Macklin Qualifies for Mile on Touchstone Energy Night at Macon Speedway

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By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) A huge show for the Touchstone Energy Sportsman occurred on Saturday with the sponsor of the division in house to watch the near 30-car division run for a $500-to-win first-place prize. Argenta’s Nick Macklin, who has spent his recent time in Late Models, got back behind the Sportsman and dominated the 20-car field. Through early cautions, Macklin made his passes to the lead and started stretching it out over Rick Roedel, who drives a car sponsored by Touchstone Energy, and Dave Crawley, Jr. Multi-time feature winner this season Dennis Vandermeersch had problems with his car on the second lap and was forced into the infield.

Macklin would win the 20-lap race and qualify for the Springfield Mile Sportsman’s Nationals race during the Illinois State Fair. Along with him were Roedel, Crawley, Jr., and Norm Wood. Judy Cole of Remax of Springfield donated an additional $200 to the finisher of the dice roll, which was rolled a six by Macklin, and Ryan Blair got the money.

Joe Strawkus won his first feature race of 2010 after a disappointing start to the season. Strawkus, driver of the white 28 Modified, looked much like Late Model driver Dennis Erb, Jr., from Thursday’s Herald & Review 100, as he followed the low groove the entire race, leading all 20 laps and beating current points leader and defending champion Dave Crawley, Jr.

Another race for the POWRi Micro Sprints in the 2010 Summer of Fan 11-Race Summer Series took place at Macon Speedway Saturday with Paul Nienhiser of Chapin locking up the feature win after getting past Keith Garner and staying ahead of Bubba Altig.

There was another Wilson in victory lane in the Pro Hornets class. Jim Wilson had has the glory of the checkered flag for the previous two features but this time his son Eric would take the honors and claim his third feature of the 2010 season. In the Amateur Hornet feature, Garrett Lewis won his second feature event of the year.

After a span of four race nights in seven, Macon Speedway takes some time off to prepare for two Big Ten Series races, one for the Street Stocks and one for the Late Models. UMP Modifieds, Pro and Amateur Hornets will also be apart of the Christmas in July Toy Drive evening.

Modified Feature
1 1 28 Joe Strawkas Buffalo , Il 50.00
2 7 37 David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 3 9 Danny Smith Argenta , Il 46.00
4 5 T2 Mark Tullis Macon , Il 44.00
5 16 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 42.00
6 6 21D Darcey Wey Heyworth , Il 40.00
7 14 42 Katie Lord Chatham , Il 38.00
8 2 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 36.00
9 9 57 Danny Page Mount Zion, Il 34.00
10 10 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 32.00

Sportsman Feature
1 5 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 50.00
2 7 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 48.00
3 12 C25 David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 46.00
4 14 89 Norm Wood Sullivan , Il 44.00
5 6 87 Wes O'dell Springfield , Il 42.00
6 1 K14 Ryan Blair Edinburg , Il 40.00
7 16 22 Timmy Dick Monticello , Il 38.00
8 18 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 36.00
9 20 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 34.00 10 15 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 32.00

Street Stock Feature
1 1 30 Blake Shelley Oakley , Il 50.00
2 2 X7 Larry Russell Jr. Harristown , Il 48.00
3 3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta , Il 46.00
4 4 21 Troy Dodson Cerro Gordo, Il 44.00
5 6 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 42.00
6 7 36 Nick Justice Harristown , Il 40.00
7 8 11 Terry Reed Decatur , Il 38.00
8 5 9 Terry Miller Lincoln , Il 36.00
9 9 33 Justin Hill , Il 34.00
10 10 57R Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 32.00

Amateur Hornet Feature
1 5 73 Garrett Lewis Decatur , Il 50.00
2 17 52 Jonathan Drake Decatur , Il 48.00
3 12 38R Kyle Maxwell Pana , Il 46.00
4 4 50 Benjamin Mcchristy Mt.zion , Il 44.00
5 2 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 42.00
6 9 21 Joseph Mcchristy Mt Zion, Il 40.00
7 8 1F Fred Mifflin Mount Zion, Il 38.00
8 3 J4 Jerad Matherly Decatur , Il 36.00
9 7 111 Zack Bunning - 34.00
10 6 88 Brian Offer Springfield , Il 32.00

Pro Hornet Feature
1 1 46 Eric Wilson Downs , Il 50.00
2 5 46X Jeff Eller Decatur , Il 48.00
3 4 O Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 46.00
4 7 19 James Hankins Taylorville , Il 44.00
5 3 71 Todd Rush Pawnee , Il 42.00
6 9 7S Sam Mccoy Decatur , Il 40.00
7 8 7 Bruce Dulgar Decatur , Il 38.00
8 13 25 Jeffrey Krause Decatur , Il 36.00
9 14 F45 Jeramie Fowler Decatur , Il 34.00 10 15 83 Steven Dulgar Decatur , Il 32.00

Micro Feature
1 8 9 Paul Nienhiser Chapin , Il 0.00
2 4 A1 Gary Altig - 0.00
3 1 23G Keith Garner Maroa , Il 0.00
4 2 11S Lucas Sprague Clinton , Il 0.00
5 7 38 Evan Weyant Sherman , Il 0.00
6 5 25C Levi Curry - 0.00
7 11 96 Nathan Scharron - 0.00
8 9 11C Casey Swift Tonica , Il 0.00
9 12 2G Claude Grandfield Blue Mound, Il 0.00
10 13 14M Matt Daigh Taylorville , Il 0.00
 




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