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Dean Garland Memorial Race – Double-to-Win; Double-to-Start features – September 14!

MACON SPEEDWAY TO PRESENT THE DEAN GARLAND MEMORIAL RACE

WITH DOUBLE-TO-WIN AND DOUBLE-TO-START FEATURES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013

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(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway will prepare for the Dean Garland Memorial Race this Saturday, September

14th, featuring Double-to-Win and Double-to-Start features. Drivers participating must purchase a Dean Garland sticker to be eligible for the bonus. The stickers will be available raceday at the track. All monies raised will go to Dean’s grandchildren. Dean Garland was a beloved figure to drivers, pit crew members and officials at many central Illinois race tracks and passed away in the early part of the 2013 season. For anyone of you that has raced or owned a car or worked on a car in Central Illinois know Dean Garland. Dean has sold fuel and parts at just about every race track in the Midwest at one time or another, and has helped many people personally and professionally in years past.

Racing this Saturday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets. The Macon Speedway point’s races are heating up as we enter the final few weeks of racing in 2013 at Macon Speedway. In the Billingsley UMP Modified race, Guy Taylor is slowly pulling away from second place Danny Smith.  The UMP Sportsman division David Crawley, Jr. is extending his lead week by week over Nick Macklin.  The Street Stock driver Gene Reed may have the top spot clinched.  The UMP Outlaw Hornet division is being lead by Adam Webb who just came off winning the Hornet World Championship last weekend.  The Stock Hornets are the tightest division with only 30 points separating Mike McChristy from Mt. Zion, IL and Thad Gee from Bloomington, IL. Anything can happen in one weekend, so don’t miss out on the excitement!

Macon Speedway will also be hosting The Decatur Forsyth Classic and Come Together Let’s Walk groups this weekend at the 1/5 mile race track.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $12 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway upcoming events:

Macon Speedway and Decatur Memorial Hospital will host the POWRi Midgets and Micros, plus Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets on Saturday, September 21.

The final race of the season will be on September 28th with regular racing featuring the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

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. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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7th Annual World Hornet Champion a familiar face

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By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL)

In the 7th Annual World Hornet Championship event, the Outlaw Hornet feature winner was a familiar face to the world. Decatur’s Adam Webb claimed the top honor for third year in a row. Webb took the heat race and started on the inside of the second row to give him the chance at the lead and the trophy. Bloomington’s Brian Deavers was on his bumper for the majority of the race but couldn’t get enough to pass Webb. Jeremy Reed of Decatur had a remarkable feature after a miserable heat in which he did not finish. Reed was forced to start at the tail of the race among the 19 starts and dashed towards the front to finish third. Eldon Hemken started sixth and finished fourth and Jacob Rexing, a first-time visitor to Macon Speedway, finished fifth.

The Stock Hornet Championship race was won by Matthew Reed of Blue Mound. Reed was riding in second and looked to finish runner-up but leader and multi-time winner Thad Gee had a problem with the 4-cylinder and broke down in the race’s final lap. Reed took advantage and kept racing hard to finish in the top spot.

Another difficult finish for the leader came in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds as leader Tommy Sheppard, Jr. was unable to hold the lead with two laps remaining on a restart as his Modified was unable to keep going and he pulled into the infield. That opened the door for Springfield’s Ethan Schapp. Schnapp ran clean the entire race with the exception of an early restart on a caution flag where he lost the early advantage to Sheppard. Guy Taylor stormed to second place after starting 11th. TD Burger was the pole sitter and he finished third. Nick Macklin finished fourth after beginning from the 13th place position and Danny Smith finished the race in fifth.

It was another week in the Sportsman class and another win for Dave Crawley, Jr. Decatur native Crawley won his heat and started outside front row with Dennis Vandermeersch and quickly pulled away to a zero-caution, 15-lap A-Main event. Crawley led every lap. Mike Pickering held of Vandermeersch for second. Curt Rhodes was the fourth place finisher and Nick Macklin took fifth from Rick Roedel at the finish.

Gene Reed grabbed the checkered flag in the Street Stock division. Thanks to lapped traffic causing congestion and holding up leader Mike Pickering, Reed took the top spot early in the 15-lap feature race. Pickering stayed atop the race track and Kyle Waters took the bottom side to slide by for second place. Mike Pundt, Jr. was fourth and Bobby Beiler was the fifth place driver.

