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​Macon Speedway & Midwest Big Ten Drivers To Be Honored October 30

Teams Asked To RSVP For Macon Community Center Banquet

After a strong 2016 season, Macon IL Speedway is set to honor its top ten drivers, in each of the six regular divisions, for their successes during the recent campaign.  In addition, the top ten drivers in each of the three Midwest Big Ten Series groups will be able to pick up their trophies and checks.  Those planning to attend are asked to contact the speedway office to RSVP so banquet officials can prepare the right amount of food.

In the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model class, Springfield, IL driver, Matt Taylor claimed a division leading, seven feature wins on his way to the championship.  Matt’s brother, Guy, was second in the standings with five feature wins, while Roben Huffman, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire completed the top five.  Nick Bauman, Kevin Crowder, Jeff Reed, Jr., Dakota Ewing, and Jose Parga completed the top ten in this year’s Macon Pro Late Model points.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modified class produced exciting racing all season long and a barrage of great drivers.  In the end, Taylorville, IL wheelman, Curt Rhodes, won his first Macon Modified championship, taking three feature wins.  Jeff Graham claimed the second spot for the second year in-a-row, Alan Crowder was third, Zach Rhodes fourth, and Rodney Standerfer was fifth.  Dave Crawley, Jr., Wade Glover, Shawn Vaughn, Cory Daugherty, and Jim Farley, III were the rest of the top ten.

Fans at Mighty Macon saw history this year in the UMP B-Mod class as Mt. Olive, IL driver, Tim Hancock, had a perfect season at 16 for 16.  His closest challengers in the points were Ryan Timmons, Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech.  Rounding out the top ten were Eric Brackett, Roy Magee, Jamie Riech, Tommy Gaither, and Brett Page.

In the UMP Sportsman class, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols won seven out of ten features to claim the championship.  Danny Smith garnered second in the standings, while Scott Landers, Tom Graham, and Tim Bedinger completed the top five.  Others in the top ten included Timmy Dick with two feature wins, Terry Myers, Dennis Vandermeersch, Scott Williams, and Troy Medley.

Decatur, IL driver, Nick Justice took nine feature wins on his way to grabbing the UMP Street Stock championship.  Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Luke Force, and Jeremy Nichols were the rest of the top five.  Also to be honored at the banquet will be Terry Reed, John Bright, Jr., Nick Macklin, Greg Osman, and Kevin Lewis.

Rounding out the Macon divisions that will be honored is the UMP Hornet class.  The Hornets, an improved division this year, saw Tony Reed, of Blue Mound, IL take the championship with a pair of feature victories.  Jerad Matherly was a close second, while Ryan Cantrell, Cook Crawford, and Torry Lyons claimed top fives.  Others in the top ten were Marty Sullivan, Steve Stine, Adam Webb, Mike McChristy, and Brad Rexroad.

In the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model standings, Springfield, IL driver Brian Diveley won yet another championship, despite going winless this season.  Unable to overcome Diveley’s consistency and finishing a close second was Chuck Mitchell.  Greg Kimmons, McKay Wenger, and Bo Brockway were the rest of the top five.  Top ten finishers included Justin Reed, Matt Taylor, Mark Burgtorf, Daryn Klein, and Michael Kloos.

In the Pro Late Model class of the Big Ten Series, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor finished with four out of the ten victories and this year’s championship.  Guy Taylor won three of the races and finished second, while Nick Bauman, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman were the rest of the top five.  Cody Maguire, Andy Minett, Michael Maestus, Kevin Crowder, and Brandon Eskew will also be honored for their Big Ten finishes.

Last but not least was the very strong Midwest Big Ten Street Stock series.  With seven feature wins, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols took the 2016 championship.  Last year’s champ, Terry Reed, finished a strong second, while Dave Crawley, Jr. was third, despite late season mechanical woes.  Kyle Waters and Rudy Zaragoza took fourth and fifth.  Wes Biesenthal, Brian Dasenbrock, Shawn Ziemer, Justin Layne, and John Farris completed the top ten.

The Sunday, October 30 banquet will be held indoors this year, at the request of many attendees in the past.  The location will be at the Macon Community Center at 1039 Woodcock Rd., Macon, IL.  The cost will be $15 per person for adults and $5 for kids under the age of 12.  All tickets will be purchased at the door but those who plan on attending need to call the Macon Speedway office at 217-764-3000 to RSVP.  The event will start at 4:00 PM.

