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Big Ten Pro Late Models & B-Mods Join POWRi At Macon

Point Battles Are Tight On Final Night

While many fans will be attending Macon Speedway this coming Saturday, October 3, to see the open wheel stars in the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets and Speedway Motors POWRi Micros, a good number will be there watching the championship battles go down to the final laps in the Pro Late Model and B-Mod divisions.

Sheppard Taylor Carry Flags                Just two points separate Berlin, IL driver Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor in the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model points.  Sheppard claimed the first feature of the year, back on April 18 at the season opener and has held the lead for much of the year.  Taylor, who looks to be on his way to the Midwest Big Ten Series championship, has won six features at the 1/5-mile out of the ten held.  Sheppard’s consistency has been good enough to keep him ahead, though.  Each position on Saturday night awards two more points than the next.  It looks as if it will come down to who finishes ahead of who for the track championship.  It’s that close.

Touching on the Big Ten points a little further, Taylor has a 56 point lead on Sheppard and a 66 point lead on third place point man, Nick Bauman, of New Berlin, IL.  Bauman has competed in one less event than Taylor and Sheppard.  After Saturday night, each drivers best eight point nights will be used.  That will put Bauman right there in the mix, but it doesn’t look like Sheppard or Bauman can garner the points necessary to make it happen.  The likely battle to watch will be for the runner-up spot.

Macon Speedway’s other class running will be the ever growing B-Mod division.  The point battleFarley And Riech is tight there as well.  Currently, two Springfield drivers are in contention as Thomas Riech has a ten point lead on James Farley, III.  Riech has not found victory lane this season, while Farley won his lone feature of the year on June 6.

While the likelihood is not high, if a tie to occur for a point position, the tie-breaker would go to the driver with the most wins.  If each driver has the same amount of wins, then the next tie-breaker would be second place finishes and on down the line.  Taylor holds the advantage in wins for Pro Late Model competition, while Farley does in the B-Mod class.  However, if Riech wins, that would give he and Farley the same amount of wins, resulting in tie-breakers moving to second place finishes.

It will definitely be a fun sideshow to watch on a great night of POWRi racing at Macon Speedway, where the racing action has been outstanding over the past month.  We’ve seen track records, strong fields of cars in different divisions, two and three wide battles last for many laps, and overall, just good entertainment.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under get in free.

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 530 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 528 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 434 4)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 410 5)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 404 6)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 380 7)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 320  8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 308 9)Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 294 10)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 286

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 518 2)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 508 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 448 4)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 382 5)Cody Stillwell-Godfrey, IL 300  6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 290 7)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 254 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 236  9)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 10)Jim Lafferty-Carlinville, IL 204

FINAL STANDINGS

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 956 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 914 3)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 798 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 738 5)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 666 6)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 576 7)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 570 8)Alan Crowder-Elwin, IL 516 9)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 450  10)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 422

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 346 2)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 308 3)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 302 4)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 282 5)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 270 6)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 230 7)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 8)Scott Landers-Taylorville, IL 150 9)Wes O’Dell-Springfield, IL 104 10)Richie Rich-Pontiac, IL 100

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 1038 2)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 920 3)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 916 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 898 5)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 820 6)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 764 7)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 5728)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 466 9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 462 10)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 452

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 888 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 828 3)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 758 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 748 5)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 596 6)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 584 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 566 8)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 558 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 506 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, Il 468

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POWRi Midgets Heading To Macon For One Last Hurrah

POWRi PhotoSaturday Event To Close Out Season For Central Illinois Track

The 2015-racing season will screech to a halt this coming Saturday, October 3 at Macon IL Speedway.  There’s one thing that can be certain, it won’t go out quietly, as the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets and Speedway Motors Micros scream into town.  The highly popular POWRi divisions will be joined by the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models for their season championship race and the B-Mods in their finale.

The event, not on the original Macon schedule, is a makeup from the August 22 rainout.  On that night, 33 Midgets and 33 Micros were pitside.  Those, plus some additional entries are expected for this Saturday night’s festivities.  The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models and B-Mods are expected to have good turnouts for their season championship races, as well.

Riverside, CA driver Darren Hagen will lead the list of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget competitors heading into Saturday’s event.  Hagen currently sits atop the standings with a huge point lead.  Andrew Felker, Austin Brown, Kyle Schuett, and Spencer Bayston are top five competitors.  Hagan has won just four features so far this season but his consistent finishes have propelled him to the sizable margin.  Hagan will be looking for his first Macon win this Saturday.

