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ARCA Racing Series to return to Illinois State Fair and DuQuoin State Fair for 2014

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    TOLEDO, Ohio – November 13, 2013) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is no stranger to dirt track racing – and the 2014 season will be no different. Series officials have announced today that the series will once again compete on the 1-mile dirt tracks at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    The series will be in Springfield at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Aug. 16 and at DuQuoin on Labor Day, Sept. 1.
    “We always look forward to ARCA on the two dirt mile tracks,” said race promoter Bob Sargent, with Track Enterprises. “They bring such a diverse driver pool and great talent. We look forward to seeing young, old, male, female, and even local drivers compete against the full time professionals.”
Dirt track racing is as much a part of the ARCA roots as racing on paved ovals, from short tracks to superspeedways. In fact, the first dirt track race of 2014 will mark the 350th ARCA race on a dirt track since the series’ inception in 1953.
    “The state fair dirt venues in Illinois are vitally important to the character and identity of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “It’s a conscious effort on our part to continue to recognize the role non-pavement tracks played in the development of our series, and motorsports as a whole, and the role dirt racing continues to play today.”
    In 2013, Venturini Motorsports driver Brennan Poole won at Springfield in a wild finish to a race that was broadcast by NBC Sports Group. At DuQuoin, NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader won his second race of the season, becoming the oldest winner in series history. It was a dominating day for Schrader, who also won the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell.
   “We, at Track Enterprises, are very much looking forward to ARCA on the famous dirt miles,” Sargent said. “The 2013 events gave that fans some great racing excitement and we expect 2014 to be even better.”
    The announcement of the two Illinois dirt tracks to the 2014 schedule brings the number of dates set for next season to 12 races for the ARCA Racing Series. More races will be announced soon, Drager said.
2014 ARCA RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY MENARDS
Day, date
Track
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mobile International Speedway
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Salem Speedway
Sunday, June 1, 2014
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Pocono Raceway
Friday, June 13, 2014
Michigan International Speedway
Friday, August 1, 2014
Pocono Raceway
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Salem Speedway
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Kentucky Speedway
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Kansas Speedway

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Macon Speedway Drivers Meeting Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Drivers Meeting will be held Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 3-5 pm at the Macon Community Building located at 1039 Woodcock, Macon IL.

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2013 Macon Speedway Top Ten Track Champions

2013 Macon Speedway Awards Night

Macon Speedway would like to thank all of our 2013 sponsors, drivers, and fans for their support throughout the 2013 racing season. We hope to see you all again next year!

The top ten is determined by adding up the points each driver has accumulated over the 2013 racing season here at Macon Speedway.

The top ten in the Stock Hornet division are:

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Stock Hornets:

10-Dean Holt, Mt. Zion

9-Matthew Reed, Blue Mound

8-Bruce Boliard, Macon

7-Marty Sullivan, Decatur

6-Austin Harbin, Argenta

Tied for 4th

William Deavers, Bloomington and

Steven Stine, Stonington

3-Tharen Reno, Springfield

2-Thad Gee, Bloomington

And the 2013 Macon Speedway Stock Hornet Champion – MIKE MCCHRISTY of Mt. Zion

 

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Outlaw Hornets:

10-Donnie Justice, Harristown

9- Billy Justice, Mt. Zion

8- Michael Gossett, Decatur

7-Jerad Matherly, Decatur

6- Fred Reed, Jr., Decatur

5-Cook Crawford, Lincoln

4-Vernon Carlow, Springfield

3- Dillon Justice, Harristown

2- Jeremy Reed, Decatur

And the 2013 Macon Speedway Outlaw Hornet Champion – ADAM WEBB from Decatur

 

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Street Stocks:

10-Mike Pickering, Decatur

9-Michael Pundt, Jr., Decatur

8-Luke Force, Argenta

7-Terry Reed, Decatur

6-Roy Magee II, Springfield

5-Thomas Riech, Springfield

4-Brian Dasenbrock, Decatur

3-Kyle Waters, Oreana

2-Bobby Beiler, Blue Mound

And the 2013 Macon Speedway Street Stock Champion – GENE REED from Blue Mound

 

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Sportsman:

