June 14, 2014 archive

Logue jumps into lead late, wins Miller Lite Twin 50’s in Big Ten late models Saturday



MACON – Kyle Logue still knows how to get around the legendary Macon Speedway high banks.

Logue, who stepped away from full-time racing, hopped back into the action Saturday for the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s and grabbed the lead on a late restart before holding on for the Big Ten Series late model victory in the 50-lap feature race.

Logue, a multi-time champ in both late models and modifieds at Macon Speedway, collected the $2,000 check that went to the winner. The Cisco resident will be back for the Herald-Review 100 in the UMP Summer Nationals at Macon Speedway on July 10.

Matt Taylor of Springfield and Dennis Vandermeersch of Springfield finished second and third respectively.

In the Billingsley Towing modifieds 50-lapper, Danny Smith of Argenta took advantage of a late action in the pack to take the $700 check. Smith started sixth but used his skills and patience to take the lead when Ethan Schnapp lost power on the final lap.  Randy Huffman followed Smith to finish second after starting 10th.

Bobby Beiler led all 15 laps en route to another feature win in the street stocks division. He was challenged by Terry Reed and the previous feature winner Tom Riech.

John Bright, Jr. took his second feature win in the Outlaw Hornet class as he and Michael Gossett were side-by-side through the majority of the eight-lap event. Gossett finished in second. In the Stock Hornet feature, Benjamin McChristy took the win.

Schnapp of Springfield won the B-Mod feature.


Street Stocks – 1. Bobby Beiler (Blue Mound), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Thomas Riech (Springfield), 4. Gene Reed (Blue Mound), 5. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 6. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 7. Nick Justice (Harristown), 8. Charles Biesenthal, 9. Jeffery Reed Jr. (Blue Mound), 10. Ronnie Burns (Cerro Gordo), 11. Jake Weatherford, 12. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 13. Roy MaGee II (Springfield), 14. Billy Justice Jr., 15. Zach Perryman (Decatur), 16. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 17. Luke Force (Argenta), 18. Jason Scrimpsher.

Outlaw Hornets – 1. John Bright Jr. (Decatur), 2. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 3. Thad Gee (Bloomington), 4. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 5. Steven Stine (Stonington), 6. Brian Deavers (Bloomington ), 7. Vernon Carlow (Springfield), 8. Jerad Matherly (Decatur), 9. Victor Overlin

Billingsley Towing Modifieds—1. Danny Smith (Argenta), 2. Randy Huffman (Maroa), 3. Jeff Ray (Springfield), 4. Jeff Graham (Stonington), 5. Clark Robertson (Shelbyville), 6. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 7. Zack Bunning (Decatur), 8. Randy Spaugh (Decatur), 9. Dave Eckel (Lovington), 10. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 11. Rick Lowe (Springfield), 12. Dave Crawley, Jr. (Decatur), 13. Curtis Hartung (Decatur), 14. Alan Crowder (Elwin), 15. Jeremy Nichols (Shelbyville), 16. Steve Ewing (Decatur), 17. Joe Strawkas (Buffalo)

B-Mods—1. Ethan Schnapp (Springfield), 2. Terry Reed (Decatur), 3. Jeffrey Reed, Jr. (Blue Mound), 4. Todd Eyman, 5. Bruce Boliard (Macon), 6. Jeff Gill (Shelbyville), 7. Tom Reich (Springfield)

Big Ten Late Model Series—1. Kyle Logue (Cisco), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Dennis Vandermeersch (Springfield), 4. Andrew Barnes (Assumption), 5. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains), 6. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 7. Ryan Little (Pleasant Plains), 8. Brian Diveley (Springfield), 9. John Beck (Springfield), 10. Franky Martin (DuQuoin), 11. Kevin Crowder (Argenta), 12. Jake Little (Pleasant Plains), 13. Adam Tischhauser

Stock Hornets—1. Benjamin McChristy (Mt. Zion), 2. Tory Lyons (Mt. Pulaski), 3. Luke Wright (Lincoln), 4. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 5. Bill Alsup, 6. William Deavers (Bloomington), 7. Tyler Overlin, 8. Josh Bright (Decatur), 9. Dean Holt (Mt. Zion), 10. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 11. Joseph McChristy (Mt. Zion), 12. Garth Luka (Blue Mound)



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Dively goes for Big Ten Series late model weekend sweep in Lite Beer Twin 50’s Saturday


MACON, Ill. – Brian Dively, who already scored a Midwest Big Ten Series late model victory at Macon Speedway, will go for the weekend sweep and a $2,000 payday during the Mueller Distributing Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s Saturday on IHOP Night. The Springfield driver raced to the Big Ten late model victory Friday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.

Big Ten late models and Billingsley Towing Modifieds will race 50-lap features in the action-packed program that always has fans on the edge of their seats. The modifieds race for $700 to win. The racing also includes action in four other divisions. The legendary speedway will unveil Miller Lite souvenir race buckets Saturday, and there’s a candy drop for the kids.

Dively won the Big Ten event at Macon Speedway on May 10, and he anxiously awaited the return to the smooth high-banked fifth-mile oval at Macon Speedway. Series points leader Ryan Little of Pleasant Plains finished second at Jacksonville, ahead of John Beck of Springfield.

In conjunction with Mueller Distributing, Macon Speedway is offering the souvenir Miller Lite race buckets. Fans may purchase five 16-ounce Miller Lites, the bucket and ice for only $20. Refills with five Miller Lites and the ice are only $15. You get to keep the bucket. That’s a great party pack on a beautiful summer night, and the bucket keeps those beers cold while watching the hot action of those 50-lap features.

As part of a month-long promotion, IHOP will distribute coupons for redemption at 1280 E. Pershing Road in Decatur during each night of racing at Macon Speedway in June. With the purchase of one entrée and two drinks, the second entrée is free, so IHOP gets the racing into gear in an action-packed month. IHOP will also distribute the coupons during each night of racing at the famed fifth-mile high banked speedway during the month of June. When visiting the IHOP on East Pershing Road, ask your server for a $2 off coupon to Macon Speedway. It’s good for general admission during June.

The ultra-competitive street stocks division at Macon Speedway just picked up more prize money with a bonus added each week from Donnelly Automotive Machine, Inc., 1298 E. Eldorado, Decatur. The Magic Number by Donnelly Automotive will award a $50 gift certificate to the store following the street stock feature. After the feature race is won, a number will be drawn from victory lane to select the prize winner from the feature race. The lucky winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Donnelly Automotive.

Also racing Saturday are street stocks, outlaw hornets, stock hornets and B-mods. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $15 for adults. Children 11 and under are free when accompanied by a parent.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), 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 can text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may 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.


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