2016 Banquet Honorees

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 910 0
2 4T Guy Taylor 836 74
3 33H Roben Huffman 766 144
4 38J Jake Little 762 148
5 32M Cody Maguire 700 210
6 B1 Nick Bauman 500 410
7 15C Kevin Crowder 464 446
8 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 368 542
9 25 Dakota Ewing 338 572
10 6P Jose Parga 274 636

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 920 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 772 148
3 14C Alan Crowder 734 186
4 11 Zach Rhodes 710 210
5 28 Rodney Standerfer 670 250
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 494 426
7 3 Wade Glover 408 512
8 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 514
9 96 Cory Daugherty 370 550
10 15L Jim Farley III 356 564

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 960 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 790 170
3 00s Cody Stillwell 776 184
4 57R Tom Riech 734 226
5 55 Tim Riech 682 278
6 2 Eric Brackett 510 450
7 66 Roy Magee 368 592
8 51 Jamie Riech 342 618
9 14 Tommy Gaither 338 622
10 32 Brett Page 326 634

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 582 0
2 98 Danny Smith 534 48
3 41 Scott Landers 512 70
4 72 Tom Graham 460 122
5 25 Tim Bedinger 442 140
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 296
7 12M Terry Myers 238 344
8 25 Dennis Vandermeersch 234 348
9 112 Scott Williams 206 376
10 62 TROY MEDLEY 168 414

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 1042 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 904 138
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 862 180
4 45 Luke Force 666 376
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols 634 408
6 5 Terry Reed 602 440
7 7 John Bright, Jr. 560 482
8 16 Nick Macklin 522 520
9 28 Greg Osman 512 530
10 3T Kevin Lewis 512 530

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 978 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 942 36
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 864 114
4 64CK Cook Crawford 816 162
5 20 Torry Lyons 652 326
6 39M Marty Sullivan 554 424
7 04 Steve Stine 478 500
8 40 Adam Webb 460 518
9 66 Mike McChristy 416 562
10 911 Brad Rexroad 396 582

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos Driver Points
1 Brian Diveley 402
2 Chuck Mitchell 390
3 Greg Kimmons 372
4 McKay Wenger 334
5 Bo Brockway 244
6 Justin Reed 234
7 Matt Taylor 230
8 Mark Burgtorf 198
9 Daryn Klein 180
10 Michael Kloos 168

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos Driver Points
1 Matt Taylor 470
2 Guy Taylor 450
3 Nick Bauman 450
4 Jake Little 436
5 Roben Huffman 434
6 Cody Maguire 376
7 Andy Minett 320
8 Michael Maestus 284
9 Kevin Crowder 266
10 Brandon Eskew 258

Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos Driver Points
1 Jeremy Nichols 478
2 Terry Reed 438
3 Dave Crawley, Jr. 336
4 Kyle Waters 320
5 Rudy Zaragoza 318
6 Wes Biesenthal 314
7 Brian Dasenbrock 248
8 Shawn Ziemer 212
9 Justin Layne 210
10 John Farris 200

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New Venue New Food for Macon Speedway’s Awards Banquet

012316-2s-trophies-to-be-awarded-sDue to many requests we have located an indoor venue and have brought in an outside caterer for this season’s year end festivities! The 2016 Awards Banquet will be held Sunday October 30, 2016 at the Macon Community Center from 4-7pm. The dinner will consist of marinated chicken breasts, potato, vegetables, and dessert. This year’s festivities will cost $15 for Adults and Kid’s 12 and under $5, all tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased early by calling 217-764-3000. Please join us for a night of fun as awards for both Macon Speedway and the Midwest Big Ten Series will be given out. Please mark the date as we honor our 2016 Champions!

The Macon Community Center is located at 1039 Woodcock Rd in Macon Illinois. For more information regarding the awards party you can call the speedway office during normal business hours 8am-5pm Monday through Friday 217-764-3000.

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Season & Point Champs Crowned At Macon IL Speedway

The 2016-season is a wrap at Macon IL Speedway, after the Season Championship Finale this past Saturday, October 1.  The six division show was made up of the classes that ran the most during the past year.  In addition to the on track action, “Give Back To Fans Night” was held, providing numerous giveaways at intermission.

In the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor took accolades in everything, winning the feature event, the Macon point championship, and the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model championship.  Taylor crossed the line at the end of the event ahead of his brother, Guy, Roben Huffman, Nick Bauman, and Jake Little.  Dakota Ewing, a feature winner earlier this season, was in the mix before cutting down a tire.

Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr. took advantage of a nice redraw in the Billingsley Towing Modified division to start from the front row in the 20-lap event.  Crawley took the lead from the start, as point leader and three time feature winner, Curt Rhodes was dicing his way toward the front.  By the end, Rhodes had made his way into second, while Jacob Steinkoenig moved into third, Alan Crowder fourth, and Matt Koch rounded out the top five.  For Crawley, it was his first Modified appearance in some time and it was a dominating effort.  Rhodes took his first Macon championship in the division.