Macon Speedway welcomed a new circuit to the track in the USAC Ignite Midgets, a division similar to that of the USAC Silver Crown cars and the POWRi Midgets. The feature winner was local driver, Patrick Bruns of Champaign. The other finishers of the top five were from Ohio and Indiana.

The kids in attendance got a special treat during intermission as they were allowed to ride in a Meridian Unit District school bus on the race track for a few laps. There were so many kids that there were two trips necessary for all kids to get that opportunity.

Macon Speedway will prepare for the Dean Garland Memorial Race on September 14th, featuring Double-to-Win and Double-to-Start features. Dean Garland was a beloved figure to drivers, pit crew members and officials at many central Illinois race tracks and passed away in the early part of the 2013 season. Drivers participating must purchase a Dean Garland sticker to be eligible for the bonus. For more information go to maconracing.com or call 217-764-3000.

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 7S Ethan Schnapp Springfield , Il 50.00
2 11 77T Guy Taylor Springfield , Il 48.00
3 1 32B Td Burger Saunemin , Il 46.00
4 13 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 44.00
5 2 9DS Danny Smith Argenta , Il 42.00
6 17 5H Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 40.00
7 18 111 Larry Bunning Decatur , Il 38.00
8 19 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 36.00
9 7 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 34.00
10 6 31 Steve Ewing Decatur , Il 32.00
11 16 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 30.00
12 12 55C Kevin Cook – 28.00
13 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 26.00 DNF
14 4 96 Cory Daugherty Blue Mound, Il 24.00 DNF
15 9 21S Rick Hamilton Decatur , Il 22.00 DNF
16 10 3T Mike Ward Pawnee , Il 20.00 DNF
17 14 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 18.00 DNF
18 8 10 Curt Rhodes Langleyville , Il 16.00 DNF
19 15 35S Randy Spaugh Decatur , Il 14.00 DNF
20 20 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 12.00 DNF

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 5S David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 50.00
2 3 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 48.00
3 1 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 4 52B Tony Clinton Dawson , Il 44.00
5 6 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 42.00
6 7 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 40.00
7 5 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 38.00
8 9 V8 James Farley Iii Springfield , Il 36.00
9 8 35 Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 34.00
10 10 07 Travis Martin Assumption , Il 32.00
11 14 15 Rick Lowe Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 11 20 Steve Ewing Decatur , Il 28.00 DNF
13 12 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 26.00 DNF
14 13 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 16 Gene Reed Blue Moun, Il 50.00
2 1 26 Kyle Waters Oreana , Il 48.00
3 2 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 46.00
4 6 918 Michael Pundt Jr. Decatur , Il 44.00
5 9 29 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, Il 42.00
6 11 52R Jeffery Reed Jr. Blue Mound, Il 40.00
7 13 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 38.00
8 4 58 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 36.00
9 8 7J Lance Johnson Kenney , Il 34.00
10 7 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 32.00
11 5 45 Luke Force Argenta , Il 30.00
12 10 63 Dave Foster Lovington , Il 28.00
13 12 10 Jamie Riech Riverton , Il 26.00
14 14 42D Brandon Dick Decatur , Il 24.00
15 15 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 50.00
2 9 66 Mike Mc Christy Mt. Zion, Il 48.00
3 7 59 Tharen Reno Springfield , Il 46.00
4 6 15 Garth Luka Blue Mound, Il 44.00
5 8 89 William Deavers Bloomington , Il 42.00
6 11 53 Bruce Boliard Macon , Il 40.00
7 1 96L Thad Gee Bloomington , Il 38.00
8 10 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 36.00
9 2 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 34.00 DNF
10 3 14X Steven Stine Stonington , Il 32.00 DNF
11 15 88 Brian Offer Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 12 39 Marty Sullivan Decatur , Il 28.00 DNF
13 5 2 Todd Dasenbrock Bedford , In 26.00 DNS
14 14 12 Dean Holt Mt. Zion, Il 24.00 DNS
15 13 02 Roger Reed Decatur , Il 22.00 DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 50.00
2 4 9 Brian Deavers Bloomington , Il 48.00
3 21 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 46.00
4 6 WHO2 Elden Hemken Sorento , Il 44.00
5 7 6W Jacob Rexing Brighton , Il 42.00
6 2 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur , Il 40.00
7 13 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 38.00
8 1 C89 Vernon Carlow Springfield , Il 36.00
9 19 66 Joe Mcchristy Mt. Zion, Il 34.00
10 16 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln , Il 32.00
11 18 99 John Bright Jr Decatur , Il 30.00
12 12 11J Dillon Justice Harristown , Il 28.00
13 17 71 Todd Rush Pawnee , Il 26.00
14 20 50 Gary Tooker Mahomet , Il 24.00
15 14 2 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur , Il 22.00
16 5 14 John Goveia Springfield , Il 20.00
17 15 69 Jamie Shomidie – 18.00
18 9 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 16.00
19 11 38R Kyle Maxwell Pana , Il 14.00
20 8 02 Fred Reed Sr Decatur , Il 12.00 DNS
21 10 43 Billy Justice Mt. Zion, Il 10.00 DNS
22 23 205 Michael Gossett Decatur , Il 8.00 DNS

