Macon IL Speedway Weekend Preview

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Macon Speedway Set For 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s..Take 2

(Macon, IL) After back-to-back weather cancelations, Macon Speedway is set to reopen the gates to fans and competitors this coming Saturday, June 29.  On tap is the rescheduled 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s and Bud Light Ladies Night.  Six divisions of racing will be joined by a Kids Gold Rush for those aged 11 and under.  Admission for ladies will be just $5.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will have a Big 10 race, going 40-laps for extra prize money.  The Pro Late division is led by Dakota Ewing, who has four wins and a 52 point lead in the standings.  Donny Koehler, Jake Little, Blake Damery, and Colby Sheppard complete the top five.  The Big Ten standings has Springfield, IL’s Jake Little on top after two events.  Shawn Diggs, Cody Maguire, Colby Sheppard, and Brandon Eskew are in the top ten.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division will also be on track for 40 laps of action.  The night is doubly special as the class runs minus the roof of the car for the only time during the season.  It gives the fans a great look into the cockpit of the racecar, watching the drivers work their craft.  New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the standings and has claimed four feature wins.  Alan Crowder has had a strong start to the season and is second in points, while Tim Hancock, Jared Thomas, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.

Mount Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock leads the win in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified division, having claimed five feature wins already this season.  Hancock is followed in the standings by Nick Justice, Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee.  The division has had strong fields of cars and good racing all season long.

Scott Landers leads the field of Sportsman into action on Saturday night, having three top fives in four features.  That consistency gives him the advantage over Mitch Ringler, Tim Bedinger, Joel Irvin, and Terry Myers.  Dennis Vandermeersch has won three of the four features but missed one night, relegating him to sixth in points.

Hammond, IL’s Gene Reed is on top of the Archers Alley Street Stock standings.  Right behind him is his brother Terry, who has claimed three feature wins.  Larry Russell, Jr., Jonathon Hall, and Darrell Dick complete the top five in points.  The racing has been highly competitive in the class this season with a handful of drivers competing for wins on any given night.

Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Hornet class, coming off of their Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge from a couple weeks ago.  Decatur, IL driver, Brady Reed, leads the points by 76 over Carter Dart.  Billy Mason, Cook Crawford, and Marty Sullivan round out the top five.

At intermission, all kids 11 and under will be welcome to go trackside for the annual Kids Gold Rush.  Hundreds of dollars of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters will be strewn about for kids to pick up.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults but ladies will get in for just $5 for Bud Light Ladies night.

It’s the start of a busy stretch for Macon Speedway, as officials prepare for the 39th annual Herald & Review 100 for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, coming to town on Thursday, July 4.  The race extravaganza will have Super Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods plus holiday fireworks.  Full info is online at maconracing.com.

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

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

346

0

2

14

Donny

Koehler

Macon

IL

294

52

3

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

284

62

4

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

272

74

5

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

248

98

6

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

238

108

7

52R

Jeff

Reed, Jr

Blue Mound

IL

210

136

8

14J

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

194

152

9

22

Chris

Dick

Deland

IL

188

158

10

33B

Storm

Beiler

Decatur

IL

174

172


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

414

0

2

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

340

74

3

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

320

94

4

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

310

104

5

11

Zach

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

250

164

6

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

248

166

7

77

Guy

Taylor

Springfield

IL

212

202

8

28

Rodney

Standerfer

Summerfield

IL

196

218

9

96

Michael

Rauch

Decatur

IL

178

236

10

7B

Brian

Burns

Bethany

IL

156

258


Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

0

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

382

0

2

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

344

38

3

5

Rob

Timmons

Centralia

IL

330

52

4

55

Tim

Riech

Petersburg

IL

296

86

5

11

Roy

Magee

Springfield

IL

264

118

6

B21

Billy

Nail

Decatur

IL

254

128

7

022

Tim

Hancock

Mount Olive

IL

244

138

8

116

Kevin

Rench

Hillsboro

IL

240

142

9

14N

Nathan

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

234

148

10

14B

Brady

Lynch

Hillsboro

IL

216

166


Sportsman

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

41

Scott

Landers

Taylorville

IL

224

0

2

94

Mitch

Ringler

Taylorville

IL

216

8

3

17B

Tim

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

214

10

4

3J

Joel

Irvin

Harristown

IL

200

24

5

12M

Terry

Myers

Buffalo

IL

196

28

6

25

Dennis

Vander Meersch

Springfield

IL

180

44

7

61

Stefan

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

136

88

8

87

Wes

O'Dell

Springfield

IL

114

110

9

21

Brad

Bedinger

Taylorville

IL

108

116

10

11

Rick

Roedel

Shelbyville

IL

94

130


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

1

Gene

Reed

Hammond

IL

384

0

2

T5

Terry

Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

368

16

3

X7

Larry

Russell

Decatur

IL

326

58

4

3J

Jonathon

Hall

Harristown

IL

300

84

5

22X

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

286

98

6

41

Fredie

Thomas

Macon

IL

286

98

7

B26

Bobby

Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

260

124

8

23Z

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

210

174

9

80

Brian

Dasenbrock,

Decatur

IL

204

180

10

21

Jaret

Duff

Maroa

IL

188

196


Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

402

0

2

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

326

76

3

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

316

86

4

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

294

108

5

39M

Marty

Sullivan

Decatur

IL

246

156

6

98

Ken

Reed

Decatur

IL

228

174

7

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

224

178

8

69M

Michael

Abbott

Taylorville

IL

194

208

9

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

174

228

10

WHO2

Eldon

Hemken

Sorento

IL

158

244