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Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Big Ten Champions Honored This Past Weekend

(Decatur, IL) Drivers, teams, officials, and fans converged in Central Illinois this past weekend for the 2018 Champion Awards Banquet at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel in Decatur, IL.  Top finishers from the previous season were awarded trophies and checks for the success that they had at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Midwest Big Ten Series.  A large turnout was on hand, the food was great, and a good time was had as it was the first time the two tracks had a combined banquet.

Taking home the most hardware was Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor.  The second generation driving veteran took top honors in the Pro Late Model division for the Big Ten Series, Macon Speedway, and Lincoln Speedway.  Taylor had one win and five top fives at Lincoln to go along with two Big Ten wins and six Macon victories.

Another driver that made a lot of trips on stage was Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire.  Maguire, who had a career year, was sixth at Lincoln and third at Macon as well as the Big Ten Series in Pro Late Model competition.  To top things off, Maguire finished fourth in the Big Ten Super Late Models.

Other Lincoln Speedway champions were Decatur, IL’s Jeremy Reed, who also won the Hornet national championship, Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL who took top honors in the Nutech Seed DII Midget class, and Brian Lynn, of Mason City, who squeaked past his son, Austin, on the last night to take the Modified title.

At Macon Speedway, Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew took the Hornet championship, garnering two feature wins.  The tightest point race of the year had Tim Bedinger of Taylorville, IL and Scott Williams of LeRoy, IL end in a tie, however, the tie-breaker went in Bedinger’s favor and the veteran took the trophy.  Cody Stilwell, of Godfrey, IL, won the B-Mod championship, while New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard claimed the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified title.  Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer claimed the Macon Speedway Street Stock championship.

In addition to Taylor’s Big Ten Pro Late Model championship, two other series titles were awarded.  In the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols continued to remain nearly unbeaten, winning seven features in nine starts and the championship.  Rounding things out, New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga claimed the Super Late Model championship with four top fives in seven starts.

Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner that included salad, roast beef, fried chicken, potatoes, green beans and dessert.  A large number of door prizes were given out as well as plenty of contingency awards for the loyal drivers.

Up next will be the 2019 racecar show at the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, IL.  Several openings remain for those who would like to display their cars, at no cost.  The cars will be on display Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17.  To enter your car, contact race officials via facebook or by calling 217-764-3200.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/02/macon-speedway-lincoln-speedway-and-big-ten-champions-honored-this-past-weekend/

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Banquet Postponed To February 2nd

Officials Err On Side Of Caution With Impending Storm

(Decatur, IL) Officials from Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Midwest Big Ten Series have made the decision to postpone the 2018 Awards Banquet that was scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.  The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 2 due to the incoming winter storm, which could create treacherous driving conditions.

Speedway officials decided to make the decision for the safety of those who were planning to attend.  At the time of the decision, The Weather Channel was calling for a possible total of 6-11 inches of snow with steady 30 mile per hour winds and gusts as high as 50.

“We really put a lot of time and effort into the planning for the season awards banquet so we were looking forward to having it this weekend.  That said, we have to realize we have drivers coming from all over the state and travel conditions will likely be less than favorable.  Hopefully the February 2 date is the safer option,” Stated Track Enterprises Operations Manager, Adam Mackey.

The Decatur Conference Center and Hotel will provide the delicious buffet style meal that includes salad, fried chicken, roast beef, pasta salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and desserts.  Coffee, tea, and water is also included while other drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Those who couldn’t attend this weekend can still call to order tickets for the new February 2 date.  Cost will be $20 if paid by January 28 or $25 after that date.  Doors will open at 6:00 for cocktail hour, dinner at 7:00, and awards will be handed out at 8:00.  To RSVP, call 217-764-3200.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/01/macon-speedway-lincoln-speedway-banquet-postponed-to-february-2nd/

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES UNVEILS 2019 SCHEDULE

BATAVIA, OHIO (October 29, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2019 schedule, with a lineup featuring a record-breaking 65 feature events. The ambitious schedule is set to visit 37 different venues across 22 states, showcasing the talents of the nation’s top dirt late model drivers along the way.

