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Nichols Takes Double Checkers at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Jeremy Nichols has been racing at Macon Speedway for a long time. He’s raced nearly every class the track has offered and he’s won his fair share of championship, as well. On the week before the finale, Nichols once again graced victory lane not once, but twice. Beginning in the fourth position (second row inside) in the Sportsman division, Nichols manuevered for the lead early in the 15-lap A-Main event and took off for a comfortable lead. In the Big Ten Series Street Stock race, a 20-lapper, Nichols started second position (first row outside) and dashed away from Nick Macklin and Nick Justice for the win. The victory clinched the Big Ten Series Championship for Nichols, which takes the eight-of-the-best-ten finishes among drivers. Darrell Dick started tenth and managed to finish second with a strong run.

Curt Rhodes is going to be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds track champion for 2016 and got the party started with a late-lap pass of his son Zach for the checkered flag. Running second to Zach, Curt wasn’t about to run blocker to just let his son get the victory. He was going to make him earn it but the elder Rhodes got to the top side while the younger Rhodes stayed on the bottom and made the pass.

Tim Hancock remains undefeated in the B-Modifieds class. He has won all 15 15-lap features in the 2016 season. One week remains to determine whether Hancock can run a perfect season.

Aaron Andruskevitch had a strong run in the Beach House Micro Sprints class. Winning his heat race and starting in the first row, Andruskevitch made quick work of the 13-car field and once again found the winner’s circle.

Tyler Vantoll took the checkered flag in the POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets. Vantoll has run second many times but has yet to taste victory at Macon Speedway but that lack of success ended Saturday night as the Belleville driver finally came through.

In the finale of the night, the Hornet World Championship race, Adam Webb of Decatur took the lead from Ricky Carriker on the 11th lap to take the 20-lap win and big six-foot-tall trophy.Carriker, of Wood River, started on the pole and Webb started in the second row but caught up quickly to close in on the leader.

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Patrick Hawkins (Imperial, MO), 6. Scott Williams (Anchor), 7. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 8. Terry Myers (Springfield), 9. Nathan Whalen, 10. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Lance Dehm (Chatsworth), 4. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 5. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 8. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 9. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 10. Brett Korves (Swansen)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Darrell Dick (Bloomington), 3. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Charles Biesenthal (Athens), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. Billy Nail (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Jeff Watts (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Clint Young (Ava), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Brett Korves (Swansen), 6. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 7. Nathan Schmitt (Trenton), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Ryan Hamilton (Indianapolis, IN), 10. Jeffrey Pasqualone (Freeburg)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 2. Kurt Westerfield, 3. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 4. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 5. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 6. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 7. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 8. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 9. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 10. Zach Boden (Madison, WI)

POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets–1. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 2. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 3. Jason Walls (St. James, MO), 4. Patrick Bruns (Champaign), 5. Wyatt Teare (Rankin)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Dallas Lugge (Belleville), 3. Ricky Carriker (Wood River), 4. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 5. Aaron Garcia (Belleville), 6. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Steven Stine (Stonington), 9. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 10. Fred Reed (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! FIVE BUCK NIGHT!

Tonight it is 5 Buck Night at Macon Speedway! $5 Grandstand Admission. Burger chip and drink combos for $5 as well as 2 beers for $5! A lot of great action, great food, cold beer, all for a great price! Hornets take center stage with the Hornet World Championship! It is a CEFCU Kids Club Night which will feature bounce house and other fun activities for the kids. Thanks to Decatur Memorial Hospital for sponsoring this great evening of racing and fun!

Divisions Racing

Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Sportsman
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks
UMP B-Mods
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros
POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets
UMP Hornets (World Championship)

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4pm
Grandstands Open: 5pm
Drivers Meeting: 5:45pm
Hot Laps: 6pm
Racing Starts: 7pm

Pricing:
General Admission $5
Children 11 & Under FREE

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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. Info 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.

For more information on other Track Enterprises events, follow Track Enterprises online at www.trackenterprises.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and Twitter (@TEIRacing). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises home office at 217-764-3200.

