Racing Specials & Fireworks To Celebrate Holiday Saturday At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is ready to go for Saturday night’s 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s presented by Decatur Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Six divisions will race with special 40 lap races for the Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models and Big 10 Modified. A fireworks display will light up the sky toward the end of the night.

Headlining the event will be a 40-lap feature event for the TOPLESS Big 10 Modifieds. The class will be running for Macon, Big 10, and national points all while running without the roof of the cars in the annual topless event. The race will pay $800 to win and $125 to start. Macon Speedway and Big 10-point leader, Rodney Standerfer, of Sullivan, IL, leads the field of Mods into town. Austin Lynn, Guy Taylor, Alan Crowder, Jarrett Stryker, and Tim Luttrell are others to watch fend off a hungry field of challengers.

The Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models are also ready for a 40-lap event paying $800 to win and $125 to start. Much like the Modifieds, one driver leads the Macon and Big Ten standings. That driver is Warrensburg, IL’s Dakota Ewing. Ewing has claimed Big 10 wins at Lincoln and Macon and will be looking for his third Saturday. Jose Parga, Blaise Baker, Rockett Bennett, Colby Eller, Dalton Ewing, and Ryan Miller are others fighting for top spots.

The DIRTcar Pro Mod class has veteran Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, at the top of the standings. Taylor has won four of the seven features, while Kevin Crowder sits second in points. Zach Taylor, Maxx Emerson, and Matt Milner round out the top five in points, entering Saturday’s event.

The point battle in the 51 Bistro Street Stock division is extremely close, much like last week’s exciting finish in the feature race. Terry Reed leads the standings over Bobby Beiler by just two points. Beiler finished second last week by mere inches as he made a great run on the inside lane challenging Nick Macklin for the win. Another exciting finish might be in store for Saturday’s action. Saturday’s race will be the final tuneup for the Street Stocks before next Saturday’s Bruce Dulgar Classic.

Jeremy Reed leads the points in the DIRTcar Hornet division by 30 over Tristin Quinlan. Reed has won three of the eight features this season but has had a bad luck streak as of late. Following the pair are Billy Mason, Taryn Page, and Brady Reed.

Rounding out this Saturday’s racing will be the Micros by Bailey Chassis. A lot of familiar young drivers are at the top of the standings with Aarik Andruskevitch, John Barnard, Hayden Harvey, Daryn Stark, and Collin Shain among them. The five teenage drivers have been strong all season.

At or toward the end of the racing program, a firework display will be held to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will take the green at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $18, while kids 11 and under are free.

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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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.


Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Sullivan IL 386 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 386 0
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 382 4
4 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 346 40
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 318 68
6 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 316 70
7 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 316 70
8 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 300 86
9 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 280 106
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 266 120

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 450 0
2 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 378 72
3 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 378 72
4 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 374 76
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 368 82
6 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 342 108
7 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 322 128
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 298 152
9 34 Eric Doran Clinton IL 274 176
10 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 206 244

DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 408 0
2 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 370 38
3 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 360 48
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 328 80
5 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 310 98
6 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 304 104
7 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 290 118
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 226 182
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 184 224
10 33 Josh Robb Mt.zion IL 180 228

51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 448 0
2 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 446 2
3 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 386 62
4 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 346 102
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 336 112
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 330 118
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 324 124
8 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 234 214
9 J98 Jordan Smith Argenta IL 232 216
10 57 Kyle Suddarth Macon IL 232 216

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 0
2 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 404 30
3 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 368 66
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 344 90
5 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 288 146
6 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 184 250
7 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 176 258
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 120 314
9 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 116 318
10 G3 Mike Gossett Decatur IL 112 322

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