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Champions Races Finish Schedule at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) The 2022 Macon Speedway season came to a close on Saturday night to cap off the 77th consecutive season of racing at the world’s fastest 1/5th mile dirt track during the Brandt Professional Agriculture Race for the Cup finale. For the final six racing divisions at the track, many knew who the likely champions would be at the start of the night as long as the top point drivers would arrive. The evening still featured many outstanding finishes and celebrations.

Colby Eller came into the final night an 18-point leader in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class. After facing a night of ups and downs, Eller left the night with the track championship and a second place finish to the 20-lap feature race. Braden Johnson started the season with a feature win and he finished the season that way for his seventh feature of the year. Eller celebrated announcing he was racing this season in honor of his friend Curt Rhodes, who passed away earlier in the 2022 year. The race was sponsored by R&K Eller Construction, who offered additional payout for the field of cars.

Rodney Standerfer has hinted that 2022 might be the final racing season for him and he was poised to finish the year with a big smile. After starting the evening with the fast qualifying time and heat race win in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Standerfer got started on the pole and led early. His farewell finale would be spoiled by Rob Timmons, a former Pro Modified driver from Centralia, who was hooked up on the top of the track all race long and finished the night with the final checkered flag. Standerfer still got his moment to shine as he carried the big checkered flag around the track one final time as he clinched his third BillingsleyRewards.com Modified points championship at Macon Speedway.

Guy Taylor clinched the Pro Modified championship weeks earlier due to the points lead of the second place driver. On the final night of the season, Taylor looked like he would score his 14th feature of the season but ran into a hard spin in the fourth turn coming to lap nine which set up a hit and a pass from second placer Maxx Emerson. Emerson was on the gas strong and steady for the remaining five laps and picked up his first feature win of his career. Racing was also competitive with Kevin Crowder and Matt Milner in the race for third place. Crowder, last week’s feature winner, would emerge ahead of Milner.

In the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman class, Dennis Vandermeersch was well in place to win another divisional title. His biggest obstacle was a lapped car spinning out ahead of him as well as Ethan Schnapp. While Schnapp led and Vandermeersch was second, a lapped car lost control and wiped out in front of them causing the top two drivers to collide and damage their cars. The damage was sufficient enough to take them both out of the race. That allowed third place driver Wes O’Dell to be the leader and he would finish off the race by winning his second feature of the season, first since April 23rd. Vandermeersch would still be crowned the champion of the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman division despite not finishing the race.

Jim Ransom of Williamsport, Indiana, got himself locked in at Macon Speedway in the 51 Bistro Street Stocks. The race was strong with 17 drivers in the field for the 15-lap event. Andy Zahnd, Gene Reed and Rudy Zaragoza all contested for the lead but Ransom pulled away. With a caution flag setting up a green-white-checkered finish, Zaragoza came on fast and turned the final lap into a drag race to the finish. The champion of the division, Terry Reed, would finish with a top five end result.

The final division up for grabs was the 4-cylinder Hornet class where newcomer Tristin Quinlan was one race away from clinching his first title. A solid points lead over Billy Mason set up a 15-lap race that saw Quinlan slam the door on the championship and take hold his first championship after racing in both Street Stocks and Hornets in his young career.

The final races of the season featured the Mechanics Races for the Sportsman, Street Stocks and Pro Modified/Modified classes. Justin Curry in the Ronald Bacon 5S went ahead of Richard Lowe from the Jim Farley III 84L to claim the Sportsman race. Things looked good for mystery driver in the 67R Rudy Zaragoza during the Street Stock Mechanics race. However, as the last lap came to finish with him leading, the black flag started waving as former National Champion Jeff Leka would be disqualified for being a current driver. T5 Terry Reed, Sr. would be awarded the race in Gene Reed’s Street Stock. Danny Page, a former Modified driver who has been retired for 15 years, came back to pass Tim Shomidie in Guy Taylor’s 4T to win in the Pro Modified/Modified Mechanic Race. The final race of 2022 was a five-car Hornet Powder Puff race where Courtney Ring outran the four other ladies in the Allan Harris 3H to be the Queen of the Track.

The season has ended at Macon Speedway but plenty of racing action remains. Lincoln Speedway hosts the DIRTcar Fall Nationals with Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets in a two-day show. Although Macon Speedway rests for now, April 2023 is on the eyes of many race fans in Central Illinois. Thanks to all the drivers, fans, sponsors and supporters for keeping dirt track racing going strong for 77 years at Macon Speedway with great feelings towards year 78 in 2023. 

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

  1. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 2. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 4. 10-Blake Damery[Macon, IL]; 5. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 6. 27E-Kyle Mixon[Alton, IL]; 7. 16C-Tristan Coleman[Lincoln, IL]; 8. 11E-Randy Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 9. (DNF) 64-Butch Hilderbrand[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 10. (DNF) T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 5T-Rob Timmons[Centralia, IL]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 3. 9-Austin O’Dell[Rochester, IL]; 4. 35-Clark Robertson[Shelbyville, IL]; 5. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 6. 00S-Cody Stilwell[Godfrey, IL]; 7. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 8. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 9. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 10. (DNF) 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 78-Maxx Emerson[Springfield, IL]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 4. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 5. 27X-Jonathan Hall[Decatur, IL]; 6. 32-Brett Page[Centralia, IL]; 7. 6-Billy Adams[Shelbyville, IL]; 8. 23-Ryan Timmons[Centralia, IL]; 9. 7S-Jeremy Sebens[White Heath, IL]; 10. (DNF) Z24-Taryn Page[Harristown, IL]

Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

  1. 87-Wes O’Dell[Springfield, IL]; 2. 20-Tyler Roth[Fairbury, IL]; 3. 84L-Jim Farley III[Springfield, IL]; 4. 11R-Rick Roedel[Shelbyville, IL]; 5. 21C-Ed Cleeton[Tovey, IL]; 6. 5S-Ronald Bacon[Decatur, IL]; 7. 14-Cole Landers[Taylorville, IL]; 8. 21-Dustin Moore[Rochester, IL]; 9. (DNF) 7S-Ethan Schnapp[Springfield, IL]; 10. (DNF) 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[Springfield, IL]

51 Bistro Street Stocks

  1. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IN]; 2. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville, IL]; 3. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 4. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 5. 21E-Eric Boomer[Bethany, IL]; 6. T5-Gene Reed[Hammond, IL]; 7. 78B-Brad Peters[Stronington, IL]; 8. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 9. 19-Brandon Yaden[Deland, IL]; 10. 45-Chandler Smith[Highland, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

  1. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 2. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 3. 3H-Allan Harris[Chatham, IL]; 4. 33H-Mike Gossett[Decatur, IL]; 5. 37-Lukas Robison[Sullivan, IL]; 6. 24D-Chris Wright[Brownstown, IL]; 7. 41-Jaekob Durbin[Ramsey, IL]; 8. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]; 9. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur, IL]; 10. 04-Gage Rusher[Stonington, IL]

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Macon Speedway’s Final 2022 Race To Determine Champions

(Macon, IL) The annual BRANDT Season Championship night is set to put a cap on the 2022 racing season this coming Saturday night, September 24 at Macon Speedway. The world’s fastest 1/5-mile dirt track will see six divisions of action racing for the special cup feature trophies in addition to points to determine the final standings, heading into the offseason. Mechanic races and a powder puff will be held at the end of the night.

The tightest point battle entering the final night is in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class. Taylorville, IL driver, Colby Eller, leads the standings by just 18 over fellow Taylorville driver, Braden Johnson. That is a difference of nine feature spots. Ryan Miller is third in points, while Colby Sheppard and Rockett Bennett complete the top five.

36-point differentials are the cases in the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modified class as well as the Hornet division. In the Mods, Summerfield, IL driver, Rodney Standerfer leads the points over Guy Taylor. In the Hornets, Tristin Quinlan is on top of Billy Mason. 36 points equates to 18 feature spots, which will be tough to overcome for the runners-up in each class.

The point championship in the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman division is a virtual lock for Springfield, IL driver Dennis Vander Meersch. This would not have been the case had the Knoxville Late Model race he was attending a week ago not been rained out. Vander Meersch was there as a fan but when that race got postponed to the following day, he left immediately to come to Macon and compete in the night’s event, keeping his point lead intact. His advantage over Rick Roedel is 50.

The championships in the Pro Modified and 51 Bistro Street Stock classes are already locked up. Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor has won 13 out of the 18 features to take the Pro Mod championship, while Terry Reed, from Cerro Gordo, IL has the 51 Bistro Street Stock title.

Closing out Saturday night’s action will be special mechanic races for the Mods/Pro Mods and Sportsman/Street Stocks as well as a powder puff race for the Hornets. The races are intended for those who haven’t raced as a driver in at least five years, giving them a chance to have fun behind the wheel.

Pit gates open Saturday 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:

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 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 922 0
2 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 904 18
3 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 896 26
4 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 812 110
5 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 654 268
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 300
7 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 584 338
8 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 582 340
9 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 552 370
10 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 402


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 1004 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 968 36
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 906 98
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 892 112
5 8Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 660 344
6 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 600 404
7 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 596 408
8 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 568 436
9 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 516 488
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 492 512


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 1050 0
2 8Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 940 110
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 930 120
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 900 150
5 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 806 244
6 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 794 256
7 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 664 386
8 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 544 506
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 496 554
10 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 478 572


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 474 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 424 50
3 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 410 64
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 396 78
5 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 368 106
6 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 350 124
7 21 Ed Cleeton Tovey IL 320 154
8 5S Ronald Bacon Decatur IL 312 162
9 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 250 224
10 14 Cole Landers Taylorville IL 230 244


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 896 0
2 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 728 168
3 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 708 188
4 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 662 234
5 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 660 236
6 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 646 250
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 634 262
8 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 586 310
9 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 530 366
10 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 498 398


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 950 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 914 36
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 588 362
4 15T Taryn Page Harristown IL 488 462
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 516
6 20B Bridget Fulton Marissa IL 430 520
7 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 426 524
8 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 286 664
9 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 284 666
10 20 Casey Eskew Springfield IL 234 716

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Parga Wins KerbyStrong at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Jose Parga of New Berlin started sixth and moved through the crowd of cars in front of him to get a chance at the lead not once but twice to score a 50-lap feature win in the Decatur Building Trades Pro late Model class at Macon Speedway. With a solid field of 19 cars, the second-highest total of the season behind Memorial Day’s 21 cars for the division, Parga moved around leader Braden Johnson on lap 22 and then again on lap 29 to secure his first 50-lap feature win. Johnson smashed the cushion and the concrete in the second turn on lap 30 when he was trying to regain the lead with an aggressive move through the corners which ended up costing him the chance to regain the lead. Chase Osterhoff, Colby Sheppard and Timmy Dick challenged behind Parga but cautions and wrecks pushed those drivers back in the group. The second place finisher would be Devin McLean, who started 13th.

It was a long 50-lapper with nine caution flags which resulted in the action completing in 42 minutes. There were only two drivers who led laps in the race, Johnson and the winner Parga. The race netted the feature winner $1,010–double 10s, which was Kerby Damery’s racecar number. Damery was a two-time track champion at Macon Speedway, winning Sportsman champions in 1990 and the Late Model title in 2004. The evening was dedicated to him as well as the importance of cancer check-ups and examinations.

The second feature as part of the KerbyStrong, the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds was also the final race in the inaugural Midwest Big Ten Series. Rodney Standerfer put the finishing touches on the 10-race circuit with a dominate performance in the 20-lapper that secured him the championship in that series as well as the likely track championship at Macon Speedway, as well. Standerfer was teary-eyed in victory lane as he was proud to win and claim titles during the KerbyStrong event.

