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Five Dollar Grandstand Admission To Fill Stands Saturday At Macon Speedway

Six Divisions Plus Spectator Drags & Kids Boxcar Races Highlight Evening

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is set for the always popular “Five Buck Night” this coming Saturday, September 22.  The event is a fan favorite, as it’s just $5 to get in the grandstands to see all the popular weekly divisions.  There will also be $5 combo deals in the concession stand as well as two beers for $5.  On track action has been top notch lately, averaging over 100 cars per week for the last month.  This Saturday’s event also features Spectator Drags and Kids Boxcar Races.

While the majority of the Brandt Season Championship races are to be held on the 29th, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will be running for the final time this coming Saturday night.  Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, who wrapped up the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model championship last weekend, is on his way to the Macon championship as well.  Taylor holds a 148 point lead in the class, an insurmountable advantage.  Macon, IL’s own, Donny Koehler, is second in the standings, while Cody Maguire, Dakota Ewing, and Jake Little round out the top five.

New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. holds the point lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class and looks to be on his way to the championship.  Sheppard has three feature wins on the year and has accumulated 11 top fives in 15 races.  For Sheppard, it would be his second championship in a row, as he won the Pro Late Model top prize one year ago.

In B-Mod action, Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stilwell remains on top.  The #00 car has been atop the standings all season long, garnering two feature wins and 12 top fives in 16 starts.  Jerry Thompson is still within striking distance, 50 points back.  Tom Riech, Kevin Crowder, and Tim Hancock, Sr. complete the top five.  Hancock, who had won a couple of previous championships with dominant seasons, has only run on a part-time basis this season but has claimed ten feature wins.

Coming off of Saturday’s John Osman Memorial Street Stock event, Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer holds the division point lead.  Justin Crowell, from Lincoln, IL, is second, while Larry Russell, Jr., Jerit Murphy, and Terry Reed complete the top five.  The division has been very competitive this season with five of the top ten drivers claiming feature wins.

Decatur, IL’s, Jeremy Reed looked like he was on his way to the Hornet World Championship this past weekend but car issues ended his night early.  This helped Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew knock a few points off the deficit for the championship but Eskew also had problems while leading, tangling with a lap car.  The differential is just 18 points, a matter of 9 feature positions with two nights left.  Steve Stine, Adam Webb, and Matt Reed round out the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s divisions will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis.  Jacksonville, IL’s Trevin Littleton has been riding a wave of success, winning the last two features.  Littleton is one of the youngest drivers at the 1/5-mile track, just 13 years of age.  The class boasts a lot of young drivers as it’s a stepping stone for youngsters to some of the top divisions in racing.

At intermission, kids will have the opportunity to compete in the kids boxcar races as part of CEFCU Kids Club.  Boxcar race rules are posted on the website which gives fans ideas on how to build one for kids 11 and under.  In addition, the adults can have some fun with the Spectator Drags, an event where fans sign up to bring their personal vehicle on the track to compete against one other person for a one lap race.  The winner of each race advances to the next round in the tournament style bracket.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5 per person with kids 11 and under free.  In honor of Five Buck Night, the concession stand will off a $5 combo special which includes a choice of a burger, corn dog , or hotdog plus a bag of chips and a drink.  The beer stands will also offer two cans for $5.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $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 912 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 764 148
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 738 174
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 718 194
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 634 278
6 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 624 288
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 444
8 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 484
9 51 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 394 518
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 374 538


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 818 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 704 114
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 658 160
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 654 164
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 434 384
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 362 456
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 462
8 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 344 474
9 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 476
10 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 484


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 880 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 830 50
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 792 88
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 772 108
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 762 118
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 710 170
7 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 406 474
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 476
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 592
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 264 616


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 788 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 688 100
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 630 158
4 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 618 170
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 548 240
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 428 360
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 392 396
8 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 382 406
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 378 410
10 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 352 436


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 838 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 820 18
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 788 50
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 780 58
5 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 776 62
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 692 146
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 612 226
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 612 226
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 606 232
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 564 274

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Wild Action at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Eight racing classes and 120-plus cars flooded the pits on a night set up for a Street Stock spectacular and a Hornet hootenanny. The qualifying heat races were completed just after the 9pm hour, two hours after the first green flag of the night. Numerous caution flags, thanks to spinouts and wrecks in turn two most of the night, plus side-by-side action set up exciting feature action.

