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Mother Nature Wins Camfield Memorial At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Mother Nature continued her Saturday wrath by claiming the Camfield Memorial for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Macon Speedway.  Earlier in the day, rain forced the postponement of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt event at the Illinois State Fair.
Saturday night’s event at Macon Speedway had the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, Micros, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Hornets on the schedule.  The event was to be presented by the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum in Decatur, IL.
The next event for Macon Speedway is set for Saturday, August 24 on Church Night featuring a faster pastor race and kids racecar rides at intermission.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros by Bailey Chassis.
Racing is also scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 18, at the final day of the Illinois State Fair.  The ARCA Menards Series is scheduled to compete in the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 presented by Lucas Oil in addition to the Sportsman Nationals.  Grandstands open Sunday at 8:30 AM, hotlaps are at 9:00, qualifying is at 11:00 AM, and racing will start at 12:00 noon.  The ARCA feature is set for 1:30.
For more information, visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com.

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Macon Speedway Set For Return Of POWRi National Midgets Saturday Night

(Macon, IL) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets are set for their return to Mighty Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night, August 17.  The series, which had a couple of events rained out at the track, earlier this year, will be making their second visit of the season, this time for the Camfield Memorial. Four other divisions will also be in action.

Jake Neuman, of New Berlin, IL, will be looking for his second Macon Speedway victory, after claiming the win on July 27.  Neuman bested Tyler Thomas, Daniel Adler, point leader Jesse Colwell, and Daison Pursley.  Decatur, IL’s Terry Babb took sixth in that event.

Adding to the fun Saturday will be a barrage of other talented drivers who decided to make a Central Illinois visit this weekend.  Hot shoes Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, Zach Daum, Tanner Carrick, CJ Leary, and Thomas Meseraull are also in competition with the Midgets this weekend, as they had Fairbury Thursday, Lincoln Friday, and Macon Saturday marked on their calendars.

The POWRi National Micros presented by Bailey Chassis will make their first official appearance at the track this season.  A number of local unsanctioned shows have been held with good fields of cars.  Springfield, IL’s Daryn Stark leads the track standings, while Jacob Tipton, John Barnard, Molly Day, and Will Armitage have had plenty of Macon track time this season.

In the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Tommy Sheppard comes into the week leading the standing by 130 over Alan Crowder.  Sheppard has taken 8 wins in just 13 starts.  Tim Hancock is third in points, while Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

Mt. Olive, IL driver Tim Hancock is looking for yet another Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified championship in and is in pretty good position to do so.  Hancock is up 82 points on Nick Justice, Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock, Jr.  Hancock, Sr. has claimed 10 feature wins, while Justice, Timmons, and Hancock, Jr. have each claimed one victory.

Brady Reed, of Decatur, IL is looking to continue his strong season in the DIRTcar Hornet class.  Reed has a 104 point advantage in the standings, winning four feature events this year.  Carter Dart, Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Billy Mason complete the top five.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, with grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $18 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

Saturday night’s event is part of a huge weekend of racing in Central Illinois featuring POWRi Midgets at Lincoln on Friday night, USAC Silver Crown Saturday afternoon at the Springfield Mile, and the ARCA Menards Series on Sunday afternoon in Springfield.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Points Gap
1 71 Jesse Colwell Red Bluff, CA 1 4240
2 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL   3910 330
3 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 2 3790 450
4 28 Ace McCarthy Tahlequah, OK 1 3500 740
5 67K Holley Hollan Tulsa, OK   3490 750
6 9 Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK   3360 880
7 08 Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK   3290 950
8 67 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 7 3010 1230
9 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS   2530 1710
10 91T Tyler Thomas Collinsville, OK 1 2440 1800


Micros By Bailey Chassis (track standings)

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 320 0
2 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 318 2
3 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 300 20
4 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 298 22
5 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 74
6 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 102
7 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 186 134
8 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 184 136
9 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 142
10 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 172 148


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 762 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 632 130
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 580 182
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 448 314
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 424 338
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 404
7 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 310 452
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 310 452
9 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 286 476
10 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 256 506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 792 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 710 82
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 704 88
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 646 146
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 228
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 528 264
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 304
8 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 428 364
9 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 426 366
10 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 404 388


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 690 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 586 104
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 190
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 456 234
5 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 290
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 366 324
7 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 354 336
8 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 368
9 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 322 368
10 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 376

 

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Race’em & Wreck’em Kinda Night at Macon Speedway 

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The theme of the night was “race’em & wreck’em” as the annual visit by the drivers who race their cars like demo derby machines stuck around with the stock car drivers who had many of the same issues throughout the night. With the thanks to dozens of fans, friends, former co-workers or businesses, the night that was also billed as the “Diane Bennett Memorial” brought in thousands of extra dollars that was given away  to drivers for finishing spots, lap leaders, fast qualifiers and hard chargers. Bennett passed away a few years ago after illness; she was the lead scorer at Macon Speedway for better than 30 years.

