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May 23

Large Crowd Watches Exciting Night At Macon

(Macon, IL)–A full field of Pro Late Models dazzled a full crowd on a night with the Dodge monster truck Raminator demolished and destroyed three cars in the infield of the 70-year-old historic dirt track.

Guy Taylor of Springfield led all 20 laps of the Pro Late Model feature and won for the first time this season. Taylor dashed away from the crowd of cars and won easily ahead of Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Bobby Beiler, Dick Taylor and Matt Beadles.

Dave Crawley, Jr. and Cory Daughtery put on an amazing display of racing during the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature event. Daugherty went for a slide job, a racing maneuver regularly used in open-wheel Midgets cars,  but was not able to hold it as Crawley pushed back in front and held on for the checkered flag. Cullen Breeden had a strong racing program and finished third. Curt Rhodes and Jeff Ray rounded out the top five.

Bobby Beiler was the quickest Street Stock of the feature race, grooving on the bottom side. The race was for second place as Terry Reed ousted Greg Osman for second. Kyle Waters and Tom Reich finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Macon Speedway hosted a race with the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series and Andy Baugh scored his first Macon Speedway feature win. He was very fast on the high side and was very comfortable close to the concrete wall. Jed Ross was scored second but finished car lengths behind.

Adam Webb, former National Hornet Champion, won in the 4-cylinder Hornet division. Jeremy Reed, a racing buddy of Webb, scored second in the race.

Macon Speedway will host a special Memorial Day racing event Monday beginning at 6pm with the Big Ten Series event for the Pro Late Models. Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Beach House Mini Sprints and B-Mods are all part of the program. Macon Speedway co-owners Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be on hand to race in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and will sign autographs in the pits following the races.

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Dick Taylor (Springfield), 5. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 6. George Ewing (Decatur), 7. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 8. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua), 9. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 10. Kevin Crowder (Argenta)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. David Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Cullen Breeden, 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 6. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 7. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 8. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 9. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 10. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield)

Street Stocks–1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Greg Osman (Macon), 4. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 5. Jason Schrimpsher (Decatur), 6. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 7. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Toby Kreher (Decatur), 10. Josh Bourland

Illinois Lightning Sprint Series–1. Andy Baugh, 2. Jed Ross, 3. Austin Archdale, 4. Robbie McQuin, 5. Brandon Smith, 6. Dave Baugh, 7. Andrew Funk, 8. Jerry Petty, 9. Brad Funk, 10. Shane Morgan

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 6. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 7. Matt Boggs, 8. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 9. Roger Reed (Decatur), 10. Karlie Soloman

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May 23

Bob Brady Raminator Night Is On Tap

Raminator 2015Picture perfect day for great dirt track racing!!! Sunshine and 80 degrees for a high. It’s been a few weeks, so we are all excited to see some cars on the track.

Tonight is Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator night. Bring the kids for some car crushing excitement, autographs, and hot racing at 7:00. CEFCU Kid’s Club night #2 will also be held.

UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, & the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series​.

4:00 Pits
5:00 Grandstands
6:00 Hotlaps
7:00 Racing

Grandstand Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under Free

For more info, visit maconracing.com.

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May 16

POWRi Show Canceled Due To Weather

Doubleheader Weekend Up Next

Early morniRained Out Graphicng rainfall, on top of rain that hit the area Friday forced the cancellation of another race at Macon Speedway on May 16.  Scheduled to run were the POWRi Midgets and Micros in addition to the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. It is the second cancelation in a row and third of the season for the Central Illinois speedplant.  It is also the second time this season that POWRi has had a Macon show canceled.

Up next will be a doubleheader weekend featuring Bob Brady Dodge Raminator night on Saturday, May 23 and a Memorial Day Special on Monday, May 25.  The Saturday, May 23 program will include Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, and the first visit of the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series.  The Monday, May 25 program will have Pro Late Model Big Ten Series special plus the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Beach House Micros.  Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader will be paying a visit to compete with the Mods.

