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Shirley & Schrader Take Miller Lite Twin 50 Wins

(Macon, IL) Brian Shirley won the Macon Speedway track championship in 2002 and since then has gone on to win a Herald & Review 100 and a UMP National Championship. He returned on Memorial Day night to compete in a 50-lap Lite Beer Twin 50s event that he ended up winning. Starting on the pole, Shirley took the lead from Rusty Griffaw on the eighth lap and felt the heat from Daryn Klein in the final 15 laps of the race but nobody could get close enough to overtake him for the top spot. Shirley stayed on the bottom of the track for the majority of the race.

In the second half of the Lite Beer Twin 50s, Ken Schrader dominated the field in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Celebrating his birthday, Schrader, a Macon Speedway co-owner, started on the front row and led the first 20 laps. Lapped traffic caught up to the leader and allowed former track champion Rodney Standerfer the chance to take the lead on the 21st lap. However, that would be the only lap Standerfer would lead as Schrader got himself away from the lapped cars and back into the lead. Kenny Wallace caught Standerfer for second place midway through the race as Schrader built his lead.

The Beach House Micro Sprint feature featured one of the closest finishes of the night when Mt. Zion’s Tony Clifton tried to pull the slide job from the bottom of the fourth turn coming to the checkered flag but the car would not stick and slid right up the track and allowed leader Tyler Duff to hold off Clifton for the win.

Tim Hancock fell back into victory lane in the B-Modifieds feature race. Rob Timmons tried to stay close to challenge for the lead but was never able to get it going as Hancock just kept opening up the lead lap by lap.

Jeremy Nichols won in the Street Stock feature but not in his usual J24. He won in Lincoln native Justin Crowell’s 24. Crowell let him spin laps in the car on Memorial Day and made quick work of the Street Stock field during the 15-lap event.

Adam Webb, former National Hornet Champion, made quick work of the Hornet division in the 12-lap feature and found victory lane once again.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds 50-lap event featured two lead changes when Standerfer passed Schrader and back again. Schrader led 49 of the 50 laps. There were three caution flags in the race. The first caution came 37 laps into the race. The 50-lapper lasted 16 minutes, 49 seconds.

The Super Late Model 50-lap event featured one lead change when Griffaw led the first seven laps and Shirley led the final 42. There were four caution flags in the race and the most consecutive green flag laps put down was 18 (lap 26 to lap 44). The race was completed in 20 minutes, 7 seconds.

Macon Speedway welcomes back the POWRi Midgets and Beach House Micro Sprints this Saturday with POWRi’s Illinois Speed Week. The following week has the return of Tony Stewart to Macon Speedway with his Arctic Cat All-Star Sprint Cars.

Super Late Models–1. Brian Shirley (Chatham), 2. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights), 3. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 4. Matt Shannon (Peoria), 5. Alan Westling (Fulton, MO), 6. Brent McKinnon (Carlyle), 7. Jason Suhre (Highland), 8. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 9. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 10. Adam Tischhauser (Greenville)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Ken Schrader (Concord, NC), 2. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 9. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 10. Jeff Graham (Stonington)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Jim Ranson (Williamsport, IN), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Chris Dick (Deland), 6. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 7. Dennis Wernle (New Douglas), 8. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 9. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 6. Travis Hendrickson (Mattoon), 7. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 8. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 9. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 10. Zach Gaither (Alton)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 2. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 3. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 4. Tyler Robbins (Collinsville), 5. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 6. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 7. Ryan Shorthose (Oreana), 8. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 9. Tyler Day (Atwood), 10. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Stacy Stinson (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Mike Myers (Springfield), 8. Rafe McKenna (Pana), 9. Fred Reed (Decatur), 10. Trebor Henson (Centralia)

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Miller Lite Twin 50’s On Tap Today

It is Miller Lite Twin 50’s Memorial Day Monday Race Day! The 850+HP earth shaking, heart racing, jaw dropping cars that are the UMP Super Late Models will be in action for one of just a few nights in 2017 here at Macon. 50 laps of edge of your seat action will be seen. $100 bonus to highest finishing Pro Crate Late Model

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will also go for 50 laps of wheel to wheel racing excitement. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader Racing Inc. and Kenny Wallace (Official Page) will be joining a stout field.

