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POWRi National Midget League Prepares for Macon Speedway’s Camfield Memorial

Macon, IL. (8/18/22) Hosting the annual Camfield Memorial presented by Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, Macon Speedway will continue the traditions of honoring an iconic Illinois racing family while welcoming of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League for the final time of the season on Saturday, August 20th. Legendary racer Jack Hewitt will be grand marshal and signing autographs behind the grandstands.

Saturday, August 20th, Macon Speedway prepares for the Camfield Memorial presented by Chevy Hall of Fame and Museum; including the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, and the POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool, as well as the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro-Mods, and Hornets.

Lubbock, TX driver Brenham Crouch leads the POWRi standings by over 500 over Bixby, OK competitor Cannon McIntosh. McIntosh has claimed seven features but finds himself in second, missing four of the events on the schedule. Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, and Chase McDermand round out the top five.

Sherman, IL driver John Barnard leads the current standings in the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros. He and Hayden Harvey are the top two in standings for the series and are both locals and regular competitors in the Macon Speedway weekly class as well. Willie Urish, Branigan Roark, and Joe B. Miller are currently in the top five.

Rodney Standerfer, of Summerfield, IL, will lead the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds into Saturday’s event. Standerfer has claimed four wins this season and has a 30-point lead on Guy Taylor. Alan Crowder, Tim Luttrell, and Clint Martin.

Taylor, who is second in the Modified points, has a commanding lead in the DIRTcar Pro Mod standings over his nephew, Zach Taylor. Kevin Crowder, Maxx Emerson, and Dean Holt round out the top five in points.

Decatur, IL driver, Tristin Quinlan, won his first career feature last Saturday night and will lead the DIRTcar Hornet class into town on Saturday. Quinlan is followed by Billy Mason, Brady Reed, Taryn Page, and Jeremy Reed.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

For more information on such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.maconracing.com or on social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

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Standerfer Completes Clean Sweep at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) It all starts with qualifying. At least for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, it does. The other divisions draw for their starting positions. As for Rodney Standerfer in the BillingleyRewards.com Modifieds, qualifying was just the beginning of his success. Of the 17 cars in his division, Standerfer was the quickest car across the 1/5th mile track. That helped set him up on the front row of his heat race due to the division going fastest-to-slowest in order. After the eight laps, Standerfer had a win. Thanks to a dice roll inversion, Standerfer started in the third position, second row inside, and needed a good start to move past Jeremy Nichols and Tim Luttrell for the lead. He managed to do so and then held off the rest of the cars to nab his fourth feature win of 2022 and extend his points lead in the division over Guy Taylor. Taylor entered the night 24 points behind Standerfer for the track championship and the lead would grow as Taylor finished behind Luttrell and Cody Stillwell.

Taylor would continue his dominance in the Pro Modified class. The action was intense for the lead for the 15 laps as Taylor didn’t get to have this one easy with Max Emerson pursuing for his first feature win. Taylor still managed to pull away for his tenth feature of the year and sixth in a row but it was a close battle through the laps and the traffic.

Nick Macklin has had a roller coaster of a weekend. After a roll over in Jacksonville on Friday night, Macklin took the car apart and put it back together with just a few hours sleep to have his 51 Bistro Street Stock ready to compete on Saturday. Macklin would get the checkered flag for the third time in 2022 and first time since the end of June. Macklin used the top groove to pick up speed and pull away from Andy Zahnd, Rudy Zaragoza and Gene Reed.

Another return to victory lane was Braden Johnson in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. A full 20 laps of action took Johnson to the checkered flag as he dodged lapped traffic and second place racer Jose Parga to take feature number five on the year.

Aarik Andruskevitch sailed away from the 12 cars in the Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis. Andruskevitch won for the third time in the year.

Tristin Quinlan finally had nobody stand in his way or rip away his first feature win. Previous weeks saw Brady Reed take away the checkered flag but with a small band of cars, Quinlan stood tall and won the battle over Billy Mason, Bridget Fulton and Stacy Eskew.

11-year-old Gavyn Parmele of Bloomington went wire-to-wire in the Kid Modz 8-lap feature race event. The kid from Bloomington also won the heat race over three other kid drivers.

The night featured intermission entertainment with nine spectators racing in the Spectator Drags. The first event brought six competitors in April and the second event saw nine competitors race a lap for the chance at winning. Gage Lee raced a 1989 red Ford Mustang and won four races to claim the title.

The big August auto racing weekend is coming! Friday night at Lincoln Speedway with the MOWA Sprint Cars, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Division II Midgets, Hornets and Kid Modz. Saturday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair brings the USAC Silver Crown Bettenhausen 100 Presented by Hunt Brothers as well as the Sportsman Nationals qualifying and heat races followed by POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints plus BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Pro Modifieds and Hornets at Macon Speedway. The finale of the weekend is back in Springfield to close out the Illinois State Fair with the ARCA Menard’s Series Atlas 100 along with the Sportsman Nationals feature race. Visit trackenterprises.com for ticket information as well as schedules for Saturday & Sunday. 

