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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heading To Macon Tuesday

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 To Pay $12,000 To Winner

MACON, IL (July 24, 2017) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will close out the month of July by visiting central Illinois this Tuesday, July 25.  Racing at mighty Macon Speedway’s 1/5-mile in Macon, IL, is on tap in an event that was originally scheduled in April.  The 100-lap event will be paying $12,000 to the winner and will see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country, vying for the top prize.

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country converge on one of the most exciting tracks which will put them in two, three, and sometimes even four wide formation, while racing for the top prize. The highly-anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

In 2016, Bobby Pierce wrestled his No. 32 entry to Victory Lane after a grueling 100-laps with no power steering.  Brandon Sheppard finished a close second, followed by: Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, and Darrell Lanigan.  The racing was unbelievable for the complete 100 laps with the end of the race being crazy down the stretch, seeing three wide racing for the lead spot.  Pierce also is coming off of the Herald & Review 100 win at the track, earlier this month.

This year, Josh Richards, who won the World of Outlaw Late Model championship last season, leads the Lucas Oil Late Models this year.  The veteran, Scott Bloomquist, is second in the standings.  Tim McCreadie, Don O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens round out the top five.  Earl Pearson, Jr., Darrell Lanigan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Steve Francis are top ten point competitors.  Throw in Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and all of the other stars expected and you have the making for another unreal event.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this week as part of the special event.  Heading into the weekday race, the point lead is just 24 for last year’s champion, veteran Curt Rhodes.  Mason City’s Austin Lynn, who picked up his first career win on Saturday night, sits in the second spot.  The Mods have had exciting races the last couple of weeks with the likes of Rhodes, Lynn, Standerfer, and more.  This week’s event will also see NASCAR personalities Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.

Rounding out the Saturday card will be the UMP B-Mods, which have had a strong field of cars all season long.  Cody Stillwell leads the way by just ten points over last year’s champion Tim Hancock.  Hancock has won six of the eleven features this year, while Stillwell has two, Tim Hancock, Jr. has two, and Richie Gabriel has one.

Pit gates will open Tuesday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

Track Information:
Macon Speedway
Phone Number 217-764-3000
Track Promoter: Bob Sargent
Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Website: www.maconracing.com

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway – July 25th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20 (no cutting, no siping)
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Macon Speedway July 25th Event Purse:
$12,000-to-win: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5405
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 5185 -220
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 5165 -240
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 4910 -495
5 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 4805 -600
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 4765 -640
7 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 4595 -810
8 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 4525 -880
9 22 Gregg Satterlee ® Rochester Mills, PA 4390 -1015
10 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 4290 -1115
11 71 Hudson O’Neal ® Martinsville, IN 4195 -1210
12 99 Boom Briggs ® Bear Lake, PA 3920 -1485

Billingsley Elite Wash Modified Standings (Top 10)

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 658 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 634 24
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 520 138
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 450 208
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 428 230
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 246
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 290
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 320
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 318 340
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 292 366


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 590 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 580 10
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 510 80
4 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 508 82
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 468 122
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 402 188
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 234
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 288
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 272 318
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 272 318

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4th Annual Christian County Fair Event Coming Wednesday

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Features NASCAR Driver And Three Popular Divisions

The 2017 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 25 and runs through July 29, but it’s Wednesday, July 26 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight of racers and fans in the area.  The event is promoted by Track Enterprises of Macon, IL and presented by Larry’s Service Center of Taylorville.  This year, a former NASCAR driver will be joining in on the action.

In addition to racing in the Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stock division, UMP Sportsman, and UMP Hornets, former NASCAR Cup driver, Ken Schrader, will be making his first Taylorville appearance.  Schrader, who races all over the country in his open wheel Modified, will be Grand Marshall for the event but will also be behind the wheel of a racecar for the first time at the tight, but racey, oval.  The Fenton, MO driver will be competing with the UMP Sportsman class.

