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POWRi Flying In To Lincoln Speedway And Macon Speedway This Weekend

National Midgets To Be Joined By National Micros

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets are set for the traditional doubleheader of racing, this coming Friday and Saturday, August 19/20.  Fans will be flocking to Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday night, many of which will make it a full weekend of racing by also attending the Illinois State Fair events in Springfield on Saturday and Sunday.

Craziness will begin on Friday night at the friendly confines of Lincoln IL Speedway at the Logan County Fairgrounds.  There, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, UMP Pro Late Models, and UMP Modifieds will be pacing the 1/4-mile semi banked dirt oval.

The “Night Before The Illinois State Fair” midget race will see Zach Daum coming to town with a 490 point lead over Tanner Thorson in Midget competition.  Spencer Bayston is currently third with his two victories, just 60 points behind Thorson.  Justin Peck is fourth with Jake Neuman in fifth.  Thorson will be looking for the sweep of Lincoln events this year, claiming the Midget week event in June after pitting to change a flat tire.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Micro competition, Nathan Benson will lead the field of competitors into town by 560 points.  In second is Shelby Bosie with Jeremy Camp in third, Joe B. Miller fourth, and Alec Long fifth.  At the June event, Blue Mound, IL driver, Jeremy Camp was victorious and will again be one of the favorites.

At Macon Speedway Saturday night, the POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets will be running in the “Rich Camfield Memorial”.  Camfield, of nearby Decatur, was an ardent supporter of midget racing not only throughout the Midwest, but nationwide.  Driving the #87 midget, Camfield was the 2001 Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA) Champion and a frequent participant of the annual Chili Bowl Nationals.  A stone’s throw away from Rich’s hometown, it was only fitting for Macon Speedway to be the track for the Annual Rich Camfield Memorial.

When it comes to Macon, there have been three different winners in the three national midget events this season.  On April 23, Carl Juncton, MO driver, Andrew Felker, took the win followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer and Austin Brown.  On May 21, it was Spencer Bayston in victory lane with Justin Peck and Colten Cottle taking podium spots.  The most recent POWRi event at the Central Illinois facility was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11.  On that night, Leemoore, CA driver Carson Macedo tasted victory, while Thorson and defending point champion, Darren Hagen scored second and third.  Mother Nature claimed the July 2 event that was scheduled at the 1/5-mile.

In POWRi Speedway Motors Micro events at Macon this season, Frank Galusha of Lincoln, Nebraska took the checkered flag on April 23 with Matthew Howard and Nick Howard in tow.  On May 21, the local, Jeremy Camp took the trophy back to Blue Mound, IL, while Benson and Levi Curry finished with podium spots.  The most recent race was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11 where Nick Howard finished in victory lane with Camp and Evan Weyant second and third.  Much like the national midgets, the micros also have not had a repeat winner.

Both tracks will feature a dabble of local flavor with the stock car classes as well.  At Lincoln Speedway on Friday night, the very strong field of UMP Pro Late Models will be on hand racing for the top prize and important UMP points.  Jake Little, of Springfield, is currently the top point collector at the track, despite not winning a feature.  Roben Huffman, Brandon Eskew, Nick Bauman, and Matt Taylor complete the top five.  Springfield’s Guy Taylor may be the one to watch, though, claiming the last couple checkered flags at the track.

The Pro Late Models will also run at Macon Speedway on Saturday night, in fact, it has been announced that some bonus money is on the line.  The top three combined point collectors this Friday and Saturday night will receive bonuses of $300-$200-$100.  It has also been announced that start money for the class has been raised to $100 to start this Friday and Saturday.  At Macon Speedway, Matt Taylor has won four features and leads the standings by 42 over Roben Huffman.  Jake Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

Other divisions running this weekend are the UMP Modifieds at Lincoln Speedway and the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks and UMP Hornets at Macon Speedway.  Both nights will be action packed and a great sideshow for the big Illinois State Fair races that are on tap for the USAC Silver Crown Series, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and the UMP Sportsman.  And many fans are excited for the UMP/MARS Super Late Model $5,000 to win race that will occur the following Thursday, August 25 at Lincoln Speedway.  It is a makeup for the rainout in July.

Friday and Saturday details at Lincoln and Macon have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action at 7:00.  Each night will see the price of a grandstand ticket at just $15.

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

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

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.

Illinois State Fair race information can be obtained by checking out www.trackenterprises.com or by calling 217-764-3200.

