July 9, 2014 archive

Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks rev up for another $500 to win payout Saturday


MACON, Ill. – The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks event rained out on June 21 at Macon Speedway has been rescheduled on Saturday, July 12 in another $500 to win feature during the Miles Chevrolet Fireman’s Ball, when the program also features the Sportsman Topless 40 and the gals from Starship Billiards racing on Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103.

Bobby Beiler leads Terry Reed by two points heading into the race at Macon Speedway on July 12. Kyle Waters is third in the standings, followed by Gene Reed.

The Big Ten Street Stocks is a 10-race tour spread over four tracks. The competitive, wheel to wheel series also races at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and the Christian County Fair in Taylorville (Ill.) on July 24, when Larry’s Service Center presents the Triple 25’s on the quarter-mile dirt track. Fans are still talking about the thrilling Street Stocks feature at Macon Speedway on July 5, when four drivers battle furiously for the win before Larry Russell, Jr. took the checkered flag. The division included 24 cars that night in a display of horsepower and fearless driving.

Firefighters with badge/ID and their families are admitted for half price, and all ladies are also admitted at half price during Bud Light Ladies Night presented by Y103.

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.

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Jameson tops Shirley in Kentucky as Herald&Review 100 countdown continues


UNION, Ky. — — Jason Jameson scored his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in exciting fashion, as he passed 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley with less than 10 laps to go, then held him off on a late-race restart en route to scoring the $5,000 checkered flag at Florence Speedway.

The 34th running of the Herald&Review 100 is Thursday at Macon Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the pits open at 4. Tickets are only $25 for adults. Shannon Babb, the Moweaqua Missile, is the defending race champ and goes for a record fifth title.

Jameson, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position but failed to secure the top spot on lap one as Shirley, who started to Jameson’s outside, jumped out to an early lead.

Shirley looked to have the car to beat as he led a race-high 31 circuits, but started fading late as Jameson caught back up to the leader and slid around him to claim the lead on lap 32. Jameson quickly extended his lead and looked as if he would cruise to the victory with only eight laps remaining.

That was before a late-race caution brought a hungry Brian Shirley, who hasn’t won since Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26, back to the leader’s back bumper on lap 38. On both of the final remaining laps Shirley dove his car under Jameson in turn two, both times capturing the lead, before handing it back over to Jameson who crossed back under him on the backstretch.

Jameson recaptured the top spot from Shirley on each of the final two laps, eventually pulling away from Shirley coming to the checkered flag as he was passed by Eric Wells for the second position. Jameson fought hard with the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, but eventually came away with his first career victory in the grueling six-week long tour.

“Shirley, he was driving the wheels off that thing, and I was just chasing him the whole time,” said Jameson, who also crews for two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Darrell Lanigan. “His car, seemed like the longer the race went, the tighter it got. I could rotate the center better than he could, so I figured it was a matter of time when I could run him off [turn] two and get him in three and four, and that’s kind of what happened.”

Shirley, Kent Robinson and Justin Rattliff rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Shirley, Jameson and Eric Wells.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Florence Speedway; Union, Ky.;

July 8, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 29-Jason Jameson ($5,000), 2. 18W-Eric Wells, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 7R-Kent Robinson, 5. 16-Justin Rattliff, 6. 18-Shannon Babb, 7. 91P-Jason Papich, 8. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 9. C9-Steve Casebolt, 10. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 11. 1M-Jim Moon, 12. 21-Robby Hensley, 13. 11R-James Rice, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 157-Mike Marlar, 16. 63-Jesse Lay, 17. 19-Chad Smith, 18. 3-Austin Dillon, 19. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 20. 18E-Ethan Burgess, 21. 77K-Steve Kester.

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2014 Illinois State Fair Sportsman Entry Form


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