May 24, 2014 archive

Day streaks to win in Beach House Mini-Sprints feature on Bob Brady Raminator Night


MACON, Ill. – When leader Aaron Andruskevitch fell out of the race with mechanical trouble, Tyler Day took over the lead and held  on for the win in the Beach House Mini-Sprints feature race during Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night at Macon Speedway Saturday.

Day, of Atwood, stayed to the high side and held off Brad McDaniel, of Carbondale, for the victory as the winged open wheel cars ran their first feature race of the season on the legendary fifth-mile high banked oval. Paul Day of Atwood was third with John Plotner, of Decatur, and Taylorville’s Luke Verardi fifth.

Andruskevitch, of Riverton, is third in the POWRi national outlaw micro points standings. The Beach House Mini-Sprint division drew a 19-car field for the thrilling 20-lap feature race.

Nick Macklin won the Sportsman feature to return to victory lane for the second straight race.

“It’s awesome to be back here,’’ he said.



Bobby Beiler made it two wins in back to back nights. After taking the checkered flag at Jacksonville Speedway the previous night, Beiler scored the feature win in Street Stocks by staying in front of brothers Terry Reed and Gene Reed.

His rivals “showed me the top side was there,’’ Beiler said.

Brock Bauman, of Eureka, took the victory in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature while Ethan Schnapp, of Springfield, took the victory in B-Mods.



John Bright Jr., of Decatur, raced to the win in Outlaw Hornets. Garth Luka, of Blue Mound, was the winner in the Stock Hornets division.

The feature races came after a monster truck exhibition by Raminator, the Champaign based team.

Macon Speedway hosts the Sunoco American Late Model Series in a $2,000 to win feature race Monday, and it’s NASCAR Night of Stars I. Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will race their modifieds and meet the fans.

The program runs an hour earlier than normal at Macon Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing set to begin at 6.




SPORTSMAN – 1. Nick Macklin (Argenta), 2. Doug Nevill, 3. Tom Graham (Stonington), 4. Michael Maestas (Lincoln), 5. Phil Moreland (Assumption), 6. Scott Landers (Taylorville), 7. Tim Bedinger (Taylorville), 8. Curt Rhodes (Taylorville), 9. Zach Rhodes.

STREET STOCKS –1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 4. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 5. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 6. Bobby Eskew (Lake Fork), 7. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 8. Luke Force (Argenta), 9. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 10. Dave Foster (Lovington), 11. Brandon Dick (Decatur), 12. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 13. Jim Brigham (Sullivan), 14. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 15. Zach Perryman (Decatur)

BILLINGSLEY TOWING MODFIEDS – 1. Brock Bauman (Eureka), 2. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 3. Danny Smith (Argenta), 4. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound), 5. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 6. Troy Dodson (Cerro Gordo), 7. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 8. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 9. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo), 10. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 11. Chad Sellers, 12. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 13. Cody Bauman (Eureka), 14. Jeff Ray, 15. Curtis Hartung (Decatur), 16. Rick Lowe (Springfield).

BEACH HOUSE MINI-SPRINTS – 1. Tyler Day (Atwood), 2. Brad McDaniel (Carbondale), 3. Paul Day (Atwood), 4. John Plotner (Decatur), 5. Luke Verardi (Taylorville), 6. Evan Weyant (Sherman), 7. Jimmy Miller (Arthur), 8. Clayton Duff (Weldon), 9. Gabe Verardi (Taylorville), 10. Jeff Beasley (Urbana), 11. Eric Shelton (Decatur), 12. Austin Stewart (Jacksonville), 13. Jimmy Neal (Addington), 14. David Hunt (Decatur), 15. Brianna Mahon (Sullivan) 16. Aaron Andruskevitch (Riverton), 17. Jason Harms (Riverton), 18. Scott Campbell (Galesburg), 19. Lucas Pejakovich (Godfrey), 20. Garrett Duff (Weldon)

OUTLAW HORNETS – 1. John Bright, Jr. (Decatur), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. Steven Stine (Stonington), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Victor Overlin, 6. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 7. Dillon Justice (Harristown), 8. Tharen Reno (Springfield)

B-MODS – 1. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 2. Jim Lafferty (Carlinville), 3. Terry Reed (Decatur), 4. Bruce Boliard (Macon), 5. Thomas Reich (Springfield)

STOCK HORNETS – 1. Garth Luka (Blue Mound), 2. Brian Offer (Springfield), 3. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 4. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 5. Joe McChristy, 6. William Deavers (Bloomington), 7. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Quintin Tippitt, 9. Roger Reed (Decatur), 10. Josh Bright (Decatur), 11. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion)

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Bring friend for first trip to Macon Speedway on action-packed Bob Brady Raminator Night


MACON, Ill. – Here’s a good idea for a holiday weekend. Take a friend, neighbor or somebody from work for their first trip to Macon Speedway, and don’t forget to bring the kids. On Saturday, May 24, it’s an especially great night for families.

Bob Brady Auto Mall Raminator Night features the Raminator monster truck in a car-crushing exhibition in the infield during intermission. The 10,200-pound beast with 2,000 horsepower from the Hemi engine will smash those cars flat while showing off tricks and stunts learned from years on the Monster Truck Racing Association tour. Raminator will also be available for photos before the show.

That’s not all. It’s Scout Night, so boys and girls in their scout uniforms are admitted free. We’ll also admit the scout masters for free, so bring your pack. The Pinewood Derby is at 1 p.m. at Macon Speedway.

Every little race fan needs a souvenir. So Macon Speedway will distribute a free checkered flag to the first 200 kids 11-under tonight. Get there early while supplies last.

And, let’s not forget, Macon Speedway is known for its exciting, wheel –to-wheel racing. Seven classes will race tonight, including the Billingsley Towing Modifieds and the Beach House Mini-Sprints. Street Stocks, Sportsman, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and B-Mods will also go door to door to bring the fans to their feet.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7. Macon Speedway has plenty of great food at the concession stand, featuring steak sandwiches, Heinkel’s polish sausage and turkey drums, cheeseburgers, popcorn and snow cones. Hickory River barbeque is located next to the main beer stand.

If you want to get a look at Raminator earlier in the day, it will appear at Bob Brady Auto Mall in Decatur from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s also a live remote with 95Q, and take a chance to get in the It’s hot, Bob commercials with Bob Brady Auto Mall.

On Monday, it’s the Sunoco American Late Model Series for a $2,000 to win race that will draw stars from the Midwest. On NASCAR Night of Stars, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will race modifieds. Gates open at 4. Racing starts at 6.


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