Three weeks ago, Chris Dick scored a $2,000 payday taking the 5th Annual Kerbystrong 100 win in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models by running the bottom of the track. Different night, same story for him. The bottom brought his car to life and he sped past Jose Parga in the closing laps to take the lead away. Parga staged a rally and returned the favor to regain the lead. With the white flag waving, Dick stayed true to the bottom and a lapped car slowed Parga to the point that Dick pulled out ahead and ran away with the finish and the victory. Thanks to the donations, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature paid $2,000-to-win.

Money kept growing in the pool for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds division through the announcement of the event all the way up to qualifying time as it was announced that $2,150 would be the winner’s portion of the purse in the division. That was good news to Mike Harrison. The many-time Summer Nationals champion make the trip from Highland to claim the check after taking control of the race two laps into the 20-lap A-Main feature. Starting in the second row behind polesitter Cory Daugherty, Harrison gunned it out of the second turn on a lap one restart and never looked back. Daugherty finished just ahead of Rodney Standerfer in the race for second place. The race was flagged by former flagman Jerry Wilson, who worked with Diane Bennett as well as track announcer Larry Limbach for many years through the 80s & 90s.

Another big money race was in the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks where $850 would be up for grabs in a Midwest Big Ten Series race that would be won by Terry Reed. Reed’s control of the race came from a front row starting spot after a heat race victory.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds feature race was among the “race’em & wreck’em” theme as many accidents claimed cars and angered racers who would have to exit the track with damaged or mangled machines. Tim Hancock, Sr., who was involved in a wreck or two during the 15 laps, crossed the finish line first but Rob Timmons was right there behind him for the final five laps. Timmons chose the high groove of the dirt oval to get fast and close the gap but Hancock’s steady lower groove kept him in front.

Lapped traffic helped Decatur’s Adam Webb grab hold of the checkered flag in the Hornets as he beat out Erik Vanapeldoorn for the feature. As was the story in the Pro Late Model feature, lapped traffic changed the lead and the positioning as coming out of the final turn Vanapeldoorn got stuck behind a slower car and Webb sped passed them all for the win.

Trevin Littleton jumped out to a big lead in the Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chassis, and won.

The fans were treated to the unique and special entertainment of the “Race’em & Wreck’em” experience as Blue Mound’s Brandon Diulio was crowned the winner of the eight-lap race where every lap needed to involve contact with another car. He also took the win during the intermission exhibition where the drivers needed to race around the track and do an extra spin around the tractor tire on the backstretch which had a flagpole inside of it.

Also part of the “Eve of Destruction” presented by Melling Performance was the Rollover Contest where Decatur’s Todd Toker raced a car onto a ramp in an effort to roll it over for the sheer entertainment of the fans. Instead of rolling it, he ended up bouncing back onto all four tires and one tire flew off the car and never made it around to the ramp to give it a second try.

Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises gear up for a huge weekend of racing in the coming week. Friday night at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi National Midget Series leads to Saturday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield for the USAC Silver Crown cars and Sportsman heat races before opening the gates to Macon Speedway and the POWRi National Midget Series. The weekend caps off back in Springfield with the ARCA Racing Series and the Sportsman Nationals race. Information on start times and divisions racing can be found at trackenterprises.com.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Chris Dick (Deland), 2. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Donny Koehler (Macon), 5. Jake Little (Springfield), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 8. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 7. Jeff Leka (Buffalo), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 10. Kyle Helmick (Smithton)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Gene Reed (Hammond), 8. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 9. Joshua Beal (Springfield), 10. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 4. Jeff Watts (Dalton City), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Greg Logue (Warrensburg), 7. Josh Robb (Mt. Zion), 8. Adam Webb (Decatur), 9. Tom Davidson (Springfield), 10. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 3. Brady Reed (Decatur), 4. Joe Reed (Decatur), 5. Mike Gossett (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Steve Stine (Stonington), 10. Bill Basso (Athens)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 3. Paul Day (Atwood), 4. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 5. Will Armitage (Athens), 6. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 7. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 8. John Barnard (Sherman), 9. Greg Northrop (Jacksonville), 10. Hayden Harvey Warrensburg)

