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IT IS RACEDAY! The Midgets Are Back In Town!!

2:30 PM Update: We ARE racing tonight at Macon Speedway.  The forecast looks good for tonight’s action! Gonna be a great night.

The open wheel excitement of POWRi makes their first visit of 2018 to the fame fifth mile highbanks of Macon Speedway with the National Midgets and Micro Sprints. Expect lots of great wheel to wheel, 2 and 3 wide racing with more sliders than a White Castle crave case. There is also plenty of stock car action on the card with the Midwest Big Ten Series Decatur Building & Trades UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP Hornets. A perfect forecast is on tap for a great evening of racing for all. LET’S GO RACING!

Event Details:

Saturday, May 12
Kid’s Castle Learning Center Teacher Night
POWRi Midgets & Micros

Divisions:
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
-POWRi Speedway Motors Beach House 600cc WInged Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis Company
-Decatur Building & Trades Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
-UMP Street Stocks
-UMP Hornets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/it-is-raceday-the-midgets-are-back-in-town/

Californian Leads Midget Charge Into Macon Speedway Saturday

Top Open Wheelers To Make First Visit Of 2018

(Macon, IL) Most race fans know that Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is at the top of the list when it comes to action packed race tracks.  When they think of wild and crazy racecars, Midgets are a popular vote.  Put those two together and you always have a show to remember.  This Saturday, May 12 will be the first of four appearances for the Midgets of POWRi, as the quick and nimble racers keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Foresthill, California driver, Ryan Robinson, leads the tight point battle for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, coming into the Macon event.  Teammate, Tucker Klaasmeyer, of Paola, KS is just 30 points behind Robinson and has two feature wins, something Robinson hasn’t been able to garner in the six events so far.  Robinson has been able to secure the point lead with great consistency, having six top five’s in the six races.  Zach Daum, from Pocahontas, IL, Andrew Felker, of Carl Junction, MO, and Sutter, CA, Logan Seavey, complete the top five.

Last year, POWRi held three events at the 1/5-mile oval with Tyler Thomas, Michael Pickens, and Logan Seavey ending up in victory lane.  The races were, as always, crazy with slide jobs, crossovers, and plenty of passes for the lead, right up until the checkered flag fell.  This year should be no different with another stout field of open wheelers from all over the country, heading for Central Illinois.  It is a two day weekend for the series, as they race in nearby Jacksonville, IL on Friday night.

POWRi not only provides the excitement of the Midgets, they will also have the Speedway Motors Micros this Saturday night.  The Micros have run just three events to this point of the season but have already had 78 different participants.  Millersville, MO driver, Joe B. Miller, leads the standings by 60 points over Tulsa, OK’s Harley Hollan.  Missouri drivers, Jordan Howell and Austin Schaeffer are third and fourth, while Iowa’s, Jackson Frisbie is fifth.  Miller, Schaeffer, and Gage Robb have won feature events on this year’s tour.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models have a special event on tap this Saturday night, as well, as it’s the second Big Ten Series race of the year.  Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, leads not only the Macon standings but the Big Ten points as well.  Taylor ran only part time in 2017 but has made a splash in his full-time return this spring.  In addition to winning the Big Ten race at Lincoln, Taylor also won the opener at Macon and picked up a top five last weekend.  Others to watch for will be Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, who came off of wins at Farmer City and Macon last weekend, Kyle McMahon, Cody Maguire, and Roben Huffman.  The Pro Late fields have been up and very competitive early this season.

The Macon Speedway DIRTcar Street Stocks will also be on track this weekend.  Decatur, IL driver, Billy Nail, is off to a good start with finishes of 7th and 3rd to start the year.  Nail leads the standings by four, over last year’s champion and fellow Decatur, IL resident, Brian Dasenbrock.  Justin Crowell is third in points after nabbing a top five finish last Saturday night.  Nick Justice and Kevin Lewis complete the top five in points.

Rounding out Saturday’s classes will be the much improved DIRTcar Hornet class.  The division is averaging 20 cars, after two nights of racing this season.  Decatur, IL’s Jeremy Reed leads the standings after claiming both feature wins.  Fellow Decatur driver, Jerad Matherly, has had a good start and is second in points, 12 back of the lead.  Mike Eskew, Marty Sullivan, and Steve Stine complete the top five.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local pill draw ends at 5:45 when the driver meeting begins, 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.

