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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Announce Off-Season & Early 2020 Season Dates

(Macon, IL) Racing officials at Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway have announced important off-season dates as well as the season opening dates for each track.

For Lincoln Speedway, 2020 will be the 17th season of racing at the Logan County Fairground track. At Macon Speedway, 2020 will be an extra special year, as it’s the 75th season of racing. Season opening weekend will be Friday and Saturday, April 10-11.

The awards banquet, celebrating champions and other top drivers from 2019, will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur, IL. Full details and ticket availability will be released in the coming weeks.

Other dates, including the four pre-season test and tunes, the racecar show at the Hickory Point Mall, and the Midwest Speed Expo are also set. The full schedules for the 2020 racing seasons at Macon and Lincoln will be released at the Speed Expo.

Both tracks are expected to have a similar slate of divisions as they have had the last few seasons. To stay updated, like the two tracks on Facebook and check out the websites throughout the winter months.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
2019 Awards Banquet
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
More details to be announced in the near future

January 11-12, 2020
2020 Midwest Speed Expo
Illinois State Fairgrounds
(Full season schedule release)

March 20-22, 2020
2020 Racecar Show
Hickory Point Mall (Forsyth, IL)

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Macon Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Macon Speedway Test & Tune
Pits 11/On Track 12-4

Friday, April 10, 2020
Lincoln Speedway Season Opener

Saturday, April 11, 2020
75th Macon Speedway Season Opener

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Lucas Oil Late Model Series 100
Macon Speedway

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Coming To Macon Speedway April 25

2020 Race Schedule Features 56 Events 

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 19, 2019) – The 2020 season, 56-race schedule of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was announced today during the tour’s season finale at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park.  Fans in Central Illinois will see the popular series at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, April 25.  The event will be the sixth visit for the series.

Former winners of the Macon Speedway 100 lap event include: Bobby Pierce (2014), Jimmy Owens (2015), Bobby Pierce (2016), Josh Richards (2017), and Bobby Pierce (2018).  The 2019 edition of the race was canceled due to weather.

Showcasing the talents of the nation’s elite dirt late model teams, the 2020 schedule will visit 32 different venues across 18 states. The 2020 tour will launch with nine events during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks and concludes October 16th-17th with the 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

For the first time All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla. will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sunday, February 9th, as the event wraps up Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. On Saturday, April 4th, the tour will make its return to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. for the first time since June 14, 2008.

The 2020 campaign will also be highlighted by a generous number of the industry’s richest events, including: Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($30,000 to win); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($50,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($40,000); Port Royal Speedway’s Dirt Track Throwback ($50,000); Tyler County Speedway’s Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($40,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher 100 ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, tour schedule, driver information, and more, visit: www.lucasdirt.com.

2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:

Date      Track     Location               Event Title           To Win

30-Jan   Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      Practice

31-Jan   Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      $12,000

1-Feb    Golden Isles Speedway Brunswick, GA   Super Bowl of Racing      $12,000

2-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      Practice

3-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $5,000

4-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $5,000

5-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $7,000

6-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $7,000

7-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $12,000

8-Feb    East Bay Raceway Park  Tampa, FL            44th Annual Winternationals      $12,000

9-Feb    All-Tech Raceway             Lake City, FL                      $10,000

20-Mar Atomic Speedway           Chillicothe, OH  Buckeye Spring 50           $12,000

21-Mar Brownstown Speedway                Brownstown, IN               23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker $12,000

3-Apr     411 Motor Speedway     Seymour, TN      Tennessee’s Action Track 50       $12,000

4-Apr     Talladega Short Track     Eastaboga, AL    E-Z-GO 50            $12,000

18-Apr  Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD              39th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic $12,000

19-Apr  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   The Rumble by the River              $10,000

24-Apr  Tri-City Speedway           Granite City, IL  Hoker Trucking Best in the Business 50   $12,000

25-Apr  Macon Speedway            Macon, IL                           $12,000

1-May   Ponderosa Speedway    Junction City, KY               16th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial   $12,000

2-May   Florence Speedway        Union, KY            34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial       $12,000

14-May 34 Raceway        Burlington, IA    TruAcre 50          $10,000

15-May 300 Raceway      Farley, IA             Truck Country 50              $12,000

