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Ryan Little takes Big Ten Late Model win at Macon!

Macon SpeedwayLittle takes Big Ten Series late model win in Macon Speedway opener

By John Supinie – MACON – Ryan Little had more than a pain in the neck, but he held on to win the Midwest Big Ten Series late model victory at Macon Speedway Saturday. Little, of Pleasant Plains, held off Steve Sheppard Jr., for the win after Little suffered an injury the previous night.

“I almost didn’t come because I hurt my neck last night in Jacksonville,’’ Little said.

Sheppard, of New Berlin, won the first Big Ten race in Jacksonville Friday and nearly stole the victory when Little bobbled late in the 30-lap feature event. Mat Taylor of Springfield finished third.

The local stars are also getting their equipment ready to take a run at the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on May 1 at Macon Speedway. The national touring series makes its first trip to the high-banked fifth-mile track. The race pays $12,000 to win.

Cory Daugherty of Blue Mound took the win in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds. Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville finished first in the Sportsman race.

Greg Osman of Macon grabbed the win in the Street Stock class. Jeremy Reed of Decatur claimed the win in Outlaw Hornets. Garrett Lewis of Decatur won Stock Hornets, and Ethan Schnapp of Springfield won the first B-mod race.

Macon Speedway hosts UMP late models on April 12 plus the Midwest Big Ten Series for street stocks in a full program of weekly racing. Pits open at 4 p.m. with gates open at 5 and racing at 7.

April 12, 2014

UMP Late Model – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 38L    Ryan Little    Springfield , Il
2 1 5S    Steve Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
3 10 24    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
4 4 27K    Greg Kimmons     , Il
5 7 38J    Jake Little    Springfield , Il
6 6 82    Roger Brickler    Springfield , Il
7 11 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
8 16 22K    Ken Vandorn    New Berlin, Il
9 9 27    Jeff Beyers    Pana , Il DNF
10 5 7H    Joseph Hughes    Springfield , Il DNF
11 12 36    Andrew Barnes     – DNF
12 8 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il DNF
13 14 14    Braden Johnson     – DNF
14 3 91X    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il DNF
15 13 49    Steve Leach    Staunton , Il DNF
16 15 4T    Dick Taylor    Springfield , Il DNS

UMP Late Model – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 38L    Ryan Little    Springfield , Il
2 1 27K    Greg Kimmons     , Il
3 3 82    Roger Brickler    Springfield , Il
4 4 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il
5 6 24    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
6 5 36    Andrew Barnes     –
7 8 14    Braden Johnson     –
8 7 22K    Ken Vandorn    New Berlin, Il

UMP Late Model – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 5 5S    Steve Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
2 1 91X    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il
3 2 7H    Joseph Hughes    Springfield , Il
4 3 38J    Jake Little    Springfield , Il
5 4 27    Jeff Beyers    Pana , Il
6 6 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
7 7 49    Steve Leach    Staunton , Il DNF
8 8 4T    Dick Taylor    Springfield , Il DNF

UMP Late Model – Qualifying
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 91X    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il
2 16 27K    Greg Kimmons     , Il
3 7 7H    Joseph Hughes    Springfield , Il
4 1 38L    Ryan Little    Springfield , Il
5 10 38J    Jake Little    Springfield , Il
6 15 82    Roger Brickler    Springfield , Il
7 12 27    Jeff Beyers    Pana , Il
8 6 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il
9 9 5S    Steve Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
10 11 36    Andrew Barnes     –
11 8 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
12 3 24    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
13 13 49    Steve Leach    Staunton , Il
14 4 22K    Ken Vandorn    New Berlin, Il
15 14 4T    Dick Taylor    Springfield , Il
16 5 14    Braden Johnson     –

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 96    Cory Daugherty    Blue Mound, Il
2 1 7S    Ethan Schnapp    Springfield , Il
3 4 77T    Guy Taylor    Springfield , Il
4 8 0    Steve Ewing    Decatur , Il
5 5 D98    Danny Smith    Argenta , Il
6 10 35    Clark Robertson    Shelbyville , Il
7 6 84    Jeff Ray     –
8 12 71    Jeff Graham    Stonington , Il
9 9 9C    Russ Coultas    Bluffs , Il DNF
10 11 1    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il DNF
11 7 X    Zack Bunning    Decatur , Il DNF
12 3 17H    Rick Hamilton    Decatur , Il DNF
13 13 37    David Crawley Jr.    Decatur , Il DNF

