Category Archive: archived

Jun 17

Hornet Special Added To Saturday’s Program

Feature Laps And Prize Money Added

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

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

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

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

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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Jun 16

Big Ten Street Stocks To Visit On Ladies Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Jun 15

Crawley And Bauman Take Big Ten Wins

Jacksonville Event Next For Super Late Models

(Macon, IL-6/15/15) – Three Big Ten Series events were scheduled for this past weekend, one for each class.  While the Super and Pro Late Models got their two events in, the Big Ten Street Stocks were a no-go on Friday night due to rain.

On Friday, June 12, the Big Ten Series Pro Late Models held their second event of the season and first of 2015 at Lincoln (IL) Speedway.  New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman raced to the checkered to claim his first Big Ten win of the year.  Following the #1 across the line were Brandon Eskew, Guy Taylor, Myles Moos, and Tommy Sheppard, Jr.  The point battle at the top is a close one after two races with Taylor leading by two points over Bauman and two more over Moos.  The next Pro Late Model Big Ten event is Friday, June 26 at Jacksonville.

On Saturday, June 13, the Big Ten Series Super Late Models made their first trip of the year to Mighty Macon Speedway.  19 drivers took the green with four different drivers trading the top spot numerous times.  Action was two and three wide as the leaders worked through lapped traffic.  Decatur, IL driver David Crawley, Jr. raced underneath Joey Webb’s checkered flag for the feature victory.  Crawley was followed by Joseph Hughes, Ryan Little, Kyle Logue, and Brian Dively.  In the standings, Brian Dively sits atop the chart with a 14 point lead on Daryn Klein.  Chuck Mitchell, Mark Burgtorf, and David Crawley, Jr. are the rest of the top five.

The Big Ten Street Stocks were scheduled to run their fourth event of the season at Jacksonville.  Rain became an issue early during the race program, canceling the night’s festivities.  Details on a reschedule date are not yet available.

The next event on the Big Ten schedule is this coming Tuesday, June 16 at Jacksonville Speedway.  It will be the third event of the year and a combo event with the Summer Nationals Hell Tour.  Points will be awarded for both entities.  The Pro Late Models will next race for series points on Friday, June 26 at Jacksonville, while the Street Stocks will run this Saturday, June 20 at Macon.

For updated schedules and points for the three divisions of Big Ten racing, visit www.maconracing.com.

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Jun 13

Macon Speedway Beats Mother Nature To Checkers

(Macon, IL) Despite rain forecasted and precipitation falling in central Illinois, Macon Speedway was cleared for dirt racing action and that worked out well for Rodney Standerfer.

Standerfer, the former Billingsley Towing Modifieds track champion led all 50 laps in the Modified portion of the annual Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Twin 50s. The race started with 19 consecutive green flag laps before cautions slowed the pace. Standerfer said in closing, “Watch out for that guy, number 10, Daryn Klein, he’s good.”

Fans were indeed watching Daryn Klein in the Super Late Model portion Twin 50s as Klein was leading through nearly 40 laps. A smoke screen was coming from the rear of the car and with ten laps left and Klein was forced to pull into the infield. That opened the door was Joseph Hughes and Dave Crawley, Jr.

Hughes gave up the lead to Crawley, Jr. with six laps to go. Crawley clung to the concrete up top, while Hughes was anchored to the bottom. Crawley won in his first Late Model start in 2015.

Timmy Dick of Monticello made a late move to take the lead from Dennis Vandermeersch in the Sportsman feature.  For Dick, it was his second win of the year in Sportsman racing at the 1/5-mile.

Nick Justice led all 15 green-flag-laps in the Street Stock feature event and was constantly hounded by Greg Osman and Jeremiah Hoadley.  They, however, were not able to take the victory away from the Harristown native.

Jeremy Reed won for the second time in the Hornets at Macon Speedway this season. Adam Webb, the usual winner’s circle occupant, started at the tail due to not making his heat race. Webb did charge toward the front but wasn’t able to make it all the way to the top spot and came off the track before the race ended.

Coming next Saturday night is the University Dogs Three Dog Night Event featuring a hot dog eating contest and $1 hot dogs and a Big Ten Series race for the Street Stocks.

For more info, visit maconracing.com.