The third feature as part of the KerbyStrong was the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman that saw Dennis Vandermeersch fly past 11 other drivers to win the 15-lap race and take a hold to the checkered flag for the sixth time in 2022. Wes O’Dell would finish second. He was knocked to the back of the field on lap three when he went to the inside of the cone on the restart. The Springfield driver would race back solidly to challenge for the lead but ran out of time as Vandermeersch crossed the line first.

In the Pro Modified division, Guy Taylor was in search of his tenth consecutive feature. Starting fifth place in the third row, Taylor moved his way up to second in the closing laps and chased down the leader Kevin Crowder. Crowder won in the heat race to get the front row starting spot and stayed ahead with a lot of pressure coming from Guy and his nephew Zach Taylor. The veteran driver Crowder did all he could do to slay the beast that is Guy Taylor and did just that to put a stop to the winning streak. The last time somebody other than Guy Taylor got the victory lane speech in the Pro Modified class was July 2nd, Billy Knebel.

The 51 Bistro Street Stocks featured a unique starting field. All 16 scheduled drivers in the group had not yet claimed a feature win in 2022. With clinching champion Terry Reed not racing Saturday, the field was open to all such as Jim Ransom from Williamsport, Indiana, or former division champions Brian Dasenbrock or Gene Reed. But in the end, the race was won by Rudy Zaragoza from Jacksonville. The driver, who is hearing impaired, has tasted victory lane in the past but just not in 2022. His car has been to the winner’s circle but with the driving of Jeremy Nichols. Nichols was in the stands cheering on and directing Zaragoza what his driving pattern should be. After following it to the T, Zargoza scored the win.

Tristin Quinlan took another step closer to winning the 4-cylinder Hornet championship with another feature win.

The first championship was claimed on Saturday night as the Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis saw John Barnard win for the second time in his career. He finished the feature in third place but seasonal points ahead of Aarik Andruskevitch, who won his fourth feature of the 2022 season. The Micro Sprints ran a lot of races at the track in 2022 and brought a great field of cars every week that were on the schedule.

The final six divisions will finish their seasons next Saturday as the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Weddle Performance Engine Sportsman, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds and Hornets will wrap up their points championships and close out the 77th season of stock car racing at Macon Speedway. Plus, an added attraction will be the special mechanics race where the wrench turners get their shot to get behind the wheel of the cars they’ve cared for all season. 

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models

  1. 6P-Jose Parga[New Berlin, IL]; 2. 33-Devin McLean[Mt. Vernon, IL]; 3. 59-Aaron Heck[Mt. Vernon, IL]; 4. 32M-Cody Maguire[Carlinville, IL]; 5. 10-Blake Damery[Macon, IL]; 6. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 8. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 9. 19-Chase Osterhoff[Kankakee, IL]; 10. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Big 10 Modifieds 

  1. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 2. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 3. 72A-Austin Lynn[Mason City, IL]; 4. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 5. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 6. 35-Clark Robertson[Shelbyville, IL]; 7. 8Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 9. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 10. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 2. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 3. 8Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 4. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]; 5. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 6. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 27X-Jonathan Hall[Decatur, IL]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 9. J13-Justin Coffey[Stonington, IL]; 10. 11-Amanda Adams[Shelbyville, IL]

Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman 

  1. 25-Dennis Vander Meersch[Springfield, IL]; 2. 87-Wes O’Dell[Springfield, IL]; 3. 11-Rick Roedel[Shelbyville, IL]; 4. 84L-Jim Farley III[Springfield, IL]; 5. 07-Phil Moreland[Assumption, IL]; 6. 11M-Roy Magee[Springfield, IL]; 7. 5S-Ronald Bacon[Decatur, IL]; 8. (DNF) 41-Scott Landers[Taylorville, IL]; 9. (DNF) 14-Cole Landers[Taylorville, IL]; 10. (DNF) 21-Ed Cleeton[Tovey, IL]

51 Bistro Street Stocks 

  1. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville, IL]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IL]; 3. 78B-Brad Peters[Stonington, IL]; 4. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 5. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 6. 4-Zach Clark[Illiopolis, IL]; 7. 21E-Eric Boomer[Bethany, IL]; 8. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 9. 46-Randy Huffman[Maroa, IL]; 10. 21R-Dustin Reed[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets

  1. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 2. 324-Shelby Beiler[Macon, IL]; 3. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 4. 41-Jaekob Durbin[Ramsey, IL]; 5. 04-Steve Stine[Stonington, IL]; 6. (DNF) 37-Lukas Robison[Sullivan, IL]; 7. (DNF) 4-Ken Reed[Decatur, IL]; 8. (DNF) 72-Kadien Armour[Mt. Pulaski, IL]; 9. (DNF) 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]; 10. (DNF) 11-Collin Reed[Decatur, IL]

Micros By Bailey Chassis 

  1. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[Riverton, IL]; 2. 40-Devin Feger[East Peoria, IL]; 3. 8B-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 4. 55S-Daryn Stark[Springfield, IL]; 5. 55H-Hayden Harvey[Warrensburg, IL]; 6. 92-John Plotner[Decatur, IL]; 7. 17-Molly Day[East Peoria, IL]; 8. 1X-Jacob Tipton[Decatur, IL]; 9. 16W-Hunter Walker[Decatur, IL]; 10. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]

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8th Annual KerbyStrong Foundation Race This Saturday At Macon Speedway

The eighth annual KerbyStrong will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at Macon Speedway, Macon, IL. Time trials start at 6 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Big 10 Modifieds, and Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman will have special events with extra pay. Four other divisions will also race.

“This annual fundraiser is held in memory of Kerby Damery, a highly respected, competitive driver who enjoyed life and racing in his hometown track right here at Macon Speedway,” said Bob Sargent, owner, Macon Speedway.

