Thursday & Saturday Races To Entertain Fans
Race fans at Macon Speedway have been treated to some great racing as of late and that won’t change this weekend. Not only will the track be hosting the 35th running of the Herald & Review 100 for the Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Thursday, the track will open right back up on Saturday for a full six division program.
The Thursday, July 9 show will feature three classes of racing. The UMP Dirtcar Late Models will be on hand running 100 laps for the Summer Nationals Hell Tour. The race will also double up as an event on the Midwest Big Ten Late Model schedule. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will pair up with the Late Models for a big event, as well. Rounding out Thursday’s program will be the B-Mods, who have had a long layoff on the Macon schedule with all of the recent special events.
The Saturday, July 11 program will see an action packed evening with six divisions of racing. In addition to the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, the Sportsman will be back in action running a Topless 40, paying $600 to win. The Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also compete. The night will also feature half price admission for ladies at just $6 for Bud Light Ladies Night.
The current championship standing leaders in the regular Macon divisions include Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (Berlin, IL) in the Pro Late Models, Rodney Standerfer (Germantown, IL) in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, James Farley, Jr. (Springfield, IL) in the B-Mod class, Timmy Dick (Monticello, IL) Sportsman, Terry Reed (Decatur, IL) in the Street Stocks, and Adam Webb (Decatur, IL) in the Hornets.
On Thursday, July 9, pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $25 for adults and children 11 and under are $5.
Saturday, July 11 festivities start with pits opening at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps beginning at 6:00 when the pill draw ends, and racing takes the green at 7:00. Admission for Saturday’s events will be $12 for adults and free for children 11 and under. It will also be Bud Light Ladies night, where ladies get in for 1/2 price.
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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS
UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 320 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 294 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 268 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 232 5)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204 7)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 198 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 9)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 184 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 166
Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 506 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 486 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 416 4)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 406 5)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 338 6)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 310 7)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 304 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 288 9)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 280 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 260
UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 508 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 474 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 452 4)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 410 5)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 410 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 382 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 346 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 342 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 266 10)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 258
UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 458 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 418 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 344 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 338 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 318 6)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 306 7)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 274 8)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 264 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 260 10)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240
UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48
UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60