MACON — After rain postponed last week's John Osman Memorial Street Stock event, it's rescheduled for this week.
The race, which draws some of the best Street Stock competitors in the Midwest, pays $2,000 to win as well as high money throughout the other finishing spots. For Street Stock competitors, it’s not just about the money — it's also about the coveted championship belt trophy.
The event is in memory of John Osman, a longtime car owner and race fan who died during the 2015 season. Osman's son, Greg — a driver in the Street Stock class — wanted to have a race at his home track in his father's memory. The event’s biggest car count was 40, which is two to three times the amount of cars the division normally draws.
Previous year’s wins have been claimed by Andrew Funk, Dave Crawley Jr., and Nick Macklin. The odds-on favorite this year is Lovington’s Jeremy Nichols. He hasn’t won an Osman Memorial race, but his Midwest Big Ten Street Stock stats are impressive — he hasn't lost a start.
In addition to Street Stocks, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, Hornets, KidModz, and Micros will also race.