It is a full 6 division show that is going to be a Memorial Day Monday FUN DAY! However, with it being Memorial Day, we take time to remember and thank those Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their iives to protect this great country and the freedoms we enjoy. Without you, we aren’t here doing what we love, racing. THANK YOU!

FULL PROGRAM INFO

Divisions Racing:

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Super Late Models (50 lap feature)
Billingsley BP Car Wash Elite Wash UMP Modifieds (50 lap feature)
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 4:50
Hot Laps: 5:00
Racing: 6:00

Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visitwww.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/), like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries) and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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

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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Twin 50’s On Tap For Memorial Day Racing At Macon Speedway

Big Ten Super Late Models To Make Their First 2017 Visit

(Macon, IL) After a wild Saturday night of racing, car crushing by the Raminator Monster Truck, 40+ bikes given away to kids, and more, Macon Speedway is now set for a big finish to the holiday weekend with a Memorial Day special.  Monday, May 29 will feature six divisions of racing, including the Miller Lite Twin 50’s for the Big Ten UMP Super Late Models as well as the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds featuring NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.

With Macon Speedway being one of only a few tracks in the region racing on Monday, many out of towners will pay a visit to garner important UMP points and race at the high banked, 1/5-mile oval.  On tap will be the Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models, racing a 50-lap event, paying $1,500 to the winner.  It will mark the first visit for the division at the track in 2017.

The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model class, has had two races so far this season with solid fields at both.  At the Quincy Raceway opener on May 7, talented St. Charles, MO driver, Gordy Gundaker, claimed the victory over a field of 20+.  At the second event on May 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, Michael Kloos, of Trenton, IL took the victory.  Kloos, with finishes of second and first, currently leads the Big Ten standings.  Lincoln Speedway and Highland Speedway events scheduled for last weekend were canceled due to rain.  No reschedule dates have been announced at this point.

The other 50-lap event will feature the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  So far this season, a father-son duo from Mason City, IL have been solid at the top of the standings and that continued Saturday night.  Brian Lynn, a many time champion from Lincoln Speedway, leads the points by just two over his son Austin.  Brian brought home his second win of the season on Saturday night, while Austin had a solid top five.  2017 track champion, Curt Rhodes, has had some bad luck to this point in the season but is not too far behind in third with Danny Smith and Alan Crowder fourth and fifth.

The Modified class is expected to have a nice field of challengers for the regulars as former NASCAR drivers, Ken Schrader of Fenton, MO, and Kenny Wallace, from St. Louis, MO, will both be joining the field for Monday’s event.  It will be their first visits to the track this season.  Schrader is coming off of a top ten finish in his first start at the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway, while Wallace has had NASCAR TV duties all weekend.

Monday will also mark the first non-sanction race of the season for the 600cc winged micros of the Beach House Micro class.  A field in upwards of 30 cars was on hand for the POWRi sanctioned event a couple weeks ago.  Monday’s event will be a nice tune-up for next weekend’s POWRi Illinois Midget/Micro week.

Rounding out the list of entertainment for Monday will be the UMP B-Mod class which has been consistently the best class at Macon this year, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

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.

