Category Archive: archived

Jumping Cars, Steel Wall Crash, Fireworks, & Racing Coming To Macon Speedway

Eve of Destruction

Macon Speedway will be entertainment central for family fun this coming Saturday, August 13, as the second Eve of Destruction is held at the facility.  Final preparations are being put into place for car jumps, a steel wall crash, fireworks, racing and more.

Fans, both young and young at heart, will be treated to world renowned, Mr. Dizzy, who has appeared on the History Channel TV show, American Daredevils.  Mr. Dizzy is a five time world record holder for different stunts that he has been able to accomplish.  Mr. Dizzy will jump his car into a pyramid of vehicles and be part of a steel wall crash.  In addition to those two events, fireworks will close out the show that includes racing action in six of Macon Speedway’s divisions.  Competing during the night will be the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Beach House Micros, UMP Hornets, and B-Mod’s.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, registration closes at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $15, while children 11 and under are free.

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/08/jumping-cars-steel-wall-crash-fireworks-racing-coming-to-macon-speedway/

Big Cooler Giveaway Saturday During Eve of Destruction

124530 Cooler Partial Wraps-01Macon Speedway is teaming up with Dynagraphics Wood Printing and Sun Drop to give away 5 custom coolers during Eve of Destruction II with FIREWORKS Saturday August 13. All you have to do is be at the races and signup to win! These one of a kind custom coolers will be loaded with tickets, Sun Drop and more! Be sure to bring the kids to see American Dare Devil Mr. Dizzy as he dazzles the crowd with car jumps and more!

124530 Cooler Partial Wraps-02

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/08/big-cooler-giveaway-saturday-during-eve-of-destruction/

Daum Dominates in Return to Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Zach Daum, former POWRi National Midget champion returned to Macon Speedway, this time in a MOWA 410 winged sprint car and won the 25-lap A-Main feature attraction Saturday night. Nicknamed the “Dauminator” due to his regular success, Daum lived up to the name and reputation as he got ahead of the traffic on the 13th lap and coasted to the winner’s circle for the final 12 laps. The race looked like it was Spencer Bayston’s to win as he was fastest qualifier and heat race winner but Bayston flipped his machine over on the sixth lap of the race and was finished for the night. MOWA favorite Jerrod Hull took second in the race.

In the Pro Late Model feature race, the Midwest Big Ten Series, was all Guy Taylor. Taylor, a regular to victory lane, went from the front row to the lead at the drop of the green and then was way in front for much of the duration of the 20-lap race.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound reigned supreme in the Beach House Micro Sprint race. He was third coming to the green flag after a caution with three laps to go and blasted out the lead, bypassing leader Evan Weyant and second place driver Garrett Duff.

Chett Gehrke started in the front row of the POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets and went on claim the checkered flag in a 20-lap race. Tyler Vantoll  and Adam Taylor tried to keep pace but to no avail as Gehrke cruised to the win.

The night was capped off with the return to victory lane by Decatur’s Jeremy Reed in the Hornets. The former track champion returned to the track and started in the back of the feature only to clutch the checkered flag 15 laps later.

Go-kart racing is on the schedule for next Saturday night as the stock cars get a weekend off before beginning the home stretch on August 13. Fireworks, mayhem and destruction are scheduled with the stock car racing as the 2nd Eve of Destruction comes to Macon Speedway with Mr. Dizzy and his steel wall crashes and car jumping. Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, B-Modifieds and Beach House Micro Sprints are scheduled to race.