CURRENT POINTS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 5D Zach Daum 5250 0
2 67 Tanner Thorson 4760 490
3 97 Spencer Bayston 4700 550
4 5x Justin Peck 4580 670
5 3N Jake Neuman 4480 770
6 3 Andrew Felker 4260 990
7 7 Austin Brown 3910 1340
8 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 3910 1340
9 71K Carson Macedo 3840 1410
10 67K Holly Shelton 3610 1640


POWRi Speedway Motors Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2B Nathan Benson 4330 0
2 3B Shelby Bosie 3770 560
3 23 Jeremy Camp 3210 1120
4 51B Joe B Miller 2990 1340
5 99 Alec Long 2860 1470
6 22S Slater Helt 2730 1600
7 9S Austin Stewart 2410 1920
8 42 Andy Bishop 2250 2080
9 6A Aidan RoosEvans 1970 2360
10 4 Garrett Duff 1880 2450


Lincoln Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little 334 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 314 20
3 11E Brandon Eskew 290 44
4 B1 Nick Bauman 282 52
5 24T Matt Taylor 274 60
6 1M Andy Minett 220 114
7 32M Cody Maguire 216 118
8 7Z Michael Maestus 202 132
9 9M Melissa Hansmeyer 190 144
10 4T Guy Taylor 172 162

Lincoln Speedway UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 462 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 352 110
3 25W Allen Weisser 348 114
4 72A Austin Lynn 290 172
5 10A Shawn Vaughn 286 176
6 77 Ray Bollinger 270 192
7 10K Kelly Kovski 254 208
8 32 Donovan Lodge 246 216
9 14C Alan Crowder 218 244
10 11 Zach Rhodes 168 294


Macon Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 694 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 652 42
3 38J Jake Little 624 70
4 4T Guy Taylor 612 82
5 32M Cody Maguire 528 166
6 B1 Nick Bauman 286 408
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 282 412
8 15C Kevin Crowder 274 420
9 25 Dakota Ewing 186 508
10 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 510


Macon Speedway UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 756 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 682 74
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 610 146
4 45 Luke Force 502 254
5 21R Dustin Reed 450 306
6 5 Terry Reed 436 320
7 J24 Jeremy Nichols 432 324
8 7 John Bright, Jr. 422 334
9 28 Greg Osman 386 370
10 16 Nick Macklin 332 424


Macon Speedway UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 660 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 638 22
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 568 92
4 64CK Cook Crawford 566 94
5 20 Torry Lyons 402 258
6 39M Marty Sullivan 400 260
7 66 Mike McChristy 376 284
8 G3 Mike Gossett 374 286
9 911 Brad Rexroad 346 314
10 13R Ryan Barton 342 318

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Start Money Increases For Pro Late Models At Lincoln & Macon Speedway

Top Three Bonus Point Fund Announced For This Weekend

One of the most exciting divisions at Lincoln and Macon Speedways will be getting a boost to its start money this weekend, paying $100 to start the event.  In addition, the class will see a top three bonus on the line for the top point collectors for this weekend’s doubleheader.

This season, the class has seen solid car counts at Lincoln Speedway on Friday nights but Track Enterprises officials are looking for those to carry over on Saturday nights at Macon as well.  Friday and Saturday have great events scheduled with the POWRi Midgets and Micros both nights as well as the Pro Late Models.  Lincoln’s program Friday will include Modifieds, while Macon’s will have Big Ten Street Stocks and Hornets.

The top three in combined points from the two nights will receive bonus money this weekend.  First place between the two combined will be $300, second will receive $200, and third will be $100.

For more information on this weekend’s events, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com or www.maconracing.com.

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Good Racing, Fireworks, & Carnage Story Of Macon IL Speedway’s Eve Of Destruction

(Macon, IL) History Channel’s program American Daredevils was on hand Saturday night with the crazy Mr. Dizzy and Scarecrow. He wowed a packed house with his activities, mayhem, destruction and stunts. There was also some destruction involving stock cars, too. Many were mangled and beat up by the night’s end but with those scars were memories of great racing action.

Nick Justice was on the gas pedal for the win in the Street Stock division as he faced his toughest challenge in weeks with Terry Reed. Reed, a former champion, stuck to the bottom with Justice but was not enough for the winner as Justice had a little more under the hood on the straightaways.