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

  1. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 2. 6P-Jose Parga[New Berlin, IL]; 3. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 4. 34-Tommy Sheppard Jr[New Berlin, IL]; 5. 22-Chris Dick[Deland, IL]; 6. 122-Timmy Dick[Monticello, IL]; 7. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 8. 64-Donny Koehler[Macon, IL]; 9. 9B-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 10. 14-Derek Smith[Decatur, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 2. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 3. 00S-Cody Stilwell[Godfrey, IL]; 4. 8UP-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 5. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 6. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 7. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 8. 4M-Clint Martin[Ramsey, IL]; 9. 13J-Jason Scrimpsher[Decatur, IL]; 10. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 3W-BJ Deal[Brownstown, IL]; 4. 8UP-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 5. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 6. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 7. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 8. 6-Billy Adams[Shelbyville, IL]; 9. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]; 10. J13-Justin Coffey[Stonington, IL]

51 Bistro Street Stocks

  1. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta, IL]; 2. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 3. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville, IL]; 4. 5T-Gene Reed[Hammond, IL]; 5. 78B-Brad Peters[Stonington, IL]; 6. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 7. 14-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 8. 3J-Jonathon Hall[Harristown, IL]; 9. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 10. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

  1. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 2. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 3. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]; 4. 20-Stacy Eskew[Springfield, IL]; 5. (DNS) 2-Ken Reed

Micros By Bailey Chassis

  1. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[Riverton, IL]; 2. 92-John Plotner[Decatur, IL]; 3. 8B-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 4. 5B-Chad Baldwin[Lincoln, IL]; 5. 18-Aidan Leingang[Coal Valley, IL]; 6. 7F-Nolan Bartley[Hammond, IL]; 7. 37Z-Jake Zimmerman[Pewaukee, IL]; 8. 44S-Jacob Stewart[Jacksonville, IL]; 9. 14-Kade Ballinger[Lovington, IL]; 10. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]

KidModz 

1. 75-Gavyn Parmele[Bloomington, IL]; 2. 22-Hudson Dick[Monticello, IL]; 3. 4KK-Kaylynn Eskew[Pleasant Plains, IL]; 4. 4-Brenden Heizer[Okawville, IL]

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Spectator Drags & Seven Divisions Ready for Macon Speedway Saturday

(Macon, IL) Race fans will be treated to beautiful weather, seven divisions of racing, Spectator Drags, and CEFCU Kids Club this coming Saturday, August 13 at Macon Speedway. The event will be a Melling Race Weekends Across America Tour, courtesy of Contingency Connection.

The evening’s special presentation will be at intermission when fans will get a chance to compete on track in the first edition of Spectator Drags this season. Macon Speedway officials are only accepting eight entries of those who would like to race their street legal vehicle on the racetrack in a bracket style tourney at intermission. There is no charge to compete and only a couple spots remain. To enter, call the office at 217-764-3000.

Taylorville, IL’s Colby Eller is now on top of the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model standings by 22 over Ryan Miller. Not far behind the two are Braden Johnson and Rockett Bennett, making for what could be an exciting four-man race for the championship. Guy Taylor raced with the class in an Eller car last week and claimed the Diane Bennett Memorial event.

Rodney Standerfer comes into Saturday’s event just 24 points ahead of Guy Taylor in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class. Standerfer has claimed three feature wins this year, while Taylor has two and third place pointman, Alan Crowder, has one. Tim Luttrell and Jarrett Stryker round out the current top five in points. Zach Taylor is in the mix as well, coming into the event in a virtual tie with Stryker for fifth.

Guy Taylor, barring any major issues, looks to be on his way to the DIRTcar Pro Modified championship, having a 90-point lead with nine feature wins. His nephew, Zach Taylor and Kevin Crowder are tied for second in points, while Maxx Emerson, coming off of a strong run, and the ever-improving Dean Holt complete the top five.

Cerro Gordo, IL driver, Terry Reed has a commanding lead in the 51 Bistro Street Stock division standings, leading by 116 over Bobby Beiler. Reed has been a model of consistency all season, claiming 12 top fives in 14 starts. Beiler is coming off an impressive win last Saturday night in the Diane Bennett race. Nick Macklin, Jaret Duff, and Rudy Zaragoza round out the current top five.

Decatur, IL driver, Tristin Quinlan, holds the top spot in the DIRTcar Hornet class, leading by 28 over Brownstown, IL’s Billy Mason. Brady Reed has been the big winner in the class, claiming his sixth feature win of the season last week. Taryn Page and Jeremy Reed round out the top five.

The Micros by Bailey Chassis always seem to have tight battles when it comes to the championship race and this season looks to be the same. Sherman, IL driver, John Barnard, and Riverton, IL’s Aarik Andruskevitch are separated by just four points.

The DIRTcar KidModz will round out the classes on this Saturday’s card. The KidModz will be making their only Macon Speedway appearance of the season, a series that competes at tracks all over the state for drivers between the ages of 8-16.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $15, 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). 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 722 0
2 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 700 22
3 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 678 44
4 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 654 68
5 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 100
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 592 130
7 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 202
8 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 506 216
9 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 466 256
10 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 378 344


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 670 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 646 24
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 594 76
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 582 88
5 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 484 186
6 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 484 186
7 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 442 228
8 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 420 250
9 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 396 274
10 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 394 276


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 752 0
2 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 662 90
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 662 90
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 628 124
5 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 578 174
6 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 554 198
7 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 544 208
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 412 340
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 364 388
10 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 260 492


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 728 0
2 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 612 116
3 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 602 126
4 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 560 168
5 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 544 184
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 538 190
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 500 228
8 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 410 318
9 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 404 324
10 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 394 334


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 656 0
2 34 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 628 28
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 528 128
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 488 168
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 222
6 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 286 370
7 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 426
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 224 432
9 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 214 442
10 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 190 466


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 532 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 528 4
3 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 442 90
4 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 374 158
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 314 218
6 27 Kyle Barker Cooksville IL 274 258
7 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 258 274
8 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 252 280
9 17 Molly Day East Peoria IL 250 282
10 40 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 246 286

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Taylor Doubles Up Bennett Memorial

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Guy Taylor is at it again and again. Sounds like a broken record. But its true. Taylor took the checkered flag in two of the six features ran during the special 4th Annual Diane Bennett Memorial–a night dedicated to all drivers racing in the features with bonus money handed out to all racers–some $12,000 in cash and prizes.

