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Best In Super Late Model Racing Preparing For Next Two Macon Speedway Races

Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 To Be Backed Up By Tuesday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Event

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway puts on amazing shows, whether it’s sprint cars, midgets, or stock cars, but fans seem to really love the Super Late Models at the 1/5-mile bullring.  After an outstanding turnout at this year’s Herald & Review 100 for the Summer National Late Models, the boys are back in town this coming Saturday, July 22 for the 3rd annual Kerbystrong 100 and Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The back-to-back events are as a result of an early season postponement for the Lucas Oil Late Models.

This Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 will feature 50 laps of Late Model racing for the Midwest Big Ten Late Models, paying $2,000 to win and $250 to start.  A Billingsley Towing UMP Modified 25 lap feature will pay $700 to win and a 25 lap Sportsman feature will be run with a $600 top prize.  Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Hornets will also be in action.

The race is in memory of Kerby Damery, a former Late Model racer at Macon Speedway and surrounding tracks in central Illinois.  The 2004 Late Model track champion passed away in early 2015, after a long battle with cancer.  The event also was put together to raise cancer awareness  and to give hope to cancer patients and educate the community.

In 2015, 34 Super Late Models were trackside and strong fields in the other classes as well.  After a back and forth battle with Dave Crawley, Jr., Tonica, IL driver, Scott Schmitt pulled away with the Late Model victory.  Last season, Late Model hotshoe, Jason Feger, made a surprise appearance to take the top prize.

As if Saturday’s action isn’t enough, the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will be coming to town just a few days later, on Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  The race was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29 but was canceled due to rain.  The makeup event should be huge, with all of the Lucas Oil stars coming in to compete against locals from the region vying for the $12,000 top prize.  The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds  will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be on the card with an event paying $300 to the winner.

Much like last season, Bobby Pierce, the young racing star from Oakwood, IL, will be trying to claim the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the same month that he won the Herald & Review 100.  Pierce has won two out of the three Lucas Oil events in track history and has won the last three events at the track he has entered.  While he will be the favorite, some very good talent will be on hand Tuesday to try and dethrone him including WoO Late Model point leader Brandon Sheppard, Lucas Oil Late Model star Scott Bloomquist, Illinois hotshoe Ryan Unzicker, local favorite Shannon Babb, among others.

The Saturday, July 22 Kerbystrong 100 event will have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

On Tuesday, July 25 for the Lucas Oil Late Model event, the times will remain the same with general admission being $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Rusty Griffaw 162
2 Michael Kloos 152
3 Greg Kimmons 144
4 Matt Shannon 140
5 Jason Suhre 126
6 Daryn Klein 102
7 Adam Tischhauser 90
8 Mark Voigt 82
9 Alan Westling 78
10 Dewayne Kiefer 74


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 602 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 574 28
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 472 130
4 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 190
5 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 408 194
6 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 392 210
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 234
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 284 318
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 266 336
10 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 250 352


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 534 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 520 14
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 460 74
4 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 454 80
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 426 108
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 362 172
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 178
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 232
9 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 262 272
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 228 306


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 278 0
2 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 278 0
3 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 242 36
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 230 48
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 196 82
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 160 118
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 136 142
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 110 168
9 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 108 170
10 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 108 170


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 650 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 634 16
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 568 82
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 500 150
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 424 226
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 410 240
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 256
8 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 380 270
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 334 316
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 224 426


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 550 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 50
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 406 144
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 198
5 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 324 226
6 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 316
7 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 228 322
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 178 372
9 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 160 390
10 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 392

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Macklin Uses Top To Win Dean Garland Classic

Macklin Uses Top In Win At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Midwest Street Stock Championship Series race, the Dean Garland Memorial, saw three different lead changes and one was on the final lap coming out of the fourth turn. Nick Macklin thought he had a good night ahead of him with a second place finish in his heat but he did not report to the tech team after his race and was disqualified from the race. The second place finish would have put him in the six-car dash that decided the first three rows of the 40-lap feature. But instead, Macklin would start 17th and ran through the field as caution after caution after caution would slow the race to a snail’s pace. Every caution saw Macklin increase his position. Dave Crawley, Jr., the night’s fast qualifier, heat winner and dash winner, was poised for a sweep and looked like a sure bet but lost the lead to AJ Meiferdt on the 29th lap. Macklin would close in every so closely as the final cautions fell. Meiferdt stayed low and Macklin continued to run high. The high side ran Macklin directly into the winner’s circle with his $1,000 check.

