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    Macon Speedway Results – 7/4/20

    Macon Speedway Celebrates America & Checkered Flags
    By BZ

    (Macon, IL) Fireworks lit up the sky in Macon, Illinois on Saturday night and on the ground, mud and dirt were flying as 116 race cars thrilled a packed house at the World’s Fastest 1/5th mile dirt oval. On America’s birthday, it was hot, humid and full of amazing finishes with its special 40-lap double features for the Pro Late Models and the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds as part of the 95Q & Dynagraphics Firecracker 40s.

    Jose Parga took the checkered flag in the Pro Late Models 40-lapper. The driver from New Berlin came on strong as the race reached its midpoint as racing teammate Dakota Ewing controlled the race from the beginning. Jake Little battled from the bottom but was unable to wrestle the lead away. With five laps remaining, Parga soared to the top and snatched the lead away and found victory lane. Cody Maguire, who finished fourth, started last after having a broken car during the heat race and charged to the front.

    A caution-plagued BillingsleyRewards.com Modified feature saw Kenny Wallace, NASCAR driver and Macon Speedway co-owner, come to victory lane. Trusting the bottom of the track, Wallace took the lead from Guy Taylor midway through the race. With Wallace in the lead, Rick Conoyer gathered momentum and speed at the top of the track and would take the lead from Wallace on lap 33. With the laps closing in to the finish, Wallace rubbed against Conoyer’s tire and caused it to flatten and pull him from the race. Wallace finished ahead of the pack and announced an apology to Conoyer for the contact during the winner’s circle interview.

    Terry Reed got past Bobby Beiler to finish off a checkered flag in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock division. Beiler was showing signs of difficulty with the racecar as his front left wheel would not turn normally and it slowed him down and Reed got through with the pass at the end of the race as the white flag was waving.

    An exciting and unexpected finish awaited the winner of the Pro Modified class. Kevin Crowder and Billy Knebel started the 20 cars to the green and stayed close through the laps. Contact would often happen between the two cars and it would lead to both not being able to finish the race from the front two spots in the lineup. The lead would be surrendered by both to the third place driver, Ryan Hamilton from Indianapolis, Indiana. But Hamilton would fall victim to a flat tire and need to come off the track. The lead would then go to Kyle Helmick, a second-year driver from Smithton. Helmick, who finished in the top 10 during his freshman year on the circuit, would pull away for his first feature win in a young and promising career.

    Macon Speedway welcomed the Midgets to the fun of July 4th. Normally, the Midgets would be at the track while associated with the POWRi Racing Series but on this occasion, they were not part of a sanctioning body and just raced for the sake of racing. And Jake Neuman, a regular to Macon Speedway when the POWRi series does come to town, rushed to the top of the track and led for all 25 laps despite constant challenges from fellow front row starter Mitchell Davis.

    The evening and the holiday was capped off with a 10-lap Hornet feature with veteran Joe Reed coming out with the victory. Reed, quick on the track, pulled ahead of Erik VanApeldoorn and Billy Mason for the lead and would enjoy the speed to lead him to victory.

    Action was halted after the third feature with three remaining so fans could be delighted with a fireworks display that many have unfortunately missed this summer due to cancellations of summer activities due to COVID-19. With the last two weeks of the season taken away by rain, the second night of Macon Speedway stock car racing was very much a welcome addition to a long lost summer. Macon Speedway continues its schedule next Saturday night with another 40-lap feature event, this time for the Sportsman division, as the Fireman’s Ball & First Responders Night will be at the track. Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Sportsman, Archer’s Alley Street Stocks, Micro Sprints and Hornets will be part of the action.

    Macon SpeedwayB Modifieds

    A Feature 1

    15 laps | 00:25:59.292

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 4 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X
    2 8 Timmy Boldrey Saint Marie, IL 5
    3 18 Jeff Wallace Decatur, IL 25
    4 17 Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B
    5 10 Clint Martin Ramsey, IL 54
    6 7 Kevin Rench Hillsboro, IL 116
    7 (DNF) 9 Johnny Nethery Palestine, IL 40J
    8 (DNF) 3 Ryan Hamilton Indianapolis, IN 58R
    9 (DNF) 6 Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27
    10 (DNF) 2 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C
    11 (DNF) 1 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52
    12 (DNF) 5 Anthony Tucker Charleston, IL 55
    13 (DNF) 12 J D Evans Mattoon, IL 59
    14 (DNF) 14 Maxx Emerson Taylorville, IL 78
    15 (DNF) 11 Talen Beard Highland, IL 21T
    16 (DNF) 19 Tom Davidson Springfield, IL 35
    17 (DNF) 16 Scott Dunlap Oblong, IL 79
    18 (DNF) 20 Tim Riech Petersburg, IL 55T
    19 (DNF) 15 Adam Webb Decatur, IL 40
    20 (DNF) 13 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL 43

