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Young Scores 95Q Up On The Wheel 100, Patton, Ewing Triumph

Trent Young, before tonight, had never seen Macon Speedway in a race car.  After the final checkered flag, he led all 100 laps of the Inaugural 95Q Up On The Wheel 100 for the Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.  He would go on to survive multiple challenges throughout the event from runner up Ray Bollinger, among others.
 
In the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Delivered By Morrow Brothers Ford, Paul Nienhiser had what seemed to be a perfect run going in the 25 lap main event before disaster struck in lapped traffic as he made contact with the lapped car of Ben Wagoner lap 18.  Jacob Patton, who had been in the mix with the top 5, and would go on to triumph in the main event.
 
Dakota Ewing had a close call of his own in the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Model main event.  Going into turn 1 on lap 12 Dakota made contact with the outside wall and thought he had given the race away.  He would go on to rebound and park the 25 in victory lane with a smile and a sigh of relief.
 
Macon Speedway will next be in action this coming Saturday, June 2nd for the Decatur Memorial Hospital Five Buck Night, featuring $5 grandstand admission.  Six divisions of racing will be on hand.  More info available at www.maconracing.com
 
Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)
95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 – 1. 10Y-Trent Young, 2. 77-Ray Bollinger, 3. 14C-Rick Conoyer, 4. 10-Curt Rhodes, 5. 72-Brian Lynn, 6. 36-Kenny Wallace, 7. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, 8. 45-Kyle Hammer,  9. 72A-Austin Lynn, 10. 98-Danny Smith
Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars – 1. 79J- Jacob Patton, 2. 51B-Joe B. Miller, 3. 5x-Justin Peck, 4. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 5. 5D-Zach Daum, 6. 88-Terry Babb, 7. 01-Justin Standridge, 8. 21-Brinton Marvel 9. 42-Cory Bruns, 10. 77U-Chris Urish

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models – 1. 25-Dakota Ewing, 2. 38L-Ryan Little, 3. 38J-Jake Little, 4. 45M-Kyle McMahon, 5. 33H-Roben Huffman, 6. 32M-Cody Maguire, 7. 14-Donnie Koehler, 8. 77-Patrick Younger, 9. 2K-Kyle VanDorn, 10. (DNF) 4T-Guy Taylor

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!

IT IS Decatur’s Country Home 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 RACEDAY at Macon Speedway. Tonight, the best in Modified racing go for the $3,000 top prize and a huge trophy. The MOWA 410 Sprint cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also be in action. Full details below…

Thursday, May 31
95Q Up On The Wheel 100

Divisions:
Billingsley Elite Wash Modified 100
MOWA Sprint Cars
Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

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

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

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

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Top Modified Drivers Heading To Macon Speedway Thursday

95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 Joined By 410 Sprints & Pro Lates

(Macon, IL) It may be in the middle of an extremely busy stretch on this year’s Macon Speedway schedule but this Thursday’s event is one that stands out.  It’s the inaugural 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100, an event for the Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds, that will pay $3,000 to win and see some of the best drivers in the Midwest.  The 410 Sprint Cars of MOWA and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model will join the Modifieds on the Thursday, May 31 program.

The Modifieds are coming off of a Memorial Day Monday event which saw 20 drivers compete in a regular feature event.  Many more are expected to be on track, racing for the top prize on Thursday night, in an event that was added to the schedule for the 2018 season.  Much like the Herald & Review 100 for the Summer National Late Models, this race will be a show featuring the best of the best, only in Modified racing instead of Late Models.

Some of the early entries include NASCAR personalities Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader, father and son combos, Brian and Austin Lynn, Curt and Zach Rhodes, and Tim Hancock, Jr. and Sr., Allen Weisser, Danny Smith, Ethan Schnapp, Jeremy Nichols, Brian Bielong, Zeb Moake, and many, many more.  The event will start as many as 22 cars, with the top driver taking home a huge trophy and $3,000.

The Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series will also be in action.  The 410 winged sprints put on great shows at Macon Speedway and pace the 1/5-mile track in blistering fast paces, with the track record in the 9 second range.  A strong field is expected to be on hand at not only Macon on Thursday but Lincoln Speedway on Friday night.

Rounding out Thursday night’s schedule will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.  Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, has had a great start to his 2018 season and currently leads the standings, winning two out of the four features.  Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire is second in points, while Kyle VanDorn, Donnie Koehler, and Dakota Ewing are top five contenders.

Pit gates open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $20, while children 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’S)

Built Ford Tough MOWA 410 Sprint Cars

Pos Name Points
1 Jacob Patton 305
2 Mike Terry Jr 299
3 Jim Moughan 276
4 Brinton Marvel 246
5 Dustin Barks 216
6 Justin Peck 201
7 Jason Keith 200
8 Jeremy Standridge 199
9 Logan Faucon 194
10 Joe B Miller 182

 

Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 240 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 238 2
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 210 30
4 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 188 52
5 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 180 60
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 170 70
7 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 152 88
8 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 150 90
9 44 Tim Hancock, Jr. Mount Olive IL 128 112
10 99 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 128 112


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 234 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 218 16
3 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 196 38
4 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 176 58
5 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 166 68
6 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 160 74
7 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 90
8 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 134 100
9 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 106 128
10 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 92 142

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Unzicker & Hancock Hot Hands In Miller Lite Twin 50’s

Ryan Unzicker in Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Super Late Model feature action picking up from his 2nd place finish in the 5th Annual St. Louis U Pic A Part 100 Lucas Oil Late Model Series with a dominating feature win in the Miller Lite Beer 50 lap main event. Going from the pole, Unzicker would go on to blister the field and lap up to 5th place. While the track transitioned and some cars came to life and others faded, Unzicker’s was constant and dominant.

In the first ever DIRTcar UMP B Mod Lite Beer 50, Tim Hancock continued to show why he is an ace in the division. The former track champion established a new B Mod track record, won his heat, and went on to score the 50 lap feature in convincing fashion after taking the lead 3 laps in.

The Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modified feature would see Rodney Standerfer get to the lead in the opening few circuits from Ryan Unzicker, who is here getting a feel before Thursday’s 100 lap special, and never looking back to cruise to another checkered flag and victory lane.

The most exciting finish of the night came in the 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis Company as Andy Bishop would track down race long leader Garrett Duff and take the lead on the final circuit coming off the final turn. It had the crowd on their feet and cheering showing their appreciation for a fantastic race.

In the DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks Darrell Dick would jump out in the early stages to a large lead but a couple of late cautions would bunch things up. With that Terry Reed turned up the wick on the race long leader. Dick would fend off the challenges and go on to win and dedicated it to 2017 Macon Speedway Street Stock track champion, who was injured Saturday in a violent accident racing in Peoria.

In the DIRTcar UMP Hornets, a familiar face found victory lane in former Macon Speedway track champion and DIRTcar UMP Hornet National Champion in Jeremy Reed, who fended off Owensboro, Kentucky driver Trevor Hutchens and another former track and national champion in Adam Webb. Reed too offered his words of encouragement to Dasenbrock, who is his stepfather.