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Macon IL Speedway Introduces Five Buck Night This Coming Saturday

$5 Grandstand Admission, $5 Concession Deals, & Great Racing

This coming Saturday night, September 24, Macon IL Speedway will be welcoming fans from all over with a special fan appreciation night, offering $5 grandstand admission, a $5 concession combo, and a special on beer.  The night will be action packed with seven divisions of racing on the card, racing for important points on the next to last night of the season at the 1/5-mile speedplant.

The Five Buck Night is a spinoff of the $5 night held at Lincoln Speedway on the final night of their 09-24-16-five-buck-macon-nightracing season.  On that night, the biggest crowd of the year was in attendance in addition to a huge car count for the track.  This Saturday should feature much of the same, as car counts and racing at Macon has been very good in recent weeks and this weekend marks the final weekend of accumulating UMP national points.

Headlining this week’s events will be the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks in event #9 of the season.  So far this season, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols leads the Big Ten points by 26 over Decatur’s Terry Reed.  Reed, however, has missed one event and things will level out once two events are dropped for each driver at the completion of the ten event schedule.  Dave Crawley, Jr., Kyle Waters, and Rudy Zaragoza are currently in the top five.  Big Ten winners this year include Crawley, who won the first two at Lincoln and Macon, Nichols who won the next four at Jacksonville, Christian County Fair, Macon, and Lincoln, and Crawley who got back into victory lane on September 10th in the John Osman Memorial.  The Street Stock show will be part of a doubleheader weekend, as they compete in an event at Jacksonville on Friday night.

Co-headlining Saturday will be the UMP Hornets.  This week’s event will feature the much anticipated Hornet World Championships.  Not the Macon championship, not the Macon County or Illinois championship, not even the United States championship.  We are talking World Championship.  The event will feature extra purse money as well as a huge trophy for the champion.  Sizable fifth and tenth place trophies will also be handed out.  Among the favorites will be point leader Tony Reed, runner-up Jerad Matherly, as well as Ryan Cantrell, who claimed Saturday’s feature win.  Cook Crawford and Torry Lyons complete the top five in points.  Macon part-timers Jeremy Reed and Adam Webb are also expected to be in the mix.

The Billingsley Towing Modified division has been producing some great races as of late, as well.  Over the last few weeks, the car count has been in the 18-20 range with some stout Modified competitors traveling to race at the bullring.  Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes, has pretty well locked up the Macon Speedway championship, leading by 114 over last year’s runner-up, Jeff Graham.  Alan Crowder is a solid third, while Rodney Standerfer and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.  Last week, Kenny Wallace battled to get by Brian Lynn and claimed the feature win in a race that went flag-to-flag.

$350 in bonus money is available this week in the UMP B-Mod division at the track, by way of the bounty put on Tim Hancock, the division point leader.  Hancock has won an unbelievable 14 out of 14 features this year.  This will be the seventh feature where a bounty has been available but no one has stepped up to claim it.  Some have been close, in fact, last week saw a few drivers capable of grabbing the money.  Hancock, the Mt. Olive, IL driver, has two more weeks to try to cap off a perfect season.  Ryan Timmons is second in the standings, with Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech rounding out the top five.

Adding a large amount to the car count will be the excitable POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, as they make their final Macon appearance of the year.  The D-II’s have put on some stellar shows throughout the Midwest this year, racing mainly at Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville Speedways.  Champaign, IL driver Patrick Bruns leads the standings by 150 over Tyler Vantoll.  Bruns has won ten out of the 23 features in 2016.  A full field is expected this weekend, as the series hasn’t run since September 2 at Lincoln.

A late addition to this week’s program was the Beach House Micros.  The 600cc Winged Outlaw division, has run several times at Macon this season and due to a strong car count and great racing last Saturday, the division was added to the September 24th event.  In the non-sanctioned events at the track, Garrett Duff, Tyler Day, Jeremy Camp, and Tyler Vantoll have claimed victories.

