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IT IS RACE DAY!

Tonight at Macon Speedway is the ever popular Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball Night. Headlining the show is the Topless Sportsman 40. It is going to be an action packed night. This is a special night that honors Central Illinois fireman by providing them and their family and friends $5 admission to the grandstands as a way to say thank you for everything they do for us. There is a full night of racing on tap you won’t want to miss!

Divisions Racing:
Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
DIRTcar UMP Sportsman Topless 40
DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Times:

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

Pricing:

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Firemen & Families Admitted For $5 Each With Badge Or Coupon
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-2/

Miles Chevrolet Presenting Fireman’s Ball & Sportsman Topless 40

Six Divisions Of Racing Set For Action

Miles Chevrolet will be presenting the annual Fireman’s Ball and Sportsman Topless 40 this coming Saturday, July 11 at Macon IL Speedway.  Six divisions of racing entertainment will be on hand for the special night that honors central Illinois fireman by providing them and their family and friends $5 admission to the grandstands.

The night’s special event is the Topless 40, a race which will see the Sportsman division run extra Miles Fireman's Ball 7-16-16laps, for extra money, and all while racing without the roof of the car.  It’s a popular event that gives the fans a fun look inside the driver compartment of each car.  In 2015, Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols took the victory and will be one of the favorites to do the same this year.  Nichols has won three Sportsman features this season, while Monticello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, has won the other two.  Danny Smith, Tom Graham, Scott Landers, and Tim Bedinger are others expected to compete up front.

A full night’s racing action will be on tap as the UMP Pro Late Models will be back in action after a side-by-side thriller took place last Saturday night between the brothers’ Taylor, Matt and Guy.  Guy ran the low lane with Matt in the outside lane for just about the whole race, with Guy making the final pass in turn four on the final lap.  It was Guy’s third win of the year, tying him with Matt for the most in the division this season.  Roben Huffman, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire are others that are in the top five in standings.

The Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds put on an outstanding feature last week, as well.  it was Summit National winner, Rodney Standerfer, leading for much of the event, with Curt Rhodes hounding him high and low.  Rhodes was in the process of making the lead pass when a caution reverted scoring back and kept Standerfer out front.  Back to green, Standerfer started protecting the bottom, leaving Rhodes the outside groove.  After some hard work and tight racing, Rhodes squeezed by and raced to the front of the pack for the impressive feature win.  The point battle is tight, with Dave Crawley, Jr. leading by just eight over Rhodes, while Standerfer, Zach Rhodes, and Jeff Graham round out the top five.

In the B-Mod class, Tim Hancock has been dominant, claiming seven wins in seven starts.  The last two have been a little tougher, receiving more of a challenge from his close competition.  On Thursday, it was Denny Tribout making it a close battle, while Saturday’s action saw Brett Page keep Hancock on his toes.  Ryan Timmons, Tom Riech, Tim Riech, and Eric Brackett are top five point competitors.

Decatur, IL driver Nick Justice continued his strong season, winning his fifth feature of the year this past Saturday.  He’ll be looking for win number six and to extend his point lead this coming Saturday over Kyle Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Dustin Reed, and Luke Force.  Street Stock racing has been very good at the track, this season, with better average car counts and competitive racing.

Rounding out the six division show will be the UMP Hornet class.  Blue Mound, IL’s Tony Reed won his second feature of the year, extending on his tight point lead over Jerad Matherly.  Cook Crawford, Mike Gossett, and Ryan Cantrell are currently top five point contenders.

Firemen, their families, and their friends will be gaining access to the grandstands for just $5 each this Saturday night, with their badge or coupons that were provided to area fire departments.  Otherwise, adult admission to the grandstands is just $12 with kids 11 and under free.

