Macon IL Speedway Set For Final Night Of Season Saturday

Giveback To Fans Night Features Plenty Of Prizes

(Macon, IL) One final night is left on the 2019 schedule for Macon Speedway and it’s this Saturday, September 28.  The BRANDT Season Finale presented by Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy will have six divisions racing for the special cup trophies.  In addition, plenty of prizes have been donated by area businesses for the giveback to fans night.  Rounding out the night’s program will be the return of powder puff and mechanic races.

Tommy Sheppard, Jr. of New Berlin, IL leads the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds into the final night and has already clinched the championship with a 72 point lead.  Sheppard will be racing for his ninth win of the year.  Alan Crowder is second in the standings, while Tim Hancock, Curt Rhodes, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified championship is also secure.  Tim Hancock, Sr. has won 13 out of 18 features and is atop the standings by 98.  Centralia, IL’s Rob Timmons is second in the standings, having won two features and grabbing an impressive 14 top fives.  Nick Justice, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee finish off the top five drivers in the class.

One battle to keep an eye on is in the Sportsman division.  Scott Landers of Taylorville, IL, is looking to claim his first career division championship and has a 22 point lead on Dennis Vander Meersch.  Tim Bedinger is third in the standings, while Terry Myers and Wes O’Dell complete the top five.  Vander Meersch has won eight features but missed a night and with Landers consistency, that might be all it takes to clinch the championship.  The 22 point difference is a matter of 11 feature positions.

The Archers Alley Street Stock division is a wrap when it comes to the championship but the racing has been highly competitive this season in resurgence for the class.  Terry Reed of Cerro Gordo, IL leads the points by 118 over Darrell Dick.  Reed has won four features this season but a number of other drivers have found victory lane as well, including Dick.  Larry Russell, Jr., Bobby Beiler, and Jaret Duff complete the top five in points.

Brady Reed of Decatur, IL, has had a great season as a first year, full-time driver.  Reed has claimed four feature wins and is leading the standings by 214 points.  Carter Dart is second in points, while Cook Crawford, Marty Sullivan, and Steve Stine are in the top five.

The closest championship battle comes in the Micros By Bailey Chassis class.  Springfield, IL’s Daryn Stark, one of the youngest drivers at the track, leads the points by just six over Jacob Tipton.  Molly Day is third in the points, while John Barnard and Chad Baldwin complete the top five.  Mathematically, anyone in the top three or four could have a chance, depending on the number of cars that start the feature.

For the fans, plenty of giveaway items will be handed out throughout the evening, donated by plenty of area businesses.  Finishing out the night, mechanic races will be held for Modified, Pro Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stocks.  For the ladies, powder puff races will be held for Street Stocks and Hornets.

Pits 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 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

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)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

850

0

2

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

778

72

3

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

746

104

4

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

550

300

5

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

502

348

6

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

482

368

7

28S

Joe

Strawkas

Buffalo

IL

398

452

8

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

360

490

9

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

358

492

10

22

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

344

506


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

1030

0

2

5

Rob

Timmons

Centralia

IL

932

98

3

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

868

162

4

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

832

198

5

11

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

696

334

6

22

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

670

360

7

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

548

482

8

35

Tom

Davidson

Springfield

IL

538

492

9

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

488

542

10

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

464

566


Sportsman

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

502

0

2

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

480

22

3

17B

Tim

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

410

92

4

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

400

102

5

87

Wes

O'Dell

Springfield

IL

334

168

6

94

Mitch

Ringler

Taylorville

IL

306

196

7

3J

Joel

Irvin

Harristown

IL

298

204

8

61

Stefan

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

286

216

9

06

Connor

Klay

Stonington

IL

244

258

10

07

Phil

Moreland

Assumption

IL

210

292


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

818

0

2

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

700

118

3

X7

Larry

Russell

Decatur

IL

670

148

4

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

600

218

5

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

598

220

6

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

574

244

7

1

Gene

Reed

Hammond

IL

542

276

8

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

528

290

9

80

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

512

306

10

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

464

354


Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

840

0

2

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

626

214

3

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

592

248

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

550

290

5

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

512

328

6

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

492

348

7

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

420

420

8

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

400

440

9

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

396

444

10

69M

Michael

Abbott

Taylorville

IL

356

484


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

55S

Daryn

Stark

Springfield

IL

500

0

2

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

494

6

3

17

Molly

Day

Atwood

IL

464

36

4

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

456

44

5

5B

Chad

Baldwin

Lincoln

IL

320

180

6

55

Hayden

Harvey

Warrensburg

IL

316

184

7

11

Jeff

Beasley

Urbana

IL

286

214

8

44

Trevin

Littleton

Jacksonville

IL

268

232

9

7A

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

246

254

10

28

Luke

Verardi

Taylorville

IL

228

272