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POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Heading To Macon This Saturday

(Macon, IL) – This Saturday, May 13, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be heading to Macon Speedway for their first visit of 2017.  It’s all part of a doubleheader weekend that includes a Friday stop at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Saturday’s stop at “Mighty Macon” will also include the 600cc Outlaws of the POWRi Speedway Motors Micro League.  The Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hornets will make for an action packed evening.

Heading into the Midwest Season Opening Weekend, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League saw a repeat winner and a career-first during the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals Weekend, with Tyler Thomas taking his seventh-career feature win with the League at Valley Speedway, while Tyler Courtney wheeled his way to win number one with the League at the title sponsor-owned, “Diamond of Dirt Tracks,” Lucas Oil Speedway.

The most recent running of the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League saw repeat winners at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Frank Flud and Frank Galusha each took wins making the Fourth Annual Turnpike Challenge, the “Frank” show.  Nathan Benson again proves to be the one to beat when it comes to consistency, as the four-time champion is already atop the charts, leading the standings heading into the weekend.

In the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, leads the standings after a win in the Big 10 opener at Lincoln Speedway last Friday night.  Taylor started in the 6th spot and made his way into the lead after a three car battle with Roben Huffman and Cody Maguire.  Saturday night will be the second event for the Big Ten Pro Late Models this season.

In the UMP Street Stock class, Brian Dasenbrock of Decatur, IL, has taken the lead in the standings, using week-to-week consistency to move up.  Shawn Ziemer, Jason Scrimpsher, and Garrett Lewis complete the top four, none of which have claimed a feature win quite yet.  This year’s winners have been Jeremy Nichols, Terry Reed, and Dave Crawley, Jr.

Rounding out the Saturday night card will be the UMP Hornets.  The car count has started low but has seen some slight improvement lately.  Decatur, IL driver, Ryan Cantrell, leads the points after winning the last two features.  Dustin Reed, Cook Crawford, Brad Rexroad, and Kasey Cantrell complete the top five in points.  Adam Webb, who is seventh in points, won the other feature this season.

Pit gates will open this Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

For further information on POWRi, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Zach Daum 1100 0
2 Logan Seavey 1000 100
3 Spencer Bayston 970 130
4 Ryan Robinson 830 270
5 Tucker Klaasmeyer 790 310
6 Holly Shelton 790 310
7 Jake Neuman 760 340
8 Tanner Carrick 720 380
9 Andrew Felker 700 400
10 Austin Brown 690 410


POWRi Speedway Motors National Micro League

Pos Driver Points Gap
1 Nathan Benson 560 0
2 Frank Flud 540 20
3 Jim Woods 490 70
4 Harley Hollan 430 130
5 Frank Galusha 400 160
6 Andy Bishop 390 170
7 Slater Helt 380 180
8 Jason McDougal 380 180
9 Derrik Ortega 370 190
10 Joe B Miller 360 200

 

UMP Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Guy Taylor 60 0
2 11E Brandon Eskew 58 2
3 32M Cody Maguire 56 4
4 1M Andy Minett 54 6
5 10A Shawn Vaughn 52 8
6 2K Kyle Van Dorn 50 10
7 A10 Bob Sinder 48 12
8 T22 Tegan Evans 46 14
9 21 JR Maple 44 16
10 33H Roben Huffman 42 18


Macon Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 176 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 174 2
3 32M Cody Maguire 144 32
4 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 142 34
5 10A Shawn Vaughn 140 36
6 36 Nick Justice 126 50
7 38J Jake Little 114 62
8 84 Myles Moos 98 78
9 67R Rudy Zaragoza 96 80
10 33H Roben Huffman 94 82


Macon Speedway UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock 158 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer 152 6
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher 136 22
4 28L Garrett Lewis 122 36
5 J24 Jeremy Nichols 118 40
6 5 Terry Reed 114 44
7 22X Darrell Dick 114 44
8 711W Walt Layne 94 64
9 1 Fredie Thomas 82 76
10 711 Justin Layne 64 94


