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Herald & Review 100 Is TONIGHT Thursday, July 6

IT IS HERALD & REVIEW 100 RACE DAY! The 37th Annual Herald & Review 100 for the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals Super Late Models is here and another chapter in the long and storied history of this event is going to be written as the tour is closing in to the final stretch. This is the ONLY 100 lap event on the Summer Nationals schedule and this event has shown through the years that ANYTHING can happen.

Joining the Super Late Models is the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals as they too enter the final portion of their series as they come and take on stout local competition in the Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.

The UMP B-Mods will also join the program and the division has had as much parody as any year the division has raced here at Macon as we have had a record number of different feature winners so far in 2017.

It is going to be a night filled with lots of edge of your seat racing excitement. This event is one of our pinnace events that is looked forward to by fans from across the midwest and the country. LET’S GO RACING!

Full Event Information

Thursday, July 6
37th Annual Herald & Review 100

Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals UMP Super Late Models
Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/Billingsley BP Elite WashUMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $25
Children 11 & Under – $5

Adult Pit Pass $35
Children 11 & Under Pit Pass $20

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

For more information on the UMP Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, visit www.thehelltour.com andwww.modifiednationals.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SummerNationals) and folow them on Twitter (@SummerNationals)

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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Macon Speedway Set For 37th Herald & Review 100 Thursday

Summer Nationals Event A Yearly Favorite Among Fans

(Macon, IL) A Macon Speedway crowd favorite is on tap this Thursday, July 6 as the Summer Nationals Hell Tour makes its annual trip to the 1/5-mile bullring.  Some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the midwest will be on track, competing in the 37th running of the prestigious Herald & Review 100.  Adding to the highly popular show will be the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds running with the Summit Modified Nationals.  The UMP B-Mods are also on the schedule

The Herald & Review 100 debuted back in 1981 with the first ever event in the series.  It has been a staple ever since, with fans coming from all over to see the high horsepowered Super Late Models on the tight track, racing two and even three wide for the evening’s top prize.  Last year, Oakwood, IL hotshoe, Bobby Pierce, won his first H&R 100, despite having success with the Lucas Oil Late Models and winning other events at the track.  Pierce’s father, Bob, is second on the all-time event wins list with four.  Shannon Babb, a local driver from Mowequa, IL, leads the list with five wins, all coming since 2006.

Pierce, the defending winner of the race and two-time defending champion of the Hell Tour, is again this year’s point leader.  Heading into the event, Pierce has a comfortable edge on Shannon Babb, while the two Illinois drivers are followed by an Arkansas father-son duo, Billy Moyer and Billy Moyer, Jr.  El Paso, IL’s Ryan Unzicker completes the top five in this year’s standings.

Throwing a wrench into the Summer National regulars’ plans has been Brandon Sheppard, from New Berlin, IL.  Sheppard, who competes full time with the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model tour and leads their standings, has been absolutely dominant since joining the tour a week ago.  Sheppard has won five straight races on the Summer Nationals tour, claiming victories in Plymouth IN, Pevely, MO, Lincoln, IL, Quincy, IL, and Brownstown, IL.  If things work out right on Thursday, Sheppard may just be part of the field and continue his hot streak.

An outstanding field of Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds are expected to be on the property for the Summit Modified Nationals appearance.  The race will be paying $1,500 to win and $150 to start and will draw some stellar competitors.  Nick Hoffman, formerly from Missouri but now from North Carolina, where he works for NASCAR teams, is leading the standings, claiming five wins so far this year.  The Modified Nationals championship is decided by taking a driver’s best eight finishes.  Last year, Hoffman won eight, so he claimed it convincingly.  Three more wins and he could do the same this season.

The Modifieds will have all of the Macon regulars plus NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.  Schrader was strong on May 29, when he made his last Macon appearance, beating Kenny Wallace in a 50-lap feature.  Others to watch for will include current Summit Modified Nationals point runner-up Ray Bollinger from Kewanee, IL, Curt Rhodes, the current Macon Speedway point leader, and of course, perennial Modified hotshoe, Mike Harrison, who has won in upwards of 20 features already this summer.  40 different Modified drivers were on hand at the Lincoln Speedway event this past Sunday.