16-May Deer Creek Speedway   Spring Valley, MN            NAPA North Star Nationals          $12,000

21-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                7th Annual Cowboy Classic          $6,000

22-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson     $6,000

23-May Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                28th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100        $30,000

12-Jun   Cherokee Speedway      Gaffney, SC        22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial       $12,000

13-Jun   Smoky Mountain Speedway       Maryville, TN     Big Daddy 60      $15,000

18-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $5,000

19-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $5,000

20-Jun   Magnolia Motor Speedway         Columbus, MS   Clash at the Mag              $15,000

3-Jul       Muskingum County Speedway  Zanesville, OH                  $12,000

4-Jul       Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               Independence 50            $12,000

10-Jul    Jackson Motorplex          Jackson, MN                     $12,000

11-Jul    Jackson Motorplex          Jackson, MN                     $15,000

17-Jul    Tri-City Speedway           Granite City, IL  NAPA Know How 50       $12,000

18-Jul    Lucas Oil Speedway        Wheatland, MO                14th Annual Diamond Nationals                $12,000

23-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               Malvern Bank Go 50       $12,000

24-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals Prelim

25-Jul    I-80 Speedway  Greenwood, NE               10th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals $53,000

13-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            Sunoco North/South Shootout Presented by Lucas Oil   $10,000

14-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil      Prelim

15-Aug  Florence Speedway        Union, KY            38th Annual Sunoco North/South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil      $50,000

20-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $5,000

21-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $5,000

22-Aug  Batesville Motor Speedway        Batesville, AR     28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100     $40,000

28-Aug  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   Dirt Track Throwback      Prelim

29-Aug  Port Royal Speedway     Port Royal, PA   Dirt Track Throwback      $50,000

5-Sep    Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               Bob Miller Memorial       $12,000

6-Sep    Tyler County Speedway                Middlebourne, WV         52nd Annual Hillbilly Hundred     $30,000

17-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $7,000

18-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $7,000

19-Sep  Knoxville Raceway           Knoxville, IA       17th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals      $40,000

25-Sep  Kokomo Speedway         Kokomo, IN        Kokomo Late Model Shootout   $12,000

26-Sep  Brownstown Speedway                Brownstown, IN               41st Annual Jackson 100                $15,000

2-Oct     Raceway 7           Conneaut, OH   Great Lakes 50  $12,000

3-Oct     Pittsburgh Motor Speedway       Imperial, PA       32nd Annual Pittsburgher 100    $20,000

10-Oct   Dixie Speedway                Woodstock, GA                Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout                $12,000

11-Oct   Rome Speedway              Rome, GA           Rome Showdown            $10,000

16-Oct   Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship        Prelim

17-Oct   Portsmouth Raceway Park           Portsmouth, OH               40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship        $100,000

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Macon Speedway Announces End Result Of Saturday Night’s Rained Out Features

(Macon, IL) This past Saturday night, September 28, rainfall hit Macon Speedway while the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds were on track for their feature event.  After rolling under caution for a number of laps, the drivers were sent pitside and the rest of the night’s action was canceled.

After a couple of days of discussing the options and getting input from a number of other promoters and UMP, Macon Speedway officials have felt the best scenario for everyone involved was to do the following.  For the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, the race has been determined complete as it was scored at the time.  Drivers will be paid where they were running at the time they were sent off track.  For the Micros By Bailey Chassis and the Hornets, the feature payout for each division will be split equally and each driver will be paid an equal amount.

Macon Speedway would like to take this time to congratulate each of the 2019 track champions.  Dakota Ewing (Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Tommy Sheppard (BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds), Tim Hancock (Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods), Scott Landers (Sportsman), Terry Reed (Archers Alley Street Stocks), Brady Reed (Hornets), and Daryn Stark (Micros By Bailey Chassis) were this year’s point champions.  They will be awarded at the 2019 Awards Banquet with a date to be announced.

Thanks to everyone for a great 2019 season!

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Three Feature Winners Celebrate Before Rain Hit At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) In upwards of 100 cars were pitside for the Brandt Season Finale presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.  It was a busy night and unfortunately, Mother Nature showed up with some rain to claim the final three features.

