July 2018 archive

Miles Chevrolet & Crown Automotive Presenting Fireman’s Ball

All Firemen Receive Discounted Admission With Badge Or Firefighter ID

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, July 14, Macon Speedway will honor Central Illinois Firemen with their 2018 Fireman’s Ball, presented by Miles Chevrolet and Crown Automotive.  The annual event allows firemen $5 tickets if they show their badge or proper fireman ID.  Five divisions of action will be on track racing for the elusive checkered flag.

Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division into action this Saturday night.  Taylor has built a healthy 54 point lead in the class over runner-up Jake Little, also of Springfield.  Each driver has claimed three feature wins in the class this season.  Their top five finish percentage is also very good, with each driver only finishing out of the top five spots once.  Cody Maguire, Dakota Ewing, and Kyle VanDorn round out the top five in standings.

In BillingsleyRewards.com Modified action, last year’s Pro Late champion, Tommy Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL, is putting a hurtin’ on the field.  Sheppard leads by over 100 points in the class thanks to two wins and seven top five finishes.  Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith is second in the points, while Curt Rhodes, Zach Rhodes, and Tim Hancock are top five contenders.

Godfrey, IL driver, Cody Stillwell has now built a 34 point edge on Jerry Thompson in the DIRTcar B-Mod class.  Stillwell has twice tasted victory and has eight top five’s in ten starts.  Kevin Crowder is third, while Tom Riech and Tim Riech are fourth and fifth. 

Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL, has set out to claim a division championship for the second year in-a-row in the Street Stocks.  So far, so good for Ziemer as he leads by 86 over Justin Crowell, of Lincoln, IL.  Jerit Murphy, who came very close to a feature win a couple weeks ago is third, while Terry Reed and Larry Russell round out the top five.

Rounding out the Saturday night program will be the DIRTcar Hornet class.  Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew leads the points by 86 over Steve Stine.  Eskew has claimed one feature win this season and has nine top fives in ten starts.  Jeremy Reed leads the division with five wins and sits third in points, while Marty Sullivan and Matt Reed are in the top five.

In addition to the Fireman’s Ball racing, the Shaner’s of Decatur Tire Challenge will return Saturday night at intermission.  Three lucky fans will get the opportunity to win the tire challenge and go into a drawing for a free set of tires from Shaner’s of Decatur.  Fans can sign up at the souvenir stand for their chance to participate.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Admission will be $12 for grandstands and free for kids 11 and under.  Firefighters and their family members will receive $5 admission if they show proper firefighter ID or badge.

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

4T

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

560

0

2

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

506

54

3

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

480

80

4

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

460

100

5

2K

Kyle

VanDorn

New Berlin

IL

458

102

6

14

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

454

106

7

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

344

216

8

45M

Kyle

McMahon

Mt Vernon

IL

318

242

9

11

Jarod

Shasteen

Macon

IL

262

298

10

5H

Anthony

Harter

Sherman

IL

240

320


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

556

0

2

98

Danny

Smith

Argenta

IL

444

112

3

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

400

156

4

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

380

176

5

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

316

240

6

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

312

244

7

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

302

254

8

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

262

294

9

022

Tim

Hancock, Jr.

Mount Olive

IL

248

308

10

00

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

228

328


B-Mods

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

00s

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

552

0

2

18

Jerry

Thompson

Troy

IL

518

34

3

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

462

90

4

57R

Tom

Riech

Springfield

IL

462

90

5

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

458

94

6

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

454

98

7

61S

Ricky

Smith

Alton

IL

246

306

8

93J

JR

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

238

314

9

1

Dante

Brown

Morrisonville

IL

194

358

10

74

Billy

Adams

Shelbyville

IL

178

374


Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

492

0

2

24

Justin

Crowell

Lincoln

IL

406

86

3

58

Jerit

Murphy

Lodge

IL

384

108

4

5

Terry

Reed

Decatur

IL

320

172

5

X7

Larry

Russell,

Decatur

IL

298

194

6

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

218

7

122

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

218

8

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

244

248

9

19

Matthew

Yaden

Monticello

IL

232

260

10

55S

Jason

Scrimpsher

Decatur

IL

202

290


Hornets

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

540

0

2

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

454

86

3

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

448

92

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

440

100

5

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

430

110

6

44

John

Lewis

Cerro Gordo

IL

376

164

7

40

Adam

Webb

Decatur

IL

358

182

8

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

350

190

9

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

334

206

10

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

316

224

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Vandermeersch Sweeps Topless Sportsman

(Macon, IL) Dennis Vandermeersch has run a lot of laps around Macon Speedway for the better half of three decades. Late Models, Modifieds and Sportsman cars have been raced by the retired firefighter from Springfield and the record shows easily that the Sportsman division is his most successful and dominate. That showed again Saturday night when Vandermeersch swept away the night. He began with fast qualifying time and a heat race win. He ended with a 40-lap feature win in which he led every lap. The race never seemed to get out of Vandermeersch’s control despite challenges from another longtime Sportsman competitor Wes Odell. A few moments of lapped traffic slowing down the leader and allowing Odell to close the gap were all that made fans think this was not going to be a checkered flag for Vandermeersch. And to make for an added twist for the event, the division had to race without a roof and go topless. That made Vandermeersch pleased when it came to exiting the car as he climbed right out on top and let out a yell of excitement.

