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Seven Divisions Of Action Plus Spectator Drags Coming Saturday Night

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday night, September 7, Macon Speedway opens its gates, after a week off, to seven divisions of racing action.  In addition, the exciting Spectator Drags will be held on Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night presented by Skeff Distributing.  The Hornet World Championship is also set for green.

Headlining the night when it comes to racing will be the Hornet division in the annual Hornet World Championship. Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed leads the standings in the class by a sizable 158 point margin. Reed has won four features in his first full season of racing, while Carter Dart, Marty Sullivan, Cook Crawford, and Ken Reed complete the top five. Saturday’s race will pay extra money and the winner will take home a huge trophy.

Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, IL, leads the standings in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class. Ewing is up 90 points on Donny Koehler, while Blake Damery, Cody Maguire, and Jake Little complete the top five. The class is down to just two more nights of racing at Macon this season.

New Berlin, IL driver, Tommy Sheppard, has a 128 point lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division. Sheppard has been dominant at times, winning eight out of fourteen features this season. Alan Crowder has had a strong season and is second in points, while Tim Hancock, Zach Rhodes, and Curt Rhodes complete the top five.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified class has been a good one this season, boasting strong fields of cars on a weekly basis. Tim Hancock, of Mount Olive, IL, looks to be on his way to yet another championship. Hancock has claimed 11 out of 15 features, while Nick Justice, Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee follow him in the standings.

Scott Landers has never claimed a Macon Speedway point championship, however, the Taylorville, IL driver is currently in position to change that.  With two Sportsman nights left, Landers is up 28 points on Dennis VanderMeersch. Terry Myers, Tim Bedinger, and Mitch Ringler complete the top five.

Veteran driver, Terry Reed, of Cerro Gordo, IL, leads the Archers Alley Street Stock division into Saturday night. Reed has won four features and is up by 102 points on his nearest challenger, Larry Russell, Jr. Darrell Dick, Gene Reed, and Bobby Beiler complete the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Decatur, IL driver, Jacob Tipton, currently is atop the standings by just 10. That’s only a matter of 5 spots in a feature event. Daryn Stark is second in points, while Molly Day, John Barnard, and Will Armitage complete the top five.

At intermission, fans will get a chance to compete on track in the second edition of Spectator Drags this season. Macon Speedway officials are accepting eight entries of those who would like to race their street legal vehicle on the racetrack in a bracket style tourney at intermission. There is no charge to compete. To enter, call the office at 217-764-3000.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $12 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 744 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 586 158
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 502 242
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 244
5 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 410 334
6 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 406 338
7 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 344
8 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 372 372
9 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 370 374
10 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 356 388


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 754 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 664 90
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 622 132
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 524 230
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 516 238
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 498 256
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 436 318
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 372 382
9 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 314 440
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 308 446


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 816 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 688 128
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 628 188
4 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 470 346
5 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 458 358
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 370 446
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 458
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 352 464
9 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 286 530
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 260 556


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 852 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 766 86
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 756 96
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 692 160
5 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 572 280
6 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 288
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 364
8 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 436 416
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 428 424
10 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 420 432


Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 448 0
2 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 420 28
3 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 400 48
4 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 360 88
5 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 306 142
6 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 298 150
7 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 276 172
8 06 Connor Klay Stonington IL 244 204
9 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 238 210
10 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 204 244


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 678 0
2 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 576 102
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 550 128
4 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 542 136
5 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 488 190
6 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 458 220
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 434 244
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 434 244
9 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 424 254
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 418 260


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 376 0
2 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 366 10
3 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 354 22
4 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 342 34
5 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 130
6 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 238 138
7 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 158
8 55 Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 200 176
9 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 186 190
10 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 198

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Zaragoza’s Last Lap Pass Steals Feature

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Rudy Zaragoza’s Street Stock was all over the place most of the night at Macon Speedway. The car was loose and sometimes out of control. An 11th-place starting spot in the 15-lap Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature didn’t look too likely that his 67R would be gracing victory lane but things changed and the car got together at just the right time. In fact, the car found itself faster and faster as the green flag laps added up. With the white flag waving, an accident happened in the fourth turn to slow the momentum that Terry Reed was taking all the way to the winner’s circle. When the restart came, Reed found himself only a bumper’s length ahead of Zaragoza and as the cars restarted and Reed chose to stay on top, Zaragoza ran the bottom and came up on top of Reed out of the fourth turn and crossed the line ahead of Reed to steal the win away.