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)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 71 Ryan Robinson Foresthill, CA 7 8 8 2170
2 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS 2 5 8 8 2140 30
3 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL 4 6 8 1790 380
4 67 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 1 5 6 6 1680 490
5 7F Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO 1 2 8 1490 680
6 51B Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 2 4 7 1450 720
7 21KS Karter Sarff Mason City, IL 2 8 1390 780
8 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 3 6 1290 880
9 67K Holly Shelton Gold River, CA 3 6 1270 900
10 71K Tanner Carrick Lincoln, CA 1 1 3 5 1200 970

 

POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 1 2 2 3 760
2 14h Harley Hollan Tulsa, OK 2 3 700 60
3 05 Jordan Howell Columbia, MO 3 3 690 70
4 71S Austin Schaeffer Kansas City, MO 1 1 2 3 660 100
5 38 Jackson Frisbie IA 1 1 3 600 160
6 47R Tyler Rennison Sweet Springs, MO 1 2 2 550 210
7 39 Russ Disinger Francesville, IN 1 1 2 460 300
8 73 Jason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK 1 2 340 420
9 2 Chase Porter St. Joseph, MO 1 1 340 420
10 37 Blake Carrick Lincoln, CA 2 340 420

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos Car # Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 60 0
2 45 Kyle McMahon Mt. Vernon IL 58 2
3 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 56 4
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 54 6
5 7M Adam Mefford Jacksonville IL 52 8
6 7Z Michael Maestus Lincoln IL 50 10
7 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 48 12
8 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 46 14
9 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 44 16
10 25 Tucker Finch Jacksonville IL 42 18


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models            

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 118 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 114 4
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 104 14
4 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 94 24
5 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 94 24
6 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 80 38
7 67R Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 58 60
8 45 Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 56 62
9 14 Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 54 64
10 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 52 66


DIRTcar Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23B Billy Nail Decatur IL 104 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 100 4
3 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 96 8
4 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 90 14
5 3T Kevin Lewis Decatur IL 88 16
6 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 86 18
7 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 84 20
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 60 44
9 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 58 46
10 22T Timmy Dick Monticello IL 58 46


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 120 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 108 12
3 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 108 12
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 90 30
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 90 30
6 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 88 32
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 84 36
8 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 70 50
9 12K Kodi Landholt Buffalo IL 68 52
10 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 66 54

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/californian-leads-midget-charge-into-macon-speedway-saturday/

POWRi Midgets Heading To Macon This Saturday

Central Illinois is the place to be for great racing this weekend! The POWRiLucas Oil National Midget League invades Jacksonville Speedway Friday night before we get to see them at Mighty Macon on Saturday.

There really is nothing like watching the Midgets race at Macon! Slide job city, crossovers galore, and fans on the edge of their seats. Gonna be wild!!

Saturday, May 12
Teacher Night
POWRi Midgets & Micros

Divisions:
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
POWRi Speedway Motors Micros By Beach House
Decatur Building & Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models
Street Stocks
Hornets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/powri-midgets-heading-to-macon-this-saturday/

Rhodes Takes First Feature at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) With his dad and defending Billingsley Elite Wash Modified track champion watching from the infield, Zach Rhodes made his father proud by capturing the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature race. Curt Rhodes has been out of action due to an eye injury but will return in an attempt to not just watch his son race but to race against him. As Rhodes made the last move out of the final turn to the checkered flag and into the weigh scales, the person to give the checkered flag to his Zach was his dad. The two embraced in a hug and after the victory lap, once again, the Rhodes’ combined for a hug. The win was not easy for Rhodes as he withstood the challenge from Dave Crawley, Jr. all race long. Rhodes held a strong lead until a caution with five laps to go brought the action to a standstill and the cars bumper to bumper coming to the restart. With Rhodes using every ounce of the bottom of the track, Crawley, Jr. stayed along with him until two laps remained and tried his hand at the top and slipped up in the second turn to open the lead for Rhodes.

Dakota Ewing has continued to grow as a driver and likely champion in years ahead. He has won many races in 2018 and notched another tally mark Saturday night in the 20-lap feature during the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model main event. Guy Taylor gave it all he had to catch Ewing but was not successful in that regard. Taylor battled Cody Maguire for the runner-up position for the majority of the race.