Rounding out Thursday’s action will be the UMP B-Mods.  The class has seen solid fields all year long at the track.  Cody Stillwell currently leads the points by 18 over last year’s champion, Tim Hancock.  Last year, Hancock went unbeaten at 16-for-16 in the class but he’s had a little bad luck mixed in this year.  Hancock does lead in the wins department with four, followed by Stillwell, Richie Gabriel, and Tim Hancock, Jr. with one each.

Pit gates open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25, while kids 11 and under are $5.

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)

Summer Nationals Hell Tour

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood IL 968 0
2 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 891 77
3 21 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 839 129
4 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville AR 815 153
5 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 743 225
6 11 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles MO 697 271
7 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo MN 691 277
8 4G Bob Gardner East Peoria IL 681 287
9 5N Dustin Nobbe Batesville IN 558 410
10 31 Paul Stubber Perth AUS 507 461


Summit Modified Nationals

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 2 Nick Hoffman Mooresville NC 613 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 572 41
3 96m Mike McKinney Plainfield IL 514 99
4 36 Kenny Wallace St. Louis MO 467 146
5 25 Tyler Nicely Owensboro KY 440 173
6 24H Mike Harrison Highland IL 435 178
7 25w Allen Weisser Peoria IL 364 249
8 8K Levi Kissinger Mt. Vernon IL 330 283
9 14c Rick Conoyer St. Louis MO 321 292
10 89w Rick Weitekamp Springfield IL 294 319

 

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 364 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 336 28
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 334 30
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 318 46
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 298 66
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 272 92
7 74 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 250 114
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 200 164
9 0JR Tim Hancock Mt. Olive IL 164 200
10 360 John Seets Brighton IL 158 206

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Bell Finds Victory Lane In USAC Return To Macon

(Macon, IL) Christopher Bell has spun plenty of laps at Macon Speedway racing in the POWRi National Midget Series but Saturday night was his first run in the USAC National Midget Series. With his NASCAR schedule free and clear, Bell came to Macon and left with the 30-lap feature. The race belonged to Tyler Courtney, nicknamed “Sunshine” by fallen racer Bryan Clauson, until the fourth caution of the race on lap 19 which allowed Bell, who was second, to be bumper-to-bumper with Courtney on the restart. Using the open wheel slide job, where Bell cut underneath Courtney out of the fourth turn, Bell took the lead and held on the final laps. Courtney began to lose control of his car and started to fall in the field. Spencer Bayston, who started fourth, had a consistent run and finished second.

The evening started with qualifying and Pocahontas’ Zach Daum broke the midget track record with a time of 10.325. The previous record was 10.399 set by Mike Hess on August 6, 2004. This was the first time since August 17, 2007, that the USAC National Midgets appeared at Macon Speedway.

Jeremy Camp from Blue Mound took home the win in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature. It looked solid for Aaron Andruskevitch in the early stages but cautions mounted and the lead shrunk and Camp came from his second row spot to take the lead midway through the 20-lap race and grab the win. Mt. Zion’s Michael Brummitt was the final driver to transfer from the semi-feature and started 22nd place, he moved through the field and scored ninth.

Jeremy Nichols made short work of the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock feature as he rode the top side all 20 laps en route to the checkered flag.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. benefitted the most of the drivers during the frisbee redraw prior to the Pro Late Model feature event. Originally starting fourth, Sheppard drew the #1 and got the pole position and dashed away to the top spot in the order and also held off fierce competition from Kyle Logue, Myles Moos and Matt Taylor. Sheppard started to open his lead after a lap six caution and the final 14 laps were consecutively ran under green. During that time, Moos caught a strong line on the top and took away the second place position from Logue.

Macon Speedway is back in action with the UMP Summer Nationals event, the 37th Annual Herald & Review 100 this Thursday. Some of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing are expected to be at Macon Speedway Thursday night. Also, the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and the B-Modifeds will make up the program Thursday night.