Pit gates open Saturday, May 23 at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  General admission is $12 for adults, while children 11 and under are free.

Monday, May 25 times are pit gates at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, and racing at 6:00.  Monday admission is $15 for adults and children 11 and under are free.

There are a couple of big shows coming up during the week for fans who want to see some racing.  On Wednesday, May 20, the Terre Haute Action Track in Western Indiana will be having the USAC Sprint cars and UMP Modifieds at the Tony Hulman Classic.  For full info go to terrehauteactiontrack.net.  On Thursday, May 21, the 62nd Annual Hoosier Hundred will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The USAC Silver Crown cars and UMP Modifieds are part of that big program.  trackenterprises.com has full info.

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

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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May 11

POWRi Prepares For Macon Appearance

Millstadt, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will head to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on Friday, May 15th and Macon Speedway on Saturday, May 16th for a big doubleheader weekend.

May 16 POWRiOn Saturday, teams will invade Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series are set to take the stage.  With the weather already claiming the first of six Macon Speedway events for POWRi, fans are anxious to see open wheel racing at its finest at the 1/5th mile high-banked oval.  In midget competition, Zach Daum and Bryan Clauson each came out on top in 2014.  In the micros, Devin Feger and Nathan Benson claimed feature wins at the track in 2014.  Fans can expect to see plenty of rim-riding and slide-jobs galore as both tracks can be described as hammer down and action packed.

In addition to the open wheel classes, Macon’s Saturday night card will be filled up with the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, while children 11 and under are free.

For further information on the midgets and micros, go to www.POWRi.com.  For more track 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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May 09

Macon Speedway May 9 Program Canceled Due To Weather

POWRi Night Up Next

Rained Out Graphic                Mother Nature has delivered her wrath for a second time at Macon IL Speedway.  Dry conditions during the morning hours had everyone’s hopes up for a great night of racing, but radar was showing heavy rainfall approaching.  The impending weather, on top of what was received on Friday was enough to cancel most area tracks, including Macon, whose officials reluctantly pulled the plug around 2:00 after raindrops started to fall.  The May 9 rainout is the second cancellation of the 2015 campaign.

*This now gives you time to head to Secret Garden at 664 W Eldorado to buy your mom a bouquet or vase for Mother’s Day.  They are open until 4:00 this afternoon.

Scheduled to run were the Super and Pro Late Models in the Big Ten Series opener, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.  That race will be rescheduled with a big announcement coming later this week.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets were also on the card.

Eyes now turn to the Saturday, May 16 program with the fast and nimble POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors Micros.  Those two classes will be making their Macon season debut after being rained out on April 25.  Drivers should be revved up and ready to go after having their weekend events at Belle-Clair and Farmington postponed.  A number of Micro competitors did get the chance to tune in their rides on the 1/5-mile in a non-sanctioned race on May 2.

Pit gates open Saturday, May 16 at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  General admission is $15 for adults, while children 11 and under are 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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May 06

Night #4/Big Ten Preview + Standings Rundown

Teachers Receive Free Admission This Saturday Night At Macon Speedway
Opening Weekend For Big 10 Supers And Pros

Teacher's Lounge Night 2015                This coming Saturday, May 9 is Teacher Appreciation Night at Macon Speedway.  The event, presented by Teacher’s Lounge, will allow teachers with proper identification free admission to the races.  In addition, a big night of racing is planned as the Big Ten Super Late Models will race with the Big Ten Pro Late Models in a feature event that will pay $1,200 to win and $125 to start.  A $100 bonus is also on the line to the highest finishing Pro Late Model competitor.

This weekend does mark all the opening events for the much anticipated Big Ten Series schedules in Super Late Model and Pro Late Model competition.  For the Super Late Models, they are scheduled to race on Friday night at Jacksonville and Saturday at Macon.  The Pro Late Models will open this weekend at Lincoln on Friday and run with the Supers on Saturday at Macon in a combined event.  That event will have Supers and Pros on LM 20 or LM 40 tires on the front and LM 40 tires on both rears.

