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August 2, 2013

Stewart drives Macon Sprints

(Macon, IL) Sponsors Dynagraphics Impressions and Donnelly Carquest/ATI made for an exciting night of racing last Saturday at Macon Speedway. Nascar star Tony Stewart was also on hand and raced in the MOWA Sprint Feature.

In the UMP Street Stock 15 lap feature, Bobby Beiler and Terry Reed improved their finishes from last week to place first and second respectively. Kevin Crowder held out for third while Gene Reed finished fourth and Michael Pundt, Jr. took home fifth.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of numerous caution.The starter from pole position, Tommy Sheppard, Jr., was able to take home the checkered flag and again, Guy Taylor finished second. Kelly Kovski, TD Burger and Randy Huffman rounded out the top five.

The drivers in the MOWA Sprints completed a 25-lap feature event. Of the 18 cars that started the race, only 12 crossed the finish line. Jerrod Hull placed first followed by Jimmy Hurley, Blake Nimee, AJ Burns, and Tony Stewart placed fifth on his first effort at driving a winged sprint car on the 1/5 mile high-banked track.

Stock Hornet driver Brian Deavers started in pole position and brought home the checkered flag. Adam Webb dropped to second place this week. He was followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed, and Billy Justice, Sr.

A 20-lap feature was in store for the 20 Mini Sprint racers that competed. There were many spin-outs throughout the race. Jeremy Camp finished the race in first place. He was followed by Jason Harms, Nic Harris, Jake Newman, and Shelby Bosie.

The final race of the evening was an eight lap feature of the Outlaw Hornets. It was won by Brian Deavers. Adam Webb came in a close second followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed and Billy Justice, Sr. rounding out the top five.

Macon Speedway will not race stock cars on August 3 due to go-cart racing. They will return on August 10 with FOX 106.7 FM Radio Fan Appreciation Night. Also rescheduled for the evening will be the Miller Lite Twin 50’s BIG TEN UMP LATE MODEL RACE.

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