10-Phil Moreland, Assumption

9-Dennis Vandermeersch, Springfield

8-Tom Graham, Stonington

7-Rick Roedel, Shelbyville

6-Tim Bedinger, Taylorville

5-Scott Landers, Taylorville

4-Jeremy Nichols, Shelbyville

3-Mike Pickering, Decatur

2-Nick Macklin, Argenta

And the 2013 Macon Speedway Sportsman Champion – DAVID CRAWLEY, JR. of Decatur

 

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Billingsley Towing Modified:

10-Nick Macklin, Argenta

9-Randy Huffman, Maroa

8-Eric Hamilton, Macon

7-Alan Crowder, Elwin

6-Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Berlin

5-Joe Strawkas, Buffalo

4-Clark Robertson, Shelbyville

3-Jeff Graham, Stonington

2-Danny Smith, Argenta

And the 2013 Macon Speedway Billingsley Towing Modified Champion – GUY TAYLOR of Springfield

 

The Midwest Big Ten Series ran in conjunction with Lincoln Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway this year. Lincoln Speedway’s owners are here tonight – Norm and Yvonne Horn along with Jacksonville Speedway’s owner, Ken Dobson. Thank you to all of them for their help with the 2013 Midwest Big Ten Series this year. Macon Speedway would like to thank Hoosier Tire for their help in putting on this special promotion for the Late Model drivers, and we would also like to thank all of our Late Model drivers for showing their support of Macon Speedway during the 2013 season.  In the Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series, the best 8 out of 10 races determined the champion.

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Big Ten UMP Late Model:

The 10th place finisher was: Adam Mefford of Jacksonville

9th place Kenneth Vandorn of New Berlin

8th place Steve Lance, Jr. of Cuba, IL

7th place Ryan Little of Pleasant Plains

6th place Roger Brickler of Springfield

5th place John Beck of Springfield

4th place Greg Kimmons of Pleasant Plains

3rd place Matt Taylor of Springfield

2nd Place Brian Dively of Springfield

and the Midwest Big Ten Series winner for 2013… STEVE SHEPPARD, JR. OF NEW BERLIN

 

Congratulations to everyone!

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Sheppard takes home 2013 Midwest Big 10 UMP Late Model Series trophy

Picture2Steve Sheppard took home the Midwest Big 10 Late Model series crown after Friday’s final race at Lincoln Speedway. Brian Dively won the night’s race, but came up 6 points shy of the crown. Matt Taylor battled hard all season to finish a respectful third. The results of the top 10 drivers in points for 2013 are posted on maconracing.com website under the Big Ten points tab.

Thank you to all the drivers for making the 2013 Midwest Big 10 Late Model series very exciting! Good luck next year!

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MIDWEST BIG TEN SERIES TO CROWN CHAMPION THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

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The season-long Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Showdown series will come to a close this Friday, October 11 at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL., crowning the champion, taking home the top prize of $2,000! The series has traveled throughout the summer between Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln, IL J Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, IL and Macon Speedway, Macon, IL..

This year has been extremely exciting with only 50 points separating the top four. Steve Sheppard, Jr. is on top with 458 points, followed by Brian Dively with 442, Matt Taylor with 432, and Gregg Kimmons with 408.

Other classes running that night are MOWA 410 Winged Sprints, Modifieds and Lighting Sprints/Midget Lights.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $20, children 12 and under are free.

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Macon Speedway’s 68th Season Comes to Close

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By Brett Zerfowski 

(Macon, IL) The quest that began in April came to a completion on the final Saturday of September at Macon Speedway as five drivers realized their summer dream of being a UMP Track Champion. Three of the divisions had their points wrapped up while two racing classes still had work to do.

Dave Crawley, Jr. was able to win the Sportsman division for the second time in his racing career and did so in grand fashion with a blow-away victory. Crawley, the 2010 Sportsman division king, won many races through the season but didn’t have much of a lead over second place driver Nick Macklin coming into the night’s action. Macklin, runner up in the division standings a season ago, came into the evening 44 points shy of Crawley and did not have a great night finishing fifth while Crawley took the checkered flag.

The Billingsley Towing Modified class was essentially finished off with Guy Taylor’s 60-point advantage over Danny Smith. All Taylor needed to do was show up to claim his second consecutive crown at Macon Speedway. He did more than that as he led all 20 laps en route to a feature win. Smith finished second to Taylor in the points for the second straight season, as well. New comer Milo Velez took the second place spot in the feature along with Ethan Schnapp in third. 