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 3. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Tom Graham (Stonington), 6. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 7. Dave Eckel (Lovington), 8. Ty Nation (Taylorville)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. TD Burger (Saunemin), 4. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 5. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 6. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 7. Cory Brown (St. Louis, MO), 8. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 9. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 10. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo)

Late Models–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Joseph Hughes (Pleasant Plains), 3. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains), 4. Kyle Logue (Cisco), 5. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 6. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 7. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 8. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 9. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 10. Danny Smith (Argenta)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Harristown), 2. Jeremiah Hoadley (Forsyth), 3. Greg Osman (Macon), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. George Ewing (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 5. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 6. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 7. Austin Wickline (Harristown), 8. Brian Offer (Springfield), 9. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 10. Adam Webb (Decatur)

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Jun 13

Miller Lite Twin 50’s Still On Tap For Tonight

IT’S RACE DAY!  It has rained with some popups in different parts of Illinois, including Decatur, but we have not gotten a drop in Macon.  If we do get rain which causes any delays or postponements, we will be sure to update this right away.

Mueller Distributing and Coziahr Harley-Davidson present the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s. Midwest Big Ten Late Model Series DIRTcar UMP Late Models race 50 laps for $1,500 to win ($100 to highest finishing Pro(Crate) Late Model) and Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds race 50 laps for $700 to win. UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP Hornets round out an action packed racing program. Adult Admission is $15 with Children 11 & under FREE. For more information check out maconracing.com

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Jun 12

Micro Non Winged Classic July 3&4 Information

Non Winged Classic 7-3&4The first annual Non Winged Classic is a separate division from the POWRi Micro division running the same night. A separate entry fee will be required for those that plan on running both divisions. Bonus money can be added to any position by calling the speedway office 217-764-3000

Entry Fee $30
Top two from Friday are locked into Saturday’s Main Event

Friday July 3 Purse
$300
$150
$125
$100
$75
$50
$40
$40
$40
$40 Back

Saturday July 4 Purse
$400 + $200 Paul Shelton
$200
$150
$125
$100
$75
$50
$50
$50
$50 Back

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/micro-non-winged-classic-july-34-information/

Jun 10

Big Ten Super Late Models Set For First Appearance

                After a great night of POWRi racing, another big weekend of  action is set for this coming Saturday, June 13 at Macon (IL) Speedway.  This week, the Big Ten Super Late Models will be making their first appearance of the season for a $1,500 to win 50-lap feature.  In addition, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds will also be running a 50-lap feature event.

This Saturday’s event should be the fifth event of the season for the Big Ten Super Late Models.  However, rainouts at Jacksonville, Macon, and Belle-Clair have made this just event number two on the ten race schedule.  Mark Burgtorf claimed the only event win of the season, which came on May 17 at Quincy.  Daryn Klein, Brian Dively, Jim Moon, and Jamie Wilson were top five finishers.

Originally, the June 13 Macon Speedway event was set to be a Big Ten combo for Supers and Pros.  Due to large turnouts of Pros at Macon, the events have now been made standalone events.  However, Pro Late Model competitors are urged to attend the Super races as well.  In fact, this Saturday’s event will give an additional $100 bonus to the highest finishing Pro Late Model competitor.

In addition to the Twin 50’s for the Super Late Models and UMP Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be racing.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, the pill draw ends when practice begins at 6:00, and racing will start at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and children 11 and under are free.

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Big Ten Super Late Models (Top 10)
1)Mark Burgtorf-Quincy, IL 60 2)Daryn Klein-Collinsville, IL 58 3)Brian Dively-Springfield, IL 56 4)Jim Moon-Zionsville, IN 54 5)Jamie Wilson-Quincy, IL 52 6)Keith Pratt-Mendon, IL 50 7)Denny Woodworth-Quincy, IL 48 8)Chuck Mitchell-Jacksonville, IL 46 9)Greg Kimmons-Pleasant Plains, IL 44 10)Trace Westling-Fulton, MO 42

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 308 2)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 270 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 260 4)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 248 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 244 6)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 240 7)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 230 8)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 230 9)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 180 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 170

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

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

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 278 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 268 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 264 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 226 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 222 6)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 216 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 204 8)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 194 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 168 10)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 156

UMP Sportsman (Top 5)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 60 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 58 3)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 52

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 298 2)John Bight, Jr.-Decatur, IL 274 3)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 236 4)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 232 5)Mike McChristy-Mt. Zion, IL 182 6)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 178 7)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 176 8)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 174 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 166 10)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 166

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Jun 09

Schedule Changes Announced For Big Ten Series

PrintMACON, IL — With the first Big Ten Pro Late Model event in the books, schedule changes have been made to produce a makeup date and provide the Pro Late Models their own stand alone events.  The emergence of such quality race cars in the area and with determined drivers prepared to put on a great show, the Big Ten Series removed two Macon dates and added three other events to the remaining Pro Late Model Series in 2015. The crate late models will still have a 10-event series with the champion earning $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.