Dennis Vander Meersch came into the night second in points, 22 behind Scott Landers who has led for much of the season.  With ten cars starting the feature, Landers locked up the championship by just starting the feature.  The race itself had Vander Meersch blistering the topside of the track with wicked fast laps.  Vander Meersch claimed the cup trophy for the feature win, while Landers claimed his first ever point championship.  Tommy Duncan, Randy Huffman, Landers, and Blake Reid rounded out the top five in the feature race.

The Archers Alley Street Stocks again had a great field of cars show up for the final night of the year.  Jaret Duff impressed early, leading the first 11 laps of the main event.  Veteran Darrell Dick was able to sneak by on lap 12 after Duff jumped the cushion following a restart.  On the final lap, Jeff Reed, Jr. was able to edge Duff by 1.5 eyelashes for second.  For Dick, it was his second feature win at Macon this season.  Dick solidified the second position in the standings, while Terry Reed claimed the championship.  In the race, Dick, Reed, and Duff were followed by Tommy Pickering, and Andy Zahnd.

The wildest race of the three features was in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod class.  It was a tale of two races.  The battle for the front half of the 22 car field and the battle for the second half of the field.  The first seven or eight guys were flying around the top of the track, while the back half of the field were in a much slower battle for position.  That created issues for the leaders as they caught the back half of the field.  Point champion, Tim Hancock, was leading the field with Rob Timmons closely behind.  As the two caught traffic, Timmons went low when Hancock went high.  As they crossed the line, Timmons took the top spot.  Seconds later, the yellow flew.  Back to green, Hancock, tried to return the favor by passing Timmons in traffic.  Unfortunately, Hancock ran out of room, clipping the right rear of Timmons car, ending his night.  At the checkered, Timmons picked up his third feature win of the year, while Hancock claimed the championship.  Following Timmons in the feature rundown were Billy Knebel, Jeff Watts, Tim Hancock, Jr., and Brady Lynch.

Just before the features began, a pair of powder puff races for the ladies were held.  In the Hornet race, Paige Eskew claimed the victory.  In the Street Stocks, Austin Harbin took the victory.

Unfortunately, rainfall hit with three laps complete in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature.  That race, as well as the Micros By Bailey Chassis and the Hornets were not completed.  Information on the status of those events and what procedure will be used will be announced early in the upcoming week.

Macon Speedway officials would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 season a huge success.  Car counts were up, racing was great, and we can’t thank the drivers enough for that.  The fans got to see a great show night in and night out.  Also, big thanks to the businesses who supported the speedway throughout the year.

For further news and information on the three features that were not completed as well as info on the 2020 season, check us out at www.maconracing.com and on Facebook.

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY

IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY…FINAL NIGHT…Of The 2019 racing season at Macon Speedway is this coming Saturday, September 28. Six divisions of action, racing for the special BRANDT Season Finale Cups. Plus, powder puff and mechanic races and plenty of prizes to give away to the fans! Details below…
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Brandt Racing Season Finale
Presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy
Racing For The Cup
Give Back To Fans Night
Mechanic Races
Powder Puff Races
 
Divisions:
BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Racing Modifieds
Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Modifieds (BMods)
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
DIRTcar UMP Hornets
600cc Winged Outlaw Micros By Bailey Chassis Company
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
Mention Macon Speedway Discount
 
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.

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Macon Speedway Season Finale Set For Saturday Night

Giveback To Fans Night Features Plenty Of Prizes

(Macon, IL) One final night is left on the 2019 schedule for Macon Speedway and it’s this Saturday, September 28.  The BRANDT Season Finale presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy will have six divisions racing for the special cup trophies.  In addition, plenty of prizes have been donated by area businesses for the giveback to fans night.  Rounding out the night’s program will be the return of powder puff and mechanic races.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. of New Berlin, IL leads the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds into the final night and has already clinched the championship with a 72 point lead.  Sheppard will be racing for his ninth win of the year.  Alan Crowder is second in the standings, while Tim Hancock, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified championship is also secure.  Tim Hancock, Sr. has won 13 out of 18 features and is atop the standings by 98.  Centralia, IL’s Rob Timmons is second in the standings, having won two features and grabbing an impressive 14 top fives.  Nick Justice, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee finish off the top five drivers in the class.