Monday, May 29 times will be an hour earlier with pits at 3:00, stands at 4:00, pill draw ending with drivers meeting beginning at 4:50, hotlaps will begin at 5:00, and racing will see the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Michael Kloos 118 0
2 Rusty Griffaw 106 12
3 Greg Kimmons 98 20
4 Matt Shannon 86 32
5 Mark Voigt 82 36
6 Jason Suhre 78 40
7 Dewayne Kiefer 74 44
8 Mike Hammerle 70 48
9 Gordy Gundaker 60 58
10 Rickey Frankel 56 62

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 230 0
2 72A Austin Lynn 228 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 212 18
4 98 Danny Smith 198 32
5 14C Alan Crowder 164 66
6 71 Jeff Graham 148 82
7 3 Wade Glover 142 88
8 7 Blake Thompson 118 112
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 120
10 7S Ethan Schnapp 100 130


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 216 0
2 57R Tom Riech 212 4
3 00s Cody Stillwell 198 18
4 18 Jerry Thompson 182 34
5 55 Tim Riech 168 48
6 42 Clint Young 144 72
7 74 Amanda Adams 134 82
8 2 Eric Brackett 132 84
9 43 Jared Thomas 130 86
10 74 Billy Adams 126 90


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer 262 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock 246 16
3 J24 Jeremy Nichols 238 24
4 55S Jason Scrimpsher 230 32
5 22X Darrell Dick 222 40
6 5 Terry Reed 206 56
7 1 Fredie Thomas 170 92
8 28L Garrett Lewis 158 104
9 22 Dave Crawley, Jr 100 162
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza 100 162


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 270 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 260 10
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 26
4 39M Marty Sullivan 200 70
5 63 Paul Peters 150 120
6 40 Adam Webb 120 150
7 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 158
8 911 Brad Rexroad 112 158
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 170
10 33 Jeremy Reed 60 210

 

 

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Raminator Delights At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The monster truck Raminator, operated by Mark & Tim Hall, wowwed and thrilled the crowd with a demonstration of its power and crushing abilities as it demolished three cars at the center of the 72-year-old Macon Speedway and spun donuts around the third turn. The yearly visit by the Hall brothers with their monster machine continues to excite families every time they enter the dirt track.

One excited family Saturday night was the Hancock family. The father Tim Hancock has been a dominating driver in the B-Modifieds class for the last season-plus but this night belonged to his son, Tim Hancock, Jr. Father Hancock ran second to his son all night long in the 20-lap A-Main feature. When the checkered flag was in the air, Hancock, Jr. cleared the line first and claimed his very first feature win of his six-year racing career. The subdued driver from Mt. Olive received a hug from his dad and was welcomed into victory lane by his fiance and infant daughter.

Another first occurred at Macon Speedway as Rudy Zaragoza from Jacksonville claimed the checkered flag. Zaragoza is a hearing impaired racecar driver who works off of a translator in the infield when officials speak with him.

Jeremy Nichols held on for a Big Ten Series Street Stock win as Nick Justice stayed within a car length of the leader but never could find the opportunity to take the top spot from Nichols.

Dennis Vandermeersch was the winner in the Sportsman division Saturday night. The race was led by Danny Smith, who has won both of the Sportsman features so far in the 2017 season, but left the race in within the first five laps. That opened the door for the former multi-time division champion and Vandermeersch rode off with the 15-lap win.

Brian Lynn got the chance to start on the pole position in the 20-lap feature in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and made the most of his opportunity and won the race. He came into the race night second in the points to his son, Austin, who finished third in the race.

The final race of the night was the Hornets division and Jeremy Reed displayed his new car in style, victory lane. Reed won the 12-lap Hornet feature.

Nearly 40 bicycles were given away to kids during the Mega Bicycle Giveaway with the thanks to area businesses and drivers. Macon Speedway hosts Memorial Day racing with the Mueller Distributing Lite Beer Twin 50s with 50-lap features for the Super Late Models and the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Plus, there will be action from the Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Hornets and the Beach House Micro Sprints. The racing action begins an hour earlier than usual, a 6pm start time.

