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Destructive Night at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Eve of Destruction was just that Saturday night at Macon Speedway, destruction. Roll overs, race’em & wreck’em and a special flagpole race delighted a crowd which saw just about everything they could imagine. Along for the night’s action was six racing classes and some repeat winners graced victory lane.

Guy Taylor nearly lost his Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature win as the 14th lap saw the caution come out when Taylor slid with lapped car Colby Eller into the first turn and Taylor’s car wound up on top of Eller’s machine. Because Eller was a lap down, Taylor was allowed to return to the lead spot as the racing resumed. Taylor needed to be assisted off Eller’s car by way of the tow truck. Taylor pulled away and took the win to extend his points lead during the summer of 2018.

Curt Rhodes has been through some rough moments during his season. From broken bones to eye surguries, Rhodes has continued to compete at the highest level in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds division. The defending champion ran alongside Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (the current points leader) through the 20-lap feature race and came out with the checkered flag. Rhodes’ night started with a good qualifying time but had engine troubles and needed pushed off the track. After a quick fix, Rhodes ran his heat race well and got the feature, as well.

Darrell Dick made it to victory lane with “Sally” on Saturday night. “Sally” is the name of his new racecar. “Hooptie,” his old ride, just ran out of laps and he brought out a different car and raced strong and fast against the competition of the Street Stock class and took his new car into the winner’s circle.

Jerry Thompson held on a strong challenge from Kevin Crowder to claim his second win in the B-Modifieds class in 2018. His first came back in April during the visit from the Lucas Oil Late Model Series and the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 program.

Molly Day has been racing in the Micro Sprint circuit for a few years and has been gaining experience and seat time through all those years. It helped her as she graced the checkered flag before all over drivers and took her first-ever feature win. The Atwood driver looks to keep up the strong driving over the next two weeks when the Micro Sprints, presented by Bailey Chasis, will return to Macon Speedway.

The Hornets saw a wild finish with Adam Webb racing back to victory lane. Mike Eskew, current points leader, Jerad Matherly and Adam Lewis looked to contend for the lead early but as the laps carried on, Webb picked up steam and pulled through the field after starting fifth and ran away with the win.

The night was capped off with the special race’em & wreck’em spectacular. Six cars on the track needing to make contact with the other races at least once during each lap saw wild mayhem that would be equivalent to a terrible disaster on I-72 or I-55. In the end, the car labeled “Value Menu” raced by “JJ” was declared the winner. The track was entirely covered in wrecked and mangled race parts and bumpers. The crowd loved it.

Those same cars competed in the first-ever flagpole race in which Decatur’s Jason Beard, racing “2 Slow 4 U” raced the ten-lap event to glory. Beard was the first driver to go from the front stretch to the backstretch and do a circle around a tractor tire with a flag inside, and go around to the third and fourth turns and pass the flagstand.

The night was capped off with fireworks.

Macon Speedway thanks Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy as well as Decatur Industrial Electric for their sponsorship of the Eve of Destruction program. Macon Speedway officials hit high gear for the coming weekend with Lincoln Speedway racing on Friday, Illinois State Fair auto racing with the USAC Silver Crown cars and Sportsman heat races Saturday afternoon along with the Camfield Memorial program at Macon Speedway with the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints and then back to the Illinois State Fair for auto racing Sunday with the ARCA Racing Series, presented by Menard’s, and Sportsman Nationals feature racing.

Feature Rundowns

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 7. Colby Eller (Taylorville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 5. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 6. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 7. Bryan Leach (Harvel), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 10. Tim Riech (Petersburg)

Street Stocks–1. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 2. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 3. Roy Beal (Springfield), 4. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 5. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 9. Matthew Yaden (Monticello)

B-Modifieds–1. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Tom Riech (Springfield), 6. Chris Hughes (Taylorville), 7. Roy Magee (Springfield), 8. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 9. Derek Smith (Decatur), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Micro Sprints–1. Molly Day (Atwood), 2. Kyle Schuett (Philo), 3. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 4. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 5. Carlee Gress (Alton), 6. Chad Elliott (College Hills), 7. Tyler Day (Atwood), 8. Michael Bustamante (Taylorville), 9. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 10. Garrett Duff (Weldon)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Matt Reed (Decatur), 6. Steve Stine (Stonington), 7. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 10. Rick Hamm (Groves City)

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IT IS EVE OF DESTRUCTION RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

Saturday, August 11th
Eve Of Destruction
Rollover Contest
Race ‘Em-Wreck ‘Em
Flagpole Race

Divisions:
*Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models
*BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
*B-Mods
*Street Stocks
*Hornets
*Micros By Bailey Chassis

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
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Location:
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.