The biggest field of the night came in the UMP B-Mod division, where Tim Hancock was looking to remain perfect at 16-for-16.  Despite a draw which put him deep in his heat, Hancock raced through that field to give him a front row starting spot in the feature.  After the field of 20 was set, eliminating five drivers who didn’t lock in through heats or the last chance, Hancock brought the field to the green and raced out front.  Fans were watching closely, though, as Mark Anderson had his #31 hooked up and was applying pressure for the top spot.  Unfortunately for Anderson, a flat tire would take him out of contention.  At the checkered, Hancock was followed to the race win as well as the division championship.  Clint Young finished a strong second with Cody Stillwell, Ryan Timmons, and Tim Hancock, Jr. completing the top five.

The UMP Sportsman feature saw a different winner for the first time in a few months.  Coming into the night, only Timmy Dick and Jeremy Nichols had found victory lane.  On this night, it was Springfield, IL’s Dennis Vandermeersch racing into the early lead and setting sail from the field.  A scary moment for the veteran came near the race’s midstage when Vandermeersch got sideways out of turn two, came down the track and collected the J24 of Nichols.  Both drivers were able to continue and Vandermeersch went on to claim the win.  Tim Bedinger, Scott Landers, Wes O’Dell, and Scott Williams were top five finishers.  Nichols claimed the Sportsman championship.

Macon Street Stock point leader, Nick Justice, took the lead at the start of the night’s feature and looked like he was on his way to a tenth feature win.  However, his car slowed with three laps to go ending his chance for the sweep of the track and season championship trophies. Jeremy Nichols, who won in both his Street and Sportsman last week, claimed the Street Stock victory while Darrell Dick rallied from a tire change to finish second.  Rudy Zaragoza was third with Ben Medaris fourth, and Timmy Dick fifth.  Decatur’s Justice claimed the point championship.

In the Hornet division, Jerad Matherly and Tony Reed were the top contenders in points coming into the night.  Neither started in the heats and waited until the feature to go trackside.  Despite starting at the back, Matherly was dicing his way to the front under green flag conditions.  Matherly took the lead late in the race to claim the Season Championship trophy cup, while Tony Reed held on for the point championship.

Several brand new bikes and plenty of giveaways for adults including gift cards were given away at intermission for the Macon give back to fans night.  Spectator Drags were also held at intermission.

With that, the 2016 season has come to a close at the speedway.  Up next will be the season ending awards ceremony which will take place on Sunday, October 30 with details on location and times to be announced in the coming days.  Macon Speedway would like to thank all fans, drivers, sponsors, officials, teams, and anyone else who helped make the season a great success.

For more information during the offseason, visit www.maconracing.com

Macon Speedway Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models – 1. 24-Matt Taylor[Springfield]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield]; 3. 33H-Roben Huffman[Midland City]; 4. B1-Nick Bauman[New Berlin]; 5. 38J-Jake Little[Springfield]; 6. 8-Ryan Little[Springfield]; 7. 77-Patrick Younger[Decatur]; 8. 147-Matt Beadles[Clinton]; 9. 32M-Cody Maguire[Carlinville]; 10. 36-Nick Justice[Decatur]

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds – 1. 37-Dave Crawley, Jr[Decatur]; 2. 10-Curt Rhodes[Taylorville]; 3. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[Highland]; 4. 14C-Alan Crowder[Elwin]; 5. 96-Matt Koch[Aviston]; 6. 3-Wade Glover[Brighton]; 7. 11-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville]; 8. 44-Tim Hancock, Jr.[Mt. Olive]; 9. 71-Jeff Graham[Stonington]; 10. 97-John Barnard[Sherman]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock[Mt. Olive]; 2. 42-Clint Young[Ava]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell[Godfrey]; 4. 23-Ryan Timmons[Centralia]; 5. 0JR-Tim Hancock Jr[Mt. Olive]; 6. 18-Jerry Thompson[Troy]; 7. 31-Mark Anderson[Canton]; 8. 66-Roy Magee[Springfield]; 9. 2-Eric Brackett[Brighton]; 10. 7B-Ryan Buckler[Kansas]

