Spectator Drags & 6 Divisions of Racing Set for Macon Speedway Saturday

(Macon, IL) One week removed from the 77th season opener, Macon Speedway, located in Macon, IL is ready to go for another action-packed night. If the opener is any indication, the 2022 season is going to be a good one as nearly 120 cars were pitside and the on-track action was intense. This Saturday’s event will feature Spectator Drags plus six divisions of action.

The evening’s special presentation will be at intermission when fans will get a chance to compete on track in the first edition of Spectator Drags this season. Macon Speedway officials are only accepting eight entries of those who would like to race their street legal vehicle on the racetrack in a bracket style tourney at intermission. There is no charge to compete. To enter, call the office at 217-764-3000.

Braden Johnson, of Taylorville, IL, leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into week #2 after a win at last week’s opener. Last year’s champion, Colby Sheppard, finished a strong second in a competitive race which also saw Dakota Ewing and Dalton Ewing challenge for the win at different points.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds come into week #2 with Rick Conoyer, the veteran driver out of Wentzville, MO, leading the points after a feature win last week. Last year’s point runner-up, Alan Crowder, showed signs of strength late in the race but came up short. Rodney Standerfer, Jeremy Nichols, and others also looked good but had mechanical woes during the race, taking them out of contention.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods look as if they will be strong again in 2022, boasting a talented field on night number one. Will anyone be able to step up and challenge the talented veteran, Guy Taylor, who picked up the win on opening night? That’s the question.

The Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman class is back for a second night in a row to start the season. Veteran driver, Dennis Vandermeersch picked up the win on night number one and will be the one to beat anytime he is there. Rick Roedel and last year’s champion, Jim Farley, Jr. looked as if they’ll be tough as will Scott Landers once he dials in the new car.

51 Bistro, located in Macon, IL, stepped up to sponsor the Street Stock class this season and the 2022 debut for the class was very exciting. Tanner Sullivan and Terry Reed battled as hard as possible without ending up in a bad way. While they were entertaining, drivers like Nick Macklin, Bobby Beiler, and Megan Erwin were not far behind. The Street Stocks are sure to put on another great show this week.

The DIRTcar Hornets will round out Saturday’s card. Billy Mason, of Farina, IL leads the points by two over Chatham, IL’s Allan Harris. The two drivers were top two in points a year ago, winning the majority of the features.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 60 0
2 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 58 2
3 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 56 4
4 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 54 6
5 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 52 8
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 50 10
7 34 Eric Doran Clinton IL 48 12
8 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 46 14
9 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 44 16
10 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 42 18


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14 Rick Conoyer Wentzville MO 60 0
2 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 58 2
3 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 56 4
4 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 54 6
5 69 Tristain Loveless Gillespie IL 52 8
6 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 50 10
7 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 48 12
8 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 46 14
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 44 16
10 4G John Goveia Riverton IL 42 18


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 24 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 60 0
2 14 Tommy Gaither Alton IL 58 2
3 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 56 4
4 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 54 6
5 444 Logan Dockery Troy IL 52 8
6 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 50 10
7 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 48 12
8 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 46 14
9 79 Scott Dunlap Oblong IL 44 16
10 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 42 18


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 60 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 58 2
3 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 56 4
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 54 6
5 21 Ed Cleeton Tovey IL 52 8
6 14 Cole Landers Taylorville IL 50 10
7 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 10 50


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 20 Tanner Sullivan Pontiac IL 60 0
2 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 58 2
3 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 56 4
4 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 54 6
5 14 Megan Erwin Attica IN 52 8
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 50 10
7 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 48 12
8 4 Zach Clark Illiopolis IL 46 14
9 42 Jesse Simmons Danville IL 44 16
10 13 Ryan Blankenship Harristown IL 42 18


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 357 Billy Mason Farina IL 60 0
2 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 58 2
3 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 56 4
4 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 54 6
5 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 52 8
6 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 50 10
7 K9 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 48 12
8 121 Tommy Eskew Decatur IL 46 14
9 4 Matt Reed Decatur IL 44 16
10 5 Ted Ault Matoon IL 10 50

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