June 16, 2018 archive

Webb Triumphs in Ed Cain Hornet Challenge on CAT/PBR Night

(Macon, IL) Adam Webb is no stranger to tough competition.  The 2015 DIRTcar UMP Hornet National Champion has raced with numerous national and track champions on a regular basis, and tonight was no different.  Eric Vanapeldoorn was the one driver who Webb had to fight hard to wrestle the lead away from.  Vanapeldoorn set a new Hornet track record at 13.777 and won the Blue Mound Auto Body Dash For Cash.  He would battle 2 time National Champion Jeremy Reed for the lead as they went back and forth.  Webb would, with about 9 to go, actually secure the lead after a couple of times he inched ahead and a yellow negated a pass made just before the winning move.  Webb would then survive a late race restart to cruise to the checkers and the $1000 payday.
In the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Tommy Sheppard Jr. rolled off from the pole.  The journey to victory lane was far from easy however.  Tim Hancock and Blake Thompson went back and forth right behind Sheppard for the 2nd spot.  Hancock would even show the nose a handful of times to the T6 machine but in the end Sheppard fended off the challenges to cruise to the checkers.
The Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Model feature started with calamity in turn 1 with a large pileup.  All 5 cars involved were able to continue, and the feature would see a pair of familiar drivers in Guy Taylor and Dakota Ewing go at it for the top spot.  Ewing from his outside front row starting spot withstood the challenges of both Taylor and Jake Little to find his way back to Macon Speedway victory lane, his 2nd win in as many nights after winning the night before at Lincoln Speedway.
The DIRTcar UMP B-Mods saw a familiar foe up front in the 0 of Mount Olive’s Tim Hancock.  “Big Block” Hancock put the power down and never looked back to cruise to another victory at Macon Speedway.  The battle for 2nd was a couple of times right behind but Hancock hit his marks and eventually checked out.
In the DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks, a former track champion in Larry Russell Jr. did battle with Justin Crowell in a fast feature event.  The Lincoln, IL driver, Crowell, withstood multiple challenges from Russell Jr and made Crowell sweat it out.  The pilot of the 24 kept his cool, hit his marks, and went on to score his first career DIRTcar UMP Street Stock feature event of his career.
Macon Speedway will be back at it next Saturday, June 23 with the Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s.  40 lappers will be held for the topless Modifieds as well as the Big Ten Pro Late Models.  Four other divisions will also race.  A grand fireworks display will cap off the night.
More info can be found at www.maconracing.com
Feature Results (Top 10’s)
Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge – 1. 40-Adam Webb, [Decatur, IL]; 2. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn, [Clinton, IL]; 3. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 21-Mike Eskew, [Springfield, IL]; 6. 00-Dan Smith, [Speedway, IN]; 7. 00N-Owen Cosman, [Martinsville, IN]; 8. 53R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 9. 25C-Brad Rexroad, [Hammond, IL]; 10. 04-Steve Stine, [Stonington, IL]
Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models – 1. 25-Dakota Ewing, [Warrensburg, IL]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor, [Springfield, IL]; 3. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 4. 32M-Cody Maguire, [Carlinville, IL]; 5. 45M-Kyle McMahon, [Mt. Vernon, IL]; 6. 5H-Anthony Harter, [Sherman, IL]; 7. 14-Donny Koehler, [Macon, IL]; 8. Z23-Jarod Shasteen, [Macon, IL]; 9. (DNF) 2K-Kyle VanDorn, [New Berlin]; 10. (DNF) X-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]
BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds – 1. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 2. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 3. 7-Blake Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 4. 43-Jared Thomas, [Edinburg, IL]; 5. 00-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 6. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 7. 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington, IL]; 8. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 9. (DNF) 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 10. (DNF) 7S-Ethan Schnapp, [Springfield, IL]
B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 5. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 6. 74-Billy Adams, [Shelbyville, IL]; 7. (DNF) 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield, IL]
Street Stocks – 1. 24-Justin Crowell, [Lincoln, IL]; 2. X7-Larry Russell,, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 4. 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; 5. (DNF) 42-Michael Dick, [Decatur, IL]; 6. (DNF) 19-Matthew Yaden, [Monticello, IL]

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IT IS CAT/PBR Night, Diesel Truck Night, & Round 2 of the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge at Macon Speedway!

Lots of fun things are happening on CAT/PBR Night at the Races! There will be some great PBR Happy Hour specials to help quench your thirst and beat the heat during the 5-7 PM PBR Happy Hour.

The Truck Stop Diesel Truck show and shine will be sure to draw out some sharp looking coal rollers. Come early and check out all of the sweet rides that will be on display.

The racing program is loaded with action. Headlining it is the 2nd and final round of the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge with $1,000 up for grabs to win, and that does not include lap sponsors. Pro Crate Lates, Modifieds, B-Mods, and Street Stocks all are on the card that is sure to produce some hot action on track!

Full program information:

Caterpillar Inc./Pabst Blue Ribbon PBR Night At The Races
$1,000 To Win Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge
+ Diesel Truck Night By The Truck Stop Inc

*DIRTcar UMP Hornets Ed Cain Trucking $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks

Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
PBR Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

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.

More Information:
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Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 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.

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