Stay Updated On Macon Info:
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.

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Eve Of Destruction IV Plus Racing Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) After a week off, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is set for one of the most entertaining nights of the year, the fourth annual Eve Of Destruction presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy and Decatur Industrial Electric, this Saturday, August 11.  In addition to great racing in six classes, the craziness will take place in the car rollover contest, Race ‘Em-Wreck ‘Em, and Flagpole Race.  The night will be capped off with a fireworks display.

Eve Of Destruction, in its fourth straight year at the track, has brought back a couple of events from last year and added a new one to go along with it.  Returning are the rollover contest which will feature two or three cars with brave pilots trying to see who can have the most impressive rollover off of a ramp.  That event is set for intermission.

Also returning will be the second annual Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  The race will be 10-15 laps and feature compact sized cars with very few rules.  The one main rule is, each driver must make contact with another car once a lap.  In essence, it’s a demo derby circle track race.

New to the Eve Of Destruction schedule will be the flagpole race.  In this event, the competitors will take the green out of four, like a regular race.  As they head out of turn two and down the backstretch, a tractor tire, with a flagpole inside, will be placed about halfway down the straightaway.  When the drivers get to the flagpole/tire, they have to make one loop around it before continuing to finish the lap.

There will be plenty of DIRTcar racing action as well, with six divisions on the slate.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Billingsley Rewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will be in action.  A fireworks display will cap off the evening’s events.

The top story entering this week’s racing will be the return of 2017 champion Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL.  Dasenbrock was injured in a freak racing incident at Peoria Speedway early this summer and has been sidelined since.  The accident, which occurred when a piece of rear end gear bounced into the cockpit of the car, struck him in the helmet, and knocked him unconscious.  Dasenbrock then uncontrollably slammed the wall.  It was a scary accident which left him in the hospital for a lengthy stay and left him with no vision in one eye.  Dasenbrock has been cleared by his doctors, recently returning to work and now back behind the wheel on Saturday night.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 630 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 574 56
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 540 90
4 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 520 110
5 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 494 136
6 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 162
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 372 258
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 344 286
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 300 330
10 5H Anthony Harter Sherman IL 292 338


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 626 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 504 122
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 446 180
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 438 188
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 374 252
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 270
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 284
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 290 336
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 262 364
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 262 364


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 668 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 622 46
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 584 84
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 574 94
5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 568 100
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 550 118
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 358 310
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 276 392
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 256 412
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 214 454


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 562 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 456 106
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 440 122
4 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 364 198
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 320 242
6 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 280 282
7 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 274 288
8 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 274 288
9 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 262 300
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 244 318


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 640 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 576 64
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 568 72
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 546 94
5 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 544 96
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 486 154
7 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 442 198
8 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 422 218
9 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 396 244
10 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 394 246

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Decatur’s Babb gets Checkered Flag

(Macon, IL) Terry Babb has raced plenty of times at Macon Speedway through the years in both stock cars and open wheel cars. Babb took a sweep for the night as he won his heat race and then drew a four on the redraw to determine the first four rows of the 25-lap feature in the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car event. Five laps into the race, Babb was on top and looked to dash away from the field and leave lapped traffic between him and the second place driver. However, restarts would slow the field to a bumper-to-bumper race but Brinton Marvel, Jason Keith and Mike Terry, Jr. tried and failed to steal away the lead from Babb. One of the restarts had Babb slow on the gas and was nearly ran over by second place driver Jason Keith. That would prove costly for Keith as he would end up breaking down entering the first turn and was towed into the infield. MOWA points leader Jacob Patton started 12th place and finished fifth.