Taylor won his fifth-straight and ninth Pro Modified feature to begin the night. The race was won from the pole position after he also took the checkered flag in the heat race. Taylor led all 15 laps. During the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Taylor was faced with a more challenging scenario as Highland’s Mike Harrison was at Macon to race and was flying around the high banks with no troubles at all. Taylor entered the evening tied for first place in the point standings with Rodney Standerfer. Midway through the race, Standerfer was running second & third behind and in front of David Shain, with Taylor right behind running a top five place. He was bumped and nudged by Alan Crowder which led to a stop at the bottom of the fourth turn. Usually those bumps don’t cause much problems. This wasn’t one of those times. Taylor’s 4T ended up with a flat left rear tire and was sent to the infield. Standerfer would continue on and claim the point standings lead by the race’s finish.

Harrison took all 20 laps and netted the special $1,000 first place check. Taylor’s next success would come in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model race while racing in the 10CE car, a racecar normally driven by Curtis Eller. Early success led to his front row starting spot along with Braden Johnson–who has won the last two feature races and three of the last four main events. Taylor’s success was on the top where he moved past Timmy Dick for the lead on lap 18 and then held on the next 22 laps of the special 40-lap feature which was for $2,050-to-win.

This would make the second time that Guy Taylor has won two features on the same night in different divisions: July 9th in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds and the Pro Modifieds.

Luckily, Bobby Beiler didn’t have to contend with Guy Taylor in the 51 Bistro Street Stocks class. Beiler had enough on his plate with Dave Crawley, Jr., Terry Reed and Jeremy Nichols racing for the special $675-to-win main event. Nichols looked unbeatable but as the laps were adding up, Beiler closed the gap and then lapped traffic came into play. Coming out of the second turn on the white flag lap, Nichols, Beiler and the lapped car all got tangled and then mangled. With Nichols in the middle of the beating, his car wouldn’t be able to continue and Beiler would assume the lead for the final lap and the checkered flag. Beiler and Nichols are the only winners in the Street Stock class on the Diane Bennett Memorial night with Nichols taking the wins in 2019 & 2021 while Beiler has won in 2020 & 2022.

An added bonus to the auto racing was the PureMax HART Micro Sprint Series Presented by EMi. 24 non-winged Micro Sprints took to the 1/5th mile track for a 20-lap battle. As Hayden Harvey and Kyle Barker were back and forth for the lead with both high and low grooves being run cleanly, a Micro flipped and landed on Harvey’s car which knocked him out of the feature. Barker was positioned as the leader and on the restart with Daryn Stark, Barker lost the lead to Stark and took off for the final six laps. Stark won for the second straight week after winning in the POWRi Micro Sprint Series at Macon Speedway a week ago.

The finale of the evening was the $695 Hornet feature race that was a tribute to long-time supporter of the Diane Bennett Memorial and fallen racer Joe Reed. The race was started and ended abruptly by Billy Mason, who was racing in Joe Reed’s car. A broken rod led to Mason rolling it in the third turn on the opening lap. As he was brought into the infield and the race restarted, Allan Harris and Brady Reed took off. Reed was back for the first time since the birth of his son and used the high side of the track to pass and go for the win. While Brady Reed was enjoying the bonus payday, last place finishing racer Bridget Fulton took home $250 extra money–$200 from Rich, Terry & Scott Webb–son, daughter-in-law and grandson of Macon Speedway pioneer Wayne Webb, and also $50 from Ryan Murray, a long time Macon Speedway track official.

The night was full of smiles and happiness in honor of Diane Bennett, the long time hand scorer of Macon Speedway for nearly 40 years. The Bennett family once again went above and beyond to provide for racecar drivers and teams through the donations. Many events get built on winning and finishing first but this event gets put together on bonus money for all who race and finish.

Next week, Macon Speedway brings the return of the CEFCU Kids Club and the Spectator Drags along with a full program of stock car racing with the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds, Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis and the Hornets. 

