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IT IS 40TH ANNUAL Herald & Review 100 RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

The longest running race in the previous 74 seasons turns 40 here in our diamond anniversary season. A race steeped in history, it has seen many current and future National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame drivers grace victory lane. Tonight we write another chapter in the saga that is the Herald & Review 100, the ONLY 100 lap race on the DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals tour. Joining the Late Models is the Summit Racing Equipment Modifed Nationals for their own thrilling program as they challenge the best of the BillingsleyRewards.com UMP Modified regulars here at Macon. Don’t miss out on one of the most anticipated races all season! LET’S GO RACING!

Full event details below:

Thursday, August 13
40th Annual Herald & Review 100

Divisions:
*DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals Super Late Models
*Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:30
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $25
Children 11 & Under – $5
Pit passes and tickets will be sold at the gate on raceday.

Lodging:
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
217-422-8800
Call hotel and mention Macon Speedway to receive a discounted rate.

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Macon Speedway Ready For 40th Herald & Review 100 Thursday

(Macon, IL) It might be a little over a month late but it doesn’t take any of the excitement away from this year’s edition of the Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL. The event, originally scheduled for early July, was postponed due to COVID regulations at the time. The Thursday, August 13 event will feature the DIRTcar Summer National Late Models and the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds running with the Summit Modified Nationals.

Leading the DIRTcar Summer National Late Model competitors into town is Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL driver has claimed the last two Summer National point championships and is leading this year’s points by over 100. Shirley has won four events on this year’s tour, including three of those in the last four events. Frank Heckanast, Jr., Jason Feger, Bob Gardner, and Bobby Pierce round out the top five in the current standings.  Winners include Shirley (4), Tyler Erb (2), Bobby Pierce (2), Gordy Gundaker (1), Kent Robinson (1), Jason Feger (1), and Dennis Erb, Jr. (1). Gundaker has won the last two Herald & Review 100’s.

Nick Hoffman leads the Summit Modified National standings by 96 over Mike McKinney. Will Krup, Hunt Gossum, and Zeke McKenzie are top five competitors as of Tuesday afternoon. Hoffman has won four events on this year’s tour, including the last three. Other winners include Mike McKinney (3), Mike Harrison (2), and Will Krup (1).

The touring drivers will have their work cut out for them as the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified drivers have been outstanding the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, the Macon division had 25 cars with Ray Bollinger finding victory lane, while this week, 30 drivers were on hand with Tommy Sheppard, Jr. taking the win.

The Macon Speedway division standings are led by Pocahontas, IL’s Billy Knebel, who is running the same car as he competes with in the Pro Modified class. Knebel as well as his closest challenger, Guy Taylor, both had rough nights on Saturday, finishing toward the back of the pack. New Berlin, IL’s Sheppard, coming off of last week’s win, is third in points, looking for another track championship. Joe Strawkas and Curt Rhodes round out the top five in points.

Pit gates will open Thursday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, pill draw will end at 5:30, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing is slated for 7:00. Grandstand admission is $25, while kids 11 and under are $5. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the track on raceday.

The Summer National tour is in the midst of a busy week with events scheduled from Tuesday all the way through Sunday’s event at Lincoln Speedway. The tour then has Monday off to prepare for their final five events.

For Macon Speedway, it’s also a busy week with another Saturday night of action planned for this weekend with the 2nd Annual Diane Bennett Memorial presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy. Over $10,000 in extra prize money is on the line with the Pro Late Model and Modified events paying at least $2,500 to win.

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 data 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)

DIRTcar Summer Nationals

1) 3s Brian Shirley 882  2) 99JR Frank Heckanast, Jr. 763  3) 25 Jason Feger 704  4) 4G Bob Gardner 565  5) 32 Bobby Pierce 552  6) 48 Tim Lance 532  7) 48L Tim Lance, Jr. 404  8) 18 Shannon Babb 354  9) 24 Ryan Unzicker 342  10) 11 Gordy Gundaker 337

Summit Modified Nationals

1) 7 Nick Hoffman 600  2) 96m Mike McKinney 504  3) k19 Will Krup 461  4) 99 Hunt Gossum 435  5) 24 Zeke McKenzie 400  6) 24H Mike Harrison 363  7) 25w Allen Weisser 328  8) 77 Ray Bollinger 328  9) 3L Jeff Leka 295  10) 35 David Stremme 252

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

1) 52 Billy Knebel 260  2) 77 Guy Taylor 252  3) T6 Tommy Sheppard 242  4) 28s Joe Strawkas 180  5) 10 Curt Rhodes 154  6) 517 Rick Hamilton 152  7) 87c Alan Crowder 150  8) 27x Kyle Helmick 142  9) 28 Rodney Standerfer 132  10) Jarrett Stryker 130