Another driver who fans will be keeping a close eye on is Pocahontas, IL driver, Zach Daum.  Daum, the 2014 POWRi National champion, sat out for much of the season, recovering from injuries he sustained in an early season crash overseas.  Daum missed the previous Macon events this season but will be behind the wheel this weekend.

Carl Junction, MO driver Andrew Felker may be a good bet for those who like to lay a friendly wager on the line.  Felker has won two of the three Midget events held at Macon this year, as he got the clean sweep on Freedom Fest weekend.  Christopher Bell, who won USAC Midget and Silver Crown races over the weekend, won Macon’s other Midget event in June.

The Speedway Motors POWRi Micros are set for their fourth appearance of the season, as well.  Concordia, MO driver Nathan Benson leads the points by 190 over Ayrton Gennetten and will be the favorite this week.  Benson won three of the four races he competed in during the Freedom Fest weekend at Macon.  Not only did he race with the POWRi sanction, he took his wing off to claim a win in the Shelton wingless special.  There will be a number of challengers trying to knock him off his pedestal as drivers have gained plenty of track time in the non-sanction Beach House Micro division this year.

The POWRi Micro division standings have Aaron Andruskevitch, Joe B Miller, and Chris Cochran completing the top five.  Zac Taylor, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Joey Wirth, Slater Helt, and Shelby Bosie have been other frontrunners this season.

The POWRi divisions will be running at Macon in the second half of a doubleheader weekend.  The two classes will be running this Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway in the Meents Memorial.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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

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

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Champions Crowned in September Showdown at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Although a week still remains in the 70th anniversary celebration of Macon Speedway, three divisions crowned their champions. Rodney Standerfer claimed his first Billingsley Towing Modified championship since 1996. The evening started rough for the Germantown native as his transmission gave out during qualifying. Friend and fellow racer Dave Eckel gave up his ride for the night so Standerfer could finish the feature event and claim the title. Standerfer finished seventh in the 20-lap main event as Cory Daugherty coasted to the win with a front row starting position.

Terry Reed made short work of the Street Stock feature and the division, winning both the race and the track championship by a wide margin. Reed also lays claim to the 2015 Street Stock Big Ten Series Championship. Brian Dasenbrock finished second in both the feature and the points standings.

John Bright, Jr. had an adventuresome finale as he won the Hornet track championship again. Bright was racing with the lead and then some bumping and close racing pushed him back to fourth, where he would finish. Thad Gee won the event and finished the season second in points. Michael Gossett and Steven Stine were second and third, respectively.

Garrett Duff took the checkered flag in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature race. He fended off advances from Nic Harris as well as Luke Verardi.

Tyler Blankenship ran away with the B-Modified feature. The excitement was for second place as Justin Durbin, James Farley III and Cody Stillwell battled for the runner-up spot and finished in that order.

The season finale is next Saturday with Powri Midgets & Micro Sprints as well as the championship races for the Pro Late Models and the B-Modifieds.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 2. TD Burger (Saunemin), 3. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 4. Travis Kohler (Morris), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 7. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 8. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 9. Charles Snow (Iuka), 10. Brian Shubirg (Troy)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Jeremiah Hoadley (Forsyth), 5. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 6. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Greg Osman (Macon), 8. Josh Bourland, 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. Steven Stine (Stonington), 4. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Raymond Goodall (Springfield), 8. Brandon Workman (Buffalo), 9. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 10. Paul Peters (Pana)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 2. Nic Harris (Atlanta), 3. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 4. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 5. Tyler Day (Atwood), 6. Paul Day (Atwood), 7. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 8. Shelby Bosie (Sherman), 9. Dustin Clary (Belleville), 10. Jeff Matta (Mt. Olive)

B-Modifieds–1. Tyler Blankenship (Vandalia), 2. Justin Durbin (Mulberry Grove), 3. James Farley III (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell, 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 6. Tom Riech (Springfield), 7. Scott Kuhn (Breese), 8. Todd Eyman (Alhambra), 9. Rocky Flanagan (South Roxanna), 10. Roy MaGee II (Springfield)

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IT’S RACE DAY! + Autographs

9-26-15 Championship Night - 1The exciting points races come to a close on Miles Chevrolet Championship Night and we crown champions at Macon Speedway. The racing has been fast, close, and exciting all season long. This is the next to last night of racing of the 2015 season here at Mighty Macon.