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models 

  1. 10CE-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 22-Chris Dick[Deland, IL]; 3. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 122-Timmy Dick[Monticello, IL]; 5. 34-Tommy Sheppard Jr[New Berlin, IL]; 6. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 7. 77-Blaise Baker[Clinton, IL]; 8. 10-Blake Damery[Macon, IL]; 9. 5B-Brandon Sweitzer[Lincoln, IL]; 10. T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 24H-Mike Harrison[Highland, IL]; 2. 87D-David Shain[Humboldt, IL]; 3. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 4. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig[Highland, IL]; 5. 52-Billy Knebel[Pocahontas, IL]; 6. 10-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan, IL]; 8. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 9. 13-Jason Scrimpsher[Decatur, IL]; 10. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 24Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 3. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 27X-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound, IL]; 5. 52X-Kyle Helmick[Smithton, IL]; 6. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 7. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 9. 59-JD Evans Carter[Mattoon, IL]; 10. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]

51 Bistro Big 10 Street Stocks

  1. 17-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound, IL]; 2. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 3. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta, IL]; 4. 38-Dave Crawley Jr[Decatur, IL]; 5. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IN]; 6. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 7. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 8. 4-Zach Clark[Illiopolis, IL]; 9. J98-Jordan Smith[Argenta, IL]; 10. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

  1. 324-Brady Reed[Decatur, IL]; 2. 3H-Allan Harris[Chatham, IL]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[Clinton, IL]; 4. 74-Joe Laws[Hillsboro, IL]; 5. DA28-Jimmy Dutlinger[Peoria, IL]; 6. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 7. 37-Lukas Robison[Sullivan, IL]; 8. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur, IL]; 9. 20-Casey Eskew[Springfield, IL]; 10. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]

HART Non-Wing Micros 

1. 55S-Daryn Stark[Springfield, IL]; 2. 27-Kyle Barker[Cooksville, IL]; 3. 92-John Plotner[Decatur, IL]; 4. 57V-Matt Veatch[Macedonia, IL]; 5. 1E-Eric Braundmeier[Godfrey, IL]; 6. 72-Hunter Pruitt[Washington, MO]; 7. 18X-Michael Brummitt[Mount Zion, IL]; 8. 18-Aidan Leingang[Coal Valley, IL]; 9. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]; 10. 11-Alex Midkiff[Belleville, IL]

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Over $12k Raised For 4th Annual Macon Speedway Diane Bennett Memorial

(Macon, IL) Over $12,000 in additional bonus money is on the line this coming Saturday, August 6 at Macon Speedway’s 4th Annual Diane Bennett Memorial. The on-track action will honor the late Diane Bennett, a longtime scorer at the speedway. Every single position in all six divisions will receive bonus money, thanks to many great racing supporters.

For those who love to race as well as those who love to watch it, Saturday night will be a great night to come out to the track.  Six divisions are on the ticket, racing in honor of Diane Bennett, a scoring official at the track for over 30 years.  Bennett passed away in 2015 and family stepped forward to put the event together for her memory.  Diane’s daughter, Kellie, has put together an amazing list of donors/sponsors that have stepped forward to sponsor feature positions, creating impressive payouts for the night.

While money is still coming in, over $12,000 has been added to the winnings for this Saturday’s event. The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model 40-lap feature will pay at least $2,050 to win with nearly $4,000 in extra cash spread throughout the field. The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature will pay at least $1,000 to win with $1,760 in bonus money throughout the field.

Additional bonus money for the other divisions adds up to the following: DIRTcar Pro Mods ($1,305), 51 Bistro Street Stocks ($665), Hornets ($1,190), and HART Non-Wing Micros ($565). In addition to money added to the payouts, there are several special bonuses such as fast qualifier, hard charger, etc.

Point leaders coming into the event are Colby Eller of Taylorville, IL (Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models), Rodney Standerfer of Summerfield, IL and Guy Taylor from Springfield, IL (tie) (BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds), Guy Taylor (DIRTcar Pro Mods), Terry Reed from Cerro Gordo, IL (51 Bistro Street Stocks), and Tristin Quinlan of Decatur, IL (Hornets).

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, 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). 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 686 0
2 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 650 36
3 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 622 64
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 64
5 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 616 70
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 592 94
7 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 166
8 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 506 180
9 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 436 250
10 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 336 350

BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 614 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 614 0
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 558 56
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 536 78
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 454 160
6 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 444 170
7 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 420 194
8 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 404 210
9 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 394 220
10 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 372 242


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 692 0
2 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 626 66
3 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 604 88
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 572 120
5 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 536 156
6 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 512 180
7 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 508 184
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 364 328
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 314 378
10 6 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 242 450


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 670 0
2 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 552 118
3 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 546 124
4 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 544 126
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 512 158
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 504 166
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 474 196
8 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 404 266
9 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 368 302
10 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 362 308


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 606 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 588 18
3 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 488 118
4 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 468 138
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 172
6 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 234 372
7 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 376
8 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 214 392
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 214 392
10 V91 Myles Vonbehren Lodge IL 186 420

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Ripple’s Auto Body Night Filled With Great Action At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Nearly 100 cars were pitside for the Ripple’s Auto Body Open Wheel Extravaganza at Macon Speedway this past Saturday night. Joining the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets were the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars for the top notch doubleheader. Three other classes also raced.

“The Dauminator” Zach Daum took all 25 laps in the MOWA Sprint Car feature on Saturday night. The driver from Pocahontas, IL., made quick work of the 18-car division and resisted the challenge from Slater Helt and Paul Nienhiser early and often. The win was the third by Daum at Macon Speedway in the MOWA series, the most by any MOWA driver.

Cannon McIntosh came to life midway through the race and made a pass for the lead for his second consecutive feature win of the POWRi Midgets at Macon Speedway. New Zealand racer Michael Pickens raced to second place.

