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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!

IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON!! Skeff Distributing Company, Inc. and Budweiser present Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night at the races featuring a CAR ROLLOVER CONTEST at intermission, PRERACE MEET-N-GREET/AUTOGRAPHS on track, and 6 divisions of racing. Gonna be a good one and it feels like summer!! Full info below…
 
Saturday, September 16
 
Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night
Presented By Skeff Distributing Company, Inc.
Driver Meet-N-Greet Session Before The Races
Car Rollover Contest At Intermission
 
Divisions:
Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
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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Pre-Race Autographs & Car Rollover Contest Highlight Saturday Program

Pre-Race Autographs & Rollover Contest Highlight Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night
Skeff Distributing To Present The Saturday Night Event At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Only three weeks remain at Macon Speedway to determine the 2017 champions.  Despite it being the end of the season, the action is far from over.  The last few nights have been great, with car counts over 100 and some of the best racing all season.  More of that is expected this Saturday night, as Skeff Distributing presents Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night at the races. Six divisions of action is scheduled, in addition to a prerace on-track autograph session and a rollover contest at intermission.

Saturday’s event, which highlights drivers, fans, and sponsors from the city of Taylorville, has been co-named Lori Bedinger night.  Bedinger, a longtime Taylorville resident, passed away on July 4 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Her husband, Tim, and sons Brad and Stefan, all race in the UMP Sportsman division at Macon Speedway.  Lori was an artistic person with an infectious smile, selfless attitude, playful demeanor, and a strong sense of faith, family, and friends.

Six divisions of racing will be on hand this weekend, including the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, racing in their 9th series event of the season, with only Jacksonville remaining after Saturday.  Springfield, IL’s Jake Little leads the standings by a comfortable margin over his uncle, Ryan.  Andy Minett, Cody Maguire, and Roben Huffman complete the top five in Big Ten points.  New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the Macon Speedway Pro Late standings.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds have last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, of Taylorville, IL, on top but a challenger is right behind in Austin Lynn, from Mason City, IL.  Rhodes has accumulated four feature wins, while Lynn has two.  24 points separate the two.  Jeff Graham, Alan Crowder, and Danny Smith complete the top five in standings.

B-Mod action is again led by Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock but it’s much closer this season than a year ago.  This year, Hancock has won 11 out of 15 features, while he was 16-for-16 last season.  The point lead is just eight over Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Riech, and Tom Riech are top five competitors in the point chase.

Monticello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, holds a slight margin in Sportsman points after claiming his second feature win of the season last Saturday.  Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith is second in points and has had a busy season running in the Mods and Sportsman classes.  Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Tim Bedinger round out the top five in standings.

Coming off of the biggest Street Stock race of the season, Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock leads the points by 50 over Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer.  Dasenbrock is still looking for that elusive feature win but does have 11 top ten finishes.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Garrett Lewis complete the top five in points.

Rounding out Saturday’s classes will be the UMP Hornets.  The fields have been fairly strong as the season winds down, with decent car counts and competitive racing.  Decatur, IL driver, Dustin Reed, is holding a comfortable lead of 112 and has garnered two feature wins.  Cook Crawford, Paul Peters, Marty Sullivan, and Carter Dart round out the top five in points.

At intermission, Macon Speedway will have a car rollover contest.  Using a ramp, the brave pilots will try to get the best rollover of the vehicle they drive.  In August, the track had one car perform a rollover, flip it back onto its wheels and do it once again, besting the first try.  Anyone wanting to join in on the fun, can enter with their vehicle if it has a rollbar or cage of some sort and a four point harness to keep them in their seat.

In addition to Skeff Distributing and Budweiser, the night will also be presented by Larry’s Service Center and Page’s Collision Care of Taylorville.

After Saturday, the track will be down to its final two events with a $5 grandstand admission special on September 23 and the Brandt Season Championships, “Racing For The Cup” on the final night, September 30.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/09/pre-race-autographs-car-rollover-contest-highlight-saturday-program/

Weisser Sweeps Macon Speedway Divisions

(Macon, IL) Allen Weisser has had great nights and has had some not so great nights behind the wheel of racecars in his young career but Saturday night at Macon Speedway was one of the best nights of his life. Racing in both the Pro Late Model and Billingsley Elite Wash Modified divisions, his qualifying times was tops in his group, he won his heat races and he came away with a 20-lap A-Main feature victory in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified race. He would start on the front row outside position for the Pro Late Model feature and withstood immense pressure from Jake Little and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. for the majority of the 20-lap race but Weisser made it a perfect night with four checkered flags and two fast qualifying honors.