Pit gates will be opening at 4:00, grandstands at 4:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps will begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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

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

CURRENT POINTS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 526 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 488 38
3 38J Jake Little 460 66
4 4T Guy Taylor 434 92
5 32M Cody Maguire 384 142
6 52R Jeffrey Reed 236 290
7 B1 Nick Bauman 228 298
8 15C Kevin Crowder 226 300
9 25 Dakota Ewing 186 340
10 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 342

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 434 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 426 8
3 28 Rodney Standerfer 412 22
4 11 Zach Rhodes 394 40
5 71 Jeff Graham 376 58
6 14C Alan Crowder 362 72
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 270 164
8 3 Wade Glover 204 230
9 28S Joe Strawkas 172 262
10 15L Jim Farley III 166 268

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 420 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 364 56
3 57R Tom Riech 290 130
4 55 Tim Riech 288 132
5 2 Eric Brackett 274 146
6 00s Cody Stillwell 274 146
7 32 Brett Page 220 200
8 66 Roy Magee 132 288
9 51 Jamie Riech 122 298
10 14 Tommy Gaither 112 308

UMP Sportsman

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols 294 0
2 98 Danny Smith 284 10
3 72 Tom Graham 256 38
4 41 Scott Landers 256 38
5 25 Tim Bedinger 204 90
6 22 Timmy Dick 176 118
7 18 Jerry Myers 144 150
8 93 Ty Nation 136 158
9 47 James Landis 102 192
10 88 Jim Bedinger 100 194

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 576 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 530 46
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 468 108
4 21R Dustin Reed 378 198
5 45 Luke Force 350 226
6 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 238
7 3T Kevin Lewis 322 254
8 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 256
9 5 Terry Reed 320 256
10 28 Greg Osman 282 294

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 484 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 416 68
3 64CK Cook Crawford 392 92
4 G3 Mike Gossett 374 110
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 350 134
6 66 Mike McChristy 262 222
7 39M Marty Sullivan 258 226
8 20 Torry Lyons 248 236
9 25C Caleb Branch 238 246
10 40 Adam Webb 236 248

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/miles-chevrolet-presenting-firemans-ball-sportsman-topless-40/

Taylors Battle For Checkered Flag At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) On Hall of Fame Driver Reunion Night, and in front of their father Dick Taylor, brothers Matt and Guy Taylor raced as well as they could with one thing in mind, the checkered flag. Matt Taylor looked to be the favorite in this 20-lap feature race, running the top side and doing it smoothly. Guy Taylor started to work at the bottom and the racecar caught on quickly and made a race of it all the way to the checkered flag. Matt looked like he was going to be able to hold off Guy until the fourth turn.  With the checkered flag waving in the air, the car slipped up allowing Guy to sneak in underneath and capture the win.

The night was full of close finishes. In the Street Stock feature, Kaleb Wood looked to take his first win of the season at Macon Speedway.  However, points leader Nick Justice was coming along strong and eventually took hold of the top position. Wood nearly nudged Justice coming to the checkered flag out of the fourth turn and raced clean to the finish for a second-place finish behind Justice. Wood said during the driver interview, “You earned that one.”

In the Billingsley Towing Modified feature, Curt Rhodes won his first Macon Speedway feature of the season as he got the lead from Thursday night’s feature winner Rodney Standerfer. With Rhodes looking to give Standerfer a ride for the win, a caution came out on lap 11 and slowed the action back down with Standerfer in front. When the green came back out, Standerfer took off and looked to hold on for his second win in three days. But instead, Rhodes went to the bottom and caught back up to the leader and would work to the top side and take the lead on the 17th lap. With three to go, Rhodes went the distance without challenge. His son, Zach Rhodes, finished third.

Tim Hancock is a perfect seven-for-seven in the B-Modified class. His entry number was the worst of any driver and started at the back of his heat, seventh place. Within the eight lap race, he caught up to the leader and would eventually win. That put him on the pole position for the 15-lap feature and he would win easily.

The night capped off with Tony Reed taking the Hornets feature. The points leader added to his lead with the checkered flag and feature winning trophy in his hand.

Next Saturday night features the Sportsman in a 40-lap feature race and they’ll go topless and race without their roof. Also on the slate are the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds and Hornets in a night sponsored by Miles Chevrolet.

