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Nichols Goes Topless in Win

 

(Macon, IL) Jeremy Nichols had a rough start to his night in the North Grand Auto & Ritz Lil Fryer Topless 40 in the Sportsman division, the night where Sportsman race without their roof. He was unable to finish his heat race and was taken off the historic track with a towtruck. Nichols and his crew managed to put the car back together and after a quick test, started the 40-lapper at the end of the field. Within 12 laps, he passed everybody and was the leader. The field consisted of former division track champions and Springfield Mile Nationals winners like Wes Odell, Dennis Vandermeersch and Timmy Dick. Nichols nearly knocked down the wall through the turns but got the top spot. Side-by-side racing with Timmy Dick led to a close battle after a caution but Nichols had too much and won the event.

Matt Taylor took away Tommy Sheppard, Jr.’s quest for the clean sweep in the Pro Late Model class. Sheppard came into the feature race owning the night’s fastest lap in qualifying and winner of his heat race. He drew the pole position in the frisbee formation but just couldn’t keep Matt Taylor away from the lead. Taylor was the leader and kept Sheppard from regaining the top spot.

The World Hornet Championship was won by Adam Webb, coming from 11th position to bypass Jeremy Reed. Reed started sixth and took the lead from Jerad Matherly on lap four and then Webb flew through the field to take the lead from Reed on lap 15 and held on with Reed clinging to his 4-cylinder as best as possible for a chance with five laps left but it would not be able to happen.

Larry Russell, Jr. made his return to the winner’s circle in the Street Stock class. The former multi-time division champion looked like the champion of old as he ran away from the competition. Greg Osman was the closest car behind Russell but still managed to finish seconds behind the leader. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. was the hard charger of the class, starting in the last row and finishing third.

Dave Crawley, Jr. of Decatur got back to victory lane in the Billingsley Towing Modified feature. Starting seventh of 18 cars, Crawley took his time to make the pass for the top spot as Cory Daughtery, who led through the first 16 laps. Crawley’s top side was working and it was enough to grab the lead.

BJ Deal used a slide job to take the lead from Jerry Thompson with five laps left in the B-Modified main event. The former Street Stock driver had just enough to keep in front of Thompson and Jim Farley III in a close battle.

Luke Verardi was just looking to get some laps at Macon Speedway to prepare for the season finale involving the POWRi Midgets & Micro Sprints. The Micro Sprint driver did more than that when he led all 15 laps and won the Beach House Micro Sprint feature race.

Sportsman–1. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 4. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 5. Wes Odell (Springfield), 6. Richie Rich (Pontiac), 7. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 8. Danny Smith (Argenta), 9. Tom Graham (Stonington), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Pro Late Models–1. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 2. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 3. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 4. Dakota Ewing (Decatur), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 7. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 8. Nick Justice (Harristown), 9. Larry Bunning (Mt. Zion), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Street Stocks–1. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 2. Greg Osman (Macon), 3. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 7. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 8. Kevin Lewis, 9. Tom Riech (Springfield), 10. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Cory Daughtery (Blue Mound), 3. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 4. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 5. Cullen Breeden (Collum), 6. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 7. David Henderson (Danville), 8. TD Burger (Saunemin), 9. Danny Odell (Springfield), 10. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Jared Matherly (Decatur), 4. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 5. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Justin Hall (South Roxanna), 7. William Kidman (Edwardsville), 8. Tim Luttrell (Riverton), 9. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Austin Wickline (Harristown)

B-Modifieds–1. BJ Deal (Brownstown), 2. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 3. Jim Farley III (Springfield), 4. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 5. Tom Riech (Springfield), 6. Ryan Timmons (Centralia), 7. Cody Stillwell, 8. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 9. Brad Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Ronnie Flanigan (South Roxanna)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 2. Paul Day (Atwood), 3. Michael Bustamante (Blue Mound), 4. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 5. Evan Turner (Jacksonville), 6. Tyler Day (Atwood), 7. Brian Nance (Mayfield, KY), 8. Dustin Clary (Belleville), 9. Jeff Matta, 10. Paul Shelton (Decatur)

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It’s RACEDAY In Macon! 7 Divisions & Go-Kart Giveaway

IT IS RACE DAY! The Fireman’s Ball is here. We honor firefighters for their bravery and service by admitting them and their families for $5 each (just show ID).

