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POWRi Midgets Thrill Fans In Photo Finish

(Macon, IL) A nice crowd enjoyed beautiful weather on a great weekend of racing, this past Saturday night at Macon Speedway.  Strong fields of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros By Beach House headlined the show.  It was all presented by Chevrolet Hall Of Fame Museum.

In the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget 30 lap A-Main, Tucker Klassmeyer assumed the lead in the early stages, in front of the 23-car starting field with Justin Grant in tow.  Grant, who won the Silver Crown race at Springfield earlier in the day, was hounding him to the inside lane over the first ten laps.  Grant led lap eleven but then enter Tyler Courtney.  As the top two battled, Courtney slid past them both and took over on lap twelve.  Courtney led through lap 17, including lap 15, where he claimed the Phil Sargent Memorial ½ way award, but Logan Seavey was on the move on the topside.  Seavey took the top spot on lap 18, after originally starting in the 16th position.  Over the last ten laps, Seavey had a couple of close calls, once getting in a spin after a yellow and the other time jumping the cushion and rubbing the wall in turn four.  The final restart came with five laps to go and it couldn’t have gotten much more exciting to the end.  Seavey, Courtney, and Grant put on a display of moves in front of the excited fans.  After a few sliders and crossovers, it was Seavey, leading to turn three on the final lap.  Courtney got a great run on the top and made a move off of turn four but came up just inches short.  Following the Sutter, California driver was Courtney, Grant, local favorite Terry Babb, and Andrew Felker.

Frank Flud controlled the early stages of the 20-lap POWRi Speedway Motors Micro by Beach House feature.  Flud ran a low lane, in fact clipping the tires on a number of occasions on the infield, creating a display of wheelies.  As the laps wore down, Flud was able to keep the Evan Weyant machine at bay, claiming the fast pace feature in win.  Flud and Weyant were followed by Luke Verardi, Slater Helt, and Harley Hollan.

In the UMP Street Stock 15-lap feature event, Steve Ewing jumped out to the early lead, despite actually flipping in the heat earlier in the night.  What was even more amazing was that he won his heat race after they rolled the car back over.  That being said, Ewing was overtaken by Shawn Ziemer on lap two.  The Boody, IL driver led until lap five when Jeremy Nichols made his move to takeover.  Nichols, who is on the hottest of streaks in Street Stock racing, was actually driving the Rudy Zaragoza car, after running his normal J24 earlier in the night.  Despite winning his heat, he changed rides for the feature.  Nichols went on to claim yet another feature win.  Ewing took second, while Brian Dasenbrock, Ziemer, and Garrett Lewis complete the top five.

The UMP Pro Late Model feature had Springfield, IL driver, Jake Little continue his domination in the class with yet another feature win.  Little got out front from the get-go and never looked back.  Cody Maguire finished a strong second, while Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Roben Huffman, and Jeff Ray completed the top five.

Rounding out Saturday night’s action was the UMP Hornet feature.  A strong field of cars were on hand, with 17 taking the green.  It was wild from the start, as driver diced their way through the field.  Hornet hotshoes Jeremy Reed and Adam Webb were both on hand on this night with Reed starting from the eleventh spot, making his way through the field quickly.

Weekend racing action now heads back to the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fair for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the Sportsman Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  Race time is noon for the Sportsman and 1:30 for the Herr’s Chase The Taste 100.  Full info at www.trackenterprises.com.

Next up for Macon Speedway is the Kid’s Castle Church night coming up on Saturday, August 26.  The Midwest Big 10 Super Late Models will be in action as well as several other divisions.  Full info at www.maconracing.com.