Timmy Dick of Monticello took home the top honors in the Sportsman division Topless 40 race Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Dick took advantage of a broken racecar with 14 laps remaining to go from second place to the lead position as Dennis Vandermeersch’s car started to slow. Of the 15 scheduled starters, only seven completed the 40-lapper and five finished on the lead lap. All of the Sportsman division drivers raced without their roofs on the cars in a special attraction.

Jake Little was the winner Friday night at Lincoln Speedway and continuing his winning weekend with a 20-lap performance Saturday at Macon Speedway. Starting on the outside of the front row, Little raced away from the group and took his second checkered flag in as many nights.

Tim Hancock took the crate engine of out his son’s B-Modified and put in an A-Modified engine and dominated the field during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature. Racing high atop the track, Hancock blasted away from the field and despite the charging Rodney Standerfer, Hancock was too much and won his first Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature.

Cody Stillwell of Godfrey parked it into victory lane Saturday night in the B-Modifieds feature. He overtook the top spot from Tim Hancock who was sent to the back of the field as the leader for bringing out the caution flag on a restart. Stillwell held on as Kevin Crowder raced from this tenth place starting spot to a second place result.

Jeremy Reed is back. He has battled his new 4-cylinder for the last few weeks and now has it set up for victory lane as he goes back-to-back for the weekend between Lincoln & Macon.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. John Barnard (Sherman), 10. Jeff Wallace (Decatur)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 3. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Scott Williams (Anchor), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 8. Anthony Craven (Joliet), 9. Terry Myers (Springfield), 10. Bill Berghaus (Chapin)

B-Modifieds–1. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Brett Page (Centralia), 6. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 7. Roy Magee (Springfield), 8. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 10. Jordan Warren (Medora)

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Chris Osborne (East Peoria), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 6. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 7. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 8. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 9. Aaron Heck (Mt. Vernon), 10. Ryan Little (Springfield)

Midwest Street Stock Championship Series–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 3. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Jerrad Krick (Earl Park, IN), 6. Chad Rockefeller (Monee), 7. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 8. Terry Reed (Decatur), 9. Roy Beal (Riverton), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Nate Webb (Clinton), 6. Paul Peters (Pana), 7. Jake Sloat, 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Matt Reed (Decatur), 10. Vic Overlin (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!!

IT IS RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

It is a jam packed night of racing action on Miles Chevrolet Night at the Races presented by Casey’s General Store. The Fireman’s Ball Topless 40 for UMP Sportsman is maybe the 2nd biggest event on the calendar for the division outside of the Illinois Sportsman Nationals.

The Midwest Street Stock Championship Dean Garland Classic also is a headliner on this action packed night of racing, with a whopping $1,000 top prize to the winner.

We pay our respects to those who are firefighters as well as military with special admission for them as a way to say thank you for what they do for all of us.

Also on the card are the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP B Mods, & UMP Hornets. Lots of great racing on another pictresque Saturday night. Let’s Go Racing!

Full Show Information

Saturday, July 15

Miles Chevrolet Night At The Races
Presented By Casey’s General Store
Fireman’s Ball Sportsman Topless 40 & Midwest Street Stock Championship
Dean Garland Classic
Armed Forces Night

Divisions:
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman Topless 40 lap feature
Midwest Street Stock Championship UMP Street Stocks
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE

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

For more information on the Midwest Street Stock Championship, visit them online at www.midweststreetstockchampionship.myracepass.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestStreetStockChampionship), and Like them on Twitter (@Midwest_Streets).

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 theContingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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 on Track Enterprises,visitwww.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Miles Chevrolet Presenting Fireman’s Ball Racing This Saturday

Makeup For Casey’s General Stores Armed Forces Night Also Being Honored

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, July 15th, Macon Speedway will be back at it, with a big night planned for the MSSC Street Stocks and UMP Topless Sportsman.  Four other divisions will be in action and area firefighters, armed forces members, and Casey’s General Stores customers will be treated to discounted admission.  It’s all part of Miles Chevrolet Night at the 1/5-mile dirt race track in Central Illinois.