Jeremy Nichols was the favorite to win the 47-lap, $2,000-to-win 3rd Annual John Osman Memorial Street Stock feature as he whipped through the dash and got the pole position for the feature. Leading on lap 19, Nichols bashed into the wall to avoid hitting a car who spun out in the first turn. The damage would be too severe and he would be forced to pull into the infield. And then Rudy Zaragoza came to the infield and things got weird. Zaragoza has spent the last few weeks giving up his ride to Nichols so he could compete in races for the a National Street Stock Points Championship. Zaragoza hopped out of his car and Nichols climbed in. Because Nichols got into a different car, he would not be allowed to stay in the lead position and would have to go to the tail. That didn’t phase him as he flew to the top side and passed car after car until a caution with six laps remaining saw Nichols sitting fourth. Unfortunately, the dream run didn’t last as Nichols hit the wall in the second turn and popped his front right tire and forced him to the infield with three laps left. The driver who was runner up to Nichols on the 19th lap was Nick Macklin. Macklin would hold off AJ Meiferdt (who has been chasing Nichols in the National Street Stock Points Championship) and pick up the $2,000 paycheck. This is Macklin’s second big-lap, big-money race win. Earlier in the season, Macklin would win a 40-lap race that won him $1,000.Macklin started 17th in that race. Saturday night, he started tenth and took top honors.

Timmy Dick made a breath-holding pass on Dennis Vandermeersch coming out of the fourth turn in the first few laps in the Sportsman feature that was the difference in the race as Dick would take top honors in the race. Dick would go from the bottom of the third and fourth turn and slide up to the track where Vandermeersch was racing on the high side. Vandermeersch hit the brakes to avoid a collision and Dick would take off. The points would extend his Sportsman division lead with only three weeks of racing remaining.

Tim Hancock was once again the top racer in the B-Modified class, taking his sixth feature in a row. Cody Stillwell finished second to Hancock and that is the one-two combo in the points standings for the B-Modified division.

The Hornets division was won by former National Hornet Champion Adam Webb as he starved off Jeremy Reed from winning his fourth-straight feature.

Macon Speedway wishes to thank its nightly sponsors GRIZ-FM, 98.1 Classic Country with the Cromwell Radio Group, as well as Air King.

Macon Speedway will feature five divisions of racing next Saturday night on Taylorville Night sponsored by Skeff Distributing. After all of the premlinary hot laps and qualifying, racecars will come to the front stretch and fans will be welcomed onto the track to meet the drivers and see the racecars up close. Autographs and pictures are welcome. Racing with the program will be the Pro Late Models in a Midwest Big Ten Series race, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds and Hornets.

Pro Late Models–1. Allen Weisser (Peoria), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 6. Chad Osterhoff (Kankakee), 7. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Chase Osterhoff (Kankakee), 9. Andy Minett (New Berlin), 10. Matt Beadles (Clinton)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Allen Weisser (Peoria), 2. Jeffrey Ledford (Pontiac), 3. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Nicholas Lueth (Grand Ridge), 6. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 7. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 8. Dale Lueth (Ottawa), 9. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 10. Michael Mennel (Peoria)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 4. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 5. Scott Williams (Anchor), 6. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 10. Terry Myers (Buffalo)

B-Modified–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 4. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 5. Don Lamacchia (Bluford), 6. Richie Gabriel (Godfrey), 7. Ricky Smith (Alton), 8. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 9. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 10. Jordan Warren (Medora)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 3. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 4. Gene Reed (Hammond), 5. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 6. Terry Reed (Decatur), 7. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 8. Andrew Funk (Dwight), 9. Jystin Layne (Alsey), 10. Matt Maier (Rantoul)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. David Lauritson (Normal), 4. Dustin Reed (Blue Mound), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Paul Peters (Pana), 8. Brady Reed (Decatur), 9. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 10. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/09/weisser-sweeps-macon-speedway-divisions/

IT’S John Osman Memorial Race Day At Macon Speedway!

IT IS John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race Day at Macon Speedway!