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets – 1. 4A-Logan Seavey [Sutter, CA] 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [Indianapolis, IN] 3. 39BC-Justin Grant [Avon, IN] 4. 37X-Terry Babb [Decatur, IL] 5. 37-Andrew Felker [Carl Junction, MO] 6. 27-Tucker Klassmeyer [Paola, KS] 7. 37W-Wesley Smith [Nixa, MO] 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans [O’Fallon, IL] 9. 57D-Daniel Robinson [Wayne City, IL] 10. 3N-Jake Newman [New Berlin, IL]

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros By Beach House – 1. 81-Frank Flud [Pryor, OK] 2. 38X-Evan Weyant [Morris, IL] 3. 28-Luke Verardi [Taylorville, IL] 4. 22S-Slater Helt [Harrisonville, MO] 5. 14H-Harley Hollan [Tulsa, OK] 6. 3G-Garet Williamson [Mahomet, IL] 7. 14-Kurt Westerfield [Unknown] 8. 5R-Craig Ronk [Warsaw, IN] 9. 99-Alec Long [Mount Vernon, IL] 10. Holley Hollan [Tulsa, OK]

UMP Pro Late Models – 1. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 2. 32M-Cody Maguire, [Carlinville, IL]; 3. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 4. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City, IL]; 5. 84-Jeff Ray, [Springfield, IL]; 6. 14-Braden Johnson, [Taylorville, IL]; 7. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 8. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL]; 9. (DNF) 22T-Tegan Evans, [Clinton, IA]; 10. 38L-Ryan Little [Springfield, IL]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [Lovington, IL]; 2. 20-Steve Ewing, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 5. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur, IL]; 7. (DNF) 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; (DNS) 67-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL ; (DNS) 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur, IL] ; (DNS) 41-Fredie Thomas, [Macon, IL] ; (DNS) 10-Adam Rhoades [Unknown, IL]

UMP Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 32B-Brady Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn, [Clinton, IL]; 4. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 01-Fred Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 42-Dalton Shafer, [Charleston, IL]; 7. M2-Matt Adkins, [Cumbargo, IL]; 8. D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield, IL]; 9. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana, IL]; 10. 14D-Dalton Mannin, [Longview, IL]

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POWRi National Midgets To Thrill Fans At Macon Saturday Night

Four Divisions Join The Top POWRi Class

(Macon, IL) The tradition of the Illinois State Fair race weekend continues this weekend with Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, being part of the four event in three day extravaganza.  As has been the case for several years, Macon Speedway will play host to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets on Saturday night, August 19th, after the Silver Crown cars run the Springfield Mile earlier in the day.  Four other classes will be part of Saturday night’s show.

In the Midget division, Pocahontas, IL’s Zach Daum leads the way in the standings by 460 over Sutter, CA’s Logan Seavey.  Each driver has claimed one win each.  Daum’s point lead comes from his impressive consistency with 13 top ten’s in 15 races.  Tucker Klaasmeyer, Jake Neuman, and Andrew Felker round out the top five in standings.  A very diverse field of drivers from all over the country is expected as seven different states are represented by the top ten in points including Illinois, California, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Nevada.

Joe B. Miller leads the way in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600 cc Outlaw Micro Sprints.  The division, which has run a couple of POWRi sanctioned shows at the track this year, has also had a few appearances under the track’s Beach House Restaurant banner.  A strong field is expected with Luke Verardi, from Taylorville, IL second in national points to Miller.  Kurt Westerfield, Nathan Benson, and Slater Helt round out the top five.  Jeremy Camp, formerly of nearby Blue Mound, has been tough to beat in recent events for the division at the track.

New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. comes into the week, leading the UMP Pro Late Model division standings.  The Pro Lates will also have an event on Friday night at Lincoln, with drivers having a chance at bonus money if they run both nights.  Blue Mound, IL’s Jeff Reed, Jr. and Springfield, IL’s Jake Little are podium point contenders.  Roben Huffman and Cody Maguire complete the top five in current points.  Several different winners have found victory lane this year including Little (6), Sheppard and Ryan Little (2), and Rudy Zaragoza, Matt Taylor, and Myles Moos each have one.

The UMP Street Stocks are on schedule for this Saturday night at Macon Speedway.  The division, which is coming off of a great Big 10 show at Lincoln last Sunday, has newly married, Brian Dasenbrock of Decatur, IL leading the points over Shawn Ziemer of Boody, IL.  Decatur, IL’s Jason Scrimpsher is third, while Jeremy Nichols and Garrett Lewis are fourth and fifth in the track points.

