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Aug 20

Huge Race Weekend In Central Illinois Is Here

Lincoln, Macon, & State Fair Races To Keep Fans Smiling

LincolnPOWRiCard                Months of preparation are just about to be put into action, as Track Enterprises begins the busiest part of its 2015-schedule, State Fair weekend.  In addition to Saturday and Sunday races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, events at Lincoln Speedway Friday night and Macon Speedway Saturday night will keep racefans thirst quenched over the next three days.

It all begins Friday night, August 21, as the highly popular POWRi Midgets and Micros make their way to Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL.  Joining them for their only visit this summer will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and the UMP Modifieds.  Beautiful sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 80’s will make for a perfect day.  Hotlaps begin at 6:00 with racing at 7:00.MaconPOWRiCardAugust22

Saturday morning, a list of 37 expected USAC Silver Crown cars willbe making the trek to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for one of the most anticipated races on the mile in over a decade.  Joining the open wheel stars will be the UMP Sportsman for their Nationals event.  Hotlaps will begin at 10:00 AM with racing around 12:00 noon.

The second half of Saturday’s doubleheader takes place at Macon Speedway, as POWRi Midgets and Micros are on the card.  The final visit this season for POWRi will also see the UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds and UMPIllinois Fair Poster V2 Street Stocks.  Practice at Macon will begin at 6:00 with racing at 7:00.

Rounding out the weekend will be the SuperChevyStores.com 100 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  32 drivers are currently scheduled to compete at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for one of just two dirt races on the season-long schedule.  Practice will begin at 9:00 AM with racing taking the green on the Sportsman feature at 12:00 noon.

Many racefans are planning to make all four shows this weekend, as the events are close in proximity and the entry lists will see some of the best in the country at all three tracks.

Full information on any of the races can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, or maconracing.com.

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Aug 18

POWRi Doubleheader Compliments State Fair Races

Fans To Attend Lincoln, Macon, & Illinois State Fair This Weekend

It’s a dream weekend for racing fans in Illinois this week, as plenty of options are available for great action with some of the best drivers in the country converging in Central Illinois.  In addition to the traditional USAC and ARCA races at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the POWRi Midgets and Micros will be flying around the Lincoln and Macon Speedways.

On Friday night, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors Micros will start the weekend with a Track Enterprises promotion at Lincoln Speedway.   The Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds are also scheduled to put on an exciting show.  Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.

On Saturday morning, fans will make the trek to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, as the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the Tony Bettenhausen 100.  An awesome field of 37 cars are on the pre-entry list, sure to make it one of the best showings in years.  UMP Sportsman are also on the schedule with preliminary action for the Sportsman Nationals.  Pits open at 7:00 AM, grandstands at 9:00, hotlaps at 10:00, and racing will start at 12:00 with the Silver Crown race at 2:00.

When the races end in Springfield, fans and officials will be heading to Macon Speedway for day #2 of POWRi racing.  In addition to the Midgets and Micros, UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks will be pacing the 1/5-mile oval.  Macon pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.

It will be another quick turnaround for the final day of the huge racing weekend, as everyone turns around to attend the final day of the Illinois State Fair.  Sunday’s action will feature the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in the SuperChevyStores100.com and the feature event for the Sportsman Nationals.  Pits will open at 6:00, grandstands at 8:30, hotlaps at 9:00, and racing will take the green at 12:00.

Full information on all of the aforementioned events can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, or www.maconracing.com.  Pre-sale discount tickets for the Illinois State Fair races are still available by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or the Illinois State Fair.

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Aug 15

Dizzy Feeling at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) For the first time in history, Macon Speedway intentionally had a car crash under another car and get decapitated, another car drive head on into a staged vertical car, and a man blow himself up in a minivan. All survived. History Channel’s Mr. Dizzy created memories for fans and left a wake of destruction in his path along with a night of stock car racing at the 70th anniversary celebration of the historical dirt oval.

Guy Taylor of Springfield took advantage of a mistake late in the 25-lap Midwest Big Ten Series for the Pro Late Models. Bobby Beiler was on his way to his first Late Model feature win but with six laps to go coming through the fourth turn, Beiler was hung up in the cushion of mud that was created by the night’s racing event and it slowed the lead allowing Taylor to make the pass. Taylor was untouched for the remaining laps and picked up another victory. Matt Taylor, Guy’s brother, was able to notch second ahead of Beiler.

Terry Reed continued his current domination of the Street Stock division. Hanging in second place behind Kyle Waters, Reed took over with five laps to go and a one-lap dash to the finish kept Reed with the checkered flag.