The 2019 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, including February 1st-2nd at Golden Isles Speedway; February 4th-9th at East Bay Raceway Park; and February 10th at Bubba Raceway Park. As is tradition, the 2019 championship battle will conclude October 18th-19th at the 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

Three tracks on the 2019 tour will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first time, including: 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. on April 5th, Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. on September 20th, and Raceway 7 in Monroe Center, Ohio on October 4th.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Ga. for the first time since June 2009, on April 6th. 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa also returns to the Lucas Late Model Dirt Series slate, for the first time since May 2010, on May 16th. On May 17th, for the first time since May 2008, the tour will visit Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

The 2019 campaign will be highlighted by a generous number of the industries richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Mansfield Motor Speedway’s Dirt Million ($100,000+); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

“To be crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, the driver must be able to master a diversified race schedule that truly challenges the best of the best,” said Rick Schwallie, Series Director.

“The 2019 schedule will offer drivers and teams the test of conquering a mix of traditional favorites and all-new venues – while providing race fans around the world the most thrilling events of the season,” Schwallie added. “None of this would be possible without the infrastructure that Lucas Oil provides and all the support of our tracks, promoters, marketing partners, race teams, car owners, and fans.”

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2019 tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tour Schedule:

Date Event Name Track To Win Laps
Feb 1 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 2 Super Bowl of Racing Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA $12,000 50
Feb 4 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 5 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $5,000 30
Feb 6 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 7 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $7,000 40
Feb 8 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 9 42nd Annual Winternationals East Bay Raceway Park Tampa, FL $12,000 50
Feb 10 Winter Nationals Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL $10,000 50
Mar 15 Buckeye Spring 50 Atomic Speedway Chillicothe, OH $12,000 50
Mar 16 22nd Annual Indiana Icebreaker Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $12,000 50
Apr 5 Tennessee’s Action Track 50 411 Motor Speedway Seymour, TN $12,000 50
Apr 6 North Georgia Speedway Chatsworth, GA $12,000 50
Apr 12 Steel Valley 50 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH $12,000 50
Apr 13 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD $12,000 50
Apr 14 The Rumble by the River Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $10,000 50
Apr 26 Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Apr 27 St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 Macon Speedway Macon, IL $12,000 100
May 3 Toyota Knoxville 50 Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, TN $12,000 50
May 4 33rd Annual Ralph Latham Memorial Florence Speedway Union, KY $12,000 50
May 16 34 Raceway Burlington, IA $10,000 50
May 17 Farley Speedway Farley, IA $12,000 50
May 18 NAPA North Star Nationals Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN $12,000 50
May 23 6th Annual Cowboy Classic Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 45
May 24 The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $6,000 40
May 25 27th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $30,000 100
May 30 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
May 31 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $5,000 25
Jun 1 Clash at the Mag Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS $15,000 100
Jun 13 Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial Fayetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville, NC $10,000 50
Jun 14 21st Annual Grassy Smith Memorial Cherokee Speedway Gaffney, SC $12,000 50
Jun 15 Big Daddy 75 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, TN $15,000 75
Jul 3 Muskingum County Speedway Zanesville, OH $12,000 50
Jul 4 Independence 50 Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Jul 5 25th Annual Topless 50 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $12,000 50
Jul 6 Freedom 50 Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $12,000 50
Jul 12 NAPA Know How 50 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL $12,000 50
Jul 13 13th Annual Diamond Nationals Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO $12,000 50
Jul 16 Bullet SportsWear Shootout Brown County Speedway Aberdeen, SD $10,000 50
Jul 17 Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN $10,000 50
Jul 18 Go 50 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $12,000 50
Jul 19-20 9th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE $53,000 80
Aug 8 Sunoco North/South Shootout Florence Speedway Union, KY $10,000 50
Aug 9-10 37th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Florence Speedway Union, KY $50,000 100
Aug 15 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 16 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $5,000 30
Aug 17 27th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR $40,000 100
Aug 22 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 23 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $10,000 x2 25
Aug 24 Dirt Million Mansfield Motor Speedway Mansfield, OH $100,000 + 100
Aug 30 15th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY $12,000 50
Aug 31 Bob Miller Memorial Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $12,000 50
Sep 1 51st Annual Hillbilly Hundred Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, WV $30,000 100
Sep 12 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 13 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $7,000 25
Sep 14 16th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA $40,000 100
Sep 20 Late Model Shootout Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN $12,000 50
Sep 21 40th Annual Jackson 100 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $15,000 100
Oct 4 Great Lakes 50 Raceway 7 Monroe Center, OH $12,000 50
Oct 5 31st Annual Pittsburgher 100 Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA $20,000 100
Oct 12 Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA $12,000 50
Oct 13 Lucas Oil Rome Showdown Rome Speedway Rome, GA $10,000 50
Oct 18-19 39th Annual Dirt Track World Championship Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH $100,000 100

