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Zach Daum takes POWRi Midget championsh​ip lead into Lincoln, Macon, Angell Park

CaptureMAVTV_ScriptTagline_fPowri2013Zach Daum has surged into the championship lead in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, overtaking Andrew Felker with an impressive midseason run that includes two victories and three second place finishes in the past nine races heading into events Friday (Aug. 16) at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, Saturday’s Dana Godfrey Memorial at Macon (Ill.) Speedway and Sunday’s Miller Lite Cornfest at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Daum leads Felker, 2,420-2,320. He trailed Felker by 360 points prior to POWRi’s June 28 event at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway. The 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., won at Bloomington and Felker was fourth. The 20-year-old from Carl Junction, Mo., followed with four straight top-eight finishes to lead by 340 points, but Daum has out-scored the 2012 POWRi National Midget champion by 440 points in the past four races.

Daum has driven his Toyota-powered Eagle to a victory, two seconds and a ninth in the last four races. Felker has qualified for the feature in the same four, but mechanical problems have prevented him from starting in three. He was second to Daum at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on July 27 in the fourth.

Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, Okla., has climbed back into third with 1,805 points by finishing second, fifth and third in the last three features. Jake Blackhurst of Mapleton, Ill., has five top-eights in the past six features and is fourth with 1,785 points and Austin Brown of Millstadt, Ill., has a victory included in five top-eights in the past six races to hold fifth in the points with 1,645.

Terry Babb of Decatur, Ill., has moved into ninth in the points with 980 with a victory, fourth- and sixth-place finishes in his last three POWRi events.

The events at Lincoln, Macon and Angell Park will be co-sanctioned by Stark Automotive Group/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. Sunday’s event at Angell Park will also be sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget championship, bringing together three of the nation’s most competitive midget series.

POWRi’s Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series brings its narrowing championship battle between Cale Thomas of Fairland, Ind., and Nathan Benson of Concordia, Mo., to Lincoln and Macon.

The 15-year-old Thomas leads the 29-year-old Benson, 1,780-1,640, with eight events remaining. Benson sliced 60 points off Thomas’ lead with his victory at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., last Sunday. It was Benson’s third POWRi win of the season. He won at Lincoln on June 7. Thomas also has three wins in 2013, including at Macon on June 8.

Jeremy Camp of Blue Mound, Ill., finished a season-high second to Benson at Belle-Clair and climbed into third in the championship with 1,375 points. The 2010 POWRi Micro champion has five top-fives in 11 events this season.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series top-10 points standings (after 17 of 30 events):

1. Zach Daum 2,420, 2. Andrew Felker 2,320, 3. Tyler Thomas 1,805, 4. Jake Blackhurst 1,785, 5. Austin Brown 1,645, 6. Brad Kuhn 1,430, 7. Parker Price-Miller 1,235, 8. Garrett Aitken 1,200, 9. Terry Babb 980, 10. Colten Cottle 835.

 

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.

 

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series top-10 points standings (after 11 of 19 events): 1. Cale Thomas 1,780, 2. Nathan Benson 1,640, 3. Jeremy Camp 1,375, 4. Jake Neuman 1,225, 5. Joe B. Miller 1,210, 6. Aaron Andruskevitch 1,095, 7. Dereck King 1,055, 8. Jason Harms 980, 9. Kyle Schuett 795, 10. Max Pozsgai 755.

 

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.

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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TRACK ENTERPRISES, MACON SPEEDWAY AND LINCOLN SPEEDWAY HOST HUGE WEEKEND FOR RACE FANS

Lincoln & Macon Flyer VF       Macon, IL – Macon Speedway, Billingsley Towing and POWRi are proud to announce that the Speedway National Midget and 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprint Series will take center stage at Macon Speedway for the “Dana Godfrey Memorial” on Saturday night, August 17. The night will consist of POWRi Midgets and Micros and our UMP Billingsley Towing Modified division plus our UMP Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets. The event celebrates the life of Dan Godfrey, late wife of longtime chassis builder and owner of Spike Chassis, John Godfrey. Dana was a familiar face at the race track and at the speed shop when the couple owned Stealth Chassis.

The POWRi Series first travels to Lincoln Speedway Friday night, August 16 for a full night of action.