TOP TEN FEATURE RUNDOWNS

Big Ten Super Late Models – 1. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [El Paso, IL]; 2. 89-Mike Spatola, [Manhattan, IL]; 3. 16-Rusty Griffaw, [Festus, MO]; 4. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk, [McClure, OH]; 5. 27-Greg Kimmons, [Pleasant Plains, IL]; 6. 7T-Steve Thorsten, [Milford, IL]; 7. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Clinton, IL]; 8. 25-Dakota Ewing, [Warrensburg, IL]; 9. 55-Collin Alexander, [Clinton, IL]; 10. 6P-Jose Parga, [New Berlin, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 28-Rodney Standerfer [Summerfield, IL]; 2. 7R-Ryan Unzicker [El Paso, IL]; 3. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 4. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 5. 9-Ken Schrader, [Fenton, MO]; 6. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 7. 11-Zach Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 8. 51-Jeremiah Hoadley, [Decatur, IL]; 9. 45-Kyle Hammer, [Clinton, IL]; 10. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 63E-Bret Eilerman, [Highland, IL]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 4. 61S-Ricky Smith, [Alton, IL]; 5. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield, IL]; 6. 24S-Steve Phillips, [Neoga, IL]; 7. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 8. 22K-Michael Kettler, [Millstadt, IL]; 9. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 10. J586-Gordon Parsons, [Danville, IL]

Street Stocks – 1. 22X-Darrell Dick, [Monticello, IL]; 2. 5-Terry Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 20-Tanner Sullivan, [Pontiac, IL]; 4. 122-Timmy Dick, [Monticello, IL]; 5. X7-Larry Russell,, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 22-Chris Dick, [Deland, IL]; 7. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 8. 21-Jaret Duff, [Maroa, IL]; 9. 15-Rick Reed, [El Paso, IL]; 10. (DNF) 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]

Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 68-Trevor Hutchins, [Owensboro, KY]; 3. 40-Adam Webb, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 21-Mike Eskew, [Springfield, IL]; 5. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln, IL]; 6. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 7. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn, [Clinton, IL]; 8. 98-Ken Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 9. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur, IL]; 10. D1-Adam Lewis, [Decatur, IL]

Micros By Bailey Chassis – 1. 42B-Andy Bishop, [Harrisburg, IL]; 2. 4-Garrett Duff, [Weldon, IL]; 3. 23C-Tony Clifton, [Mt. Zion, IL]; 4. 46-Kyle Schuett, [Philo, IL]; 5. 9T-Tyler Duff, [Weldon, IL]; 6. 17-Molly Day, [Atwood, IL]; 7. 11-Riley Goodno, [Knoxville, IA]; 8. 44-Trevin Littleton, [Jacksonville, IL]; 9. 84-Tyler Day, [Atwood, IL]; 10. 1-Clayton Duff, [Weldon, IL]

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!

It’s the Miller Lite Twin 50’s for Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models and B-Mods plus four other divisions. Enjoy your Memorial Day Monday night at Macon Speedway. Full details below…

Monday, May 28
Miller Lite Twin 50’s

Divisions:
Big Ten Super Late Model 50
B-Mod 50
Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds
Street Stocks
Hornets
Micros Presented By Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 4:45
Hotlaps: 5:00
Racing: 6:00

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

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

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/it-is-raceday-at-macon-speedway-2/

Macon Speedway Set For Busy Week Starting Memorial Day

(Macon, IL) Racing fans in Central Illinois are set for one of the busiest weeks of dirt track racing at two of their home tracks, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL and Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL.  Three events are on tap at Macon this week, while Lincoln is set for another Friday night event.  The crazy week of racing all begins on Memorial Day Monday at the Macon County 1/5-mile.

Racing on Memorial Day Monday has been a tradition at Macon Speedway and it continues this week with the Miller Lite Twin 50’s.  The extra distance races are on tap for the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models as well as the DIRTcar B-Mods.  For the Supers, they will be running for $1500 to win for the third straight day in a row after events at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday and Spoon River Speedway on Sunday.  For the B-Mods, it will be their first special event at the track, which will give them a chance to not only run for extra prize money but gives them a chance to qualify and set a track record for the class.

Monday’s action will also see the Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros presented by Bailey Chassis.

Memorial Day pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.  City of Macon residents will receive free grandstand admission in honor of “City Of Macon” night, by showing their proper ID.

Looking ahead to the rest of the week, Macon Speedway will open right back up on Thursday for the Inaugural running of the “95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100” for the Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds.  The popular MOWA Sprint Cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also race on Thursday.

