Macon IL Speedway Season Finale Race Preview

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Season And Track Champions To Be Decided In Macon Speedway Finale Saturday

(Macon, IL) The final night of the 75th season of racing is set for this Saturday, September 26 at Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL. Six divisions of racing will be on track with drivers racing for the BRANDT Season Championship Cup trophies in addition to the final night bragging rights. The event is also presented by Caterpillar and Phoenix Tile.

The top battle to watch will be in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class. Pocahontas, IL driver Billy Knebel leads the standings by just four points over New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard. Sheppard is looking for his third straight Modified championship at the track, while Knebel is trying to pull off the double with both the Modified and Pro Mod championships. Sheppard will need to finish ahead of Knebel by two spots or more in the feature to take the top spot away.

The next closest battle is in the Micros By Bailey Chassis division, where Sherman, IL’s John Barnard leads by four points over Jacob Tipton. Much like the Modifieds, the difference is a matter of two feature positions. Barnard has claimed one feature win this year, while Tipton is still looking for his first.

36 points currently separate Archers Alley Street Stock point leader Bobby Beiler, of Blue Mound, IL, and Maroa, IL’s Jaret Duff. Beiler has won five features this season, while Duff has claimed one. The class has had outstanding car counts and racing all year long.

The DIRTcar Pro Mod championship is all but wrapped up for Billy Knebel. All the Pocahontas, IL driver will have to do is be on property with his car and enter the event, as he has a 56 point lead on Dalton Ewing. Knebel has claimed seven feature wins, while Ewing has taken a feature win and nine top fives in his impressive rookie season.

Another driver just needing to show up and enter the car is Springfield, IL driver Jake Little. With six feature wins in the Pro Late Model class, Little has a 58 point lead on Brady Lynch. The Pro Late Models are coming off of one of their better races of the year, with 14 cars racing 30-laps in last week’s KerbyStrong event.

Rounding out Saturday’s action, Brady Reed of Decatur, IL already has the Hornet championship locked up. Reed leads by 80 points, which is insurmountable for the rest of the field. Athens, IL’s Bill Basso is second, while Billy Mason is third.

Pits to the Macon Speedway 75th season finale will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start 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). 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 data 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)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

570

0

2

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

566

4

3

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

438

132

4

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

390

180

5

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

390

180

6

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

374

196

7

24S

Jacob

Steinkoenig

Highland

IL

352

218

8

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

338

232

9

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

328

242

10

11D

Brian

Diveley

Springfield

IL

302

268


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

350

0

2

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

346

4

3

27

Kyle

Barker

Cooksville

IL

286

64

4

55

Hayden

Harvey

Warrensburg

IL

282

68

5

17

Molly

Day

Allerton

IL

262

88

6

44

Trevin

Littleton

Jacksonville

IL

210

140

7

00

Joe

Taft

Dawson

IL

208

142

8

55S

Daryn

Stark

Springfield

IL

200

150

9

97D

Larry

Drake

Terre Haute

IN

190

160

10

83

Jeff

Beasley

Urbana

IL

188

162


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

578

0

2

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

542

36

3

T5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

504

74

4

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

488

90

5

X7

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

486

92

6

80

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

448

130

7

4

Zach

Clark

Illiopolis

IL

424

154

8

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

410

168

9

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

378

200

10

13

Ryan

Blankenship

Harristown

IL

352

226


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

628

0

2

27

Dalton

Ewing

Decatur

IL

572

56

3

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

564

64

4

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

540

88

5

7B

Brian

Burns

Bethany

IL

512

116

6

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

498

130

7

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

480

148

8

25

Jeff

Wallace

Decatur

IL

390

238

9

10

Adam

Rhoades

Clinton

IL

384

244

10

43

Billy

Justice

Cerro Gordo

IL

364

264


DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

570

0

2

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

512

58

3

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

412

158

4

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

402

168

5

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

378

192

6

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

342

228

7

75

Chuck

Mitchell

Jacksonville

IL

274

296

8

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

254

316

9

21

Jarod

Shasteen

Macon

IL

240

330

10

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

210

360


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

654

0

2

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

574

80

3

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

558

96

4

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

546

108

5

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

504

150

6

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

426

228

7

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

424

230

8

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

414

240

9

20

Casey

Eskew

Springfield

IL

308

346

10

31

Jacob

Shanks

Decatur

IL

286

368