In 2007 at age 42, Kerby was diagnosed with stage 4 appendix cancer. He fought valiantly for eight years and on Feb. 8, 2015, he won the checkered flag of life.

In his memory, a registered 501(c) (3) charitable Foundation was created with proceeds to benefit local cancer patients who need help with transportation, prescriptions, medical equipment, or any other need(s) as deemed necessary.

“The mission of the KerbyStrong Foundation is to inspire others to never give up, provide education about cancer screenings and provide support for cancer patients and their families,” says Nikki Damery, Kerby Damery’s widow, and Executive Director of the KerbyStrong Foundation. “This Saturday night, our Annual KerbyStrong race helps us to remember Kerby and his orange and blue late model car #10 – his passion to always give back to help others.”

This year’s KerbyStrong gold sponsors: Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, Memorial Health System, Operating Engineers Local 965 and Phoenix Tile Distributors, Inc. Other sponsors include the Hayes Family, McLeod Express, DynaGraphics, Decatur Battery, Illini Pharmacy Supply, Carpenters Local 270, Green Hyundai, Stan Ferguson Drywall, as well as many in-kind donations.

“Throughout the years, the Damery family has been very humbled by the support and generosity of the community. Kerby’s positive, determined spirit will remain forever #KERBYSTRONG.”

Grandstand admission for Saturday’s race is just $15 per person, while kids 11 and under are free. Pit gates open at 4:00 PM, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing is at 7:00.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com and www.kerbystrong.com.

CURRENT MACON SPEEDWAY STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 880 0
2 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 854 26
3 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 848 32
4 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 766 114
5 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 654 226
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 258
7 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 556 324
8 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 524 356
9 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 360
10 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 518 362


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 944 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 916 28
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 852 92
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 834 110
5 8Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 612 332
6 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 568 376
7 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 556 388
8 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 550 394
9 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 516 428
10 71 Jeff Graham Stonington IL 492 452


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 992 0
2 8UP Zach Taylor Springfield IL 884 108
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 870 122
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 850 142
5 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 752 240
6 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 748 244
7 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 612 380
8 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 544 448
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 496 496
10 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 434 558


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 414 0
2 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville IL 368 46
3 84L Jim Farley III Springfield IL 356 58
4 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 350 64
5 07 Phil Moreland Assumption IL 316 98
6 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 292 122
7 21 Ed Cleeton Tovey IL 278 136
8 5S Ronald Bacon Decatur IL 264 150
9 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 200 214
10 14 Cole Landers Taylorville IL 186 228


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 896 0
2 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 676 220
3 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 662 234
4 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 654 242
5 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 646 250
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 600 296
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 592 304
8 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 540 356
9 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 498 398
10 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 482 414


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 890 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 858 32
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 588 302
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 488 402
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 456
6 20B Bridget Fulton Marissa IL 386 504
7 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 378 512
8 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 286 604
9 20 Casey Eskew Springfield IL 234 656
10 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 660


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 776 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 762 14
3 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 576 200
4 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 568 208
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 476 300
6 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 444 332
7 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 404 372
8 87 Collin Shain Sullivan IL 356 420
9 40 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 342 434
10 17 Molly Day East Peoria IL 334 442

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Reed Races To Hornet World Championship At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Nearly 100 cars were pitside for GRIZ FM 98.1 night presented by Miles Chevrolet at Macon Speedway. Headlining the Hall Of Fame drivers night were the Hornet World Championship special and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros presented by Bailey Chassis.

Decatur, IL driver, Brady Reed came back to Macon Speedway to race for the 5 foot trophy and it turned out to be a great decision. Reed started on the front row of the 20-lap main event and led every lap to claim the victory. Allan Harris, Tristin Quinlan, Billy Mason, and Cody Fleming completed the top five.

Brendan Ramer led the first four laps of the Vintage Racing of Illinois feature before Kraig Hughes flexed his muscles to take over. Hughes led through lap 13 but with two to go, Eric Rebholz took the top spot. Rebholz held on for the final two laps for the close feature win. Hughes, Ramer, Jerry Vance, and Dylan Davis completed the top five.

Braden Johnson took the lead from the start in the 20-lap main event for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. Timmy Dick and Colby Sheppard followed but no one really challenged the Taylorville, IL wheelman. Johnson was followed at the finish by Sheppard, Colby Eller, Curtis Eller, and Ryan Miller.

Mason City, IL driver, Austin Lynn started up front in the 20-lap BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature. Despite making a rare Macon appearance, Lynn was hooked up on the top lane and pulled away after each of the many restarts. Division point leader Rodney Standerfer made his way from row three to take the second spot, while Guy Taylor, Tim Luttrell, and Alan Crowder completed the top five.

Many time Pro Mod feature winner, Guy Taylor of Springfield, IL, added another trophy to the case on Saturday night. Taylor took the lead on lap one and raced to another convincing victory. Zach Taylor, Maxx Emerson, Dean Holt, and Chad Ziegler rounded out the top five.

The 51 Bistro Street Stock feature came down to a race between Terry Reed and Jim Ransom, the front row starters in the 15-lap event. Reed led lap-after-lap but Ransom was waiting for a mistake. That mistake came with a couple laps to go but Ransom wasn’t able to clear the leader after Reed missed his mark in turn two. Reed recovered nicely and went on to claim the victory. Ransom, Darrell Dick, Andy Zahnd, and Brad Peters completed the top five.

Warsaw, IN driver Craig Ronk is always among the favorites when he shows up in the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros presented by Bailey Chassis. Ronk has the 1/5-mile oval figured out and proved his strength again as he beat Daryn Stark, Eric Braundmeier, Chad Elliott, and Cole Tinsley to the finish. The race was a special event, running for POWRi national points in addition to Macon local track points.