The schedule changes are as follows, the Pro Late Models have been removed from the June 13 $1500 to win Miller Lite 50 and July 18 Macon events, making those stand alone Super Late Model Big Ten Series races. August 1st will be a Big Ten Super Late Model makeup date being named the KERBYSTRONG 100, paying $2000 to the 50-lap main event winner in honor of the late Kerby Damery.

The Pro Late Model Big 10 Series new and remaining race dates are as follows, June 27, August 15 (new), and September 12 (new).

Due to previous rainouts, Lincoln Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway have also produced some makeup dates for the series. Big Ten Street Stocks have a makeup date of Sunday, June 28 at Lincoln and the Pro Late Models have been added to Friday, July 24 also at Lincoln Speedway. The Big Ten Super Late Models have a makeup day of Tuesday, June 16 at Jacksonville Speedway.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconracing). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates may 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. 

Super Late Model Big Ten Series Schedule
May 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (Rained Out)
May 9 – Macon Speedway (Rained Out)
May 15 – Belle-Clair Speedway (Rained Out)
May 17 – Quincy Raceway (Winner: Mark Burgtorf)
June 13 – Macon Speedway
June 16 – Jacksonville Speedway
July 9 – Macon Speedway
July 12 – Quincy Raceway
July 18 – Macon Speedway
July 26 – Belle-Clair Speedway
Aug. 1 – Macon Speedway
Aug. 7 – Jacksonville Speedway

Pro Late Model Big Ten Series Schedule
May 8 – Lincoln Speedway (Rained Out)
May 9 – Macon Speedway (Rained Out)
May 25 – Macon Speedway (Winner: Guy Taylor)
June 12 – Lincoln Speedway
June 26 – Jacksonville Speedway
June 27 – Macon Speedway
July 3 – Lincoln Speedway
July 11 – Macon Speedway
July 24 – Lincoln Speedway
Aug. 7 – Jacksonville Speedway
Aug. 15 – Macon Speedway
Sept. 12 – Macon Speedway

Street Stock Big Ten Series Schedule
April – Macon Speedway (Winner: Bobby Beiler)
May 1 – Jacksonville (Winner: Chad Myers)
May 2 – Macon Speedway (Winner: Bobby Beiler)
May 15 – Lincoln Speedway (Rained Out)
June 12 – Jacksonville Speedway
June 20 – Macon Speedway
June 28 – Lincoln Speedway
July 22 – Christian County Fair (Taylorville)
Aug. 7 – Jacksonville Speedway
Aug. 29 – Macon Speedway
Sept.5 – Macon Speedway

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/schedule-changes-announced-for-big-ten-series/

Jun 07

Great Car Count And Crowd Pack Macon POWRi Night

For the first time in 2015, the POWRi Midgets and Micros were able to run a show at Macon Speedway. Two previous events were rained out, which made for a huge crowd and car count during the Toyota Illinois Speedweek visit on Saturday.

The POWRi divisions filled the pits with 52 Lucas Oil Midgets and 64 Speedway Motors Micros. Once the four Macon Speedway classes were added into the mix, 166 cars filled the pit area.  The huge car count made for a long night but fans saw a huge amount of racing.

In POWRi Racing, Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma took his fourth Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of the 2015 season and the 19th of his career, doubling down for the third night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota.  Matt Howard of Lawrence, Kansas earned his first career Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory, becoming the fifth different winner throughout the 2015 season.

In the Billingsley Towing Modified class, Stonington, IL driver Jeff Graham brought the field to the green and checkered, as he led flag-to-flag to extend his point lead.  Rodney Standerfer was hounding him but could not find the opening he needed.

The UMP B-Mods had a solid field of cars and a very clean race.  Springfield, IL driver James Farley, III crossed the line first with Wade Glover and Cody Stillwell in tow.

Street Stock competition saw Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed and Macon, IL’s Greg Osman out front.  While pulling away from the field, Osman gave it a good college try but couldn’t find his way past the Reed machine.