Headlining the show on track will be the MSSC Street Stocks, a new series in 2017 that pays big money and a point fund at the end of the year.  This Saturday, drivers in the UMP Street Stocks will be racing in the Dean Garland Classic, which will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start.  The series opened up this season at Lincoln Speedway and had an outstanding show with a full field.  The most recent event was held at Fairbury Speedway, where there were over 30 Street Stocks on hand.  A huge field is again expected at Macon this weekend, which is a makeup for the original date on May 20 which was rained out.

Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols leads the points by just two over Luke Gash.  Nichols won the season opener at Lincoln Speedway, while Coal City, IL’s AJ Meiferdt took the victory at Fairbury.  Following Nichols and Gash in the standings are Jerrad Krick from Indiana, Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr., and Argenta, IL’s Nick Macklin.

Co-headlining the show will be the Sportsman Topless 40.  The Sportsman drivers will remove the roof of the car to give fans a great view of all the work going on behind the wheel.  The drivers will run 40 laps for a top prize of $600.  Danny Smith, of Argenta, IL, leads the standings by four points over Taylorville, IL’s, Scott Landers.  Smith has won two of the four events, while Wes O’Dell and Dennis Vandermeersch have each taken one victory.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin, IL, comes into this Saturday’s event holding a 28 point edge in the current Macon standings.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Jeff Reed, Jr. has had a solid year so far, putting himself second in the standing, while Cody Maguire, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman complete the top five.  The season has seen great parity with several different feature winners including Sheppard with two, Little with four, and Matt Taylor, Rudy Zaragoza, Myles Moos, Ryan Little, and Kyle Logue with one each.

2016 champion, Curt Rhodes, of Taylorville, IL leads the standings in the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified division.  After a slow start this season with some bad luck, Rhodes has been strong lately, winning two features.  Austin Lynn sits second, while Alan Crowder, Jeff Graham, and Brian Lynn round out the top five.  Brian Lynn leads the win list with three, while Rhodes, Rodney Standerfer, and Mike Harrison have two each.  Ken Schrader rounds out the winners with one.

The UMP B-Mods will continue their strong season this Saturday night with their tenth event at the track.  Week-after-week, the B-Mods seem to bring the most consistent field of cars.  Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell leads the standings by just ten over last year’s champion, Tim Hancock.  Hancock was dominant one season ago, winning all 16 features.  This year, he is five for nine, with stronger competition and a little more bad luck mixed in.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech complete the top five in points.  Tim Hancock, Jr. has won two, with Richie Gabriel and Stillwell taking one each.

The UMP Hornet class has been rebounding with improving car counts as of late, and better racing.  Following the Hornet Challenge, which had 25 cars, 15 were on hand last week when point leader, Dustin Reed, won his first career feature.  The Decatur, IL driver is followed in points by Cook Crawford, Adam Webb, Marty Sullivan, and Paul Peters.

As usual, Miles Chevrolet night recognizes area firefighters with discount admission at the gates for the firefighters and their families.  Any area firefighter who shows their badge and/or fireman ID, will receive tickets for just $5 on Saturday night.

Armed forces members are also being honored this Saturday, as part of the Casey’s General Stores makeup from the May 20 rainout.  Any armed forces member, active or retired, that shows their valid ID, will receive free admission for the event for themselves.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 and free for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:


                For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 556 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 528 28
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 526 30
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 466 90
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 448 108
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 186
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 322 234
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 238
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 248 308
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 228 328


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 546 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 520 26
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 434 112
4 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 178
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 360 186
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 360 186
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 352 194
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 284 262
9 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 250 296
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 216 330


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 474 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 464 10
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 414 60
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 406 68
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 388 86
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 316 158
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 306 168
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 268 206
9 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 224 250
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 214 260


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 224 0
2 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 220 4
3 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 218 6
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 198 26
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 160 64
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 110 114
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 94 130
8 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Arlington IL 60 164
9 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 60 164
10 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 58 166


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 616 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 608 8
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 540 76
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 478 138
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 424 192
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 364 252
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 362 254
8 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 342 274
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 314 302
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 224 392


