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IT IS FIVE BUCK NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY

IT IS FIVE BUCK NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY! We’re kicking off the month of June with a Five Buck night tonight complete with a jam packed racing program. In addition to $5 grandstand admission and great dirt track racing, a number of great supporters have stepped up to donate bicycles for the kids bike giveaway.

Upon arrival to the races, kids 13 and under will be given a ticket for their chance to win one of the many bikes that will be given away. The child will then put the ticket in the bucket that corresponds with the bike that child would like to win. Drawings will take place in waves. The winning numbers will be announced over the public address system throughout the evening.

It’s going to be a fantastic night to bring the entire family to the race track for an evening of thrills and fun, and you might go home with a bike! And just $5 for the adults to get in! Load up the car and come out to Macon Speedway for a budget friendly night of family fun and dirt track racing entertainment!

Full Program Details:

Saturday, June 1
FIVE BUCK NIGHT + Kids Bike Giveaway + Full Racing Program

Divisions Racing:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*Neal Tire and Auto Service DIRTcar UMP Pro Mods (BMods)
*Midwest Big Ten Series Archers Alley DIRTcar UMP Stock Cars (Street Stocks)
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*Illinois Midget Racing Association – IMRA DII Midgets

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $5
Children 11 & Under – Free

Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx
Mention Macon Speedway Discount

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

More information:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) 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)

For more information on the Midwest Big Ten Series follow them online at http://www.maconracing.com/midwest-big-ten-series-history/, like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries), and follow them on Twitter (@MWBig10Series)

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/06/it-is-five-buck-night-at-macon-speedway/

$5 Admission & Kids Bike Giveaway Saturday Night

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be kicking off the month of June with a Five Buck night, this Saturday, June 1.  In addition to $5 grandstand admission, a number of great supporters have stepped up to donate bicycles for the kids bike giveaway.  The USAC/IMRA DII Midgets will join the weekly classes for on-track action.

Upon arrival to the races, kids 13 and under will be given a ticket for their chance to win one of the many bikes that will be given away.  The child will then put the ticket in the bucket that corresponds with the bike that child would like to win.  Drawings will take place in waves.  The winning numbers will be announced over the public address system throughout the evening.

On track action will be highlighted by the USAC/IMRA DII Midget class.  It will be the only appearance for the DII Midgets in 2019.  The class is popular and runs on a regular basis at Lincoln Speedway as well as Spoon River Speedway.

Also in action will be the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, and Hornets.

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

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 226 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 192 34
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 174 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 168 58
5 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 154 72
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 150 76
7 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 148 78
8 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 148 78
9 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 132 94
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 118 108


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 294 0
2 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 258 36
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 234 60
4 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 212 82
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 212 82
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 196 98
7 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 148 146
8 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 146 148
9 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 162
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 124 170


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 268 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 262 6
3 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 222 46
4 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 202 66
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 190 78
6 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 178 90
7 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 174 94
8 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 170 98
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 160 108
10 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 158 110


Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 166 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 162 4
3 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 162 4
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 148 18
5 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 144 22
6 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 120 46
7 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 114 52
8 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 108 58
9 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 94 72
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 92 74


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

1 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 172 0
2 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 170 2
3 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 150 22
4 14 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 142 30
5 2z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 136 36
6 15H Josh Hetherinton Fairbury IL 130 42
7 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 122 50
8 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 106 66
9 17B Braden Bilger Jacksonville IL 100 72
10 17 Josh Beal Springfield IL 86 86

 

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 274 0
2 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 272 2
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 246 28
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 230 44
5 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 214 60
6 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 202 72
7 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 170 104
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 154 120
9 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 148 126
10 17 Joshua Beal Springfield IL 140 134


Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 290 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 254 36
3 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 232 58
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 206 84
5 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 194 96
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 190 100
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 176 114
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 152 138
9 31 Jacob Shanks Decatur IL 114 176
10 A15 Alexa Lowe Springfield IL 110 180

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/05/5-admission-kids-bike-giveaway-saturday-night/

Wet Grounds Force Macon Speedway Thursday Cancelation

(Macon, IL) Heavy overnight rains in addition to an already saturated property, have forced the cancelation of the Thursday, May 30 program at Macon Speedway.  On schedule was the 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 in addition to the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.  Macon Speedway’s next event will now be this Saturday, June 1.

