Macon IL Speedway Down To Final Three 2021 Races

Macon Speedway Drivers Set for Final Three Races

(Macon, IL) The 2021 racing season is winding down fast as Macon Speedway will determine all the point champions later this month. Only three race nights remain, including this Saturday, September 11th, where a Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stock champion will be crowned. Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau/Griz 98.1 FM night will feature seven divisions, including a special visit from the Vintage Racing Of Illinois Series.

Co-headlining the event will be the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, which have run nine of their ten events this season. Saturday night, the 2021-point champion will be decided and the two drivers with the best chance are the only two to claim championships in series history, Terry Reed and Jeremy Nichols. Each has claimed three series championships.

Entering Saturday’s event, Cerro Gordo, IL’s Reed has a 14-point lead on Lovington, IL’s Nichols in the Big Ten standings. Despite being in second, Nichols might have the better chance to claim the championship as only the best eight finishes count toward the points. Nichols has a 34-point race to fall off, while Reed has a 50-point race that may fall off. If you look at it that way, Nichols virtually has a two-point advantage entering the final event. There are many scenarios that will keep the championship battle interesting.

The Vintage Racing of Illinois Series will be making their only visit of the season. The series features race cars of yesteryear and is a must see for lovers of vintage race cars. Not only are they great to see, they are fun to watch battle for the wins as they actually race hard for the trophy. The previous visit, a couple years ago, kept fans on the edge of their seats. A field in upwards of 12-14 cars is expected.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models are back this week with Williamsville, IL driver, Colby Sheppard, leading the way. Sheppard has a 156-point lead in the division standings over Macon, IL’s Donny Koehler. Sheppard, who could lock up the championship this week, is coming off of his second win of the season two weeks ago, making a late race pass on Braden Johnson. Ryan Miller, Johnson, and Derek Smith complete the top five in points in the class.

Macon Speedway’s strongest division this year has been the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class. The division has seen over 20 cars in each of the last two events, leading to exciting feature events. Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor, leads the points by 70, having claimed three feature wins this season. Kyle Helmick in his Pro Mod, Alan Crowder who won the most recent race, Tommy Sheppard, and Billy Knebel round out the top five in points. Each driver in the top five has won at least one feature this year.

The aforementioned, Helmick, is leading the DIRTcar Pro Mod standings at the track by 64 over Knebel. Both drivers have run Mods and Pro Mods all season long, keeping them busy every Saturday night. Helmick has claimed five feature wins in the Pro Mod division, while Knebel, Kevin Crowder, and Guy Taylor in positions two through four, have claimed one each. Fifth place competitor, Nick Justice, has taken three victories.

Allan Harris, of Chatham, IL, is the DIRTcar Hornet point leader coming into Saturday’s action at the track. Harris has won five features throughout the 2021 season but has just a 52 point lead on Billy Mason, of Brownstown, IL. Shelby Beiler, in her rookie season, Justin Coffey, and Korey Bailey round out the top five in points.

One of the closest point battles every year seems to come in the Micros By Bailey Chassis division. 2021 is just the third year the track has counted the class as an official point collecting division. This Saturday’s event is the last one of the season for the Micros at Macon Speedway so a champion will be determined. Springfield, IL’s Daryn Stark leads the points by 32 over Warrensburg, IL’s Hayden Harvey, so it will be a battle of the #55 cars. John Barnard, Jacob Tipton, and Kyle Barker round out the top five in points.

Pits open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin 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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

11

Terry Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

446

0

2

67r

Jeremy Nichols

Lovington

IL

432

14

3

x7

Guy Taylor

Springfield

IL

416

30

4

16

Nick Macklin

Argenta

IL

404

42

5

z24

Zach Taylor

Springfield

IL

394

52

6

21

Jaret Duff

Maroa

IL

314

132

7

22

Darrell Dick

Monticello

IL

314

132

8

29

Bobby Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

222

224

9

44J

Jeremy Madsen

Pawnee

IL

176

270

10

14

Wes Biesenthal

Athens

IL

168

278


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

714

0

2

64

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

558

156

3

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

556

158

4

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

516

198

5

14

Derek

Smith

Decatur

IL

504

210

6

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

502

212

7

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

384

330

8

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

360

354

9

F15

Bob

Sidener

Springfield

IL

354

360

10

12

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

302

412


BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

726

0

2

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

656

70

3

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

650

76

4

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

626

100

5

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

626

100

6

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

540

186

7

4G

John

Goveia

Riverton

IL

464

262

8

24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

434

292

9

27

Dalton

Ewing

Decatur

IL

392

334

10

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

352

374


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

788

0

2

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

724

64

3

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

714

74

4

24

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

704

84

5

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

700

88

6

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

604

184

7

3X

Justin

Reynolds

Hillsboro

IL

598

190

8

10

Adam

Rhoades

Clinton

IL

522

266

9

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

434

354

10

21.5

Jake

Montgomery

East Peoria

IL

428

360


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

X7

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

730

0

2

Z24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

666

64

3

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

620

110

4

22

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

614

116

5

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

610

120

6

29

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

512

218

7

01

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

506

224

8

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

428

302

9

53R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

426

304

10

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

402

328


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

720

0

2

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

668

52

3

324

Shelby

Beiler

Macon

IL

640

80

4

J13

Justin

Coffey

Stonington

IL

578

142

5

187

Korey

Bailey

Stonington

IL

486

234

6

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

454

266

7

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

390

330

8

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

372

348

9

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

354

366

10

9Z

Zac

Miller

Lincoln

IL

254

466


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

55S

Daryn

Stark

Springfield

IL

482

0

2

55H

Hayden

Harvey

Warrensburg

IL

450

32

3

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

442

40

4

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

426

56

5

27

Kyle

Barker

Cooksville

IL

386

96

6

21

Aarik

Andruskevitch

Riverton

IL

378

104

7

00

Joe

Taft

Dawson

IL

292

190

8

18

Michael

Brummitt

Mount Zion

IL

260

222

9

87C

Ryan

Cantrell

Decatur

IL

210

272

10

68

Devin

Feger

East Peoria

IL

208

274

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