Dakota Ewing passed Blake Damery on the fifth lap of the 20-lap Decatur Building Trade Pro Late Model feature to run away and win the race. Thanks to a dice roll to reset the first three rows of the feature, Damery found himself in the front row just as he was during his lone feature win. While it looked as if lightning may strike twice, Ewing caught up to Damery and seized the lead on the backstretch of lap five and coasted away with the checkered flag.

Rodney Standerfer also took total control of his feature as he won the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds event. The more exciting back-and-forth action took place behind Standerfer, who built a many car-length lead over the runner-up spot, as Trevor Neville, Nick Neville, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Alan Crowder and Blake Thompson all traded and ran through the second place through sixth place spots. Nick Neville bested Alan Crowder to the finish place for the second-place position.

Tim Hancock, Sr. stayed ahead of Billy Knebel to take the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified feature. Knebel was close to Hancock until the race got midway through and then as the green flag laps mounted, Hancock just kept pulling further away.

Dennis Vandermeersch made quick work of the Sportsman feature and the 15-lap event. Scott Landers raced closely with Rick Roedel to pull into the second place finishing spot.

Paul Day from Atwood was lightning quick and sprinted away from the group in the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis.

The night was finished off with Erik Vanapeldoorn racing in his wife’s Hornet and racing past Mike Gossett to win again. The Hornets were also used Saturday night in the annual Faster Pastor race. Defending champion Ryan Lutz with D1 Church of the Nazarene in Decatur raced again and took the checkered flag in a six-car, eight-lap adventure. Church members from D1 were in attendance with signs made up for their favorite church and pastor. For a second-straight year, D1 reigns supreme.

Macon Speedway takes a Saturday night off next week as action will begin at the DuQuoin State Fair as the ARCA Racing Series and Modifieds will make up the Saturday action and then the USAC Silver Crown cars and Modifieds will race Sunday. Macon Speedway ramps back up on September 7 with a full show featuring the Hornet World Championship and the Spectator Drags event. More information can be found at maconracing.com. The final show of August at Macon Speedway was sponsored by Phoenix Tile & Distribution as well as Richmond Gear.

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 2. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 5. Andy Zahnd (Whtie Heath), 6. Brian Dasenbrock, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 8. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 9. Ben Medaris (Decatur), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 2. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 3. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 4. Donny Koehler (Macon), 5. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 6. Tony Harter (Sherman), 7. Storm Beiler (Decatur), 8. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 9. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 10. Jacob Franklin (Pinckeyville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 2. Nick Neville (Mackinaw), 3. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 7. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 10. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Billy Knebel (Pocahontas), 3. Nick Justice (Decatur), 4. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 5. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 6. Owen Steinkoenig (Highland), 7. Jim Stevens (Belleville), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Roy Magee (Springfield), 10. Brady Lynch (Hillsboro)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 4. Connor Klay (Stonington), 5. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 6. Wes Odell (Springfield), 7. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis–1. Paul Day (Atwood), 2. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 3. Molly Day (Atwood), 4. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 5. Kyle Barker (Cooksville), 6. Hayden Harvey (Warrensburg), 7. Shania Alexander (Humboldt), 8. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 9. Larry Drake (Terre Haute, IN), 10. John Barnard (Sherman)

Hornets–1. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 2. Mike Gossett (Decatur), 3. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 4. Brady Reed (Decatur), 5. Steve Stine (Stonington), 6. Michael McKay (Springfield), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Ken Reed (Decatur), 10. Bill Basso (Athens)

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IT’S RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY

IT IS Phoenix Tile Distributors, Inc. Church Night/Faster Pastor and Kids Racecar Ride Night at Macon Speedway!
We are back at it toight for another action packed night at the 1/5-mile dirt track. At intermission, kids will be treated to the racecar rides. A good number of racecars will pull out on the track and allow all the kids to ride around the track for a few laps. It’s definitely one of the favorite events of the year for the youngsters.

