Daily Archive: August 9, 2014

Aug 09

Crawley wins tuneup Saturday before Sportsman Nationals at Illinois State Fair next weekend

MACON—It was a solid night of racing at Macon Speedway even though the clouds looked unfavorable for any dirt track racing on Saturday.

 

In the final tune-up for the Springfield Mile Sportsman Nationals, Dave Crawley, Jr. took the win. It was a close finish but he had the checkered flag in hand at the end of the 15 laps.

 

Chad Evans took the top spot in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as he held off Cory Daugherty and Guy Taylor for the win, his first of the season.

 

In the Street Stock feature, Terry Reed took the lead in the early goings on a miscue by multi-time feature winner Bobby Beiler and refused to lose as Nick Justice closed in but finished second.

 

An appearance by the Beach House Mini Sprints helped bring Aaron Andruskevitch into victory lane. The Riverton native blew away the competition during the long series of green flag laps.

 

BJ Deal made it two-in-a-row in the B-Mods as the Brownstown native was locked in from the bottom side of the speedway.

 

And in the Outlaw Hornets, Adam Webb, the defending National Hornet Champion, won over Thad Gee. Garth Luka once again dominated in the Stock Hornet class.

 

In the Bud Light Ladies Night event, Laurel Phipps and Brianna Livingston were the top two drivers to come out of the five-car, five-lap race to advance to the Ladies Night Championship in September. The ladies racing were representing Woody’s Bar.

 

A full weekend of racing is scheduled next weekend as Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises host annual events at the Illinois State Fair and Macon Speedway. First, Saturday afternoon at the State Fair, the USAC Silver Crown cars along with Sportsman Nationals heat races. Then, Saturday night at Macon Speedway, POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints will race double features to make up the events rained out earlier this season. The stock car classes running are the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks and the Outlaw & Stock Hornets. Finally, on the final day of the Illinois State Fair, the Sportsman Nationals Feature event plus the ARCA stock cars.

 

BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODIFIEDS—1. CHAD EVANS (MATTOON), 2. CORY DAUGHERTY (BLUE MOUND), 3. GUY TAYLOR (SPRINGFIELD), 4. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD), 5. DAVID CRAWLEY, JR. (DECATUR), 6. NORM WOOD (SULLIVAN), 7. ERIC HAMILTON (MACON), 8. JOE STRAWKAS (BUFFALO), 9. JEFF GRAHAM (STONINGTON), 10. RANDY HUFFMAN (MAROA), 11. RICK LOWE (SPRINGFIELD), 12. RODNEY STANDERFER (GERMANTOWN), 13. DAKOTA EWING (DECATUR), 14. CLARK ROBERTSON (SHELBYVILLE), 15. DANNY SMITH (ARGENTA), 16. ALAN CROWDER (ELWIN), 17. JAMES EDENS (BREESE), 18. WILSON PRATER

 

STREET STOCKS—1. TERRY REED (DECATUR), 2. NICK JUSTICE (HARRISTOWN), 3. GEORGE EWING (WARRENSBURG), 4. BLAKE SHELLY (OAKLEY), 5. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 6. LARRY RUSSELL, JR. (HARRISTOWN), 7. GREG OSMAN (MACON), 8. KYLE WATERS (OREANA), 9. BOBBY BEILER (BLUE MOUND), 10. BRIAN DASENBROCK (DECATUR), 11. ROY MAGEE II (SPRINGFIELD), 12. DUSTIN REED (DECATUR), 13. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 14. BILLY JUSTICE, JR. 15. JASON SCRIMPSHER

 

SPORTSMAN—1. DAVE CRAWLEY, JR. (DECATUR), 2. DOUG NEVILL (DAWSON), 3. NICK MACKLIN (ARGENTA), 4. TIM BEDINGER (TAYLORVILLE), 5. SCOTT LANDERS (TAYLORVILLE), 6. TOM GRAHAM (STONINGTON), 7. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD)

 

BEACH HOUSE MINI SPRINTS—1. AARON ANDRUSKEVITCH (RIVERTON), 2. GARRETT DUFF (WELDON), 3. SHELBY BOSIE (SHERMAN), 4. TYLER DAY (ATWOOD), 5. PAUL DAY (ATWOOD), 6. MAX POZSGAI (LINCOLN), 7. NIC HARRIS (ATLANTA), 8. CARLEE GRESS (ALTON), 9. ERIC SHELTON (DECATUR), 10. HEATH ROSS (WINDSOR), 11. JUSTIN EBBING (QUINCY), 12. JEFF BEASLEY (URBANA), 13. DAVID HUNT (DECATUR), 14. TYLER DUFF, 15. DALTON PETTY, 16. LUKE VERARDI, 17. DEVIN FEGER (MARQUETTE HEIGHTS), 18. EVAN WEYANT (SHERMAN)

 

 

 