Race Notes: The win was Vandermeersch’s second in the eight-year history of the Topless Sportsman 40. He is tied with Jeremy Nichols and Dave Crawley, Jr. as other two-win racers. The event was completed in 12 minutes, 39 seconds and only required three caution flags. Only four cars were unable to complete the race.

Guy Taylor used a late-race pass to capture the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature race. Starting from the third position in the second row, Taylor used the top groove to pass Tommy Sheppard, Jr. with a lap to go to hold the checkered flag. A last lap caution would make for an interesting finish but Sheppard could not get the lead back.

Jake Little had to wheel his way to a checkered flag victory in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division. Starting in the third row, Little had to get through the night’s fast qualifier in Roben Huffman along with points leader Guy Taylor to get it. Alongside Little in the third row was Dakota Ewing, who also made the passes and followed Little to the lead, and would finish second.

Nick Macklin scored a Street Stock win thanks to a breakdown in Darrell Dick’s engine which led to a fire that needed extinquished by the track officials. With Dick and Macklin racing side-by-side, the finish could have been one of the more exciting races of the evening but Dick’s engine got flamed and ended his evening. Macklin coasted away with the checkered flag.

Cody Stillwell held on for dear life to pick up the win in the B-Modifieds and extend his points lead as the racing season hits July. Stillwell, native of Godfrey, was met with a challenge from Tim Hancock, Jr. for the entire 15 laps and nearly lost the top spot several times to the top-riding Hancock but Stillwell would not give up on the bottom and it held just enough to secure a checkered flag.

Aidan Roosevans swept the special appearance with the Micro Sprints, presented by Bailey Chasis. The 14-year-old from O’Fallon scored his first feature win Saturday night after winning both the heat and controlling the 15-lap feature.

Wrapping up the seven racing division night was the Hornets. Jeremy Reed had a second row starting point and got by Matthew Reed on his way to the winner’s circle. The win for Reed was his fifth of the season.

Macon Speedway was sponsored Saturday night by the Bob Brady Auto Mall. With thanks to the Bob Brady Auto Mall, the monster truck Raminator came to the track and crushed a trio of cars at the center of the circle and wowed the crowd with its aerial leaps and window-crashing, metal-bashing mayhem. Next Saturday, Macon Speedway welcomes firefighters to the track for the Fireman’s Ball co-sponsored by Miles Chevrolet and Crown. Five racing divisions will be on the schedule: Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds and Hornets.

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Randy Dickman (Troy, MO), 7. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Josh Wanless (Riverton), 10. Jim Farley III (Springfield)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Ryan Higginson (Mt. Vernon), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Tom Krankel (Sappington, MO), 9. Mark Ross (Havana), 10. Jared Thomas (Edinburg)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 3. Ryan Little (Springfield), 4. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Anthony Harter (Sherman), 8. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 9. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 10. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 3. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 4. Roy Beal (Springfield), 5. Darrel Lehigh (Fisher), 6. Matthew Yaden (Monticello), 7. Michael Dick (Decatur), 8. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 9. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 10. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur)

Bailey Chasis Micro Sprints–1. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 2. Dustin Clary (Marine), 3. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 4. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 5. Tyler Day (Atwood), 6. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 7. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 8. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln)

B-Modifieds–1. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 4. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Erik Hamilton (Macon), 7. Rick Hamm (Groves City), 8. Tom Riech (Springfield), 9. Tom Krankel (Sappington, MO)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 3. Steve Stine (Stonington), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Michael McKay (Springfield), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Carson Dart (Springfield), 9. Bill Basso (Athens), 10. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/07/vandermeersch-sweeps-topless-sportsman/

IT’S BOB BRADY RACEDAY + RAMINATOR NIGHT AT MACON

What a beautiful day for racing!! IT’S Bob Brady Auto Mall night at the races featuring the RAMINATOR Monster Truck, the Sportsman Topless 40, and 6 other divisions of racing! Gonna be a good one! Also, don’t forget the Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator appearance from 11:00-2:00 today. Full race details below…
 
Saturday, July 7
Bob Brady RAMINATOR Night
 
Divisions:
*Topless Sportsman 40
*Decatur Building Trades Pro Lates
*BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
*B-Mods
*Street Stocks
*Hornets
*Micros By Bailey Chassis Company
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE
 
Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount
 
Location:
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.
 
