May 21, 2016 archive

Spencer Bayston Takes Macon Checkered Flag

(Macon, IL) Spencer Bayston won his heat race from the second row and got a front row outside starting spot and held the lead for the majority of the 30-lap feature and was essentially unchallenged. Decatur’s Terry Babb finished third in his heat race and was placed fourth in the starting lineup. He would finish fourth but was running a strong second place until the final three laps of the feature race when he was passed by Justin Peck. Peck started 12th. Bayston of Lebanon, Ind., was fast out of the restarts and would not be in jeopardy of giving up the lead.

Blue Mound’s Jeremy Camp returned to the track just down the road from his home and dominated the POWRi Micro Sprint 20-lap feature event. He has won many micro sprint features at Macon Speedway with and without the POWRi sanctioning.

Nick Justice came into the night with the Street Stock points standing lead with two feature wins out of four race events. At the night’s conclusion, he would have three features and pad his lead over the division. Justice looked in control from the beginning and would stay on top with Kyle Waters, Luke Force, Brian Dasenbrock and Terry Reed in chase.

Jake Little looked smooth in the Pro Late Model 20-lap A-Main feature event. Matt Taylor gave Little a battle through the first 15 laps but the final five laps were all Little as he pulled away for his first-ever feature win. Little formerly raced UMP Super Late Models before getting a UMP Pro Crate Late Model.

The night completed with the 4-cylinder Hornet division and Tony Reed looked strong until Adam Webb, who started in the back of the field, came charging to take the lead out of the fourth turn on the eighth lap of the 15-lap feature. Jared Matherly was running along with Reed in the race for second as Webb dashed away with the checkered flag. Reed would manage to keep second from Matherly.

Macon Speedway wishes to thank Casey’s General Stores for their sponsorship of the evening’s program and the members of the Armed Forces for being on hand for the night’s Armed Forces program. Next Saturday night brings the monster truck Raminator and a full stock car racing program.

POWRi Midgets–1. Spencer Bayston (Lebanon, IN), 2. Justin Peck, 3. Colten Cottle, 4. Terry Babb, 5. Matt Ponder, 6. Dayne Kingshott, 7. Ryan Robinson, 8. Holly Shelton, 9. Brayton Lynch, 10. Kyle Schuett

POWRi Micro Sprints–1. Jeremy Camp (Blue Mound), 2. Nathan Benson, 3. Levi Curry, 4. Garrett Duff, 5. Ryan Frantz, 6. Tony Clifton, 7. Zeb Wise, 8. Kris King, 9. Shelby Bosie, 10. Slater Helt

Street Stocks–1. Nick Justice (Decatur), 2. Kyle Waters (Oreana), 3. Luke Force (Argenta), 4. Brian Dasenbrock (Decatur), 5. Terry Reed (Decatur), 6. Dustin Reed (Decatur), 7. Greg Osman (Bloomington), 8. Matthew Reed (Blue Mound), 9. Rudy Zaragoza (Jacksonville), 10. John Bright, Jr. (Long Creek)

Pro Late Models–1. Jake Little (Springfield), 2. Matt Taylor (Springfield), 3. Roben Huffman (Midland City), 4. Eric Wilson (Downs), 5. Guy Taylor (Springfield), 6. Cody Maguire (Carlinville), 7. Shawn Ziemer (Boody), 8. Dakota Ewing (Warrensburg)

Hornets–1. Adam Webb (Decatur), 2. Tony Reed (Decatur), 3. Jared Matherly (Decatur), 4. Michael Gossett (Decatur), 5. Mike Eskew (Springfield), 6. Travis Sumpter (Decatur), 7. Mike McChristy (Mt. Zion), 8. Cook Crawford (Lincoln), 9. Marty Sullivan (Decatur), 10. Ben McChristy (Mt. Zion)

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Jim Viviano Photo

Jim Viviano Photo

The open wheel excitement of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints invades Macon Speedway to join our DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, and UMP Hornets for an action packed night of racing on Casey’s General Store Armed Forces Night.

As a way to say thank you to our wonderful men and women of the various branches of the United States military, admission is FREE for all members of t…he military with valid ID.
Classes Racing:
Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets
Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Winged Outlaw Micro Sprints
DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models
DIRTcar UMP Street Stocks
DIRTcar UMP Hornets
Pits open at 3pm
Grandstands open at 5pm
Pill Draw Ends at 5:50pm
Hot Laps start at 6pm
Racing Starts at 7pm
General Admission $15
Kids 11 & Under FREE
Pit Pass $30
Kids Pit Pass $15
For more information check out or call 217-764-3000

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