On Friday night, fans and teams make the trip about 50 minutes to the northwest for a big show at Lincoln Speedway.  That night, Modifieds will run 50 laps, while MOWA Sprints, Pro Late Models, and the Midwest Street Stock Championship will run.  The Street Stock portion is a co-sanctioned race with the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks.

Rounding out the busy week will be a Macon Speedway Saturday night affair, featuring five dollar grandstand admission.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks, and Hornets will race on the Five Buck Night.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT MACON WEEKLY POINTS (Top 10’s)

Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 190 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 182 8
3 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 180 10
4 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 162 28
5 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 158 32
6 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 152 38
7 99 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 128 62
8 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 122 68
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 110 80
10 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 106 84


DIRTcar B-Mods
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 234 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 214 20
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 204 30
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 196 38
5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 182 52
6 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 154 80
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 148 86
8 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 146 88
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 128 106
10 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 80 154


DIRTcar Street Stocks 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 180 20
3 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 150 50
4 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 140 60
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 120 80
6 22T Timmy Dick Monticello IL 116 84
7 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 114 86
8 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 106 94
9 23B Billy Nail Decatur IL 104 96
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 102 98


DIRTcar Hornets
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 224 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 204 20
3 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 188 36
4 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 178 46
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 178 46
6 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 178 46
7 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 152 72
8 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 148 76
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 120 104
10 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 120 104

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Nichols Soars to Macon Speedway Winner’s Circle

(Macon, IL) Jeremy Nichols has a fast car. Everybody knows it. After Saturday night’s Dean Garland Classic at Macon Speedway, everybody knew it again. Nichols’ night started during qualifying for the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series and he broke the track record. After the second qualifier of the night Nick Macklin posted quick time and broke the nine-year-old track record (12.654 by Mike Pickering on September 19, 2009), Nichols topped it with a 12.393 quick lap to establish the new mark. Macklin’s lap time was 12.638. The night didn’t look to be too favorable for Nichols after that.
 
While leading his heat race, Nichols spanked the concrete wall and broke his car four laps into a 10-lap race. Nichols fixed it as best he could and after a practice lap was slated to start last in the 17-car, 40-lap feature event. He flew through the field and worked his way towards the front. Timmy Dick had taken the lead from Matt Maier five laps into the race and after a caution on the 24th lap, Nichols jumped on the gas during the double file restart and racing on the top side bypassed Dick for the lead as they came to the flagstand two laps later. From then on, it was academic.
 
Race Notes: The event saw two lead changes from Matt Maier starting with the lead to Timmy Dick to eventual winner Jeremy Nichols. The Dean Garland family was on hand to experience the race and wave the green flag to kickstart the 40-lap race. There were just four cautions in the race and it was completed in 18 minutes, 01 second. Of the 20 signed in drivers, 17 started the race. Following the race, the Timmy Dick #122 was found illegal in technical inspection.
 
Two incredibly close finishes took place in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and Sportsman division races. Rodney Standerfer looked unstoppable during the Modified race and led for 19 laps. Austin Lynn, who was celebrating his birthday Saturday, closed the gap thanks in part to caution flags narrowed the lead and would cut underneath Standerfer coming to the checkered flag out of the fourth turn. Standerfer stayed with Lynn but wound up on top of Lynn’s machine coming across the finish line. Lynn’s victory was by milliseconds. Standerfer’s car would be smashed after a spinout at the finish line and would walk away to the ovation of the crowd.
 
Scott Landers looked on his way to the finish line before Tim Bedinger in the Sportsman division but Bedinger stayed strong on the accelerator while Landers eased off and Bedinger crossed the line first and took away the win. Scott Williams looked to capture his first checkered flag as he led the feature midway through the race but ran into troubles and would finish fourth.
 
