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Macon Speedway race report 8/10/13

(Macon, IL) The Miller Lite Twin 50’s along with 106.7 the Fox and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed the Miller Lite Twin 50 lap-event. Steve Sheppard Jr. taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second, Matt Taylor and Rick Standridge rounded out the top five. Sheppard dominated the show by leading all 50 laps en route to his eighth 50-lap feature win during the history of the Lite Beer Twin 50s.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout Miller Lite Twin 50- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, TD Burger fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top five. Nichols was also very strong as he led all 50 laps during the Billingsley Towing Modifieds 50-lap feature event.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Reed to take the checkered flag. Mike Pickering, Bobby Beiler and Kyle Waters round out the top five

Nick Macklin in the Sportsman division came through with a nice finish, taking a checkered flag away from Dave Crawley, Jr., who netted a second-place finish. With three laps to go, Macklin used the top to take over the lead and win. Dennis Vandermeersch was third ahead of Tim Bedinger.

Outlaw Hornet driver Jeremy Reed claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Adam Webb, Michael Gossett and Fred Reed, Jr.

Matthew Reed was impressive as he won the Stock Hornet feature, starting from the front row. He ran away with the eight-lap race for his second feature win of 2013.

Macon Speedway will prepare for Dana Godfrey Memorial August 17th, which includes the POWRi series. That will be part of a four-race weekend starting at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi Midget & Micro Sprint Series. There will be two race days at the Springfield Mile during the Illinois State Fair with USAC Silver Crown cars, ARCA stock cars and Sportsman stock cars on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available for the races at the Illinois State Fair through Track Enterprises at (217) 764-3200

UMP Late Model – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 5S Steve Sheppard New Berlin, Il 50.00
2 4 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 48.00
3 5 27 Greg Kimmons , Il 46.00
4 6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield , Il 44.00
5 9 10R Rick Standridge Collinsville , Il 42.00
6 12 12M Randy Myers Collinsville , Il 40.00
7 14 B8 John Barnard – 38.00
8 7 7M Adam Mefford Jacksonville , Il 36.00
9 16 22K Ken Vandorn New Berlin, Il 34.00
10 11 22 Chris Dick Deland , Il 32.00 DNF
11 1 82 Roger Brickler Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 13 36 Andrew Barnes – 28.00 DNF
13 3 38L Ryan Little Springfield , Il 26.00 DNF
14 15 24S Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 24.00 DNF
15 17 16 Trevor Nickel , Il 22.00 DNF
16 8 28B John Beck Springfield , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 96 Bobby Brandon – 18.00 DNF

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 10 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 7 77T Guy Taylor Springfield , Il 48.00
3 3 32B Td Burger – 46.00
4 9 5H Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 44.00
5 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 42.00
6 6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 40.00
7 12 111 Larry Bunning Decatur , Il 38.00
8 1 9DS Danny Smith Argenta , Il 36.00
9 8 11 Ed Roley – 34.00
10 15 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 32.00
11 11 X Wade Wiseman Virden , Il 30.00
12 14 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo , Il 28.00 DNF
13 13 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 26.00 DNF
14 17 14C Alan Crowder Elwin , Il 24.00 DNF
15 4 31 Steve Ewing – 22.00 DNF
16 16 25 Jeffrey Wallace Decatur , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 29WD Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 18.00 DNF
18 18 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 50.00
2 1 5S David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 3 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 2 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 44.00
5 8 J24 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 42.00
6 9 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 40.00
7 4 52B Curt Rhodes , Il 38.00
8 6 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 36.00
9 10 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 34.00 DNF
10 11 01 George Ewing Decatur , Il 32.00 DNF
11 7 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 30.00 DNF