Pro Late Models–1. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 2. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 5. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 6. Melissa Hansmeyer (Canton)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 4. Rick Conoyer (St. Peters, MO), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Wade Glover (Brighton), 9. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 10. Zeb Moake (Freeburg)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Patrick Hawkins (Imperial, MO), 6. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 7. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Bill Berghaus (Chapin)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 4. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 5. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 6. Jeremy Madsen (Pawnee), 7. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 8. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 9. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 10. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 5. Jake Seets (Brighton), 6. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 7. John Seets III (Brighton), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 10. Amanda Lange (Shelbyville)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Paul Peters (Pana), 6. Anthony Elam (Taylorville), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Tristin Quinlan (Decatur), 10. Rafe McKenna (Pana)

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MONSTER TRUCK, RACING, & BIKE GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT!!

It’s Bob Brady Auto Mall Night At The Races!!! Featuring the RaminatorMonster Truck and six divisions of racing. PLUS THE MEGA BIKE GIVEAWAY with OVER 40 BIKES to be given away to kids. WOW!!! It all begins this morning with the kickoff at Bob Brady Auto Mall from 11:00-2:00. Take the kids out to get your day started right!

Saturday, May 27
Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night
Raminator Monster Truck

Divisions
Billingsley BP Car Wash Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
Midwest Big Ten Series 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

Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visitwww.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/), like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries) and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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

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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Pair Of Memorial Day Weekend Races On Tap For Macon Speedway

Monster Truck, Bike Giveaway, Super Late Models & More

(Macon, IL) The tradition continues this coming weekend at Macon Speedway with two races scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend.  Saturday, May 27, is Bob Brady Night featuring the Raminator Monster Truck crushing cars, the Mega Bike Giveaway, and six divisions of racing action.  Wrapping up the holiday weekend will be the Monday, May 29 special featuring the return of the UMP Super Late Models for the Big Ten Series with the Miller Lite Twin 50’s.  For families throughout Central Illinois, the fun will be non-stop at Mighty Macon.

The annual trip by the Raminator Monster Truck, as always will be presented by Bob Brady Auto Mall.  On display at the entrance to the track for most of the afternoon photo opportunities, the truck will make its way onto the 1/5-mile oval to put on a car-crushing display that will put smiles on the faces of youngsters in the stands.  The truck will also be on display at the Bob Brady Auto Mall lot on Saturday from 11-2, performing another car crush.

Saturday’s action will also feature the Bob Brady Auto Mall Mega Bike Giveaway, with nearly 40 bikes already donated to give away.  On track racing will include the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Then on Monday, May 29, the UMP Super Late Models will be making their first visit of the season, as the Midwest Big Ten Series is part of the Miller Lite Twin 50’s.  Running in the other 50-lap event will be the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  In addition to the strong competitors that compete on a weekly basis, NASCAR’s Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be joining the field racing for the top prize.  UMP B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Beach House Micros are also on the schedule.

Heading into the doubleheader weekend, New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the standings in the track’s Pro Late Model division.  In the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, it’s a tight race between a father/son combo with the son, Austin Lynn, leading by two points over his father, Brian.  In the B-Mod class, last year’s undefeated champion, Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, leads by just two points over Tom Riech.  The Sportsman class has seen Argenta, IL driver Danny Smith winning both races to hold the advantage.  Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock is up by two markers on Shawn Ziemer in the Street Stock division.  Rounding things out in the weekly Macon classes, Decatur, IL’s Dustin Reed is up six points on Lincoln, IL’s Cook Crawford.

The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model class, which is coming to town Monday, has had two races so far this season with solid fields at both.  At the Quincy Raceway opener on May 7, talented St. Charles, MO driver, Gordy Gundaker, claimed the victory over a field of 20+.  At the second event on May 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, Michael Kloos, of Trenton, IL took the victory.  Kloos, with finishes of second and first, currently leads the Big Ten standings.  Lincoln Speedway and Highland Speedway events scheduled for last weekend were canceled due to rain.  No reschedule dates have been announced at this point.

Rounding out the divisions that will be in attendance this weekend will be the Beach House Micros.  The 600cc winged machines have run one race this season at the track, a POWRi sanctioned event on May 13.  This Monday’s appearance will be unsanctioned but should draw a solid field of cars.