One Pro Late Model competitor looking to turn some heads is former Macon Speedway Late Model champion, Steve Sheppard, Jr.  Sheppard will be running a crate Late Model and feels that the Pros can compete with the Supers at Macon.

In addition to separate point distribution for Pros and Supers in the Big Ten Standings, the Macon event will also distribute separate points for track purposes and UMP points for the two classes.

At the end of the season, the champion in the Super class takes home $1,500 from the $4,000 points fund.  In the Pros, the champion will take home $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.  The best eight finishes out of the ten events will be used to formulate the driver points.

The Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action.  The pit gate will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.

Grandstand admission for Saturday’s events is $15 for adults and children 11 and under are free.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 for driver updates. Message and data 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.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Billingsley Towing UMP Modified (Top 10)
1)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 166 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 148 3)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 142 4)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 128 5)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 124 6)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 120 7)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 118 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 114 8)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 114 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 84

UMP Pro Late Model (Top 10)
1)Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 118 2)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 112 3)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 104 4)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 98 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 92 6)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 68 7)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 60 8)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 54 9)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 52 10)Steve Ewing-Decatur, IL 46

UMP B-Mod (Top 10)
1)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 114 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 98 3)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 92 4)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 88 5)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60 6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 58 7)Jim Lafferty-Carlinville, IL 56 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 52 8)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 52 10)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 50

UMP Sportsman (Top 5)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 60 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 58 3)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 52

UMP Street Stock (Top 10)
1)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 120 2)Terry Reed-Decatur, IL 116 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 110 4)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 106 5)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 102 6)Luke Force-Argenta, IL 98 7)Ben Medaris-Decatur, IL 90 8)Toby Kreher-Lovington, IL 86 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 78 10)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 78 10)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 78

UMP Hornet (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 118 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 110 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 108 4)Garrett Lewis-Decatur, IL 106 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, Il 96 5)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 96 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 86 8)Matthew Cottrill-Riverton, IL 84 9)Matt Boggs-Unknown, IL 80 10)Gary Tooker-Mahomet, IL 78

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May 05

Big Ten Series Super & Pro Late Models Set For Openers

Macon Payout & Tire Rule Announced

BIG TEN 2015 Late Model scheduleMACON, Ill. — The Big Ten Series openers for Super Late Models and Pro Late Models are set for this weekend after a tight point battle in Big Ten Super action one year ago.  2015 will mark the first season of Big Ten Pro Late Model action.

For the Supers, action will take place at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, May 8 and at Macon Speedway on Saturday night, May 9.  For the Pros, they will be competing in a standalone event on Friday night at Lincoln and running the second event of their schedule on Saturday at Macon with the Supers.

$1,200 will be up for grabs to the winner in Saturday night’s event at Macon with $125 to start.  The tire rule will be LM40 only for both rear tires, while front tires can be LM20 or LM40.

In addition to races at Jacksonville and Macon, the Super Late Models BIG TEN 2015 Pro Late Model schedulewill also run at Belle-Clair and Quincy during the course of the year.  For the Pros, events are scheduled this year at Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville.

The champion in the Super class takes home $1,500 from the $4,000 points fund. In the Pros, the champion will take home $1,000 from the $3,000 point fund.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online (www.maconracing.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers may text MSDRIVERS to 74574 for driver updates. Message and data 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.

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May 02

Five New Winners Grace Macon Victory Lane

(Macon, IL)-Another exciting night of racing is in the history books of the 70th season of stock car racing at Macon Speedway. Late passing and fast racing led to great feature-race finishes with six divisions going for the checkered flag.

Myles Moos of Hartsburg made a late-race pass to take the Pro Late Model feature from Tommy Sheppard, Jr. The pass came following a caution with Sheppard holding the lead strongly until the yellow flag came out. Moos took to the bottom and edged Sheppard for the final laps and the win.