USAC National Midgets–1. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 2. Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN), 3. Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN), 4. Justin Grant (Ione, CA), 5. Shane Golobic (Fremont, CA), 6. Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL), 7. Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK), 8. Chat Boat (Phoenix, AZ), 9. Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN), 10. Daniel Robinson (Ewing, IL)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Craig Ronk (Warsaw, IN), 3. Kurt Westerfield (Belleville), 4. Tyler Day (Atwood), 5. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 6. Holden Anderson (Montgomery, TX), 7. Chad Elloitt (Cottage Hills, IL), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 10. Jacob Tipton (Decatur)

Pro Late Models–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 3. Kyle Logue (Cisco), 4. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 8. Chris Osbourne (East Peoria), 9. Mason Covey (Seymour, IN), 10. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3.Charles Biesenthal (Athens), 4. Justin Layne (Alsey), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Gene Reed (Hammond), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 9. Dennis Wernle (New Douglas), 10. Darrell Dick (Monticello)

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IT IS RACEDAY At Macon Speedway! USAC Is Back In Town!

IT IS RACE DAY at Macon Speedway! USAC Midgets make their return for the first time since 2007 with the best midget racers in the US providing elbows up, side by side racing with plenty of slide jobs and wheel stands.

The under-card is loaded with lots of great racing as well with UMP Pro Crate Late Models, Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks, and Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints.

This is one of those shows where, you just never know, might see some guys racing tonight that may go on to places like Indy or NASCAR and you can say, “Yeah, I seen them race at Macon back in the day”. Plenty of racing for fans of open wheel and stock car racing. The weather is beautiful. Let’s go racing!

Full Show Information

Saturday, July 1
USAC Racing National Midgets

Divisions Racing:
USAC National Midgets
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints
DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks

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

Pricing:
Adults – $25
(Bring Your June 24 Paid Ticket Stub For $10 Off)
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Additional information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on USAC, visit www.usacracing.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usacracing), and follow them on Twitter (@USACNation)

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series, visitwww.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries), and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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

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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USAC National Midgets Making Return To Macon Saturday

USAC’s Last Visit To Macon Came In 2007

(Macon, IL) After a bustling stretch of June that included 14 USAC National races in a 17-day span, including six-consecutive precipitation-free nights of Indiana Midget Week, teams had a chance to take a deep breath, regroup and prepare for the kickoff to a tantalizing summer stretch that begins this Saturday night at Macon Speedway before heading over to Lincoln Speedway Sunday.  The July 1 show at Macon will mark the series first appearance since 2007 at the 1/5-mile speedplant.

Illinois is a hotbed for midget racing, but this coming weekend’s venues have been absent from the USAC schedule for at least a decade and, in some cases, forever. The first of the welcomed additions is this Saturday’s return to Macon Speedway for the first time since 2007.  Among the notable past visits by the series was Jack Hewitt’s famed, ahem, critique of the night’s proceedings back in 1996, which is fine.  But, it’s also featured a number of USAC National champions who’ve been Macon masters: Don Branson (1959), Jimmy Davies (1960), Bob Tattersall (1965), Tony Elliott (1992) and Brad Kuhn (2007).

Leading the list into Macon will be series point leader Brady Bacon, from Broken Arrow, OK.  Bacon won back-to-back early season events at Kokomo Speedway which has helped boost him on top of the point list.  Spencer Bayston, who is second in points, has plenty of Macon experience, running there several times over the last few years.  Shane Golobic, USAC National Sprint point leader Justin Grant, and Tyler Courtney complete the top five in standings.  Tanner Thorson, Chad Boat, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Tyler Thomas are other top ten point contenders that will be on hand.  Add in Zach Daum and veteran Dave Darland, who is the all-time wins leader in USAC sprints and you have an outstanding start to what will be a great field of entries.

The UMP Pro Late Models, coming off of a great night of racing last week, are back on schedule for this Saturday night as well.  The Pro Lates will be racing for $600 to win and $100 to start, guaranteed.  Last week’s 40-lapper saw Ryan Little take a photo finish victory over Jake Little as they worked lap traffic.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Jeff Reed, Jr. is currently leading the points and had a showings of a real strong run throughout the night last weekend.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr. is just two points behind, while Cody Maguire, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman round out the top five.

