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Five Buck Grandstand Admission On Tap This Saturday Night

Event Presented By Sun Drop & Melling Performance

(Macon, IL) Only two weeks remain on the 2017 schedule at Macon Speedway and this Saturday, September 23, will likely be well attended.  It’s Five Buck Night, presented by Sun Drop and Melling Performance.  In addition to $5 grandstand admission, fans will benefit from Sun Drop product giveaways and Melling Performance coolers,  Koozies, Decals, and Pens handed out at the gates.  On track, fans will see six divisions of racing and kids will enjoy CEFCU Kid’s Club.

Macon Speedway held its first Five Buck night on this weekend, one season ago.  It was announced just a week before the race and a huge turnout of fans were in attendance, the second biggest crowd of the year.  The speedway held another, earlier this year, on May 6, and again the crowd was solid.  The same can be expected this Saturday, with summer-like conditions, strong fields of cars expected, plus Sun Drop and Melling giveaways.  It’s a really great night to bring the whole family at a highly affordable price.

Headlining the show will be the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified division.  The point battle is a heated one at the top, as last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, leads the standings but by only a 22 point margin.  That’s a matter of 11 feature positions with two weeks of point racing left.  The Taylorville, IL driver is trying to hold off Austin Lynn, of Mason City, IL.  The young driver is racing in his first full season at Macon and has been really strong, winning three features and finishing in the top five 14 times out of 18 starts, matching Rhodes numbers.  Jeff Graham is third in the standings, while Alan Crowder, and Danny Smith complete the top five.

It’s a tight point battle in the UMP B-Mod class as well, with last year’s champ, Tim Hancock, looking to repeat.  Last season was a runaway for the Mt. Olive, IL driver, as Hancock won 16 out of 16 features.  This season, competition has been a lot tighter, as Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell is only 16 points behind him, a matter of eight feature positions.  Hancock has won 12 features to Stillwell’s two but Stillwell has finished in the top ten of every feature this season, the difference in staying within striking distance.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Riech, and Tom Riech round out the current top five.

Well, we’ve covered to tight point battles so far, but not the tightest.  That would be in the UMP Sportsman class.  In fact, it can’t get any tighter.  Illinois drivers, Danny Smith of Argenta and Timmy Dick of Monticello are tied at the top of the standings with 486 points each.  There are two weeks left in the season and fans will have their eyes glued to the two drivers to see who can come out on top.  Each driver has won two features and their other numbers nearly mirror each other as well.  Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Tim Bedinger round out the top five in points.

The Street Stock championship battle has been pretty close all season but the point leader, Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL does have a little breathing room entering the final two weeks.  Dasenbrock holds a 48 point lead on Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL.  Jason Scrimpsher, Garrett Lewis, and Jeremy Nichols complete the top five in points.  Nichols has run just part time in the class but has claimed ten feature wins.  Ziemer has taken one, while Dasenbrock is looking for his first of the season which could put an exclamation point on a championship.

The UMP Hornet class point championship is all but locked up, as Dustin Reed of Decatur, IL holds a 114 point lead on Cook Crawford.  The most any driver can accumulate over the course of two events is 120, so Reed will likely lock it up this Saturday.  Paul Peters, Marty Sullivan, and Carter Dart round out the top five in points.

Rounding out the classes in action this Saturday will be the Beach House Micros.  The division has been great for the track this year, drawing large fields of cars just about every night they’ve been on track.  In addition to the POWRi sanctioned shows, the track holds several unsanctioned shows that have seen Jeremy Camp claim three wins and Tyler Day and Tyler Duff claim one win each.  Nearly 30 micros were on hand for the most recent show on Labor Day weekend.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting at 5:45, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will start at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 986 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 964 22
3 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 706 280
4 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 686 300
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 552 434
6 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 496 490
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 506
8 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 440 546
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 590
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 382 604


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 940 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 924 16
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 792 148
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 748 192
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 708 232
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 642 298
7 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 536 404
8 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 516 424
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 448 492
10 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 398 542


