August 15, 2020 archive

Harrison, Parga Claim Big Money at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Over $11,000 in bonus prize money was up for grabs amongst six racing classes Saturday night at Macon Speedway in the second Diane Bennett Memorial Race sponsored by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy. Of that $11K, over $5,000 was awarded to the winners of the Pro Late Model and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature winners. Each event paid $2,525 to the winner, a huge climb from the normal weekly payout. The heroics of the event land on the shoulders of the Bennett family who put together the race night with a bevvy of sponsors, race fans and supporters who enjoy Macon Speedway, the drivers and appreciated the track scorer for better than 35 years.

Mike Harrison of Highland already scored a Macon Speedway feature win thanks to the success of the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature event during the Summer Nationals event on Thursday. Two days later, Harrison was again enjoying the moment of victory. Following a successful heat race, Harrison was lined up on the pole position for the feature and led all 25 laps to receive the $2,525 top prize. $500 of that money was his from the 2019 inaugural Diane Bennett Memorial where after he won, donated some of the prize money back to the family who kept it ready for the 2020 installment.

As the race got started, Harrison kept the same idea from Thursday, run the top of the track. He was able to do that and it led to another win. Jeremy Nichols ran the bottom of the track and tried to keep up by Harrison was too much. Nichols looked ready to take second place but spun out and was put to the tail of the field. Ray Bollinger, Brian Diveley and Rodney Standerfer along with Curt Rhodes made for some interesting racing as positions were traded back and forth behind Harrison.

Jose Parga started the Pro Late Model feature in the second row behind teammate and friend Dakota Ewing. Parga and Ewing traded the lead regularly during the race with slide jobs and back and forth before Parga took charge and looked to be solidly ready to close it out. Ewing got ready for a comeback. He nearly got there. With the white flag waving and a lap remaining, Ewing kept to the top of the track and locked up in the first turn after hitting the wall. Jake Little was running third before that moment and got a chance to compete for the lead with a one lap dash to the finish but Parga was too strong on the gas and finished the race and grabbed the big check.

$1,025 was up for the winner of the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks feature winner and Bobby Beiler once again took the checkered flag. Beiler, a regular winner in the division this season, battled through Jeremy Nichols, Guy Taylor and Terry Reed to win the night. Beiler, much like he always does, raced the top of the track and smoothly ran to the 15-lap victory.

Billy Knebel was in for a battle with three other drivers as he scored the win in the Pro Modifieds class. Kyle Helmick, Dalton Ewing and Zack Bunning were making things very close for Knebel but a caution flag re-set the field bumper-to-bumper and took away the momentum of the drivers behind him and Knebel finished off another feature.

Reece Saldana of Pittsboro, Indiana, made his first trip to Macon Speedway for the year a very memorable one as he passed Larry Drake, another Indiana driver, and won in the Micro Sprints, presented by Bailey Chassis. The pass came halfway through the race and Saldana zoomed through the rest of the race to the winner’s circle.

The Hornets finished off another show as Brady Reed took the trophy and the bonus money that his dad donated to the event. His dad, Joe Reed, finished behind him and scored the $100 bonus that he put up for the race results, as well.

Another solid night of racing featured over 100 racecars through the six divisions at Macon Speedway. As the track calms following two big programs, sister track Lincoln Speedway will roar to life with its UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program on Sunday. The Super Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds and the 305 Winged Sprint Cars will be on the show. Macon Speedway returns next Saturday with the Camfield Memorial race involving the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks and Hornets will be on the slate of action. 

