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Crawley Brings the Energy

Macon SpeedwayBy Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) Macon Speedway welcomed Touchstone Energy to the 1/5th mile dirt track Saturday for an evening of exciting night of stock car racing. They have sponsored the Sportsman division each of the last three seasons.

Dave Crawley, Jr. won the topless 40 feature last week in the Touchstone Energy Sportsman class and returned for another night of racing, once again finding victory lane. Crawley took off from the first green lap and led the full 15 laps en route to his second feature of 2011. The real race became the battle for second as Nick Macklin, the current points leader, overtook Dennis Vandermeersch for the spot late in the race. The top three drivers received bonus bucks from Touchstone Energy, including $100 for the winner (Crawley) and $50 each for the second and third place cars (Macklin and Vandermeersch). Scott Landers of Taylorville was fourth and Danny Smith of Argenta was fifth.

Crawley almost won his second feature of the night in the Billingsley Towing Modified division but settled for third behind Jeremy Nichols and Guy Taylor. The bottom groove was the lone groove for this feature but Crawley tried to make things interesting by using the top side. He was unable to run to success as he nearly struck the wall, slowing him down, allowing Taylor to grab second. Nichols led all 20 laps, getting his third feature of the year. Cody Bauman of Eureka took fourth with a great run and Aaron Burcham snatched fifth.

Brian Diveley won the Chevrolet Late Model feature for the second time this season. Running away with the feature, which ran with no cautions for 25 laps, Diveley was untouchable by the field. He weaved his way through the lapped traffic. Former Herald & Review 100 champion Rick Standridge had a second place finish, his best of the year. Rodney Standerfer and John Beck finished third and fourth with Jim Moon placing fifth in the A-Main.

Mike Pickering looks like the same unstoppable monster he was when he was winning track championships in the Street Stock division years ago. He took his third in-a-row for and the Russell Trucking trophy. Although he claims to not be running for points this season, he is making progress for a top ten. Bobby Beiler, who leads the points, was second. Gene Reed finished third with Nick Justice fourth and Mike Pundt, Jr. finishing fifth.

Adam Webb won his fifth Pro Hornet feature and cut into Heidi Hames’ points lead. Hames finished third with Jeremy Reed in second, and then Brett Embry in fourth also putting the defending points champion Fred Reed, Jr. in fifth.

Jerad Matherly was in victory lane for the second time this season. Derek Peters snuck into second place as he passed Brady Reed for third. Jimmy Goodrich was fourth and Kenneth Reed rounded out the top five.

The next program at Macon Speedway is the make-up of the rained out 31st Annual Herald & Review 100. Top UMP Chevrolet Late Model drivers will be on hand for the 100 laps of mayhem and madness. UMP Billingsley Towing Modifieds will also run Thursday night. That will lead to a night of open wheel racing and the make-up of the 2nd Annual Building Systems of Illinois Mini Sprint Nationals and POWRi Midgets next Saturday night.

UMP Late Model – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 50.00
2 4 12 Rick Standridge Collinsville , Il 48.00
3 3 28 Rodney Standerfer Germantown , Il 46.00
4 1 28B John Beck Springfield , Il 44.00
5 8 1 Jim Moon , Il 42.00
6 11 82 Roger Brickler Springfield , Il 40.00
7 5 24 Matt Taylor Springfield , Il 38.00
8 6 21 Kyle Logue Cisco , Il 36.00
9 7 27 Greg Kimmons Pleasant Plains, Il 34.00
10 9 16H Mike Hammerle St Charles, Mo 32.00
11 10 11K Terry Reed Decatur , Il 30.00
12 13 38J Jake Little Springfield , Il 28.00
13 12 24S Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 26.00
14 14 N59 Chad Evans Mattoon , Il 24.00

