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7th Annual World Hornet Champion a familiar face

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By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL)

In the 7th Annual World Hornet Championship event, the Outlaw Hornet feature winner was a familiar face to the world. Decatur’s Adam Webb claimed the top honor for third year in a row. Webb took the heat race and started on the inside of the second row to give him the chance at the lead and the trophy. Bloomington’s Brian Deavers was on his bumper for the majority of the race but couldn’t get enough to pass Webb. Jeremy Reed of Decatur had a remarkable feature after a miserable heat in which he did not finish. Reed was forced to start at the tail of the race among the 19 starts and dashed towards the front to finish third. Eldon Hemken started sixth and finished fourth and Jacob Rexing, a first-time visitor to Macon Speedway, finished fifth.

The Stock Hornet Championship race was won by Matthew Reed of Blue Mound. Reed was riding in second and looked to finish runner-up but leader and multi-time winner Thad Gee had a problem with the 4-cylinder and broke down in the race’s final lap. Reed took advantage and kept racing hard to finish in the top spot.

Another difficult finish for the leader came in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as leader Tommy Sheppard, Jr. was unable to hold the lead with two laps remaining on a restart as his Modified was unable to keep going and he pulled into the infield. That opened the door for Springfield’s Ethan Schapp. Schnapp ran clean the entire race with the exception of an early restart on a caution flag where he lost the early advantage to Sheppard. Guy Taylor stormed to second place after starting 11th. TD Burger was the pole sitter and he finished third. Nick Macklin finished fourth after beginning from the 13th place position and Danny Smith finished the race in fifth.

It was another week in the Sportsman class and another win for Dave Crawley, Jr. Decatur native Crawley won his heat and started outside front row with Dennis Vandermeersch and quickly pulled away to a zero-caution, 15-lap A-Main event. Crawley led every lap. Mike Pickering held of Vandermeersch for second. Curt Rhodes was the fourth place finisher and Nick Macklin took fifth from Rick Roedel at the finish.

Gene Reed grabbed the checkered flag in the Street Stock division. Thanks to lapped traffic causing congestion and holding up leader Mike Pickering, Reed took the top spot early in the 15-lap feature race. Pickering stayed atop the race track and Kyle Waters took the bottom side to slide by for second place. Mike Pundt, Jr. was fourth and Bobby Beiler was the fifth place driver.

Macon Speedway welcomed a new circuit to the track in the USAC Ignite Midgets, a division similar to that of the USAC Silver Crown cars and the POWRi Midgets. The feature winner was local driver, Patrick Bruns of Champaign. The other finishers of the top five were from Ohio and Indiana.

The kids in attendance got a special treat during intermission as they were allowed to ride in a Meridian Unit District school bus on the race track for a few laps. There were so many kids that there were two trips necessary for all kids to get that opportunity.

Macon Speedway will prepare for the Dean Garland Memorial Race on September 14th, featuring Double-to-Win and Double-to-Start features. Dean Garland was a beloved figure to drivers, pit crew members and officials at many central Illinois race tracks and passed away in the early part of the 2013 season. Drivers participating must purchase a Dean Garland sticker to be eligible for the bonus. For more information go to maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000.

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield , Il 50.00
2 11 77T Guy Taylor Springfield , Il 48.00
3 1 32B Td Burger Saunemin , Il 46.00
4 13 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 44.00
5 2 9DS Danny Smith Argenta , Il 42.00
6 17 5H Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 40.00
7 18 111 Larry Bunning Decatur , Il 38.00
8 19 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 36.00
9 7 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 34.00
10 6 31 Steve Ewing Decatur , Il 32.00
11 16 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 30.00
12 12 55C Kevin Cook – 28.00
13 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 26.00 DNF
14 4 96 Cory Daugherty Blue Mound, Il 24.00 DNF
15 9 21S Rick Hamilton Decatur , Il 22.00 DNF
16 10 3T Mike Ward Pawnee , Il 20.00 DNF
17 14 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 18.00 DNF
18 8 10 Curt Rhodes Langleyville , Il 16.00 DNF
19 15 35S Randy Spaugh Decatur , Il 14.00 DNF
20 20 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 12.00 DNF