The Great Go-Kart Giveaway is going on tonight as well. We will give away the two go-karts at Macon Speedway. One kart will be given away to one of the lucky pre-qualifiers, while all other kids 17 and under may sign up tonight to win the second kart!!! All of this is going on in addition to it being a CEFCU Kids Club Night at the races as well!

The DIRTcar UMP Sportsman will race in one of their biggest races of the season as they go TOPLESS for 40 laps and $600 to win.
The UMP Hornets will be racing in their BIGGEST race of the season in the Hornet World Championship. The Hornet World Championship will feature an increased purse as well a large three-tier championship trophy for the prestigious event. $300 is on the line to the one who can out last the rest and the competition is set to be tough.

Classes racing are: UMP Sportsman($600 to win TOPLESS 40), UMP Hornets($300 to win Hornet World Championship), Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Late Models, UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, & Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints.

Pit gates are set to open at 4pm. General admission gates open at 5pm. Hot Laps scheduled to star at 6pm with racing starting at 7pm.

General Admission $12
Kids 11 & Under FREE

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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Fireman’s Ball & CEFCU Kids Club Highlight Saturday

9-15-15 Topless 40 Hornet World Champ Firemans BallGreat Go Kart Giveaway Also On The Card

This Saturday Night, September 19, Macon Speedway will pay tribute to any and all firemen with the Annual Fireman’s Ball. Scheduled earlier in the year and lost due to rain in the area, the Fireman’s Ball reschedule date is now upon us.

Area fire fighters and their families will be honored with a deeply discounted admission ticket of just $5 for the evenings racing festivities. All that fire fighters need to do is show proper identification or wear something to show your affiliation with an area fire department. The tickets dated for July 11 will also be honored.

The Fireman’s Ball will be held in conjunction with the Hornet World Championship, Sportsman Topless 40, UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Beach House Micros on the historic dirt oval.

General admission gates are set to open at 5pm, hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. It’s fun for the whole family with the CEFCU Kid’s Club, as Macon Speedway will also be giving away two go karts to two lucky kids in attendance Saturday Night September 19th.  Any kid ages 1-17 are eligible to win just sign up at the races and be present to win!

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.

2015 MACON SPEEDWAY FEATURE WINNERS

UMP Pro Late Models
Guy Taylor (Springfield, IL) – 6
Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (Berlin, IL) – 1
Myles Moos (Lincoln, IL) – 1
Nick Bauman (New Berlin, IL) – 1

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds
Rodney Standerfer (Germantown, IL) – 7
David Crawley, Jr. (Decatur, IL) – 3
TD Burger (Saunemin, IL) – 2
Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound, IL) – 1
Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO) – 1
Jeff Graham (Stonington, IL) – 1
Curt Rhodes (Langleyville, IL) – 1
Ray Bollinger (Kewaee, IL) – 1
Cullen Breeden (Forrest, IL) – 1

UMP B-Mods
Justin Durbin (Mulberry Grove, IL) – 2
Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive, IL) – 2
Chris Bolyard (Girard, IL) – 1
Wade Glover (Brighton, IL) – 1
Steve Phillips (Neoga, IL) – 1
James Farley, III (Springfield, IL) – 1

UMP Sportsman
Timmy Dick (Monticello, IL) – 3
Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville, IL) – 1
Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield, IL) – 1

UMP Street Stocks
Terry Reed (Decatur, IL) – 7
Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound, IL) – 4
Jordon Smith (Villa Grove, IL) – 1
Nick Justice (Harristown, IL) – 1
Greg Osman (Macon, IL) – 1
Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur, IL) – 1

