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Apr 20

What’s coming up at Macon Speedway

 

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MACON, Ill. — There’s a lot happening over the next few days at Macon Speedway, so let’s give you a quick run down.
– On Saturday, April 26, Macon Speedway hosts the popular POWRi Series for midgets and outlaw micros. Rising star Christopher Bell leads the Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings with 760 points. Tanner Thorson is second with 600, followed by defending series champ Zach Daum of Pocahantas, Ill., with 590.
Macon Speedway will also host UMP Billingsley Towing modifieds, UMP street stocks, UMP outlaw hornets and stock hornets.
– On Thursday, May 1, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series make their first-ever appearance at legendary Macon Speedway for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. Speedway personnel expect a large crowd that will arrive early, so gates will open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 7.
The 100-lapper pays a whopping $12,000 to win and $1,000 to start the feature. The spectacle of watching the 800-horsepower super late models fly around the historic high-banked fifth-mile is something that’s not to be missed.
NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will race UMP modifieds that will also draw a talented field with $1,000 to win and $100 to start the feature.
– On Saturday, May 3, Macon Speedway will unveil the first in a series of Bud Light Ladies Nights. The main attraction will be women racing while representing area bars. A champion will be crowned in September. There will be beer specials, giveaways and plenty of fun.
– Stay tuned for more from Macon Speedway, where we’ve been racing since 1946.

 

 

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Apr 19

Reed gets in the groove to snag Big Ten street stocks series opener, big payday

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          MACON – One week after missing the setup on his UMP street stock, Gene Reed of Blue Mound stuck his car down low to grab the Midwest Big Ten Series street stock opener at Macon Speedway Saturday night.

Reed started fifth among 19 cars in the 20-lap street stock feature, and he kept his car in the low groove. It  allowed him to march to the front and take the $500 first-place prize.

“I’ll take it however I can get it,’’ said Reed, the defending Macon Speedway street stock champ. “I knew it was going to stack up in the front. They went to the top, and I stuck on the bottom.’’

In the season opener the previous weekend, Reed’s setup was off, and it sent his left front tire to jump in the air coming off the corner. He eventually finished third.

“I feel like I gave one away last week,’’ Reed said.

The Big Ten Series is a 10-race tour to four tracks. They will race five times overall at Macon Speedway and return stock car racing to the Christian County Fair in Taylorville after a long absence. Big Ten street stocks also battle at Jacksonville Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.

In other feature events, John Beck scored his first feature win at Macon Speedway in a UMP late model.  David Crawley Jr. of Decatur won in UMP Billingsley Towing modifieds.  Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville captured the sportsman race, and Garth Luka of Blue Mound took the stock hornets victory.

Billy Brickley won the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series feature. Brian Deavers of Bloomington of captured the UMP outlaw feature.

It was a great night of racing under the lights. Fans enjoyed Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night, when they are allowed on the track to check out the cars up close and personal. It’s almost like a free pit pass.

More than 60 kids made their way to the CEFCU Kid’s Club, and 3-year-old CEFCU Kid’s Club member Corbin Henderson joined the folks on the flagstand.

On Saturday, April 26, the wildly popular POWERi midgets and micros make their first of five appearances at Macon Speedway this season. They are joined by Billingsley Towing UMP modifieds, UMP street stocks, UMP outlaw hornets and stock hornets.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7.

 

Macon Speedway results

Saturday, April 19

 

UMP Midwest Big Ten Series street stocks – 1. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Jeremiah Hadley, 6. Brandon Eskew, 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. Greg Osman (Macon), 9. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 10. Lance Johnson (Kenney), 11. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 12. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 13. Luke Force (Argenta), 14. Jeff Reed Sr. (Blue Mound), 15. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 16. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 17. Jeffery Reed Jr. (Blue Mound), 18. Shane Ewing (Decatur), 19. Brandon Dick (Decatur).

UMP late models – 1. John Beck (Springfield), 2. Joseph Hughes (Springfield), 3. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 4. Jeff Beyers (Pana), 5. Kyle VanDorn (New Berlin), 6. Andrew Barnes, 7. Jake Little (Springfield), 8. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 9. Ryan Little (Springfield).

