 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 376 456
8 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 462
9 84 Jeff Ray Springfield IL 298 534
10 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 542

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 880 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 854 26
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 640 240
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 618 262
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 400
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 466 414
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 484
8 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 388 492
9 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 512
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 530


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 820 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 814 6
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 696 124
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 668 152
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 642 178
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 562 258
7 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 438 382
8 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 424 396
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 362 458
10 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 464


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 384 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 374 10
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 340 44
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 330 54
5 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 266 118
6 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 130
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 234 150
8 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 208 176
9 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 206 178
10 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 166 218


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 930 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 890 40
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 808 122
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 680 250
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 664 266
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 572 358
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 516 414
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 404 526
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 542
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 360 570


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 848 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 740 108
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 598 250
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 556 292
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 470 378
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 434 414
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 432 416
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 418 430
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 308 540
10 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 604

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