Races at the fair returned in 2014 and were held again the last three years with solid car counts and great racing.   The 2014 event, which was the first in decades, was very successful, boasting a strong turnout in cars and fans.  The inaugural edition of the event saw Kaleb Wood take the win in a field of 20 Street Stocks.  Jeremy Nichols claimed the Sportsman feature, while Jeremy Reed won the Hornet A-Main.

The 2015 NAPA Tripleheader presented by Larry’s Service Center saw Nichols again winning the Sportsman event, while Terry Reed won the Street Stock race, and Jeremy Reed ended the night in Hornet victory lane for a second time in two years.

Last year, heavy rainfall hit the fairgrounds during the afternoon hours.  Despite the rain and subsequent flooding at the facility, officials worked hard to get back on track.  Last season, 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks were on hand with Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, claiming the win.  Nichols also bested a field of 13 Sportsman to claim that victory.  In Hornet competition, Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed took the win.

This year’s Larry’s Service Center presented NAPA Triple Header will again feature Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  While all races will be UMP sanctioned, the Street Stock event is also part of the Big Ten Series.

“This has been a fun event since it returned in 2014,” stated promoter Bob Sargent.  “It’s a good midweek event, which draws plenty of drivers and gives racefans in Taylorville an event to attend right in their back yard.”

Pits open at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 26, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps at 6:20, with racing action taking the green at 7:00.

Macon Speedway rules will apply for all classes of racing.  For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.  For further details call 217-764-3200.

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Unzicker Scores Kerbystrong 100 Feature

(Macon, IL) Ryan Unzicker took advantage of lapped traffic in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature race and crossed the double checkers for the win. Greg Kimmons, former Sportsman division track champion, took the lead early and led looking strong as he got out ahead of Unzicker and the 19-car field. Coming out of the fourth turn on the 13th lap, Unzicker swerved to avoid a stalling lapped car and Unzicker cut underneath to take the lead and ran away with the win. The feature was flagged by former Macon Speedway flagman Jerry Wilson.

Scott Landers won the Sportsman division as he yoyoed himself from the front to the back and to the front again. Starting on the pole from his heat race win, Landers would be sent to the back of the 12-car field as he was the reason for the caution flag coming out. Timmy Dick looked to take the lead and run away with the race but a flat tire brought him to the infield. Steven Mattingly looked to run away but his car broke down midway through the event and that gave the lead back to a charging Scott Landers. Landers raced many times with Kerby Damery and appreciated the event being brought to his racing division and the race track that Damery called home.

Austin Lynn has been racing strong at Macon Speedway all season but had never crossed the line first in a feature race until Saturday night. Lynn scored his first-ever feature win on a grand scale during the 25-lap Kerbystrong event during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds race.Starting sixth and looking to run behind Rodney Standerfer and Curt Rhodes, Lynn found a strong groove on the top side and raced it to the front. Rhodes had to revert to the tail following a yellow flag early on. Rhodes would race hard and strong on the top side and would finish in third behind Rodney Standerfer.

Tim Hancock did the usual, ran away with the B-Modified feature. 14 cars made the field and was unable to give Hancock much of a challenge.

Jeremy Nichols has a broken Street Stock. Nichols is running for points in the Street Stocks class. Luckily for Nichols, he has friends and fellow drivers who will give up their ride to make sure Nichols gets his nightly points. Rudy Zaragoza of Jacksonville was Nichols’ friend Saturday night as he gave up his car to allow Nichols to race. Nichols appreciated it during the victory lane speech when he won the 15-lap feature event. Nick Macklin, last week’s winner, gave it all he could but Nichols could not be topped running on the top side of the 1/5th mile.

Dustin Reed took the Hornets division for the second time in three weeks.

Kerby Damery raced at Macon Speedway from the late 1980s until the mid-2005s and sadly passed away from cancer in February 2015. His memorial and honor has been carried out by his wife Nikki and sons Blake and Luke as well as the Kerbystrong Foundation which supports cancer patients and helps them get through the most difficult of times. Macon Speedway is proud to a Gold Sponsor of Kerbystrong and to the mission they carry in their third year.