A strong field of Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stocks is expected this Saturday night as well.  Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols leads the way with a win and a pair of runner up finishes so far this season.  Decatur, IL’s Dave Crawley, Jr. is second in the standings, while Wes Biesenthal, Darrell Dick, and Nick Justice complete the top five.  In upwards of 20 Street Stocks were at the most recent Big Ten event at Jacksonville Speedway.  The Street Stocks will racing for $500 to win and $75 to start Saturday night.

Rounding out Macon Speedway’s classes will be the 600cc Winged Beach House Micros.  The class has 10 events scheduled for 2017 at the track, including a few POWRi nationally sanctioned races.  This Saturday’s race will pay $700 to win and $50 to start.  The division has drawn great fields of cars to Macon so far in 2017.

Pit gates open 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25 while kids 11 and under are free.  Those who have their paid ticket stubs from the June 24 show can receive $10 off general admission by turning them in at the gate on Saturday night.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

 

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

USAC Midgets National Championship

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Brady Bacon 588
2 Spencer Bayston 559
3 Shane Golobic 551
4 Justin Grant 540
5 Tyler Courtney 507
6 Tanner Thorson 496
7 Chad Boat 428
8 Jerry Coons, Jr. 426
9 Michael Pickens 380
10 Tyler Thomas 362

 

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 442 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 440 2
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 430 12
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 406 36
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 342 100
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 322 120
7 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 274 168
8 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 218 224
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 208 234
10 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 202 240


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos First Name Last Name Points
1 Jeremy Nichols 176
2 Dave Crawley, Jr. 160
3 Wes Biesenthal 140
4 Darrell Dick 136
5 Nick Justice 114
6 Shawn Ziemer 108
7 Justin Layne 106
8 Rudy Zaragoza 100
9 Freddie Thomas 88
10 Jason Scrimpsher 88

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Pro Late Model Race Claimed By Little Margin

(Macon, IL) In the annual Firecracker 40’s, a full house was on hand to watch fireworks at the end of the program but also to see a pair of 40-lap features from the Pro Late Models and the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Ryan Little of Springfield made the most of his opportunity from the front row and led all 40 laps during a caution-filled Pro Late Model feature. The race finished by the narrowist of margins as a lapped car got in the way of the leader which allowed Ryan’s nephew Jake Little the chance to close in for the lead. Guy Taylor was also within a nose-length of the lead when the checkered flag was in the air.

Curt Rhodes took advantage of a miscue by his son in the 40-lap Billingsley Elite Wash Modified race. On the seventh lap, Zach Rhodes looked to be charge but slipped up and spun out and that ended his run in the lead. On the restart of the seventh lap, Curt Rhodes took the lead and then looked to dash away with the win. Austin Lynn came from behind to make it close in the closing laps. Lapped traffic got in the way of the first and second place cars and when Rhodes cleared the cars, Lynn had to manuever around the cars and put his foot on the gas around the top side. However, that dragged him to the concrete and the wall on the backstretch and ended his race with three laps remaining. Rhodes took care of the rest when the race was restarted.

The Hornets may not have raced a 40-lap race but they did get in a 25-lap race with 25 cars on the track in the second-ever Hornet Challenge which paid $1,000-to-win. The event carried over from Friday night at Lincoln Speedway and with three states represented (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin), Adam Webb of Decatur, IL, had the best time of the night. He led all of the 25 laps and took home the big check. Webb exited Friday night’s challenge with a flat tire while in second place in the closing laps. Saturday night was about as perfect as perfect could be.

Richie Gabriel of Godfrey took the win in the B-Modified class. The usual suspect for victory lane, Tim Hancock, had a broken racecar and was unable to make the field. Gabriel and John Seets III were back and forth for four laps before Gabriel took care of the lead for the remaining four laps and took home the win.

Shawn Ziemer won his first Street Stock feature win at Macon Speedway as he and Brian Dasenbrock were battling for the lead. Dasenbrock collided with Ziemer coming to the green flag and then started to break down as he snapped his machine into the front stretch wall leading Ziemer to the checkered flag unchallenged.

