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May 25

Macon Speedway Drivers Race To Memorial Day Checkers

(Macon, IL)–Macon Speedway continued its’ longstanding tradition of presenting dirt track racing on Memorial Day and drivers near and far from the 70-year-old oval put on a memorial show.

With NASCAR stars and Macon Speedway co-owners Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace in attendance and in the racing mood in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, the Macon Speedway regulars had to be at their best. Schrader was able to keep in front of Dave Crawley, Jr. for a heat win and Wallace was scored second when Curt Rhodes kept on the to side to win in the second heat race.

But the feature belonged to Schrader. Starting on the pole position, Schrader was making easy work of the field as Rhodes, Crawley and Wallace trailed and raced for the runner-up spot as the long-time veteran led all 20 laps. Rhodes and Crawley did finish ahead of Wallace and Jeff Graham was scored fifth.

The Pro Late Models raced in one of the ten events known as the Big Ten Series, where different tracks will host a combined ten events and a point fund will be decide a end-of-year champion. Eight of the best ten finishes will be scored for the racers.

Myles Moos came into Monday night with a feature win in 2015 at Macon Speedway and was leading for the first ten laps of the Pro Late Model feature. Following a caution, Guy Taylor, Saturday night’s feature winner, came on like a house of fire and threatened to tear down the concrete wall with his high-side racing and took the lead. Taylor never trailed again or looked close to giving up the lead. Moos was runner-up. Macon Speedway veteran driver and Late Model champion Dick Taylor was scored third with Nick Bauman and Roben Huffman finishing the top five.

Jordon Smith from Villa Grove made his first appearance at Macon Speedway in a few years and didn’t have a good memory of the place. That memory was erased as the checkered flag was handed to him after leading all 15 laps of the Street Stock feature event. Plenty of competition followed but none were as close to the green car that stretched his lead lap-after-lap along the high groove. Darrell Dick and Kyle Waters were able to finish second and third.

The B-Modifieds were part of the Memorial Day racing event and Steve Phillips, native of Neoga, claimed his first checkered flag. Phillips has been a long-time racer but won his first event as a B-Modified racer at Macon Speedway.

Evan Weyant is a third-generation dirt track racer and the 20-year-old followed in the Weyant family name and won a feature event at Macon Speedway. Racing in the Beach House Mini Sprints for the last eight years, top five finishes have been a regular occurrence for Weyant but the win was his first.

For the second straight racing event, Adam Webb took care of business and won the 12-lap 4-cylinder Hornet feature. The former National Hornet Champion was trailed by Brian Deavers and Korie Neltner.The next Macon Speedway event is on Saturday, May 30th, when the track honors the Armed Forces with Armed Forces Night. Military personnel with proper ID will receive 1/2-off admission. Military personnel in uniform will be admitted free. A full stock car racing is scheduled.

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Myles Moos (Hartsburg), 3. Dick Taylor (Springfield), 4. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 7. Matt Beadles (Clinton), 8. Jackie Campbell (Decatur), 9. Cody McGuire, 10. Shawn Ziemer (Decatur)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO), 2. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 5. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 6. Tim Luttrell (Decatur), 7. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 8. Chris Morefield, 9. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 10. Wilson Prater

Street Stocks–1. Jordon Smith (Villa Grove), 2. Darrell Dick (Bloomington), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Jason Schrimpsher (Decatur), 7. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 8. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 9. Terry Reed (Decatur), 10. Josh Bourland

Beach House Mini Sprints–1. Evan Weyant, 2. Zac Taylor, 3. Garrett Duff, 4. Tyler Day, 5. Aaron Andruskevitch, 6. Gabe Verardi, 7. Jimmy Miller, 8. Austin Stewart, 9. Paul Day, 10. Scott Justice

B-Modifieds–1. Steve Phillips, 2. Tom Reich, 3. Jim Farley III, 4. Dave Eckel, 5. Tim Bedinger, 6. Ryan Timmons, 7. Brad Bedinger, 8. Roy Magee II

Hornets–1. Adam Webb, 2. Brian Deavers, 3. Korie Neltner, 4. Shane Kelly, 5. Thad Gee, 6. John Bright, Jr., 7. Steven Stine, 8. Marty Sullivan, 9. Ben McChristy, 10. Austin Wickline

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May 25

Memorial Day Special On Tap

Track is prepped and the Memorial Day Monday racing action is set to go.