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 5S David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 50.00
2 3 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 48.00
3 1 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 4 52B Tony Clinton Dawson , Il 44.00
5 6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 42.00
6 7 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 40.00
7 5 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 38.00
8 9 V8 James Farley Iii Springfield , Il 36.00
9 8 35 Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 34.00
10 10 07 Travis Martin Assumption , Il 32.00
11 14 15 Rick Lowe Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 11 20 Steve Ewing Decatur , Il 28.00 DNF
13 12 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 26.00 DNF
14 13 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 16 Gene Reed Blue Moun, Il 50.00
2 1 26 Kyle Waters Oreana , Il 48.00
3 2 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 46.00
4 6 918 Michael Pundt Jr. Decatur , Il 44.00
5 9 29 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, Il 42.00
6 11 52R Jeffery Reed Jr. Blue Mound, Il 40.00
7 13 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 38.00
8 4 58 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 36.00
9 8 7J Lance Johnson Kenney , Il 34.00
10 7 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 32.00
11 5 45 Luke Force Argenta , Il 30.00
12 10 63 Dave Foster Lovington , Il 28.00
13 12 10 Jamie Riech Riverton , Il 26.00
14 14 42D Brandon Dick Decatur , Il 24.00
15 15 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 50.00
2 9 66 Mike Mc Christy Mt. Zion, Il 48.00
3 7 59 Tharen Reno Springfield , Il 46.00
4 6 15 Garth Luka Blue Mound, Il 44.00
5 8 89 William Deavers Bloomington , Il 42.00
6 11 53 Bruce Boliard Macon , Il 40.00
7 1 96L Thad Gee Bloomington , Il 38.00
8 10 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 36.00
9 2 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 34.00 DNF
10 3 14X Steven Stine Stonington , Il 32.00 DNF
11 15 88 Brian Offer Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 12 39 Marty Sullivan Decatur , Il 28.00 DNF
13 5 2 Todd Dasenbrock Bedford , In 26.00 DNS
14 14 12 Dean Holt Mt. Zion, Il 24.00 DNS
15 13 02 Roger Reed Decatur , Il 22.00 DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 50.00
2 4 9 Brian Deavers Bloomington , Il 48.00
3 21 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 46.00
4 6 WHO2 Elden Hemken Sorento , Il 44.00
5 7 6W Jacob Rexing Brighton , Il 42.00
6 2 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur , Il 40.00
7 13 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 38.00
8 1 C89 Vernon Carlow Springfield , Il 36.00
9 19 66 Joe Mcchristy Mt. Zion, Il 34.00
10 16 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln , Il 32.00
11 18 99 John Bright Jr Decatur , Il 30.00
12 12 11J Dillon Justice Harristown , Il 28.00
13 17 71 Todd Rush Pawnee , Il 26.00
14 20 50 Gary Tooker Mahomet , Il 24.00
15 14 2 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur , Il 22.00
16 5 14 John Goveia Springfield , Il 20.00
17 15 69 Jamie Shomidie – 18.00
18 9 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 16.00
19 11 38R Kyle Maxwell Pana , Il 14.00
20 8 02 Fred Reed Sr Decatur , Il 12.00 DNS
21 10 43 Billy Justice Mt. Zion, Il 10.00 DNS
22 23 205 Michael Gossett Decatur , Il 8.00 DNS

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Racing recap from August 17th action!

Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Dana Godfrey Memorial and Billingsley Towing, made for an exciting night of racing.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series completed the 30 lap-event with awesome slide jobs.  Chris Bell taking the checker flag Zach Daum followed to finish second, Jerry Coon Jr., raced hard to a third place finish, Garett Aitken and Brad Kuhn rounded out the top five. Midgets Race Cars at Macon Speedway is becoming a premier series.

 

POWRi Speedway Motor 600cc Outlaw Micro Series at Macon is very exciting to watch. Cale Thomas, took the checker Aaron Audruskevitvch finished second, Nathan Benson, Andrew Peters and Jeremy camp rounded out the top five.

 

 

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout 25- lap event. TD Burger took first and was also very strong as he led from green to checker, Clark Robertson finished second, Danny Smith fought hard for third place, Joe Strawkas and Nick Macklin rounding out the top five.

 

Street Stock feature, Bobby Beiler was able to hold off Gene Read to take the checkered flag, Kevin Crowder, Brain Dasenbrock and Terry Reed round out the top five.

 

Outlaw Hornet driver Jeremy Reed claimed first place, Adam Webb, Elden Hemken, Fred Reed Jr. and Billy Justice rounded out the top five.

