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Macon Speedway Preparing For Second Race Of The Season Saturday

$1 Dogs & $2 Beers On Tap For Macon Speedway Saturday Night
Several Divisions Plus Spectator Drags On Track

(Macon, IL) After an outstanding season opener which saw nearly 100 racecars put on a highly entertaining show, Macon Speedway will be back at it for the second night of the 2019 season this coming Saturday, April 20.  Seven divisions of action will be highlighted by the Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks and the opener for the Sportsman.  Fans will be treated to $1 hot dogs and $2 beers all night long.

Saturday night will mark the first of ten races for the Midwest Big Ten Series Archer’s Alley Street Stocks.  The tour will have four events at Macon, three events at Lincoln Speedway, two events at Jacksonville, and one at the Christian County Fair.  All of the events pay $500 to win and $75 to start, which is a pretty big raise compared to their normal payouts.

Last year, Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols claimed the championship, winning seven out of the ten races.  Terry Reed, Macon’s opening night winner, finished second in points  last year, while Justin Crowell, Darrell Dick, and Shawn Ziemer completed the top five in points.  The series had 59 different drivers take to the track last season.

Saturday will also mark the first race of the year for the Macon Speedway Sportsman class.  Last year’s point battle resulted in a virtual tie at 572 points between Taylorville, IL’s Tim Bedinger and Le Roy, IL’s Scott Williams.  Bedinger won the tie-breaker by having a win.  Following the duo a season ago were Dennis Vandermeersch, Scott Landers, and Ty Nation.  The division will have 12 events at Macon Speedway this year, one at Lincoln, one at the Christian County Fair, and the biggest of all at the Illinois State Fair in August.

The BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modifieds will be back for their second night of racing, after putting on arguably the best show during the opener.  Veteran Rodney Standerfer and last year’s champion, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., put on a show at the front of the pack, swapping the lead a number of times with slidejobs and crossovers.  Standerfer ended up in victory lane with Sheppard, Rick Conoyer, Guy Taylor, and Tim Hancock completing the top five.  There were 19 Modifieds in the pits on Saturday night and fans are looking forward to seeing a strong field again this weekend.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models had a decent opening night with a new face in victory lane.  Catlin, IL driver, Logan Moody, claimed the victory in his first Macon Speedway start.  He did so by fending off some good Pro Late Model shoes.  Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, took second, while Torin Mettille came home third.  Cody Maguire was fourth and Chris Dick finished fifth.  While the division has a few veterans, it has a lot of young drivers that will be fun to watch this summer.

The Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods had a very familiar face in victory lane as Tim Hancock claimed the win.  It wasn’t easy for Hancock, though, as Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice followed him closely throughout the event.  The class had 15 cars at the opener, with drivers from all over the state of Illinois.

The Micros by Bailey Chassis will be back at it Saturday night, after having 22 in the pits on opening night.  Aaron Andruskevitch, of Riverton, IL, came out of the gates strong, claiming the feature win over the large field.  In exciting news for the Micros, they will be running for track points and will crown a track champion this year.  There are 16 total events for the division this year, four of which will be POWRi National shows.  All 16 will count toward the final track standings.

Rounding out Saturday’s racing classes will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Brady Reed claimed the opening night win and will be looking to start the season two-for-two.  15 drivers were on track with many more expected to join over the next few weeks as they get their cars ready to go.

At intermission this week, Spectator Drags will be held.  The event is for those who drive their street cars to the track and want to race on Macon Speedway.  The first 8 people that sign up will be entered.  Each race is one-on-one, one lap.  The winner advances, the loser goes back to the parking lot.  It’s a tournament style bracket that ends with the winner receiving a trophy.  There is no cost to enter.  To sign up, call the office at 217-764-3200 or message us on facebook.

Macon Speedway is just a little over a week away from one of the biggest events of the year, the Lucas Oil 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  The stars of the nationally televised tour will be running 100 laps on April 27, making their sixth visit to the track.  The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds will run for $1,000 to win and the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods will race for $300 to win.

For more information, visit www.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 DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 162 Logan Moody Catlin IL 60 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 58 2
3 116 Torin Mettille Cullom IL 56 4
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 54 6
5 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 52 8
6 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 50 10
7 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 48 12
8 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 46 14
9 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 44 16
10 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 42 18


BillingsleyRewards.com DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 60 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 58 2
3 14 Rick Conoyer St Peters MO 56 4
4 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 54 6
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 52 8
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 50 10
7 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 48 12
8 14C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 46 14
9 43T Josh Thomas Edinburg IL 44 16
10 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 42 18


Neal Tire & Auto DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 60 0
2 5 Nick Justice Decatur IL 58 2
3 62 Troy Medley Pevely MO 56 4
4 1X Chad Evans Mattoon IL 54 6
5 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 52 8
6 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 50 10
7 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 48 12
8 116 Kevin Rench Hillsboro IL 46 14
9 66 Roy Magee Springfield IL 44 16
10 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 42 18


Archer’s Alley DIRTcar Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 60 0
2 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 58 2
3 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 56 4
4 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 54 6
5 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 52 8
6 17 Joshua Beal Springfield IL 50 10
7 199 Tommy Pickering Cerro Gordo IL 48 12
8 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 46 14
9 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 44 16
10 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 42 18


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 60 0
2 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 58 2
3 1 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 56 4
4 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 54 6
5 121 Tommy Eskew Decatur IL 52 8
6 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 50 10
7 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 48 12
8 63 Paul Peters Pana IL 46 14
9 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 44 16
10 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 42 18


Micros By Bailey Chassis

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Aaron Andruskevitch Riverton IL 60 0
2 37 Aiden Purdue Clinton IL 58 2
3 28 Luke Verardi Taylorville IL 56 4
4 11 Riley Goodno Knoxville IA 54 6
5 17 Molly Day Atwood IL 52 8
6 84 Tyler Day Atwood IL 50 10
7 71 Jake Cheatham Bethalto IL 48 12
8 2R Tyler Rust Evansville IN 46 14
9 10 Jacob Tipton Decatur IL 44 16
10 9 Tyler Duff Weldon IL 42 18

 

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