Macon IL Speedway Results (Top Tens)

UMP Pro Late Models – 1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield]; 2. 24-Matt Taylor[Springfield]; 3. 38J-Jake Little[Springfield]; 4. 33H-Roben Huffman[Midland City]; 5. 147-Matt Beadles[Clinton]; 6. 2J-David Jumper[House Springs, MO]; 7. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta]; 8. 52R-Jeffrey Reed[Blue Mound]; 9. 32M-Cody Maguire[Carlinville]; (DNS) D1RT-Victor Overlin[Oakley]

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds – 1. 10-Curt Rhodes[Taylorville]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Germantown]; 3. 11-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville]; 4. 32B-TD Burger[Saunemin]; 5. 14C-Alan Crowder[Elwin]; 6. 28S-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo]; 7. 71-Jeff Graham[Stonington]; 8. 15L-Jim Farley III[Springfield]; 9. 3-Wade Glover[Brighton]; 10. 99-David Luttrell[Riverton]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock[Mt. Olive]; 2. 32-Brett Page[Centralia]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell[Godfrey]; 4. 14-Tommy Gaither[Bunker Hill]; 5. 57R-Tom Riech[Springfield]; 6. 42-Clint Young[Ava]; 7. 23-Ryan Timmons[Centralia]; 8. 0X-Tim Hancock Jr[Mt. Olive]; 9. 2-Eric Brackett[Brighton]; 10. 66-Roy Magee[Springfield]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. 36-Nick Justice[Decatur]; 2. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan]; 3. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr[Blue Mound]; 4. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta]; 5. 17-Jamie Suddarth[Mt. Zion]; 6. 26-Kyle Waters[Oreana]; 7. #1-Terry Reed, Sr[Decatur]; 8. 3T-Kevin Lewis[Decatur]; 9. B5-Ben Medaris[Decatur]; 10. 28-Guy Taylor[Springfield]

UMP Hornets – 1. 1R-Tony Reed[Blue Mound]; 2. 13R-Ryan Barton[Taylorville]; 3. 20-Torry Lyons[Mt. Pulaski]; 4. 25C-Caleb Branch[Hammond]; 5. 64CK-Cook Crawford[Lincoln]; 6. 35R-Rickey Carriker[Wood River]; 7. JJ4-John Bright, Jr.[Long Creek]; 8. 87-Ryan Cantrell[Decatur]; 9. 911-Brad Rexroad[Hammond]; 10. 66-Mike McChristy[Mt. Zion]

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/taylors-battle-for-checkered-flag-at-macon-speedway/

IT IS RACE DAY! 5 Division Show Tonight At Macon

We have another fantastic night of racing on tap. It is Hall Of Fame Reunion Night plus a CEFCU Kid’s Club Night. Come see the drivers, owners, crew members, and track members of years past that helped to make Macon one of the most exciting places to be on a Saturday night in Central Illinois.

Divisions Racing:

Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
DIRTcar UMP Hornets

Times:

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

Pricing:

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-5-division-show-tonight-at-macon/

Pierce Stays Hot in Herald & Review 100 Win at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The night started out with historic implications as Mike Harrison broke the Billingsley Towing Modifieds track record during time trials, the 13-year record held by Kyle Logue was snapped and then Harrison’s record stood for nearly one minute before Levi Kissinger broke the newest record. The time trials fastest lap was 11.549. It was then 11.492 by Harrison before becoming 11.425.

The Super Late Model track record remained intact as Billy Moyer’s 10.228 was not topped by any of the 24 drivers. The closest it got was 10.371 by Kevin Weaver, a mere .143 of a second.

As the night went strong, the full house was attracted to the fun of the Super Late Models, A-Modifieds and B-Modifieds as feature time drew near.

Tim Hancock went six-for-six in the B-Modified feature. For the first time in his feature-winning-tenure, Hancock was challenged. Newcomer Denny Tribout was right behind Hancock and tested the leader in every turn and every straightaway. Hancock won by a car length.

