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Something For Everyone This Saturday At Macon IL Speedway

POWRi National Midgets & Micros Joined By Three Other Classes

This coming Saturday, July 2, Mighty Macon IL Speedway will have its fourth visit of the season from the quick and nimble racers of POWRi.  Drivers from a number of different states will be competing with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, a fan favorite of many.  The wicked fast POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will buzz around the 1/5-mile track as well.  To top it off, fans of the stock car variety will get to see their UMP Pro Late Models, a Big 10 Street Stock event, and the UMP Hornets.

Minden, Nevada driver, Tanner Thorson, currently leads the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National 07-02-16 POWRi FlyerMidget standings, claiming a series’ leading six wins in 17 starts.  However, former champion, Zach Daum from Pocahontas, IL, is hot on his heels just 20 points behind.  Daum has one win with twelve top fives in 16 starts.  Rounding out the current podium is Lebanon, IN driver, Spencer Bayston.  Bayston sits just 30 points back of the top spot in what will be a battle down to the wire in this season’s championship race.

When it comes to Macon, there have been three different winners in the three national midget events this season.  On April 23, Carl Juncton, MO driver, Andrew Felker, took the win followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer and Austin Brown.  On May 21, it was Spencer Bayston in victory lane with Justin Peck and Colten Cottle taking podium spots.  The most recent POWRi event at the Central Illinois facility was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11.  On that night, Leemoore, CA driver Carson Macedo tasted victory, while Thorson and defending point champion, Darren Hagen scored second and third.

Adding to Saturday night’s open wheel fun will be the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro series.  Currently leading the standings is Concordia, MO driver Nathan Benson.  Despite being at the top of the list and one of the favorites for Saturday night, Benson has not claimed a win since April 29 but does have five second place finishes to go along with a pair of thirds and a fourth.  Local fans will be pulling for Benson’s closest point challenger Jeremy Camp, who is from nearby Blue Mound, IL.  Camp has a pair of wins this year, one at Macon and the most recent one at Lincoln.  Rounding out the podium spots at this point is Sherman, IL driver Shelby Bosie.  Bosie, much like Benson and Camp has two wins this season.

In POWRi Speedway Motors Micro events at Macon this season, Frank Galusha of Lincoln, Nebraska took the checkered flag on April 23 with Matthew Howard and Nick Howard in tow.  On May 21, the local, Jeremy Camp took the trophy back to Blue Mound, IL, while Benson and Levi Curry finished with podium spots.  The most recent race was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11 where Nick Howard finished in victory lane with Camp and Evan Weyant second and third.  Much like the national midgets, the micros also have not had a repeat winner.

For fans of stock cars, a variety will also be on track this week.  Leading the list will be the UMP Pro Late Models after a thrilling feature Saturday complete with slide jobs, crossovers, and outright great racing for the lead last weekend.  In last week’s event, Springfield, IL’s Matt Taylor got back to victory lane to continue his outstanding season.  He did so, coming from the fifth starting spot and racing with Jake Little, Kyle Logue, Nick Bauman, and Guy Taylor.  With the win, Taylor has taken a 34 point lead over Roben Huffman in the Macon standings.  Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

This Saturday will be a big event at Macon Speedway for the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks.  So far, three events have been held for the Big 10 Street Stocks, with Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr. leading the way.  Crawley has been nearly unbeatable behind the wheel this year, winning Street Stock races at Lincoln and Macon and finishing second at Jacksonville to put him on top of the Big 10 standings.  Crawley also has been top notch in his Modified, winning six Macon features and leading the points by a large margin.  Other Street Stock drivers going for this Saturday’s $500 top prize include Kyle Waters, Terry Reed, Jeremy Nichols, and John Farris.

Rounding out this week’s racing will be the UMP Hornets.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Tony Reed leads the track standings, claiming a win on May 30 to go along with three second place finishes.  Reed is thrashing on the car this week, trying to repair it from a feature crash Saturday night.  Jerad Matherly sits second in the standing with Mike Gossett third, Cook Crawford fourth, and Ryan Cantrell fifth.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin 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.

