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1:35 Thursday Update… WE ARE RACING!!!

We ARE racing tonight at Macon Speedway!  Rain has moved out, radar has cleared, and forecast now looks good for the rest of the night.  It’s the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Summer National Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds in the Summit Nationals, and the B-Mods.  Spread the word!!

Classes Racing:
UMP Super Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP B Mods

Times:

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

Pricing:
General Admission $25
Kids 11 & Under $5

Pit Pass $35
Kids Pit Pass $20

Defending Event Winners:
*Herald & Review 100 UMP Super Late Models: Ryan Unzicker
*Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/ Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds: Ray Bollinger
*UMP B Mods: Tim Hancock

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/1230-thursday-update/

IT IS RACE DAY! Herald & Review 100 On Tap Thursday, July 7th!

 The 36th Annual Herald & Review 100 is here. The cars and starts of the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals are ready to do battle for 100 laps around the 1/5 mile bullring to try and add their name to the longest running event on the Summer Nationals schedule. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be in action as part of their month plus long journey that is very similar to the Summer Nationals in total length. B Mods round out the show. Come and see who adds their names to the history books as winners at Macon Speedway on one of the biggest nights all season long!

Classes Racing:

UMP Super Late ModelsHerald And Review 4 x 6 Card

UMP Modifieds
UMP B Mods

Times:

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

Pricing:

General Admission $25
Kids 11 & Under $5
Pit Pass $35
Kids Pit Pass $20

Defending Event Winners:
*Herald & Review 100 UMP Super Late Models: Ryan Unzicker

*Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/ Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds: Ray Bollinger

*UMP B Mods: Tim Hancock

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-herald-review-100-on-tap-thursday-july-7th/

Two Nights Of Racing Set For Macon IL Speedway

Thursday H&R 100 To Be Followed By 6 Division Show Saturday

Macon Speedway, located in Macon, IL, will be packed with fans and competitors this coming Thursday, July 7 for the 36th annual Herald & Review 100.  Joining the Summer Nationals Late Models will be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds running in the Summit Nationals as well as the B-Mod class.  Thursday, though, won’t be the only day Macon Speedway will see great racing this week.  The track will be back open on Saturday for a full six division show.

Thursday’s schedule will include the 100-lap feature event for the UMP Summer National Late Herald And Review 4 x 6 CardModels, sponsored by the Herald & Review.  The race carries a rich history at Macon Speedway and is a can’t miss for fans across the Midwest, year-after-year.  An outstanding field of Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be on hand racing for track points in addition to Summit National Modified points.  The B-Mod division is also on the docket.

After a short turnaround, the track will be back open on Saturday, July 9 for a full six division show.  Racing Saturday will be the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  Saturday will also be the date for the Hall Of Fame Drivers Reunion and CEFCU Kid’s Club.

On Thursday, July 7, pits open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, qualifying at 6:30, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

On Saturday, July 9, pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission Saturday will be $12 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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Summer Nationals Hell Tour Points

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 32 Bobby Pierce 808 0
2 25 Jason Feger 649 159
3 24 Ryan Unzicker 621 187
4 4G Bob Gardner 548 260
5 C8 Timothy Culp 528 280
6 157 Mike Marlar 526 282
7 11 Gordy Gundaker 519 289
8 21 Billy Moyer 489 319
9 B1 Brent Larson 391 417
10 18 Shannon Babb 346 462


Summit National Modified Points

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2 Nick Hoffman 543 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger 353 190
3 24H Mike Harrison 335 208
4 A1 Phil Dixon 328 215
5 1W Ray Walsh 313 230
6 36 Kenny Wallace 260 283
7 41M Brent Mullins 260 283
8 25 Tyler Nicely 242 301
9 18L Michael Long 181 362
10 8K Levi Kissinger 181 362

 

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 468 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 434 34
3 38J Jake Little 404 64
4 4T Guy Taylor 374 94
5 32M Cody Maguire 340 128
6 B1 Nick Bauman 228 240
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 190 278
8 25 Dakota Ewing 186 282
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 284
10 15C Kevin Crowder 178 290