Tim Hancock of Mt. Olive outlasted the heat and many cautions and led all 15 laps in the B-Modified feature race. The race was stalled out lap after lap because of yellow flags but Hancock just kept staying patient and kept on. Lapped traffic, however, made the final five laps interesting as Hancock got wedged with a lapped car and the concrete wall as Kevin Crowder came on strong from the bottom groove and made it a close race to the end but Hancock pulled away in the final laps. And that was on the start of the night for Hancock.

After watching a few features, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds filed out on the track and raced a 20-lap main event. With the thanks to the dice roll, Hancock was put on the pole position behind heat winners Curt Rhodes and Zach Rhodes. Despite some wild actions during the feature, Hancock would take his second feature of the night.

Brandon Pralle also had some difficulties in the second turn and nearly cost him the Sportsman feature race. The high school driver from Ashkum lost control two times but kept the car from wiping out as Wes Odell rode on the top side of the speedway. Pralle stayed on the gas and learned from miscues to retake the advantage and grab the checkered flag. Eyes were also on Scott Williams, who was second in the division points coming into the evening, and Tim Bedinger, who was leading the points. Bedinger broke down early and was forced to the infield while watching his son Stefan Bedinger as well as Williams spin laps and take away with the points lead by night’s end.

Trevin Littleton of Jacksonville made it to victory lane for the second time this season in the Micro Sprint class, presented by Bailey Chasis. Littleton came on strong towards the middle of the 15-lapper to take away the lead from Aidan Roosevans and hold off both Tyler Day and Molly Day.

Jeremy Nichols was the odds-on-favorite to take the 4th Annual John Osman Memorial 47-lap race. After being the fast qualifier and heat race winner Nichols was poised for his front row starting spot to blast off to a win. It almost happened. Nichols was in complete control of the race through the first 16 laps. Amid an array of cautions (four of which were involved in lap one, including three on lap one restarts), Nichols kept the race going until a caution on lap 16. Nichols’ car just stopped on the front stretch and he came out with the helmet off and a tow truck needed to pull the J24 off the track. That opened up the chance for AJ Meiferdt, racer from Coal City, and using the bottom groove, took his car to victory lane and held the championship belt up high in the sky. The race yielded ten caution flags and was completed in 39 minutes, 28 seconds. Meiferdt was not out to a comfortable lead at any point in the race as Nick Macklin and Timmy Dick were close enough to make a move on Meiferdt’s top spot. It was just the right time for Meiferdt to be in the lead and be claimed the champion for 2018’s Johns Osman Memorial.

Another heartbreaker occurred during the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and Guy Taylor. Taylor made the most of the night competing in three divisions, Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks, and looked for at least one checkered flag on the night but on the 16th lap of 20, Taylor came around turn three and clobbered into a lapped car which danced off the concrete wall and damaged the front of the car. Taylor was done. Second place car Jake Little, who was making his return after a month absence after National Guard duty in Japan, ended up in the lead and held the checkered flag four laps later.

The stage was set for the Hornet World Championship. Jeremy Reed, a popular favorite to win, was set up on the front row with Carson Dart. Reed jumped out to the lead and was chased down by Adam Webb and Mike Eskew. Reed’s car looked upstoppable and then with just a handful of laps remaining, the car gave out and Eskew came flying around to grab the lead. It looked like it was going to be won by Eskew until he bounced off a lapped car and pulverized the backstretch wall, thus ending his race. The second place driver was Jeff Reed, Jr., who started in the last row, and came storming up to the front to win the race and the five-foot-tall trophy and $300 payday.

Macon Speedway ran the Kid Modz for the second time in 2018 and Dominic Mertzke from Troy took the victory over Jeremy Sebens of White Heath.

The evening was sponsored by Cromwell radio station 98.1FM GRIZ-FM, as well as Skeff Distributing. It was also the Taylorville Night and Lori Bedinger Memorial Night.

Macon Speedway offers a discount next Saturday night with the Five Buck Night and $5 admission for fans through the main gate. A full stock car program is on the schedule.