Nick Justice took the Street Stock trophy Saturday night with much joy as he ended a lengthy streak of not winning a race. Justice was unable to claim the checkered flag in 2017 and felt a sigh of relief when the race came to a close. His victory was one of the tougher wins on the night as Timmy Dick was side-by-side with him for the duration. Justice stayed low, Dick tried to push him higher to open the bottom line, but Justice would not budge.

Tim Hancock missed last week’s racing because he decided he was going to race a part-time schedule. “I”m going to race one week and go camping the next.” After not cashing in on the checkered flag on Opening Night and missing the second race of the season, Hancock regained his 2016 & 2017 form and cruised to the win.

Dennis Vandermeersch looked solid and made it 2-for-2 in the Sportsman division. Tim Bedinger raced alongside Vandermeersch but wasn’t able to catch up enough. “That’s my motor, I know it’s a fast car,” said Vandermeersch about Bedinger’s car.

Jeremy Reed is another driver to make it 2-for-2 on the racing season as he took the Hornet race. An anonymous donor gave up additional money for the winner and the race became a $350-to-win match. Jeremy Reed and Adam Webb, longtime friends and racing buddies, went toe-to-toe with one another until Webb had to pull in to the infield nine laps into the 15-lap race with a flat tire. Reed was out to the lead until Jay Orr, driver from Wisconsin, made his move to close in but ran out of laps.

Macon Speedway also featured the KidModz division and 15-year-old Dominick Mertzke claimed the victory. This division is set up get young drivers prepared for the move to the higher levels of racing. One of the most popular names to come from the KidModz was Bobby Pierce and just about everybody knows who he is and knows who he has become.

At intermission, Macon Speedway hosted a kids bike race with age groups getting to pedal their way from one end of the track to another for a trophy.

Macon Speedway hosts the first POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints program next week. The Pro Late Models take to the track in a Big Ten Series race, Street Stocks along with the Hornets make up the full program next Saturday.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Michael Rauch (Decatur), 6. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 7. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 10. Jared Thomas (Edinburg)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 5. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 6. Kyle VanDorn (New Berlin), 7. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 8. Anthony Harter (Sherman), 9. Jarod Shasteen (Macon), 10. Jake Little (Springfield)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Billy Nail (Decatur), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 6. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 7. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 8. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 9. Roy Beal (Springfield), 10. Dalton Quinlan (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godrey), 3. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 4. Ricky Smith (Alton), 5. Tom Riech (Springfield), 6. Brett Page (Centralia), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 9. Jarod Shasteen (Macon), 10. Dante Brown (Morrisonville)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 2. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 3. Scott Williams (Leroy), 4. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 5. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 6. Mitch Ranger (Taylorville), 7. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 8. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Jay Orr (South Milwaukee, WI), 3. Owen Cosman (Martinsville, IN), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 6. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Steve Stine (Stonington), 9. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 10. Ken Reed (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/rhodes-takes-first-feature-at-macon-speedway/

IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON!! $350 To Win Hornet Feature Announced!

Tonight, 7 divisions of racing action will be joined by CEFCU Kid’s Club before the races and kid’s bicycle races at intermission. It will be an action packed evening for just $12 admission. A sponsor has also stepped up to make the Hornet feature pay $350 to win tonight.  Full info below…

Saturday, May 5
Kid’s Bicycle Races
CEFCU Kid’s Club

Divisions:
Decatur Building & Trades Pro Late Models
Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds
B-Mods
Sportsman
Street Stocks
Hornets
KidModz Racing Series

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free

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

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

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

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

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

Macon To Begin 2018 Racer Reward Program This Week

Macon Speedway is proud to be one of only 50+ tracks & series in the nation to have the prestigious Contingency Connection RACER REWARDS program in 2018. We are pleased to announce that we will offer nearly $100,000 in NATIONAL Contingency Connection RACER REWARDS in 2018. This Saturday, May 5, is the first night in which drivers will have a chance to win the booklets and the second season in-a-row that Macon Speedway drivers have benefited from the program.
 