Thursday’s cancelation marks the third of the season for Macon Speedway, while five events have been completed.  The track is averaging well over 100 cars per night this season, while dodging rain drops.  Unfortunately, the three events which have been canceled have been big ones.  Macon Speedway was also forced to cancel a POWRi Midget show and postpone the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 100.  The Lucas Oil event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 23.

Up next is Five Buck Night, this Saturday, June 1.  Grandstand admission will be just $5, while kids 11 and under will get in free.  A kids bike giveaway will also be held for those in attendance.  Numerous businesses and sponsors have stepped up to support the giveaway with openings still available for donation.

Saturday racing will include the only visit of the season for the IMRA Division II Midgets.  Also on track will be the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Saturday pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will be on track at 6:00, and racing will go green at 7:00.

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/05/wet-grounds-force-macon-speedway-thursday-cancelation/

95Q Up On The Wheel 100 Set For Thursday Night

High Paying Event Also Features Sprint Cars & Pro Lates

(Macon, IL) After an outstanding Memorial Day show which saw 120 cars in the pits, Macon Speedway is all ready to go for the second event of its three race week.  Thursday night’s headliner will be the 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division.  The high flying Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also be in action.

Thursday’s race for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will be the 2nd Annual “Up On The Wheel Modified 100”.  Trent Young, of Hopkinsville, IL, made his first ever Macon Speedway appearance one year ago and claimed the $3,000 top prize, leading every lap.  Kewanee, IL’s Ray Bollinger had a strong second place run, while Rick Conoyer, Curt Rhodes, and Brian Lynn completed the top five.  The field featured a who’s-who list of drivers with 26 in attendance.  Being the first event of its type at the track, many drivers were worried about fuel, tires, etc.  None of the above turned out to be issues and the race was a great one.

The Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Morrow Brothers Ford will be in the house for the first of two scheduled events at the track this year.  Jeremy Standridge leads the standing after four events.  Paul Nienhiser, who always puts on a thrilling show, is second in points, while veteran Joey Moughan, Cory Bruns, and Kyle Schuett complete the top five.  Last year’s event was claimed by Jacob Patton after Nienhiser tangled with lapped traffic while leading.

Rounding out Thursday’s action will be the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Models.  Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, IL, leads the standing by 34 over Donny Koehler, of Macon, IL.  Blake Damery, Jake Little, and Jeff Reed, Jr. are currently in the top five.  Ewing has claimed two feature wins, while Little and Logan Moody have each won a feature.

Following Thursday’s event, there is a short turnaround for Saturday’s Five Buck Night, featuring $5 grandstand admission and a kid’s bike giveaway.  Several divisions of racing action are on tap for Saturday night.

On Thursday, pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local pill draw will end at 5:45 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will go green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars

  1. Jeremy Standridge 296
    2. Paul Nienhiser 283
    3. Joey Moughan 282
    4. Cory Bruns 272
    5. Kyle Schuett 255
    6. Joe B Miller 243
    7. Brayden Fox 216
    8. Jacob Patton 215
    9. Jason Keith 208
    10. Robbie Standridge 191

BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 294 0
2 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 258 36
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 234 60
4 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 212 82
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 212 82
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 196 98
7 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 148 146
8 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 146 148
9 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 162
10 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 124 170


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 226 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 192 34
3 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 174 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 168 58
5 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 154 72
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 150 76
7 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 148 78
8 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 148 78
9 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 132 94
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 118 108

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/05/95q-up-on-the-wheel-100-set-for-thursday-night/

Unzicker, Timmons Take Twin 50s at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The annual Miller Lite Beer Twin 50s at Macon Speedway moved to Memorial Day in 2018 and more and new drivers started to appear for the special night of racing. The addition of the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods to the 50-lap race in place of the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds has made a bigger impact in that division. Rob Timmons took the most of that opportunity and scored the top place during the 50-lap event. Billy Knebel was out to a hot start on the top groove of the 1/5th mile dirt oval but Timmons closed the early gap from the bottom of the track. As the track worked stronger to the advantage of the bottom, Timmons picked up speed and caught up to Knebel and was able to move past him coming to the 17th lap. Tim Hancock, Jr. moved from 11th place up the field and was running second place as Knebel fell out of the race. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. had a solid race up front but was not able to catch up toward the leader.