In the POWRi Micro Sprints series, Macon Speedway regular Daryn Stark flew across the top of the track to pass Jeremy Camp and get the win in the second half of the 20-lap race. Stark, a former track champion and one-time feature winner in 2022, came through the entire race from the top and ended up grabbing the checkered flag at the finish line.

Taylorville, IL driver, Braden Johnson, who had won two out of the last three features at the track, took the lead on lap one from his second starting spot. Behind him, it was a battle of the Eller brothers, Colby and Curtis. As the two diced for second, it was Johnson pulling away out front. At the checkered, Johnson was followed to his fourth feature win by Colby Eller, Ryan Blair, Derek Smith, and Curtis Eller.

Springfield, IL veteran, Guy Taylor, continued his dominance in the DIRTcar Pro Mod division, leading every lap on his way to his eighth feature win of the season. While he checked out, the action from second on back was exciting with Dean Holt, Austin Seets, B.J. Deal, and others mixing it up. At the checkered, Taylor was followed by Seets, Deal, Adam Rhodes, and Zach Taylor.

Up next for Macon Speedway is the Diane Bennett Memorial on Saturday, August 6. Over $11,000 has already been collected and added to the purse for the six divisions in action. The Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, 51 Bistro Big 10 Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and HART Non-Wing Micros will be in action.

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Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars 

  1. 31-Zach Daum[Pocahontas, IL]; 2. 22S-Slater Helt[Harrisonville, MO]; 3. 44-Cory Bruns[Lincoln, IL]; 4. 71-Brent Crews[Denver, NC]; 5. 79J-Jacob Patton[Bethalto, IL]; 6. 6R-Ryan Bunton[Morton, IL]; 7. 7A-Will Armitage[Athens, IL]; 8. 42-Preston Perlmutter[San Antonio, TX]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser[Chapin, IL]; 10. 10S-Jeremy Standridge[Springfield, IL] 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League 

  1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[Bixby, OK]; 2. 84-Jade Avedisian[Clovis, CA]; 3. 17-Michael Pickens[Auckland, NZ]; 4. 26-Chance Crum[Snohomish, WA]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[Colby, KS]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[Lubbock TX]; 7. 21K-Karter Sarff[Mason City, IL]; 8. 84X-Jesse Love[Redwood City, CA]; 9. 71K-Dominic Gorden[Clovis, CA]; 10. 25K-Taylor Reimer[Tulsa, OK]

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros By Bailey Chassis 

  1. 55S-Daryn Stark[Springfield, IL]; 2. 23X-Jeremy Camp[Sullivan, IL]; 3. 65E-Chad Elliott[Cottage Hills, IL]; 4. 72-Zach Daum[Pocahontas, IL]; 5. 55H-Hayden Harvey[Warrensburg, IL]; 6. B8-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 7. 8W-Breanna Wirth[Waterloo, IL]; 8. 84-Carson Heady[Desloge, MO]; 9. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[Riverton, IL]; 10. 83-Jeff Beasley[Urbana, IL] 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

  1. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 2. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 10CE-Ryan Blair[Edinburg, IL]; 4. 14-Derek Smith[Decatur, IL]; 5. T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 6. 7Z-Michael Maestas[Lincoln, IL]; 7. (DNF) 64-Donny Koehler[Macon, IL]; 8. (DNF) 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 9. (DNF) 9B-Brandon Miller[Broadwell, IL]; 10. (DNF) 33-Bill Berghaus[Chapin, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 67-Austin Seets[Brighton, IL]; 3. 3W-BJ Deal[Brownstown, IL]; 4. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 5. 24Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 6. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 7. 7-Christian Lee[Sorento, IL]; 8. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]; 9. 6-Billy Adams[Shelbyville, IL]; 10. (DNF) 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]

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MOWA Sprint Cars & POWRi Midgets Invade Macon Speedway Saturday

(Macon, IL) Ripples Auto Body night features a rare doubleheader of wicked fast open wheel racing action this coming Saturday, July 30. The Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars will be making their only appearance of the season, while the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be in town as well. Three other classes will also race.

Saturday’s event at Macon will be the first visit for the MOWA Sprint Cars since 2020, after falling victim to a rainout in 2021. Zach Daum is the last driver to visit victory lane with the series at the ⅕-mile. Seven drivers in total have won events at Macon Speedway. Daum, Jerrod Hull and Terry Babb each have two victories to their credit. Adam Jones, Paul Nienhiser, Jacob Patton and Danny Smith all have a single win.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, much like MOWA, will be doing the double this weekend with races at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night before traveling to Macon Speedway on Saturday. For POWRi, the series will be making it’s third appearance of the season. Kyle Cummins won in exciting fashion during the May race, while Oklahoma driver, Cannon McIntosh claimed the Midget week victory in June.

The POWRi Engler Machine and Tool Micros will join the Macon Speedway Bailey Chassis Micros for their fourth season appearance. Craig Ronk, Joe B. Miller, and TJ Smith have each claimed a POWRi Micro win at Macon this season. Saturday’s race will be filled with a strong field including many of the Macon regulars.

There has been a change at the top of the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Model standings, as Colby Eller leads the division into Saturday night’s action. Eller challenged for the win last week but came up just short. Dakota Ewing is second in points followed by Rockett Bennett, Ryan Miller, and Colby Sheppard.

Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor has been nearly unbeatable this year in the DIRTcar Pro Mod class, winning seven of the eleven feature events. Taylor will be looking for his fourth feature win in-a-row on Saturday night. Kevin Crowder remains second in points, while Zach Taylor, Maxx Emerson, and Matt Milner complete the top five.