One battle to keep an eye on is in the Sportsman division.  Scott Landers of Taylorville, IL, is looking to claim his first career division championship and has a 22 point lead on Dennis Vander Meersch.  Tim Bedinger is third in the standings, while Terry Myers and Wes O’Dell complete the top five.  Vander Meersch has won eight features but missed a night and with Landers consistency, that might be all it takes to clinch the championship.  The 22 point difference is a matter of 11 feature positions.

The Archers Alley Street Stock division is a wrap when it comes to the championship but the racing has been highly competitive this season in resurgence for the class.  Terry Reed of Cerro Gordo, IL leads the points by 118 over Darrell Dick.  Reed has won four features this season but a number of other drivers have found victory lane as well, including Dick.  Larry Russell, Jr., Bobby Beiler, and Jaret Duff complete the top five in points.

Brady Reed of Decatur, IL, has had a great season as a first year, full-time driver.  Reed has claimed four feature wins and is leading the standings by 214 points.  Carter Dart is second in points, while Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Steve Stine are in the top five.

The closest championship battle comes in the Micros By Bailey Chassis class.  Springfield, IL’s Daryn Stark, one of the youngest drivers at the track, leads the points by just six over Jacob Tipton.  Molly Day is third in the points, while John Barnard and Chad Baldwin complete the top five.  Mathematically, anyone in the top three or four could have a chance, depending on the number of cars that start the feature.

For the fans, plenty of giveaway items will be handed out throughout the evening, donated by plenty of area businesses.  Finishing out the night, mechanic races will be held for Modified, Pro Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stocks.  For the ladies, powder puff races will be held for Street Stocks and Hornets.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 850 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 778 72
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 746 104
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 550 300
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 502 348
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 482 368
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 398 452
8 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 360 490
9 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 492
10 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 344 506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 1030 0
2 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 932 98
3 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 868 162
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 832 198
5 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 696 334
6 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 670 360
7 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 548 482
8 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 538 492
9 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 542
10 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 464 566


Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 502 0
2 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 480 22
3 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 410 92
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 400 102
5 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 334 168
6 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 306 196
7 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 298 204
8 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 286 216
9 06 Connor Klay Stonington IL 244 258
10 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 210 292


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 818 0
2 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 700 118
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 670 148
4 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 600 218
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 598 220
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 574 244
7 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 542 276
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 528 290
9 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 512 306
10 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 464 354


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 840 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 626 214
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 592 248
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 550 290
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 512 328
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 492 348
7 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 420 420
8 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 440
9 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 396 444
10 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 356 484


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 500 0
2 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 494 6
3 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 464 36
4 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 456 44
5 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 320 180
6 55 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 316 184
7 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 286 214
8 44 Trevin Littleton Jacksonville IL 268 232
9 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 254
10 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 228 272

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Little Wins Feature, Series; Ewing Claims Championship

By BZ

(Macon, IL) For the final race of the 2019 season for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, the fans were entertained with back-and-forth motion for the lead by front row mates Dakota Ewing and Jake Little. Ewing, who had busted out early to the lead started to get slowed by the top side of the track and Jake Little working the bottom of the track moved his way to the front and with the flags started to wave, Little got the pass for the lead and Ewing could not rebound enough to contend for the win. For Little, the checkered flag was a good thing but it also locked up the 2019 Midwest Big Ten Series for the Pro Late Models. Ewing, however, got the last laugh as he won his first track championship in what was a grueling season.

Ewing, not even racing his own car, was in Jose Parga’s 6P for the evening’s division finale. Surprise wins and losses will reflect on Ewing’s first Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model championship at Macon Speedway. For Little, the same could be said at Macon. However, the multi-track, ten-race circuit was good to him as he bested the field and will take the top prize and trophy for the year.

While his father watched from the stands, Rodney Standerfer raced solidly and strong to go from fourth to second to the lead position during the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature. Standerfer was glued to the bottom of the 1/5th mile track as he closed in on Cory Daugherty. Standerfer tested the waters on the top groove and would take over the lead as the race laps closed to the finish. Tim Hancock, Sr. was a story for the race as he blasted off from the top of the track from the fifth row outside spot, tenth place, and locked up second place as he got by Daugherty and Trevor Neville in the race’s final laps.