The 2018 winner was Tim Hancock, Sr. The night started awesome for the Senior Hancock as he broke his own track record of 12.162 with a top of 12.014. The night got grim from there as he broke during his heat race and was forced to start in the last row of the 22-car field. As Hancock, Sr. got his Pro Modified back in racing shape, he started to move through the field and ended up finishing fourth as the checkered flag came out.

Ryan Unzicker scored his fourth Lite Beer Twin 50s win at Macon Speedway during the Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Model race. Unzicker led all 50 laps and battled the entire race as Rusty Schlenk was on his bumper the whole time. Schlenk raced clean and stayed in a groove but couldn’t find a way to make the pass.

Allen Weisser, native of Peoria, was planning on racing at his home track in his hometown on Memorial Day. And then it rained and he changed plans and came to Macon Speedway. Good call. Weisser was fast qualifier during time trials, won his heat and got a front row starting assignment for the 20-lap feature during the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds main event. After running on the top side and staying ahead of Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader, Weisser graced victory lane with a checkered flag. He also got familiar with the track prior to the biggest Modified race that Macon Speedway has to offer, the $3,000-to-win 95Q Up on the Wheel 100, which is on Thursday.

Nick Macklin made the most of his front row starting position and cleared the finish line ahead of 19 other drivers as the winner of the Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature. There was more than enough competition to go around in this feature as Terry Reed, Bobby Beiler and Darrell Dick were all closing in on the lead during the late stage of the race. Macklin hasn’t found much success as of yet in 2019 but hoped this win with start putting together a string of successfull events.

Andy Bishop of Harrisburg captured the checkered flag in the Micro Sprint feature race, presented by Bailey Chasis. Bishop was hounded by Joe B. Miller, a regular at Macon Speedway when the POWRi touring series comes through. The race looked to be won by Gabe Verardi until he pulled off the track halfway through the race. Verardi was leading and looked unstoppable until his racecar made him stoppable.

The night finished with new winner at Macon Speedway, Aaron Garcia from Belleville, in the Hornets division. Garcia was up to the challenge with the likes of Jeremy Reed, Brady Reed, Michael McKay and Eldon Hemken all in the field of cars who are familiar with winning at Macon. Garcia made it look easy during the 15-lap race.

Six racing divisions and another night of over 100 cars in the pits made for a full evening of racing on the Memorial Day holiday. The Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Beer Twin 50s has been a staple event at the track since 1985 and the tradition carries on for another year with the wins of Unzicker and Timmons.

Macon Speedway rests only for a few days as the 95Q Up on the Wheel 100 is Thursday with the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds in the center stage along with the MOWA Sprint cars and the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division. Racing begins at 7pm.

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 2. Tim Hancock, Jr. (Mt. Olive), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Tim Hancock, Sr. (Mt. Olive), 5. Steve Phillips (Neoga), 6. Nick Justice (Decatur), 7. Doug Tye (Troy), 8. Ed Roley (Mattoon), 9. Dustin Wiltermood (Windsor), 10. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro)

Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models–1. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), 2. Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington), 4. Brian Shirley (Chatham), 5. Allen Weisser (Peoria), 6. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 7. Myles Moos (Lincoln), 8. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 9. Adam Tischhauser (Greenville), 10. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Allen Weisser (Peoria), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO), 4. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee), 5. Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 8. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw), 9. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 10. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Darrell Dick (Monticello), 4. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 5. Gene Reed (Hammond), 6. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 7. Jaret Duff (Maroa), 8. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 9. Jonathan Hall (Harristown), 10. Joe Reed (Decatur)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Andy Bishop (Harrisburg), 2. Joe B. Miller (Millersville, MO), 3. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 4. Riley Goodno (Knoxville, IA), 5. Tyler Day (Atwood), 6. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 7. Tyler Duff (Weldon), 8. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 9. Drake Turner (Sullivan, IN), 10. Molly Day (Atwood)

