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Plenty On Tap For Coziahr Harley Night At Macon Speedway

Bikers, Diesel Truck Owners, & Little Leaguers To Benefit

(Macon, IL) After a couple of weeks of open wheel racing, Macon Speedway gets back to many of the familiar divisions this coming Saturday, June 17.  Plenty of walks of life will be on the premises this week, as Coziahr Harley Davidson and Pabst Blue Ribbon present Bikers, Diesel Truck, and Little League Night.  Meanwhile, six divisions of racing will be on track.

Being that it is Coziahr Harley Davidson night, Bikers from all over will be joining in the “Ride To The Races”.  The ride will leave Coziahr at 4:30.  Bikers that participate in the ride, will have their tickets purchased by Coziahr at the gate.

Another way to get to the races is by diesel truck.  Macon Speedway will be having a Show & Shine in the parking lot for diesel trucks, starting at 5:00.  A diesel truck parade lap will also take place at intermission.  Those who participate with their diesel trucks will receive free admission for themselves and one guest.

Macon Speedway will also be honoring youth baseball players with Little League night.  All kids 13 and under and wearing their uniform, will receive free admission to the grandstands.

In honor of Pabst Blue Ribbon being a presenting sponsor, a special PBR Happy Hour will take place between 5:00-7:00, featuring $2 cans.

On track, fans will be treated to the UMP Pro Late Models, where Blue Mound, IL driver Jeff Reed, Jr. leads the points.  While consistency has put him on top, Cody Maguire, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Jake Little and Rudy Zaragoza complete the top five.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will be on track again after an exciting feature last Saturday.  Mason City, IL’s Austin Lynn leads the standings in the class, which boasts some very talented drivers week-after-week.  Last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, is second, while Brian Lynn, Alan Crowder, and Danny Smith finish off the top five.

After a two-week layoff, the UMP B-Mods will be back on track.  The point leader is last year’s champion, Tim Hancock, from Mt. Olive, IL.  Tom Riech, Cody Stillwell, Jerry Thompson, and Tim Riech are the top five competitors early in the season.

It’s been a while since the UMP Sportsman have been in action at Macon as well.  This week, Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith leads the cars back on track.  Smith has Timmy Dick, Scott Landers, Rick Roedel, and Terry Myers behind him as top challengers.

It’s a tight battle at the top of the UMP Street Stock standings, as Boody, IL driver Shawn Ziemer leads the way.  Ziemer has had a solid season so far but so has Brian Dasenbrock, who trails by just ten points.  Neither has won a feature.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Darrell Dick complete the top five.

Rounding out the on track action will be the UMP Hornets in their final tune-up before the big $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge next weekend.  Dustin Reed leads the points with Cook Crawford, Ryan Cantrell, Marty Sullivan, and Adam Webb in the top five.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $12, 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)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 348 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 342 6
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 332 16
4 38J Jake Little 290 58
5 67R Rudy Zaragoza 244 104
6 33H Roben Huffman 242 106
7 24 Matt Taylor 228 120
8 84 Myles Moos 202 146
9 77 Patrick Younger 180 168
10 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 174


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 334 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 322 12
3 14 Brian Lynn 320 14
4 14C Alan Crowder 270 64
5 98 Danny Smith 248 86
6 71 Jeff Graham 234 100
7 7 Blake Thompson 202 132
8 51 Jamie Riech 170 164
9 7S Ethan Schnapp 144 190
10 3 Wade Glover 142 192


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 276 0
2 57R Tom Riech 268 8
3 00s Cody Stillwell 252 24
4 18 Jerry Thompson 226 50
5 55 Tim Riech 208 68
6 43 Jared Thomas 178 98
7 74 Amanda Adams 168 108
8 0JR Tim Hancock Jr 164 112
9 74 Billy Adams 158 118
10 42 Clint Young 144 132


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith 166 0
2 22 Timmy Dick 166 0
3 41 Scott Landers 166 0
4 11 Rick Roedel 160 6
5 12M Terry Myers 148 18
6 44 Bill Berghaus 94 72
7 25 Dennis Vander Meersch 60 106
8 112 Scott Williams 58 108
9 25 Tim Bedinger 54 112
10 77 Patrick Hawkins 52 114


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer 408 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock 398 10
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher 364 44
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 358 50
5 22X Darrell Dick 272 136
6 5 Terry Reed 258 150
7 1 Fredie Thomas 248 160
8 28L Garrett Lewis 244 164
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza 208 200
10 16 Nick Macklin 160 248