OUTLAW HORNETS—1. ADAM WEBB (DECATUR), 2. THAD GEE (BLOOMINGTON), 3. MICHAEL GOSSETT (DECATUR), 4. VERNON CARLOW (SPRINGFIELD), 5. JOHN BRIGHT, JR. (DECATUR), 6. VICTOR OVERLIN (DECATUR), 7. THAREN RENO (SPRINGFIELD), 8. MIKEL WRIGHT, 9. DILLON JUSTICE (HARRISTOWN), 10. COOK CRAWFORD (LINCOLN), 11. NICK MATHERLY (DECATUR)

 

B-MODIFIEDS—1. BJ DEAL (BROWNSTOWN), 2. TYLER BLANKENSHIP (VANDALIA), 3. TERRY REED (DECATUR), 4. THOMAS REICH (SPRINGFIELD), 5. ETHAN SCHNAPP (SPRINGFIELD), 6. JEFFREY REED, JR. (BLUE MOUND), 7. MITCH RINGLER, 8. ROB LEE (SORENTO)

 

STOCK HORNETS—1. GARTH LUKA (BLUE MOUND), 2. LUKE WRIGHT (LINCOLN), 3. NICK LOWE (SPRINGFIELD), 4. MARTY SULLIVAN (DECATUR), 5. WILLIAM DEAVERS (BLOOMINGTON), 6. TORY LYONS (MT. PULASKI), 7. GARY TOOKER (MAHOMET), 8. AUSTIN WICKLINE (HARRISTOWN), 9. CODY MATTHEWS, 10. DEREK PETERS (PANA), 11. BRADY REED (DECATUR), 12. COREY MATTHEWS, 13. PAUL PETERS (PANA), 14. JOSH BRIGHT (DECATUR), 15. DEAN HOLT (MT. ZION)

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Aug 09

Macon Speedway racing Saturday with Taylorville Night, Bud Light Night

MACON, Ill. – Come down on to Macon Speedway for racing Saturday night in seven classes on Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Night and Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103. The races are on tonight while featuring six businesses from Taylorville in attendance. The program also includes another round with Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103. The gals from Woody’s will be racing in four-cylinder Hornets while attempting to qualify for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship on Sept. 13.

Macon Speedway is excited about the program. Beach House Mini-Sprints face a key doubleheader before a busy weekend on Aug. 15-16, and B-Mods return to the track for the first time this month as a division continues to grow.

After the Beach House Mini-Sprints run at Macon Speedway Saturday, they might also go to BelleClaire Speedway Sunday Belleville (Ill.) Sunday. Then the drivers also face back-to-back races against POWRi competition on Aug. 15 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and Aug. 16 at Macon Speedway. The program at Macon Speedway on Aug. 16 includes double features in both POWRi classes.

During Taylorville Night and Bud Light Ladies Night at Macon Speedway Saturday, all ladies are admitted for half price – only $6 – and the gals from Woody’s will compete in a five-lap celebrity race with the top two finishers qualifying for the Bud Light Night Championship race on Sept. 13. Be on the lookout for Bud Light merchandise. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also take a ride on the Macon Speedway high banks in a school bus and get a look at the famous track from the other side of the fence.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, Beach House Mini-Sprints and B-Mods race at Macon Speedway Saturday night. Gates open at 5. Racing at 7.

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 m

 

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Aug 09

Getting ready for Taylorville Night and Woody’s in Bud Light Ladies Night race Saturday

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MACON, Ill. – It’s time to get Macon Speedway back up to speed, and we’re working hard to get ready for Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Night Saturday featuring racing in seven classes. The program also includes another round with Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103. The gals from Woody’s will be racing in four-cylinder Hornets while attempting to qualify for the Bud Light Ladies Night championship on Sept. 13.

Check back on Maconracing.com early Saturday afternoon for updates on weather and track conditions. While you’re waiting, head over to Miles Chevrolet on Pershing Road in Decatur to check out the Central Illinois SuperChevy.Stores.com 100 promotion at the dealership. There’s a real ARCA stock car, the Illinois State Fair pace car and the Macon Speedway two-seater.

Macon Speedway is excited about the program. Beach House Mini-Sprints face a key doubleheader before a busy weekend on Aug. 15-16, and B-Mods return to the track for the first time this month as a division continues to grow.

After the Beach House Mini-Sprints run at Macon Speedway Saturday, they might also go to BelleClaire Speedway Sunday Belleville (Ill.) Sunday. Then the drivers also face back-to-back races against POWRi competition on Aug. 15 at Lincoln (ill.) Speedway and Aug. 16 at Macon Speedway. The program at Macon Speedway on Aug. 16 includes double features in both POWRi classes.

During Taylorville Night and Bud Light Ladies Night at Macon Speedway Saturday, all ladies are admitted for half price – only $6 – and the gals from Woody’s will compete in a five-lap celebrity race with the top two finishers qualifying for the Bud Light Night Championship race on Sept. 13. Be on the lookout for Bud Light merchandise. CEFCU Kid’s Club will also take a ride on the Macon Speedway high banks in a school bus and get a look at the famous track from the other side of the fence.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets, Beach House Mini-Sprints and B-Mods race at Macon Speedway Saturday night. Gates open at 5. Racing at 7.

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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