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Jul 04

Macon Speedway Back In Action Tonight!!

IT IS RACE DAY! Skeff Distributing presents Night #2 of POWRi Freedom Fest, the second of two nights of racing this weekend PLUS entertainment at Macon Speedway.

Come to the track early, as free live musical entertainment will take place in the front parking lot with Brian Shartzer and the Garth Brooks Tribute Band. The music starts at 4:00

Bring an unopened toy, receive $2 off general admission. Donations to Christmas For Kids Toy Drive.

Divisions Racing: Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Winged Outlaw Micros, Beach House Non-Winged Micros, & Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds.

Pits 3:00
Grandstands 4:00
Autographs 5:00
Hotlaps 6:00
Racing 7:00

Grandstands $15
Kids 11 and under FREE

More details at www.maconracing.com

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Jul 03

Night One Of Macon Freedom Fest Complete

A very special weekend of racing and entertainment is taking place to celebrate the Independance Day holiday at Macon Speedway.  On Friday night, the first of back-to-back nights was completed for POWRi Freedom Fest.  In addition to the POWRi Midgets and Micros, Wingless Micros, and Street Stocks were also on hand.

The first feature on track was the 30-lap event for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets.  22 drivers were trackside for the main event after setting the starting field from the 39 attendees.  When the green dropped, Justin Grant pulled out front with Ryan Robinson and Andrew Felker in tow.  Felker moved into second after the race’s first caution, to set his sights on the top spot.  On lap 11, Felker pulled off a slide job to take the top spot.  Five laps later, Robinson took the lead away from Felker.  His lead was short lived as they diced through traffic and Felker was determined to get back out front.  On lap 18, Felker took over and raced his way to the checkered, as slide job after slide job took place on the Mighty Macon oval.  Following the Carl Junction, Missouri driver to the exciting victory was Darren Hagen, who made some late passes to take second.  Grant, Spencer Bayston, and Robinson rounded out the top five.  The Midgets will be back for more on Saturday.

Ayrton Gennetten paced the POWRi Speedway Motors Micros at the start of their 20-lap A-Main.  After a caution plagued first four laps, the field got sorted out and the action picked up.  Gennetten was receiving plenty of pressure from his closest challenger, Nathan Benson.  Christopher Cochran joined to make it a three car lead battle up front.  Dicing inside, outside, and through the middle of traffic, Gennetten was able to fend off some strong challenges.  After a late yellow, Benson, another Missouri competitor, raced into the lead on lap 18 to take the victory.  Gennetten took second, Cochran third, Tucker Klaasmeyer fourth, and Dereck King fifth.

Point leader, Terry Reed, of Decatur, IL led from green-to-checker to take yet another Street Stock feature win.  Larry Russell, Jr. and Bobby Beiler completed the podium finishers.

In the non-wing Micro feature, Decatur, IL driver Tony Clifton took the lead at the green and went on to claim the main event victory.  Daniel Robinson and Tyler Vantroll took second and third.  The non-wing cars will be back on Saturday night for a 20-lap special event, paying extra money.

Day #2 of Freedom Fest will be Saturday, July 4.  Both POWRi divisions will be on hand in addition to non-wing micros and the Billingsley Towing Modifieds.  From 4:00-7:00, there will be live musical entertainment in the parking lot with Brian Shartzer and the Garth Brooks Tribute Band.  The concert is free to attend.

Pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, while children 11 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

Results For Macon Speedway

POWRi Midgets—1. Andrew Felker, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Spencer Bayston, 5. Ryan Robinson, 6. Justin Peck, 7. Nick Knepper, 8. Austin Brown, 9. Daniel Robinson, 10. Colten Cottle

POWRi Micro Sprints—1. Nathan Benson, 2. Ayrton Gennetten, 3. Christopher Cochran, 4. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 5. Dereck King, 6. Aaron Andruskevitch, 7. Logan Wenneshiemer, 8. Joey Wirth, 9. Ryan Frantz, 10. Luke Verardi

Non-Wing Sprints—1. Tony Clifton, 2. Daniel Robinson, 3. Tyler Vantoll, 4. Courntey Barth, 5. Jeff Beasley, 6. Michael Brummitt, 7. Adam Barth, 8. Clayton Duff, 9. Cameron Reynolds

Street Stocks—1. Terry Reed, 2. Larry Russell, Jr., 3. Bobby Beiler, 4. Kyle Waters, 5. Jeremiah Hoadley, 6. Greg Osman, 7. Jason Scrimphser, 8. Terry Reed, Sr., 9. Tharen Reno, 10. Jeffrey Reed, Jr.

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Jul 03

Freedom Fest Weekend Is Here

The 1st annual POWRi Freedom Fest weekend is upon us, with racing, fireworks, and live music scheduled for today and tomorrow at Macon Speedway.

Friday’s action includes the POWRi Midgets, POWRi Micros, Non-Wing Micros, and Street Stocks.  To celebrate the holiday weekend, the speedway will host its second fireworks display in as many events.  Pit gates open today at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

Saturday’s program will start with live music near the pavillion at 4:00.  Hillbilly Hangover is scheduled to play for 45 minutes, followed by Brian Shartzer and the Garth Brooks Tribute Band.  Musical entertainment is schedule up to 7:00.  Saturday’s action on the track includes, POWRi Midgets, POWRi Micros, Non-Wing Micros, and Modifieds.

Grandstand admission is $15 each event for adults, while children 11 and under are free.

For more info, visit maconracing.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/07/freedom-fest-weekend-is-here/

Jun 30

Macon Speedway Freedom Fest Doubleheader This Weekend

Fireworks, Music, And Racing To Thrill Fans

7.3.15 Flyer                Millstadt, IL – The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series are set to make their fourth and fifth appearance at the “Mighty” Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on July 3rd and July 4th for the Macon Speedway Freedom Fest. The last POWRi appearance at Macon Speedway was on June 6th for the third night of Illinois SPEED Week, with Christopher Bell and Matt Howard taking division wins.  The weekend will be filled with racing, fireworks, and music  entertainment.

Friday, July 3rd will feature POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, Street Stocks, and non-wing micros, with fireworks on display after the feature events. Saturday, July 4th will include Brian Shartzer and his Garth Brooks Tribute band before the races at 4:00, with POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, UMP Modifieds, and non-wing micros, taking the center state in the evening.

Riverside, California driver Darren Hagen currently leads the Midget standings by 410 points over Carl Junction, Missouri competitor Andrew Felker.  Austin Brown, Kyle Schuett, and Christopher Bell complete the top five in the national standings.  Concordia, Missouri driver Nathan Benson is leading the Micro standings, entering Freedom Fest.  Ayrton Gennetten, Joe B Miller, Aaron Andruskevitch, and Matt Howard are top five competitors.  Macon Speedway Street Stock point leader Terry Reed and Billingsley Towing Modified competitor, Rodney Standerfer, will look to continue their early season success at this weekend’s events.

Each night will be run as a completely separate show, with preliminary events and features both nights.  Friday night will be regular payout for both midgets and micros, with Saturday’s midget feature paying $3000 to WIN.  Pit gates each day will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Admission prices are $15 for adults, while children 11 and under are 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.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets (Top 10)
1)
Darren Hagen-Riverside, CA 2860 2)Andrew Felker-Carl Junction, MO 2450 3)Austin Brown-Millstadt, IL 2220 4)Kyle Schuett-Philo, IL 2180 5)Christopher Bell-Norman, OK 2010 6)Spencer Bayston-Lebanon, IN 1800 7)Tyler Thomas-Collinsville, OK 1760 8)Tanner Thornson-Minden, NV 1660 9)Tucker Klaasmeyer-Paola, KS 1620 10)Jake Neuman 1550-New Berlin, IL

POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micros (Top 10)
1)
Nathan Benson-Concordia, MO 1580 2)Ayrton Gennetten-Versailles, MO 1430 3)Joe B Miller-Millersville, MT 1390 4)Aaron Andruskevitch-Riverton, IL 1210 5)Matt Howard-Lawrence, KS 1170 6)Shelby Bosie-Sherman, IL 1090 7)Chris Cochran-Shawnee, OK 1030 8)Nick Howard-Lawrence, KS 1020 9)Joey Wirth-Waterloo, IL 1000 10)Frank Galusha-Lincoln, NE 990

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

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 450 2)Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 432 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 368 4)Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 346 5)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 338 6)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 310 7)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 304  8)David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 288  9)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 280 10)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 260

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 448 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 420 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 412 4)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 362 5)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 360  6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 340 7)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 302 8)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 286 9)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 266   10)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 216

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 458 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 418 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 344 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 338 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 318 6)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 306 7)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 274 8)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 264 9)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 260 10)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/macon-speedway-freedom-fest-doubleheader-this-weekend/

Jun 27

Standerfer Continues Macon Hot Streak

Rodney Standerfer was at it once again at Macon Speedway. Leading through the 40-lap Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature, Standerfer had another top driver on his rear bumper but could not find a way past the Germantown native. Last week, it was Ken Schrader, NASCAR driver and co-owner, this week it was popular favorite, Dave Crawley, Jr. Crawley trailed through the entire 95Q Firecracker 40’s and unfortunately did not finish due to a broken race car.
The Pro Late Model 40-lapper of the 95Q Firecracker 40’s was another win for Springfield’s Guy Taylor. Taylor took the lead from Roben Huffman on the 19th lap and never looked back.
The Street Stock feature was also a close finish with Terry Reed edging out the returning Larry Russell, Jr., a former track champion. The race was side-by-side with Russell holding the lead until late in the race when Reed made an aggressive move in the final turn to gain the victory.
Evan Weyant dominated the Beach House Mini Sprint field for a third straight appearance, vying for momentum into next week’s two-day POWRi Midgets and Micro Sprint showcase.
Adam Webb got a front row starting spot in the 4-cylinder Hornet feature and blasted out to a big lead and nobody was able to catch up in the 15-lap win.
Fans were entertained by an intermission fireworks display. Another fireworks display awaits fans Friday night during the two-day POWRi show.
Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Jose Parga (Auburn), 4. Brent Lewis (Harrisburg), 5. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin)
Billingsley Towing Modifieds–1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2. TD Burger (Saunemin), 3.  Ryan Driemeyer (Pocohontas), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville)
Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Larry Russell, Jr. (Harristown), 3. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. JD Evans (Mattoon), 5. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound)
Beach House Mini Sprints–1. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 4. Eric Shelton (Decatur), 5. Tyler King (Decatur)
Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 4. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 5. Michael Gossett (Decatur)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/standerfer-continues-macon-hot-streak/

Jun 27

Firecracker 40’s & Fireworks Are Tonight At Macon

The 95Q/Dynagraphics & Wood Printing Firecracker 40’s are tonight at Macon Speedway.  Beautiful weather will greet fans and drivers alike.  Car counts should be strong for the Big Ten Pro Late Models, Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets, and Micros.  The Pro Lates and Mods will be competing in 40 lap feature events.