National manufacturers such as Richmond Gear, COMP Cams, Renegade Oil, ELGIN, Holley, SCAT, JE PISTONS, Edelbrock, CLEVITE, Stage 8, K&N Filters, Auto Meter, MSD, Mr. Gasket, ACCEL, MAHLE, Lincoln Welders, Taylor, Melling, Fuelab, FAST, Hedman Hedders, Canton Oil Pans, SCE Gaskets, E3 Spark Plugs and many, many others will be posting awards at Macon Speedway.
 
The RACER REWARDS Book will be presented to a number of classes each week. Racer Rewards books include manufacturer discount coupons amounting to nearly $3000 in Racer Rewards each week for every winner! Racers receive their Contingency Connection awards immediately upon their win. Much like last year, the positions in which the booklets are presented to will be predetermined and posted on the event schedule.
 
Lincoln Speedway, also a Track Enterprises promoted facility, will also be starting the program at their next race on Friday, May 18.
 
RUN the decals and BUY the products of the posting sponsors to be eligible to win thousands of dollars in contingency awards all season long!
 
RACER REWARDS by Contingency Connection is YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION to performance manufacturers!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/macon-to-begin-2018-racer-reward-program-this-week/

Seven Divisions Of Action Set To Race Saturday At Macon Speedway

Kid’s Bike Races Part Of CEFCU Kid’s Club

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday night, May 5, will be an action packed evening at Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, as seven divisions of action are set to race in addition to bike races and other fun activities for kids.  It’s the third night of action at the 1/5-mile dirt track for the 2018 season.

Last Saturday night, one of the biggest crowds in Macon Speedway history converged to watch the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The racing was, as always, action packed.  This Saturday night, all of the staple divisions at the track will be back in action for a full show of stock car racing.

Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, is off to a hot start in his #4T Pro Late.  In addition to the opening night victory in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature, Taylor has also won at Lincoln Speedway in strong fashion.  Jeremy Nichols, of Lovington, IL, finished second on opening night, while Kyle McMahon, Dakota Ewing, and Roben Huffman also had strong runs in the opener.

New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., is off to a good start in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds.  Sheppard, who was last year’s track champion in the Pro Late divisions, won on opening night and backed it up with a third place finish against a strong field of Modifieds last Saturday night.  Blake Thompson sits second in the standings, while Danny Smith, Guy Taylor, and Jimmy Sinkhorn complete the top five.

It’s starting to look like the DIRTcar B-Mods will have a different track champion in 2018, as Tim Hancock, who won the last two titles, was not in attendance last week.  Godfrey, IL driver, Cody Stillwell, who has been in the championship hunt the last couple of seasons, leads this year’s points by just four over Jerry Thompson of Troy, IL.  Each of those two drivers have been in victory lane early this year.  Tim Riech, Tom Riech, and JR Wiltermood round out the top five.

For the Sportsman, this Saturday night will be their second of 10+ events at the track this year.  On opening night, Arlington, IL’s Dennis Vander Meersch took the victory over Tim Bedinger, Scott Landers, Scott Williams, and Ty Nation.  Last year’s top two point contenders, Timmy Dick and Danny Smith, did not have their cars ready for the opener.

The Street Stock track points are currently led by Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols after his opening night win, which was also a Big Ten race.  Nick Macklin, Chris Dick, Darrell Dick, and Terry Reed were top five finishers that night.  It was a strong field that boasted nearly 20 cars.

Rounding out the regular classes this Saturday night will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Opening night surprised a number of people, as a field of 22 drivers were on hand, much bigger than in recent years for opening night.  Decatur, IL driver, Jeremy Reed winning, wasn’t as much of a surprise, as he is always fast.  Andrew Dudash, Mike Eskew, Jerad Matherly, and Caleb Branch completed the top five.

Making their one and only visit this season will be the KidModz Racing Series.  The KidModz are geared toward 8-16 year old kids interested in Dirt Modified racing.