UMP modifieds – 1. David Crawley Jr. (Decatur). 2.Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Nick O’Dell (Kannapolis, N.C.), 6. Zach Bunning (Decatur), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 9. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 10. John Bernard, 11. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 12. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 13. Matt Goulden (Springfield), 14. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 15. Jeff Ray, 16. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 17. Jeff Graham (Stonington).

Sportsman – 1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 4. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Bob Sidener (Springfield), 7. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 8. Tom Graham (Stonington), 9. James Farley III (Springfield).

UMP outlaw hornets – 1. Brian Deavers (Bloomington), 2. John Bright Jr. (Decatur), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 5. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 6. Steven Stine (Stonington), 7. Victor Overlin. 8. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 9. Mike Eskew (Williamsville), 10. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 11. Vernon Carlow (Springfield), 12. Terry Myers.

Stock hornets – 1. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 2. Benjamin McChristy (Mount Zion), 3. Joseph McChristy (Mount Zion), 4. William Deavers (Bloomington), 5. Brian Offer (Springfield), 6. Derek Peters (Pana), 7. Mike McChristy (Mount Zion), 8. Dean Holt (Mount Zion), 9. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 10. Victor Overlin Jr., 11. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 12. Josh Bright (Decatur), 13. Billy Justice Jr., 14. Pat Arthur, 15. Paul Peters, 16. Quintin Tippitt.

Illinois Lighting Sprints – 1. Billy Brickley, 2. Austin Archdale (Brimfield), 3. Jud Ross (Havana), 4. Jacob Sollemberger (Canton), 5. Andrew Funk (Morton).

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Apr 19

Street stocks grab spotlight at Macon Speedway in Big Ten Series opener with $500 to win

MACON, Ill. – The street stocks division takes over the spotlight tonight (Saturday, April 19) when the Midwest Big Ten Series season opener runs the high banks at Macon Speedway for a big payday. The ultra-competitive, action-packed division roars onto the fifth-mile oval to race for $500 to win in the first event of a 10-race season spread over four tracks.

The Big Ten Series will race five times at Macon Speedway and bring stock car racing back to the Christian County Fair in Taylorville, where the street stocks and hornets take top billing in the Larry’s Service Center Twin 25’s in July. The series also races at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.

Tonight, the pits will be loaded with street stocks cars and drivers excited for the series, the opener and the big prize money.

Macon Speedway also hosts UMP Late models for their final tuneup before the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, the 100-lapper in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The local aces not only want to win tonight but also want to get their cars dialed in before the national stars and regional hot shoes arrive on May 1 for the $12,000 to win event that will pack the grandstands.

UMP modifieds, sportsman, UMP outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also race at Macon Speedway tonight. It’s Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night. The CEFCU Kid’s Club meets for the first time for kids 11 and under. The Easter Bunny will also be here to meet the kids and give out some treats.

Pits open at 4 p.m. The gates swing open at 5, and racing starts at 7.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by promoter Bob Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

 

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Apr 18

Late models face final tuneup at Macon Speedway Saturday before St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

 

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MACON, Ill. – It’s a big night of racing for the UMP late models at Macon Speedway Saturday. After a stirring duel in Big Ten Series late models last weekend, the high-powered racers return to the high-banked fifth-mile oval along with Big Ten Series street stocks.

The late models face an important time on the track, because not only is it another popular late model night at Macon Speedway but also the last chance the local drivers get a chance to dial in their cars prior to the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on May 1. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 pays $12,000 to win, and that battle will take place between the national starts, the regional hot shoes and the Macon Speedway local aces who want to find a spot in the field.

The first-place prize isn’t the only big payday in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. It also pays $1,000 to start the 100-lap feature. So the drivers who call Macon Speedway home will take aim on getting into the field, then making a run for the big money.

That’s why the seat time on Macon Speedway Saturday became so important. The talented local drivers want to get a final shakedown before the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series arrives in town. Last weekend, Ryan Little held off defending Big Ten champ Steve Sheppard Jr. for the feature win in a thrilling battle that brought the crowd to its feet.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7. Macon Speedway will also race Billingsley Towing modifieds, sportsman, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series.

