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Eskew Claims Victory, Taylor Takes Championship

(Macon, IL) As the 2018 season prepares for its final bow, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models wrapped up their season as Guy Taylor came into the evening already with a big enough lead to win the title without having to complete a lap. But that’s not the Taylor racing way. Instead, Taylor put on a show, nearly came from fourth place to win the race and finished second. Brandon Eskew took the checkered flag, his first at Macon Speedway and fourth in 2018, and had to battle all night long.

Dakota Ewing looked to have a strong hold on the lead until a slip up and led to Eskew capitalizing on the situation and then took control. Ewing tried to recapture the lead in the bottom of the first turn but got tangled with Eskew and it led to Ewing stalling out and bringing out the caution. During that scenario, Guy Taylor made his move from fourth to second and on the restart looked to blast away from Eskew with the lead. He had the top spot coming through the white flag lap but spun his tires in the second turn to yield the lead back to Eskew. Taylor rallied but it was too little, too late.

Eskew enjoyed his moment but Taylor was all smiles with a runner-up spot in the feature since he had the big glory, a points championship.

Dave Crawley, Jr. returned to racing this weekend and took the win in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature event. Challenged byy Tommy Sheppard, Jr. and McKay Wenger, Crawley looked just as smooth as usual on the top of the track and sped away with a 20-lap win.

Terry Reed got some assistance from lapped traffic to take the lead from Nick Macklin in the Street Stock feature. It helped him get to victory lane after Macklin was in the lead and Reed was second. The lapped traffic slowed Macklin and Reed threaded the needle to take over five laps into the main event.

Jerry Thompson raced away with the B-Modifieds feature win, his third of the 2018 season. The struggle has been real for Thompson in 2018 with strong finishes and disappointing stumbles through the season.

Trevin Littleton took this third-straight Micro Sprint feature, presented by Bailey Chasis. Littleton looked like a second place finisher until he caught a strong burst on the bottom groove to bypass Garrett Duff for the win.

Mike Eskew had the Hornet feature in hand but it was not without stiff competition from Jeremy Reed and Matt Reed. Jeremy Reed’s car, however, was not up to the challenge as it was popping badly all night and he eventually pulled out of the race. Matt Reed stayed side-by-side for the lead through the remaining laps but Eskew was just too fast and would not be able to be stopped.

Macon Speedway hosted the second Spectator Drags of 2018. Jim Eads came away with the win in the tournament style bracket up against four other spectators in their own vehicles.

Also on the program for Saturday night was the Hall of Fame driver reunion featuring a dozen of the former Macon Speedway drivers which many fans from yesteryear remember turning laps in sprint cars and stock cars during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Next week, Macon Speedway wraps up the season with the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Micro Sprints and Hornets and their points championships. It will be a give back to the fans night with special giveaways throughout the course of the evening.

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 2. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Patrick Younger (Decatur), 5. Braden Johnson (Taylorville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. McKay Wenger (Fairbury), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO)

Street Stocks–1. Terry Reed (Decatur), 2. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 3. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Andy Zahnd (White Heath), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 2. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 3. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 4. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 5. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 3. Molly Day (Atwood), 4. Tyler Day (Atwood), 5. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln)

Hornets–1. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 2. Matt Reed (Decatur), 3. Jared Cochran (Bethalto), 4. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 5. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo)

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It’s FIVE BUCK NIGHT at Macon Speedway

Macon Speedway is set for the always popular “Five Buck Night” tonight, September 22. The event is a fan favorite, as it’s just $5 to get in the grandstands to see all the popular weekly divisions. There will also be $5 combo deals in the concession stand as well as two beers for $5. On track action has been top notch lately, averaging over 100 cars per week for the last month. Tonight’s event also features Spectator Drags and Kids Boxcar Races.

At intermission, kids will have the opportunity to compete in the kids boxcar races as part of CEFCU Kids Club. Boxcar race rules are posted on the website which gives fans ideas on how to build one for kids 11 and under. In addition, the adults can have some fun with the Spectator Drags, an event where fans sign up to bring their personal vehicle on the track to compete against one other person for a one lap race. The winner of each race advances to the next round in the tournament style bracket.

Full Program Details:

Saturday, September 22
FIVE BUCK NIGHT
Spectator Drags
Kids Boxcar Races

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Racing UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

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

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

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
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.