Hornets–1. Aaron Garcia (Belleville), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Michael McKay (Springfield), 4. Brady Reed (Decatur), 5. Eldon Hemken (Sorento), 6. David Lauritson (Normal), 7. Carter Dart (Springfield), 8. Danny Oates (Pekin), 9. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 10. Cook Crawford (Lincoln)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/05/unzicker-timmons-take-twin-50s-at-macon-speedway/

IT IS MILLER LITE TWIN 50 RACEDAY AT MACON!

Tonight, Macon Speedway will have a pair of 50-lap feature events, one for the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models and the other for the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods. A full dirt track racing program is on tap with six divisions of racing on the card. Full details below…
 
Monday, May 27
Miller Lite Twin 50’s
 
Divisions:
*Midwest Big Ten Super Late 50
*Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod 50
*BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
*Archer’s Alley Street Stocks
*DIRTcar Hornets
*Micros By Bailey Chassis
 
Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Pill Draw Ends: 4:45
Hotlaps: 5:00
Racing: 6:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
Hotel:
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
217.422.8800
Mention Macon Speedway Discount
Discount Rooms Online: https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx…
 
Location:
Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.
 
More information:
 
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) 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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2019/05/it-is-miller-lite-twin-50-raceday-at-macon/

Busy Week Of Racing Begins Memorial Day Monday

Miller Lite Twin 50’s On Tap Monday Evening

(Macon, IL) After a rare Saturday night off, Macon Speedway is ready for a busy week which will feature three different days of racing.  It all begins on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, as the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models and Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods are featured in the Miller Lite Twin 50’s.

The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models will be making their first visit of 2019 to the 1/5-mile high banked dirt oval.  The series opened up at Lincoln Speedway last Friday night with their second event the following night at Highland Speedway.  At Lincoln Speedway, Mike Chasteen, Jr. took the victory, while Daryn Klein took the trophy at Highland.  A Sunday event at Spoon River Speedway was canceled due to rain.

Monday’s event at Macon will pay $1,500 to the winner with a $100 bonus to the top finishing Pro Late competitor.  Typically, a good number of track regulars in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division run with the Supers.

The second 50-lapper will take place in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods.  The division standings are currently led by Decatur, IL driver, Nick Justice, who has accumulated four top five finishes in as many starts.  Perennial favorite, Tim Hancock, is second in points and has won three out of the four features.  Hancock had one dnf, which dropped him a spot in the standings.  Billy Nail, Rob Timmons, and Tim Riech have also had solid starts and round out the top five in points.  The event will pay $700 to the winner.

New Berlin, IL driver Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the way in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds as he has claimed two wins in four starts.  Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor is second in the standings, garnering three top fives in four races but also had some mechanical issues a week ago which hurt his point total.  Rodney Standerfer is fourth in points but has been solid, winning a feature and claiming two second place finishes.  Jared Thomas and Alan Crowder also find themselves in the top five in points.  NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader will join Macon’s field of stars on Monday for the event.

It’s been all about the Brothers’ Reed so far this year in the Archer’s Alley Street Stocks.  Gene Reed leads the standing by four points over his brother Terry.  Terry has won two of the features, Gene has claimed one, and Darrell Dick took the other main event.  Larry Russell, Jr. is third in points, Dick fourth, and young rookie, Jonathon Hall fifth.

Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed has been the man to beat in the DIRTcar Hornet class at the track.  The division has had strong fields of cars this year with Reed winning two out of the four features.  Carter Dart is second in the points, while Billy Mason, Cook Crawford, and Michael Abbott are in the top five.