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2018 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/10/lucas-oil-late-model-dirt-series-unveils-2019-schedule/

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway 2018 Banquet Date & Location Announced

Big Ten Series To Also Celebrate At January 19 Event

(Macon, IL) With the 2018 racing season in the rear view mirror and drivers looking ahead to 2019, officials from the Track Enterprises office have announced the awards banquet date for Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway.  This year’s ceremony will include both tracks as well as the three Midwest Big Ten Series. The event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel.

On the Lincoln Speedway side, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, claimed this year’s Pro Late Model championship. Brian Lynn, of Mason City, IL, edged his son, Austin, in a tight battle for this year’s Modified championship.  In the Nutech Seed DII Midgets by Bailey Chassis class, Mason City’s Andy Baugh will take top honors.  In the Hornet class, Decatur, IL driver, Jeremy Reed, took the championship.

Taylor also claimed the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model championship at Macon Speedway, while Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified title.  In B-Mod action, Cody Stilwell of Godfrey, IL will take top honors, while Tim Bedinger, of Taylorville, took the tiebreaker over Scott Williams in the Sportsman class.  In Street Stock action, Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL was champion, while Mike Eskew, of Springfield, IL, squeaked a close one out over Jeremy Reed.

Midwest Big Ten Action this year saw New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga win the Super Late Model championship.  Guy Taylor ended with the clean sweep in Pro Late Model action, winning the Big Ten title in addition to his track championships.  Rounding things out, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols took yet another Street Stock title.

In addition to the champions, drivers who met the attendance eligibility requirements and finished in the top ten in those classes will also be honored.  Invitations will be sent to those who have awards coming to them at the January 19 affair.  In addition to those being honored, anyone is welcome to attend the banquet including drivers, fans, crew members, officials, and sponsors.

The Decatur Conference Center and Hotel will provide the delicious buffet style meal that includes salad, fried chicken, roast beef, pasta salad, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and desserts.  Coffee, tea, and water is also included while other drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Cost to attend the banquet is $20 per person for those who call to RSVP with payment by January 14th.  Anyone paying after January 14th will pay $25 per person.  A block of hotel rooms are also available for any guests wishing to stay overnight following the awards ceremony.  Reservations for rooms must be made directly through the hotel.

Doors will open at 6:00 for cocktail hour, dinner will be served at 7:00, and awards will be handed out at 8:00.

For more information or to RSVP with payment, call 217-764-3200.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/10/macon-speedway-lincoln-speedway-2018-banquet-date-location-announced/

Champions Decided in Macon Finale

(Macon, IL) Three championships were on the line Saturday night in the Macon Speedway season finale. The Sportsman division was separated by four points; the Hornets were separated by eight points and the B-Modifieds by 42. Cody Stillwell made appearance on the track during the feature to clinch the B-Modified track title. That left two divisions left for the championship.