We will be collecting food as well for the 14th Annual WSOY Community Drive. Donations can be left at the designated table inside the front gate.

We will also honor former driver, champion, and friend Jonathan Drake with a special ceremony. Jonathan passed away unexpectedly back on August 21st at the age of 28. Fans are asked to bring red & yellow balloons. A group of fans are doing a memorial and there will be a balloon release at the beginning of the night, after the National Anthem.

Classes Racing are the Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP B-Mods, Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros, & UMP Hornets

Gates open 5pm
Hotlaps 6pm
Autographs 6:30pm
Racing Starts 7pm

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE

For more information visit maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

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Macon Speedway To Collect Food Items Saturday

food driveWe will be collecting food for the 14th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive. We will be collecting food donations this coming Saturday, September 26th and next Saturday, October 3rd at the track. Donations can be left at the designated table inside the front gate.

Last year, over 1,040,000 pounds of food was collected during their 12 hour broadcast at the Kroger on Rt. 36 in Decatur. Over the past 13 years, over 5,278,000 pounds of food has been collected during this community event and every pound of food raised goes directly Catholic Charities and Salvation Army to feed the hungry in our community.

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Macon Speedway Point Champions To Be Decided Saturday Night

9-26-15 Championship Night - 1Modifieds, Street Stocks, And Hornets Racing Final Time

Three division champions will be crowned this coming Saturday, September 26 at Macon Speedway.  It will be the final night of racing for the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets.  The B-Mods and Micros are the other two divisions on the schedule but they are also scheduled to be part of the Saturday, October 3 program.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified class, the point race has been a two man battle all season long.  Early this season, consistent finishes propelled Stonington, IL driver, Jeff Graham, to the top of the list.  Despite his lone win coming on June 6, Graham has remained in striking distance with point leader Rodney Standerfer, of Germantown, IL.  Standerfer has had a great season, claiming a division best, seven feature wins.  Entering the final Modified event, Standerfer has a 40 point lead on Graham.  It would most likely take some bad luck for Standerfer for the positions to swap but anything can happen.  Curt Rhodes, Clark Robertson, and TD Burger are top five in the current standings.

Decatur, IL driver, Terry Reed, has had an outstanding campaign in the UMP Street Stocks at Macon, but it doesn’t stop at the 1/5-mile speedplant.  In addition to the seven feature wins at his local track, Reed also has wins at the Christian County Fair and Jacksonville as part of the Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Series.  Reed has the Macon division championship wrapped up with a 116-point lead and has one more event Friday at Jacksonville in hopes of pulling off the double by winning the Big Ten championship.  Brian Dasenbrock and Kyle Waters are in a near dead heat for second in the Macon standings, while Greg Osman and Jeffery Reed, Jr. complete the top five.

The UMP Hornet division championship has just been clinched as Decatur, IL driver, John Bright, Jr. has a 66 point lead over Thad Gee.  The most points a driver can accumulate during an evening of racing is 60.  Bright has not won a feature this year but has been in action every week and garnered solid finishes to take the championship hardware.  The Hornet class is coming off an exciting night of racing for their World Championship, which was won by third place point man Adam Webb.  Webb who has won ten features this season, is followed by Steven Stine and Matthew Reed, the fourth and fifth place point contenders.

The UMP B-Mods will be racing not only this Saturday but also on October 3.  The championship battle in that class is far from over, as only 16 points separate the top two.  Springfield, IL wheelman Thomas Riech leads the way, despite being in search of his first feature win.  James Farley, III, who claimed a win on June 6, is second in points and ready to pounce if the opportunity arises.  Ryan Timmons, Roy MaGee, II, and Tim Hancock are top five pointmen.

Rounding out this Saturday’s card will be the Beach House Micros.  While they are not competing for championship points, they have been in action a good amount this season.  Several events were added during the course of the year, in addition to the POWRi sanctioned shows.  Taylorville, IL driver, Luke Verardi garnered his second feature win in the last three events held at Macon.  While the Beach House sponsored division will be racing for the final time this year, most of the competitors will be back on October 3 as part of the POWRi Micro class at the season finale.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and hotlaps begin at 6:00 when the pill draw ends.  Get their early this week, as a special autograph session and driver meet and greet will take place on the track before the green flag drops on the racing program.  Racing should begin shortly after 7:00.