Last, but not least, the UMP Hornets got a chance to race in front of the packed grandstands.  Adam Webb, of Decatur, IL, who currently leads the points, claimed another feature victory.  John Bright, Jr., also of Decatur, IL, and Matthew Reed of Blue Mound, IL garnered podium finishes.

The next event on the Macon Speedway schedule is this coming Saturday, June 13.  Coziahr Harley-Davidson and Mueller Distributing night will feature the Miller Lite Twin 50’s.  In addition to the 50 lap features for The Big Ten Super Late Models and Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also run.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, general admission gates open at 5:00, the pill draw ends when hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.

Admission is $15 for adults and children 11 and under are free.

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Macon Speedway Results

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
1. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK) 2. Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV) 3. Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO) 4. Darren Hagen (Riverside, CA) 5. Alex Bright (Collegeville, PA) 6. Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN) 7. Rico Abreu (Napa, CA) 8. Ryan Bernal (Hollister, CA) 9. Andy Malpacker (St. Charles, MO) 10. Chase Briscoe (Mitchell, IN)

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros
1. Matt Howard (Lawrence, KS) 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon, IL) 3. Joe B Miller (Millersville, MT) 4. Nathan Benson (Concordia, MO) 5. Derrik Ortega (Albuquerque, NM) 6. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound, IL) 7. Evan Weyant (Sherman, IL) 8. Ayrton Gennetten (Versailles, MO) 9. Luke Verardi (Taylorville, IL) 10. Frank Galusha (Lincoln, NE)

UMP Modifieds
1. Jeff Graham (Stonington, IL) 2. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown, IL) 3. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo, IL) 4. Jeff Ray (Unknown, IL) 5. Collin Alexander (Clinton, IL) 6. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville, IL) 7. Rick Hamilton (Decatur, IL) 8. Randy Spaugh (Decatur, IL) 9. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville, IL) 10. Shane Tomlin (Unknown, IL)

UMP B-Mods
1. James Farley, III (Springfield, IL) 2. Wade Glover (Brighton, IL) 3. Cody Stillwell (Unknown, IL) 4. Ryan Timmons (Centralia, IL) 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville, IL) 6. Eric Brackett (Brighton, IL) 7. Brett Page (Unknown, IL) 8. Billy Justice (Decatur, IL) 9. Dave Eckel (Lovington, IL) 10. Thomas Riech (Springfield, IL)

UMP Street Stocks
1. Terry Reed (Decatur, IL) 2. Greg Osman (Macon, IL) 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur, IL) 4. Nick Justice (Harristown, IL) 5. Kyle Waters (Oreana, IL) 6. Dustin Reed (Decatur, IL) 7. Jamie Suddarth (Decatur, IL) 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur, IL) 9. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur, IL) 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield, IL)

UMP Hornets
1. Adam Webb (Decatur, IL) 2. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur, IL) 3. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound, IL) 4. Steven Stine (Stonington, IL) 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur, IL) 6. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion, IL) 7. Brian Offer (Springfield, IL) 8. Austin Wickline (Harristown, IL) 9. Cook Crawford (Lincoln, IL) 10. Brad Rexroad (Hammond, IL)

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Jun 07

Bell & Howard Take POWRi Wins At Macon

christopher bellMacon, IL. – Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma took his fourth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of the 2015 season and the 19th of his career, doubling down for the third night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Matt Howard of Lawrence, Kansas earned his first career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory, becoming the fifth different winner throughout the 2015 season.

Bell, piloting a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event after claiming a heat race and qualifier win.  The Norman, Oklahoma native shared the front row with teammate Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada.  Leading the field to green, Bell was able to gain the early advantage over Thorson until Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois brought out the yellow on lap 11, while Rico Abreu simultaneously spun in turns three and four.  Holding control, Bell would work to stay ahead of Thorson until the red flag was brought out for the flipping car of Jake Neuman, who collected Jason McDougal.

Back to green flag racing, it became apparent that the front runners had found the rubber on the 1/5th mile Macon Speedway, as the top three led the chase towards lap traffic.  The action would be slowed as contact between Brad Mosen and Hayden Williams would leave Williams’ machine parked off turn two.  With the field bunched back up, the top three consisting of Bell, Thorson and Felker would start working away from the field as Alex Bright tried to work past Austin Brown for the fifth position.