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Something special for the kids at Macon Speedway this weekend Saturday, September 7!

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Dean Garland Memorial Race features Double to Win next Saturday, September 14

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MACON SPEEDWAY TO PRESENT THE HORNET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway will host the Hornet World Championship race this Saturday night, September 7. The night’s UMP Outlaw Hornet race will include a $300 dollar to win purse, plus the Championship trophy.  The Stock Hornets will also be part of the Championship show, competing for the top trophy in their division. Also on the racing card for this Saturday will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and USAC Ignite Midgets. 

The Macon Speedway point’s races are heating up as we enter the final month of racing in 2013 at Macon Speedway. The UMP Modified race is still up in the air with Guy Taylor in the lead with Danny Smith close behind with only 44 points between the two.  The UMP Sportsman division is also a tight race with Decatur’s David Crawley, Jr. only 34 points in front of Argenta’s Nick Macklin.  The Street Stock drivers will hope to gain ground this weekend as the season draws to a close soon.  Gene Reed leads the other field of drivers edging out Bobby Beiler.  The UMP Outlaw Hornet division is being lead by Adam Webb and the Stock Hornet division finds Mike McChristy on top driving his number 66 hornet.  Don’t miss the racing action in the month of September to see who will be the next driver to be crowned “Macon Speedway Champion”.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $12 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway upcoming events:

Macon Speedway will race on September 14 with the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Macon Speedway and Decatur Memorial Hospital will host the POWRi Midgets and Micros, plus Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets on Saturday, September 21.

The final race of the season will be on September 28th with regular racing featuring the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

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. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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Crowder Takes Street Stock Crown

by Brett Zerfowski
 
(Macon, IL) – Although Bobby Beiler was fast qualifier and won his heat, he was no match for Argenta’s Kevin Crowder. Leading all 25 laps in the $500-to-win Championship Race, Crowder had the best car of the night and proved it with his dominance. Multiple-groove racing was featured throughout the 19-car field and had frantic competition during the event. Gene Reed took second place. Blake Shelley was third and Mike Pundt., Jr. was fourth.
 
Many other divisions had the leader go from start-to-finish with the win including the Sportsman where Dave Crawley, Sr. reigned supreme again. Tommy Sheppard, Jr. took the Billingsley Towing Modified A-Main, and Garrett Duff went wire-to-wire in the Micro Sprints.
 
The Hornet divisions were filled with excitement as Steven Stine raced to the checkered flag with Garth Luka and Brian Offer along for the ride. Stine pulled ahead for the victory as Luka took second in the Stock Hornets. Fred Reed, Jr. went from last-to-first to beat Billy Justice in the Outlaw Hornet feature.
 
The event also included the awesome power of the monster truck RAMINATOR. He took to the track with furry, crushing card and doing wheelies to amaze the race fans.
 
Macon Speedway hosts the World Hornet Championships next Saturday night along with a full stock car racing show.

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ATTENTION UMP STREET STOCK RACERS!!

