Macon IL Speedway Set For Fireman’s Ball & Sportsman Topless 40 Saturday Night

Sportsman Topless 40 Highlights Macon Speedway Saturday Racing
Firemen and First Responders To Receive Free Admission

(Macon, IL) The Sportsman drivers get their chance to shine this coming Saturday, July 11 at Macon Speedway, as the Topless 40 is on the docket. Each season, the Topless 40 is the top special for the class, with drivers removing the top of their cars, giving fans a great look into the cockpit. Six other divisions will also be in action.

The Sportsman have had just one event at the track this season, on opening night. It looked to be a carry over from a year ago, as Dennis Vander Meersch took the top spot with Scott Landers in tow. The two finished first and second in a lot of races in 2019 with Landers going on to the championship.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds have two strong nights of racing in the history books and it’s a crate engine car leading the standings. Billy Knebel, of Pocahontas, IL, has been running not only in the Pro Mod class but also the Modified class. After two nights, Knebel is at the top of a list of 37 drivers in the Modified division, despite having less horsepower. The dry slick track has worked nicely for him, with a pair of top five finishes, while Guy Taylor is second in points after a pair of strong finishes. Another Pro Mod racer, Kyle Helmick, Jarrett Stryker, and Tommy Sheppard complete the top five.

Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, and Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, IL, are tied at the top of the Macon Speedway Pro Late Model standings. Just two points back is Jose Parga in third. Little and Parga have claimed victories this year, while Ewing has come up just short, after taking last year’s championship. The Pro Lates put on a great show, one week ago. This week’s overall top qualifier will have a $100 bonus on the line, courtesy of R33D Racecars.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods are still trying to get the offseason rust knocked off after two caution plagued races. Smithton, IL driver, Kyle Helmick leads the points by just six over Billy Knebel. Brian Burns is third, while Kevin Crowder and Dalton Ewing round out the top five. Crowder, Knebel, and Ewing all had great runs last week before falling out of the event. For Crowder and Knebel, it was contact while out front, for Ewing, it was mechanical failure while hammering the cushion.

The Archers Alley DIRTcar Street Stocks had another strong field last week and a feature that saw a last lap pass for the win. Veteran driver Terry Reed slipped by Bobby Beiler on the last lap to claim the victory a week ago, keeping Beiler from going 2-for-2 to start the season. Beiler does lead the points over Jaret Duff, Rudy Zaragoza, Darrell Dick, and Guy Taylor. Those who also run the Street Stock race on Friday night at Lincoln will be battling for some extra bonus money.

The DIRTcar Hornet features have been won by a father and son combo this year, Brady Reed and Joe Reed. At the top of the points is Billy Mason, of Brownstown, IL. Mason leads by six points over Bill Basso.

Rounding out Saturday’s slate will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. Jeremy Camp, of Sullivan, IL, leads the points by two over Tyler Robbins of Collinsville, IL. 19 Micro drivers were on hand opening night, creating for an exciting event.

The night will also be a special one for firemen and first responders. Those who are one in one of the aforementioned lines of work will receive free grandstand admission by showing proper ID proof. Grandstand admission for all others is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

Pit gates will open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, local pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com

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CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

116

0

2

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

112

4

3

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

96

20

4

18

Jarrett

Stryker

Millstadt

IL

94

22

5

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

70

46

6

71

Jeff

Graham

Stonington

IL

66

50

7

777

Trevor

Neville

Mackinaw

IL

62

54

8

24S

Jacob

Steinkoenig

Highland

IL

60

56

9

36

Kenny

Wallace

St. Louis

MO

60

56

10

517

Rick

Hamilton

Decatur

IL

60

56

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

116

0

2

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

116

0

3

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

114

2

4

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

98

18

5

93J

JR

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

92

24

6

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

84

32

7

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

84

32

8

22

Chris

Dick

Deland

IL

56

60

9

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

54

62

10

44

Blaze

Burwell

Mt Vernon

IL

52

64


DIRTcar Pro Mods

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

27X

Kyle

Helmick

Smithton

IL

116

0

2

52

Billy

Knebel

Pocahontas

IL

100

16

3

7B

Brian

Burns

Bethany

IL

98

18

4

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

96

20

5

27

Dalton

Ewing

Decatur

IL

96

20

6

54

Clint

Martin

Ramsey

IL

92

24

7

25

Jeff

Wallace

Decatur

IL

82

34

8

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

80

36

9

78

Maxx

Emerson

Taylorville

IL

80

36

10

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

74

42


DIRTcar Sportsman

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

60

0

2

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

58

2

3

20R

Tyler

Roth

Fairbury

IL

56

4

4

11

Rick

Roedel

Shelbyville

IL

54

6

5

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

52

8

6

44

John

Lewis

Cerro Gordo

IL

50

10

7

84L

Jim

Farley III

Springfield

IL

48

12

8

07

Phil

Moreland

Assumption

IL

46

14


Archers Alley Street Stocks

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

118

0

2

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

104

14

3

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

100

18

4

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

96

22

5

X7

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

96

22

6

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

94

24

7

12

Dean

Holt

Decatur

IL

72

46

8

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

68

50

9

T5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

60

58

10

16

Nick

Macklin

Argenta

IL

56

62


DIRTcar Hornets

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

116

0

2

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

106

10

3

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

100

16

4

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

96

20

5

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

94

22

6

35

Alex

Higgs

Moweaqua

IL

92

24

7

20

Casey

Eskew

Springfield

IL

88

28

8

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

76

40

9

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

76

40

10

29L

Markus

Lahr

Decatur

IL

72

44


Micros By Bailey Chassis

 

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

23

Jeremy

Camp

Sullivan

IL

60

0

2

35

Tyler

Robbins

Collinsville

IL

58

2

3

84

Paul

Day

Atwood

IL

56

4

4

97D

Larry

Drake

Terre Haute

IN

54

6

5

17

Molly

Day

Allerton

IL

52

8

6

10

Jacob

Tipton

Decatur

IL

50

10

7

8B

John

Barnard

Sherman

IL

48

12

8

6

Kyle

Touchette

Collinsville

IL

46

14

9

2F

Mike

Frantz

44

16

10

2

Cody

Swisher

Atwood

IL

42

18