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100+ Competitors Race On POWRi Night At Macon Speedway

The POWRi open wheelers made their third trip of the season to Might Macon Speedway in Macon, IL, this past Saturday night.  This one was a little more special, though, as it was part of the POWRi Illinois Midget SPEEDWEEK presented by Sport City Honda of Jacksonville. In addition to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, the POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, the UMP Pro Late Models were also in attendance.  The night saw slide jobs, crossovers, wheelies, tumbles, and all out exciting action.

The first feature of the night was the UMP Pro Late Model A-Main.  Despite a small field, the racing was unbelievably tight and thrilling up front.  2015 track and Big 10 champion, Guy Taylor of Springfield, IL, started on the outside of row #1 and shot into the lead at the green.  Taylor led lap after lap as inside polesitter, Roben Huffman, worked the lowside.  As the laps wore down, Huffman’s chances started looking better and better as Taylor was checking up in the outside lane.  Huffman, in fact, led laps 17 and 18 before Taylor sped back by on lap 19.  As the cars were working the final lap, Cody Maguire’s spun car in turn two brought out a yellow.  When the green and white waved simultaneously, Taylor took off with Huffman working again to get by.  As the checkered waved, it was Taylor holding off Huffman by a half car length for his second victory of the season.  Following Taylor and Huffman were Matt Taylor, Jake Little, and Kevin Crowder.  Little set fast time in qualifying but got into the wall in his heat, making for a long night.

Up next was the POWRi Speedway Motors Micro A-Main.  When the green dropped, the polesitter Evan Weyant took the lead to pace the 22-car field.  Behind him, the 37H of Nick Howard was on his way forward from the seventh starting position.  With just four laps in, Howard found himself in the top spot and pulling away from the rest of the field.  Action was furious throughout the field with drivers dicing their way to the front.  The most impressive run was arguably from the #23 of Jeremy Camp.  After a tough night at Jacksonville, Camp had to transfer at Macon through the B-Main and started in the 18th spot in the feature.  By the end of the event, Camp was working through the top five but needed a yellow to catch the leader.  When the checkered fell, it was Nick Howard, followed by Jeremy Camp, Evan Weyant, Nathan Benson, and Austin Stewart.

The race the fans were waiting for was the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets.  After the four wide salute with fireworks in the air and fans on their feet, the field of 24 took the green and immediately started a side-by-side onslaught of great racing.  Taking the lead at the green was Californian Carson Macedo.  After a few early caution, Macedo was able to open up a 10-car length lead on Tanner Thorson, who ran second.  Coming to lap eleven, Macedo nearly lost the lead and his car as he got into the wall in turn four.  Thorson closed the gap but Macedo recovered to stay out front.  The final 15 laps were completed without a caution and what a thrill it was for the lead battle.  Thorson, with two laps to go gave it a great run pulled alongside and completed the pass for the lead.  However, Macedo would not lose this race as he raced back past him to take the win.  Following Macedo and Thorson were Darren Hagen, Decatur’s Terry Babb, and Zach Daum

The final race of the night was the 20-lap feature for the POWRi/Illini D-II class.  24 drivers were pitside, the high water mark for the class during SPEEDWEEK.  While the race was plagued with some cautions, many of them were created by the side-by-side racing that was taking place throughout.  Leading early was Chet Gehrke, who looked to be on his way to victory.  However, with less than five to go, Tyler Vantoll scooted by to take over.  Gehrke would spin moments later, costing him a chance at victory.  Back to green for a final shootout, Patrick Bruns, the series point leader, made a slick move to race by Vantoll for the race winning pass.  Following Bruns and Vantoll were Adam Taylor, Andy Malpocker, and Hunter Lane.

