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POWRi Flying In To Lincoln Speedway And Macon Speedway This Weekend

National Midgets To Be Joined By National Micros

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets are set for the traditional doubleheader of racing, this coming Friday and Saturday, August 19/20.  Fans will be flocking to Lincoln Speedway on Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday night, many of which will make it a full weekend of racing by also attending the Illinois State Fair events in Springfield on Saturday and Sunday.

Craziness will begin on Friday night at the friendly confines of Lincoln IL Speedway at the Logan County Fairgrounds.  There, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, UMP Pro Late Models, and UMP Modifieds will be pacing the 1/4-mile semi banked dirt oval.

The “Night Before The Illinois State Fair” midget race will see Zach Daum coming to town with a 490 point lead over Tanner Thorson in Midget competition.  Spencer Bayston is currently third with his two victories, just 60 points behind Thorson.  Justin Peck is fourth with Jake Neuman in fifth.  Thorson will be looking for the sweep of Lincoln events this year, claiming the Midget week event in June after pitting to change a flat tire.

In POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Micro competition, Nathan Benson will lead the field of competitors into town by 560 points.  In second is Shelby Bosie with Jeremy Camp in third, Joe B. Miller fourth, and Alec Long fifth.  At the June event, Blue Mound, IL driver, Jeremy Camp was victorious and will again be one of the favorites.

At Macon Speedway Saturday night, the POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets will be running in the “Rich Camfield Memorial”.  Camfield, of nearby Decatur, was an ardent supporter of midget racing not only throughout the Midwest, but nationwide.  Driving the #87 midget, Camfield was the 2001 Midwest Auto Racing Association (MARA) Champion and a frequent participant of the annual Chili Bowl Nationals.  A stone’s throw away from Rich’s hometown, it was only fitting for Macon Speedway to be the track for the Annual Rich Camfield Memorial.

When it comes to Macon, there have been three different winners in the three national midget events this season.  On April 23, Carl Juncton, MO driver, Andrew Felker, took the win followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer and Austin Brown.  On May 21, it was Spencer Bayston in victory lane with Justin Peck and Colten Cottle taking podium spots.  The most recent POWRi event at the Central Illinois facility was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11.  On that night, Leemoore, CA driver Carson Macedo tasted victory, while Thorson and defending point champion, Darren Hagen scored second and third.  Mother Nature claimed the July 2 event that was scheduled at the 1/5-mile.

In POWRi Speedway Motors Micro events at Macon this season, Frank Galusha of Lincoln, Nebraska took the checkered flag on April 23 with Matthew Howard and Nick Howard in tow.  On May 21, the local, Jeremy Camp took the trophy back to Blue Mound, IL, while Benson and Levi Curry finished with podium spots.  The most recent race was during SPEEDWEEK on June 11 where Nick Howard finished in victory lane with Camp and Evan Weyant second and third.  Much like the national midgets, the micros also have not had a repeat winner.

Both tracks will feature a dabble of local flavor with the stock car classes as well.  At Lincoln Speedway on Friday night, the very strong field of UMP Pro Late Models will be on hand racing for the top prize and important UMP points.  Jake Little, of Springfield, is currently the top point collector at the track, despite not winning a feature.  Roben Huffman, Brandon Eskew, Nick Bauman, and Matt Taylor complete the top five.  Springfield’s Guy Taylor may be the one to watch, though, claiming the last couple checkered flags at the track.

The Pro Late Models will also run at Macon Speedway on Saturday night, in fact, it has been announced that some bonus money is on the line.  The top three combined point collectors this Friday and Saturday night will receive bonuses of $300-$200-$100.  It has also been announced that start money for the class has been raised to $100 to start this Friday and Saturday.  At Macon Speedway, Matt Taylor has won four features and leads the standings by 42 over Roben Huffman.  Jake Little, Guy Taylor, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

Other divisions running this weekend are the UMP Modifieds at Lincoln Speedway and the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks and UMP Hornets at Macon Speedway.  Both nights will be action packed and a great sideshow for the big Illinois State Fair races that are on tap for the USAC Silver Crown Series, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and the UMP Sportsman.  And many fans are excited for the UMP/MARS Super Late Model $5,000 to win race that will occur the following Thursday, August 25 at Lincoln Speedway.  It is a makeup for the rainout in July.