This Saturday, August 31 Macon Speedway will host the 9th Annual IL State Street Stock Championship. $500 to WIN and $100 to Start. CARS WILL QUALIFY. -UMP Rules Strictly Enforced-Will tech each car. “A” or “H” on rear of car only. For more info, go to maconracing.com

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“RAMINATOR” TRAVELS TO MACON SPEEDWAY FOR A CAR-CRUSHING SHOW ALONG WITH THE THE 9TH ANNUAL IL STATE STREET STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

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         (Macon, IL)  This Saturday, August 31, Macon Speedway and Bob Brady Auto Mall have lured the “Raminator” to Macon Speedway for a day of autograph signing, photographs and at the end of the night, and CAR CRUSHING! YES, CAR CRUSHING! Decatur Auto Parts has offered up a few cars for the Raminator to demolish that night. Make sure to bring your cameras!  Kids and adults alike will be thrilled when the 565 cubic-inch supercharged Hemi motor fires up, powering Raminator through an absolutely breath taking exhibition.

         It is also the 9th Annual Illinois State Street Stock championship. Many local and Midwest Street Stocks are expected to be in attendance. The nights Street Stock Championship race will include a $500 dollar to win purse and a four-foot trophy!

        Also that night will be exciting racing featuring the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cylinder Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and 600cc Mini Sprints.

        Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $15 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway continues its season into September with the Hornet World Championships on Saturday, September 7.

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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Shriners Shine for Kids at Macon Speedway

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By Brett Zerfowski
(Macon, IL) August 24, 2013 For the fourth time, the Shriners made an appearance at Macon Speedway putting smiles on the faces of kids and bigger smiles on the faces of twelve kids with bicycle giveaways. On the racetrack, however, it was Matt Taylor with the biggest smile by the night’s end.
The 2012 Late Model champion made a pass for the lead on the 17th lap to take control of the race and sealed the deal working the bottom groove for the final 33 laps of the 4th Annual Shrine 50. The race began with Brian Diveley in the lead but could not keep the top spot from the top of the race track. Race favorite Steve Sheppard, Jr. pulled in on lap 21 to inspect the front right of the car. He didn’t return to the race. The race only required three cautions, the last on lap 17, and the final laps were completed without difficulty. Taylor, the third different winner of this four-year race, finished ahead of Dively, Greg Kimmons, Ryan Little and Jason Riggs.
Guy Taylor took advantage of a caution with three laps left to grab the lead from Shelbyville’s Clark Robertson and win the Billingsley Towing Modified feature. Robertson was running perfectly on the bottom but the opportunity came for Taylor and he took advantage. Randy Huffman, who also led laps, finished third with Tommy Sheppard, Jr. in fourth and Rodney Standerfer in fifth.
Dave Crawley Jr. got another Sportman feature, besting Jeremy Nichols and Nick Macklin. Crawley’s fast 5s was quicker than Macklin’s tonight and Nichols just couldn’t get the groove to get momentum for a position change.
Terry Reed started from the pole and won the Street Stock feature. He had challenges from Mike Pickering and Bobby Beiler but couldn’t monster the momentum from the bottom side.
Thad Gee won again in the Stock Hornets, going wire-to-wire for the win, and Adam Webb took top honors in the Outlaw Hornets.
The monster truck RAMINATOR will be here next weekend with the 9th Annual Street Stock Championship race.

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Macon Speedway Shriner Hospitals host Shrine 50 this Saturday, August 24

shrinersMACON SPEEDWAY AND SHRINER HOSPITALS HOST SHRINE 50 THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 WITH THE “BRING THE KIDS 12” BIKE GIVEWAY”

     (Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and Shriner Hospitals is excited to sponsor the Shrine 50, a 50-lap feature for Late Models this Saturday night at Macon Speedway, with the winner taking home $1,500! As part of the Shrine 50 night, the Shriners will be giving away six 12″ girls’ bikes and six 12″ boys’ bikes in memory of Robert Weaver who was a big supporter of the Shriners. Tickets for the giveaway may be purchased at the front gate. “We are very excited to bring great racing to the fans of Macon Speedway and help such a worthy cause,” said track owner Bob Sargent. Shriners supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and receive all services at no financial obligation to families. Macon Speedway is proud to help the Shriners with their mission. Don’t miss your chance to help raise money to support the Shriners hospitals for Children®.

Also racing that night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Outlaw 4-cyl. Hornets and Stock Hornets to entertain the fans along with many special activities planned.

Grandstands open at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Tickets for adults are still $10 if purchased in advance from Shriners or $15 at the gate. Children 11 and under are free!

Next Saturday will be the make-up date for the Raminator, sponsored by Bob Brady Dodge. It will also be the 9th Annual Illinois State Street Stock Championship with the winner taking home $500 and the Championship trophy!

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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