Gene Reed wrapped up his first Street Stock championship a few weeks back but came out with hopes of finishing the season strong, which he managed to do. Reed was runner up in the feature event as he followed 2011 Street Stock champion Bobby Beiler across the finish line. Beiler took second in the points standings. Kyle Waters, who placed seventh in the seasonal points in 2012, finished third in 2013 with a fourth place finish, coming behind Tom Reich.

Macon Speedway’s Outlaw Hornet champion is also the 2013 UMP National Hornet Champion in Adam Webb. Finishing second on the National scene is also the second place finisher in the 2013 points, Jeremy Reed, but on this night, Reed bested Webb with an eight-lap feature win.

In the Stock Hornet division, Mike McChristy had a 24-point edge coming into the show and left with the title of Stock Hornet Champion of Macon Speedway. Thad Gee had a good season but fell short of the title. McChristy finished second in the feature race to Tharen Reno, who claimed his first feature win of his career at history Macon Speedway.

Macon Speedway welcomed the Illinois Lighting Sprint Series to the track for its first-ever appearance at the dirt track. Korey Weyant blew past the competition to a heat win and a 20-lap feature win. 

The 80-car field kept the show moving with minimal cautions and the action concluded before 9pm with a beautiful evening for racing. The season was a tricky one as Mother Nature washed out the early part of the schedule, along just one race in April (Opening Night) and two races in May and June before giving way to steady dry conditions and steady weekly racing at the Premiere Motorsports Facility in Central Illinois.

Macon Speedway would like to thank their sponsors for backing them during their 68th season of stock car racing as well as the weekly drivers and their crews for coming and putting on great show after great show. The gates will open for its 69th consecutive season in the spring of 2014.

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TRACK CHAMPIONS NIGHT AND ILLINOIS LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES AT MACON SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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(Macon, IL) At the beginning of the season, many drivers hoped for a chance to be a champion. At the end of the season, only one driver per division will receive that honor. This weekend, the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets will determine who will come out on top with the title in each division.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified division, Guy Taylor of Springfield has had a consistent season running in the top five for most of it. Taylor is going into the championship race in first place, followed by Danny Smith of Argenta; Jeff Graham of Stonington; Clark Robertson of Shelbyville and Joe Strawkas of Buffalo rounding out the top five.In the UMP Sportsman division, David Crawley, Jr. has been a regular in the top five throughout 2013. He is ahead of Nick Macklin of Argenta by a slim margin, rounded out by Mike Pickering of Decatur; Jeremy Nichols of Shelbyville and Scott Landers of Taylorville.

UMP Street Stocks champion seems to be secured by Gene Reed of Blue Mound. Reed has a healthy lead in the division followed by Bobby Beiler of Blue Mound, Kyle Walters of Oreana, Brian Dasenbrock of Decatur, and Thomas Riech of Springfield.

Adam Webb of Decatur also seems to have the UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornet division wrapped up. Webb is ahead of Jeremy Reed of Decatur, Dillon Justice of Harristown, Vernon Carlow of Springfield and Fred Reed, Jr. of Decatur round out the top five.

The Stock Hornets are the closest division this season. Thad Gee of Bloomington and Mike McChristy of Mt. Zion have been trading places at the top since May. Going into this weekend, Mike McChristy holds the lead by only a few points. Austin Harbin of Argenta follows closely behind, followed by Theran Reno of Springfield and William Deavers of Bloomington.

Just announced – Macon Speedway welcomes the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series this weekend! The 1000cc and 1200cc Lightning Sprint is a World of Outlaw appearing sprint car built on a midget chassis, using the 1000cc and up to 1200cc motorcycle engine, self starting, with chain drive. These cars weigh a minimum of 925 lbs after the race with the driver. Engines produce between 150 and 210 horsepower, providing an excellent power to weight ratio, providing exciting lightning fast excitement on the dirt. This will be the first time this series will visit Macon Speedway’s 1/5 mile bull ring.

Macon Speedway will also be having a drawing this weekend for a ride in the Macon Speedway Late Model two-seater for one lucky fan! Sign up at the beginning of the race to be entered.

As the season comes to a close, we at Macon Speedway would like to thank all of our sponsors, fans and drivers for a successful 2013 season, and look forward to a very exciting 2014 season!