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 416 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 338 78
3 71 Jeff Graham 318 98
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 294 122
5 11 Zach Rhodes 292 124
6 14C Alan Crowder 280 136
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 270 146
8 3 Wade Glover 160 256
9 517 Rick Hamilton 144 272
10 98 Danny Smith 136 280

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 300 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 272 28
3 2 Eric Brackett 230 70
4 00s Cody Stillwell 218 82
5 55 Tim Riech 208 92
6 57R Tom Riech 182 118
7 32 Brett Page 116 184
8 18 Jerry Thompson 100 200
9 40 Adam Webb 68 232
10 14 Tommy Gaither 58 242

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 516 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 480 36
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 430 86
4 21R Dustin Reed 342 174
5 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 178
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 196
7 5 Terry Reed 320 196
8 45 Luke Force 310 206
9 28 Greg Osman 282 234
10 3T Kevin Lewis 276 240

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 424 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 376 48
3 G3 Mike Gossett 374 50
4 64CK Cook Crawford 340 84
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 304 120
6 39M Marty Sullivan 258 166
7 40 Adam Webb 236 188
8 66 Mike McChristy 220 204
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 220
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 232

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36th Annual Herald & Review On Tap For Macon Speedway Thursday

Top Late Model Drivers In Country Set To Battle

Fans, from all over, will be flocking to a high banked 1/5-mile dirt oval located in Central Illinois, this coming Thursday.  The site will be Macon Speedway, located in the little town of Macon, IL.  The reason for the excitement will be the 36th annual Herald & Review 100 for the Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Late Models.  It’s the event which draws the biggest crowd to Macon Speedway, year-after-year.

The Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Late Models earned their name because of a grueling Herald And Review 4 x 6 Cardschedule of 29 events in about one month’s time.  Starting June 15th and ending July 16th, the tour runs just about every night during that period of time, except a few Monday’s.  Heading into the new week, 12 of the 17 events have been run, with the series canceling five due to rain, including three of the last four.

This week’s action, leading up to Macon Speedway’s event on Thursday, includes Lasalle IL Speedway Monday, Daugherty IN Speedway Tuesday, and Peoria IL Speedway Wednesday.  Oakwood, IL driver Bobby Pierce leads the standings by claiming six wins in just 12 races.  Jason Feger, who is still looking for his first win on the tour, is second in the standings, while Ryan Unzicker, Bob Gardner, and Timothy Culp are in the top five.  Mike Marlar, Gordy Gundaker, Billy Moyer, Brent Larson, and Shannon Babb round out the current top ten.  Other than Pierce, Moyer has claimed two wins, while Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, and Josh Richards have also found victory lane.  160 different competitors have been on track.

One year ago, the Herald & Review 100 was postponed to August 26 because of inclement weather.  El Paso, IL driver, Ryan Unzicker, claimed the win, breaking a two-race winning streak by Mowequa, IL driver Shannon Babb.  Despite drivers from all over the country competing, the last eleven H&R races have been won by drivers who call Illinois home.

Adding to Thursday’s excitement will be the Summit National Modified tour.  Much like their Late Model counterpart, the Modifieds have a grueling slate of events, many of which coincide with the “Hell Tour”.  So far, nine out of twelve events have been completed with Mooresville, NC driver, Nick Hoffman, scoring three wins to lead the way.  Hoffman, formerly from the St. Louis, MO area, moved to North Carolina to work in the racing industry.  Ray Walsh, Clayton Miller, Chad Kinder, Josh Harris, Mike Harrison, and Brian Bielong have also won events this year.  Hoffman is followed in points by Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger, a regular at Lincoln Speedway.  Harrison is third, while Texas driver Phil Dixon is fourth and Walsh is fifth.  Kenny Wallace, who is currently sixth, will be racing Thursday as well as his NASCAR compadre, Ken Schrader.  202 different Modifieds have competed on the tour so far.

