Second Night Of Macon IL Speedway Racing To Feature 7 Classes

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Macon Speedway officials are preparing for a busy night of action, Saturday, May 1st, with seven divisions racing. Off track, fans will enjoy $1 off a concession favorite, walking tacos, and kids will be treated to CEFCU Kids Club activities.

Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, leads the field of Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into Saturday night’s event. Parga has claimed wins at a number of tracks early this season, including the Macon Speedway opener two weeks ago. Teammate Dakota Ewing is second in points, while Jake Little, Cody Maguire, and Colby Sheppard round out the top five.

Many time Macon Speedway track champion, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., picked up where he left off last season, winning on opening night in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modified division. Guy Taylor comes into week #2 second in points, while Alan Crowder, Chad Evans, and Jarrett Stryker finish off the top five.

In the DIRTcar Pro Mods, Fairview Heights, IL driver Ryan Hamilton leads the standings after his $1k win on opening night. The teenage driver is followed by last year’s champion, Billy Knebel, Kyle Helmick, Kevin Crowder, and Nick Justice.

The Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman are back on schedule for this Saturday night as well. Jeremy Nichols, of Lovington, IL, won the Sportsman feature in his Street Stock on April 17 with Dennis Vander Meersch, Scott Landers, Jim Farley, III, and Rick Roedel in the top five.

In addition to his Sportsman point lead, Nichols also leads the Archers Alley Street Stock division standings, as he went two-for-two on opening night. Fellow Street Stock star, Terry Reed, is second in points with Guy Taylor, Darrell Dick, and Nick Macklin completing the top five.

Allan Harris won the DIRTcar Hornet feature on opening night at the track, giving the Chatham, IL driver the point lead coming into week two. Billy Mason, Shelby Beiler, Cook Crawford, and Bill Basso are in the top five.

Making their 2021 debut at the track will be the Micros By Bailey Chassis. In the two test and tune events at the speedway, the Micros had the biggest turnouts with drivers getting ready for the new season. This week’s event will be a great tuneup for the POWRi Midget and Micro special next Saturday night.

Pit gates open Saturday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
16PJosePargaNew BerlinIL600
225DakotaEwingWarrensburgIL582
338JJakeLittleSpringfieldIL564
432MCodyMaguireCarlinvilleIL546
527ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL528
664DonnyKoehlerMaconIL5010
77StevenReinacherPocahontasIL4812
814JBradenJohnsonTaylorvilleIL4614
914DerekSmithDecaturIL4416
1022ChrisDickDelandIL4218


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
1T6TommySheppardNew BerlinIL600
277GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL582
387CAlanCrowderElwinIL564
4N59ChadEvansMattoonIL546
518JarrettStrykerMillstadtIL528
61JNickJusticeDecaturIL5010
752BillyKnebelPocahontasIL4812
854ClintMartinRamseyIL4614
927DaltonEwingDecaturIL4416
1027XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL4218


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
158RRyanHamiltonFairview HeightsIL600
252BillyKnebelPocahontasIL582
327XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL564
415CKevinCrowderArgentaIL546
585NickJusticeDecaturIL528
614NNathanLynchHillsboroIL5010
721.5JakeMontgomeryEast PeoriaIL4812
843BillyJusticeCerro GordoIL4614
933JoshRobbMt.zionIL4416
107BBrianBurnsBethanyIL4218


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
101JeremyNicholsLovingtonIL600
225DennisVander MeerschSpringfieldIL582
341ScottLandersTaylorvilleIL564
484LJimFarley IIISpringfieldIL546
511RickRoedelShelbyvilleIL528
642BrandonDickDecaturIL5010
761StefanBedingerTaylorvilleIL4812
855TimRiechPetersburgIL1050
911RoyMageeSpringfieldIL1050
1012MTerryMyersBuffaloIL1050


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
101JeremyNicholsLovingtonIL600
2T5TerryReedCerro GordoIL582
3X7GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL564
422XDarrellDickMonticelloIL546
516NickMacklinArgentaIL528
621JaretDuffMaroaIL5010
714MeganErwinAtticaIN4812
84ZachClarkIlliopolisIL4614
908BrianDasenbrockDecaturIL4416
1021RDustinReedDecaturIL4218


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
13HAllanHarrisChathamIL600
2357BillyMasonBrownstownIL582
3324ShelbyBeilerMaconIL564
41CookCrawfordLincolnIL546
544BillBassoAthensIL528
613KyleKellerOakleyIL5010
766JoeMcChristyMt ZionIL4812
8XJessicaLoweSpringfieldIL4614

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