Tim Hancock Sr., driving the 0 car, drives low on the track to outpace his competitors low at Macon Speedway.
(Macon, IL) After back-to-back weather cancellations, Macon Speedway is set to reopen the gates to fans and competitors this coming Saturday, June 29. On tap is the rescheduled 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40’s and Bud Light Ladies Night. Six divisions of racing will be joined by a Kids Gold Rush for those aged 11 and under. Admission for ladies will be just $5.
The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will have a Big 10 race, going 40-laps for extra prize money. The Pro Late division is led by Dakota Ewing, who has four wins and a 52 point lead in the standings. Donny Koehler, Jake Little, Blake Damery, and Colby Sheppard complete the top five. The Big Ten standings has Springfield, IL’s Jake Little on top after two events. Shawn Diggs, Cody Maguire, Colby Sheppard, and Brandon Eskew are in the top ten.
The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division will also be on track for 40 laps of action. The night is doubly special as the class runs minus the roof of the car for the only time during the season. It gives the fans a great look into the cockpit of the racecar, watching the drivers work their craft. New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads the standings and has claimed four feature wins. Alan Crowder has had a strong start to the season and is second in points, while Tim Hancock, Jared Thomas, and Zach Rhodes complete the top five.
Mount Olive, IL’s Tim Hancock leads the win in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified division, having claimed five feature wins already this season. Hancock is followed in the standings by Nick Justice, Rob Timmons, Tim Riech, and Roy Magee. The division has had strong fields of cars and good racing all season long.
Scott Landers leads the field of Sportsman into action on Saturday night, having three top fives in four features. That consistency gives him the advantage over Mitch Ringler, Tim Bedinger, Joel Irvin, and Terry Myers. Dennis Vandermeersch has won three of the four features but missed one night, relegating him to sixth in points.
Hammond, IL’s Gene Reed is on top of the Archers Alley Street Stock standings. Right behind him is his brother Terry, who has claimed three feature wins. Larry Russell, Jr., Jonathon Hall, and Darrell Dick complete the top five in points. The racing has been highly competitive in the class this season with a handful of drivers competing for wins on any given night.
Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Hornet class, coming off of their Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge from a couple weeks ago. Decatur, IL driver, Brady Reed, leads the points by 76 over Carter Dart. Billy Mason, Cook Crawford, and Marty Sullivan round out the top five.
At intermission, all kids 11 and under will be welcome to go trackside for the annual Kids Gold Rush. Hundreds of dollars of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters will be strewn about for kids to pick up.
Pit gates will open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults but ladies will get in for just $5 for Bud Light Ladies night.
It’s the start of a busy stretch for Macon Speedway, as officials prepare for the 39th annual Herald & Review 100 for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, coming to town on Thursday, July 4. The race extravaganza will have Super Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods plus holiday fireworks. Full info is online at maconracing.com.
About Macon Speedway: For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.
Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.