Street Stocks–1. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 7. Jason Maier (Thomasboro), 8. Cody Clubb (Coal City), 9. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 10. Robert Cottom (Galesburg)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 5. Tyson Skinner (New Berlin), 6. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 7. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 8. Donny Koehler (Macon), 9. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 10. Colby Eller (Taylorville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Jimmy Sinkhorn (Taylorville), 9. Brian Burns (Bethany), 10. Nick Clubb (Coal City)

Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Tyler Day (Atwood), 3. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 4. Molly Day (Atwood), 5. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 6. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 7. Jeremyn Brown (Decatur), 8. Cailin Hunt (Dalton City), 9. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 10. Tyler Duff (Weldon)

Sportsman–1. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 7. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 8. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 9. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Jim Farley III (Springfield)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 9. Roy Magee (Springfield), 10. Chris Hughes (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Michael McKay (Springfield), 4. Steve Stine (Stonington), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Ken Reed (Decatur), 7. Carson Dart (Springfield), 8. Matt Reed (Decatur), 9. Paul Peters (Pana), 10. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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IT IS JOHN OSMAN MEMORIAL RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

Several divisions of action plus specials for Big Ten Pro Lates, Big Ten Street Stocks, & Hornets. Gonna be an action packed night!! Details below…

Saturday, September 15
John Osman Memorial
$2,000 To Win Street Stocks
Presented By 98.1 Griz FM/Skeff Distributing
Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night

Divisions:
*$2,000 to win 4th Annual John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis Company
*KidModz Racing Series

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 in Decatur, IL
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.

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

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/5998/

4th Annual John Osman Memorial Again Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

Hornet World Championship & Plenty Of Other Classes Also Set

(Macon, IL) For the fourth straight season, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be the site of the popular John Osman Memorial Street Stock event.  The race, which draws some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest, pays a whopping $2,000 to win as well as high money throughout the other finishing spots.  For Street Stock competitors, it’s not just about the money but about the championship belt trophy and the bragging rights of topping the impressive field of drivers.  The event was originally scheduled for last Saturday but rain did not allow it.

The event is in memory of John Osman, a longtime car owner, race fan, and racing supporter in general.  Osman passed away during the 2015 season and his son, Greg, a driver in the Street Stock class, wanted to do something in his memory.  The race at their home track was the perfect idea.  The event has seen strong fields and stellar racing action.  The event’s biggest car count was 40, which is 2-3 times the amount of cars the division normally draws.

Previous year’s wins have been claimed by Andrew Funk, Dave Crawley, Jr., and Nick Macklin.  The odds on favorite this year would be Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols.  He hasn’t won an Osman Memorial race but his Midwest Big Ten Street Stock stats are impressive this year, unbeatable in all the starts he has made.  There are no givens, however, as a 47 lap race can be grueling and anything can happen.

The Street Stocks will not be the only division in action.  The Decatur Building Trades Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Hornets, KidModz, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race, giving fans a full plate of action.  The Hornets will be racing for $300 to win, extra prize money at every spot, and a huge trophy in the Hornet World Championship event.

Pits are scheduled to open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/4th-annual-john-osman-memorial-again-set-for-saturday-at-macon-speedway/

Weather Causes Cancelation Of Macon Speedway Races

John Osman Memorial Rescheduled For September 15

(Macon, IL) Miserable weather conditions, with plenty of rainfall, have forced the cancelation of the Saturday, September 8th event at Macon Speedway.  The $2,000 to win John Osman Memorial Street Stock event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15.

Saturday’s cancelation is just the second full cancelation at the track this season.  One additional event was rained out after just a few heat races.  So far, 19 nights of racing have been fully completed with just the next three Saturday nights remaining on the schedule.

The Saturday, September 15 program will be action packed with several divisions of racing action including the Decatur Building Trades Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, B-Mods, Sportsman, Hornets, KidModz, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/weather-causes-cancelation-of-macon-speedway-races/

4th Annual John Osman Memorial Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

Street Stock Event Pays $2,000 To Win

(Macon, IL) For the fourth straight season, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be the site of the popular John Osman Memorial Street Stock event.  The race, which draws some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest, pays a whopping $2,000 to win as well as high money throughout the other finishing spots.  For Street Stock competitors, it’s not just about the money but about the championship belt trophy and the bragging rights of topping the impressive field of drivers

The event is in memory of John Osman, a longtime car owner, race fan, and racing supporter in general.  Osman passed away during the 2015 season and his son, Greg, a driver in the Street Stock class, wanted to do something in his memory.  The race at their home track was the perfect idea.  The event has seen strong fields and stellar racing action.  The event’s biggest car count was 40, which is 2-3 times the amount of cars the division normally draws.

Previous year’s wins have been claimed by Andrew Funk, Dave Crawley, Jr., and Nick Macklin.  The odds on favorite this year would be Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols.  He hasn’t won an Osman Memorial race but his Midwest Big Ten Street Stock stats are impressive this year, unbeatable in all the starts he has made.  There are no givens, however, as a 47 lap race can be grueling and anything can happen.