Defending track champion Rodney Standerfer qualified second fastest in his group, won his feature and started on the pole for the 25-lap A-Main feature. He would go on to lead all 25 laps and win with plenty of competition coming from Zach Rhodes, Levi Kissinger and Ray Walsh. Kissinger nearly had the lead from Standerfer but as the race drew longer, the lead grew and it was a $1,000 payday for Standerfer.

In the main event, the action was fast and furious and got started with excitement right away as fan favorite and local driver Shannon Babb tested the bottom of the track and clipped the tractor tire causing his machine to flip onto its roof. His night was over on lap 3.

Jason Feger led the first quarter of the Herald & Review 100 before Kevin Weaver caught on strong and took the lead from him and looked strong and on a mission to his fifth Herald & Review 100 championship. But smoke started to pour out of the hood and his car was doomed on lap 38. By lap 39, Bobby Pierce became the man to beat. Pierce has had a remarkable tour. Through 15 races, he has won eight events and had 12 top-five finishes. Pierce blew away the rest of the field and cruised to his very first Herald & Review 100 and opened his lead in the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals points standings.

Race Statistics: The race was completed in 43 minutes with seven caution flags, six were yellows and one red flag. There were three lead changes in the 100 lap event. Pierce, from Oakwood, IL., joins the likes of 14-of-the-last 16 winners of the Herald & Review 100 to be from the state of Illinois. Eight times the winner of the Herald & Review 100 has gone on to win the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals. With Pierce’s win Thursday night, his points lead extends to 200 with eight races remaining on the schedule.

Herald & Review 100 Super Late Models Summer Nationals–1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington), 3. Bob Gardner (East Peoria), 4. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville), 5. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 7. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 8. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 9. Joseph Hughs (Pleasant Plains), 10. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains)

Summit Modified Nationals–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2. Levi Kissinger (Mt. Vernon, IN), 3. Ray Walsh (St. Louis, MO), 4. Josh Harris (Utica, KY), 5. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 6. Mike Harrison (Highland), 7. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 8. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 10. Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Denny Tribout (Millstadt), 3. Tyler Blankenship (St. Elmo), 4. Tom Riech (Springfield), 5. B.J. Deal (Brownstown), 6. Tony Walker (Brighton), 7. Brett Page (Centralia), 8. Tim Riech (Springfield), 9. Travis Hendrickson (Mattoon), 10. Steve Phillips (Neoga)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/pierce-stays-hot-in-herald-review-100-win-at-macon-speedway/

1:35 Thursday Update… WE ARE RACING!!!

We ARE racing tonight at Macon Speedway!  Rain has moved out, radar has cleared, and forecast now looks good for the rest of the night.  It’s the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Summer National Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds in the Summit Nationals, and the B-Mods.  Spread the word!!

Classes Racing:
UMP Super Late Models
UMP Modifieds
UMP B Mods

Times:

Pits 3:00pm
Stands 4:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:
General Admission $25
Kids 11 & Under $5

Pit Pass $35
Kids Pit Pass $20

Defending Event Winners:
*Herald & Review 100 UMP Super Late Models: Ryan Unzicker
*Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/ Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds: Ray Bollinger
*UMP B Mods: Tim Hancock

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/1230-thursday-update/

IT IS RACE DAY! Herald & Review 100 On Tap Thursday, July 7th!

 The 36th Annual Herald & Review 100 is here. The cars and starts of the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals are ready to do battle for 100 laps around the 1/5 mile bullring to try and add their name to the longest running event on the Summer Nationals schedule. The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be in action as part of their month plus long journey that is very similar to the Summer Nationals in total length. B Mods round out the show. Come and see who adds their names to the history books as winners at Macon Speedway on one of the biggest nights all season long!