Macon Speedway will not rest for long as the Lucas Oil Late Model Series comes to town on Tuesday for a rainout make-up of the 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. The event, originally schedule in late April, will draw crowds from all around as it will also draw some of the top names in the Late Model racing world as all will be vying for the $12,000-to-win payday. The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds will run for $1,000-to-win and the B-Modifieds will also be on the program.

Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Big Ten Super Late Models – 1. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [El Paso]; 2. 42-Mckay Wenger, [Fairbury]; 3. 6P-Jose Parga, [New Berlin]; 4. 89-Mike Spatola, [Manhattan]; 5. 6K-Michael Kloos, [Trenton]; 6. 27-Greg Kimmons, [Pleasant Plains]; 7. 4-Jason Suhre, [Highland]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Clinton]; 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle, [St. Charles, MO]; 10. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh, [Ashland, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [Summerfield]; 3. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell, [Riverton]; 5. 28S-Joe Strawkas, [Buffalo]; 6. 4T-Jake Trebilcock, [Caseyville]; 7. 14C-Alan Crowder, [Elwin]; 8. (DNF) 6L-Robert Lee, [Maryville]; 9. (DNF) 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 10. (DNF) 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington]

Sportsman – 1. 41-Scott Landers, [Taylorville]; 2. 11-Rick Roedel, [Shelbyville]; 3. 112-Scott Williams, [Anchor]; 4. 44-Bill Berghaus, [Chapin]; 5. B99-Tim Bedinger, [Taylorville]; 6. 22-Timmy Dick, [Monticello]; 7. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers, [Buffalo]; 8. (DNF) 7-Steven Mattingly, [Chenoa]; 9. (DNF) 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta]; 10. (DNF) 11D-Dennis Vandermeersch, [Arlington]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 2. 63-Tommy Gaither, [Bunker Hill]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy]; 5. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield]; 7. 61S-Ricky Smith, [Alton]; 8. 9-Brian Deavers, [Bloomington]; 9. 13-Dante Brown, [Morrisonville]; 10. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg]

Street Stocks – 1. 67R-Jeremy Nichols, [Lovington]; 2. 16-Nick Macklin, [Argenta]; 3. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur]; 4. 22-Darrell Dick, [Monticello]; 5. 24-Justin Crowell, [Lincoln]; 6. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur]; 7. 58-Jarit Murphy, [Lodge]; 8. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur]; 9. 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur]; 10. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody]

Hornets – 1. 21R-Dustin Reed, [Decatur]; 2. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur]; 3. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln]; 5. 35W-Austin Wickline, [Harristown]; 6. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana]; 7. 89D-D. Deavers, [Bloomington]; 8. (DNF) 55-Tristin Quinlan, [Decatur]; 9. (DNF) D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield]

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IT IS KERBYSTRONG DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

IT IS KerbyStrong Race Day at Macon Speedway! Sun is out and we ARE racing tonight!

Tonight we honor the memory of Kerby Damery, a racer who cut his teeth here at his home town race track in the 3 featured divisions making up 100 laps, to represent how he lived live at 100% and gave it his all even while battling cancer. This night, filled with a great 6 division racing program, will be a night to have fun, celebrate our memories of Kerby, and enjoy some fantastic racing action. The 3rd edition of the KerbyStrong 100 promises to be a dandy! LET’S GO RACING!

Full show information:

3rd Annual KerbyStrong​ 100

Divisions:
Midwest Big Ten SeriesDIRTcar UMP Super Late Models $2,000 to win/$250 to Start 50 lap feature
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds $700 to win 25 lap feature
UMP Sportsman $600 to win 25 lap feature
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

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

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

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at our websitewww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on the KerbyStrong Foundation, visit their website at www.kerbystrong.com and Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kerbystrong)

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

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​, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Best In Super Late Model Racing Preparing For Next Two Macon Speedway Races

Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 To Be Backed Up By Tuesday’s Lucas Oil Late Model Event

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway puts on amazing shows, whether it’s sprint cars, midgets, or stock cars, but fans seem to really love the Super Late Models at the 1/5-mile bullring.  After an outstanding turnout at this year’s Herald & Review 100 for the Summer National Late Models, the boys are back in town this coming Saturday, July 22 for the 3rd annual Kerbystrong 100 and Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The back-to-back events are as a result of an early season postponement for the Lucas Oil Late Models.