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Sheppard Scores Modified Win Ahead of Summer Nationals

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Defending BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds track champion Tommy Sheppard, Jr. defended his turf on Air King Night in the 20-lap feature and set his week up for some big events in the coming days at Macon Speedway.Taking the lead from the get-go, Sheppard wheeled high and kept distance between himself and Highland’s Jacob Steinkoenig as the green flag laps stretched through the race. Lapped traffic also played a role in the race as Sheppard put some slower cars between him and Steinkoenig and the followers. The stacked field all but sets the stage for this week’s exciting racing. Thursday night is the annual Herald & Review 100 with a special $1,500-to-win Modified feature. Next Saturday, the Modified racecars will battle for a first place prize of at least $2,500 in the Diane Bennett Memorial Race. Sheppard has his sights set on both.

The Archer’s Alley Street Stocks also featured a stacked field with former feature winners and track champions and through 15-lap A-Main laps, the race was up for grabs. Bobby Beiler, who has won many features and championships, got the start from the pole position and looked solid from the start. Jeremy Nichols, Nick Macklin, Terry Reed, Darrell Dick and Wes Biesenthal were all part of the top three rows and all six of the drivers were in the running for the win. Beiler led Macklin and Dick through the turns but a car lost control in front them and Dick had nowhere to go and blasted into it and the car was never the same. That left Beiler and Macklin to battle and not many can get passed Beiler when he’s running the top side and Macklin almost was able to do it.

In the Pro Modified division, Kyle Helmick started from the front row and stayed out of trouble to lead to the checkered flag. Dalton Ewing was closing in but ran out of time after spending the majority of the race chasing down the second place position from Billy Knebel. For Helmick, it was his second feature win of the 2020 season at Macon.

Dennis Vandermeersch claimed the win again in the Sportsman class. Starting behind defending champion Scott Landers in the second row, the multi-time champion got passed Landers and leader Rick Roedel to snatch the lead and nearly coast to another checkered flag. Wes O’Dell made things interesting late, thanks in part to a caution flag that allowed the group to bunch up again as the final flags were waving.

Jake Little was in the winner in the Pro Late Model division. An unusual turnout of cars in the field helped Little race to the lead and stay ahead of the competitors on the track.

Trevin Littleton used his speed and quickness to weave past Molly Day and Hayden Harvey to once again claim victory in the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis.

The night closed with a first. A first win ever for Brownstown driver Billy Mason. The racer ran a perfect race in an attempt to keep ahead of 2019 Hornet Track Champion Mike Eskew as well as many-time feature winner Brady Reed. Mason celebrated the evening’s final checkered flag with family and friends in victory lane.

Seven exciting divisions and 135 racecars jammed the pits in a great return to racing following a rainout to start August. The next events include the 40th Annual Herald & Review 100, as part of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Thursday. Super Late Models and BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will compete. Returning to racing on Saturday in the Diane Bennett Memorial Night of Racing Presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy, six racing classes along with bonus money added from sponsors, drivers and fans have made the night’s feature finishes even that more challenging. Over $2,500 to win in both of the Pro Late Models and the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, plus over $1,000-to-win in the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, better than $350 for the Hornets, plus added money for the Pro Modifieds plus Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis will be on the program for Saturday night. 

FEATURE RESULTS (Top 10’s)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

(1) 2 +1 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL T6 (2) 6 +4 Jacob Steinkoenig Highland, IL 24S (3) 13 +10 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54 (4) 3 -1 Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 11D (5) 16 +11 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28 (6) 4 -2 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z (7) 1 -6 Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 10 (8) 10 +2 Willy Myers Collinsville, IL 21M (9) 12 +3 Robert Lee Sorento, IL 88 (10) 5 -5 Rob Timmons Centralia, IL 5T

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

(1) 3 +2 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J (2) 4 +2 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10 (3) 1 -2 Roben Huffman Midland City, IL 33H (4) 5 +1 Jarod Shasteen Macon, IL 21 (5) 2 -3 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B (6) 6 – Greg Johnson Taylorville, IL 2 (7) 7 – Derek Smith Decatur, IL 14 (DNS) – – Ryan Little Springfield, IL 38L

DIRTcar Pro Mods

(1) 1 – Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X (2) 4 +2 Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27 (3) 2 -1 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 (4) 10 +6 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL 43 (5) 6 +1 Maxx Emerson Taylorville, IL 78 (6) 3 -3 Ryan Timmons Centralia, IL 23 (7) 13 +6 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C (8) 8 – Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B (9) 16 +7 Tanner King Jackson, MO 9 (10) 11 +1 Cody Ventimiglia Highland, IL 63V