The 3rd annual John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race coming up tonight at Macon Speedway is a crown jewel of Central Illinois Street Stock racing. It’s really one of the most exciting events at the track every year, with the best Street Stock drivers around coming in to race for the $2,000 top prize.

Joining the Street Stocks tonight is a full racing program. There will be an autograph session at the front gate between 5:15 and 5:45, as last year’s winner, Dave Crawley, Jr., is joined by the top two Street Stock drivers in UMP National points, Jeremy Nichols and AJ Meiferdt. Brian Dasenbrock, Macon Speedway’s point leader, will also be there. Bring the kids early to meet some of the stars, before racing begins.

Full Show Information:

3rd Annual John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race
$2,000 To Win Street Stocks + Full Show

Divisions:
Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks $2,000 to win/$100 to Start (47 lap feature)
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

More Information:

For more information about Macon Speedway, follow online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway)
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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

It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000..

For more information on Track Enterprises, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/09/its-john-osman-memorial-race-day-at-macon-speedway/

3rd Annual John Osman Memorial To Pay $2,000 Top Prize Saturday

3rd Annual John Osman Memorial To Pay $2,000 To Street Stock Winner At Macon Speedway
Saturday Event Is One Of Final Four Shows At Track

(Macon, IL) Some of the best Street Stock drivers in the country will be heading toward Central Illinois this coming Saturday,  as Macon Speedway holds the 3rd annual John Osman Memorial, paying a $2,000 top prize.  Last season, 40 Street Stock competitors were on track, trying to etch their name in the Macon Speedway record books for the second edition of the race.  Five other divisions will join the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks this weekend.

John Osman, a long-time car owner and overall race enthusiast, passed away late in 2015  and the inaugural John Osman Memorial was run on September 12 of 2015.  Osman was still the car owner and car chief for his son Greg’s #25.  Greg Osman, who was a regular competitor in the UMP Street Stock division at Macon Speedway and with the Midwest Big Ten Series, put together the race to honor his dad for all that he has done for racing.  The first two John Osman Memorial races were well attended and kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Andrew Funk claimed the win in 2015, besting a field of 31 cars.  Last season, the field of cars jumped to 40 and Dave Crawley, Jr. of Decatur, IL excited the local fans with the victory.  With a field as strong and as competitive as it will be on Saturday, don’t be surprised if we see a third different winner in as many years.

The top two drivers in national points for DIRTcar UMP, Jeremy Nichols of Lovington, IL, and AJ Meiferdt of Coal City, IL will both be on hand, trying to become first time winners of the race.  Nichols was top qualifier at the event last season but fell out of the feature race early.

The payout is quite large for the event, paying $2,000 to win and $100 to start.  Drivers will have qualifying, heats, and a last chance race to set the starting field.  The fast qualifying and dash winner will receive $100 bonuses.

In addition to the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Sportsman, and UMP Hornets will also be in action.  Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting 5:40, hotlaps will begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while children 11 and under and 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 STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 476 0
2 14 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 388 88
3 22 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 372 104
4 711 Justin Layne Alsey IL 342 134
5 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 274 202
6 Z23 Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 260 216
7 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 252 224
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 248 228
9 55 Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 232 244
10 711w Walt Layne Alsey IL 222 254

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 832 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 762 70
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 758 74
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 704 128
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 682 150
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 460 372
7 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 376 456
8 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 462
9 84 Jeff Ray Springfield IL 298 534
10 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 542

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 880 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 854 26
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 640 240
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 618 262
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 400
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 466 414
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 484
8 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 388 492
9 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 512
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 530


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 820 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 814 6
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 696 124
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 668 152
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 642 178
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 562 258
7 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 438 382
8 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 424 396
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 362 458
10 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 464


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 384 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 374 10
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 340 44
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 330 54
5 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 266 118
6 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 130
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 234 150
8 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 208 176
9 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 206 178
10 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 166 218


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 930 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 890 40
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 808 122
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 680 250
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 664 266
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 572 358
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 516 414
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 404 526
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 542
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 360 570


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 848 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 740 108
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 598 250
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 556 292
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 470 378
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 434 414
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 432 416
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 418 430
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 308 540
10 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 604

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Winner Announced In Billingsley Elite Wash Modified Feature

Statement From Macon Speedway…
 
After reviewing all the video and consulting with many people, including race officials, non-biased drivers, other sanctioning bodies, and even other track promoters and officials, we have come to a conclusion regarding this exciting finish.
 