Rounding out Saturday night’s stacked card will be the UMP Sportsman.  The class, which had a solid turnout a couple weeks ago, will be on the schedule for the final two weeks of the 2016 season.  Jeremy Nichols has won six of the eight races with Timmy Dick claiming the other two victories.  Danny Smith, Tom Graham, Scott Landers, and Tim Bedinger follow Nichols in the overall standings.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting will be 5:45, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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 Remaining Schedule
Saturday, September 24 – Five Buck Night!! $5 Grandstand Admission/$5 Concession Specials
Seven Division Show/CEFCU Kid’s Club/Hornet World Championships
Saturday, October 1 – Season Championship Finale/Six Division Show

CURRENT POINTS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Jeremy Nichols 352 0
2 5 Terry Reed 326 26
3 22 Dave Crawley, Jr. 298 54
4 26 Kyle Waters 272 80
5 67R Rudy Zaragoza 230 122
6 28 Greg Osman 200 152
7 08 Brian Dasenbrock 198 154
8 11 Charles Biesenthal 188 164
9 55S Jason Scrimpsher 186 166
10 3T Kevin Lewis 164 188


Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 802 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 688 114
3 14C Alan Crowder 630 172
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 622 180
5 11 Zach Rhodes 604 198
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 368
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 396
8 3 Wade Glover 358 444
9 15L Jim Farley III 356 446
10 96 Cory Daugherty 318 484


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 840 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 686 154
3 00s Cody Stillwell 666 174
4 57R Tom Riech 650 190
5 55 Tim Riech 614 226
6 2 Eric Brackett 466 374
7 32 Brett Page 326 514
8 66 Roy Magee 322 518
9 14 Tommy Gaither 308 532
10 51 Jamie Riech 276 564


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 474 0
2 98 Danny Smith 430 44
3 72 Tom Graham 404 70
4 41 Scott Landers 400 74
5 25 Tim Bedinger 342 132
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 188
7 62 TROY MEDLEY 168 306
8 12M Terry Myers 148 326
9 18 Jerry Myers 144 330
10 93 Ty Nation 136 338


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 870 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 848 22
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 772 98
4 64CK Cook Crawford 722 148
5 20 Torry Lyons 600 270
6 39M Marty Sullivan 506 364
7 40 Adam Webb 400 470
8 66 Mike McChristy 376 494
9 G3 Mike Gossett 374 496
10 04 Steve Stine 374 496


POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Patrick Bruns 6030 0
2 Tyler Vantoll 5880 150
3 Adam Taylor 5610 420
4 Jack Routson 4630 1400
5 Mitchell Davis 3950 2080
6 Hunter Lane 2960 3070
7 Shane Morgan 2890 3140
8 Johnny Murdock 2790 3240
9 John Heydenreich 2550 3480
10 Chett Gehrke 2150 3880

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Taylor Takes Big Ten Series Finale At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Ten races. Three tracks. One division. The Pro Late Model class at Macon Speedway has been through plenty in 2016 between races at Lincoln Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway and Matt Taylor has been there to finish first or close to the top nearly every race. In the finale of the ten-race circuit, Taylor took away the checkered flag from Roben Huffman right at the judge’s stand in front of flagman Joey Webb.

Huffman led all 19 laps and looked as though he was poised for his first checkered flag of 2016 at Macon Speedway. Taylor was up to the challenge and stayed as close as possible until the final lap. Coming from the fourth turn to the checkered flag, Huffman got too close to the wall and was slowed down as Taylor made the pass for the win. Nick Bauman stayed third during the race but was right there at the finish with the top two drivers.

Macon Speedway co-owner Kenny Wallace made the trip to the track for the fourth time this season and came away with the checkered flag, besting 17 other drivers in the Billingsley Towing Modified class. Brian Lynn was close to Wallace throughout the majority of the early stretch but as the race grew longer with consistent green flag laps, Wallace pulled away and won easily. Wallace will be part of national television Sunday as NASCAR will be at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet and he plans to showcase his Macon Speedway feature winning trophy on the pre-race desk.

Tim Hancock stayed undefeated in the B-Modified class as he has now won 14-in-a-row and remains the only driver to win in this class during the 2016 season. He has found new competition in Tommy Seets and Chad Naylor, who finished second and third, respectively, but much like the Macon Speedway regulars, they all saw the rear of Hancock’s car.

Nick Justice looked good once again in the Street Stock feature as he grabbed hold of the checkered flag. Nick Macklin was close to stealing the win from Justice but ran out of time in the 15-lap feature event.