Rounding out the Thursday night divisions will be the UMP B-Mods, a semi-regular division at Macon Speedway.  The man to beat will be Tim Hancock, from Mt. Olive, IL.  Hancock is leading the B-Mod points at Macon, winning all five events at the track this year.  Hancock also leads the UMP National points by a sizable margin over Tony Walker.  Amazingly, Hancock ran a 40-lap A-Modified event at the track with his B-Mod a couple weeks ago and finished second after starting at the back.  As everyone was wearing out their tires and looking for grip, Hancock picked them off one-by-one.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, qualifying will take place around 6:30, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $5 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/36th-annual-herald-review-on-tap-for-macon-speedway-thursday/

Weather Causes Cancelation At Macon Speedway

With pesky light rain hitting the area and plenty more on the way, Macon Speedway and POWRi officials have pulled the plug on tonight’s show.

Our next event will be this coming Thursday, July 7 with the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Summer Nationals.

Full info at www.maconracing.com.

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Something For Everyone This Saturday At Macon IL Speedway

POWRi National Midgets & Micros Joined By Three Other Classes

This coming Saturday, July 2, Mighty Macon IL Speedway will have its fourth visit of the season from the quick and nimble racers of POWRi.  Drivers from a number of different states will be competing with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, a fan favorite of many.  The wicked fast POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will buzz around the 1/5-mile track as well.  To top it off, fans of the stock car variety will get to see their UMP Pro Late Models, a Big 10 Street Stock event, and the UMP Hornets.

Minden, Nevada driver, Tanner Thorson, currently leads the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National 07-02-16 POWRi FlyerMidget standings, claiming a series’ leading six wins in 17 starts.  However, former champion, Zach Daum from Pocahontas, IL, is hot on his heels just 20 points behind.  Daum has one win with twelve top fives in 16 starts.  Rounding out the current podium is Lebanon, IN driver, Spencer Bayston.  Bayston sits just 30 points back of the top spot in what will be a battle down to the wire in this season’s championship race.

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.

Adding to Saturday night’s open wheel fun will be the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro series.  Currently leading the standings is Concordia, MO driver Nathan Benson.  Despite being at the top of the list and one of the favorites for Saturday night, Benson has not claimed a win since April 29 but does have five second place finishes to go along with a pair of thirds and a fourth.  Local fans will be pulling for Benson’s closest point challenger Jeremy Camp, who is from nearby Blue Mound, IL.  Camp has a pair of wins this year, one at Macon and the most recent one at Lincoln.  Rounding out the podium spots at this point is Sherman, IL driver Shelby Bosie.  Bosie, much like Benson and Camp has two wins this season.

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.

For fans of stock cars, a variety will also be on track this week.  Leading the list will be the UMP Pro Late Models after a thrilling feature Saturday complete with slide jobs, crossovers, and outright great racing for the lead last weekend.  In last week’s event, Springfield, IL’s Matt Taylor got back to victory lane to continue his outstanding season.  He did so, coming from the fifth starting spot and racing with Jake Little, Kyle Logue, Nick Bauman, and Guy Taylor.  With the win, Taylor has taken a 34 point lead over Roben Huffman in the Macon standings.  Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

This Saturday will be a big event at Macon Speedway for the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks.  So far, three events have been held for the Big 10 Street Stocks, with Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr. leading the way.  Crawley has been nearly unbeatable behind the wheel this year, winning Street Stock races at Lincoln and Macon and finishing second at Jacksonville to put him on top of the Big 10 standings.  Crawley also has been top notch in his Modified, winning six Macon features and leading the points by a large margin.  Other Street Stock drivers going for this Saturday’s $500 top prize include Kyle Waters, Terry Reed, Jeremy Nichols, and John Farris.

