KERBYSTRONG 100 Set For Saturday Night At Macon IL Speedway

Racing Event To Benefit Local Cancer Patients

(Macon, IL) Inspire, educate, and support are the three words that make up the mission of the KerbyStrong Foundation, in memory of long-time area racer Kerby Damery.  Each racing season, Macon Speedway hosts the “KERBYSTRONG 100” an event that doubles as a fundraiser for the KERBYSTRONG Foundation, for colon cancer awareness.  The 2018 edition is the fourth for the foundation and the racetrack and it’s scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 21 at the 1/5-mile track.

Headlining the event will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models, one of the three main classes that Damery competed in during his career.  For the popular division, it’s the fourth and final time this season that they will be in action this year.  The feature race is 50 laps and will be comprised of some of the best drivers in the region competing for the $2,000 top prize.  The previous winner’s list is a good one with Scott Schmitt claiming the 2015 edition, while Jason Feger won in 2016, and Ryan Unzicker took last year’s trophy.

Running a 25-lap event for a little extra prize money will be the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds.  The event will be paying $700 to win and $100 to start.  Among the favorites will be current point leader Tommy Sheppard, Jr. from New Berlin, IL.  Sheppard leads the standings by 112, scoring two wins and seven top fives in a total of ten features.  All the familiar faces including Danny Smith, Curt Rhodes, Zach Rhodes, and Jared Thomas are likely to be contenders as they currently sit top five in points.

The third and final class that is part of the 100 in the KERBYSTRONG 100 is the Sportsman division.  Drivers will be doing their best to outlast Arlington, IL’s Dennis Vander Meersch, who has been dominant this season.  The veteran has won four out of the five features that he’s started, including the topless 40 a couple of weeks ago.  Taylorville, IL driver Tim Bedinger has had a real good season so far, leading the points by eight over Scott Williams.  Both drivers have five top five finishes in six starts.

Rounding out Saturday’s divisions will be the DIRTcar B-Mods, Street Stocks, and Hornets.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will go on track at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 but fans who show their Billingsley Rewards card (South Shores Location), will receive $3 off.  Kids 11 and under are free.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Series Super Late Models

Pos

Car #

Driver

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27

Greg Kimmons

Pleasant Plains

IL

204

0

2

32M

Cody Maguire

Carlinville

IL

202

2

3

6P

Jose Parga

New Berlin

IL

200

4

4

10

Daryn Klein

Fairview Heights

IL

180

24

5

16

Rusty Griffaw

Festus

MO

166

38

6

22

Dan Jacober

Highland

IL

132

72

7

89

Mike Spatola

Manhattan

IL

118

86

8

24

Ryan Unzicker

El Paso

IL

118

86

9

78

Chad Zobrist

Highland

IL

110

94

10

33

Rickey Frankel

Quincy

IL

110

94


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

566

0

2

98

Danny

Smith

Argenta

IL

454

112

3

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

410

156

4

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

390

176

5

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

322

244

6

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

316

250

7

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

312

254

8

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

262

304

9

022

Tim

Hancock, Jr.

Mount Olive

IL

258

308

10

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

236

330


Sportsman

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

17B

Tim

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

330

0

2

112

Scott

Williams

Anchor

IL

322

8

3

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

304

26

4

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Arlington

IL

288

42

5

93

Ty

Nation

Taylorville

IL

226

104

6

22

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

206

124

7

7S

Ethan

Schnapp

Springfield

IL

182

148

8

94

Mitch

Ringler

Taylorville

IL

162

168

9

98

Danny

Smith

Argenta

IL

160

170

10

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

150

180


B-Mods

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

00s

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

562

0

2

18

Jerry

Thompson

Troy

IL

528

34

3

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

472

90

4

57R

Tom

Riech

Springfield

IL

472

90

5

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

468

94

6

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

464

98

7

61S

Ricky

Smith

Alton

IL

256

306

8

93J

JR

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

248

314

9

1

Dante

Brown

Morrisonville

IL

204

358

10

74

Billy

Adams

Shelbyville

IL

188

374


Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

502

0

2

24

Justin

Crowell

Lincoln

IL

416

86

3

58

Jerit

Murphy

Lodge

IL

394

108

4

5

Terry

Reed

Decatur

IL

320

182

5

X7

Larry

Russell,

Decatur

IL

308

194

6

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

228

7

122

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

228

8

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

244

258

9

19

Matthew

Yaden

Monticello

IL

232

270

10

55S

Jason

Scrimpsher

Decatur

IL

212

290


Hornets

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

550

0

2

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

464

86

3

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

458

92

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

450

100

5

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

440

110

6

44

John

Lewis

Cerro Gordo

IL

386

164

7

40

Adam

Webb

Decatur

IL

368

182

8

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

360

190

9

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

344

206

10

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

326

224