Tyler Day of Atwood took home top honors in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature race.

Ryan Cantrell finished off the night with his first checkered flag in the Hornet feature. The race appeared to be Tony Reed’s to win but Cantrell got locked in at the bottom of the track and Steven Stine made a strong push for the lead but Cantrell had just enough edge out Stine for the victory.

The evening started with a driver/fan meet & greet on the track before the racing took place. Drivers brought their machines onto the track and fans were allowed to interact and take pictures with their favorite drivers and make some new friends before the dirt started slinging.

Two weeks remain in the 2016 season at Macon Speedway and the Hornet Championship race is next as part of Five Buck Night at the track. General admission is a mere $5 plus you can get a burger, chips and drink for just $5 and two beers can be purchased for $5, too. On the racing program will be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Division II Midgets and the Hornets.

Macon Speedway Feature Rundowns (Top 10s)

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models – 1. 24-Matt Taylor[Springfield]; 2. 33H-Roben Huffman[Midland City]; 3. B1-Nick Bauman[New Berlin]; 4. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield]; 5. 25-Dakota Ewing[Warrensburg]; 6. 77-Cory Daugherty[Blue Mound]; 7. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta]; 8. 84-Jeff Ray[Springfield]; 9. B26-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound]; 10. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr[Blue Mound]

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds – 1. 36-Kenny Wallace[St. Louis, MO]; 2. 72-Brian Lynn[Mason City]; 3. 2%-Nick Clubb[Coal City]; 4. 11-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville]; 5. 10-Curt Rhodes[Taylorville]; 6. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[Highland]; 7. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton]; 8. 71-Jeff Graham[Stonington]; 9. 72A-Austin Lynn[Mason City]; 10. 14C-Alan Crowder[Elwin]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock[Mt. Olive]; 2. 9S-Tommy Seets[Alton]; 3. 8-Chad Naylor[Brighton]; 4. 14-Tommy Gaither[Alton]; 5. 2-Eric Brackett[Brighton]; 6. 32-Brett Page[Centralia]; 7. 23-Ryan Timmons[Centralia]; 8. 00S-Cody Stillwell[Godfrey]; 9. 57R-Tom Riech[Springfield]; 10. 55-Tim Riech[Petersburg]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. 36-Nick Justice[Decatur]; 2. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta]; 3. 23B-Billy Nail[Decatur]; 4. 5-Terry Reed[Decatur]; 5. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville]; 6. B5-Ben Medaris[Decatur]; 7. 08-Brian Dasenbrock[Decatur]; 8. 22-Darrell Dick[Monticello]; 9. 28-Greg Osman[Bloomington]; 10. 3T-Kevin Lewis[Decatur]

Beach House Micros – 1. 84-Tyler Day[Atwood]; 2. 1-Garrett Duff[Weldon]; 3. 1D-Tyler Duff[Weldon]; 4. 38-Evan Weyant[Sherman]; 5. 72-Gabe Verardi[Taylorville]; 6. 14-Evan Turner[Jacksonville]; 7. 8-Luke Verardi[Taylorville]; 8. 59-Luke Vaughn[Mahomet]; 9. 10-Jacob Tipton[Decatur]; 10. 89-Mark Clary[Edwardsville]

UMP Hornets – 1. 87-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; 2. 04-Steve Stine[Stonington]; 3. 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]; 4. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur]; 5. 1R-Tony Reed[Blue Mound]; 6. 40-Adam Webb[Decatur]; 7. 20-Torry Lyons[Mt. Pulaski]; 8. J4-Jerad Matherly[Decatur]

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IT IS RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

Tonight it is Taylorville Night featuring the Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Model finale, NASCAR Star and track co-owner Kenny Wallace (Official Page), PLUS Driver Autograph Session!

Also for the next three weeks, Macon Speedway will be collecting food for the NowDecatur.com WSOY Community Food Drive. Macon Speedway will match all donations provided by our drivers and fans. Lets build a truck full of food to drop off on the delivery day of October 7. You can drop food at either of the two ticket booths!

