Armed Forces Members To Be Honored With Free Admission At Macon IL Speedway

Active & Retired Military Members To Receive Free Admission

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday night, May 18, Macon Speedway will honor those who fight for our freedoms, as it is time for the annual Armed Forces Night. Active and retired military members will receive free grandstand admission once showing proper military ID at the ticket window.  Six divisions of racing are on the card.

Coming into the night, three nights of racing have been held with the other two nights resulting in rainouts.  In the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Dakota Ewing is on top of the point chase, garnering two feature wins in a row and setting a new qualifying track record.  Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire is second in the standings with a pair of top five finishes, while Donny Koehler, Chris Dick, and Blake Damery round out the top five in points out of the 23 drivers who have competed in the division this season.

Last year’s BillingsleyRewards.com Modified champion is again off to a good start with the point lead this year.  It’s New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who currently holds a 12 point advantage over last year’s Pro Late champion, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL.  Jared Thomas, Alan Crowder, and Rodney Standerfer are currently in the top five.  31 different Modified drivers have been on track already this year.

The strongest division, when it comes to large numbers, is the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods.  Nearly 50 drivers have been to the track this year with Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice leading the points, having grabbed two top fives in three starts.  Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock won the first two races of the season but had a DNF in the third race due to mechanical issues.  Hancock is second in points, while Chad Evans, Billy Nail, and Troy Medley complete the top five.

The DIRTcar Sportsman have raced twice so far this season and Springfield, IL driving veteran, Dennis Vandermeersch is batting 1.000, winning both.  Last year’s champion, Tim Bedinger, has a pair of top fives and sits second in points, while Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Mitch Ringler round out the top five.

A longtime driving veteran is off to a good start in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock class, as Monticello, IL’s Darrell Dick leads the way.  Dick has claimed a feature win as have the second and third place point contenders.  Dick is followed by the brothers’ Reed.  Gene Reed is second in points, while Terry Reed is third.  Bub Russell is currently fourth with Andy Zahnd rounding out the top five.

Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Jeremy, having a strong start in the Hornet class.  While Jeremy has moved on in hopes of competing in the Street Stock class, Brady has won two of three features and leads the standings.  Billy Mason is second in the current standings, while Carter Dart, Marty Sullivan, and Michael Abbott complete the top five.  30 different Hornet drivers have raced so far this year, many of which are tuning up for the June 8 Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge which will pay $1,000 to win.

Grandstand admission is just $12 on Saturday night for adults, while kids 11 and under are free.  As previously mentioned, military members, active and retired will also receive free grandstand admission if they show proper military ID at the ticket window.

For more information and the full upcoming schedule, visit www.maconracing.com.

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

170

0

2

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

148

22

3

14

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

140

30

4

22

Chris

Dick

Deland

IL

132

38

5

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

132

38

6

52R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

114

56

7

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

112

58

8

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

108

62

9

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

98

72

10

15M

Colby

Eller

Taylorville

IL

84

86


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

176

0

2

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

164

12

3

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

160

16

4

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

142

34

5

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

138

38

6

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

132

44

7

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

124

52

8

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

112

64

9

99

Tim

Luttrell

Riverton

IL

96

80

10

96

Michael

Rauch

Decatur

IL

94

82


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

160

0

2

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

148

12

3

1X

Chad

Evans

Mattoon

IL

134

26

4

B21

Billy

Nail

Decatur

IL

132

28

5

62

Troy

Medley

Pevely

MO

108

52

6

5

Rob

Timmons

Centralia

IL

106

54

7

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

104

56

8

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

104

56

9

022

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

100

60

10

11

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

94

66


Sportsman

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

120

0

2

17B

Tim

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

108

12

3

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

108

12

4

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

106

14

5

94

Mitch

Ringler

Taylorville

IL

106

14

6

21

Brad

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

98

22

7

3J

Joel

Irvin

Harristown

IL

96

24

8

87

Wes

O'Dell

Springfield

IL

54

66

9

93

Ty

Nation

Taylorville

IL

48

72

10

61

Stefan

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

46

74


Archer’s 
Alley Street Stocks

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

174

0

2

1

Gene

Reed

Hammond

IL

164

10

3

5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

158

16

4

X7

Larry

Russell

Decatur

IL

148

26

5

2Z

Andy

Zahnd

White Heath

IL

140

34

6

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

124

50

7

41

Fredie

Thomas

Macon

IL

120

54

8

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

96

78

9

14D

Dalton

Mannin

Longview

IL

92

82

10

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

90

84


Hornets

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

13

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

178

0

2

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

160

18

3

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

154

24

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

146

32

5

69M

Michael

Abbott

Taylorville

IL

122

56

6

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

116

62

7

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

110

68

8

14J

Chris

Wright

Vandalia

IL

100

78

9

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

90

88

10

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

76

102

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