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

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

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

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/2018/09/its-five-buck-night-at-macon-speedway/

Five Dollar Grandstand Admission To Fill Stands Saturday At Macon Speedway

Six Divisions Plus Spectator Drags & Kids Boxcar Races Highlight Evening

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway is set for the always popular “Five Buck Night” this coming Saturday, September 22.  The event is a fan favorite, as it’s just $5 to get in the grandstands to see all the popular weekly divisions.  There will also be $5 combo deals in the concession stand as well as two beers for $5.  On track action has been top notch lately, averaging over 100 cars per week for the last month.  This Saturday’s event also features Spectator Drags and Kids Boxcar Races.

While the majority of the Brandt Season Championship races are to be held on the 29th, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will be running for the final time this coming Saturday night.  Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, who wrapped up the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model championship last weekend, is on his way to the Macon championship as well.  Taylor holds a 148 point lead in the class, an insurmountable advantage.  Macon, IL’s own, Donny Koehler, is second in the standings, while Cody Maguire, Dakota Ewing, and Jake Little round out the top five.

New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. holds the point lead in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class and looks to be on his way to the championship.  Sheppard has three feature wins on the year and has accumulated 11 top fives in 15 races.  For Sheppard, it would be his second championship in a row, as he won the Pro Late Model top prize one year ago.

In B-Mod action, Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stilwell remains on top.  The #00 car has been atop the standings all season long, garnering two feature wins and 12 top fives in 16 starts.  Jerry Thompson is still within striking distance, 50 points back.  Tom Riech, Kevin Crowder, and Tim Hancock, Sr. complete the top five.  Hancock, who had won a couple of previous championships with dominant seasons, has only run on a part-time basis this season but has claimed ten feature wins.

Coming off of Saturday’s John Osman Memorial Street Stock event, Boody, IL’s Shawn Ziemer holds the division point lead.  Justin Crowell, from Lincoln, IL, is second, while Larry Russell, Jr., Jerit Murphy, and Terry Reed complete the top five.  The division has been very competitive this season with five of the top ten drivers claiming feature wins.

Decatur, IL’s, Jeremy Reed looked like he was on his way to the Hornet World Championship this past weekend but car issues ended his night early.  This helped Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew knock a few points off the deficit for the championship but Eskew also had problems while leading, tangling with a lap car.  The differential is just 18 points, a matter of 9 feature positions with two nights left.  Steve Stine, Adam Webb, and Matt Reed round out the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s divisions will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis.  Jacksonville, IL’s Trevin Littleton has been riding a wave of success, winning the last two features.  Littleton is one of the youngest drivers at the 1/5-mile track, just 13 years of age.  The class boasts a lot of young drivers as it’s a stepping stone for youngsters to some of the top divisions in racing.

At intermission, kids will have the opportunity to compete in the kids boxcar races as part of CEFCU Kids Club.  Boxcar race rules are posted on the website which gives fans ideas on how to build one for kids 11 and under.  In addition, the adults can have some fun with the Spectator Drags, an event where fans sign up to bring their personal vehicle on the track to compete against one other person for a one lap race.  The winner of each race advances to the next round in the tournament style bracket.

Pit gates open this Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $5 per person with kids 11 and under free.  In honor of Five Buck Night, the concession stand will off a $5 combo special which includes a choice of a burger, corn dog , or hotdog plus a bag of chips and a drink.  The beer stands will also offer two cans for $5.

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 Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 912 0
2 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 764 148
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 738 174
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 718 194
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 634 278
6 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 624 288
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 444
8 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 484
9 51 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 394 518
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 374 538


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 818 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 704 114
3 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 658 160
4 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 654 164
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 434 384
6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 362 456
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 462
8 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 344 474
9 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 476
10 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 484


B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 880 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 830 50
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 792 88
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 772 108
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 762 118
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 710 170
7 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 406 474
8 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 476
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 592
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 264 616


Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 788 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 688 100
3 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 630 158
4 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 618 170
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 548 240
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 428 360
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 392 396
8 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 382 406
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 378 410
10 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 352 436


Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 838 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 820 18
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 788 50
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 780 58
5 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 776 62
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 692 146
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 612 226
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 612 226
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 606 232
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 564 274

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Wild Action at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Eight racing classes and 120-plus cars flooded the pits on a night set up for a Street Stock spectacular and a Hornet hootenanny. The qualifying heat races were completed just after the 9pm hour, two hours after the first green flag of the night. Numerous caution flags, thanks to spinouts and wrecks in turn two most of the night, plus side-by-side action set up exciting feature action.