MOWA Sprints–1. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 2. Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO), 3. Jeremy Standridge (Springfield), 4. Chris Urish (Elkhart), 5. Robbie Standridge (Springfield), 6. Logan Faucon (Elkhart), 7. Jacob Wilson (Crawfordsville, IN), 8. Carson Short (Marion), 9. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 10. Jim Moughan (Springfield)

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 3. Jake Little (Springfield), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 8. Nick Justice (Decatur), 9. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 10. Michael Maestus (Lincoln)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 4. Ryan Mueller (Glencoe, MO), 5. Dustin Clary (Marine), 6. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 7. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 8. Brianna Mahon (Sullivan), 9. Paul Day (Atwood), 10. Steve Finn (Collinsville)

POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets–1. Chett Gehrke (Brown Allow, OK), 2. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 3. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 4. Andy Baugh (Mason City), 5. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur), 6. Jack Routson (Waterman), 7. Austin Archdale (Brimfield), 8. Aaron Schuck (Joliet), 9. Patrick Bruns (Champaign), 10. Johnny Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, PA)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Steve Stine (Stonington), 3. Tony Reed (Decatur), 4. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 5. Rafe McKenna (Pana), 6. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 9. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 10. Jordan Ballard (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/daum-dominates-in-return-to-macon-speedway/

IT IS RACE DAY! Bring On The Sprint Cars!!

Tonight is the Midwest Open Wheel Association MOWA Illinois Sprint Week Finale at Macon Speedway. Joining the winged sprints will be the Beach House Micros, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, and Hornets.

++Bring a new toy for the toy drive and receive $2 off general admission.

Divisions Racing:
MOWA Sprint Cars
UMP Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models
Beach House Micros
POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets
UMP Hornets

Times:

Pits 4:00pm
Stands 5:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $18
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15

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. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-bring-on-the-sprint-cars/

MOWA Sprint Cars Fly Into Macon IL Speedway Saturday

Last Year’s Show Resulted In Photo Finish

With racing at Macon Speedway, there is definitely no down time.  After the show of the year on Tuesday night with the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, attention turns quickly to the wicked fast Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars.  In their only visit of the season, the MOWA Winged Sprints finish up their Illinois Sprint Week at Mighty Macon.

It all begins on Wednesday night, July 27 with the Illinois Sprint Week opener at Peoria Speedway.  The field of stars then travel to Quincy Raceways on Thursday night before heading to Jacksonville on Friday.  It all comes to an end with the Sprint Week finale on Saturday night.

Last year’s MOWA show at Macon was an absolute thriller as Adam Jones and Parker Price-Miller mowa sprint week flyerbattled it out, trading the lead in the final laps.  The war also included a 360 spin but the green stayed out which added to the thrilling finish.  Eventually, it was Jones, from Wright City, MO who claimed the win by inches over Price-Miller.

This Saturday’s appearance will see Big 10 Pro Late Models, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Beach House Micros, and Hornets in addition to the winged sprints.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $18 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/mowa-sprint-cars-fly-into-macon-il-speedway-saturday/

Jeremy Nichols Sweeps Top Events At Christian County Fair Race

Lovington, IL Driver Continues His Strong Season

One time a year, drivers in central Illinois get the opportunity to race at the Christian County Fair and Taylorville IL Speedway.  For a short time during the afternoon, it looked like the Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader may not take place after a strong storm brought heavy rain through the area.  After a lot of work, about one foot of water was pumped off of the frontstretch and racing went on as planned.

The first feature on track was the West Sand & Trucking Sportsman 20-lapper.  Timmy Dick and Dennis Vandermeersch brought the field to green with Dick going into the lead.  Eventually, mixed with a couple of cautions, division frontrunner, Jeremy Nichols, was able to take second from Vandermeersch.  At that point, the Lovington, IL driver set his sights on the race leader and it didn’t take long for Nichols to wrestle the top spot away to cruise to victory.  Following Nichols was Dick, Vandermeersch, Troy Medley, and Danny Smith.

Up next was the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock feature event.  In this race, Nichols got to start from the pole with Jason Scrimpsher alongside.  Nichols jumped out into the early lead after a couple of failed starts for spins in the field.  Darrell Dick, who started eighth, had a great run, moving through the field to settle in the second spot.  Terry Reed moved into third, with Jeff Reed, Jr. grabbing fourth.  The biggest mover in the race was Chris Dick, who started 19th and worked his way to fifth before the checkered fell.  None of those drivers, however, had anything for Nichols, who went two-for-two on the night.