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 492 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 444 48
3 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 140
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 352 140
5 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 274 218
6 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 258
7 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 182 310
8 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 334
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 144 348
10 6S Stacy Stinson Decatur IL 130 362

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Standerfer Takes Checkered Flag at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Rodney Standerfer rushed from the bleachers to snap pictures and video during intermission when his dad Pickles Standerfer and other old-time favorites returned to Macon Speedway to be honored. A little while later, Standerfer rushed to the lead in the 20-lap Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature and took home the win. Making the pass for the lead on Curt Rhodes, Standerfer blasted away from the field and nobody was going to catch him as the race dragged on with consecutive green flag laps. Rhodes would stay ahead of Aaron Dragae to finish second.

Jake Little took advantage of his front row starting spot in the Pro Late Model feature and won the feature race. Amazing back and forth action for second place saw Myles Moos get passed by Tommy Sheppard, Jr., and then Moos came back to pass Sheppard, Jr., and retained the runner-up position in the end.

Nick Justice looked to take control of the Street Stock feature until the car gave out on him within the first five laps of the race and Terry Reed would assume to the top spot and race to the victory in a car owned by Charles Biesenthal that Reed agreed to drive during this program.

Tim Hancock ran away with the B-Modified feature yet again and raced in the same car his son Tim Hancock, Jr. used to win Thursday night as part of the Herald & Review 100 event.

In a special appearance by the Beach House Micro Sprints, Tyler Day of Atwood would pass Tony Clifton on the ninth lap and lead the final 11 en route to the victory.

Dustin Reed, current Hornets points leader, finally got the checkered flag in his hands with his first feature win as he outlasted a full field of 4-cylinders. Adam Webb started at the tail after winning the last Hornet feature and he rebounded very well for a top-five finish.

Next week is a special night with the Sportsman division returning and racing without their roofs in a Topless 40. The Street Stocks return with the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series in the Dean Garland Memorial. Also, Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Modifieds and Hornets will make up a full show.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville, 3. Aaron Dragae (Vandalia), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. TD Burger (Saunemin), 9. Blake Thompson (Troy), 10. Kaleb Wood (Sullivan)

Pro Late Model–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Chris Osborne (East Peoria), 6. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 7. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 8. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Matt Taylor (Springfield)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 5. Gene Reed (Hammond), 6. Nick Justice (Decatur), 7. Roy Beal (Springfield), 8. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 9. Michael Dick (Decatur), 10. Garrett Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tom Riech (Springfield), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Brett Page (Centralia), 5. Roy Magee (Springfield), 6. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 7. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 8. Billy Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Jamie Riech (Riverton), 10. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Tyler Day (Atwood), 2. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 3. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 4. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Ryan Shorthose (Oreana), 9. Jordan Clary (Edwardsville), 10. Molly Day (Atwood)

Hornets–1. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 2. Matt Reed (Decatur), 3. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4. Brady Reed (Decatur), 5. Adam Webb (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Matthew Donaldson (Carlinville), 10. Nate Webb (Clinton)

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Buy One Ticket, Get One Free Saturday At Macon

6 Divisions Plus Hall Of Fame Reunion And Kid’s Boxcar Races Fill Program

(Macon, IL) After one of the biggest Herald & Review 100’s in recent memory Thursday night, Macon Speedway officials have little time to get prepared for another action packed night at the 1/5-mile speedplant in Macon, IL.

Six divisions of racing will be back at it this Saturday, July 8 with a special “Buy One, Get One” general admission special.  Fans who bring an extra guest along can get the guest in free once paying for their own ticket.  It’s a great deal for those trying to bring the whole family out for an action packed evening.  CEFCU Kid’s Club featuring Kid’s Box Car races and a Hall Of Fame Drivers Reunion will also be held.

Leading the list of divisions on track for Saturday night is the UMP Pro Late Model class.  After a sluggish start this season with low car counts, the division has rebounded nicely over the last few weeks, having great races as well as solid fields of cars.  New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. currently leads the Macon standings by 16 points over Blue Mound, IL’s Jeff Reed, Jr.  Sheppard has picked up two wins in nine starts this season, while Reed and third place point contender, Cody Maguire, have not found victory lane quite yet.  Jake Little and Roben Huffman complete the top five in points.

