Daily Archive: July 2, 2014

Jul 02

Big Ten Street Stocks race rained out in June at Macon Speedway rescheduled for July 12

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MACON, Ill. – The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks event rained out on June 21 at Macon Speedway has been rescheduled on July 12 during Miles Chevrolet Night, when the program also features the Sportsman Topless 40 and the gals from Starship Billiards racing on Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103.

Bobby Beiler leads Terry Reed by two points heading into the race at Macon Speedway on July 12. Kyle Waters is third in the standings, followed by Gene Reed.

The Big Ten Street Stocks is a 10-race tour spread over four tracks. The competitive, wheel to wheel series also races at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and the Christian County Fair in Taylorville, when Larry’s Service Center presents the Triple 25’s on the quarter-mile dirt track.

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 can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may 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.

 

 

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Jul 02

Skeff Distributing presents Christmas in July Toy Drive at Macon Speedway

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MACON, Ill. – Everybody likes the feeling of giving during the holiday season. It’s the best present of them all. So Macon Speedway is glad to provide the opportunity in the middle of summer as Skeff Distributing presents the Christmas in July Toy Drive Saturday during a night of hot racing at the famed fifth-mile high-banked dirt oval.

By bringing an unopened toy for donation, adults receive $2 off general admission, reducing the price of the ticket to just $10. Prarieland ABATE will help collect the toys and deliver them to needy children during the Christmas season. Helping a needy child is a good feeling, no matter the time of year.

Be on the lookout for free Budweiser merchandise from Skeff Distributing. Macon Speedway fans like to cool off with the popular race buckets. For only $20, fans can purchase five cold Bud/Bud Lights and all the ice to keep them cold. For just $15, refill the buckets with five more beers and ice. It’s a party made for the Macon Speedway grandstands.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and Beach House Mini-Sprints will also race. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7.

IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free.

Circle your calendar for the 34th running of the Herald-Review 100 at Macon Speedway on July 10. The cars and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals make their appearance to race in the $5,000 to win event that’s a highlight of summer in Central Illinois. Tickets are sold on the day of the race. Camping is also available.

Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua Missile, is the defending race champion, and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin won the Summer National title last season, so local race fans are geared up to see the area’s drivers protect their turf during the door-to-door, dirt-slinging action.

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 can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may 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.

 

 

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Jul 02

Pierce pulls off late slide job to score Summer Nationals win at Belle-Claire Tuesday

BELLEVILLE, Ill.  Bobby Pierce was one of three different drivers to control the top stop Tuesday night at Belle-Claire Speedway, as he made a daring pass on Shannon Babb with four laps to go to claim the lead and the $5,000 checkered flag, his first of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season.

 Reigning Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard captured the pole position, with Randy Korte starting on his outside. Bobby Pierce started just behind them in the third position.

On the first lap, Korte would slingshot around Sheppard, keeping the pole-sitter from leading a single lap all night. Korte led the most laps of the night as he controlled the top spot for the first 17 laps of the 40-lap feature.  Korte eventually was chased down by a charging Pierce and Shannon Babb, who started the race in the fourth position.

 Pierce made his way to the lead but couldn’t pull away from Babb, as he led only seven laps before Babb grabbed the lead on lap 25. Babb looked as if he would capture his third win of the season with ease after securing the top spot and leading the next 11 laps.

Unfortunately for Babb, Pierce had just enough left in his car to surge his way back to the front and challenge the leader for the win. Pierce would not be denied the victory as he caught and passed Babb with a thrilling, go-for-broke slide job on lap 36. Pierce held off Babb for the remaining four laps, capturing the victory at Belle-Claire Speedway.

 “When you’re leading the race and then you end up losing it, no matter what you have to do, you wanna get that lead back,” said the 17-year-old Pierce. “I had a couple of good corners right in a row there, I caught Babb, and I knew that [a slider] was the only chance I had.”

 Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, and Randy Korte rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Pierce, Babb, Korte, and Sheppard.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Claire Speedway; Belleville, Ill; July 2, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce ($5,000), 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 5. 0-Randy Korte, 6. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 7. 24T-Matt Taylor, 8. 81-Brian Shirley, 9. 10-Daryn Klein, 10. 6K-Michael Kloos, 11. 1S-Rick Salter, 12. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 13. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 14. 1M-Jim Moon, 15. 28B-John Beck, 16. 27S-Mike Schulte, 17. T4-Adam Tischhauser, 18. 20-Alan Westling, 19. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 20. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 21. 29W-Brian Divley, 22. 30V-Mark Voigt.

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