Rounding out Saturday’s program will be the Faster Pastor race, scheduled to be held around intermission. Several area pastors have signed up to be a part of this year’s event.. The night will be presented by Phoenix Tile, as their guests watch from the Turn 4 Lounge. Full information below:

MACON SPEEDWAY
Saturday, August 24
Church Night
Faster Pastor Race
Kids Racecar Rides

Divisions:
BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Modifieds (BMods)
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
DIRTcar UMP Hornets
600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:45
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Children 11 & Under – Free

Pit Passes:
Adults – $30
Children 11 & Under – $15

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.

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
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More information:

Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MaconSpeedway) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

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

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

Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection‘s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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Seven Divisions, Kids Racecar Rides, & Faster Pastor Race Coming Saturday

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be back at it this coming Saturday, August 24, for another action packed night at the 1/5-mile dirt track. Seven divisions of racing will be on track with kids racecar rides at intermission in addition to a Faster Pastor Race.  The night will be presented by Phoenix Tile, as their guests watch from the Turn 4 Lounge.

With just five nights left during the 2019 season, Warrensburg, IL’s Dakota Ewing leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class by 84 points and has claimed six of the twelve feature wins.  While Ewing has been outstanding, Macon, IL’s Donny Koehler remains within striking distance from his season long consistency.  Blake Damery, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire complete the top five in the standings. While Ewing has six feature wins, Chris Dick has claimed a lot of prize money with his two wins.  Damery, Little, Logan Moody, and Jose Parga have each claimed one feature win.

Arguably, the most dominant driver at Macon Speedway this year has been Tommy Sheppard, Jr.  The New Berlin, IL driver has won eight out of thirteen features and leads the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified points by 130 over Alan Crowder.  Tim Hancock, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes are in the top five in the current standings. 72 different Modified drivers have been on track so far this season with Mike Harrison, Rodney Standerfer, Allen Weisser, and Kenny Wallace also claiming feature victories.

Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, is having another stout season in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod class. Hancock has an 82 point lead and has won ten out of fourteen features. Nick Justice has claimed a feature win and is second in points, while Rob Timmons has also been fast and is in third.  Tim Riech and Tim Hancock, Jr. round out the top five.

The DIRTcar Sportsman have a battle brewing at the top of the standings as Scott Landers, of Taylorville, IL, leads by just 30 over Dennis Vander Meersch.  Vander Meersch has won every feature he has started but has also missed an event this year for vacation. An improved Terry Myers is third in points, while Tim Bedinger and Mitch Ringler complete the top five.

Cerro Gordo, IL’s Terry Reed sits atop the Archers Alley Street Stocks points entering Saturday night’s event. Reed has a 78 point lead over his brother, Gene, who has missed two events this year. Larry Russell, Jr., Darrell Dick, and Bobby Beiler complete the top five. The Street Stock class has been highly competitive this year, with half of the top ten in points claiming at least one feature win.

Decatur, IL driver Brady Reed leads the Hornet standings, claiming four feature wins in the process. Carter Dart is second in points, still looking for his first feature win.  Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Billy Mason round out the top five.

Rounding out Saturday night’s action will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Teenage driver, Daryn Stark, of Springfield, IL, leads the Micro points by just two over Decatur, IL’s Jacob Tipton. Neither have won a Macon feature this year but have a good number of top ten finishes putting them at the top. John Barnard and Molly Day are both fairly close as well. Will Armitage is fifth.

At intermission, kids will be treated to the racecar rides.  A good number of racecars will pull out on the track and allow all the kids to ride around the track for a few laps.  It’s definitely one of the favorite events of the year for the youngsters.