Divisions Racing:

Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4pm
Grandstands Open: 5pm
Drivers Meeting: 5:45pm
Hot Laps: 6pm
Racing Starts: 7pm

Pricing:
General Admission $12
Children 11 & Under FREE

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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. Info 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.

For more information on other Track Enterprises events, follow Track Enterprises online at www.trackenterprises.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and Twitter (@TEIRacing). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises home office at 217-764-3200.

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Macon Speedway Fans To Meet Drivers During Special Autograph Session Saturday

Big Ten Pro Late Models In Action Plus Kenny Wallace Joins The Mods

After a record setting night on September 10th, the cars and stars of Macon IL Speedway will be taylorville-night-flier-2016back in action this coming Saturday, September 17th for another action packed evening presented by Budweiser and Skeff Distributing.  On tap will be six divisions of racing with a Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model point event, NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and all the Macon Modified stars, and a special pre-race meet and greet autograph session held on the racetrack for all fans in attendance.

This Saturday’s event will look to carry the momentum of the impressive second running of the John Osman Memorial last Saturday.  A huge field of 40 Street Stocks put on a great show in addition to large fields in the other classes.  In all, 114 cars were pitside making it one of the best car counts for the track in recent memory.   Action on track did not disappoint, keeping fans on the edge of their seats all night long.

The September 17th program will start with a special on track autograph session, giving fans a chance to meet their favorite drivers, chat, take some photos, grab some autographs, and see the cars up close and in person.  The session will be right after qualifying and before racing begins, starting around 6:45.  In addition to all of the Macon Speedway stars, NASCAR personality Kenny Wallace will be on track signing before he takes to the track with his Modified.

Headlining the racing program will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models.  So far, seven events have been held for the tour.  Leading the standings is Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor, who has claimed two wins, one at Macon and the other at Jacksonville.  Springfield’s Jake Little is second, just 18 points behind, despite not winning a Big Ten race this year.  Nick Bauman is third in the points, claiming wins at Lincoln and Macon.  Cody Maguire and Roben Huffman complete the top five in standings.  Guy Taylor has won two events and Brian Lynn claimed the other, but find themselves out of the top five in points.

Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes comes into Saturday’s event leading the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified standings by 108 over Stonington’s Jeff Graham.  Rhodes has had a great season in 2016, not only at Macon but at Lincoln Speedway as well.  Following the two-time 2016 feature winner is Graham who is looking for his first win of the season.  Graham finished up in the runner-up spot in the standings one year ago to Rodney Standerfer, who is third in points this year.  Alan Crowder and Zach Rhodes round out the top five.

This week, an extra $300 is on the line in the UMP B-Mod division at the track.  The bonus money is the bounty that is on the Tim Hancock #0.  The Mt. Olive, IL driver has won all 13 features this season and leads the points by 142 over Ryan Timmons.  Timmons, ironically, had mechanical issues last week and reports are that he will be driving the Hancock team car this Saturday night.  Saturday’s feature will be the sixth since the bounty was enacted on Hancock.  To be claimed, a driver must beat Hancock and Hancock must finish the feature.  Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech round out the top five in points.

Back in action this Saturday will be the Beach House Outlaw Winged Micros.  Counting the POWRi events, the division has run at the 1/5-mile seven times this season.  In the non-POWRi events, Garrett Duff, Jeremy Camp, and Tyler Vantoll have taken the wins. Duff has been most consistent taking a pair of seconds and a first.  The Micros put on great shows at Macon Speedway, a track that is about perfect for them.

Rounding out the classes will be the UMP Street Stocks and UMP Hornets.  The Street Stocks put on an outstanding show for the $2,000 top prize last Saturday for the Osman Memorial and great battles are the norm at the Macon weekly shows as well.  Same can be said for the Hornets, as the car count has been up in 2016 at not only Macon but Lincoln as well.  The class has been a little on the rough side at time but has put on numerous great shows as well.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting is set for 5:45, and hotlaps will begin at 6:00.  The on track autograph session is scheduled for 6:45 with racing action to follow.  Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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 Remaining Schedule
Saturday, September 17 – Six Division Show Plus Driver Meet And Greet/Autographs
Saturday, September 24 – Five Buck Night!! $5 Grandstand Admission/$5 Concession Specials/Six Division Show/CEFCU Kid’s Club/Hornet World Championships
Saturday, October 1 – Season Championship Finale/Six Division Show