On Saturday, May 27, pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end when the drivers meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12, while children 11 and under are free.

On Monday, May 29, times will be an hour earlier with pits at 3:00, stands at 4:00, pill draw ending with drivers meeting beginning at 4:50, hotlaps will begin at 5:00, and racing will see the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Michael Kloos 118 0
2 Rusty Griffaw 106 12
3 Greg Kimmons 98 20
4 Matt Shannon 86 32
5 Mark Voigt 82 36
6 Jason Suhre 78 40
7 Dewayne Kiefer 74 44
8 Mike Hammerle 70 48
9 Gordy Gundaker 60 58
10 Rickey Frankel 56 62


UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 220 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 198 22
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 194 26
4 24 Matt Taylor 176 44
5 38J Jake Little 174 46
6 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 46
7 33H Roben Huffman 144 76
8 67R Rudy Zaragoza 144 76
9 84 Myles Moos 142 78
10 A10 Bob Sidener 128 92


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 172 0
2 14 Brian Lynn 170 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 154 18
4 98 Danny Smith 146 26
5 14C Alan Crowder 120 52
6 7 Blake Thompson 118 54
7 71 Jeff Graham 100 72
8 3 Wade Glover 96 76
9 99 Tim Luttrell 96 76
10 517 Rick Hamilton 72 100


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 158 0
2 57R Tom Riech 156 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson 150 8
4 00s Cody Stillwell 148 10
5 55 Tim Riech 122 36
6 42 Clint Young 110 48
7 28 Justin Durbin 94 64
8 74 Amanda Adams 92 66
9 43 Jared Thomas 92 66
10 14 Tommy Gaither 90 68


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith 120 0
2 41 Scott Landers 110 10
3 11 Rick Roedel 110 10
4 22 Timmy Dick 108 12
5 12M Terry Myers 100 20
6 112 Scott Williams 58 62
7 56 Brandon Pralle 52 68
8 44 Bill Berghaus 50 70
9 47 James Landis 48 72


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock 208 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 206 2
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher 188 20
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 178 30
5 5 Terry Reed 172 36
6 22X Darrell Dick 170 38
7 1 Fredie Thomas 126 82
8 28L Garrett Lewis 122 86
9 711W Walt Layne 94 114
10 X Jeff Gill 88 120


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 212 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 206 6
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 188 24
4 39M Marty Sullivan 154 58
5 40 Adam Webb 120 92
6 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 100
7 911 Brad Rexroad 112 100
8 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 112
9 63 Paul Peters 98 114
10 21 Mike Eskew 58 154

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Days Of Rain Force Macon Speedway Postponement

Casey’s Night With MSSC Special Rescheduled For July 15

(Macon, IL) Mother Nature’s wrath across Central Illinois has forced Macon Speedway officials to pull the plug on the Saturday, May 20 program.  On tap was Casey’s General Store night, featuring the Dean Garland Classic for the Midwest Street Stock Championship.  Retired and Active military were also to be honored with free grandstand admission.  All of the above items have been rescheduled as additions to the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball night at the races on Saturday, July 15.

With the May 20 rainout, preparations now begin for a big doubleheader weekend at Macon Speedway.  On Saturday, May 27, Bob Brady Auto Mall will present Raminator Monster Truck Night at the races.  A Mega Bike Giveaway will also be held.  There are already 35+ bikes scheduled to give to lucky children with more expected.  Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Big Ten Street Stocks, Sportsman, and Hornets are also scheduled to race.

The second part of the doubleheader weekend comes up on Memorial Day Monday, May 29.  This year, the popular Miller Lite Twin 50’s have moved to this date to make for a great evening of racing.  On tap will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models and Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds running 50-lap features.  Also scheduled are B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Beach House Micros.

On Saturday, May 27, pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end at 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

On Monday, May 29, everything is moved up an hour to allow for an earlier end time.  Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, pill draw will end at 4:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps begin at 5:00, and racing will see the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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.