Pit gates for Saturday’s event will open at 3:00 PM, while grandstands open at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $25, 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). 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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Vandermeersch Scores Topless 40 Victory

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Dennis Vandermeersch ran the top of the Macon Speedway on a hot and humid Saturday night to secure a 40-lap feature win while the Weddle Performance Engines division ran the evening without a roof on the racecars. It was nothing new to Vandermeersch as he claimed his fifth straight 40-lap feature win in the annual race. Although he led all 40 laps, it was not without heavy challenges from the second place car Wes O’Dell. O’Dell stayed on Vandermeersch’s bumper for nearly all the laps and followed him around through every turn and straightaway; he just didn’t have what was needed to make the pass and take control.

For Vandermeersch, it was also the sixth time he has won the 40-lapper in the 12-year history of the race dating back to 2011. It is also the second time that he led all 40 laps en route to the checkered flag. The final ten or so laps were more difficult than just keeping ahead of O’Dell as he announced that he lost control of his brakes. The 40 laps were completed in 20 minutes and had only five caution flags.

The finish of the night came in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature race. With Macon Speedway co-owner Kenny Wallace in the house racing in the division, everybody was out to give it their all against the driver leading the National Points in the Modified class. Wallace was a fast qualifier and won his heat and that helped set him up on the front row outside of the 20-lap feature with 23 cars. Wallace ran the bottom and stayed ahead of Clint Martin, Alan Crowder, Rodney Standerfer and Billy Knebel in the early goings. Knebel hooked up on the bottom, too, and passed all the way to second place and challenged Wallace for the top spot. When Wallace and Knebel were running around the bottom of the fourth turn, Knebel bumped and got bumped and spun out to bring out a caution flag. The caution was for Knebel who was sent to the back of the field with half the race remaining. Eyes started to watch Wallace and Standerfer run on the bottom and Zach Rhodes, the eighth place starter, surging strong on the top groove. Rhodes strongly challenged as he gained speed and momentum through the corners. As the white flag was waving, it was Rhodes and Wallace sticking to their lines and as they came out of the final turn to the finish it was a drag race that Wallace took by the slimmest of margins.

Wallace appreciated the race that Rhodes gave and believed his car didn’t run good or well enough to win on this night. He dedicated to the race to Zach Rhodes’ father Curt, who passed away at the beginning of 2022. Curt was a former BillingsleyRewards.com Modified track champion and also raced other divisions in his time at Macon Speedway.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models class saw twists and turns throughout that 20 laps as Braden Johnson took his third feature win of the year. He was tangled up in a mess with Chase Osterhoff in the third turn of lap 13. As Osterhoff was pulled away by the tow truck, Johnson got back on the track and assumed his second place position behind Colby Eller. As they came around to the green flag and the next lap, Johnson bypassed Eller and ran away. Timmy Dick led the early stages of the race but was caught with lapped traffic and bounced off the first turn tractor tire that took away his chance at the first feature win of his season at Macon.

Guy Taylor got the feature programs started with his seventh win of the season in the Pro Modified class. The race was ran very quickly with no yellow flags or stoppages. Taylor ran away from the rest of the 16 cars.

The 51 Bistro Street Stocks saw Jeremy Nichols race from the pole to lead all 15 laps and win in the 67R car that is normally raced by Rudy Zaragoza. The win stopped the 3-race streak that Zane Reitz had as Reitz started in the middle of the pack.

Devin Feger led the laps to win the Micro Sprint feature Presented by Bailey Chassis. Not only holding off the runs by Aarik Andruskevitch but also his girlfriend Molly Day and current points leader John Barnard through the bottom line of the track, Feger claimed his first feature win of the year.

The night was capped off by a new Hornets feature winner in Paul Lawhorn of Mattoon. The race appeared to be won by Michael McKay as he fended off the fight from Mike Eskew, David Lauritson and Billy Mason but then Lawhorn went to the top of the track and sped by McKay in the final laps to make it a winner for the Mattoon driver.

The seven division night sponsored by Weddle Performance Engines saw over 100 entries and some hearty race fans in the stands on a day when the temperatures nearly reached 100 degrees and the heat index was well over 100.

Macon Speedway’s sister track Lincoln Speedway will host a special Sunday Funday with cooler temperatures. Six divisions will race and three of those divisions will participate in Midwest Big Ten Series race events: Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks. The Sportsman, Division 2 Midgets and Hornets are also on the schedule. Macon Speedway finishes July with the MOWA Sprint Cars, POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints plus the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and Pro Modifieds. 