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)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 67 Tanner Thorson 3460 0
2 5D Zach Daum 3440 20
3 97 Spencer Bayston 3430 30
4 15 Andrew Felker 3160 300
5 5X Justin Peck 3030 430
6 3N Jake Neuman 2770 690
7 7 Austin Brown 2590 870
8 67K Holly Shelton 2520 940
9 71K Carson Macedo 2510 950
10 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 2450 1010


POWRi Speedway Motors Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2B Nathan Benson 3370 0
2 23 Jeremy Camp 2670 700
3 3B Shelby Bosie 2610 760
4 22S Slater Helt 2060 1310
5 51B Joe B. Miller 1850 1520
6 37H Nick Howard 1830 1540
7 72 Levi Curry 1770 1600
8 99 Alec Long 1760 1610
9 8H Matthew Howard 1690 1680
10 9S Austin Stewart 1480 1890


Macon UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 468 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 434 34
3 38J Jake Little 404 64
4 4T Guy Taylor 374 94
5 32M Cody Maguire 340 128
6 B1 Nick Bauman 228 240
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 190 278
8 25 Dakota Ewing 186 282
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 284
10 15C Kevin Crowder 178 290


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 22 Dave Crawley, Jr. 178 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 154 24
3 5 Terry Reed 154 24
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 150 28
5 27 John Farris 106 72
6 08 Brian Dasenbrock 92 86
7 17B Braden Bilger 82 96
8 43G Andy Gaines 80 98
9 44J Jeremy Madsen 76 102
10 45 Rudy Zaragoza 74 104


Macon UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 516 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 480 36
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 430 86
4 21R Dustin Reed 342 174
5 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 178
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 196
7 5 Terry Reed 320 196
8 45 Luke Force 310 206
9 28 Greg Osman 282 234
10 3T Kevin Lewis 276 240


Macon UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 424 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 376 48
3 G3 Mike Gossett 374 50
4 64CK Cook Crawford 340 84
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 304 120
6 39M Marty Sullivan 258 166
7 40 Adam Webb 236 188
8 66 Mike McChristy 220 204
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 220
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 232

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Crawley stays hot as a Firecracker at Macon Speedway

(MACON, IL) Dave Crawley, Jr. used patience in the 95Q Firecracker 40s race for the Billingsley Towing Modifieds to get the lead from Shane Tomlin and won the event for the fourth time in his career. Tomlin would lead for the first 16 laps but after a caution and restart, Crawley took advantage at the second turn into the backstretch and pulled away for the next 24 laps to win. Tomlin would remain in second for a few more laps until his car would break down. Second place drivers were changed throughout the 40 laps from Crawley to Tomlin, then Curt Rhodes before breaking on lap 22. Rodney Standerfer, the 2015 winner, would be second for a series of laps before slowing down with a near-blown-up engine, thus allowing Tim Hancock to get the runner up position toward the end of the race. Crawley’s win was his sixth of the season and extends is points lead.

Race Statistics: There were two lead changes with 4 cautions and the 40 laps were completed in 17 minutes, 02 seconds. Dave Crawley, Jr. has now won the Billingsley Towing Modified Firecracker 40s in 2008, 2010, 2014 and now 2016. Crawley received $600 to win the race.

In the Pro Late Model class, the Midwest Big Ten Series was the second leg of the 95Q Firecracker 40s and plenty of cars were battling back and forth and adjusting toward the finish. The start of the race was log-jammed with competiters which led to cautions but once the race got moving it was Nick Bauman out in front. Bauman has won two of the first three Midwest Big Ten Series races in 2016 and looked strong in the first half of the race. He was chased down by two-time Late Model Firecracker 40s winner Kyle Logue. Logue led to a caution on lap 13 and was sent to the tail of the field and it opened up Bauman for the advantage. But the lead was short-lived thanks to the caution as Jose Parga, Guy Taylor and Matt Taylor closed in on the leader and squished Bauman from the lead. Matt Taylor would take the lead on the 16th lap and cruise to the win.

Race Statistics: There were two lead changes with 4 cautions and the 40 laps were completed in 21 minutes, 21 seconds. Kyle Logue won two Firecracker 40s in 2011 and 2014 when the race was with Super Late Models. In 2015, Guy Taylor was the winner. He took fourth in 2016. Matt Taylor received $700 to win the race.