Rounding out Saturday’s program will be the Faster Pastor race, scheduled to be held around intermission. Several area pastors have signed up to be a part of this year’s event.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $12, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 694 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 610 84
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 564 130
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 516 178
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 478 216
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 442 252
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 436 258
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 332 362
9 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 308 386
10 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 266 428


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 762 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 632 130
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 580 182
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 448 314
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 424 338
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 404
7 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 310 452
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 310 452
9 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 286 476
10 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 256 506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 792 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 710 82
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 704 88
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 646 146
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 228
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 528 264
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 304
8 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 428 364
9 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 426 366
10 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 404 388


DIRTcar Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 390 0
2 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 360 30
3 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 348 42
4 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 314 76
5 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 306 84
6 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 298 92
7 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 226 164
8 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 190 200
9 06 Connor Klay Stonington IL 190 200
10 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 176 214


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 620 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 542 78
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 528 92
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 514 106
5 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 488 132
6 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 424 196
7 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 412 208
8 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 398 222
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 392 228
10 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 374 246


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 690 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 586 104
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 190
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 456 234
5 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 290
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 366 324
7 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 354 336
8 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 368
9 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 322 368
10 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 376


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 320 0
2 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 318 2
3 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 300 20
4 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 298 22
5 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 74
6 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 102
7 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 186 134
8 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 184 136
9 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 142
10 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 172 148

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Mother Nature Wins Camfield Memorial At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Mother Nature continued her Saturday wrath by claiming the Camfield Memorial for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Macon Speedway.  Earlier in the day, rain forced the postponement of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Brandt event at the Illinois State Fair.
Saturday night’s event at Macon Speedway had the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, Micros, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Hornets on the schedule.  The event was to be presented by the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum in Decatur, IL.
The next event for Macon Speedway is set for Saturday, August 24 on Church Night featuring a faster pastor race and kids racecar rides at intermission.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros by Bailey Chassis.
Racing is also scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 18, at the final day of the Illinois State Fair.  The ARCA Menards Series is scheduled to compete in the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 presented by Lucas Oil in addition to the Sportsman Nationals.  Grandstands open Sunday at 8:30 AM, hotlaps are at 9:00, qualifying is at 11:00 AM, and racing will start at 12:00 noon.  The ARCA feature is set for 1:30.
For more information, visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com.

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Macon Speedway Set For Return Of POWRi National Midgets Saturday Night

(Macon, IL) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets are set for their return to Mighty Macon Speedway this coming Saturday night, August 17.  The series, which had a couple of events rained out at the track, earlier this year, will be making their second visit of the season, this time for the Camfield Memorial. Four other divisions will also be in action.

Jake Neuman, of New Berlin, IL, will be looking for his second Macon Speedway victory, after claiming the win on July 27.  Neuman bested Tyler Thomas, Daniel Adler, point leader Jesse Colwell, and Daison Pursley.  Decatur, IL’s Terry Babb took sixth in that event.

Adding to the fun Saturday will be a barrage of other talented drivers who decided to make a Central Illinois visit this weekend.  Hot shoes Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, Zach Daum, Tanner Carrick, CJ Leary, and Thomas Meseraull are also in competition with the Midgets this weekend, as they had Fairbury Thursday, Lincoln Friday, and Macon Saturday marked on their calendars.

The POWRi National Micros presented by Bailey Chassis will make their first official appearance at the track this season.  A number of local unsanctioned shows have been held with good fields of cars.  Springfield, IL’s Daryn Stark leads the track standings, while Jacob Tipton, John Barnard, Molly Day, and Will Armitage have had plenty of Macon track time this season.

In the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Tommy Sheppard comes into the week leading the standing by 130 over Alan Crowder.  Sheppard has taken 8 wins in just 13 starts.  Tim Hancock is third in points, while Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

Mt. Olive, IL driver Tim Hancock is looking for yet another Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified championship in and is in pretty good position to do so.  Hancock is up 82 points on Nick Justice, Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock, Jr.  Hancock, Sr. has claimed 10 feature wins, while Justice, Timmons, and Hancock, Jr. have each claimed one victory.

Brady Reed, of Decatur, IL is looking to continue his strong season in the DIRTcar Hornet class.  Reed has a 104 point advantage in the standings, winning four feature events this year.  Carter Dart, Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Billy Mason complete the top five.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, with grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $18 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

Saturday night’s event is part of a huge weekend of racing in Central Illinois featuring POWRi Midgets at Lincoln on Friday night, USAC Silver Crown Saturday afternoon at the Springfield Mile, and the ARCA Menards Series on Sunday afternoon in Springfield.