Admission prices for this coming Saturday are $12 for adults and free for children 11 and under.  There is a limited supply of $2 tickets still available, if bought in packs of 25.  Cost is $50 and will not be sold after Friday.  They may be purchased by stopping by the Track Enterprise offices at 650 N Woodcock St. in Macon, IL or by calling 217-764-3000.

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 530 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 528 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 434 4)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 410 5)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 404 6)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 380 7)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 320  8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 308 9)Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 294 10)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 286

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 908 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 868 3)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 760 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 682 5)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 608 6)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 576 7)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 570 8)Alan Crowder-Elwin, IL 464 9)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 422 10)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 410

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 468 2)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 452 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 396 4)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 340 5)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 254 6)Cody Stillwell-Godfrey, IL 246  7)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 236 8)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 232 9)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 10)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 192

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 346 2)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 308 3)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 302 4)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 282 5)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 270 6)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 230 7)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 8)Scott Landers-Taylorville, IL 150 9)Wes O’Dell-Springfield, IL 104 10)Richie Rich-Pontiac, IL 100

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 978 2)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 862 3)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 860 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 850 5)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 770 6)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 722 7)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 572 8)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 452 9)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 422 10)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 410

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 834 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 768 3)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 758 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 692 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 566 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 546 7)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 532 8)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 506 9)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 500 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, Il 468

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11 Year Old Ehlers & 7 Year Old Crutchfield Win Go Karts At Macon Speedway

Winners Together                This past Saturday night, the Great Go Kart Giveaway was held at the Macon Speedway. Two lucky kids went home with bright shiny red and yellow go karts, after a season long drawing was held.

Each race during the season, kids signed up at the races. Each night two names would be drawn to pre-qualify them for a 1 in 22 chance at winning one of the two karts. All kids were allowed to sign up again Saturday for an open drawing of a second cart, which more than one hundred kids signed up for.

The first of the two karts to be given away Saturday was to the pre-qualified entries. All the kids came out on to the race track and put their entry form into a drawing box. One name was pulled and the winner was 11 year old Cam Ehlers of Bethalto, IL. Cam was given the choice of the two karts and chose the bright yellow one with a great big smile.

The second kart was then up for grabs to the box full of entries that was compiled during the days pre-race activities. The names were scrambled up and a winner was picked. The winner was 7 year old Braydan Crutchfield of Decatur, IL. Braden and his family were sitting in the stands and came down to the front chute of the track to celebrate his win of the shiny red kart.

Macon Speedway would like to congratulate both Cam and Braydan for their big wins Saturday Night. There are plans to hold another go kart drawing in 2016. All you have to do is enter to win, no strings attached.

Racing continues this Saturday Night September 26th with Miles Chevrolet Championship Night featuring the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mod’s, Beach House Micros, and Hornets. Gates open at 5pm with a driver autograph session and racing at 7pm.

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.

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​2015 Season Championship Festivities Set At Macon Speedway

IMG_6617Autograph Night Will Kick Start Miles Chevrolet Night Saturday

There are just two nights remaining on the 2015-season schedule at Macon Speedway, which means the Season Championship events are upon us.  It also means, fans only get two more opportunities to come out and support their favorite drivers before the dull winter months arrive.  In addition to the thrilling race action this Saturday, September 26, a driver meet and greet/autograph session will be on the racetrack.

This Saturday’s action will feature the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Beach House Micros.  All five of those divisions were on hand for the September 19 event, had solid fields, and put on great shows.  This weekend will be the final night for all of the aforementioned divisions except B-Mods, which will also run on Saturday, October 3.

Looking ahead to the October 3 show, the POWRi Midgets and Micros will be in action for the Macon season finale along with the Pro Late Models and B-Mods.  The show was added to the schedule due to a rainout on the POWRi night on August 22.  Those with rain checks/wristbands from that event are reminded to bring them along.

Pit gates will open this coming Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, and hotlaps will begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00.  The autograph session and meet and greet will begin right after hotlaps and qualifying.  Racing will take the green shortly after 7:00 when the autograph session comes to a close.

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.

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Nichols Goes Topless in Win

 

(Macon, IL) Jeremy Nichols had a rough start to his night in the North Grand Auto & Ritz Lil Fryer Topless 40 in the Sportsman division, the night where Sportsman race without their roof. He was unable to finish his heat race and was taken off the historic track with a towtruck. Nichols and his crew managed to put the car back together and after a quick test, started the 40-lapper at the end of the field. Within 12 laps, he passed everybody and was the leader. The field consisted of former division track champions and Springfield Mile Nationals winners like Wes Odell, Dennis Vandermeersch and Timmy Dick. Nichols nearly knocked down the wall through the turns but got the top spot. Side-by-side racing with Timmy Dick led to a close battle after a caution but Nichols had too much and won the event.