Tim Hancock of Mt. Olive outlasted the heat and many cautions and led all 15 laps in the B-Modified feature race. The race was stalled out lap after lap because of yellow flags but Hancock just kept staying patient and kept on. Lapped traffic, however, made the final five laps interesting as Hancock got wedged with a lapped car and the concrete wall as Kevin Crowder came on strong from the bottom groove and made it a close race to the end but Hancock pulled away in the final laps. And that was on the start of the night for Hancock.

After watching a few features, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds filed out on the track and raced a 20-lap main event. With the thanks to the dice roll, Hancock was put on the pole position behind heat winners Curt Rhodes and Zach Rhodes. Despite some wild actions during the feature, Hancock would take his second feature of the night.

Brandon Pralle also had some difficulties in the second turn and nearly cost him the Sportsman feature race. The high school driver from Ashkum lost control two times but kept the car from wiping out as Wes Odell rode on the top side of the speedway. Pralle stayed on the gas and learned from miscues to retake the advantage and grab the checkered flag. Eyes were also on Scott Williams, who was second in the division points coming into the evening, and Tim Bedinger, who was leading the points. Bedinger broke down early and was forced to the infield while watching his son Stefan Bedinger as well as Williams spin laps and take away with the points lead by night’s end.

Trevin Littleton of Jacksonville made it to victory lane for the second time this season in the Micro Sprint class, presented by Bailey Chasis. Littleton came on strong towards the middle of the 15-lapper to take away the lead from Aidan Roosevans and hold off both Tyler Day and Molly Day.

Jeremy Nichols was the odds-on-favorite to take the 4th Annual John Osman Memorial 47-lap race. After being the fast qualifier and heat race winner Nichols was poised for his front row starting spot to blast off to a win. It almost happened. Nichols was in complete control of the race through the first 16 laps. Amid an array of cautions (four of which were involved in lap one, including three on lap one restarts), Nichols kept the race going until a caution on lap 16. Nichols’ car just stopped on the front stretch and he came out with the helmet off and a tow truck needed to pull the J24 off the track. That opened up the chance for AJ Meiferdt, racer from Coal City, and using the bottom groove, took his car to victory lane and held the championship belt up high in the sky. The race yielded ten caution flags and was completed in 39 minutes, 28 seconds. Meiferdt was not out to a comfortable lead at any point in the race as Nick Macklin and Timmy Dick were close enough to make a move on Meiferdt’s top spot. It was just the right time for Meiferdt to be in the lead and be claimed the champion for 2018’s Johns Osman Memorial.

Another heartbreaker occurred during the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and Guy Taylor. Taylor made the most of the night competing in three divisions, Pro Late Models, Modifieds and Street Stocks, and looked for at least one checkered flag on the night but on the 16th lap of 20, Taylor came around turn three and clobbered into a lapped car which danced off the concrete wall and damaged the front of the car. Taylor was done. Second place car Jake Little, who was making his return after a month absence after National Guard duty in Japan, ended up in the lead and held the checkered flag four laps later.

The stage was set for the Hornet World Championship. Jeremy Reed, a popular favorite to win, was set up on the front row with Carson Dart. Reed jumped out to the lead and was chased down by Adam Webb and Mike Eskew. Reed’s car looked upstoppable and then with just a handful of laps remaining, the car gave out and Eskew came flying around to grab the lead. It looked like it was going to be won by Eskew until he bounced off a lapped car and pulverized the backstretch wall, thus ending his race. The second place driver was Jeff Reed, Jr., who started in the last row, and came storming up to the front to win the race and the five-foot-tall trophy and $300 payday.

Macon Speedway ran the Kid Modz for the second time in 2018 and Dominic Mertzke from Troy took the victory over Jeremy Sebens of White Heath.

The evening was sponsored by Cromwell radio station 98.1FM GRIZ-FM, as well as Skeff Distributing. It was also the Taylorville Night and Lori Bedinger Memorial Night.

Macon Speedway offers a discount next Saturday night with the Five Buck Night and $5 admission for fans through the main gate. A full stock car program is on the schedule.