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 61 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 1 16 Gene Reed Shelbyville , Il 48.00
3 2 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 46.00
4 3 38X Bobby Beiler Decatur , Il 44.00
5 8 26 Kyle Waters Decatur , Il 42.00
6 7 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 40.00
7 10 58 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 38.00
8 12 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 36.00
9 15 42D Brandon Dick Decatur , Il 34.00
10 11 63 Dave Foster – 32.00 DNF
11 5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta , Il 30.00 DNF
12 6 33 Justin Hill Lovington , Il 28.00 DNF
13 9 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 26.00 DNF
14 13 01G Jeff Gill Shelbyville , Il 0.00 DNS
15 14 36 Terry Reed Decatur , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 50.00
2 11 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 48.00
3 1 23S Garrett Lewis Decatur , Il 46.00
4 4 15 Garth Luka – 44.00
5 13 66 Mike Mc Christy Mt. Zion, Il 42.00
6 3 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 40.00
7 7 96L Thad Gee Bloomington , Il 38.00
8 5 88 Brian Svoboda – 36.00
9 15 6Q Tristan Quinlan – 34.00
10 12 89 William Deavers – 32.00
11 10 12 Dean Holt Decatur , Il 30.00
12 8 39 Marty Sullivan Mt. Zion, Il 28.00
13 9 14X Steven Stine , Il 26.00 DNF
14 6 59 Tharin Reno – 24.00 DNF
15 14 99 Max Hixson Bethany , Il 22.00 DNF
16 16 96 Benjamin Mcchristy Mt.zion , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 50.00
2 2 WHO2 Elden Hemken – 48.00
3 3 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 46.00
4 5 205 Michael Gossett Decatur , Il 44.00
5 6 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 42.00
6 9 69 Jamie Shomidie – 40.00
7 8 96 Derek Peters Pana , Il 38.00
8 11 6Q Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 36.00
9 4 11J Dillon Justice Harristown , Il 34.00 DNF
10 7 89C Vernon Carlow Springfield , Il 32.00 DNF
11 10 X Donnie Justice – 0.00 DNS
12 12 23S Alan Salmons – 0.00 DNS

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No Hoosier “D” tires on rear of UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks now in effect!

Macon Speedway LEFT REAR Tire Rule for UMP Modified and Street Stocks went into effect July 28th. NO “D” ON REAR of CAR, ONLY “A” OR “H”

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MILLER LITE BEER TWIN 50’S AT MACON SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 10!

miller1 miller2        (Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and George A. Mueller Distributing present the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s this Saturday, August 10 along with 106.7FM The Fox and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy. Dale’s Southlake will also be helping to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. The night’s program will consist of two 50-lap features – one for The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series and the other 50-lap feature will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds. This will be the fourth showing of the Big Ten UMP Late Model Series at Macon Speedway.

In the Midwest Big Ten Series, each of the ten races will include larger winnings to the winner of the feature.  At the end of the season the points each driver has accumulated in 8 out of 10 races will be totaled and there will be $5,000 distributed throughout the top ten Late Models with the top point fund winner taking home another $2,000!  As of now, Steve Sheppard, Jr. is in first place with a two-point lead over Matt Taylor, and six points over Brian Dively. With only three races left in the series, it will be a toss up to see who comes out as the champion.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, Guy Taylor leads the division by only eight points over Danny Smith, followed by Jeff Graham, Eric Hamilton and Joe Strawkas to round out the top five.

Divisions included in the rest of Saturday’s racing program are UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stock, UMP Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Grandstands open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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Lite Beer Twin 50’s next Saturday, August 10 at Macon Speedway!

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Jerrod Hull claims MOWA Sprint win! Sheppard, Deavers & Camp also get wins!

Jerrod Hull – Tim Moran photo

(Macon, IL) Our sponsors of Dynagraphics Impressions, Donnelly Carquest/ATI, made for an exciting night of racing. Nascar Star Tony Stewart was also on hand and raced in the MOWA Sprint Feature.

In the UMP Street Stock 15 lap feature, Bobby Beiler and Terry Reed improved their finishes from last week to place first and second respectively. Kevin Crowder held out for third while Gene Reed finished fourth and Michael Pundt, Jr. took home fifth.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 20-lap event. With numerous cautions, the starter from pole position, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. was able to take home the checkered flag and again, Guy Taylor finished second. Kelly Kovski, TD Burger and Randy Huffman rounded out the top five.

The drivers in the MOWA Sprints completed a 25-lap feature event. Of the 18 cars that started the race, only 12 crossed the finish line. Jerrod Hull placed first followed by Jimmy Hurley, AJ Burns, Tony Stewart, and Jim Moughan placed fifth. This was Tony Stewart’s first effort at driving a winged sprint car on the 1/5 mile high-banked track.

Stock Hornet driver Brian Deavers started in pole position and also brought home the checkered flag. Adam Webb dropped to second place this week. He was followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed, and Billy Justice, Sr.

A 20-lap feature was in store for the 20 Mini Sprint racers that competed. There were many spin-outs throughout the race. Jeremy Camp finished the race in first place. He was followed by Jason Harms, Nic Harris, Jake Newman, and Shelby Bosie.

