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$5 Admission For Ladies At Macon Speedway This Saturday Night

Bud Light Ladies Night Features 7 Divisions Of Action & Kids Gold Rush

(Macon, IL) If you are looking for a great ladies night out activity this weekend, look nowhere else than Macon Speedway on Saturday night, September 2.  As part of Bud Light Ladies Night, women will receive general admission tickets for just $5 each and get to see a great program of racing, featuring seven divisions.  At intermission, kids 11 and under will head onto the track for the kids gold rush, with a chance to pick up as much change as they can.

The night’s action will be headlined by the Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds.  Last week, Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes drove to victory in dominating fashion, surprising some with a strong field that included Decatur, IL’s Dave Crawley, Jr.  Joining the Macon regulars this weekend will be retired NASCAR driver, Ken Schrader, who will race Macon as part of a four race in four day trip to Illinois.  Rhodes leads Austin Lynn in this year’s standings by 40, entering the night.

The UMP Pro Late Models will be back in action this weekend, after having the week off last Saturday for the Super Late Model show.  Several drivers decided to go ahead and compete with the Supers and had a decent showing, led by veteran Jeff Ray, of Springfield, IL.  Ray was the top finishing Pro Late Model competitor, netting him an additional cash bonus.  New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard leads the points at Macon by 58 over Jeff Reed, Jr., from Blue Mound, IL.

A strong field of UMP B-Mods have been on hand for much of the season, including last week when 15 took the green flag.  Tim Hancock grabbed the point lead after last week’s win but his lead is just two points over Cody Stillwell.  The two drivers have five nights left to determine this year’s champion.

Monticello, IL driver, Timmy Dick, leads the UMP Sportsman points at Macon but it’s by only six markers over Danny Smith.  The Sportsman will also be in action at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night as part of a rare doubleheader weekend for the class.

The UMP Street Stock class has a somewhat tight point battle between a couple of Macon County drivers.  Brian Dasenbrock, of Decatur, IL and Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL are first and second in the standings, with only 38 points separating the two.  Both are looking for their first career championships in the division.

Decatur, IL’s Dustin Reed leads the UMP Hornet standings at Macon by a convincing margin of 102.  Reed has driven a couple of different cars this season to garner the points and has found victory lane.  Cook Crawford, from Lincoln, IL, is second in points, just as he is at his home track.  The last couple of Macon races have seen strong fields of Hornets.

Rounding out the classes will be the 600cc Beach House Outlaw Micros.  While the division does not compete on an every night basis, when it does, the count is normally strong, with fields in upwards of 20 cars.  The speeds are very high for this quick and nimble class.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end around 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand is $12 for men, but $5 for women for Bud Light Ladies Night.  Kids 11 and under are free.

Those unable to attend the races can tune into “Macon Speedway Live”, a pay-per-view video stream of all of the night’s events.  The stream goes live shortly before the races start at 7:00 and will broadcast until the last checkered flag falls.  This week’s price is $12, the cost of a general admission ticket.  The event automatically goes into an on-demand section and is available for $10 after the races end.

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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 778 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 720 58
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 702 76
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 662 116
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 646 132
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 460 318
7 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 408
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 460
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 488
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 282 496


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 834 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 794 40
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 598 236
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 578 256
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 354
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 422
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 438
8 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 466
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 484
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 496


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 760 0
2 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 758 2
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 648 112
4 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 622 138
5 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 604 156
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 520 240
7 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 402 358
8 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 372 388
9 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 404
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 318 442


UMP Sportsman

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Timmy Dick Monticello IL 328 0
2 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 322 6
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 290 38
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 290 38
5 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 254 74
6 25 Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 212 116
7 44 Bill Berghaus Chapin IL 190 138
8 112 Scott Williams Anchor IL 166 162
9 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Arlington IL 150 178
10 56 Brandon Pralle Ashkum IL 146 182


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 878 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 840 38
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 760 118
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 680 198
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 618 260
6 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 516 362
7 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 476 402
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 404 474
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 490
10 58 Jerit Murphy Lodge IL 316 562


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 792 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 690 102
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 562 230
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 510 282
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 434 358
6 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 418 374
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 384 408
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 358 434
9 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 250 542
10 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 548

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NASCAR Veteran Schrader Preparing For Busiest Of Race Weekends

Four Races In Four Days At Lincoln, Macon, & Du Quoin

(Macon, IL) It’s not a secret that retired NASCAR driver, Ken Schrader, still loves to drive race cars.  The Fenton, MO driver ran his last NASCAR Cup event in 2013 but has continued racing dirt Modifieds on a regular basis, competing in well over 50 events per year.  This weekend, the 62-year old will have a real busy stretch, competing in four feature events, over the course of four days at three different race tracks.