DIRTcar Sportsman 

(1) 3 +2 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield, IL 25 (2) 5 +3 Wes O’Dell Springfield, IL 87 (3) 2 -1 Rick Roedel Shelbyville, IL 11 (4) 1 -3 Scott Landers Taylorville, IL 41 (5) 6 +1 Terry Myers Buffalo, IL 12M (6) 4 -2 Ethan Schnapp Springfield, IL 2S (7) 8 +1 Phil Moreland Assumption, IL 07 (8) 7 -1 Dustin Reed Decatur, IL 21R (9) 12 +3 Carter Dart Springfield, IL D7 (10) 13 +3 Bill Berghaus Chapin, IL 44

Archers Alley Street Stocks

(1) 1 – Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26 (2) 4 +2 Nick Macklin Argenta, IL 16 (3) 2 -1 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL 67R (4) 5 +1 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL T5 (5) 10 +5 Tommy Pickering Cerro Gordo, IL 199 (6) 7 +1 Zach Taylor Springfiel, IL Z24 (7) 15 +8 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur, IL 08 (8) 12 +4 Javin Coleman Champaign, IL P53 (9) 16 +7 John Bright Jr Long Creek, IL 808 (10) 13 +3 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur, IL 80

DIRTcar Hornets 

(1) 3 +2 Billy Mason Brownstown, IL 357 (2) 5 +3 Mike Eskew Springfield, IL 21 (3) 6 +3 Brady Reed Decatur, IL 32B (4) 2 -2 Jacob Shanks Decatur, IL 31 (5) 1 -4 Ken Reed Decatur, IL 98 (6) 7 +1 Bill Basso Athens, IL 44 (7) 10 +3 Marty Sullivan Decatur, IL 39M (8) 9 +1 Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL 1 (9) 4 -5 Carson Dart Springfield, IL 66D (10) 12 +2 Casey Eskew Springfield, IL 20

Micros By Bailey Chassis 

(1) 4 +3 Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL 44 (2) 2 – Molly Day Allerton, IL 17 (3) 8 +5 Alex Midkiff Belleville, IL 11 (4) 11 +7 Paul Day Atwood, IL 84 (5) 9 +4 Aidan Roosevans O’ Fallon, IL 1X (6) 1 -5 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg, IL 55 (7) 15 +8 John Barnard Sherman, IL 8B (8) 7 -1 Jacob Tipton Decatur, IL 10 (9) 13 +4 Kyle Barker Cooksville, IL 27 (10) 10 – Daryn Stark Springfield, IL 55S

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Seven Divisions To Race On Air King Night At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is set to return to racing this Saturday night, August 8, with a full seven division program presented by Air King.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds have been at the top of the list for divisions not to miss this year. Last time out, the class had 25 cars competing and now there is a tie for the point lead between Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor and Billy Knebel, of Pocahontas, IL. Taylor at the top is not a surprise but seeing Knebel with his Pro Mod in contention is. Tommy Sheppard, Rick Hamilton, and Joe Strawkas complete the top five in points.

New Berlin, IL’s Jose Parga leads the points in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division, claiming three wins in five starts. Jake Little has two wins and is second in points, just ten behind. Dakota Ewing, Brady Lynch, and Cody Maguire complete the top five in points. This will be the final tuneup for the Pro Lates before the big Diane Bennett Memorial race next Saturday, an event that will be paying over $2,000 to the winner.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods had a rough start to the season, with a few caution filled races. Two weeks ago, the solid field put together, not one, but two good feature events. Kyle Helmick, of Smithton, IL, leads the points by eight over Billy Knebel. Kevin Crowder, Dalton Ewing, and Brian Burns round out the top five in points.

The DIRTcar Sportsman have had two good car counts the last two nights of racing. Despite that, no one has been able to keep Springfield, IL’s Dennis Vander Meersch out of victory lane. While he’s won three to start this season, his actual win streak at Macon dates back to 2018 as he’s won 14 in-a-row when he’s been on property. Rick Roedel, of Shelbyville, IL, is second in points, while Scott Landers, Phil Moreland, and Matt Reed complete the top five.

The Archers Alley Street Stocks have had some stellar shows in 2020. At the last event, 20+ cars were pitside with Bobby Beiler, of Blue Mound, IL, claiming his third win of the year. While Beiler walked the proverbial dog, the action from second on back was top notch, with drivers racing two and three wide from start to finish. Guy Taylor finds himself second in points, while Darrell Dick, Jaret Duff, and Rudy Zaragoza complete the top five.

Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed leads the Hornet standings by just six over Brownstown, IL’s Billy Mason. Reed has claimed two feature wins on the year. Bill Basso, Casey Eskew, and Cook Crawford round out the top five.

Completing Saturday’s action will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Local driver, Jacob Tipton is on top of the standings, with John Barnard just eight behind. Hayden Harvey, Kyle Barker, and Daryn Stark are among the top five. Jeremy Camp, Tony Clifton, and Trevin Littleton are the three feature winners but each have been there only once.

Saturday’s event marks the first of three races in eight days at the track. This Thursday, August 13 will be the much anticipated Herald & Review 100, while next Saturday, August 15 will be the 2nd annual Diane Bennett Memorial. Nearly $10,000 in extra prize money has been donated to the August 15 event, making for a very special show.

This Saturday will see pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. 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 data 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 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 226 0
2 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 226 0
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 182 44
4 517 Rick Hamilton Decatur IL 142 84
5 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 140 86
6 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 132 94
7 18 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt IL 130 96
8 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 124 102
9 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 118 108
10 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 106 120


DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 282 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 272 10
3 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 262 20
4 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 228 54
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 202 80
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 190 92
7 75 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville IL 164 118
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 140 142
9 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 124 158
10 59 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon IL 116 166


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 282 0
2 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 274 8
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 270 12
4 27 Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 260 22
5 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 246 36
6 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 216 66
7 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 216 66
8 85 Nick Justice Decatur IL 202 80
9 43 Billy Justice Cerro Gordo IL 198 84
10 25 Jeff Wallace Decatur IL 190 92


DIRTcar Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 180 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 170 10
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 168 12
4 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 156 24
5 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 144 36
6 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 142 38
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 88 92
8 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 82 98
9 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 60 120
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 58 122


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 296 0
2 X7 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 246 50
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 240 56
4 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 232 64
5 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 232 64
6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 228 68
7 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 222 74
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 206 90
9 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 198 98
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 176 120


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 266 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 260 6
3 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 256 10
4 20 Casey Eskew Springfield IL 226 40
5 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 224 42
6 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 212 54
7 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 184 82
8 35 Alex Higgs Moweaqua IL 178 88
9 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 172 94
10 28 Jimmy Dutlinger Hanna City IL 166 100


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 158 0
2 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 150 8
3 55 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 142 16
4 27 Kyle Barker Cooksville IL 130 28
5 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 112 46
6 17 Molly Day Allerton IL 110 48
7 97D Larry Drake Terre Haute IN 100 58
8 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 92 66
9 27 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 86 72
10 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 82 76

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Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway POWRi Speedweekend Events Postponed

(Macon, IL) The much anticipated events for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Speedweekend have officially called off for the weekend. The tour was scheduled to open the three day race weekend on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, followed by stops at Macon Speedway Saturday night and Lincoln Speedway Sunday. All three events have been postponed due to continuous wet weather throughout the Midwest.

Officials will be working on possible rescheduling of POWRi Speedweek over the next couple of days. The popular Illinois events were originally set for early June but the COVID-19 pandemic kept those from happening. Information on potential reschedule dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Macon Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, August 8 with Air King Night. DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will be in action.

For Lincoln Speedway, the next event is the annual stop for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the Graue Chevrolet Showdown. Joining the Super Late Models will be the DIRTcar Modifieds and 305 Sprint Cars.

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 data 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.

About Lincoln Speedway:

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

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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POWRi Midget SPEEDWEEK Coming To Macon Speedway Saturday

(Macon, IL) It’s been a long wait but the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is set to return to Macon Speedway for the first time in 2020 this coming Saturday, August 1. The series was originally scheduled for an event in May in addition to SPEEDWEEK in June, however COVID-19 postponed those two events. The rescheduled SPEEDWEEK starts with action this Friday in Jacksonville, then to Macon Saturday, and wraps up at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have run eleven events so far this season with New Berlin, IL’s Jake Neuman leading the standings. Neuman has yet to win but has six top five finishes. Bixby, OK’s Cannon McIntosh is second in points with two wins, while Ace McCarthy, Michael Kofoid, and Zach Daum complete the top five. Daum has already picked up a win at Macon this season with the MOWA Sprint Cars. The top ten in POWRi standings is represented by six different states, IL, OK, CA, IN, NE, and MO.

The POWRi Engler Machine and Tool 600cc Outlaw Micro League will be running all three nights of SPEEDWEEK, as well. The series has had just six events so far this season, with Tulsa, OK’s Harley Hollan on top of the standings with one win. Joe B. Miller, a veteran open wheeler, is second in points with three wins in six starts. Chase Porter, Bryant Wiedeman, and Scotty Milan complete the top five. While this will be the first POWRi Micro race of the year, the track runs its own compatible Micros on a regular basis.