Rounding out Monday’s action will be the Micros presented by Bailey Chassis.  This year, the class is competing for points for the season ending awards banquet.  Riverton, IL’s Aaron Andruskevitch leads the points, winning both features so far.  Aiden Purduie, Tyler Day, Molly Day, and Tyler Rust are in the top five.

Monday’s events will run an hour ahead of normal starting times with pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.  General admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

The Memorial Day Special is the first of three events for the track this week with additional action on Thursday and Saturday.  Thursday will feature the 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100 with MOWA Sprint Cars and Pro Lates, while Saturday will feature Kids Bike Giveaway, $5 admission, and several divisions.  For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

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) 

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 218 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 208 10
3 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 184 34
4 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 162 56
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 152 66
6 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 136 82
7 1X Chad Evans Mattoon IL 134 84
8 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 134 84
9 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 134 84
10 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 134 84


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 236 0
2 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 212 24
3 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 210 26
4 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 196 40
5 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 184 52
6 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 180 56
7 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 146 90
8 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 104
9 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 112 124
10 313 Jordan Warren Medora IL 98 138


Archer’s
Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 222 0
2 T5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 218 4
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 200 22
4 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 174 48
5 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 170 52
6 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 168 54
7 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 140 82
8 17 Joshua Beal Springfield IL 140 82
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 130 92
10 199 Tommy Pickering Cerro Gordo IL 126 96


DIRTcar Hornets
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 236 0
2 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 206 30
3 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 200 36
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 164 72
5 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 164 72
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 146 90
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 120 116
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 112 124
9 14J Chris Wright Vandalia IL 100 136
10 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 100 136


Micros By Bailey Chassis
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 120 0
2 37 Aiden Purdue Clinton IL 116 4
3 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 106 14
4 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 104 16
5 2R Tyler Rust Evansville IN 100 20
6 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 90 30
7 5B Chad Baldwin Lincoln IL 86 34
8 44 Trevin Littleton Jacksonville IL 72 48
9 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 72 48
10 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 66 54

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Little Takes Feature on Armed Forces Night

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Jake Little and his uncle Ryan are active members in the Illinois National Guard and the US Army. On Armed Forces Night, Jake Little reigned supreme in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model Feature at Macon Speedway. Little missed out on a possible championship in 2018 when he was sent overseas for active duty in August into September and missed many of the final races to take away his points lead. Ryan Little doesn’t have much of a chance to race enough for a championship because of his active status which has forced him away from the racecar for the majority of the 2019 season.

Both Little drivers started in the front row and looked prepared to take the race but Jake Little knew he had to get to the high side and run away from the group. He was able to do just that. Dakota Ewing, starting from the 13th position due to a DNF in his heat race due to a near rollover and a flat tire, broke through the pack and challenged for a top five finish. Ewing would finish third in the 20-lap feature and nearly finish in the runner-up spot.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. won the feature in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds. The race was his for the entire event but a late caution set up a bumper-to-bumper restart with Rodney Standerfer behind Sheppard. Standerfer pulled close-to-even with the leader but couldn’t find a way to make the pass and Sheppard took another checkered flag.

Wes O’Dell was sharp in the Sportsman class. After winning his heat by a half lap ahead of the second place finisher, O’Dell started on the front row outside position and blasted off ahead of Scott Landers and the rest of the cars. The former champion looked dominate and made an impact in the Sportsman points standings as points leader Dennis Vandermeersch was not part of the 12-car field.

Terry Reed took another Archer’s Alley Street Stocks feature win. Two weeks ago, his brother Gene Reed won the feature and Terry took the Opening Night checkered flag. It was a Reed Win-Place-Show as Gene took second place and Joe Reed finished third in the field.

Tim Hancock was on his A-game once again as he took control of his heat race and then ran off with the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified feature. For Hancock, he has taken the checkered flag in three of the first four events during the 2019 season.

