Busy Night Planned for Saturday 1st Responders Night Action at Macon Speedway

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Macon Speedway will have plenty of different entertainment options going on this coming Saturday, July 24. Six divisions will be racing on Weddle Performance Engines 1st Responder Night with the Sportsman Topless 40 and Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge at the top of the list of specials. Spectator drags will be held at intermission and the night will be run in memory of Chris Oberheim.

One of the two special races on the night will be the Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman Topless 40. The class will run the annual race without the roof for extra laps and payout. Jim Farley, III leads the standings by six over Scott Landers while Rick Roedel is within striking distance in third. Roy Magee and Brandon Dick complete the top five in standings.

The second of Saturday’s special events will be the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge. The race will pay $500 to win and $50 to start, which is about five times the amount the division normally races for. It will be the first of two big races for the Hornets this weekend as they will race part two of the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge on Sunday at Lincoln. At Macon, Allan Harris, of Chatham, IL leads the points by 56 over Billy Mason. 

The Colby Sheppard led Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model division, Guy Taylor led BillingsleyRewards.com Modified class, Kyle Helmick led DIRTcar Pro Mod division, and Guy Taylor led Archers Alley Street Stock classes will also be in action.

Any first responders who attend will receive free grandstand admission to the race if they are able to show ID proof. Chris Oberheim, the Champaign officer who lost his life in the line of duty, will also be honored with the racing run in his memory. Rounding out the festivities will be the Spectator Drags at intermission.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00 PM. 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:

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
127ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL4940
264DonnyKoehlerMaconIL40886
36PJosePargaNew BerlinIL382112
411RyanMillerLincolnIL368126
514JBradenJohnsonTaylorvilleIL342152
614DerekSmithDecaturIL324170
733BStormBeilerDecaturIL276218
825DakotaEwingWarrensburgIL272222
912TimmyDickMonticelloIL200294
1038JJakeLittleSpringfieldIL182312


BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
177GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL5300
227XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL48050
3T6TommySheppardNew BerlinIL45674
487CAlanCrowderElwinIL44288
552BillyKnebelPocahontasIL43298
678MaxxEmersonTaylorvilleIL350180
74GJohnGoveiaRivertonIL308222
827DaltonEwingDecaturIL288242
924ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL284246
1011ZachRhodesTaylorvilleIL262268


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
127XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL5520
236NickJusticeDecaturIL50844
352BillyKnebelPocahontasIL50844
415CKevinCrowderArgentaIL49854
514NNathanLynchHillsboroIL48666
624GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL47676
721.5JakeMontgomeryEast PeoriaIL428124
83XJustinReynoldsHillsboroIL424128
910AdamRhoadesClintonIL342210
10116KevinRenchHillsboroIL316236


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
184LJimFarley IIISpringfieldIL3340
241ScottLandersTaylorvilleIL3286
311RickRoedelShelbyvilleIL32410
411RoyMageeSpringfieldIL24886
542BrandonDickDecaturIL228106
625DennisVander MeerschSpringfieldIL204130
701JeremyNicholsLovingtonIL176158
84MattReedDecaturIL172162
987WesO’DellSpringfieldIL168166
1012MTerryMyersBuffaloIL154180


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
1X7GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL5160
221JaretDuffMaroaIL48828
3Z24ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL46650
429BobbyBeilerBlue MoundIL45264
522DarrellDickMonticelloIL44274
616NickMacklinArgentaIL43680
701JeremyNicholsLovingtonIL390126
853RJeffReed, JrBlue MoundIL328188
908BrianDasenbrockDecaturIL328188
1011TerryReedCerro GordoIL322194


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
13HAllanHarrisChathamIL5020
2357BillyMasonBrownstownIL44656
3324ShelbyBeilerMaconIL43270
4J13JustinCoffeyStoningtonIL380122
5187KoreyBaileyStoningtonIL342160
644BillBassoAthensIL306196
726AMichaelMcKaySpringfieldIL260242
89ZZacMillerLincolnIL254248
964CKCookCrawfordLincolnIL206296
109BBrandonMillerBroadwellIL200302

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