This weekend is a huge open wheel weekend for Central Illinois as the races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds feature the USAC Silver Crown cars on Saturday, August 17 competing in the Tony Bettenhausen 100springfieldstart08 at 2:00 pm. The open wheel action then travels to Macon Speedway on Saturday night as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series join the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets for what looks to be an exciting night of racing at Macon Speedway. Join us back again at the IL State Fair on Sunday with the ARCA Car Series battling for the win in the Allen Crowe Memorial along with the Sportsman Nationals. Sportsman feature starts at noon and the Allen Crowe Memorial will be at 1:35 pm.  Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the local Macon Speedway drivers on Saturday in the UMP Sportsman division as they will compete in the Sportsman Nationals on Sunday!

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series leader Andrew Felker holds an 80-point lead over Zach Daum going into Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway on Friday (Aug. 16). POWRi’s Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series also race on Friday at Lincoln and both series are at Macon (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday (Aug. 17) as well. Cale Thomas has a 200-point lead over Nathan Benson for the championship in the Micros. Lincoln and Macon are the start of the stretch run for POWRi, which has eleven events scheduled to run in the Midgets and Micros. The POWRi series will return to Macon for the final showing on September 21.

Practice_PhotoMacon Speedway will also have a demo show at intermission on Saturday night with Elliot Key. Elliot is 10 years old and he just won first place in both the East and West Youth Nationals Trials events in Moto Trials. Moto Trials is a non-speed event on specialized trials motorcycles. Trials is highly technical and teaches great throttle, balance and machine control. Come out to see Elliot perform his exciting show!

We have lots still planned for 2013 so be sure to come join Macon Speedway for an action packed end to the summer.

Gates will open Friday at Lincoln and Saturday at Macon at 5:00 and racing will start at 7:00.   Adult general admission tickets for both races are $15 and children 11 & under are 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.

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Macon Speedway race report 8/10/13

(Macon, IL) The Miller Lite Twin 50’s along with 106.7 the Fox and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed the Miller Lite Twin 50 lap-event. Steve Sheppard Jr. taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second, Matt Taylor and Rick Standridge rounded out the top five. Sheppard dominated the show by leading all 50 laps en route to his eighth 50-lap feature win during the history of the Lite Beer Twin 50s.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout Miller Lite Twin 50- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, TD Burger fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. rounding out the top five. Nichols was also very strong as he led all 50 laps during the Billingsley Towing Modifieds 50-lap feature event.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Reed to take the checkered flag. Mike Pickering, Bobby Beiler and Kyle Waters round out the top five

Nick Macklin in the Sportsman division came through with a nice finish, taking a checkered flag away from Dave Crawley, Jr., who netted a second-place finish. With three laps to go, Macklin used the top to take over the lead and win. Dennis Vandermeersch was third ahead of Tim Bedinger.

Outlaw Hornet driver Jeremy Reed claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Adam Webb, Michael Gossett and Fred Reed, Jr.

Matthew Reed was impressive as he won the Stock Hornet feature, starting from the front row. He ran away with the eight-lap race for his second feature win of 2013.

Macon Speedway will prepare for Dana Godfrey Memorial August 17th, which includes the POWRi series. That will be part of a four-race weekend starting at Lincoln Speedway with the POWRi Midget & Micro Sprint Series. There will be two race days at the Springfield Mile during the Illinois State Fair with USAC Silver Crown cars, ARCA stock cars and Sportsman stock cars on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available for the races at the Illinois State Fair through Track Enterprises at (217) 764-3200

UMP Late Model – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 5S Steve Sheppard New Berlin, Il 50.00
2 4 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 48.00
3 5 27 Greg Kimmons , Il 46.00
4 6 24 Matt Taylor Springfield , Il 44.00
5 9 10R Rick Standridge Collinsville , Il 42.00
6 12 12M Randy Myers Collinsville , Il 40.00
7 14 B8 John Barnard – 38.00
8 7 7M Adam Mefford Jacksonville , Il 36.00
9 16 22K Ken Vandorn New Berlin, Il 34.00
10 11 22 Chris Dick Deland , Il 32.00 DNF
11 1 82 Roger Brickler Springfield , Il 30.00 DNF
12 13 36 Andrew Barnes – 28.00 DNF
13 3 38L Ryan Little Springfield , Il 26.00 DNF
14 15 24S Steve Phillips Neoga , Il 24.00 DNF
15 17 16 Trevor Nickel , Il 22.00 DNF
16 8 28B John Beck Springfield , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 96 Bobby Brandon – 18.00 DNF