 

Kyle Maxwell was impressive as he won the Stock Hornet feature he was followed by Brain Svoboda, Garth Luka, Tharin Reno, and Mike McChristy.

 

Macon Speedway will prepare for the Shrine 50. The Shriners will give away 12 Bicycles. Racing that night will be the Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets. For more information go to www.maconracing.com

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Macon Speedway race report 8/10/13

(Macon, IL) The Miller Lite Twin 50’s along with 106.7 the Fox and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed the Miller Lite Twin 50 lap-event. Steve Sheppard Jr. taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second, Matt Taylor and Rick Standridge rounded out the top five. Sheppard dominated the show by leading all 50 laps en route to his eighth 50-lap feature win during the history of the Lite Beer Twin 50s.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout Miller Lite Twin 50- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, TD Burger fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top five. Nichols was also very strong as he led all 50 laps during the Billingsley Towing Modifieds 50-lap feature event.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Reed to take the checkered flag. Mike Pickering, Bobby Beiler and Kyle Waters round out the top five

Nick Macklin in the Sportsman division came through with a nice finish, taking a checkered flag away from Dave Crawley, Jr., who netted a second-place finish. With three laps to go, Macklin used the top to take over the lead and win. Dennis Vandermeersch was third ahead of Tim Bedinger.

Outlaw Hornet driver Jeremy Reed claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Adam Webb, Michael Gossett and Fred Reed, Jr.

Matthew Reed was impressive as he won the Stock Hornet feature, starting from the front row. He ran away with the eight-lap race for his second feature win of 2013.

Macon Speedway will prepare for Dana Godfrey Memorial August 17th, which includes the POWRi series. That will be part of a four-race weekend starting at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi Midget & Micro Sprint Series. There will be two race days at the Springfield Mile during the Illinois State Fair with USAC Silver Crown cars, ARCA stock cars and Sportsman stock cars on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available for the races at the Illinois State Fair through Track Enterprises at (217) 764-3200

UMP Late Model – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 5S Steve Sheppard New Berlin, Il 50.00
2 4 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 48.00
3 5 27 Greg Kimmons , Il 46.00
4 6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield , Il 44.00
5 9 10R Rick Standridge Collinsville , Il 42.00
6 12 12M Randy Myers Collinsville , Il 40.00
7 14 B8 John Barnard – 38.00
8 7 7M Adam Mefford Jacksonville , Il 36.00
9 16 22K Ken Vandorn New Berlin, Il 34.00
10 11 22 Chris Dick Deland , Il 32.00 DNF
11 1 82 Roger Brickler Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 13 36 Andrew Barnes – 28.00 DNF
13 3 38L Ryan Little Springfield , Il 26.00 DNF
14 15 24S Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 24.00 DNF
15 17 16 Trevor Nickel , Il 22.00 DNF
16 8 28B John Beck Springfield , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 96 Bobby Brandon – 18.00 DNF

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 10 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 7 77T Guy Taylor Springfield , Il 48.00
3 3 32B Td Burger – 46.00
4 9 5H Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 44.00
5 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 42.00
6 6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 40.00
7 12 111 Larry Bunning Decatur , Il 38.00
8 1 9DS Danny Smith Argenta , Il 36.00
9 8 11 Ed Roley – 34.00
10 15 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 32.00
11 11 X Wade Wiseman Virden , Il 30.00
12 14 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo , Il 28.00 DNF
13 13 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 26.00 DNF
14 17 14C Alan Crowder Elwin , Il 24.00 DNF
15 4 31 Steve Ewing – 22.00 DNF
16 16 25 Jeffrey Wallace Decatur , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 29WD Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 18.00 DNF
18 18 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 50.00
2 1 5S David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 3 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 2 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 44.00
5 8 J24 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 42.00
6 9 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 40.00
7 4 52B Curt Rhodes , Il 38.00
8 6 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 36.00
9 10 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 34.00 DNF
10 11 01 George Ewing Decatur , Il 32.00 DNF
11 7 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 30.00 DNF

