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Popular Firecracker 40’s Event Coming To Macon Speedway Saturday Night

Fireworks, Big Ten Pro Lates, and Modifieds Highlight The Evening

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, June 23, Macon Speedway will be hosting the popular Firecracker 40 event, presented by Dynagraphics, 95Q, and Decatur Building Trades.  In addition to 40-lap events for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Topless Modifieds, four other divisions will be in action.  The evening will be capped off with a fun fireworks display.

Last season, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds ran topless in their 40-lapper and they will be again this year.  Fans will be able to see down inside the cockpit of the racecars, watching the drivers work their craft.  It’s a cool view for fans and drivers alike, in the only event of the season where the tops come off.

Leading the standings for the division is New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, Jr.  Sheppard won last year’s Pro Late Model championship and is trying to back it up with one in the Modifieds this year.  Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith is second in points, while Zach Rhodes, Austin Lynn, and Rodney Standerfer complete the top five.

The other 40-lap event will come in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.  It’s also a Midwest Big Ten Series race, so points will be dueled out for both.  Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor has had a great early 2018 and leads the standings by 50 over Warrensburg, IL competitor, Dakota Ewing.  Jake Little sits third in Macon points but still leads the Big Ten standings, looking for back-to-back championships with the tour.  Kyle VanDorn and Cody Maguire complete the top five in Macon points.

Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell holds a solid 40 point lead in the DIRTcar B-Mod division at the track.  Stillwell continues to be a model of consistency this year, with seven top five finishes in as many starts.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock are top five point contenders.  Hancock has won four features, while Stillwell, Thompson, and Kevin Crowder have each claimed one.

Back in action this week will be the Sportsman class.  Taylorville, IL’s Tim Bedinger has been a solid contender each week and leads the points by six over Scott Williams.  Bedinger has claimed one win to help make the difference.  Scott Landers, Ty Nation, and Dennis Vander Meersch round out the top five.

Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer came up just short in last year’s championship chase to Brian Dasenbrock.  This year, Ziemer has a commanding 82 point lead, using perfect attendance and solid finishes to build the edge.  Lincoln, IL’s Justin Crowell is second in points after an impressive feature win at last Saturday’s event.  Larry Russell, Jerit Murphy, and Timmy Dick round out the top five.

The DIRTcar Hornets are coming off of a big weekend, as the 2018 Ed Cain Hornet Challenge was held at Lincoln Speedway as well as Macon.  While local driver, Adam Webb claimed the $1,000 top prize, the division points are led by Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew.  Decatur driver, Jeremy Reed is second in points with four feature wins, while Cook Crawford, John Lewis, and Steve Stine round out the top five.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, while racing will take the green at 7:00.  The fireworks will likely take place between 9:00 and 10:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 392 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 342 50
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 332 60
4 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 330 62
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 322 70
6 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 322 70
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 266 126
8 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 222 170
9 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 196 196
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 248


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 402 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 386 16
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 280 122
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 276 126
5 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 262 140
6 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 250 152
7 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 248 154
8 00 Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 192 210
9 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 188 214
10 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 184 218


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 402 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 362 40
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 358 44
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 348 54
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 68
6 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 308 94
7 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 246 156
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 178 224
9 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 166 236
10 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 148 254


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 226 0
2 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 220 6
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 206 20
4 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 190 36
5 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 168 58
6 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 150 76
7 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 140 86
8 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 116 110
9 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 114 112
10 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 102 124


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 334 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 252 82
3 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 246 88
4 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 242 92
5 22T Timmy Dick Monticello IL 230 104
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 228 106
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 206 128
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 134
9 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 190 144
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 164 170


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 386 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 354 32
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 302 84
4 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 292 94
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 290 96
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 282 104
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 278 108
8 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 264 122
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 250 136
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 220 166

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Webb Triumphs in Ed Cain Hornet Challenge on CAT/PBR Night