Tim Hancock raced twice on Saturday in the same car, the B-Modified, a more cost-effective and slower racecar than the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, and placed first for the fifth time in five weeks of B-Modified races at Macon Speedway.

Jeremy Nichols had a great night, as well. He placed first in both the Sportsman and Street Stock feature races. Nichols waited out the chance for the lead and win in the Sportsman class as Danny Smith was up front for the first five laps but pulled away and cruised for the victory. In the Street Stock division, his lead was safe for the majority of the race after wrestling it away from Greg Osman in the early stages. Nick Justice was sent to the back of the field in the first few laps for spinning out a driver and charged back to the front over the race’s final 12 laps to finish second.

Jeremy Reed returned to Macon Speedway and graced victory lane in the 4-cylinder Hornets class. Reed would start tenth and come charging from the back to win the 15-lap race. He was followed to the finish line by last week’s feature winner, Jerad Matherly.

The evening finished up with a big fireworks display, an annual event at Macon Speedway as part of the 95Q Firecracker 40s. Next week will bring the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints to the track for their fourth visit of the 2016 schedule.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Wade Glover (Brighton), 6. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 10. Jeff Graham (Stonington)

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 3. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Troy Overstreet (Georgetown), 8. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 9. Gary Graham (San Jose), 10. Kyle Logue (Cisco)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 3. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 6. Tom Riech (Springfield), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Fred Reed (Decatur), 10. Jamie Riech (Riverton)

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Tom Graham (Stonington), 5. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 6. Scott Williams (Anchor), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Jim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 7. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 8. Luke Force (Argenta), 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Ryan Barton (Taylorville), 5. Caleb Branch (Hammond), 6. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Anthony Elam (Taylorville), 9. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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IT’S RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

An exciting night of racing coming up tonight as it is Dynagraphics Inc./Fast Impressions Decatur’s Country Home 95Q Firecracker 40’s Night here at Macon Speedway. This night will feature lots of fun for fans of all ages.

Highlighting the racing action are 40 lap features for the Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models and Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds plus $200 to win for UMP Hornets along with 3 other divisions for an action packed evening of racing. There will also be a HUGE fireworks display plus CEFCU Kid’s Club activities, meaning there will be plenty of fun for fans of all ages.

Divisions Racing:

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds $600 to win
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models $700 to win
UMP Sportsman
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits 4:00pm
Stands 5:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). Also be sure to sign up fo the Macon Speedway text service, which is FREE and easy to do. 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.

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Popular Firecracker 40’s On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday

Pro Late Models & Modifieds Run Extra Laps Plus A Firework Display

Race fans in Central Illinois will be making their way to Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night for the 95Q/Dynagraphics & Wood Printing Firecracker 40’s.  The popular event will feature special events for the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models and the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds.  Four other classes will race plus a fireworks display to welcome in the 4th of July season.

Two events have been run so far this season in the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, one06-25-16 Firecracker 40's 2016 at Lincoln Speedway and one at Macon, the two tracks in the Big Ten doubleheader this weekend.  New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman has claimed both victories so far this season.  Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman is second in points with two third place finishes.  Jake Little, Andy Minett, and Matt Taylor complete the top five in the standings.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division, Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr. has had an outstanding start to the year.  Crawley is coming off of his fifth win of the season, this past Saturday night, in just six tries.  Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes is second in the standings, while Jeff Graham sits third, Zach Rhodes fourth, and Rodney Standerfer is fifth.  Standerfer, last year’s champion, is the only driver to find victory lane this season other than Crawley.

The UMP B-Mods will be running for the fifth time this season and a barrage of drivers will be trying to knock Tim Hancock off of his unbeaten pedestal.  The Mt. Olive, IL driver has won all four B-Mod races at Macon this season and is the UMP National point leader in the division.  Ryan Timmons, Eric Brackett, Cody Stillwell, and Tim Riech are top five in the standings.  The UMP B-Mods will be running a doubleheader weekend, as they run at Lincoln on Friday night as well.

The UMP Sportsman will also be running a doubleheader weekend with races at Lincoln and Macon.  The Sportsman event at Macon will be the fifth of the season.  So far, two drivers have found victory lane with Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols and Monticello, IL’s Timmy Dick taking two wins each.  Nichols leads the standings over Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith and Scott Landers.  Tom Graham and Tim Bedinger round out the top five.

Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice has had a great start to his Street Stock season and he looks for that to continue this coming Saturday night.  Justice has won four of the eight feature events and leads the point battle.  Terry Reed, Jeremy Nichols, and Dave Crawley, Jr. have also been in victory lane for the class.  Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Reed, and Dustin Reed are top five competitors in the points.

Rounding out Macon Speedway’s divisions for Saturday is the UMP Hornet class.  The division, which has seen a jump in car count this year will have some extra bonuses on the line this weekend as Macon’s winner Saturday night will receive $200, a jump in pay.  Additionally, a bonus point fund has been set up between Lincoln Friday and Macon Saturday, that will give the highest two day point finishers $100, $50, $25, and $25.  Decatur, IL’s Tony Reed leads the standings by just six points over Mike Gossett.  Jerad Matherly, Ryan Cantrell, and Cook Crawford are top five in the current rundown.

When darkness sets in on Macon Speedway, one of the area’s earliest holiday firework displays will be shot in the air to celebrate the 4th of July.  Also on the program will be CEFCU Kid’s Club.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free 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)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 408 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 382 26
3 38J Jake Little 364 44
4 4T Guy Taylor 320 88
5 32M Cody Maguire 290 118
6 25 Dakota Ewing 186 222
7 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 224
8 B1 Nick Bauman 172 236
9 46 Eric Wilson 148 260
10 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 264

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 356 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 298 58
3 71 Jeff Graham 276 80
4 11 Zach Rhodes 242 114
5 28 Rodney Standerfer 238 118
6 14C Alan Crowder 232 124
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 226 130
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 240
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 246
10 3 Wade Glover 108 248

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 238 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 214 24
3 2 Eric Brackett 176 62
4 00s Cody Stillwell 162 76
5 55 Tim Riech 158 80
6 57R Tom Riech 130 108
7 32 Brett Page 114 124
8 40 Adam Webb 68 170
9 14 Tommy Gaither 58 180
10 24S Steve Phillips 56 182

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 234 0
2 98 Danny Smith 226 8
3 41 Scott Landers 204 30
4 72 Tom Graham 202 32
5 25 Tim Bedinger 156 78
6 18 Jerry Myers 144 90
7 93 Ty Nation 136 98
8 22 Timmy Dick 120 114
9 47 James Landis 102 132
10 88 Jim Bedinger 90 144

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 458 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 424 34
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 378 80
4 5 Terry Reed 320 138
5 21R Dustin Reed 298 160
6 7 John Bright, Jr. 290 168
7 45 Luke Force 264 194
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 260 198
9 28 Greg Osman 228 230
10 3T Kevin Lewis 226 232

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 380 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 374 6
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 318 62
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 294 86
5 64CK Cook Crawford 284 96
6 40 Adam Webb 236 144
7 66 Mike McChristy 210 170
8 39M Marty Sullivan 210 170
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 176
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 188

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Advanced Disposal Employee BBQ & Fireworks

Advanced Disposal HorizontalMacon Speedway is excited to announce a fun night for Advanced Disposal this Saturday Night. Advanced Disposal and their employees will be on hand for 95Q Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s this weekend. The covered pavilion will host a privet employee BBQ and Advanced Disposal will be on hand to show case their trucks and show fans the many employment opportunities available for immediate hiring!

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Custom Cooler Giveaway & FIREWORKS Saturday Night At Macon Speedway!

Dynagraphic Wood Printing Dual Brand Logos - ColorDynagraphics Inc./Fast Impressions & Decatur’s Country Home 95Q have teamed up with Macon Speedway and Sundrop to giveaway 5 custom designed coolers! These custom coolers will be filled with a case of Sundrop, four tickets to Holiday World, Speedway Tickets, BBQ Items, and more. Each cooler is worth well over $100 and all you have to do is sign up to win this Saturday at the races!

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Wenger Takes Super Race At Macon Speedway

(MACON, IL) For only the second time in a UMP Super Late Model at Macon Speedway, McKay Wenger carried the checkered flag and won the Lite Beer 50-lap event. Along with Chuck Mitchell and Matt Taylor, Wenger exchanged the lead, the second place, and the third place spots through the first 30 laps. Despite Mitchell looking strong,  Wenger found a way to pass him on the 31st lap but his lead was short lived as Brian Diveley (current points leader in the Midwest Big Ten Series) hooked up on the bottom of the track and found a connection to take the lead on lap 37. Wenger stuck to the high groove and retook the control with four laps to go and hung on to get the victory. For Wenger, it is his second in five races of the Midwest Big Ten Series for the Super Late Models.