This Saturday’s Kerbystrong 100 will feature 50 laps of Late Model racing for the Midwest Big Ten Late Models, paying $2,000 to win and $250 to start.  A Billingsley Towing UMP Modified 25 lap feature will pay $700 to win and a 25 lap Sportsman feature will be run with a $600 top prize.  Street Stocks, B-Mods, and Hornets will also be in action.

The race is in memory of Kerby Damery, a former Late Model racer at Macon Speedway and surrounding tracks in central Illinois.  The 2004 Late Model track champion passed away in early 2015, after a long battle with cancer.  The event also was put together to raise cancer awareness  and to give hope to cancer patients and educate the community.

In 2015, 34 Super Late Models were trackside and strong fields in the other classes as well.  After a back and forth battle with Dave Crawley, Jr., Tonica, IL driver, Scott Schmitt pulled away with the Late Model victory.  Last season, Late Model hotshoe, Jason Feger, made a surprise appearance to take the top prize.

As if Saturday’s action isn’t enough, the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series will be coming to town just a few days later, on Tuesday, July 25 for the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  The race was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29 but was canceled due to rain.  The makeup event should be huge, with all of the Lucas Oil stars coming in to compete against locals from the region vying for the $12,000 top prize.  The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds  will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be on the card with an event paying $300 to the winner.

Much like last season, Bobby Pierce, the young racing star from Oakwood, IL, will be trying to claim the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event in the same month that he won the Herald & Review 100.  Pierce has won two out of the three Lucas Oil events in track history and has won the last three events at the track he has entered.  While he will be the favorite, some very good talent will be on hand Tuesday to try and dethrone him including WoO Late Model point leader Brandon Sheppard, Lucas Oil Late Model star Scott Bloomquist, Illinois hotshoe Ryan Unzicker, local favorite Shannon Babb, among others.

The Saturday, July 22 Kerbystrong 100 event will have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

On Tuesday, July 25 for the Lucas Oil Late Model event, the times will remain the same with general admission being $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 STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Rusty Griffaw 162
2 Michael Kloos 152
3 Greg Kimmons 144
4 Matt Shannon 140
5 Jason Suhre 126
6 Daryn Klein 102
7 Adam Tischhauser 90
8 Mark Voigt 82
9 Alan Westling 78
10 Dewayne Kiefer 74


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 602 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 574 28
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 472 130
4 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 190
5 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 408 194
6 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 392 210
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 234
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 284 318
9 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 266 336
10 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 250 352


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 534 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 520 14
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 460 74
4 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 454 80
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 426 108
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 362 172
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 178
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 232
9 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 262 272
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 228 306


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 278 0
2 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 278 0
3 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 242 36
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 230 48
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 196 82
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 160 118
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 136 142
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 110 168
9 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 108 170
10 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 108 170


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 650 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 634 16
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 568 82
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 500 150
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 424 226
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 410 240
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 256
8 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 380 270
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 334 316
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 224 426


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 550 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 50
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 406 144
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 198
5 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 324 226
6 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 316
7 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 228 322
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 178 372
9 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 160 390
10 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 392

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Macklin Uses Top To Win Dean Garland Classic

Macklin Uses Top In Win At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The Midwest Street Stock Championship Series race, the Dean Garland Memorial, saw three different lead changes and one was on the final lap coming out of the fourth turn. Nick Macklin thought he had a good night ahead of him with a second place finish in his heat but he did not report to the tech team after his race and was disqualified from the race. The second place finish would have put him in the six-car dash that decided the first three rows of the 40-lap feature. But instead, Macklin would start 17th and ran through the field as caution after caution after caution would slow the race to a snail’s pace. Every caution saw Macklin increase his position. Dave Crawley, Jr., the night’s fast qualifier, heat winner and dash winner, was poised for a sweep and looked like a sure bet but lost the lead to AJ Meiferdt on the 29th lap. Macklin would close in every so closely as the final cautions fell. Meiferdt stayed low and Macklin continued to run high. The high side ran Macklin directly into the winner’s circle with his $1,000 check.