(Macon, IL) Adam Webb is no stranger to tough competition.  The 2015 DIRTcar UMP Hornet National Champion has raced with numerous national and track champions on a regular basis, and tonight was no different.  Eric Vanapeldoorn was the one driver who Webb had to fight hard to wrestle the lead away from.  Vanapeldoorn set a new Hornet track record at 13.777 and won the Blue Mound Auto Body Dash For Cash.  He would battle 2 time National Champion Jeremy Reed for the lead as they went back and forth.  Webb would, with about 9 to go, actually secure the lead after a couple of times he inched ahead and a yellow negated a pass made just before the winning move.  Webb would then survive a late race restart to cruise to the checkers and the $1000 payday.
In the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Tommy Sheppard Jr. rolled off from the pole.  The journey to victory lane was far from easy however.  Tim Hancock and Blake Thompson went back and forth right behind Sheppard for the 2nd spot.  Hancock would even show the nose a handful of times to the T6 machine but in the end Sheppard fended off the challenges to cruise to the checkers.
The Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Model feature started with calamity in turn 1 with a large pileup.  All 5 cars involved were able to continue, and the feature would see a pair of familiar drivers in Guy Taylor and Dakota Ewing go at it for the top spot.  Ewing from his outside front row starting spot withstood the challenges of both Taylor and Jake Little to find his way back to Macon Speedway victory lane, his 2nd win in as many nights after winning the night before at Lincoln Speedway.
The DIRTcar UMP B-Mods saw a familiar foe up front in the 0 of Mount Olive’s Tim Hancock.  “Big Block” Hancock put the power down and never looked back to cruise to another victory at Macon Speedway.  The battle for 2nd was a couple of times right behind but Hancock hit his marks and eventually checked out.
In the DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks, a former track champion in Larry Russell Jr. did battle with Justin Crowell in a fast feature event.  The Lincoln, IL driver, Crowell, withstood multiple challenges from Russell Jr and made Crowell sweat it out.  The pilot of the 24 kept his cool, hit his marks, and went on to score his first career DIRTcar UMP Street Stock feature event of his career.
Macon Speedway will be back at it next Saturday, June 23 with the Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s.  40 lappers will be held for the topless Modifieds as well as the Big Ten Pro Late Models.  Four other divisions will also race.  A grand fireworks display will cap off the night.
More info can be found at www.maconracing.com
Feature Results (Top 10’s)
Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge – 1. 40-Adam Webb, [Decatur, IL]; 2. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn, [Clinton, IL]; 3. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 21-Mike Eskew, [Springfield, IL]; 6. 00-Dan Smith, [Speedway, IN]; 7. 00N-Owen Cosman, [Martinsville, IN]; 8. 53R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 9. 25C-Brad Rexroad, [Hammond, IL]; 10. 04-Steve Stine, [Stonington, IL]
Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models – 1. 25-Dakota Ewing, [Warrensburg, IL]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor, [Springfield, IL]; 3. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 4. 32M-Cody Maguire, [Carlinville, IL]; 5. 45M-Kyle McMahon, [Mt. Vernon, IL]; 6. 5H-Anthony Harter, [Sherman, IL]; 7. 14-Donny Koehler, [Macon, IL]; 8. Z23-Jarod Shasteen, [Macon, IL]; 9. (DNF) 2K-Kyle VanDorn, [New Berlin]; 10. (DNF) X-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]
BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds – 1. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 2. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 3. 7-Blake Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 4. 43-Jared Thomas, [Edinburg, IL]; 5. 00-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 6. 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta, IL]; 7. 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington, IL]; 8. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 9. (DNF) 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 10. (DNF) 7S-Ethan Schnapp, [Springfield, IL]
B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy, IL]; 5. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 6. 74-Billy Adams, [Shelbyville, IL]; 7. (DNF) 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield, IL]
Street Stocks – 1. 24-Justin Crowell, [Lincoln, IL]; 2. X7-Larry Russell,, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 4. 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; 5. (DNF) 42-Michael Dick, [Decatur, IL]; 6. (DNF) 19-Matthew Yaden, [Monticello, IL]

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!

IT IS CAT/PBR Night, Diesel Truck Night, & Round 2 of the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge at Macon Speedway!

Lots of fun things are happening on CAT/PBR Night at the Races! There will be some great PBR Happy Hour specials to help quench your thirst and beat the heat during the 5-7 PM PBR Happy Hour.

The Truck Stop Diesel Truck show and shine will be sure to draw out some sharp looking coal rollers. Come early and check out all of the sweet rides that will be on display.

The racing program is loaded with action. Headlining it is the 2nd and final round of the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge with $1,000 up for grabs to win, and that does not include lap sponsors. Pro Crate Lates, Modifieds, B-Mods, and Street Stocks all are on the card that is sure to produce some hot action on track!