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $12 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Make sure to follow us at  www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete, upcoming 2014 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

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Stratton wins fierce feature in POWRi Midgets, Benson’s victory, Thomas’ crash narrows championship in Micros

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MACON, Ill. (Sept. 21, 2013)-Danny Stratton won a fiercely fought feature in the POWRiLucas Oil National Midget Series and Nathan Benson drove to his fourth victory of the season in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series on Saturday at one-fifth mile Macon Speedway.

Stratton’s triumph in a 30-lap race that had four lead changes was the eighth of his POWRi career, but his first in 12 events this season. He finished two car lengths ahead of Andrew Felker and championship leader Zach Daum was third.

“It’s been a trying year, but we finally got it done,” Stratton said. “It’s my first race with the DRC chassis. I just thought I’d try it and I liked it.”

Stratton started on the outside of the second row in the Hans Lien-owned Esslinger-powered DRC and ran third through two red flags in the opening seven laps. He was running several car lengths behind Felker, who started on pole and led the opening 13 laps, and Tyler Thomas, who began challenging Felker with a series of slide jobs.

Thomas of Collinsville, Okla., passed Felker on the 14th lap in turns one and two. Stratton overtook Felker in turns three and four for second and was a few feet behind Thomas at start/finish. By the next time around, Stratton had passed Thomas to take the lead.

“We had the first five or six laps with the red flags, but once Felker and Thomas got rolling, they were slowing each other’s momentum with the slide jobs,” Stratton said. “I’m not sure they knew I was that close and kind of snuck up on them and got the lead.

“The car was good and I didn’t’ have any problems until getting into lapped traffic. It seemed like I didn’t have anywhere to go and not get slowed down.”

The final 24 laps were run under green and Stratton was on front for 15 of 16. Felker’s Spike-Fontana took the lead in traffic on the 27th, but couldn’t hold it.

“It feels good to run that good, but we led nearly half the race and it’s a disappointment not to finish it off,” the 20-year-old from Carl Junction, Mo., and 2012 POWRi National Midget champion said. “Tyler and I were sliding each other and by the time Stratton got by us, we didn’t have a chance.

“But once we got into lapped traffic, Stratton made some mistakes and getting caught behind slowercars and I had a shot at him. It would have been nice to have five more laps.”

Felker shaved 10 points off Daum’s lead and trails Daum officially by 270 points, 4,030-3,760. But when the POWRi rule that requires each driver to drop two events at the end of the season is included, Daum’s advantage is 180 points, 3,920-3,740. Four events remain.

“We’re still in contention,” Felker said.

Daum had a narrow escape from disaster that would have swallowed most of his championship lead.

On the 16th lap, Daum’s Toyota-powered Eagle touched wheels with Nick Knepper’s Spike-Esslinger exiting turn four. Daum went partially airborne and made contact with the outside wall on the front straight. The impact broke a part that held on the rear end, but the Eagle came down on the track and kept going.

“Luck,” the 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., said. “I thought we were flipping. I was sure we were going for a ride. I don’t know how it happened that we kept going.”

Benson’s victory combined with championship leader Cale Thomas’ crash on the 11th lap and 21st-place finish substantially narrowed the gap in the championship. Thomas leads by 40 points, 2,330-2,290, when the rule eliminating the worst two finishes of the year is included. Two events remain.

Benson started on pole and led 19 of 20 laps in his Pace-Suzuki. The 29-year-old from Concordia, Mo., held off Jacob Patton’s Boss-Suzuki by four car lengths and Aaron Andruskevitch was third.

“Cale (Thomas) has been so fast all year, I hate to see him lose his championship lead like that,” Benson said. “I’d rather race him for it. We’ve got two races left and we’ll see what happens.

“I love this Macon track. I had my first POWRi win here in 2010 and getting going on the top is fabulous.”

Patton of Bethalto, Ill., has missed most of the season with a broken finger. He started on the outside of the front row and, running the inside, led the ninth lap, but couldn’t keep up with the outside-running Benson. Patton’s second was the best finish for the first-year Boss chassis.