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Casey’s Armed Forces Night This Saturday At Macon

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will look to keep the early season momentum going with Casey’s General Stores “Armed Forces Night” this coming Saturday, May 20.  It’s a night that will honor military with free admission for active and retired military members with valid ID.  The Midwest Street Stock Championship tour is the headliner with the Dean Garland Classic 40 lapper.

For the MSSC Street Stocks, it will be just the second event in their young history, with the first coming at Lincoln Speedway on April 21.  At that event, 20 of the toughest Street Stock wheelmen in the midwest, put on a great show that saw the leaders racing for the top spot three-wide for several laps.  It was a show to remember and a great start for the series.  Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols eventually claimed the win over Dave Crawley, Jr.  Luke Gash, Darrell Dick, and Nick Macklin were the rest of the top five.  Brian Dasenbrock leads Shawn Ziemer and Jason Scrimpsher in the local division standings.

In the UMP Pro Late Model class, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. sits atop the standings with a first, second, and third place finish before a grinding crash this past Saturday night.  The driver to watch, recently, has been Springfield, IL’s Jake Little.  Little has won the last two events in convincing fashion and would likely be leading the points had he not missed the April 22 event.  Cody Maguire sits an impressive second in points, while Jeff Reed, Jr., Matt Taylor, and Little complete the top five.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified class battle is a tight one at the top, early this season, as a father/son combo has been strong early.  Leading the way is Pekin, IL driver Austin Lynn.  Lynn has had an average finish of 2.3 over the first three weeks of racing at the 1/5-mile.  His dad, Brian, a many time track champion at Lincoln, is second in points, while last year’s champ, Curt Rhodes is third.  Danny Smith and Alan Crowder round out the top five in the standings.  Brian Lynn, Mike Harrison, and Rodney Standerfer have won features so far this season.

So far this campaign, 32 different UMP B-Mod drivers have been on track at Macon, making it the top division, car count wise.  Last year’s champion, Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock, is leading the points but had Tom Riech and Jerry Thompson right behind him.  Cody Stillwell, who won the opener, is fourth in points, while Tim Riech is fifth.  Hancock has claimed two of the three features after winning all 16 last season.

In the UMP Hornet class, Dustin Reed leads the points by six over Cook Crawford.  Reed, driving the car that Tony Reed claimed the championship with last season, has not won a feature this year but has been close.  Ryan Cantrell, Marty Sullivan, and Adam Webb complete the top five in points.  Cantrell and Webb have each won two features.

Macon Speedway is carrying momentum after completing four out of the five scheduled events so far.  The only rainout was the Lucas Oil Late Models on April 29 and that event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 25.  In the four events held this season, crowds have been filling the stands to see new excitement that is brought to the plate every night by Macon’s talented drivers.

This Saturday, pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults and 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Midwest Street Stock Championship

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Jeremy Nichols 100 0
2 Dave Crawley, Jr. 98 2
3 Luke Gash 96 4
4 Darrell Dick 94 6
5 Nick Macklin 92 8
6 Dennis Wernle 90 10
7 Jerrad Krick 88 12
8 Justin Layne 86 14
9 Tyler Gilmour 84 16
10 Chad Rockefeller 82 18


UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 220 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 198 22
3 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 194 26
4 24 Matt Taylor 176 44
5 38J Jake Little 174 46
6 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 46
7 33H Roben Huffman 144 76
8 67R Rudy Zaragoza 144 76
9 84 Myles Moos 142 78
10 A10 Bob Sidener 128 92


UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 172 0
2 14 Brian Lynn 170 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 154 18
4 98 Danny Smith 146 26
5 14C Alan Crowder 120 52
6 7 Blake Thompson 118 54
7 71 Jeff Graham 100 72
8 3 Wade Glover 96 76
9 99 Tim Luttrell 96 76
10 517 Rick Hamilton 72 100