Full program information:

Caterpillar Inc./Pabst Blue Ribbon PBR Night At The Races
$1,000 To Win Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge
+ Diesel Truck Night By The Truck Stop Inc

Divisions:
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets Ed Cain Trucking $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
PBR Happy Hour: 5:00-7:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

More Information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises follow them online at https://www.trackenterprises.com/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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.

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Busy Night On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday

Hornet Challenge, Diesel Trucks, Racing, & More

(Macon, IL) This Saturday, June 16th, Macon Speedway comes back to life with a crazy night of entertainment.  There will be a little bit of something for everyone this week, as Caterpillar and Pabst Blue Ribbon present the night at the races.  Headlining the show will be the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge and the Diesel Truck Show & Shine presented by The Truck Stop.

The DIRTcar Hornets rarely get the recognition that they deserve, as they are still looked at as a novice or beginner class.  That said, one show a year that has been really good the last couple of seasons is the $1,000 to win Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge.  It’s a huge payout for the front wheel drive class and some of the best Compact racers in the Midwest converge to go for the top prize.  The trophies are very unique this year as well, championship belts which will be much sought after.

For diesel truck enthusiasts, The Truck Stop will be presenting a Diesel Truck Show & Shine.  Upon arrival, diesel truck drivers will park near the front gate and get a couple of tickets to enjoy the races.  At intermission, the trucks take a few laps around the track and then are judged on best appearing.

Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models back to the speedway this week.  Taylor has won two of the six features and holds a commanding 48 point lead over Kyle VanDorn, Dakota Ewing, Jake Little, and Donnie Koehler.  Ewing and Little have also won two features each.

Last year’s Pro Late champion, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., of New Berlin, IL, leads this year’s BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division standings.  Sheppard has won just one feature in a class that has had great parity this year.  Danny Smith, of Argenta, IL is second, while Zach Rhodes, Austin Lynn, and Rodney Standerfer complete the top five.

In B-Mod competition, Godfrey, IL driver Cody Stillwell leads the standings.  Stillwell has had six top five finishes in as many races.  Tom Riech, of Springfield, IL is 36 points back and is having a strong season so far.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock round out the top five.  Hancock, driving a part-time campaign this year, has won three features.

Boody, IL driver Shawn Ziemer, leads the points in the Street Stock division.  Ziemer is followed in the standings by Timmy Dick, Darrell Dick, Terry Reed, and Brian Dasenbrock.  Dasenbrock, who was last year’s champion, is still recovering from a racing accident that occurred at another speedway a few weeks ago.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green flag at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 while children 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 334 0
2 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 286 48
3 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 282 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 276 58
5 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 274 60
6 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 268 66
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 214 120
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 196 138
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 176 158
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 190


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 342 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 336 6
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 280 62
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 276 66
5 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 262 80
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 248 94
7 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 192 150
8 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 188 154
9 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 184 158
10 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 174 168


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 346 0
2 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 310 36
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 308 38
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 296 50
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 274 72
6 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 250 96
7 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 246 100
8 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 166 180
9 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 148 198
10 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 128 218


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 278 0
2 22T Timmy Dick Monticello IL 230 48
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 228 50
4 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 206 72
5 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 78
6 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 192 86
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 190 88
8 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 188 90
9 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 188 90
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 164 114


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 334 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 298 36
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 276 58
4 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 268 66
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 248 86
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 246 88
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 224 110
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 210 124
9 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 204 130
10 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 204 130

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Macon Speedway POWRi SPEEDWEEK Event Canceled Due To Rain

SPEEDWEEK Down To Final Event Sunday At Lincoln Speedway

(Macon, IL) After completing the first three events of the 2018 POWRi Illinois SPEEDWEEK, rain hit hard on Saturday morning in Macon, Illinois, forcing the cancelation of the Macon Speedway event.  Drivers, officials, and fans are left highly disappointed as the event was sure to be huge with a great field of cars and the typical crazy action the Midgets bring to the high banked 1/5-mile dirt track.

The Macon Speedway event is typically the most exciting of the week, with sliders, crossovers, and just all out wild racing from the POWRi National Midget League.  The first three events of the 2018 SPEEDWEEK have been well attended with good racing at Belle-Clair Speedway, Fayette County Speedway, and Jacksonville Speedway.  With the Macon Speedway cancelation, only one event remains and that is championship Sunday at Lincoln Speedway.