It all begins on Friday, September 1 at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL when the Federated Car Care #9 Modified competes in the season finale at the track.  It will be Brandt FIVE BUCK Night at the track, giving fans a chance to see a six division race program for just $5.  In addition to the highly talented group of Modified drivers at the track, Big Ten Pro Late Models, Big Ten Street Stocks, Sportsman, Hornets, and POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets will be in action.

Schrader and his team then travel to Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL for Saturday night’s events.  Macon, a 1/5-mile, high banked bull-ring is one of three tracks that Schrader is a co-owner of.  Schrader will compete in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division, where he had won an event earlier this season, fending off fellow NASCAR personality, Kenny Wallace.  Macon’s Saturday event has Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Sportsman, B-Mods, Hornets, and Beach House Micros in addition to the Modifieds.

From the two Central Illinois races, the attention turns about 2.5 hours south at the Du Quoin State Fair for a big Sunday/Monday racing doubleheader.  Schrader will be looking to defend his title in the Bill Oldani Memorial Modified division, after a dominant effort one season ago.  While Schrader has won four out of the last five Du Quoin Modified events, no doubt, he’ll have to step it up a little more as the entry list is filled up with some stout competition including 3-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart, who will be driving a team car to Schrader.  A total of 30 Modified pre-entries have come into the Track Enterprises office for the Modified show.

“I have a special place in my heart for Du Quoin, as I went there for the first time in 1963 with my dad and slept in the wagon overnight.” Schrader added, “This year it’s really exciting, getting a chance to race the Modified, the Silver Crown car, and having Tony in one of my Modifieds.  Should be fun.”

The event that may just bring the biggest excitement out of Schrader will be his USAC Silver Crown start in Sunday’s Ted Horn 100 in Du Quoin.  It has been 32 years since Schrader has run a Silver Crown car at the Magic Mile track.  The Silver Crown event has 36 cars on the pre-entry list, with Schrader’s being the McQuinn Motorsports #14.  Schrader’s Sunday will be extremely busy, having to hotlap and qualify the Modified and Silver Crown car, plus run a heat race in the Modified, and finish off with the 100 lapper for the Silver Crown cars.

Schrader is looking forward to wearing the car owner hat as well. “I’m really looking forward to Monday too, as we’ll have two cars in the ARCA race with Austin Theriault, who’s leading the points and Brandon Grosso, a dirt mod driver from the Northeast. Austin was really close at Springfield so hopes are high for Du Quoin.”

All four events are promoted by Track Enterprises, based in Macon, IL.  For info on Lincoln Speedway’s Friday event, visit lincolnspeedwayil.com.  For Macon Speedway’s info on Saturday, visit www.maconracing.com.  Du Quoin State Fair race info can be found at www.trackenterprises.com.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, POWRi Racing, All Star Circuit Of Champions, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more.  The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.

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Parga Sweeps Up At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Jose Parga paid his dues in the racing world by racing in the Pro Late Model division before making the jump the Super Late Model class in 2017. Parga showed his skills and abilities in the 25-lap A-Main feature race by leading all the laps and also winning his heat and setting fast time of the night in time trials. The race was close with Jason Suhre and Dan Jacober running towards the bottom of the famed 1/5th mile but the top side was way too strong for Parga.

Curt Rhodes knew he had to be at the top of his game in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified feature. Starting alongside Dave Crawley, Jr. and later running just ahead of Jacob Steinkoenig, Rhodes carried his rebuilt car into the winner’s circle and smiled as he hugged his son Zach as he came down from the roof of the car with the checkered flag in his hand. Rhodes considered not racing at Macon Speedway Saturday night as he was preparing the car for the DuQuoin State Fair races next weekend but a racer doesn’t stay home when the track is open and Rhodes certainly wasn’t going to stay home and watch TV in the La-Z-Boy recliner. Steinkoenig carried a strong finish to the flagstand where he would finish second ahead of Crawley, Jr.

Tim Hancock was once again the man holding the checkered flag after a 15-lap performance in the B-Modifieds division. Rob Timmons started opposite Hancock in the front row outside position but was nowhere close to finishing ahead as the race drew to a close. Hancock’s interview at the end of the feature was cut short as he would quickly strap the helmet back on and jump into the car as he also competed in the Billingsley Elite Was Modified feature. He would finish fifth in that event.

Gene Reed, 2013 Street Stock Track Champion, returned to victory lane Saturday night in the Street Stock class. He ran alongside Terry Reed for the beginning laps before a flat tire cut Terry’s front-running-race short. He would return at the back of the field and work his way up to fourth. Gene Reed looked clean and sharp in a new racecar.

Robby McQuinn of Springfield took the top honors in the POWRi Division 2 Midget feature attraction. Four cars all racing for the lead with McQuinn, Jack Routson, Tyler Vantoll and Broc Hunnel were neck-and-neck and side-by-side for the first handful of laps before McQuinn took over and ran away with the win.

Jeremy Reed made it two-in-a-row in the Hornets division as he nugged cousin Fred Reed by a bumper. Fred Reed led the entire race until that final moment coming from the fourth turn with lapped traffic keeping the top drivers close.