Earlier in the night, Hancock moved by Rob Timmons to take the lead and drive away with the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified feature race. Hancock’s lock on the track championship will be finalized next week in what has been another stellar season for the Mt. Olive native.

Josh Griffith won at Macon Speedway for the first time and relished in the moment after 15 laps in the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks race. The veteran driver from Charleston has been coming to Macon Speedway for many seasons and has been racing in some of the track’s biggest Street Stock events. Griffith took advantage of his pole position to lead him to the winner’s circle as he got out to the lead and kept enough distance from the runner-up spot. Nick Macklin rallied from third place to move into second with a late pass on Jeff Reed, Jr.

Trevin Littleton from Jacksonville was once again on his A-game as he took away with the Micro Sprint feature presented by Bailey Chassis.

Adam Webb returned to victory lane in the Hornets division as he started last and took off on the drop of the green flag to grab the checkered flag once again.

In a special attraction, the Vintage Racing Series of Illinois made a stop in Macon and Justin Rutledge of Princeton was the best of 11 cars in the 15 laps. Rutledge raced a 1968 Mustang and received the lead on a gift from a flat tire that doomed Matt Ramer midway through the race. Decatur’s James Landis took second while racing in a 1972 Javelin.Macon Speedway hosted a special driver reunion among some of the long time fan favorites at the track such as Jim Ater, Roger Drake, Butch Garner, Jim Rarick, Pickles Standerfer and former track photographer Gene Sowers.

One more week remains in 2019 for Macon Speedway and the final night of points will be had for the Billingsley Rewards.com Modifieds, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds, Sportsman, Hornets and Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis. There will be a special attraction for the ladies with a powder puff race and the mechanics will get to race cars instead of just work on them. Many fan giveaways will take place over the course of the evening, too. The evening was sponsored by Decatur Building Trades, who also sponsors the Pro Late Model division at Macon Speedway.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 3. Logan Moody (Catlin), 4. Blaze Burwell (Mt. Vernon), 5. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 6. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 7. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 8. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 9. Donny Koehler (Macon), 10. Devin McLean (Mt. Vernon)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 2. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 4. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 5. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 6. Steve Phillips (Neoga), 7. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 8. Billy Knebel (Pocahontas), 9. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 10. Josh Thomas (Edinburg)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Billy Knebel (Pocahontas), 4. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 5. Steve Phillips (Neoga), 6. Willy Myers (Collinsville), 7. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Josh Robb (Mt. Zion), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 5. Jason Maier (Thomasboro), 6. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 7. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 8. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 9. Tommy Pickering (Cerro Gordo), 10. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur)

Vintage Racing of Illinois–1. Justin Rutledge (Princeton), 2. James Landis (Decatur), 3. Eric Rebholz (Peru), 4. Austin Lipe (Mendota), 5. Mark Davis (Mendota), 6. Wally Stodgehill (Buda), 7. Matt Ramer (Mendota), 8. Jason Abens (Ottawa), 9. Kyle Davis (Leland), 10. Tyler Sebby (Mendota)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Molly Day (Atwood), 3. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 4. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 5. Steve Finn (Collinsville), 6. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 7. James Koenigseein (New Athens), 8. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 9. Hayden Harvey (Warrensburg), 10. John Barnard (Sherman)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Brady Reed (Decatur), 3. Blake West (Maroa), 4. Steve Stine (Stonington), 5. Ken Reed (Decatur), 6. Carson Dart (Springfield), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. David Stukins, Jr. (Edmond, OK), 9. Bill Basso (Athens), 10. Joe Reed (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

The 2019 Macon Speedway season is down to its final two nights and tonight will see seven divisions on track during its Hall of Fame Night, presented by Decatur Building Trades. Highlighting the evening will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models running for their final race of the season in addition to the popular Vintage Racing of Illinois group, making a Macon appearance.

The night will be a special one for the Macon Speedway old-timers as they will get together before the races and will be introduced to the fans at intermission. It will also be a special night for the youngsters as another edition of CEFCU Kids Club will be held between 5:30-7:00 at the pavilion by the main scoring tower. Don’t miss out on a night of family fun for all ages with great racing at Mighty Macon!