UMP Sportsman – 1. 11-Dennis Vandermeersch[Arlington]; 2. B99-Tim Bedinger[Taylorville]; 3. 41-Scott Landers[Taylorville]; 4. 87-Wes O’Dell[Springfield]; 5. 112-Scott Williams[Anchor]; 6. 98-Danny Smith[Argenta]; 7. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 8. 72-Tom Graham[Stonington]; 9. 12M-Terry Myers[Buffalo]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols[Lovington]; 2. 22-Darrell Dick[Monticello]; 3. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville]; 4. B5-Ben Medaris[Decatur]; 5. 22T-Timmy Dick[Monticello]; 6. 7-John Bright, Jr.[Long Creek]; 7. 24-Justin Crowell[Lincoln]; 8. 58-Jerit Murphy[Lodge]; 9. 1-Fredie Thomas[Unknown]; 10. 36-Nick Justice[Decatur]

UMP Hornets – 1. JJ4-Jerad Matherly[Decatur]; 2. 04-Steve Stine[Stonington]; 3. 87-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; 4. 01-Tony Reed[Blue Mound]; 5. 20-Torry Lyons[Mt. Pulaski]; 6. 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]; 7. 13-Brady Reed[Decatur]; 8. 15C-Rafe McKenna[Pana]; 9. 5-Trebor Timmons[Centralia]; 10. 9-Brian Deavers[Bloomington]

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IT’S RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!!

Weather forecast now looks good for tonight’s Season Championship Finale!! It’s going to be an action packed night with six divisions on the card, plus Spectator Drags, and plenty of giveaways for fans!

Saturday, October 1
2016 Season Championships
Give Back To Fans Night (Items Listed Below)

Divisions Racing:

Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models
UMP Sportsman
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4pm
Grandstands Open: 5pm
Drivers Meeting: 5:45pm
Hot Laps: 6pm
Racing Starts: 7pm

Pricing:
General Admission $12
Children 11 & Under FREE

Kids Prizes
2 Bikes With Training Wheels (Tim Bedinger Racing)
2 Bikes Without Training Wheels (Curt Rhodes Racing)
1 Bike Without Training Wheels (Macon Speedway)
2 Kids Chairs (Todd Barstow)
1 Kids Craftsman Tool Kit (Todd Barstow)

Adult Prizes
5 Cases Of Sun Drop Courtesy Of American Bottling
2 Gift Cards Courtesy Of Coziahr Harley-Davidson
1 Fire pit courtesy of Ace Hardware of Taylorville
250 notepads and custom coloring pages from Dynagraphics
2 $25 gift cards for Beach House Restaurant
1 bucket of car wash/detail products from O’Reilly Auto Parts
1 fleece jacket from Donnelly CarQuest
6 CarQuest hats
2 piston key chains courtesy of Donnelly CarQuest
5 $10 gift cards for The Bullet Trap in Macon
2 Yankee Candles, candy, & wall hanging decor from Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy
8 $5 concession vouchers for Macon Speedway
2 envelopes with 4 tickets each to a Macon race in 2017
2 gift baskets with Macon tickets, apparel, & more
JUST ADDED (5 $10 gift cards courtesy of Whit’s End 51)
Gift Cards, Certificates, Etc. With Details Coming Soon!
To donate items, call the office at 217-764-3200 or message us on facebook.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway) or call 217-764-3000

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. Info 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.

For more information on other Track Enterprises events, follow Track Enterprises online at www.trackenterprises.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and Twitter (@TEIRacing). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises home office at 217-764-3200.

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Hancock Aiming For Perfection Saturday At Macon IL Speedway

Bonuses On The Line For Hancock & Challengers

The Macon Speedway UMP B-Mod division has had some solid fields of cars over the last half of the 2016 season but the end result has been the same for the duration.  Mt. Olive, IL driver, Tim Hancock, a veteran of racing, has been unbeatable in the class this year, winning 15 out of 15 features at the 1/5-mile dirt oval.  This Saturday marks the final night of racing at the track this season and a couple of special bonuses will be on the line.

Saturday will mark the eighth week of racing in which a bounty was on the line for beating Hancock.  It’s available to any driver who can successfully win the B-Mod feature with Hancock still on track running at the end.  It has been raised $50 per week, leaving it at $400 for the finale.

The closer will also have some money on the line for Hancock.  If he elects to start at the tail of the feature, a $200 bonus will be added to his pay if he claims the feature win.  For Hancock, it will be a tough decision, as he wants to finish the season a perfect 16-for-16.  However, there are many nights this year where he would have likely won, even starting from the back.

Fans will be watching the B-Mod action closely on Saturday night guessing, “New winner or perfection?”

Saturday’s program will be filled with racing in the Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, and the aforementioned B-Mods.  In a “Give Back To Fans” night promotion, plenty of giveaways are on the line from the track, sponsors, area businesses, and drivers.  Spectator drags are also on the schedule, allowing fans to sign up to compete in a one on one race in their street legal vehicle.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting at 5:45, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults, while kids 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.