Matt Taylor won the Pro Late Models 20-lap feature attraction as his brother Guy Taylor inched closer to him during the closing laps but just couldn’t get enough on the top of the track to come up with the lead.

Tim Hancock has been amazing in the 2016 season as he took the checkered flag for the 11th straight time in the B-Modified class. He has been untouchable in this class and continued his win streak. Not only did he win in the B-Modified class, he entered in the Billingsley Towing A-Modified class as well and took second place. It was the second time this season Hancock has entered both classes and ended with a top five finish in each race.

In the Billingsley Towing Modified class, besting Tim Hancock was Cory Daugherty. He was so pleased with the feature win and the top prize. “This makes up for me buying golf clubs yesterday,” said Daugherty in victory lane.

Garrett Duff made short work of the Beach House Micro Sprint feature, leading wire-to-wire in a cautionless race.

The final race of the night was the most unpredictable as Jerad Matherly, who did not start in his heat race with a broken car, started at the tail, worked his way forward and ended up holding the checkered flag at the end of the night. Steven Stine had a strong hold on the lead but Matherly’s car was just took quick on the bottom and took away Stine’s win.

Next week, Macon Speedway features POWRi for the final time on the schedule as the midgets and micro sprints return to Macon. Also on the docket are the Street Stocks and the Pro Late Models.

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jake Little (Springfield), 5. Kyle McMahon (Opdyke), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Kevin Crowder (Argenta)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Wade Glover (Brighton), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Billy Nail (Decatur), 8. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 9. Nick Odell (Springfield) 10. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo)

B-Modified–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 3. Brett Page (Centralia), 4. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill), 5. Tom Riech (Springfield), 6. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 7. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 8. Clint Young (Ava), 9. Tim Riech (Springfield), 10. Jamie Riech (Riverton)

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 5. Phil Taylor (Illiopolis), 6. Luke Force (Argenta), 7. Clint Winchell (East Peoria), 8. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 9. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 10. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 2. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 3. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 4. Paul Day (Atwood), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 7. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 10. Eric Shelton (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 2. Steven Stine (Stonington), 3. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 4. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 5. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 6. Caleb Branch (Hammond), 7. Trebor Henson (Centralia), 8. Ryan Barton (Taylorville), 9. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Rafe McKenna (Pana)

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IT’S RACEDAY IN MACON!

Forecast is good, track will be ready, and we are set for a fun night at Macon Speedway!

Saturday, August 13th. features EVE of Destruction II! There is going to be a fantastic stunt show by Mr Dizzy Motorsports of the HISTORY Channel show American Daredevils. There is also FIREWORKS PLUS a FULL NIGHT of RACING!

Eve of Destruction II FIREWORKS
Jumping Cars, Steel Wall Crash & More!

Classes Racing:
Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Pro Late Models
UMP B Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House 600cc Winged Micros

Times:
Gates open 4pm
Racing Starts 7pm

Pricing:
General Admission $15
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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Jumping Cars, Steel Wall Crash, Fireworks, & Racing Coming To Macon Speedway

Eve of Destruction

Macon Speedway will be entertainment central for family fun this coming Saturday, August 13, as the second Eve of Destruction is held at the facility.  Final preparations are being put into place for car jumps, a steel wall crash, fireworks, racing and more.

Fans, both young and young at heart, will be treated to world renowned, Mr. Dizzy, who has appeared on the History Channel TV show, American Daredevils.  Mr. Dizzy is a five time world record holder for different stunts that he has been able to accomplish.  Mr. Dizzy will jump his car into a pyramid of vehicles and be part of a steel wall crash.  In addition to those two events, fireworks will close out the show that includes racing action in six of Macon Speedway’s divisions.  Competing during the night will be the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Beach House Micros, UMP Hornets, and B-Mod’s.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, registration closes at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $15, 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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Big Cooler Giveaway Saturday During Eve of Destruction

124530 Cooler Partial Wraps-01Macon Speedway is teaming up with Dynagraphics Wood Printing and Sun Drop to give away 5 custom coolers during Eve of Destruction II with FIREWORKS Saturday August 13. All you have to do is be at the races and signup to win! These one of a kind custom coolers will be loaded with tickets, Sun Drop and more! Be sure to bring the kids to see American Dare Devil Mr. Dizzy as he dazzles the crowd with car jumps and more!

