POWRi national midgets return to Macon Speedway on May 17 for double features


                MACON, Ill. — After a great night of racing in the first appearance at Macon Speedway this season for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi outlaw micros, the rains came and forced the racing to stop before features could be completed. So when the POWRi tour returns to Macon Speedway on May 17, the field is set for the features in POWRi midgets and micros in addition to the regular show.

That’s the kind of racing program will pack the grandstands with open-wheel racing fans at the legendary high-banked fifth-mile oval loved by POWRi fans and drivers. Just ask POWRi rising star Chris Bell, who tweeted Saturday that Macon Speedway is his favorite track.

“The POWRi midgets and micros really fly around Macon Speedway,’’ Macon Speedway promoter Bob Sargent said. “When they come back on May 17, we’ll have the track ready to go for some more high speed thrills.’’

A native of Norman, Okla., Bell leads the POWRi midget standings while Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound is tied for the lead in the POWRi outlaw micros points standings.

Also on May 17, DynaGraphics Night will feature a display of wrapped vehicles by the Decatur-based graphics company. UMP Billingsley Towing modifieds, sportsman, UMP street stocks, UMP outlaw hornets and stock hornets will also race in addition to the POWRi midgets and micros.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials. For more information, follow Macon Speedway at (www.maconracing.com), Facebook  (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). It’s easy to join the Macon Speedway Text service. Fans can text MSFANS to 74574 to receive fan information. Drivers text MSDRIVERS to 74574 to receive driver information. Message and data rates may apply.


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