July 21, 2022 archive

Topless Sportsman 40 To Headline Saturday Night’s Macon Speedway Action

Seven Divisions To Race On Weddle Performance Engines Night

(Macon, IL) Weddle Performance Engines night will feature a special event for the division that they sponsor, the Sportsman class. A 40-lapper will be run at Macon Speedway this Saturday, with the teams removing the roof of each racecar for annual Topless Sportsman feature event. Six other divisions will also race.

Springfield, IL driver, Dennis Vander Meersch leads the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman into the night after winning four of the seven features so far this year. The veteran driver has a 38-point lead over Rick Roedel of Shelbyville, IL. Scott Landers, Jim Farley, III, and Phil Moreland round out the top five in points. Saturday’s race should be a good one as the Sportsman fields have been strong and are coming off of a good race on Wednesday night in Taylorville.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models are back at it Saturday night with former champion, Dakota Ewing, leading the way. Ewing is followed by teammate Rockett Bennett, who is the youngest driver in the class, Colby Eller, Ryan Miller, and Colby Sheppard. Ewing, Sheppard, and Braden Johnson each have two feature wins, while Jose Parga has five and Dalton Ewing has one.

Quite the battle is building at the top of the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modified standings. Coming into Saturday’s event, only four points separate leader Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, and Summerfield, IL’s Rodney Standerfer. Taylor has won two features in the class, while Standerfer has claimed three. Alan Crowder is third in the standings with Tim Luttrell and Zach Taylor in the mix.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race on Saturday night.

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

About Macon Speedway:

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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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 0
2 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 580 42
3 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 570 52
4 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 550 72
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 540 82
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 502 120
7 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 478 144
8 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 436 186
9 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 412 210
10 34 Eric Doran Clinton IL 274 348


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 562 0
2 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 558 4
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 508 54
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 482 80
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 416 146
6 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 400 162
7 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 396 166
8 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 372 190
9 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 366 196
10 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 356 206


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 572 0
2 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 534 38
3 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 502 70
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 474 98
5 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 460 112
6 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 446 126
7 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 396 176
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 324 248
9 360 John Seets Brighton IL 222 350
10 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 214 358


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 354 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 316 38
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 310 44
4 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 302 52
5 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 274 80
6 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 234 120
7 21 Ed Cleeton Tovey IL 234 120
8 5S Ronald Bacon Decatur IL 216 138
9 14 Cole Landers Taylorville IL 186 168
10 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 150 204


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 618 0
2 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 552 66
3 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 544 74
4 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 492 126
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 464 154
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 462 156
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 438 180
8 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 354 264
9 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 330 288
10 J98 Jordan Smith Argenta IL 324 294


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 572 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 536 36
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 468 104
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 450 122
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 138
6 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 234 338
7 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 342
8 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 214 358
9 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 158 414
10 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 144 428


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 478 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 470 8
3 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 442 36
4 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 374 104
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 264 214
6 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 258 220
7 27 Kyle Barker Cooksville IL 222 256
8 87 Collin Shain Sullivan IL 216 262
9 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 208 270
10 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 202 276

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2022 Christian County Races Excite Fairgoers; Nichols Impresses

(Taylorville, IL) The annual Christian County Ag Fair races were held this past Wednesday, July 20 and the action on track was excellent once again. Another solid field of cars was on hand with 20 Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, 15 Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman, and 10 Hornets to race in front of a sizable crowd.

Lovington, IL driver, Jeremy Nichols put on a show at this year’s fair races, which should not be a big surprise. Nichols came into the event with three Sportsman wins and four Street Stock wins over the last eight years. Wednesday night, Nichols added one more trophy in each class by taking the top two features.

Nichols started third in the Sportsman feature and passed Scott Landers to take the lead and the eventual win. What he did in the Big Ten Street Stock event was even more impressive. Nichols started 7th in the 20-car field of Street Stocks. Moving to the top lane of the track, Nichols passed car after car before taking the top spot from Megan Erwin for the victory.

The Hornet race saw Derrick DeFord and Allan Harris in a great battle at the front of the pack. DeFord led early but Harris got a great run to take the spot away. The Hornets went flag-to-flag in a competitive but clean race.

The Christian County Fair and Track Enterprises have been hosting one race date a year as part of the fair since 2014. Car counts and crowds have been noticeably better the last couple of seasons and the racing on track was at its best on Wednesday night.

Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman 15 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps

  1. 18-Jeremy Nichols[3]; 2. 87-Wes O’Dell[1]; 3. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[4]; 4. 41-Scott Landers[2]; 5. 21M-Dustin Moore[12]; 6. 21-Ed Cleeton[5]; 7. 11-Roy Magee[11]; 8. (DNF) 55-Tim Riech[9]; 9. (DNF) 07-Phil Moreland[6]; 10. (DNF) 84L-Jim Farley III[14]; 11. (DNF) 12M-Terry Myers[8]; 12. (DNF) 61-Stefan Bedinger[7]; 13. (DNS) 04-Steve Stine; 14. (DNS) 14-Cole Landers; 15. (DNS) 44-John Lewis

Heat 1 8 Laps

  1. 18-Jeremy Nichols[2]; 2. 41-Scott Landers[7]; 3. 21-Ed Cleeton[4]; 4. 61-Stefan Bedinger[1]; 5. 04-Steve Stine[3]; 6. 21M-Dustin Moore[5]; 7. 84L-Jim Farley III[6]; 8. 44-John Lewis[8]

Heat 2 8 Laps

  1. 87-Wes O’Dell[6]; 2. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[1]; 3. 07-Phil Moreland[2]; 4. 12M-Terry Myers[3]; 5. 55-Tim Riech[7]; 6. 11-Roy Magee[4]; 7. 14-Cole Landers[5]

51 Bistro Street Stocks 20 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps

  1. 67-Jeremy Nichols[7]; 2. 20-Tanner Sullivan[2]; 3. R1-Jim Ransom[3]; 4. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[9]; 5. 42-Jesse Simmons[6]; 6. 11-Terry Reed[15]; 7. J98-Danny Smith[10]; 8. 14-Megan Erwin[1]; 9. 13-Ryan Blankenship[14]; 10. 45-Chandler Smith[17]; 11. 21R-Dustin Reed[12]; 12. 78B-Brad Peters[16]; 13. 53-Kipp Schaefer[13]; 14. (DNF) 16-Nick Macklin[11]; 15. (DNF) 21E-Eric Boomer[4]; 16. (DNF) 57-Jamie Suddarth[20]; 17. (DNF) 3J-Jonathon Hall[8]; 18. (DNF) 4-Zach Clark[5]; 19. (DNS) 43R-Austin Roach; 20. (DNS) 17-Bobby Beiler

Heat 1 8 Laps

  1. 21E-Eric Boomer[1]; 2. 4-Zach Clark[3]; 3. 42-Jesse Simmons[6]; 4. J98-Danny Smith[5]; 5. 13-Ryan Blankenship[2]; 6. 45-Chandler Smith[4]; 7. 57-Jamie Suddarth[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps

  1. 14-Megan Erwin[3]; 2. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[2]; 3. 67-Jeremy Nichols[6]; 4. 16-Nick Macklin[1]; 5. 11-Terry Reed[5]; 6. 78B-Brad Peters[7]; 7. 17-Bobby Beiler[4]

Heat 3 8 Laps

  1. 20-Tanner Sullivan[2]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[5]; 3. 3J-Jonathon Hall[6]; 4. 21R-Dustin Reed[3]; 5. 53-Kipp Schaefer[1]; 6. 43R-Austin Roach[4]

Hornets 10 Entries

A Feature 1 12 Laps

  1. 3H-Allan Harris[2]; 2. 11-Derrick DeFord[1]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[4]; 4. 21-Mike Eskew[5]; 5. 34-Billy Mason[7]; 6. 2-Ken Reed[8]; 7. 14-John Goveia[6]; 8. 20-Casey Eskew[9]; 9. (DNF) 15-David Lauritson[3]; 10. (DNF) 15T-Taryn Page[10]

Heat 1 6 Laps

1. 3H-Allan Harris[1]; 2. 11-Derrick DeFord[10]; 3. 15-David Lauritson[2]; 4. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[6]; 5. 21-Mike Eskew[8]; 6. 14-John Goveia[3]; 7. 34-Billy Mason[7]; 8. 2-Ken Reed[4]; 9. 20-Casey Eskew[9]; 10. 15T-Taryn Page[5]

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