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Aug 30

Macon Speedway Adds Two Pro Late Model Dates To Remainder Of Season

MACON, Ill. – The Pro Late Model Division has been added to two dates in late September. As the year starts to wind down we want to give drivers the most opportunity to race their cars before the winter season sets in. So the Pro Late Models have been added to September 19th and September 26th events at Macon Speedway.
The added events will keep the Pro Late Model Teams busy as they now have four events to help close out a strong 70th Anniversary Season at Macon Speedway. The remaining race dates are as fallows.

September 5th
September 12th (Big Ten)
September 19th
September 26th

 

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/macon-speedway-adds-two-pro-late-model-dates-to-remainder-of-season/

Aug 29

Fans Enjoy Great Macon Speedway Racing On Appreciation Night

It was a short layoff for fans, officials, and some racers at Macon Speedway on Saturday night, coming off the Herald & Review 100 on Wednesday.  Racing continued to be action packed, as the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks raced in the 11th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship.  Also in action were the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B Mods, Kids Mods, Hornets, and Beach House Micros.

The headline show of the night was the Big Ten Street Stock class.  15 drivers took the green flag with Greg Osman and Brian Dasenbrock leading the way.  Dasenbrock took the lead at the outset and rocketed away from the field.  Well behind him, racing was fast and furious as point leader, Terry Reed, and a host of others tried to run down Dasenbrock.  As the race wore on, Dasenbrock continued to hit his marks to remain out front.  With five to go, Bobby Beiler moved into the second spot and got the caution he needed to close the gap.  Over the final laps, the Decatur, IL driver didn’t falter and went on to claim the impressive victory.  Beiler and Larry Russell, Jr., who ran second for much of the race, finished in the top three.  Greg Osman claimed the Jonathan Drake bonus money of $152, courtesy of AJ Services.  The race was in memory of Drake, a former competitor, who passed away unexpectedly in recent days.

Decatur, IL veteran, David Crawley, Jr. started on the outside of the front row in the Billingsley Towing Modified and shot into the lead at the start.  Zach Rhodes, the pole starter, slipped back into second with Curt Rhodes, his father, in third.  After a lap five restart, Curt was able to pass Zach, giving him a chance at the lead battle. It was all for naught, though, as Crawley rim rode the highside of the track and claimed the Modified victory.  Curt Rhodes finished second with Rodney Standerfer and Jeff Graham third and fourth. Alan Crowder brought home a fifth place run.

Justin Durbin took the lead from the get-go in the UMP B-Mod 15-lap feature event.  Thomas Riech, one of the regulars at the track, moved into second early on with Jerry Thompson also in the mix.  The event saw a caution around the midpoint, where three of the starters were unable to continue.  At the checkered, it was Mulberry Grove, IL’s Justin Durbin taking the victory.

On this night, Macon Speedway hosted yet another Modified class, one called the Kids Mods.  Youngsters, trying to get their feet wet in racing, were behind the wheels of full sized Modifieds with low powered four cylinder engines.  In heat race action, Ryan Hamilton won, despite an early race spin, earning him the pole position for the feature.  In the main event, there were no scares for the driver of car #58, as he went on to take the winner’s trophy.  Following Hamilton were Nash Hilmes and Jordan Clary.

Jeremy Camp was the odds on favorite to win the Beach House Micros, especially with the #1 starting spot.  Camp did not disappoint, either, pulling out to a comfortable lead.  The race, which went flag-to-flag, was fairly uneventful up front with Camp in cruise control.  Following the veteran racer were Kyle Schuett and Nic Harris.

Founding out the program was the UMP Hornet class.  Michael Gossett, of Decatur, IL drove into the lead early in his nicely painted #205 and never looked back, other than to feel comfortable with his huge lead.  Gossett crossed under the checkered with a huge lead, while Thad Gee took second and John Bright, Jr. finished third.

Macon Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, September 5 with Bud Light Ladies night and half price admission for the ladies.  For full information on the event, visit maconracing.com.