Street Stocks–1. AJ Meiferdt (Coal City), 2. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 3. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 4. Terry Reed (Decatur), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Josh Griffith (Charleston), 7. Jason Maier (Thomasboro), 8. Cody Clubb (Coal City), 9. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 10. Robert Cottom (Galesburg)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 3. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 4. Colby Sheppard (Williamsville), 5. Tyson Skinner (New Berlin), 6. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 7. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 8. Donny Koehler (Macon), 9. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 10. Colby Eller (Taylorville)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO), 3. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Blake Thompson (Troy), 6. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Jimmy Sinkhorn (Taylorville), 9. Brian Burns (Bethany), 10. Nick Clubb (Coal City)

Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Tyler Day (Atwood), 3. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 4. Molly Day (Atwood), 5. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 6. Aidan Roosevans (O’Fallon), 7. Jeremyn Brown (Decatur), 8. Cailin Hunt (Dalton City), 9. Daryn Stark (Springfield), 10. Tyler Duff (Weldon)

Sportsman–1. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 4. Scott Williams (Leroy), 5. Danny Smith (Argenta), 6. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 7. Mitch Ringler (Taylorville), 8. Ty Nation (Taylorville), 9. Stefan Bedinger (Taylorville), 10. Jim Farley III (Springfield)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 8. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 9. Roy Magee (Springfield), 10. Chris Hughes (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 2. Adam Webb (Decatur), 3. Michael McKay (Springfield), 4. Steve Stine (Stonington), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Ken Reed (Decatur), 7. Carson Dart (Springfield), 8. Matt Reed (Decatur), 9. Paul Peters (Pana), 10. Joe McChristy (Mt. Zion)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/6002/

IT IS JOHN OSMAN MEMORIAL RACEDAY AT MACON SPEEDWAY!

Several divisions of action plus specials for Big Ten Pro Lates, Big Ten Street Stocks, & Hornets. Gonna be an action packed night!! Details below…

Saturday, September 15
John Osman Memorial
$2,000 To Win Street Stocks
Presented By 98.1 Griz FM/Skeff Distributing
Taylorville/Lori Bedinger Night

Divisions:
*$2,000 to win 4th Annual John Osman Memorial Stock Car Race Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints presented by Bailey Chassis Company
*KidModz Racing Series

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
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.

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

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

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

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/2018/09/5998/

4th Annual John Osman Memorial Again Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

Hornet World Championship & Plenty Of Other Classes Also Set

(Macon, IL) For the fourth straight season, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be the site of the popular John Osman Memorial Street Stock event.  The race, which draws some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest, pays a whopping $2,000 to win as well as high money throughout the other finishing spots.  For Street Stock competitors, it’s not just about the money but about the championship belt trophy and the bragging rights of topping the impressive field of drivers.  The event was originally scheduled for last Saturday but rain did not allow it.

The event is in memory of John Osman, a longtime car owner, race fan, and racing supporter in general.  Osman passed away during the 2015 season and his son, Greg, a driver in the Street Stock class, wanted to do something in his memory.  The race at their home track was the perfect idea.  The event has seen strong fields and stellar racing action.  The event’s biggest car count was 40, which is 2-3 times the amount of cars the division normally draws.

Previous year’s wins have been claimed by Andrew Funk, Dave Crawley, Jr., and Nick Macklin.  The odds on favorite this year would be Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols.  He hasn’t won an Osman Memorial race but his Midwest Big Ten Street Stock stats are impressive this year, unbeatable in all the starts he has made.  There are no givens, however, as a 47 lap race can be grueling and anything can happen.

The Street Stocks will not be the only division in action.  The Decatur Building Trades Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Hornets, KidModz, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race, giving fans a full plate of action.  The Hornets will be racing for $300 to win, extra prize money at every spot, and a huge trophy in the Hornet World Championship event.

Pits are scheduled to open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/4th-annual-john-osman-memorial-again-set-for-saturday-at-macon-speedway/

Weather Causes Cancelation Of Macon Speedway Races

John Osman Memorial Rescheduled For September 15

(Macon, IL) Miserable weather conditions, with plenty of rainfall, have forced the cancelation of the Saturday, September 8th event at Macon Speedway.  The $2,000 to win John Osman Memorial Street Stock event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15.

Saturday’s cancelation is just the second full cancelation at the track this season.  One additional event was rained out after just a few heat races.  So far, 19 nights of racing have been fully completed with just the next three Saturday nights remaining on the schedule.

The Saturday, September 15 program will be action packed with several divisions of racing action including the Decatur Building Trades Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, B-Mods, Sportsman, Hornets, KidModz, and Micros By Bailey Chassis.