The POWRi Divisions travel to Lincoln IL Speedway for a Sunday evening finale with racing taking the green at 6:00.  Adding to the three POWRi classes will be the UMP Modifieds.  Full info can be found at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

Macon Speedway Results (Feature Top Tens)

Pro Late Models – 1) Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 2) Roben Huffman-Midland City, IL 3) Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 4) Jake Little-Springfield, IL 5) Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 6) Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 7) Michael Rauch-Decatur, IL

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros – 1) Nick Howard 2) Jeremy Camp 3) Evan Weyant 4) Nathan Benson 5) Austin Stewart 6) Scott Sawyer 7) Garrett Duff 8) Tyler Duff 9) Lucas Pejakovich 10) Frank Galusha

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets – 1) Carson Macedo 2) Tanner Thorson 3) Darren Hagen 4) Terry Babb 5) Zach Daum 6) Ryan Robinson 7) Andy Malpocker 8) Ty Hulsey 9) Jason McDougal 10) Andrew Felker

POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets – 1) Patrick Bruns 2) Tyler Vantoll 3) Adam Taylor 4) Andy Malpocker 5) Hunter Lane 6) Shane Morgan 7) Chett Gehrke 8) Andy Baugh 9) Lucas Pejakovich 10) Frank Galusha

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It Is Race Day! POWRi SPEEDWEEK + Pro Late Models

An action packed evening of great open wheel and stock car racing is on tap as Sport City of Jacksonville, Inc POWRi Speed Week comes to Macon Speedway. The Mighty Midgets, Micros, and DII Midgets join our DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models in what is going to be a great all around evening of racing.

Divisions Racing:
Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets
Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros
POWRi/Illini DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models

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

Pricing:
General Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under Free

For more information, follow Macon Speedway onlineatwww.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.

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Illinois Midget Week Coming To Macon Speedway June 11

Belleville, IL – The 4th Annual Illinois SPEED Week is shaping up to be one of the largest events for 2016 2016 POWRi SPEED Weekwith a world-wide driver presence set to tackle five straight days of racing. All five nights will feature POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series action, paired with both the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series and the POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series. The grueling weeks kicks off on Wednesday, June 8th at the high-banked Belle-Clair Speedway. Thursday, teams will head north to Quincy Raceways, before Friday’s show at Jacksonville Speedway. Saturday, the divisions will invade Macon Speedway and for the fifth and final night, Illinois SPEED Week will conclude at Lincoln Speedway. The five nights of racing will be the ultimate test of endurance for drivers and crews, equipment maintenance, and an excellent display of driver talents.

The Macon Speedway event on Saturday, June 11 will not only have all three POWRi classes, the night will also include the UMP Pro Late Model division.  In that class, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor has two wins and four straight second place finishes to lead the standings.  Jake Little, Guy Taylor, Nick Bauman, and Jose Parga has also taken Macon wins.

Previous Illinois SPEED Week Champions for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series include Christopher Bell (2013, 2015 tie), Tyler Thomas (2014), and Darren Hagen (2015 tie). In the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, Cale Thomas took the inaugural Illinois SPEED Week in 2013, while Frank Flud was the champion in 2014. Joe B. Miller was the 2015 Illinois SPEED Week Champion for the micros. Newly added in their freshmen year, the POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series will be the third division on the roster for Illinois SPEED Week.

Currently atop the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series point standings and still looking for his first victory of 2016, Zach Daum holds an 80 point lead over Spencer Bayston going into Illinois SPEED Week. Andrew Felker rides in third, 100 points out, while Justin Peck sits in fourth, 180 points out of the top position. Fifth place Tanner Thorson has a 240 point disadvantage to overcome in order to reach the top spot.

Nathan Benson holds a commanding 420 point advantage over Slater Helt heading into Illinois SPEED Week for the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. Shelby Bosie rides in the third position 540 points out, while Jeremy Camp sits in fourth. Alec Long has the fifth position.

In the POWRi/ILLINI Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series, Patrick Bruns has a 100 point lead over Tyler Vantoll. Adam Taylor holds the third position 160 points out, while Hunter Lane is in fourth. Jack Routson holds the fifth position.

