McKinney, Weisser, Heck & Evans Farmer City Winners


Mike McKinney won for the second week in a row in the Modifieds at Farmer City. (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

July 3, 2020 at Farmer City Raceway


(By Rocky Ragusa)


Farmer City, Ill. (7/3/20) It was Fan Appreciation Night at the Farmer City Raceway on Friday night. In addition to a full night of racing action, fans were allowed on the track for an autograph session and a display of fireworks to begin the Independence Day weekend.


A determined Lance Evans held off the repeated challenge from Nick Macklin to win the 15 lap Street Stock race. Megan Erwin posted a strong third, followed by Nick Seplak, and Rudy Zaragoza. Heat race wins went to Macklin, Andy Zahnd, and Zaragoza. Ryan Taylor was the B-main winner.


Mike McKinney outdistanced the field in winning his second straight Modified race. Allen Weisser, Michael Ledford, Marty Lindemon, and James Walters completed the top five. McKinney bested 23 others in qualifying with a lap of 13.810. McKinney, Ledford, and Lindemon took heat race wins. A B- main saw Josh Lemke taking the win.


Allen Weisser made it two straight in the 25 lap Late Model feature race. Eric Smith after challenging Weisser in the early stages, held off Kevin Weaver for third, with Mike Chasteen Jr., Jeffrey Ledford, Donny Walden, Mike Glasscock, Bill Hough, Ryan Weistart, and Jeff Riddell rounding out the top ten. Weisser and Smith both clipped a lap of 12.860 in time trials as well as taking their respective heat races.


Aaron Heck overtook Torin Mettille early in the Pro Late Model feature to record his first win of the year. Mettille settled for second, with Chris Dick, Logan Moody, and Josh Boller taking the top five positions. Bobby Richey Jr. was the night’s fastest qualifier at 14.000. Moody and Mettille were heat race winners.

This coming Friday night will be a full race program plus the Hornet class will return. Hotlaps start at 6:30, with time trials, and racing to follow.



