Category Archive: archived

Jun 30

Macon Speedway Freedom Fest Doubleheader This Weekend

Fireworks, Music, And Racing To Thrill Fans

7.3.15 Flyer                Millstadt, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series are set to make their fourth and fifth appearance at the “Mighty” Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on July 3rd and July 4th for the Macon Speedway Freedom Fest. The last POWRi appearance at Macon Speedway was on June 6th for the third night of Illinois SPEED Week, with Christopher Bell and Matt Howard taking division wins.  The weekend will be filled with racing, fireworks, and music  entertainment.

Friday, July 3rd will feature POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, Street Stocks, and non-wing micros, with fireworks on display after the feature events. Saturday, July 4th will include Brian Shartzer and his Garth Brooks Tribute band before the races at 4:00, with POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, UMP Modifieds, and non-wing micros, taking the center state in the evening.

Riverside, California driver Darren Hagen currently leads the Midget standings by 410 points over Carl Junction, Missouri competitor Andrew Felker.  Austin Brown, Kyle Schuett, and Christopher Bell complete the top five in the national standings.  Concordia, Missouri driver Nathan Benson is leading the Micro standings, entering Freedom Fest.  Ayrton Gennetten, Joe B Miller, Aaron Andruskevitch, and Matt Howard are top five competitors.  Macon Speedway Street Stock point leader Terry Reed and Billingsley Towing Modified competitor, Rodney Standerfer, will look to continue their early season success at this weekend’s events.

Each night will be run as a completely separate show, with preliminary events and features both nights.  Friday night will be regular payout for both midgets and micros, with Saturday’s midget feature paying $3000 to WIN.  Pit gates each day will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Admission prices are $15 for adults, while children 11 and under are free.

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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets (Top 10)
1)
Darren Hagen-Riverside, CA 2860 2)Andrew Felker-Carl Junction, MO 2450 3)Austin Brown-Millstadt, IL 2220 4)Kyle Schuett-Philo, IL 2180 5)Christopher Bell-Norman, OK 2010 6)Spencer Bayston-Lebanon, IN 1800 7)Tyler Thomas-Collinsville, OK 1760 8)Tanner Thornson-Minden, NV 1660 9)Tucker Klaasmeyer-Paola, KS 1620 10)Jake Neuman 1550-New Berlin, IL

POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micros (Top 10)
1)
Nathan Benson-Concordia, MO 1580 2)Ayrton Gennetten-Versailles, MO 1430 3)Joe B Miller-Millersville, MT 1390 4)Aaron Andruskevitch-Riverton, IL 1210 5)Matt Howard-Lawrence, KS 1170 6)Shelby Bosie-Sherman, IL 1090 7)Chris Cochran-Shawnee, OK 1030 8)Nick Howard-Lawrence, KS 1020 9)Joey Wirth-Waterloo, IL 1000 10)Frank Galusha-Lincoln, NE 990

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 320 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 294 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 268 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 232 5)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204 7)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 198 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 9)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 184 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 166

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 450 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 432 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 368 4)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 346 5)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 338 6)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 310 7)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 304  8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 288  9)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 280 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 260

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 448 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 420 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 412 4)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 362 5)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 360  6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 340 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 302 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 286 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 266   10)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 216

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 458 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 418 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 344 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 338 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 318 6)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 306 7)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 274 8)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 264 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 260 10)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/macon-speedway-freedom-fest-doubleheader-this-weekend/