Luke Verardi was the driver on top of the Beach House Mini Sprints division Saturday night. A wild finish in the heat race, Verardi got a front row start and held on with a hard-charging Zac Taylor taking runner-up. Gabe Verardi finished ahead of Ryan Frantz and Evan Weyant.

Adam Webb went from the tail to the top spot in eight laps and went on for a 12-lap feature win over Nick Jenema. Jenema from Grant Rapids, MI.,drove to central Illinois to purchase Webb’s back-up car. Webb drove away with the checkered flag in a brand new 4-cylinder Hornet.

Huge racing events are lined up for the month of August. Macon Speedway hosts the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints next Saturday night. The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and Street Stocks will be part of the program that gets underway after the Tony Bettenhausen 100 USAC Silver Crown race and Sportsman races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The racing concludes with the SuperChevyStores.com 100 ARCA Racing Series event and Sportsman Nationals event on Sunday.

Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 5. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 6. Tom Krankel, 7. Nick Justice (Harristown), 8. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 9. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 10. Shawn Ziemer (Decatur)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 3. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Luke Force (Argenta), 6. Greg Osman (Macon), 7. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Jamie Suddarth, 9. Richard Beiler (Blue Mound), 10. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur)

Beach House Mini Sprints–1. Luke Verardi, 2. Zac Taylor, 3. Gabe Verardi, 4. Ryan Frantz, 5. Evan Weyant, 6. Shelby Bosie, 7. Nic Harris, 8. Jeff Beasley, 9. Chad Sellers, 10. Larry Eastin

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Nick Jenema (Grand Rapids, MI), 3. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 4. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 5. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 6. Marty Sullivan (Mt. Zion), 7. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 8. Jerad Matherly (Decatur)

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Aug 15

Eve Of Destruction Set For Tonight At Macon Speedway

Eve of Destruction 8-15-15 Raceprint FlierHere we go… It’s Eve Of Destruction Day at Macon Speedway. Mr. Dizzy, a five time world record holder, will be on hand for car explosions, steel wall crash, fireworks, and more. Racing will feature the Midwest Big Ten Series​ Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, and Beach House Micros.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for children 11 and under. Bring the family for a great night of entertainment.

More info at maconracing.com.

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Aug 14

Big Ten Points & Extra Money On The Line For Pro Late Models

Headline Division Part Of Macon Speedway Eve Of Destruction Show

In addition to all the craziness from the Eve Of Destruction festivities at Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night, four racing divisions are also scheduled to put on a great show.  Among them are the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, and Beach House Micros.

11403248_862698597143432_1629541438735396437_n                The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models are led this season by Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor, who has won three of the four feature events.  With two wins at Macon, one at Lincoln, and a worst run of third at Lincoln in June, Taylor will be the favorite to find victory lane tomorrow night.  However, drivers like Nick Bauman, Tommy Sheppard, Roben Huffman, and Tom Krankel are top five in points for a reason.  They will be knocking on Taylor’s door, wanting to savor the taste of a Big Ten victory.  Bauman did claim the Lincoln win on June 12.

Tomorrow night’s Big Ten Pro Late Model race will pay $700 to win for the 25-lap affair. A strong field of cars is expected, as the Big Ten Pro Late Models have not had a race since July 3.  After a week off for the Decatur Festival, solid fields will most likely arrive for the other classes as well.

The evening will be highlighted by Macon Speedway’s first ever Eve Of Destruction.  World Renowned stuntman, Mr. Dizzy, a five-time world record holder, will be on hand performing death defying stunts like a steel wall crash and a human car explosion.  Fireworks will be held to cap off the night.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for children 11 and under.  There are plenty of discount vouchers throughout the area, including Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy and Donnelly’s CARQUEST.

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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Aug 10

​Car Explosions, Steel Wall Crash, Fireworks, & Racing Coming To Macon

Eve of Destruction 8-15-15 Raceprint FlierAnticipation Builds For Saturday’s Craziness Of First Eve Of Destruction

Macon Speedway will be entertainment central for family fun this coming Saturday, August 15, as the first ever Eve of Destruction is held at the facility.  Final preparations are being put into place for car explosions, a steel wall crash, fireworks, racing and more.  Discount coupons for the event are located throughout the area including Donnelly’s CARQUEST and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.

Fans, both young and young at heart, will be treated to world renowned, Mr. Dizzy, who has appeared on the History Channel TV show, American Daredevils.  Mr. Dizzy is a five time world record holder for different stunts that he has been able to accomplish.  Mr. Dizzy will escape an exploding vehicle and be part of a steel wall crash.  In addition to those two events, fireworks will close out the show that includes racing action in four of Macon Speedway’s divisions.  Competing during the night will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models in the Shrine 50, UMP Street Stocks, Beach House Micros, and UMP Hornets.