Rounding out the Macon entertainment for Saturday will be the UMP Hornets.  Decatur, IL driver Dustin Reed is on top of the standings by 64 on the driver of the 64CK, Cook Crawford of Lincoln, IL.  Marty Sullivan, Paul Peters, and Carter Dart complete the current top five.  Reed has won two features, with Adam Webb winning five during a part time schedule at the track this year.

Pits open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

It’s all part of three great days of racing in Central Illinois.  On Friday, the POWRi/WAR East 410 Sprint cars put on the show at Lincoln Speedway along with Pro Lates, Mods, and DII Midgets.  Saturday afternoon, fans will flock to the Illinois State Fair for the Bettenhausen 100 before heading to Macon Speedway Saturday night.  Rounding out the weekend will be the Herr’s Potato Chips Chase The Taste 100 on Sunday afternoon at 1:30.

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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas IL 4040 0
2 4A Logan Seavey Sutter CA 3580 460
3 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola KS 3150 890
4 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin IL 3060 980
5 37 Andrew Felker Carl Junction MO 2950 1090
6 97 Spencer Bayston Lebanon IN 2830 1210
7 71 Ryan Robinson Foresthill CA 2690 1350
8 91T Tyler Thomas Collinsville OK 2310 1730
9 67 Tanner Thorson Minden NV 2290 1750
10 71K Tanner Carrick Lincoln CA 2010 2030

POWRi Speedway Motors Beach House Micros

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 51B Joe B Miller Millersville MO 1800 0
2 28V Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 1410 390
3 14 Kurt Westerfield Unknown IL 1390 410
4 2B Nathan Benson Concordia MO 1360 440
5 22S Slater Helt Harrisonville MO 1300 500
6 5R Craig Ronk Warsaw IN 1260 540
7 37H Nick Howard Lawrence KS 1130 670
8 38 Jackson Frisbie IA 1070 730
9 77W Joey Wirth Waterloo IL 1070 730
10 42 Andy Bishop Harrisburg IL 1040 760

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 722 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 672 50
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 642 80
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 608 114
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 588 134
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 414 308
7 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 352
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 404
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 432
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 282 440

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 764 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 730 34
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 658 106
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 620 144
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 516 248
6 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 466 298
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 462 302
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 370
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 376
10 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 278 486

UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 726 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 662 64
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 516 210
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 424 302
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 372 354
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 374
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 320 406
8 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 482
9 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 238 488
10 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 526

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Little Fends Off Taylor For Pro Late Win

(Macon, IL) Jake Little scored another Macon Speedway feature win Saturday night in the Pro Late Model division. He led all 20 laps and faced heat from Guy Taylor throughout the majority of the race. Taylor’s car started to slow during the final lap and Jeff Ray ended up finishing second. Ray started in the sixth position to begin the race.

Dave Crawley, Jr. returned to victory lane in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Having a tough season with engine troubles, Crawley’s appearances at Macon Speedway have been few and far between but amid those battles, he was on the top of his game and made the pass for the lead in the closing laps as he bypassed Tim Hancock and got around Austin Lynn for the top spot.

Jeremy Nichols started 12th in the Street Stock feature, dead last, and after 15 laps Nichols was the winner. Bobby Beiler was poised for his first win in some time but snagged in the corners late was his undoing and that allowed the charging Nichols the chance to steal the win.

Tim Hancock once again took the top honors in the B-Modified feature. Kevin Crowder stayed close and finished second.

Jeremy Camp once again took the win in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature but Craig Ronk nearly slid in for the win. Camp was super fast and was a lock for the win but Ronk came flying on the top and made it a close battle. Sara Elrod finished third and went back-and-forth in the early stages between first, second and third place.

Brady Reed started deep in the Hornet field to make the win in the Hornet division. An adventurous evening for Reed as he broke during the heat race, made a trip back to Decatur for equipment and then returned to fix it and not only made the show, won the show.

Special attraction galore at Macon Speedway Saturday night as Timmy Hurt from Cornland took a Nissan Maxima for quite a ride on a ramp and did two rollovers. He was cheered by the crowd for his efforts. Later in the evening, six demo-derby style cars raced in a 15-lap bash that was won by Sparky Coffiey of Petersburg. In the race, each driver had to make contact with another every half-a-lap.

