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Heavy Rains Cancel Macon Speedway Midget Speedweek Event

(Macon, IL) For the second straight season, heavy rains have forced the cancellation of POWRi’s Illinois Midget Speedweek event at Macon Speedway.  The Saturday, June 15 program had Midgets, Micros, Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, and Sportsman on tap.  Only one event remains on the Speedweek schedule, the Sunday afternoon show at Lincoln Speedway.

The next event for Macon Speedway will be the Firecracker 40’s presented by Dynagraphics and 95Q on Saturday, June 22.  40-lap events will be run for the Decatur Building Trades Big Ten Pro Late Models as well as the topless BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds.  Both events will pay extra prize money.  Rounding out the classes in action will be the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Sportsman, Hornets, and Micros.

For the POWRi Midgets, it’s been a tough Speedweek, as the series has only completed one of it’s first four Speedweek events.  Belle-Clair, Jacksonville, and Macon have all been hit by weather, while Fayette County completed their race on Thursday night.  The Sunday, June 16 event at Lincoln Speedway is still scheduled to go on as of Saturday morning.  More updates on that event will come later this evening.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com or www.powri.com .

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Midgets Heading To Macon Saturday/Lincoln Sunday

(Macon, IL) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among countless other contenders in the hunt.  The Midgets are heading to Macon Speedway Saturday and Lincoln Speedway Sunday, to finish out their week.  A number of other classes will also be in action.

For Seavey, the Sutter, California native looks to re-write the record books with the potential to become the first back-to-back champion in Illinois Speedweek history. The 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion, Seavey used finishes of fifth, third and first one year ago when he topped the 2018 edition of Speedweek. Fresh off a coveted Indiana Midget Week championship last week, the 22-year old Keith Kunz Motorsports competitor is all system go to chase another Speedweek title aboard the Mobil 1, Toyota Racing No. 67. Seavey started off this Speedweek right, by winning at Fayette County on Thursday night.

Adding some international flavor to the highly-anticipated week, Michael Pickens of Auckland, New Zealand is back for another shot at Illinois Speedweek, this time behind the wheel of the Matt Estep owned Envirofab, King/SR-11 No. 1NZ. The 2017 Speedweek champ, Pickens collected two victories at The Dirt Track at Route 66 and Macon Speedway en route to his initial title. A winner of ten-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League features, Pickens has also collected victories at Speedweek tracks Jacksonville Speedway (September 14, 2007) and Lincoln Speedway (June 7, 2013). Pickens brought home a sixth place finish in Thursday night’s opener at Fayette County.

Making his much anticipated return to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson reunites with the iconic Keith Kunz Motorsports stable to tackle the five-race slate in the Walker Filters, Toyota Racing No. 98. The 2016 Illinois Speedweek champion, Thorson of Minden, Nevada, is also the winningest driver in Speedweek history, racking up eight triumphs over five years. In fact, Thorson has visited victory lane in Speedweek competition at four of the five tracks, only missing a win from Macon Speedway.  Thorson took home runner-up hardware at Thursday night’s opener.

Slated to present a grueling five-race stretch, the sixth annual Illinois Speedweek will feature both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. After running Fayette County Speedway on Thursday and Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, the tour will travel to Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15, before the finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

Macon Speedway’s event will also feature the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and Sportsman, while Lincoln Speedway’s event will see the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets.

Pit gates will open both days at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission at Macon and Lincoln will be $20 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information, visit www.powri.com, www.maconracing.com, or www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/06/midgets-heading-to-macon-saturday-lincoln-sunday/

Trio of Former Champions Aiming for Second Speedweek Title

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 10, 2019) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among countless other contenders in the hunt.

For Seavey, the Sutter, California native looks to re-write the record books with the potential to become the first back-to-back champion in Illinois Speedweek history. The 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion, Seavey used finishes of fifth, third and first one year ago when he topped the 2018 edition of Speedweek. Fresh off a coveted Indiana Midget Week championship last week, the 22-year old Keith Kunz Motorsports competitor is all system go to chase another Speedweek title aboard the Mobil 1, Toyota Racing No. 67.