We understand that the #22 car did make contact with the #11 and would have been relegated to the back of the lead lap if we would’ve restarted the race, so ultimately that was the decision that was made. We do not want to allow one car to be able to dictate the outcome of a checkered flag situation, whether it is intentional or just aggressive driving.
 
We will also not tolerate any driver conduct detrimental to our sport such as running across the infield to get inside another car.
 
That said, we feel fortunate to have such a talented group of drivers that put on great shows on a weekly basis at Macon Speedway. We will strive to continue putting on great races, with a surface that leads to side-by-side fast paced action and produces a prompt and timely event.
 
The official finish for the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified feature is as follows:
 
1) 72A-Austin Lynn [Mason City, IL] 2) 9-Ken Schrader [Fenton, MO] 3) 24S-Jacon Steinkoenig [Highland, IL] 4) 98-Danny Smith [Argenta, IL] 5) 22T-Tim Hancock, Jr. [Mt. Olive, IL] 6) 11-Zach Rhodes [Taylorville, IL] 7) 25-Jeff Wallace [Decatur, IL] 8) 10-Curt Rhodes [Taylorville, IL] 9) 37I-Jim Ippenson [Auburn, IL] 10) 14C-Alan Crowder 11) 71-Jeff Graham [Stonington, IL]

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Little Scores Another Victory At Macon

(Macon, IL) Jake Little continues to become a force in the Pro Late Model division. After claiming the 2017 Lincoln Speedway track championship, Little would lead Myles Moos and Jeff Ray to the finish line and take the victory. Dakota Ewing looked strong in the early goings as he raced along with Moos but Little closed the gap and took over the lead and would not look back.

17-year-old Brandon Pralle from Ashkum took home his first Macon Speedway feature win and second in 2017 in the Sportsman division. Pralle, a high school senior, battled with Wes O’Dell midway through the feature until contact led to O’Dell getting caught into the backstretch wall. Pralle would stay in first place and fend off former multi-time track champion Dennis Vandermeersch and current points leader Timmy Dick for the checkered flag.

Timmy Dick also raced in the Street Stock division Saturday night in an effort to get the racecar prepared for next Saturday’s $2,000-to-win John Osman Memorial race. Starting front row outside, Dick got ahead of Jason Scrimpsher, the pole sitter, and led all 15 laps as Bobby Beiler would pass Terry Reed in the closing lap. Feature winner last Saturday Gene Reed would take fourth.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature was filled with excitement as drivers raced through rough driving, slide jobs and a photo finish. At the conclusion of the evening, track officials agreed to review the video footage before declaring the feature winner. Austin Lynn and Tim Hancock, Jr. were side-by-side coming to the finish line.

Jeremy Camp entered the Beach House Micro Sprint feature as one of the fastest cars on the track and he showed it during the 20-lap A-Main as he blasted past Britt Pemberton en route to the win. Pemberton would try to hold off Evan Weyant but a late caution and restart led to Weyant getting the strong move and taking of second place.

Tim Hancock is on a roll as he won the B-Modified feature race. The checkered flag was his fifth-straight feature and it extended his points lead over Cody Stillwell.

Jeremy Reed made it three-in-a-row in the 4-cylinder Hornets division. Starting in the 12th position, Reed flew through the field and crossed the finish line well ahead of the second place finisher.

Macon Speedway will feature six racing divisions next Saturday night in the John Osman Memorial on 98.1 GRIZ-FM Night. The Street Stocks will race in a special $2,000-to-win race and be on the schedule with the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Sportsman, B-Modifieds and Hornets.

Bud Light sponsored Ladies Night at Macon Speedway Saturday night where ladies were admitted into the gates for just $5. The youngsters got to come down onto the track at intermission and participate in the Kids Gold Rush where four heavy bank bags were dropped onto the frontstretch side of the track with plenty of coins for the little hands to pick up.