UMP Modifieds


A Feature 1

1 1 Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL 96M

2 5 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

3 2 Michael Ledford Pontiac, IL 37L

4 3 Marty Lindeman Clay City, IL MB4

5 7 James Walters 27CW

6 8 Rich Dawson Lowell, IN 80

7 11 Zane Oedewaldt Hanna City, IL 11

8 10 Todd Bates Canton, IL 49

9 6 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22

10 20 Tim Sullivan JR Knox, IN 38

11 21 Matt Dillon Newman, IL 389

12 14 Bill Roberts Burlington, IA 5R

13 18 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517

14 16 Kenny Decker Mattoon, IL D5

15 (DNF) 17 Steven Brooks New Lenox, IL 5

16 (DNF) 4 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL J24

17 (DNF) 19 Josh Lemke West Salem, IL 69L

18 (DNF) 12 Troy Dodson Hammond, IL 21

19 (DNF) 22 Kenny Carlson Hobart, IN 21C

20 (DNF) 15 Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL 45

21 (DNF) 13 Alan Crowder Elwin, IL 87C

DNS - Trent Ross Havana, IL 81K


B Feature 1

1 1 Josh Lemke West Salem, IL 69L

2 2 Tim Sullivan JR Knox, IN 38

3 3 Matt Dillon Newman, IL 389

4 4 Kenny Carlson Hobart, IN 21C

DNS - Justin Cundiff Shelburn, IN 27C

DNS - Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL 43


Heat 1

1 1 Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL 96M

2 3 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL J24

3 4 James Walters 27CW

4 6 Todd Bates Canton, IL 49

5 7 Alan Crowder Elwin, IL 87C

6 2 Kenny Decker Mattoon, IL D5

7 8 Josh Lemke West Salem, IL 69L

8 5 Kenny Carlson Hobart, IN 21C


Heat 2

1 1 Michael Ledford Pontiac, IL 37L

2 4 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

3 2 Rich Dawson Lowell, IN 80

4 3 Zane Oedewaldt Hanna City, IL 11

5 5 Bill Roberts Burlington, IA 5R

6 6 Steven Brooks New Lenox, IL 5

7 7 Tim Sullivan JR Knox, IN 38

8 8 Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL 43


Heat 3

1 2 Marty Lindeman Clay City, IL MB4

2 1 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22

3 3 Trent Ross Havana, IL 81K

4 7 Troy Dodson Hammond, IL 21

5 5 Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL 45

6 6 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517

7 4 Matt Dillon Newman, IL 389

DNS - Justin Cundiff Shelburn, IN 27C


Qualifying 1

1 10 Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL 96M 13.810

2 22 Michael Ledford Pontiac, IL 37L 13.940

3 2 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22 13.980

4 17 Kenny Decker Mattoon, IL D5 14.040

5 8 Rich Dawson Lowell, IN 80 14.080

6 14 Marty Lindeman Clay City, IL MB4 14.190

7 18 Jeremy Nichols Lovington, IL J24 14.330

8 3 Zane Oedewaldt Hanna City, IL 11 14.390

9 1 Trent Ross Havana, IL 81K 14.440

10 16 James Walters 27CW 14.470

11 23 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W 14.490

12 13 Matt Dillon Newman, IL 389 14.500

13 12 Kenny Carlson Hobart, IN 21C 14.700

14 7 Bill Roberts Burlington, IA 5R 14.730

15 15 Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL 45 14.760

16 4 Todd Bates Canton, IL 49 14.800

17 9 Steven Brooks New Lenox, IL 5 14.830

18 19 Rick Hamilton Decatur, IL 517 14.960

19 11 Alan Crowder Elwin, IL 87C 14.970

20 5 Tim Sullivan JR Knox, IN 38 15.030

21 21 Troy Dodson Hammond, IL 21 15.160

22 6 Josh Lemke West Salem, IL 69L 16.150

23 24 Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL 43 31.260

24 20 Justin Cundiff Shelburn, IN 27C 59.990




A Feature 1

1 1 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

2 2 Eric Smith Bloomington, IL 9

3 3 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12

4 4 Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL 2

5 8 Jeffrey Ledford 18

6 5 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W

7 6 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30

8 7 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33

9 10 Ryan Weistart Tonica, IL 73

10 11 Jeff Riddell Steward, IL 09

11 12 Bill Giannetti Champaign, IL 17G

12 16 Cole Swibold Fairview, IL 98

13 (DNF) 9 Greg Williams Haubstadt, IN 5

14 (DNF) 14 Ron Donaldson DeWitt, IL 28

15 (DNF) 17 Rodney Hamblin Downs, IL 56

16 (DNF) 15 Phil Taylor Illiopolis, IL 48T

17 (DNF) 19 Bob Thoennes Bloomington, IL 80

DNS - Jeff Curl Fairbury, IL 12

DNS - Mike Mataragas Dekalb, IL 1M


Heat 1

1 1 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

2 2 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12

3 4 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W

4 6 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33

5 5 Greg Williams Haubstadt, IN 5

6 7 Jeff Riddell Steward, IL 09

7 (DNF) 3 Jeff Curl Fairbury, IL 12

8 (DNF) 10 Phil Taylor Illiopolis, IL 48T

DNS - Rodney Hamblin Downs, IL 56

DNS - Bob Thoennes Bloomington, IL 80


Heat 2

1 1 Eric Smith Bloomington, IL 9

2 2 Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL 2

3 3 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30

4 5 Jeffrey Ledford 18

5 4 Ryan Weistart Tonica, IL 73

6 8 Bill Giannetti Champaign, IL 17G

7 6 Ron Donaldson DeWitt, IL 28

8 7 Cole Swibold Fairview, IL 98

DNS - Mike Mataragas Dekalb, IL 1M


Qualifying 1

1 16 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W 12.860

2 19 Eric Smith Bloomington, IL 9 12.860

3 12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12 13.020

4 9 Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL 2 13.040

5 11 Jeff Curl Fairbury, IL 12 13.040

6 4 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30 13.220

7 2 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W 13.300

8 6 Ryan Weistart Tonica, IL 73 13.380

9 17 Greg Williams Haubstadt, IN 5 13.450

10 18 Jeffrey Ledford 18 13.470

11 3 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33 13.510

12 10 Ron Donaldson DeWitt, IL 28 13.600

13 5 Jeff Riddell Steward, IL 09 13.800

14 14 Cole Swibold Fairview, IL 98 13.910

15 15 Rodney Hamblin Downs, IL 56 14.490

16 13 Bill Giannetti Champaign, IL 17G 15.200

17 8 Mike Mataragas Dekalb, IL 1M 59.790

18 7 Phil Taylor Illiopolis, IL 48T 59.890

19 1 Bob Thoennes Bloomington, IL 80 59.990


Aaron Heck picked up the Pro Late Model victory Friday night. (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