124530 Cooler Partial Wraps-02

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Daum Dominates in Return to Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Zach Daum, former POWRi National Midget champion returned to Macon Speedway, this time in a MOWA 410 winged sprint car and won the 25-lap A-Main feature attraction Saturday night. Nicknamed the “Dauminator” due to his regular success, Daum lived up to the name and reputation as he got ahead of the traffic on the 13th lap and coasted to the winner’s circle for the final 12 laps. The race looked like it was Spencer Bayston’s to win as he was fastest qualifier and heat race winner but Bayston flipped his machine over on the sixth lap of the race and was finished for the night. MOWA favorite Jerrod Hull took second in the race.

In the Pro Late Model feature race, the Midwest Big Ten Series, was all Guy Taylor. Taylor, a regular to victory lane, went from the front row to the lead at the drop of the green and then was way in front for much of the duration of the 20-lap race.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound reigned supreme in the Beach House Micro Sprint race. He was third coming to the green flag after a caution with three laps to go and blasted out the lead, bypassing leader Evan Weyant and second place driver Garrett Duff.

Chett Gehrke started in the front row of the POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets and went on claim the checkered flag in a 20-lap race. Tyler Vantoll  and Adam Taylor tried to keep pace but to no avail as Gehrke cruised to the win.

The night was capped off with the return to victory lane by Decatur’s Jeremy Reed in the Hornets. The former track champion returned to the track and started in the back of the feature only to clutch the checkered flag 15 laps later.

Go-kart racing is on the schedule for next Saturday night as the stock cars get a weekend off before beginning the home stretch on August 13. Fireworks, mayhem and destruction are scheduled with the stock car racing as the 2nd Eve of Destruction comes to Macon Speedway with Mr. Dizzy and his steel wall crashes and car jumping. Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, B-Modifieds and Beach House Micro Sprints are scheduled to race.

MOWA Sprints–1. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 2. Jerrod Hull (Sikeston, MO), 3. Jeremy Standridge (Springfield), 4. Chris Urish (Elkhart), 5. Robbie Standridge (Springfield), 6. Logan Faucon (Elkhart), 7. Jacob Wilson (Crawfordsville, IN), 8. Carson Short (Marion), 9. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 10. Jim Moughan (Springfield)

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 3. Jake Little (Springfield), 4. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 5. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 8. Nick Justice (Decatur), 9. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 10. Michael Maestus (Lincoln)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 4. Ryan Mueller (Glencoe, MO), 5. Dustin Clary (Marine), 6. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 7. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 8. Brianna Mahon (Sullivan), 9. Paul Day (Atwood), 10. Steve Finn (Collinsville)

POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets–1. Chett Gehrke (Brown Allow, OK), 2. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 3. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 4. Andy Baugh (Mason City), 5. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur), 6. Jack Routson (Waterman), 7. Austin Archdale (Brimfield), 8. Aaron Schuck (Joliet), 9. Patrick Bruns (Champaign), 10. Johnny Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, PA)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Steve Stine (Stonington), 3. Tony Reed (Decatur), 4. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 5. Rafe McKenna (Pana), 6. Torry Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 9. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 10. Jordan Ballard (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY! Bring On The Sprint Cars!!

Tonight is the Midwest Open Wheel Association MOWA Illinois Sprint Week Finale at Macon Speedway. Joining the winged sprints will be the Beach House Micros, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, and Hornets.

++Bring a new toy for the toy drive and receive $2 off general admission.

Divisions Racing:
MOWA Sprint Cars
UMP Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models
Beach House Micros
POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets
UMP Hornets

Times:

Pits 4:00pm
Stands 5:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $18
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15

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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MOWA Sprint Cars Fly Into Macon IL Speedway Saturday

Last Year’s Show Resulted In Photo Finish

With racing at Macon Speedway, there is definitely no down time.  After the show of the year on Tuesday night with the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, attention turns quickly to the wicked fast Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars.  In their only visit of the season, the MOWA Winged Sprints finish up their Illinois Sprint Week at Mighty Macon.

It all begins on Wednesday night, July 27 with the Illinois Sprint Week opener at Peoria Speedway.  The field of stars then travel to Quincy Raceways on Thursday night before heading to Jacksonville on Friday.  It all comes to an end with the Sprint Week finale on Saturday night.

Last year’s MOWA show at Macon was an absolute thriller as Adam Jones and Parker Price-Miller mowa sprint week flyerbattled it out, trading the lead in the final laps.  The war also included a 360 spin but the green stayed out which added to the thrilling finish.  Eventually, it was Jones, from Wright City, MO who claimed the win by inches over Price-Miller.