Thursday night’s show had 38 Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds on the property for the Summit Modified National race.  Many of the local regulars were on track to compete, including point leader, Curt Rhodes, of Taylorville, IL.  Rhodes is up by 22 points on Austin Lynn of Mason City, IL.  Alan Crowder, Brian Lynn, and Danny Smith complete the top five in standings.  Rhodes has two feature wins, while Brian Lynn has claimed three.

A strong field of 21 UMP B-Mods were on track Thursday and the division will again race this Saturday night.  Godfrey, IL driver, Cody Stillwell, leads the points by 14 over Tim Hancock.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech round out the top five in the standings.  Arguably, the B-Mods have been Macon’s strongest and most consistant division on a weekly basis this season.  46 different drivers have been on track in the division this year.

The UMP Street Stocks have had some great races this year as well.  Saturday nights event will be a final tune-up before the big Dean Garland Classic next weekend for the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series.  Boody, IL driver, Shawn Ziemer, is coming off of his first feature win and leads the standings by just six points over Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Garrett Lewis round out the top five.  Nichols has run just eight out of the eleven features but has won seven of them.

The UMP Hornets will be on track as well, after having 25 at the previous event, the Hornet Challenge.  Decatur, IL driver, Dustin Reed, has been extemely close to feature wins all year but has yet to seal the deal.  That said, he holds a 26 point lead over Lincoln, IL’s Cook Crawford.  Adam Webb, the Hornet Challenge Macon winner, is third in points, running just a part-time schedule.  Marty Sullivan and Ryan Cantrell complete the top five in points.

Rounding out the classes will be the Beach House Micros.  Last week, the Micros had over 30 cars on track during the USAC National Midget appearance.  In addition to a pair of POWRi sanctioned shows so far, the Micros have also run a couple times under the track banner and have been average over 30 cars at each event.

For the kids, the night will have another edition of CEFCU Kid’s Club.  The special event for kids club will be the kid’s boxcar races.  Kids 11 and under are to design a box with a racing theme to strap over their shoulders and compete on track at intermission.

Last but not least, the Macon Speedway Hall Of Fame Reunion will take place before the races and each of those attending will be introduced at intermission.  The Illinois Stock Car Hall Of Fame will also have a display set up, including a vintage racecar.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end when the drivers meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 but if you bring someone along, they get in free!  It’s a buy one, get one free grandstand admission night at the track.  Just mention, “buy one, get one” when you purchase your ticket.  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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 500 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 484 16
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 480 20
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 406 94
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 394 106
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 328 172
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 322 178
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 260 240
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 248 252
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 228 272


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 488 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 466 22
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 386 102
4 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 120
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 360 128
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 324 164
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 308 180
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 252 236
9 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 220 268
10 51 Jamie Riech Riverton IL 170 318


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 418 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 404 14
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 376 42
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 348 70
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 338 80
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 306 112
7 74 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 274 144
8 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 224 194
9 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 222 196
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 162 256


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 558 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 552 6
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 486 72
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 478 80
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 382 176
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 362 196
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 342 216
8 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 314 244
9 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 304 254
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 174 384


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 432 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 406 26
3 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 300 132
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 296 136
5 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 198
6 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 228 204
7 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 274
8 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 144 288
9 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 132 300
10 6S Stacy Stinson Decatur IL 130 302

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Pierce Claims Second Straight Herald & Review 100 Win

96 Cars Filled Pits In Three Divisions Of Racing

By DirtonDirt.com Weekend Editor Robert Holman & Adam Mackey

MACON, Ill. — Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., retook the lead from Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., on lap 73 and ran away over the final 27 laps to win his second straight Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway. Pierce collected $5,000 for his third victory of the season on the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals tour, in front of a packed Macon Speedway grandstand.

The race winner held a 1.2-second advantage when the third and final caution waved on lap 76. With clear track in front of him on the restart, Pierce, 20, pulled away, leaving Unzicker to battle Gordy Gundaker of St. Charles Mo., and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., for the runner-up spot.

Gundaker, who started on the outside front row, slipped to sixth early in the race, but rallied back to grab the second spot from Unzicker in the waning laps. Sheppard, who was gunning for his sixth straight UMP DIRTcar Summernationals victory, followed Gundaker by Unzicker as well and finished third.