Guy Taylor was holding the checkered flag again in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class as he stayed ahead of a challenging Jake Little.
 
Kevin Crowder won his first B-Modified feature race. He drew a bad number to start the night and began at the end of his heat race. He launched himself all the way to second by the race’s end and started the feature on the front row. Holding off Tim Hancock and Tom Riech, Crowder made it to the finish and took home the first place prize.
 
In the Hornets division, Adam Webb outdueled Jeremy Reed for his checkered flag of the season.
 
Macon Speedway will take a quick rest with a night off next Saturday but only to prepare for the madness and excitement of the Memorial Day showcase of the Mueller Distributing Lite Beer Twin 50s event for the Super Late Models and the B-Modifieds. Macon Speedway returns to action with a special $3,000-to-win Billingsley Elite Wash Modified race along with MOWA Sprint Cars on Thursday, May 31st and finish the week off with a crowd favorite, the Five Buck Night where admission is just $5.
 
Midwest Street Stock Championship Series–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), DQ. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Jerrad Krick (Earl Park, IN), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Matt Maier (Rantoul), 6. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 7. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 8. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 9. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)
 
Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 7. Zeb Moake (Freeburg), 8. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 9. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 10. Jimmy Sinkhorn (Taylorville)
 
Sportsman–1. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 7. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 8. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Mitch Ringer (Taylorville)
 
Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 5. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 6. Donnie Koehler (Macon), 7. Jarod Shasteen (Macon)
 
B-Modifieds–1. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 5. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 6. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 7. Chris Soutiea (Peveley, MO), 8. Ricky Smith (Alton), 9. Zach Gaither (Alton), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)
 
Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Matt Reed (Decatur), 7. Danny White (Villa Grove), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Matthew Donaldson (Carlinville), 10. Nate Webb (Clinton)

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IT IS DEAN GARLAND CLASSIC RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

The Dean Garland Classic pays tribute to a longtime backbone of Macon Speedway throughout the years in long time part vendor and friend to a lot of drivers, crew members, and officials in Dean Garland who passed away from cancer a few years back. The Midwest Street Stock Championship event is a way to spotlight the Street Stocks as Dean helped many drivers in the class, as well as many others as well. This event is their first of 2018 after rain washed out the scheduled Railsplitter 40 at our Track Enterprises family track Lincoln Speedway. This is one of the biggest events all season for the Street Stock Division and a great car count is expected

A great 6 division racing program is on tap. It looks to be a great night weather wise. Let’s pack the stands for a great night of racing in honor of a great friend gone too soon in Dean Garland!

Saturday, May 19
Dean Garland Classic

Divisions:
-Midwest Street Stock Championship DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
-Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
-Decatur Building Trades UMP Pro Crate Late Models
-UMP B-Mods
-UMP Sportsman
-UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

More Information 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.

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/it-is-dean-garland-classic-race-day-at-macon-speedway/

Dean Garland Classic On Tap For Street Stocks Saturday At Macon Speedway

Midwest Street Stock Championship Event First Of Year

(Macon, IL) The Midwest Street Stock Championship 2018 season opener is set for this Saturday, May 19 at Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL.  The “Dean Garland Classic” will pay $800 to the winner and is expected to draw some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest.  Five other divisions highlight this Saturday’s event, which is also Armed Forces Night at the exciting 1/5-mile dirt track.

The Midwest Street Stock Championship was originally scheduled to begin at Lincoln Speedway during the month of April, but Mother Nature had other plans, forcing postponement.  This was a benefit to drivers who needed the extra time to get their rides put together for the new season and Saturday’s race will pay $800 to win and $80 to start for those in attendance.