Headlining the Macon Speedway regular classes joining the open wheelers will be the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. Last week, 25 Modifieds filled the pits and the race was outstanding with the eventual winner, Ray Bollinger, coming from the seventh spot. Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor and Pocahontas, IL’s Billy Knebel are tied for the point lead in the class. Taylor has claimed a feature win, while both drivers have finished in the top five in all four starts. Knebel has been running his Pro Mod car in the Modified class, racing full time in both divisions.

The Archers Alley Street Stocks were also invited back this week after having a great turnout last weekend with 21 cars. Blue Mound, IL’s Bobby Beiler is the point leader by 50 over Guy Taylor. Beiler has won three features this season and had a dominant car last Saturday. Taylor is followed in points by Darrell Dick, Jaret Duff, and Rudy Zaragoza. Last Saturday’s battle from 2nd through 6th was a thriller.

Rounding out Saturday’s program will be the DIRTcar Hornets. Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed is on top of the points with a meager six point advantage and two feature wins. Brownstown, IL’s Billy Mason is second, while Bill Basso, Casey Eskew, and Cook Crawford are in the top five.

Pit gates open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $18, 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 data 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 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL   6 10 11 2750
2 71K Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK 2 7 8 10 2590 160
3 28 Ace McCarthy Tahlequah, OK 2 3 7 11 2560 190
4 67 Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA 4 6 6 9 2250 500
5 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL 1 3 6 11 2250 500
6 9 Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK   5 8 8 2140 610
7 15 Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN   2 6 10 2120 630
8 71 Kaylee Bryson Muskogee, OK   2 5 9 1900 850
9 00 Trey Gropp Lincoln, NE   1 2 10 1710 1040
10 72 Sam Johnson St Peters, MO   1 4 7 1560 1190

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 14h Harley Hollan Tulsa, OK 1 4 6 6 1550
2 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 3 4 5 6 1500 50
3 2 Chase Porter St. Joseph, MO   1 3 6 1300 250
4 1 Bryant Wiedeman Colby, KS   1 2 5 1020 530
5 97 Scotty Milan Fort Collins, CO     2 4 890 660
6 44T Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL   2 2 3 840 710
7 6 Christopher Townsend La Porte, TX       4 810 740
8 18 Wyatt Siegel Florence, MO   1 2 3 710 840
9 12 Frank Galusha Lincoln, NE     1 4 690 860
10 4 Mariah Ede Fresno, CA     1 2 610 940

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap Races Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 226 0 4 1 4 4
2 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 226 0 4 0 4 4
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 182 44 4 0 2 3
4 517 Rick Hamilton Decatur IL 142 84 4 0 0 1
5 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 140 86 3 0 1 3
6 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 132 94 3 0 0 2
7 18 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt IL 130 96 3 0 0 2
8 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 124 102 3 0 0 1
9 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 118 108 3 0 0 1
10 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 106 120 2 0 1 2

Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap Races Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 296 0 5 3 5 5
2 X7 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 246 50 5 0 1 4
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 240 56 5 0 3 4
4 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 232 64 5 0 2 4
5 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 232 64 5 0 1 5
6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 228 68 4 1 4 4
7 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 222 74 4 1 4 4
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 206 90 5 0 0 2
9 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 198 98 4 0 3 3
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 176 120 4 0 0 2


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap Races Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 266 0 5 2 4 4
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 260 6 5 0 4 4
3 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 256 10 5 0 3 5
4 20 Casey Eskew Springfield IL 226 40 5 0 0 4
5 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 224 42 5 0 0 4
6 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 212 54 4 2 3 3
7 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 184 82 5 0 0 2
8 35 Alex Higgs Moweaqua IL 178 88 4 0 0 3
9 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 172 94 4 0 0 2
10 28 Jimmy Dutlinger Hanna City IL 166 100 3 0 3 3

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Knebel Sweeps Double Features at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) On a night where the racing was intense, the tempers were flaring and the summer heat was getting to everybody, Pro Modifieds driver Billy Knebel took not one but two checkered flags. As a result of a rainout two weeks earlier during the feature events, the Pro Modifieds division was given a make-up feature Saturday night and Knebel, who started on the pole position, and ran alongside Nick Justice for the lead. As Knebel pulled ahead on the back stretch of lap three, he looked as though nothing would slow him down until a spinout on the tenth lap with a lapped car would bump into his car and cause some damage. However, the damage wasn’t severe enough to hinder him from finishing the race and he took to the checkered flag. Justice, who ran second in the feature, would slam the back stretch wall and pull up at the top of the third turn and end his feature.