Pit gates on June 11 at Macon Speedway will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, Late Model pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.

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

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.

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Rain Cancels June 4 Program At Macon Speedway

Heavy overnight rains that extended into daytime Saturday have forced the cancelation of the Saturday, June 4 program at Macon IL Speedway. It is just the second rainout in the first nine tries this season at the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval.
 
Speedway officials were scheduled to hold the BG Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor race in addition to having $1 hot dogs in the speedway concessions and a hot dog eating contest at intermission. Racing divisions on the card included the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, B-Mods, Hornets, and the Beach House Micros.
 
2016 POWRi SPEED WeekUp next on the schedule is the POWRi Illinois Midget SPEED Week coming up next Saturday night, June 11. In addition to a huge field of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will be the POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, and the UMP Pro Late Models.
 
The June 11 event is the fourth out of five for the series traveling across Illinois this upcoming week. It all begins at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday, June 8, followed by Quincy on June 9 and Jacksonville on Friday, June 10. Mighty Macon Speedway will be on Saturday night followed by the finale at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 12.
 
Macon pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin 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.
 
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.

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Macon Speedway B-Mod Purse Break Down

IMG_5734Due to the growing division of the B-Mod’s, Macon Speedway has released a new progressive payout for the class. The purpose of this formula is to reward the drivers when the car counts increase. This will give drivers an incentive to help self promote the B-Mod Division. The B-Mod’s are in year number two at Macon Speedway and we look forward to helping grow this economical, fun division. Please help spread the word of the increased payout that is now available starting June 4th!

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Taylor And Crawley Extend Point Leads After Busy Holiday Weekend

Six Division Show On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday

Race fans in Central Illinois got to see a little bit of everything this past weekend at Macon IL Speedway.  Not only did the track hold its Saturday show, a Monday special event was also on tap featuring seven divisions plus NASCAR’s Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace.  All-in-all, those attending got to see some great racing in a vast array of classes.  At the end of the weekend, two veteran drivers extended their point leads in Macon’s premier classes.

Taylor Huffman

#24 Matt Taylor

In the UMP Pro Late Model division, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor continued his fantastic season with a pair of runner-up finishes.  Taylor finished second to his brother, Guy, on Saturday night, while Nick Bauman fended off his challenges on Monday.  In six races this year, Taylor has two wins and four second place finishes, which now gives him a 28-point lead in the standings over Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman.  Jake Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five in Macon Pro Late Model points.

Crawley

#37 Dave Crawley, Jr.

Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr., continued his outstanding season in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division.  Crawley took third on Saturday night before getting back into victory lane on Monday with his fourth win this season.  Rodney Standerfer’s win on Saturday night was the only blemish on Crawley’s near perfect record.  Curt Rhodes, Jeff Graham, Standerfer, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five in Modified standings at Macon.

In other divisions that will be competing this Saturday night, Mt. Olive, IL driver Tim Hancock, is a perfect 4-for-4 in the B-Mod class to give him a 24 point lead over Ryan Timmons in the standings.  Nick Justice has an 18 point lead on Kyle Waters in the Street Stocks leading into the $500 to win Big Ten Street Stock race.  In the Hornet class, Tony Reed holds a 12 point lead over Michael Gossett.  Both drivers picked up feature victories this past weekend.  Rounding out the classes this weekend will be the Beach House Micros, who are coming off their only non-POWRi sanctioned race of the season this past Monday.

The Saturday, June 4 show features six divisions of racing including the $500 to win Midwest Big Ten Street Stock feature event.  The fields have been very strong in the Street Stock class this year with 38 different drivers on the Macon roster already this season.  In Big Ten action, Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr., has won both races, claiming victories at Lincoln Speedway on April 22 and at Macon on May 14.  This weekend’s race will be the third of the ten scheduled events.  Kyle Waters, Terry Reed, Brian Dasenbrock, and Jeremy Nichols are top five point competitors in the series.