CURRENT POINTS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 388 0
2 38J Jake Little 370 18
3 B1 Nick Bauman 338 50
4 32M Cody Maguire 326 62
5 33H Roben Huffman 320 68
6 1M Andy Minett 280 108
7 4T Guy Taylor 278 110
8 7Z Michael Maestus 202 186
9 11E Brandon Eskew 200 188
10 9M Melissa Hansmeyer 162 226

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 750 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 642 108
3 28 Rodney Standerfer 622 128
4 14C Alan Crowder 588 162
5 11 Zach Rhodes 550 200
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 316
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 344
8 3 Wade Glover 358 392
9 15L Jim Farley III 326 424
10 96 Cory Daugherty 318 432

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 780 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 638 142
3 00s Cody Stillwell 620 160
4 57R Tom Riech 606 174
5 55 Tim Riech 572 208
6 2 Eric Brackett 514 266
7 66 Roy Magee 284 496
8 32 Brett Page 276 504
9 14 Tommy Gaither 254 526
10 51 Jamie Riech 242 538

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 902 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 816 86
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 736 166
4 45 Luke Force 610 292
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols 514 388
6 5 Terry Reed 494 408
7 28 Greg Osman 468 434
8 21R Dustin Reed 450 452
9 3T Kevin Lewis 434 468
10 7 John Bright, Jr. 432 470

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 818 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 802 16
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 712 106
4 64CK Cook Crawford 666 152
5 20 Torry Lyons 552 266
6 39M Marty Sullivan 452 366
7 66 Mike McChristy 376 442
8 G3 Mike Gossett 374 444
9 33 Jeremy Reed 366 452
10 40 Adam Webb 350 468

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Crawley Takes Osman Memorial

(Macon, IL) It wasn’t easy but Dave Crawley, Jr. won the 2nd John Osman Memorial at Macon Speedway Saturday night. With 40 Street Stock competitors signed in, Crawley placed first in his heat race, scored second in the Dash for Cash, which set up the first five positions of the 47-lap feature attraction, and led all but two laps in the A-Main. Last year’s winner Andrew Funk was up to the challenge to de-thrown Crawley as the winner and made Crawley work as perfectly as possible around the track but Funk took advantage of lapped traffic in the way to take the lead on lap 42. His lead would be short-lived, and by the waving of the green flag signaling two laps remaining, Crawley was back in front. The race was a long one, needing 37 minutes to complete the 47 laps. There were also 12 caution flags during the proceedings. Three different states were represented with drivers as Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky each had at least one driver compete. Mike Clark of Maryville, Ind., was awarded the Hard Charger award as he finished sixth after starting 18th.

Tommy Seets made it to the winner’s circle in his first Macon Speedway feature of 2016, besting Ray Bollinger and Rodney Standerfer.Seets started in the second row but managed to blow past the lead row early and hold on for the win.

Jeremy Nichols returned to victory lane in the Sportsman division after taking the 2016 Sportsman Nationals event in Springfield during the Illinois State Fair. Nichols is the current points leader in the Sportsman class.

Tim Hancock remained unstoppable in the B-Modified group with his 13th consecutive win and remains the only B-Modified driver to win a feature at Macon Speedway in 2016.

Dakota Ewing made his mark on the night with a Pro Late Model feature win. Ewing, son of multi-time Street Stock driver Steve Ewing, has had a rough patch lately in the end of the season but made the most of his opportunity in the front row and dashed away to the checkered flag, his first at Macon Speedway this season.

Jared Matherly finished off the night with a checkered flag in the Hornets division. The win was his fourth at Macon Speedway this season.