Race Statistics: 4 cautions and completed in 18 minutes, 33 seconds. There were four lead changes. Of the 13 cars starting, only two were not able to finish the race. This race featured not only UMP Super Late Models but combined Pro Late Models, as well. The highest finishing Pro Late Model (Guy Taylor-6th place) received a $100 bonus. Dick Taylor won his fifth-and-last Lite Beer Twin 50s race in 1995. The 71-year-old returned in the familiar yellow #24 and gave it another go, finishing tenth.

In the Billingsley Towing Modifieds–the other portion of the Lite Beer Twin 50s–Dave Crawley, Jr. coasted to the checkered flag after an early battle with the 2015 winner Rodney Standerfer. Standerfer broke on the restart of the fourth lap and Crawley would become the leader and would not look back. Although former National Modified Champion Jeff Leka gave Crawley a challenge midway and late through the 50-lapper, Crawley was strong and dominated.

Race Statistics: 8 cautions and completed in 26 minutes, 36 seconds. There were two lead changes. Of the 15 cars starting, only six were able to finish the race. Danny Smith, a two-time Modified winner in the Lite Beer Twin 50s race, ran both races but was unable to finish either due to broken racecars. Smith also competed in the Sportsman class. Dave Crawley, Jr. is the second driver to ever win a Lite Beer Twin 50s race in a Late Model and a Modified. Kyle Logue won a Late Model race in 2014 and Modifieds in 2009. Crawley won the Late Model race in 2015 and the Modified race in 2016. Modifieds began running the Lite Beer Twin 50s in 2008. Prior to that (dating back to 1985), the event was only for Late Models.

In other racing action, Timmy Dick was the winner in the Sportsman division, leading all 15 laps. Danny Smith would finish second and Jeremy Nichols could take third.

Nick Justice strengthened his lead in the Street Stock division with a checkered flag finish. Jeremy Nichols gave Justice a run for his money but couldn’t pass Justice for the lead. Brian Dasenbrock was up for the challenge early but fell to third.

Jerad Matherly took the checkered flag for the first time this season at Macon Speedway with a 15-lap Hornet feature win. He was able to outlast and outduel Michael Gossett and Adam Webb.

Another big-money, big-lap night is awaiting the Macon Speedway drivers next week with the 95Q Firecracker 40s, sponsored by Dynagraphics & Wood Printing. The Pro Late Models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds will complete 40-lap features. Also on the schedule are Sportsman, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks & Hornets. A huge fireworks display will light up Macon during the night, too.

Super Late Models–1. McKay Wenger (Fairbury), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 4. Jeremy Conaway (Springfield), 5. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 6. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 7. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 8. Joseph Hughes (Springfield), 9. Bo Brockway (Glasford), 10. Dick Taylor (Springfield)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Jeff Leka (Buffalo), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 5. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 6. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Austin Odell (Springfield), 10. Shawn Vaughn (Loami)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 4. Tom Graham (Stonington), 5. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 6. James Landis (Oreana), 7. Jerry Myers (Springfield), 8. Tyler Blankenship (St. Elmo), 9. Jose Strawkas (Buffalo)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Luke Force (Argenta), 6. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 7. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 9. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 10. Dustin Reed (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. Adam Webb (Decatur), 4. Steve Stine (Stonington), 5. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 6. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 9. Anthony Elam (Taylorville), 10. Austin Wickline (Harristown)

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Super Late Models In Action Tonight!

It is race day! An action packed evening of great racing is on tap with the Miller Lite Twin 50’s for the Big Ten Super Late Models and Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds.
 
Divisions Racing:Miller Lite Twin 50s 6-18-16
Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pits 4:00
Stands 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends 5:50
Hot Laps 6:00
Racing 7:00
 
Pricing:
General Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under Free
 
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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.