Full Details Below:

Saturday, September 21
Hall Of Fame Drivers Night
Pro Late Championship
Vintage Racing Of Illinois

Divisions:
BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
Neal Tire & Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Modifieds (BMods)
Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
DIRTcar UMP Hornets
600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints by Bailey Chassis Company
Vintage Racing of Illinois Vintage Cars

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

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

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
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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.

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Macon Speedway Down To Last Two Nights In 2019

Saturday Night’s Hall Of Fame Night Action To Feature 7 Divisions

(Macon, IL) The 2019 Macon Speedway season is down to its final two nights and this Saturday, September 21 will see seven divisions on track during its Hall of Fame Night, presented by Decatur Building Trades.  Highlighting the evening will be the Big Ten Pro Late Models running for their final race of the season in addition to the popular Vintage Racing of Illinois group, making a Macon appearance.

Vintage Racing of Illinois will bring a solid field of the cars from yesteryear, racing hard for the trophy in heats and a feature.  The group races throughout Illinois, in fact, putting on a great show at Lincoln Speedway during the month of August.

For the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, their event will also be sanctioned by the Midwest Big Ten Series.  The event is scheduled to be the finale for the Big Ten group with Springfield, IL’s Jake Little leading Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire by 52 points.  Colby Sheppard, Blake Damery, and Roben Huffman complete the top five in the Big Ten points.  Dakota Ewing leads the Macon standings by 40 over Donny Koehler.

In the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard will be back this week after taking the last Modified night off.  It closed up the point lead to 86, still a pretty solid margin.  Second in the standings is Elwin, IL’s Alan Crowder.  Tim Hancock, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes are top five point contenders.

Tim Hancock, of Mount Olive, IL, leads Rob Timmons by 96 points in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified standings.  Timmons is coming off of his second win of the year, while Hancock has found victory lane 12 times this season.  Nick Justice, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee round out the top five.

In the Archers Alley Street Stock class, Cerro Gordo, IL driver Terry Reed has locked up the 2019 track championship, having a 124 point lead with two nights remaining.  The most points a driver can accumulate in a night is 60, so Reed can just go out and look for wins.  Darrell Dick, of Monticello, IL, is second in the Macon standings.  In addition, the two drivers are actually tied for the Midwest Big Ten Series championship with just the Jacksonville event on Friday night remaining for that battle.

Decatur, IL driver, Brady Reed, has also locked up his championship in the DIRTcar Hornet class.  Reed has a 156 point lead over Carter Dart, of Springfield, IL.  Reed has won a division high four features this season.  Marty Sullivan, Cook Crawford, and Steve Stine round out the top five in points.

The tightest battle for a championship comes in the Micros By Bailey Chassis division.  Jacob Tipton, of Decatur, IL, leads the points by four over Daryn Stark, of Springfield, IL.  John Barnard is just 34 out of the point lead, while Molly Day is 42 behind.  Two nights remain for the class, which is running for an official championship at the track for the first time.

The night will be a special one for the Macon Speedway old-timers as they will get together before the races and will be introduced to the fans at intermission.  It will also be a special night for the youngsters as another edition of CEFCU Kids Club will be held between 5:30-7:00 at the pavilion by the main scoring tower.

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 Series Pro Late Models

Pos Car # Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 452 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 400 52
3 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 392 60
4 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 366 86
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 334 118
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 294 158
7 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 268 184
8 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 226 226
9 78 Shawn Diggs Leroy IL 182 270
10 45W Denny Woodworth Mendon IL 180 272


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 754 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 714 40
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 676 78
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 580 174
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 516 238
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 498 256
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 436 318
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 372 382
9 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 360 394
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 308 446


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 816 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 730 86
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 688 128
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 514 302
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 470 346
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 422 394
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 398 418
8 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 458
9 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 308 508
10 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 306 510


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 970 0
2 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 874 96
3 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 868 102
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 786 184
5 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 662 308
6 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 616 354
7 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 508 462
8 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 508 462
9 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 482
10 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 464 506


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 770 0
2 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 646 124
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 628 142
4 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 600 170
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 552 218
6 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 542 228
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 524 246
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 504 266
9 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 474 296
10 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 424 346


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 782 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 626 156
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 550 232
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 544 238
5 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 458 324
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 440 342
7 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 420 362
8 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 382
9 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 396 386
10 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 356 426


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 448 0
2 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 444 4
3 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 414 34
4 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 406 42
5 55 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 272 176
6 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 266 182
7 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 202
8 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 236 212
9 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 228 220
10 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 230

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Seavey Wins Midget Feature at Macon

 By BZ

(Macon, IL) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series filled the pits at Macon Speedway for the first time this season. After being scheduled three other times with rain dominating those weekends, a delightful Saturday afternoon with nothing but sunshine and late summer temperatures allowed the final scheduled visit to be completed.