Thanks to lapped traffic, Guy Taylor was able to take a victory away from Jake Little. Little closed the gap with the closing laps remaining in an effort to retake the lead but Taylor was too quick and took the win to extend his points lead in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models division. It was announced after the race that Little, an active member in the National Guard, would be gone for the month of August as he takes a tour of duty in Japan. The crowd gave Little a standing ovation.

Wes Odell was the top driver in the Sportsman division as Dennis Vandermeersch looked to challenge for the lead in the caution-plagued feature event. Vandermeersch would be pushed to the pit area and unable to finish the race and allowed Odell to pull away from the rest of the field en route to the victory.

Tim Hancock won in the B-Modified feature event, outlasting his son Tim Hancock, Jr. JR Wiltermood looked to take second place from Hancock, Jr. but did not have the momentum on the bottom of the track to secure the spot.

The Hornets feature last week was washed away by Mother Nature but was made up as part of a double feature night for the 4-cylinder group. Adam Webb claimed victory in the opener and Jeremy Reed took care of business in the second feature. Reed finished second to Webb in the first 15 laps and Webb took second when Reed won the second 15 laps.

Macon Speedway takes a week off to begin August and comes back to racing August 11. It will be a full night of excitement and unusual antics with the Eve of Destruction program. Six racing divisions with the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Hornets and Micro Sprints will be spinning laps. There will be post-race fireworks as well as a rollover contest, a race’em & wreck’em event and a flagpole race.

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars–1. Terry Babb (Decatur), 2. Mike Terry, Jr. (Plainfield, IN), 3. Brinton Marvel (Pittsboro, IN), 4. Robbie Standridge (Springfield), 5. Jacob Patton (Bethalto), 6. Paul Nienhiser (Chapin), 7. Justin Standridge (Springfield), 8. Kyle Stearns (Marion), 9. Slater Helt (Marion), 10. Chris Urish (Elkhart)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Donny Koehler (Macon), 4. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 5. Anthony Harter (Sherman), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Tegan Evans (Clinton, IA), 8. Tyson Skinner (New Berlin), 9. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 10. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville)

Sportsman–1. Wes Odell (Springfield), 2. Shane Tomlin (New Berlin), 3. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 4. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 5. Scott Williams (Leroy), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 8. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 10. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Nick Justice (Decatur), 6. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 7. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 8. Billy Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 10. Tim Riech (Petersburg)

Make-Up Hornet Feature–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Steve Stine (Stonington), 6. Matt Reed (Decatur), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Michael McKay (Springfield), 10. Cook Crawford (Lincoln)

Hornet Feature–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Matt Reed (Decatur), 5. Steve Stine (Stonington), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Michael MaKay (Springfield), 9. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 10. Bill Basso (Athens)

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IT IS MOWA SPRINT CAR & POWER WHEEL DEMO DERBY RACE DAY

For the final time in 2018 at Macon Speedway the 900+ horsepower methanol burning, stomach churning, wheel standing excitement of the MOWA 410 winged sprint cars comes to the 1/5 mile bullring. Joining them are the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Crate Late Models, B-Mods, Sportsman, & Hornets.

For the kids there is a Power Wheels Demo Derby! The smash and crash action in addition to the normal CEFCU Kids Club activities that are loved by all.

It is going to be absolutely beautiful weather that is comfortable all night for racing. DO NOT MISS OUT! LET’S GO RACING!

Full details below…

Saturday, July 28
MOWA Sprints
+ Power Wheel Demo

Divisions:
*Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series Delivered By Morrow Brothers Ford, Inc. 410 Winged Sprint Cars
*Midwest Big Ten Series Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

Stay Updated On Macon Info:
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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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High Flying MOWA Sprint Cars Heading For Macon Speedway

Kids Power Wheel Demo To Highlight Intermission

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is well known for a lot of high speed, wild action.  That will really be at the forefront this coming Saturday, July 28th, as the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars head to the mighty 1/5-mile.  The winged 410 sprint cars will be joined by four other divisions as well as the Kids Power Wheels Demo Derby.

For the MOWA Sprint Cars, the Macon Speedway event will be their second at the track this season and 10th event overall in 2018.  The title chase is down to a pair of drivers, Jacob Patton, of Bethalto, IL, and Mike Terry, Jr., from Plainfield, IN. The two drivers are separated by just 29 points.  Justin Peck is third in the standings, while a Central Illinois favorite, Jim Moughan is fourth.  Joe B Miller sits fifth in the standings.