Former champion reigned supreme in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as Rodney Standerfer was glued to the bottom of the 1/5th mile dirt oval and fought off Dave Crawley, Jr.’s rush to the lead. Jeff Graham had a strong third-place finish, stopping TD Burger and Ethan Schnapp from moving up in the field.

Bobby Beiler was also stuck to the bottom of the track and won the Big Ten Series Street Stock race. He was able to grab the lead early and hold on as Terry Reed and Kyle Waters were closing in on the top spot. Brian Dasenbrock would finish ahead of Steve Ewing.

Jeremy Reed was the strongest Hornet of the night as he and racing buddy Adam Webb traded the lead early but Reed’s 4-cylinder was just too much and went on to grab the checkered flag.

Two races that went quickly due to zero cautions were the B-Mod and Beach House Micro Sprint features. Four cars raced closely for the lead but Wade Glover came out on top with Tom Riech and Jim Farley III finishing behind. Jeremy Camp made quick and easy work of the Beach House Micro Sprint field, leading all 20 laps and finished the race leading by half-a-lap.

In the return of the Bud Light Ladies Night series, Rocco’s Bar was featured and Jennifer Cramer stepped on the gas and claimed the victory and a spot in the Championship Race later in the season.

Pro Late Models–1. Myles Moos (Hartsburg), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 6. Braden Johnson (Moweaqua), 7. Victor Overlin (Decatur), 8. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Matt Beadles (Clinton)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown Hills), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 4. TD Burger (Saunemin), 5. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 6. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 8. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 9. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 10. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 6. Luke Force (Argenta), 7. Greg Osman (Macon), 8. Toby Kreher (Lovington), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 4. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 5. Garrett Lewis (Decatur), 6. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Steven Stine (Stonington), 10. Matthew Cottrill (Riverton)

B-Mods–1. Wade Glover (Brighton), 2. Tom Riech (Springfield), 3. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 4. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Brad McDaniel (Carbondale), 3. Ryan Frantz (Arthur), 4. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Michael Bustamante (Taylorville)

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May 01

Owens Claims St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100

Owens Victory LaneMACON – Jimmy Owens made himself right at home Thursday at legendary Macon Speedway in the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for Lucas Oil Late Models.

The Newport, Tenn., driver held off challenges from a pack of drivers who have plenty of experience around the Macon Speedway high-banked fifth-mile oval. So much for the guys protecting the home soil.

Owens took the checkered flag in the 100-lapper and the $12,000 check as the nation’s top late model dirt series made its second appearance at the historic oval. Owens, a three-time Lucas Oil Series national champion, added a win at Macon to a list that also has World 100 and Eldora Dream 100 victories by staying in front of the pack despite seven restarts. When they took the green flag, the pace was furious.

“It doesn’t take too long here, especially if we get the cautions out of the way,’’ Owens said.

Owens reached victory lane despite challenges from Jason Feger, the Bloomington driver who finished second. Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, was fourth ahead of Ryan Unzicker, of El Paso. Devin Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, placed third.

At one point, Babb, Feger and Unzicker – who have plenty of laps around Macon Speedway – were lined up behind Owens. Owens took the lead on lap 58 when race leader Bobby Pierce Jr. and second place Billy Moyer pitted during a caution because of flat tires.

“I seen that,’’ Owens said. “I hate it for them guys. We had a pretty good car. We were biding our time. Lapped cars are always an issue here.

“I was able to save my tires for the end. We were able to cruise a bit and keep the car underneath us.’’

The star-studded field featured a million worth of machinery and the top 15 drivers in the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, including Moyer, the Hall of Famer Moyer from Batesville, Ark., who set a Macon Speedway track record on a cool night with a lap of 10.228 seconds around the fifth-mile high-banked track.

In the UMP modified feature, Cory Daugherty, of Blue Mound, held off a powerful field to lead all 25 laps from the pole position for the victory and the $1,000 paycheck. His biggest competition came from Kenny Wallace, the NASCAR personality and Macon Speedway co-owner.