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 326 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 314 12
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 82
4 39M Marty Sullivan 200 126
5 40 Adam Webb 180 146
6 63 Paul Peters 150 176
7 33 Jeremy Reed 118 208
8 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 214
9 911 Brad Rexroad 112 214
10 15C Rafe McKenna 102 224

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Arctic Cat Sprints Return to Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Tony Stewart’s return to Macon Speedway came with much fanfare and excitement as did the return of the 410 winged sprint cars as part of the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions. Making their second of two Illinois stops on the circuit, Stewart raced and looked strong in his heat but drew the last number for the dash which assembled the front rows for the 40-lap feature attraction. Stewart, sole owner of the circuit and co-owner of Macon Speedway, would start in the third row inside position and hung around the top five for the majority of the race and would finish fifth. The story of the race was how Justin Peck was dialed in from the top of the track and won his first Arctic Cat All-Star feature race.

Dennis Wernle hooked up on the bottom side of the Speedway during the first feature of the night and that glided him past Nick Justice for the lead and the win. Justice looked like a lock for feature win but midway through the race, Wernle went to the bottom and passed second place Nick Macklin and then got a gift caution flag and with four laps to go made the pass for the lead on Justice and held on for the checkered flag.

Brian Lynn was able to make good happen from starting sixth on the redraw for the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature and was able to use the full 20 laps in the A-Main to win the race. Kaleb Wood had a strong run at the outset and looked to win his first Modified feature of his career but it wasn’t to be as he spun out with fewer than ten laps to go. Lynn used the bottom of the track to push away from the competition.

Roben Huffman was in a fight in the Pro Late Model feature as both Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and Myles Moos chasing down the lead. Midway through the race, Huffman didn’t finish strong in the fourth turn and it allowed Moos the chance to take the top groove and he rode off with the lead and the win. Sheppard would take second as he passed Huffman, as well.

Next week, Macon Speedway gets back to normal with a full stock car racing program with Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds and Hornets. Plus, it will be Diesel, Biker and Little League Night at the track.

Street Stocks–1. Dennis Wernle (New Douglas), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 7. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 8. Chester Peek (Jacksonville), 9. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 10. Garrett Lewis (Decatur)

Arctic Cat Sprints–1. Justin Peck (Monrovia, IN), 2. Paul Nienhiser (Chapin), 3. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 4. Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA), 5. Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN), 6. Caleb Armstrong (New Castle, IN), 7. Hunter Schuerenberg (Sikeston, MO), 8. TJ Michael (West Plano, TX), 9. Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH), 10. Brandon Spithaler (Evans City, PA)

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

Pro Late Models–1. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Jake Little (Springfield), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/06/arctic-cat-sprints-return-to-macon-speedway/

IT IS RACEDAY! Tony Stewart, 410 Sprint Cars, 3 Other Classes!

IT IS RACE DAY! For the first time since 2004 the Arctic Cat – ATVs All Star Circuit of Champions visits Macon Speedway, the 8th visit in series history. Track co-owner, All Stars Owner, and 3x NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart will be racing his Tony Stewart Racing 14 sprint car in his first race here since 2013 with the Midwest Open Wheel Association. Sprint cars turning 9 second laps is something you can’t see many places besides Macon. Also expect great sliders and 2-3 wide action!

Also on the cars are the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, & UMP Street Stocks. This is going to be a huge night you won’t want to miss!

Full Show Info:

SATURDAY, JUNE 10
MACON SPEEDWAY

Divisions:
Arctic Cat – Snowmobiles All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints
Billingsley BP Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP Street Stocks

Pro Late Models – Drivers who raced with us in the Pro Late Model class on Saturday, June 3, will receive free pit admission.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – Payout has been increased to $600 to win and $100 to start.

UMP Street Stocks – Drivers who raced with us in the Street Stock class on Saturday, June 3, will receive free pit admission. This Street Stock payout has also been increased to $300 to win and $60 to start.

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

Pricing:
Adults – $30
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Adult Pit Pass $40

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, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), & follow us on Twitter (@TEIRacing).

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Tony Stewart And Arctic Cat All Stars To Visit Central Illinois

(Macon, IL) – Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are turning their attention back to the Central Time Zone, this time ready to take part in a trio of programs in areas of central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the first and only time in 2017. The visits include Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday night.  Both nights, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, will be racing with the All-Stars.