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Points Gap
1 71 Jesse Colwell Red Bluff, CA 1 4240
2 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL   3910 330
3 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 2 3790 450
4 28 Ace McCarthy Tahlequah, OK 1 3500 740
5 67K Holley Hollan Tulsa, OK   3490 750
6 9 Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK   3360 880
7 08 Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK   3290 950
8 67 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 7 3010 1230
9 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS   2530 1710
10 91T Tyler Thomas Collinsville, OK 1 2440 1800


Micros By Bailey Chassis (track standings)

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 320 0
2 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 318 2
3 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 300 20
4 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 298 22
5 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 246 74
6 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 102
7 11 Jeff Beasley Urbana IL 186 134
8 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 184 136
9 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 142
10 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 172 148


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 762 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 632 130
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 580 182
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 448 314
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 424 338
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 404
7 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 310 452
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 310 452
9 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 286 476
10 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 256 506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 792 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 710 82
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 704 88
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 646 146
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 228
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 528 264
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 488 304
8 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 428 364
9 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 426 366
10 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 404 388


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 690 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 586 104
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 190
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 456 234
5 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 290
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 366 324
7 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 354 336
8 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 368
9 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 322 368
10 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 376

 

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Race’em & Wreck’em Kinda Night at Macon Speedway 

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The theme of the night was “race’em & wreck’em” as the annual visit by the drivers who race their cars like demo derby machines stuck around with the stock car drivers who had many of the same issues throughout the night. With the thanks to dozens of fans, friends, former co-workers or businesses, the night that was also billed as the “Diane Bennett Memorial” brought in thousands of extra dollars that was given away  to drivers for finishing spots, lap leaders, fast qualifiers and hard chargers. Bennett passed away a few years ago after illness; she was the lead scorer at Macon Speedway for better than 30 years.

Three weeks ago, Chris Dick scored a $2,000 payday taking the 5th Annual Kerbystrong 100 win in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models by running the bottom of the track. Different night, same story for him. The bottom brought his car to life and he sped past Jose Parga in the closing laps to take the lead away. Parga staged a rally and returned the favor to regain the lead. With the white flag waving, Dick stayed true to the bottom and a lapped car slowed Parga to the point that Dick pulled out ahead and ran away with the finish and the victory. Thanks to the donations, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature paid $2,000-to-win.

Money kept growing in the pool for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds division through the announcement of the event all the way up to qualifying time as it was announced that $2,150 would be the winner’s portion of the purse in the division. That was good news to Mike Harrison. The many-time Summer Nationals champion make the trip from Highland to claim the check after taking control of the race two laps into the 20-lap A-Main feature. Starting in the second row behind polesitter Cory Daugherty, Harrison gunned it out of the second turn on a lap one restart and never looked back. Daugherty finished just ahead of Rodney Standerfer in the race for second place. The race was flagged by former flagman Jerry Wilson, who worked with Diane Bennett as well as track announcer Larry Limbach for many years through the 80s & 90s.

Another big money race was in the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks where $850 would be up for grabs in a Midwest Big Ten Series race that would be won by Terry Reed. Reed’s control of the race came from a front row starting spot after a heat race victory.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds feature race was among the “race’em & wreck’em” theme as many accidents claimed cars and angered racers who would have to exit the track with damaged or mangled machines. Tim Hancock, Sr., who was involved in a wreck or two during the 15 laps, crossed the finish line first but Rob Timmons was right there behind him for the final five laps. Timmons chose the high groove of the dirt oval to get fast and close the gap but Hancock’s steady lower groove kept him in front.

Lapped traffic helped Decatur’s Adam Webb grab hold of the checkered flag in the Hornets as he beat out Erik Vanapeldoorn for the feature. As was the story in the Pro Late Model feature, lapped traffic changed the lead and the positioning as coming out of the final turn Vanapeldoorn got stuck behind a slower car and Webb sped passed them all for the win.

Trevin Littleton jumped out to a big lead in the Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chassis, and won.

The fans were treated to the unique and special entertainment of the “Race’em & Wreck’em” experience as Blue Mound’s Brandon Diulio was crowned the winner of the eight-lap race where every lap needed to involve contact with another car. He also took the win during the intermission exhibition where the drivers needed to race around the track and do an extra spin around the tractor tire on the backstretch which had a flagpole inside of it.