Adding some international flavor to the highly-anticipated week, Michael Pickens of Auckland, New Zealand is back for another shot at Illinois Speedweek, this time behind the wheel of the Matt Estep owned Envirofab, King/SR-11 No. 1NZ. The 2017 Speedweek champ, Pickens collected two victories at The Dirt Track at Route 66 and Macon Speedway en route to his initial title. A winner of ten-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League features, Pickens has also collected victories at Speedweek tracks Jacksonville Speedway (September 14, 2007) and Lincoln Speedway (June 7, 2013).

Making his much anticipated return to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson reunites with the iconic Keith Kunz Motorsports stable to tackle the five-race slate in the Walker Filters, Toyota Racing No. 98. The 2016 Illinois Speedweek champion, Thorson of Minden, Nevada, is also the winningest driver in Speedweek history, racking up eight triumphs over five years. In fact, Thorson has visited victory lane in Speedweek competition at four of the five tracks, only missing a win from Macon Speedway.

Slated to present a grueling five-race stretch, the sixth annual Illinois Speedweek will feature both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. Beginning on Wednesday, June 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, the weeklong series will visit Fayette County Speedway on Thursday, June 13, Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 14, and Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15, before the finale on Sunday, June 16 at Lincoln Speedway.

For fans unable to attend in-person, Speed Shift TV will have you covered with a live pay-per-view broadcast of all five nights. Head over to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing pass today!

For more information, visit www.powri.com online, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter, or like POWRi on Facebook.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/06/trio-of-former-champions-aiming-for-second-speedweek-title/

Vanapeldoorn Surprises, Takes Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Erik Vanapeldoorn has shown up for big races at Macon Speedway before. He’s no stranger. In fact, he set the qualifying record last season. He’s won races in his orange 4-cylinder Hornet, just not the Hornet Challenge. After taking the Friday night opener at Lincoln Speedway and the $1,000 payday, Vanapeldoorn was placed in the middle of the 24-car field and started 15th. He didn’t feel like he had a chance to win. He was wrong. After the checkered flag hit the air on the 25th lap, a few cautions and little luck put Vanapeldoorn first and he swept away the weekend.

The race began with Greg Garrison, native of Bloomington, Ind., and Mike Eskew exchange the top spot. Garrison took off and raced away. He looked like a solid lock for the win. However, a caution flag led to a restart and Garrison fell through the group as he was driving around on a flattened right front tire. That’s when Vanapeldoorn seized the chance and took away the lead. Many of the central Illinois Hornet top drivers were closing in on the lead but Vanapeldoorn stopped them with quick moves in the corners and fast straightaway action.

Another surprising finish took place during the Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chassis. Aaron Andruskevitch started on the pole position and looked like a sure thing for the victory. He got close to losing the lead midway through the race by Tyler Day but a yellow flag came out and Day was forced behind Andruskevitch on the restart. Day didn’t give up and worked through the corners and closed the gap once again. As the race hit the final lap and the final turn, Day put himself in position to get by Andruskevitch and win the 20-lapper.

Dakota Ewing needed a perfect race to take the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model A-Main. Jake Little and Jeff Reed, Jr. were all over his back bumper but with Ewing in the lead, he looked and felt in control. The smooth work across the top of the track and manuevering through lapped traffic handed him another feature win as he extended his points lead.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. also extended his points lead with a feature win during the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. Sheppard was as locked in as he could get as he was nearly a half-a-lap ahead of the second place racer during solid green flag laps. Curt Rhodes ran alongside Zeb Moake for second spot and would work it eventually take it away during the final laps of the show.

Terry Reed continued his winning ways during the Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature. Getting the lead from Bobby Beiler would not be easy but as he wrestled it away in the race’s early laps, Reed just held on for another win.

Tim Hancock from Mt. Olive was strongly challenged by fellow front row mate Jordan Bauer during the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified feature. Bauer stayed right around Hancock and looked ready to close in for the lead but couldn’t find the right opportunity and took runner up.