Macon Speedway hosted Church Night and area church leaders were given the opportunity to race in the annual Faster Pastor event. Hornets drivers allowed the pastors the chance to race their cars for an eight-lap race that was won by Ed Cain, pastor at Clinton’s New Life Community Church for the last 13 years. Brady Reed allowed Cain to race his car. Adam Webb gave the opportunity to Adam Lewis from First Church of the Nazarene and he would take second.

Kid’s Castle sponsored the evening of racing once again and it was quite a fun evening starting the CEFCU Kids Club with bounce house, the nightly candy drop during intermission and kids were allowed on the track at intermission to hop into racecars as drivers took them around the track for a few laps at a slow pace. It was also the first night of “Macon Speedway Live” with Macon Speedway’s stock car racing show being offered on a Pay-Per-View streaming web site.

Back at it next Saturday night with a special Bud Light Ladies Night where women get in for just $5. There will also be a Kids Gold Rush where children 11 & under will have a chance to grab some money on the Macon Speedway race track next week. Making up the racing program will be the Pro Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, B-Modifieds, Beach House Micro Sprints and Hornets.

Macon Speedway Feature Results (Top 10’s)

UMP Super Late Models – 1. 6P-Jose Parga, [New Berlin, IL]; 2. 4-Jason Suhre, [Highland, IL]; 3. 22-Dan Jacober, [Highland, IL]; 4. 33-Rickey Frankel, [Quincy, IL]; 5. 78-Chad Zobrist, [Highland, IL]; 6. 27-Greg Kimmons, [Pleasant Plains, IL]; 7. 84-Jeff Ray, [Springfield, IL]; 8. 25-Dakota Ewing, [Warrensburg, IL]; 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle, [St. Charles, IL]; 10. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Clinton, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds – 1. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville, IL]; 2. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig, [Highland, IL]; 3. 37-Dave Crawley, Jr, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 87Z-Zeb Moake, [Freeburg, IL]; 5. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 6. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City, IL]; 7. 00-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 8. 22T-Tim Hancock, Jr., [Mt. Olive, IL]; 9. 99H-Tom Riech, [Springfield, IL]; 10. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]

UMP B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive, IL]; 2. 5-Rob Timmons, [Centralia, IL]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta, IL]; 4. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey, IL]; 5. 23-Ryan Timmons, [Centralia, IL]; 6. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg, IL]; 7. 313-Jordan Warren, [Medora, IL]; 8. 13-Dante Brown, [Morrisonville, IL]; 9. 63G-Richie Gabriel, [Godfrey, IL]; 10. 43-Josh Thomas, [Edinburg, IL]

POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets – 1. 09-Robby McQuinn, [Springfield, IL]; 2. 14-Jack Routson, [Waterman, IL]; 3. F5-Broc Hunnell, [Eolia, MO]; 4. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, [Belleville, IL]; 5. 17-Justin Behrens, [Danville, IL]; 6. 19E-Daltyn England, [Unknown]; 7. 2-Austin Archdale, [Brimfield, IL]; 8. 87-Wyatt Teare, [Rankin, IL]; 9. 54-Eric Reibenstein, [Joliet, IL]; 10. (DNF) 40-Chase McDermand, [Springfield, IL]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. 16-Gene Reed, [Hammond, IL]; 2. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 4. 5-Terry Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur, IL]; 7. 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; 8. 42-Michael Dick, [Decatur, IL]

UMP Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 0-Fred Reed, [Decatur,IL]; 3. 32-Brady Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 9Y-Eric Young, [Clinton, IL]; 5. 40-Adam Webb, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 21-Mike Eskew, [Springfield, IL]; 7. 04-Steve Stine, [Stonington, IL]; 8. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur, IL]; 9. 11D-Matthew Donaldson, [Carlinville, IL]; 10. (DNF) 63-Paul Peters, [Pana, IL]

KidModz – 1. 7m-Dominic Mertzke, [Troy, IL]

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IT’S RACEDAY At Macon Speedway!

IT’S RACEDAY AT MACON! Final chance to see the Super Late Models at Macon this season. + 6 other divisions, a bounce house for kids, racecar rides at intermission, and a faster pastor race. And… if you can’t make it to the races tonight, Macon Speedway goes Live on PPV. Ordering link on the website. Full event details below…

Saturday, August 26

Kid’s Castle Learning Center Presents
Church Night & Faster Pastor Race
Kids Racecar Rides
CEFCU Kids Club With Bounce House

Divisions:
Midwest Big Ten Series SUPER Late Models
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets
UMP Hornets
KidModz Racing Series

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

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

Location:

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

Stay Updated On Macon Info:
For more information, follow Macon Speedway online atwww.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway).