Macon Speedway wishes to thank 95Q, Dynagraphics and Caterpillar for being presenting sponsors of the Firecracker 40s. Next week, USAC Midgets will be on the show along with the Beach House Micro Sprints, Pro Late Models and the Street Stocks race in a Big Ten Series event.

Macon Speedway Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

Hornet Challenge – 1. 40-Adam Webb, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 18-Jay Orr, [South Milwaukee, WI]; 3. 11-Derrick DeFord, [Canton, IL]; 4. 6-Donnie Modesty, [Seymour, IN]; 5. 24-Kenny Butterfield, [Mapleton, IL]; 6. 13-Jacob Balk, [South Milwaukee, WI]; 7. 21R-Dustin Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 8. 911-Brad Rexroad, [Hammond, IL]; 9. 007-Rick DeFord, [Canton, IL]; 10. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur, IL]

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models – 1. 38L-Ryan Little, [Springfield, IL]; 2. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 3. 44-Guy Taylor, [Springfield, IL]; 4. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 5. 45-Aaron Heck, [Mt. Vernon, IL]; 6. A9-AJ May, [Creve Coure, IL]; 7. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City, IL]; 8. 24-Matt Taylor, [Springfield, IL]; 9. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 10. 45M-Kyle McMahon, [Mt. Vernon, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 2. 99-Tim Luttrell, [Riverton, IL]; 3. 00-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 4. 7-Blake Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 5. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 6. 11-Zach Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 7. 14C-Alan Crowder, [Elwin, IL]; 8. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 9. (DNF) 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City, IL]; 10. (DNF) 360-John Seets III, [Brighton, IL]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 63G-Richie Gabriel, [Godfrey, IL]; 2. 360-John Seets III, [Brighton, IL]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 5. 313-Jordan Warren, [Medora, IL]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield, IL]; 7. 15L-Jim Farley III, [Springfield, IL]; 8. 43-Jared Thomas, [Edinburg, IL]; 9. 66-Roy Magee, [Springfield, IL]; 10. 11-Amanda Adams, [Shelbyville, IL]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 2. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; 5. 67-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL]; 6. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur, IL]; 7. (DNF) 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur, IL]; 8. (DNF) 41-Fredie Thomas, [Macon, IL]

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/06/pro-late-model-race-claimed-by-little-margin/

It Is 95Q Firecracker 40’s Race Day At Macon Speedway

IT IS 95Q FIRECRACKER 40’s RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

The always thrilling 95Q Firecracker 40’s is one of our most storied, well known, fan favorite shows of the season. 2 40 lap features are on tap, one for the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds which will go TOPLESS, as well as for the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Crate Late Models.

The 2nd Night of the Hornet Challenge is scheduled as well, with a whopping $1,000 up for grabs to the driver who wins. UMP B Mods and Street Stocks are also racing.

In addition to all of the great racing action, it is also a CEFCU Kids Club Night. With it being the Firecracker 40s, we also have FIREWORKS that kids of ALL ages can enjoy! It is going to be a fun night so come on down to Mighty Macon and take in what is going to be a full evening of racing and entertainment you just can’t get anywhere else.

Full Program Info:

Saturday, June 24
Dynagraphics Inc./Fast Impressions/-Wood Printing/Decatur’s Country Home 95Q/Caterpillar Inc.
Firecracker 40’s/Hornet Challenge Night 2/FIREWORKS

Divisions
Billingsley BP Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 40 lap TOPLESS Feature
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Crate Late Models 40 Lap Feature
UMP Hornets $1,000 To Win Hornet Challenge
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks

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

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

About Macon Speedway:
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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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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Firecracker 40’s, Fireworks, and Hornet Challenge Set For Saturday

Event Will Also Feature Topless Modifieds

(Macon, IL) Big races, more laps, topless Modifieds, extra prize money, and fireworks highlight this Saturday’s program at Macon Speedway.  It will be an action packed night with a little something for everyone.  In addition to the Firecracker 40 events for the Pro Late Models and Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, the UMP Hornets will be running in the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge.  Saturday’s event is being presented by Dynagraphics-Wood Printing, 95Q, and Caterpillar.