Another solid night of racing at Macon Speedway brought in over 100 racecars and another full bleachers. Grassroots racing is definitely back in popular demand in Macon, Illinois. The night was sponsored by Caterpillar, Decatur Memorial Hospital and Ed Cain Trucking. Macon Speedway’s next event features the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints during the POWRi Speedweek. Macon Speedway will feature the Sportsman and the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models in a Midwest Big Ten Series event.

Hornet Challenge–1. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 2. David Lauritson (Normal), 3. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 4. Brady Reed (Decatur), 5. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 6. Eldon Hemken (Sorento), 7. Michael McKay (Springfield), 8. Jeffrey DeLonjay (Quincy), 9. Jaden DeLonjay (Quincy), 10. Chad Beintker (O’Fallon)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis–1. Tyler Day (Atwood), 2. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 3. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 4. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 5. Nick Worley (St. Charles, MO), 6. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 7. Molly Day (Atwood), 8. Jordan Clary (Edwardsville), 9. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 10. Devin Feger (East Peoria)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Logan Moody (Catlin), 5. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 6. Donny Koehler (Macon), 7. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 8.Storm Beiler (Decatur), 9. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 10. Jarod Shasteen (Macon)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Gene Reed (Hammond), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Jonathan Hall (Harristown), 6. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 7. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 8. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 9. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 10. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Zeb Moake (Freeburg), 4. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Katie Lord (Zionsville, IN), 8. Nick Justice (Decatur), 9. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 10. Jared Thomas (Edinburg)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jordan Bauer (St. Jacob), 3. Owen Steinkoenig (Highland), 4. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 5. Billy Knebel (Pocohontas), 6. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 7. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 8. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 9. Josh Robb (Mt. Zion), 10. Roy Magee (Springfield)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/06/vanapeldoorn-surprises-takes-ed-cain-trucking-hornet-challenge/

Big Night Of Entertainment Set For Tonight At Macon

It is Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge and Diesel Truck/Little League night presented by Cat & DMH RACE DAY at Macon Speedway!

Tonight race fans will be treated to a number of different facets of an entertaining night of action. Caterpillar and Decatur Memorial Hospital will be presenting the evening which includes the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge, a Diesel Truck Show, Little League night, and six divisions of racing action.

Along with the great racing action there will be a diesel truck show. Upon arrival, diesel truck drivers will park near the front gate and get a couple of free tickets to enjoy the races. At intermission, the trucks take a few laps around the track and then will be judged on best appearing.

It is also Little League night, with little leaguers invited to wear their uniforms to the races.

It’s going to be a ton of fun tonight at Mighty Macon. Slide on in to the track for a safe bet for great racing and entertainment!

Full Program Details:

Saturday June 8th
Ed Cain Trucking $1,000 Hornet Challenge
We Are Caterpillar Decatur & Decatur Memorial Hospital Present Diesel Truck Night & Little League Night

Divisions:
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets $1,000 to win Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP ProMods (BMods
*Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
Mention Macon Speedway Discount
Discount Rooms Online
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Location:
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.

More information:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises follow them online at https://www.trackenterprises.com/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/06/big-night-of-entertainment-set-for-tonight-at-macon/

A Busy Night Set For Saturday Night At Macon Speedway

Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge To Pay $1,000 To Win

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, June 8, Macon Speedway fans will be treated to a number of different facets of an entertaining night of action.  Caterpillar and Decatur Memorial Hospital will be presenting the evening which includes the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge, a Diesel Truck Show, Little League night, and six divisions of racing action.

The top story of the night will come from the DIRTcar Hornet class, which will be running in the 4th Annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge.  The front wheel drives will be running for $1,000 to win, a 6 foot trophy, additional money throughout the field, in addition to bonuses for winning the dash, and highest out of state finisher.  The Hornets will be on the second night of the back-to-back event, which also pays $1,000 to win at Lincoln on Friday night.

Leading Macon’s weekly classes into Saturday will be the Neal Tire & Auto DIRTcar Pro Mods, which also have a special event on Friday night at Lincoln.  Bonus money is on the line for the top three drivers who accumulate the most points between the two nights.  Tim Hancock, Sr., of Mount Olive, IL, leads the points at Macon, winning four out of the first six features.  Decatur, IL driver, Nick Justice, is second in the standings, just four points back.  Rob Timmons, Billy Nail, and Tim Riech complete the top five.

Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, IL, is off to a hot start in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division.  Ewing has a very solid 42 point lead, claiming three feature wins already this season.  Donny Koehler, from Macon, IL, is second in points, while Jake Little, Blake Damery, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

2018 BillingsleyRewards.com Modified champion, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., from New Berlin, IL, has continued his success into this year, winning three features already and has now built a 64 point lead over Alan Crowder, who is second.  Jared Thomas, Tim Hancock, Sr., and Guy Taylor are in the top five.

It’s a brother battle at the top of the Archer’s Alley Street Stock points this season.  Gene Reed, of Hammond, IL, is currently up 20 on his brother, Terry Reed.  Gene has won one feature, while Terry has claimed two.  Larry Russell, Jr. is third in points, while Darrell Dick is fourth and Jonathon Hall is fifth.  Due to solid car counts and good racing in the class, additional money has been added to the weekly Street Stock payout, based on 16 cars or more.

Rounding out Saturday’s divisions will be the Micros presented by Bailey Chassis.  The class will get a chance for a final tuneup before the POWRi Speedweek comes to town next weekend.  Tyler Day and Molly Day, from Atwood, IL, are atop the standings after three nights of racing for the division.  Aaron Andruskevitch won the first two feature but was missing in action at the third event.  Jacob Tipton is third in points, while Andruskevitch and Aiden Purdue complete the top five.

Also on the card will be the diesel truck show.  Upon arrival, diesel truck drivers will park near the front gate and get a couple of free tickets to enjoy the races.  At intermission, the trucks take a few laps around the track and then will be judged on best appearing.

It is also Little League night, with little leaguers invited to wear their uniforms to the races.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00 on Saturday night.  Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 286 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 244 42
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 226 60
4 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 224 62
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 202 84
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 196 90
7 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 188 98
8 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 154 132
9 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 150 136
10 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 128 158


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 354 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 290 64
3 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 268 86
4 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 266 88
5 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 212 142
6 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 198 156
7 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 196 158
8 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 190 164
9 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 146 208
10 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 140 214


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 322 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 318 4
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 276 46
4 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 254 68
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 246 76
6 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 224 98
7 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 222 100
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 216 106
9 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 206 116
10 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 204 118


Archer’s
Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 328 0
2 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 308 20
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 296 32
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 286 42
5 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 248 80
6 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 242 86
7 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 206 122
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 184 144
9 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 174 154
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock, Decatur IL 172 156


DIRTcar Hornets
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 348 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 302 46
3 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 278 70
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 258 90
5 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 246 102
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 206 142
7 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 194 154
8 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 176 172
9 444 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 142 206
10 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 118 230


Micros By Bailey Chassis
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 158 0
2 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 146 12
3 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 136 22
4 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 120 38
5 37 Aiden Purdue Clinton IL 116 42
6 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 112 46
7 11 Riley Goodno Knoxville IA 108 50
8 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 104 54
9 2R Tyler Rust Evansville IN 100 58
10 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 96 62

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Fans Get Their Money’s Worth On Crazy Macon Night

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The fan favorite night returned to Macon Speedway with the Five Night Buck where general admission was a mere $5. Thanks to that as well as a special kids bicycle giveaway, the stands were jam-packed full of spectators. A field of 100 cars among seven racing divisions once again is becoming the norm for the Saturday night speedway, too. Things are looking up.

As for the racing action, Wes Biesenthal of Athens was looking up in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature event. The race, a Midwest Big Ten Series event, saw many top drivers battling for the lead from Biesenthal, Darrell Dick, Terry Reed, Gene Reed and Bobby Beiler. The race had a hold-your-breath moment nearly midway through when Terry Reed got inside and nearly tangled with other drivers in the cluster but he was able to pull back and would eventually pull off the track with a broken car. Biesenthal then saw one-on-one challenges from Darrell Dick, who would control the lead for a handful of laps, as well as Bobby Beiler. Biesenthal was too strong on the bottom and held off the challenges. Beiler’s ability to run the top worked to his advantage as he crossed the line a fraction of a second ahead of Darrell Dick for second place.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. outlasted the field in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. Curt Rhodes stayed close but was unable to work up the speed to catch the leader.