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 3. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Dennis Woodworth (Mendon), 6. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 7. Chase Osterhoff (Kankakee), 8. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 9. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 10. Roben Huffman (Midland City)

Sportsman–1. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 2. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 7. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 8. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 9. Bill Berghaus (Chapin), 10. Stefan Bedinger (Springfield)

Street Stocks–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Gene Reed (Hammond), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 7. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 8. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 9. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 10. Greg Roberts (Varna)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 2. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 3. Britt Pemberton (Mattoon), 4. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 5. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 6. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 7. Tyler Robbins (Collinsville), 8. Jason Harms (Riverton), 9. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 10. Molly Day (Atwood)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Brady Reed (Decatur), 3. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 4. Fred Reed (Decatur), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Tristin Quinlan (Decatur), 10. Jamie Riech (Riverton)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–No official results

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Richie Gabriel (Godrey), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Ricky Smith (Alton), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. John Seets III (Brighton), 7. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 10. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/09/little-scores-another-victory-at-macon/

IT IS BUD LIGHT LADIES NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

If you are looking for a great ladies night out activity tonight, look nowhere else than Macon Speedway. As part of Bud Light Ladies Night, women will receive general admission tickets for just $5 each and get to see an exciting evening of racing featuring a full seven division show. At intermission, kids 11 and under will head onto the track for the kids gold rush, with a chance to pick up as much change as they can. This one is going to be fun for everyone!

Full Show Information:

Saturday, September 2
Bud Light Ladies Night
$5 Admission For Ladies
Kid’s Gold Rush (11 & Under)

Divisions:
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints
UMP Hornets

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

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

More Information:

For more information about Macon Speedway, follow online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway)
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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

It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000..

For more information on Track Enterprises, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/09/it-is-bud-light-ladies-night-at-macon-speedway/

$5 Admission For Ladies At Macon Speedway This Saturday Night

Bud Light Ladies Night Features 7 Divisions Of Action & Kids Gold Rush

(Macon, IL) If you are looking for a great ladies night out activity this weekend, look nowhere else than Macon Speedway on Saturday night, September 2.  As part of Bud Light Ladies Night, women will receive general admission tickets for just $5 each and get to see a great program of racing, featuring seven divisions.  At intermission, kids 11 and under will head onto the track for the kids gold rush, with a chance to pick up as much change as they can.

The night’s action will be headlined by the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  Last week, Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes drove to victory in dominating fashion, surprising some with a strong field that included Decatur, IL’s Dave Crawley, Jr.  Joining the Macon regulars this weekend will be retired NASCAR driver, Ken Schrader, who will race Macon as part of a four race in four day trip to Illinois.  Rhodes leads Austin Lynn in this year’s standings by 40, entering the night.

The UMP Pro Late Models will be back in action this weekend, after having the week off last Saturday for the Super Late Model show.  Several drivers decided to go ahead and compete with the Supers and had a decent showing, led by veteran Jeff Ray, of Springfield, IL.  Ray was the top finishing Pro Late Model competitor, netting him an additional cash bonus.  New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard leads the points at Macon by 58 over Jeff Reed, Jr., from Blue Mound, IL.

A strong field of UMP B-Mods have been on hand for much of the season, including last week when 15 took the green flag.  Tim Hancock grabbed the point lead after last week’s win but his lead is just two points over Cody Stillwell.  The two drivers have five nights left to determine this year’s champion.

Monticello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, leads the UMP Sportsman points at Macon but it’s by only six markers over Danny Smith.  The Sportsman will also be in action at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night as part of a rare doubleheader weekend for the class.

The UMP Street Stock class has a somewhat tight point battle between a couple of Macon County drivers.  Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL and Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL are first and second in the standings, with only 38 points separating the two.  Both are looking for their first career championships in the division.

Decatur, IL’s Dustin Reed leads the UMP Hornet standings at Macon by a convincing margin of 102.  Reed has driven a couple of different cars this season to garner the points and has found victory lane.  Cook Crawford, from Lincoln, IL, is second in points, just as he is at his home track.  The last couple of Macon races have seen strong fields of Hornets.

Rounding out the classes will be the 600cc Beach House Outlaw Micros.  While the division does not compete on an every night basis, when it does, the count is normally strong, with fields in upwards of 20 cars.  The speeds are very high for this quick and nimble class.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end around 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand is $12 for men, but $5 for women for Bud Light Ladies Night.  Kids 11 and under are free.

Those unable to attend the races can tune into “Macon Speedway Live”, a pay-per-view video stream of all of the night’s events.  The stream goes live shortly before the races start at 7:00 and will broadcast until the last checkered flag falls.  This week’s price is $12, the cost of a general admission ticket.  The event automatically goes into an on-demand section and is available for $10 after the races end.

