Macon IL Speedway Ready For KerbyStrong Event Saturday

7th Annual KerbyStrong Event Saturday at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL, is down to its final two races of the season and both should be a treat for fans. This Saturday, the track will be hosting its 7th annual KerbyStrong race, in memory of former track champion and many-time winner, Kerby Damery.

The KerbyStrong Foundation's mission is to inspire, educate, and support cancer patients through their journey. Each year, the foundation and track celebrate Kerby and acknowledge those racing to win the fight against cancer in addition to raising funds for the foundation.

When it comes to the racing, the KerbyStrong event boasts specials for Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and Sportsman, three types of cars the late racer used to compete in. Each class will race for bigger trophies and more money for their feature events.

Williamsville, IL driver, Colby Sheppard, will lead the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into the special event Saturday, having already claimed the track point championship with a 168-point advantage. Sheppard has won two races this year and will be one of the contenders. Others to watch include seven-time feature winner Jose Parga, last week’s feature winner Dakota Ewing, Braden Johnson, and Kerby Damery’s son, Blake. The Pro Late Model event is also the final Big Ten sanctioned race of the year.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds point battle is still up for grabs but could be clinched by the end of the night. Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL, has a 78-point advantage on Alan Crowder. Taylor has claimed four feature wins, while Crowder claimed his first just two weeks ago and backed it up with another strong finish last week. The Modified field has been strong with fields over 20 each of the last three weeks.

Kyle Helmick looks to be on his way to the DIRTcar Pro Mod championship, having a 70-point lead entering the night. Helmick has won six features this season and leads former champion, Billy Knebel, Kevin Crowder, Guy Taylor, and Nick Justice.

It’s been a minute, but the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman are back this week with Jim Farley, III leading the way by only two points over Scott Landers. Farley has yet to claim a feature win, while Landers has found victory lane once. Rick Roedel is third, Roy Magee fourth, and Dennis VanderMeersch complete the top five.

Veteran racer, Guy Taylor, could very well claim two championships this year, as he also leads the Archers Alley Street Stock standings. Taylor’s advantage in the class is 76 so he might claim both this Saturday night. Zach Taylor, Nick Macklin, Darrell Dick, and Jaret Duff complete the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s program will be the DIRTcar Hornets. Allan Harris can also clinch the championship with a good run this week, having a 74-point lead over Billy Mason. Harris has won five features this year and has claimed 12 top five finishes in just 14 races.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 and 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

770

0

2

64

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

602

168

3

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

594

176

4

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

574

196

5

14

Derek

Smith

Decatur

IL

504

266

6

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

502

268

7

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

444

326

8

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

396

374

9

F15

Bob

Sidener

Springfield

IL

394

376

10

12

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

356

414


BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

786

0

2

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

708

78

3

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

688

98

4

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

668

118

5

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

626

160

6

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

584

202

7

4G

John

Goveia

Riverton

IL

484

302

8

24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

480

306

9

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

406

380

10

27

Dalton

Ewing

Decatur

IL

392

394


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

848

0

2

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

778

70

3

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

772

76

4

24

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

760

88

5

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

700

148

6

3X

Justin

Reynolds

Hillsboro

IL

648

200

7

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

604

244

8

10

Adam

Rhoades

Clinton

IL

574

274

9

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

482

366

10

21.5

Jake

Montgomery

East Peoria

IL

428

420


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

84L

Jim

Farley III

Springfield

IL

386

0

2

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

384

2

3

11

Rick

Roedel

Shelbyville

IL

348

38

4

11

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

288

98

5

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

264

122

6

42

Brandon

Dick

Decatur

IL

260

126

7

87

Wes

O'Dell

Springfield

IL

218

168

8

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

210

176

9

01

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

206

180

10

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

196

190


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

X7

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

788

0

2

Z24

Zach

Taylor

Springfield

IL

712

76

3

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

670

118

4

22

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

668

120

5

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

620

168

6

29

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

512

276

7

01

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

506

282

8

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

428

360

9

53R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

426

362

10

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

402

386


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

778

0

2

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

704

74

3

324

Shelby

Beiler

Macon

IL

686

92

4

J13

Justin

Coffey

Stonington

IL

634

144

5

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

508

270

6

187

Korey

Bailey

Stonington

IL

486

292

7

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

434

344

8

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

406

372

9

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

372

406

10

9Z

Zac

Miller

Lincoln

IL

254

524