Stay Updated On Macon Info:
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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/07/its-bob-brady-raceday-raminator-night-at-macon/

RAMINATOR Monster Truck To Crush Cars Saturday

Bob Brady Auto Group Night Is A Favorite Among Families & Kids

(Macon, IL) It’s a short turnaround from one of the biggest race events of the year, the Herald & Review 100, to one of the most fun nights for families with kids, Bob Brady Auto Group night.  One of this Saturday’s centerpieces will be the annual return of the RAMINATOR Monster Truck.  In addition to the halftime entertainment, an action packed night of seven divisions of racing action including the 40-lap Sportsman Topless 40 is on the July 7 schedule.

The RAMINATOR Monster Truck, prepared and driven by the Hall Brothers, is a machine that weighs over 10,000 pounds and is driven by over 2,000 horsepower.  The truck makes appearances all over the country but is based in nearby Champaign, Illinois.  It will arrive during the afternoon hours so everyone can get pictures in the front parking lot as they enter the gates for an evening of fun.  Intermission will be crush time for the cars provided by Decatur Auto Parts.

When it comes to racing, Saturday night will have plenty, as seven divisions will be on hand.  Leading the list of classes will be the Sportsman, as they will compete in their top event of the year, the Topless 40.  Each car will have its roof removed and run 40 laps for extra prize money.  The Sportsman field has improved over the last couple of races and racing should be competitive as Taylorville, IL driving veteran, Tim Bedinger, leads the division into the night.

In addition to the Topless Sportsman, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also be on track.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $12, while kids 11 and under are free.

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 278 0
2 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 268 10
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 264 14
4 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 228 50
5 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 226 52
6 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 182 96
7 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 150 128
8 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 150 128
9 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 142 136
10 18 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 136 142


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 508 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 446 62
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 430 78
4 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 416 92
5 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 416 92
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 402 106
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 318 190
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 298 210
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 222 286
10 5H Anthony Harter Sherman IL 192 316


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 452 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 396 56
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 318 134
4 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 306 146
5 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 306 146
6 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 302 150
7 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 262 190
8 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 230 222
9 00 Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 228 224
10 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 212 240


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 492 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 464 28
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 454 38
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 416 76
5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 406 86
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 406 86
7 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 246 246
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 238 254
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 194 298
10 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 178 314


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 436 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 362 74
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 344 92
4 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 320 116
5 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 274 162
6 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 256 180
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 244 192
8 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 228 208
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 236
10 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 182 254


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 502 0
2 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 398 104
3 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 390 112
4 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 388 114
5 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 386 116
6 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 334 168
7 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 324 178
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 302 200
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 298 204
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 264 238

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Gundaker’s Sweet Reward

By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) The first time is always the sweetest. Gordy Gundaker scored his first UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals feature win Thursday night at the 38th Annual Herald & Review 100 but did so at the heartache of Brian Shirley. The two drivers were the only to swap the lead through the entire race and with five laps remaining Shirley, who was leading, slowed down due to machine troubles and the caution flag came out for the eighth and final time. The final five laps were between Gundaker, Ryan Unzicker and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

The 2017 Herald & Review 100 was a successful one for Gundaker as he finished in the top three and he learned from a year ago to reign supreme in 2018. Gundaker would lead all of eight laps as Shirley would lead 92 including a spurt from lap 29 to 94. Without lapped traffic in his way, Shirley looked to clinch his second Herald & Review 100 championship. Within laps 85-94, lapped traffic would tighten up the event with Shirley sticking to the top groove and Gundaker riding the bottom.

Macon Speedway fan favorite Shannon Babb contested for the lead early but fell back to fourth before slowing and heading back to the pit area on lap 53. Four-time Herald & Review 100 champion Kevin Weaver, who also was fast qualifier for the night, had a surge but managed to take fourth with some bent sheetmetal hanging off the rear at race’s end.

Mike Harrison took advantage of miscues and opportunities to win another feature in the Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds Nationals. Ray Bollinger was on top and looked for the win but slowed on a restart and Kenny Wallace drove over the top of his car to lead to a bent wheel axle and his night finished on the hook of the tow truck. Wallace would be put to the back for that incident but rushed his way to the front again and finished second behind the farmer from Highland. The win for Harrison was the second of the season at Macon Speedway. Harrison would start 12th (sixth row outside position) to win the night’s race.