The Street Stocks will not be the only division in action.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race, giving fans a full plate of action.

Pits are scheduled to open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $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 864 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 718 146
3 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 718 146
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 682 182
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 574 290
6 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 566 298
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 396
8 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 436
9 Z23 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 384 480
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 332 532


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 762 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 656 106
3 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 614 148
4 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 608 154
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 374 388
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 406
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 420
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 428
9 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 324 438
10 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 290 472


B-Mods
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 826 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 780 46
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 736 90
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 714 112
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 702 124
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 662 164
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 422
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 370 456
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 538
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 236 590


Street Stocks
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 748 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 650 98
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 594 154
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 586 162
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 494 254
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 428 320
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 382 366
8 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 352 396
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 344 404
10 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 324 424


Hornets
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 808 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 782 26
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 734 74
4 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 730 78
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 722 86
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 670 138
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 594 214
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 576 232
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 558 250
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 512 296

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Fast Track Leads to Winner’s Circle

(Macon, IL) For the second straight week, the pits were flooded with better than 100 cars among seven racing divisions. There were some new names and cars as well as the familiar ones who show up every week. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri were all states that were represented by drivers this Saturday night at Macon Speedway.

Nick Neville has been to Macon Speedway three times this season and has enjoyed the competition and the racing every time. He will like it a little bit more after Saturday’s run in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature. He won. Taking the lead away from Zach Rhodes with three laps to go after Rhodes tangled with lapped traffic, Neville pulled away and would hold onto the lead for the final three laps after the caution flag came out because lapped traffic stopped on the backstretch.

Guy Taylor is running away with the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class. Taylor once again raced hard and fast on the top groove of the 1/5th mile track to hold the checkered flag at race’s end.

Dennis Vandermeersch looked solid once again in the Sportsman class but the story of the night was the battle with Tim Bedinger and Scott Williams. Knotted up in the points battle for the division, Bedinger got a better finishing position that Williams so with two races to go, Bedinger will have a 14-point edge.

Jeremy Nichols soared to victory lane outracing the Street Stocks once again. Nichols was in his own world darting past and threw lapped cars en route to the wire-to-wire 15-lap main event. The challenge for second spot was very entertaining with Terry Reed, Justin VanDrunen and Nick Macklin all contesting for that position. They would finish in that order.

Tim Hancock ran another B-Modified feature into the victory circle with another complete race. Hancock stayed ahead of Jimmy Cummins and Tom Riech for the checkered flag.

13-year-old Trevin Littleton won his second career Micro Sprint feature race and first at Macon Speedway. Blasting off like a rocket, Littleton made quick work of the full 14-car-field.

The Hornets wrapped up the first show in September with a quick feature event as Jeremy Reed battled Adam Webb for the top spot. As the race kept moving, Webb stayed low and Reed went high and Webb found the bottom to be faster on his way to the first-place finish.

Intermission was another night of success for children at Macon Speedway. Last week, children got the opportunity for racecar rides. This week, it was the Kids Gold Rush where coins were sprinkled down on the front stretch of Macon Speedway and kids aged 1-12 came onto the track and grabbed some fast money. The evening was sponsored by Bud Light and Skeff Distributing as Ladies Night was featured with women getting in the gate for just $5.

Next Saturday night Macon Speedway will be providing fans with another full program of racing. The featured attraction is the Annual John Osman Memorial Street Stock race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series. Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Micro Sprints and Hornets will be racing.

Macon Speedway officials will be heading to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for Labor Day weekend racing. The USAC Silver Crown cars and Modifieds race under the lights on Sunday and the ARCA cars and Modifieds feature will be Labor Day Monday.

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Nick Neville (Mackinaw), 2. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Sellers (Breese), 5. Robert Lee (Sorento), 6. Blake Thompson (Troy), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Roger Mills (Rockville, IN), 9. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO), 10. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 5. AJ May (Creve Coure), 6. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 7. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 8. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 9. Donny Koehler (Macon), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandmeersch (Arlington),.2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 4. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 7. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 8. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 9. Danny Smith (Argenta), 10. Scott Landers (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Justin VanDrunen (Crown Points, IN), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 10. Justin Crowell (Lincoln)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Tyler Day (Atwood), 3. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 4. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 5. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 6. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 9. Jordan Clary (Edwardsville), 10. Luke Verardi (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur, 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. David Lauitson (Normal), 4. Matt Reed (Decatur), 5. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Nate Webb (Clinton), 10. Triston Quinlan (Decatur)

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IT IS Bud Light Ladies Night/CEFCU Kids Club Gold Rush RACE DAY

This special night for the ladies sees $5 admission plus a LOT of fun on a Saturday night. It is going to be fun for everyone though as a fantastic racing program jam packed with 7 divisions is on tap.