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Saturday’s Eve Of Destruction Features Diane Bennett Memorial

Drivers To Race For Thousands In Bonus Money

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, August 10, Macon Speedway will have an action packed evening that will feature a little bit of everything.  Not only will the fifth annual Eve Of Destruction, with events like the flagpole race, race ‘em-wreck ‘em, and a car rollover, the six racing divisions will have plenty of bonus money on the line.  The on track action will honor the late Diane Bennett, a longtime scorer at the speedway.  To top it all off, a fireworks display will end the night.

The Eve Of Destruction event started back in 2015 and will be entering its fifth year.  Fans can expect to see the flagpole race return for a second year in-a-row as well as the race ‘em-wreck ‘em event at the end of the night.  Throw in a car rollover ramp and fans young and old will be entertained.  The events will be spread throughout the night, during the race program before the firework display lights the sky.

For those who love to race as well as those who love to watch it, Saturday night will be a great night to come out to the track.  Six divisions are on the ticket, racing in honor of Diane Bennett, a scoring official at the track for over 30 years.  Bennett passed away in 2015 and family stepped forward to put the event together for her memory.  An amazing list of donors/sponsors have stepped forward to sponsor feature positions, creating pretty impressive payouts for the night.

Heading into the weekend, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class will be racing for $2,050 to win, four times the normal amount due to all of the donations.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also see an impressive payout, with the winner taking home just under $1,500.  With additional money throughout the field, the Pro Late feature will actually be paying $150 to start.

Those two divisions aren’t the only ones which will benefit.  The Midwest Big 10 Series Archers Alley Street Stock event will be paying $850 to win, the Hornets will race for at least a $240 top prize, and the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods have had an additional $480 added throughout the top ten.

Point leaders coming into the week are Tommy Sheppard, Jr. of New Berlin, IL in the Modifieds, Warrensburg, IL driver Dakota Ewing in the Pro Lates, Tim Hancock in the Pro Mods, Terry Reed in the Street Stocks, Brady Reed in the Hornets, and Molly Day in the Micros by Bailey Chassis.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start 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 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 708 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 596 112
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 536 172
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 410 298
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 394 314
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 350
7 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 276 432
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 264 444
9 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 256 452
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 252 456


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 638 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 556 82
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 516 122
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 478 160
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 464 174
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 400 238
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 392 246
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 332 306
9 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 266 372
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 248 390


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 732 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 674 58
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 646 86
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 596 136
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 168
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 490 242
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 448 284
8 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 404 328
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 396 336
10 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 384 348


Archers Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 560 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 494 66
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 486 74
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 458 102
5 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 430 130
6 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 398 162
7 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 390 170
8 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 366 194
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 342 218
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 332 228


Hornets
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 634 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 536 98
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 134
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 410 224
5 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 234
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 330 304
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 312
8 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 320
9 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 310 324
10 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 284 350


Micros By Bailey Chassis
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 298 0
2 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 272 26
3 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 264 34
4 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 254 44
5 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 80
6 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 194 104
7 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 120
8 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 172 126
9 37 Aiden Purdue Clinton IL 172 126
10 27 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 166 132

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Babb Goes Back-to-Back at Macon Speedway 

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Decatur’s Terry Babb has ran laps at Macon Speedway for many years, decades, in fact. He’s had his successes and failures. In July 2018, Babb secured the checkered flag after winning the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car feature in a grueling 25-lap race. Babb returned to the MOWA 410 winged sprint car division Saturday night at Macon Speedway and left just the same way.

After a promising start to his night in the heat race, Babb earned a chance at the redraw in which the top eight spots would be drawn for with frisbees to increase the risk and chance of where the drivers would start. Babb flipped over his chosen disc and revealed the number 2. That meant Babb would begin the feature from the front row outside, a pretty desired spot.

As the race reached the green flag, Babb took off on the top of the 1/5th mile dirt oval. Challenges from Andy Bishop, the polesitter, as well as Zach Daum, a multi-time winner at Macon, were met and Babb kept on pursuing the top of the track. As lapped traffic reached trouble, the leader would weave his way through the slower cars and avoid them as well as the followers.