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Super Late Models Set For Saturday Return To Macon Speedway

Big Ten Is  A Tune-Up For Big July Shows

Macon IL Speedway is set for the return of the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models this coming Saturday, June 18.  It’s the first Macon event this season for the blazing fast cars and it will be a great tune-up for drivers that will be competing in three big Super Late Model shows during the month of July.  The UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds are also on schedule for a big show Saturday night.

Formerly a regular class at the track, the Super Late Model division only makes five visits this Miller Lite Twin 50s 6-18-16season.  After this Saturday, fans will only be treated to four more appearances in 2016.  In July, the cars will be on hand for the Thursday, July 7 Herald & Review 100, Saturday, July 23 for the Kerbystrong event, and Tuesday, July 26 for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series.  The final Super show of the season is on Saturday, August 27.

As an added bonus for doing well in the Big Ten Super Late Model events, the top driver in points who is not locked into July’s Summernationals and Lucas Oil event at Macon, will be chosen for the promoter’s option.  Springfield, IL’s Brian Diveley currently leads the standings, while Greg Kimmons, McKay Wenger, Bo Brockway, and Chuck Mitchell are the rest of the top five.  Other drivers among the top ten are Daryn Klein, Chad Zobrist, Justin Reed, Dustin Griffin, and Gordy Gundaker.

The track is also welcoming Pro Late Model drivers to compete.  The top finishing Pro Late Model competitor on Saturday night will receive a $100 bonus.  The event pays $1,500 to win and $150 to start.

The Miller Lite Twin 50’s will see the other 50 lapper coming from the UMP Billingsley Towing Modified division.  The race will be paying $700 to the winner.  Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr. leads the points by 54 over Curt Rhodes.  Jeff Graham, Rodney Standerfer, and Zach Rhodes are in the top five.  Other drivers to watch for include Alan Crowder, Shawn Vaughn, Cory Daugherty, Rick Hamilton, and Wade Glover.

Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the very strong Street Stock division, the part time Sportsman class, and the improving Hornet division.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin 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.

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)

UMP Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Brian Diveley 186 0
2 Greg Kimmons 172 14
3 McKay Wenger 168 18
4 Bo Brockway 152 34
5 Chuck Mitchell 128 58
6 Daryn Klein 126 60
7 Chad Zobrist 122 64
8 Justin Reed 116 70
9 Dustin Griffin 104 82
10 Gordy Gundaker 104 82

UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 296 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 242 54
3 71 Jeff Graham 224 72
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 204 92
5 11 Zach Rhodes 202 94
6 14C Alan Crowder 196 100
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 184 112
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 180
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 186
10 3 Wade Glover 108 188

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 398 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 380 18
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 322 76
4 7 John Bright, Jr. 290 108
5 5 Terry Reed 266 132
6 21R Dustin Reed 256 142
7 45 Luke Force 212 186
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 202 196
9 3T Kevin Lewis 190 208
10 28 Greg Osman 182 216


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 178 0
2 98 Danny Smith 168 10
3 25 Tim Bedinger 156 22
4 41 Scott Landers 152 26
5 72 Tom Graham 148 30
6 93 Ty Nation 136 42
7 18 Jerry Myers 96 82
8 88 Jim Bedinger 90 88
9 22 Timmy Dick 60 118
10 12M Terry Myers 60 118


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 328 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 316 12
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 258 70
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 84
5 64CK Cook Crawford 236 92
6 66 Mike McChristy 210 118
7 39M Marty Sullivan 210 118
8 50 Ben McChristy 204 124
9 40 Adam Webb 180 148
10 20 Torry Lyons 146 182

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100+ Competitors Race On POWRi Night At Macon Speedway

The POWRi open wheelers made their third trip of the season to Might Macon Speedway in Macon, IL, this past Saturday night.  This one was a little more special, though, as it was part of the POWRi Illinois Midget SPEEDWEEK presented by Sport City Honda of Jacksonville. In addition to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, the POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, the UMP Pro Late Models were also in attendance.  The night saw slide jobs, crossovers, wheelies, tumbles, and all out exciting action.