Macon Speedway will be back in action Saturday, September 17 for the KerbyStrong Foundation night. The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman will all run for extra payout money. The three classes are divisions that the late Kerby Damery competed in at the speedway. DIRTcar Pro Mods, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, DIRTcar Hornets, and Micros By Bailey Chassis will also race.

For more information about Macon Speedway final two 2022 season events, visit www.maconracing.com. 

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models 

  1. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 2. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 3. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 4. T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 5. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 6. 9B-Brandon Miller[Broadwell, IL]; 7. 16C-Tristan Coleman[Lincoln, IL]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman[Midland, IL]; 9. 122-Timmy Dick[Monticello, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 72A-Austin Lynn[Mason City, IL]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 3. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 5. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 6. 28S-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo, IL]; 7. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 8. 35-Clark Robertson[Shelbyville, IL]; 9. 33-Josh Robb[Mt. Zion, IL]; 10. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 8Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 3. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]; 5. 37-Chad Ziegler[Oakwood, IL]; 6. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 7. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 8. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 9. J13-Justin Coffey[Stonington, IL]; 10. Z24-Taryn Page[Decatur, IL]

Vintage Racing Of Illinois

  1. 55 Eric Rebholz; 2. 13 Kraig Hughes; 3. 22k Brendan Ramer; 4. 59 Jerry Vance; 5. 29 Dylan Davis; 6. 95 Matt Ramer

51 Bistro Street Stocks

  1. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 2. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IL]; 3. 22-Darrell Dick[Monticello, IL]; 4. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 5. 78B-Brad Peters[Stonington, IL]; 6. 21E-Eric Boomer[Bethany, IL]; 7. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 8. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 9. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 10. T5-Gene Reed[Hammond, IL]

Hornets (World Championship)

  1. 324-Brady Reed[Decatur, IL]; 2. 3H-Allan Harris[Chatham, IL]; 3. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 4. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 5. 34-Cody Fleming[Decatur, IL]; 6. 33H-Mike Gossett[Decatur, IL]; 7. 26A-Michael McKay[Springfield, IL]; 8. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]; 9. 72-Kadien Armour[Mount Pulaski, IL]; 10. 20-Casey Eskew[Springfield, IL]

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros By Bailey Chassis

  1. 94-Craig Ronk[1]; 2. 55S-Daryn Stark[2]; 3. 1E-Eric Braundmeier[4]; 4. 65E-Chad Elliott[7]; 5. 00T-Cole Tinsley[5]; 6. 27-Kyle Barker[8]; 7. 24G-Greyson Springer[12]; 8. 18-Aidan Leingang[10]; 9. 40-Devin Feger[13]; 10. 87-Collin Shain[17]

Permanent link to this article: https://www.maconracing.com/2022/09/reed-races-to-hornet-world-championship-at-macon-speedway/

Hall Of Fame Drivers Night Features 7 Divisions at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Race fans are down to the final three weeks to catch the exciting action at Macon Speedway, this season. The first of which is this Saturday, September 10 as GRIZ 98.1 FM Hall Of Fame Night presented by Miles Chevrolet will feature seven divisions on a night that honors Macon Speedway’s former drivers.

The Vintage Racing Of Illinois Series will be in town for its only visit of the season. The series features cars from years gone by and brings back great memories. The fact that they race aggressively for the trophy in heats and a feature make it even better. It’s the perfect class to have on a night where the track honors its drivers of the past.

With just three races left, Taylorville, IL driver Colby Eller is closing in on his first track championship. Eller has a 28-point lead in the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Model class, while Ryan Miller holds onto second. Braden Johnson is within striking distance in third, while Colby Sheppard and Rockett Bennett round out the top five.

Racing veteran Rodney Standerfer, from Summerfield, IL, sits atop the BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modified points, having claimed four feature wins. Standerfer holds a 38-point lead on Guy Taylor. Alan Crowder, Tim Luttrell, and Zach Taylor complete the top five in points.

The aforementioned Guy Taylor not only is in the running for the Modified championship, he is very likely to claim the Pro Mod championship at the track. In fact, Taylor could mathematically lock it up this week or next if everything plays out right. He currently has a 106-point lead and the most points a driver can accumulate in a night is 60. His nephew, Zach Taylor, is second in points, followed by Kevin Crowder, Maxx Emerson, and Matt Milner.

Cerro Gordo, IL driver Terry Reed will most likely clinch the 51 Bistro Street Stock championship this week, having a 174-point lead on Nick Macklin. Bobby Beiler, Brian Dasenbrock, and Jaret Duff are others in the top five.

Tristin Quinlan and Billy Mason are the two drivers battling for the DIRTcar Hornet championship at the track. Quinlan holds a 30 point lead. Brady Reed, Taryn Page, and Jeremy Reed round out the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s classes will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. This will be a sanctioned POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro special event, paying $700 to win. John Barnard leads the Macon division standings as well as the POWRi national points. The Sherman, IL driver was the 2020 champion at the track.

Following Saturday night’s action, only the September 17 and September 24 events remain. Saturday, September 17th will be KerbyStrong Foundation night, featuring special events with extra pay for the Pro Lates, Modifieds, and Sportsman. Saturday, September 24th will be BRANDT Season Championship night.