It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

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Macon Speedway To Go Live World Wide This Saturday

PPV Will Feature Big Ten Super Late Models On Kid’s Castle Night

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, August 26, the excitement of Mighty Macon Speedway will become available to more than just those in attendance on Kid’s Castle night.  The 1/5-mile, high banked, dirt oval, located in Central Illinois, plays host to numerous special events as well as weekly racing every Saturday night.  If you’ve never been to Macon, you really can’t understand the excitement that is put out week-after-week by the many different types of cars that compete.  This coming Saturday, race fans all over the world will have the opportunity to watch the excitement live from their living room, with the debut of “Macon Speedway Live”.

“Macon Speedway Live” will be a live pay-per-view for just the cost of a ticket to the races.  This Saturday’s event features seven divisions including Midwest Big Ten UMP Super Late Models, Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds, UMP B-Mods, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Hornets, POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets, and KidModz.  All seven divisions will be live from start to finish on the PPV broadcast for just $15.

Track co-owner Bob Sargent stated, “We are really excited to debut “Macon Speedway Live” this Saturday night. With the evolution of technology and the ability to use home computers, smart phones, tablets, and more, fans will now be able to see Macon Speedway racing all across the world, even if they can’t make it to the track.”  Sargent added, “This will be especially great for drivers from out of the area, who have many friends and family who can’t make it to the track and want to watch.  Now they’ll have their chance.”

The broadcast stream will start approximately 15 minutes before the green flag drops on the night’s festivities and will end after the last checkered flag falls.  As an added bonus, the night’s live action goes quickly into an on-demand section which will give those who purchased the live broadcast access to watch again and again.  It will also give those at the track a chance to purchase the on-demand footage for just $10, which is identical to the cost of a DVD the track videographer sells.

Veteran track videographer, Chuck “MuddBoss” Flynn will capture all of the live action with the night’s track announcers, Larry Limbach, in his 44th season, and Brett Zerfowski, who is in his 14th season, announcing the action.

The live pay-per-view broadcast will have a local blackout zone radius of 30 miles to assure that local fans still make Macon Speedway their Saturday night destination.  While the pay-per-view will be a great option, watching the races live and in person is by far the best option out there.  The pay-per-view can be purchased at www.maconracing.com.

In addition to the seven division race program presented by Kid’s Castle, CEFCU Kid’s Club is on tap featuring a kids bounce house and racecar rides at intermission.  A Late Model race simulator will also be on property for fans to try and set fast time to win the $50 top prize.

It is also church night, where local congregations will be on hand to cheer on area pastors in the Faster Pastor race.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 5:00, hotlaps 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.  The pay-per-view will go live at 6:45 and can be purchased for $15 at www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

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

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models

Pos First Name Last Name Points Gap
1 Michael Kloos 320 0
2 Greg Kimmons 274 46
3 Jason Suhre 264 56
4 Jose Parga 230 90
5 Matt Shannon 204 116
6 Rusty Griffaw 162 158
7 Mike Hammerle 148 172
8 Rusty Schlenk 140 180
9 Cody Maguire 122 198
10 Ryan Unzicker 116 204


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 774 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 744 30
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 598 176
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 538 236
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 294
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 362
7 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 396 378
8 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 406
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 424
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 436


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 704 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 700 4
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 616 88
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 604 100
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 572 132
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 484 220
7 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 362 342
8 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 348
9 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 316 388
10 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 402


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 820 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 784 36
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 708 112
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 680 140
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 568 252
6 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 476 344
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 462 358
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 404 416
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 432
10 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 278 542


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 758 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 690 68
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 516 242
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 468 290
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 418 340
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 382 376
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 374 384
8 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 298 460
9 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 514
10 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 558

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POWRi Midgets Thrill Fans In Photo Finish

(Macon, IL) A nice crowd enjoyed beautiful weather on a great weekend of racing, this past Saturday night at Macon Speedway.  Strong fields of POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and POWRi Speedway Motors National Micros By Beach House headlined the show.  It was all presented by Chevrolet Hall Of Fame Museum.

In the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget 30 lap A-Main, Tucker Klassmeyer assumed the lead in the early stages, in front of the 23-car starting field with Justin Grant in tow.  Grant, who won the Silver Crown race at Springfield earlier in the day, was hounding him to the inside lane over the first ten laps.  Grant led lap eleven but then enter Tyler Courtney.  As the top two battled, Courtney slid past them both and took over on lap twelve.  Courtney led through lap 17, including lap 15, where he claimed the Phil Sargent Memorial ½ way award, but Logan Seavey was on the move on the topside.  Seavey took the top spot on lap 18, after originally starting in the 16th position.  Over the last ten laps, Seavey had a couple of close calls, once getting in a spin after a yellow and the other time jumping the cushion and rubbing the wall in turn four.  The final restart came with five laps to go and it couldn’t have gotten much more exciting to the end.  Seavey, Courtney, and Grant put on a display of moves in front of the excited fans.  After a few sliders and crossovers, it was Seavey, leading to turn three on the final lap.  Courtney got a great run on the top and made a move off of turn four but came up just inches short.  Following the Sutter, California driver was Courtney, Grant, local favorite Terry Babb, and Andrew Felker.