On lap 24, the caution would fly for Nathan Smee’s spun machine.  As the duo of Bell and Thorson ran one-two, Bright would finally capture the fifth position from Brown.  With 28 laps down, Gage Walker would bring out the caution as his machine came to rest facing the opposite direction along the back stretch.  Coming back to green, Thorson wouldn’t be able to challenge for the lead as Bell would cross the line in first, followed by Thorson and Felker.  Coming in fourth was Darren Hagen and rounding out the top five was Alex Bright.

“You don’t know how hard to run when you’re out front, you don’t know how much to need to pace yourself to keep your tires underneath you on a race track like this,” said Christopher Bell.

“It kind of sucks we had that last caution,” said Tanner Thorson.  “I think we would have found out if we had a shot at winning this thing, but congratulations to Christopher, I love racing with him and I love racing with the Keith Kunz cars.”

matt howardMatt Howard of Lawrence, Kansas became the fifth different winner in 2015 as he convincingly stole the 20 lap POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro feature after starting third behind Dereck King and Garrett Duff. Powering by both Duff and then race leader King, Howard would take the lead on lap three and never look back.  A career-best second went to Garrett Duff of Weldon, Illinois, while Joe B. Miller took third.  Nathan Benson came in fourth, and Derrik Ortega with a career-best rounded out the top five.

“This feels great,” said first time winner Matt Howard.  “My dad’s not here and he helped me with the setup for tonight.  And my uncle, he’s the one who did everything.  I have great family and great friends to support me.  It was definitely worth it to come up this weekend.”

“We jumped in the micro and tried to get a few laps and it worked out well to come here and get a top five on this track,” said Joe B. Miller.

“I just want to thank all my sponsors and friends for coming out,” said Garret Duff with a career-best third place finish.

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 – Christopher Bell, Heat 2: 92 – Brenden Bright, Heat 3: 1NZ – Brad Mosen, Heat 4: 91T – Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 17 – Darren Hagen, Heat 6: 22 – Andy Malpocker

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 71 – Christopher Bell, Qualifier 2: 67 – Tanner Thorson

Toyota Feature Winner: 71 – Christopher Bell

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71 – Christopher Bell  2. 67 – Tanner Thorson  3. 11A – Andrew Felker  4. 17 – Darren Hagen  5. 56 – Alex Bright  6. 39 – Spencer Bayston  7. 97K – Rico Abreu  8. 2X – Ryan Bernal  9. 22 – Andy Malpocker  10. 38 – Chase Briscoe  11. 11C – Chett Gehrke  12. 7X – Gage Walker  13. 57D – Daniel Robinson  14. 9K – Kyle Schuett  15. 27NZ – Hayden Williams  16. 1NZ – Brad Mosen  17. 7 – Austin Brown  18. 7A – Nathan Smee  19. 5C – Colten Cottle  20. 3N – Jake Neuman  21. 25M – Derrick Myers  22. 73 – Jason McDougal  23. 15 – Tim Siner

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 73 – Jason McDougal, Heat 2: 58H – Matt Ponder, Heat 3: 4 – Garrett Duff, Heat 4: 51B – Joe B Miller, Heat 5: 8H – Matt Howard, Heat 6: 37H – Nick Howard, Heat 7: 23 – Jeremy Camp

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 1 – Dereck King, Qualifier 2: 4 – Garrett Duff, Qualifier 3: 8H – Matt Howard, Qualifier 4: 21M – Steven Shebester

Toyota Feature Winner: 8H – Matt Howard

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 8H – Matt Howard  2. 4 – Garrett Duff  3. 51B – Joe B Miller  4. 2B – Nathan Benson  5. 74 – Derrik Ortega  6. 23 – Jeremy Camp  7. 38 – Evan Weyant  8. 3 – Ayrton Gennetten  9. 28 – Luke Verardi  10. 12 – Frank Galusha  11. 7C – Chris Cochran  12. 98P – Miles Paulus  13. 9 – Austin Stewart  14. 77W – Joey Wirth  15. 73 – Jason McDougal  16. 1 – Dereck King  17. 21M – Steven Shebester  18. 58H – Matt Ponder  19. 37H – Nick Howard  20. 15U – Willie Urish  21. 46 – Zac Taylor  22. 65E – Chad Elliott  23. 21A – Austin Vantoll

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