Adding to Saturday’s show will be the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Hornets, and Beach House Micros.  Congregations from area churches will be filling the stands as they watch their pastors compete in the BG Nevitt Memorial Faster Pastor race.  It will also be “Three Dog Night”, featuring $1 hot dogs in the concession stands and a hot dog eating competition at intermission.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, 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.

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 352 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 324 28
3 38J Jake Little 310 42
4 4T Guy Taylor 260 92
5 32M Cody Maguire 240 112
6 25 Dakota Ewing 186 166
7 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 168
8 B1 Nick Bauman 172 180
9 46 Eric Wilson 148 204
10 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 208

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 296 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 242 54
3 71 Jeff Graham 224 72
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 204 92
5 11 Zach Rhodes 202 94
6 14C Alan Crowder 196 100
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 184 112
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 180
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 186
10 3 Wade Glover 108 188

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 398 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 380 18
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 322 76
4 7 John Bright, Jr. 290 108
5 5 Terry Reed 266 132
6 21R Dustin Reed 256 142
7 45 Luke Force 212 186
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 202 196
9 3T Kevin Lewis 190 208
10 28 Greg Osman 182 216


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 238 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 214 24
3 2 Eric Brackett 176 62
4 00s Cody Stillwell 162 76
5 55 Tim Riech 158 80
6 57R Tom Riech 130 108
7 32 Brett Page 114 124
8 40 Adam Webb 68 170
9 14 Tommy Gaither 58 180
10 24S Steve Phillips 56 182


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 328 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 316 12
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 258 70
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 244 84
5 64CK Cook Crawford 236 92
6 66 Mike McChristy 210 118
7 39M Marty Sullivan 210 118
8 50 Ben McChristy 204 124
9 40 Adam Webb 180 148
10 20 Torry Lyons 146 182


Beach House Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 30T Tyler Vantoll 50 0
2 4 Garrett Duff 48 2
3 38 Evan Weyant 46 4
4 28 Luke Verardi 44 6
5 23 Tony Clifton 42 8
6 8 Gabe Verardi 40 10
7 2 Tyler Duff 38 12
8 83 Jeff Beasley 36 14
9 59 Luke Vaughn 34 16
10 18 Steve Finn 32 18

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Macon Speedway Memorial Day Showcase    

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway continued its annual tradition of racing on Memorial Day and did so in a big way with seven racing classes. The evening was full of adventure, excitement and frustration for some drivers as checkered flags flew in additon to the American flags.

Tim Hancock went four-for-four in feature wins in the B-Modified division at Macon Speedway. Winning his heat race and starting on the pole for the 15-lap feature, Hancock made short work of the race and cruised to the checkered flag. Following the race, he gave his Macon Speedway Feature Winner trophy to a child just as he has done each of the previous three events.

A little drama in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature race with Belleville’s Tyler Vantoll and Weldon’s Garrett Duff as they stayed close through the early goings but Vantoll kept the motor going strong and finished with the checkered flag.

Unfortunately, the opportunity to win in the Division 2 Midgets was taken from Vantoll on the second turn of the final lap when his engine gave up and he finished third behind Mitchell Davis. Davis, a first-time feature at Macon Speedway, knew the importance of racing every lap and every turn as he was positioned for a second-place finish and with a little lady luck was able to find the winner’s circle.

Terry Reed found the winning groove once again and finished first in the Street Stock division. The race was close as Reed stayed on the bottom and second-place competitor Nick Macklin rode the top side but couldn’t make the final pass for the finish.

In the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Dave Crawley, Jr. was glued to the bottom of the track and was led the train of cars including Macon Speedway co-owners Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, who finished second and third, respectively. Wallace tried a few top side moves but couldn’t get enough going to finish in the top spot.