Feature Results (Top 10’s) 

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

(1) 1 – Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H (2) 12 +10 Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 77R (3) 16 +13 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28 (4) 5 +1 Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 11D (5) 6 +1 Jacob Steinkoenig Highland, IL 24S (6) 11 +5 Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 10 (7) 14 +7 Robert Lee Sorento, IL 88 (8) 20 +12 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54 (9) 19 +10 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 (10) 15 +5 Clark Robertson Shelbyville, IL 35

DIRTcar Pro Late Models 

(1) 3 +2 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P (2) 5 +3 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J (3) 1 -2 Chase Osterhoff Kankakee, IL 130 (4) 6 +2 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10 (5) 8 +3 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville, IL 75 (6) 10 +4 Roben Huffman Midland City, IL 33H (7) 4 -3 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12 (8) 11 +3 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M (9) 16 +7 Chris Dick Deland, IL 22 (10) 9 -1 Jarod Shasteen Macon, IL 21

DIRTcar Pro Mods

(1) 3 +2 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 (2) 2 – Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27 (3) 1 -2 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X (4) 4 – Zack Bunning Decatur, IL Z (5) 10 +5 Cale Hartnagel Pocahontas, IL 29H (6) 11 +5 Ryan Timmons Centralia, IL 23 (7) 8 +1 Evan Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14E (8) 17 +9 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL 43 (9) 6 -3 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C (10) 15 +5 Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B

Archers Alley Street Stocks 

(1) 4 +3 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26 (2) 2 – Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL 67R (3) 8 +5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL T5 (4) 7 +3 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 122 (5) 6 +1 Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL 2Z (6) 12 +6 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4 (7) 3 -4 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur, IL 08 (8) 11 +3 Jaret Duff Maroa, IL 21 (9) 10 +1 Darrell Dick Monticello, IL 22 (10) 17 +7 Dustin Reed Decatur, IL 21R

DIRTcar Hornets 

(1) 3 Brady Reed Decatur, IL 32B (2) 5 Joe Reed Decatur, IL K9 (3) 4 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL E77 (4) 2 Mike Eskew Springfield, IL 21 (4) 9 Danny White, Villa Grove, IL 58W

Micros By Bailey Chassis 

(1) 3 +2 Reece Saldana Pittsboro, IN 17 (2) 4 +2 Tony Clifton Mt Zion, IL 23 (3) 12 +9 Alex Midkiff Belleville, IL 11 (4) 1 -3 Larry Drake Terre Haute, IN 97D (5) 2 -3 Jeff Beasley Urbana, IL 83 (6) 7 +1 Chad Baldwin Lincoln, IL 5B (7) 13 +6 Paul Day Atwood, IL 84 (8) 5 -3 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg, IL 55 (9) 15 +6 Jacob Tipton Decatur, IL 10 (10) 10 – John Barnard Sherman, IL 8B

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Macon Speedway Saturday Night Action to Feature Plenty of Extra Prize Money

(Macon, IL) After an outstanding night of racing on Thursday for the 40th running of the Herald & Review 100, officials are turning things around quickly for Saturday’s Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy night at the races. The event features the Diane Bennett Memorial, with approximately $10,000 in extra prize money on the line.

The event, in its second year, is in memory of longtime Macon Speedway scoring official Diane Bennett. Diane’s daughter, Kellie, spearheaded the effort in 2019 to bring a big race for Macon’s weekly classes.

Saturday’s action will see drivers racing for over $2500 to win in Pro Late Models as well as the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. The Archers Alley Street Stocks will race for $1000 to win, Pro Mods nearly $500 for top prize, and the Hornet winner will get a huge trophy and almost $400. The Micro winner share has also been boosted throughout the week.

The six division program will see pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁 ITS RACE DAY 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁

💰💰ATTENTION PRO LATE MODELS💰💰
Logan Jackson the winner of the 2 seater late model will be sponsoring his $300.00 to the fastest Late Model Qualifier!Thank you Logan for your support!

💰💰💰 ATTENTION MODIFIEDS 💰💰💰
Frank Benton the winner of the 2 seater modified will be sponsoring his $175.00 to the fastest Modified qualifier! Thank you Frank for your support!

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I WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR AMAZING SPONSORS SO FAR THIS YEAR FOR THE 2020 DIANE BENNETT MEMORIAL! THIS RACE IS GOING TO BE HUGE! THE SPONSORS MAKE IT POSSIBLE!! THANK YOU!