Timmy Dick of Monticello took home the top honors in the Sportsman division Topless 40 race Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Dick took advantage of a broken racecar with 14 laps remaining to go from second place to the lead position as Dennis Vandermeersch’s car started to slow. Of the 15 scheduled starters, only seven completed the 40-lapper and five finished on the lead lap. All of the Sportsman division drivers raced without their roofs on the cars in a special attraction.

Jake Little was the winner Friday night at Lincoln Speedway and continuing his winning weekend with a 20-lap performance Saturday at Macon Speedway. Starting on the outside of the front row, Little raced away from the group and took his second checkered flag in as many nights.

Tim Hancock took the crate engine of out his son’s B-Modified and put in an A-Modified engine and dominated the field during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature. Racing high atop the track, Hancock blasted away from the field and despite the charging Rodney Standerfer, Hancock was too much and won his first Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature.

Cody Stillwell of Godfrey parked it into victory lane Saturday night in the B-Modifieds feature. He overtook the top spot from Tim Hancock who was sent to the back of the field as the leader for bringing out the caution flag on a restart. Stillwell held on as Kevin Crowder raced from this tenth place starting spot to a second place result.

Jeremy Reed is back. He has battled his new 4-cylinder for the last few weeks and now has it set up for victory lane as he goes back-to-back for the weekend between Lincoln & Macon.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. John Barnard (Sherman), 10. Jeff Wallace (Decatur)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 3. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Scott Williams (Anchor), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 8. Anthony Craven (Joliet), 9. Terry Myers (Springfield), 10. Bill Berghaus (Chapin)

B-Modifieds–1. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Brett Page (Centralia), 6. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 7. Roy Magee (Springfield), 8. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 10. Jordan Warren (Medora)

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Chris Osborne (East Peoria), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 6. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 7. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 8. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 9. Aaron Heck (Mt. Vernon), 10. Ryan Little (Springfield)

Midwest Street Stock Championship Series–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 3. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Jerrad Krick (Earl Park, IN), 6. Chad Rockefeller (Monee), 7. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 8. Terry Reed (Decatur), 9. Roy Beal (Riverton), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Nate Webb (Clinton), 6. Paul Peters (Pana), 7. Jake Sloat, 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Matt Reed (Decatur), 10. Vic Overlin (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!!

IT IS RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

It is a jam packed night of racing action on Miles Chevrolet Night at the Races presented by Casey’s General Store. The Fireman’s Ball Topless 40 for UMP Sportsman is maybe the 2nd biggest event on the calendar for the division outside of the Illinois Sportsman Nationals.

The Midwest Street Stock Championship Dean Garland Classic also is a headliner on this action packed night of racing, with a whopping $1,000 top prize to the winner.

We pay our respects to those who are firefighters as well as military with special admission for them as a way to say thank you for what they do for all of us.

Also on the card are the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP B Mods, & UMP Hornets. Lots of great racing on another pictresque Saturday night. Let’s Go Racing!

Full Show Information

Saturday, July 15

Miles Chevrolet Night At The Races
Presented By Casey’s General Store
Fireman’s Ball Sportsman Topless 40 & Midwest Street Stock Championship
Dean Garland Classic
Armed Forces Night

Divisions:
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman Topless 40 lap feature
Midwest Street Stock Championship UMP Street Stocks
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Hornets

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

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

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at our websitewww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on the Midwest Street Stock Championship, visit them online at www.midweststreetstockchampionship.myracepass.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestStreetStockChampionship), and Like them on Twitter (@Midwest_Streets).