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Season Championship Finale This Saturday At Macon IL Speedway

Night Will Also Feature Prize Giveaways For Fans

This coming Saturday, October 1, Macon IL Speedway will put a wrap on its 2016 racing season.  The last of the 25 scheduled events this season will be the Season Championship Finale, featuring special feature win trophies in addition to drivers collecting Macon points for the final time to decide the award ceremony honorees.  For fans, a special bonus will be the “Give Back To Fans” promotion, featuring giveaways throughout the evening from competitors, sponsors, area businesses, and the track.

The highlighted division of the night will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models.  Springfield, IL driver, Matt Taylor, will be looking to match his brother’s feat a year ago, claiming the Big Ten and Macon championships in the same season.  Track Enterprises’ staff mathematicians have been looking deep into the formulas necessary for anyone to knock Taylor off the top spot.  It doesn’t look likely, as Taylor has a 72 point lead in the Macon points, with the most a driver can accumulate in the night, 60.

When it comes to the Big Ten standings, the water is a little cloudier as the series only counts each drivers best eight finishes toward their point total.  That said, Taylor still looks to be in great shape as his average for each of the nine he has run so far is well above that of Jake Little, Nick Bauman, and Cody Maguire, which are right behind him.  The driver people will be watching is Guy Taylor, as he currently sits fifth in points but has only run 7 events, two less than the competitors in front of him.  Once two of their finishes are dropped, it could catapult him all the way into second.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division championship is wrapped up at the 1/5-mile dirt track.  Taylorville, IL driver, Curt Rhodes, holds a 134 point lead over last year’s runner-up Jeff Graham.  For Rhodes, it will be his first Modified championship at the track during a season in which he has claimed three victories, including last Saturday when he passed his son Zach, during the final laps.  Graham is pretty solid in the second spot while Alan Crowder, Rodney Standerfer, and Zach Rhodes are pretty tight between positions three and five.  The Modified fields have been strong and have put on great races, especially during the second half of the season.

This season has seen an increase in cars in the UMP B-Mod class, especially over the last few weeks.  Some of that could be drivers looking to claim the bounty, which has been place on Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock.  Hancock has the Macon championship wrapped up after claiming 15 out of 15 wins.  This week, the bounty is up to $400 and can be claimed by a driver who wins as long as Hancock finishes the race.  A new wrinkle added for this week will be a $200 option for Hancock if he elects to start at the tail and can win.  Hancock will be trying to remain perfect, which is almost unthinkable with a 16 event season.  Ryan Timmons, Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech complete the top five in points.

Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols has had a stellar season in the UMP Sportsman and Street Stocks.  While he hasn’t run full time in the Macon Street Stock class to compete for the championship, he has won seven of the nine features in the Sportsman division and leads the standings heading into the finale.  Nichols will need to start the feature to lock up the championship over veteran Danny Smith.  Scott Landers has a shot to squeeze into second, while Tom Graham and Tim Bedinger are in a fairly tight race for fourth.

In the aforementioned Street Stock division, Decatur, IL driver Nick Justice has exactly 1,000 points, which is 96 more than his nearest competitor, Kyle Waters.  For Justice, the championship is wrapped up but he would love to park his #36 in victory lane one final time this season, to give himself an impressive tenth win.  Following Justice and Waters are Brian Dasenbrock, Luke Force, and Terry Reed.  Nichols, who is likely to be the Sportsman champion, is sixth in Street Stock points with five wins.

Rounding out Saturday’s classes will be the UMP Hornets.  The division, which has seen a bit of a resurgence in cars this season, has Blue Mound, IL driver Tony Reed leading the points with Jerad Matherly 42 points behind.  The two have had a tight battle all season long but Reed should be able to clinch it by starting the feature on Saturday night.    Ryan Cantrell, Cook Crawford, and Torry Lyons are currently top five in the standings.  Additional money has also been added to Saturday’s purse courtesy of last week’s winner Adam Webb and AJ Motorsports.

Fans will not only be treated by great racing, there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the night.  It will start when the stands open at 5:00 with the first 250 fans receiving notepads and custom coloring pages courtesy of Dynagraphics & Wood Printing.  At least five bicycles will be given away to kids, as Macon Speedway competitors, Curt Rhodes and Tim Bedinger, have stepped up to donate in addition to the track.  For adults, tickets will be drawn for gift cards from Coziahr Harley Davidson, a fire pit from Ace Hardware in Taylorville, five cases of Sun Drop courtesy of American Bottling, and other prizes which are still be accepted and collected.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting at 5:45, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults, while kids 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 POINTS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 504 0
2 38J Jake Little 460 44
3 B1 Nick Bauman 442 62
4 32M Cody Maguire 410 94
5 4T Guy Taylor 392 112
6 33H Roben Huffman 378 126
7 1M Andy Minett 320 184
8 7Z Michael Maestus 284 220
9 11E Brandon Eskew 258 246
10 9M Melissa Hansmeyer 238 266