4:00 Pits Open
5:00 Grandstands
6:00 Pill Draw Ends/Hotlaps Begin
7:00 Racing Takes The Green

Adult Grandstand Admission $15
11 & Under Free

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Jun 25

Big Ten Pro Late Models & Street Stocks In Action This Weekend

Jacksonville, Macon, And Lincoln All Holding Events

IMG_2254                The Midwest Big Ten Series will have three different races coming up this weekend in Illinois.  While the Super Late Models are off until the Thursday, July 9 event at Macon Speedway, the Pro Late Models have events on Friday and Saturday.  The Street Stocks are scheduled for a Sunday event.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models have run two events so far this season, with Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor winning at Macon and New Berlin, IL competitor Nick Bauman taking the Lincoln, IL trophy.  Only two points separate the two at the top of the standings, while Myles Moos is just two more back in third.  This weekend’s Big Ten Pro Late Model doubleheader will have action at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, June 26 and Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock tour makes a trip to Lincoln Speedway this coming Sunday, June 28.  So far this season, four completed events have take place with Decatur, IL driver Terry Reed leading the standings.  Reed has two runner-up finishes to bolster his standing.  Macon, IL’s Greg Osman is eight points back, while Kyle Waters is third.

For detailed info on this weekend’s events at each facility, visit their websites at www.jacksonvillespeedway.com, www.maconracing.com, and www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.  Also, don’t forget to like the new Midwest Big Ten Series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidwestBigTenSeries.

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Jun 24

Firecracker 40’s Kicking Off Busy Mid-Season Schedule

Fireworks Display To Highlight Next Two Nights

Firecracker 40's 2015                The 2015-racing season is quickly approaching the halfway stage at Macon Speedway, which means the huge event portion of the schedule is upon us.  The next four events on the schedule are considered “can’t miss” with everything from fireworks, to POWRi Midgets and Micros, to the Hell Tour Series Late Models, and a Garth Brooks Tribute Band.

It all begins this Saturday night with the Firecracker 40’s presented by 95Q and Dynagraphics/Wood Printing.  In addition to the Big Ten Pro Late Models in a 40-lap event and the Billingsley Towing Modifieds running a 40-lapper, area race fans will have their first chance at a holiday inspired fireworks display.  The pyrotechnic display should take place just after dark.  Street Stocks, Hornets, and Beach House Micros will also be racing.

The busiest part of Macon Speedway’s schedule then comes up the following week, starting with a holiday weekend double header.  On Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, the first ever POWRi Freedom Fest will bring race teams and fans from all over.  The Midgets and Micros will be running both days in addition to a special non-wing Micro show.  UMP Street Stocks will add to the show on Friday night, while the Billingsley Towing Modifieds will run on Saturday.  Friday’s show will include fireworks, while Saturday’s show will start off with a Garth Brooks Tribute Band from 4:00-7:00.  The weekend is huge and will be filled with great racing and entertainment.

Just a few days later, on Thursday, July 9, the 35th running of the Herald & Review 100 will take the green.  Some of the best UMP Super Late Model competitors will be there, running with the Summer Nationals Hell Tour.  The Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the B-Mods will make the evening jam packed with great racing entertainment.

Entering this Saturday night’s action, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, leads the Big Ten Pro Late Model standings by just two points over New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman.  The battle is actually tight for the top three, as Myles Moos is just two more behind second.  This weekend will be busy for the Pro Late Models, as they also have a Big Ten event on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

When it comes to tight point battles, the Billingsley Towing Modifieds are as close as it gets.  Germantown, IL driver Rodney Standerfer has won two straight features to tie Jeff Graham, of Stonington, IL, for the point lead.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (PLM), Terry Reed (SS), and Adam Webb (H) are the other Macon Speedway front-runners entering the June 27 event.

On Saturday, June 27, pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will begin when pill draw ends at 6:00 sharp, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 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 MACON SPEEDWAY POINTS

Big Ten Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 116 2)Nick Bauman-New Berlin, IL 114 3)Myles Moos-Lincoln, IL 112 4)Dick Taylor-Springfield, IL 98 5)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 98 6)Tommy Sheppard-Berlin, IL 98 7)Brandon Eskew-Ashland, IL 58 8)Tom Krankel-Granite City, IL 52 9)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 50 10)Danny Maguire-Carlinville, IL 50