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 theContingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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,visitwww.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Miles Chevrolet Presenting Fireman’s Ball Racing This Saturday

Makeup For Casey’s General Stores Armed Forces Night Also Being Honored

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, July 15th, Macon Speedway will be back at it, with a big night planned for the MSSC Street Stocks and UMP Topless Sportsman.  Four other divisions will be in action and area firefighters, armed forces members, and Casey’s General Stores customers will be treated to discounted admission.  It’s all part of Miles Chevrolet Night at the 1/5-mile dirt race track in Central Illinois.

Headlining the show on track will be the MSSC Street Stocks, a new series in 2017 that pays big money and a point fund at the end of the year.  This Saturday, drivers in the UMP Street Stocks will be racing in the Dean Garland Classic, which will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start.  The series opened up this season at Lincoln Speedway and had an outstanding show with a full field.  The most recent event was held at Fairbury Speedway, where there were over 30 Street Stocks on hand.  A huge field is again expected at Macon this weekend, which is a makeup for the original date on May 20 which was rained out.

Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols leads the points by just two over Luke Gash.  Nichols won the season opener at Lincoln Speedway, while Coal City, IL’s AJ Meiferdt took the victory at Fairbury.  Following Nichols and Gash in the standings are Jerrad Krick from Indiana, Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr., and Argenta, IL’s Nick Macklin.

Co-headlining the show will be the Sportsman Topless 40.  The Sportsman drivers will remove the roof of the car to give fans a great view of all the work going on behind the wheel.  The drivers will run 40 laps for a top prize of $600.  Danny Smith, of Argenta, IL, leads the standings by four points over Taylorville, IL’s, Scott Landers.  Smith has won two of the four events, while Wes O’Dell and Dennis Vandermeersch have each taken one victory.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin, IL, comes into this Saturday’s event holding a 28 point edge in the current Macon standings.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Jeff Reed, Jr. has had a solid year so far, putting himself second in the standing, while Cody Maguire, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman complete the top five.  The season has seen great parity with several different feature winners including Sheppard with two, Little with four, and Matt Taylor, Rudy Zaragoza, Myles Moos, Ryan Little, and Kyle Logue with one each.

2016 champion, Curt Rhodes, of Taylorville, IL leads the standings in the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified division.  After a slow start this season with some bad luck, Rhodes has been strong lately, winning two features.  Austin Lynn sits second, while Alan Crowder, Jeff Graham, and Brian Lynn round out the top five.  Brian Lynn leads the win list with three, while Rhodes, Rodney Standerfer, and Mike Harrison have two each.  Ken Schrader rounds out the winners with one.

The UMP B-Mods will continue their strong season this Saturday night with their tenth event at the track.  Week-after-week, the B-Mods seem to bring the most consistent field of cars.  Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell leads the standings by just ten over last year’s champion, Tim Hancock.  Hancock was dominant one season ago, winning all 16 features.  This year, he is five for nine, with stronger competition and a little more bad luck mixed in.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech complete the top five in points.  Tim Hancock, Jr. has won two, with Richie Gabriel and Stillwell taking one each.

The UMP Hornet class has been rebounding with improving car counts as of late, and better racing.  Following the Hornet Challenge, which had 25 cars, 15 were on hand last week when point leader, Dustin Reed, won his first career feature.  The Decatur, IL driver is followed in points by Cook Crawford, Adam Webb, Marty Sullivan, and Paul Peters.

As usual, Miles Chevrolet night recognizes area firefighters with discount admission at the gates for the firefighters and their families.  Any area firefighter who shows their badge and/or fireman ID, will receive tickets for just $5 on Saturday night.

Armed forces members are also being honored this Saturday, as part of the Casey’s General Stores makeup from the May 20 rainout.  Any armed forces member, active or retired, that shows their valid ID, will receive free admission for the event for themselves.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 and free for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:


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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 556 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 528 28
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 526 30
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 466 90
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 448 108
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 186
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 322 234
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 238
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 248 308
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 228 328


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 546 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 520 26
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 434 112
4 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 178
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 360 186
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 360 186
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 352 194
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 284 262
9 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 250 296
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 216 330


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 474 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 464 10
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 414 60
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 406 68
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 388 86
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 316 158
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 306 168
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 268 206
9 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 224 250
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 214 260