Frank Flud controlled the early stages of the 20-lap POWRi Speedway Motors Micro by Beach House feature.  Flud ran a low lane, in fact clipping the tires on a number of occasions on the infield, creating a display of wheelies.  As the laps wore down, Flud was able to keep the Evan Weyant machine at bay, claiming the fast pace feature in win.  Flud and Weyant were followed by Luke Verardi, Slater Helt, and Harley Hollan.

In the UMP Street Stock 15-lap feature event, Steve Ewing jumped out to the early lead, despite actually flipping in the heat earlier in the night.  What was even more amazing was that he won his heat race after they rolled the car back over.  That being said, Ewing was overtaken by Shawn Ziemer on lap two.  The Boody, IL driver led until lap five when Jeremy Nichols made his move to takeover.  Nichols, who is on the hottest of streaks in Street Stock racing, was actually driving the Rudy Zaragoza car, after running his normal J24 earlier in the night.  Despite winning his heat, he changed rides for the feature.  Nichols went on to claim yet another feature win.  Ewing took second, while Brian Dasenbrock, Ziemer, and Garrett Lewis complete the top five.

The UMP Pro Late Model feature had Springfield, IL driver, Jake Little continue his domination in the class with yet another feature win.  Little got out front from the get-go and never looked back.  Cody Maguire finished a strong second, while Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Roben Huffman, and Jeff Ray completed the top five.

Rounding out Saturday night’s action was the UMP Hornet feature.  A strong field of cars were on hand, with 17 taking the green.  It was wild from the start, as driver diced their way through the field.  Hornet hotshoes Jeremy Reed and Adam Webb were both on hand on this night with Reed starting from the eleventh spot, making his way through the field quickly.

Weekend racing action now heads back to the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fair for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the Sportsman Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  Race time is noon for the Sportsman and 1:30 for the Herr’s Chase The Taste 100.  Full info at www.trackenterprises.com.

Next up for Macon Speedway is the Kid’s Castle Church night coming up on Saturday, August 26.  The Midwest Big 10 Super Late Models will be in action as well as several other divisions.  Full info at www.maconracing.com.

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets – 1. 4A-Logan Seavey [Sutter, CA] 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [Indianapolis, IN] 3. 39BC-Justin Grant [Avon, IN] 4. 37X-Terry Babb [Decatur, IL] 5. 37-Andrew Felker [Carl Junction, MO] 6. 27-Tucker Klassmeyer [Paola, KS] 7. 37W-Wesley Smith [Nixa, MO] 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans [O’Fallon, IL] 9. 57D-Daniel Robinson [Wayne City, IL] 10. 3N-Jake Newman [New Berlin, IL]

POWRi Speedway Motors Micros By Beach House – 1. 81-Frank Flud [Pryor, OK] 2. 38X-Evan Weyant [Morris, IL] 3. 28-Luke Verardi [Taylorville, IL] 4. 22S-Slater Helt [Harrisonville, MO] 5. 14H-Harley Hollan [Tulsa, OK] 6. 3G-Garet Williamson [Mahomet, IL] 7. 14-Kurt Westerfield [Unknown] 8. 5R-Craig Ronk [Warsaw, IN] 9. 99-Alec Long [Mount Vernon, IL] 10. Holley Hollan [Tulsa, OK]

UMP Pro Late Models – 1. 38J-Jake Little, [Springfield, IL]; 2. 32M-Cody Maguire, [Carlinville, IL]; 3. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr, [New Berlin, IL]; 4. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Midland City, IL]; 5. 84-Jeff Ray, [Springfield, IL]; 6. 14-Braden Johnson, [Taylorville, IL]; 7. 52R-Jeff Reed, Jr, [Blue Mound, IL]; 8. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL]; 9. (DNF) 22T-Tegan Evans, [Clinton, IA]; 10. 38L-Ryan Little [Springfield, IL]

UMP Street Stocks – 1. J24-Jeremy Nichols, [Lovington, IL]; 2. 20-Steve Ewing, [Decatur, IL]; 3. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur, IL]; 4. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody, IL]; 5. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur, IL]; 7. (DNF) 58-Jerit Murphy, [Lodge, IL]; (DNS) 67-Rudy Zaragoza, [Jacksonville, IL ; (DNS) 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur, IL] ; (DNS) 41-Fredie Thomas, [Macon, IL] ; (DNS) 10-Adam Rhoades [Unknown, IL]

UMP Hornets – 1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 2. 32B-Brady Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn, [Clinton, IL]; 4. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 5. 01-Fred Reed, [Decatur, IL]; 6. 42-Dalton Shafer, [Charleston, IL]; 7. M2-Matt Adkins, [Cumbargo, IL]; 8. D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield, IL]; 9. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana, IL]; 10. 14D-Dalton Mannin, [Longview, IL]

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POWRi National Midgets To Thrill Fans At Macon Saturday Night

Four Divisions Join The Top POWRi Class

(Macon, IL) The tradition of the Illinois State Fair race weekend continues this weekend with Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, being part of the four event in three day extravaganza.  As has been the case for several years, Macon Speedway will play host to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets on Saturday night, August 19th, after the Silver Crown cars run the Springfield Mile earlier in the day.  Four other classes will be part of Saturday night’s show.