It’s also Driver/Sponsor Appreciation Night at Macon Speedway. CEFCU Kid’s Club will  entertain kids 11 years old and younger. The club is free and meets roughly once a month. A themed “party’’ is set for each and every month so kids can play and learn. The Easter Bunny will also play with the kids.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by promoter Bob Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

 

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Apr 16

Big Ten Series street stocks, hornets roar into Christian County Fair in July for Twin 25′s

 

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MACON, Ill. – Track Enterprises, Inc., plans to rev up the Christian County Fair with stock car racing on the quarter-mile fairgrounds dirt track in Taylorville. The fair gets some extra horsepower when Midwest Big Ten Series UMP street stocks and UMP outlaw hornets roar into town on July 24 as Larry’s Service Center presents the Twin 25’s.

The two competitive divisions are excited to headline the show, so the drivers won’t hold anything back while racing for the victory in front of the big Christian County Fair crowd in a pair of 25-lappers. The street stocks will battle for $500 to win while the hornets race for a $200 first-place prize.

“I’m excited to bring the street stocks and hornets to the Christian County Fair,’’ said Bob Sargent, the Macon Speedway promoter and Track Enterprises president. “The street stocks will be in the midst of the intense Big Ten Series for a huge prize fund, and the hornets always put on an action-packed show because they don’t worry about banging doors.’’

The street stocks race is part of the Big Ten Series, a 10-event campaign with races also at Macon (Ill.) Speedway, Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway as drivers battle for a $3,000 prize fund. The street stock loyalty promotion includes larger payouts to the feature winner. At the end of the 10-race series, driver points accumulated will determine the Midwest Big Ten Series champion. The overall champ earns $1,000, and the payouts continue through the top 10.

The series opens Saturday at Macon Speedway in a race that pays $500 to win.

The thrilling Macon Speedway schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Night of Stars, planned for May 26 and another date the second week of June. NASCAR stars such as Macon Speedway co-owner Tony Stewart make an appearance to sign autographs and take to the dirt. The track also has two premier late model shows on the 2014 schedule. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are ready to race here for the first time on May 1 for a $12,000 first-place prize. The UMP Summernational tour hits Macon Speedway for the Herald-Review 100 on July 10.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

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April 19 – Macon Speedway

May 3 – Macon Speedway

May 16 – Lincoln Speedway

June 8 – Jacksonville Speedway

June 20 – Lincoln Speedway

June 21 – Macon Speedway

July 24 – Christian County Fair (Taylorville)

Aug. 22 – Jacksonville Speedway

Aug. 23 – Macon Speedway

Aug. 30 – Macon Speedway

 

 

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Apr 15

Big Ten Series street stocks race for $500 prize on Driver-Sponsor Appreciation Night

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MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway keeps finding another gear as the racing season picks up speed. One week after holding its season opener, the legendary high-banked fifth-mile dirt oval hosts Midwest Big Ten Series street stocks on Saturday, April 19 in the first night of a 10-race tour. Big Ten street stocks will be gunning for a $500 first-place prize in the series opener.

In the inaugural season, Big Ten Series street stocks will hold five races at Macon Speedway, more than any other track during the series. Macon Speedway also hosts Big Ten street stocks on May 3, June 21, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. The series will travel to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and bring stock car racing back to the Christian County Fair in Taylorville on July 24.

Gene Reed of Blue Mound won the street stocks championship at Macon Speedway last season, but Macon native Greg Osman claimed the victory in street stocks at the Macon Speedway season opener last week.

In other action on April 19, Macon Speedway will also race late models, Billingsley Towing modifieds, sportsman, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series. Ryan Little of Springfield held off reigning series champ Steve Sheppard Jr. in Big Ten Series late models in the Macon Speedway season opener.

It’s also Driver/Sponsor Appreciation Night at Macon Speedway. CEFCU Kid’s Club will  entertain kids 11 years old and younger. The club is free and meets roughly once a month. A themed “party’’ is set for each and every month so kids can play and learn.

There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny, and he will lead the kids on an Easter Egg hunt. So bring the entire family out for a night at the races.

Pits open at 4 pm. Gates swing open at 5 and racing starts at 7.