Macon Speedway UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 87 Ryan Cantrell 178 0
2 1R Dustin Reed 156 22
3 64CK Cook Crawford 152 26
4 911 Brad Rexroad 112 66
5 87K Kasey Cantrell 102 76
6 39M Marty Sullivan 102 76
7 40 Adam Webb 60 118
8 M2 Matt Adkins 52 126
9 25C Caleb Branch 52 126
10 42 Rachel Sattley 52 126

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Beach House To Present Plenty Of Micro Racing At Macon

In addition to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets making their first appearance this Saturday, the POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, presented by Beach House Restaurant will be racing for the first of at least 10 times at the track.
 
While three of the visits this season will be national events with POWRi, all of the Micro events are presented by the Beach House, located on the shores of Lake Decatur.
 
The track is a popular one for the class, as national events draw in upwards of 50 cars and non-sanctioned track shows for the Beach House Micros have fields around 20. The drivers age range starts very young with a good number of talented veterans mixed in.
 
Macon Speedway fans will be seeing a lot of the Beach House Micros this summer, starting with this Saturday as well as May 29. Other dates at this time are June 3, July 1, July 8, July 29, August 12, August 19, September 2, and September 23. Additional dates are possible.
 
The Beach House Restaurant features seafood, steaks & flatbreads served in a classic, stone-walled dining room with patio on the water. There are delicious lunch and dinner menus to fit your needs and appetite.
 
For more info on the restaurant, visit www.decaturbeachhouse.com.

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Little Is Big Man At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Jake Little of Springfield started the night by setting the brand new Pro Late Model fast lap in time trials, beating the old mark by 0.019 second. The former record was set by Matt Taylor on May 14, 2016 at 11.143. It now stands as 11.124. The evening got better for Little as he finished second in his heat race and drew a two in the re-draw to start first row outside. He would take away the lead early in the 20-lap feature and run away for the first checkered flag of the 2017 season.

Danny Smith made it two-for-two in the Sportsman division after winning on Opening Night in April. He felt surprised in victory lane because this doesn’t happen to him very often. Smith had little problem controlling the pace and the field as Timmy Dick finished in second place a few car length’s back.

Smith would not have as much luck or success in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature as he was poised to finish second until Austin Lynn pulled a slide job to take second place away from him and Brian Lynn, Austin’s dad, would also pass Smith for third. Rodney Standerfer, former two-time Modified track champion, made the most of his opportunity with a front row start and sped away for his first Macon Speedway checkered flag of the season.

A 19-car night for the B-Modifieds brought out a terrific racing show that featured a familiar face in victory lane, Tim Hancock. In a back-and-forth battle with Clint Young, Hancock took the lead for good on lap eight and managed to hold on for his second straight feature win of the season.

Terry Reed made quick work of the Street Stock feature, winning the 15-lap event. The action was really for second place as Brian Dasenbrock would take the spot ahead of Shawn Ziemer.

In the Hornet feature, Ryan Cantrell came from last place to win the 15-lap race and also was taken out in the closing laps by his wife Kasey as they were going through one of the turns. Kasey came up to Ryan in victory lane and apologized and shared a hug and a smile in the victory lane photo after the race.

The night’s program was sponsored by Kid’s Castle Learning Centers in Decatur and Springfield as it was Teacher Appreciation Night, where teachers with proper school ID were admitted in for free. It was also a special $5 admission night at the track which brought out a large crowd to enjoy the night’s racing action. Macon Speedway offers up open wheel action next Saturday night with the first appearance of the season by the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. The Pro Late Models will race in a Midwest Big Ten Series event plus the Street Stocks and Hornets make up the show.