“America’s Series” will visit three different facilities during the trek west, two in the Land of Lincoln and one just across the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, all of which awarding $5,000 top prizes. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, June 9, with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Illinois; only the second visit in Arctic Cat All Star history.

The weekend will continue a mere 45 miles southeast in Macon, Illinois, where the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 10. The “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval,” undoubtedly the smallest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars for the eighth time in Series history, but only the first time since 2004. Former two-time Series champion Greg Wilson is the latest to visit Macon Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

In addition, Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will also be in action during competition at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway.

“We cannot wait for this weekend to arrive,” Adam Mackey explained, Track Enterprises Operations Manager at Lincoln and Macon. “This is the biggest back-to-back weekend we’ve ever had at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions put on a great show last year at Lincoln. When you throw Macon in the mix for a doubleheader weekend, as well as have Tony Stewart racing a sprint car on both nights, what more could you ask for?”

After action on Saturday evening is complete, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will make the near-three hour trip from the smallest oval on the circuit, to the oval furthest west on the 2017 Series map to 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

Now a two-time Series winner in 2017, Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge westbound, holding down the top spot in the current Series championship chase. The Alvada, Ohio, native wrapped up the most recent weekend of competition with two podium finishes, one of which resulting in a victory at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 3.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, qualifying for all 15 contested main events, earning eight top-ten finishes in the process. Armstrong trails Kemenah by 126 points, but maintains a 22-point lead over Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms. Like Armstrong, Helms has qualified for all 15 contested programs, earning five top-ten finishes.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, a part-time traveler with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings. Smith, in the midst of his second, full-year on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but his first since 2015, highlights his season thus far with four top-five finishes, most recently finishing fifth at Mercer Raceway Park.

At Lincoln, the UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, and POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed will be on hand.  At Macon, additional divisions will be UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, and UMP Street Stocks.  Grandstand admission each day will be $30, while kids 11 and under are free.  Tickets will be sold at the door.

Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway will each open pit gates at 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, respectively. General admission gates will swing open at 4:00pm, with racing to hit center stage at 7. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com and www.maconracing.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

About Lincoln Speedway: 

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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)

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings

  1. Chad Kemenah: 1864
    2. Caleb Armstrong: 1738
    3. Caleb Helms: 1716
    4. Ryan Smith: 1690
    5. Tim Shaffer: 1538
    6. Max Stambaugh: 1524
    7. T.J. Michael: 1450
    8. Brandon Matus: 1356
    9. Brandon Spithaler: 1331
    10. Brent Matus: 1304


Lincoln UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little 154 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 150 4
3 33H Roben Huffman 144 10
4 84 Myles Moos 140 14
5 20 Dustin Ingram 124 30
6 11E Brandon Eskew 110 44
7 21 J.R. Maple 90 64
8 1M Andy Minett 90 64
9 A10 Bob Sidener 86 68
10 67R Rudy Zaragoza 86 68

Lincoln UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 35 Brandon Roberts 172 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger 160 12
3 14 Brian Lynn 156 16
4 72A Austin Lynn 152 20
5 98C Cole Hussong 132 40
6 3 Mike Brooks 124 48
7 32 Donovan Lodge 98 74
8 166 Travis Shoulders 94 78
9 97 Charles Hess 92 80
10 10 Curt Rhodes 80 92


Lincoln POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 56 Mitchell Davis 146 0
2 19E Daltyn England 124 22
3 51R Gedd Ross 120 26
4 10R Jack Routson 120 26
5 30T Tyler Vantoll 116 30
6 6B Andy Baugh 114 32
7 7B Dave Baugh 106 40
8 73 Broc Hunnell 98 48
9 15M Shane Morgan 94 52
10 5 Wyatt Teare 92 54


Macon UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 298 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 290 8
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 274 24
4 67R Rudy Zaragoza 244 54
5 38J Jake Little 234 64
6 24 Matt Taylor 228 70
7 33H Roben Huffman 188 110
8 77 Patrick Younger 180 118
9 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 124
10 4T Guy Taylor 162 136


Macon UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn 280 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 266 14
3 14 Brian Lynn 260 20
4 98 Danny Smith 248 32
5 14C Alan Crowder 212 68
6 71 Jeff Graham 190 90
7 7 Blake Thompson 156 124
8 7S Ethan Schnapp 144 136
9 3 Wade Glover 142 138
10 51 Jamie Riech 130 150