Mr. Dizzy and his wild and crazy buddies will be on hand at Shaner’s Auto Salvage in Springfield on Friday to perform a death-defying firewalk.  92.7 WQLZ will be on hand, providing a live radio remote of this dangerous stunt to kick off the weekend.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, registration closes at 6:00 when hotlaps begin, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Adult admission is $15, while children 11 and under are free.  Discount coupons are available at numerous businesses in the area including Donnelly’s CARQUEST and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.

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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 320 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 294 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 268 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 232 5)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204 7)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 198 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 9)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 184 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 166

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 682 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 618 3) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 572 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 514 5) TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 448 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 434  7)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 348 9)Tim Luttrell- Riverton, IL 336 10)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 316

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 254 1)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 254 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 208 4)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 190 5)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 174 6)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 7)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 148 9)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 10)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 118

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 686 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 634 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 598 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 582 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 542 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 520 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 442 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 398  9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 336 10)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 318

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 578 1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 572 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 510 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 452 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 432 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 416  7)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 376   8)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 360 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 356 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, IL 292

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Aug 06

Go-Karts Invading Macon This Saturday

8th annual Hartung Powerwash
$20 entry
$25 pit pass

Adult Clone $300 to win
*15 kart minimum

Adult Clone 400 $300 to win
*15 kart minimum
* driver must weigh 200 lbs w/ helmet and jacket

Jr 3 $200 to win
*15 kart minimum

Winged Outlaw $500 to win
**20 kart minimum

All other classes 70% payback

Gates open @ 12
Hot laps 5
Racing 6

For further info, contact Promoter Tom Bennett at 217-519-2471.

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Aug 04

1st Eve Of Destruction Coming To Macon August 15

Eve Of DestructionGo-Karts On The August 8 Card

Coming off of one of the biggest events of the year, Macon Speedway is carrying momentum to its stretch run on the 2015-schedule.  This past Saturday’s KERBYSTRONG 100 drew the second largest car count of the season with 34 Super Late Models and over 100 cars overall.  The rest of August will feature a variety of can’t miss events including Go-Karts this week, with the 1st ever Macon Speedway Eve of Destruction, the final POWRi Night of the year, and the rescheduled Herald & Review 100.

The weekly stock car program is on hiatus for one week, as the Go-Kart organization from Cerro-Gordo comes to town for their annual show this Saturday night.  That means that the next event on the schedule is the 1st ever Eve of Destruction at Macon Speedway.  The August 15 show will feature, world renowned, Mr. Dizzy, who has appeared on the History Channel’s tv show, American Daredevils.  There will be a Human Car Explosion, a Steel Wall Crash, Fireworks, and more.  The event will also have racing from the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Micros, and Hornets.  It will be the perfect mix of thrills and racing for entertainment seekers and race fans alike.

Rounding out the rest of the month, POWRi will return for its final visit of the season on Saturday, August 22 with their Lucas Oil National Midgets and Speedway Motors Micros.  The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds and UMP Street Stocks will also be on the card.

Just four days later, Macon will be back in action with the rescheduled Herald & Review 100 for the Super Late Models.  It is the makeup for the rained out Summernationals event.  The Wednesday, August 26 event will also feature the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and B-Mods.

The last event of the month will be on Saturday, August 29.  On that night, the 11th annual Illinois Street Stock championship will be held for the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Hornets, and Beach House Micros will also compete.

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.

For information on the Go-Kart event, contact Tom Bennett at 217-519-2471.

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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Brian Dively-Springfield, IL 268 2)Chuck Mitchell-Jacksonville, IL 224 3)Ryan Little-Springfield, IL 204 4)Greg Kimmins-Pleasant Plains, IL 162 5)Jake Little-Springfield, IL 144 6) Jim Moon-Zionsville, IN 136 7)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 122 8)Daryn Klein-Collinsville, IL 116 9)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 110 10)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 106

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 320 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 294 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 268 4)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 232 5)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 204 7)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 198 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 9)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 184 10)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 166

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 682 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 618 3) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 572 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 514 5) TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 448 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 434  7)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374 8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 348 9)Tim Luttrell- Riverton, IL 336 10)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 316

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 254 1)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 254 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 208 4)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 190 5)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 174 6)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 7)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 8)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 148 9)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 10)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 118

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 686 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 634 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 598 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 582 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 542 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 520 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 4428)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 398  9)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 336 10)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 318

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 578 1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 572 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 510 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 452 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 432 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 416  7)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 376   8)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 360 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 356 10)Jeremy Reed-Decatur, IL 292

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Aug 03

Track Enterprises Sets Details For Lincoln Speedway Show

LincolnPOWRiCardPOWRi Midgets To Headline August 21 Event

Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL have announced the details on the Lincoln Speedway event coming up on Friday, August 21.  Four divisions are planned to help kick off a huge racing weekend in central Illinois with races at the State Fair on Saturday and Sunday in addition to Macon Speedway’s Saturday night program.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors Micros will be on the card in addition to the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds.  The Pro Late Models were added to the card to make up for some of the rainouts that have occurred on the Big Ten schedule this season.