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 486 0
2 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 486 0
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 446 40
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 416 70
5 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 362 124
6 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 324 162
7 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 300 186
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 276 210
9 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 274 212
10 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 232


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 1024 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 976 48
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 858 166
4 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 716 308
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 706 318
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 666 358
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 564 460
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 486 538
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 482 542
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 416 608


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 958 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 844 114
3 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 656 302
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 646 312
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 572 386
6 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 536 422
7 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 494 464
8 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 432 526
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 412 546
10 01 Fred Reed Decatur IL 278 680

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Melling Performance Presenting Saturday’s Five Buck Night

This Saturday’s FIVE BUCK Night is also presented in part by Melling Performance Parts. Melling has provided us plenty of giveaways for fans, including soft lunch coolers, can koozies, decals, and pens. The earlier you arrive, the better the prizes.

The Billingsley BP Elite Wash Modified and Sportsman feature winners will receive $150 Melling product certificate, Melling T-Shirt, Melling Hat, Melling Cooler, & Melling Koozie.

A lot of great things going on for FIVE BUCK night presented by Sun Drop and Melling Performance Parts, and grandstand admission is just $5. Six divisions of racing including the Hornet World Championship and grandstand admission is just $5.

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Macon Speedway Weekly Action Available In On-Demand

Miss last Saturday’s exciting action? No problem! We have it all archived in our on-demand section of MACON SPEEDWAY LIVE. It’s just $10 to get the whole night of action, including heats, intermission festivities, and features til the last checkered falls! Just go tomaconracing.com, click on the Macon Speedway LIVE icon, and pick what on-demand event you’d like to watch.

Here are some messages we received back from our LIVE viewers over the last month…

From Todd…
Went well, thanks. It was great being able to watch my brother in the Midget race projected on the big screen.

From David…
Real good thanks everything worked good

From Ryan…
Hello, it worked perfectly from West Central Indiana. and I was very happy with the quality. Keep up the good work!

From Justin…
Not a single hiccup! You guys did great! Thanks for making this service available. Helps me catch the race when I have other obligations. I just make those other obligations watch the race with me. LOL!

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Sun Drop To Present FIVE BUCK Night This Saturday

Saturday’s FIVE BUCK night is presented by Sun Drop, which is available every Saturday night at Macon Speedway. In addition to fans receiving general admission tickets for JUST FIVE BUCKS, fans will receive FREE product from Sun Drop as they leave the track! Join us for a great night at the races! Full info at maconracing.com.

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Jake Little Continues Domination In Big Ten Pro Late Models

(Macon, IL) Jake Little once again found victory lane in the Pro Late Model as the leader in the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Model point standings. His points lead expanded in the 10-race, $3,000 point fund breakdown where the winner takes $1,000 of that $3,000. In terms of the Macon Speedway points standings, the lead for Tommy Sheppard, Jr. shrunk as he finished midway through the field with Little coming through with the checkered flag. Only one race remains on the 2017 schedule for the Pro Late Models.

Austin Lynn picked up another Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature win as he took over midway through the 20-lap A-Main event. Curt Rhodes and Tim Hancock were racing on the bottom of the track while Austin Lynn was sailing on the top side and made the pass for the lead. Hancock raced his B-Modified in the A-Modified feature and took home the third place spot with his smooth driving abilities. Rhodes’ lead in the points standings did not shrink very much and there are two weeks remaining for the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds.

Tim Hancock did win with his B-Modified in the B-Modified feature race. Winning his heat and getting to start on the front row helped make short work of the 15-lap race. Cody Stillwell finished fifth and came into the night  trailing Hancock by fewer than ten points in the standings. B-Modifieds will race the final two weeks of the season.