Jun 27

Standerfer Continues Macon Hot Streak

Rodney Standerfer was at it once again at Macon Speedway. Leading through the 40-lap Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature, Standerfer had another top driver on his rear bumper but could not find a way past the Germantown native. Last week, it was Ken Schrader, NASCAR driver and co-owner, this week it was popular favorite, Dave Crawley, Jr. Crawley trailed through the entire 95Q Firecracker 40’s and unfortunately did not finish due to a broken race car.
The Pro Late Model 40-lapper of the 95Q Firecracker 40’s was another win for Springfield’s Guy Taylor. Taylor took the lead from Roben Huffman on the 19th lap and never looked back.
The Street Stock feature was also a close finish with Terry Reed edging out the returning Larry Russell, Jr., a former track champion. The race was side-by-side with Russell holding the lead until late in the race when Reed made an aggressive move in the final turn to gain the victory.
Evan Weyant dominated the Beach House Mini Sprint field for a third straight appearance, vying for momentum into next week’s two-day POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprint showcase.
Adam Webb got a front row starting spot in the 4-cylinder Hornet feature and blasted out to a big lead and nobody was able to catch up in the 15-lap win.
Fans were entertained by an intermission fireworks display. Another fireworks display awaits fans Friday night during the two-day POWRi show.
Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Jose Parga (Auburn), 4. Brent Lewis (Harrisburg), 5. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin)
Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2. TD Burger (Saunemin), 3.  Ryan Driemeyer (Pocohontas), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville)
Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. JD Evans (Mattoon), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)
Beach House Mini Sprints–1. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 4. Eric Shelton (Decatur), 5. Tyler King (Decatur)
Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 4. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 5. Michael Gossett (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/standerfer-continues-macon-hot-streak/

Jun 27

Firecracker 40’s & Fireworks Are Tonight At Macon

The 95Q/Dynagraphics & Wood Printing Firecracker 40’s are tonight at Macon Speedway.  Beautiful weather will greet fans and drivers alike.  Car counts should be strong for the Big Ten Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros.  The Pro Lates and Mods will be competing in 40 lap feature events.

4:00 Pits Open
5:00 Grandstands
6:00 Pill Draw Ends/Hotlaps Begin
7:00 Racing Takes The Green

Adult Grandstand Admission $15
11 & Under Free

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/firecracker-40s-fireworks-are-tonight-at-macon/

Jun 25

Big Ten Pro Late Models & Street Stocks In Action This Weekend

Jacksonville, Macon, And Lincoln All Holding Events

IMG_2254                The Midwest Big Ten Series will have three different races coming up this weekend in Illinois.  While the Super Late Models are off until the Thursday, July 9 event at Macon Speedway, the Pro Late Models have events on Friday and Saturday.  The Street Stocks are scheduled for a Sunday event.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models have run two events so far this season, with Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor winning at Macon and New Berlin, IL competitor Nick Bauman taking the Lincoln, IL trophy.  Only two points separate the two at the top of the standings, while Myles Moos is just two more back in third.  This weekend’s Big Ten Pro Late Model doubleheader will have action at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, June 26 and Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock tour makes a trip to Lincoln Speedway this coming Sunday, June 28.  So far this season, four completed events have take place with Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed leading the standings.  Reed has two runner-up finishes to bolster his standing.  Macon, IL’s Greg Osman is eight points back, while Kyle Waters is third.

For detailed info on this weekend’s events at each facility, visit their websites at www.jacksonvillespeedway.com, www.maconracing.com, and www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.  Also, don’t forget to like the new Midwest Big Ten Series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/big-ten-pro-late-models-street-stocks-in-action-this-weekend/

Jun 24

Firecracker 40’s Kicking Off Busy Mid-Season Schedule

Fireworks Display To Highlight Next Two Nights

Firecracker 40's 2015                The 2015-racing season is quickly approaching the halfway stage at Macon Speedway, which means the huge event portion of the schedule is upon us.  The next four events on the schedule are considered “can’t miss” with everything from fireworks, to POWRi Midgets and Micros, to the Hell Tour Series Late Models, and a Garth Brooks Tribute Band.

It all begins this Saturday night with the Firecracker 40’s presented by 95Q and Dynagraphics/Wood Printing.  In addition to the Big Ten Pro Late Models in a 40-lap event and the Billingsley Towing Modifieds running a 40-lapper, area race fans will have their first chance at a holiday inspired fireworks display.  The pyrotechnic display should take place just after dark.  Street Stocks, Hornets, and Beach House Micros will also be racing.