This Saturday’s appearance will see Big 10 Pro Late Models, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Beach House Micros, and Hornets in addition to the winged sprints.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $18 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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Jeremy Nichols Sweeps Top Events At Christian County Fair Race

Lovington, IL Driver Continues His Strong Season

One time a year, drivers in central Illinois get the opportunity to race at the Christian County Fair and Taylorville IL Speedway.  For a short time during the afternoon, it looked like the Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader may not take place after a strong storm brought heavy rain through the area.  After a lot of work, about one foot of water was pumped off of the frontstretch and racing went on as planned.

The first feature on track was the West Sand & Trucking Sportsman 20-lapper.  Timmy Dick and Dennis Vandermeersch brought the field to green with Dick going into the lead.  Eventually, mixed with a couple of cautions, division frontrunner, Jeremy Nichols, was able to take second from Vandermeersch.  At that point, the Lovington, IL driver set his sights on the race leader and it didn’t take long for Nichols to wrestle the top spot away to cruise to victory.  Following Nichols was Dick, Vandermeersch, Troy Medley, and Danny Smith.

Up next was the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock feature event.  In this race, Nichols got to start from the pole with Jason Scrimpsher alongside.  Nichols jumped out into the early lead after a couple of failed starts for spins in the field.  Darrell Dick, who started eighth, had a great run, moving through the field to settle in the second spot.  Terry Reed moved into third, with Jeff Reed, Jr. grabbing fourth.  The biggest mover in the race was Chris Dick, who started 19th and worked his way to fifth before the checkered fell.  None of those drivers, however, had anything for Nichols, who went two-for-two on the night.

The final race of the night was the smoothest and cleanest event of the evening, the Hornet feature.  Outside polesitter, Jeremy Reed, raced into the lead and never looked back, though, Dustin Reed was within striking distance as he filled in for Tony Reed.  In the race that went caution free, Rafe McKenna, Marty Sullivan, and Mike McChristy completed the top five.

All-in-all, the Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader was a huge success, considering the torrential rains that the fairgrounds received earlier in the day.  The event was presented by GSI, Dekalb-Asgrow, Sloan Implement, and Brent West Sand & Trucking and was run under the direction and rules of Track Enterprises.

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Results

UMP Sportsman – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 2. 22-Timmy Dick[Monticello]; 3. 25-Dennis Vandermersch[Arlington]; 4. 62-Troy Medley[Festus, MO]; 5. 98-Danny Smith[Argenta]; 6. B99-Tim Bedinger[Taylorville]; 7. 77-Patrick Hawkins[Imperial, MO]; 8. 21-Brad Bedinger[Taylorville]; 9. C4-Chris Soutiea[Peveley, MO]; 10. 12M-Terry Myers[Buffalo]; 11. 41-Scott Landers[Taylorville]; 12. 72-Tom Graham[Stonington]; (DNS) 15-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo]

Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 2. 22X-Darrell Dick[Monticello]; 3. 5-Terry Reed[Decatur]; 4. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr[Blue Mound]; 5. 22D-Chris Dick[Deland]; 6. 44J-Jeremy Madsen[Pawnee]; 7. 28-Greg Osman[Bloomington]; 8. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher[Decatur]; 9. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer[Boody]; 10. 3T-Kevin Lewis[Decatur]; 11. 17-Jamie Suddarth[Mt. Zion]; 12. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville]; 13. #1-Terry Reed, Sr[Decatur]; 14. 14-Charles Biesenthal[Athens]; 15. 08-Brian Dasenbrock[Decatur]; 16. 45-Luke Force[Argenta]; 17. 22-Dave Crawley, Jr[Decatur]; 18. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan]; 19. 4-Phil Taylor[Illiopolis]; (DNS) 21R-Dustin Reed[Blue Mound]

UMP Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed[Decatur]; 2. 1R-Dustin Reed[Decatur]; 3. 15C-Rafe McKenna[Pana]; 4. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur]; 5. 66-Mike McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 6. 13R-Ryan Barton[Taylorville]; 7. 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]; 8. 1X-Buck Amos[Kincaid]; 9. 21M-Joe McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 10. 50-Ben McChristy[Mt. Zion]; 11. 35W-Austin Wickline[Harristown]; 12. 87-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; (DNS) 04-Steve Stine[Stonington]

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