Pro Late Model


A Feature

1 3 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon, IL 59

2 2 Torin Mettille Cullom, IL 116

3 4 Chris Dick Deland, IL 22D

4 1 Logan Moody Catlin, IL 162

5 10 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B

6 6 Blaise Baker Clinton, IL 77

7 5 Shawn Diggs Leroy, IL 78

8 11 Amber Crouch Cullom, IL 51A

9 8 Colton Billington Mclean, IL 2C

10 7 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12

11 13 Dane Arvin Danvers, IL 09

12 19 Bobby Richey Jr Chattanooga, TN 4G

13 9 Eric Wilson Downs, IL 46

14 16 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B

15 12 David Marlow Heyworth, IL M14

16 15 Jerremy Sebens 7S

17 17 Curtis Hobbs Farmer City, IL 53

18 (DNF) 14 Tyler Raifsnider Peru, IL 99JR

19 (DNF) 18 Chad Ziegler Oakwood, IL 39


Heat 1

1 2 Logan Moody Catlin, IL 162

2 4 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon, IL 59

3 3 Shawn Diggs Leroy, IL 78

4 5 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12

5 6 Eric Wilson Downs, IL 46

6 8 Amber Crouch Cullom, IL 51A

7 10 Dane Arvin Danvers, IL 09

8 7 Jerremy Sebens 7S

9 9 Curtis Hobbs Farmer City, IL 53

10 (DNF) 1 Bobby Richey Jr Chattanooga, TN 4G


Heat 2

1 2 Torin Mettille Cullom, IL 116

2 1 Chris Dick Deland, IL 22D

3 3 Blaise Baker Clinton, IL 77

4 4 Colton Billington Mclean, IL 2C

5 8 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B

6 7 David Marlow Heyworth, IL M14

7 (DNF) 9 Tyler Raifsnider Peru, IL 99JR

8 (DNF) 6 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B

DNS - Chad Ziegler Oakwood, IL 39


Qualifying 1

1 1 Bobby Richey Jr Chattanooga, TN 4G 14.000

2 9 Chris Dick Deland, IL 22D 14.220

3 4 Logan Moody Catlin, IL 162 14.250

4 14 Torin Mettille Cullom, IL 116 14.270

5 6 Shawn Diggs Leroy, IL 78 14.380

6 5 Blaise Baker Clinton, IL 77 14.400

7 12 Aaron Heck Mt. Vernon, IL 59 14.420

8 8 Colton Billington Mclean, IL 2C 14.700

9 2 Timmy Dick Monticello, IL 12 14.750

10 15 Chad Ziegler Oakwood, IL 39 14.950

11 18 Eric Wilson Downs, IL 46 14.960

12 19 Storm Beiler Decatur, IL 33B 15.050

13 3 Jerremy Sebens 7S 15.080

14 16 David Marlow Heyworth, IL M14 15.120

15 10 Amber Crouch Cullom, IL 51A 15.270

16 11 Josh Boller Greencastle, IN 05B 15.320

17 13 Curtis Hobbs Farmer City, IL 53 15.490

18 17 Tyler Raifsnider Peru, IL 99JR 16.990

19 7 Dane Arvin Danvers, IL 09 59.990


Lance Evans took his first win of 2020 Friday night at Farmer City. (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

Street Stocks


A Feature

1 5 Lance Evans Westville, IL 37

2 1 Nick Macklin Argenta, IL 16

3 7 Megan Erwin Attica, IN 14

4 12 Nick Seplak Coal City, IL 11S

5 3 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville, IL 67R

6 8 Darrel Dick Monticello, IL 22D

7 6 Josh Griffith Charleston, IL 97

8 4 Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL 2Z

9 10 Justin VanDrunen Crown Point, IN 71

10 17 Ryan Taylor Danville, IL 5

11 11 Jaret Duff Maroa, IL 21

12 19 Brock Evans Westville, IL E14

13 14 Kevin Kerlin Hobart, IN 34

14 9 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4

15 15 Eric Legner Channahon, IL 27

16 16 Greg Roberts Varna, IL 15

17 20 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL 5R

18 (DNF) 18 Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL 20

19 (DNF) 13 Ryan Anderson Crown Point, IN 1A

20 (DNF) 2 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26


B Feature 1

1 2 Ryan Taylor Danville, IL 5

2 10 Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL 20

3 5 Brock Evans Westville, IL E14

4 1 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL 5R

5 6 Shawn Ziemer Boody, IL Z23

6 (DNF) 9 Bill Figgins Neoga, IL 90

7 (DNF) 8 Matthew Yaden Monticello, IL 19

DNS - Brandon Dick Decatur, IL 42

DNS - Myles Vonbehren Lodge, IL V91

DQ 4 Jonathon Hall Harristown, IL 3J


Heat 1

1 8 Nick Macklin Argenta, IL 16

2 5 Lance Evans Westville, IL 37

3 2 Justin VanDrunen Crown Point, IN 71

4 6 Nick Seplak Coal City, IL 11S

5 9 Ryan Anderson Crown Point, IN 1A

6 4 Greg Roberts Varna, IL 15

7 7 Brandon Dick Decatur, IL 42

8 1 Myles Vonbehren Lodge, IL V91

9 3 Matthew Yaden Monticello, IL 19


Heat 2

1 2 Andy Zahnd White Heath, IL 2Z

2 1 Josh Griffith Charleston, IL 97

3 5 Megan Erwin Attica, IN 14

4 7 Darrel Dick Monticello, IL 22D

5 6 Kevin Kerlin Hobart, IN 34

6 3 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo, IL 5R

7 4 Jonathon Hall Harristown, IL 3J

8 9 Shawn Ziemer Boody, IL Z23

9 (DNF) 8 Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL 20


Heat 3

1 3 Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville, IL 67R

2 8 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound, IL B26

3 1 Jaret Duff Maroa, IL 21

4 7 Zach Clark Illiopolis, IL 4

5 5 Eric Legner Channahon, IL 27

6 6 Ryan Taylor Danville, IL 5

7 4 Brock Evans Westville, IL E14

8 (DNF) 2 Bill Figgins Neoga, IL 90


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