Crawley had a good run going for himself in the Pro Late Model event, starting from the pole position, thanks in part to the frisbee draw formation, and was leading for the first six laps before disaster found his car and smoke poured from the engine. The motor blew and he was forced to the infield. With five laps to go, Nick Bauman found the lead from Roben Huffman and Matt Taylor who were slowed by a lapped car. Along with the amazing pass of Bauman for the lead, the crowd was wowwed by both Jake Little and Jose Parga. Little drove his Pro Late Model up the wall in turn four and came back down with his foot still on the gas and kept moving. Parga did the same in both turns one and two and also managed to keep his vehicle on the move. Both drivers would finish in the top five.

Top points driver in the Hornets division, Tony Reed, found his way to victory lane with a narrow win over first-time visitor from Belleville, Dallas Lugge. Saturday’s feature winner and tenth-place starter Michael Gossett finished in third.

This Saturday night brings more fun to the race track with the annual Faster Pastor event with local pastors of churches racing it out in the B.G. Nevitt Memorial. There will also be a University Dogs Hot Dog Eating Contest, fans can purchase hot dogs for $1 and there will be racing from the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks, Beach House Micro Sprints and Hornets.

Pro Late Models–1. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 5. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 6. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 7. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 8. Andy Minett (New Berlin), 9. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 10. Shawn Ziemer (Boody)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Ken Schrader (Concord, NC), 3. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 4. Aaron Draege (Vandalia), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 7. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 8. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 9. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 10. Jeff Graham (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Nick Justice (Decatur), 4. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 7. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 8. Aaron Cole (Atwood), 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Brett Page (Centralia), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 6. Tim Riech (Springfield), 7. Ryan Hamilton (Indianapolis, IN), 8. Harold Reed (Decatur), 9. Josh Thomas (Edinburg), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 4. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 6. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 7. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 8. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 9. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 10. Steve Finn (Collinsville)

Division 2 Midgets–1. Mitchell Davis (Auburn), 2. Andy Baugh (Mason City), 3. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 4. Jake Neuman (New Berlin), 5. Hunter Lane (Milo, IA), 6. Max Pozsgai (Lincoln), 7. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 8. Ryan Propst (New Lenox), 9. Johnny Murdock (Kaufman, TX), 10. Jack Routson (Waterman)

Hornets–1. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 2. Dallas Lugge (Belleville), 3. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 4. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 5. Aaron Garcia (Belleville), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Ben McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 9. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 10. Caleb Branch (Hammond)

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We ARE Still Racing Tonight At Macon Speedway

Had some rainfall move through the area but the sun is back out and we are racing tonight at Macon Speedway.

MONDAY, MAY 30

Celebrate the holiday with friends and family at the races and see our awesome Modified drivers face off against Wallace & Schrader.

MACON SPEEDWAY – MACON, IL

7 DIVISIONS OF ACTION
Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models – $600 To Win
Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds – $600 To Win
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
POWRi Division II Midgets
Beach House Micros

EVENT TIMES
Pit Gates 2:30
Grandstands 4:00
Pill Draw Ends 4:50
Hotlaps 5:00
Racing Action 6:00

Adult Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under FREE
More info at www.maconracing.com

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Memorial Day Is Raceday At Macon Speedway

NASCAR Personalities Join Macon Stars For Monday Event

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest and most popular race weekends in the United States.  With the running of the Indy 500, the Coca Cola 600, and many special events across the country, fans flock to see their favorite drivers on track.  This is no different in Central Illinois, where Macon Speedway will be holding its second event in three days with a Memorial Day Special event on Monday afternoon.

Coming off a Saturday night event that saw Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols claim feature wins in Sportsman and Street Stocks, Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor take the Pro Late Model win, Germantown, IL driver Rodney Standerfer win in the Billingsley Towing Modified class, and Decatur, IL’s Michael Gossett take the checkered in the Hornet division, many other drivers from all across the state will head to the 1/5-mile high banked dirt track on Monday vying for top spots.

