Riech Ends Long Macon Speedway Drought

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MACON, Ill. – It had been a long time since Thomas Riech made it to victory lane at Macon Speedway.

How long? He knew the date. It was Aug. 26, 2006. After a thrilling race at Macon Speedway Saturday, the Springfield driver held off Bobby Beiler in the street stocks division for the victory and a long overdue celebration.

“It’s been a while,’’ Riech said. “We’re getting faster, and we want to run for a championship.’’

Beiler is in the middle of the street stock championship race and nearly won again after grabbing the victory at Macon Speedway last weekend. He even joked with Riech about it.

“He told me that trophy was supposed (Beiler’s) but he let me have it,’’ Riech said.

David Crawley Jr. won the Billingsley Towing Modifieds feature. Jeremy Nichols was so hooked up, he rode around on three wheels through the corners, building a comfortable margin for the win.

Dillon Justice took the win in Outlaw Hornets. Derek Peters won the Stock Hornets feature. In the Illinois Lightning Sprints, Jed Ross roared through traffic for the win in the 20-lapper.

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