Rounding out this week’s racing will be the UMP Hornets.  Blue Mound, IL driver, Tony Reed leads the track standings, claiming a win on May 30 to go along with three second place finishes.  Reed is thrashing on the car this week, trying to repair it from a feature crash Saturday night.  Jerad Matherly sits second in the standing with Mike Gossett third, Cook Crawford fourth, and Ryan Cantrell fifth.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, 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 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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 67 Tanner Thorson 3460 0
2 5D Zach Daum 3440 20
3 97 Spencer Bayston 3430 30
4 15 Andrew Felker 3160 300
5 5X Justin Peck 3030 430
6 3N Jake Neuman 2770 690
7 7 Austin Brown 2590 870
8 67K Holly Shelton 2520 940
9 71K Carson Macedo 2510 950
10 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 2450 1010


POWRi Speedway Motors Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2B Nathan Benson 3370 0
2 23 Jeremy Camp 2670 700
3 3B Shelby Bosie 2610 760
4 22S Slater Helt 2060 1310
5 51B Joe B. Miller 1850 1520
6 37H Nick Howard 1830 1540
7 72 Levi Curry 1770 1600
8 99 Alec Long 1760 1610
9 8H Matthew Howard 1690 1680
10 9S Austin Stewart 1480 1890


Macon UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 468 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 434 34
3 38J Jake Little 404 64
4 4T Guy Taylor 374 94
5 32M Cody Maguire 340 128
6 B1 Nick Bauman 228 240
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 190 278
8 25 Dakota Ewing 186 282
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 284
10 15C Kevin Crowder 178 290


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 22 Dave Crawley, Jr. 178 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 154 24
3 5 Terry Reed 154 24
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols 150 28
5 27 John Farris 106 72
6 08 Brian Dasenbrock 92 86
7 17B Braden Bilger 82 96
8 43G Andy Gaines 80 98
9 44J Jeremy Madsen 76 102
10 45 Rudy Zaragoza 74 104


Macon UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 516 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 480 36
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 430 86
4 21R Dustin Reed 342 174
5 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 178
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 196
7 5 Terry Reed 320 196
8 45 Luke Force 310 206
9 28 Greg Osman 282 234
10 3T Kevin Lewis 276 240


Macon UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 424 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 376 48
3 G3 Mike Gossett 374 50
4 64CK Cook Crawford 340 84
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 304 120
6 39M Marty Sullivan 258 166
7 40 Adam Webb 236 188
8 66 Mike McChristy 220 204
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 220
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 232

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Crawley stays hot as a Firecracker at Macon Speedway

(MACON, IL) Dave Crawley, Jr. used patience in the 95Q Firecracker 40s race for the Billingsley Towing Modifieds to get the lead from Shane Tomlin and won the event for the fourth time in his career. Tomlin would lead for the first 16 laps but after a caution and restart, Crawley took advantage at the second turn into the backstretch and pulled away for the next 24 laps to win. Tomlin would remain in second for a few more laps until his car would break down. Second place drivers were changed throughout the 40 laps from Crawley to Tomlin, then Curt Rhodes before breaking on lap 22. Rodney Standerfer, the 2015 winner, would be second for a series of laps before slowing down with a near-blown-up engine, thus allowing Tim Hancock to get the runner up position toward the end of the race. Crawley’s win was his sixth of the season and extends is points lead.

Race Statistics: There were two lead changes with 4 cautions and the 40 laps were completed in 17 minutes, 02 seconds. Dave Crawley, Jr. has now won the Billingsley Towing Modified Firecracker 40s in 2008, 2010, 2014 and now 2016. Crawley received $600 to win the race.

In the Pro Late Model class, the Midwest Big Ten Series was the second leg of the 95Q Firecracker 40s and plenty of cars were battling back and forth and adjusting toward the finish. The start of the race was log-jammed with competiters which led to cautions but once the race got moving it was Nick Bauman out in front. Bauman has won two of the first three Midwest Big Ten Series races in 2016 and looked strong in the first half of the race. He was chased down by two-time Late Model Firecracker 40s winner Kyle Logue. Logue led to a caution on lap 13 and was sent to the tail of the field and it opened up Bauman for the advantage. But the lead was short-lived thanks to the caution as Jose Parga, Guy Taylor and Matt Taylor closed in on the leader and squished Bauman from the lead. Matt Taylor would take the lead on the 16th lap and cruise to the win.