Unzicker slipped to fourth at the finish despite his lengthy lead-swapping battle with Shannon Babb through the first 25 lap and then with Pierce through the middle stages of the race. Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., ran a steady race to finish fifth.

Babb, the polesitter from Moweaqua, Ill., led a handful of laps early, but slid all the way back to eighth by race’s end.

A jam-packed pits included 38, that’s right, 38 Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds to run with the Summit Modified Nationals.  Mooresville, NC driver and current Nationals point leader, Nick Hoffman, took the lead from the get-go in the 30-lap main event.  The man on the move, not to anyone’s surprise, was Highland, IL driver Mike Harrison.  The veteran and many time winner and champion, started deep in the field and was 12th after two laps.  That’s when he started making his approach, running the top of the track, passing car after car.  His biggest moves came from lap 14 on.  He rocketed into the second spot with eight laps to go and it was on moments later for the lead.  Harrison drove up beside Hoffman and into the lead, never looking back.  Following Harrison to the impressive victory were Hoffman, Kenny Wallace, Steven Brooks, and Mike McKinney.

An outstanding field of 21 UMP B-Mods were on hand for the 20-lap feature event.  Tim Hancock, Jr., who picked up a feature win earlier in the year, jumped out front early, looking for his second.  Despite the large field, the race ran with only a couple caution flags, as Hancock had to hold off the toughest challenger, and his father, Tim Hancock.  As the laps wore down, the younger of the Hancock clan never slipped up and claimed the feature victory in front of a packed house.  The Hancock family was followed by Brett Korves, Cody Stillwell, and Kevin Crowder.

Macon Speedway drivers will be back at it this coming Saturday, July 8, when fans are treated to a buy one, get one ticket night.  Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Beach House Micros.  Kids Box car races will also be held for CEFCU Kid’s Club.

Pits will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end when the drivers meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 but if you buy one and bring an extra guest, you get one free.  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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Summer National Hell Tour Late Models – 1. 32-Bobby Pierce [Oakwood, IL]; 2. 11-Gordy Gundaker [St. Charles, MO]; 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard [New Berlin, IL] 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker [El Paso, IL] 5. 21JR-Billy Moyer, Jr. [Batesville, AR] 6. 3s-Brian Shirley [Chatham, IL] 7. B12-Kevin Weaver [Gibson City, IL] 8. 18-Shannon Babb [Moweaqua, IL] 9. B1-Brent Larson [Lake Elmo, MN] 10. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [Jackson, MI]

Summit Modified Nationals By Billingsley Elite Wash – 1. 24H-Mike Harrison [Highland, IL] 2. 2-Nick Hoffman [Mooresville, NC] 3. 36-Kenny Wallace [St. Louis, MO] 4. 5-Steven Brooks [Moline, IL] 5. 96m-Mike McKinney [Plainfield, IL] 6. 18-Jeffery Ledford [Pontiac, IL] 7. 14-Brian Lynn [Mason City, IL] 8. 10-Curt Rhodes [Taylorville, IL] 9. 87z-Zeb Moake [Freeburg, IL] 10. 16-Nicholas Lueth [Grand Ridge, IL]

B-Mod Feature – 1. 22T-Tim Hancock Jr, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 3. 25-Brett Korves, [Swanson, IL]; 4. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 5. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]; 6. 52-Billy Knebel, [Pocahontas, IL]; 7. C4-Chris Soutiea, [Pevely, MO]; 8. 24S-Steve Phillips, [Neoga, IL]; 9. J82-Treb Jacoby, [Wentzville, MO]; 10. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]

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Herald & Review 100 Is TONIGHT Thursday, July 6

IT IS HERALD & REVIEW 100 RACE DAY! The 37th Annual Herald & Review 100 for the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals Super Late Models is here and another chapter in the long and storied history of this event is going to be written as the tour is closing in to the final stretch. This is the ONLY 100 lap event on the Summer Nationals schedule and this event has shown through the years that ANYTHING can happen.

Joining the Super Late Models is the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals as they too enter the final portion of their series as they come and take on stout local competition in the Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.

The UMP B-Mods will also join the program and the division has had as much parody as any year the division has raced here at Macon as we have had a record number of different feature winners so far in 2017.

