Midget Stars Heading To Macon Speedway Saturday

Illinois SPEED Week To Feature Large Field Of Cars

(Macon, IL)  One of Illinois race fans’ most anticipated week of open wheel racing roars to life, as the stars of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League compete in Illinois SPEED Week. POWRi’s Sixth Annual Illinois SPEED Week kicks off Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois and culminates on Championship Sunday at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, Illinois.  In between, visits to Brownstown, Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois, and of course, Macon, Illinois.  Macon Speedway’s event is set for this Saturday, June 9, featuring a double-dose of action with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League in addition to the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget League.

In the last five years of competition, POWRi’s Illinois SPEED Week has seen four different divisions compete, with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League anchoring the action, followed by the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, the POWRi Lucas Regional Midgets, and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, all partaking throughout various years. Originally held over four nights, POWRi Illinois SPEED Week graduated to five-straight nights of action in 2016 and has since held to that tradition.

With the addition of Fayette County Speedway to 2018, POWRi’s Illinois SPEED Week will have seen a total of nine different tracks make up the week’s schedule since the inaugural showing. 11 different drivers took wins throughout the 20 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League portions of Illinois SPEED Week, while 11 drivers hold 18 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League victories.

The winningest driver in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week competition with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson holds six SPEED Week victories, while the next closest competitor, Michael Pickens has three. Christopher Bell holds the most championships with two (2013, 2015 tie).  In this year’s Midget action, Foresthill, California driver, Ryan Robinson, leads the standings, while Tucker Klaasmeyer, Logan Seavey, Zach Daum, and Joe B. Miller complete the top five.

The winningest driver in POWRi Illinois SPEED Week competition with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, Joe B. Miller has five SPEED Week victories on his resume and also holds the most championships with two (2015, 2017). The next closest competitor, Nick Howard has three wins. In 2018 Micro action, Millersville, Missouri driver, Joe B. Miller leads the way.  Harley Hollan, Austin Schaeffer, Jordan Howell, and Jackson Frisbie complete the top five.

In addition to the three POWRi divisions, Macon Speedway will also have their Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models on track.  Springfield, Illinois driver, Guy Taylor, leads the standings by a healthy 48 over New Berlin, Illinois’ Kyle VanDorn.  Dakota Ewing, of Warrensburg, Illinois, has been very fast and sits third in the standings with two feature wins.  Jake Little and Donnie Koehler complete the top five.

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About Macon Speedway:

                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. Macon Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 71 Ryan Robinson Foresthill, CA 1 9 10 10 2760
2 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer Paola, KS 2 6 10 10 2680 80
3 67 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA 2 7 8 8 2260 500
4 5D Zach Daum Pocahontas, IL   4 6 9 1950 810
5 51B Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO   3 5 9 1840 920
6 7F Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO   1 3 10 1830 930
7 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL   1 5 8 1800 960
8 21KS Karter Sarff Mason City, IL   1 3 10 1800 960
9 67K Holly Shelton Gold River, CA     4 8 1720 1040
10 71K Tanner Carrick Lincoln, CA 1 1 5 7 1640 1120


POWRi Speedway Motors National Micro League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 2 4 4 5 1340
2 14h Harley Hollan Tulsa, OK   1 4 5 1230 110
3 71S Austin Schaeffer Kansas City, MO 2 2 4 5 1210 130
4 05 Jordan Howell Columbia, MO   1 4 5 1170 170
5 38 Jackson Frisbie IA   1 1 5 890 450
6 11 Riley Goodno Knoxville, IA   1 2 3 780 560
7 44 Trevin Littleton IL   1 1 4 730 610
8 44T Zac Taylor Washington, IN     1 3 680 660
9 28R Gunner Ramey Sedalia, MO       3 650 690
10 37 Blake Carrick Lincoln, CA       4 620 720


POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget League

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Top 5 Top 10 Features Points Gap
1 11B Tyler Baran Joliet, IL   3 4 4 580
2 3L Marty Saso Elgin, IL     1 3 550 30
3 14 Jack Routson Waterman, IL     1 2 390 190
4 54 Eric Reibenstein Joliet, IL     1 3 330 250
5 38 Craig Dori Indianapolis, IN   1 1 1 260 320
6 11A Andrew Felker Carl Junction, MO 2 2 2 2 0 580
7 99 Ryan Probst New Lenox, IL 1 3 4 4 0 580
8 1 Scott Hatton Roscoe, IL 1 2 3 3 0 580
9 9K Kevin Olson Machesney Park, IL   2 2 3 0 580
10 5 Sean Murphy Joliet, IL   1 2 3 0 580


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 4T Guy Taylor Springfield IL 334 0
2 2K Kyle VanDorn New Berlin IL 286 48
3 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 282 52
4 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 276 58
5 14 Donnie Koehler Macon IL 274 60
6 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 268 66
7 45M Kyle McMahon Mt Vernon IL 214 120
8 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 196 138
9 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 176 158
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 144 190

 

 

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