Macon IL Speedway Ready For Busy Saturday Night Of Action

Seven Divisions, Kids Racecar Rides, & Faster Pastor On Tap Macon Speedway Saturday

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway will be back at it this coming Saturday, August 24, for another action packed night at the 1/5-mile dirt track. Seven divisions of racing will be on track with kids racecar rides at intermission in addition to a Faster Pastor Race.  The night will be presented by Phoenix Tile, as their guests watch from the Turn 4 Lounge.

With just five nights left during the 2019 season, Warrensburg, IL’s Dakota Ewing leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model class by 84 points and has claimed six of the twelve feature wins.  While Ewing has been outstanding, Macon, IL’s Donny Koehler remains within striking distance from his season long consistency.  Blake Damery, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire complete the top five in the standings. While Ewing has six feature wins, Chris Dick has claimed a lot of prize money with his two wins.  Damery, Little, Logan Moody, and Jose Parga have each claimed one feature win.

Arguably, the most dominant driver at Macon Speedway this year has been Tommy Sheppard, Jr.  The New Berlin, IL driver has won eight out of thirteen features and leads the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified points by 130 over Alan Crowder.  Tim Hancock, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes are in the top five in the current standings. 72 different Modified drivers have been on track so far this season with Mike Harrison, Rodney Standerfer, Allen Weisser, and Kenny Wallace also claiming feature victories.

Tim Hancock, of Mt. Olive, IL, is having another stout season in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod class. Hancock has an 82 point lead and has won ten out of fourteen features. Nick Justice has claimed a feature win and is second in points, while Rob Timmons has also been fast and is in third.  Tim Riech and Tim Hancock, Jr. round out the top five.

The DIRTcar Sportsman have a battle brewing at the top of the standings as Scott Landers, of Taylorville, IL, leads by just 30 over Dennis Vander Meersch.  Vander Meersch has won every feature he has started but has also missed an event this year for vacation. An improved Terry Myers is third in points, while Tim Bedinger and Mitch Ringler complete the top five.

Cerro Gordo, IL’s Terry Reed sits atop the Archers Alley Street Stocks points entering Saturday night’s event. Reed has a 78 point lead over his brother, Gene, who has missed two events this year. Larry Russell, Jr., Darrell Dick, and Bobby Beiler complete the top five. The Street Stock class has been highly competitive this year, with half of the top ten in points claiming at least one feature win.

Decatur, IL driver Brady Reed leads the Hornet standings, claiming four feature wins in the process. Carter Dart is second in points, still looking for his first feature win.  Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Billy Mason round out the top five.

Rounding out Saturday night’s action will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Teenage driver, Daryn Stark, of Springfield, IL, leads the Micro points by just two over Decatur, IL’s Jacob Tipton. Neither have won a Macon feature this year but have a good number of top ten finishes putting them at the top. John Barnard and Molly Day are both fairly close as well. Will Armitage is fifth.

At intermission, kids will be treated to the racecar rides.  A good number of racecars will pull out on the track and allow all the kids to ride around the track for a few laps.  It’s definitely one of the favorite events of the year for the youngsters.

Rounding out Saturday’s program will be the Faster Pastor race, scheduled to be held around intermission. Several area pastors have signed up to be a part of this year’s event.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $12, 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). 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. 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

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

694

0

2

14

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

610

84

3

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

564

130

4

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

516

178

5

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

478

216

6

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

442

252

7

52R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

436

258

8

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

332

362

9

22

Chris

Dick

Deland

IL

308

386

10

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

266

428


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

762

0

2

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

632

130

3

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

580

182

4

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

448

314

5

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

424

338

6

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

358

404

7

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

310

452

8

28S

Joe

Strawkas

Buffalo

IL

310

452

9

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

286

476

10

22

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

256

506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

792

0

2

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

710

82

3

5

Rob

Timmons

Centralia

IL

704

88

4

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

646

146

5

22

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

564

228

6

11

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

528

264

7

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

488

304

8

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

428

364

9

35

Tom

Davidson

Springfield

IL

426

366

10

B21

Billy

Nail

Decatur

IL

404

388


DIRTcar Sportsman

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

390

0

2

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

360

30

3

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

348

42

4

17B

Tim

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

314

76

5

94

Mitch

Ringler

Taylorville

IL

306

84

6

3J

Joel

Irvin

Harristown

IL

298

92

7

87

Wes

O'Dell

Springfield

IL

226

164

8

61

Stefan

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

190

200

9

06

Connor

Klay

Stonington

IL

190

200

10

44

Bill

Berghaus

Chapin

IL

176

214


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

620

0

2

1

Gene

Reed

Hammond

IL

542

78

3

X7

Larry

Russell

Decatur

IL

528

92

4

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

514

106

5

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

488

132

6

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

424

196

7

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

412

208

8

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

398

222

9

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

392

228

10

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

374

246


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

690

0

2

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

586

104

3

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

500

190

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

456

234

5

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

400

290

6

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

366

324

7

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

354

336

8

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

322

368

9

69M

Michael

Abbott

Taylorville

IL

322

368

10

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

314

376


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

55S

Daryn

Stark

Springfield

IL

320

0

2

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

318

2

3

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

300

20

4

17

Molly

Day

Atwood

IL

298

22

5

7A

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

246

74

6

84

Tyler

Day

Atwood

IL

218

102

7

11

Jeff

Beasley

Urbana

IL

186

134

8

5B

Chad

Baldwin

Lincoln

IL

184

136

9

21

Aaron

Andruskevitch

Riverton

IL

178

142

10

28

Luke

Verardi

Taylorville

IL

172

148