Biesenthal Stars On Macon Dirt


MACON, Ill. – Wes Biesenthal survived an action packed Archer’s Alley Street Stock feature to pick up the victory Saturday at Macon Speedway.

The race, a Midwest Big Ten Series event, saw many top drivers battling for the lead, including Biesenthal, Darrell Dick, Terry Reed, Gene Reed and Bobby Beiler. The race had a hold-your-breath moment nearly midway through when Terry Reed got inside and nearly tangled with other drivers in the cluster but he was able to pull back and would eventually pull off the track with a broken car.

Biesenthal then saw one-on-one challenges from Dick, who would take the lead for a handful of laps, as well as Beiler. Biesenthal was too strong on the bottom and held off the challenges. Beiler’s ability to run the top worked to his advantage as he crossed the line a fraction of a second ahead of Dick for second place.

Tommy Sheppard Jr. outlasted the field in the Modifieds. Curt Rhodes stayed close but was unable to work up the speed to catch the leader.

Dakota Ewing was once again on point in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models division. Starting up front, Ewing was quick to the top of the track and rode around smoothly as he captured the checkered flag.

After an upsetting night Monday in the Lite Beer Twin 50s, Tim Hancock Sr. returned to victory form Saturday with a win in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Modified class.

Dennis Vandermeersch and Scott Landers were the only Sportman cars left on the track after their 15-lap feature. The race started with eight cars but through issue after issue, cars were dropping and Vandermeersch used his horsepower to carry him across the finish line ahead of Landers.

The USAC/IMRA Midget Series visited Macon, with Tyler Roth taking the checkered flag.

Jeremy Reed wrapped up the evening with a victory in the Hornets class.