Also part of the “Eve of Destruction” presented by Melling Performance was the Rollover Contest where Decatur’s Todd Toker raced a car onto a ramp in an effort to roll it over for the sheer entertainment of the fans. Instead of rolling it, he ended up bouncing back onto all four tires and one tire flew off the car and never made it around to the ramp to give it a second try.

Macon Speedway and Track Enterprises gear up for a huge weekend of racing in the coming week. Friday night at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi National Midget Series leads to Saturday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield for the USAC Silver Crown cars and Sportsman heat races before opening the gates to Macon Speedway and the POWRi National Midget Series. The weekend caps off back in Springfield with the ARCA Racing Series and the Sportsman Nationals race. Information on start times and divisions racing can be found at trackenterprises.com.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Chris Dick (Deland), 2. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Donny Koehler (Macon), 5. Jake Little (Springfield), 6. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 7. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 8. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Mike Harrison (Highland), 2. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 3. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 7. Jeff Leka (Buffalo), 8. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 9. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 10. Kyle Helmick (Smithton)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 5. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 6. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 7. Gene Reed (Hammond), 8. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 9. Joshua Beal (Springfield), 10. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 3. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 4. Jeff Watts (Dalton City), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Greg Logue (Warrensburg), 7. Josh Robb (Mt. Zion), 8. Adam Webb (Decatur), 9. Tom Davidson (Springfield), 10. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Erik Vanapeldoorn (Clinton), 3. Brady Reed (Decatur), 4. Joe Reed (Decatur), 5. Mike Gossett (Decatur), 6. Carter Dart (Springfield), 7. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Steve Stine (Stonington), 10. Bill Basso (Athens)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 3. Paul Day (Atwood), 4. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 5. Will Armitage (Athens), 6. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 7. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 8. John Barnard (Sherman), 9. Greg Northrop (Jacksonville), 10. Hayden Harvey Warrensburg)

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Saturday’s Eve Of Destruction Features Diane Bennett Memorial

Drivers To Race For Thousands In Bonus Money

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, August 10, Macon Speedway will have an action packed evening that will feature a little bit of everything.  Not only will the fifth annual Eve Of Destruction, with events like the flagpole race, race ‘em-wreck ‘em, and a car rollover, the six racing divisions will have plenty of bonus money on the line.  The on track action will honor the late Diane Bennett, a longtime scorer at the speedway.  To top it all off, a fireworks display will end the night.

The Eve Of Destruction event started back in 2015 and will be entering its fifth year.  Fans can expect to see the flagpole race return for a second year in-a-row as well as the race ‘em-wreck ‘em event at the end of the night.  Throw in a car rollover ramp and fans young and old will be entertained.  The events will be spread throughout the night, during the race program before the firework display lights the sky.

For those who love to race as well as those who love to watch it, Saturday night will be a great night to come out to the track.  Six divisions are on the ticket, racing in honor of Diane Bennett, a scoring official at the track for over 30 years.  Bennett passed away in 2015 and family stepped forward to put the event together for her memory.  An amazing list of donors/sponsors have stepped forward to sponsor feature positions, creating pretty impressive payouts for the night.

Heading into the weekend, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class will be racing for $2,050 to win, four times the normal amount due to all of the donations.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also see an impressive payout, with the winner taking home just under $1,500.  With additional money throughout the field, the Pro Late feature will actually be paying $150 to start.

Those two divisions aren’t the only ones which will benefit.  The Midwest Big 10 Series Archers Alley Street Stock event will be paying $850 to win, the Hornets will race for at least a $240 top prize, and the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods have had an additional $480 added throughout the top ten.