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 01 Jeremy Nichols , Il 50.00
2 7 77 Guy Taylor – 48.00
3 5 37 David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 46.00
4 1 4 Cody Bauman – 44.00
5 6 44 Aaron Burcham Decatur , Il 42.00
6 4 9 Danny Smith Argenta , Il 40.00
7 3 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 38.00
8 9 21D Darcey Wey Heyworth , Il 36.00
9 13 89 Norm Wood Sullivan , Il 34.00
10 10 X7 Larry Russell Jr. Harristown , Il 32.00
11 16 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 30.00
12 8 11M Michael Rauch Sullivan , Il 28.00
13 14 23 Andrew Barnes – 26.00
14 17 19 James Hankins Taylorville , Il 24.00
15 11 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 22.00
16 15 25 Jeffrey Wallace Decatur , Il 20.00
17 12 28 Joe Strawkas Buffalo , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 C25 David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 50.00
2 4 16 Nick Macklin – 48.00
3 1 23 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 3 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 44.00
5 9 D98 Danny Smith Argenta , Il 42.00
6 6 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 40.00
7 15 57 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 38.00
8 5 52 Bob Sidener Springfield , Il 36.00
9 12 53R Jeff Reed, Sr Blue Mound, Il 34.00
10 16 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 32.00
11 10 22J Tony Clinton Dawson , Il 30.00
12 20 8J Lance Johnson Kenney , Il 28.00
13 17 7JR Josh Bourland – 26.00
14 21 21 Troy Dodson Cerro Gordo, Il 24.00
15 18 B88 James Bedinger Taylorville , Il 22.00
16 8 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 20.00
17 14 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 18.00
18 7 14C Alan Crowder Elwin , Il 16.00
19 11 93 Ty Nation Taylorville , Il 14.00
20 13 4G Cody Wickline Assumption , Il 12.00
21 19 35 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 10.00

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 50.00
2 2 29 Bobby Beiler Decatur , Il 48.00
3 4 11 Gene Reed Shelbyville , Il 46.00
4 12 36 Nick Justice Harristown , Il 44.00
5 7 918 Michael Pundt Jr. Decatur , Il 42.00
6 8 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 40.00
7 3 33 Justin Hill Lovington , Il 38.00
8 9 52R Jeffery Reed Jr. Blue Mound, Il 36.00
9 10 23 Jason Hazlet Moweaqua , Il 34.00
10 6 F45 Jeramie Fowler Decatur , Il 32.00
11 13 G98 George Wilderman Decatur , Il 30.00
12 11 5 Rich Beiler – 28.00
13 5 30 Blake Shelly Oakley , Il 26.00

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur , Il 50.00
2 5 96 Derek Peters Pana , Il 48.00
3 2 33K Brady Reed – 46.00
4 8 0 Jimmy Goodrich – 44.00
5 7 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 42.00
6 6 M2 Chris Erwin Bement , Il 40.00
7 3 53 Jenny Clinton Dawson , Il 38.00
8 4 210 Michael Gossett – 36.00
9 9 13 John Bright Jr Decatur , Il 34.00
10 15 38R Kyle Maxwell Pana , Il 32.00
11 13 1F Fred Mifflin Mount Zion, Il 30.00
12 11 81 John Garner Taylorville , Il 28.00
13 16 41 Dawn Johnson – 26.00
14 10 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 24.00
15 12 12 Dean Holt Decatur , Il 22.00
16 14 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 0.00

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 50.00
2 4 33K Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 48.00
3 10 15 Heidi Hames Decatur , Il 46.00
4 1 210 Brett Embry Decatur , Il 44.00
5 3 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 42.00
6 11 34 Justunn Hilton Lovington , Il 40.00
7 5 M2 Matt Adkins , Il 38.00
8 6 7REED Tony Reed Decatur , Il 36.00
9 12 14X Steven Stine , Il 34.00
10 9 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 32.00
11 7 83 Bruce Dulgar Decatur , Il 30.00
12 8 52 Jonathan Drake Decatur , Il 28.00
13 14 38 Jeff Gill Shelbyville , Il 26.00
14 13 21X Bob Zilz Argenta , Il 24.00 DNS
15 15 41 Kevin Johnson Decatur , Il 22.00 DNS

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