The August 21 show will mark the only appearance for POWRi for Lincoln Speedway during the 2015-season.  Strong fields of cars are expected with a double header weekend, as Macon Speedway hosts POWRi on Saturday.  The events are part of State Fair weekend where USAC Silver Crown competes on Saturday afternoon and ARCA races Sunday in Springfield.  Sportsman are on the card for both days.

Pits will open at Lincoln at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

More information may be found at trackenterprises.com or lincolnspeedwayil.com.

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Aug 02

A Perfect Ten: Kerbystrong 100 at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL)–Macon Speedway honored the late Kerby Damery, a Macon native and former Macon Speedway track champion, with a trifecta of racing classes in which Damery raced during his longtime career. Damery was honored with a total of 100 laps with 50 in the UMP Super Late Model class, and 25 laps each for the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the Sportsman.

Damery’s most recognized trophy class was the Late Model division where he was the track champion in 2004, in addition to claiming Budweiser Shootout wins in 1998 & 2001. 34 Late Models were signed in, the most in a long time for that division.

The 50-lap feature for the Late Models featured back and forth action with Dave Crawley, Jr. and Scott Schmitt. Crawley lost control of the lead on lap 37 when a lapped car slowed Crawley and Schmitt took the top spot and started to pull away. Crawley pulled into the infield during a caution on lap 40 and did not return. Schmitt, of Tonica, dominated the final ten laps and cruised to the victory. How fitting for the Late Model feature winner to use the same number as Kerby Damery, #10.

Dennis Vandermeersch, a firefighter from Springfield, took the win in the Sportsman 25-lapper. He was second-fiddle to Jeremy Nichols until Nichols pulled into the infield with a lap to go. Vandermeersch was more than excited to win and thanked the Damery family and Kerbystrong for bringing the event to Macon Speedway. “I raced a lot of races with Kerby Damery and he was a class-act, clean racer, and we had a lot of fun.” Damery was a Sportsman track champion in 1990.

Damery raced in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds for a brief time in his career and the Kerbystrong event honored him with a 25-lap event, which was won by Dave Crawley, Jr. Crawley got a front row assignment and took off early and often to lead all laps and score the victory.

Greg Osman was awarded the Street Stock feature win amid a wild and crazy finish with Terry Reed.  The two drivers collided on the exit of turn four, pushing the Osman car into the wall.  Reed was penalized a spot and placed second.

Garrett Duff made it a sweep in the Beach House Mini Sprints as he won the heat and the 15-lap feature.

Adam Webb returned to victory lane in the 4-cylinder Hornet class with a pass on Mike Eskew following a caution lap.

The evening started with Damery’s widow Nikki speaking proudly of her husband’s battle with cancer which took his life in February. The jam-packed bleachers wore orange shirts, which was the favorite color of Damery.

Late Models–1. Scott Schmitt (Tonica), 2. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains), 5. Steve Lance, Jr. (Cuba), 6. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 7. Jim Moon (New Florence, MO.), 8. Joseph Hughes (Pleasant Plains), 9. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 10. Kyle Hammer (Clinton)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 4. TD Burger (Saunemin), 5. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 6. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 7. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 8. Russ Coultas (Bluffs), 9. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 10. Nick Macklin (Argenta)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Tom Graham (Stonington), 5. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 6. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 7. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 8. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 9. Dave Eckel (Lovington), 10. Phil Moreland (Assumption)

Street Stocks–1. Greg Osman (Macon), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 4. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 5. Josh Bourland, 6. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 7. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 8. Tharen Reno (Springfield), 9. Shawn Vaughn (Loami), 10. Kevin Lewis

Beach House Mini Sprints–1. Garrett Duff, 2. Evan Weyant, 3. Jeff Beasley, 4. Bailey Goldesberry, 5. Tyler Duff, 6. Daniel Malpocker, 7. Dalton Petty

Hornets–1. Adam Webb, 2. Thad Gee, 3. Jerad Matherly, 4. John Bright, Jr., 5. Mike Eskew, 6. Austin Wickline, 7. Marty Sullivan, 8. Terry Myers, 9. Mike McChristy, 10. Cook Crawford

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