POWRi Midgets Set For Saturday Speedweek Event At Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets are in the state of Illinois, this week, competing at five different racetracks to determine a Speedweek Champion. On Saturday, the tour heads to Macon Speedway, in Macon, IL for an event presented by Decatur Building Trades. The 1/5-mile stop is one of the favorites for many on the POWRi schedule.

The 9th Annual Illinois Speedweek began on Wednesday night in Charleston, IL before heading to stops in Lincoln, IL on Thursday, Jacksonville, IL on Friday, Macon, IL on Saturday, and Brownstown, IL on Sunday. In addition to the headline division, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros will be competing each of the five nights.

Coming into the week, Franklin, IN driver, Emerson Axsom, led the POWRi Midget National standings by 60 points over last year’s champion, Jake Neuman. The lead extended after the Charleston event, which Axsom found victory lane. Neuman, from New Berlin, IL, was the 2020 POWRi champion and is looking for back-to-back titles. Each driver has claimed one win this season. Each of the top five drivers in points represent a different state as Bryant Wiedeman from Colby, KS, Brenham Crouch from Lubbock, TX, and Brent Crews of Denver, NC round out the top five.

The POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros are led by Locust Grove, OK’s Daison Pursley. Pursley has claimed one win this season but has also claimed top fives in each of his other starts, giving him a 120 point advantage. Millersville, MO veteran driver, Joe B. Miller is second in the standings, claiming two feature wins in five starts. Frank Alusha, Bradley Fezard, and Tyler Kuykendall complete the top five.

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models and Archers Alley Street Stocks will also be on track for Saturday night’s event.

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Macon Speedway:

For more information, follow Macon Speedway online at www.maconracing.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/maconracing) and Twitter (@maconspeedway). 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League (Heading Into Speedweek)

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Points Gap
1 15 Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN 1 2700
2 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 1 2640 60
3 01 Bryant Wiedeman Colby, KS   2610 90
4 97 Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX 1 2600 100
5 86 Brent Crews Denver, NC   2510 190
6 85T Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK 1 2480 220
7 71K Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK 2 2410 290
8 08 Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK   2160 540
9 49 Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO   1940 760
10 67 Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA 5 1890 810

 

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros (Heading Into Speedweek)

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Points Gap
1 71K Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK 1 1430
2 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 2 1310 120
3 12 Frank Galusha Lincoln, NE 1 1050 380
4 938 Bradley Fezard Bonnerdale, AR   980 450
5 8K Tyler Kuykendall Warsaw, MO   910 520
6 44T Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL   800 630
7 40S Shain Kaiser Cole Camp, MO   790 640
8 122 Lane Warner Bloomfield, MO   690 740
9 14J Jade Avedisian Clovis, CA   640 790
10 35 Aubrey Smith Houstonia, MO   590 840

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 6P Jose Parga New Berlin IL 354 0
2 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 334 20
3 64 Donny Koehler Macon IL 256 98
4 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 240 114
5 11 Ryan Miller Lincoln IL 234 120
6 14J Braden Johnson Taylorville IL 220 134
7 14 Derek Smith Decatur IL 190 164
8 33B Storm Beiler Decatur IL 142 212
9 4 Jon Easley Benton IL 128 226
10 F15 Bob Sidener Springfield IL 120 234

Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos # First Name Last Name City Events State Points Gap
1 21 Jaret Duff Maroa 7 IL 360 0
2 29 Bobby Beiler Blue Mound 7 IL 358 2
3 X7 Guy Taylor Springfield 7 IL 350 10
4 Z24 Zach Taylor Springfield 7 IL 306 54
5 67R Jeremy Nichols Lovington 6 IL 304 56
6 22 Darrell Dick Monticello 6 IL 304 56
7 11 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo 5 IL 264 96
8 16 Nick Macklin Argenta 5 IL 258 102
9 53R Jeff Reed, Jr Blue Mound 4 IL 210 150
10 35 Tom Davidson Springfield 6 IL 200 160

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