Spectator Drags & 6 Divisions of Racing Set for Macon Speedway Saturday

Macon IL Speedway

One week removed from the 77th season opener, Macon Speedway, located in Macon, IL is ready to go for another action-packed night. If the opener is any indication, the 2022 season is going to be a good one as nearly 120 cars were pitside and the on-track action was intense. This Saturday’s event will feature Spectator Drags plus six divisions of action.

The evening’s special presentation will be at intermission when fans will get a chance to compete on track in the first edition of Spectator Drags this season. Macon Speedway officials are only accepting eight entries of those who would like to race their street legal vehicle on the racetrack in a bracket style tourney at intermission. There is no charge to compete. To enter, call the office at 217-764-3000.

Braden Johnson, of Taylorville, IL, leads the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models into week #2 after a win at last week’s opener. Last year’s champion, Colby Sheppard, finished a strong second in a competitive race which also saw Dakota Ewing and Dalton Ewing challenge for the win at different points.

The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds come into week #2 with Rick Conoyer, the veteran driver out of Wentzville, MO, leading the points after a feature win last week. Last year’s point runner-up, Alan Crowder, showed signs of strength late in the race but came up short. Rodney Standerfer, Jeremy Nichols, and others also looked good but had mechanical woes during the race, taking them out of contention.

The DIRTcar Pro Mods look as if they will be strong again in 2022, boasting a talented field on night number one. Will anyone be able to step up and challenge the talented veteran, Guy Taylor, who picked up the win on opening night? That’s the question.

The Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman class is back for a second night in a row to start the season. Veteran driver, Dennis Vandermeersch picked up the win on night number one and will be the one to beat anytime he is there. Rick Roedel and last year’s champion, Jim Farley, Jr. looked as if they’ll be tough as will Scott Landers once he dials in the new car.

51 Bistro, located in Macon, IL, stepped up to sponsor the Street Stock class this season and the 2022 debut for the class was very exciting. Tanner Sullivan and Terry Reed battled as hard as possible without ending up in a bad way. While they were entertaining, drivers like Nick Macklin, Bobby Beiler, and Megan Erwin were not far behind. The Street Stocks are sure to put on another great show this week.

The DIRTcar Hornets will round out Saturday’s card. Billy Mason, of Farina, IL leads the points by two over Chatham, IL’s Allan Harris. The two drivers were top two in points a year ago, winning the majority of the features. 

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will take the green 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
114JBradenJohnsonTaylorvilleIL600
227ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL582
327EDaltonEwingDecaturIL564
422ChrisDickDelandIL546
515MColbyEllerTaylorvilleIL528
625DakotaEwingWarrensburgIL5010
734EricDoranClintonIL4812
811RyanMillerLincolnIL4614
99BBrandonMillerBroadwellIL4416
1055RockettBennettArgentaIL4218


BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
114RickConoyerWentzvilleMO600
287CAlanCrowderElwinIL582
324ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL564
477GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL546
569TristainLovelessGillespieIL528
628RodneyStanderferSummerfieldIL5010
724MMattMilnerChathamIL4812
84MClintMartinRamseyIL4614
910AdamRhoadesClintonIL4416
104GJohnGoveiaRivertonIL4218


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
124GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL600
214TommyGaitherAltonIL582
324ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL564
415CKevinCrowderArgentaIL546
5444LoganDockeryTroyIL528
678MaxxEmersonTaylorvilleIL5010
724MMattMilnerChathamIL4812
867AustinSeetsBrightonIL4614
979ScottDunlapOblongIL4416
10116KevinRenchHillsboroIL4218


Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
125DennisVander MeerschSpringfieldIL600
211RickRoedelShelbyvilleIL582
384LJimFarley IIISpringfieldIL564
441ScottLandersTaylorvilleIL546
521EdCleetonToveyIL528
614ColeLandersTaylorvilleIL5010
712MTerryMyersBuffaloIL1050


51 Bistro Street Stocks

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
120TannerSullivanPontiacIL600
211TerryReedCerro GordoIL582
316NickMacklinArgentaIL564
417BobbyBeilerBlue MoundIL546
514MeganErwinAtticaIN528
667RudyZaragozaJacksonvilleIL5010
721JaretDuffMaroaIL4812
84ZachClarkIlliopolisIL4614
942JesseSimmonsDanvilleIL4416
1013RyanBlankenshipHarristownIL4218


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
1357BillyMasonFarinaIL600
23HAllanHarrisChathamIL582
341JaekobDurbinRamseyIL564
495QTristinQuinlanDecaturIL546
515TTarynPageDecaturIL528
698KenReedDecaturIL5010
7K9JeremyReedDecaturIL4812
8121TommyEskewDecaturIL4614
94MattReedDecaturIL4416
105TedAultMatoonIL1050

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