 

Macon Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 850 0
2 4T Guy Taylor 778 72
3 38J Jake Little 710 140
4 33H Roben Huffman 710 140
5 32M Cody Maguire 656 194
6 B1 Nick Bauman 446 404
7 15C Kevin Crowder 426 424
8 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 358 492
9 25 Dakota Ewing 298 552
10 6P Jose Parga 274 576


Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 862 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 728 134
3 14C Alan Crowder 680 182
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 670 192
5 11 Zach Rhodes 662 200
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 428
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 456
8 96 Cory Daugherty 370 492
9 3 Wade Glover 358 504
10 15L Jim Farley III 356 506


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 900 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 736 164
3 00s Cody Stillwell 720 180
4 57R Tom Riech 706 194
5 55 Tim Riech 660 240
6 2 Eric Brackett 466 434
7 32 Brett Page 326 574
8 66 Roy Magee 322 578
9 14 Tommy Gaither 308 592
10 51 Jamie Riech 306 594


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 534 0
2 98 Danny Smith 484 50
3 41 Scott Landers 456 78
4 72 Tom Graham 414 120
5 25 Tim Bedinger 384 150
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 248
7 12M Terry Myers 194 340
8 25 Dennis Vandermeersch 174 360
9 62 TROY MEDLEY 168 366
10 112 Scott Williams 154 380


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 1000 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 904 96
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 834 166
4 45 Luke Force 640 360
5 5 Terry Reed 602 398
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 574 426
7 3T Kevin Lewis 512 488
8 28 Greg Osman 512 488
9 7 John Bright, Jr. 510 490
10 16 Nick Macklin 498 502


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed 60 0
2 1R Dustin Reed 58 2
3 15C Rafe McKenna 56 4
4 39M Marty Sullivan 54 6
5 66 Mike McChristy 52 8
6 13R Ryan Barton 50 10
7 64CK Cook Crawford 48 12
8 1X Buck Amos 46 14
9 66 Joe McChristy 44 16
10 50 Ben McChristy 42 18

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Additional Money In This Week’s Hornet Purse!!

Courtesy of AJ Motorsports and last Saturday’s World Championship winner, Adam Webb, additional money has been added to this week’s Season Championship purse for the Hornet division.

Saturday’s feature payoff will now be $100-60-45-30-20-20-20-20-20-20.

The winner will also receive a special Season Championship Cup trophy, as will the other five division winners!

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Nichols Takes Double Checkers at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Jeremy Nichols has been racing at Macon Speedway for a long time. He’s raced nearly every class the track has offered and he’s won his fair share of championship, as well. On the week before the finale, Nichols once again graced victory lane not once, but twice. Beginning in the fourth position (second row inside) in the Sportsman division, Nichols manuevered for the lead early in the 15-lap A-Main event and took off for a comfortable lead. In the Big Ten Series Street Stock race, a 20-lapper, Nichols started second position (first row outside) and dashed away from Nick Macklin and Nick Justice for the win. The victory clinched the Big Ten Series Championship for Nichols, which takes the eight-of-the-best-ten finishes among drivers. Darrell Dick started tenth and managed to finish second with a strong run.

Curt Rhodes is going to be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds track champion for 2016 and got the party started with a late-lap pass of his son Zach for the checkered flag. Running second to Zach, Curt wasn’t about to run blocker to just let his son get the victory. He was going to make him earn it but the elder Rhodes got to the top side while the younger Rhodes stayed on the bottom and made the pass.

Tim Hancock remains undefeated in the B-Modifieds class. He has won all 15 15-lap features in the 2016 season. One week remains to determine whether Hancock can run a perfect season.

Aaron Andruskevitch had a strong run in the Beach House Micro Sprints class. Winning his heat race and starting in the first row, Andruskevitch made quick work of the 13-car field and once again found the winner’s circle.

Tyler Vantoll took the checkered flag in the POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets. Vantoll has run second many times but has yet to taste victory at Macon Speedway but that lack of success ended Saturday night as the Belleville driver finally came through.

In the finale of the night, the Hornet World Championship race, Adam Webb of Decatur took the lead from Ricky Carriker on the 11th lap to take the 20-lap win and big six-foot-tall trophy.Carriker, of Wood River, started on the pole and Webb started in the second row but caught up quickly to close in on the leader.