Tim Hancock took care of business in the B-Modified feature attraction. Hancock has been impressive once again while racing his limited schedule in 2018.

The night looked nearly impossible with radar and skies threatening rain around Macon from 3pm until scheduled race time. The event did start later than usual as rain showers forced extra work from the crew to get the dirt oval in shape. Spotty sprinkles through time trials started to once again question the ability to get the program completed but for whatever reason, some call it “The ADM Effect,” the rains dissipated and even the sun made a brief welcome as it was setting at the conclusion of the heat races.

Notes of the Night:

8-of-the-9 heat races were won by drivers on the front row. The only exception was Ryan Unzicker taking the checkered flag after starting the final Late Model heat from the second row.

The 38th Annual Herald & Review 100 was completed in 47 minutes, 08 seconds and consisted of eight caution flags. The midway part of the race was 32 minutes after the green flag came out to start the race.

Since 2000, 15 of the last 18 winners of the Herald & Review 100 have been Illinois natives. Gordy Gundaker, native of St. Charles, Missouri, snaps a streak of 13-straight Illinois winners of the event. The last was Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Indiana, in 2004.

Prior to the event’s first race, Macon Speedway owner Bob Sargent presented a plaque of honor and recognition to retired Herald & Review Executive Sports Editor Mark Tupper. Tupper came to former owner Wayne Webb with the idea and the inception was made and became a standard on the schedule ever since 1981.

Up next for Macon Speedway is Saturday night’s Bob Brady Auto Mall’s Raminator Monster Truck Night. Car crushing and mayhem will come to Macon Speedway along with seven racing classes headlined by a 40-lap Sportsman feature in which the division will be racing topless. Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Hornets and Micro Sprints will make up the program. Gates open at 5pm, racing at 7pm.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/07/5857/

38th H & R 100 Raceday Is Here!

The 38th Annual Herald & Review 100 is here. The cars and starts of the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals are ready to do battle for 100 laps around the 1/5 mile bullring to try and add their name to the longest running event on the Summer Nationals schedule and the longest running event in Macon Speedway track history. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be in action as part of their month plus long journey that is very similar to the Summer Nationals in total length. B Mods round out the show. Come and see who adds their names to the history books as winners at Macon Speedway on one of the biggest nights all season long!

Thursday, July 5
38th Annual Herald & Review 100

Divisions:
*DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals Super Late Models
* Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals BillingsleyRewards.comDIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:30
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $25
Children 11 & Under – $5

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway discount

More information:

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/07/38th-h-r-100-raceday-is-here/

Race Fans Eagerly Await Thursday’s Herald & Review 100

38th Annual Event To Draw Nation’s Top Racers

                (Macon, IL) The week is upon us, the week that race fans flock to Macon County for the race of the year.  It’s the Herald & Review 100 and, for the 38th time, the green flag will drop on Thursday, July 5 to start a race which features some of the best race car drivers in the country.  Macon Speedway will be a happening place with a pit full of racecars and grandstands full of fans.

                The popular event features the Summer Nationals Hell Tour in a 100 lap event.  For the Summer Nationals Late Model stars, it’s the only event during their 30 event grind in which they run that many laps.  Only the strong will survive and only the best will win.  The cars will be turning laps in the 10 second bracket so don’t blink or you may miss something big.

                This season, the tour has been battling hot weather one night and rain the next.  Despite this, nearly 120 Super Late Model drivers have been on track over the first 13 events.  At the top of the list of all those is a driver from Macon County, Shannon Babb.  The “Moweaqua Missile” has been on a tear, winning five out of the feature events already.  Babb will be the clear favorite this week, trying to garner his sixth career Herald & Review 100 win.  His most recent Macon Speedway win came in 2014.

                While a strong field of Late Models will be going after the $5,000 top prize, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified field could be just as entertaining.  The local favorites will be competing with the traveling stars and there should be plenty.  Overall, there have been over 190 different Modified competitors at the first 13 events.  Plainfield, Illinois driver, Mike McKinney has stood out above the rest, currently holding a 112 point lead over NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace.  The Modified points will go right down to the wire, as only the best eight finishes count toward the championship.

                Rounding out Thursday’s action will be the DIRTcar B-Mod class.  A little more money than usual will be on the line for the division.  Godfrey, Illinois competitor, Cody Stillwell, will lead the class in to the night with a 32 point advantage.  Thursday’s event will start a busy stretch for the division as the B-Mods will also have a race at Macon on Saturday and Monday at Lincoln Speedway in the Summer National make-up race at that facility.

                Pit gates will open this Thursday night at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take its first green flag at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $25, while kids 11 and under are $5.

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program. 

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