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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heading To Macon Speedway Saturday
St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 To Pay $12,000 To Winner

 

MACON, IL (April 24, 2017) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will close out the month of April by visiting the Midwest for two thrilling events.  One of those two is coming up this Saturday night at the Mighty Macon Speedway 1/5-mile in Macon, IL.  The 100-lap event will be paying $12,000 to the winner and will see some of the best Super Late Model drivers in the country, vying for the top prize.

 

The 4th Annual St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway will cap off a weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Models that see them at Tri-City Speedway on Friday then Macon on Saturday, April 29th. The highly-anticipated event at the 1/5-mile bullring will include a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 100-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. 

 

In 2016, Bobby Pierce wrestled his No. 32 entry to Victory Lane after a grueling 100-laps with no power steering.  Brandon Sheppard finished a close second, followed by: Earl Pearson Jr., Don O'Neal, and Darrell Lanigan.  The racing was unbelievable for the complete 100 laps with the end of the race being crazy down the stretch, seeing three wide racing for the lead spot.

 

The Open Wheel Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start this week as part of the special event.  Heading into the week, the point lead is shared by a father/son combo.  Mason City's Brian Lynn, who won on opening night, and his son, Austin Lynn, who finished second to UMP National Champion, Mike Harrison, are tied at the top of the standings.  The Lynn's have been a nice addition to the Billingsley Elite Wash Modified division early this season, as they are normally just part time competitors at the track.  Last year's champion, Curt Rhodes, is third in points, while Wade Glover and Tim Luttrell complete the top five.

 

Rounding out the Saturday card will be the UMP B-Mods, which had 22 cars this past Saturday night.  Cody Stillwell leads the way by just two points over Tom Riech.  Jerry Thompson, Tim Hancock, and Justin Durbin complete the top five.  Stillwell and Tim Hancock have won this year's features.

 

Pit gates will open Saturday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $30 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.

 

About Macon Speedway:

 

                For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It's easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. 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.

 

Tire Rule for Macon Speedway - April 29th:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier LM20
Right Rear - Hoosier LM20, LM40 (no cutting, no siping)

Macon Speedway April 29th Event Purse:
1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

 

Billingsley Elite Wash Modified Standings (Top 10)

Pos

Car

Driver

Points

Gap

1

14

Brian Lynn

114

0

2

72A

Austin Lynn

114

0

3

10

Curt Rhodes

106

8

4

3

Wade Glover

96

18

5

99

Tim Luttrell

96

18

6

98

Danny Smith

92

22

7

14C

Alan Crowder

78

36

8

517

Rick Hamilton

72

42

9

7

Blake Thompson

72

42

10

33

Jeremy Nichols

68

46


UMP B-Mods

Pos

Car

Driver

Points

Gap

1

00s

Cody Stillwell

104

0

2

57R

Tom Riech

102

2

3

18

Jerry Thompson

100

4

4

0

Tim Hancock

98

6

5

28

Justin Durbin

94

10

6

14

Tommy Gaither

90

14

7

2

Eric Brackett

88

16

8

55

Tim Riech

86

18

9

5G

Jimmy Glover

68

36

10

74

Amanda Lange

62

42