In the Midget division, Pocahontas, IL’s Zach Daum leads the way in the standings by 460 over Sutter, CA’s Logan Seavey.  Each driver has claimed one win each.  Daum’s point lead comes from his impressive consistency with 13 top ten’s in 15 races.  Tucker Klaasmeyer, Jake Neuman, and Andrew Felker round out the top five in standings.  A very diverse field of drivers from all over the country is expected as seven different states are represented by the top ten in points including Illinois, California, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Nevada.

Joe B. Miller leads the way in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600 cc Outlaw Micro Sprints.  The division, which has run a couple of POWRi sanctioned shows at the track this year, has also had a few appearances under the track’s Beach House Restaurant banner.  A strong field is expected with Luke Verardi, from Taylorville, IL second in national points to Miller.  Kurt Westerfield, Nathan Benson, and Slater Helt round out the top five.  Jeremy Camp, formerly of nearby Blue Mound, has been tough to beat in recent events for the division at the track.

New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. comes into the week, leading the UMP Pro Late Model division standings.  The Pro Lates will also have an event on Friday night at Lincoln, with drivers having a chance at bonus money if they run both nights.  Blue Mound, IL’s Jeff Reed, Jr. and Springfield, IL’s Jake Little are podium point contenders.  Roben Huffman and Cody Maguire complete the top five in current points.  Several different winners have found victory lane this year including Little (6), Sheppard and Ryan Little (2), and Rudy Zaragoza, Matt Taylor, and Myles Moos each have one.

The UMP Street Stocks are on schedule for this Saturday night at Macon Speedway.  The division, which is coming off of a great Big 10 show at Lincoln last Sunday, has newly married, Brian Dasenbrock of Decatur, IL leading the points over Shawn Ziemer of Boody, IL.  Decatur, IL’s Jason Scrimpsher is third, while Jeremy Nichols and Garrett Lewis are fourth and fifth in the track points.

Rounding out the Macon entertainment for Saturday will be the UMP Hornets.  Decatur, IL driver Dustin Reed is on top of the standings by 64 on the driver of the 64CK, Cook Crawford of Lincoln, IL.  Marty Sullivan, Paul Peters, and Carter Dart complete the current top five.  Reed has won two features, with Adam Webb winning five during a part time schedule at the track this year.

Pits open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps 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.

It’s all part of three great days of racing in Central Illinois.  On Friday, the POWRi/WAR East 410 Sprint cars put on the show at Lincoln Speedway along with Pro Lates, Mods, and DII Midgets.  Saturday afternoon, fans will flock to the Illinois State Fair for the Bettenhausen 100 before heading to Macon Speedway Saturday night.  Rounding out the weekend will be the Herr’s Potato Chips Chase The Taste 100 on Sunday afternoon at 1:30.

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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’S)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas IL 4040 0
2 4A Logan Seavey Sutter CA 3580 460
3 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola KS 3150 890
4 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin IL 3060 980
5 37 Andrew Felker Carl Junction MO 2950 1090
6 97 Spencer Bayston Lebanon IN 2830 1210
7 71 Ryan Robinson Foresthill CA 2690 1350
8 91T Tyler Thomas Collinsville OK 2310 1730
9 67 Tanner Thorson Minden NV 2290 1750
10 71K Tanner Carrick Lincoln CA 2010 2030

POWRi Speedway Motors Beach House Micros

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 51B Joe B Miller Millersville MO 1800 0
2 28V Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 1410 390
3 14 Kurt Westerfield Unknown IL 1390 410
4 2B Nathan Benson Concordia MO 1360 440
5 22S Slater Helt Harrisonville MO 1300 500
6 5R Craig Ronk Warsaw IN 1260 540
7 37H Nick Howard Lawrence KS 1130 670
8 38 Jackson Frisbie IA 1070 730
9 77W Joey Wirth Waterloo IL 1070 730
10 42 Andy Bishop Harrisburg IL 1040 760

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 722 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 672 50
3 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 642 80
4 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 608 114
5 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 588 134
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 414 308
7 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 352
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 404
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 432
10 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 282 440

UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 764 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 730 34
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 658 106
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 620 144
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 516 248
6 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 466 298
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 462 302
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 370
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 376
10 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 278 486

UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 726 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 662 64
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 516 210
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 424 302
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 372 354
6 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 374
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 320 406
8 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 482
9 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 238 488
10 J4 Bradley Dasenbrock Decatur IL 200 526

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Little Fends Off Taylor For Pro Late Win

(Macon, IL) Jake Little scored another Macon Speedway feature win Saturday night in the Pro Late Model division. He led all 20 laps and faced heat from Guy Taylor throughout the majority of the race. Taylor’s car started to slow during the final lap and Jeff Ray ended up finishing second. Ray started in the sixth position to begin the race.