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 158 0
2 57R Tom Riech 156 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson 150 8
4 00s Cody Stillwell 148 10
5 55 Tim Riech 122 36
6 42 Clint Young 110 48
7 28 Justin Durbin 94 64
8 74 Amanda Lange 92 66
9 43 Jared Thomas 92 66
10 14 Tommy Gaither 90 68

UMP Macon Speedway Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock 208 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 206 2
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher 188 20
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 178 30
5 5 Terry Reed 172 36
6 22X Darrell Dick 170 38
7 1 Fredie Thomas 126 82
8 28L Garrett Lewis 122 86
9 711W Walt Layne 94 114
10 X Jeff Gill 88 120


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 212 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 206 6
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 188 24
4 39M Marty Sullivan 154 58
5 40 Adam Webb 120 92
6 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 100
7 911 Brad Rexroad 112 100
8 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 112
9 63 Paul Peters 98 114
10 21 Mike Eskew 58 154

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Midgets Excite Large Crowd In Macon Return

(Macon, IL) Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, OK., made the most of his opportunity in the 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget feature race at Macon Speedway as he bypassed leader Zach Daum with ten laps remaining. Thomas had the faster midget but couldn’t arrange a chance to take the lead from Daum until the top side slowly went away from Daum and allowed Thomas to make the pass for the lead change. Tanner Thorson started third in the feature, dropped to the tail after an early spinout, rallied during the caution-filled feature and came back to finish third.

Joe B. Miller came from behind to catch the lead on lap seven and pull away from the field for the 20-lap POWRi Speedway Motors Micro Sprints, presented by the Beach House Restaurant. Miller, who won his heat race, starved off Craig Ronk for the win. Slater Helt took third with a strong finish.

The POWRi Midget circuit brought in 30 drivers from all across the country and the POWRi Micro Sprint circuit carried 29 drivers.

Jake Little mastered the top side of Macon Speedway for the second straight week and won his second feature in the Midwest Big Ten Series feature. Ryan Little, his uncle, finished second. Mayhem ensued behind the Littles as Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and Myles Moos connected on the back stretch coming to the checkered flag leading to a collision and other cars getting tangled together. Guy Taylor eluded the mess and finished third.

Jeremy Nichols made short work of the Street Stock class with a convincing 15-lap domination. Nichols said the car has been acting up on him recently but there was no evidence of that as he won his heat race as well as the feature.

Adam Webb started at the back because he won last week’s Hornet feature and came through the field in a rush to take the lead with 10 laps to go and dashed away for his second straight checkered flag.

Next week, Macon Speedway hosts the Dean Garland Classic, a Street Stock event part of the Midwest Street Stock Championship.

POWRi Midgets–1. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK), 2. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 3. Tanner Thorson (Minden, NV)

POWRi Micro Sprints–1. Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO), 2. Craig Ronk (Warsaw, IN), 3. Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 5. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Jeff Gill (Bethany), 8. Cecil Tippit (Mt. Zion), 9. Fredie Thomas, 10. Dane Arvin (Danvers)

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Ryan Little (Springfield), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 8. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 9. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 10. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 3. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY! POWRi Midgets In Town For First Visit

Macon Speedway, originally built for midget racing in 1946 by Wayne Webb, is again hosting the little cars with the big horsepower. Expect a lot of slide jobs, tight wheel to wheel 2 and 3 wide racing, and plenty of hold your breath moments!

A full 5 division program with plenty of open wheel and stock car racing will make for a fun Saturday night before Mother’s Day.

First 100 moms in the gate will receive a carnation, so be sure to bring mom to the races too!

Saturday, May 13
POWRi Night At The Races

Divisions Racing:

Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets
Speedway Motors POWRi Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros
Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

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

For more information on POWRi, visit their website online atwww.powri.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/powri) and follow them on Twitter (@POWRi_Racing)

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

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/05/it-is-race-day-powri-midgets-in-town-for-first-visit/

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