The thrilling Macon Speedway schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Night of Stars, planned for May 26 and another date the second week of June. NASCAR stars such as Macon Speedway co-owner Tony Stewart make an appearance to sign autographs and take to the dirt. The track also has two premier late model shows on the 2014 schedule. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are ready to race here for the first time on May 1 for a $12,000 first-place prize. The UMP Summernational tour hits Macon Speedway for the Herald-Review 100 on July 10.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

 

 

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Apr 14

Sheppard grabs narrow lead after opening weekend in Midwest Big Ten Series late models

 

 

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MACON, Ill. – Steve Sheppard Jr. almost rallied to steal the win at Macon Speedway Saturday night that would have completed a weekend sweep, but the New Berlin driver settled for a first place and a close second to take the Midwest Big Ten Series lead in late models after the first two races in the 10-event tour.

Sheppard charged to the lead following a tough battle Friday night in the Big Ten late models opener at Jacksonville Speedway, then tried to come from behind at Macon Speedway but couldn’t quite catch winner Ryan Little in a stirring duel that brought the fans to their feet on a gorgeous Saturday night. Little’s lead evaporated because of a late bobble, but he held on for the close victory in the 30-lap feature.

Sheppard is the reigning Big Ten late models champ, and he left the weekend with 118 points to take a narrow lead in the points standings. Little, of Pleasant Plains, finished third at Jacksonville Speedway in the series opener before holding off Sheppard at Macon Speedway to score 116 points. A driver’s top eight finishes among the 10 races will count toward the championship.

Big Ten Series late models return to action at Macon Speedway on May 10 for the third race in a series that will also visit Lincoln Speedway and Quincy Raceways.

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Points standings (through April 12)

  1. Steve Sheppard Jr. (New Berlin) 118
  2. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains) 116
  3. Matt Taylor (Springfield) 110
  4. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains) 104
  5. John Beck (Springfield) 100
  6. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains) 98
  7. Keith Vandorn (New Berlin) 86
  8. Justin Reed (Collinsville) 58
  9. Roger Brickler (Springfield) 50
  10. Adam Mefford (Jacksonville) 48

 

 

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Apr 14

Midwest Big Ten Series street stocks opener features big 1st-place prize at Macon Speedway

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MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway announces the inaugural season of the Midwest Big Ten Series for UMP street stocks and a huge first-place prize in the Big Ten street stocks opener at Macon Speedway on Saturday, April 19. The 10-race series will also travel to Christian County Fair (Taylorville, Ill.), Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Ill.) and Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.) as drivers battle for a $3,000 point fund.

The Big Ten street stocks winner will earn $500 at Macon Speedway Saturday night.

The street stocks loyalty promotion includes larger payouts to the feature winner. At the end of the 10-race series, driver points will determine the Big Ten Series champion. The overall champion earns $1,000, and the payouts continue through the top 10. Big Ten Series street stocks include dates at Macon Speedway on April 19, May 3, June 21, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. The series races at the Christian County Fair in Taylorville on July 24.

Gene Reed of Blue Mound captured the Macon Speedway street stocks championship last year, but Macon native Greg Osman won the street stocks feature at Macon Speedway’s opener on April 12.

“Macon Speedway has a talented group of drivers in the street stocks division, and it’s great to see them battle against racers from other local tracks,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “Macon Speedway knows that without our drivers, we couldn’t succeed. This program is a way to give back to the racers who call Macon Speedway home.’’

The thrilling Macon Speedway schedule includes a pair of NASCAR Night of Stars, planned for May 26 and another date the second week of June. NASCAR stars such as Macon Speedway co-owner Tony Stewart make an appearance to sign autographs and take to the dirt. The track also has two premier late model shows on the 2014 schedule. The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are ready to race here for the first time on May 1 for a $12,000 first-place prize. The UMP Summernational tour hits Macon Speedway for the Herald-Review 100 on July 10.

Macon Speedway is one of the Midwest’s most famous dirt racing facilities. Co-owned by Sargent and NASCAR stars Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace and Stewart, the track is a fan favorite for the layout that creates plenty of wheel-to-wheel action. Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 data rates may apply.