The busiest part of Macon Speedway’s schedule then comes up the following week, starting with a holiday weekend double header.  On Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, the first ever POWRi Freedom Fest will bring race teams and fans from all over.  The Midgets and Micros will be running both days in addition to a special non-wing Micro show.  UMP Street Stocks will add to the show on Friday night, while the Billingsley Towing Modifieds will run on Saturday.  Friday’s show will include fireworks, while Saturday’s show will start off with a Garth Brooks Tribute Band from 4:00-7:00.  The weekend is huge and will be filled with great racing and entertainment.

Just a few days later, on Thursday, July 9, the 35th running of the Herald & Review 100 will take the green.  Some of the best UMP Super Late Model competitors will be there, running with the Summer Nationals Hell Tour.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the B-Mods will make the evening jam packed with great racing entertainment.

Entering this Saturday night’s action, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, leads the Big Ten Pro Late Model standings by just two points over New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman.  The battle is actually tight for the top three, as Myles Moos is just two more behind second.  This weekend will be busy for the Pro Late Models, as they also have a Big Ten event on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

When it comes to tight point battles, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds are as close as it gets.  Germantown, IL driver Rodney Standerfer has won two straight features to tie Jeff Graham, of Stonington, IL, for the point lead.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (PLM), Terry Reed (SS), and Adam Webb (H) are the other Macon Speedway front-runners entering the June 27 event.

On Saturday, June 27, pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin when pill draw ends at 6:00 sharp, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for children 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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Big Ten Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 116 2)Nick Bauman-New Berlin, IL 114 3)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 112 4)Dick Taylor-Springfield, IL 98 5)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 98 6)Tommy Sheppard-Berlin, IL 98 7)Brandon Eskew-Ashland, IL 58 8)Tom Krankel-Granite City, IL 52 9)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 50 10)Danny Maguire-Carlinville, IL 50

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 268 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 232 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 226 4)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 208 5)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 194 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 194 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 8)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 156 9)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 148 10)Matt Beadles-Clinton, IL 142

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 390 2)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 390 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 358 4)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 328 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 310 6) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 294 7) David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 280 8)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 278 9)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 222 10)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 222

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 388 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 370 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 356 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 324 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 314 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 288 7) Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 286 8)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 266 9)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 256  10)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 172

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 398 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 382 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 288 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 284 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 266 6)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 260 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 258 8)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240 9)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 224 10)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 220

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/firecracker-40s-kicking-off-busy-mid-season-schedule/

Jun 20

Standerfer Claims Second Straight Feature Win

(Macon, IL) Rodney Standerfer ran the race of his life Saturday night at Macon Speedway, as he held off Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader for his second consecutive feature win. Coming off a 50-lap victory in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Standerfer was leading all the way until a caution flag brought Schrader close. Standerfer used excellent skills through the turns to stay ahead of the NASCAR superstar coming out of the turns to stay a bumper ahead. Garnering strong finishes were Chad Evans and Curt Rhodes as they placed third and fourth respectively.

Bobby Beiler went the full 20 laps for the Big Ten Street Stock feature win and gained some ground in the Big Ten standings. Jeremiah Hoadley drove a strong second place car along with Terry Reed, who pulled in on lap 11. Reed drove back through the field to third.  Kyle Waters was able to come home fourth, while Greg Osman was scored fifth.

Guy Taylor took the lead from Kevin Crowder in the Pro Late Model feature, on the ninth lap, and cruised to another feature win. Matt Taylor took second from Crowder and Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who finished ahead of Roben Huffman.

The Beach House Mini Sprints saw Evan Weyant pick up his second straight win at Macon Speedway. It was a no-doubter win, while second place was up for grabs with Aaron Andruskevitch, Tyler Day, Paul Day and Scott Justice all in the race for spots second through fifth.

The 4-cylinder Hornets was a feature attraction, with a special 20-lap race that saw Brady Reed take the checkered flag. He was shadowed by Adam Webb for the majority of the race.  Both Reed and Webb started in the third row and jetted to the front and ran 1-2 weaving through the lapped traffic.

Macon Speedway was also home to the University Dogs Hot Dog Eating Contest which saw five contestants scarfing down wieners in a short time.

Next Saturday night will feature fireworks and special 40-lap features for the Late Models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds in the 95Q Firecracker 40s.