UMP Hornets
Adam Webb (Decatur, IL) – 9
Jeremy Reed (Decatur, IL) – 3
Brady Reed (Decatur, IL) – 1
Ricky Carriker (Unknown, IL) – 1
Michael Gossett (Decatur, IL) – 1

Super Late Models
Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN) – 1
David Crawley, Jr. (Decatur, IL) – 1
Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville, IL) – 1
Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL) – 1
Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL) – 1

POWRi Midgets
Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, MO) – 2
Christopher Bell (Norman, OK) – 1

POWRi Micros
Nathan Benson (Concordia, MO) – 2
Matt Howard (Lawrence, KS) – 1

Beach House Micros
Evan Weyant (Sherman, IL) – 3
Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound, IL) – 2
Tony Clifton (Decatur, IL) – 1
Nathan Benson (Concordia, MO) – 1
Garrett Duff (Weldon, IL) – 1
Luke Verardi (Taylorville, IL) – 1

Illinois Lightning Sprints
Andy Baugh (Mason City, IL) – 2

Kid’s Mods
Ryan Hamilton (Fairview Heights, IL) – 1

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Hornet World Championship & Topless Sportsman Saturday

The 2015 Hornet World Championship is headed our way and it’s a big one for the four cylinder power plants. Saturday Night, September 19th will feature an increased purse as well a large three-tier championship trophy for the prestigious event. $300 is on the line to the one who can out last the rest and the competition is set to be tough.

Currently, Decatur, IL driver, John Bright, Jr. leads the UMP Hornet standings at Macon with 782 points.  Second in line is Bloomington, IL driver Thad Gee.  Adam Webb, who is coming off of a win on Saturday night, Steven Stine, and Matthew Reed, complete the top five in standings.  Cook Crawford, of Lincoln, IL, is just out of the top five in standings.  Crawford claimed this year’s championship at Lincoln Speedway.

Pit gates are set to open at 4pm, general admission gates at 5pm, hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. The Hornet World Championship is bound to see a who’s-who in the Hornet world, as everyone is ready for the big one.

Not only do the Hornets have some prestige for the September 19th weekend, the Sportsman will also be ready for the rescheduled Topless 40. $600 will be on the line for the division as they make up the event that had been won by rain earlier in the year.  UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Beach House Micros will also be racing.

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

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 472 1)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 472 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 384 4)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 356 5)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 350 6)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 346 7)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 284  8)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 254 8)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 254 10)Cody Maguire-Carlinville, IL 252

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 874 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 818 3)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 730 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 626 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 570 6)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 562 7)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 516 8)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 422 9)Alan Crowder-Elwin, IL 410 10)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1) Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 416 2)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 396 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 346 4)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 294 5)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 236 6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 232 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 8)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 214 9)Cody Stillwell-Godfrey, IL 198 10)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 192

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 288 2)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 258 3)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 254 4)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 224 5)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 222 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 7)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 174 8)Scott Landers-Taylorville, IL 102 9)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 98 10)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 926 2)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 822 3)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 812 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 792 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 722 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 714 7)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 572 8)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 452 9)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 372 10)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 356

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 782 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 714 3)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 698 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 664 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 522 6)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 508 7)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 498 8)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 490 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 464   10)Brian Offer-Springfield, Il 426

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Fireman’s Ball & CEFCU Kids Club Great Go Kart Giveaway

9-15-15 Topless 40 Hornet World Champ Firemans BallSaturday Night Macon Speedway will pay tribute to any and all firemen with the Annual Fireman’s Ball. Scheduled earlier in the year and lost due to rain in the area the Fireman’s Ball reschedule date is now upon us.

Area fire fighters and their families will be honored with a deeply discounted admission ticket of just $5 for the evenings racing festivities. All fire fighters need to do is show proper identification or wear something to show your affiliation with an area fire department. The tickets dated for July 11 will also be honored.

The Fireman’s Ball will be in conjunction with the Hornet World Championship, Sportsman Topless 40, UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Beach House Micros on the historic dirt oval

General admission gates are set to open at 5pm, hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. It’s fun for the whole family with the CEFCU Kid’s Club as Macon Speedway will also be giving away two go karts to two lucky kids in attendance Saturday Night September 19th.  Any kid ages 1-17 are eligible to win just sign up at the races and be present to win!