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 61 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 1 16 Gene Reed Shelbyville , Il 48.00
3 2 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 46.00
4 3 38X Bobby Beiler Decatur , Il 44.00
5 8 26 Kyle Waters Decatur , Il 42.00
6 7 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 40.00
7 10 58 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 38.00
8 12 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 36.00
9 15 42D Brandon Dick Decatur , Il 34.00
10 11 63 Dave Foster – 32.00 DNF
11 5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta , Il 30.00 DNF
12 6 33 Justin Hill Lovington , Il 28.00 DNF
13 9 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 26.00 DNF
14 13 01G Jeff Gill Shelbyville , Il 0.00 DNS
15 14 36 Terry Reed Decatur , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 50.00
2 11 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 48.00
3 1 23S Garrett Lewis Decatur , Il 46.00
4 4 15 Garth Luka – 44.00
5 13 66 Mike Mc Christy Mt. Zion, Il 42.00
6 3 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 40.00
7 7 96L Thad Gee Bloomington , Il 38.00
8 5 88 Brian Svoboda – 36.00
9 15 6Q Tristan Quinlan – 34.00
10 12 89 William Deavers – 32.00
11 10 12 Dean Holt Decatur , Il 30.00
12 8 39 Marty Sullivan Mt. Zion, Il 28.00
13 9 14X Steven Stine , Il 26.00 DNF
14 6 59 Tharin Reno – 24.00 DNF
15 14 99 Max Hixson Bethany , Il 22.00 DNF
16 16 96 Benjamin Mcchristy Mt.zion , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 50.00
2 2 WHO2 Elden Hemken – 48.00
3 3 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 46.00
4 5 205 Michael Gossett Decatur , Il 44.00
5 6 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 42.00
6 9 69 Jamie Shomidie – 40.00
7 8 96 Derek Peters Pana , Il 38.00
8 11 6Q Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 36.00
9 4 11J Dillon Justice Harristown , Il 34.00 DNF
10 7 89C Vernon Carlow Springfield , Il 32.00 DNF
11 10 X Donnie Justice – 0.00 DNS
12 12 23S Alan Salmons – 0.00 DNS

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No Hoosier “D” tires on rear of UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks now in effect!

Macon Speedway LEFT REAR Tire Rule for UMP Modified and Street Stocks went into effect July 28th. NO “D” ON REAR of CAR, ONLY “A” OR “H”

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Jerrod Hull claims MOWA Sprint win! Sheppard, Deavers & Camp also get wins!

Jerrod Hull – Tim Moran photo

(Macon, IL) Our sponsors of Dynagraphics Impressions, Donnelly Carquest/ATI, made for an exciting night of racing. Nascar Star Tony Stewart was also on hand and raced in the MOWA Sprint Feature.

In the UMP Street Stock 15 lap feature, Bobby Beiler and Terry Reed improved their finishes from last week to place first and second respectively. Kevin Crowder held out for third while Gene Reed finished fourth and Michael Pundt, Jr. took home fifth.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 20-lap event. With numerous cautions, the starter from pole position, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. was able to take home the checkered flag and again, Guy Taylor finished second. Kelly Kovski, TD Burger and Randy Huffman rounded out the top five.

The drivers in the MOWA Sprints completed a 25-lap feature event. Of the 18 cars that started the race, only 12 crossed the finish line. Jerrod Hull placed first followed by Jimmy Hurley, AJ Burns, Tony Stewart, and Jim Moughan placed fifth. This was Tony Stewart’s first effort at driving a winged sprint car on the 1/5 mile high-banked track.

Stock Hornet driver Brian Deavers started in pole position and also brought home the checkered flag. Adam Webb dropped to second place this week. He was followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed, and Billy Justice, Sr.

A 20-lap feature was in store for the 20 Mini Sprint racers that competed. There were many spin-outs throughout the race. Jeremy Camp finished the race in first place. He was followed by Jason Harms, Nic Harris, Jake Newman, and Shelby Bosie.

The final race of the evening was an eight lap feature of the Outlaw Hornets. It was won by Brian Deavers. Adam Webb came in a close second followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed and Billy Justice, Sr. rounding out the top five.

Macon Speedway will not race stock cars on August 3rd due to go-cart racing. We will return on August 10th with FOX 106.7 FM Radio Fan Appreciation Night. Also rescheduled for the evening will be the Miller Lite Twin 50’s BIG TEN UMP LATE MODEL RACE.

