Cold Can’t Stop Macon Speedway’s Season Opener


MACON, Ill. – Despite cold temperatures and possibility of rain later in the evening, drivers and fans turned out to watch the season opener at Macon Speedway.

Macon Speedway hosted six racing classes and nearly 100 race cars.

Terry Reed was the first feature winner of the year in the Archer’s Alley Street Stock division. The former track champion looked dominant in his heat race win and got to the start on the pole. Despite closing the gap, runner up Bobby Beiler gave Reed a tough run.

The closest feature result of the evening came with the Modifieds as Rodney Standerfer was good enough to stop defending champion Tommy Sheppard Jr. despite a late charge. Closing in the final laps, Sheppard attempted a slide job in the fourth turn, but could not get it to stick as Standerfer was back on the gas out of the turn and regained the lead.

Standerfer, pulled away on the final lap to the victory. Prior to the race’s beginning, Standerfer was slated to start on the inside of the second row, but polesitter Blake Thompson pulled into the infield and was unable to compete.

Logan Moody won for the first time at Macon Speedway in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models. Getting a front row starting spot, Moody did all he could to hold off Jake Little, who won the previous night at Lincoln Speedway, and with the help of some lapped traffic was able to secure the checkered flag at the end of the 20-lapper.

Tim Hancock jumped out early in the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mod feature and took advantage of the open track to pull away to a comfortable victory.

Aaron Andruskevitch took charge of the Micro Sprint feature on the third lap of the feature and drove away from Aiden Purdue and the rest of the group as he coasted to a win.

Brady Reed and Michael McKay were neck and neck for the Hornet feature victory, but Reed had just a little more to take the race and the first Hornet feature of the season.