At intermission, kids 15 and under will have their opportunity to get on the race track for the kids bicycle races.  Kids who want to participate are asked to bring their bikes and helmets.  The participants will be split into different age groups to race for trophies.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:45 when the driver meeting begins, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults 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)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 60 0
2 67R Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 58 2
3 45 Kyle McMahon Mt. Vernon IL 56 4
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 54 6
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 52 8
6 84 Jeff Ray Springfield IL 50 10
7 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 48 12
8 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 46 14
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 44 16
10 77 Patrick Younger Decatur IL 42 18


Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 116 0
2 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 98 18
3 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 92 24
4 99 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 92 24
5 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 76 40
6 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 72 44
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 66 50
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 62 54
9 24H Mike Harrison Highland IL 60 56
10 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 58 58


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 118 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 114 4
3 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 98 20
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 96 22
5 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 96 22
6 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 66 52
7 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 58 60
8 42 Clint Young Ava IL 52 66
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 52 66
10 2 Eric Brackett Brighton IL 50 68


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 60 0
2 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 58 2
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 56 4
4 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 54 6
5 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 52 8
6 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 50 10
7 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 48 12
8 21 Randy Dickman Troy MO 10 50


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 60 0
2 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 58 2
3 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 56 4
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 54 6
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 52 8
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 50 10
7 23B Billy Nail Decatur IL 48 12
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 46 14
9 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 44 16
10 3T Kevin Lewis Decatur IL 42 18


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 60 0
2 20D Andrew Dudash St. Louis MO 58 2
3 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 56 4
4 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 54 6
5 25C Caleb Branch Hammond IL 52 8
6 52 Jared Cochran Bethalto IL 50 10
7 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 48 12
8 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 46 14
9 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 44 16
10 17 Corey Hulbert Terre Haute IN 42 18

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/05/seven-divisions-of-action-set-to-race-saturday-at-macon-speedway/

The Smooth Operator Dials in at Macon Speedway

By Brett Zerfowski
(Macon, IL) The San Francisco Giants used “Even Year Magic” to win the World Series in Major League Baseball during the even years of 2010, 2012 & 2014. Bobby Pierce has his own even year magic going during the Lucas Oil Late Model Series visit to Macon Speedway. When the checkered flag hit the air at the end of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100, Pierce stood tall. The win for Pierce was his third in the five-year history of this race and they’ve all come during even years: 2014, 2016 & 2018. Only Jimmy Owens (2015) and Josh Richards (2017) can say they have claimed the trophy and the $12,000 paycheck at the end of the night.
Bobby Pierce, the 21-year-old from Oakwood, was the fifth-fastest of 25 cars in the field during time trials and won his heat race to set himself up on the front row outside for the 5th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.
Opposite him on the inside of row one was Moweaqua’s Shannon Babb, a Macon Speedway fan favorite, which set up an all-Illinois front row for this national touring series. Pierce blew away to the early lead but Babb stayed on his tail as best as he could and was challenged by Josh Richards for the second place spot. As the race went on, Babb kept pace but was met by Ryan Unzicker who would eventually make the pass for second.
Pierce’s lead was challenged by Unzicker and Babb at the midway point as lapped traffic started to slow down the “Smooth Operator.” Pierce would retain the lead and move forward. He would be passed for the lead on lap 93 by Unzicker as lapped car Mason Zeigler slowed Pierce but the lead for Unzicker was short lived as Pierce slid back to the lead only lap later and would make no doubt about the finish. Pierce led 99 laps out of the 100.
Race Notes: From green flag to checkered flag, the race was completed in 38 minutes, 17 seconds. That is the second-shortest St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 in the short history of the race. The 2016 edition was finished in 35 minutes. This race only featured five cautions. That is the fewest yellow flags in the five-years of the race. All 25 cars were allowed to start the A-Main without the need for a B-Main. Of the 25 starters, 15 cars completed all 100 laps. Only four cars pulled off before reaching 50 laps. Bobby Pierce has won five 100-lap races at Macon Speedway. 3 St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 races and 2 Herald & Review 100 races.
The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds raced for a special $1,000-to-win Saturday night and Highland’s Mike Harrison took away with the win. Starting in the second row, Harrison closed in on both Levi Kissinger and Brian Bielong before making the move on Kissinger’s top spot seven laps into the 20-lap A-Main and took off for the win.
The B-Modifieds were also part of this monster show and Jerry Thompson told the checkered flag. Thompson finished third in the point standings in 2017 and has had two strong races to begin 2018.
The grandstands were more full than ever before. People were standing because sitting was unavailable. The 50/50 raffle went for $1,000. Macon Speedway was showcased to thousands of eyes in person as well as on pay-per-view with dirtondirt.com.
B-Modifieds–1. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 5. Dante Brown (Morrisonville), 6. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 7. Kenny Edwards (Edwardsville), 8. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 9. Kevin Crowder (Argenta)
Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Levi Kissinger (Mt. Vernon, IN), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Brian Bielong (Summerfield), 5. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 6. Ken Schrader (Concord, NC), 7. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 8. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 9. Blake Thompson (Troy), 10. Danny Smith (Argenta)
Lucas Oil Late Model Series–1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood), 2. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 3. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua), 4. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA), 5. Josh Richards (Shinnston, W. VA), 6. Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY), 7. Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN), 8. Don O’Neal (Martinsville), 9. Hudson O’Neal (Martinsville), 10. Jason Feger (Bloomington)