Results For Macon Speedway (Top 10’s)

Pro Late Models – 1. 38J-Jake Little[Springfield]; 2. 24-Matt Taylor[Springfield]; 3. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[New Berlin]; 4. 10A-Shawn Vaughn[Loami]; 5. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr[Blue Mound]; 6. 77-Patrick Younger[Decatur]; 7. (DNF) 32M-Cody Maguire[Carlinville]; 8. (DNF) 84-Myles Moos[Lincoln]; 9. (DNF) 67R-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville]; 10. (DNF) A10-Bob Sinder[Springfield]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield]; 2. 72A-Austin Lynn[Mason City]; 3. 72-Brian Lynn[Mason City]; 4. 98-Danny Smith[Argenta]; 5. 55-Collin Alexander[Clinton]; 6. 98C-Cole Hussong[Mattoon]; 7. 10-Curt Rhodes[Taylorville]; 8. 7-Blake Thompson[Troy]; 9. (DNF) 71-Jeff Graham[Stonington]; 10. (DNF) 14C-Alan Crowder[Elwin]

B-Mods – 1. 22T-Tim Hancock[Mt. Olive]; 2. 42-Clint Young[Ava]; 3. 29-Jeff LeBaube[Dittmer, MO]; 4. 57R-Tom Riech[Springfield]; 5. 360-John Seets III[Brighton]; 6. 18-Jerry Thompson[Troy]; 7. 61S-Ricky Smith[Alton]; 8. 43-Jared Thomas[Edinburg]; 9. 00S-Cody Stillwell[Godfrey]; 10. 66-Roy Magee[Springfield]

Sportsman – 1. 98-Danny Smith[2]; 2. 22-Timmy Dick[1]; 3. 41-Scott Landers[4]; 4. 11-Rick Roedel[3]; 5. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers[5]; 6. (DNF) 44-Bill Berghaus[7]; 7. (DNF) 47-James Landis[6]

Street Stocks – 1. 5-Terry Reed[2]; 2. 08-Brian Dasenbrock[3]; 3. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer[1]; 4. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher[5]; 5. 711W-Walt Layne[4]; 6. 73-Garrett Lewis[8]; 7. 31-Roy Beal[7]; 8. (DNF) 42-Michael Dick[9]; (DNS) 711-Justin Layne

Hornets – 1. 87R-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; 2. 21R-Dustin Reed[Decatur]; 3. 911-Brad Rexroad[Hammond]; 4. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur]; 5. M2-Matt Adkins[Cumbargo]; 6. 63-Paul Peters[Pana]; 7. 87K-Kasey Cantrell[Pana]; 8. (DNF) 88-Brian Offer[Springfield]; 9. (DNF) 5-Trebor Henson[Centralia]; 10. (DNF) 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]

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IT’S RACE DAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

After a miserable week filled with torrential rains, we come into a beautiful Saturday of weather perfect for Five Buck Night and Teacher Appreciation Night. A full 6 division racing program is on tap all for just $5 Adult General Grandstand Admission. Teachers, thanks to Kid’s Castle Learning Center, with proper ID, get in FREE!! It is going to be an action packed night of fun that you just can’t get anywhere else for 5 bucks! Bring afriend or 2 and enjoy a night of fun at Mighty Macon Speedway!

Full Show Information:

Saturday, May 6

FIVE BUCK NIGHT
Teacher Appreciation Night presented by Kid’s Castle Learning Center
$5 Grandstand Admission
FREE ADMISSION for teachers with teacher/school ID card

Divisions Racing:
DIRTcar UMP Billingsley BP Car Wash Elite Wash Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Sportsman
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

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

Pricing:
Adults-$5
Children 11 & Under-FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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.

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on 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.

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

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Cheap Admission Nights On Tap For This Weekend

Five Buck Nights Scheduled For Lincoln Speedway & Macon Speedway

This weekend is a great one for race fans in Central Illinois, as two nights of racing can be seen for just $5 each.  Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway, both promoted by the Track Enterprise office, have slashed admission prices for this weekend to pack the grandstands.  Despite being a $5 admission at each track, both speedways will have full shows of racing with all of the weekly favorites.