Pit gates open this Saturday night at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing is 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 MACON SPEEDWAY STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 824 0
2 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 796 28
3 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 794 30
4 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 708 116
5 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 654 170
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 202
7 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 524 300
8 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 304
9 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 506 318
10 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 464 360


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 846 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 808 38
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 754 92
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 726 120
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 576 270
6 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 568 278
7 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 516 330
8 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 512 334
9 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 508 338
10 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 484 362


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 932 0
2 8UP Zach Taylor Springfield IL 826 106
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 824 108
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 794 138
5 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 710 222
6 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 698 234
7 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 562 370
8 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 544 388
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 448 484
10 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 390 542


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 836 0
2 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 662 174
3 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 646 190
4 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 628 208
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 610 226
6 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 600 236
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 582 254
8 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 498 338
9 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 494 342
10 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 432 404


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 834 0
2 34 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 804 30
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 528 306
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 488 346
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 400
6 20B Bridget Fulton Marissa IL 340 494
7 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 340 494
8 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 286 548
9 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 604
10 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 224 610


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 754 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 726 28
3 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 536 218
4 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 518 236
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 476 278
6 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 404 350
7 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 376 378
8 87 Collin Shain Sullivan IL 314 440
9 44S Jacob Stewart Jacksonville IL 308 446
10 14 Nolan Bartley Hammond IL 308 446

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Feger Crosses one off the Bucket List

By BZ

(Macon, IL) Jason Feger has enjoyed plenty of success in his Super Late Model racing career. UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals championships, big races at popular tracks, if a race fan mentions a track there is a good change Bloomington’s Feger has won. Except the Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway. Feger has won at Macon Speedway in a big race–in 2005, he netted the 60-lap, $6,000-to-win spectacular in the 60th anniversary bash. Thursday night, September 1st, Feger cashed in on the big one and the $5,000 paycheck.

Starting in the eighth place starting position, fourth row outside, Feger used his nickname of “The Highside Hustler” to run the top and move through the field. Feger waited out caution flags and one red flag to move past leader Rusty Schlenk on lap 39. Schlenk looked dominate after the beginning lap as he was side-by-side with his front row racer Jake Little. Little scored first on the opening lap but then it was Schlenk from lap two until the 38th lap.

Feger was the one racer who kept moving forward and faster as the 100-lap main event was running, Little started to pull behind as his tires showed signs of wear. The same seemed to be the case for Myles Moos, who started his night as fastest qualifier at 10.366. Moos also crashed and bashed into the concrete wall through much of the race. And then Schlenk slowed and the caution was brought out on lap 51 as he needed a tire change. When Schlenk returned, the Hoosier Racing Tire change was beneficial as he started flying back towards the top into a top five situation. While these drivers were losing speed and traction, Feger was pulling ahead further and further until he led the second place car by a half-lap.

Many wonder what could have been as the race was going and Feger was in control. Shannon Babb, the five-time winner of the Herald & Review 100, pulled into the infield on only the third lap of the race because of something broken internally with his Super Late Model. Babb, the third-position starter, would have likely been a strong factor in the race. As would have 2015 Herald & Review 100 Champion Ryan Unzicker, who was involved in a wreck on lap ten while running third place. A lapped car slowed and stalled entering the third turn and second plate car Little, Unzicker and fourth place driver Jayme Zidar were spun around into a mess. Unzicker would have smoke or steam coming from the engine and would be pushed back to the pit area.

The race was filled with a variety of driver error or debris cautions–13 in total–that pulled the race into one of the longest in its history at 60 minutes. Many will remember 1999’s race when Billy Drake won with no cautions and many will remember the 2022 race when Feger won in a one-hour event.

Macon Speedway also featured a bonus to the highest finishes Pro Crate Late Model, which ended up being Roben Huffman. Huffman finished 11th of the 23-car starting field.

The second division racing was the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds in a Summit Equipment Nationals race event. Mike Harrison went from fast qualifier to heat race winner to 25-lap feature race winner very quickly. The Highland driver enjoys racing Macon Speedway and it shows. He has raced twice in 2022 and scored checkered flags in both events, the August 6th Diane Bennett Memorial for $1,000-to-win and the $1,500-to-win event Thursday night.

Macon Speedway will rest quiet for a rare scheduled Saturday night off as the crew and team will be in DuQuoin and the DuQuoin State Fair for the USAC Silver Crown Series, the ARCA Menard’s Series and the UMP Modifieds races on Saturday and Sunday.

Macon Speedway returns to Saturday night racing on September 10th with 98.1 GRIZ-FM Night featuring the Vintage Racing of Illinois series along with six Macon Speedway divisions of racing–Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, POWRi Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis, Pro Modifieds and Hornets.

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s) 

Herald & Review 100 DIRTcar Super Late Models

  1. 25-Jason Feger[Bloomington,IL]; 2. 16-Rusty Griffaw[Festus,MO]; 3. 9Z-Jayme Zider[Waukesha, WI]; 4. 84-Myles Moos[Lincoln, IL]; 5. 38J-Jake Little[Springfield, IL]; 6. 25T-Tucker Finch[Jacksonville, IL]; 7. 27-Greg Kimmons[Pleasant Plains, IL]; 8. 38-Thomas Hunziker[Bend, OR]; 9. 35-Claude Walker[Moro, IL]; 10. 91-Rusty Schlenk[McClure, OH]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds 

  1. 24H-Mike Harrison[Highland,IL]; 2. 43-Jared Thomas[Edinburg, IL]; 3. 10M-Chris Morefield[Edwards, IL]; 4. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton,IL]; 5. 13-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 6. 36-Kenny Wallace[St. Louis, MO]; 7. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan, IL]; 8. 87-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 9. 28S-Joe Strawkas[Buffalo, IL]; 10. 87S-David Shain[Humboldt, IL]

Permanent link to this article: https://www.maconracing.com/2022/09/feger-crosses-one-off-the-bucket-list/

Macon Speedway Set For 42nd Herald & Review 100 Thursday

(Macon, IL) The 42nd annual Herald & Review 100, one of the most popular races on the Summer Nationals tour each year, is finally set to go green this Thursday, September 1 at Macon Speedway after a 56-day delay. The 1/5-mile high-banked dirt track held it’s first Herald & Review race in 1981 and the list of winners throughout the years continues to impress.

From the early years with the likes of Butch Garner, who won the first race, Bob Pierce, Jim Leka, Dick Taylor, Scott Bloomquist, Kevin Weaver, and Billy Moyer to recent years with Moweaqua, IL’s own Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, Ryan Unzicker, Gordy Gundaker, and Brandon Sheppard, the talent that has found Macon Speedway victory lane is unmatched.