Race Statistics: There were two lead changes with 4 cautions and the 40 laps were completed in 21 minutes, 21 seconds. Kyle Logue won two Firecracker 40s in 2011 and 2014 when the race was with Super Late Models. In 2015, Guy Taylor was the winner. He took fourth in 2016. Matt Taylor received $700 to win the race.

Tim Hancock raced twice on Saturday in the same car, the B-Modified, a more cost-effective and slower racecar than the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, and placed first for the fifth time in five weeks of B-Modified races at Macon Speedway.

Jeremy Nichols had a great night, as well. He placed first in both the Sportsman and Street Stock feature races. Nichols waited out the chance for the lead and win in the Sportsman class as Danny Smith was up front for the first five laps but pulled away and cruised for the victory. In the Street Stock division, his lead was safe for the majority of the race after wrestling it away from Greg Osman in the early stages. Nick Justice was sent to the back of the field in the first few laps for spinning out a driver and charged back to the front over the race’s final 12 laps to finish second.

Jeremy Reed returned to Macon Speedway and graced victory lane in the 4-cylinder Hornets class. Reed would start tenth and come charging from the back to win the 15-lap race. He was followed to the finish line by last week’s feature winner, Jerad Matherly.

The evening finished up with a big fireworks display, an annual event at Macon Speedway as part of the 95Q Firecracker 40s. Next week will bring the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints to the track for their fourth visit of the 2016 schedule.

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Wade Glover (Brighton), 6. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 10. Jeff Graham (Stonington)

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 3. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Troy Overstreet (Georgetown), 8. Jeffrey Reed (Blue Mound), 9. Gary Graham (San Jose), 10. Kyle Logue (Cisco)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 3. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Eric Brackett (Brighton), 6. Tom Riech (Springfield), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Fred Reed (Decatur), 10. Jamie Riech (Riverton)

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 4. Tom Graham (Stonington), 5. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 6. Scott Williams (Anchor), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Jim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 7. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek), 8. Luke Force (Argenta), 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Ryan Barton (Taylorville), 5. Caleb Branch (Hammond), 6. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Anthony Elam (Taylorville), 9. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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IT’S RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

An exciting night of racing coming up tonight as it is Dynagraphics Inc./Fast Impressions Decatur’s Country Home 95Q Firecracker 40’s Night here at Macon Speedway. This night will feature lots of fun for fans of all ages.

Highlighting the racing action are 40 lap features for the Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models and Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds plus $200 to win for UMP Hornets along with 3 other divisions for an action packed evening of racing. There will also be a HUGE fireworks display plus CEFCU Kid’s Club activities, meaning there will be plenty of fun for fans of all ages.

Divisions Racing:

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds $600 to win
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models $700 to win
UMP Sportsman
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
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 $15
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). Also be sure to sign up fo the Macon Speedway text service, which is FREE and easy to do. 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/06/its-race-day-at-macon-speedway/

Popular Firecracker 40’s On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday

Pro Late Models & Modifieds Run Extra Laps Plus A Firework Display

Race fans in Central Illinois will be making their way to Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night for the 95Q/Dynagraphics & Wood Printing Firecracker 40’s.  The popular event will feature special events for the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models and the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds.  Four other classes will race plus a fireworks display to welcome in the 4th of July season.

Two events have been run so far this season in the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, one06-25-16 Firecracker 40's 2016 at Lincoln Speedway and one at Macon, the two tracks in the Big Ten doubleheader this weekend.  New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman has claimed both victories so far this season.  Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman is second in points with two third place finishes.  Jake Little, Andy Minett, and Matt Taylor complete the top five in the standings.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division, Decatur, IL driver Dave Crawley, Jr. has had an outstanding start to the year.  Crawley is coming off of his fifth win of the season, this past Saturday night, in just six tries.  Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes is second in the standings, while Jeff Graham sits third, Zach Rhodes fourth, and Rodney Standerfer is fifth.  Standerfer, last year’s champion, is the only driver to find victory lane this season other than Crawley.