On Friday night, May 5 at Lincoln Speedway, Five Buck admission night will feature the UMP Big Ten Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, and the UMP Hornets.  In addition, the 305 Winged Sprint Cars will put on a show at the track for the first time in two years.

On Saturday night, May 6 at Macon Speedway, fans who take advantage of the Five Buck admission will get to see racing in six different divisions.  Headlining the list will be the UMP Pro Late Models and Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds.  Both classes have seen great racing so far this season with different winners each week.  UMP B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets will also be in action.

At Lincoln Speedway Friday, pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:15, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Macon Speedway will open pits at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

In other track news recently announced, both tracks have upped the payout for the Hornet division.  This is in an effort to revive a class which was up in numbers last year but has started slowly this season.  The payout is basically doubled at both facilities with pay at $100 to win and $15 to start based on 15 cars or less.  If the class has 16 cars or more, the winner will receive $120 while start pay is boosted to $20.  The pay increase has been well received by Hornet competitors and officials hope that the car count numbers increase on a weekly basis.

One concern that has been brought up numerous times this week is the weather.  Fortunately, it looks like the rain is predicted to leave the Lincoln area early Thursday afternoon.  It has also been reported that Lincoln did not get as much rain as expected.  All efforts will be made to race there on Friday.  As far as Macon, dry conditions are forecasted on Friday as well as Saturday and winds should help the situation as well.  Updates will be posted on Facebook as well as the website as the next couple of days progress.

About Lincoln Speedway:

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

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

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.

Current Lincoln Speedway Standings (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24T Matt Taylor 60 0
2 38J Jake Little 58 2
3 38L Ryan Little 56 4
4 84 Myles Moos 54 6
5 11E Brandon Eskew 52 8
6 84R Jeff Ray 50 10
7 33H Roben Huffman 48 12
8 67R Rudy Zaragoza 46 14
9 32M Cody Maguire 44 16
10 20 Dustin Ingram 42 18


UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 35 Brandon Roberts 60 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger 58 2
3 72A Austin Lynn 56 4
4 9 Ken Schrader 54 6
5 32 Donovan Lodge 52 8
6 14 Brian Lynn 50 10
7 37 Derrick Carlson 48 12
8 10 Curt Rhodes 46 14
9 97 Charles Hess 44 16
10 9C Russ Coultas 42 18


POWRi DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 51R Gedd Ross 60 0
2 56 Mitchell Davis 58 2
3 30T Tyler Vantoll 56 4
4 2 Christopher Baue 54 6
5 7B Dave Baugh 52 8
6 15M Shane Morgan 50 10
7 11 Brandon Smith 48 12
8 10R Jack Routson 46 14
9 5 Wyatt Teare 44 16
10 15S Jim Parcardi 42 18


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14K Shane Kelley 60 0
2 21 Mike Eskew 58 2
3 64CK Cook Crawford 56 4
4 89 Vernon Carlow 54 6

 

Current Macon Speedway Standings (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr 118 0
2 24 Matt Taylor 118 0
3 32M Cody Maguire 96 22
4 33H Roben Huffman 94 24
5 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 90 28
6 36 Nick Justice 86 32
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 86 32
8 4T Guy Taylor 56 62
9 38J Jake Little 54 64
10 84 Myles Moos 52 66

UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 114 0
2 72A Austin Lynn 114 0
3 10 Curt Rhodes 106 8
4 3 Wade Glover 96 18
5 99 Tim Luttrell 96 18
6 98 Danny Smith 92 22
7 14C Alan Crowder 78 36
8 517 Rick Hamilton 72 42
9 7 Blake Thompson 72 42
10 33 Jeremy Nichols 68 46


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell 104 0
2 57R Tom Riech 102 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson 100 4
4 0 Tim Hancock 98 6
5 28 Justin Durbin 94 10
6 14 Tommy Gaither 90 14
7 2 Eric Brackett 88 16
8 55 Tim Riech 86 18
9 5G Jimmy Glover 68 36
10 74 Amanda Lange 62 42


