Daily Archive: July 12, 2014

Jul 12

Vandermeersch fires way to Sportsman Topless 40 win during Miles Chevy Fireman’s Ball

 Miles

 MACON, Ill. – A Springfield firefighter took home the big win during Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball Saturday at Macon Speedway.

Dennis Vandermeersch, a well-known, long-time driver as well as multi-time track champion and Springfield Mile Sportsman Nationals Champion, took the lead from Zach Rhodes and fought off Nick Macklin en route to the winner’s circle in Sportsman Topless 40 when the cars raced without a roof.

Danny Smith blew past Curt Rhodes and Guy Taylor to snag the checkered flag in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds. His racecar was locked into the bottom of the dirt track and took the win away from Rhodes, who had side-by-side racing with Taylor through the majority of the 20 laps.

Bobby Beiler once again reached victory lane and took home the $500 first place prize in the Big Ten Series Street Stock race. Terry Reed finished a distant second with Greg Osman third.

Dave Baugh was the feature winner in the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series, as open-wheel racing returned to Macon Speedway.  Jeremy Reed returned from a broken arm to win in the Outlaw Hornets and Dean Holt snatched the win in the Stock Hornet class. BJ Deal of Brownstown won his first B-Mod feature at Macon Speedway.

Dawn Reynolds charged through the field to win the Bud Light Ladies Night race among the gals from Starship Billiards. Holly Vinson was second. They both advanced to the Bud Light Ladies Night championship to join Jenny Cramer and Dana Damery of Rocco’s on Sept. 13. Woody’s (Aug. 9) and Pop’s Place (Aug. 30) will also compete to earn spots in the championship.

Stephanie Bender was third in the race with the Starship girls, followed by Sarah Griffith and Sunzie Davis.

Next Saturday, Kid’s Castle Night features Big Ten Series late models, and the B.G. Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor Race is renamed after one of the city’s leaders, who passed away last summer. Nevitt is the defending champion of the race,, and pastors will hop into hornets to race and thrill their congregations.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

 

 

MACON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Sportsman Topless 40 – 1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 4. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 5. Dustin Mounce (Pontiac), 6. Doug Nevill (Dawson), 7. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 8. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 9. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 10. Tom Graham (Stonington), 11. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 12. Nick Justice (Harristown), 13. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 14. Cody Wickline (Assumption)

 

Billingsley Towing Modifieds – 1. Danny Smith (Argenta), 2. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Rick Lowe (Springfield), 8. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 9. Dakota Ewing, 10. Lark Robertson (Shelbyville).

 

Big Ten Street Stocks – 1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Greg Osman (Macon), 4. Thomas Reich (Springfield), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. Darrell Dick (Bloomington), 9. Luke Force (Argenta), 10. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 11.Roy Magee II (Springfield), 12. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 13. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 14. George Ewing (Warrensburg), 15. Nick Justice (Harristown)

 

Illinois Lightning Sprint Series – 1. Dave Baugh, 2. Gedd Ross, 3. Andy Baugh, 4. Austin Archdale, 5. Brent Burrows, 6. Lucas Eastin, 7. Jake Sollenberger, 8. Larry Eastin, 9. Terry Bolen, 10. TJ Bolen

 

Outlaw Hornets – 1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Rickey Carriker, 3. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 5. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 6. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 7. Brian Deavers (Bloomington), 8. Vernon Carlow (Springfield), 9. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 10. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 11. Steven Stine (Stonington), 12. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 13. Victor Overlin, 14. Nick Matherly (Decatur), 15. Dillon Justice (Harristown)

 

B-Mods – 1. BJ Deal (Brownstown), 2. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 3. Thomas Reich (Springfield), 4. Jeff Gill (Shelbyville), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Mitch Ringler, 7. Terry Reed (Decatur)

 

Stock Hornets –1. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 2. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 3. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 4. William Deavers (Bloomington), 5. Luke Wright (Lincoln), 6. Alan Salmons, 7. Josh Bright (Decatur), 8. Victor Overlin, Jr., 9. Kenneth Reed (Decatur), 10. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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Jul 12

Macon Speedway is racing tonight with Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball, Sportsman Topless 40

Miles

MACON, Ill. — Macon Speedway is racing Saturday night with the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball featuring the Sportsman Topless 40 and the Big Ten Series Street Stocks. Also, Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103 hosts Starship Billiards.

Firefighters with badge/ID plus their families all receive half-rice admission. We will recognize the firefighters during the program to thank them for their service to our communities. Macon Speedway will run seven classes with Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, the Sportsman Topless 40, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also racing. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7. Tickets are only $12 for general admission.

Sisters of Speed

All ladies are admitted for half price. Check out the race buckets. For just $20, you get a bucket, five cans of Bud Light or Bud plus the ice to keep it all cold during that hot racing on the track. Now, that’s a party to make it great summer night in the Macon Speedway grandstands. With so many ladies in the crowd, it’s a fabulous night for guys to head to the track. Look for giveaways from Budweiser. There’s some really cool merchandise, from sunglasses to T-shirts, coozies and party beads.

At the track, keep an eye out for those ladies from Starship Billiards. They will be handing out coupons good for a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal. Also, take your Macon Speedway ticket stub or wristband to Starship Billiards from Sunday, July 13 to Saturday, July 19, for one hour of free pool.

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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Jul 12

Macon Speedway preparing for Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball but check back for updates

Miles

 MACON, Ill. — After an overnight thunderstorm, Macon Speedway was proceeding with preparations Saturday for the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball featuring the Sportsman Topless 40 and the Big Ten Series Street Stocks. Also, Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103 hosts Starship Billiards.

Call 217-764-300 or go to Maconracing.com for updates on track conditions and weather throughout the day.

Firefighters with badge/ID plus their families all receive half-rice admission. We will recognize the firefighters during the program to thank them for their service to our communities. Macon Speedway will run seven classes with Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, the Sportsman Topless 40, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, B-Mods and Illinois Lightning Sprint Series also racing. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7. Tickets are only $12 for general admission.

Sisters of Speed

All ladies are admitted for half price. Check out the race buckets. For just $20, you get a bucket, five cans of Bud Light or Bud plus the ice to keep it all cold during that hot racing on the track. Now, that’s a party to make it great summer night in the Macon Speedway grandstands. With so many ladies in the crowd, it’s a fabulous night for guys to head to the track. Look for giveaways from Budweiser. There’s some really cool merchandise, from sunglasses to T-shirts, coozies and party beads.

At the track, keep an eye out for those ladies from Starship Billiards. They will be handing out coupons good for a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal. Also, take your Macon Speedway ticket stub or wristband to Starship Billiards from Sunday, July 13 to Saturday, July 19, for one hour of free pool.

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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