Racing today will be Big Ten Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Mods, Hornets, and Micros.

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands 4:00, hotlaps 5:00, and racing action at 6:00.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for 11 and under.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/05/memorial-day-special-on-tap/

May 25

Memorial Day is on at Macon Speedway

3:00 – Pit Gates Open
4:00 – Spectator Gates Open (General Admission $15, Kids 11 & Under Free)
5:00 – Hot Laps
5:30 – Midwest Big Ten Late Model Series Qualifying
5:58 – National Anthem
6:00 – Heat Races
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
Beach House Micros
UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds
Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model Series
Hornets

Consolation races (if necessary)

Intermission

Feature Races
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
Beach House Micros
UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds
Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model Series
Hornets

 

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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 18

“RAMINATOR” TRAVELS TO BOB BRADY AUTO MALL AND MACON SPEEDWAY FOR CAR-CRUSHING SHOW SATURDAY, MAY 23!

Raminator Pic (Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and Bob Brady Auto Mall have lured the “Raminator” to Decatur and Macon for a day of autograph signing, photographs and, CAR CRUSHING!  From 11 am to 2pm, Bob Brady Auto Mall will be hosting the Raminator with an autograph session with the driver Mark Hall. The Macon Speedway two-seater late model car will also be on display at Bob Brady Auto Mall with a Raminator exhibition at 1pm. The Raminator will then travel south to Macon Speedway for an action-packed night of autographs and car crushing…YES, CAR CRUSHING! Decatur Auto Parts has offered up a few cars for the Raminator to demolish that night. Make sure to bring your cameras!  Kids and adults alike will be thrilled when Raminator, the World’s Fastest Monster Truck and it’s 565cubic-inch supercharged Hemi motor is fired up, powering Raminator through an absolutely breath taking exhibition.

Also that night will be exciting racing featuring the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, and Illinois Lightning Sprint Car Series.

Saturday Night is all about the kids as the CEFCU Kid’s Club will also be on hand with fun and games for the young ones topped off with Raminator and all the action on the 1/5 mile dirt track of Macon Speedway.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $12 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Then don’t miss day two of our double header weekend with our Memorial Day Special on Monday May 25. Fans in attendance will receive prizes from Sun Drop courtesy of American Bottling Company. NASCAR Stars Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace will be on hand to do battle in their Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds and will be signing autographs after the races in the pits. Also racing will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, UMP B-Modifieds, Beach House Micros.        Monday’s events will start an hour earlier with gates opening at 4pm and racing at 6pm. Adult general admission tickets are $15 and kids 11 & 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 Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates may 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/05/raminator-travels-to-bob-brady-auto-mall-and-macon-speedway-for-car-crushing-show-saturday-may-23/

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

Beach House Micros Added to NASCAR Night

Beach House logoThe Beach House Micros have been added to the schedule Monday May 25. In addition to Night of NASCAR Stars the Micro Division will take to the Macon Speedway for some great action in front of an expected full house. With the added event the Beach House Micro’s will have another shot at the 1/5-mile speedplant this being on a special Monday Night.  The Micros are now scheduled to race at Macon eleven more times during the course of the year.

Adding to the May 25th program will be the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Also scheduled to be on hand for autograph sessions are Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace, and other NASCAR Stars.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, with racing at 6:00.  Adult general admission is $15, while children eleven 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 Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive all fan info. Drivers can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to get driver updates. Message and data rates may 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/05/beach-house-micros-added-to-nascar-night/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/05/powri-prepares-for-macon-appearance/

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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