One of the headline events will be the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge.  It is the second year the event has been held.  In 2016, over 20 cars were on track and put on a great race with drivers coming from all over the Midwest to compete.  This year will again see the challenge at Lincoln Friday with Macon Speedway on Saturday.

Also in action will be the Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models running a 40-lap event.  Carlinville, IL driver, Cody Maguire leads the Big Ten standings after finishing in the top four in each of the three races.  Springfield, IL driver, Jake Little, who has won two of the three events, sits second in the standings, while Andy Minett, Rudy Zaragoza, and Tommy Sheppard complete the top five.  As far as the track points go, Jeff Reed, Jr. from Blue Mound, IL is up by eight over Maguire.  The Pro Late Model event will be paying $700 to win and $125 to start.

The other 40-lap event will be in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds.  In addition to the extra pay and laps, the Modifieds will be running topless this Saturday.  It will give fans a chance to see down inside the cockpits as the drivers go to work around the fast 1/5-mile.  Mason City, IL driver Brian Lynn currently leads the standings by ten over last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes.  Brian Lynn is third, while Alan Crowder and Danny Smith complete the top five.  The Modified event will also be paying $700 to win and $125 to start.

In the Macon Speedway Street Stock division, Brian Dasenbrock holds onto a two point lead over Shawn Ziemer.  The two drivers have been in a tight battle since the season began.  Jeremy Nichols, Jason Scrimpsher, and Terry Reed round out the top five.  Despite the point battle, Dasenbrock and Ziemer are still looking for that evasive first feature win.

One of the best classes all season long has been the UMP B-Mod division.  Mt. Olive, IL driver Tim Hancock, has been on a hot streak after coming up short on opening night for the first time in two years.  Hancock won all 16 features in the division a year ago but has had some strong challengers this year.  Cody Stillwell follows him in the points, while Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech round out the top five.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, the 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, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big 10 Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 32M Cody Maguire 168 0
2 38J Jake Little 158 10
3 11 Andy Minett 140 28
4 67R Rudy Zaragoza 132 36
5 T6 Tommy Sheppard 126 42
6 44 Guy Taylor 116 52
7 11E Brandon Eskew 114 54
8 38R Ryan Little 110 58
9 33H Roben Huffman 92 76
10 2K Kyle VanDorn 92 76

Macon Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 398 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 390 8
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 386 12
4 38J Jake Little 348 50
5 33H Roben Huffman 294 104
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza 288 110
7 24 Matt Taylor 228 170
8 84 Myles Moos 202 196
9 77 Patrick Younger 180 218
10 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 224


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 392 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 382 10
3 14 Brian Lynn 320 72
4 14C Alan Crowder 316 76
5 98 Danny Smith 288 104
6 71 Jeff Graham 284 108
7 7 Blake Thompson 254 138
8 7S Ethan Schnapp 192 200
9 51 Jamie Riech 170 222
10 99 Tim Luttrell 160 232


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 336 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell 308 28
3 18 Jerry Thompson 280 56
4 57R Tom Riech 278 58
5 55 Tim Riech 260 76
6 43 Jared Thomas 226 110
7 74 Amanda Adams 208 128
8 74 Billy Adams 200 136
9 0JR Tim Hancock Jr 164 172
10 42 Clint Young 144 192


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock 454 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 452 2
3 J24 Jeremy Nichols 418 36
4 55S Jason Scrimpsher 418 36
5 5 Terry Reed 304 150
6 28L Garrett Lewis 296 158
7 1 Fredie Thomas 296 158
8 22X Darrell Dick 272 182
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza 258 196
10 36 Nick Justice 184 270


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 384 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 370 14
3 39M Marty Sullivan 254 130
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 140
5 40 Adam Webb 240 144
6 63 Paul Peters 196 188
7 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 144 240
8 33 Jeremy Reed 118 266
9 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 272
10 911 Brad Rexroad 112 272

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Former Winners Return to Macon Victory Circle

(Macon, IL) Two names quite familiar with victory lane at Macon Speedway made returns tonight in Kyle Logue and Wes O’Dell. Logue, racing in Patrick Younger’s Pro Late Model due to an arm injury, got the pole position in the frisbee redraw and held off a hungry Jake Little for the checkered flag. Roben Huffman had the early advantage but yielded the lead to Logue in the opening laps. Logue never had a comfortable lead as Little was always within a car length or side-by-side. Logue utilized the middle of the track while Little tried to the bottom but to no avail.