In the first season for MSSC, Earl Park, IN driver, Jerrad Krick, claimed the series championship by just 10 points over Decatur, IL’s Dave Crawley, Jr.  Nick Macklin claimed the MSSC win at Macon as well as third in last year’s standings.  Jeremy Nichols and Dane Arvin rounded out the top five in points.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models come into the week, having seen three different winners in three weeks.  Springfield, IL’s Jake Little was the most recent winner, after getting some early season bad luck out of the way.  Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor and Warrensburg, IL’s Dakota Ewing are also feature winners this year.  Taylor leads the standings over Ewing, Cody Maguire, who had a strong second place run last week, Colby Eller, and Kyle VanDorn.

After a week off, the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds are back on for this week.  The Modifieds have some huge shows coming up with this Friday and Saturday at Macon and Lincoln, then Memorial Day Monday at Macon, followed by the 95Q Up On The Wheel 100 on Thursday, May 31 at the 1/5-mile.  It’s a new event for the division and there is a lot of excitement around it.  New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. currently leads the points over Danny Smith, Guy Taylor, Austin Lynn, and Zach Rhodes.

A new champion is likely to be crowned at Macon Speedway, this season, as perennial favorite, Tim Hancock, is running just a part-time schedule.  That’s good news for his competition, though, they’ve held their own this year, whether he is there or not.  Cody Stillwell, of Godfrey, IL, leads the points and has claimed a feature win.  Troy, IL’s Jerry Thompson has also won a feature and is second in the points.  Tom Riech, Tim Riech, and Kevin Crowder complete the top five in points.  The B-Mods are fine tuning for their 50-lap special coming up on Memorial Day.

The Sportsman are back on the card for this Saturday, as well.  Arlington, IL’s Dennis Vander Meersch is off to a great start, winning the first two features this season.  The veteran wheelman is followed by Tim Bedinger, of Taylorville, IL, who had a great run at the last event.  Scott Williams, Ty Nation, and Scott Landers are in the top five.

This week’s event will see plenty of local Street Stock competitors running with the MSSC.  The event will count toward both the series and local points.  Last year’s champion, Brian Dasenbrock, has a couple of top five finishes to lead this year’s points.  It’s a close battle, though, with his challenger from last year, Shawn Ziemer.  The two Macon County drivers have Darrell Dick, Billy Nail, and Jerit Murphy rounding out the top five, behind them.

After three events, the DIRTcar Hornet standings are tight at the top with Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew leading Decatur, IL driver, Jerad Matherly by only two points.  Steve Stine, Marty Sullivan, and John Lewis complete the top five.  Jeremy Reed missed last Saturday but has two feature wins, while Eskew won last week.

In honor of Armed Forces Night, Macon Speedway will be granting free grandstand admission to retired and active military this Saturday night.  Valid military ID must be shown.  In addition, anyone in uniform will receive a free sandwich and drink at the speedway concession stand.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands 5:00, pill draw will end when the driver’s meeting begins at 5:45, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while children 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 174 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 166 8
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 162 12
4 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 30
5 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 142 32
6 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 126 48
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 106 68
8 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 102 72
9 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 92 82
10 77 Patrick Younger Decatur IL 86 88


Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 172 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 138 34
3 99 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 128 44
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 120 52
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 118 54
6 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 116 56
7 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 116 56
8 44 Tim Hancock, Jr. Mount Olive IL 104 68
9 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 98 74
10 00 Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 92 80


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 176 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 160 16
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 148 28
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 146 30
5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 122 54
6 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 118 58
7 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 100 76
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 96 80
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 94 82
10 X7 Joe Thompson 72 104


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 120 0
2 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 116 4
3 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 110 10
4 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 104 16
5 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 104 16
6 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 60 60
7 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 54 66
8 94 Mitch Ringer Taylorville IL 50 70
9 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 48 72
10 18 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 46 74


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 158 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 142 16
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 114 44
4 23B Billy Nail Decatur IL 104 54
5 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 102 56
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 100 58
7 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 96 62
8 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 90 68
9 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 88 70
10 3T Kevin Lewis Decatur IL 88 70