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

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.maconracing.com/2018/09/weather-causes-cancelation-of-macon-speedway-races/

4th Annual John Osman Memorial Set For Saturday At Macon Speedway

Street Stock Event Pays $2,000 To Win

(Macon, IL) For the fourth straight season, Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL will be the site of the popular John Osman Memorial Street Stock event.  The race, which draws some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest, pays a whopping $2,000 to win as well as high money throughout the other finishing spots.  For Street Stock competitors, it’s not just about the money but about the championship belt trophy and the bragging rights of topping the impressive field of drivers

The event is in memory of John Osman, a longtime car owner, race fan, and racing supporter in general.  Osman passed away during the 2015 season and his son, Greg, a driver in the Street Stock class, wanted to do something in his memory.  The race at their home track was the perfect idea.  The event has seen strong fields and stellar racing action.  The event’s biggest car count was 40, which is 2-3 times the amount of cars the division normally draws.

Previous year’s wins have been claimed by Andrew Funk, Dave Crawley, Jr., and Nick Macklin.  The odds on favorite this year would be Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols.  He hasn’t won an Osman Memorial race but his Midwest Big Ten Street Stock stats are impressive this year, unbeatable in all the starts he has made.  There are no givens, however, as a 47 lap race can be grueling and anything can happen.

The Street Stocks will not be the only division in action.  The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Mods, Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race, giving fans a full plate of action.

Pits are scheduled to open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

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

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 864 0
2 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 718 146
3 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 718 146
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 682 182
5 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 574 290
6 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 566 298
7 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 468 396
8 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 428 436
9 Z23 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 384 480
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 332 532


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 762 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 656 106
3 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 614 148
4 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 608 154
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 374 388
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 406
7 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 342 420
8 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 334 428
9 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 324 438
10 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 290 472


B-Mods
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 826 0
2 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 780 46
3 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 736 90
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 714 112
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 702 124
6 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 662 164
7 93J JR Wiltermood Windsor IL 404 422
8 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 370 456
9 61S Ricky Smith Alton IL 288 538
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 236 590


Street Stocks
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 748 0
2 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 650 98
3 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 594 154
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 586 162
5 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 494 254
6 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 428 320
7 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello IL 382 366
8 31 Roy Beal Springfield IL 352 396
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 344 404
10 122 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 324 424


Hornets
 

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 808 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 782 26
3 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 734 74
4 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 730 78
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 722 86
6 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 670 138
7 44 John Lewis Cerro Gordo IL 594 214
8 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 576 232
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 558 250
10 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 512 296

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Fast Track Leads to Winner’s Circle

(Macon, IL) For the second straight week, the pits were flooded with better than 100 cars among seven racing divisions. There were some new names and cars as well as the familiar ones who show up every week. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri were all states that were represented by drivers this Saturday night at Macon Speedway.

Nick Neville has been to Macon Speedway three times this season and has enjoyed the competition and the racing every time. He will like it a little bit more after Saturday’s run in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds feature. He won. Taking the lead away from Zach Rhodes with three laps to go after Rhodes tangled with lapped traffic, Neville pulled away and would hold onto the lead for the final three laps after the caution flag came out because lapped traffic stopped on the backstretch.

Guy Taylor is running away with the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class. Taylor once again raced hard and fast on the top groove of the 1/5th mile track to hold the checkered flag at race’s end.

Dennis Vandermeersch looked solid once again in the Sportsman class but the story of the night was the battle with Tim Bedinger and Scott Williams. Knotted up in the points battle for the division, Bedinger got a better finishing position that Williams so with two races to go, Bedinger will have a 14-point edge.

Jeremy Nichols soared to victory lane outracing the Street Stocks once again. Nichols was in his own world darting past and threw lapped cars en route to the wire-to-wire 15-lap main event. The challenge for second spot was very entertaining with Terry Reed, Justin VanDrunen and Nick Macklin all contesting for that position. They would finish in that order.

Tim Hancock ran another B-Modified feature into the victory circle with another complete race. Hancock stayed ahead of Jimmy Cummins and Tom Riech for the checkered flag.

13-year-old Trevin Littleton won his second career Micro Sprint feature race and first at Macon Speedway. Blasting off like a rocket, Littleton made quick work of the full 14-car-field.