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Street stocks

April 19 – Macon Speedway

May 3 – Macon Speedway

May 16 – Lincoln Speedway

June 8 – Jacksonville Speedway

June 20 – Lincoln Speedway

June 21 – Macon Speedway

July 24 – Christian County Fair (Taylorville)

Aug. 22 – Jacksonville Speedway

Aug. 23 – Macon Speedway

Aug. 30 – Macon Speedway

 

 

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Apr 13

Little holds off Sheppard for Big Ten Series late model win in Macon Speedway opener

MACON – Ryan Little had more than a pain in the neck, but he held on to win the Midwest Big Ten Series late model victory at Macon Speedway Saturday. Little, of Pleasant Plains, held off Steve Sheppard Jr., for the win after Little suffered an injury the previous night.
“I almost didn’t come because I hurt my neck last night in Jacksonville,’’ Little said.
Sheppard, of New Berlin, won the first Big Ten race in Jacksonville Friday and nearly stole the victory when Little bobbled late in the 30-lap feature event. Matt Taylor of Springfield finished third.
Cory Daugherty of Blue Mound took the win in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds. Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville finished first in the Sportsman race.
Greg Osman of Macon grabbed the win in the Street Stock class. Jeremy Reed of Decatur claimed the win in Outlaw Hornets. Garrett Lewis of Decatur won Stock Hornets, and Ethan Schnapp of Springfield won the first B-mod race.
RESULTS
UMP Late Models: 1-Ryan Little (Springfield), 2-Steve Sheppard, Jr.( New Berlin), 3-Matt Taylor (Springfield), 4-Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 5-Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 6-Roger Brickler (Springfield), 7-John Beck (Springfield), 8-Kenny Van Dorn (New Berlin), 9-Jeff Beyers (Pana), 10-Joseph Hughes (Pleasant Plains)
UMP Modifieds: 1-Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 2-Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 3-Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4-Steve Ewing (Decatur), 5-Danny Smith (Argenta), 6-Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 7-Jeff Ray (Springfield), 8-Jeff Graham (Stonington), 9-Russ Coultas (Bluffs), 10-Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville)
UMP Sportsman: 1-Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2-Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3-Jim Farley III (Springfield), 4-Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 5-Tom Graham (Stonington), 6-Bob Sidener (Springfield), 7-Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8-Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 9-Doug Nevill, 10-Scott Landers (Taylorville)
UMP Street Stocks: 1-Greg Osman (Macon), 2-Kyle Waters (Oreana), 3-Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4-Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5-Terry Reed (Decatur), 6-Darrell Dick (Bloomington), 7-Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8-Luke Force (Decatur), 9-Jeremiah Hoadley (Forsyth), 10-Bobby Eskew (Lake Fork)
UMP B-Mod: 1-Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 2-Josh Robb (Blue Mound), 3-Terry Reed (Decatur), 4-Nick Justice (Harristown)
UMP Outlaw Hornets: 1-Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2-Dillon Justice (Harristown), 3-Jared Matherly (Decatur), 4-John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 5-Michael Gossett (Decatur), 6-Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7-Tharen Reno (Springfield), 8-Steven Stine (Stonington) 9-Mike Eskew (Williamsville), 10-Vernon Carlow (Springfield)
UMP Stock Hornets: 1-Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 2-Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 3-Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4-Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 5-Kenneth Reed (Decatur), 6-Quintin Tippitt, 7-Josh Bright (Decatur), 8-Pat Arthur, 9-Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 10-Garth Luka (Blue Mound)

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Apr 12

Macon Speedway opens with Big Ten late models Saturday after Sheppard wins tour’s first race

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MACON – Reigning Midwest Big Ten Series late model champion Steve Sheppard Jr., of New Berlin is already picking up where he left off last season. Sheppard heads to Macon Speedway Saturday night (April 12) after winning the first race of the series Friday.

Macon Speedway opens its 69th season by featuring Big Ten Series late models. The program also includes Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and the first appearance at the historic track by the B-Mods.

After sitting third early in the feature at Jacksonville Speedway, Sheppard forced his way into the lead following a strong battle with Brian Dively and Justin Reed. Dively, who went wheel to wheel with Sheppard last season, traded paint with Sheppard before the champ made his move, and it looks like that’s a battle that may get intense this season.

Little finished second but Dively fell through the pack to end up 10th.

Macon Speedway hosts racing for the 69th seasons. The 2014 schedule features two NASCAR Night of the Stars where NASCAR drivers are available for autographs and pictures before competing with the local favorites. The track also hosts two premier late model events with the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on May 1 and the Herald & Review 100 on July 10 as part of the UMP Summernationals

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles. For more information, call 217-764-3000 or follow Macon Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). To join the Macon Speedway text service, just text  MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.

 

 

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