The final race of the evening was an eight lap feature of the Outlaw Hornets. It was won by Brian Deavers. Adam Webb came in a close second followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed and Billy Justice, Sr. rounding out the top five.

Macon Speedway will not race stock cars on August 3rd due to go-cart racing. We will return on August 10th with FOX 106.7 FM Radio Fan Appreciation Night. Also rescheduled for the evening will be the Miller Lite Twin 50’s BIG TEN UMP LATE MODEL RACE.

July 27, 2013
MOWA Sprint Car Race – Feature

Finish Car Driver
1 12H Jerrod Hull
2 35 Jim Hurley
3 44 A J Bruns
4 14s Tony Stewart
5 1m Jim Moughan
6 99W Korey Weyant
7 4m Kody Kinser
8 4s Danny Smith
9 42 Corey Bruns
10 17M Joey Moughan
11 14T Jimmy Bridgeman
12 79 Blake Nimee
13 22s Robbie Standridge
14 774 Chris Urish
15 52f Logan Fasicon
16 84 Ben Wagnor
17 47 Brett Samonds
18 Ti64 Alex Petlas

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MOWA Sprint Week Kicks Off

HIGHLAND, Ill. (July 23, 2013) – Midwest Open Wheel Amowa-sprint-weekssociation’s (MOWA) Illinois Sprint Week returns for the third consecutive year, Wednesday, as it kicks off at Highland Speedway, Highland, Ill., and ends at Macon Speedway, Macon, Ill., Saturday.
Besides Danny Smith who is expected to return to defend his championship, the week looks to be dotted with stars who plan to either run the entire series or part of it as it kicks off Wednesday.
Multi-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and former USAC champion Tony Stewart will be racing the week’s final stop at Macon Speedway. Stewart will have a busy week in the Midwest, and plans take time to make his first appearance with the MOWA series.
Bryan Clauson will be racing with a wing for just the second time in his career. Clauson is a multiple time USAC champion and an Indy 500 veteran. He will be running the Pollock Racing 21x machine during the, Friday, Jacksonville Speedway stop.
Greg Wilson, who ran the Fox #53 at Tri-State Speedway earlier this season, will be making appearances on the first two nights of Sprint Week in the same car. The Fox #53 is well known in non-wing ranks, but threw the wing on for one of the first times in team history with Wilson behind the wheel in June. Wilson drove the car to a third place finish that night in Haubstadt, Ind.
For the second straight year, Highland Speedway opens the festivities as part of the Madison County Fair. With two-time, and defending, Illinois Sprint Week champion Danny Smith expected to be in attendance. Also, current MOWA point leader A.J. Bruns will be on hand along with the rest of the MOWA regulars. Smith kicked off the 2012 Sprint Week with a win in the first appearance at the track for the series last season.
Thursday marks the third visit for the MOWA series to Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, Ill. It is the second year Tri-City Speedway has been part of Illinois Sprint Week. The track was not part of Sprint Week in 2012, but was part of the event in 2011. Danny Smith won in that appearance, helping to secure his first Sprint Week title. Jerrod Hull won the last MOWA series race at the fast 3/8th’s mile in October of last year.
Known as MOWA’s home track, Jacksonville Speedway is marking it’s third straight year as part of Sprint Week, as it hosts the Herb Barlow Memorial on night number three of Sprint Week 2013, Friday. Brian Brown won last year’s stop at the 1/4 mile during Sprint Week. Smith and Jimmy Hurley have already won feature events at Jacksonville Speedway with MOWA in 2013.
The only other track to be a part of Sprint Week for the third straight year is Macon Speedway, which ends the four night swing of races for the second straight season. Last season’s event was won by Danny Smith and went green to checkered after a first lap caution forced an original restart on the 1/5 mile speedway. Hull won the 2011 event at Macon Speedway.
For more information about Sprint Week and the MOWA series visit http://www.midwestopenwheel.com/. Also, fans can visit our Sprint Week tracks at http://www.highlandspeedway.com/, http://www.tricityspeedway.net/, http://www.jacksonvillespeedway.com/, or http://www.maconracing.com/, for more information on each event.