This Thursday night’s event will add another name, or perhaps an experienced one who has already claimed the elusive trophy, to the long list of winners. Could it be a first timer, maybe someone like Jason Feger, who picked up an impressive victory at Lincoln Speedway earlier this summer.

The Summer National tour officially ended in July with Bobby Pierce claiming another title but there is unfinished business with the Herald & Review trophy up for grabs. Also, as an added bonus for Pro Late Model drivers, a $200 award has been put up for the top finishing driver in Pro Late Model car.

Adding to the fun will be the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds racing for a $1,500 top prize. The class has been strong all year at the track, boasting full car counts on a weekly basis with great racing. This Thursday’s event should be no different with some of the best racing for the additional prize money.

Pit gates for Thursday’s event will open at 3:00 PM with grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and qualifying at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $30, while kids 11 and under are $5. An all-access pit/grandstand band will be available for $40.

Macon Speedway will then have this Saturday off as everyone heads south for the Du Quoin State Fair races. The regular season will finish with three more Saturday nights, September 10, 17, and 24.

For more information on Macon Speedway’s Thursday night special, visit www.maconracing.com.

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.

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Terry Reed Survives 47-Lap Osman Memorial at Macon Speedway

By BZ

(Macon, IL) It was full of excitement with three different leaders but Terry Reed won the 7th Annual John Osman Memorial Presented by FloRacing at Macon Speedway on Air King night. The 47-lap race for $2,000-to-win was enough for race fans to get their fill for more than 30 minutes with drama and destruction. The destruction started early with one favorite to win–Jeremy Nichols–who got tangled with Zane Reitz early and left the track broken and mangled. As Terry Reed began the race from the front row with Reitz, Reed led the opening laps. Friday night Osman Memorial race winner Tanner Sullivan pulled ahead on lap five and then looked to be solid enough to keep it. That changed in a puff of smoke.

As Sullivan was running with the lead, his 51 Bistro Street Stock started smoking from the back of the car. He began slowing which allowed Reed and Bobby Beiler to pull ahead and two Macon Speedway favorites were battling for the lead in a seesaw, back-and-forth situation. Beiler would run over an infield tire that messed up his steering and drifted back in the field which allowed Reed to once again take the lead back. All while being in the lead, Reitz was directly behind him looking for a single opportunity to capitalize on the current points leader. That opportunity never came and Reed came through the finish line with the Midwest Big Ten Series event win.

Andy Zahnd finished third after having a restart begin him at the back for creating a caution earlier in the race. Just proves that racers can make a comeback with laps remaining.

That leads right into the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models where Colby Sheppard carried the checkered flag after a grueling 20-lap A-Main race. It didn’t look good for Sheppard early who was sent to the back for creating a wreck within the first few laps. But Sheppard got through the traffic and on the white-flag-lap made two passes to get from third to first to secure his third feature win at Macon Speedway in 2022. The passes were against two solid drivers in Chase Osterhoff and Braden Johnson.

Jacob Steinkoenig went back-to-back with feature wins in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds class. Steinkoenig waited out Nick Justice from the open and then raced solidly in front of Rodney Standerfer and Guy Taylor for his fourth checkered flag feature win of the year.

Guy Taylor couldn’t get around Kevin Crowder in the Pro Modified heat race which allowed Crowder to enjoy a victory but Crowder couldn’t find a way to get past Taylor in the feature race as he notched his eighth-straight checkered flag in the division and 12th overall in the Pro Modified class in 2022.

John Barnard from Sherman climbed out of his Micro Sprint to get his second win of the year. The young driver has led the division points for much of the season as well as being discussed as a Rookie of the Year in the POWRi Micro Sprint series. After getting ahead of the 12-car field, Barnard and Daryn Stark whipped around quick laps and eventually got away from Stark as well as a charging Aarik Andruskevitch for his second Micro Sprint Presented by Bailey Chassis feature race.

The Hornets made up a feature from last week when rain hit the track and prematurely put an end to the program. Five of the nine scheduled cars were in attendance to race the 12-lap event that was won by a fast Billy Mason. Mason had not won a Macon Speedway feature since Opening Night back in April. For Mason, the win would be short to enjoy as he needed to get his car ready for the regularly-scheduled feature of the night. Mason again was quick but Tristan Quinlan, who was passed in both the make-up feature and the nightly heat race, would get the last laugh for the night and score his second win of the season. Quinlan took home an extra $100 bonus, courtesy of Rocco’s Bar in Decatur.

Macon Speedway will rev back to life quicker this week with the 44th Annual Herald & Review 100 featuring a $5,000-to-win, 100-lap feature race for the Super Late Models. The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will also compete for a $1,500-to-win top prize. The race will be quiet next Saturday night as Track Enterprises crew members will work at the DuQuoin State Fair which includes Saturday & Sunday races with the USAC Silver Crown, ARCA Menard’s Series and UMP Modifieds all racing. The next Saturday event at Macon will lead into the final three races of the season featuring 98.1 GRIZ-FM Night and the Vintage Racing of Illinois cars and other stock car classes. 