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IF YOU WANT TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS AWESOME LIST OF SPONSORS JUST GET AHOLD OF ME! ONLY $10.00 FOR A POSITION.

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Modifieds
1. Rockett Bennett Racing – $1000.00
1. Mike Harrison – $500.00
1. Atlas Lock Shop – Kathy Billingsley – $100.00
1. Vic’s Poker Peeps – $100.00
1. Leka Tree Service – $50.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00
2. Carolyn Johnson- Carter – $50.00
2. Vic’s Poker Peeps – $50.00
2. Rick & Ginger Dettling – $10.00
3. Leka Tree Service – $25.00
3. “KIRBY YOUR CAR GUY” – $10.00
4. Howard Nolen – $50.00
5. Standerfer Racing Team – Rodney Standerfer – $100.00
5. Bobby Bennett – $100.00
6. Brenda Bennett – $100.00
6. Howard Nolen – $50.00
6. Rob & Denise Bennett – $25.00
7. Hoosier Tire Midwest Terry Young $25.00
8. Y KNOT Trucking – Dyan & Mike Aubert – $250.00
9. Terri Moore – $10.00
10. J & J Motorsports – $25.00
11. Twoey Zehnacker- $25.00
11. Terri Moore – $10.00
12. Atlas Lock Shop – Kathy Billingsley – $25.00
12. Affordable Portable Slot car Track- $10.00
13. Atlas Lock Shop – Kathy Billingsley – $25.00
13. Megan Barnes and Ryan Likins – $10.00
13. Bearded Rebellion of Illinois – $10.00
14. Atlas Lock Shop – Kathy Billingsley – $25.00
14. Affordable Portable Slot car Track- $10.00
15. Atlas Lock Shop – Kathy Billingsley – $25.00
15. Terri Moore – $10.00

Frank Benton – Fast qualifier – $175.00

Amy Shelton and Gayle Harbison – Spring Green Lawn Care -$50.00 winner will roll a die and whatever it lands on 1-6 will win the $50.00

Jerry & Kelly Myers- $25.00 to the last finishing car in Modifieds

Pro Late Models
1. Rockett Bennett Racing – $1000.00
1. Chris Dick – $250.00
1. Billingsleys Auto – Thomas Billingsley – $100.00
1. Catherine Haack – $100.00
1. Vic’s Poker Peeps – $100.00
1. Kathy Buzz Wyer – $50.00
1. Jennifer Billingsley – $50.00
1. Jesse Reed “Bubba” – $50.00
1. Margret Bennett – $25.00
1. Leka Tree Service – $25.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00
2. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $100.00
2. Carolyn Johnson- Carter – $50.00
2. Vic’s Poker Peep’s – $50.00
2. Bendsen Signs- Matt Roush – $25.00
3. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $50.00
3. Leka Tree Service – $25.00
3. “KIRBY YOUR CAR GUY” – $10.00
4. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $50.00
4. Bendsen Signs- Matt Roush – $25.00
5. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $50.00
6. Catherine Haack – $100.00
6. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $50.00
6. Bendsen Signs- Matt Roush – $25.00
7. Illini Racing Supply Decatur Il. – $50.00
7. ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS/ ALLGAIER SHOCKS Terry Young – $25.00
7. Rick & Ginger Dettling – $10.00
8. Mackenzie Massey – $25.00
8. Bendsen Signs- Matt Roush – $25.00
8. Terri Moore – $10.00
9. Affordable Portable Slot car Track- $10.00
10. In memory of Steve Gant – Shelby Gant – $30.00
10. Affordable Portable Slot car Track- $10.00
11. Affordable Portable Slot car Track- $10.00
12. Terri Moore – $10.00
13. Megan Barnes & Ryan Likins – $10.00
13. Bearded Rebellion of Illinois – $10.00
14. Kyra & Chuck Carlson – $10.00
15. Everything Dirt Racing – $25.00