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 3. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 4. Danny Smith (Argenta), 5. Patrick Hawkins (Imperial, MO), 6. Scott Williams (Anchor), 7. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 8. Terry Myers (Springfield), 9. Nathan Whalen, 10. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 2. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Lance Dehm (Chatsworth), 4. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 5. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 8. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 9. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 10. Brett Korves (Swansen)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Darrell Dick (Bloomington), 3. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Charles Biesenthal (Athens), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 8. Billy Nail (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Jeff Watts (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Clint Young (Ava), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Brett Korves (Swansen), 6. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 7. Nathan Schmitt (Trenton), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Ryan Hamilton (Indianapolis, IN), 10. Jeffrey Pasqualone (Freeburg)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 2. Kurt Westerfield, 3. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 4. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 5. Luke Vaughn (Mahomet), 6. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 7. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 8. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 9. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 10. Zach Boden (Madison, WI)

POWRi/Illini Division II Midgets–1. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 2. Adam Taylor (Shorewood), 3. Jason Walls (St. James, MO), 4. Patrick Bruns (Champaign), 5. Wyatt Teare (Rankin)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Dallas Lugge (Belleville), 3. Ricky Carriker (Wood River), 4. Tony Reed (Blue Mound), 5. Aaron Garcia (Belleville), 6. Brad Rexroad (Hammond), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Steven Stine (Stonington), 9. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 10. Fred Reed (Decatur)

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IT IS RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY! FIVE BUCK NIGHT!

Tonight it is 5 Buck Night at Macon Speedway! $5 Grandstand Admission. Burger chip and drink combos for $5 as well as 2 beers for $5! A lot of great action, great food, cold beer, all for a great price! Hornets take center stage with the Hornet World Championship! It is a CEFCU Kids Club Night which will feature bounce house and other fun activities for the kids. Thanks to Decatur Memorial Hospital for sponsoring this great evening of racing and fun!

Divisions Racing

Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
UMP Sportsman
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks
UMP B-Mods
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros
POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets
UMP Hornets (World Championship)

Times:
Pit Gates Open: 4pm
Grandstands Open: 5pm
Drivers Meeting: 5:45pm
Hot Laps: 6pm
Racing Starts: 7pm

Pricing:
General Admission $5
Children 11 & Under FREE

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. Info 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.

For more information on other Track Enterprises events, follow Track Enterprises online at www.trackenterprises.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and Twitter (@TEIRacing). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises home office at 217-764-3200.

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Macon IL Speedway Introduces Five Buck Night This Coming Saturday

$5 Grandstand Admission, $5 Concession Deals, & Great Racing

This coming Saturday night, September 24, Macon IL Speedway will be welcoming fans from all over with a special fan appreciation night, offering $5 grandstand admission, a $5 concession combo, and a special on beer.  The night will be action packed with seven divisions of racing on the card, racing for important points on the next to last night of the season at the 1/5-mile speedplant.

The Five Buck Night is a spinoff of the $5 night held at Lincoln Speedway on the final night of their 09-24-16-five-buck-macon-nightracing season.  On that night, the biggest crowd of the year was in attendance in addition to a huge car count for the track.  This Saturday should feature much of the same, as car counts and racing at Macon has been very good in recent weeks and this weekend marks the final weekend of accumulating UMP national points.

Headlining this week’s events will be the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks in event #9 of the season.  So far this season, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols leads the Big Ten points by 26 over Decatur’s Terry Reed.  Reed, however, has missed one event and things will level out once two events are dropped for each driver at the completion of the ten event schedule.  Dave Crawley, Jr., Kyle Waters, and Rudy Zaragoza are currently in the top five.  Big Ten winners this year include Crawley, who won the first two at Lincoln and Macon, Nichols who won the next four at Jacksonville, Christian County Fair, Macon, and Lincoln, and Crawley who got back into victory lane on September 10th in the John Osman Memorial.  The Street Stock show will be part of a doubleheader weekend, as they compete in an event at Jacksonville on Friday night.

Co-headlining Saturday will be the UMP Hornets.  This week’s event will feature the much anticipated Hornet World Championships.  Not the Macon championship, not the Macon County or Illinois championship, not even the United States championship.  We are talking World Championship.  The event will feature extra purse money as well as a huge trophy for the champion.  Sizable fifth and tenth place trophies will also be handed out.  Among the favorites will be point leader Tony Reed, runner-up Jerad Matherly, as well as Ryan Cantrell, who claimed Saturday’s feature win.  Cook Crawford and Torry Lyons complete the top five in points.  Macon part-timers Jeremy Reed and Adam Webb are also expected to be in the mix.