UMP Modified – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 10 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 7 77T Guy Taylor Springfield , Il 48.00
3 3 32B Td Burger – 46.00
4 9 5H Randy Huffman Maroa , Il 44.00
5 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Berlin , Il 42.00
6 6 71 Jeff Graham Stonington , Il 40.00
7 12 111 Larry Bunning Decatur , Il 38.00
8 1 9DS Danny Smith Argenta , Il 36.00
9 8 11 Ed Roley – 34.00
10 15 35 Clark Robertson Shelbyville , Il 32.00
11 11 X Wade Wiseman Virden , Il 30.00
12 14 28S Joe Strawkas Buffalo , Il 28.00 DNF
13 13 33 Dave Eckel Lovington , Il 26.00 DNF
14 17 14C Alan Crowder Elwin , Il 24.00 DNF
15 4 31 Steve Ewing – 22.00 DNF
16 16 25 Jeffrey Wallace Decatur , Il 20.00 DNF
17 10 29WD Brian Diveley Springfield , Il 18.00 DNF
18 18 16H Eric Hamilton Macon , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Sportsman – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 16 Nick Macklin Argenta , Il 50.00
2 1 5S David Crawley Jr. Decatur , Il 48.00
3 3 25 Dennis Vandermeersch Springfield , Il 46.00
4 2 B99 Tim Bedinger Taylorville , Il 44.00
5 8 J24 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 42.00
6 9 11 Rick Roedel Shelbyville , Il 40.00
7 4 52B Curt Rhodes , Il 38.00
8 6 41 Scott Landers Taylorville , Il 36.00
9 10 9 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 34.00 DNF
10 11 01 George Ewing Decatur , Il 32.00 DNF
11 7 72 Tom Graham Stonington , Il 30.00 DNF

UMP Street Stock – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 61 Jeremy Nichols Shelbyville , Il 50.00
2 1 16 Gene Reed Shelbyville , Il 48.00
3 2 99 Mike Pickering Decatur , Il 46.00
4 3 38X Bobby Beiler Decatur , Il 44.00
5 8 26 Kyle Waters Decatur , Il 42.00
6 7 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 40.00
7 10 58 Thomas Riech Springfield , Il 38.00
8 12 OO Roy Magee Ii Springfield , Il 36.00
9 15 42D Brandon Dick Decatur , Il 34.00
10 11 63 Dave Foster – 32.00 DNF
11 5 15C Kevin Crowder Argenta , Il 30.00 DNF
12 6 33 Justin Hill Lovington , Il 28.00 DNF
13 9 56Z Zach Perryman Decatur , Il 26.00 DNF
14 13 01G Jeff Gill Shelbyville , Il 0.00 DNS
15 14 36 Terry Reed Decatur , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Amateur Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 4 Matthew Reed Blue Mound, Il 50.00
2 11 98 Kenneth Reed Decatur , Il 48.00
3 1 23S Garrett Lewis Decatur , Il 46.00
4 4 15 Garth Luka – 44.00
5 13 66 Mike Mc Christy Mt. Zion, Il 42.00
6 3 21 Austin Harbin Argenta , Il 40.00
7 7 96L Thad Gee Bloomington , Il 38.00
8 5 88 Brian Svoboda – 36.00
9 15 6Q Tristan Quinlan – 34.00
10 12 89 William Deavers – 32.00
11 10 12 Dean Holt Decatur , Il 30.00
12 8 39 Marty Sullivan Mt. Zion, Il 28.00
13 9 14X Steven Stine , Il 26.00 DNF
14 6 59 Tharin Reno – 24.00 DNF
15 14 99 Max Hixson Bethany , Il 22.00 DNF
16 16 96 Benjamin Mcchristy Mt.zion , Il 0.00 DNS

UMP Hornet – Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur , Il 50.00
2 2 WHO2 Elden Hemken – 48.00
3 3 40 Adam Webb Decatur , Il 46.00
4 5 205 Michael Gossett Decatur , Il 44.00
5 6 0 Fred Reed Jr. Decatur , Il 42.00
6 9 69 Jamie Shomidie – 40.00
7 8 96 Derek Peters Pana , Il 38.00
8 11 6Q Brian Dasenbrock Decatur , Il 36.00
9 4 11J Dillon Justice Harristown , Il 34.00 DNF
10 7 89C Vernon Carlow Springfield , Il 32.00 DNF
11 10 X Donnie Justice – 0.00 DNS
12 12 23S Alan Salmons – 0.00 DNS

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No Hoosier “D” tires on rear of UMP Modifieds and Street Stocks now in effect!

Macon Speedway LEFT REAR Tire Rule for UMP Modified and Street Stocks went into effect July 28th. NO “D” ON REAR of CAR, ONLY “A” OR “H”

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MILLER LITE BEER TWIN 50’S AT MACON SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 10!

miller1 miller2        (Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and George A. Mueller Distributing present the Miller Lite Beer Twin 50’s this Saturday, August 10 along with 106.7FM The Fox and Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy. Dale’s Southlake will also be helping to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. The night’s program will consist of two 50-lap features – one for The Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Series and the other 50-lap feature will be the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds. This will be the fourth showing of the Big Ten UMP Late Model Series at Macon Speedway.