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s) 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

  1. 27-Colby Sheppard[Williamsville, IL]; 2. 130-Chase Osterhoff[Kankakee, IL]; 3. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 10C-Colby Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 5. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 6. 27E-Kyle Mixon[Alton, IL]; 7. T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]; 8. 64-Donny Koehler[Macon, IL]; 9. 18CC-Cameron Reynolds[Farmer City, IL]; 10. (DNF) 10-Blake Damery[Macon, IL]

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

  1. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[Highland, IL]; 2. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 3. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 4. 87C-Alan Crowder[Elwin, IL]; 5. 71-Jeff Graham[Stonington, IL]; 6. 8UP-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 7. 98-Shawn Vaughn[Springfield, IL]; 8. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 9. 4M-Clint Martin[Ramsey, IL]; 10. 88C-Marshall Call[Springfield, IL]

DIRTcar Pro Mods

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 3. 15C-Kevin Crowder[Argenta, IL]; 4. 8UP-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 5. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 6. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 7. 27X-Joel Irvin[Harristown, IL]; 8. 6-Billy Adams[Shelbyville, IL]; 9. J13-Justin Coffey[Stonington, IL]; 10. Z24-Taryn Page[Decatur, IL]

Midwest Big Ten 51 Bistro Street Stocks (John Osman Memorial)

  1. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 2. 55-Zane Reitz[Veedersburg, IN]; 3. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 4. 22-Darrell Dick[Monticello, IL]; 5. 46-Randy Huffman[Maroa, IL]; 6. 20-Tanner Sullivan[Pontiac, IL]; 7. 08-Brian R Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]; 8. J98-Jordan Smith[Argenta, IL]; 9. 25-Greg Osman[Eureka, IL]; 10. 21R-Dustin Reed[Decatur, IL]

DIRTcar Hornets 

  1. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 2. 357-Billy Mason[Brownstown, IL]; 3. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]; 4. 04-Steve Stine[Stonington, IL]; 5. 98-Ken Reed[Decatur, IL]; 6. (DNF) 20-Casey Eskew[Springfield, IL]

Micros By Bailey Chassis 

1. 8B-John Barnard[Sherman, IL]; 2. 55S-Daryn Stark[Springfield, IL]; 3. 21-Aarik Andruskevitch[Riverton, IL]; 4. 87-Collin Shain[Sullivan, IL]; 5. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]; 6. 1X-John Plotner[Decatur, IL]; 7. 14-Kade Ballinger[Lovington, IL]; 8. 7F-Nolan Bartley[Hammond, IL]; 9. N1A-Shania Alexander[Humboldt, IL]; 10. 30R-Lance Rockwell[Jacksonville, IL]

Permanent link to this article: https://www.maconracing.com/2022/08/terry-reed-survives-47-lap-osman-memorial-at-macon-speedway/

John Osman Memorial Street Stock Special To Headline Macon Speedway’s Air King Night

(Macon, IL) John Osman Memorial weekend takes the Midwest Big Ten 51 Bistro Street Stocks to Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 27. Air King Night will see the Street Stocks compete in a 47-lap feature, racing for $2,000 to win, after doing the same the night before in Lincoln, IL. Five other divisions will also race.

The John Osman Memorial, held in memory of former longtime race enthusiast and car owner John Osman, was at Macon Speedway from 2015-2019. The event was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic but returned to the Champaign County Speedway in 2021. This season, a doubleheader weekend of racing will see a $2,000 to win race at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and another on Saturday night at Macon Speedway. A two-day bonus point fund will be awarded to the top five.

The Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks came into the weekend with Andy Zahnd on top of the standings. The White Heath, IL driver is followed by Terry Reed, Bobby Beiler, Nick Macklin, and Eric Boomer. Saturday’s race will be 47 laps with qualifying set to line up the heats and heat finishes will line up the feature. A pole shuffle will be held for the top two finishers in each heat to determine the first number of rows in the feature lineup. 22 cars will start the feature event.

In addition to the Midwest Big Ten Series 51 Bistro Street Stocks, the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Micros By Bailey Chassis, and DIRTcar Hornets will also be in action. The Hornets will have their makeup feature from last weekend in addition to their regular show.

Pit gates open at 4:00 PM on Saturday with grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free. Pit admission is regular at $30.

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 MACON SPEEDWAY STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10C Colby Eller Taylorville IL 770 0
2 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 744 26
3 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 738 32
4 55 Rockett Bennett Argenta IL 654 116
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 648 122
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 622 148
7 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 524 246
8 27E Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 520 250
9 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 506 264
10 T22 Curtis Eller Taylorville IL 416 354


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 788 0
2 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 752 36
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 700 88
4 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 696 92
5 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 526 262
6 4M Clint Martin Ramsey IL 524 264
7 18 Jarrett Stryker Breese IL 484 304
8 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 480 308
9 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 462 326
10 24S Jacob Steinkoenig Highland IL 456 332


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 872 0
2 24Z Zach Taylor Springfield IL 772 100
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 768 104
4 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 736 136
5 24M Matt Milner Chatham IL 660 212
6 12 Dean Holt Decatur IL 658 214
7 67 Austin Seets Brighton IL 544 328
8 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 510 362
9 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 448 424
10 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 346 526


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 776 0
2 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 662 114
3 17 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 612 164
4 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 610 166
5 67 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 600 176
6 08 Brian R. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 580 196
7 21R Dustin Reed Decatur IL 540 236
8 80 Brian J. Dasenbrock Decatur IL 454 322
9 55 Zane Reitz Veedersburg IN 440 336
10 21E Eric Boomer Bethany IL 394 382


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 8B John Barnard Sherman IL 694 0
2 21 Aarik Andruskevitch Riverton IL 670 24
3 55H Hayden Harvey Warrensburg IL 536 158
4 55S Daryn Stark Springfield IL 460 234
5 00 Joe Taft Dawson IL 424 270
6 92 John Plotner Decatur IL 354 340
7 N1A Shania Alexander Humboldt IL 332 362
8 40 Devin Feger East Peoria IL 298 396
9 17 Molly Day East Peoria IL 296 398
10 27 Kyle Barker Cooksville IL 274 420


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 95Q Tristin Quinlan Decatur IL 716 0
2 34 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 686 30
3 324 Brady Reed Decatur IL 528 188
4 15T Taryn Page Decatur IL 488 228
5 34 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 434 282
6 DA28 Jimmy Dutlinger Peoria IL 286 430
7 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 234 482
8 41 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey IL 230 486
9 20B Bridget Fulton Marissa IL 228 488
10 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 214 502

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