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

  1. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 2. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 122-Timmy Dick[Monticello, IL]; 4. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 5. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 6. 9B-Brandon Miller[Broadwell, IL]; 7. 10CE-Korey Damery[Macon, IL]; 8. (DNF) 130-Chase Osterhoff[Kankakee, IL]; 9. (DNF) 61-Jammie Wilson[Hoopeston, IL]; 10. (DNF) 27E-Dalton Ewing[Decatur, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 36-Kenny Wallace[St. Louis, MO]; 2. 10Z-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 5. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 6. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 7. 4M-Clint Martin[Ramsey, IL]; 8. 28S-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo, IL]; 9. 18-Jarrett Stryker[Breese, IL]; 10. 7-Blake Thompson[Troy, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 67-Austin Seets[Brighton, IL]; 3. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 121-Deece Schwartz[Ashmore, IL]; 5. 2-Brayden Doyle[Ashmore, IL]; 6. 24Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 7. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 8. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 9. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]; 10. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]

Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

  1. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[Springfield, IL]; 2. 87-Wes O’Dell[Springfield, IL]; 3. 18-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington, IL]; 4. 84L-Jim Farley III[Springfield, IL]; 5. 11-Rick Roedel[Shelbyville, IL]; 6. 11M-Roy Magee[Springfield, IL]; 7. 5S-Ronald Bacon[Decatur, IL]; 8. 61-Stefan Bedinger[Taylorville, IL]; 9. (DNF) 21-Ed Cleeton[Tovey, IL]; 10. (DNF) 07-Phil Moreland[Assumption, IL]

51 Bistro Street Stocks

  1. 67-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington, IL]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IN]; 3. 14-Megan Erwin[Attica, IN]; 4. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta, IL]; 5. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 6. 55-Zane Reitz[Veedersburg, IN]; 7. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 8. 78B-Brad Peters[Stonington, IL]; 9. 21E-Eric Boomer[Bethany, IL]; 10. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

  1. 14P-Paul Lawhorn[Mattoon, IL]; 2. 26A-Michael McKay[Springfield, IL]; 3. 15-David Lauritson[Normal, IL]; 4. 21-Mike Eskew[Springfield, IL]; 5. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 6. 30J-Nick Johnson[Bartonville, IL]; 7. 00-Derrick DeFord[Canton, IL]; 8. 17-Brooke Trivitt[St. Elmo, IL]; 9. V30-Myles Vonbehren[Lodge, IL]; 10. 9-James Trivitt[St. Elmo, IL]

Micros By Bailey Chassis

  1. 40-Devin Feger[East Peoria, IL]; 2. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[Riverton, IL]; 3. 17-Molly Day[East Peoria, IL]; 4. 8B-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 5. 27-Kyle Barker[Cooksville, IL]; 6. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]; 7. 101-Tobias Midkiff[Belleville, IL]; 8. 14-Chris DiBart[Bella Vista, AR]; 9. N1A-Shania Alexander[Humboldt, IL]; 10. (DNF) 09-Jayden Lucassen[Virginia, IL]

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Topless Sportsman 40 To Headline Saturday Night’s Macon Speedway Action

Seven Divisions To Race On Weddle Performance Engines Night

(Macon, IL) Weddle Performance Engines night will feature a special event for the division that they sponsor, the Sportsman class. A 40-lapper will be run at Macon Speedway this Saturday, with the teams removing the roof of each racecar for annual Topless Sportsman feature event. Six other divisions will also race.

Springfield, IL driver, Dennis Vander Meersch leads the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman into the night after winning four of the seven features so far this year. The veteran driver has a 38-point lead over Rick Roedel of Shelbyville, IL. Scott Landers, Jim Farley, III, and Phil Moreland round out the top five in points. Saturday’s race should be a good one as the Sportsman fields have been strong and are coming off of a good race on Wednesday night in Taylorville.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models are back at it Saturday night with former champion, Dakota Ewing, leading the way. Ewing is followed by teammate Rockett Bennett, who is the youngest driver in the class, Colby Eller, Ryan Miller, and Colby Sheppard. Ewing, Sheppard, and Braden Johnson each have two feature wins, while Jose Parga has five and Dalton Ewing has one.

Quite the battle is building at the top of the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modified standings. Coming into Saturday’s event, only four points separate leader Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, and Summerfield, IL’s Rodney Standerfer. Taylor has won two features in the class, while Standerfer has claimed three. Alan Crowder is third in the standings with Tim Luttrell and Zach Taylor in the mix.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race on Saturday night.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, 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). 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 $100,000 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 622 0
2 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 580 42
3 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 570 52
4 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 550 72
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 540 82
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 502 120
7 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 478 144
8 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 436 186
9 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 412 210
10 34 Eric Doran Clinton IL 274 348


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 562 0
2 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 558 4
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 508 54
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 482 80
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 416 146
6 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 400 162
7 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 396 166
8 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 372 190
9 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 366 196
10 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 356 206


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 572 0
2 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 534 38
3 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 502 70
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 474 98
5 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 460 112
6 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 446 126
7 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 396 176
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 324 248
9 360 John Seets Brighton IL 222 350
10 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 214 358


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 354 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 316 38
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 310 44
4 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 302 52
5 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 274 80
6 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 234 120
7 21 Ed Cleeton Tovey IL 234 120
8 5S Ronald Bacon Decatur IL 216 138
9 14 Cole Landers Taylorville IL 186 168
10 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 150 204


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 618 0
2 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 552 66
3 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 544 74
4 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 492 126
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 464 154
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 462 156
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 438 180
8 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 354 264
9 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 330 288
10 J98 Jordan Smith Argenta IL 324 294


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 572 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 536 36
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 468 104
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 450 122
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 138
6 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 234 338
7 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 342
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 214 358
9 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 158 414
10 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 144 428


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 478 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 470 8
3 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 442 36
4 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 374 104
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 264 214
6 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 258 220
7 27 Kyle Barker Cooksville IL 222 256
8 87 Collin Shain Sullivan IL 216 262
9 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 208 270
10 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 202 276

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2022 Christian County Races Excite Fairgoers; Nichols Impresses

(Taylorville, IL) The annual Christian County Ag Fair races were held this past Wednesday, July 20 and the action on track was excellent once again. Another solid field of cars was on hand with 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, 15 Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman, and 10 Hornets to race in front of a sizable crowd.

Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols put on a show at this year’s fair races, which should not be a big surprise. Nichols came into the event with three Sportsman wins and four Street Stock wins over the last eight years. Wednesday night, Nichols added one more trophy in each class by taking the top two features.

Nichols started third in the Sportsman feature and passed Scott Landers to take the lead and the eventual win. What he did in the Big Ten Street Stock event was even more impressive. Nichols started 7th in the 20-car field of Street Stocks. Moving to the top lane of the track, Nichols passed car after car before taking the top spot from Megan Erwin for the victory.

The Hornet race saw Derrick DeFord and Allan Harris in a great battle at the front of the pack. DeFord led early but Harris got a great run to take the spot away. The Hornets went flag-to-flag in a competitive but clean race.

The Christian County Fair and Track Enterprises have been hosting one race date a year as part of the fair since 2014. Car counts and crowds have been noticeably better the last couple of seasons and the racing on track was at its best on Wednesday night.

Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman 15 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps

  1. 18-Jeremy Nichols[3]; 2. 87-Wes O’Dell[1]; 3. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[4]; 4. 41-Scott Landers[2]; 5. 21M-Dustin Moore[12]; 6. 21-Ed Cleeton[5]; 7. 11-Roy Magee[11]; 8. (DNF) 55-Tim Riech[9]; 9. (DNF) 07-Phil Moreland[6]; 10. (DNF) 84L-Jim Farley III[14]; 11. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers[8]; 12. (DNF) 61-Stefan Bedinger[7]; 13. (DNS) 04-Steve Stine; 14. (DNS) 14-Cole Landers; 15. (DNS) 44-John Lewis

Heat 1 8 Laps

  1. 18-Jeremy Nichols[2]; 2. 41-Scott Landers[7]; 3. 21-Ed Cleeton[4]; 4. 61-Stefan Bedinger[1]; 5. 04-Steve Stine[3]; 6. 21M-Dustin Moore[5]; 7. 84L-Jim Farley III[6]; 8. 44-John Lewis[8]

Heat 2 8 Laps

  1. 87-Wes O’Dell[6]; 2. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[1]; 3. 07-Phil Moreland[2]; 4. 12M-Terry Myers[3]; 5. 55-Tim Riech[7]; 6. 11-Roy Magee[4]; 7. 14-Cole Landers[5]

51 Bistro Street Stocks 20 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps

  1. 67-Jeremy Nichols[7]; 2. 20-Tanner Sullivan[2]; 3. R1-Jim Ransom[3]; 4. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[9]; 5. 42-Jesse Simmons[6]; 6. 11-Terry Reed[15]; 7. J98-Danny Smith[10]; 8. 14-Megan Erwin[1]; 9. 13-Ryan Blankenship[14]; 10. 45-Chandler Smith[17]; 11. 21R-Dustin Reed[12]; 12. 78B-Brad Peters[16]; 13. 53-Kipp Schaefer[13]; 14. (DNF) 16-Nick Macklin[11]; 15. (DNF) 21E-Eric Boomer[4]; 16. (DNF) 57-Jamie Suddarth[20]; 17. (DNF) 3J-Jonathon Hall[8]; 18. (DNF) 4-Zach Clark[5]; 19. (DNS) 43R-Austin Roach; 20. (DNS) 17-Bobby Beiler

Heat 1 8 Laps

  1. 21E-Eric Boomer[1]; 2. 4-Zach Clark[3]; 3. 42-Jesse Simmons[6]; 4. J98-Danny Smith[5]; 5. 13-Ryan Blankenship[2]; 6. 45-Chandler Smith[4]; 7. 57-Jamie Suddarth[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps

  1. 14-Megan Erwin[3]; 2. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[2]; 3. 67-Jeremy Nichols[6]; 4. 16-Nick Macklin[1]; 5. 11-Terry Reed[5]; 6. 78B-Brad Peters[7]; 7. 17-Bobby Beiler[4]

Heat 3 8 Laps

  1. 20-Tanner Sullivan[2]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[5]; 3. 3J-Jonathon Hall[6]; 4. 21R-Dustin Reed[3]; 5. 53-Kipp Schaefer[1]; 6. 43R-Austin Roach[4]

Hornets 10 Entries

A Feature 1 12 Laps

  1. 3H-Allan Harris[2]; 2. 11-Derrick DeFord[1]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[4]; 4. 21-Mike Eskew[5]; 5. 34-Billy Mason[7]; 6. 2-Ken Reed[8]; 7. 14-John Goveia[6]; 8. 20-Casey Eskew[9]; 9. (DNF) 15-David Lauritson[3]; 10. (DNF) 15T-Taryn Page[10]

Heat 1 6 Laps

1. 3H-Allan Harris[1]; 2. 11-Derrick DeFord[10]; 3. 15-David Lauritson[2]; 4. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[6]; 5. 21-Mike Eskew[8]; 6. 14-John Goveia[3]; 7. 34-Billy Mason[7]; 8. 2-Ken Reed[4]; 9. 20-Casey Eskew[9]; 10. 15T-Taryn Page[5]

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