    Heat 1

    8 laps | 00:03:44.662

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 3 Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15C
    2 5 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X
    3 2 Kevin Rench Hillsboro, IL 116
    4 4 J D Evans Mattoon, IL 59
    5 1 Billy Justice Jr Cerro Gordo, IL 43
    6 6 Brian Burns Bethany, IL 7B
    DNS Tim Riech Petersburg, IL 55T

    Heat 2

    8 laps | 00:03:50.921

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 5 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52
    2 1 Dalton Ewing Decatur, IL 27
    3 3 Timmy Boldrey Saint Marie, IL 5
    4 2 Talen Beard Highland, IL 21T
    5 4 Maxx Emerson Taylorville, IL 78
    6 6 Jeff Wallace Decatur, IL 25
    7 7 Tom Davidson Springfield, IL 35

    Heat 3

    8 laps | 00:04:43.392

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Ryan Hamilton Indianapolis, IN 58R
    2 5 Anthony Tucker Charleston, IL 55
    3 3 Johnny Nethery Palestine, IL 40J
    4 6 Clint Martin Ramsey, IL 54
    5 4 Adam Webb Decatur, IL 40
    6 1 Scott Dunlap Oblong, IL 79

    Hornets

    A Feature 1

    15 laps | 00:00:00

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 1 Joe Reed Decatur, IL K9
    2 3 Billy Mason Brownstown, IL 357
    3 2 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL E77
    4 6 Bill Basso Athens, IL 44
    5 14 Ken Reed Decatur, IL 98
    6 5 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey, IL 41
    7 11 Casey Eskew Springfield, IL 20
    8 15 Alex Higgs Moweaqua, IL 35
    9 (DNF) 8 Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL 1
    10 (DNF) 7 Joshua Wright Danville, IL 22
    11 (DNF) 13 Markus Lahr Decatur, IL 29L
    12 (DNF) 9 Marty Sullivan Decatur, IL 39M
    13 (DNF) 10 Brady Reed Decatur, IL 32B
    14 (DNF) 12 Allan Harris Chatham, IL 3H
    15 (DNF) 4 Kodi Landholt Buffalo, IL 12K
    DNS Steven Gensler Mt.zion, IL 32G

    Heat 1

    6 laps | 00:00:00

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 3 Joe Reed Decatur, IL K9
    2 6 Brady Reed Decatur, IL 32B
    3 2 Bill Basso Athens, IL 44
    4 1 Marty Sullivan Decatur, IL 39M
    5 8 Joshua Wright Danville, IL 22
    6 4 Casey Eskew Springfield, IL 20
    7 5 Ken Reed Decatur, IL 98
    8 7 Alex Higgs Moweaqua, IL 35

    Heat 2

    6 laps | 00:00:00

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 6 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL E77
    2 5 Billy Mason Brownstown, IL 357
    3 1 Jaekob Durbin Ramsey, IL 41
    4 7 Kodi Landholt Buffalo, IL 12K
    5 8 Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL 1
    6 4 Allan Harris Chatham, IL 3H
    7 3 Markus Lahr Decatur, IL 29L
    DNS Steven Gensler Mt.zion, IL 32G

    Midgets

    A Feature 1

    25 laps | 00:17:11.337

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 1 Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 3N
    2 2 Mitchell Davis Auburn, IL 56D
    3 6 Terry Babb Decatur, IL 88
    4 8 Kyle Simon Covington, OH 23S
    5 13 Tyler Robbins Collinsville, IL 35
    6 10 Sean Robbins Collinsville, IL 53
    7 11 John Heitzman San Jose, IL 00
    8 9 Jacob Sollenberger Canton, IL 5
    9 14 Robert Nasty Cheyenne, WY 87
    10 4 Luke Howard Overland Park, KS 2H
    11 12 Will Armitage Athens, IL 51R
    12 (DNF) 5 Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN 2
    13 (DNF) 3 Austin O’Dell Rochester, IL 97
    14 (DNF) 7 Shelby Bosie Sherman, IL 3B

    Heat 1

    8 laps | 00:03:26.851

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 1 Mitchell Davis Auburn, IL 56D
    2 3 Austin O’Dell Rochester, IL 97
    3 5 Luke Howard Overland Park, KS 2H
    4 7 Terry Babb Decatur, IL 88
    5 6 Jacob Sollenberger Canton, IL 5
    6 4 John Heitzman San Jose, IL 00
    7 2 Will Armitage Athens, IL 51R

    Heat 2

    8 laps | 00:07:56.922

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 3N
    2 1 Shelby Bosie Sherman, IL 3B
    3 5 Landon Simon Indianapolis, IN 2
    4 4 Kyle Simon Covington, OH 23S
    5 3 Sean Robbins Collinsville, IL 53
    6 (DNF) 7 Tyler Robbins Collinsville, IL 35
    7 (DNF) 6 Robert Nasty Cheyenne, WY 87