The evening was completed with fireworks. A big thank you goes to Dale Colee and his daughter Erica Colee from Dale’ Southlake Pharmacy as they sponsored the evening’s program.

Next up for Macon Speedway is the return of the POWRi Midgets and Beach House Micro Sprints in a week’s time. Pro Late Models, Street Stocks in a Big Ten Series event and Hornets make up the full show of racing.

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 7. Tegan Evans (Clinton, IA), 8. Adam Tischhauser (Greenville), 9. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 10. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Jeff Wallace (Decatur), 8. Tom Riech (Springfield), 9. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 10. Tim Riech (Petersburg)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 7. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 8. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 9. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 10. Garrett Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jake Little (Springfield), 7. Jamie Riech (Riverton), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Tom Riech (Springfield), 10. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 2. Craig Ronk (Warsaw, IN), 3. Sara Elrod (Remington, IN), 4. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Aidan Roosevans, 7. Tyler Day (Atwood), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Austin Nigh (Greenfield, IN), 10. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville)

Hornets–1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Blue Mound), 3. Bradley Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Paul Peters (Pana), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Ray Goodall (Springfield), 9. John Lewis (Decatur)​

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IT’S RACEDAY AT MIGHTY MACON! Eve Of Destruction Is Here!

Eve Of Destruction III features a car rollover, Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em, FIREWORKS, and six divisions of action. Great night to bring the family to the races! Full details below…
 
Saturday, August 12
 
Eve Of Destruction III
Presented By Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy
Featuring FIREWORKS & MORE
 
Divisions:
Billingsley BP Elite Wash DIRTcar Racing Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
For more information about Macon Speedway, follow online at www.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway)
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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
 
It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000..
 
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Racing, Fireworks, And Destruction To Thrill Fans Saturday

Eve Of Destruction III A Great Event For Families

(Macon, IL) Families looking for great entertainment this weekend need to mark Macon Speedway on their calendar for Saturday night.  In addition to great racing from six familiar divisions of cars, Eve Of Destruction III will bring fans to their feet for a car rollover contest and a Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  Fireworks will end the night’s show, all presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.

Eve Of Destruction, in its third straight year at the track, has shifted to a couple of new events this year, the rollover contest and Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em.  The rollover contest will feature two or three cars with brave pilots trying to see who can have the most impressive rollover off of a ramp.  That event is set for intermission.

Toward the end of the night, Macon Speedway will have its first ever Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  The race will be 15 laps and feature compact sized cars with very few rules.  The one main rule is, each driver must make contact with another car at least one every half a lap.  In essence, it’s a demo derby circle track race.

From a racing standpoint, six classes will fill the night with on track competition, led by the UMP Pro Late Model class.  The division has seen 35 different drivers race at the track this season with New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leading the points.  Sheppard has won two features this year and holds a 52 point edge on Jeff Reed, Jr., of Blue Mound, IL.  Cody Maguire, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman complete the top five in points.  Jake Little has five feature wins, Ryan Little has two, Sheppard two, and Matt Taylor, Rudy Zaragoza, Myles Moos, and Kyle Logue have one each.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified class will be back on track this Saturday night with a fairly tight point battle at the top.  2016 champion, Curt Rhodes of Taylorville, IL, leads the way by just 28 over Mason City, IL’s Austin Lynn.  Alan Crowder, Jeff Graham, and Blake Thompson round out the top five in points.  Rhodes and Brian Lynn have claimed three feature wins each, while Rodney Standerfer and Mike Harrison have won two each.  Austin Lynn, Tim Hancock, and Ken Schrader have recorded one win apiece.

When it comes to tight point battles, the UMP B-Mod class is the one to highlight.  Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell is the point leader by just eight over Tim Hancock.  Stillwell has won just two features compared to Hancock’s seven but Hancock has also had a few dnf’s from some bad mechanical luck, while Stillwell has been consistent.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech complete the top five in points.  Other feature winners include Tim Hancock, Jr. (2) and Richie Gabriel (1).

Decatur, IL driver Brian Dasenbrock leads the points in the Macon UMP Street Stock class.  Dasenbrock has yet to win a feature but has 13 top tens in 14 races.  Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL, is second in the class, 30 points behind Dasenbrock.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Garrett Lewis are top five competitors.  Nichols has won eight features in the class, Terry Reed two, and Ziemer, Nick Macklin, and Dave Crawley, Jr. one each.