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 224 0
2 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 220 4
3 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 218 6
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 198 26
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 160 64
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 110 114
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 94 130
8 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Arlington IL 60 164
9 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 60 164
10 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 58 166


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 616 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 608 8
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 540 76
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 478 138
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 424 192
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 364 252
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 362 254
8 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 342 274
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 314 302
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 224 392


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 492 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 444 48
3 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 140
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 352 140
5 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 274 218
6 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 258
7 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 182 310
8 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 334
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 144 348
10 6S Stacy Stinson Decatur IL 130 362

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Standerfer Takes Checkered Flag at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Rodney Standerfer rushed from the bleachers to snap pictures and video during intermission when his dad Pickles Standerfer and other old-time favorites returned to Macon Speedway to be honored. A little while later, Standerfer rushed to the lead in the 20-lap Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature and took home the win. Making the pass for the lead on Curt Rhodes, Standerfer blasted away from the field and nobody was going to catch him as the race dragged on with consecutive green flag laps. Rhodes would stay ahead of Aaron Dragae to finish second.

Jake Little took advantage of his front row starting spot in the Pro Late Model feature and won the feature race. Amazing back and forth action for second place saw Myles Moos get passed by Tommy Sheppard, Jr., and then Moos came back to pass Sheppard, Jr., and retained the runner-up position in the end.

Nick Justice looked to take control of the Street Stock feature until the car gave out on him within the first five laps of the race and Terry Reed would assume to the top spot and race to the victory in a car owned by Charles Biesenthal that Reed agreed to drive during this program.

Tim Hancock ran away with the B-Modified feature yet again and raced in the same car his son Tim Hancock, Jr. used to win Thursday night as part of the Herald & Review 100 event.

In a special appearance by the Beach House Micro Sprints, Tyler Day of Atwood would pass Tony Clifton on the ninth lap and lead the final 11 en route to the victory.

Dustin Reed, current Hornets points leader, finally got the checkered flag in his hands with his first feature win as he outlasted a full field of 4-cylinders. Adam Webb started at the tail after winning the last Hornet feature and he rebounded very well for a top-five finish.

Next week is a special night with the Sportsman division returning and racing without their roofs in a Topless 40. The Street Stocks return with the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series in the Dean Garland Memorial. Also, Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Modifieds and Hornets will make up a full show.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville, 3. Aaron Dragae (Vandalia), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. TD Burger (Saunemin), 9. Blake Thompson (Troy), 10. Kaleb Wood (Sullivan)

Pro Late Model–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Chris Osborne (East Peoria), 6. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 7. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 8. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Matt Taylor (Springfield)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 5. Gene Reed (Hammond), 6. Nick Justice (Decatur), 7. Roy Beal (Springfield), 8. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 9. Michael Dick (Decatur), 10. Garrett Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tom Riech (Springfield), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Brett Page (Centralia), 5. Roy Magee (Springfield), 6. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 7. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 8. Billy Adams (Shelbyville), 9. Jamie Riech (Riverton), 10. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Tyler Day (Atwood), 2. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 3. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 4. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Ryan Shorthose (Oreana), 9. Jordan Clary (Edwardsville), 10. Molly Day (Atwood)

Hornets–1. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 2. Matt Reed (Decatur), 3. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 4. Brady Reed (Decatur), 5. Adam Webb (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Matthew Donaldson (Carlinville), 10. Nate Webb (Clinton)

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Buy One Ticket, Get One Free Saturday At Macon

6 Divisions Plus Hall Of Fame Reunion And Kid’s Boxcar Races Fill Program

(Macon, IL) After one of the biggest Herald & Review 100’s in recent memory Thursday night, Macon Speedway officials have little time to get prepared for another action packed night at the 1/5-mile speedplant in Macon, IL.

Six divisions of racing will be back at it this Saturday, July 8 with a special “Buy One, Get One” general admission special.  Fans who bring an extra guest along can get the guest in free once paying for their own ticket.  It’s a great deal for those trying to bring the whole family out for an action packed evening.  CEFCU Kid’s Club featuring Kid’s Box Car races and a Hall Of Fame Drivers Reunion will also be held.