Point leaders coming into the week are Tommy Sheppard, Jr. of New Berlin, IL in the Modifieds, Warrensburg, IL driver Dakota Ewing in the Pro Lates, Tim Hancock in the Pro Mods, Terry Reed in the Street Stocks, Brady Reed in the Hornets, and Molly Day in the Micros by Bailey Chassis.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s) 

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 708 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 596 112
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 536 172
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 410 298
5 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 394 314
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 358 350
7 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 276 432
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 264 444
9 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 256 452
10 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 252 456


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 638 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 556 82
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 516 122
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 478 160
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 464 174
6 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 400 238
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 392 246
8 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 332 306
9 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 266 372
10 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 248 390


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 732 0
2 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 674 58
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 646 86
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 596 136
5 22 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 564 168
6 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 490 242
7 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 448 284
8 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 404 328
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 396 336
10 35 Tom Davidson Springfield IL 384 348


Archers Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 560 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 494 66
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 486 74
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 458 102
5 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 430 130
6 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 398 162
7 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 390 170
8 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 366 194
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 342 218
10 80 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 332 228


Hornets
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 634 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 536 98
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 500 134
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 410 224
5 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 400 234
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 330 304
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 322 312
8 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 314 320
9 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 310 324
10 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 284 350


Micros By Bailey Chassis
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 298 0
2 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 272 26
3 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 264 34
4 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 254 44
5 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 218 80
6 7A Will Armitage Athens IL 194 104
7 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 178 120
8 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 172 126
9 37 Aiden Purdue Clinton IL 172 126
10 27 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 166 132

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Babb Goes Back-to-Back at Macon Speedway 

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Decatur’s Terry Babb has ran laps at Macon Speedway for many years, decades, in fact. He’s had his successes and failures. In July 2018, Babb secured the checkered flag after winning the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car feature in a grueling 25-lap race. Babb returned to the MOWA 410 winged sprint car division Saturday night at Macon Speedway and left just the same way.

After a promising start to his night in the heat race, Babb earned a chance at the redraw in which the top eight spots would be drawn for with frisbees to increase the risk and chance of where the drivers would start. Babb flipped over his chosen disc and revealed the number 2. That meant Babb would begin the feature from the front row outside, a pretty desired spot.

As the race reached the green flag, Babb took off on the top of the 1/5th mile dirt oval. Challenges from Andy Bishop, the polesitter, as well as Zach Daum, a multi-time winner at Macon, were met and Babb kept on pursuing the top of the track. As lapped traffic reached trouble, the leader would weave his way through the slower cars and avoid them as well as the followers.

Babb’s careful maneuvering allowed him to capture the 25-lap win, taking all 25 laps in the process, to win back-to-back Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car features.

The race did have a handful of hold-your-breath moments such as the scary collision with Logan Faucon and Justin Standridge. Faucon was bounced from his spot in turn four and darted into Standridge who was catapulted into the retaining fence and the concrete wall. Standridge’s winged sprint would be crushed and mangled but the Athens native would walk away unscathed. Along with that, Chapin’s Paul Nienhiser had a rough start to his evening with a flat tire in his heat race. Starting in the 19th position, out of 20 cars, Nienhiser blasted his way through the grid and by a caution on lap 8 had charged all the way up to 6th place. He would take home a top-five feature finish.

New Berlin’s Jake Neuman would be the dominating winner in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget feature event. Neuman was cruising across the top of the track with no challengers in site. The 30-lap A-Main would see a consistent amount of consecutive green flag laps which allowed Neuman to open his lead over the runner up Tyler Thomas. Terry Babb would also run in the POWRi Midgets and finish sixth place.

Another dominating performance was the effort by Andy Bishop in the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis. Bishop crossed the line first all 15 laps and despite a caution-plagued event, never seemed rattled or anxious. Bishop just kept pursuing the top of the track and the checkered flag.

In the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds, Tim Hancock, Sr. returned to victory lane. The leader in the track points was able to win his heat and begin the feature from the front row and that helped carry him to another feature win.

Jose Parga squeaked by Jake Little at the finish in the Midwest Big Ten Series feature race for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. Parga was in line for an easy checkered flag until things started to come unraveled for the New Berlin driver towards the end with slip-ups. Little, who was easily a car-length behind Parga, became closing in and as the checkered flag came out was able to make it a close finish but the top side came through for Parga while Little’s ride on the bottom was only good enough for second place.

Macon Speedway thanks Neal Tire & Auto for their sponsorship of the Open Wheel Madness night as well as their sponsorship of the Pro Modified class. The crowd was full and excited for the rare appearance from the MOWA Sprint Cars as well as the POWRi Midgets.

