Macon IL Speedway Saturday Night Racing Preview

Macon Speedway

Open wheel racing fans in Central Illinois are excited for Macon Speedway’s event this coming Saturday, June 5, as the Non-Wing Sprint Cars appear for the first time in many years. The event, presented by J Smith and T Robertson, will also have five other divisions racing at the Macon, IL track.

The Non-Wing Sprint Cars will be the headline division, competing for the $1,500 top prize. The track typically hosts MOWA Winged Sprint Cars at least once a year but has not hosted a Non-Wing race in nearly two decades.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models are back this Saturday, for their first race since May 22. New Berlin, IL driver, Jose Parga, is atop the standings after a dominant start at the track, winning all four races. Colby Sheppard is second in points, scoring four top fives in as many starts. Donny Koehler, Ryan Miller, and Derek Smith complete the current top five.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modified have a familiar face at the top of their standings again this season, as defending champion Tommy Sheppard, Jr. leads with three feature wins in five races. Springfield, IL veteran, Guy Taylor, is second in points with one win, while Alan Crowder, Kyle Helmick, and Billy Knebel round out the top five. Zach Rhodes has also claimed a victory this season.

Watching the DIRTcar Pro Mods this season has been like watching a different division from one season ago. This year, the racing is highly entertaining and relatively caution free. Kevin Crowder, of Argenta, IL, leads the points by just ten over Kyle Helmick. The division has shown a lot of parity as five different drivers have found victory lane in five races including Crowder, Helmick, Jake Montgomery, Ryan Hamilton, and B.J. Deal.

Maroa, IL driver, Jaret Duff, leads the point standings in the Archers Alley Street Stock class over one of the toughest fields of drivers the track has to offer. Duff has not claimed a feature win quite yet but has some solid finishes to give him a six-point lead over veteran, Guy Taylor. Bobby Beiler, Nick Macklin, and Terry Reed complete the top five. The Street Stocks have a regular show this week to prepare for a $750 to win 30-lap Big Ten Series feature next Saturday, sponsored by Jayne Excavating & Welding.

Rounding out this Saturday’s action will be the DIRTcar Hornet division, which has been growing in numbers over the last couple of races. In fact, this past Saturday’s event saw the biggest turnout and the best race of the year. Allan Harris leads the points by 16 over Shelby Beiler, after claiming two wins so far. Following the duo are Billy Mason, Justin Coffey, and Zach Miller. The Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge, which was originally scheduled for this weekend will be held on Saturday, July 24 at Macon and Sunday, July 25 at Lincoln Speedway.

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 PM. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.maconracing.com.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
16PJosePargaNew BerlinIL2400
227ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL22218
364DonnyKoehlerMaconIL20436
411RyanMillerLincolnIL14694
514DerekSmithDecaturIL14298
625DakotaEwingWarrensburgIL140100
738JJakeLittleSpringfieldIL114126
832MCodyMaguireCarlinvilleIL112128
914JBradenJohnsonTaylorvilleIL102138
1034EricDoranClintonIL100140


BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
1T6TommySheppardNew BerlinIL2960
277GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL25244
387CAlanCrowderElwinIL23264
427XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL22472
552BillyKnebelPocahontasIL194102
64MClintMartinRamseyIL166130
778MaxxEmersonTaylorvilleIL162134
827DaltonEwingDecaturIL158138
94GJohnGoveiaRivertonIL154142
1011ZachRhodesTaylorvilleIL152144


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
115CKevinCrowderArgentaIL2720
227XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL26210
321.5JakeMontgomeryEast PeoriaIL26012
436NickJusticeDecaturIL26012
524GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL24824
614NNathanLynchHillsboroIL23240
752BillyKnebelPocahontasIL21854
83XJustinReynoldsHillsboroIL20468
910AdamRhoadesClintonIL19280
10116KevinRenchHillsboroIL18686


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
121JaretDuffMaroaIL2600
2X7GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL2546
329BobbyBeilerBlue MoundIL25010
416NickMacklinArgentaIL22832
511TerryReedCerro GordoIL21842
601JeremyNicholsLovingtonIL21644
7Z24ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL21248
853RJeffReed, JrBlue MoundIL21050
922XDarrellDickMonticelloIL21050
1023ZShawnZiemerBoodyIL158102


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
13HAllanHarrisChathamIL2920
2324ShelbyBeilerMaconIL27616
3357BillyMasonBrownstownIL26428
4J13JustinCoffeyStoningtonIL19894
59ZZacMillerLincolnIL152140
6187KoreyBaileyStoningtonIL144148
71CookCrawfordLincolnIL124168
8V91TylerVonbehrenWeldonIL124168
944BillBassoAthensIL108184
1026AMichaelMcKaySpringfieldIL102190

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