Wrapping up the show Saturday night was the Hornets. A new winner took to the winner’s circle in Anthony Sunshine, a driver from St. Louis, Missouri. Sunshine’s home track has been flooded out due to much of the spring rains so a trip north to Macon gave him plenty of competition and a chance to race. Brady Reed, starting tenth due to winning the last Hornet feature, rushed towards the front and challenged for the top spot. Another Missouri driver, Joshua Hawkins from Imperial, finished in third during his first trip to the track in 2019.

Among the six racing classes was another solid night of cars in the pit area, 90, so Macon Speedway brings forth quality in numbers during all the classes so far during the first four weeks of the season. Macon Speedway takes a rare scheduled Saturday night off to prep for a monster week at the track beginning on Memorial Day Monday. The annual event, Miller Lite Beer Twin 50s, is on tap for the Decatur Building Trade Pro Late Models and the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds. A full stock car racing show is scheduled. Thursday, May 30th, is the second-ever 95Q Up On The Wheel Modified 100–a 100-lap feature for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds plus the MOWA Sprints. The week is capped off with a fan-favorite, the Five Buck Night. General admission is just $5 plus it will be the kids bicycle giveaway night along with a full program.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Ryan Little (Springfield), 3. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 4. Logan Moody (Catlin), 5. Donny Koehler (Macon), 6. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 7. Kyle Van Dorn (New Berlin), 8. Roy Beal (Springfield), 9. Brianna Sheppard (New Berlin), 10. Blake Damery (Blue Mound)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 2. Rodney Standerfer (Summerfield), 3. TIm Hancock (Mt. Olive), 4. Steve Meyer, Jr. (Staunton), 5. Michael Rauch (Decatur), 6. Jared Thomas (Edinburg), 7. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 8. Katie Lord (Zionsville, IN), 9. Jordan Warren (Medora), 10. Alan Crowder (Elwin)

Sportsman–1. Wes O’Dell (Springfield), 2. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 3. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Connor Klay (Stonington), 6. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 7. Joel Irvin (Harristown), 8. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 9. Bill Berghaus (Chapin), 10. Terry Myers (Buffalo)

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Cerro Gordo), 2. Gene Reed (Hammond), 3. Joe Reed (Decatur), 4. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 5. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Joshua Beal (Springfield), 7. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 8. Jonathon Hall (Harristown), 9. Jerit Murphy (Lodge), 10. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Nick Justice (Decatur), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Billy Nail (Decatur), 6. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Nathan Lynch (Hillsboro), 9. Kevin Rench (Hillsboro), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Hornets–1. Anthony Sunshine (St. Louis, MO), 2. Brady Reed (Decatur), 3. Joshua Hawkins (Imperial, MO), 4. Dallas Strauch (East Peoria), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Delane Orr (Springfield), 9. Debbie Seitz (Decatur), 10. Michael Abbott (Taylorville)

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Macon Speedway To Honor Military Members Saturday Night

Active & Retired Military Members To Receive Free Admission

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday night, May 18, Macon Speedway will honor those who fight for our freedoms, as it is time for the annual Armed Forces Night. Active and retired military members will receive free grandstand admission once showing proper military ID at the ticket window.  Six divisions of racing are on the card.

Coming into the night, three nights of racing have been held with the other two nights resulting in rainouts.  In the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Dakota Ewing is on top of the point chase, garnering two feature wins in a row and setting a new qualifying track record.  Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire is second in the standings with a pair of top five finishes, while Donny Koehler, Chris Dick, and Blake Damery round out the top five in points out of the 23 drivers who have competed in the division this season.

Last year’s BillingsleyRewards.com Modified champion is again off to a good start with the point lead this year.  It’s New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who currently holds a 12 point advantage over last year’s Pro Late champion, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL.  Jared Thomas, Alan Crowder, and Rodney Standerfer are currently in the top five.  31 different Modified drivers have been on track already this year.

The strongest division, when it comes to large numbers, is the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods.  Nearly 50 drivers have been to the track this year with Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice leading the points, having grabbed two top fives in three starts.  Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock won the first two races of the season but had a DNF in the third race due to mechanical issues.  Hancock is second in points, while Chad Evans, Billy Nail, and Troy Medley complete the top five.