UMP Pro Late Models (Top 10)
1)
Tommy Sheppard, Jr.-Berlin, IL 268 2)Guy Taylor-Springfield, IL 232 3)Kevin Crowder-Argenta, IL 226 4)Victor Overlin-Decatur, IL 208 5)Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 194 6)Braden Johnson-Stonington, IL 194 7)Dakota Ewing-Decatur, IL 190 8)Shawn Ziemer-Boody, IL 156 9)Roben Huffman-Clinton, IL 148 10)Matt Beadles-Clinton, IL 142

Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds (Top 10)
1)
Jeff Graham-Stonington, IL 390 2)Rodney Standerfer-Germantown, IL 390 3)Clark Robertson-Shelbyville, IL 358 4)Randy Spaugh-Decatur, IL 328 5)Joe Strawkas-Buffalo, IL 310 6) Curt Rhodes-Decatur, IL 294 7) David Crawley, Jr.-Decatur, IL 280 8)Rick Hamilton-Decatur, IL 278 9)Ethan Schnapp-Springfield, IL 222 10)TD Burger-Saunemin, IL 222

UMP Street Stocks (Top 10)
1)Terry Reed-Decatur, Il 388 2)Kyle Waters-Oreana, IL 370 3)Brian Dasenbrock-Decatur, IL 356 4)Greg Osman-Macon, IL 324 5)Jason Scrimpsher-Decatur, IL 314 6)Jeffery Reed, Jr.-Blue Mound, IL 288 7) Bobby Beiler-Blue Mound, IL 286 8)Nick Justice-Harristown, IL 266 9)Tharen Reno-Springfield, IL 256  10)Dustin Reed-Decatur, IL 172

UMP Hornets (Top 10)
1)Adam Webb-Decatur, IL 398 2)John Bright, Jr.-Decatur, IL 382 3)Thad Gee-Bloomington, IL 288 4)Steven Stine-Stonington, IL 284 5)Michael Gossett-Decatur, IL 266 6)Austin Wickline-Harristown, IL 260 7)Matthew Reed-Blue Mound, IL 258 8)Brad Rexroad-Hammond, IL 240 9)Cook Crawford-Lincoln, IL 224 10)Marty Sullivan-Decatur, IL 220

UMP Sportsman (Top 10)
1)Timmy Dick-Monticello, IL 120 2)Jeremy Nichols-Shelbyville, IL 116 5)Tom Graham-Stonington, IL 104 4)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, IL 104 5)Ty Nation-Taylorville, IL 94 6)Phil Moreland-Assumption, IL 94 7)Doug Nevill-Springfield, IL 56 8)Dennis Vandermeersch-Springfield, IL 56 9)Danny Smith-Argenta, IL 54 10)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 48

UMP B-Mods (Top 10)
1)James Farley, III-Springfield, IL 204 2)Thomas Riech-Springfield, IL 198 3)Wade Glover-Brighton, IL 172 4)Ryan Timmons-Centralia, IL 156 5)Tim Bedinger-Taylorville, Il 154 6)Eric Brackett-Brighton, IL 142 7)Dave Eckel-Lovington, IL 142 8)Roy MaGee, II-Springfield, IL 134 9)Steve Phillips-Neoga, IL 112 10)Chris Bolyard-Girard, IL 60

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/firecracker-40s-kicking-off-busy-mid-season-schedule/

Jun 20

Standerfer Claims Second Straight Feature Win

(Macon, IL) Rodney Standerfer ran the race of his life Saturday night at Macon Speedway, as he held off Macon Speedway co-owner Ken Schrader for his second consecutive feature win. Coming off a 50-lap victory in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Standerfer was leading all the way until a caution flag brought Schrader close. Standerfer used excellent skills through the turns to stay ahead of the NASCAR superstar coming out of the turns to stay a bumper ahead. Garnering strong finishes were Chad Evans and Curt Rhodes as they placed third and fourth respectively.