Street Stocks–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Andrew Funk (Dwight), 3. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 4. Pete Odell (Streator), 5. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 6. Mike Clark, 7. Nick Justice (Decatur), 8. Justin Layne (Alsey), 9. Jake Miller (Mendota), 10. Keith Miller (Mendota)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Clint Young (Ava), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Hunter Diebel (Peoria), 6. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill), 7. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Roy Magee (Springfield), 10. Dante Brown (Morrisonville)

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Troy Medley (Pevely, MO), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Scott Williams (Anchor), 5. Dave Smith (Monticello), 6. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 7. Tom Graham (Stonington), 8. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 9. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Terry Myers (Springfield)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Tommy Seets (Alton), 2. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Vince Cooper (Morris), 5. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 6. Chris Morefield (Edwards), 7. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 8. Nick Clubb (Coal City), 9. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 10. Alan Crowder (Elwin)

Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 6. Jake Little (Springfield), 7. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 8. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 9. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 10. Bill Kettering (Pekin)

Hornets–1. Jared Matherly (Decatur), 2. Fred Reed (Decatur), 3. Steve Stine (Stonington), 4. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 5. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 8. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 9. John Jackson (Concord), 10. Marty Sullivan (Decatur)

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IT’S RACEDAY IN MACON!!!

Saturday, September 10
John Osman Memorial presented by 98.1 Griz FM
 
Coming up this Saturday, September 10th (TONIGHT) at Macon Speedway is a CROWN JEWEL event for Street Stocks, the 2nd John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race Race! There is a full stock car program on tap that is going to excite all of the great fans in attendance.
 
Classes Racing:
$2,000 To Win/$100 to Start Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pit Gates Open: 3pm
Tech Inspection for Street Stocks Begins: 3:15pm
Pit Pass Window Opens: 4pm
Grandstands Open: 5pm
Drivers Meeting: 5:45pm
Hot Laps: 6pm
Racing Starts: 7pm
 
Pricing:
General Admission $12
11 & Under FREE
 
For more information on the John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race, visit http://johnosmanmemorial.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnOsmanMemorial
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.
 
For more information on other Track Enterprises events, follow Track Enterprises online at www.trackenterprises.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and Twitter (@TEIRacing). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises home office at 217-764-3200.

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Street Stocks Set For 2nd Annual John Osman Memorial

$2,000 On The Line For Race Winner

Only four events now remain on the Macon IL Speedway schedule and the UMP Street Stocks have a big one is this coming Saturday, September 10.  It will be the 2nd Annual John Osman Memorial, paying a $2,000 top prize to the winner, while the event pays $100 to start.  Five other divisions will also pace the high banked 1/5-mile.

John Osman, a long-time car owner and overall race enthusiast, passed away last season 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 is a regular competitor in the UMP Street Stock division at Macon Speedway and with the Midwest Big Ten Series, decided to put together a race to honor his dad for all that he has done for racing.

Last year, Andrew Funk claimed the win over an outstanding field of cars of 31 cars.  This season, 40 drivers have preregistered for the event.  While there will be a few of those competitors who may not be able to make for one reason or another, several others will likely show up who aren’t on the list.

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 Street Stocks, the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Hornets, UMP B-Mods, and UMP Sportsman are on the schedule.  Street Stock tech will begin at 3:15, pit gate sales will start at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting will be at 5:45, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Admission prices are $12 for adults and free for children 11 and under.

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)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 754 0
2 4T Guy Taylor 670 84
3 33H Roben Huffman 652 102
4 38J Jake Little 624 130
5 32M Cody Maguire 582 172
6 B1 Nick Bauman 334 420
7 15C Kevin Crowder 330 424
8 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 282 472
9 6P Jose Parga 222 532
10 25 Dakota Ewing 186 568


UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 706 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 606 100
3 28 Rodney Standerfer 566 140
4 14C Alan Crowder 546 160
5 11 Zach Rhodes 540 166
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 272
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 300
8 3 Wade Glover 358 348
9 15L Jim Farley III 326 380
10 96 Cory Daugherty 266 440


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 720 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 628 92
3 00s Cody Stillwell 564 156
4 57R Tom Riech 552 168
5 55 Tim Riech 526 194
6 2 Eric Brackett 466 254
7 32 Brett Page 276 444
8 66 Roy Magee 240 480
9 0JR Tim Hancock Jr 238 482
10 14 Tommy Gaither 204 516


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 414 0
2 98 Danny Smith 374 40
3 72 Tom Graham 356 58
4 41 Scott Landers 350 64
5 25 Tim Bedinger 298 116
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 128
7 18 Jerry Myers 144 270
8 93 Ty Nation 136 278
9 21 Brad Bedinger 134 280
10 25 Dennis Vander Meersch 116 298