The final race of the night was the smoothest and cleanest event of the evening, the Hornet feature.  Outside polesitter, Jeremy Reed, raced into the lead and never looked back, though, Dustin Reed was within striking distance as he filled in for Tony Reed.  In the race that went caution free, Rafe McKenna, Marty Sullivan, and Mike McChristy completed the top five.

All-in-all, the Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader was a huge success, considering the torrential rains that the fairgrounds received earlier in the day.  The event was presented by GSI, Dekalb-Asgrow, Sloan Implement, and Brent West Sand & Trucking and was run under the direction and rules of Track Enterprises.

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Results

UMP Sportsman – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 2. 22-Timmy Dick[Monticello]; 3. 25-Dennis Vandermersch[Arlington]; 4. 62-Troy Medley[Festus, MO]; 5. 98-Danny Smith[Argenta]; 6. B99-Tim Bedinger[Taylorville]; 7. 77-Patrick Hawkins[Imperial, MO]; 8. 21-Brad Bedinger[Taylorville]; 9. C4-Chris Soutiea[Peveley, MO]; 10. 12M-Terry Myers[Buffalo]; 11. 41-Scott Landers[Taylorville]; 12. 72-Tom Graham[Stonington]; (DNS) 15-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo]

Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 2. 22X-Darrell Dick[Monticello]; 3. 5-Terry Reed[Decatur]; 4. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr[Blue Mound]; 5. 22D-Chris Dick[Deland]; 6. 44J-Jeremy Madsen[Pawnee]; 7. 28-Greg Osman[Bloomington]; 8. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher[Decatur]; 9. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer[Boody]; 10. 3T-Kevin Lewis[Decatur]; 11. 17-Jamie Suddarth[Mt. Zion]; 12. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville]; 13. #1-Terry Reed, Sr[Decatur]; 14. 14-Charles Biesenthal[Athens]; 15. 08-Brian Dasenbrock[Decatur]; 16. 45-Luke Force[Argenta]; 17. 22-Dave Crawley, Jr[Decatur]; 18. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan]; 19. 4-Phil Taylor[Illiopolis]; (DNS) 21R-Dustin Reed[Blue Mound]

UMP Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed[Decatur]; 2. 1R-Dustin Reed[Decatur]; 3. 15C-Rafe McKenna[Pana]; 4. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur]; 5. 66-Mike McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 6. 13R-Ryan Barton[Taylorville]; 7. 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]; 8. 1X-Buck Amos[Kincaid]; 9. 21M-Joe McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 10. 50-Ben McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 11. 35W-Austin Wickline[Harristown]; 12. 87-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; (DNS) 04-Steve Stine[Stonington]

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/jeremy-nichols-sweeps-top-events-at-christian-county-fair-race/

Pierce Takes 100 Lap Win at Macon Speedway 

(Macon, IL) For the second time in 19 days, Oakwood’s Bobby Pierce graced Macon Speedway’s victory lane with a 100-lap feature win. Pierce, the winner of the Summer Nationals event, the Herald & Review 100, also claimed victory in the 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. The win for Pierce was his second in the three events held since 2014.

Nicknamed the “Smooth Operator,” Pierce was smooth on the top of the 1/5th mile dirt track and ran in the top spot for the final 97 laps. He ran behind Jonathan Davenport, the pole-sitter, for the first three laps but pulled in when the engine blew up and smoke poured from his machine.

On the restart, Pierce was magical. He ran the top side each lap and his lead grew foot-by-foot with each second passing and nobody was going to touch him. With a growing number of cautions in the tail of the race,

New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard, former Macon Speedway regular, started to get traction up top and posed the first challenge Pierce had seen since taking the lead.

The lead would shorten to make the race very interesting as Earl Pearson, Jr., who stuck to the bottom for the entire race, found grip and made it a three-car race for the lead. Pierce was just too strong.