Friday and Saturday details at Lincoln and Macon have pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action at 7:00.  Each night will see the price of a grandstand ticket at just $15.

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on 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 date rates apply. Updates are also available by calling Macon Speedway at 217-764-3000.

Macon Speedway is located nine miles south of Decatur on U.S. 51, then 0.6 miles west on Andrews Street and south to 205 N. Wiles. Macon Speedway hosts racing every Saturday night, plus many weeknight specials.

Illinois State Fair race information can be obtained by checking out www.trackenterprises.com or by calling 217-764-3200.

CURRENT POINTS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 5D Zach Daum 5250 0
2 67 Tanner Thorson 4760 490
3 97 Spencer Bayston 4700 550
4 5x Justin Peck 4580 670
5 3N Jake Neuman 4480 770
6 3 Andrew Felker 4260 990
7 7 Austin Brown 3910 1340
8 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer 3910 1340
9 71K Carson Macedo 3840 1410
10 67K Holly Shelton 3610 1640


POWRi Speedway Motors Micros

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 2B Nathan Benson 4330 0
2 3B Shelby Bosie 3770 560
3 23 Jeremy Camp 3210 1120
4 51B Joe B Miller 2990 1340
5 99 Alec Long 2860 1470
6 22S Slater Helt 2730 1600
7 9S Austin Stewart 2410 1920
8 42 Andy Bishop 2250 2080
9 6A Aidan RoosEvans 1970 2360
10 4 Garrett Duff 1880 2450


Lincoln Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little 334 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 314 20
3 11E Brandon Eskew 290 44
4 B1 Nick Bauman 282 52
5 24T Matt Taylor 274 60
6 1M Andy Minett 220 114
7 32M Cody Maguire 216 118
8 7Z Michael Maestus 202 132
9 9M Melissa Hansmeyer 190 144
10 4T Guy Taylor 172 162

Lincoln Speedway UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 462 0
2 10 Curt Rhodes 352 110
3 25W Allen Weisser 348 114
4 72A Austin Lynn 290 172
5 10A Shawn Vaughn 286 176
6 77 Ray Bollinger 270 192
7 10K Kelly Kovski 254 208
8 32 Donovan Lodge 246 216
9 14C Alan Crowder 218 244
10 11 Zach Rhodes 168 294


Macon Speedway UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 24 Matt Taylor 694 0
2 33H Roben Huffman 652 42
3 38J Jake Little 624 70
4 4T Guy Taylor 612 82
5 32M Cody Maguire 528 166
6 B1 Nick Bauman 286 408
7 52R Jeff Reed, Jr 282 412
8 15C Kevin Crowder 274 420
9 25 Dakota Ewing 186 508
10 Z23 Shawn Ziemer 184 510


Macon Speedway UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 36 Nick Justice 756 0
2 26 Kyle Waters 682 74
3 08 Brian Dasenbrock 610 146
4 45 Luke Force 502 254
5 21R Dustin Reed 450 306
6 5 Terry Reed 436 320
7 J24 Jeremy Nichols 432 324
8 7 John Bright, Jr. 422 334
9 28 Greg Osman 386 370
10 16 Nick Macklin 332 424


Macon Speedway UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 1R Tony Reed 660 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 638 22
3 87 Ryan Cantrell 568 92
4 64CK Cook Crawford 566 94
5 20 Torry Lyons 402 258
6 39M Marty Sullivan 400 260
7 66 Mike McChristy 376 284
8 G3 Mike Gossett 374 286
9 911 Brad Rexroad 346 314
10 13R Ryan Barton 342 318

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