At intermission, kids 11 and under will be welcomed onto the track for the kids gold rush. Kids will be split into a few different age groups and change will be strewn about to be picked up for the CEFCU Kids Club Gold Rush!

It is going to be a beautiful Saturday for racing at Macon Speedway! Don’t miss it as there are just a handful of nights remaining in the 2018 season! LET’S GO RACING!

Full program details…

Saturday, September 1
Bud Light Ladies Night
$5 Ladies Admission

+KIDS GOLD RUSH (11 & Under)

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Racing UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Ladies – $5
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
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.

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

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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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Bud Light Ladies Night Offering Discount Admission At Macon Speedway

Kids To Garner Money During Intermission Gold Rush

(Macon, IL) After an outstanding turnout of 100+ drivers last Saturday night, Macon Speedway now enters the final month of its 2018 season.  Just five nights remain, including the Saturday, September 1st Bud Light Ladies Night featuring $5 tickets for ladies.  In addition to seven divisions of racing action, a kids (11 and under) gold rush will be held at intermission, with hundreds of dollars of coins being poured on the frontstretch to be picked up.

One of the top stories last week was the car count in the B-Mods, as 27 drivers were on hand.  Heading into this week, Godfrey, IL driver Cody Stilwell is up by 42 points on Troy, IL’s Jerry Thompson.  Each driver has claimed two feature wins this season.  Tom Riech, Kevin Crowder, and Tim Hancock, Sr. complete the top five.  The big winner this year has been Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, who has won eight features but has missed three races.  Hancock sits fifth in points.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division put on another thriller last week, as a last lap pass had fans on the edge of their seats.  Ending up in victory lane for the sixth time was Dakota Ewing, of Decatur, IL.  Guy Taylor came up a close second after leading the most laps.  In the standings, Taylor leads Macon, IL driver Donny Koehler by 130.  Ewing, Maguire, and Jake Little round out the top five.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds had a strong field of cars last week and it ended up being a very clean, fast paced race.  Ending up in victory lane was Curt Rhodes, who held off his son Zach in a heated battle.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads all drivers into the night with the standings advantage.  Danny Smith, Curt Rhodes, Zach Rhodes, and Tim Hancock round out the top five.

One of the big surprises last week was the strong field of Street Stocks that showed up.  What wasn’t a surprise was who ended up in victory lane, Jeremy Nichols.  The Lovington, IL driver is always tough to beat when he makes an appearance.  In the championship race, Shawn Ziemer leads Justin Crowell, Jerit Murphy, Larry Russell, Jr., and Terry Reed.

The DIRTcar Hornets and Sportsman will race as well as the Micros By Bailey Chassis, giving fans a little bit of everything when it comes to cars.

At intermission, kids 11 and under will be welcomed onto the track for the kids gold rush.  Kids will be split into a few different age groups and change will be strewn about to be picked up.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will go green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 but $5 for the ladies.  Kids 11 and under are free.

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 804 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 674 130
3 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 670 134
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 640 164
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 574 230
6 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 510 294
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 336
8 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 376
9 Z23 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 384 420
10 5H Anthony Harter Sherman IL 328 476


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 736 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 608 128
3 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 558 178
4 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 550 186
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 374 362
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 380
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 394
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 402
9 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 304 432
10 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 290 446


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 772 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 730 42
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 680 92
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 662 110
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 642 130
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 616 156
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 368
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 328 444
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 484
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 236 536


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 428 0
2 112 Scott Williams Le roy IL 428 0
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 400 28
4 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 388 40
5 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 270 158
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 266 162
7 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 256 172
8 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 250 178
9 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 242 186
10 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 226 202


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 710 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 608 102
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 562 148
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 542 168
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 436 274
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 322
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 352 358
8 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 318 392
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 298 412
10 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 274 436


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 750 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 750 0
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 704 46
4 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 676 74
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 662 88
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 622 128
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 542 208
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 526 224
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 522 228
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 466 284

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Ewing Edges Taylor for Macon Speedway Feature

(Macon, IL) Rain has been a good thing to have around central Illinois but never on race day. Fortunately for Macon Speedway, area tracks were forced to cancel their Saturday programs due to Friday and early Saturday morning rain storms and that allowed Macon to shine with over 100 racecars in the pit area among six racing divisions, including 27 racecars in the B-Modified division.