In the Midwest Big Ten Series, each of the ten races will include larger winnings to the winner of the feature.  At the end of the season the points each driver has accumulated in 8 out of 10 races will be totaled and there will be $5,000 distributed throughout the top ten Late Models with the top point fund winner taking home another $2,000!  As of now, Steve Sheppard, Jr. is in first place with a two-point lead over Matt Taylor, and six points over Brian Dively. With only three races left in the series, it will be a toss up to see who comes out as the champion.

In the Billingsley Towing UMP Modifieds, Guy Taylor leads the division by only eight points over Danny Smith, followed by Jeff Graham, Eric Hamilton and Joe Strawkas to round out the top five.

Divisions included in the rest of Saturday’s racing program are UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stock, UMP Outlaw Hornets and Stock Hornets.

Grandstands open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

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.

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Lite Beer Twin 50’s next Saturday, August 10 at Macon Speedway!

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Jerrod Hull claims MOWA Sprint win! Sheppard, Deavers & Camp also get wins!

Jerrod Hull – Tim Moran photo

(Macon, IL) Our sponsors of Dynagraphics Impressions, Donnelly Carquest/ATI, made for an exciting night of racing. Nascar Star Tony Stewart was also on hand and raced in the MOWA Sprint Feature.

In the UMP Street Stock 15 lap feature, Bobby Beiler and Terry Reed improved their finishes from last week to place first and second respectively. Kevin Crowder held out for third while Gene Reed finished fourth and Michael Pundt, Jr. took home fifth.

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 20-lap event. With numerous cautions, the starter from pole position, Tommy Sheppard, Jr. was able to take home the checkered flag and again, Guy Taylor finished second. Kelly Kovski, TD Burger and Randy Huffman rounded out the top five.

The drivers in the MOWA Sprints completed a 25-lap feature event. Of the 18 cars that started the race, only 12 crossed the finish line. Jerrod Hull placed first followed by Jimmy Hurley, AJ Burns, Tony Stewart, and Jim Moughan placed fifth. This was Tony Stewart’s first effort at driving a winged sprint car on the 1/5 mile high-banked track.

Stock Hornet driver Brian Deavers started in pole position and also brought home the checkered flag. Adam Webb dropped to second place this week. He was followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed, and Billy Justice, Sr.

A 20-lap feature was in store for the 20 Mini Sprint racers that competed. There were many spin-outs throughout the race. Jeremy Camp finished the race in first place. He was followed by Jason Harms, Nic Harris, Jake Newman, and Shelby Bosie.

The final race of the evening was an eight lap feature of the Outlaw Hornets. It was won by Brian Deavers. Adam Webb came in a close second followed by Donnie Justice, Jeremy Reed and Billy Justice, Sr. rounding out the top five.

Macon Speedway will not race stock cars on August 3rd due to go-cart racing. We will return on August 10th with FOX 106.7 FM Radio Fan Appreciation Night. Also rescheduled for the evening will be the Miller Lite Twin 50’s BIG TEN UMP LATE MODEL RACE.

July 27, 2013
MOWA Sprint Car Race – Feature

Finish Car Driver
1 12H Jerrod Hull
2 35 Jim Hurley
3 44 A J Bruns
4 14s Tony Stewart
5 1m Jim Moughan
6 99W Korey Weyant
7 4m Kody Kinser
8 4s Danny Smith
9 42 Corey Bruns
10 17M Joey Moughan
11 14T Jimmy Bridgeman
12 79 Blake Nimee
13 22s Robbie Standridge
14 774 Chris Urish
15 52f Logan Fasicon
16 84 Ben Wagnor
17 47 Brett Samonds
18 Ti64 Alex Petlas