The UMP B-Mods will be running for the fifth time this season and a barrage of drivers will be trying to knock Tim Hancock off of his unbeaten pedestal.  The Mt. Olive, IL driver has won all four B-Mod races at Macon this season and is the UMP National point leader in the division.  Ryan Timmons, Eric Brackett, Cody Stillwell, and Tim Riech are top five in the standings.  The UMP B-Mods will be running a doubleheader weekend, as they run at Lincoln on Friday night as well.

The UMP Sportsman will also be running a doubleheader weekend with races at Lincoln and Macon.  The Sportsman event at Macon will be the fifth of the season.  So far, two drivers have found victory lane with Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols and Monticello, IL’s Timmy Dick taking two wins each.  Nichols leads the standings over Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith and Scott Landers.  Tom Graham and Tim Bedinger round out the top five.

Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice has had a great start to his Street Stock season and he looks for that to continue this coming Saturday night.  Justice has won four of the eight feature events and leads the point battle.  Terry Reed, Jeremy Nichols, and Dave Crawley, Jr. have also been in victory lane for the class.  Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Reed, and Dustin Reed are top five competitors in the points.

Rounding out Macon Speedway’s divisions for Saturday is the UMP Hornet class.  The division, which has seen a jump in car count this year will have some extra bonuses on the line this weekend as Macon’s winner Saturday night will receive $200, a jump in pay.  Additionally, a bonus point fund has been set up between Lincoln Friday and Macon Saturday, that will give the highest two day point finishers $100, $50, $25, and $25.  Decatur, IL’s Tony Reed leads the standings by just six points over Mike Gossett.  Jerad Matherly, Ryan Cantrell, and Cook Crawford are top five in the current rundown.

When darkness sets in on Macon Speedway, one of the area’s earliest holiday firework displays will be shot in the air to celebrate the 4th of July.  Also on the program will be CEFCU Kid’s Club.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin 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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 408 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 382 26
3 38J Jake Little 364 44
4 4T Guy Taylor 320 88
5 32M Cody Maguire 290 118
6 25 Dakota Ewing 186 222
7 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 224
8 B1 Nick Bauman 172 236
9 46 Eric Wilson 148 260
10 52R Jeffrey Reed 144 264

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 356 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 298 58
3 71 Jeff Graham 276 80
4 11 Zach Rhodes 242 114
5 28 Rodney Standerfer 238 118
6 14C Alan Crowder 232 124
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 226 130
8 96 Cory Daugherty 116 240
9 517 Rick Hamilton 110 246
10 3 Wade Glover 108 248

UMP B-Mods

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

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 234 0
2 98 Danny Smith 226 8
3 41 Scott Landers 204 30
4 72 Tom Graham 202 32
5 25 Tim Bedinger 156 78
6 18 Jerry Myers 144 90
7 93 Ty Nation 136 98
8 22 Timmy Dick 120 114
9 47 James Landis 102 132
10 88 Jim Bedinger 90 144

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 458 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 424 34
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 378 80
4 5 Terry Reed 320 138
5 21R Dustin Reed 298 160
6 7 John Bright, Jr. 290 168
7 45 Luke Force 264 194
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 260 198
9 28 Greg Osman 228 230
10 3T Kevin Lewis 226 232

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 380 0
2 G3 Mike Gossett 374 6
3 J4 Jerad Matherly 318 62
4 87 Ryan Cantrell 294 86
5 64CK Cook Crawford 284 96
6 40 Adam Webb 236 144
7 66 Mike McChristy 210 170
8 39M Marty Sullivan 210 170
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 176
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 188

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Advanced Disposal Employee BBQ & Fireworks

Advanced Disposal HorizontalMacon Speedway is excited to announce a fun night for Advanced Disposal this Saturday Night. Advanced Disposal and their employees will be on hand for 95Q Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s this weekend. The covered pavilion will host a privet employee BBQ and Advanced Disposal will be on hand to show case their trucks and show fans the many employment opportunities available for immediate hiring!

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