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Macon Speedway Race Recap From Aug.11

Macon Speedway also hosted the Pinewood Derby for the Boys Scouts of America, handing out trophies to the winners. Even Wal-Mart of Springfield chipped in with a bicycle giveaway won by derby open division winner Blake Thompson.

Local media stars jumped into the four cylinder hornets to race a few laps around Macon Speedway. Troy Hayes of the Herald and Review won the race hands down over all the competition. Asked about his racing experience at Macon Hayes remarked, “I was scared senseless.”

The class of the field in the Chevrolet Late Model feature race was once again
Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin. Sheppard put several car lengths between himself and the field on every restart. Shane Tomlin was in the long battle with Don Cisco for second place, but Cisco dropped out of the race after a late wreck. Cory Daugherty snuck into third place.

Jim Leka won his fifth BARBECK Communications Modified race of the season. Joe
Strawkas from Buffalo had an excellent run keeping his car up front all race long and finishing second. Dick Taylor held on to a wild race car to finish in third.

The Hogan Grain/Kubota Sportsman race was dominated by #14C Anan Crowder. Local
regular Greg Kimmons worked his way up to second but spun out trying to change his driving line to make the pass for the lead. Norm Wood from Sullivan inherited second place from Kimmons and hung on to the checkered flag.

Steve Ewing of Decatur kept his winning streak alive in the Street Stock Feature, extending it to five checkered flags in a row and ten feature wins this season. Larry Russell Jr. found himself in a familiar situation, second place with Ewing’s #95 right out the windshield. Ewing also broke the tie for the championship points lead in the street stock class that he held with Russell. A mere five separates the two.

One winning streak did end tonight in Macon. Jeff Dodd held on to win a dogfight with five time feature winner Bruce Dulgar who was looking to extend his winning streak to four. This marks the second win of the season for Dodd who always competes for the win in his #22X hornet complete with signature chrome wheels.

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