Five Buck Grandstand Admission On Tap This Saturday Night

Event Presented By Sun Drop & Melling Performance

(Macon, IL) Only two weeks remain on the 2017 schedule at Macon Speedway and this Saturday, September 23, will likely be well attended.  It’s Five Buck Night, presented by Sun Drop and Melling Performance.  In addition to $5 grandstand admission, fans will benefit from Sun Drop product giveaways and Melling Performance coolers,  Koozies, Decals, and Pens handed out at the gates.  On track, fans will see six divisions of racing and kids will enjoy CEFCU Kid’s Club.

Macon Speedway held its first Five Buck night on this weekend, one season ago.  It was announced just a week before the race and a huge turnout of fans were in attendance, the second biggest crowd of the year.  The speedway held another, earlier this year, on May 6, and again the crowd was solid.  The same can be expected this Saturday, with summer-like conditions, strong fields of cars expected, plus Sun Drop and Melling giveaways.  It’s a really great night to bring the whole family at a highly affordable price.

Headlining the show will be the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified division.  The point battle is a heated one at the top, as last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, leads the standings but by only a 22 point margin.  That’s a matter of 11 feature positions with two weeks of point racing left.  The Taylorville, IL driver is trying to hold off Austin Lynn, of Mason City, IL.  The young driver is racing in his first full season at Macon and has been really strong, winning three features and finishing in the top five 14 times out of 18 starts, matching Rhodes numbers.  Jeff Graham is third in the standings, while Alan Crowder, and Danny Smith complete the top five.

It’s a tight point battle in the UMP B-Mod class as well, with last year’s champ, Tim Hancock, looking to repeat.  Last season was a runaway for the Mt. Olive, IL driver, as Hancock won 16 out of 16 features.  This season, competition has been a lot tighter, as Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell is only 16 points behind him, a matter of eight feature positions.  Hancock has won 12 features to Stillwell’s two but Stillwell has finished in the top ten of every feature this season, the difference in staying within striking distance.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Riech, and Tom Riech round out the current top five.

Well, we’ve covered to tight point battles so far, but not the tightest.  That would be in the UMP Sportsman class.  In fact, it can’t get any tighter.  Illinois drivers, Danny Smith of Argenta and Timmy Dick of Monticello are tied at the top of the standings with 486 points each.  There are two weeks left in the season and fans will have their eyes glued to the two drivers to see who can come out on top.  Each driver has won two features and their other numbers nearly mirror each other as well.  Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Tim Bedinger round out the top five in points.

The Street Stock championship battle has been pretty close all season but the point leader, Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL does have a little breathing room entering the final two weeks.  Dasenbrock holds a 48 point lead on Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL.  Jason Scrimpsher, Garrett Lewis, and Jeremy Nichols complete the top five in points.  Nichols has run just part time in the class but has claimed ten feature wins.  Ziemer has taken one, while Dasenbrock is looking for his first of the season which could put an exclamation point on a championship.

The UMP Hornet class point championship is all but locked up, as Dustin Reed of Decatur, IL holds a 114 point lead on Cook Crawford.  The most any driver can accumulate over the course of two events is 120, so Reed will likely lock it up this Saturday.  Paul Peters, Marty Sullivan, and Carter Dart round out the top five in points.

Rounding out the classes in action this Saturday will be the Beach House Micros.  The division has been great for the track this year, drawing large fields of cars just about every night they’ve been on track.  In addition to the POWRi sanctioned shows, the track holds several unsanctioned shows that have seen Jeremy Camp claim three wins and Tyler Day and Tyler Duff claim one win each.  Nearly 30 micros were on hand for the most recent show on Labor Day weekend.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting at 5:45, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will start at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5, while kids 11 and under are free.

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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.


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 986 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 964 22
3 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 706 280
4 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 686 300
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 552 434
6 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 496 490
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 506
8 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 440 546
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 590
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 382 604

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 940 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 924 16
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 792 148
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 748 192
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 708 232
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 642 298
7 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 536 404
8 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 516 424
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 448 492
10 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 398 542

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 486 0
2 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 486 0
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 446 40
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 416 70
5 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 362 124
6 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 324 162
7 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 300 186
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 276 210
9 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 274 212
10 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 232

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 1024 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 976 48
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 858 166
4 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 716 308
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 706 318
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 666 358
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 564 460
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 486 538
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 482 542
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 416 608

UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 958 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 844 114
3 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 656 302
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 646 312
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 572 386
6 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 536 422
7 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 494 464
8 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 432 526
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 412 546
10 01 Fred Reed Decatur IL 278 680

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