B-Mods–1. Justin Durbin (Mulberry Grove), 2. Thomas Reich (Springfield), 3. Jerry Thompson (Troy) , 4. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 5. James Farley III. (Springfield), 6. Steve Phillips (Neoga), 7. Fred Reed Sr (Decatur), 8. Roy MaGee II (Springfield),

Street Stocks–1. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Larry Russell Jr (Harrisrtown), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Greg Osman (Macon), 6. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur) 7. Jeffery Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Luke Force (Argenta), 9. Jeremiah Hoadley (Decatur), 10. Jamie Suddarth (Decatur)

Modifieds–1. David Crawley Jr (Decatur), 2. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 4. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 5. Alan Growder (Elwin), 6. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 7. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Nick Macklin (Argenta)

Hornets–1. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 2. Thad Gee(Bloomington), 3. John Bright Jr. (Decatur), 4.Steven Stine (Stonington), 5. Austin Wickline (Harristown) 6. Marty Sullivan (Mt. Zion), 7. Brian Offer (Springfield), 8. Karlie Sullivan (Mt Zion), 9. Staci Frantz (Lovington), 10. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound)

Micros–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Kyle Schuett, 3. Nic Harris (Atlanta), 4. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Ryan Frantz,  6. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 7. Brad McDaniel (Carbondale), 8. Josh Ponder, 9. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 10. Brian Nance (Mayfield Ky)

Kids Mods—1. Ryan Hamilton 2. Nash Hilmes 3. Jordan Clary 4. Blake Bailey 5. Teagan Evans

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Aug 29

1/2 Price Admission Tonight At Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway officials are slashing general admission prices in half tonight, Saturday, August 29.  Fans will be able to watch six divisions of racing action for just $6 and hotdogs will be on sale for just a buck.

In action will be the UMP Street Stocks in the 11th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship.  It will also be a Midwest Big Ten Street Stock points paying event, with the winner taking home $500.  Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed currently leads the standings by 38 over Greg Osman, of Macon, IL.  Bobby Beiler, Kyle Waters, and Brian Dasenbrock complete the top five in this 2015 standings.  Reed will be the favorite, claiming the last two Big Ten wins at the Christian County Fair and Jacksonville.

For those who like the open wheel cars, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be pacing the Mighty Macon 1/5-mile after having a field of 23 cars on hand Wednesday night.  The B-Mods, Kids Mods,  and Beach House Micros will also be in action.  Rounding out Saturday’s card will be the UMP Hornets.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, general admission at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Fans will be able to enter the general grandstand seating for just $6, while children 11 and under are free.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/12-price-admission-tonight-at-macon-speedway/

Aug 27

Macon Speedway Slashes Price In 1/2 Fan Appreciation Night This Saturday

Half Price Night Facebook After an great turnout of fans and racecars, combined with some stellar racing action, Macon Speedway officials will be slashing general admission prices in half this coming Saturday, August 29.  Fans will be able to watch six divisions of racing action for just $6 and hotdogs will be on sale for just a buck.

In action will be the UMP Street Stocks in the 11th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship.  It will also be a Midwest Big Ten Street Stock points paying event, with the winner taking home $500.  Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed currently leads the standings by 38 over Greg Osman, of Macon, IL.  Bobby Beiler, Kyle Waters, and Brian Dasenbrock complete the top five in this 2015 standings.  Reed will be the favorite, claiming the last two Big Ten wins at the Christian County Fair and Jacksonville.

For those who like the open wheel cars, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be pacing the Mighty Macon 1/5-mile after having a field of 23 cars on hand Wednesday night.  The B-Mods, Kids Mods,  and Beach House Micros will also be in action.  Rounding out Saturday’s card will be the UMP Hornets.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, general admission at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Fans will be able to enter the general grandstand seating for just $6, while children 11 and under are free.