Tim Bedinger of Taylorville won the Sportsman track championship because he made one last pass to move an extra position ahead of Scott Williams to move to a tie in the points. By virtue of Bedinger’s one feature win, he would be crowned champion over Williams in the tiebreaker. Williams was battling a deflating right rear tire during the race’s end and was losing speed and momentum as Bedinger was flying fast from fourth to third. As the checkered flag was in the air, Bedinger went side-by-side with Brandon Pralle and connected sides coming out of the corner. Bedinger flew ahead to take third as Dennis Vandermeersch bypassed Wes Odell for the checkered flag.

In the Hornet division, Mike Eskew led by eight points over Jeremy Reed. Reed blasted away to the lead and sealed a victory lane feature win. His biggest question was where Eskew finished. Eskew started 11th because of his win the previous week. (Hornet rules stipulate that the winner driver cannot start any higher than tenth when returning after the following feature) Eskew knifed his way through the field and closed in to make it a third place finish and take the Hornet Championship by two points over Jeremy Reed.

Tim Hancock won in the B-Modifieds to take a top five points finish and claimed the B-Modified National points. Cody Stillwell took ninth to win the divisional championship.

Jeremy Nichols looked as smooth as usual with a top side run and a checkered flag at night’s end. The points champion had anything but a smooth night. Shawn Ziemer started the night with a championship locked up and looked to just finish the night. The race ended with Ziemer on the back of the tow truck after the car broke down in the race’s closing laps.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. also had his championship locked up coming into the night’s action but still looked to finish the night on a high note. He would lead the first 18 laps of the BillingsleyRewards.com feature but switched grooves which opened the chance for McKay Wenger to take over with one lap left. Sheppard would finish second but still end the night with a smile on his face.

Trevin Littleton, a 13-year-old from Jacksonville, won his fourth-straight Micro Sprint feature event. He cruised past Jeremy Camp to make it happen midway through the race as his car got locked in on the dirt track.

Macon Speedway hosted special races during the evening of the ladies with a Powder Puff race with women competing in Hornets cars and Street Stocks cars. Melissa Nichols, wife of Jeremy Nichols, won the Street Stock race and Paige Eskew, wife of Mike Eskew took the Hornet race. There were also Mechanics races in the Sportsman/Street Stocks competition and the Modifieds/B-Modifieds classes. Tom Graham, Speedway veteran, took his son Jeff’s Modified into victory lane and Alex Wilson won in the Sportsman/Street Stocks Mechanics race.

Macon Speedway thanks all of the sponsors for the 73rd season of stock car racing and plans are already in line for the 2019 season with the season opener scheduled in April. The staff and officials at Macon Speedway were pleased with the way the season was ran and look forward to another successful run when springtime comes around next year.

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 4. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 5. Scott Williams (Leroy), 6. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 8. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Robert Saltzman (Chatsworth)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Andrew Dudash (St. Louis, MO), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Michael McKay (Springfield), 5. Adam Webb (Decatur), 6. David Lauritson (Normal), 7. Ken Reed (Decatur), 8. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 9. Paul Peters (Pana), 10. Carter Dart (Springfield)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. McKay Wenger (Fairbury), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 8. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 9. Brian Burns (Bethany), 10. Michael Kettler (Millstadt)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 7. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Darrell Dick (Monticello)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 4. Michael Kettler (Millstadt), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Tyler Blankenship (St. Elmo), 8. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 9. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 10. Jeramie Fowler (Decatur)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Rob Cook (O’Fallon, MO), 3. Tyler Day (Atwood), 4. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 5. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 6. Nick Worley (St. Charles, MO), 7. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 8. Wyatt Simpson (Lerna), 9. Will Armitage (Athens), 10. Jeremyn Brown (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/champions-decided-in-macon-finale/

IT’S BRANDT CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

The 2018 racing season comes to an end this evening at Macon Speedway with the BRANDT Season Finale “Racing For The Cup” Night. Six divisions of action will be on track with some very tight point battles coming into the racing program. In addition, powder puff races and mechanics races will be held.

Officials have collected prizes throughout the last couple of weeks to give out to fans as part of “Give Back To Fans” night. Plenty of giveaways will be had, including plenty of Texas Roadhouse appetizer cards for those who arrive early in the night.