Rounding out the regular track divisions will be the UMP Hornets.  Decatur, IL’s Dustin Reed leads the points by 60 over Lincoln, IL’s Cook Crawford.  Marty Sullivan, Paul Peters, and Adam Webb complete the top five.  Webb has won five features, Jeremy Reed three, and Dustin Reed and Ryan Cantrell have won two each.

A semi-regular division, the Beach House Micros are also on schedule.  The winged 600cc outlaw Micro class has had great fields of cars at each race they’ve competed this year and have put on great shows.

Saturday, August 12 pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw 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.

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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 672 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 620 52
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 588 84
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 582 90
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 552 120
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 302
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 370 302
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 354
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 382
10 8 Ryan Little Springfield IL 234 438


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 718 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 690 28
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 554 164
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 488 230
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 238
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 306
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 350
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 358 360
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 368
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 380


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 648 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 640 8
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 562 86
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 560 88
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 520 128
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 442 206
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 292
8 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 316 332
9 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 346
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 272 376


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 706 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 676 30
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 614 92
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 560 146
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 474 232
6 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 420 286
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 410 296
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 312
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 318
10 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 278 428


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 668 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 608 60
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 516 152
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 374 294
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 316
6 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 320 348
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 272 396
8 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 424
9 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 238 430
10 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 510

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Eve Of Destruction III Coming This Saturday Night

Eve Of Destruction III is now set for this Saturday, August 12 at Macon Speedway.  In addition to six divisions of great racing action, fans will be treated to a car rollover contest at intermission.  That’s right, fans will judge who can roll a car over the best with the brave and daring drivers who have chosen to roll a car.

Towards the end of the night, several cars will come onto the track for a wild and crazy, Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  To put it nicely, the event is basically a “go around the track demolition derby”.  The event will be 15 laps and each competitor must hit another competitor at least once every half lap to be permitted to continue.

Rounding out the show, the lights will go off and fireworks will light the night sky.  Full details of divisions running, prices, and times are listed on the left column of the website.

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Nienhiser Scores Checkers at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Paul Nienhiser started in the third position in the 25-lap A-Main of the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey’s General Stores and when the double checkers flew by former sprint car racer Randy Standridge, he was first. It looked like he was going to finish runner up to Justin Peck, who dominated the first 18 laps. Soaring at the top of the tiny 1/5th mile, Peck was out to a sizeable lead but the lead shrunk to bumper-to-bumper on the fifth and final restart of the race and that opened the door for Nienhiser to blast past Peck. Peck created trouble for himself in the cushion of the second turn and Nienhiser wasted no time in darting underneath and flying to the lead on the backstretch. Peck would manage a second place result.

Ryan Little took the feature in the Pro Late Model race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series. He controled the majority of the race and the battle for positioning was between second, third and fourth place with Little’s nephew Jake Little, current track points leader Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and Jeff Ray. Getting tangled in the web of lapped cars, Ryan Little manuevered past them and created space, however, it created havoc for the 2-4 positions. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. would manage to get by Jake Little and make it a close result for the win.

Andy Baugh of Mason City was the pole sitter and first finisher of the POWRi Division 2 Midgets. He was side-by-side with Broc Hunnell for nearly all 15 laps but managed to pull away in the closing laps.

Jeremy Camp of Sullivan was another polesitter to take the top spot as he won the Beach House Micro Sprint feature attraction. Tyler Day started fifth and took second as Tony Clifton was the third finisher.

Jeremy Reed started from the back and ran away with the Hornet feature 12-lap race. The former track champion looked locked in once again even started in the rear of the race field.

Macon Speedway was sponsored Saturday night by Evergreen FS and allowed one of their large machines on the track at intermission to showcase its size.

Although Macon Speedway’s motto is “Racing Every Saturday Night,” next week will be one that Macon Speedway will sit out and allow race fans and drivers a chance to rest and relax heading into the stretch run of the season with the final eight races scheduled beginning August 12th. Eve of Destruction III will feature a six-division night with Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Beach House Micro Sprints and Hornets. There will also be a fireworks display lighting up the Macon sky towards the end of the racing program.