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MOWA Sprint Series, NASCAR Star Tony Stewart & Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions at Macon Speedway Saturday, July 27

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(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions, along with Donnelly Automotive, welcome the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series this Saturday night, July 27 as a part of the MOWA Sprint Week that runs from Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27. The best winged sprint car drivers in the Midwest will try to tame the Macon bullring as winged sprints return to the legendary track including NASCAR Champion and co-owner of Macon Speedway, Tony Stewart. Stewart will be racing his winged sprint car for the first time at Macon that night.

Tony Stewart’s love is racing winged sprint cars. So it’s not hard to understand why he’s making a trip to his track to jump in during MOWA Sprint Week. Any type of open-wheeled race, he’s there. It will be a night of excitement when he goes up against the top Midwest drivers in the series.

Not only is the Sprint Week title on the line, but the series overall points battle at the top with A.J. Bruns leading the series as of July 20, with Jerrod Hull and Paul Nienhiser rounding out the top three. The series includes top sprint drivers such as Jim Moughan, Ben Wagoner, Jimmy Hurley, and Robbie Standridge. Any one of them could come out on top during this week’s action in determining who is going to be crowned the inaugural MOWA  Series Champion.

MOWA co-founder Joey Moughan shares in that excitement, “When we started this series, we wanted to be able to race at the premier tracks within two hours of our home base in Springfield, Illinois and there’s no doubt that Macon is at the top of that list. The action on the track should be incredible, especially with the added drama of it being at the end of our Sprint Week.  I know that I’m coming there planning to win it.  The problem is that there are twenty or more other guys who want it just as bad.  It should be an awesome night.”

But the excitement doesn’t end with sprint cars. Macon Speedway has put together a Saturday Night  full of racing with the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and 600cc Mini Sprints. Each division is heating up as the season is going into the last stretch on who will come out as the track champion.

Pit Gates open at 3 pm; grandstands at 5 pm; racing begins at 7 pm.  General admission tickets for adults are only $18 and children 11 & under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com  or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 Race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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Recap of Firecracker 40s

(Macon, IL) The Kid’s Castle, 95q Firecracker 40’s and Sun Drop, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed a 40 lap-event with Fireworks of their own.  Steve Sheppard jr taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second and Kyle Logue, Matt Taylor and Jeremy Nichols rounded out the top five

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 40- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, Steve Ewing fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Kelly Kovski rounding out the top five.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Red to take the checkered flag. Bobby Beiler, Terry Reed and Thomas Riech round out the top five

Dave Crawley, Jr. in the Sportsman division is hot, taking another checkered flag. Nick Macklin netted a second-place finish, Mike Pickering in third with Dennis Vandermeersch and Jeremy Nichols making up the top five.

Outlaw Hornet driver Adam Webb claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Jeremy Reed, Jerad Matherly and Michael Gossett.

The final race of the evening was the Stock Hornets and it was won by Steven Stine, with Tom Eskew finishing a very close second, Kenneth Reed 3rd, Mike Mc Christy and Tharin Reno rounding out the top five.

A huge fireworks display lit up the dark sky and capped off a perfect night of racing.

Macon Speedway will prepare for July 27th to host the return of co-owner Tony Stewart as he will compete in the MOWA SprintCar series.

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MOWA Sprints with Tony Stewart Commercial

Commercial for the MOWA Sprint show with Tony Stewart on July 27th!!

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2013 D Tire Rule for UMP Modifieds and UMP Street Stocks

After a wet spring tire rule goes into effect June 14th

 

In an effort to bring racing to a more level playing field amongst competitors as well as a more competitive show for the fans, Macon Speedway and Paducah International Raceway have decided on tire rules for the Modifieds and Street Stocks. Generally when rules are made they are set out and enforced immediately. Rather than make changes abruptly we have decided to apply them on a gradient scale.

The allotted time frame for each phase of this rule will allow drivers time to use up the tires they may already have and also give them a time frame to get the approved tires they need.

Opening Night thru June 14th —D’s, A’s and H’s will be allowed on all four wheels

After June 14th thru July 19th—Only A’s or H’s will be allowed on Right Rear.  No D’s on Right rear.  Left Rear and both fronts D’s, A’s, or H’s will be allowed.

After July 19th—–Only A’s or H’s will be allowed on Right Rear and Left Rear.   No D’s will be allowed on rear of car.  D’s, A’s, or H’s will be allowed on fronts until further notice.

We truly feel this will increase the level of racing action that can be provided to the race fans. As well as prevent drivers from the expense of the D tire being purchased on such a regular basis. Putting drivers on a more level field will only contribute to better racing!

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