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 98 Danny Smith 60 0
2 112 Scott Williams 58 2
3 11 Rick Roedel 56 4
4 41 Scott Landers 54 6
5 56 Brandon Pralle 52 8
6 22 Timmy Dick 50 10
7 12M Terry Myers 48 12


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 118 0
2 22X Darrell Dick 114 4
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 100 18
4 23Z Shawn Ziemer 96 22
5 55S Jason Scrimpsher 82 36
6 1 Fredie Thomas 82 36
7 28L Garrett Lewis 72 46
8 22 Dave Crawley, Jr 60 58
9 28 Greg Osman 56 62
10 711 Justin Layne 54 64


UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 87 Ryan Cantrell 118 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford 110 8
3 1R Dustin Reed 98 20
4 40 Adam Webb 60 58
5 911 Brad Rexroad 56 62
6 87K Kasey Cantrell 54 64
7 25C Caleb Branch 52 66
8 42 Rachel Sattley 52 66
9 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock 50 68
10 39M Marty Sullivan 48 70

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Lucas Oil Late Model Event Postponed To July 25th

MACON, IL (April 27, 2017) – This weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL and Macon Speedway in Macon, IL have been postponed. With the forecast for rain and thunderstorms on an already heavily saturated track and facility at both venues, speedway and series officials have agreed to postpone the events.

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will now take place on Tuesday, July 25th. The event will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will run for $1,000 to win and the B-Mods will also be in action.

Macon Speedway’s next event will be Five Buck Night, with $5 grandstand admission next Saturday, May 6th. UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Hornets are on the schedule.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

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.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Ready For Macon Saturday

St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 To Pay $12,000 To Winner

MACON, IL (April 24, 2017) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will close out the month of April by visiting the Midwest for two thrilling events.  One of those two is coming up this Saturday night at the Mighty Macon Speedway 1/5-mile in Macon, IL.  The 100-lap event will be paying $12,000 to the winner and will see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country, vying for the top prize.

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will cap off a weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Models that see them at Tri-City Speedway on Friday then Macon on Saturday, April 29th. The highly-anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

In 2016, Bobby Pierce wrestled his No. 32 entry to Victory Lane after a grueling 100-laps with no power steering.  Brandon Sheppard finished a close second, followed by: Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, and Darrell Lanigan.  The racing was unbelievable for the complete 100 laps with the end of the race being crazy down the stretch, seeing three wide racing for the lead spot.

The Open Wheel Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this week as part of the special event.  Heading into the week, the point lead is shared by a father/son combo.  Mason City’s Brian Lynn, who won on opening night, and his son, Austin Lynn, who finished second to UMP National Champion, Mike Harrison, are tied at the top of the standings.  The Lynn’s have been a nice addition to the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division early this season, as they are normally just part time competitors at the track.  Last year’s champion, Curt Rhodes, is third in points, while Wade Glover and Tim Luttrell complete the top five.

Rounding out the Saturday card will be the UMP B-Mods, which had 22 cars this past Saturday night.  Cody Stillwell leads the way by just two points over Tom Riech.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Hancock, and Justin Durbin complete the top five.  Stillwell and Tim Hancock have won this year’s features.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

Lucas Oil Championship Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS TRAIL BY
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2260  
2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 2140 -120
3 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2110 -150
4 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1980 -280
5 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1955 -305
6 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1950 -310
7 28e Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1890 -370
8 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1870 -390
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 1720 -540
10 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 1640 -620
11 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 1625 -635
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1555 -705
13 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 1395 -865
14 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 1370 -890
15 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1360 -900

Macon Speedway
Phone Number 217-764-3000
Track Promoter: Bob Sargent
Location: 205 North Wiles, Macon, IL 62544
Website: www.maconracing.com

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway – April 29th:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Macon Speedway April 29th Event Purse:
1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

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$1,000 To Win For Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Mods Saturday

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this coming Saturday, April 29 at Macon Speedway.  It will be part of the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 night for the Lucas Oil Late Models, which pays $12,000 to win.  The B-Mods will also be in action.