Additional racing action saw the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and Mike Harrison claim the checkered flag. His Modified was strong on the top side and was behind Kenny Wallace until the traffic opened up and Harrison took his lead with nine laps remaining.

In the B-Modifieds, Tim Hancock is now 10-for-10 in features at Macon Speedway and the Hancock Bounty is now going to be $150 to the winner who beats Tim Hancock for the checkered flag.

Race Statistics: The 100-lapper was completed in 35 minutes and there were only seven cautions. There were two lead changes with Jonathan Davenport and Bobby Pierce. The Grand Marshal of the evening for the “Gentleman, Start Your Engines” call was Macon Speedway co-owner and retiring NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart. It was his first appearance at the track since in the Modifieds division in 2012. Kenny Wallace won his heat race and started front row outside in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature, finishing second. Ken Schrader started 11th and finished 13th.

Lucas Oil Late Models—1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood), 2. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin), 3. Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL), 4. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN), 5. Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY), 6. Dennis Erb, Jr. (Carpentersville), 7. Don Hammer (Clinton), 8. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 9. Jared Landers (Batesville, AR), 10. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, TN)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds—1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis,MO), 3. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 6. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Troy Dodson (Hammond), 9. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 10.Chad Evans (Mattoon)

B-Modifieds—1. Tim Hancock (Mt.Olive), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Billy Adams (Shelbyville), 7. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 8. Doug Tye (Troy), 9. Ed Beasley (Warrensburg), 10. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/pierce-takes-100-lap-win-at-macon-speedway/

IT IS RACE DAY!

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Super Late Models return to Macon Speedway tonight for the $12,000 to win 3rd Annual St. Louis U Pic A Part 100! Some of the very best in dirt late model racing will be here to do battle. The Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds are racing and the UMP B Mods are also in action. Track co-owners Ken Schrader (Ken Schrader Racing Inc.) and Kenny Wallace(Kenny Wallace (Official Page)) will be racing some great competition, and co-owner Tony Stewart will be making his first visit in a few seasons! It’s going to be a great night of racing! See you here! Who are your picks to win tonight? Let’s hear em!

Classes Racing:

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Super Late Models
Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP B Mods

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

Pricing:
General Admission $30
Kids 11 & Under $5

Pit Pass $35
Kids Pit Pass $20

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt) and Twitter (@lucasdirt)

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. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-3/

Tony Stewart Just Named Grand Marshall For Tuesday Event

Tuesday Racing Will Also Feature Wallace And Schrader In Modifieds

                The St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part event this coming Tuesday, July 26 at Macon IL Speedway keeps getting bigger and bigger.  In addition to a stout field of drivers racing for the $12,000 top prize in the 100, Tony Stewart has been named as Grand Marshall for the event and two of the other partners in the Macon Speedway ownership group, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader will

NASCAR.com Photo

NASCAR.com Photo

also be there, racing in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division.

                For Tony Stewart, it will be his first visit to Macon in a couple of years.  Stewart is in the middle of his farewell season on the NASCAR Sprint Cup tour, recently winning an event and running very well over the last few races.  The three-time Sprint Cup champion is the owner of the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit Of Champions series and Eldora Speedway, in addition to his Macon partnership.  Stewart was just inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame last Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, during a Track Enterprises event.

                As if the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division hasn’t been good enough lately, it will get even better Tuesday night when Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader make appearances.  Wallace has made a couple of appearances at Macon this year, coming away with a third place finish on Memorial Day, while finishing fifth at the Summit Nationals event in July.  For Schrader, he has made just one appearance this year and brought home a second place finish.

                The three NASCAR stars are co-owners of Macon Speedway with managing partner, Bob Sargent.  The entered the partnership in the mid 2000’s to help keep racing alive and well in Central Illinois.