Matt Taylor took away Tommy Sheppard, Jr.’s quest for the clean sweep in the Pro Late Model class. Sheppard came into the feature race owning the night’s fastest lap in qualifying and winner of his heat race. He drew the pole position in the frisbee formation but just couldn’t keep Matt Taylor away from the lead. Taylor was the leader and kept Sheppard from regaining the top spot.

The World Hornet Championship was won by Adam Webb, coming from 11th position to bypass Jeremy Reed. Reed started sixth and took the lead from Jerad Matherly on lap four and then Webb flew through the field to take the lead from Reed on lap 15 and held on with Reed clinging to his 4-cylinder as best as possible for a chance with five laps left but it would not be able to happen.

Larry Russell, Jr. made his return to the winner’s circle in the Street Stock class. The former multi-time division champion looked like the champion of old as he ran away from the competition. Greg Osman was the closest car behind Russell but still managed to finish seconds behind the leader. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. was the hard charger of the class, starting in the last row and finishing third.

Dave Crawley, Jr. of Decatur got back to victory lane in the Billingsley Towing Modified feature. Starting seventh of 18 cars, Crawley took his time to make the pass for the top spot as Cory Daughtery, who led through the first 16 laps. Crawley’s top side was working and it was enough to grab the lead.

BJ Deal used a slide job to take the lead from Jerry Thompson with five laps left in the B-Modified main event. The former Street Stock driver had just enough to keep in front of Thompson and Jim Farley III in a close battle.

Luke Verardi was just looking to get some laps at Macon Speedway to prepare for the season finale involving the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. The Micro Sprint driver did more than that when he led all 15 laps and won the Beach House Micro Sprint feature race.

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Wes Odell (Springfield), 6. Richie Rich (Pontiac), 7. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Tom Graham (Stonington), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 7. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 8. Nick Justice (Harristown), 9. Larry Bunning (Mt. Zion), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Street Stocks–1. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 2. Greg Osman (Macon), 3. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 7. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 8. Kevin Lewis, 9. Tom Riech (Springfield), 10. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daughtery (Blue Mound), 3. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Cullen Breeden (Collum), 6. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 7. David Henderson (Danville), 8. TD Burger (Saunemin), 9. Danny Odell (Springfield), 10. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Jared Matherly (Decatur), 4. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 5. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Justin Hall (South Roxanna), 7. William Kidman (Edwardsville), 8. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 9. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Austin Wickline (Harristown)

B-Modifieds–1. BJ Deal (Brownstown), 2. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 3. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 4. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 5. Tom Riech (Springfield), 6. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 7. Cody Stillwell, 8. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Ronnie Flanigan (South Roxanna)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 2. Paul Day (Atwood), 3. Michael Bustamante (Blue Mound), 4. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 6. Tyler Day (Atwood), 7. Brian Nance (Mayfield, KY), 8. Dustin Clary (Belleville), 9. Jeff Matta, 10. Paul Shelton (Decatur)

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It’s RACEDAY In Macon! 7 Divisions & Go-Kart Giveaway

IT IS RACE DAY! The Fireman’s Ball is here. We honor firefighters for their bravery and service by admitting them and their families for $5 each (just show ID).

The Great Go-Kart Giveaway is going on tonight as well. We will give away the two go-karts at Macon Speedway. One kart will be given away to one of the lucky pre-qualifiers, while all other kids 17 and under may sign up tonight to win the second kart!!! All of this is going on in addition to it being a CEFCU Kids Club Night at the races as well!

The DIRTcar UMP Sportsman will race in one of their biggest races of the season as they go TOPLESS for 40 laps and $600 to win.
The UMP Hornets will be racing in their BIGGEST race of the season in the Hornet World Championship. The Hornet World Championship will feature an increased purse as well a large three-tier championship trophy for the prestigious event. $300 is on the line to the one who can out last the rest and the competition is set to be tough.

Classes racing are: UMP Sportsman($600 to win TOPLESS 40), UMP Hornets($300 to win Hornet World Championship), Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Late Models, UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, & Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints.

Pit gates are set to open at 4pm. General admission gates open at 5pm. Hot Laps scheduled to star at 6pm with racing starting at 7pm.

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE

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.

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