The first feature of the night was the UMP Pro Late Model A-Main.  Despite a small field, the racing was unbelievably tight and thrilling up front.  2015 track and Big 10 champion, Guy Taylor of Springfield, IL, started on the outside of row #1 and shot into the lead at the green.  Taylor led lap after lap as inside polesitter, Roben Huffman, worked the lowside.  As the laps wore down, Huffman’s chances started looking better and better as Taylor was checking up in the outside lane.  Huffman, in fact, led laps 17 and 18 before Taylor sped back by on lap 19.  As the cars were working the final lap, Cody Maguire’s spun car in turn two brought out a yellow.  When the green and white waved simultaneously, Taylor took off with Huffman working again to get by.  As the checkered waved, it was Taylor holding off Huffman by a half car length for his second victory of the season.  Following Taylor and Huffman were Matt Taylor, Jake Little, and Kevin Crowder.  Little set fast time in qualifying but got into the wall in his heat, making for a long night.

Up next was the POWRi Speedway Motors Micro A-Main.  When the green dropped, the polesitter Evan Weyant took the lead to pace the 22-car field.  Behind him, the 37H of Nick Howard was on his way forward from the seventh starting position.  With just four laps in, Howard found himself in the top spot and pulling away from the rest of the field.  Action was furious throughout the field with drivers dicing their way to the front.  The most impressive run was arguably from the #23 of Jeremy Camp.  After a tough night at Jacksonville, Camp had to transfer at Macon through the B-Main and started in the 18th spot in the feature.  By the end of the event, Camp was working through the top five but needed a yellow to catch the leader.  When the checkered fell, it was Nick Howard, followed by Jeremy Camp, Evan Weyant, Nathan Benson, and Austin Stewart.

The race the fans were waiting for was the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets.  After the four wide salute with fireworks in the air and fans on their feet, the field of 24 took the green and immediately started a side-by-side onslaught of great racing.  Taking the lead at the green was Californian Carson Macedo.  After a few early caution, Macedo was able to open up a 10-car length lead on Tanner Thorson, who ran second.  Coming to lap eleven, Macedo nearly lost the lead and his car as he got into the wall in turn four.  Thorson closed the gap but Macedo recovered to stay out front.  The final 15 laps were completed without a caution and what a thrill it was for the lead battle.  Thorson, with two laps to go gave it a great run pulled alongside and completed the pass for the lead.  However, Macedo would not lose this race as he raced back past him to take the win.  Following Macedo and Thorson were Darren Hagen, Decatur’s Terry Babb, and Zach Daum

The final race of the night was the 20-lap feature for the POWRi/Illini D-II class.  24 drivers were pitside, the high water mark for the class during SPEEDWEEK.  While the race was plagued with some cautions, many of them were created by the side-by-side racing that was taking place throughout.  Leading early was Chet Gehrke, who looked to be on his way to victory.  However, with less than five to go, Tyler Vantoll scooted by to take over.  Gehrke would spin moments later, costing him a chance at victory.  Back to green for a final shootout, Patrick Bruns, the series point leader, made a slick move to race by Vantoll for the race winning pass.  Following Bruns and Vantoll were Adam Taylor, Andy Malpocker, and Hunter Lane.

The POWRi Divisions travel to Lincoln IL Speedway for a Sunday evening finale with racing taking the green at 6:00.  Adding to the three POWRi classes will be the UMP Modifieds.  Full info can be found at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

Macon Speedway Results (Feature Top Tens)

Pro Late Models – 1) Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 2) Roben Huffman-Midland City, IL 3) Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 4) Jake Little-Springfield, IL 5) Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 6) Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 7) Michael Rauch-Decatur, IL

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros – 1) Nick Howard 2) Jeremy Camp 3) Evan Weyant 4) Nathan Benson 5) Austin Stewart 6) Scott Sawyer 7) Garrett Duff 8) Tyler Duff 9) Lucas Pejakovich 10) Frank Galusha

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets – 1) Carson Macedo 2) Tanner Thorson 3) Darren Hagen 4) Terry Babb 5) Zach Daum 6) Ryan Robinson 7) Andy Malpocker 8) Ty Hulsey 9) Jason McDougal 10) Andrew Felker

POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets – 1) Patrick Bruns 2) Tyler Vantoll 3) Adam Taylor 4) Andy Malpocker 5) Hunter Lane 6) Shane Morgan 7) Chett Gehrke 8) Andy Baugh 9) Lucas Pejakovich 10) Frank Galusha

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