July 21, 2018 archive

Schlenk Wins Kerbystrong 100

(Macon, IL) Rusty Schlenk just finished a month long hell tour with the Summer Nationals and he returned to Macon Speedway after competing in the Herald & Review 100. Schlenk stole the lead from Jose Parga within the first ten laps of the 50-lap A-Main feature and held onto the lead as the red flag came out and torrential rains downpoured onto the area and ended the program before the 50 laps were complete. The race is officially complete and Schlenk has been named the 4th Annual KerbyStrong 100 champion.

With no warnings other than gusty winds whipping the American Flags into a frenzy at the center of the track and a few sprinkles, the downpour came from the north and wiped out the remaining parts of the program at 10pm. Luckily, there was only one feature remaining (which will be made up as part of a double feature program for the Hornets) and it will be made up next Saturday.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. came into the night with the points lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds division and thanks to a 25-lap feature win, he will extend that lead. Racing strong with Zach Rhodes early, Sheppard took the lead after a restart 11 laps into the 25-lap race. Sheppard held off Rhodes as well as a charging Tim Hancock to claim the victory.

Dennis Vandermeersch won his second KerbyStrong 100 Sportsman race. He was the inaugural winner in 2015 and thanks to a win in the Aubie’s Custom Contracting Fast Dash, he sat on the pole for the 25-lap feature and rushed out to an early advantage. Wes Odell tried to stay within a car’s length to challenge at the end but it was not meant to be and Vandermeersch took the win. He graciously announced he was giving back $100 of the prize money won to the KerbyStrong Foundation.

Shawn Ziemer raced hard and capitalized on a miscue from leader Jerit Murphy to take the Street Stock feature. Chris Dick was racing strong to get the lead but ran out of laps and Ziemer took his first feature win of the season and extended his points lead in the division.

Tim Hancock proved dominate again in the B-Modifieds, winning for the seventh time in 2018. He ever-so-slightly picked up points on the leader Cody Stillwell, who placed third.

The Hornets were not able to be run due to the rains that washed out the program. They will make up their feature next Saturday night.

Macon Speedway thanks Nikki Damery and the KerbyStrong Foundation Board for their hard work and efforts to bring the 4th Annual KerbyStrong back to the dirt track and provide a terrific night of racing for the great crowd that was in attendance.

Next week, MOWA Sprints make up the full show at Macon Speedway with the Pro Late Models in a Big Ten Series race, Sportsman, B-Modifieds and Hornets. Also, an added attraction will be the Power Wheels Demo Derby with kids aged 3-10 racing their own Power Wheels. There is no cost and all kids will receive a prize for competing.

Late Models–1. Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH), 2. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 3. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 4. Joseph Hughes (Springfield), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights), 7. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 8. Charlie Cole (Wynne, AR), 9. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 10. Collin Alexander (Clinton)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Sellers (Breese), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Jeff Leka (Buffalo), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Tim Hamburg (Dixon), 10. Ryan Higginson (Mt. Vernon)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Chris Dick (Deland), 8. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 9. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 10. Scott Landers (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 2. Chris Dick (Deland), 3. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 5. Aaron Cole (Atwood), 6. Jason Schrimpsher (Decatur), 7. Matthew Yaden (Monticello), 8. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 9. Michael Dick (Decatur), 10. Tristan Quinlan (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Willy Myers, 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Tom Krankel (Sappington, MO), 7. Tom Riech (Springfield), 8. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 9. Chris Hughes (Taylorville), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

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Aubie’s Dash Added For Sportsman Tonight

Tonight, the top six in passing points from SPORTSMAN heats, will run the Aubie’s Custom Contracting fast dash at intermission, with the finish determining the top six spots in the feature lineup.

The Aubie’s Custom Contracting Dash will pay $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25 to the six finishers. Aubie is also donating another $600 to the KerbyStrong foundation!

Big thanks to Aubie for all of his support of racing at Macon Speedway

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It is 4th Annual KerbyStrong 100 RACE DAY at Macon Speedway!

For the 4th season now we pay our respect to former regular here at Macon and friend of the community and racing world Kerby Damery who unfortunately prematurely took his final checkered flag of life after a valiant battle with colon cancer. The KerbyStrong race is a way to honor Kerby’s racing legacy as well as racing to win the fight against cancer.

Making up the total of 100 feature laps for the KerbyStrong 100 in 3 divisions Kerby was a winner and regular competitor are the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Super Late Models racing a 50 lap race for $2,000 to win and $250 to start, BillingsleyRewards.com UMP Modfieds 25 lap feature for $700 to win, & UMP Sportdman 25 lap feature for $600 to win. BMods, Street Stocks, & Hornets will also be in action for a full night of great racing and even better times remembering Kerby! LET’S GO RACING!

Full event details below:

Saturday, July 21
4th Annual KerbyStrong 100

*Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Super Late Models 50 lap feature $2,000 to win/$250 to start
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 25 lap feature $700 to win
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman 25 lap feature $600 to win
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Save $3 On Grandstand Admission By Showing Your BillingsleyRewards Card. Rewards cards are available at the South Shores Billingsley station and it is free and easy to sign up.

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About Macon Speedway:

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.

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 or Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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