July 27, 2013
MOWA Sprint Car Race – Feature

Finish Car Driver
1 12H Jerrod Hull
2 35 Jim Hurley
3 44 A J Bruns
4 14s Tony Stewart
5 1m Jim Moughan
6 99W Korey Weyant
7 4m Kody Kinser
8 4s Danny Smith
9 42 Corey Bruns
10 17M Joey Moughan
11 14T Jimmy Bridgeman
12 79 Blake Nimee
13 22s Robbie Standridge
14 774 Chris Urish
15 52f Logan Fasicon
16 84 Ben Wagnor
17 47 Brett Samonds
18 Ti64 Alex Petlas

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Recap of Firecracker 40s

(Macon, IL) The Kid’s Castle, 95q Firecracker 40’s and Sun Drop, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed a 40 lap-event with Fireworks of their own.  Steve Sheppard jr taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second and Kyle Logue, Matt Taylor and Jeremy Nichols rounded out the top five

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 40- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, Steve Ewing fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Kelly Kovski rounding out the top five.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Red to take the checkered flag. Bobby Beiler, Terry Reed and Thomas Riech round out the top five

Dave Crawley, Jr. in the Sportsman division is hot, taking another checkered flag. Nick Macklin netted a second-place finish, Mike Pickering in third with Dennis Vandermeersch and Jeremy Nichols making up the top five.

Outlaw Hornet driver Adam Webb claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Jeremy Reed, Jerad Matherly and Michael Gossett.

The final race of the evening was the Stock Hornets and it was won by Steven Stine, with Tom Eskew finishing a very close second, Kenneth Reed 3rd, Mike Mc Christy and Tharin Reno rounding out the top five.

A huge fireworks display lit up the dark sky and capped off a perfect night of racing.

Macon Speedway will prepare for July 27th to host the return of co-owner Tony Stewart as he will compete in the MOWA SprintCar series.

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MOWA Sprints with Tony Stewart Commercial

Commercial for the MOWA Sprint show with Tony Stewart on July 27th!!

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MILLER LITE BEER TWIN 50’S AT MACON SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 15!

MillerLite(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway and George A. Mueller Distributing present the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s this Saturday, June 15. The night’s program will consist of two 50-lap features – one for The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series and the other 50-lap feature will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds. This will be the third showing of the Big Ten Series at Macon Speedway.

In the Midwest Big Ten Series, each of the ten races will include larger winnings to the winner of the feature. At the end of the season the points each driver has accumulated in 8 out of 10 races will be totaled and there will be $5,000 distributed throughout the top ten Late Models with the top point fund winner taking home another $1,200! As of now, Steve Lance, Jr. is first in points. With a race on Thursday, June 13 at Macon Speedway, the point leader may change as the point spread between the top five is only eight points.

Divisions included in the rest of Saturday’s racing program are UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stock, UMP Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

SnS Auto Sales in Decatur will be putting up a whopping $300 bonus for any 2013 first time Macon Speedway visitor that wins the feature event in either the UMP Big Ten Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman or UMP Street Stock divisions.

Macon Speedway is proud to welcome Donnelly Automotive Machine CarQuest Auto Parts.

All Street Stocks that race with Macon Speedway on Thursday, June 13 will receive a free pit pass for Saturday. Thank you to all of our loyal Street Stock drivers!

Grandstands open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

Make your plans to come down on Saturday, June 29th for the 95Q Firecracker 40’s and FIREWORKS!

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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The “King” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace turn out for great night of racing at Macon!

Richard Petty

Richard Petty

The “King” Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader, and Kenny Wallace shared their John Hancocks with everyone who waited in line since 9 a.m. and to a few people who came later with time allowing. The packed stands were treated to an interview from Grand Marshall Petty that did not disappoint, which even came with a few quit-witted barbs aimed at Stewart. All in all a great time for the NASCAR stars, as well as the fans.

The racing did not disappoint either. The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series made its second appearance at Macon Speedway, ending up with only a ten point difference in the top 5 by the end of the night. Last night Brian Dively (Springfield, IL) knocked Steve Lance, Jr. out of first place into second, followed by Matt Taylor, Steve Sheppard Jr., and Greg Kimmons. The next Big Ten Series race will be Saturday at Macon Speedway.

The Modified race was tight but local favorite Jeremy Nichols edged out a hard charging NASCAR Star Ken Schrader, followed by Danny Smith, Chad Evans and Clark Robertson.

In the Sportsman feature, Nick Macklin was able to hold off Scott Landers, Tim Bedinger, Dave Eckel and Mike Pickering to take the win.

The Street Stocks finished the night with Mike Pickering taking the win followed by Greg Osman, Mike Hodges, Gene Reed and Terry Miller respectively.

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