The track will rest for a week and dismiss racing activities until its return on August 10th with the fan favorite “Eve of Destruction Night” with the flagpole race, race’em & wreck’em bash as well as the rollover contest. A full show of stock cars will join the mayhem with the Diane Bennett Memorial race.

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series by Morrow Brothers—1. Terry Babb (Decatur), 2. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 3. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 4. Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA), 5. Paul Nienhiser (Chapin), 6. Cory Bruns (Lincoln), 7. Brayton Lynch, 8. Robby McQuinn (Springfield), 9. Dustin Barks, 10. Steve Short

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series—1. Jake Neuman (New Berlin), 2. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, OK), 3. Daniel Adler (St. Louis, MO), 4. Jesse Colwell (Red Bluff, CA), 5. Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, OK), 6. Terry Babb (Decatur), 7. Zach Daum (Pocahontas), 8. Karter Sarff (Mason City), 9. Daniel Robinson (Ewing), 10. Shelby Bosie (Sherman)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis—1. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 2. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 3. Kyle Schuett (Philo), 4. Will Armitage (Athens), 5. James Koenigseein (New Athens), 6. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 7. Molly Day (Atwood), 8. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 9. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 10. Steve Finn (Collinsville)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds—1. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Kyle Helmick (Smithton), 5. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 6. Jarrett Styker (Millstadt), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Brady Lynch (Hillsboro), 10. Kevin Rench (Hillsboro)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models—1. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 2. Jake Little (Springfield), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 8. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 9. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Braden Johnson (Taylorville)

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Macon Speedway Set For Open Wheel Madness Saturday Night

410 Winged Sprints & National Midgets Headline Neal Tire & Auto Night

(Macon, IL) Open wheel fans have a can’t miss show on tap this Saturday night, July 27 at Macon Speedway, as officials have a Sprint Car/Midget doubleheader on the card.  The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets were added to the program which already had the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars on schedule.  The doubleheader is rare for Macon, which normally only runs one open wheel class on a big night.  The fans will also be treated to Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.  The night of action is being presented by Neal Tire & Auto.

Chapin, IL driver, Paul Nienhiser, leads the way in the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series.  Nienhiser is a thrill to watch, especially at a high-banked bullring like Macon.  Springfield, IL driver, Jeremy Standridge comes into the event second in the standings with Kyle Schuett, Cory Bruns, and Jacob Patton completing the top five.  The Sprints will be coming off of a Friday night event at Jacksonville Speedway.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have yet to run an event at Macon Speedway in 2019 as weather has canceled the first two attempts.  The series has actually had a four week hiatus so drivers are itching to get back on track.  It will be the 39th appearance at the track for the series, with 21 different drivers finding victory lane.  Jesse Colwell, of Red Bluff, CA, leads the series into Macon, after picking up his first career win at Humboldt Speedway last Sunday.  Saturday night will be his first Macon appearance.  Jake Neuman and Zach Daum are currently tied for second in the standings.

Dakota Ewing leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into the week, after coming a close second to Chris Dick in last week’s KerbyStrong feature.  Ewing has claimed six of the ten features this year and leads the points by 78 over Donny Koehler of Macon, IL.  Blake Damery, Cody Maguire, and Jake Little complete the top five.  The event will also be a part of the Big Ten Series, where Jake Little is the current point leader over Maguire.

Racing veteran, Tim Hancock, Sr., of Mt. Olive, IL still remains the man to beat in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified class.  Hancock has won eight of twelve features this year and has a 56 point lead on Nick Justice.  Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Tim Hancock, Jr. complete the top five.    Justice, Timmons, and Hancock, Jr. have each claimed one feature win.

The Micros by Bailey Chassis were also added to the program for this week.  Molly Day, of Atwood, IL, leads the track points by 22 over Daryn Stark, of Springfield, IL.  Day has yet to win a feature but has claimed three top fives in five starts.  The event is not sanctioned by POWRi and will be run under track rules this week.

The Power Wheels Demo, originally on the schedule for this week, has been postponed to a date to be announced.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $20 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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