It is going to be a night filled with lots of edge of your seat racing excitement. This event is one of our pinnace events that is looked forward to by fans from across the midwest and the country. LET’S GO RACING!

Full Event Information

Thursday, July 6
37th Annual Herald & Review 100

Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals UMP Super Late Models
Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/Billingsley BP Elite WashUMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
B-Mod Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $25
Children 11 & Under – $5

Adult Pit Pass $35
Children 11 & Under Pit Pass $20

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

For more information on the UMP Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, visit www.thehelltour.com andwww.modifiednationals.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SummerNationals) and folow them on Twitter (@SummerNationals)

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 theContingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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 on Track Enterprises, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Macon Speedway Set For 37th Herald & Review 100 Thursday

Summer Nationals Event A Yearly Favorite Among Fans

(Macon, IL) A Macon Speedway crowd favorite is on tap this Thursday, July 6 as the Summer Nationals Hell Tour makes its annual trip to the 1/5-mile bullring.  Some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the midwest will be on track, competing in the 37th running of the prestigious Herald & Review 100.  Adding to the highly popular show will be the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds running with the Summit Modified Nationals.  The UMP B-Mods are also on the schedule

The Herald & Review 100 debuted back in 1981 with the first ever event in the series.  It has been a staple ever since, with fans coming from all over to see the high horsepowered Super Late Models on the tight track, racing two and even three wide for the evening’s top prize.  Last year, Oakwood, IL hotshoe, Bobby Pierce, won his first H&R 100, despite having success with the Lucas Oil Late Models and winning other events at the track.  Pierce’s father, Bob, is second on the all-time event wins list with four.  Shannon Babb, a local driver from Mowequa, IL, leads the list with five wins, all coming since 2006.

Pierce, the defending winner of the race and two-time defending champion of the Hell Tour, is again this year’s point leader.  Heading into the event, Pierce has a comfortable edge on Shannon Babb, while the two Illinois drivers are followed by an Arkansas father-son duo, Billy Moyer and Billy Moyer, Jr.  El Paso, IL’s Ryan Unzicker completes the top five in this year’s standings.

Throwing a wrench into the Summer National regulars’ plans has been Brandon Sheppard, from New Berlin, IL.  Sheppard, who competes full time with the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model tour and leads their standings, has been absolutely dominant since joining the tour a week ago.  Sheppard has won five straight races on the Summer Nationals tour, claiming victories in Plymouth IN, Pevely, MO, Lincoln, IL, Quincy, IL, and Brownstown, IL.  If things work out right on Thursday, Sheppard may just be part of the field and continue his hot streak.

An outstanding field of Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds are expected to be on the property for the Summit Modified Nationals appearance.  The race will be paying $1,500 to win and $150 to start and will draw some stellar competitors.  Nick Hoffman, formerly from Missouri but now from North Carolina, where he works for NASCAR teams, is leading the standings, claiming five wins so far this year.  The Modified Nationals championship is decided by taking a driver’s best eight finishes.  Last year, Hoffman won eight, so he claimed it convincingly.  Three more wins and he could do the same this season.

The Modifieds will have all of the Macon regulars plus NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.  Schrader was strong on May 29, when he made his last Macon appearance, beating Kenny Wallace in a 50-lap feature.  Others to watch for will include current Summit Modified Nationals point runner-up Ray Bollinger from Kewanee, IL, Curt Rhodes, the current Macon Speedway point leader, and of course, perennial Modified hotshoe, Mike Harrison, who has won in upwards of 20 features already this summer.  40 different Modified drivers were on hand at the Lincoln Speedway event this past Sunday.

Rounding out Thursday’s action will be the UMP B-Mods.  The class has seen solid fields all year long at the track.  Cody Stillwell currently leads the points by 18 over last year’s champion, Tim Hancock.  Last year, Hancock went unbeaten at 16-for-16 in the class but he’s had a little bad luck mixed in this year.  Hancock does lead in the wins department with four, followed by Stillwell, Richie Gabriel, and Tim Hancock, Jr. with one each.

Pit gates open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25, while kids 11 and under are $5.