Dave Crawley, Jr. returned to victory lane in the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds. Having a tough season with engine troubles, Crawley’s appearances at Macon Speedway have been few and far between but amid those battles, he was on the top of his game and made the pass for the lead in the closing laps as he bypassed Tim Hancock and got around Austin Lynn for the top spot.

Jeremy Nichols started 12th in the Street Stock feature, dead last, and after 15 laps Nichols was the winner. Bobby Beiler was poised for his first win in some time but snagged in the corners late was his undoing and that allowed the charging Nichols the chance to steal the win.

Tim Hancock once again took the top honors in the B-Modified feature. Kevin Crowder stayed close and finished second.

Jeremy Camp once again took the win in the Beach House Micro Sprint feature but Craig Ronk nearly slid in for the win. Camp was super fast and was a lock for the win but Ronk came flying on the top and made it a close battle. Sara Elrod finished third and went back-and-forth in the early stages between first, second and third place.

Brady Reed started deep in the Hornet field to make the win in the Hornet division. An adventurous evening for Reed as he broke during the heat race, made a trip back to Decatur for equipment and then returned to fix it and not only made the show, won the show.

Special attraction galore at Macon Speedway Saturday night as Timmy Hurt from Cornland took a Nissan Maxima for quite a ride on a ramp and did two rollovers. He was cheered by the crowd for his efforts. Later in the evening, six demo-derby style cars raced in a 15-lap bash that was won by Sparky Coffiey of Petersburg. In the race, each driver had to make contact with another every half-a-lap.

The evening was completed with fireworks. A big thank you goes to Dale Colee and his daughter Erica Colee from Dale’ Southlake Pharmacy as they sponsored the evening’s program.

Next up for Macon Speedway is the return of the POWRi Midgets and Beach House Micro Sprints in a week’s time. Pro Late Models, Street Stocks in a Big Ten Series event and Hornets make up the full show of racing.

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 5. Jeff Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 6. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. (New Berlin), 7. Tegan Evans (Clinton, IA), 8. Adam Tischhauser (Greenville), 9. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 10. Patrick Younger (Decatur)

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds–1. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 3. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 4. Austin Lynn (Mason City), 5. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 6. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 7. Jeff Wallace (Decatur), 8. Tom Riech (Springfield), 9. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 10. Tim Riech (Petersburg)

Street Stocks–1. Jeremy Nichols (Lovington), 2. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 3. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 4. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Justin Crowell (Lincoln), 7. Kevin Lewis (Decatur), 8. Fredie Thomas (Macon), 9. Jason Scrimpsher (Decatur), 10. Garrett Lewis (Decatur)

B-Modifieds–1. Tim Hancock (Mt. Olive), 2. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 3. Cody Stillwell (Godfrey), 4. Jerry Thompson (Troy), 5. Tim Riech (Petersburg), 6. Jake Little (Springfield), 7. Jamie Riech (Riverton), 8. Roy Magee (Springfield), 9. Tom Riech (Springfield), 10. Amanda Adams (Shelbyville)

Beach House Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Sullivan), 2. Craig Ronk (Warsaw, IN), 3. Sara Elrod (Remington, IN), 4. Tony Clifton (Mt. Zion), 5. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 6. Aidan Roosevans, 7. Tyler Day (Atwood), 8. Molly Day (Atwood), 9. Austin Nigh (Greenfield, IN), 10. Trevin Littleton (Jacksonville)

Hornets–1. Brady Reed (Decatur), 2. Dustin Reed (Blue Mound), 3. Bradley Dasenbrock (Decatur), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Carter Dart (Springfield), 6. Paul Peters (Pana), 7. Matt Reed (Decatur), 8. Ray Goodall (Springfield), 9. John Lewis (Decatur)​

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IT’S RACEDAY AT MIGHTY MACON! Eve Of Destruction Is Here!

Eve Of Destruction III features a car rollover, Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em, FIREWORKS, and six divisions of action. Great night to bring the family to the races! Full details below…
 
Saturday, August 12
 
Eve Of Destruction III
Presented By Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy
Featuring FIREWORKS & MORE
 
Divisions:
Billingsley BP Elite Wash DIRTcar Racing Modifieds
UMP Pro Crate Late Models
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets
Beach House 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints
 
Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
For more information about Macon Speedway, follow online at www.maconracing.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaconRacing) and follow us on Twitter (@maconspeedway)
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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
 
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..
 