Wes O’Dell spun the laps in the Sportsman division en route to his first Macon Speedway checkered flag in quite some time. Danny Smith closed the gap in the closing laps but O’Dell made sure to win it in his return out of semi-retirement.

Curt Rhodes took top honors in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified class. Austin Lynn and Alan Crowder were contending for the lead but Crowder was involved in a late-race accident which ended his night. Rhodes stayed ahead of Lynn for the distance and took the win.

For the second time in as many weeks, Jeremy Nichols topped Nick Justice in the Street Stocks. Nichols and Justice were close to one another for the duration of the 15-lap A-Main event but Nichols was just too much on this night.

Tim Hancock made short work in the B-Modified class once again. Hancock, the defending B-Modified track champion, also signed on to race in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division and had a second place finish in his heat race but the racecar was nearing broken down stages after the B-Modified feature and was unable to compete in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified main event.

The Hornets saw a come-from-behind finish with Adam Webb taking the glory. Starting from the back for winning last week, Webb was petal-to-the-medal to get to the front and made the pass midway through the 15-lap feature to bypass Dustin Reed to take control of the race.

Macon Speedway also hosted the first Diesel Truck Show & Shine where race fans who brought their diesel truck to the track were able to bring it onto the historic 1/5th mile and showcase their machine. Upon fans’ applause in the stands, Tim Jensen was declared the winner in his 2008 GMC 3500.

Macon Speedway wishes to thank its sponsors for the evening: Coziahr Harley Davidson and Pabst Blue Ribbon. As for next week, 95Q and Dynagraphics will present the Firecracker 40s with 40-lap features for the Pro Late Models and the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. The Modifieds will race topless and go without roofs.The Hornets will compete in the second-ever Hornet Challenge with $1,000-to-win. Also, the Street Stocks and B-Modifieds make up the show to close out the month of June.

Pro Late Models–1. Kyle Logue (Cisco), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Ryan Little (Springfield), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 8. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 9. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 10. Jarod Shasteen (Macon)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 3. Katie Lord (Zionsville, IN), 4. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 8. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 9. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 10. Kaleb Wood (Sullivan)

Sportsman–1. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 4. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 5. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 5. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 6. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 7. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 8. Terry Reed (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Roy Beal (Riverton)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jim Lafferty (Gillespie), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jordan Warren (Medora), 7. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Stacy Stinson (Decatur), 7. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Bradley Dasenbrock (Decatur), 10. Matthew Donaldson (Carlinville)

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IT IS RACEDAY!! Coziahr Harley Davidson To Present Action Packed Night

IT IS RACEDAY!!! Coming up TONIGHT, Saturday, June 17 is a night filled with Bikes, Diesel Trucks, & OF COURSE Race Cars! Coziahr Harley-Davidson is having a ride from the dealer at 4:30 PM to the track and those that ride Coziahr buys your ticket in.
 
Diesel Trucks will also be on display and those that bring their truck will get 2 free admissions per truck and will get a parade lap at intermission!
 
Summer is in full swing which also means Little League Baseball. Racing is getting revved up at this time of year as well. Any Little League player (13 and under) that shows up in their uniforms will get in free.
 
There is a full 6 division racing program on tap as well with the Billingsley BP Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Sportsman, UMP B Mods, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP Hornets.
 
Be sure to spread the word as this is going to be a night full of fun and something for everyone!
 
Full Program Info:
 
Saturday, June 17
Coziahr Harley-Davidson Presents
Bikers, Diesel, & Little League Night
 
Divisions:
DIRTcar UMP Billingsley BP Elite Wash Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – 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.
 
For more information on Track Enterprises, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), & follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing).

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