Results For Macon Speedway

Pro Late Models—1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Levi Ashby, 7. Chase Porter (Highland), 8. Victor Overlin (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Nick Justice (Harristown)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds—1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2, Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO), 3. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Rob Lee, 6. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 7. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 8. Norm Wood (Sullivan), 9. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 10. Jeff Ray (Springfield)

Street Stocks—1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Jeremiah Hoadley (Forsyth), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 5. Greg Osman (Macon), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Lance Johnson (Clinton), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Beach House Mini Sprints—1. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 2. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 3. Tyler Day (Atwood), 4. Paul Day (Atwood), 5. Scott Justice (Toledo), 6. Tony Clifton (Decatur), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Tyler Nichols, 9. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 10. Eric Shelton (Decatur)

Hornets—1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 4. Greg Garrison, 5. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Brian Offer (Springfield)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/standerfer-claims-second-straight-feature-win/

Jun 20

It’s Race Day In Macon

Weather looks good for a great night of racing at Macon Speedway.  Tonight is going to be action packed with something for everyone.

The Big Ten Street Stocks are in the house.  It will be their fourth event of the season.  Should be a strong field vying for the top prize and valuable points.

The Beach House Micros will be racing a non-sanctioned show to get ready for the big POWRi Freedom Fest coming up on July 3/4 at Macon.  The last time the Micros ran a non-sanctioned race at Macon they had a strong field of over 20 cars.  When they ran under the POWRi banner, over 60 were there.  Nonetheless, it should be some great racing.

The Hornets will be running in a 20-lap special event paying more money and going for bragging rights and the larger trophy.

Of course, many fans come to see Macon’s premier divisions, the Pro Late Models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds.  Both classes will be there, putting on a great show for those in the stands.

Those that come hungry, Macon Speedway will help you fill those needs.  In the concession areas, we are offering dollar dogs all night long for Three Dog Night.  Also, a hot dog eating contest will be held at intermission, presented by University Dogs.

The young fans will gather around the tower at intermission for the popular candy drop.  Get ready to grab some goodies.

Admission price is $12 for adults but ladies get in for just $6 tonight for Bud Light Ladies Night.  That’s hard to beat.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps begin at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing will begin at 7:00.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/its-race-day-in-macon/

Jun 19

Big Ten Street Stocks Part Of Ladies Night

Micros, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, And Hornets Also Racing

The Big Ten UMP Street Stocks will be racing at Macon Speedway’s 1/5-mile this coming Saturday, June 20.  It will be the fourth event of the season for the series.  The Beach House Micros, Pro Late Models, Billinglsey Towing Modifieds, and Hornets are also on the docket.

Street Stock Photo                Decatur, IL driver, Terry Reed, currently leads the standings by four, after finishing with strong 2nd place runs at both previous Macon Speedway events.  Macon’s Greg Osman and Decatur’s Brian Dasenbrock are tied for the second spot.  Neither have won a Big Ten event this season, but have been extremely consistent so far.   2015 wins have been claimed by Bobby Beiler at the two Macon races and Chad Myers at the Jacksonville event.

The Beach House Micros, Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, and Hornets are also on Saturday’s schedule.  The Hornets will be participating in a 20-lap special event paying extra money throughout the field, while the winner will receive a larger trophy.

Bud Light Ladies Night will be in full effect, allowing any lady through the gate for just $6.  All other admission tickets for the grandstands are $12.  Hot Dogs are just $1 in honor of Three Dog Night and University Dogs will present a Hot Dog eating contest at intermission.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing will start at 7:00.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/big-ten-street-stocks-part-of-ladies-night/

Jun 17

Hornet Special Added To Saturday’s Program

Feature Laps And Prize Money Added

Due to solid support and some positive feedback, Macon Speedway will be having a special event for the Hornet division, this coming Saturday, June 20. This week’s program will feature a 20-lap special event and thanks to a good sponsor, an additional $200 will be spread throughout the field and the winner will take home some a large trophy. There will also be a hard charger award.

Last week, the rules were adjusted so that an invert between 2-12 is possible for the feature event, thus creating a little better racing and more parity. In addition, the previous week’s winner will start no better than tenth the following week. The addition of more laps, this week, will give ample time for competitors starting back in the field to race to the front.