Don’t miss your final chance to see dirt track racing at one of the most exciting dirt tracks there is, Macon Speedway! This is your final race night until April 2019! Full details below…

Saturday, September 29
Brandt Consolidated Season Finale
Racing For The Cup
Powder Puff Races
Give Back To Fans Night

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*DIRTcar Racing UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
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.

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

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

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/2018/09/its-brandt-championship-night-at-macon-speedway/

WSOY Food Drive

Please bring canned non-perishable goods to the track tonight to donate to the WSOY Food drive. Those who do will receive an extra ticket for the fan giveaway drawings!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/wsoy-food-drive/

BRANDT Season Finale Set For Saturday Night At Macon Speedway

Championship To Be Decided Plus Giveaways For Fans

(Macon, IL) The 2018 racing season comes to an end this coming Saturday, September 29 at Macon Speedway with the BRANDT Season Finale “Racing For The Cup” Night.  Six divisions of action will be on track plus fans will have the chance to win giveaway items throughout the evening.  In addition, powder puff races and mechanics races will be held.

Going into the final night, three point championships are still up for grabs, mathematically.  The Sportsman and Hornet championship races are extremely close, while the B-Mod championship could be claimed by just starting the feature.  Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, won the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class championship last weekend, while Tommy Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL, has an insurmountable lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds.  Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer will be on his way to a Street Stock championship, leading by 102 points in that class.

The tightest of the point races comes in the Sportsman class, as Scott Williams, of Le Roy, IL, leads by just four over Taylorville, IL’s Tim Bedinger.  That is a difference of just two feature spots.  If the two end in a tie, the tiebreaker will be wins.  Right now, Bedinger has a win, while Williams does not.  Scott Landers, Dennis Vander Meersch, and Danny Smith complete the top five in standings.

In the Hornet division, Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew holds just an eight point lead on Decatur, IL’s Jeremy Reed, a difference of four feature spots.  The tiebreaker would go to Reed, as he has six feature wins, to Eskew’s two.  Matt Reed, Steve Stine, and Adam Webb round out the top five in the Hornet class, heading into the final night.

Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stilwell has all but wrapped up the B-Mod championship, having a 42 point lead on Jerry Thompson.  Stilwell will likely clinch the point title by just starting the feature, if 20 cars or less start the event.  Following the two are Tom Riech, Kevin Crowder, and Tim Hancock.

In addition to Sportsman, Hornets, and B-Mods, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Micros will be on track.  Fans will also be treated to a few extra races, with Powder Puff events for the ladies in the Street Stock and Hornet divisions and Mechanics races for Modifieds/B-Mods and Sportsman/Street Stocks.

Officials have collected prizes throughout the last couple of weeks to give out to fans as part of “Give Back To Fans” night.  Plenty of giveaways will be had, including plenty of Texas Roadhouse appetizer cards for those who arrive early in the night.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $12, while kids 11 and under are free.

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 (FINAL)

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 970 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 804 166
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 794 176
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 762 208
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 672 298
6 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 634 336
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 502
8 51 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 436 534
9 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 542
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 374 596


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 874 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 704 170
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 658 216
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 654 220
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 434 440
6 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 398 476
7 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 396 478
8 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 518
9 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 532
10 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 338 536


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 932 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 890 42
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 842 90
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 826 106
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 762 170
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 758 174
7 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 440 492
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 528
9 13 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 308 624
10 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 644


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 112 Scott Williams Le roy IL 520 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 516 4
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 480 40
4 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 448 72
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 362 158
6 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 352 168
7 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 342 178
8 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 338 182
9 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 332 188
10 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 270 250


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 838 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 736 102
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 674 164
4 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 652 186
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 608 230
6 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 430 408
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 430 408
8 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 428 410
9 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 404 434
10 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 394 444


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 880 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 872 8
3 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 834 46
4 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 818 62
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 780 100
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 740 140
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 664 216
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 656 224
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 642 238
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 614 266

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Eskew Claims Victory, Taylor Takes Championship

(Macon, IL) As the 2018 season prepares for its final bow, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models wrapped up their season as Guy Taylor came into the evening already with a big enough lead to win the title without having to complete a lap. But that’s not the Taylor racing way. Instead, Taylor put on a show, nearly came from fourth place to win the race and finished second. Brandon Eskew took the checkered flag, his first at Macon Speedway and fourth in 2018, and had to battle all night long.