The Sunday, June 10 event at Lincoln will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Speedway Motors Micro League, POWRi Lucas Oil Regional Midgets, Pro Late Models, and Modifieds.  Pits open at 2:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.

For Macon Speedway, the next event will be on Saturday, June 16 with the Caterpillar/Pabst Blue Ribbon Night at the races featuring the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge plus the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, and Street Stocks.

About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/06/macon-speedway-powri-speedweek-event-canceled-due-to-rain/

IT IS POWRi SPEEDWEEK Race Day at Macon Speedway.

Join us for a great night of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League racing plus Micros, Regional/Badger Midgets, and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. Full info below…

Saturday, June 9
POWRi Midget Illinois SPEEDweek

Divisions:
*Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models
*POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets
*POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros
Presented By Bailey Chassis
*POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

Stay Updated On Macon 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/06/it-is-powri-speedweek-race-day-at-macon-speedway/

Midget Stars Heading To Macon Speedway Saturday

Illinois SPEED Week To Feature Large Field Of Cars

(Macon, IL)  One of Illinois race fans’ most anticipated week of open wheel racing roars to life, as the stars of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League compete in Illinois SPEED Week. POWRi’s Sixth Annual Illinois SPEED Week kicks off Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois and culminates on Championship Sunday at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, Illinois.  In between, visits to Brownstown, Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois, and of course, Macon, Illinois.  Macon Speedway’s event is set for this Saturday, June 9, featuring a double-dose of action with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League in addition to the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget League.

In the last five years of competition, POWRi’s Illinois SPEED Week has seen four different divisions compete, with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League anchoring the action, followed by the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, the POWRi Lucas Regional Midgets, and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, all partaking throughout various years. Originally held over four nights, POWRi Illinois SPEED Week graduated to five-straight nights of action in 2016 and has since held to that tradition.

With the addition of Fayette County Speedway to 2018, POWRi’s Illinois SPEED Week will have seen a total of nine different tracks make up the week’s schedule since the inaugural showing. 11 different drivers took wins throughout the 20 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League portions of Illinois SPEED Week, while 11 drivers hold 18 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League victories.

The winningest driver in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson holds six SPEED Week victories, while the next closest competitor, Michael Pickens has three. Christopher Bell holds the most championships with two (2013, 2015 tie).  In this year’s Midget action, Foresthill, California driver, Ryan Robinson, leads the standings, while Tucker Klaasmeyer, Logan Seavey, Zach Daum, and Joe B. Miller complete the top five.

The winningest driver in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week competition with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, Joe B. Miller has five SPEED Week victories on his resume and also holds the most championships with two (2015, 2017). The next closest competitor, Nick Howard has three wins. In 2018 Micro action, Millersville, Missouri driver, Joe B. Miller leads the way.  Harley Hollan, Austin Schaeffer, Jordan Howell, and Jackson Frisbie complete the top five.

In addition to the three POWRi divisions, Macon Speedway will also have their Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models on track.  Springfield, Illinois driver, Guy Taylor, leads the standings by a healthy 48 over New Berlin, Illinois’ Kyle VanDorn.  Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, Illinois, has been very fast and sits third in the standings with two feature wins.  Jake Little and Donnie Koehler complete the top five.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 71 Ryan Robinson Foresthill, CA 1 9 10 10 2760
2 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS 2 6 10 10 2680 80
3 67 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 2 7 8 8 2260 500
4 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL   4 6 9 1950 810
5 51B Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO   3 5 9 1840 920
6 7F Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO   1 3 10 1830 930
7 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL   1 5 8 1800 960
8 21KS Karter Sarff Mason City, IL   1 3 10 1800 960
9 67K Holly Shelton Gold River, CA     4 8 1720 1040
10 71K Tanner Carrick Lincoln, CA 1 1 5 7 1640 1120


POWRi Speedway Motors National Micro League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 2 4 4 5 1340
2 14h Harley Hollan Tulsa, OK   1 4 5 1230 110
3 71S Austin Schaeffer Kansas City, MO 2 2 4 5 1210 130
4 05 Jordan Howell Columbia, MO   1 4 5 1170 170
5 38 Jackson Frisbie IA   1 1 5 890 450
6 11 Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA   1 2 3 780 560
7 44 Trevin Littleton IL   1 1 4 730 610
8 44T Zac Taylor Washington, IN     1 3 680 660
9 28R Gunner Ramey Sedalia, MO       3 650 690
10 37 Blake Carrick Lincoln, CA       4 620 720


POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 11B Tyler Baran Joliet, IL   3 4 4 580
2 3L Marty Saso Elgin, IL     1 3 550 30
3 14 Jack Routson Waterman, IL     1 2 390 190
4 54 Eric Reibenstein Joliet, IL     1 3 330 250
5 38 Craig Dori Indianapolis, IN   1 1 1 260 320
6 11A Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO 2 2 2 2 0 580
7 99 Ryan Probst New Lenox, IL 1 3 4 4 0 580
8 1 Scott Hatton Roscoe, IL 1 2 3 3 0 580
9 9K Kevin Olson Machesney Park, IL   2 2 3 0 580
10 5 Sean Murphy Joliet, IL   1 2 3 0 580


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 334 0
2 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 286 48
3 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 282 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 276 58
5 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 274 60
6 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 268 66
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 214 120
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 196 138
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 176 158
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 190

 

 

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Dick Doubles Down at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) In 72 years, Macon Speedway has hosted just about everything in front of an audience. Auto racing, monster truck car-crushing, the circus, figure-8 races and now in year 73, a wedding. Darrell Dick, street stock driver, wed his long time girlfriend Cindy during intermission at the center of the racetrack by ordained minister and long time track announcer Larry Limbach. Scratch that off the Macon Speedway To-Do List. Darrell Dick took to the track in his division during the Midwest Big Ten Series and finished fourth during the feature race. His son Timmy would take the checkered flag after his uncle Chris Dick led the early stages of the race. Timmy would race away from leader Matt Maier and take the checkered flag. The win was his second on the night. Timmy Dick would win the first feature of the night in the Sportsman division.

Racing hard and sharp with former track champion Dennis Vandermeersch, the two collided and Vandermeersch would get put towards the concrete and his car would be finished for the night. With five laps to go, Dick cruised towards the finish line for the win. Second place finisher Danny Smith led at the beginning, fell to second place and then would spin out on a restart and be forced to the back of the field. With laps remaining and cars falling out, Smith would rebound for a second place finish.

Tim Hancock was dominating in the B-Modified feature. After getting the pole position, Hancock would blast away from the field. With consecutive green flag laps going, Kevin Crowder started to catch up to the leader but ran out of time. Hancock would take a breather and race the same car in the Billingsley Elite Wash A-Modified feature and get a pole position start due to an invert dice roll that took place after the final heat race. After issues during restarts would cause accidents and eliminate cars from the race, Hancock stayed ahead of the field and would capture an A-Modified feature win. Rodney Standerfer ran his race at the bottom of the track and tried to get Hancock off his game but it was not meant to be on this night.

Jake Little finished off the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature with a 20-lap win. Running on the top side and distancing himself from Guy Taylor and Dakota Ewing, Little made sure there would be no challenging from the competition. However, a spinout coming to the checkered flag set up a one-lap dash to the finish that Little would control.

The Hornets division saw a terrific cap to the evening with Jeremy Reed holding off Adam Webb in the 15-lap feature. Cook Crawford led early but gave way to Mike Eskew and then Jeremy Reed as the laps dragged longer.

Macon Speedway wishes to congratulate Darrell and Cindy Dick on their nuptials and thank them for allowing the audience to be part of their special evening. The night, sponsored by Decatur Memorial Hospital, was the fan favorite Five Buck Night where admission was just $5. Many race fans took advantage of the opportunity on a warm and summer-like night to be part of the cheap admission. Macon Speedway continues racing in June with POWRi Speedweek next Saturday night with the POWRi National Midget Series, POWRi Micro Sprint Series, POWRi Division II Midgets and Pro Late Models making up the show.

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Danny Smith (Argenta), 3. Scott Williams (Leroy), 4. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 5. Josh Wanless (Riverton), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Dennis Vandermeersch (Arlington), 8. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 9. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 10. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Billy Adams (Shelbyville), 8. Ricky Smith (Alton), 9. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Street Stocks–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Chris Dick (Deland), 3. Matt Maier (Rantoul), 4. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 5. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 6. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 7. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 8. Matthew Yaden (Monticello), 9. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 10. Terry Reed (Decatur)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 8. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 9. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 10. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Kyle McMahon (Mt. Vernon), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Donnie Koehler (Macon), 7. Anthony Harter (Sherman), 8. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 9. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 10. Jarod Shasteen (Macon)

Hornets–1. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Matt Reed (Decatur), 5. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 6. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 7. Paul Merriman (Decatur), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Ken Reed (Decatur), 10. Justin Miller (Petersburg)

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IT IS DMH FIVE BUCK NIGHT RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

Thanks to the great people at Decatur Memorial Hospital for their support for Five Buck Night. Just $5 adult general admission for what is going to be a night full of fun.