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 168 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 166 2
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 146 22
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 142 26
5 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 134 34
6 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 132 36
7 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 120 48
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 120 48
9 71M Alan Moore Macon IL 108 60
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 96 72

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California’s Seavey Claims Macon Checkered Flag

(Macon, IL) Logan Seavey of Sutter, California, took home his fourth POWRi Midget Series victory Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Thanks to a late race restart, Seavey took away the top honor from Jason McDougal and rode away with the win. Ryan Robinson, the points leader of the series, won his heat race and finished second to keep a strong lead in the early parts of the 2018 season. The race was full of action from slide jobs to flips and passing on both the top and bottom grooves, race fans were certainly entertained from the first night of three featuring the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series. 71 racecars from POWRi took to the pit areas between the Midgets and the Speedway Motors Micro Sprints, presented by Bailey Chassis.

Joe B. Miller from Millersville, Missouri, came to Macon Speedway ready for double duty. He brought his midget and his micro sprint and looked to get at least one checkered flag in his hand by night’s end. He would accomplish his goal after an upsetting finish during the midget feature. After leading the early half of the 30-lap feature, Miller’s car just stopped working on the top side and he pulled into the infield and would not finish the race. Miller regrouped and got back to business in the Speedway Motors Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chassis. Miller would lead and win the 20-lap race and bested 22 other drivers for another Macon Speedway checkered flag. Miller has had a knack for winning at the famed 1/5th mile dirt track and his winning ways continued.

Darrell Dick starved off the challenge from defending Street Stock points champion Brian Dasenbrock to take the win. Shawn Ziemer stayed within range but ran out of time as Dick and Dasenbrock started to pull away and finish off the race in the 15-lap Street Stock feature.

Jake Little returned to the winner’s circle at Macon Speedway with a Decatur Building Trades Pro Late feature win. The victory came as part of a ten-race Midwest Big Ten Series event which tabulates the points of the ten races into a separate points fund. Little was racing along with Dakota Ewing before a spinout by Ewing stuck the Warrensburg driver to the tail and Little raced away with the win. Ewing would rally for a top five finish.

The night was capped off with the 4-cylinder Hornet division. Mike Eskew was harassed by Jerad Matherly for 10 of the 15 laps in the feature but pulled away in the closing five laps to secure the feature win.

Over 100 cars fielded the pits on a windy and cool night in mid May. All mothers who came through the gates on the night before Mother’s Day received a carnation from The Secret Garden. Macon Speedway returns to action next Saturday night with the Armed Forces Night tribute along with a full stock car racing program featuring Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks in the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series, B-Modifieds and Hornets. The Street Stocks will compete in the 2nd Dean Garland Memorial race as part of a touring series.

Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series: 1. Logan Seavey (Sutter, CA), 2. Ryan Robinson (Forest Hill, CA), 3. Jake Neuman (New Berlin), 4. Karter Sarff (Mason City), 5. Daniel Robinson (Wayne City), 6. Tucker Klaasmeyer (Paola, KS), 7. Blake Carrick (Lincoln, CA), 8. Kyle Schuett (Philo), 9. Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, CA), 10. Presley Truedson (Kennedy, MN)

Speedway Motors Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis: 1. Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO), 2. Harley Hollan (Broken Arrow, OK), 3. Jordan Howell (Columbia, MO), 4. Eli Harris (Kokomo, IN), 5. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 6. Austin Schaeffer (Columbia, MO), 7. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 10. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 5. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 6. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 7. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 8. Donnie Koehler (Macon), 9. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 10. Jarod Shasteen (Macon)

Street Stocks–1. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 2. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 3. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 4. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 5. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 7. Brad Rexroad (Hammond)

Hornets–1. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 2. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 3. Steve Stine (Stonington), 4. Ken Reed (Decatur), 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 6. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 7. Tristin Quinlan (Decatur), 8. Alan Moore (Macon), 9. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 10. Carson Dart (Springfield) 

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