Monday’s action will be non-stop with seven divisions scheduled to race.  Headlining the event 05-30-16 Memorial Day Flyerwill be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division with the stellar field of Macon Speedway stars facing off against NASCAR’s Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace.  Schrader and Wallace are partners along with Tony Stewart and Bob Sargent in the Macon Speedway operation.  The two drivers, despite running a large amount of events across the country in their open wheel cars, will have a tough challenge beating the likes of Rodney Standerfer, Dave Crawley, Jr., Curt Rhodes, and a barrage of others who pace the track on a weekly basis.

In addition to the Modifieds, the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models will be racing.  It will be the second event on the year for the series, after Jackonville’s event on Friday was postponed due to rain.  The series opened at Lincoln Speedway on May 6 with Nick Bauman taking the victory.  Jake Little, Roben Huffman, Andy Minett, and Brandon Eskew claimed top five finishes.  The Pro Late Models will be running for $600 to win on Monday afternoon.

Also on the card are the UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets, regular divisions at the speedway.  Part time classes making their second appearances of the year are the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets and the Micros, presented at Macon by the Beach House.  In all, the seven divisions will give every race fan a taste of all kinds of divisions and types of cars.

Monday’s events will start an hour earlier to all fans and competitors to make it back to their homes at a reasonable time.  Pits are set to open at 2:30, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 4:50, hotlaps begin at 5:00, and racing action will take the green at 6:00. Grandstand admission is just $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

More information on Monday’s event can be found at www.maconracing.com.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 294 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 268 26
3 38J Jake Little 258 36
4 4T Guy Taylor 210 84
5 32M Cody Maguire 196 98
6 25 Dakota Ewing 176 118
7 46 Eric Wilson 148 146
8 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 150
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 142 152
10 B1 Nick Bauman 112 182

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 236 0
2 14C Alan Crowder 196 40
3 10 Curt Rhodes 190 46
4 10A Shawn Vaughn 184 52
5 71 Jeff Graham 182 54
6 28 Rodney Standerfer 154 82
7 11 Zach Rhodes 154 82
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 120
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 126
10 3 Wade Glover 108 128


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 180 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 164 16
3 2 Eric Brackett 144 36
4 55 Tim Riech 110 70
5 00s Cody Stillwell 110 70
6 57R Tom Riech 76 104
7 14 Tommy Gaither 58 122
8 32 Brett Page 58 122
9 40 Adam Webb 58 122
10 24S Steve Phillips 56 124


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 342 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 326 16
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 270 72
4 7 John Bright, Jr. 250 92
5 45 Luke Force 212 130
6 21R Dustin Reed 212 130
7 5 Terry Reed 206 136
8 3T Kevin Lewis 190 152
9 28 Greg Osman 182 160
10 J24 Jeremy Nichols 152 190


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 278 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 270 8
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 214 64
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 210 68
5 66 Mike McChristy 210 68
6 39M Marty Sullivan 210 68
7 64CK Cook Crawford 196 82
8 40 Adam Webb 180 98
9 50 Ben McChristy 166 112
10 20 Torry Lyons 146 132


POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 Patrick Bruns 1590 0
2 Tyler Vantoll 1400 190
3 Adam Taylor 1380 210
4 Hunter Lane 1090 500
5 Jack Routson 1040 550
6 Johnny Murdock 960 630
7 Johnny Heydenreich 940 650
8 Mitchell Davis 890 700
9 Shane Morgan 800 790
10 Jordan Caskey 770 820

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Memorial Day Racing Special Coming Monday At Macon

05-30-16 Memorial Day FlyerCelebrate the holiday with friends and family at the races and see our awesome Modified drivers face off against Wallace & Schrader.

MACON SPEEDWAY – MACON, IL

7 DIVISIONS OF ACTION
Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models – $600 To Win
Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds – $600 To Win
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
POWRi Division II Midgets
Beach House Micros

EVENT TIMES
Pit Gates 2:30
Grandstands 4:00
Pill Draw Ends 4:50
Hotlaps 5:00
Racing Action 6:00

Adult Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under FREE

More info at www.maconracing.com

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