    Pro Late Model

    A Feature 1

    20 laps | 00:23:53.162

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 4 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P
    2 1 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg, IL 25
    3 3 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J
    4 16 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M
    5 10 Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL 44
    6 2 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10
    7 5 Devin McLean Mt Vernon, IL 33
    8 8 Colby Sheppard Williamsville, IL 27
    9 11 JR Wiltermood Windsor, IL 93J
    10 15 Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon, IL 45
    11 13 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B
    12 9 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B
    13 (DNF) 7 Tony Harter Sherman, IL 54
    14 (DNF) 14 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12
    15 (DNF) 6 Kyle Cooper Wheatfield, IN 24
    16 (DNF) 12 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B

    Heat 1

    8 laps | 00:10:01.124

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg, IL 25
    2 3 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J
    3 4 Devin McLean Mt Vernon, IL 33
    4 6 Tony Harter Sherman, IL 54
    5 5 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B
    6 8 JR Wiltermood Windsor, IL 93J
    7 7 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B
    8 (DNF) 1 Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon, IL 45

    Heat 2

    8 laps | 00:05:46.690

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10
    2 4 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P
    3 7 Kyle Cooper Wheatfield, IN 24
    4 8 Colby Sheppard Williamsville, IL 27
    5 3 Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL 44
    6 5 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B
    7 6 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12
    8 1 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M

    Qualifying 1

    00:00:22.826

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
    1 4 Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon, IL 45 11.159
    2 1 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg, IL 25 11.191
    3 5 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J 11.455
    4 7 Devin McLean Mt Vernon, IL 33 11.502
    5 6 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B 11.568
    6 8 Tony Harter Sherman, IL 54 11.688
    7 2 Brady Lynch Hillsboro, IL 14B 11.696
    8 3 JR Wiltermood Windsor, IL 93J 11.741

    Qualifying 2

    00:00:23.074

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
    1 5 Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 32M 11.445
    2 8 Blake Damery Blue Mound, IL 10 11.459
    3 1 Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL 44 11.528
    4 3 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P 11.566
    5 7 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B 11.669
    6 4 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12 11.686
    7 6 Kyle Cooper Wheatfield, IN 24 11.710
    8 2 Colby Sheppard Williamsville, IL 27 12.186

    Street Stocks

    A Feature 1

    15 laps | 00:16:40.450

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 3 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL T5
    2 1 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26
    3 5 Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL 2Z
    4 4 Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound, IL 53R
    5 6 Darrell Dick Monticello, IL 22
    6 11 Jaret Duff Maroa, IL 21
    7 2 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville, IL 67R
    8 9 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4
    9 7 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur, IL 08
    10 15 Jeremy Madsen Pawnee, IL 44J
    11 8 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur, IL 80
    12 (DNF) 13 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL X7
    13 (DNF) 19 Matthew Yaden Monticello, IL 19
    14 (DNF) 17 Dean Holt Decatur, IL 12
    15 (DNF) 10 Anton Loskot NOKOMIS, IL 67
    16 (DNF) 18 Carter Dart Springfield, IL D7
    17 (DNF) 16 Shawn Ziemer Boody, IL 23Z
    18 (DNF) 12 Jonathon Hall Harristown, IL 3J
    19 (DNF) 14 Tony Reed Blue Mound, IL 1R
    DNS John Bright Jr Long Creek, IL 808

    B Feature 1

    10 laps | 00:10:33.136

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 7 Shawn Ziemer Boody, IL 23Z
    2 4 Dean Holt Decatur, IL 12
    3 2 Carter Dart Springfield, IL D7
    4 6 Matthew Yaden Monticello, IL 19
    5 9 John Bright Jr Long Creek, IL 808
    6 (DNF) 1 Ryan Blakenship Harristown, IL 13
    7 (DNF) 8 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, IL 4M
    DNS John Lewis Cerro Gordo, IL 44
    DNS Dustin Reed Decatur, IL 21R

    Heat 1

    8 laps | 00:04:42

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 8 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26
    2 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL T5
    3 3 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4
    4 6 Anton Loskot NOKOMIS, IL 67
    5 4 Tony Reed Blue Mound, IL 1R
    6 2 Ryan Blakenship Harristown, IL 13
    7 1 John Lewis Cerro Gordo, IL 44
    8 (DNF) 7 Shawn Ziemer Boody, IL 23Z