UMP Modified – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 96    Cory Daugherty    Blue Mound, Il
2 3 77T    Guy Taylor    Springfield , Il
3 2 84    Jeff Ray     –
4 6 X    Zack Bunning    Decatur , Il
5 4 35    Clark Robertson    Shelbyville , Il
6 5 71    Jeff Graham    Stonington , Il

UMP Modified – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 7S    Ethan Schnapp    Springfield , Il
2 3 17H    Rick Hamilton    Decatur , Il
3 6 D98    Danny Smith    Argenta , Il
4 4 0    Steve Ewing    Decatur , Il
5 7 9C    Russ Coultas    Bluffs , Il
6 5 1    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il DNS
7 1 37    David Crawley Jr.    Decatur , Il DNS

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 J24    Jeremy Nichols    Shelbyville , Il
2 1 16    Nick Macklin    Argenta , Il
3 6 V8    James Farley Iii    Springfield , Il
4 9 10    Zach Rhodes     –
5 10 72    Tom Graham    Stonington , Il
6 8 X    Bob Sidener    Springfield , Il
7 3 B99    Tim Bedinger    Taylorville , Il DNF
8 7 125    Dennis Vandermeersch    Springfield , Il DNF
9 4 57N    Doug Nevill     – DNF
10 5 41    Scott Landers    Taylorville , Il DNF

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 3B    Greg Osman    Macon , Il
2 2 26    Kyle Waters    Oreana , Il
3 1 16    Gene Reed    Blue Mound, Il
4 6 B26    Bobby Beiler    Blue Mound, Il
5 4 61    Terry Reed    Decatur , Il
6 5 22    Darrell Dick     –
7 7 8    Brian Dasenbrock    Decatur , Il
8 12 45    Luke Force    Argenta , Il
9 15 51    Jeremiah Hoadley     –
10 10 19E    Bobby Eskew    Lake Fork, Il
11 13 21R    Dustin Reed    Decatur , Il
12 11 56Z    Zach Perryman    Decatur , Il DNF
13 8 7J    Lance Johnson    Kenney , Il DNF
14 16 17    Ronnie Burns    Cerro Gordo, Il DNF
15 14 OO    Roy Magee Ii    Springfield , Il DNF
16 18 20    Steve Ewing    Decatur , Il DNS
17 9 57R    Thomas Riech    Springfield , Il DNS
18 17 63    Dave Foster    Lovington , Il DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 23S    Garrett Lewis    Decatur , Il
2 4 66    Mike Mc Christy    Mt. Zion, Il
3 7 39    Marty Sullivan    Decatur , Il
4 10 12    Dean Holt    Mt. Zion, Il
5 5 98    Kenneth Reed    Decatur , Il
6 11 98T    Quintin Tippitt     –
7 8 55    Josh Bright     –
8 9 96L    Pat Arthur     –
9 2 4    Matthew Reed    Blue Mound, Il DNF
10 3 15    Garth Luka    Blue Mound, Il DNS
11 6 43    Billy Justice, Jr.     – DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 33    Jeremy Reed    Decatur , Il
2 5 11J    Dillon Justice    Harristown , Il
3 3 J4    Jerad Matherly    Decatur , Il
4 4 7    John Bright Jr    Decatur , Il
5 7 205    Michael Gossett    Decatur , Il
6 10 G6    Thad Gee    Bloomington , Il
7 6 59    Tharen Reno    Springfield , Il
8 8 4    Steven Stine    Stonington , Il
9 2 21E    Mike Eskew    Williamsville , Il
10 11 89C    Vernon Carlow    Springfield , Il DNS
11 9 20    Phillip Allen    Decatur , Il DNS

UMP B Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 7S    Ethan Schnapp    Springfield , Il
2 2 1    Josh Robb    Blue Mound, Il
3 3 11    Terry Reed    Decatur , Il DNF
4 4 36    Nick Justice    Harristown , Il DNS

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