Logan Jackson – Fast Qualifier – $300.00

Kelly Logue- $30.00 Winner wil roll a die 1-6 whatever it lands on that driver will receive the $30.00

Jerry & Kelly Myers- $25.00 to the last finishing car in Pro Late Model

Hard Charger Award – Randee Reed – $50.00

Jeff Weddle of Weddle Performance Engines to the 2020 Diane Bennett Memorial Sponsorship list. Jeff will be sponsoring 1 55 gallon of Renegade Racing fuel. Plus 250 dollars off of machine work/ or Engine work to the Modified Hard Charger!

Then as well Pro Late Model class Winner of the feature will receive 1 55 gallon drum of E85. Plus 250 dollars off of machine work/ or Engine work.

In order to receive the giveaways you MUST have (2) 10x 20 decals visible. These will be available for purchase through Jeff Weddle tomorrow at Macon Speedway at the pit gate!

B – Modifieds
Hartung Enterprises- Curtis Hartung – $500.00 to the purse of the B Modified feature, it will be distributed equally throughout the field.

Zack Bunning – Zack Bunning Graphics will be sponsoring $200.00 to the B Modifieds. The winner will roll a die and whatever it lands on 1-6 will receive the $200.00!

Kevin Rench of Rench Trucking -Kevin will be sponsoring $200 to the B MODIFIEDS. $20.00 each to the 1-10 positions!

1. Zips Flowers by the Gates – $100.00 Dawn Gates
1. Jesse Reed “Bubba” $50.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00

Larry Bunning of Bunning Racing Parts and Fuel. Larry will be sponsoring 6 brand new fuel cans to the 6 last RUNNING PRO MODIFIED’S in the feature!

6. Rob & Denise Bennett – $25.00 to the 6th place finisher of the B Modified feature.

10. In memory of Steve Gant – Shelby Gant – $20.00 to the 10th place finisher B Modified feature.

14. In memory of Art & Pat Lynch – Jason Williamson – $25.00 to the 14th place finisher B modified feature.

Deb Galka Zehnacker – $25.00 – B Modified Hard Charger Award.

Jerry & Kelly Myers- $25.00 to the last finishing car in B Modifieds

Street stocks
1. SBM —$300
1. Y KNOT Trucking Dyan & Mike Aubert $250.00
1. Storm Beiler Racing – $100.00
1. Amy Shelton and Gayle Harbison – Spring Green Lawn Care – $50.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00
2. Storm Beiler Racing – $50.00
3. Storm Beiler Racing – $25.00
3. Leka Tree Service – $25.00
4. Storm Beiler Racing – $25.00
5. Adelynn Reed – $50.00
8. Skyler Maxwell – $25.00

One Sharp Image will be sponsoring $50.00 to Street Stocks. The feature winner will roll a die and whatever it lands on 1-6 will receive the $50.00

Dasenbrock Motorsports – $50.00 Hard Charger Award

One Sharp Image – Krystal Bennett -$50.00 Hard Charger Award

Jerry & Kelly Myers- $25.00 to the last finishing car in Street Stocks

Ray & Linda Thevenot – $20.00 to the last place in the Street Stock feature

Darrell Dick – WHAT UP DOG- $25.00 to each Street Stock heat winner and $25.00 to Street Stock B Main Winner

Hornets
1. Joe Reed – $200.00 & Trophy
1. Storm Beiler Racing – $50.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00
2. Joe Reed – $100.00
2. Storm Beiler Racing – $25.00
3. Joe Reed – $50.00
3. Storm Beiler Racing – $25.00
4. Joe Reed – $25.00
5. Joe Reed – $25.00
7. Jacob Reed – $25.00
8. Jeffery Reed Racing – $25.00

Micros

1. Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum- $100.00
1. Stephanie Helphrey at Bob Ridings Decatur – $25.00

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