As a result of the heat race finishes, Justice would start on the pole and Knebel right behind him in the second row. The race would get slowed by cautions in the closing laps as Justice was holding on to the lead with the bottom side groove. As the white flag was flying, Knebel got just inside enough of Justice to take the lead away onto the back stretch and take to the win. Justice would race hard to the finish with Kyle Helmick as Helmick got hooked to the rear left tire as both finished the race tangled together.

The Pro Late Models would also complete a make-up feature from two weeks ago as Jose Parga and Aaron Heck would battle neck and neck and pass back and forth for the 20-lap feature. Parga would hold off Heck in the first feature of the night. In the nightly feature, Parga was challenging for the top spots but would have some issues with the drivers in front of him and would cause some collisions and spin outs. Jake Little was in the lead and would hold off the rest of the competitors for the checkered flag. Again, Aaron Heck would be in a position to challenge for the lead but again fell short of the top spot.

In the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, the seventh place starter would make a pass with six laps left to grab hold of his first Macon Speedway feature of the season. Ray Bollinger of Kewanee drove two hours south to test the track and get ready for the Summer Nationals race that is coming August 13th. A solid stacked lineup saw him as well as Jeremy Nichols, Curt and Zach Rhodes, defending class champion Tommy Sheppard, Jr. Rodney Standerfer, Alan Crowder, Guy Taylor and Danny Smith compete for 20 laps.

Curt Rhodes was the fastest car at the outset as he ran the bottom. Jeremy Nichols contended for the lead and took off from the top groove into the lead and looked like he would finish off the race until Bollinger cut underneath two drivers on the bottom and took the second spot away. Following a restart on lap 14, Bollinger passed Nichols and the rest was history.

In the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Bobby Beiler got around Jeff Reed, Jr. and ran away from the 17-car field en route to another feature win. His fast Street Stock coasted along the high banks of the dirt oval and netted his third feature win in the five racing weeks at Macon Speedway.

Dennis Vandermeersch made short work of the Sportsman division 15-lapper. After an early start for former track champion Wes O’Dell, Vandermeersch got past him and blasted off like a rocket with the lead. O’Dell would fall victim to a broken car and pull in to the infield shortly thereafter.

The Hornet division finished off the night with Erik Vanapeldoorn winning the feature event. The win was his second of the season after winning the make-up feature from two weeks ago during last week’s program.

The evening was full of excitement and mayhem and racing and was sponsored by CEFCU as the Kids Club was held for the first time in 2020. Six divisions bringing in over 100 racecars were able to bring some enjoyment to the fans of the 75-year-old track. Macon Speedway shifts its attention to next Saturday and the first visit of the season by the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints as they race during Illinois Speed Week. Stock car racing classes will also be part of the program. The Illinois Speed Week will wrap up Sunday at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi divisions.

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models 

Makeup Feature – 1) 1 – Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P 2) 4 +2 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon, IL 59 3) 2 -1 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville, IL 75 4) 7 +3 Brandon Eskew Ashland, IL 11E 5) 6 +1 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J 6) 5 -1 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M 7) 8 +1 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL 27 8) 9 +1 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B 9) (DNF) 3 -6 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10) 10 (DNF) 13 +3 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg, IL 25

Scheduled Feature – 1) 1 – Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J 2) 4 +2 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon, IL 59 3) 2 -1 Brandon Eskew Ashland, IL 11E 4) 7 +3 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville, IL 75 5) 9 +4 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B 6) 12 +6 Luke Damery Blue Mound, IL 10 7) (DNF) 3 -4 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P 8) (DNF) 5 -3 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg, IL 25 9) (DNF) 8 -1 Colby Sheppard Williamsville, IL 27 10) (DNF) 6 -4 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

1) 7 +6 Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 77 2) 6 +4 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL T6 3) 9 +6 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28 4) 1 -3 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL 77T 5) 14 +9 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 6) 3 -3 Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 10 7) 4 -3 Alan Crowder Elwin, IL 87C 8) 16 +8 Joe Strawkas Buffalo, IL 28S 9) 8 -1 Danny Smith Argenta, IL 98D 10) 10 – Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 12L

DIRTcar Pro Modifieds

Makeup Feature – 1) 1 – Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 2) 4 +2 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C 3) 7 +4 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X 4) 5 +1 Maxx Emerson Taylorville, IL 78 5) 13 +8 Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27 6) 11 +5 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL 43 7) 6 -1 Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B 8) 12 +4 Kevin Rench Hillsboro, IL 116 9) 3 -6 Jeff Wallace Decatur, IL 25 10) 8 -2 Josh Robb Mt.zion, IL 33