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.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 372 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 354 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 302 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 288 5) Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 252 6)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 242 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 228 8)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 9)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 208 10)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 714 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 670 3) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 620 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 534 5) TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 504 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 468  7)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374 8) Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 366 9) David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 348 10) Tim Luttrell- Riverton, IL 336

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1) Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 306 2) James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 290 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 250 4)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 5)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 204 6)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 186 7)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 172 7)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172  9)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 154 9) Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 228  2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 222  3)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 210 4)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 206 5)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 6)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 116 7)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 112 8)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 9)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94  10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 92

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 746 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 692 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 652 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 632 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 598 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 568 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 442 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 398  9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 346 10)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 318

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 638 1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 628 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 564 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 504 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 480 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 416  7) Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 410  8)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 376 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 356 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, IL 292

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/macon-speedway-slashes-price-in-12-fan-appreciation-night-this-saturday/

Aug 26

Unzicker Wins Herald & Review 100

El Paso, IL driver Ryan Unzicker took the lead late in the race to claim the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models at Macon Speedway.  Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver, and Ryan Weaver completed the top five.  The race was a thriller with Brandon Sheppard and Bobby Pierce controlling the pace early before Unzicker came into the picture.

Kewaee, IL driver Ray Bollinger dominated his way to feature checkers in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified feature event.  Brian Lynn took second with Kenny Wallace third, Chad Evans fourth, and Ken Schrader fifth.  22 Modifieds took the green.

Good side-by-side racing was the story of the night and it was no different in the B-Mod feature.  Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, battled it out with Trey Harris in a door-to-door duel before Hancock was able to pull out front and cross the line in first.  Harris took second, while BJ Deal, Justin Durbin, and Thomas Riech completed the top five.

Racing will continue this coming Saturday, August 29 with the Griz 98.1 Fan Appreciation Night.  It will be 1/2 price grandstand admission.  For just $6, you can buy an adult ticket and hotdogs will be sold for $1.  The Big Ten Street Stocks, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Hornets, Micros, and Kids Mods will also be in action.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/unzicker-wins-herald-review-100/

Aug 26

It’s Raceday In Macon!

 

IT IS MIDWEEK RACE DAY! The 35th Herald & Review 100, rained out on the original Thursday, July 9th Summer Nationals date, IS TONIGHT!

The 35th Annual Herald & Review $5,000 to win Midwest Big Ten SeriesDIRTcar UMP Super Late Models headline the show. 5x winner Shannon Babb Racing, 4x winner Fans of Kevin Weaver, runner up in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, 2015 UMP Summer Nationals Champion, and Inaugural Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series winner here at Macon Bobby Pierce, former DTWC winner and Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard Racing and Jason Feger Racing among cars coming to be part of a STOUT field of Super Late Models.

Sharing the spotlight are the Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds, featuring NASCAR stars Justin Allgaier (Official Page), Kenny Wallace (Official Page), & Ken Schrader Racing Inc. racing some of the area’s best UMP Modified drivers for $1,000 to win. UMP B Modifieds also racing as part of this great show.

Pit Gates open at 3 PM
Grandstand Gates open at 4 PM
Hot Laps at 6 PM
Racing at 7 PM

Adult General Admisson is $25
Children 11 & under $5

For more information, check out maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/its-raceday-in-macon/

Aug 25

Allgaier, Schrader, Wallace Set For Midweek Shows At Macon & Paducah

Herald And Review FlyerMACON, Ill. – NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier, a Riverton native and former regular at Macon Speedway, will return to his roots to race in a UMP Billingsley Towing Modified in a program that features the makeup for the Hell Tour event that was scheduled earlier this summer
Allgaier is completing his second full season in the Brandt Chevrolet in Sprint Cup, the top level of NASCAR racing. He will be joined in the modified division by NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, a pair of Macon Speedway co-owners who just can’t get enough of dirt tracking racing each summer. The B-Mods will also compete.
The Herald & Review 100 serves as the crown jewel of the Summer Nationals tour and the first 100-lapper in tour history. A year ago, Shannon Babb, held off a star-studded field to win the HR 100 for a record fifth time. Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, lives just down the road from the facility.

