No Rain on Shriner’s Parade at Macon Speedway!

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By Brett Zerfowski

(Macon, IL) Eight days after the 8th Annual Dana Godfrey Memorial suffered from rain, a new race event was launched featuring the exciting racing action of the Macon Speedway UMP Late Models and the Shriners. Mostly known with the small funny-looking cars during parades, the Shriners are also known for their charitable work with young children with the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals, of which there are 22 spread across the United States and Canada.

The inaugural “Shrine 50” saw exciting and close racing throughout the 50 laps. Between laps 4 and 31, the racing stayed under green flag conditions and allowed leader and front row outside driver Richie Hedrick the chance to bolster his lead to nearly a half-a-lap over the second place driver, John Beck. With the action tight in spots 2-through-6, a third place Roger Brickler ran the high side a little too high and smacked into the wall to lose his spot and then spin into the fourth turn wall to cause the caution to fly.

The action stayed close but Hedrick would not be harassed any further and would go on for his second feature of 2010 (his first came during the season’s second week). John Beck finished second, Kerby Damery and Rick Standridge finished third and fourth, respectively.

Jeremy Nichols made it two in-a-row in the UMP Modifieds and four overall in the 2010 season defeating Dave Crawley, Jr. and Aaron Burcham, both contested for the lead early in the 20-lap feature event. Mark Tullis, who also battled for the top spot, finished fifth behind Randy Huffman.

Mike Pickering won his fourth feature of the year as he held off Mike Pundt, Jr. on the bottom side of the track, which was Pundt’s strong line during the heat race. Pickering led all 12 laps in the A-Main feature.

Michael Webb won in the Pro Hornets and Jerad Matherly won his second Amateur Hornet feature of the year.

Macon Speedway would like to thank the Shriners, All Service Contracting, Bodine Services and all the fans who helped support the event as all proceeds benefited the Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

As the season moves into September, the Street Stocks will take the top billing with their 4th Annual Illinois Street Stock Championship race on September 4th. Pro and Amateur Hornet features that were washed out on August 20th will be made up that night.

Late Model Shrine 50 Feature
1 Richie Hedrick Urbana , Il 50.00
2 John Beck Springfield , Il 48.00
3 Kerby Damery Macon , Il 46.00
4 Rick Standridge Collinsville , Il 44.00
5 Chris Dick Deland , Il 42.00
6 Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 40.00
7 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, Il 38.00
8 Steve Lance Jr. Cuba , Il 36.00
9 Dick Taylor Riverton , Il 34.00
10 Joseph Hughes Springfield , Il 32.00

Modifieds
1 Jeremy Nichols , Il 50.00
2 David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 Aaron Burcham Decatur , Il 46.00
4 Mark Tullis Macon , Il 44.00
5 Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 42.00
6 Guy Taylor - 40.00
7 Darcey Wey Heyworth , Il 38.00
8 Danny Smith Argenta , Il 36.00
9 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 34.00
10 Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 32.00

Street Stock Feature
1 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 50.00
2 Michael Pundt Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 Troy Dodson Cerro Gordo, Il 46.00
4 Blake Shelley Oakley , Il 44.00
5 Larry Russell Jr. Harristown , Il 42.00
6 Terry Miller Lincoln , Il 40.00
7 Greg Brewer Bement , Il 38.00
8 Justin Hill , Il 36.00
9 Bobby Beiler Decatur , Il 34.00
10 Kevin Crowder Argenta , Il 32.00

Pro Hornets
1 Michael Webb Decatur , Il 50.00
2 Sam Mccoy Decatur , Il 48.00
3 Cook Crawford - 46.00
4 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 44.00
5 Eric Wilson Downs , Il 42.00
6 Brett Embry Decatur , Il 40.00
7 Gary Justice Harristown , Il 38.00
8 Sam Mccoy Decatur , Il 36.00
9 Tony Reed Decatur , Il 34.00
10 Bruce Dulgar Decatur , Il 32.00

Amateur Hornets
1 Jerad Matherly Decatur , Il 50.00
2 Garrett Lewis Decatur , Il 48.00
3 James Grant Ii Springfield , Il 46.00
4 Michael Gossett - 44.00
5 Joseph Mcchristy Mt Zion, Il 42.00
6 Todd Grunden Decatur , Il 40.00
7 Fred Mifflin Mount Zion, Il 38.00
8 Jenny Clinton Dawson , Il 36.00
9 Brady Reed - 34.00
10 Gary Justice Harristown , Il 32.00
 




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