The Billingsley Towing Modified division has been producing some great races as of late, as well.  Over the last few weeks, the car count has been in the 18-20 range with some stout Modified competitors traveling to race at the bullring.  Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes, has pretty well locked up the Macon Speedway championship, leading by 114 over last year’s runner-up, Jeff Graham.  Alan Crowder is a solid third, while Rodney Standerfer and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.  Last week, Kenny Wallace battled to get by Brian Lynn and claimed the feature win in a race that went flag-to-flag.

$350 in bonus money is available this week in the UMP B-Mod division at the track, by way of the bounty put on Tim Hancock, the division point leader.  Hancock has won an unbelievable 14 out of 14 features this year.  This will be the seventh feature where a bounty has been available but no one has stepped up to claim it.  Some have been close, in fact, last week saw a few drivers capable of grabbing the money.  Hancock, the Mt. Olive, IL driver, has two more weeks to try to cap off a perfect season.  Ryan Timmons is second in the standings, with Cody Stillwell, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech rounding out the top five.

Adding a large amount to the car count will be the excitable POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, as they make their final Macon appearance of the year.  The D-II’s have put on some stellar shows throughout the Midwest this year, racing mainly at Lincoln, Macon, and Jacksonville Speedways.  Champaign, IL driver Patrick Bruns leads the standings by 150 over Tyler Vantoll.  Bruns has won ten out of the 23 features in 2016.  A full field is expected this weekend, as the series hasn’t run since September 2 at Lincoln.

A late addition to this week’s program was the Beach House Micros.  The 600cc Winged Outlaw division, has run several times at Macon this season and due to a strong car count and great racing last Saturday, the division was added to the September 24th event.  In the non-sanctioned events at the track, Garrett Duff, Tyler Day, Jeremy Camp, and Tyler Vantoll have claimed victories.

Rounding out Saturday night’s stacked card will be the UMP Sportsman.  The class, which had a solid turnout a couple weeks ago, will be on the schedule for the final two weeks of the 2016 season.  Jeremy Nichols has won six of the eight races with Timmy Dick claiming the other two victories.  Danny Smith, Tom Graham, Scott Landers, and Tim Bedinger follow Nichols in the overall standings.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting will be 5:45, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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 Remaining Schedule
Saturday, September 24 – Five Buck Night!! $5 Grandstand Admission/$5 Concession Specials
Seven Division Show/CEFCU Kid’s Club/Hornet World Championships
Saturday, October 1 – Season Championship Finale/Six Division Show

CURRENT POINTS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Jeremy Nichols 352 0
2 5 Terry Reed 326 26
3 22 Dave Crawley, Jr. 298 54
4 26 Kyle Waters 272 80
5 67R Rudy Zaragoza 230 122
6 28 Greg Osman 200 152
7 08 Brian Dasenbrock 198 154
8 11 Charles Biesenthal 188 164
9 55S Jason Scrimpsher 186 166
10 3T Kevin Lewis 164 188


Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes 802 0
2 71 Jeff Graham 688 114
3 14C Alan Crowder 630 172
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 622 180
5 11 Zach Rhodes 604 198
6 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 368
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 406 396
8 3 Wade Glover 358 444
9 15L Jim Farley III 356 446
10 96 Cory Daugherty 318 484


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 840 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 686 154
3 00s Cody Stillwell 666 174
4 57R Tom Riech 650 190
5 55 Tim Riech 614 226
6 2 Eric Brackett 466 374
7 32 Brett Page 326 514
8 66 Roy Magee 322 518
9 14 Tommy Gaither 308 532
10 51 Jamie Riech 276 564


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 474 0
2 98 Danny Smith 430 44
3 72 Tom Graham 404 70
4 41 Scott Landers 400 74
5 25 Tim Bedinger 342 132
6 22 Timmy Dick 286 188
7 62 TROY MEDLEY 168 306
8 12M Terry Myers 148 326
9 18 Jerry Myers 144 330
10 93 Ty Nation 136 338


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 870 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 848 22
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 772 98
4 64CK Cook Crawford 722 148
5 20 Torry Lyons 600 270
6 39M Marty Sullivan 506 364
7 40 Adam Webb 400 470
8 66 Mike McChristy 376 494
9 G3 Mike Gossett 374 496
10 04 Steve Stine 374 496


POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Patrick Bruns 6030 0
2 Tyler Vantoll 5880 150
3 Adam Taylor 5610 420
4 Jack Routson 4630 1400
5 Mitchell Davis 3950 2080
6 Hunter Lane 2960 3070
7 Shane Morgan 2890 3140
8 Johnny Murdock 2790 3240
9 John Heydenreich 2550 3480
10 Chett Gehrke 2150 3880

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