Macon UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 358 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 358 0
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 344 14
4 55S Jason Scrimpsher 320 38
5 22X Darrell Dick 272 86
6 5 Terry Reed 206 152
7 28L Garrett Lewis 202 156
8 1 Fredie Thomas 200 158
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza 198 160
10 14 Wes Biesenthal 138 220

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POWRi SPEED Week Fill Pits With 115+ Cars At Macon Speedway 

(Macon, IL) The fifth annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week brought another strong field of cars to Mighty Macon Speedway this past Saturday night, June 3.  Nearly 120 cars attended the fourth night of SPEED Week, with Route 66 Speedway, Fairbury, and Jacksonville the first three nights.  The two Track Enterprises operated facilities of Macon and Lincoln close the weekend festivities out on Saturday and Sunday.

First on track, feature time, was the much anticipated 30-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League event.  As the race took green, frontrunner, Michael Pickens, from New Zealand, took the early lead.  Pickens, the winner of the opening night of SPEED Week at Route 66, set sail early on with former champion, Zach Daum in hot pursuit.  After a lap five restart, Pickens, Daum, and Tyler Thomas broke away from the rest of the field in single file formation at the top.  Thomas was eliminated from contention with a flat tire, near the halfway point.  Over the last ten laps, Zeb Wise and Brad Loyet joined the lead pack as they set a blistering pace.  Behind them, it was slidejob city as drivers diced for position.  Over the final eight laps, Daum gave it a great effort, hounding Pickens to the lowside.  He never did get the run he needed but it kept fans on the edge of their seats.  At the checkered, Pickens was followed by Daum, Wise, Loyet, and Shane Golobic.

Up next was the POWRi Speedway Motors National Micro League 20-lap feature presented by The Beach House.  When the race went green, Luke Verardi in the Pepsi #28 rocketed out front with a commanding lead.  Second through fourth were putting on a good show, as Todd Kirkman, Jacksonville winner, Joe B Miller, and Eric Wright were hounding one another.  Eric Wright was running a strong second when he lost control, spinning in front of the field with 13 laps in.  That handed second to Nick Howard, who was no slouch either.  Howard stayed glued to the back of Verardi before the first slidejob and crossover on lap 16.  Howard tried again on lap 20 and this time it paid off, as he was able to fend off Verardi, coming to the checkered.  Howard led just one lap, the last one.  Following the Lawrence, KS driver was Verardi, Garrett Duff, Craig Ronk, and Joey Wirth.

The final POWRi race of the night was the Lucas Oil Division II Midgets main event.  Andy Malpocker, in his hooked up #22 took the early lead for the 22-car field.  Malpocker caught slower traffic at the back of the field with just a couple of laps in and started work traffic.  After a red came out for a flip, the field was realigned nose-to-tail. After a couple successive yellows and restarts, it was clear to see no one had anything for Malpocker.  Following the St. Charles, MO driver were AJ Hill, Broc Hunnell, Andy Baugh, and Shane Morgan.

In the UMP Pro Late Model feature had a solid field of 14 cars take the green with a few newcomers mixed in.  Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, who has had a great start to the season, had a strong re-draw of “2” to start second in the feature.  Most new at that point, he would be tough to beat.  There was one lead change during the event, as Aaron Heck, drove under Little in turn three.  Little timed it up just right and drove back by him coming off of four and never again relinquished the lead.  Heck, who made his first Macon visit, finished second with Kyle McMahon, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., and Matt Taylor completing the top five.

Rounding out the night’s action was the UMP Street Stock feature.  Jeremy Nichols, who had problems in the heat, got them fixed before the feature and it didn’t take him long to move from the back to the front.  The Lovington, IL driver went on to win yet another Macon feature and was followed by Shawn Ziemer, Brian Dasenbrock, Jason Scrimpsher, and Rudy Zaragoza.

With little turnaround, the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week now heads to Lincoln Speedway for the Championship Finale on Sunday, June 4.  The event will see Midgets, Micros, DII Midgets, plus the strong track classes of UMP Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds.  The finale will see pits opening at 2:00, stands at 3:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.  Grandstand admission is just $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.  Full info is at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

For Macon Speedway, the next event is the big Saturday, June 10 show featuring three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, racing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions.  The Sprint cars will be joined by Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, and Street Stocks.  More info can be found on the All-Star Sprint weekend at www.maconracing.com.

