MACON, Ill. – Jake Little and his uncle, Ryan, are active members in the Illinois National Guard and the U.S. Army.
On Armed Forces Night, Jake Little reigned supreme in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model Feature at Macon Speedway.
Little missed out on a possible championship in 2018 when he was sent overseas for active duty in August into September and missed many of the final races to take away his points lead.
Ryan Little doesn’t have much of a chance to race enough for a championship because of his active status which has forced him away from the racecar for the majority of the 2019 season.
Both Little drivers started in the front row and looked prepared to take the race but Jake Little knew he had to get to the high side and run away from the group. He was able to do just that to earn the win.
Dakota Ewing, starting from the 13th position due to a DNF in his heat race because of a near rollover and a flat tire, broke through the pack and challenged for a top five finish. Ewing would finish third in the 20-lap feature and nearly finish in the runner-up spot.
Other feature winners on Saturday included Tommy Sheppard Jr. (modifieds), Wes O’Dell (sportsman), Terry Reed (street stocks), Tim Hancock (pro modifieds) and Anthony Sunshine (hornets).