Macon IL Speedway Set To Honor Firefighters With Reduced Admission

Miles Chevrolet & Crown Automotive Presenting Fireman’s Ball Saturday At Macon Speedway
All Firemen Receive Discounted Admission With Badge Or Firefighter ID

(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday, July 14, Macon Speedway will honor Central Illinois Firemen with their 2018 Fireman’s Ball, presented by Miles Chevrolet and Crown Automotive.  The annual event allows firemen $5 tickets if they show their badge or proper fireman ID.  Five divisions of action will be on track racing for the elusive checkered flag.

Springfield, IL’s Guy Taylor leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division into action this Saturday night.  Taylor has built a healthy 54 point lead in the class over runner-up Jake Little, also of Springfield.  Each driver has claimed three feature wins in the class this season.  Their top five finish percentage is also very good, with each driver only finishing out of the top five spots once.  Cody Maguire, Dakota Ewing, and Kyle VanDorn round out the top five in standings.

In BillingsleyRewards.com Modified action, last year’s Pro Late champion, Tommy Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL, is putting a hurtin’ on the field.  Sheppard leads by over 100 points in the class thanks to two wins and seven top five finishes.  Argenta, IL’s Danny Smith is second in the points, while Curt Rhodes, Zach Rhodes, and Tim Hancock are top five contenders.

Godfrey, IL driver, Cody Stillwell has now built a 34 point edge on Jerry Thompson in the DIRTcar B-Mod class.  Stillwell has twice tasted victory and has eight top five’s in ten starts.  Kevin Crowder is third, while Tom Riech and Tim Riech are fourth and fifth.

Shawn Ziemer, of Boody, IL, has set out to claim a division championship for the second year in-a-row in the Street Stocks.  So far, so good for Ziemer as he leads by 86 over Justin Crowell, of Lincoln, IL.  Jerit Murphy, who came very close to a feature win a couple weeks ago is third, while Terry Reed and Larry Russell round out the top five.

Rounding out the Saturday night program will be the DIRTcar Hornet class.  Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew leads the points by 86 over Steve Stine.  Eskew has claimed one feature win this season and has nine top fives in ten starts.  Jeremy Reed leads the division with five wins and sits third in points, while Marty Sullivan and Matt Reed are in the top five.

In addition to the Fireman’s Ball racing, the Shaner’s of Decatur Tire Challenge will return Saturday night at intermission.  Three lucky fans will get the opportunity to win the tire challenge and go into a drawing for a free set of tires from Shaner’s of Decatur.  Fans can sign up at the souvenir stand for their chance to participate.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Admission will be $12 for grandstands and free for kids 11 and under.  Firefighters and their family members will receive $5 admission if they show proper firefighter ID or badge.

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

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

4T

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

560

0

2

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

506

54

3

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

480

80

4

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

460

100

5

2K

Kyle

VanDorn

New Berlin

IL

458

102

6

14

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

454

106

7

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

344

216

8

45M

Kyle

McMahon

Mt Vernon

IL

318

242

9

11

Jarod

Shasteen

Macon

IL

262

298

10

5H

Anthony

Harter

Sherman

IL

240

320


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

556

0

2

98

Danny

Smith

Argenta

IL

444

112

3

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

400

156

4

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

380

176

5

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

316

240

6

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

312

244

7

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

302

254

8

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

262

294

9

022

Tim

Hancock, Jr.

Mount Olive

IL

248

308

10

00

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

228

328


B-Mods

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

00s

Cody

Stillwell

Godfrey

IL

552

0

2

18

Jerry

Thompson

Troy

IL

518

34

3

15C

Kevin

Crowder

Argenta

IL

462

90

4

57R

Tom

Riech

Springfield

IL

462

90

5

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

458

94

6

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

454

98

7

61S

Ricky

Smith

Alton

IL

246

306

8

93J

JR

Wiltermood

Windsor

IL

238

314

9

1

Dante

Brown

Morrisonville

IL

194

358

10

74

Billy

Adams

Shelbyville

IL

178

374


Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

492

0

2

24

Justin

Crowell

Lincoln

IL

406

86

3

58

Jerit

Murphy

Lodge

IL

384

108

4

5

Terry

Reed

Decatur

IL

320

172

5

X7

Larry

Russell,

Decatur

IL

298

194

6

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

218

7

122

Timmy

Dick

Monticello

IL

274

218

8

67

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

244

248

9

19

Matthew

Yaden

Monticello

IL

232

260

10

55S

Jason

Scrimpsher

Decatur

IL

202

290


Hornets

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

540

0

2

04

Steve

Stine

Stonington

IL

454

86

3

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

448

92

4

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

440

100

5

4

Matt

Reed

Decatur

IL

430

110

6

44

John

Lewis

Cerro Gordo

IL

376

164

7

40

Adam

Webb

Decatur

IL

358

182

8

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

350

190

9

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

334

206

10

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

316

224

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