The DIRTcar Sportsman have raced twice so far this season and Springfield, IL driving veteran, Dennis Vandermeersch is batting 1.000, winning both.  Last year’s champion, Tim Bedinger, has a pair of top fives and sits second in points, while Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Mitch Ringler round out the top five.

A longtime driving veteran is off to a good start in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock class, as Monticello, IL’s Darrell Dick leads the way.  Dick has claimed a feature win as have the second and third place point contenders.  Dick is followed by the brothers’ Reed.  Gene Reed is second in points, while Terry Reed is third.  Bub Russell is currently fourth with Andy Zahnd rounding out the top five.

Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Jeremy, having a strong start in the Hornet class.  While Jeremy has moved on in hopes of competing in the Street Stock class, Brady has won two of three features and leads the standings.  Billy Mason is second in the current standings, while Carter Dart, Marty Sullivan, and Michael Abbott complete the top five.  30 different Hornet drivers have raced so far this year, many of which are tuning up for the June 8 Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge which will pay $1,000 to win.

Grandstand admission is just $12 on Saturday night for adults, while kids 11 and under are free.  As previously mentioned, military members, active and retired will also receive free grandstand admission if they show proper military ID at the ticket window.

For more information and the full upcoming schedule, visit www.maconracing.com.

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 170 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 148 22
3 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 140 30
4 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 132 38
5 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 132 38
6 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 114 56
7 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 112 58
8 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 108 62
9 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 98 72
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 84 86


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 176 0
2 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 164 12
3 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 160 16
4 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 142 34
5 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 138 38
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 44
7 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 124 52
8 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 112 64
9 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 96 80
10 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 94 82


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 160 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 148 12
3 1X Chad Evans Mattoon IL 134 26
4 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 132 28
5 62 Troy Medley Pevely MO 108 52
6 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 106 54
7 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 104 56
8 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 104 56
9 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 100 60
10 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 94 66


Sportsman
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 120 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 108 12
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 108 12
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 106 14
5 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 106 14
6 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 98 22
7 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 96 24
8 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 54 66
9 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 48 72
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 46 74


Archer’s
Alley Street Stocks 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 174 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 164 10
3 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 158 16
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 148 26
5 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 140 34
6 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 124 50
7 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 120 54
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 96 78
9 14D Dalton Mannin Longview IL 92 82
10 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 90 84


Hornets
 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 178 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 160 18
3 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 154 24
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 146 32
5 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 122 56
6 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 116 62
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 110 68
8 14J Chris Wright Vandalia IL 100 78
9 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 90 88
10 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 76 102

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Afternoon Rain & Cold Temps Force Macon Speedway Cancellation

 

(Macon, IL) Unseasonable weather continued to plague Central Illinois on Saturday, May 11, as high temperatures in the low 50’s and wet weather forced the cancellation of the first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget visit of 2019 to Macon Speedway.  Four other divisions were also on schedule.

For the Macon, IL track, it’s the second rainout in five tries this season, with the other being the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  In the three events that the track has held, car counts and crowds have been strong.  So far, Macon Speedway has averaged 110+ cars per night with great racing in all divisions.

For the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, the rainout comes after a Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway, in Belleville, IL that saw Austin Brown claim the feature win.  In upwards of 40 cars were on hand.  The Midgets have three more events scheduled at Macon.  The remaining dates are June 15, August 17, and September 14.

Up next for Macon Speedway is Armed Forces night on Saturday, May 18.  Retired and active military members will receive free admission after showing proper ID at the ticket window.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods, DIRTcar Sportsman, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, and DIRTcar Hornets will be in action.

For Macon Speedway, the month of May is a busy one with Armed Forces night then a doubleheader holiday week.  On Memorial Day Monday, May 27, the Miller Lite Twin 50’s will be held for the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models and Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods.  Each event will race 50 laps.  In addition, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Micros By Bailey Chassis, and Hornets will be in action.  Then on Thursday, May 30, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will run in the 95Q Up On The Wheel 100.  The Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars and Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will also race.

For more information on upcoming events, visit www.maconracing.com.

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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