In the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars May appearance, Paul Nienhiser was setting a blistering pace before contact with a car he was lapping, eliminated his chances for victory.  Current point leader, Jacob Patton, went on to the victory.  Well over 20 sprint cars were on hand for the first appearance in May and another good field is expected this weekend.

Also on schedule is event #7 on the 2018 Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Model schedule.  Defending series champion, Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, leads the standings by 56 over Kyle McMahon, of Mt. Vernon, IL.  Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor is lurking close behind, while Cody Maguire and Rudy Zaragoza complete the top five.  Drivers will also be collecting points toward the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model track championship, where Taylor leads over Little, Maguire, Kyle VanDorn, and Donny Koehler.

The DIRTcar B-Mods, Sportsman, and Hornets will also be in action this Saturday night.  The Hornet class also has a make-up feature from last weekend, that will be run during the night.

At intermission, children between the ages of three and ten will have the opportunity to run in the Kids Power Wheel Demo Derby, as long as they bring their Power Wheel to the track.  An info sheet, containing rules and how to sign up, is available at maconracing.com.  All kids who participate will receive an award, while the determined winner will receive a trophy as well.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will go green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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5th Annual Christian County Fair Racing Event Coming Wednesday Night

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Features Three Popular Divisions

The 2018 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 24 and runs through July 28, but it’s Wednesday, July 25 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight of racers and fans in the area.  The event is promoted by Track Enterprises of Macon, IL and presented by Larry’s Service Center and NAPA of Taylorville.

Races at the fair returned in 2014 and were held again the last four years with solid car counts and great racing.   The 2014 event, which was the first in decades, was very successful, boasting a strong turnout in cars and fans.  The inaugural edition of the event saw Kaleb Wood take the win in a field of 20 Street Stocks.  Jeremy Nichols claimed the Sportsman feature, while Jeremy Reed won the Hornet A-Main.

The 2015 NAPA Tripleheader presented by Larry’s Service Center saw Nichols again winning the Sportsman event, while Terry Reed won the Street Stock race, and Jeremy Reed ended the night in Hornet victory lane for a second time in two years.

In 2016, heavy rainfall hit the fairgrounds during the afternoon hours.  Despite the rain and subsequent flooding at the facility, officials worked hard to get back on track.  The event drew 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks with Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, claiming the win.  Nichols also bested a field of 13 Sportsman to claim that victory.  In Hornet competition, Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed took the win.

Weather was again an issue last year, as the event was barely completed with storms threatening throughout the night.  Despite this, the racing again had solid fields of cars with Timmy Dick besting a 13 car field of Sportsman.  Jeremy Nichols took the top prize in the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks.  In Hornet competition, Marty Sullivan claimed the victory as rainfall started.

This year’s Larry’s Service Center presented NAPA Triple Header will again feature Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  While all races will be UMP sanctioned, the Street Stock event is also part of the Big Ten Series.

Pits open at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 25, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps at 6:20, with racing action taking the green at 7:00.

Macon Speedway rules will apply for all classes of racing.  For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.  For further details call 217-764-3200.

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Schlenk Wins Kerbystrong 100

(Macon, IL) Rusty Schlenk just finished a month long hell tour with the Summer Nationals and he returned to Macon Speedway after competing in the Herald & Review 100. Schlenk stole the lead from Jose Parga within the first ten laps of the 50-lap A-Main feature and held onto the lead as the red flag came out and torrential rains downpoured onto the area and ended the program before the 50 laps were complete. The race is officially complete and Schlenk has been named the 4th Annual KerbyStrong 100 champion.

With no warnings other than gusty winds whipping the American Flags into a frenzy at the center of the track and a few sprinkles, the downpour came from the north and wiped out the remaining parts of the program at 10pm. Luckily, there was only one feature remaining (which will be made up as part of a double feature program for the Hornets) and it will be made up next Saturday.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. came into the night with the points lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds division and thanks to a 25-lap feature win, he will extend that lead. Racing strong with Zach Rhodes early, Sheppard took the lead after a restart 11 laps into the 25-lap race. Sheppard held off Rhodes as well as a charging Tim Hancock to claim the victory.