Babb’s careful maneuvering allowed him to capture the 25-lap win, taking all 25 laps in the process, to win back-to-back Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car features.

The race did have a handful of hold-your-breath moments such as the scary collision with Logan Faucon and Justin Standridge. Faucon was bounced from his spot in turn four and darted into Standridge who was catapulted into the retaining fence and the concrete wall. Standridge’s winged sprint would be crushed and mangled but the Athens native would walk away unscathed. Along with that, Chapin’s Paul Nienhiser had a rough start to his evening with a flat tire in his heat race. Starting in the 19th position, out of 20 cars, Nienhiser blasted his way through the grid and by a caution on lap 8 had charged all the way up to 6th place. He would take home a top-five feature finish.

New Berlin’s Jake Neuman would be the dominating winner in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget feature event. Neuman was cruising across the top of the track with no challengers in site. The 30-lap A-Main would see a consistent amount of consecutive green flag laps which allowed Neuman to open his lead over the runner up Tyler Thomas. Terry Babb would also run in the POWRi Midgets and finish sixth place.

Another dominating performance was the effort by Andy Bishop in the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis. Bishop crossed the line first all 15 laps and despite a caution-plagued event, never seemed rattled or anxious. Bishop just kept pursuing the top of the track and the checkered flag.

In the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds, Tim Hancock, Sr. returned to victory lane. The leader in the track points was able to win his heat and begin the feature from the front row and that helped carry him to another feature win.

Jose Parga squeaked by Jake Little at the finish in the Midwest Big Ten Series feature race for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. Parga was in line for an easy checkered flag until things started to come unraveled for the New Berlin driver towards the end with slip-ups. Little, who was easily a car-length behind Parga, became closing in and as the checkered flag came out was able to make it a close finish but the top side came through for Parga while Little’s ride on the bottom was only good enough for second place.

Macon Speedway thanks Neal Tire & Auto for their sponsorship of the Open Wheel Madness night as well as their sponsorship of the Pro Modified class. The crowd was full and excited for the rare appearance from the MOWA Sprint Cars as well as the POWRi Midgets.

The track will rest for a week and dismiss racing activities until its return on August 10th with the fan favorite “Eve of Destruction Night” with the flagpole race, race’em & wreck’em bash as well as the rollover contest. A full show of stock cars will join the mayhem with the Diane Bennett Memorial race.

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series by Morrow Brothers—1. Terry Babb (Decatur), 2. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 3. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 4. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA), 5. Paul Nienhiser (Chapin), 6. Cory Bruns (Lincoln), 7. Brayton Lynch, 8. Robby McQuinn (Springfield), 9. Dustin Barks, 10. Steve Short

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series—1. Jake Neuman (New Berlin), 2. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK), 3. Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO), 4. Jesse Colwell (Red Bluff, CA), 5. Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, OK), 6. Terry Babb (Decatur), 7. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 8. Karter Sarff (Mason City), 9. Daniel Robinson (Ewing), 10. Shelby Bosie (Sherman)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis—1. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 2. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 3. Kyle Schuett (Philo), 4. Will Armitage (Athens), 5. James Koenigseein (New Athens), 6. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 7. Molly Day (Atwood), 8. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 9. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 10. Steve Finn (Collinsville)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds—1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 5. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 6. Jarrett Styker (Millstadt), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Brady Lynch (Hillsboro), 10. Kevin Rench (Hillsboro)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models—1. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 8. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Braden Johnson (Taylorville)

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Macon Speedway Set For Open Wheel Madness Saturday Night

410 Winged Sprints & National Midgets Headline Neal Tire & Auto Night

(Macon, IL) Open wheel fans have a can’t miss show on tap this Saturday night, July 27 at Macon Speedway, as officials have a Sprint Car/Midget doubleheader on the card.  The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets were added to the program which already had the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars on schedule.  The doubleheader is rare for Macon, which normally only runs one open wheel class on a big night.  The fans will also be treated to Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.  The night of action is being presented by Neal Tire & Auto.