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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$2 Tickets Available For September 26th Event At Macon Speedway

Group Ticket Image                Thanks to Miles Chevrolet, a special opportunity has been made available for drivers, fans, and area businesses to purchase $2 tickets for Championship Night September 26th.  Tickets will be sold in packs of 25 and will cost $50. These tickets are only available until Friday, September 25th.

Drivers and fans can stop by the Speedway office located at 650 N. Woodcock Rd. in Macon, IL, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm starting today to purchase the discounted ticket packs. You may also call the office 217-764-3000 and pay with a credit card and have the tickets mailed to you just pay shipping and handling and allow time for delivery.

Drivers, this is a great opportunity to show your appreciation to your sponsors, family, friends, or neighbors by giving them tickets to come out to the races and see what your passion is all about. We will also be holding an autograph session in the infield to get the fans up close and personal to the cars and stars of Macon Speedway.

These special $2 tickets must be purchased in advance and may not be distributed on speedway grounds. Be sure to get a jump on the competition as only a limited number of packets are available and when they are gone, the discounted promotion will be over.

Racing Saturday, September 26 for Miles Chevrolet Championship Night will include the  Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Micros, B-Mods, and Hornets. Gates open at 5pm, while racing starts at 7pm.

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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​Funk Takes Osman Memorial

(Macon, IL) Andrew Funk was able to win the inaugural John Osman Memorial at Macon Speedway on a chilly Saturday night. Funk went past Brian Dasenbrock on lap 29 of the special 47-lap main event in the Street Stock class. Dasenbrock was hanging on for his life for the first 28 laps with as many as three drivers vying for the top spot but Dasenbrock was able to hold the leader spot with the help of the top of the oval. However, the top side also helped Funk who helped close the gap. After Funk took over, Dasenbrock stayed close but a spinout took away his change for payback. That opened up the door for Bobby Beiler but with only a limited amount of laps remaining, Funk stayed just ahead of Beiler to capture the first Osman Memorial checkered flag after starting ninth. Fourth place finisher Gene Reed started 18th and worked his way through the field.

Cullen Breeden came to Macon Speedway for the second time in 2015 and left with the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature win. Dave Crawley, Jr. was closing the space for the lead but Breeden was untouchable on this night and Crawley took the runner-up spot.

It looked like it was either going to be Danny Smith or Dennis Vandermeersch in the Sportsman feature with Timmy Dick deep in the field. With three laps remaining, Dick had taken control with a slide on the bottom of the second turn onto the backstretch surpassing both Vandermeersch and Smith and running away to victory.

Nick Bauman is the son of “Fast” Ed Bauman, many time Macon Speedway track champion and two-time Herald & Review 100 champion. Nick held his dad’s nickname in the Big Ten Pro Late Models 25-lap feature and blasted away to victory. Despite a few cautions, nobody could stay close to Bauman and he coasted to victory ahead of Guy Taylor and Matt Taylor.

Adam Webb outlasted Jeremy Reed and Steven Stine and won the 4-cylinder Hornet race.

Street Stocks–1. Andrew Funk (Dwight), 2. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Jake Miller (Mendota), 7. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 8. Greg Osman (Macon), 9. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur), 10. Keith Miller (Mendota)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Cullen Breeden (Forrest), 2. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 3. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 4. Shane Tomlin (New Berlin), 5. Curt Rhodes (Langleyville), 6. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 7. TD Burger (Saunemin), 8. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 9. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 10. Russ Coultas (Bluffs)

Sportsman–1. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 2. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 5. Tom Graham (Stonington), 6. Richie Rich (Pontiac), 7. Brandon Pralle (Ashland), 8. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 9. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Nick Macklin (Oakley)

Big Ten Pro Late Models–1. Nick Bauman (New Berlin), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 4. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 5. Jose Parga (New Berlin), 6. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 7. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 8. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 9. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Steven Stine (Stonington), 4. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 5. Derek Peters (Pana), 6. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 7. Brian Offer (Springfield), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion), 10. Paul Peters (Pana)

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John Osman Memorial Set For Tonight At Macon

It is RACE DAY! It is Pabst Blue Ribbon Night. Headlining the night is the First Annual John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race paying a whopping $2,000 to win and $100 to start for DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks.