Scheduled Feature – 1) 3 +2 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 2) 9 +7 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C 3) 1 -2 Nick Justice Decatur, IL 85 4) 4 – Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X 5) 6 +1 Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27 6) 7 +1 Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B 7) 8 +1 Maxx Emerson Taylorville, IL 78 8) 5 -3 Justin Reynolds Hillsboro, IL 3X 9) 11 +2 Kevin Rench Hillsboro, IL 116 10) 12 +2 Adam Rhoades Clinton, IL 10

DIRTcar Sportsman

1) 3 +2 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield, IL 25 2) 6 +4 Rick Roedel Shelbyville, IL 11 3) 5 +2 Scott Landers Taylorville, IL 41 4) 1 -3 Phil Moreland Assumption, IL 07 5) 4 -1 Jim Farley III Springfield, IL 84L 6) 9 +3 Terry Myers Buffalo, IL 12M 7) 7 – Bill Berghaus Chapin, IL 44 8) 11 +3 Carter Dart Springfield, IL D7 9) (DNF) 2 -7 Wes O’Dell Springfield, IL 87 10) (DNF) 12 +2 Matt Reed Decatur, IL 4

Archers Alley Street Stocks

1) 1 – Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26 2) 2 – Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound, IL 53R 3) 5 +2 Darrell Dick Monticello, IL 22 4) 3 -1 Nick Macklin Argenta, IL 16 5) 4 -1 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL T5 6) 6 – Guy Taylor Springfield, IL X7 7) 9 +2 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4 8) 11 +3 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur, IL 80 9) 21 +12 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville, IL 67 10) 13 +3 Tommy Pickering Cerro Gordo, IL 199

DIRTcar Hornets

1) 4 +3 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL E77 2) 5 +3 Jimmy Dutlinger Hanna City, IL 28 3) 10 +7 Brady Reed Decatur, IL 32B 4) 2 -2 Billy Mason Brownstown, IL 357 5) 6 +1 Bill Basso Athens, IL 44 6) 8 +2 Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL 64CK 7) 12 +5 Marty Sullivan Decatur, IL 39M 8) 3 -5 Ken Reed Decatur, IL 98 9) 9 – Casey Eskew Springfield, IL 20 10) 14 +4 Jessica Lowe Springfield, IL X

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IT IS RACE DAY AT Macon Speedway!

We are ready for another night of great racing entertainment this coming Saturday, July 25. Six divisions of action are set to race in addition to makeup features for Pro Lates and Pro Mods.

Tonight’s event is presented by CEFCU as kids 11 and under will be signing up for kids club and will receive free t-shirts while supplies last.

Full Event Details:

Saturday, July 25
CEFCU Kids Club Shirt Giveaway
+ July 11 PLM & PROMOD Make-Up Features

Divisions:
*DIRTcar Racing Pro Late Models
*BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
*DIRTcar Pro Modifieds
*DIRTcar Sportsman
*Archers Alley Street Stocks
*DIRTcar Hornets
*PLM & PROMOD Make-up Features

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

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

Pit passes and tickets will be sold at the gate on raceday.

LIVE PPV: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/maconspeedway/

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 data 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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Full Racing Show Plus Two Makeup Feature Saturday At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Fans at Macon Speedway are ready for another night of great racing entertainment this coming Saturday, July 25. Six divisions of action are set to race in addition to makeup features for Pro Lates and Pro Mods.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Model class is one division set for two feature events. In addition to their full regular show, the Pro Lates will also be running their feature from July 11, which was postponed when rain hit. The lineup is already set for the make-up feature with Jose Parga and Chuck Mitchell slated on the first row. Coming into the night, teammates, Parga and Dakota Ewing, are tied for the point lead and just 14 points ahead of Jake Little.

The other class running two features is the DIRTcar Pro Mods. For the July 11 makeup, Billy Knebel and Nick Justice are set to start up front in the 14-car field. When it comes to the season standings, Smithton, IL’s Kyle Helmick is on top, while Dalton Ewing, who won his first feature at Macon last week, is only 16 points behind. Knebel, Kevin Crowder, and Brian Burns complete the top five.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division is actually led in points by the Pro Mod of Billy Knebel. The Pocahontas, IL driver is up by two points on Macon Speedway veteran racer, Guy Taylor of Springfield. Taylor is coming off a feature win the last time the class raced. Helmick, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., and Jeff Graham complete the top five.

Dennis Vander Meersch leads the points in the Sportsman class after claiming the first two features of the season. Last year’s champion, Scott Landers, sits second in points, while Rick Roedel, Matt Reed, and Phil Moreland round out the top five. The division is coming off the topless 40, which saw 16 cars in the pits.