Macon Speedway Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Feature – 1. 9x-Paul Nienhiser [Rolia, MO] 2. 5x-Justin Peck [Monrovia, IN] 3. 5D-Zach Daum [St. Louis, MO] 4. 05-Brad Loyet [St. Louis, MO] 5. 85-Mike Terry [Plainfield, IN]  6. 88-Terry Babb [Decatur, IL] 7. 44-AJ Bruns [Lincoln, IL]  8. 1M-Jim Moughan [Rochester, IL] 9. 10s-Jeremy Standridge [Springfield, IL] 10. 79J-Jacob Patton [Bethalto, IL]

Pro Late Model Feature – 1. 38L-Ryan Little, [Springfield]; 2. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin]; 3. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield]; 4. 84-Jeff Ray, [Springfield]; 5. 14-Braden Johnson, [Taylorville]; 6. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City]; 7. 1M-Andy Minett, [New Berlin]; 8. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound]; 9. 77-Patrick Younger, [Decatur]; 10. (DNF) 2K-Kyle VanDorn, [New Berlin]

Beach House Micro Feature – 1. 23-Jeremy Camp, [Sullivan]; 2. 84-Tyler Day, [Atwood]; 3. 72-Tony Clifton, [Mt. Zion]; 4. 1X-Aidan Roosevans, [Unknown]; 5. 97-Austin Nigh, [Greenfield, IN]; 6. 44-Trevin Littleton, [Jacksonville]; 7. 33-Ryan Mueller, [Glencoe, MO]; 8. 70-Eric Shelton, [Decatur]; 9. 9T-Tyler Duff, [Weldon]; 10. 5B-Chad Baldwin, [Lincoln]

POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget Feature – 1. 6B-Andy Baugh, [Mason City]; 2. F5-Broc Hunnell, [Eolia, MO]; 3. 14-Jack Routson, [Waterman]; 4. 22-Andy Malpocker, [St. Charles, MO]; 5. 15M-Shane Morgan, [Creve Coeur]; 6. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, [Belleville]; 7. 38-Scott Koerner, [Joliet]; 8. 15S-James Picardi, [Unknown]; 9. 12-Alex Hunsaker, [Unknown]; 10. 54-Eric Reibenstein, [Joliet]

Hornet Feature – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur]; 2. G3-Dustin Reed, [Decatur]; 3. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln]; 5. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur]; 6. 50-Ben McChristy, [Mt. Zion]; 7. 66D-Carter Dart, [Springfield]

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IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! Bring on the Sprints!!

IT IS RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! Tonight, the Neal Tire and Auto Service Midwest Open Wheel Association MOWA Sprint cars fly around the track, with wicked fast speeds, much to the delight of those in attendance. Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Lates, Beach House Micros, POWRi Division II Midgets, and UMP Hornets will also be in action. Full details below…
 
Saturday, July 29
Neal Tire and Auto Service MOWA Sprint Week
Winged 410 Sprint Cars
 
Divisions:
Neal Tire MOWA Sprints
Big 10 Pro Late Models
POWRi DII Midgets
Beach House Micros
UMP Hornets
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
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. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.
 
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It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

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Richards Rockets To Macon Speedway Feature

Richards Rockets to Macon Speedway Feature

(Macon, IL) Starting ninth in a 25-car field racing 100 green flag laps, Josh Richards came away with the richest single-race win in Macon Speedway history. In the fourth installment of the special St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, Richards grabbed a $12,000 paycheck and carried his points lead further through the summer. It wasn’t without plenty of challenge from a familiar Macon Speedway face. Shannon Babb took the lead away from Scott Bloomquist on lap 33 after Bloomquist snagged in the second turn of a restart on the 32nd lap. Babb flew away with the lead and looked like a solid candidate win the event. Lapped traffic caused mischief coming out of the fourth turn with 40 laps left and that opened the door for Richards. Babb stayed right on the bumper of Richards for the final 40 laps but could not pick up any top side momentum to pass for the lead.