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 854 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 792 62
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 698 156
4 45 Luke Force 600 254
5 5 Terry Reed 494 360
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 492 362
7 21R Dustin Reed 450 404
8 28 Greg Osman 434 420
9 3T Kevin Lewis 424 430
10 7 John Bright, Jr. 422 432


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 766 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 742 24
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 658 108
4 64CK Cook Crawford 616 150
5 20 Torry Lyons 504 262
6 39M Marty Sullivan 410 356
7 66 Mike McChristy 376 390
8 G3 Mike Gossett 374 392
9 40 Adam Webb 350 416
10 911 Brad Rexroad 346 420

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Unzicker Back in Macon Speedway Victory Lane

(Macon, IL) Ryan Unzicker appeared at Macon Speedway and took the special 30-lap feature race in the Super Late Model Big Ten Series event. The win at Macon was his first since winning the Herald & Review 100 in 2015. 26 Late Models signed into the program and dazzled the crowd with a spectacular feature event which saw Unzicker take the victory but Matt Taylor, who started tenth, ended up second when the final lap was finished.

Long time coming for Oreana’s Kyle Waters as he found his first Macon Speedway checkered flag in the Street Stock feature event. Usually finishing second or third in the feature behind the likes of Nick Justice and others, Waters was able to have lady luck on his side. Justice fell out of the race four laps in and drivers continued to have mechanical woes or flat tires to end their nights but Waters had just enough left to finish off the race and take the win. It was his second career checkered flag with the first coming at Lincoln Speedway in early May.

Jay Ledford appeared at Macon Speedway for the first time in 2016 and left a lasting impression. He received the best draw during the six-driver frisbee formation re-draw and placed him on the front row inside position. From then on, he was in the lead. A close race with Cory Daugherty made things interesting but Daughtery would leave with steering troubles and Ledford would coast to the checkered flag.

Tim Hancock remains untouchable in the B-Modified division as he sealed his 13th feature win in as many chances Saturday night.Cody Stillwell took second but was far from making it a close race.

Thanks to an opening lap flip with front row driver Patrick Bruns, Andy Malpocker got the chance to start in the front row on the restart and battled Tyler Vantoll to the finish. A slide job attempt by Vantoll looked like it may yield him with the top spot but it wasn’t to be as the move didn’t hold and Malpocker got the victory.

Jeremy Reed started in the tail of the Hornet feature and outdueled Adam Webb to the checkered flag in the 15-lap Hornet race.

Also on the schedule for the first time in 2016 was the KidModz. Ryan Hamilton was the fastest one to the finish.

Super Late Models–1. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 4. Don Hammer (Clinton), 5. MaKay Wenger (Fairbury), 6. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 7. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 8. Jason Suhre (Highland), 9. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 10. Jeff Hartzell (Genoa)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Jay Ledford, 2. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 3. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Mark Ross (Havana), 7. Eric Goetter (Summerfield), 8. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 9. Danny Smith (Argenta), 10. Scott Jones (Macon)

Street Stocks–1. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 2. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 3. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 4. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Luke Force (Oreana), 7. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 8. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Nick Justice (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 4. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 5. Brett Page (Centralia), 6. Tom Riech (Springfield), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Jimmy Glover (Alton), 10. Eric Brackett (Brighton)

POWRi Divison II Midgets–1. Andy Malpocker (St. Charles, MO), 2. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 3. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 4. John Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, PA), 5. Patrick Bruns (Champaign), 6. Alex Watson (Columbus, OH), 7. Jack Routson (Waterman), 8. Mr. Woolbright, 9. Charles Taylor (Troy, OH), 10. Wyatt Teare (Rankin)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 4. Steven Stine (Stonington), 5. Eric Young (Clinton), 6. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 7. Tony Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Fred Reed (Decatur), 9. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 10. Marty Sullivan (Decatur)

KidModz–1. Ryan Hamilton, 2. Dominick Mertzke, 3. Michael Ledford, 4. Dillon Daugherty, 5. Blake Brilley

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