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Armed Forces Members To Be Honored With Free Admission At Macon IL Speedway

Racing action from Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Photo’s by David B. Stukins Photography.

Macon Speedway To Honor Military Members Saturday Night
Active & Retired Military Members To Receive Free Admission


(Macon, IL) This coming Saturday night, May 18, Macon Speedway will honor those who fight for our freedoms, as it is time for the annual Armed Forces Night. Active and retired military members will receive free grandstand admission once showing proper military ID at the ticket window.  Six divisions of racing are on the card.


Coming into the night, three nights of racing have been held with the other two nights resulting in rainouts.  In the Decatur Building Trades DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Dakota Ewing is on top of the point chase, garnering two feature wins in a row and setting a new qualifying track record.  Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire is second in the standings with a pair of top five finishes, while Donny Koehler, Chris Dick, and Blake Damery round out the top five in points out of the 23 drivers who have competed in the division this season.


Last year’s BillingsleyRewards.com Modified champion is again off to a good start with the point lead this year.  It’s New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr., who currently holds a 12 point advantage over last year’s Pro Late champion, Guy Taylor, of Springfield, IL.  Jared Thomas, Alan Crowder, and Rodney Standerfer are currently in the top five.  31 different Modified drivers have been on track already this year.


The strongest division, when it comes to large numbers, is the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods.  Nearly 50 drivers have been to the track this year with Decatur, IL’s Nick Justice leading the points, having grabbed two top fives in three starts.  Mt. Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock won the first two races of the season but had a DNF in the third race due to mechanical issues.  Hancock is second in points, while Chad Evans, Billy Nail, and Troy Medley complete the top five.


The DIRTcar Sportsman have raced twice so far this season and Springfield, IL driving veteran, Dennis Vandermeersch is batting 1.000, winning both.  Last year’s champion, Tim Bedinger, has a pair of top fives and sits second in points, while Scott Landers, Terry Myers, and Mitch Ringler round out the top five.


A longtime driving veteran is off to a good start in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock class, as Monticello, IL’s Darrell Dick leads the way.  Dick has claimed a feature win as have the second and third place point contenders.  Dick is followed by the brothers’ Reed.  Gene Reed is second in points, while Terry Reed is third.  Bub Russell is currently fourth with Andy Zahnd rounding out the top five.


Decatur, IL’s Brady Reed is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Jeremy, having a strong start in the Hornet class.  While Jeremy has moved on in hopes of competing in the Street Stock class, Brady has won two of three features and leads the standings.  Billy Mason is second in the current standings, while Carter Dart, Marty Sullivan, and Michael Abbott complete the top five.  30 different Hornet drivers have raced so far this year, many of which are tuning up for the June 8 Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge which will pay $1,000 to win.


Grandstand admission is just $12 on Saturday night for adults, while kids 11 and under are free.  As previously mentioned, military members, active and retired will also receive free grandstand admission if they show proper military ID at the ticket window.


For more information and the full upcoming schedule, visit www.maconracing.com.




Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models


Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 170 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 148 22
3 14 Donny Koehler Macon IL 140 30
4 22 Chris Dick Deland IL 132 38
5 10 Blake Damery Blue Mound IL 132 38
6 52R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound IL 114 56
7 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 112 58
8 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 108 62
9 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 98 72
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 84 86

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds


Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 176 0
2 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 164 12
3 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 160 16
4 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 142 34
5 28 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield IL 138 38
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 132 44
7 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 124 52
8 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 112 64
9 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 96 80
10 96 Michael Rauch Decatur IL 94 82

Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods


Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 160 0
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 148 12
3 1X Chad Evans Mattoon IL 134 26
4 B21 Billy Nail Decatur IL 132 28
5 62 Troy Medley Pevely MO 108 52
6 5 Rob Timmons Centralia IL 106 54
7 55 Tim Riech Petersburg IL 104 56
8 14B Brady Lynch Hillsboro IL 104 56
9 022 Tim Hancock Mount Olive IL 100 60
10 11 Roy Magee Springfield IL 94 66



Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 25 Dennis Vander Meersch Springfield IL 120 0
2 17B Tim Bedinger Taylorville IL 108 12
3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville IL 108 12
4 12M Terry Myers Buffalo IL 106 14
5 94 Mitch Ringler Taylorville IL 106 14
6 21 Brad Bedinger Taylorville IL 98 22
7 3J Joel Irvin Harristown IL 96 24
8 87 Wes O’Dell Springfield IL 54 66
9 93 Ty Nation Taylorville IL 48 72
10 61 Stefan Bedinger Taylorville IL 46 74

Archer’s Alley Street Stocks


Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 22X Darrell Dick Monticello IL 174 0
2 1 Gene Reed Hammond IL 164 10
3 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 158 16
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 148 26
5 2Z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 140 34
6 3J Jonathon Hall Harristown IL 124 50
7 41 Fredie Thomas Macon IL 120 54
8 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 96 78
9 14D Dalton Mannin Longview IL 92 82
10 B26 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound IL 90 84



Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 13 Brady Reed Decatur IL 178 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 160 18
3 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 154 24
4 39M Marty Sullivan Decatur IL 146 32
5 69M Michael Abbott Taylorville IL 122 56
6 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 116 62
7 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 110 68
8 14J Chris Wright Vandalia IL 100 78
9 04 Steve Stine Stonington IL 90 88
10 98 Ken Reed Decatur IL 76 102
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