Chapin, IL driver, Paul Nienhiser, leads the way in the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series.  Nienhiser is a thrill to watch, especially at a high-banked bullring like Macon.  Springfield, IL driver, Jeremy Standridge comes into the event second in the standings with Kyle Schuett, Cory Bruns, and Jacob Patton completing the top five.  The Sprints will be coming off of a Friday night event at Jacksonville Speedway.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have yet to run an event at Macon Speedway in 2019 as weather has canceled the first two attempts.  The series has actually had a four week hiatus so drivers are itching to get back on track.  It will be the 39th appearance at the track for the series, with 21 different drivers finding victory lane.  Jesse Colwell, of Red Bluff, CA, leads the series into Macon, after picking up his first career win at Humboldt Speedway last Sunday.  Saturday night will be his first Macon appearance.  Jake Neuman and Zach Daum are currently tied for second in the standings.

Dakota Ewing leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into the week, after coming a close second to Chris Dick in last week’s KerbyStrong feature.  Ewing has claimed six of the ten features this year and leads the points by 78 over Donny Koehler of Macon, IL.  Blake Damery, Cody Maguire, and Jake Little complete the top five.  The event will also be a part of the Big Ten Series, where Jake Little is the current point leader over Maguire.

Racing veteran, Tim Hancock, Sr., of Mt. Olive, IL still remains the man to beat in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified class.  Hancock has won eight of twelve features this year and has a 56 point lead on Nick Justice.  Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock, Jr. complete the top five.    Justice, Timmons, and Hancock, Jr. have each claimed one feature win.

The Micros by Bailey Chassis were also added to the program for this week.  Molly Day, of Atwood, IL, leads the track points by 22 over Daryn Stark, of Springfield, IL.  Day has yet to win a feature but has claimed three top fives in five starts.  The event is not sanctioned by POWRi and will be run under track rules this week.

The Power Wheels Demo, originally on the schedule for this week, has been postponed to a date to be announced.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $20 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.

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Dick Scores KERBYSTRONG Win At Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The bottom groove. That’s what Chris Dick will remember about the 5th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100 at Macon Speedway. Starting in the 10th position, Dick set up his car to run the bottom side of the 1/5th mile dirt track and that helped him speed through the field and find himself in a battle for the lead with Dakota Ewing. Ewing won fast qualifier and his heat which set him up for the pole position on the special 50-lap, $2,000-to-win feature in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.

Ewing started out on the top side of the track and begin his early domination of the event. As the race grew longer, Ryan Little and Dick closed in. Little would lose second place to Dick and would spin out midway through the race. With only Ewing in his windshield view, Dick continued to run the bottom while Ewing charged high. Lapped traffic played a small-to-moderate effect as Dick passed Ewing for the lead on lap 37. After his pass, the final 13 laps were all green flags and that provided Dick the growing lead to create breathing room on the way to the double checkered flag finish.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. had a rough beginning to his night in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. Not being able to finish his heat race put him at the tail of the 12-car feature field but a strong finish is what Sheppard had as he pulled out another win to extend his division points lead. Tim Hancock, Jr. led the first 13 laps in the special 25-lap $700-to-win race. But as Sheppard caught up to Hancock from the top groove, the race was lost for Hancock.

Rounding out the division races as part of the 5th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100 was the Sportsman division as their 25-lap race for $600-to-win. Dennis Vandermeersch, pole sitter and winner of the inaugural as well as most recent KERBYSTRONG race, led all 25 laps and claimed his third KERBYSTRONG title in the five-year history of the event. Vandermeersch and Scott Landers, 2017 KERBYSTRONG champion, were neck-and-neck in the early stages but the top side was too solid for Vandermeersch as he pulled firmly ahead and won in a caution-free race. The top three rows were positioned by the finish of the Aubie’s Custom Contracting Dash which saw Vandermeersch take the victory.

Tim Hancock, Jr. not only lost the lead and race in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, he lost the lead and race in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds division to his dad, Tim Hancock, Sr. Coming to the green flag, lapped traffic caught up to the Junior Hancock while gave all the opportunity needed for the veteran racer as he whisked away with the checkered flag.

Bobby Beiler raced to championships with the top side of the track a few years ago. After a short break, Beiler came back to racing and once again grabbed the top side to gain momentum and speed. He also grabbed the Archer’s Alley Street Stock winner’s circle on Saturday. Racing along with current points leader Terry Reed, Beiler overcame some obstacles to get to the top and finish off the win.

Brady Reed extended his points lead in the Hornets division with another checkered flag. Despite a rough beginning for the Decatur driver, Reed got moving and got fast to pass Steve Stine and seal the deal.