Bobby Pierce won the very first as well as the third St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 but failed to finish in the first heat. He started 19th of the 25 cars and by the time the race was ending, Pierce had pulled into third place. Unfortunately as the race drew to a close, Pierce lost control and spun out in the fourth turn coming to the white flag. He would have to start at the tail after the eighth and final caution of the 100-lap race. He would finish 12th.

Bloomquist, who led laps 1-32, pulled off the track and back to his trailer during a caution on the 37th lap. He would come back and start at the back and finish tenth.

The Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature was as hotly contested with it being anybody’s race to win. Curt Rhodes and his son Zach Rhodes started on the front row after both scored heat race wins. Zach Rhodes got caught in a corner and lost the early momentum. He would finish sixth. Rodney Standerfer, Austin Lynn and Mike Harrison all tried to catch Curt Rhodes but it wasn’t going to happen. Through lapped traffic and clear straightaways, Rhodes led all 20 laps in a caution-less race.

Tim Hancock once again dominated the B-Modified feature event as he took the 15-lap race in another caution-free event. The win was his third out of the last four B-Modified feature races.

Shannon Babb set fast time for Super Late Model qualifying with a lap of 10.367. The track record is 10.228 set by Billy Moyer in 2015. Babb was the first qualifier out the chute. There were eight cautions in the 100 laps. The longest stretch of time without a caution was 31 laps from lap 68-99. The race lasted 51 minutes and had three different leaders.

Macon Speedway is back in action on Saturday night with the lone visit on the schedule from the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey’s General Stores. The night will be full of open wheel racing with the POWRi Division 2 Midgets and the Beach House Micro Sprints. The Pro Late Models are on the program, as well, with a Big Ten Series race. The Hornets complete a five division evening to finish off the month of July.

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 – 1. 1R-Josh Richards, [Shinnston, WV]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb, [Moweaqua]; 3. 14-Darrell Lanigan [Union, KY]; 4. 25F-Jason Feger [Bloomington]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens [Newport, TN]; 6. 71-Hudson O’Neal [Martinsville, IN]; 7. 1-Earl Pearson [Jacksonville, FL] 8. 28E-Dennis Erb [Carpentersville, IL] 9. 39-Tim McCreadie [Watertown, NY] 10. 0-Scott Bloomquist [Mooresburg, TN]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [Summerfield]; 3. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City]; 4. 24H-Mike Harrison, [Highland]; 5. 36-Kenny Wallace, [St. Louis, MO]; 6. 11-Zach Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 7. 8K-Levi Kissinger, [Mt. Vernon]; 8. 9-Ken Schrader, [Fenton, MO]; 9. 77-Ray Bollinger, [Kewanee]; 10. 7-Blake Thompson, [Troy]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 2. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy]; 5. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield]; 7. 15L-Jim Farley III, [Springfield]; 8. 18T-Travis Hendrickson, [Mattoon]; 9. 57T-Roy Magee, [Springfield]; 10. 51-Jamie Riech, [Riverton]

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IT IS ST LOUIS U PIC A PART 100 RACE DAY!

The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return toMacon Speedway for the 4th consecutive season for the St. Louis U Pic A Part 100. The richest event in track history will pay a $12,000 top prize to the winner. Will Bobby Pierce (2014, 2016) or Jimmy Owens add another victory in this event to their credit, or do we have a new name added to the list of victors? Be here to find out! The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will do battle for a $1,000 top prize. Rounding out what is going to be an exciting program is the ultra competitive UMP B-Mod Division. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the best shows you will see here all season, and possibly anywhere! LET’S GO RACING!

Full Show Information:

Tuesday, July 25
4th Annual St. Louis U Pic A Part​ 100

Classes Racing:
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series​ Super Late Models
Billingsley BP Elite WashDIRTcar UMP​ Modifieds $1,000 to win
UMP B Mods

Times:
Pits 3:00pm
Stands 4:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $30
Kids 11 & Under $5
Pit Pass $40
Kids Pit Pass $20

More Information:

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2017 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.Also follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lucasdirt) and Twitter (@lucasdirt)

For more information about Macon Speedway​, follow online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway).

For more information on Track Enterprises​, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing)

It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S.51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

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