Thomas was running third when Andruskevitch tried pass him with a slide job in turn four. They touched wheels and Thomas’ Sawyer flipped and crashed hard on the front straight. The 15-year-old from Fairland, Ind., wasn’t injured.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (30 laps): 1. Danny Stratton, 2. Andrew Felker, 3. Zach Daum, 4. Daniel Robinson, 5. Bubba Altig, 6. Tyler Thomas, 7. Garrett Aitken, 8. Parker Price-Miller, 9. Justin Peck, 10. Austin Brown, 11. Jake Neuman, 12. Daniel Adler, 13. James Eden, 14. Tony Roney, 15. Nick Knepper, 16. Shane Hollingsworth, 17. Terry Babb, 18. Colten Cottle, 19. Tyler Robbins, 20. Jeff Flesher, 21. Logan Hupp, 22. Jake Blackhurst.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature results (20 laps): 1. Nathan Benson, 2. Jacob Patton, 3. Aaron Andruskevitch, 4. Nick Bailey, 5. Jake Neuman, 6. Nic Harris, 7. Jimmy Miller, 8. Matt Ponder, 9. Trey Datweiler, 10. Max Pozsgai, 11. Joe Faloon, 12. Nick Knepper, 13. Jeremy Zumwalt, 14. Devin Feger, 15. Joey Wirth, 16. Derek Schuett, 17. Shelby Bosie, 18. Kyle Schuett, 19. Evan Weyant, 20. Trent Mulligan, 21. Cale Thomas, 22. Jason Harms.

POWRi Racing Sponsors

Auto Meter – “The Official Instrumentation” of POWRi Racing

Afco – “The Official Shock” of POWRi Racing

Ford – “The Official EcoBoost Challenge” of POWRi Racing

Hoosier Tire – “The Official Race Tire” of POWRi Racing

Impact Racing – “The Official Motorsports Safety Equipment” of POWRi Racing

Lucas Oil Products – “The Official Oil” of POWRi Racing

Speedway Motors – “The Official Performance Parts Store” of POWRi Racing

 

Team POWRi Racing

Advanced Racing Suspensions, Aggressive Graphics, Bell Helmets, BT Machine Inc., Butler Built Seats, Competition Suspension Inc., Edward Jones, Engler Machine & Tool Inc., Esslinger Engineering, Factor 1 Racing, Fontana Automotive, Hyper Racing, Kitchen Cooked, Leading Edge Composites, Millennium Components, MPD Racing, MoMo’s Racing Engines, OSR Bikes & Motors, Purpose Wreckers, Race Bumpers.com, Racers for Christ, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Spike Chassis, Stanton Race Engines, SuperShox, The Engine Heater, Ti64, Total Power, TOYOTA, 600 Scene.com

 

For more information, go to www.POWRi.com.

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MACON SPEEDWAY & DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOST POWRi LUCAS OIL NATIONAL MIDGETS & POWRi SPEEDWAY MOTORS 600cc OUTLAW MICROS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

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POWRi Midget championship contender Felker needs to start gaining on leader Daum at Macon

MACON, Ill. (Sept. 17, 2013)–Andrew Felker remains in contention for a second straight championship in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, but he’s running out of events to overtake leader Zach Daum going into Macon (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday night for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgtes & POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros sponsored by Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Daum has steadily pulled away from Felker by finishing in front of him in the last seven events and holds a 280-point advantage, 3,850-3,570, with five events remaining. POWRi’s rules require each driver to drop their lowest two finishes, which cuts Daum’s advantage by 90 points to 190. Those numbers are fluid, serving as a reference point that makes the chase substantially closer, but Felker still faces a rugged uphill climb.

Felker had performed well in his Spike-Fontana, four top-fives included in eight top-eights in the last eight features. But the 20-year-old from Carl Junction, Mo., has gained points on Daum in only one event in the stretch, a fourth to Daum’s eighth—a plus 40–at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway on Aug. 16.

Daum has been sensational in his Eagle-Toyota. The eighth was his worst result and the next seven have been top-fives including three feature victories and a pair of seconds. Going back a little farther, the 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., has 12 top-fives including four victories in the last 14 events.

Saturday will be POWRi’s fourth stop this season at Macon Speedway. Felker won on the one-fifth mile track on June 8 and has a pair of sevenths; Daum was second on Aug. 17 and fifth and 11th in the two previous events. Felker has scored 480 points and Daum 470 at Macon this season.

Four events follow Macon: Sept. 28 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., for the Charlene Meents Memorial and three nights, Oct. 3-5, in a co-sanction with the Honda USAC Dirt National Midgets, at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill.

The POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series also races Saturday at Macon with Nathan Benson of Concordia, Mo., trailing Cale Thomas of Fairland, Ind., by 150 points, 2,340-2,190. When the requirement of dropping of two races is included, Thomas leads by 110 points.

Thomas has five feature wins, three seconds and 12 straight top-five finishes in the 14 season events. He’s won twice and finished second at Macon and will be going for this third straight win overall.

Benson has three feature wins in his first full POWRi season and eight top-fives.Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., is third with 1,865 points, Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Mo., is fourth with 1,660 and Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Ill., fifth with 1,635.POWRi’s Micros have two events following Macon, Belle-Clair on Sept. 28 and Tri-City on Oct. 5.

Also racing this Saturday night will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets. UMP Sportsman will return next Saturday.

With only two weeks left in the track championship battle, the competition is heating up. In the Billingsley UMP Modified race, Guy Taylor is 52 points ahead of second place Danny Smith. Gene Reed is on top in the Street Stock division. The UMP Outlaw Hornet division is being lead by Adam Webb, followed by Jeremy Reed and Dillon Justis.  Mike McChristy from Mt. Zion, IL still leads the Stock Hornets.

Gates will open at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $15 and kids 11 & under are still free.

Macon Speedway upcoming events:

The final race of the season will be on September 28th with regular racing featuring the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Sportsman, UMP 4-cyl. Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then 1/2 mile west on Andrews Street, then South on Wiles.

For information, call 217-764-3000. Visit www.maconracing.com or www.trackenterprises.com for a complete 2013 race schedule and additional information. For quick convenient updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/maconracing and Twitter @maconspeedway.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series top-10 points standings (after 25 of 30 events): 1. Zach Daum 3,850, 2. Andrew Felker 3,570, 3. Brad Kuhn 2,490,4. Tyler Thomas 2,405, 5. Jake Blackhurst 2,275, 6. Parker Price-Miller 2,145, 7. Austin Brown 2,125, 8. Garrett Aitken 1,760; 9. Terry Babb 1,215, 10. Colten Cottle 1,080.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.—Shane Cockrum; Belleville, Ill.—Chris Bell; Macon, Ill.—Brady Bacon; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Michael Pickens; Jacksonville, Ill.—Kyle Larson; Lincoln, Ill.—Michael Pickens; Macon, Ill.—Andrew Felker; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Rico Abreu; Bloomington, Ind.—Zach Daum; Belleville, Ill.—Darren Hagen; Belleville, Ill.—Bryan Clauson; Wilmot, Wis.—Brad Kuhn; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Darren Hagen; Pontoon Beach Ill.—Terry Babb; Cameron, Mo.—Austin Brown; Grain Valley, Mo.—Zach Daum; Belleville, Ill.—Bryan Clauson; Lincoln, Ill.—Rico Abreu; Macon, Ill.—Chris Bell; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Bryan Clauson; Wayne City, Ill.—Zach Daum; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Zach Daum; Sun Prairie, Wis.—Zach Daum; Jacksonville, Ill.—Rico Abreu; Canton, Ill.—Chris Bell.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series top-10 points standings (after 14 of 17 events): 1. Cale Thomas 2,340, 2. Nathan Benson 2,190, 3. Jeremy Camp 1,865, 4. Joe B. Miller 1,660, 5. Aaron Andruskevitch 1,635, 6. Jake Neuman 1,465, 7. Jason Harms 1,230, 8. Kyle Schuett 1,105, 9. Dereck King 1,055, 10. Max Pozsgai 1,045.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature winners: Jacksonville, Ill.—Dereck King; Belleville, Ill.—Joe B. Miller; Macon, Ill.—Dereck King; Jacksonville, Ill.—Mike Dicely; Lincoln, Ill.—Nathan Benson; Macon, Ill.—Cale Thomas; Bloomington, Ind.—Nathan Benson; Belleville, Ill.—Joe B. Miller; Belleville, Ill.—Cale Thomas; Belleville, Ill.—Cale Thomas; Belleville, Ill.—Nathan Benson; Lincoln, Ill.—Joe B. Miller; Macon, Ill.—Cale Thomas; Jacksonville, Ill.—Cale Thomas.

For more information, go to www.POWRi.com.

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POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets & POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros sponsored by Decatur Memorial Hospital at Macon Speedway Saturday, September 21

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