Bobby Beiler went the full 20 laps for the Big Ten Street Stock feature win and gained some ground in the Big Ten standings. Jeremiah Hoadley drove a strong second place car along with Terry Reed, who pulled in on lap 11. Reed drove back through the field to third.  Kyle Waters was able to come home fourth, while Greg Osman was scored fifth.

Guy Taylor took the lead from Kevin Crowder in the Pro Late Model feature, on the ninth lap, and cruised to another feature win. Matt Taylor took second from Crowder and Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who finished ahead of Roben Huffman.

The Beach House Mini Sprints saw Evan Weyant pick up his second straight win at Macon Speedway. It was a no-doubter win, while second place was up for grabs with Aaron Andruskevitch, Tyler Day, Paul Day and Scott Justice all in the race for spots second through fifth.

The 4-cylinder Hornets was a feature attraction, with a special 20-lap race that saw Brady Reed take the checkered flag. He was shadowed by Adam Webb for the majority of the race.  Both Reed and Webb started in the third row and jetted to the front and ran 1-2 weaving through the lapped traffic.

Macon Speedway was also home to the University Dogs Hot Dog Eating Contest which saw five contestants scarfing down wieners in a short time.

Next Saturday night will feature fireworks and special 40-lap features for the Late Models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds in the 95Q Firecracker 40s.

Results For Macon Speedway

Pro Late Models—1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 4. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 5. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 6. Levi Ashby, 7. Chase Porter (Highland), 8. Victor Overlin (Decatur), 9. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 10. Nick Justice (Harristown)

Billingsley Towing Modifieds—1. Rodney Standerfer (Germantown), 2, Ken Schrader (Fenton, MO), 3. Chad Evans (Mattoon), 4. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 5. Rob Lee, 6. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 7. Jeff Graham (Taylorville), 8. Norm Wood (Sullivan), 9. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 10. Jeff Ray (Springfield)

Street Stocks—1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Jeremiah Hoadley (Forsyth), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 5. Greg Osman (Macon), 6. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 7. Terry Reed, Sr. (Decatur), 8. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 9. Lance Johnson (Clinton), 10. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

Beach House Mini Sprints—1. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 2. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 3. Tyler Day (Atwood), 4. Paul Day (Atwood), 5. Scott Justice (Toledo), 6. Tony Clifton (Decatur), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Tyler Nichols, 9. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 10. Eric Shelton (Decatur)

Hornets—1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 4. Greg Garrison, 5. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 6. Steven Stine (Blue Mound), 7. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 8. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 9. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 10. Brian Offer (Springfield)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2015/06/standerfer-claims-second-straight-feature-win/

Jun 20

It’s Race Day In Macon

Weather looks good for a great night of racing at Macon Speedway.  Tonight is going to be action packed with something for everyone.

The Big Ten Street Stocks are in the house.  It will be their fourth event of the season.  Should be a strong field vying for the top prize and valuable points.

The Beach House Micros will be racing a non-sanctioned show to get ready for the big POWRi Freedom Fest coming up on July 3/4 at Macon.  The last time the Micros ran a non-sanctioned race at Macon they had a strong field of over 20 cars.  When they ran under the POWRi banner, over 60 were there.  Nonetheless, it should be some great racing.

The Hornets will be running in a 20-lap special event paying more money and going for bragging rights and the larger trophy.

Of course, many fans come to see Macon’s premier divisions, the Pro Late Models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds.  Both classes will be there, putting on a great show for those in the stands.

Those that come hungry, Macon Speedway will help you fill those needs.  In the concession areas, we are offering dollar dogs all night long for Three Dog Night.  Also, a hot dog eating contest will be held at intermission, presented by University Dogs.

The young fans will gather around the tower at intermission for the popular candy drop.  Get ready to grab some goodies.

Admission price is $12 for adults but ladies get in for just $6 tonight for Bud Light Ladies Night.  That’s hard to beat.

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

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