Dakota Ewing was once again on point in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models division. Starting up front, Ewing was quick to the top of the track and rode around smoothly as he captured the checkered flag once again.

After an upsetting night Monday in the Lite Beer Twin 50s, Tim Hancock, Sr. returned to victory form Saturday with a win in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified class. His son Tim Hancock, Jr. followed his dad around the track but was not quick enough to make the right move and get by.

Dennis Vandermeersch and Scott Landers were the only Sportman cars left on the track after their 15-lap feature. The race started with eight cars but through issue after issue, cars were dropping and Vandermeersch used his horsepower to carry him across the finish line ahead of Landers.

A special attraction division joined the night’s events with the USAC/IMRA Midgets. 23 cars were signed in and all made the feature race. There were a few flips over the course of the race to which all drivers escaped without injury. When the caution-plagued race finally came to a close, Springfield’s Tyler Roth was left to wave the checkered flag. He took the lead from Adam Taylor, the first driver to flip his Midget, during the race’s fourth lap.

The evening concluded with the Hornets and Jeremy Reed’s return to the winner circle. After blowing up his Street Stock during practice day, Reed found a ride in a Hornet and has been getting it ready for the weekend of June 7 & 8 when Lincoln Speedway & Macon Speedway host the 4th Annual Ed Cain Trucking $1,000-to-win Hornet Challenge. Reed was fast, too fast in fact, for Brady Reed, a normal Hornets winner, to gain the first place position.

Macon Speedway completed two of its three scheduled races this week with a miss on the 95Q Up on the Wheel Modified 100 with MOWA Sprint Cars on Thursday due to rain. Macon Speedway returns next Saturday with the 4th Annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge along with five other racing classes.

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Gene Reed (Hammond), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Brian Dasenbrock, Jr. (Decatur), 8. Darrel Lehigh (Fisher), 9. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 10. Shawn Ziemer (Boody)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 4. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 5. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 6. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Carter Sinkhorn (Taylorville), 8. Brian Burns (Bethany), 9. John Seets III (Brighton), 10. Jordan Warren (Medora)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Chris Dick (Deland), 4. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Blake Damery (Macon), 7. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 8. Roy Beal (Springfield), 9. Jarod Shasteen (Macon), 10. Storm Beiler (Decatur)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 4. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 5. Billy Nail (Decatur), 6. Nick Justice (Decatur), 7. Roy Magee (Springfield), 8. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro), 9. Kevin Rench (Hillsboro), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Joel Irvin (Harristown), 4. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Austin Odell (Rochester), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 8. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 9. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Connor Klay (Stonington)

USAC/IMRA Midgets–1. Tyler Roth (Springfield), 2. Jacob Sollenberger (Canton), 3. Daltyn England (Springfield), 4. James Picardi, 5. Tyler Kalb (Columbus, OH), 6. John Heitzman (San Jose), 7. Russell Johnston (Monmouth), 8. Andy Baugh (Mason City), 9. Jeff Sparks (Mason City), 10. Brent Burrows (Lewistown)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Brady Reed (Decatur), 3. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4. Ken Reed (Decatur), 6. John Smith (Canton), 7. Carter Dart (Springfield), 8. Billy Mason (Brownstown), 9. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 10. Kevin Johnson (Decatur)

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IT IS FIVE BUCK NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY

IT IS FIVE BUCK NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY! We’re kicking off the month of June with a Five Buck night tonight complete with a jam packed racing program. In addition to $5 grandstand admission and great dirt track racing, a number of great supporters have stepped up to donate bicycles for the kids bike giveaway.

Upon arrival to the races, kids 13 and under will be given a ticket for their chance to win one of the many bikes that will be given away. The child will then put the ticket in the bucket that corresponds with the bike that child would like to win. Drawings will take place in waves. The winning numbers will be announced over the public address system throughout the evening.

