Jack Hewitt Night to Feature POWRi Midgets Saturday at Macon Speedway

(Macon, IL) The biggest racing weekend in Central Illinois is on tap this weekend with MOWA Sprints at Lincoln Speedway Friday night, State Fair Races in Springfield Saturday and Sunday, and the POWRi Midgets at Macon Speedway Saturday night.  The Macon Speedway event will now be known as “Jack Hewitt Night”, set for Saturday, August 21 as the open wheel cars of POWRi make their second appearance of the season.

Hewitt is a two-time champion of the USAC Silver Crown Series as well as a former titlist of the All-Star Circuit of Champions.  In addition, Hewitt was the 1998 winner of the Eldora 4-Crown Nationals, winning features in USAC Sprints, Midgets, and Silver Crown as well as the UMP Modifieds.

Those who did not have the pleasure of watching Hewitt race may know him from the heated video interview that has gone viral on the web.  The interview, laced with some NSFW language, has been viewed over 1,000,000 times on Facebook alone.  It has also led to a line of apparel and souvenirs.  That interview just happened to take place at, you guessed it, Macon Speedway.

The August 21st event at Macon Speedway will feature Hewitt as the grand marshal.  He will be on hand, greeting fans, selling books and apparel, signing autographs, telling stories, and taking in some great Macon Speedway action.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will be competing in the Camfield Memorial while the POWRi Micros will race in the Chevy Hall of Fame Museum 20. The BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, and Hornets are scheduled to race.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is led by Colby, KS driver, Bryant Wiedeman, who has yet to claim a victory but has a 180-point lead on Brent Crews, from Denver, NC. Crews has collected three wins this season in POWRi action. Last year’s champion, Jake Neuman is third in the standings, while Ryan Timms and Cannon McIntosh complete the top five.

Other point leaders coming into the night include Bradley Fezard from Arkansas, who leads the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro class, Guy Taylor (BillingsleyRewards.com Modified), Kyle Helmick (DIRTcar Pro Mods), and Allan Harris (DIRTcar Hornets).

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

For more information and further updates, visit www.maconracing.com.

About Macon Speedway:

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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 Points Gap
1 01 Bryant Wiedeman Colby, KS   4970
2 86 Brent Crews Denver, NC 3 4790 180
3 3N Jake Neuman New Berlin, IL 1 4230 740
4 85T Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK 1 4140 830
5 08 Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK 2 3880 1090
6 15 Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN 2 3790 1180
7 21K Karter Sarff Mason City, IL   3550 1420
8 71K Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK 3 3340 1630
9 67K Cade Lewis Bakersfield, CA   3320 1650
10 97 Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX 1 3280 1690

 

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros presented by Bailey Chassis

Pos Car Driver Hometown Wins Points Gap
1 938 Bradley Fezard Bonnerdale, AR   2330
2 8K Tyler Kuykendall Warsaw, MO   2170 160
3 40S Shain Kaiser Cole Camp, MO 1 2100 230
4 44T Trevin Littleton Jacksonville, IL   2010 320
5 71K Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK 1 1430 900
6 51b Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 2 1310 1020
7 12 Frank Galusha Lincoln, NE 1 1240 1090
8 122 Lane Warner Bloomfield, MO   1120 1210
9 35 Aubrey Smith Houstonia, MO   880 1450
10 08E Elizabeth Phillips Bixby, OK   860 1470

 

BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 77 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 670 0
2 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 622 48
3 87C Alan Crowder Elwin IL 590 80
4 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 576 94
5 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 572 98
6 78 Maxx Emerson Taylorville IL 492 178
7 4G John Goveia Riverton IL 420 250
8 24 Zach Taylor Springfield IL 394 276
9 27 Dalton Ewing Decatur IL 382 288
10 11 Zach Rhodes Taylorville IL 320 350


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 27X Kyle Helmick Smithton IL 728 0
2 52 Billy Knebel Pocahontas IL 670 58
3 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta IL 662 66
4 36 Nick Justice Decatur IL 656 72
5 24 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 646 82
6 14N Nathan Lynch Hillsboro IL 604 124
7 3X Justin Reynolds Hillsboro IL 558 170
8 10 Adam Rhoades Clinton IL 476 252
9 21.5 Jake Montgomery East Peoria IL 428 300
10 7B Brian Burns Bethany IL 418 310


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 664 0
2 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 610 54
3 324 Shelby Beiler Macon IL 586 78
4 J13 Justin Coffey Stonington IL 526 138
5 187 Korey Bailey Stonington IL 440 224
6 26A Michael McKay Springfield IL 394 270
7 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 340 324
8 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 328 336
9 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 306 358
10 9Z Zac Miller Lincoln IL 254 410

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