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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Summer Nationals Hell Tour

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood IL 968 0
2 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 891 77
3 21 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 839 129
4 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville AR 815 153
5 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 743 225
6 11 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles MO 697 271
7 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo MN 691 277
8 4G Bob Gardner East Peoria IL 681 287
9 5N Dustin Nobbe Batesville IN 558 410
10 31 Paul Stubber Perth AUS 507 461


Summit Modified Nationals

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 2 Nick Hoffman Mooresville NC 613 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 572 41
3 96m Mike McKinney Plainfield IL 514 99
4 36 Kenny Wallace St. Louis MO 467 146
5 25 Tyler Nicely Owensboro KY 440 173
6 24H Mike Harrison Highland IL 435 178
7 25w Allen Weisser Peoria IL 364 249
8 8K Levi Kissinger Mt. Vernon IL 330 283
9 14c Rick Conoyer St. Louis MO 321 292
10 89w Rick Weitekamp Springfield IL 294 319

 

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 364 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 336 28
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 334 30
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 318 46
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 298 66
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 272 92
7 74 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 250 114
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 200 164
9 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 164 200
10 360 John Seets Brighton IL 158 206

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Bell Finds Victory Lane In USAC Return To Macon

(Macon, IL) Christopher Bell has spun plenty of laps at Macon Speedway racing in the POWRi National Midget Series but Saturday night was his first run in the USAC National Midget Series. With his NASCAR schedule free and clear, Bell came to Macon and left with the 30-lap feature. The race belonged to Tyler Courtney, nicknamed “Sunshine” by fallen racer Bryan Clauson, until the fourth caution of the race on lap 19 which allowed Bell, who was second, to be bumper-to-bumper with Courtney on the restart. Using the open wheel slide job, where Bell cut underneath Courtney out of the fourth turn, Bell took the lead and held on the final laps. Courtney began to lose control of his car and started to fall in the field. Spencer Bayston, who started fourth, had a consistent run and finished second.

The evening started with qualifying and Pocahontas’ Zach Daum broke the midget track record with a time of 10.325. The previous record was 10.399 set by Mike Hess on August 6, 2004. This was the first time since August 17, 2007, that the USAC National Midgets appeared at Macon Speedway.

Jeremy Camp from Blue Mound took home the win in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature. It looked solid for Aaron Andruskevitch in the early stages but cautions mounted and the lead shrunk and Camp came from his second row spot to take the lead midway through the 20-lap race and grab the win. Mt. Zion’s Michael Brummitt was the final driver to transfer from the semi-feature and started 22nd place, he moved through the field and scored ninth.

Jeremy Nichols made short work of the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock feature as he rode the top side all 20 laps en route to the checkered flag.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. benefitted the most of the drivers during the frisbee redraw prior to the Pro Late Model feature event. Originally starting fourth, Sheppard drew the #1 and got the pole position and dashed away to the top spot in the order and also held off fierce competition from Kyle Logue, Myles Moos and Matt Taylor. Sheppard started to open his lead after a lap six caution and the final 14 laps were consecutively ran under green. During that time, Moos caught a strong line on the top and took away the second place position from Logue.

Macon Speedway is back in action with the UMP Summer Nationals event, the 37th Annual Herald & Review 100 this Thursday. Some of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing are expected to be at Macon Speedway Thursday night. Also, the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and the B-Modifeds will make up the program Thursday night.

USAC National Midgets–1. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 2. Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN), 3. Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN), 4. Justin Grant (Ione, CA), 5. Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA), 6. Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL), 7. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK), 8. Chat Boat (Phoenix, AZ), 9. Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN), 10. Daniel Robinson (Ewing, IL)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Craig Ronk (Warsaw, IN), 3. Kurt Westerfield (Belleville), 4. Tyler Day (Atwood), 5. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 6. Holden Anderson (Montgomery, TX), 7. Chad Elloitt (Cottage Hills, IL), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 10. Jacob Tipton (Decatur)

Pro Late Models–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 3. Kyle Logue (Cisco), 4. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 8. Chris Osbourne (East Peoria), 9. Mason Covey (Seymour, IN), 10. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3.Charles Biesenthal (Athens), 4. Justin Layne (Alsey), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Gene Reed (Hammond), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 9. Dennis Wernle (New Douglas), 10. Darrell Dick (Monticello)

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