Macon Speedway was honored to have the Kerby Damery family as well as the KERBYSTRONG Foundation in attendance for the 5th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100. Kerby Damery meant a great deal to Macon Speedway as well as his town of Macon during his life before it was cut short due to cancer. KERBYSTRONG was built to win the race in the fight against cancer. His family tradition of racing continues through his son Blake who races in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models in an orange & blue 10, the same look and design as his dad’s Late Model racecar.

Up next for Macon Speedway is a tremendous event of open wheel & stock car racing. The MOWA 410 Sprint Cars are scheduled to race along with Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds, a Midwest Big Ten Series race for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and a late addition to the card is a make-up visit from the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. Something for everybody next Saturday night at Macon Speedway!

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Chris Dick (Deland), 2. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Donny Koehler (Macon), 5. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 6. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 7. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 8. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 9. Logan Moody (Catlin), 10. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 4. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 5. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 6. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 7. Brian Burns (Bethany), 8. Willy Myers (Collinsville), 9. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 10. Roger Mills (Rockville, IN)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 5. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 7. Travis Martin (Ramsey), 8. Joel Irvin (Harristown), 9. Connor Klay (Stonington)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Billy Knebel (Pocahontas), 4. Nick Justice (Decatur), 5. Willy Myers (Collinsville), 6. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Jeff Watts (Dalton City), 9. Dustin Wiltermood (Windsor), 10. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Gene Reed (Hammond), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Brian Dasenbrock, Jr. (Decatur)

Hornets–1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 3. Steve Stine (Stonington), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Ken Reed (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. Jacob Shanks (Decatur), 8. Paul Peters (Pana), 9. Carson Dart (Springfield), 10. Kodi Landholt (Buffalo)

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It is 5th Annual KerbyStrong 100 RACE DAY at Macon Speedway!

For the 5th season now we pay our respect to former regular here at Macon and friend of the community and racing world Kerby Damery who unfortunately prematurely took his final checkered flag of life after a valiant battle with colon cancer. The KerbyStrong race is a way to honor Kerby’s racing legacy as well as racing to win the fight against cancer.

Making up the total of 100 feature laps for the KerbyStrong 100 in 3 divisions are the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Crate Late Mod racing a 50 lap race for $2,000 to win and $200 to start, BillingsleyRewards.com UMP Modifieds 25 lap feature for $700 to win, & UMP Sportsman 25 lap feature for $600 to win. Pro Modifieds, Stock Cars, & Hornets will also be in action for a full night of great racing and even better times remembering Kerby! LET’S GO RACING!

Full event details below:

Saturday, July 20
5th Annual KerbyStrong 100

Divisions:
*Midwest Big Ten Series Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models $2,000 To Win/$200 To Start (50 Laps)
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds $700 To Win (25 Laps)
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman $600 To Win (25 Laps)
*Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Modifieds (BMods)
*Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets

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

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

Location:
Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles.

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
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More information:
Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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

For more information on KerbyStrong, follow them online at www.kerbystrong.com and Like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kerbystrong)

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

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series follow them online at http://www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/, like them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries), and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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

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5th Annual KERBYSTRONG 100 Set For Macon Saturday Night

Specials On Tap For Pro Lates, Modifieds, & Sportsman

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, July 20, Macon Speedway will be hosting the 5th Annual “KERBYSTRONG 100”, an event that doubles as a fundraiser for the KERBYSTRONG Foundation, for colon cancer awareness.  Inspire, educate, and support are the three words that make up the mission of the KERBYSTRONG Foundation, in memory of long-time area racer Kerby Damery.  The 2019 edition will feature special events with extra pay for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Sportsman.  Three other classes will also race.

For the first time in KERBYSTRONG 100 history, the Decatur Building Trades Big Ten Pro Late Models will be headlining the event.  Typically, the event featured a Super Late Model show but they have been swapped out for Pro Late Models at this year’s event.  The 50-lap race will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start with a very strong payout throughout the field.  Previous winners for the headlining event include Scott Schmitt, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and Rusty Schlenk.  This year’s winner will come from a very competitive crop of Pro Late drivers.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will be running a 25-lap feature, paying $700 to win and $100 to start.  Leading the list of favorites to claim the top prize will be New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who leads the points and has won seven out of eleven features this year.  Alan Crowder follows him in the standings, while Tim Hancock, Sr., Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

