August 9, 2018 archive

Eve Of Destruction IV Plus Racing Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) After a week off, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is set for one of the most entertaining nights of the year, the fourth annual Eve Of Destruction presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy and Decatur Industrial Electric, this Saturday, August 11.  In addition to great racing in six classes, the craziness will take place in the car rollover contest, Race ‘Em-Wreck ‘Em, and Flagpole Race.  The night will be capped off with a fireworks display.

Eve Of Destruction, in its fourth straight year at the track, has brought back a couple of events from last year and added a new one to go along with it.  Returning are the rollover contest which will feature two or three cars with brave pilots trying to see who can have the most impressive rollover off of a ramp.  That event is set for intermission.

Also returning will be the second annual Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  The race will be 10-15 laps and feature compact sized cars with very few rules.  The one main rule is, each driver must make contact with another car once a lap.  In essence, it’s a demo derby circle track race.

New to the Eve Of Destruction schedule will be the flagpole race.  In this event, the competitors will take the green out of four, like a regular race.  As they head out of turn two and down the backstretch, a tractor tire, with a flagpole inside, will be placed about halfway down the straightaway.  When the drivers get to the flagpole/tire, they have to make one loop around it before continuing to finish the lap.

There will be plenty of DIRTcar racing action as well, with six divisions on the slate.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Billingsley Rewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will be in action.  A fireworks display will cap off the evening’s events.

The top story entering this week’s racing will be the return of 2017 champion Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL.  Dasenbrock was injured in a freak racing incident at Peoria Speedway early this summer and has been sidelined since.  The accident, which occurred when a piece of rear end gear bounced into the cockpit of the car, struck him in the helmet, and knocked him unconscious.  Dasenbrock then uncontrollably slammed the wall.  It was a scary accident which left him in the hospital for a lengthy stay and left him with no vision in one eye.  Dasenbrock has been cleared by his doctors, recently returning to work and now back behind the wheel on Saturday night.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, 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)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 630 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 574 56
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 540 90
4 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 520 110
5 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 494 136
6 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 162
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 372 258
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 344 286
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 300 330
10 5H Anthony Harter Sherman IL 292 338


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 626 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 504 122
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 446 180
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 438 188
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 374 252
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 270
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 284
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 290 336
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 262 364
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 262 364


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 668 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 622 46
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 584 84
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 574 94
5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 568 100
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 550 118
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 358 310
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 276 392
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 256 412
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 214 454


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 562 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 456 106
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 440 122
4 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 364 198
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 320 242
6 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 280 282
7 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 274 288
8 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 274 288
9 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 262 300
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 244 318


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 640 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 576 64
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 568 72
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 546 94
5 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 544 96
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 486 154
7 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 442 198
8 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 422 218
9 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 396 244
10 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 394 246

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