MACON, Ill. – Brian Dively knows his way around the Macon Speedway fifth-mile oval. The Springfield driver has spent years on the historic track.
So it’s no surprise that Dively charged the front and collected the UMP Midwest Big Ten Series late model victory Saturday on Teacher’s Appreciation Night. The win allowed Dively to climb back into the Big Ten Series points race after three events. Dively stood 14th in the standings after the first two races because he missed one event, but he will likely be in the thick of things after finishing second in the standings last season.
Dively was just six points behind champ Steve Sheppard Jr. last season. With the title decided by taking a driver’s best eight finishes in the 10-race series, Dively will likely be in the mix.
Jake Little finished second and Ryan Little was third in the Big Ten feature. Cory Daugherty grabbed the victory in the Billingsley Towing Modifieds. Nick Macklin earned the victory in Sportsman. Kaleb Wood took home the feature win in Street Stocks after a disqualification to Gene Reed.
With both hornet divisions running double features because of an earlier rainout, powerhouse drivers scored a pair of wins. Jeremy Reed took both Outlaw Hornets feature victories, and Joseph McChristy grabbed the win in the Stock Hornets.