The Saturday, June 20 program will feature racing in the Big Ten Street Stocks, Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Hornets, and Beach House Micros. In honor of Three Dog Night, the concession stand will be selling $1 hotdogs and University Dogs will present a hotdog eating contest at intermission.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing will begin at 7:00. Admission prices are $12 for adults but ladies will get in for $6 in honor of Bud Light Ladies night. Children 11 and under are free.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/hornet-special-added-to-saturdays-program/

Jun 16

Big Ten Street Stocks To Visit On Ladies Night

                Big Ten Street Stock Series drivers are amped up for their fourth event of the 2015-season, this coming Saturday, June 20 at Macon Speedway.  In addition to the Street Stock special, the night will feature 1/2 price admission for ladies, courtesy of Bud Light, while hot dogs will be just $1 in the concession stand for Three Dog Night.  A total of five classes will race on the 1/5-mile speedplant.

Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed currently leads the Big Ten Street Stock Standings, taking consistent runner-up finishes of 2nd at Macon on April 18 and May 2.  Reed also brought home a top ten at Jacksonville to help him to a four point edge over Macon, IL’s Greg Osman and Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock.  Bobby Beiler has won the two Macon events but had a rough night at Jacksonville, dropping him to fifth in the standings.  A total of 35 drivers have raced on the tour over the first three events of the season.

The Pro Late Models, which have put on some great shows so far this season at Macon, are also in action Saturday.  After having just six cars for the season opener, the car count has grown to nearly 20 in each of the last two appearances with plenty of excitement for fans.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of Berlin, IL leads by 20 points over Bobby Beiler of Blue Mound, IL.  Braden Johnson, Guy Taylor, and Kevin Crowder are among the top five point contenders.

The two most recent feature winners at Macon Speedway are also the top two in the current Billingsley Towing Modified points.  Leading the standings is Stonington, IL driver Jeff Graham, who picked up his first feature win of the season on June 6.  This past Saturday, Rodney Standerfer, from Germantown, IL, took his first feature win of the season and closed Graham’s point lead down to twelve.  Clark Robertson, Randy Spaugh, and Joe Strawkas are within striking distance in the championship chase.

Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed broke the string of success held by Adam Webb, to claim the feature win this past Saturday night.  Webb holds a ten point lead over John Bright, Jr. in the standings.  Brad Rexroad, Michael Gossett, and Steven Stine find themselves in a pretty big points hole but a long season is still ahead.

The Beach House Micros will be making their third appearance of the 2015-campaign at Mighty Macon Speedway.  Blue Mound, IL’s Jeremy Camp claimed the victory over a small field of competitors on May 2.  On May 25, the division was back at it and Sherman, IL wheelman Evan Weyant raced to the victory against 22 other talented racers.  It was a huge improvement in car count and racing as the Micros put on a great show.

The Saturday, June 20 program will feature racing in the Big Ten Street Stocks, Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Hornets, and Beach House Micros.  In honor of Three Dog Night, the concession stand will be selling $1 hotdogs and University Dogs will present a hotdog eating contest at intermission.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Admission prices are $12 for adults but ladies will get in for $6 in honor of Bud Light Ladies night.  Children 11 and under are free.

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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Big Ten Street Stock Standings (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, IL 160 2)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 156 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 156 4)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 146 5)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 138 6)Luke Force-Argenta, IL 134 7)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 94 8)Ben Medaris-Decatur, IL 90 9)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 86 10)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 78

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 342 2)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 330 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 314 4)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 290 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 288 6)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 278  7)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 240 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 230  9)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 222 10)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 198

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 214 2) Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 194 3)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 184 4)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 174 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 170 6)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 162 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 150 8)Matt Beadles-Clinton, IL 142 9)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 118 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 112

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 332 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 316 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 316 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 272  5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 268 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 238 7)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 228 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 226  9)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 214  10)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 156

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 340 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 330 3)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240 4)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 234 5)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 234 6)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 232 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 216 8)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 212 9)Mike McChristy-Mt. Zion, IL 180 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, Il 178

 

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