                Tuesday night’s festivities get underway with pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, Modified and B-Mod pill draw ending at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be available at the gates at $30 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/tony-stewart-just-named-grand-marshall-for-lucas-oil-event/

Bloomquist, Davenport, & Others To Take On Pierce Tuesday At Macon

Lucas Oil Late Model Series Drivers Race For $12,000 Top Prize

When it comes to the top names of Super Late Model racing on dirt, many fans think of Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Jimmy Owens, Jason St Louis U Pic A Part 100Feger, Shannon Babb, and of course, Bobby Pierce.  It doesn’t end there, and it won’t end this Tuesday night at Macon IL Speedway where all of the top names converge to battle for a $12,000 top prize in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

The wanted man will likely be Oakwood, IL star Bobby Pierce.  Pierce had another unbelievable Summer Nationals, winning 10 out of the 22 events and claiming the championship in convincing fashion.  One of those wins took place at Mighty Macon Speedway in the Herald & Review 100.  Pierce was dominant on that night, cruising to victory as much as one can cruise at a venue as wild as the 1/5-mile speedplant.  The young wheelman also led a major portion of the Lucas Oil event last year before a flat hurt his chances.

His biggest challenger may be one of the most famous racers in the history of dirt tracks, Scott Bloomquist.  While the veteran driver doesn’t have the best record at Macon Speedway, this year could be a little different as he has been on a roll in 2016.  In addition to leading the standings by 280 over Jonathan Davenport, Bloomquist has won nine events on the ’16 tour, including five of the last eight.  He’s looking for his third championship with the tour but his first since winning back-to-back in 2009-2010.

While we are at it, let’s talk a bit about Jason Feger.  Always a threat no matter where he runs, Feger made a visit this past weekend to dial in his #25 and claim the top prize in the Kerbystrong 100 at Macon.  Feger looked dominant for a while before speedway regular, Guy Taylor, stepped it up a notch and raced by.  Not to be denied, Feger found a little more to reclaim the lead late in the race to go on to an exciting victory.  Interesting to see whether Feger will use any knowledge gained from Saturday to pick up speed and consistency on Tuesday night.

While it’s hard to pinpoint who fans can expect to see at the front of the field when the checkered waves on lap 100, we all know that guys like Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Jimmy Owens, and of course, the Mowequa Missile, Shannon Babb will be contenders.  Owens claimed the win last year and was followed by Feger, Devin Moran, Babb, and Ryan Unzicker.  Pierce was leading the event before suffering a flat tire on lap 58.

In addition to the Super Late Model class, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds and UMP B-Mods will be in action, coming off of good events this past weekend.  The B-Mod bounty is up to $100 if someone can beat Tim Hancock in the B-Mod division.  Hancock, who is 9 for 9 this year, must finish the race for the bounty to be claimed.

Tuesday, July 26 pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, Mod and B-Mod pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Tickets will be available at the gates for a price of $30 for adults and $5 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.

CURRENT POINTS (TOP 10’s)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Scott Bloomquist 5105 0
2 6 Jonathan Davenport 4825 280
3 777 Jared Landers 4625 480
4 B5 Brandon Sheppard 4560 545
5 39 Tim McCreadie 4435 670
6 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 4285 820
7 15L Darrell Lanigan 4250 855
8 5 Don O’Neal 4230 875
9 20 Jimmy Owens 4160 945
10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4055 1050

 

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 544 0
2 28 Rodney Standerfer 516 28
3 11 Zach Rhodes 492 52
4 71 Jeff Graham 452 92
5 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 110
6 14C Alan Crowder 394 150
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 338 206
8 3 Wade Glover 306 238
9 15L Jim Farley III 248 296
10 28S Joe Strawkas 182 362


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 540 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 468 72
3 57R Tom Riech 394 146
4 00s Cody Stillwell 390 150
5 55 Tim Riech 382 158
6 2 Eric Brackett 376 164
7 32 Brett Page 220 320
8 66 Roy Magee 194 346
9 18 Jerry Thompson 144 396
10 0JR Tim Hancock Jr 142 398

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/bloomquist-davenport-others-to-take-on-pierce-tuesday-at-macon/

Older posts «

» Newer posts