July 22, 2017 archive

Unzicker Scores Kerbystrong 100 Feature

(Macon, IL) Ryan Unzicker took advantage of lapped traffic in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature race and crossed the double checkers for the win. Greg Kimmons, former Sportsman division track champion, took the lead early and led looking strong as he got out ahead of Unzicker and the 19-car field. Coming out of the fourth turn on the 13th lap, Unzicker swerved to avoid a stalling lapped car and Unzicker cut underneath to take the lead and ran away with the win. The feature was flagged by former Macon Speedway flagman Jerry Wilson.

Scott Landers won the Sportsman division as he yoyoed himself from the front to the back and to the front again. Starting on the pole from his heat race win, Landers would be sent to the back of the 12-car field as he was the reason for the caution flag coming out. Timmy Dick looked to take the lead and run away with the race but a flat tire brought him to the infield. Steven Mattingly looked to run away but his car broke down midway through the event and that gave the lead back to a charging Scott Landers. Landers raced many times with Kerby Damery and appreciated the event being brought to his racing division and the race track that Damery called home.

Austin Lynn has been racing strong at Macon Speedway all season but had never crossed the line first in a feature race until Saturday night. Lynn scored his first-ever feature win on a grand scale during the 25-lap Kerbystrong event during the Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds race.Starting sixth and looking to run behind Rodney Standerfer and Curt Rhodes, Lynn found a strong groove on the top side and raced it to the front. Rhodes had to revert to the tail following a yellow flag early on. Rhodes would race hard and strong on the top side and would finish in third behind Rodney Standerfer.

Tim Hancock did the usual, ran away with the B-Modified feature. 14 cars made the field and was unable to give Hancock much of a challenge.

Jeremy Nichols has a broken Street Stock. Nichols is running for points in the Street Stocks class. Luckily for Nichols, he has friends and fellow drivers who will give up their ride to make sure Nichols gets his nightly points. Rudy Zaragoza of Jacksonville was Nichols’ friend Saturday night as he gave up his car to allow Nichols to race. Nichols appreciated it during the victory lane speech when he won the 15-lap feature event. Nick Macklin, last week’s winner, gave it all he could but Nichols could not be topped running on the top side of the 1/5th mile.

Dustin Reed took the Hornets division for the second time in three weeks.

Kerby Damery raced at Macon Speedway from the late 1980s until the mid-2005s and sadly passed away from cancer in February 2015. His memorial and honor has been carried out by his wife Nikki and sons Blake and Luke as well as the Kerbystrong Foundation which supports cancer patients and helps them get through the most difficult of times. Macon Speedway is proud to a Gold Sponsor of Kerbystrong and to the mission they carry in their third year.

Macon Speedway will not rest for long as the Lucas Oil Late Model Series comes to town on Tuesday for a rainout make-up of the 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100. The event, originally schedule in late April, will draw crowds from all around as it will also draw some of the top names in the Late Model racing world as all will be vying for the $12,000-to-win payday. The Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds will run for $1,000-to-win and the B-Modifieds will also be on the program.

Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Big Ten Super Late Models – 1. 24-Ryan Unzicker, [El Paso]; 2. 42-Mckay Wenger, [Fairbury]; 3. 6P-Jose Parga, [New Berlin]; 4. 89-Mike Spatola, [Manhattan]; 5. 6K-Michael Kloos, [Trenton]; 6. 27-Greg Kimmons, [Pleasant Plains]; 7. 4-Jason Suhre, [Highland]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman, [Clinton]; 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle, [St. Charles, MO]; 10. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh, [Ashland, IL]

Billingsley Elite Wash Modifieds – 1. 72A-Austin Lynn, [Mason City]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer, [Summerfield]; 3. 10-Curt Rhodes, [Taylorville]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell, [Riverton]; 5. 28S-Joe Strawkas, [Buffalo]; 6. 4T-Jake Trebilcock, [Caseyville]; 7. 14C-Alan Crowder, [Elwin]; 8. (DNF) 6L-Robert Lee, [Maryville]; 9. (DNF) 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 10. (DNF) 71-Jeff Graham, [Stonington]

Sportsman – 1. 41-Scott Landers, [Taylorville]; 2. 11-Rick Roedel, [Shelbyville]; 3. 112-Scott Williams, [Anchor]; 4. 44-Bill Berghaus, [Chapin]; 5. B99-Tim Bedinger, [Taylorville]; 6. 22-Timmy Dick, [Monticello]; 7. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers, [Buffalo]; 8. (DNF) 7-Steven Mattingly, [Chenoa]; 9. (DNF) 98-Danny Smith, [Argenta]; 10. (DNF) 11D-Dennis Vandermeersch, [Arlington]

B-Mods – 1. 0-Tim Hancock, [Mt. Olive]; 2. 63-Tommy Gaither, [Bunker Hill]; 3. 00S-Cody Stillwell, [Godfrey]; 4. 18-Jerry Thompson, [Troy]; 5. 15C-Kevin Crowder, [Argenta]; 6. 57R-Tom Riech, [Springfield]; 7. 61S-Ricky Smith, [Alton]; 8. 9-Brian Deavers, [Bloomington]; 9. 13-Dante Brown, [Morrisonville]; 10. 55-Tim Riech, [Petersburg]

Street Stocks – 1. 67R-Jeremy Nichols, [Lovington]; 2. 16-Nick Macklin, [Argenta]; 3. 08-Brian Dasenbrock, [Decatur]; 4. 22-Darrell Dick, [Monticello]; 5. 24-Justin Crowell, [Lincoln]; 6. 73-Garrett Lewis, [Decatur]; 7. 58-Jarit Murphy, [Lodge]; 8. 55S-Jason Scrimpsher, [Decatur]; 9. 3T-Kevin Lewis, [Decatur]; 10. 23Z-Shawn Ziemer, [Boody]

Hornets – 1. 21R-Dustin Reed, [Decatur]; 2. 39M-Marty Sullivan, [Decatur]; 3. 4-Matt Reed, [Decatur]; 4. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [Lincoln]; 5. 35W-Austin Wickline, [Harristown]; 6. 63-Paul Peters, [Pana]; 7. 89D-D. Deavers, [Bloomington]; 8. (DNF) 55-Tristin Quinlan, [Decatur]; 9. (DNF) D7-Carter Dart, [Springfield]

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IT IS KerbyStrong Race Day at Macon Speedway! Sun is out and we ARE racing tonight!

Tonight we honor the memory of Kerby Damery, a racer who cut his teeth here at his home town race track in the 3 featured divisions making up 100 laps, to represent how he lived live at 100% and gave it his all even while battling cancer. This night, filled with a great 6 division racing program, will be a night to have fun, celebrate our memories of Kerby, and enjoy some fantastic racing action. The 3rd edition of the KerbyStrong 100 promises to be a dandy! LET’S GO RACING!

Full show information:

3rd Annual KerbyStrong​ 100

Midwest Big Ten SeriesDIRTcar UMP Super Late Models $2,000 to win/$250 to Start 50 lap feature
Billingsley BP Elite Wash UMP Modifieds $700 to win 25 lap feature
UMP Sportsman $600 to win 25 lap feature
UMP B-Mods
UMP Street Stocks
UMP Hornets

Pits: 3:00
Stands: 4:00
Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hot Laps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE

More information:
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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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection​’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

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