The night was dedicated to Lori Bedinger, wife of Sportsman driver Tim Bedinger. Lori succumbbed to cancer in early July and the Sportsman division put on one of the best races of the night with the 15-lap race which saw Dennis Vandermeersch take the checkered flag. Vandermeersch and Bedinger are very close friends and he dedicated the night, the race and the trophy to his long-time friend. Vandermeersch was hounded by points leader Timmy Dick coming through the final lap flags and on the white flag Dick went to the bottom of Vandermeersch and caught his nose on the left rear of the leader and the two cars got tangled and it slowed them both down. Vandermeersch stayed on the gas pedal and pulled away as Dick was left immobile and did not get to cross the finish line. He played tenth and saw his Sportsman points lead dwindle over Danny Smith who took home fourth place. The Sportsman will be part of the final two weeks of the season.

Darrell Dick stayed on course and took advantage of a restart miscue by leader Nick Justice on the 14th lap. Dick would take over on the backstretch and fly to the checkered flag. One of Dick’s sponsors is a friend from Florida who was in attendance Saturday night as he is in central Illinois following the evacuations from Hurricane Irma from a week ago. Brian Dasenbrock entered the night with a strong hold on the Street Stock points standings over Shawn Ziemer. Ziemer would take third while Dasenbrock placed fourth. Street Stocks will be part of the field on the final two weeks, as well.

In the finale of the night, it was Jeremy Reed once again taking the Hornets 4-cylinder class. Reed has been dominating the division since he has been able to figure out his racecar midway through the season.

Macon Speedway wishes to thank Skeff Distributing for sponsoring the night’s program along with the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce.

Next Saturday night at Macon Speedway will be a special $5 entry for grandstand admission. There will also be $5 prices on meals and drinks. The night will consist of the annual World Hornet Championship race, plus racing from the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Beach House Micro Sprints and Hornets.

Macon Speedway Feature Results

Pro Late Models – 1. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 2. 38L-Ryan Little, [Springfield,IL]; 3. 84-Myles Moos, [Lincoln, IL]; 4. 14-Braden Johnson, [Taylorville, IL]; 5. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 6. 25-Dakota Ewing, [Warrensburg, IL]; 7. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City, IL]; 9. 32M-Cody Maguire, [Carlinville, IL]; 10. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City, IL]; 2. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 3. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 4. 11-Zach Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 5. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 6. 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington, IL]; 7. 00-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 8. 14C-Alan Crowder, [Elwin, IL]; 9. 97-Austin Odell, [Springfield, IL]; 10. 25-Jeff Wallace, [Decatur, IL]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 5-Rob Timmons, [Centralia, IL]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]; 4. 63G-Richie Gabriel, [Godfrey, IL]; 5. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 6. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 7. 32-Ricky Smith, [Alton, IL]; 8. 13-Dante Brown, [Taylorville, IL]; 9. 57T-Roy Magee, [Springfield, IL]; 10. 11-Amanda Adams, [Shelbyville, IL]

Sportsman – 1. 10-4-Dennis Vander Meersch, [Arlington, IL]; 2. 112-Scott Williams, [Anchor, IL]; 3. 87-Wes O’Dell, [Springfield, IL]; 4. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 5. 41-Scott Landers, [Taylorville, IL]; 6. 56-Brandon Pralle, [Ashkum, IL]; 7. 17B-Tim Bedinger, [Taylorville, IL]; 8. 18-Stefan Bedinger, [Taylorville, IL]; 9. 12M-Terry Myers, [Buffalo, IL]; 10. 22-Timmy Dick, [Monticello, IL]

Street Stocks – 1. 22-Darrell Dick, [Monticello, IL]; 2. 36-Nick Justice, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 4. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 15-Rick Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 67-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL]; 7. 11-Cecil Tippit, [Mt. Zion, IL]; 8. 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; 9. (DNF) 5-Terry Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 10. (DNF) 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur, IL]

Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 32B-Brady Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 1R-Dustin Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln, IL]; 5. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana, IL]; 6. D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield, IL]; 7. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur, IL]; 8. 316-Nate Webb, [Clinton, IL]; 9. 0-Fred Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 10. 1-Bruce Dulgar, [Decatur, IL]

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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.
 
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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.

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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)

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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:

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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..

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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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