(Macon, IL) This Saturday night, June 11, will not only be a great night to take the family to the races, it’s also the perfect evening to have a girl’s night out at the track. Lady admission to the grandstands is just $5 per ticket this Saturday night for the annual Ladies’ night at Macon Speedway. Seven divisions of racing action will be on track.
Headlining the evening show will be the Jayne Excavating & Welding 30 for the 51 Bistro Street Stocks, running for Midwest Big 10 Series points. The event will pay extra money with a $750 winner prize and $75 just to start the race. Blue Mound, IL driver, Bobby Beiler, leads the Big 10 standings after claiming the series only race this year at Lincoln Speedway. Last week’s winner at Macon Speedway, Terry Reed, will be one to watch as well, a three-time champion in the series.
Warrensburg, IL driver, Dakota Ewing, currently is atop the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model standings. Ewing has claimed two feature wins and has five top five’s in six starts. Last year’s champion, Colby Sheppard, is second in points, 32 markers behind. Colby Eller, Dalton Ewing, and Rockett Bennett complete the top five in points.
Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, claimed the championship one year ago in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division and is the favorite to do the same again this year, leading by 26 over Alan Crowder. The difference between this year and last, Taylor is running his Pro Mod in the class, leaving him with a little less power than he had a year ago. Following Taylor and Crowder are Tim Luttrell, Rodney Standerfer, and Jacob Steinkoenig. The class has seen great car counts and racing all season long.
Much like the Modified class, Taylor leads a Crowder in the Pro Mod class standings. This time, it’s Kevin Crowder, Alan’s brother. Taylor has won two Pro Mod features, while Crowder, Guy Taylor’s nephew, Zach, Matt Milner, and Maxx Emerson complete the top five. Zach Taylor is coming off his first feature win this past Saturday night.
The Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman are back this weekend, set to run their fourth feature of the year. Springfield, IL driving veteran, Dennis VanderMeersch, leads the points by 12 over Jim Farley, III. Rick Roedel, Scott Landers, and Phil Moreland are top five point contenders. VanderMeersch has won two features, while Wes O’Dell has also found victory lane.
Decatur, IL’s Jeremy Reed leads the Hornet division points after winning three of the first six feature events. Second in points is Tristin Quinlan, while Billy Mason, Taryn Page, and Brady Reed round out the top five in points. Mason, Brady Reed, and Jimmy Dutlinger have also won feature events this season.
Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Micros by Bailey Chassis. Aarik Andruskevitch, a young driver from Riverton, IL, has claimed one feature win and leads the standings by just two points over John Barnard. Hayden Harvey, Collin Shain, and Jacob Tipton are others in the top five.
Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 but just $5 for ladies’ general admission.
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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.