Blue Mound, IL driver Bobby Beiler leads the Archers Alley Street Stock standings by 32 over Jaret Duff. Guy Taylor is third, while Rudy Zaragoza and Darrell Dick round out the top five. The Street Stock fields have been outstanding throughout the early weeks of the season.

Starting to look like a three man race in the DIRTcar Hornet class as Brady Reed, Billy Mason, and Bill Basso are all within six points at the top of the standings. Reed has been fastest of the three, winning last week’s night cap after Erik Vanapeldoorn won the makeup feature.

This Saturday night’s event is presented by CEFCU as kids 11 and under will be signing up for kids club and will receive free t-shirts while supplies last.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw for competitors will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 174 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 174 0
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 160 14
4 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 140 34
5 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 130 44
6 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 110 64
7 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 102 72
8 7W Dustin Wiltermood Windsor IL 100 74
9 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 98 76
10 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 84 90


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 174 0
2 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 172 2
3 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 132 42
4 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 124 50
5 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 114 60
6 517 Rick Hamilton Decatur IL 110 64
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 94 80
8 18 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt IL 94 80
9 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 70 104
10 777 Trevor Neville Mackinaw IL 62 112


DIRTcar Pro Mods
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 172 0
2 27 Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 156 16
3 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 154 18
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 154 18
5 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 148 24
6 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 126 46
7 25 Jeff Wallace Decatur IL 114 58
8 43 Billy Justice Cerro Gordo IL 114 58
9 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 114 58
10 85 Nick Justice Decatur IL 110 62


DIRTcar Sportsman

 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 120 0
2 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 112 8
3 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 112 8
4 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 102 18
5 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 102 18
6 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 90 30
7 20R Tyler Roth Fairbury IL 56 64
8 31R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 52 68
9 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 50 70
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 48 72

 

 Archers Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 236 0
2 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 204 32
3 X7 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 196 40
4 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 188 48
5 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 184 52
6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 174 62
7 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 170 66
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 168 68
9 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 162 74
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 130 106

 

DIRTcar Hornets 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 210 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 206 4
3 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 204 6
4 20 Casey Eskew Springfield IL 182 28
5 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 174 36
6 35 Alex Higgs Moweaqua IL 168 42
7 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 152 58
8 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 150 60
9 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 146 64
10 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 124 86

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ILLINOIS MIDGET SPEED WEEKEND COMING NEXT WEEK

Belleville, IL. (07/19/2020) Quickly transforming into a marquee event on the POWRi calendar, the SPEED WEEKEND is looking promising. A thrilling three-race swing throughout the state of Illinois, the 2020 SPEED WEEKEND is only one week away from action with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprint League. From Jacksonville Speedway to Lincoln Speedway, the teams will be tested across three nights at three unique tracks as they travel through the state of Illinois.

It all begins on Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway. The ¼ mile dirt track is located on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, IL. This will be the first time that any POWRi series has visited the historic ¼ mile track in the 2020 race season.

On Saturday, August 1, both POWRi series visit the “Mighty Macon” Speedway. Which is stated to be the “World’s fastest 1/5-mile dirt track.” The last time POWRi Midgets attended the unique grounds on September 14, 2019 Logan Seavey came out on top. The 2019 event also marked Chad Elliot as a winner for the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprint League.

The final night on Sunday, August 2 when the SPEED WEEKEND concludes at Lincoln Speedway. The tight ¼ mile semi banked dirt oval has established many winners. The most recent winner being Tyler Courtney, on August 16, 2019. The last time the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros visited the historic Lincoln, IL speedway was in 2017. Both races in 2018 and 2019 resulted in a rain out. The driver that topped the charts in 2017 was Nick Howard.

Can’t make it out to the track and don’t want to miss any of the action on the racing program? Subscribe today at POWRi.TV to catch all of the action LIVE and ON-DEMAND.

You can follow along with POWRi for more information such as race recaps, live updates, full results and press releases online at www.powri.com, on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing or on Facebook at POWRi.

Friday, July 31 at Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL):
Pit Gates Open – 1:00 P.M.
Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.
Drivers Meeting – 5:45 P.M.
Hot Laps – 6:15 P.M.
Racing to follow

Saturday, August 1 at Macon Speedway (Macon, IL):
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, PROMOD, SPORTS
Pit Gates Open – All Day
Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M.
Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M.
Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M.
Racing to follow

Sunday, August 2 at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL):
POWRi Midgets/Micros, PLM, MOD, PROMOD, HORNET
Pit Gates Open – All Day
Driver Registration – 3:30 to 5:15 P.M.
Drivers Meeting – 5:30 P.M.
Hot Laps – 6:00 P.M.
Racing to follow

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