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Racing, Fireworks, And Destruction To Thrill Fans Saturday

Eve Of Destruction III A Great Event For Families

(Macon, IL) Families looking for great entertainment this weekend need to mark Macon Speedway on their calendar for Saturday night.  In addition to great racing from six familiar divisions of cars, Eve Of Destruction III will bring fans to their feet for a car rollover contest and a Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  Fireworks will end the night’s show, all presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy.

Eve Of Destruction, in its third straight year at the track, has shifted to a couple of new events this year, the rollover contest and Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em.  The rollover contest will feature two or three cars with brave pilots trying to see who can have the most impressive rollover off of a ramp.  That event is set for intermission.

Toward the end of the night, Macon Speedway will have its first ever Race ‘Em Wreck ‘Em event.  The race will be 15 laps and feature compact sized cars with very few rules.  The one main rule is, each driver must make contact with another car at least one every half a lap.  In essence, it’s a demo derby circle track race.

From a racing standpoint, six classes will fill the night with on track competition, led by the UMP Pro Late Model class.  The division has seen 35 different drivers race at the track this season with New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leading the points.  Sheppard has won two features this year and holds a 52 point edge on Jeff Reed, Jr., of Blue Mound, IL.  Cody Maguire, Jake Little, and Roben Huffman complete the top five in points.  Jake Little has five feature wins, Ryan Little has two, Sheppard two, and Matt Taylor, Rudy Zaragoza, Myles Moos, and Kyle Logue have one each.

The Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modified class will be back on track this Saturday night with a fairly tight point battle at the top.  2016 champion, Curt Rhodes of Taylorville, IL, leads the way by just 28 over Mason City, IL’s Austin Lynn.  Alan Crowder, Jeff Graham, and Blake Thompson round out the top five in points.  Rhodes and Brian Lynn have claimed three feature wins each, while Rodney Standerfer and Mike Harrison have won two each.  Austin Lynn, Tim Hancock, and Ken Schrader have recorded one win apiece.

When it comes to tight point battles, the UMP B-Mod class is the one to highlight.  Godfrey, IL’s Cody Stillwell is the point leader by just eight over Tim Hancock.  Stillwell has won just two features compared to Hancock’s seven but Hancock has also had a few dnf’s from some bad mechanical luck, while Stillwell has been consistent.  Jerry Thompson, Tom Riech, and Tim Riech complete the top five in points.  Other feature winners include Tim Hancock, Jr. (2) and Richie Gabriel (1).

Decatur, IL driver Brian Dasenbrock leads the points in the Macon UMP Street Stock class.  Dasenbrock has yet to win a feature but has 13 top tens in 14 races.  Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL, is second in the class, 30 points behind Dasenbrock.  Jason Scrimpsher, Jeremy Nichols, and Garrett Lewis are top five competitors.  Nichols has won eight features in the class, Terry Reed two, and Ziemer, Nick Macklin, and Dave Crawley, Jr. one each.

Rounding out the regular track divisions will be the UMP Hornets.  Decatur, IL’s Dustin Reed leads the points by 60 over Lincoln, IL’s Cook Crawford.  Marty Sullivan, Paul Peters, and Adam Webb complete the top five.  Webb has won five features, Jeremy Reed three, and Dustin Reed and Ryan Cantrell have won two each.

A semi-regular division, the Beach House Micros are also on schedule.  The winged 600cc outlaw Micro class has had great fields of cars at each race they’ve competed this year and have put on great shows.

Saturday, August 12 pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 672 0
2 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 620 52
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 588 84
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 582 90
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 552 120
6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield IL 370 302
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 370 302
8 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 318 354
9 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 290 382
10 8 Ryan Little Springfield IL 234 438


Billingsley Elite Wash UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 718 0
2 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 690 28
3 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 554 164
4 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 488 230
5 7 Blake Thompson Troy IL 480 238
6 98 Danny Smith Argenta IL 412 306
7 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 368 350
8 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo IL 358 360
9 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 350 368
10 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 338 380


UMP B-Mods

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 00s Cody Stillwell Godfrey IL 648 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 640 8
3 18 Jerry Thompson Troy IL 562 86
4 57R Tom Riech Springfield IL 560 88
5 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 520 128
6 11 Amanda Adams Shelbyville IL 442 206
7 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 356 292
8 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 316 332
9 74 Billy Adams Shelbyville IL 302 346
10 1 Dante Brown Morrisonville IL 272 376


UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 706 0
2 23Z Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 676 30
3 55S Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 614 92
4 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 560 146
5 28L Garrett Lewis Decatur IL 474 232
6 1 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 420 286
7 5 Terry Reed Decatur IL 410 296
8 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 394 312
9 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 388 318
10 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 278 428


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 1R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 668 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 608 60
3 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 516 152
4 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 374 294
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 352 316
6 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 320 348
7 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 272 396
8 87 Ryan Cantrell Decatur IL 244 424
9 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 238 430
10 911 Brad Rexroad Hammond IL 158 510

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