    Heat 2

    8 laps | 00:05:38

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 1 Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound, IL 53R
    2 2 Darrell Dick Monticello, IL 22
    3 7 Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL 2Z
    4 5 Jonathon Hall Harristown, IL 3J
    5 6 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL X7
    6 4 Carter Dart Springfield, IL D7
    7 (DNF) 3 Matthew Yaden Monticello, IL 19
    DNS John Bright Jr Long Creek, IL 808

    Heat 3

    8 laps | 00:03:30

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 7 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville, IL 67R
    2 2 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur, IL 08
    3 4 Brian Dasenbrock Jr Decatur, IL 80
    4 6 Jaret Duff Maroa, IL 21
    5 3 Jeremy Madsen Pawnee, IL 44J
    6 5 Dustin Reed Decatur, IL 21R
    7 8 Dean Holt Decatur, IL 12
    8 1 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, IL 4M

    UMP Modifieds

    A Feature 1

    20 laps | 00:34:37.307

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 6 Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO 36
    2 13 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52
    3 2 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL 77
    4 17 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54
    5 4 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
    6 1 Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 11D
    7 12 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt, IL 18
    8 14 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X
    9 19 Zack Bunning Decatur, IL 111
    10 11 Al Crawley Decatur, IL 37
    11 20 Jeff Graham Stonington, IL 71
    12 9 Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL 19C
    13 (DNF) 3 Zeke McKenzie Claypool, IN 24
    14 (DNF) 10 Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO 14
    15 (DNF) 15 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517
    16 (DNF) 16 Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL 777
    17 (DNF) 8 Jeff Ray Springfield, IL 78
    18 (DNF) 18 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J
    19 (DNF) 5 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28
    20 (DNF) 7 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL T6

    B Feature 1

    10 laps | 00:08:23.161

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL 777
    2 1 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54
    3 7 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J
    4 5 Zack Bunning Decatur, IL 111
    5 4 Jeff Graham Stonington, IL 71
    6 3 Clark Robertson Shelbyville, IL 35
    7 6 Ryan Hamilton Indianapolis, IN 58R
    8 9 Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 12L
    9 (DNF) 10 Tristain Loveless Gillespie, IL 69
    DNS William Jackson Vandalia, IL 95
    DNS Jason Scrimpsher Decatur, IL 13

    Heat 1

    8 laps | 00:04:26.088

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 2 Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 11D
    2 1 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
    3 4 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL T6
    4 3 Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO 14
    5 8 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52
    6 7 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54
    7 6 Jeff Graham Stonington, IL 71
    8 5 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J
    9 9 Tristain Loveless Gillespie, IL 69

    Heat 2

    8 laps | 00:10:32.745

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 4 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL 77
    2 3 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28
    3 2 Jeff Ray Springfield, IL 78
    4 5 Al Crawley Decatur, IL 37
    5 7 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X
    6 1 Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL 777
    7 6 Zack Bunning Decatur, IL 111
    8 (DNF) 9 Jason Scrimpsher Decatur, IL 13
    9 (DNF) 8 William Jackson Vandalia, IL 95

    Heat 3: Lineup

    8 laps | 00:03:14.880

    Start Driver Hometown Car
    1 Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO 36
    2 Zeke McKenzie Claypool, IN 24
    3 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517
    4 Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL 19C
    5 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt, IL 18
    6 Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 12L
    7 Clark Robertson Shelbyville, IL 35
    8 Ryan Hamilton Indianapolis, IN 58R

    Qualifying 1

    00:00:25

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
    1 2 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z 11.972
    2 7 Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 11D 11.975
    3 5 Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO 14 12.206
    4 3 Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL T6 12.243
    5 8 Jake Little Springfield, IL 38J 12.276
    6 9 Jeff Graham Stonington, IL 71 12.363
    7 4 Shaun Horstmann Highland, IL 54 12.602
    8 1 Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 52 12.689
    9 6 Tristain Loveless Gillespie, IL 69 13.798

    Qualifying 2

    00:00:26

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
    1 6 Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL 777 12.022
    2 2 Jeff Ray Springfield, IL 78 12.368
    3 3 Rodney Standerfer Summerfield, IL 28 12.417
    4 7 Guy Taylor Springfield, IL 77 12.535
    5 5 Al Crawley Decatur, IL 37 12.587
    6 9 Zack Bunning Decatur, IL 111 12.635
    7 1 Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 27X 12.971
    8 8 William Jackson Vandalia, IL 95 14.540
    DNS Jason Scrimpsher Decatur, IL 13 14.540

    Qualifying 3

    00:00:25

    Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
    1 7 Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO 36 12.035
    2 2 Zeke McKenzie Claypool, IN 24 12.196
    3 4 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517 12.290
    4 6 Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL 19C 12.426
    5 1 Jarrett Stryker Millstadt, IL 18 12.506
    6 3 Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 12L 12.507
    7 5 Clark Robertson Shelbyville, IL 35 12.598
    8 8 Ryan Hamilton Indianapolis, IN 58R 12.651
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