The Hornets wrapped up the first show in September with a quick feature event as Jeremy Reed battled Adam Webb for the top spot. As the race kept moving, Webb stayed low and Reed went high and Webb found the bottom to be faster on his way to the first-place finish.

Intermission was another night of success for children at Macon Speedway. Last week, children got the opportunity for racecar rides. This week, it was the Kids Gold Rush where coins were sprinkled down on the front stretch of Macon Speedway and kids aged 1-12 came onto the track and grabbed some fast money. The evening was sponsored by Bud Light and Skeff Distributing as Ladies Night was featured with women getting in the gate for just $5.

Next Saturday night Macon Speedway will be providing fans with another full program of racing. The featured attraction is the Annual John Osman Memorial Street Stock race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series. Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Micro Sprints and Hornets will be racing.

Macon Speedway officials will be heading to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for Labor Day weekend racing. The USAC Silver Crown cars and Modifieds race under the lights on Sunday and the ARCA cars and Modifieds feature will be Labor Day Monday.

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds–1. Nick Neville (Mackinaw), 2. Zach Rhodes (Taylorville), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Chad Sellers (Breese), 5. Robert Lee (Sorento), 6. Blake Thompson (Troy), 7. Danny Smith (Argenta), 8. Roger Mills (Rockville, IN), 9. Mark Enk (St. Ann, MO), 10. Trevor Neville (Mackinaw)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models–1. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 2. Brandon Eskew (Ashland), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 5. AJ May (Creve Coure), 6. Colby Eller (Taylorville), 7. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg), 8. Braden Johnson (Taylorville), 9. Donny Koehler (Macon), 10. Cody Maguire (Carlinville)

Sportsman–1. Dennis Vandmeersch (Arlington),.2. Wes Odell (Springfield), 3. Brandon Pralle (Ashkum), 4. Steven Mattingly (Chenoa), 5. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 6. Rick Roedel (Shelbyville), 7. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 8. Terry Myers (Buffalo), 9. Danny Smith (Argenta), 10. Scott Landers (Taylorville)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Justin VanDrunen (Crown Points, IN), 4. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Timmy Dick (Monticello), 7. Wes Biesenthal (Athens), 8. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 9. Larry Russell, Jr. (Decatur), 10. Justin Crowell (Lincoln)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Jimmy Cummins (Highland), 3. Tom Riech (Springfield), 4. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 5. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 6. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 7. Rob Timmons (Centralia), 8. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 9. Blake Damery (Blue Mound), 10. Billy Adams (Shelbyville)

Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chasis–1. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville), 2. Tyler Day (Atwood), 3. Chad Baldwin (Lincoln), 4. Aiden Purdue (Clinton), 5. Jacob Tipton (Decatur), 6. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 7. Michael Brummitt (Mt. Zion), 8. Garrett Duff (Weldon), 9. Jordan Clary (Edwardsville), 10. Luke Verardi (Taylorville)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur, 2. Jeremy Reed (Decatur), 3. David Lauitson (Normal), 4. Matt Reed (Decatur), 5. John Lewis (Cerro Gordo), 6. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 7. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 8. Carter Dart (Springfield), 9. Nate Webb (Clinton), 10. Triston Quinlan (Decatur)

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IT IS Bud Light Ladies Night/CEFCU Kids Club Gold Rush RACE DAY

This special night for the ladies sees $5 admission plus a LOT of fun on a Saturday night. It is going to be fun for everyone though as a fantastic racing program jam packed with 7 divisions is on tap.

At intermission, kids 11 and under will be welcomed onto the track for the kids gold rush. Kids will be split into a few different age groups and change will be strewn about to be picked up for the CEFCU Kids Club Gold Rush!

It is going to be a beautiful Saturday for racing at Macon Speedway! Don’t miss it as there are just a handful of nights remaining in the 2018 season! LET’S GO RACING!

Full program details…

Saturday, September 1
Bud Light Ladies Night
$5 Ladies Admission

+KIDS GOLD RUSH (11 & Under)

Divisions:
*BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
*Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Racing UMP Pro Crate Late Models
*DIRTcar UMP B-Mods
*DIRTcar UMP Sportsman
*DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
*DIRTcar UMP Hornets
*600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints By Bailey Chassis Company

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

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $12
Ladies – $5
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotel:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Decatur, IL
217-864-9311
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.

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

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

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.

For more information about Track Enterprises visit www.trackenterprises.com, like them on Facebook (facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), and follow them on Twitter (@TEIracing)

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

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