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Thrilling Finishes Cap Cold Night At Macon Speedway

Thrilling Finishes Caps Cold Night at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Remarkable finishes highlighted a cold night of stock car racing at Macon Speedway Saturday evening. Dave Crawley, Jr. outlasted Jeremy Nichols in the Big Ten Series Street Stock Series 20-lap feature 24 hours after Nichols bested Crawley at Lincoln Speedway. And in the safe fashion for both races, it was close, side-by-side and lapped traffic played key roles in lead changes. Friday, Nichols took advantage in a special 40-lap event and lapped traffic helped him edge out Crawley. Saturday was the opposite story in half the laps.

Austin Lynn looked untouchable in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds feature until Mike Harrison caught up and made things interesting. Lynn and Harrison traded the lead for two laps of back and forth passing from the bottom to the top and only a lap seven caution led to Lynn’s undoing. On the restart, Lynn went up too high and got caught in the cushion of mud near the wall and slowed his machine down enough for Harrison, who started fifth, to claim the lead out of the second turn and run away to the checkered flag.

Tim Hancock ran into troubles at Opening Night when he broke his transmission in the closing laps while running second. The defending track champion took care of business and was only challenged by his son, Tim Hancock, Jr., in the car Tim Hancock went 17-for-17 in features a season ago. Hancock was most notable for giving away his trophies at the end of the race decided to hold onto this one and give to his granddaughter.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. started in the front row and kept hold of the lead from the beginning for the length of 20 laps. Matt Taylor, last week’s feature winner, stayed close but was not able make the move for the lead.

In victory lane for the first time this season in the Hornet division was Ryan Cantrell. It was his second feature win in two seasons at Macon Speedway.

Tyler Vantoll made a pass on Aidan Roosevans for the win and checkered flag in the first appearance of the season for the POWRi Division 2 Midgets.

Macon Speedway brings along a thrilling ride to the show next week with the 3rd Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series battling for $12,000-to-win. Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds and B-Modifieds make up the show for next Saturday. Grandstands will open at 4pm with the racing beginning at 7pm.

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 3. Zeb Moake (Freeburg), 4. Brian Lynn (Mason City), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 6. Danny Smith (Argenta), 7. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 8. Wade Glover (Brighton), 9. Jacob Steinkoenig (Highland), 10. Alan Crowder (Elwin)

Big Ten Street Stock Series–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Justin Layne (Alsey), 5. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 6. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Fredie Thomas, 10. Walt Layne (Alsey)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. TJ Frazier (Lebanon), 4. Brett Korves (Swansen), 5. Clint Young (Ava), 6. Justin Durbin, 7. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 8. Tom Riech (Springfield), 9. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 10. Tommy Gaither (Bunker Hill)

POWRi Division 2 Midgets–1. Tyler Vantoll (Belleville), 2. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 3. Ryan Probst (New Lenox), 4. Josh Thomas (Edinburg), 5. Daltyn England

Pro Late Models–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Nick Justice (Decatur), 4. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 8. Bob Sidner (Springfield), 9. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 10. Brianna Sheppard (New Berlin)

Hornets–1. Ryan Cantrell (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 3. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 4. Kasey Cantrell (Decatur), 5. Rachel Sattley (Decatur)

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Week #2 Racing TONIGHT!

IT IS RACE DAY! After a fantastic opener we are back for another great night of Saturday night racing action. College Students, be ready to enjoy this night and remember that college ID as you get FREE ADMISSION if you bring it with you and show it! It is going to be a night full of fun for everyone! Let’s go racing!

Saturday, April 22
College Night presented by University Dogs
Current College Students Free Admission
With Valid ID

 

Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Billingsley BP Car Wash​ Elite Wash Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
POWRi DII Midgets

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

Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – FREE
Pit admission:
$30 for adults
$15 for children 11 and under

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.

More information:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on 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.

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

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