Firecracker 40’s & Fireworks On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday Night

Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s Saturday Night at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) After a rainout last week, race drivers are ready to get back on track for this week’s Dynagraphics/95Q Firecracker 40’s at Macon Speedway. Six divisions of racing will be capped off by a holiday firework display toward the end of the night.

The first of two 40-lappers on the night will be for the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds which will be topless. Each driver will remove the roof off the race car, allowing fans a great look at how hard they work to keep their cars in the right direction. Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, leads the standings in the class after winning his second feature of the year.

The second of the two 40-lap features will be in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division. For the first time, officials are allowing drivers to remove the roof of their cars but it is optional not mandatory like the Modifieds. Williamsville, IL’s Colby Sheppard leads the points by 32 over Jose Parga.

The DIRTcar Pro Mod class has been one of the best this season, providing competitive racing with great field parity. In seven nights, the class has awarded seven different winners. The top five in points are Kyle Helmick, of Smithton, IL, Nick Justice, Jake Montgomery, Kevin Crowder, and Billy Knebel. Each of the five have claimed one win. Helmick and Justice are tied for the point lead, while Montgomery is only two points behind them. Ryan Hamilton and B.J. Deal have also won features competing on a part time basis. The DIRTcar Pro Mods are also permitted to run with tops off Saturday.

Modified point leader, Guy Taylor, also leads up the Archers Alley Street Stock division points. Taylor has yet to put the x7 in victory lane but has finished in the top ten in all of his feature starts. Jaret Duff is just four points back, while Zach Taylor has been showing great improvement in his second year and is third. Bobby Beiler and Jeremy Nichols round out the top five.

Allan Harris is the current point leader in the DIRTcar Hornet class, claiming three feature wins this season. Billy Mason is second with two feature wins, while Shelby Beiler, Justin Coffey, and Zac Miller round out the top five. Michael McKay and Joe Reed have also found victory lane this year in limited starts.

The Micros By Bailey Chassis have only been running for points for a couple of seasons at the track but each year the battle has been extremely tight. Last year, Jacob Tipton, of Decatur, IL, actually was tied at the end of the year for the championship but the tie-breaker put him second. Daryn Stark leads this year’s standings by 14 over Hayden Harvey. John Barnard, Kyle Barker, and Jacob Tipton complete the top five.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green flag at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $18, 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

386

0

2

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

354

32

3

64

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

314

72

4

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

280

106

5

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

270

116

6

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

240

146

7

14

Derek

Smith

Decatur

IL

238

148

8

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

182

204

9

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

158

228

10

4

Jon

Easley

Benton

IL

128

258


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

370

0

2

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

356

14

3

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

332

38

4

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

322

48

5

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

308

62

6

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

250

120

7

4G

John

Goveia

Riverton

IL

228

142

8

4M

Clint

Martin

Ramsey

IL

210

160

9

24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

200

170

10

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

198

172


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

374

0

2

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

374

0

3

21.5

Jake

Montgomery

East Peoria

IL

372

2

4

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

358

16

5

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

336

38

6

24

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

336

38

7

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

336

38

8

3X

Justin

Reynolds

Hillsboro

IL

294

80

9

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

282

92

10

10

Adam

Rhoades

Clinton

IL

252

122


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

X7

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

406

0

2

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

402

4

3

Z24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

360

46

4

29

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

358

48

5

67R

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

356

50

6

22

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

352

54

7

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

318

88

8

53R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

268

138

9

11

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

264

142

10

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

236

170


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

408

0

2

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

382

26

3

324

Shelby

Beiler

Macon

IL

332

76

4

J13

Justin

Coffey

Stonington

IL

292

116

5

9Z

Zac

Miller

Lincoln

IL

254

154

6

187

Korey

Bailey

Stonington

IL

242

166

7

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

214

194

8

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

170

238

9

V91

Tyler

Vonbehren

Weldon

IL

168

240

10

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

160

248


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

55S

Daryn

Stark

Springfield

IL

266

0

2

55H

Hayden

Harvey

Warrensburg

IL

252

14

3

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

244

22

4

27

Kyle

Barker

Cooksville

IL

234

32

5

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

220

46

6

17

Molly

Day

Allerton

IL

158

108

7

68

Devin

Feger

East Peoria

IL

154

112

8

2

Cody

Swisher

Atwood

IL

154

112

9

N1A

Shania

Alexander

Humboldt

IL

152

114

10

21

Aarik

Andruskevitch

Riverton

IL

150

116