Guy Taylor thought he had another feature win in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division. But with two laps to go, Dakota Ewing came on strong and took it away from Taylor. Ewing slipped up with three laps go and fell back to third place behind Brandon Eskew but came back strong and retook the runner up spot and slided in front of Taylor on the white flag lap and dashed away on the final lap.

There are a lot of things a father will do for his son. Give him a feature win isn’t one of them in the Rhodes household. Curt Rhodes, the defending BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds champion, started on the front row outside, opposite to his son Zach Rhodes who started on the pole. Curt took the lead from the green flag and led all 20 laps. Zach stayed with him every step of the way but could not close in enough to put a serious challenge for the lead. With the white flag waving, Zach gave it one more chance out of the second turn to try the top side but lost the momentum and the opportunity as Curt pulled away for the win. Zach would stay strong and take second place with James Walters closing in on the runner-up spot.

Jeremy Nichols was incredibly fast during the Street Stock feature. Starting on the front row opposite to last week’s feature winner Terry Reed, Nichols blasted off like a rocket and carried on the lead during the continuous green flag laps. Nichols was able to survive the hectic lapped traffic during the race and coast to the victory ahead of second place finisher Nick Macklin.

Billy Knebel has won at Macon Speedway in the past in the Sportsman division. He came to the track in a B-Modified and led ahead of Tim Hancock for 20 laps and certainly proved to the fans that he was just as good in a B-Mod as he was in a Sportsman. Normally racing at Highland, very close to his home, Knebel was given the chance to race at Macon Speedway because of a rained out program.

Erik Vanapeldoorn has proved his speed and capabilities for racing at Macon Speedway through the last few months and once again, he made sure to let Hornet dominators like Jeremy Reed, Adam Webb and Mike Eskew know that the orange E77 comes to win when he enters the pit area. In the 15-lap A-Main, Vanapeldoorn flew out to the lead and stayed a comfortable lead from Jeremy Reed, who was the closest competitor to him by race’s end.

Kyle Schuett was untouchable in both his heat and feature race in the Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chasis. Schuett blitzed the field and raced away with the lead and the checkered flag in a caution-less 15 laps.

Saturday night’s program was sponsored by Miles Chevrolet & Crown Automotive, presented by Melling Performance. The evening was full of excitement and surprises. Seven area church leaders took the track to seek the chance at being the Faster Pastor. D1 Nazarene Pastor Ryan Lutz won the race in the Hornet of Jeremy Reed. Reed was kind enough to offer trophies for the second and third place finishers of the race. Taking second place was Arthur Menonite’s Lamar Miller, who won the event in the past and also used to race in the Bomber division at Macon Speedway. The intermission was capped off with drivers bringing down their race cars and taking children for a ride around the track for the Kids Racecar Ride. Macon Speedway returns Saturday night to start September and the final month of the 2018 season. Bud Light Ladies Night is on tap with $5 admission for women. Seven racing classes will be featured including the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Hornets & Micro Sprints. There will also be the CEFCU Kids Club Gold Rush during intermission.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 7. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 8. Tegan Evans (Clinton, IA), 9. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. James Walters (Brazil, IN), 4. Robert Lee (Sorento), 5. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 6. Treb Jacoby (Wentzville, MO), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Blake Thompson (Troy), 9. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 10. Jeff Graham (Stonington)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 5. Michael Jackson (Concord), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 8. Larry Long (Tuscola), 9. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 10. Shawn Ziemer (Boody)

B-Modifieds–1. Billy Knebel (Pocohontas), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Owen Steinkoenig (Highland), 6. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 7. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 8. Jordan Smith (Villa Grove), 9. Nathan Schmitt (Trenton), 10. Michael Kettler (Millstadt)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Kyle Schuett (Philo), 2. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 3. Cailin Hunt (Dalton City), 4. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 5. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 6. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 7. Alex Midkiff (Belleville), 8. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 9. Trent Mulligan (Springfield), 10. Toby Midkiff (Belleville)

Hornets–1. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Adam Webb (Decatur), 4. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 5. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 6. Michael McKay (Springfield), 7. Chuck Johnson (Waterloo), 8. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 9. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 10. Carson Dart (Springfield)

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