Scott Landers leads the Sportsman into Saturday night’s action but has yet to pick up a feature win in 2019.  Landers consistency of five top fives in six starts have put him atop the standings.  Fellow Taylorville, IL drivers, Tim Bedinger and Mitch Ringler, are second and third in points, while Dennis Vandermeersch and Terry Myers complete the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds, Archers Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets.  Saturday’s event marks the start of a busy week in racing for the Track Enterprises gang as action will pick back up this Sunday at Lincoln, then on Wednesday at the Christian County Fair as well as Terre Haute, followed by the Summer Nationals make-up at Lincoln Thursday, and back to Macon next Saturday for a Sprint Car/Midget doubleheader.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, the drivers meeting will be at 5:45, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 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)

Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models

Pos # Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 222 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 196 26
3 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 176 46
4 78 Shawn Diggs Leroy IL 172 50
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 140 82
6 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 136 86
7 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 134 88
8 45W Denny Woodworth Mendon IL 120 102
9 38L Ryan Little Springfield IL 110 112
10 2c Colton Billington Mclean IL 94 128


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 524 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 450 74
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 438 86
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 392 132
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 388 136
6 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 348 176
7 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 296 228
8 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 266 258
9 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 250 274
10 51 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 204 320


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 648 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 540 108
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 482 166
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 410 238
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 394 254
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 290
7 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 266 382
8 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 252 396
9 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 246 402
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 220 428


Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 334 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 314 20
3 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 306 28
4 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 300 34
5 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 298 36
6 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 252 82
7 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 190 144
8 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 176 158
9 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 168 166
10 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 154 180


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 612 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 562 50
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 540 72
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 500 112
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 454 158
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 420 192
7 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 394 218
8 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 368 244
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 320 292
10 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 320 292


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 502 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 440 62
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 436 66
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 402 100
5 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 370 132
6 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 362 140
7 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 346 156
8 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 320 182
9 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 320 182
10 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 294 208


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 574 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 486 88
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 446 128
4 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 360 214
5 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 352 222
6 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 252
7 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 260
8 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 284 290
9 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 278 296
10 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 254 320

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6th Annual Christian County Fair Racing Event Coming Wednesday Night

Larry’s Service Center NAPA Tripleheader Features Three Popular Divisions

The 2019 Christian County Agricultural Fair opens up Tuesday July 23 and runs through July 27, but it’s Wednesday, July 24 that racing fans have marked on their schedules as three divisions of racing return.  The Taylorville, IL fair put racing back on the schedule in 2014, much to the delight of racers and fans in the area.  The event is promoted by Track Enterprises of Macon, IL and presented by Larry’s Service Center and NAPA of Taylorville.

Races at the fair returned in 2014 and were held again the last five years with solid car counts and great racing.   The 2014 event, which was the first in decades, was very successful, boasting a strong turnout in cars and fans.  The inaugural edition of the event saw Kaleb Wood take the win in a field of 20 Street Stocks.  Jeremy Nichols claimed the Sportsman feature, while Jeremy Reed won the Hornet A-Main.

The 2015 NAPA Tripleheader presented by Larry’s Service Center saw Nichols again winning the Sportsman event, while Terry Reed won the Street Stock race, and Jeremy Reed ended the night in Hornet victory lane for a second time in two years.

In 2016, heavy rainfall hit the fairgrounds during the afternoon hours.  Despite the rain and subsequent flooding at the facility, officials worked hard to get back on track.  The event drew 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks with Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols, claiming the win.  Nichols also bested a field of 13 Sportsman to claim that victory.  In Hornet competition, Decatur, IL driver Jeremy Reed took the win.

Weather was again an issue in 2017, as the event was barely completed with storms threatening throughout the night.  Despite this, the racing again had solid fields of cars with Timmy Dick besting a 13 car field of Sportsman.  Jeremy Nichols took the top prize in the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks.  In Hornet competition, Marty Sullivan claimed the victory as rainfall started.

Last season saw another solid field of cars hit the track with Jeremy Nichols claiming the Big Ten Street Stock top prize over Timmy, Chris, and Darrell Dick.  Ashkum, IL driver, Brandon Pralle bested a good field of Sportsman, while Eric Vanapeldoorn won the Hornet feature.

This year’s Larry’s Service Center presented NAPA Triple Header will again feature Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  While all races will be UMP sanctioned, the Street Stock event is also part of the Big Ten Series.

Pits open at 4:00 on Wednesday, July 24, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends when the drivers meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps at 6:20, with racing action taking the green at 7:00.

Macon Speedway rules will apply for all classes of racing.  For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or www.christiancountyfair.com.  For further details call 217-764-3200.

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