Dakota Ewing looked to have a strong hold on the lead until a slip up and led to Eskew capitalizing on the situation and then took control. Ewing tried to recapture the lead in the bottom of the first turn but got tangled with Eskew and it led to Ewing stalling out and bringing out the caution. During that scenario, Guy Taylor made his move from fourth to second and on the restart looked to blast away from Eskew with the lead. He had the top spot coming through the white flag lap but spun his tires in the second turn to yield the lead back to Eskew. Taylor rallied but it was too little, too late.

Eskew enjoyed his moment but Taylor was all smiles with a runner-up spot in the feature since he had the big glory, a points championship.

Dave Crawley, Jr. returned to racing this weekend and took the win in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature event. Challenged byy Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and McKay Wenger, Crawley looked just as smooth as usual on the top of the track and sped away with a 20-lap win.

Terry Reed got some assistance from lapped traffic to take the lead from Nick Macklin in the Street Stock feature. It helped him get to victory lane after Macklin was in the lead and Reed was second. The lapped traffic slowed Macklin and Reed threaded the needle to take over five laps into the main event.

Jerry Thompson raced away with the B-Modifieds feature win, his third of the 2018 season. The struggle has been real for Thompson in 2018 with strong finishes and disappointing stumbles through the season.

Trevin Littleton took this third-straight Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chasis. Littleton looked like a second place finisher until he caught a strong burst on the bottom groove to bypass Garrett Duff for the win.

Mike Eskew had the Hornet feature in hand but it was not without stiff competition from Jeremy Reed and Matt Reed. Jeremy Reed’s car, however, was not up to the challenge as it was popping badly all night and he eventually pulled out of the race. Matt Reed stayed side-by-side for the lead through the remaining laps but Eskew was just too fast and would not be able to be stopped.

Macon Speedway hosted the second Spectator Drags of 2018. Jim Eads came away with the win in the tournament style bracket up against four other spectators in their own vehicles.

Also on the program for Saturday night was the Hall of Fame driver reunion featuring a dozen of the former Macon Speedway drivers which many fans from yesteryear remember turning laps in sprint cars and stock cars during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Next week, Macon Speedway wraps up the season with the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Micro Sprints and Hornets and their points championships. It will be a give back to the fans night with special giveaways throughout the course of the evening.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 5. Braden Johnson (Taylorville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. McKay Wenger (Fairbury), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Andy Zahnd (White Heath), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 2. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 5. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Molly Day (Atwood), 4. Tyler Day (Atwood), 5. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln)

Hornets–1. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 2. Matt Reed (Decatur), 3. Jared Cochran (Bethalto), 4. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 5. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo)

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It’s FIVE BUCK NIGHT at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway is set for the always popular “Five Buck Night” tonight, September 22. The event is a fan favorite, as it’s just $5 to get in the grandstands to see all the popular weekly divisions. There will also be $5 combo deals in the concession stand as well as two beers for $5. On track action has been top notch lately, averaging over 100 cars per week for the last month. Tonight’s event also features Spectator Drags and Kids Boxcar Races.

At intermission, kids will have the opportunity to compete in the kids boxcar races as part of CEFCU Kids Club. Boxcar race rules are posted on the website which gives fans ideas on how to build one for kids 11 and under. In addition, the adults can have some fun with the Spectator Drags, an event where fans sign up to bring their personal vehicle on the track to compete against one other person for a one lap race. The winner of each race advances to the next round in the tournament style bracket.

Full Program Details:

Saturday, September 22
FIVE BUCK NIGHT
Spectator Drags
Kids Boxcar Races

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Racing UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
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.

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

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

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

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