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IT IS St. Louis U Pic A Part 100 RACE DAY!

For the 5th time in Macon Speedway history the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to Mighty Macon for the St. Louis U Pic A Part 100. The richest event in track history will pay a $12,000 top prize to the winner. Will last night’s winner at Tri-City Bobby Pierce (2014, 2016), Jimmy Owens (2015), or defending event winner and series champion Josh Richards (2017) score the win and tack ob another victory in this event to their credit, or do we have a new name added to the list of victors? Be here to find out! The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will do battle for a $1,000 top prize. Rounding out what is going to be an exciting program is the ultra competitive UMP B-Mod Division. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the best shows you will see here all season, and possibly anywhere! LET’S GO RACING!

Full Show Information:

Saturday, April 28
St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

Divisions:
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Super Late Models
$12,000 To Win

Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
$1,000 To Win

UMP B-Mods
$300 To Win

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $30
Children 11 & Under – $5

Pits – $40
Children 11 & Under Pits – $20

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

More Information:

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2017 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.Also follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt) and Twitter (@lucasdirt)

For more information about Macon Speedway​, follow online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises​, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

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.

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Lucas Oil Late Models Set For Macon Speedway Saturday Night

Bloomquist, Babb, Pierce, & Others To Take On The 1/5-Mile

MACON, IL (April 25, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their presence known in the “Land of Lincoln” this weekend, returning to Macon Speedway, Saturday, April 28 for a $12,000-to-win event.  It’s the second half of a doubleheader weekend for the series, as they also compete on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL.  At both venues, the nation’s top dirt late model drivers are expected to challenge a strong field of local and regional standouts.

“Macon has a history of producing some of the most exciting events of the season,” said Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director, Rick Schwallie.  “The level of competition this season has been second-to-none.  The Midwest has some of the toughest competitors anywhere in the country.  Fans are in store for a very exciting weekend of racing.”

The action will be at Macon Speedway on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.  The 1/5-mile bullring is accustomed to some of the most thrilling, door-to-door racing action of the season.  The event will feature Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.  To learn more, visit: www.maconracing.com.

Jonathan Davenport continues to set the pace in the Lucas Oil championship chase, 75-points ahead of defending National Champion, Josh Richards.  With his recent success, Scott Bloomquist is now third, followed by Earl Pearson Jr. and Tim McCreadie rounding out the top five in championship standings.

This will be the fifth running of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway.  Oakwood, IL driver Bobby Pierce won the 2014 and 2016 editions of the race, while Jimmy Owens took the 2015 event.  Last year, Josh Richards claimed the top prize.

The Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds will be running for extra prize money at $1,000 to win and $100 to start, after opening their season last weekend.  New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. dominated his way to victory last weekend.  Sheppard was the track’s Pro Late Model champ in 2017.

Rounding out this Saturday’s slate will be the DIRTcar B-Mods.  Cody Stillwell did the nearly unthinkable on Saturday, holding off defending two-time track champion, Tim Hancock.  Hancock had won 30 of the last 35 features at the track but Godfrey, IL’s, Stillwell, held a pretty wheel to hold him off.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, qualifying at 6:30, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2120  
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2045 -75
3 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2005 -115
4 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1980 -140
5 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1780 -340
6 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1745 -375
6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1745 -375
8 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1720 -400
8 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 1720 -400
10 40B Kyle Bronson ® Brandon, FL 1715 -405
11 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1695 -425
12 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA 1630 -490
13 1s Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 1620 -500
14 25Z Mason Zeigler ® Chalk Hill, PA 1535 -585
15 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1530 -590

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 April 27th – 28th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Main.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use a new right rear tire.

*Cutting and/or siping of any tire IS allowed.

Event Purse: 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

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