MACON SPEEDWAY FEATURE RESULTS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature (Top 10) – 1) #1NZ Michael Pickens  2) #5D Zach Daum 3) #39 Zeb Wise 4) #05 Brad Loyet 5) #17W Shane Golobic 6) #7 Austin Brown 7) #27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 8) #28 Ace McCarthy 9) #8GQ Jimi Quinn 10) #4D Robert Dalby

POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros Presented By The Beach House (Top 10) – 1) #37H Nick Howard 2) #28 Luke Veradi 3) #66J Garrett Duff 4) #5R Craig Ronk 5) #5R Joey Wirth 6) #14 Kurt Westerfield 7) #38 Jackson Frisbie 8) #3 Ayrton Gennetten 9) #47R Tyler Rennison 10) #51B Joe B Miller

POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League Feature (Top 10) – 1) #22 Andy Malpocker 2) #D33 AJ Hill 3) #F5 Broc Hunnell 4) #6B Andy Baugh 5) #15M Shane Morgan 6) #19E Daltyn England 7) #14B Rohan Beasley 8) #14 Jack Routson 9) #87 James Teare 10) #7 Dave Baugh

UMP Pro Late Model Feature (Top 10) – 1) #38J Jake Little (Springfield, IL), 2) #45 Aaron Heck (Mt. Vernon, IL), 3) #45M Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon, IL), 4) #T6 Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin, IL) 5) #24 Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL), 6) #44 Guy Taylor (Springfield, IL) 7) #27 Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL) 8) #52R Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound, IL) 9) #33H Roben Huffman (Midland City, IL) 10) #11 Andy Scoles (St. Charles, MO)

UMP Street Stock Feature – 1) #J24 Jeremy Nichols (Lovington, IL) 2) #23Z Shawn Ziemer (Boody, IL) 3) #08 Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur, IL) 4) #55S Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur, IL) 5) #67R Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville, IL) 6) #24 Justin Crowell (Lincoln, IL)

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IT’S RACE DAY At Macon Speedway!

IT IS RACE DAY! The excitement of open wheel racing, a type of racing which has roots all the way back to our beginning in 1946 here atMacon Speedway, returns tonight with Round 4 of POWRi Illinois Speed Week. See the awesome cars and the stars that pilot them of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint League, and Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Midget League all do battle in tight, wheel to wheel action full of breathtaking moments and plenty of slide jobs.

For the stock car fans there will be great racing on tap as well as the DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models and UMP Street Stocks will both be in action.

The weather is going to be fantastic, and the racing POWRi puts on is normally 2nd to none. Don’t miss out on a great night of racing! BE HERE! We will sell you the entire seat, but you will only need the edge!

Full Program Info:

Saturday, June 3rd
POWRi Illinois Speed Week

Divisions Racing:

Lucas Oil​ POWRi​ National Midgets
Speedway Motors​ Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw National Micros
Lucas Oil POWRi DII Midgets

DIRTcar UMP​ Pro Crate Late Models
UMP Street Stocks

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

Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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

For more information on the POWRi, visit www.powri.com, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/powri) and follow them on Twitter (@POWRi_Racing)

For more information on Track Enterprises​, follow them online atwww.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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POWRi Illinois SPEED Week Up Next For Macon & Lincoln Speedways

POWRi Illinois SPEED Week Up Next For Macon & Lincoln Speedways

(Macon, IL) With the Fifth Annual Illinois SPEED Week on the horizon, fans and teams are hoping that Mother Nature plays nicely after a wet start to 2017 throughout the Midwest.  Set to be bigger than ever, the Fifth Annual Illinois SPEED Week will host racing from the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League, and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League.  The POWRi show will be heading to Macon Speedway this coming Saturday, June 3 and then to Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 4 for the SPEED Week Championship Finale.

New to the Illinois SPEED Week schedule, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois will be featured as the opener on Wednesday, May 31st.  Thursday, June 1st the three divisions will make a short drive south to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Friday, June 2nd all three divisions will make the trek to Jacksonville Speedway.

The final two events on the SPEED Week schedule take place at Track Enterprises operated facilities of Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.  Saturday, June 3rd the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, and the POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midgets will be pacing the Mighty Macon Speedway.  The UMP Pro Late Models and Street Stocks will also be in action.  The fifth and final night of Illinois SPEED Week will be held at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 4th featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League, and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League plus UMP Pro Late Models and Modifieds.

At Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 3, pits open at 3:00, stands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.  On Sunday, June 4 at Lincoln Speedway, pits will open at 2:00, stands at 3:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be just $15 each night.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

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.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 5D Zach Daum 1570 0
2 17 Logan Seavey 1490 80
3 71 Ryan Robinson 1320 250
4 97 Spencer Bayston 1260 310
5 3N Jake Neuman 1250 320
6 71K Tanner Carrick 1220 350
7 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 1190 380
8 91T Tyler Thomas 1150 420
9 67K Holly Shelton 1090 480
10 37 Andrew Felker 1030 540


POWRi Speedway Motors 600 Outlaw Micro League

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14H Harley Hollan 960 0
2 51B Joe B Miller 920 40
3 22S Slater Helt 890 70
4 2B Nathan Benson 800 160
5 42 Andy Bishop 590 370
6 5R Craig Ronk 590 370
7 81 Frank Flud 540 420
8 83W Jim Woods 490 470
9 65E Chad Elliott 440 520
10 28V Luke Verardi 430 530


POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget League

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 30T Tyler Vantoll 1170 0
2 14 Jack Routson 1000 170
3 43T Josh Thomas 720 450
4 19E Daltyn England 710 460
5 99 Ryan Probst 580 590
6 51R Gedd Ross 520 650
7 Wyatt Teare 470 700
8 6B Andy Baugh 390 780
9 56 Mitchell Davis 290 880
10 22 Andy Malpocker 290 880


Macon Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 32M Cody Maguire 254 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 252 2
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 220 34
4 67R Rudy Zaragoza 204 50
5 77 Patrick Younger 180 74
6 24 Matt Taylor 176 78
7 38J Jake Little 174 80
8 10A Shawn Vaughn 174 80
9 33H Roben Huffman 144 110
10 84 Myles Moos 142 112


Macon Speedway Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer 300 0
2 J24 Jeremy Nichols 298 2
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 288 12
4 22X Darrell Dick 272 28
5 55S Jason Scrimpsher 266 34
6 5 Terry Reed 206 94
7 28L Garrett Lewis 202 98
8 1 Fredie Thomas 200 100
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza 146 154
10 B26 Bobby Beiler 106 194


Lincoln Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 11E Brandon Eskew 110 0
2 32M Cody Maguire 100 10
3 38J Jake Little 96 14
4 33H Roben Huffman 90 20
5 1M Andy Minett 90 20
6 A10 Bob Sidener 86 24
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza 86 24
8 84 Myles Moos 84 26
9 2K Kyle Van Dorn 84 26
10 20 Dustin Ingram 76 34


Lincoln Speedway Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 77 Ray Bollinger 118 0
2 35 Brandon Roberts 116 2
3 72A Austin Lynn 106 12
4 14 Brian Lynn 102 16
5 32 Donovan Lodge 98 20
6 97 Charles Hess 92 26
7 98C Cole Hussong 80 38
8 10 Curt Rhodes 80 38
9 99 Tim Luttrell 76 42
10 3 Mike Brooks 74 44


Lincoln Speedway POWRi DII Midgets By Nutech

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 30T Tyler Vantoll 116 0
2 56 Mitchell Davis 116 0
3 7B Dave Baugh 106 10
4 6B Andy Baugh 92 24
5 10R Jack Routson 92 24
6 5 Wyatt Teare 92 24
7 19E Daltyn England 90 26
8 51R Gedd Ross 60 56
9 2 Christopher Baue 54 62
10 73 Broc Hunnell 52 64

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Shirley & Schrader Take Miller Lite Twin 50 Wins

(Macon, IL) Brian Shirley won the Macon Speedway track championship in 2002 and since then has gone on to win a Herald & Review 100 and a UMP National Championship. He returned on Memorial Day night to compete in a 50-lap Lite Beer Twin 50s event that he ended up winning. Starting on the pole, Shirley took the lead from Rusty Griffaw on the eighth lap and felt the heat from Daryn Klein in the final 15 laps of the race but nobody could get close enough to overtake him for the top spot. Shirley stayed on the bottom of the track for the majority of the race.