Also racing are the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models, Billingsley BP Service Center & Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, & UMP Hornets.

Gates Open at 5 PM
Racing at 7 PM

Adult General Admission is $12
Children 11 & Under FREE

For more information check out maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000

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Hornet World Championship & Topless Sportsman Just Around The Corner

9-15-15 Topless 40 Hornet World Champ Firemans Ball        Hornet World Championship is headed our way and it’s the big one for the four cylinder power plants. Saturday Night September 19th will feature an increased purse as well a large three tier championship trophy for the prestigious event. $300 on the line to the one who can out last the rest and the competition is set to be tough.
Pit gates are set to open at 4pm, General Admission gates at 5pm, Hotlaps at 6pm with racing scheduled to start at 7pm. The Hornet World Championship is bound to be a who’s who in the hornet world as everyone is ready for the big one.
Not only do the Hornets have some prestige for the September 19th weekend, the Sportsman will also be ready for the rescheduled Topless 40. $600 will be on the line for the division as they make up the event that had been won by rain earlier in the year.
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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Macon Speedway Street Stocks Racing For Huge Payout

First Annual Mr J smallSeptember 12 Event To Honor John Osman

Only four events now remain on the Macon IL Speedway schedule and the UMP Street Stocks have a big one is this coming Saturday, September 12.  It will be the Inaugural John Osman Memorial, paying a $2,000 top prize to the winner.  Four other divisions will also pace the high banked 1/5-mile.

John Osman, a long-time car owner and overall race enthusiast, passed away earlier this season.  Osman was still the car owner and car chief for his son Greg’s #25.  Greg Osman, who is a regular competitor in the UMP Street Stock division at Macon Speedway and with the Midwest Big Ten Series, decided to put together a race to honor his dad for all that he has done for racing.

The John Osman Memorial has in upwards of 30 drivers pre-entered with a number of other possibilities expected.  The payout is quite large for the event, paying $2,000 to win and $100 to start.  Drivers will have qualifying, heats, and a last chance race to set the starting field.  The fast qualifying and dash winner will receive $100 bonuses.

The event will benefit Gift Of Hope, an organ and tissue donor network, the Special Olympics, and United Cerebral Palsy of Land of Lincoln.  For more information about the race and charity, visit johnosmanmemorial.com.

In addition to the Street Stocks, the Big Ten Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Hornets, and UMP Sportsman are on the schedule.  Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin when the pill draw ends at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Admission prices are $12 for adults and free for children 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

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 422 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 414 3)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 336 4)Robin Huffman Clinton, IL 310 5)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 302 6)Matt Taylor-Springfield, IL 294 7)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 246  8)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 234 9)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 226 10)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 218

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 830 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 780 3)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 678 4)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 580 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 570 6)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 514 7)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 458 8)Zach Rhodes-Taylorville, IL 412  9)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 374  10)Alan Crowder-Elwin, IL 360

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1) Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 416 2)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 396 3)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 346 4)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 294 5)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 236 6)Justin Durbin-Mulberry Grove, IL 232 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 224 8)Tim Hancock-Mt. Olive, IL 214 9)Cody Stillwell-Godfrey, IL 198 10)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 192

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 228  2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 222  3)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 210 4)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 206 5)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 190 6)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 116 7)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 112 8)Tyler Blankenship-Vandalia, IL 9)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94  10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 92

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 870 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 788 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 770 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 746 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 702 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 666 7)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 5148)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 452 9)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 362 10)Terry Reed, Sr.-Decatur, IL 346

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 732 2)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 660 3)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 638 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 608 5)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 522 6)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 490 7)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 464 8)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 462 9)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 460 10)Brian Offer-Springfield, Il 378

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