Classes Racing:

UMP Super Late ModelsHerald And Review 4 x 6 Card

UMP Modifieds
UMP B Mods

Times:

Pits 3:00pm
Stands 4:00pm
Pill Draw Ends 5:50pm
Hot Laps 6:00pm
Racing Starts 7:00pm

Pricing:

General Admission $25
Kids 11 & Under $5
Pit Pass $35
Kids Pit Pass $20

Defending Event Winners:
*Herald & Review 100 UMP Super Late Models: Ryan Unzicker

*Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals/ Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds: Ray Bollinger

*UMP B Mods: Tim Hancock

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/it-is-race-day-herald-review-100-on-tap-thursday-july-7th/

Two Nights Of Racing Set For Macon IL Speedway

Thursday H&R 100 To Be Followed By 6 Division Show Saturday

Macon Speedway, located in Macon, IL, will be packed with fans and competitors this coming Thursday, July 7 for the 36th annual Herald & Review 100.  Joining the Summer Nationals Late Models will be the Billingsley Towing Modifieds running in the Summit Nationals as well as the B-Mod class.  Thursday, though, won’t be the only day Macon Speedway will see great racing this week.  The track will be back open on Saturday for a full six division show.

Thursday’s schedule will include the 100-lap feature event for the UMP Summer National Late Herald And Review 4 x 6 CardModels, sponsored by the Herald & Review.  The race carries a rich history at Macon Speedway and is a can’t miss for fans across the Midwest, year-after-year.  An outstanding field of Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds will be on hand racing for track points in addition to Summit National Modified points.  The B-Mod division is also on the docket.

After a short turnaround, the track will be back open on Saturday, July 9 for a full six division show.  Racing Saturday will be the UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets, Street Stocks, and Hornets.  Saturday will also be the date for the Hall Of Fame Drivers Reunion and CEFCU Kid’s Club.

On Thursday, July 7, pits open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, qualifying at 6:30, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

On Saturday, July 9, pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission Saturday will be $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

Summer Nationals Hell Tour Points

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 32 Bobby Pierce 808 0
2 25 Jason Feger 649 159
3 24 Ryan Unzicker 621 187
4 4G Bob Gardner 548 260
5 C8 Timothy Culp 528 280
6 157 Mike Marlar 526 282
7 11 Gordy Gundaker 519 289
8 21 Billy Moyer 489 319
9 B1 Brent Larson 391 417
10 18 Shannon Babb 346 462


Summit National Modified Points

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2 Nick Hoffman 543 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger 353 190
3 24H Mike Harrison 335 208
4 A1 Phil Dixon 328 215
5 1W Ray Walsh 313 230
6 36 Kenny Wallace 260 283
7 41M Brent Mullins 260 283
8 25 Tyler Nicely 242 301
9 18L Michael Long 181 362
10 8K Levi Kissinger 181 362

 

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 468 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 434 34
3 38J Jake Little 404 64
4 4T Guy Taylor 374 94
5 32M Cody Maguire 340 128
6 B1 Nick Bauman 228 240
7 52R Jeffrey Reed 190 278
8 25 Dakota Ewing 186 282
9 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 284
10 15C Kevin Crowder 178 290

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 37 Dave Crawley, Jr 416 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 338 78
3 71 Jeff Graham 318 98
4 28 Rodney Standerfer 294 122
5 11 Zach Rhodes 292 124
6 14C Alan Crowder 280 136
7 10A Shawn Vaughn 270 146
8 3 Wade Glover 160 256
9 517 Rick Hamilton 144 272
10 98 Danny Smith 136 280

UMP B-Mods

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock 300 0
2 23 Ryan Timmons 272 28
3 2 Eric Brackett 230 70
4 00s Cody Stillwell 218 82
5 55 Tim Riech 208 92
6 57R Tom Riech 182 118
7 32 Brett Page 116 184
8 18 Jerry Thompson 100 200
9 40 Adam Webb 68 232
10 14 Tommy Gaither 58 242

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 516 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 480 36
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 430 86
4 21R Dustin Reed 342 174
5 7 John Bright, Jr. 338 178
6 J24 Jeremy Nichols 320 196
7 5 Terry Reed 320 196
8 45 Luke Force 310 206
9 28 Greg Osman 282 234
10 3T Kevin Lewis 276 240