In the second half of the Lite Beer Twin 50s, Ken Schrader dominated the field in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Celebrating his birthday, Schrader, a Macon Speedway co-owner, started on the front row and led the first 20 laps. Lapped traffic caught up to the leader and allowed former track champion Rodney Standerfer the chance to take the lead on the 21st lap. However, that would be the only lap Standerfer would lead as Schrader got himself away from the lapped cars and back into the lead. Kenny Wallace caught Standerfer for second place midway through the race as Schrader built his lead.

The Beach House Micro Sprint feature featured one of the closest finishes of the night when Mt. Zion’s Tony Clifton tried to pull the slide job from the bottom of the fourth turn coming to the checkered flag but the car would not stick and slid right up the track and allowed leader Tyler Duff to hold off Clifton for the win.

Tim Hancock fell back into victory lane in the B-Modifieds feature race. Rob Timmons tried to stay close to challenge for the lead but was never able to get it going as Hancock just kept opening up the lead lap by lap.

Jeremy Nichols won in the Street Stock feature but not in his usual J24. He won in Lincoln native Justin Crowell’s 24. Crowell let him spin laps in the car on Memorial Day and made quick work of the Street Stock field during the 15-lap event.

Adam Webb, former National Hornet Champion, made quick work of the Hornet division in the 12-lap feature and found victory lane once again.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds 50-lap event featured two lead changes when Standerfer passed Schrader and back again. Schrader led 49 of the 50 laps. There were three caution flags in the race. The first caution came 37 laps into the race. The 50-lapper lasted 16 minutes, 49 seconds.

The Super Late Model 50-lap event featured one lead change when Griffaw led the first seven laps and Shirley led the final 42. There were four caution flags in the race and the most consecutive green flag laps put down was 18 (lap 26 to lap 44). The race was completed in 20 minutes, 7 seconds.

Macon Speedway welcomes back the POWRi Midgets and Beach House Micro Sprints this Saturday with POWRi’s Illinois Speed Week. The following week has the return of Tony Stewart to Macon Speedway with his Arctic Cat All-Star Sprint Cars.

Super Late Models–1. Brian Shirley (Chatham), 2. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights), 3. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 4. Matt Shannon (Peoria), 5. Alan Westling (Fulton, MO), 6. Brent McKinnon (Carlyle), 7. Jason Suhre (Highland), 8. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 9. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 10. Adam Tischhauser (Greenville)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Ken Schrader (Concord, NC), 2. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 9. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 10. Jeff Graham (Stonington)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Jim Ranson (Williamsport, IN), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Chris Dick (Deland), 6. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 7. Dennis Wernle (New Douglas), 8. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 9. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. JR Wiltermood (Windsor), 6. Travis Hendrickson (Mattoon), 7. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 8. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 9. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 10. Zach Gaither (Alton)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 2. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 3. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 4. Tyler Robbins (Collinsville), 5. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 6. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 7. Ryan Shorthose (Oreana), 8. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 9. Tyler Day (Atwood), 10. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Stacy Stinson (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Mike Myers (Springfield), 8. Rafe McKenna (Pana), 9. Fred Reed (Decatur), 10. Trebor Henson (Centralia)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2017/05/5190/

Miller Lite Twin 50’s On Tap Today

It is Miller Lite Twin 50’s Memorial Day Monday Race Day! The 850+HP earth shaking, heart racing, jaw dropping cars that are the UMP Super Late Models will be in action for one of just a few nights in 2017 here at Macon. 50 laps of edge of your seat action will be seen. $100 bonus to highest finishing Pro Crate Late Model

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will also go for 50 laps of wheel to wheel racing excitement. NASCAR stars Ken Schrader Racing Inc. and Kenny Wallace (Official Page) will be joining a stout field.

It is a full 6 division show that is going to be a Memorial Day Monday FUN DAY! However, with it being Memorial Day, we take time to remember and thank those Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their iives to protect this great country and the freedoms we enjoy. Without you, we aren’t here doing what we love, racing. THANK YOU!

FULL PROGRAM INFO

Divisions Racing:

Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Super Late Models (50 lap feature)
Billingsley BP Car Wash Elite Wash UMP Modifieds (50 lap feature)
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints

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

Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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

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)

For more information on Track Enterprises, follow them online atwww.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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Twin 50’s On Tap For Memorial Day Racing At Macon Speedway

Big Ten Super Late Models To Make Their First 2017 Visit

(Macon, IL) After a wild Saturday night of racing, car crushing by the Raminator Monster Truck, 40+ bikes given away to kids, and more, Macon Speedway is now set for a big finish to the holiday weekend with a Memorial Day special.  Monday, May 29 will feature six divisions of racing, including the Miller Lite Twin 50’s for the Big Ten UMP Super Late Models as well as the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds featuring NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader.

