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2017 Champions Awarded At Macon Speedway Awards Banquet

(Macon, IL) A large gathering of over 250 was on hand for the 2017 Macon Speedway Awards Banquet presented by Hoosier Racing Tire.  The event was held on Sunday, October 29 at the Macon Community Center, in Macon, IL.  The top ten drivers in each of the regular Macon Speedway divisions plus the top drivers from the Midwest Big Ten Series were presented trophies and checks.  All those in attendance enjoyed a buffet style meal prepared by Debbie’s Diner and helpers.

In the Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models, Greg Kimmons of Pleasant Plains, IL and Michael Kloos, of Trenton, IL, were both presented championship trophies, as they shared the title in 2017.  It was the second time in Big Ten Super Late Model history, that the top spot ended in a tie.  Jason Suhre, of Grantfork, IL, ended up just slightly behind in the third spot.

In the Pro Late Model class, Jake Little of Springfield, IL, took the Big Ten championship and second in Macon points, while New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the Macon Speedway championship.  Little won seven of the ten Big Ten races, while Sheppard claimed three wins at Macon.

Street Stock competition saw Jeremy Nichols, of Lovington, IL, claim his second straight Midwest Big Ten championship, after winning six of nine features.  In the Macon class, Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock, claimed the championship over Shawn Ziemer in a close battle.  Dasenbrock garnered 14 top 5’s during the season.

In the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified division, Taylorville, IL’s Curt Rhodes won his second straight championship.  It wasn’t easy, as it took him six feature wins to edge Mason City, IL’s Austin Lynn.  Jeff Graham, Alan Crowder, and Danny Smith, all veteran drivers of the speedway, rounded out the top five.

Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, won his second straight championship in the UMP B-Mod class.  Hancock claimed 14 victories and also claimed the UMP National Championship.  Cody Stillwell finished a close second in the Macon standings, while Jerry Thompson, Tim Riech, and Amanda Adams rounded out the top five.

Monticello, IL driver Timmy Dick took the UMP Sportsman division by just two points over Danny Smith, from Argenta, IL.  The difference in this year’s point battle came down to just one position difference in the final standings.  Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Tim Bedinger rounded out the top five.

Dustin Reed, of Decatur, IL, won his first career championship in the UMP Hornet class at the 1/5-mile.  Reed claimed two feature wins during the season, while 74-year old wheelman Cook Crawford, of Lincoln, IL took the second spot.  Paul Peters, Marty Sullivan, and Carter Dart rounded out the top five.

Plenty of product award certificates were given out to drivers, plus door prizes for those in attendance.  At the end of the banquet, the Halloween Costume contests were held for adults and kids with prizes dueled out.

With that, the 2017 season is officially a wrap.  Work has already begun on the 2018 schedule with all divisions returning from this past year.  Visits from the Summer National Late Models, the Tony Stewart Arctic Cat All Star Sprint Cars, POWRi Midgets and Micros, MOWA Sprint Cars, Midwest Street Stock Championship Series, and Big Ten Super Late Models are expected.  The Lucas Oil Late Models have already confirmed their return for Saturday, April 28.

Fans, drivers, team members and more can keep updated during the offseason by signing up for the texcaster, liking the Facebook page, following on Twitter, and visiting the website.

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.

FINAL STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Jake Little 478
2 Ryan Little 454
3 Tommy Sheppard 398
4 Cody Maguire 392
5 Roben Huffman 382
6 Andy Minett 350
7 Kyle VanDorn 324
8 Rudy Zaragoza 322
9 Brandon Eskew 310
10 Guy Taylor 264


Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Greg Kimmons 380
1 Michael Kloos 380
3 Jason Suhre 376
4 Jose Parga 290
5 Cody Maguire 206
6 Matt Shannon 204
7 Rusty Griffaw 202
8 Mike Hammerle 192
9 Rickey Frankel 162
10 Chad Zobrist 154


Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Jeremy Nichols 476
2 Wes Biesenthal 388
3 Justin Layne 386
4 Dave Crawley, Jr. 372
5 Darrell Dick 308
6 Shawn Ziemer 290
7 Rudy Zaragoza 280
8 Justin Crowell 262
9 Walt Layne 244
10 Jason Scrimpsher 242


Macon Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 998 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 938 60
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 902 96
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 806 192
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 800 198
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 542 456
7 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 432 566
8 84 Jeff Ray Springfield IL 408 590
9 14 Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 394 604
10 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 628


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 1106 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 1056 50
3 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 800 306
4 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 760 346
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 658 448
6 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 604 502
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 524 582
8 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 496 610
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 710
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 382 724


Macon Speedway UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 1060 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 1040 20
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 898 162
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 856 204
5 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 730 330
6 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 708 352
7 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 622 438
8 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 552 508
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 496 564
10 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 442 618


Macon Speedway UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 584 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 582 2
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 504 80
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 494 90
5 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 460 124
6 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 444 140
7 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 410 174
8 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 340 244
9 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 334 250
10 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 322 262


Macon Speedway UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 1138 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 1080 58
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 934 204
4 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 716 422
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 706 432
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 666 472
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 650 488
8 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 596 542
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 592 546
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 506 632


Macon Speedway UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 1054 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 934 120
3 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 736 318
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 728 326
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 650 404
6 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 596 458
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 540 514
8 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 494 560
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 412 642
10 01 Fred Reed Decatur IL 386 668

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