About Macon Speedway:


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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 778 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 720 58
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 702 76
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 662 116
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 646 132
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 460 318
7 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 408
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 460
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 488
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 282 496


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 834 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 794 40
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 598 236
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 578 256
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 354
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 422
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 438
8 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 466
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 484
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 496


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 760 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 758 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 648 112
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 622 138
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 604 156
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 520 240
7 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 402 358
8 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 372 388
9 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 404
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 318 442


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 328 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 322 6
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 290 38
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 290 38
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 74
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 212 116
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 190 138
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 166 162
9 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Arlington IL 150 178
10 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 146 182


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 878 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 840 38
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 760 118
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 680 198
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 618 260
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 516 362
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 476 402
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 404 474
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 490
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 316 562


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 792 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 690 102
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 562 230
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 510 282
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 434 358
6 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 418 374
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 384 408
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 358 434
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 250 542
10 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 548

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NASCAR Veteran Schrader Preparing For Busiest Of Race Weekends

Four Races In Four Days At Lincoln, Macon, & Du Quoin

(Macon, IL) It’s not a secret that retired NASCAR driver, Ken Schrader, still loves to drive race cars.  The Fenton, MO driver ran his last NASCAR Cup event in 2013 but has continued racing dirt Modifieds on a regular basis, competing in well over 50 events per year.  This weekend, the 62-year old will have a real busy stretch, competing in four feature events, over the course of four days at three different race tracks.

It all begins on Friday, September 1 at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL when the Federated Car Care #9 Modified competes in the season finale at the track.  It will be Brandt FIVE BUCK Night at the track, giving fans a chance to see a six division race program for just $5.  In addition to the highly talented group of Modified drivers at the track, Big Ten Pro Late Models, Big Ten Street Stocks, Sportsman, Hornets, and POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets will be in action.

Schrader and his team then travel to Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL for Saturday night’s events.  Macon, a 1/5-mile, high banked bull-ring is one of three tracks that Schrader is a co-owner of.  Schrader will compete in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division, where he had won an event earlier this season, fending off fellow NASCAR personality, Kenny Wallace.  Macon’s Saturday event has Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Sportsman, B-Mods, Hornets, and Beach House Micros in addition to the Modifieds.

From the two Central Illinois races, the attention turns about 2.5 hours south at the Du Quoin State Fair for a big Sunday/Monday racing doubleheader.  Schrader will be looking to defend his title in the Bill Oldani Memorial Modified division, after a dominant effort one season ago.  While Schrader has won four out of the last five Du Quoin Modified events, no doubt, he’ll have to step it up a little more as the entry list is filled up with some stout competition including 3-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart, who will be driving a team car to Schrader.  A total of 30 Modified pre-entries have come into the Track Enterprises office for the Modified show.

“I have a special place in my heart for Du Quoin, as I went there for the first time in 1963 with my dad and slept in the wagon overnight.” Schrader added, “This year it’s really exciting, getting a chance to race the Modified, the Silver Crown car, and having Tony in one of my Modifieds.  Should be fun.”

The event that may just bring the biggest excitement out of Schrader will be his USAC Silver Crown start in Sunday’s Ted Horn 100 in Du Quoin.  It has been 32 years since Schrader has run a Silver Crown car at the Magic Mile track.  The Silver Crown event has 36 cars on the pre-entry list, with Schrader’s being the McQuinn Motorsports #14.  Schrader’s Sunday will be extremely busy, having to hotlap and qualify the Modified and Silver Crown car, plus run a heat race in the Modified, and finish off with the 100 lapper for the Silver Crown cars.

Schrader is looking forward to wearing the car owner hat as well. “I’m really looking forward to Monday too, as we’ll have two cars in the ARCA race with Austin Theriault, who’s leading the points and Brandon Grosso, a dirt mod driver from the Northeast. Austin was really close at Springfield so hopes are high for Du Quoin.”

All four events are promoted by Track Enterprises, based in Macon, IL.  For info on Lincoln Speedway’s Friday event, visit lincolnspeedwayil.com.  For Macon Speedway’s info on Saturday, visit www.maconracing.com.  Du Quoin State Fair race info can be found at www.trackenterprises.com.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, All Star Circuit Of Champions, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more.  The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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