Logan Seavey from California got into his midget racecar and stepped on the gas. After a solid side-by-side race for the lead, Seavey put the hammer down on the bottom groove and ran away with the feature. After two cautions prior to the first lap being completed under green flag, the entire 30-lap feature race was ran under green flag conditions. Seavey’s ability to run from the bottom gave his car extra bite and increased his lead through every turn. Weaving in and out of lapped traffic also made the way for the feature leader and winner to grow his lead and pull away. Seavey was the leader midway through the race and picked up an additional $100 thanks to Macon Speedway in the Phil Sargent Memorial Bonus.

Chad Elliott was prepared for a test which he passed with flying colors. The pole sitter raced strong and stayed ahead of the rest of the field as he claimed his first POWRi checkered flag with a win in the Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprint series, presented by Bailey Chassis.

Jeremy Nichols has won many races over his time at Macon Speedway but the annual John Osman Memorial has been elusive for the former Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature winner. In 2019, Nichols, racing Bobby Beiler’s B26 car, got out to the lead and ran up the top side. It appeared the top was going away from Nichols, who was pacing himself for the 47-lap, $2,000-to-win main event. Nick Justice and Beiler claimed the lead while Nichols looked to begin fading. Justice and Beiler stayed true to the bottom. During the caution-plagued race, Nichols shot out of the top groove like a cannon with 15 laps to go and regained the momentum, the lead and then winner’s glory. This event doesn’t feature just any trophy but a WWE-style championship belt. Nichols hoisted the belt and drapped it across his shoulder as he posed for a picture with fellow Street Stock competitor and son of John Osman, Greg Osman.

Rob Timmons won his second Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified feature, his first since Memorial Day when Timmons scored the Lite Beer Twin 50s win. Timmons got the pole position and trailed Willy Myers in the first few laps before a lapped car slowed Myers and Timmons pulled ahead. Regular winner and points leader Tim Hancock, Sr. was in the battle for the lead but couldn’t get around Timmons or Myers until after Timmons was well ahead. Hancock did pass Myers on his way to a second place finish.

Archer’s Alley as well as 98.1 GRIZ-FM were in attendance as the lead sponsors for the night’s show. The John Osman Memorial race was sponsored by Steve Nelson with Triple R Performance Engines. Macon Speedway ramps back up with a full show next Saturday with the Hall of Fame Drivers Reunion Night. Seven racing divisions will make up the show featuring the Pro Late Models in a Midwest Big Ten Series race. Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds, Hornets and Micro Sprints will also be part of the evening. A visit from the Vintage Racing of Illinois crew will also be on hand.

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Nick Justice (Decatur), 4. Tanner Sullivan (Pontiac), 5. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 6. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 8. Andy Zahnd (White Heats),  7. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 8. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 10. Michael Schomas (Ottawa)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 2. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Willy Myers (Collinsville), 4. Billy Knebel (Pocahontas), 5. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 6. Brian Deavers (Bloomington), 7. Nick Justice (Decatur), 8. Greg Logue (Warrensburg), 9. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 10. Roy Magee (Springfield)

POWRi Midgets–1. Logan Seavey, 2. Jake Neuman, 3. Cannon McIntosh, 4. Tanner Carrick, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Jesse Colwell, 7. Holley Hollan, 8. Andrew Felker, 9. Austin Brown, 10. Austin Odell

POWRi Micro Sprints–1. Chad Elliott, 2. Harley Hollan, 3. Luke Verardi, 4. Frank Galusha, 5. Gunner Ramey, 6. Joe B. Miller, 7. Christopher Townsend, 8. Bryant Wiedeman, 9. Kurt Westerfield, 10. Adam Johnson

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