Wallace started second, fell back after an early hiccup and charged back through the field to keep Daugherty honest.

Chris Bolyard of Girard, took home the victory in the B-Mod feature.

Macon Speedway will be back for another action packed night this coming Saturday, May 2 with Bud Light Ladies night.  All ladies receive 1/2 off admission, meaning tickets are just $6 each.  6 divisions of action will be there.  Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Big 10 Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros will be in action.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, general admission gates at 5:00, and racing action at 7:00.

For more info, visit maconracing.com.

ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100

  1. Jimmy Owens (Newport, Tenn.), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington), 3. Devin Moran (Dresden, Ohio), 4. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua), 5. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 6. Chris Brown (Spring, Texas), 7. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin), 8. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood), 9. Don O’Neal (Martinsville, Ind.), 10. Eddie Carrier Jr. (Salt Rock, W.V.), 11. Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, Ga.), 12. Greg Kimmons (Springfield), 13. Scott Bloomquist (Mooresburg, Tenn.), 14. Earl Pearson Jr. (Jacksonville, Fla.), 15. Denis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville), 16. Steve Francis (Ashland, Ky.), 17. Mike Benedum, 18. Jared Landers, 19. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City), 20. Levi Kissinger, 21. Billy Moyer (Batesville, Ark.), 22. Ryan Little (Springfield), 23. Daryn Klein, 24. Jake Little, 25. Terry Babb (Decatur).

UMP Modifieds

  1. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 2. Keny Wallace (Herman, Mo.), 3. David Crawley Jr. (Decatur), 4. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, Mo). 5. Randy Shuman (Danville), 6. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 7. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Jeff Ray, 10. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 11. Jeff Graham (Stonington). 12. Rick Weitkamp (Springfield), 13. Jeremy Conaway, Springfield), 14. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 15. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 16. Rodney Spaugh (Decatur), 17. TD Burger (Saunemin), 18. Rick Hamilton (Decatur), 19. Clark Rovertson (Shelbyville), 20. David Brandenburg, 21. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 22. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 23. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville).

UMP B-Mods

  1. Chris Bolyard (Girard), 2. Justin Dubin (Mulberry Grove), 3. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 4. Wade Glover (Brighton). 5, Steve Phillips (Neogoa), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Doug Tye (Troy), 8. Mitch Ringler, 9. Deave Eckel (Lovington), 10. B.J. Deal, 11. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 12. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 13. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 14. Terry Reed (Decatur), 15. James Farley (Springfield).

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Apr 29

Late Model Stars Set For Thursday At Macon Speedway

PiercePromoAfter a rainout this past weekend in Hagerstown, Maryland, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are revved up and ready to go for a triple header of races this weekend, starting at Macon Speedway on Thursday night.  The Macon race will be 100 laps for $12,000 to win.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the nation’s premier Late Model sanctioning organization, has 50 events scheduled in 19 different states in 2015.  The best of the best compete on a race-to-race basis with the series, which made its first ever Macon Speedway appearance in 2014.  Bobby Pierce took last year’s victory, as 31 top notch competitors converged on the bullring.  Pierce also set fast time with a blistering lap of 10.768.  This year’s field looks to be even bigger and better.

The current championship standings have Jonathan Davenport leading the way by 20 over Earl Pearson, Jr.  Don O’Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five.  Currently finishing up the top ten are Steve Francis, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Scott Bloomquist.

After the Thursday, April 30 show at Macon, the tour heads to Tri-City Speedway on Friday night and Paducah Speedway on Saturday.

Joining the Late Models Thursday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, racing for $1,000 to win and the season debut for the B-Mods.  The Late Models will be utilizing a Hoosier Tire rule of 1320’s and LM20’s on the left rear/fronts, while the right rear can be 02, LM 20, 06, or LM40.

Pit gates open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, while children 11 and under are $5.

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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