Leading the list of divisions on track for Saturday night is the UMP Pro Late Model class.  After a sluggish start this season with low car counts, the division has rebounded nicely over the last few weeks, having great races as well as solid fields of cars.  New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. currently leads the Macon standings by 16 points over Blue Mound, IL’s Jeff Reed, Jr.  Sheppard has picked up two wins in nine starts this season, while Reed and third place point contender, Cody Maguire, have not found victory lane quite yet.  Jake Little and Roben Huffman complete the top five in points.

Thursday night’s show had 38 Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds on the property for the Summit Modified National race.  Many of the local regulars were on track to compete, including point leader, Curt Rhodes, of Taylorville, IL.  Rhodes is up by 22 points on Austin Lynn of Mason City, IL.  Alan Crowder, Brian Lynn, and Danny Smith complete the top five in standings.  Rhodes has two feature wins, while Brian Lynn has claimed three.

A strong field of 21 UMP B-Mods were on track Thursday and the division will again race this Saturday night.  Godfrey, IL driver, Cody Stillwell, leads the points by 14 over Tim Hancock.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech round out the top five in the standings.  Arguably, the B-Mods have been Macon’s strongest and most consistant division on a weekly basis this season.  46 different drivers have been on track in the division this year.

The UMP Street Stocks have had some great races this year as well.  Saturday nights event will be a final tune-up before the big Dean Garland Classic next weekend for the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series.  Boody, IL driver, Shawn Ziemer, is coming off of his first feature win and leads the standings by just six points over Decatur, IL’s Brian Dasenbrock.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Garrett Lewis round out the top five.  Nichols has run just eight out of the eleven features but has won seven of them.

The UMP Hornets will be on track as well, after having 25 at the previous event, the Hornet Challenge.  Decatur, IL driver, Dustin Reed, has been extemely close to feature wins all year but has yet to seal the deal.  That said, he holds a 26 point lead over Lincoln, IL’s Cook Crawford.  Adam Webb, the Hornet Challenge Macon winner, is third in points, running just a part-time schedule.  Marty Sullivan and Ryan Cantrell complete the top five in points.

Rounding out the classes will be the Beach House Micros.  Last week, the Micros had over 30 cars on track during the USAC National Midget appearance.  In addition to a pair of POWRi sanctioned shows so far, the Micros have also run a couple times under the track banner and have been average over 30 cars at each event.

For the kids, the night will have another edition of CEFCU Kid’s Club.  The special event for kids club will be the kid’s boxcar races.  Kids 11 and under are to design a box with a racing theme to strap over their shoulders and compete on track at intermission.

Last but not least, the Macon Speedway Hall Of Fame Reunion will take place before the races and each of those attending will be introduced at intermission.  The Illinois Stock Car Hall Of Fame will also have a display set up, including a vintage racecar.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end when the drivers meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 but if you bring someone along, they get in free!  It’s a buy one, get one free grandstand admission night at the track.  Just mention, “buy one, get one” when you purchase your ticket.  Kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 500 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 484 16
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 480 20
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 406 94
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 394 106
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 328 172
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 322 178
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 260 240
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 248 252
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 228 272


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 488 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 466 22
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 386 102
4 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 120
5 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 360 128
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 324 164
7 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 308 180
8 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 252 236
9 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 220 268
10 51 Jamie Riech Riverton IL 170 318


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 418 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 404 14
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 376 42
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 348 70
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 338 80
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 306 112
7 74 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 274 144
8 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 224 194
9 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 222 196
10 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 162 256


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 558 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 552 6
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 486 72
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 478 80
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 382 176
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 362 196
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 342 216
8 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 314 244
9 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 304 254
10 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 174 384


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 432 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 406 26
3 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 300 132
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 296 136
5 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 234 198
6 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 228 204
7 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 274
8 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 144 288
9 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 132 300
10 6S Stacy Stinson Decatur IL 130 302

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