There will be an open pit party from 4:00-5:30 PM. See the race cars up close, meet your favorite drivers, and get autographs and photos before all of the on track racing action begins.

The action is going to be hot and heavy with a full 6 division racing program. The Street Stocks of the Midwest Big Ten Series come in for their 2nd straight night of racing after an exciting night at Lincoln Speedway

DMH Five Buck Night will also be a very special night for veteran Street Stock driver, Darrell Dick and his fiancée Cindy Gard. At intermission, the two will be officially married in front of all of their best friends and family in a short ceremony at the track. The Monticello, IL driver has had a great start to the season, winning a couple of features at the 1/5-mile track.

Lots of fun before the action begins plus a full racing program for a bargain at five bucks. Macon Speedway is the entertainment destination for tonight in Central Illinois. LET’S GO RACING!

Full program information:

Saturday, June 2
DMH Presents FIVE BUCK NIGHT
+Open Pit Party 4:00-5:30

Divisions:
Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
-Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
-DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
-DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
-Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
-DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 4:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $5
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham
217-864-9311
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

Location:
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.

More Information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises follow them online at https://www.trackenterprises.com/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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.

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$5 Grandstand Admission Saturday Night At Macon Speedway

Veteran Driver Will Get Married At Intermission

(Macon, IL) The last two weeks have been a blur for those involved in racing and especially for those at Track Enterprises, the promotion company of Macon Speedway and a number of other race events.  The company will be wrapping up a stretch of eight races in eleven days on Saturday, June 2nd at Macon Speedway and will celebrate by offering $5 grandstand admission to all race fans, a huge savings for those who want to watch some great racing.  All of the track’s staple divisions will be there.

The Saturday evening program will feature the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash DIRTcar Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks, and Hornets.  The six division show will be the first for all of the regular divisions in a couple weeks, as the speedway has held a number of specials lately.  Decatur Memorial Hospital will be presenting Saturday’s racing action.

DMH Five Buck Night will also be a very special night for veteran Street Stock driver, Darrell Dick and his fiancée Cindy Gard.  At intermission, the two will be officially married in front of all of their best friends and family in a short ceremony at the track.  The Monticello, IL driver has had a great start to the season, winning a couple of features at the 1/5-mile track.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $5 with kids 11 and under free.

About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

1 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 120 0
2 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 112 8
3 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 94 26
4 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 92 28
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 90 30
6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 58 62
7 22C Chris Dick Deland IL 56 64
8 1 Robert Cottom Galesburg IL 56 64
9 89 Mike Jackson Concord IL 54 66
10 47 John Jackson Concord IL 52 68

 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 276 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 268 8
3 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 240 36
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 226 50
5 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 224 52
6 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 216 60
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 160 116
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 144 132
9 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 132
10 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 134 142


Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 286 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 282 4
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 238 48
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 224 62
5 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 204 82
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 204 82
7 19 Jimmy Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 188 98
8 37 Dave Crawley Decatur IL 184 102
9 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 174 112
10 44 Tim Hancock, Jr. Mount Olive IL 158 128


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 290 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 258 32
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 256 34
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 244 46
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 214 76
6 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 200 90
7 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 192 98
8 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 166 124
9 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 148 142
10 13 Jordan Smith Villa Grove IL 84 206


Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 176 0
2 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 164 12
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 162 14
4 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 152 24
5 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Arlington IL 120 56
6 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 104 72
7 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield IL 100 76
8 18 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 92 84
9 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 60 116
10 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 60 116


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 228 0
2 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 28
3 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 190 38
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 174 54
5 22T Timmy Dick Monticello IL 170 58
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 164 64
7 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 144 84
8 X7 Larry Russell, Decatur IL 140 88
9 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 140 88
10 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 120 108


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 278 0
2 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 238 40
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 230 48
4 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 216 62
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 212 66
6 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur IL 204 74
7 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 196 82
8 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 170 108
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 166 112
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 148 130

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