The race will be the 35th running of the storied event after the original date was rained out in July.
The late summer date is expected to attract the sport’s biggest names. Bobby Pierce Jr. already won the series championship, but he’s expected to build on a successful summer season. Pierce knows his way around a dirt track, and his second place finish in the Mudsummer Classic for NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will likely pave the way for a move upward. The Hell Tour is loaded with Illinois drivers.
Following runner-up Billy Moyer Jr. in the standings, Jason Feger of Bloomington was third with Babb fourth and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso fifth. Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, also won on the tour this season.
The HR 100 pays $5,000 to win, so expect a full field of Summer Nationals regulars. The modifieds pay $1,000 to win. Tickets are $25 for general admission with children 11-under just $5. Gates open at 4 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/allgaier-schrader-wallace-set-for-midweek-shows-at-macon-paducah/

Aug 25

No Demo Derby August 29

There has been some calls about a demo derby this weekend at Macon Speedway and we want to clarify that there is NO Demo Derby scheduled at this time. We will definitely look at scheduling one for 2016. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/no-demo-derby-august-29/

Aug 24

Allgaier, Schrader, Wallace to race modifieds prior to Herald & Review 100

Herald And Review FlyerMACON, Ill. – On a late summer night, the stars will shine as legendary Macon Speedway hosts the Herald& Review 100 on the famed fifth-mile high banked dirt track on Wednesday, Aug. 26. NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier, a Riverton native and former regular at Macon Speedway, will return to his roots to race in a UMP Billingsley Towing Modified in a program that features the UMP Summer Nationals, regarded as the Hell Tour.
Allgaier is completing his second full season in the Brandt Chevrolet in Sprint Cup, the top level of NASCAR racing. He will be joined in the modified division by NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, a pair of Macon Speedway co-owners who just can’t get enough of dirt tracking racing each summer. The B-Mods will also compete.
The Herald & Review 100 serves as the crown jewel of the Summer Nationals tour and the first 100-lapper in tour history. A year ago, Shannon Babb, held off a star-studded field to win the HR 100 for a record fifth time. Babb, known as the Moweaqua Missile, lives just down the road from the facility. The race will be the 35th running of the storied event after the original date was rained out in July.
The late summer date is expected to attract the sport’s biggest names. Bobby Pierce Jr. already won the series championship, but he’s expected to build on a successful summer season. Pierce knows his way around a dirt track, and his second place finish in the Mudsummer Classic for NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will likely pave the way for a move upward. The Hell Tour is loaded with Illinois drivers.
Following runner-up Billy Moyer Jr. in the standings, Jason Feger of Bloomington was third with Babb fourth and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso fifth. Brandon Sheppard, of New Berlin, also won on the tour this season.
The HR 100 pays $5,000 to win, so expect a full field of Summer Nationals regulars. The modifieds pay $1,000 to win. Tickets are $25 for general admission with children 11-under just $5. Gates open at 4 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/allgaier-schrader-wallace-to-race-modifieds-prior-to-herald-review-100/

Aug 22

POWRi Night At Macon Speedway Postponed

Due to a second line of heavy thunderstorms that moved through Central Illinois, Macon Speedway was forced to pull the plug on the August 22 POWRi show.  The event will be rescheduled and those holding tickets or wristbands will need to keep them for re-entry.

33 Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets and 33 Speedway Motors POWRi Micros were on the property as well as the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the UMP Street Stocks.  About an hour before hotlaps, a light rain shower moved through the area, dampening the track.  Crews worked diligently on getting it race ready but a second line of heavy storms built up and rained on Macon Speedway’s parade.

Up next for Macon Speedway will be the rescheduled Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models.  The event will pay 5,000 to win and will be held this coming Wednesday, August 26.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and UMP B-Mods are also on the card.

Also, don’t forget the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fair will be hot again tomorrow, as the ARCA Racing Series Presented By Menards comes to town.  A star-studded field of 32 will be on hand for the SuperChevyStores.com100.  The Sportsman Nationals feature is also on the card.  Racing is set for 12 noon and full details on the show are available at www.trackenterprises.com.

For information on racing at Macon Speedway, visit maconracing.com.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/08/powri-night-at-macon-postponed/

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