Dennis Vandermeersch won his second KerbyStrong 100 Sportsman race. He was the inaugural winner in 2015 and thanks to a win in the Aubie’s Custom Contracting Fast Dash, he sat on the pole for the 25-lap feature and rushed out to an early advantage. Wes Odell tried to stay within a car’s length to challenge at the end but it was not meant to be and Vandermeersch took the win. He graciously announced he was giving back $100 of the prize money won to the KerbyStrong Foundation.

Shawn Ziemer raced hard and capitalized on a miscue from leader Jerit Murphy to take the Street Stock feature. Chris Dick was racing strong to get the lead but ran out of laps and Ziemer took his first feature win of the season and extended his points lead in the division.

Tim Hancock proved dominate again in the B-Modifieds, winning for the seventh time in 2018. He ever-so-slightly picked up points on the leader Cody Stillwell, who placed third.

The Hornets were not able to be run due to the rains that washed out the program. They will make up their feature next Saturday night.

Macon Speedway thanks Nikki Damery and the KerbyStrong Foundation Board for their hard work and efforts to bring the 4th Annual KerbyStrong back to the dirt track and provide a terrific night of racing for the great crowd that was in attendance.

Next week, MOWA Sprints make up the full show at Macon Speedway with the Pro Late Models in a Big Ten Series race, Sportsman, B-Modifieds and Hornets. Also, an added attraction will be the Power Wheels Demo Derby with kids aged 3-10 racing their own Power Wheels. There is no cost and all kids will receive a prize for competing.

Late Models–1. Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH), 2. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 3. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 4. Joseph Hughes (Springfield), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights), 7. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 8. Charlie Cole (Wynne, AR), 9. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 10. Collin Alexander (Clinton)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Sellers (Breese), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Jeff Leka (Buffalo), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Tim Hamburg (Dixon), 10. Ryan Higginson (Mt. Vernon)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Chris Dick (Deland), 8. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 9. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 10. Scott Landers (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 2. Chris Dick (Deland), 3. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 5. Aaron Cole (Atwood), 6. Jason Schrimpsher (Decatur), 7. Matthew Yaden (Monticello), 8. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 9. Michael Dick (Decatur), 10. Tristan Quinlan (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Willy Myers, 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Tom Krankel (Sappington, MO), 7. Tom Riech (Springfield), 8. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 9. Chris Hughes (Taylorville), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

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Aubie’s Dash Added For Sportsman Tonight

Tonight, the top six in passing points from SPORTSMAN heats, will run the Aubie’s Custom Contracting fast dash at intermission, with the finish determining the top six spots in the feature lineup.

The Aubie’s Custom Contracting Dash will pay $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25 to the six finishers. Aubie is also donating another $600 to the KerbyStrong foundation!

Big thanks to Aubie for all of his support of racing at Macon Speedway

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It is 4th Annual KerbyStrong 100 RACE DAY at Macon Speedway!

For the 4th season now we pay our respect to former regular here at Macon and friend of the community and racing world Kerby Damery who unfortunately prematurely took his final checkered flag of life after a valiant battle with colon cancer. The KerbyStrong race is a way to honor Kerby’s racing legacy as well as racing to win the fight against cancer.

Making up the total of 100 feature laps for the KerbyStrong 100 in 3 divisions Kerby was a winner and regular competitor are the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Super Late Models racing a 50 lap race for $2,000 to win and $250 to start, BillingsleyRewards.com UMP Modfieds 25 lap feature for $700 to win, & UMP Sportdman 25 lap feature for $600 to win. BMods, Street Stocks, & Hornets will also be in action for a full night of great racing and even better times remembering Kerby! LET’S GO RACING!

Full event details below:

Saturday, July 21
4th Annual KerbyStrong 100

Divisions:
*Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Super Late Models 50 lap feature $2,000 to win/$250 to start
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 25 lap feature $700 to win
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman 25 lap feature $600 to win
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Save $3 On Grandstand Admission By Showing Your BillingsleyRewards Card. Rewards cards are available at the South Shores Billingsley station and it is free and easy to sign up.

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
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About Macon Speedway:

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.

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 or Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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