It’s going to be a fantastic night to bring the entire family to the race track for an evening of thrills and fun, and you might go home with a bike! And just $5 for the adults to get in! Load up the car and come out to Macon Speedway for a budget friendly night of family fun and dirt track racing entertainment!

Full Program Details:

Saturday, June 1
FIVE BUCK NIGHT + Kids Bike Giveaway + Full Racing Program

Divisions Racing:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Mods (BMods)
*Midwest Big Ten Series Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*Illinois Midget Racing Association – IMRA DII Midgets

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $5
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

More information:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises follow them online at https://www.trackenterprises.com/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series follow them online at http://www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries), and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program

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$5 Admission & Kids Bike Giveaway Saturday Night

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be kicking off the month of June with a Five Buck night, this Saturday, June 1.  In addition to $5 grandstand admission, a number of great supporters have stepped up to donate bicycles for the kids bike giveaway.  The USAC/IMRA DII Midgets will join the weekly classes for on-track action.

Upon arrival to the races, kids 13 and under will be given a ticket for their chance to win one of the many bikes that will be given away.  The child will then put the ticket in the bucket that corresponds with the bike that child would like to win.  Drawings will take place in waves.  The winning numbers will be announced over the public address system throughout the evening.

On track action will be highlighted by the USAC/IMRA DII Midget class.  It will be the only appearance for the DII Midgets in 2019.  The class is popular and runs on a regular basis at Lincoln Speedway as well as Spoon River Speedway.

Also in action will be the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, and Hornets.

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

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 226 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 192 34
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 174 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 168 58
5 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 154 72
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 150 76
7 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 148 78
8 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 148 78
9 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 132 94
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 118 108


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 294 0
2 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 258 36
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 234 60
4 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 212 82
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 212 82
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 196 98
7 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 148 146
8 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 146 148
9 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 162
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 124 170


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 268 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 262 6
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 222 46
4 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 202 66
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 190 78
6 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 178 90
7 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 174 94
8 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 170 98
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 160 108
10 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 158 110


Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 166 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 162 4
3 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 162 4
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 148 18
5 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 144 22
6 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 120 46
7 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 114 52
8 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 108 58
9 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 94 72
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 92 74


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

1 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 172 0
2 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 170 2
3 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 150 22
4 14 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 142 30
5 2z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 136 36
6 15H Josh Hetherinton Fairbury IL 130 42
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 122 50
8 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 106 66
9 17B Braden Bilger Jacksonville IL 100 72
10 17 Josh Beal Springfield IL 86 86

 

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 274 0
2 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 272 2
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 246 28
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 230 44
5 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 214 60
6 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 202 72
7 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 170 104
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 154 120
9 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 148 126
10 17 Joshua Beal Springfield IL 140 134


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 290 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 254 36
3 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 232 58
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 206 84
5 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 194 96
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 190 100
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 176 114
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 152 138
9 31 Jacob Shanks Decatur IL 114 176
10 A15 Alexa Lowe Springfield IL 110 180

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Wet Grounds Force Macon Speedway Thursday Cancelation

(Macon, IL) Heavy overnight rains in addition to an already saturated property, have forced the cancelation of the Thursday, May 30 program at Macon Speedway.  On schedule was the 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 in addition to the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.  Macon Speedway’s next event will now be this Saturday, June 1.

Thursday’s cancelation marks the third of the season for Macon Speedway, while five events have been completed.  The track is averaging well over 100 cars per night this season, while dodging rain drops.  Unfortunately, the three events which have been canceled have been big ones.  Macon Speedway was also forced to cancel a POWRi Midget show and postpone the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 100.  The Lucas Oil event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 23.

Up next is Five Buck Night, this Saturday, June 1.  Grandstand admission will be just $5, while kids 11 and under will get in free.  A kids bike giveaway will also be held for those in attendance.  Numerous businesses and sponsors have stepped up to support the giveaway with openings still available for donation.

Saturday racing will include the only visit of the season for the IMRA Division II Midgets.  Also on track will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Saturday pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will be on track at 6:00, and racing will go green at 7:00.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates 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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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