With Macon Speedway being one of only a few tracks in the region racing on Monday, many out of towners will pay a visit to garner important UMP points and race at the high banked, 1/5-mile oval.  On tap will be the Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models, racing a 50-lap event, paying $1,500 to the winner.  It will mark the first visit for the division at the track in 2017.

The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model class, has had two races so far this season with solid fields at both.  At the Quincy Raceway opener on May 7, talented St. Charles, MO driver, Gordy Gundaker, claimed the victory over a field of 20+.  At the second event on May 12 at Belle-Clair Speedway, Michael Kloos, of Trenton, IL took the victory.  Kloos, with finishes of second and first, currently leads the Big Ten standings.  Lincoln Speedway and Highland Speedway events scheduled for last weekend were canceled due to rain.  No reschedule dates have been announced at this point.

The other 50-lap event will feature the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  So far this season, a father-son duo from Mason City, IL have been solid at the top of the standings and that continued Saturday night.  Brian Lynn, a many time champion from Lincoln Speedway, leads the points by just two over his son Austin.  Brian brought home his second win of the season on Saturday night, while Austin had a solid top five.  2017 track champion, Curt Rhodes, has had some bad luck to this point in the season but is not too far behind in third with Danny Smith and Alan Crowder fourth and fifth.

The Modified class is expected to have a nice field of challengers for the regulars as former NASCAR drivers, Ken Schrader of Fenton, MO, and Kenny Wallace, from St. Louis, MO, will both be joining the field for Monday’s event.  It will be their first visits to the track this season.  Schrader is coming off of a top ten finish in his first start at the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway, while Wallace has had NASCAR TV duties all weekend.

Monday will also mark the first non-sanction race of the season for the 600cc winged micros of the Beach House Micro class.  A field in upwards of 30 cars was on hand for the POWRi sanctioned event a couple weeks ago.  Monday’s event will be a nice tune-up for next weekend’s POWRi Illinois Midget/Micro week.

Rounding out the list of entertainment for Monday will be the UMP B-Mod class which has been consistently the best class at Macon this year, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

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.

Monday, May 29 times will be an hour earlier with pits at 3:00, stands at 4:00, pill draw ending with drivers meeting beginning at 4:50, hotlaps will begin at 5:00, and racing will see the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission will be $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)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Michael Kloos 118 0
2 Rusty Griffaw 106 12
3 Greg Kimmons 98 20
4 Matt Shannon 86 32
5 Mark Voigt 82 36
6 Jason Suhre 78 40
7 Dewayne Kiefer 74 44
8 Mike Hammerle 70 48
9 Gordy Gundaker 60 58
10 Rickey Frankel 56 62

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 230 0
2 72A Austin Lynn 228 2
3 10 Curt Rhodes 212 18
4 98 Danny Smith 198 32
5 14C Alan Crowder 164 66
6 71 Jeff Graham 148 82
7 3 Wade Glover 142 88
8 7 Blake Thompson 118 112
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 120
10 7S Ethan Schnapp 100 130


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 216 0
2 57R Tom Riech 212 4
3 00s Cody Stillwell 198 18
4 18 Jerry Thompson 182 34
5 55 Tim Riech 168 48
6 42 Clint Young 144 72
7 74 Amanda Adams 134 82
8 2 Eric Brackett 132 84
9 43 Jared Thomas 130 86
10 74 Billy Adams 126 90


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer 262 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock 246 16
3 J24 Jeremy Nichols 238 24
4 55S Jason Scrimpsher 230 32
5 22X Darrell Dick 222 40
6 5 Terry Reed 206 56
7 1 Fredie Thomas 170 92
8 28L Garrett Lewis 158 104
9 22 Dave Crawley, Jr 100 162
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza 100 162


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed 270 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 260 10
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 26
4 39M Marty Sullivan 200 70
5 63 Paul Peters 150 120
6 40 Adam Webb 120 150
7 87K Kasey Cantrell 112 158
8 911 Brad Rexroad 112 158
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 100 170
10 33 Jeremy Reed 60 210

 

 

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