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 424 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 376 48
3 G3 Mike Gossett 374 50
4 64CK Cook Crawford 340 84
5 87 Ryan Cantrell 304 120
6 39M Marty Sullivan 258 166
7 40 Adam Webb 236 188
8 66 Mike McChristy 220 204
9 50 Ben McChristy 204 220
10 20 Torry Lyons 192 232

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2016/07/two-nights-of-racing-set-for-macon-il-speedway/

36th Annual Herald & Review On Tap For Macon Speedway Thursday

Top Late Model Drivers In Country Set To Battle

Fans, from all over, will be flocking to a high banked 1/5-mile dirt oval located in Central Illinois, this coming Thursday.  The site will be Macon Speedway, located in the little town of Macon, IL.  The reason for the excitement will be the 36th annual Herald & Review 100 for the Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Late Models.  It’s the event which draws the biggest crowd to Macon Speedway, year-after-year.

The Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Late Models earned their name because of a grueling Herald And Review 4 x 6 Cardschedule of 29 events in about one month’s time.  Starting June 15th and ending July 16th, the tour runs just about every night during that period of time, except a few Monday’s.  Heading into the new week, 12 of the 17 events have been run, with the series canceling five due to rain, including three of the last four.

This week’s action, leading up to Macon Speedway’s event on Thursday, includes Lasalle IL Speedway Monday, Daugherty IN Speedway Tuesday, and Peoria IL Speedway Wednesday.  Oakwood, IL driver Bobby Pierce leads the standings by claiming six wins in just 12 races.  Jason Feger, who is still looking for his first win on the tour, is second in the standings, while Ryan Unzicker, Bob Gardner, and Timothy Culp are in the top five.  Mike Marlar, Gordy Gundaker, Billy Moyer, Brent Larson, and Shannon Babb round out the current top ten.  Other than Pierce, Moyer has claimed two wins, while Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, and Josh Richards have also found victory lane.  160 different competitors have been on track.

One year ago, the Herald & Review 100 was postponed to August 26 because of inclement weather.  El Paso, IL driver, Ryan Unzicker, claimed the win, breaking a two-race winning streak by Mowequa, IL driver Shannon Babb.  Despite drivers from all over the country competing, the last eleven H&R races have been won by drivers who call Illinois home.

Adding to Thursday’s excitement will be the Summit National Modified tour.  Much like their Late Model counterpart, the Modifieds have a grueling slate of events, many of which coincide with the “Hell Tour”.  So far, nine out of twelve events have been completed with Mooresville, NC driver, Nick Hoffman, scoring three wins to lead the way.  Hoffman, formerly from the St. Louis, MO area, moved to North Carolina to work in the racing industry.  Ray Walsh, Clayton Miller, Chad Kinder, Josh Harris, Mike Harrison, and Brian Bielong have also won events this year.  Hoffman is followed in points by Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger, a regular at Lincoln Speedway.  Harrison is third, while Texas driver Phil Dixon is fourth and Walsh is fifth.  Kenny Wallace, who is currently sixth, will be racing Thursday as well as his NASCAR compadre, Ken Schrader.  202 different Modifieds have competed on the tour so far.

Rounding out the Thursday night divisions will be the UMP B-Mods, a semi-regular division at Macon Speedway.  The man to beat will be Tim Hancock, from Mt. Olive, IL.  Hancock is leading the B-Mod points at Macon, winning all five events at the track this year.  Hancock also leads the UMP National points by a sizable margin over Tony Walker.  Amazingly, Hancock ran a 40-lap A-Modified event at the track with his B-Mod a couple weeks ago and finished second after starting at the back.  As everyone was wearing out their tires and looking for grip, Hancock picked them off one-by-one.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, qualifying will take place around 6:30, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

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

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

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Weather Causes Cancelation At Macon Speedway

With pesky light rain hitting the area and plenty more on the way, Macon Speedway and POWRi officials have pulled the plug on tonight’s show.

Our next event will be this coming Thursday, July 7 with the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Summer Nationals.

Full info at www.maconracing.com.

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