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MOWA Sprint Week Kicks Off

HIGHLAND, Ill. (July 23, 2013) – Midwest Open Wheel Amowa-sprint-weekssociation’s (MOWA) Illinois Sprint Week returns for the third consecutive year, Wednesday, as it kicks off at Highland Speedway, Highland, Ill., and ends at Macon Speedway, Macon, Ill., Saturday.
Besides Danny Smith who is expected to return to defend his championship, the week looks to be dotted with stars who plan to either run the entire series or part of it as it kicks off Wednesday.
Multi-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and former USAC champion Tony Stewart will be racing the week’s final stop at Macon Speedway. Stewart will have a busy week in the Midwest, and plans take time to make his first appearance with the MOWA series.
Bryan Clauson will be racing with a wing for just the second time in his career. Clauson is a multiple time USAC champion and an Indy 500 veteran. He will be running the Pollock Racing 21x machine during the, Friday, Jacksonville Speedway stop.
Greg Wilson, who ran the Fox #53 at Tri-State Speedway earlier this season, will be making appearances on the first two nights of Sprint Week in the same car. The Fox #53 is well known in non-wing ranks, but threw the wing on for one of the first times in team history with Wilson behind the wheel in June. Wilson drove the car to a third place finish that night in Haubstadt, Ind.
For the second straight year, Highland Speedway opens the festivities as part of the Madison County Fair. With two-time, and defending, Illinois Sprint Week champion Danny Smith expected to be in attendance. Also, current MOWA point leader A.J. Bruns will be on hand along with the rest of the MOWA regulars. Smith kicked off the 2012 Sprint Week with a win in the first appearance at the track for the series last season.
Thursday marks the third visit for the MOWA series to Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, Ill. It is the second year Tri-City Speedway has been part of Illinois Sprint Week. The track was not part of Sprint Week in 2012, but was part of the event in 2011. Danny Smith won in that appearance, helping to secure his first Sprint Week title. Jerrod Hull won the last MOWA series race at the fast 3/8th’s mile in October of last year.
Known as MOWA’s home track, Jacksonville Speedway is marking it’s third straight year as part of Sprint Week, as it hosts the Herb Barlow Memorial on night number three of Sprint Week 2013, Friday. Brian Brown won last year’s stop at the 1/4 mile during Sprint Week. Smith and Jimmy Hurley have already won feature events at Jacksonville Speedway with MOWA in 2013.
The only other track to be a part of Sprint Week for the third straight year is Macon Speedway, which ends the four night swing of races for the second straight season. Last season’s event was won by Danny Smith and went green to checkered after a first lap caution forced an original restart on the 1/5 mile speedway. Hull won the 2011 event at Macon Speedway.
For more information about Sprint Week and the MOWA series visit http://www.midwestopenwheel.com/. Also, fans can visit our Sprint Week tracks at http://www.highlandspeedway.com/, http://www.tricityspeedway.net/, http://www.jacksonvillespeedway.com/, or https://www.maconracing.com/, for more information on each event.

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MOWA Sprint Series, NASCAR Star Tony Stewart & Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions at Macon Speedway Saturday, July 27

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(Macon, IL)  Macon Speedway and Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions, along with Donnelly Automotive, welcome the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series this Saturday night, July 27 as a part of the MOWA Sprint Week that runs from Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27. The best winged sprint car drivers in the Midwest will try to tame the Macon bullring as winged sprints return to the legendary track including NASCAR Champion and co-owner of Macon Speedway, Tony Stewart. Stewart will be racing his winged sprint car for the first time at Macon that night.

Tony Stewart’s love is racing winged sprint cars. So it’s not hard to understand why he’s making a trip to his track to jump in during MOWA Sprint Week. Any type of open-wheeled race, he’s there. It will be a night of excitement when he goes up against the top Midwest drivers in the series.

Not only is the Sprint Week title on the line, but the series overall points battle at the top with A.J. Bruns leading the series as of July 20, with Jerrod Hull and Paul Nienhiser rounding out the top three. The series includes top sprint drivers such as Jim Moughan, Ben Wagoner, Jimmy Hurley, and Robbie Standridge. Any one of them could come out on top during this week’s action in determining who is going to be crowned the inaugural MOWA  Series Champion.

MOWA co-founder Joey Moughan shares in that excitement, “When we started this series, we wanted to be able to race at the premier tracks within two hours of our home base in Springfield, Illinois and there’s no doubt that Macon is at the top of that list. The action on the track should be incredible, especially with the added drama of it being at the end of our Sprint Week.  I know that I’m coming there planning to win it.  The problem is that there are twenty or more other guys who want it just as bad.  It should be an awesome night.”

But the excitement doesn’t end with sprint cars. Macon Speedway has put together a Saturday Night  full of racing with the Billingsley Towing Modifieds, Street Stocks, Outlaw Hornets, Stock Hornets and 600cc Mini Sprints. Each division is heating up as the season is going into the last stretch on who will come out as the track champion.

Pit Gates open at 3 pm; grandstands at 5 pm; racing begins at 7 pm.  General admission tickets for adults are only $18 and children 11 & under are admitted free with a paying adult.

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.

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Recap of Firecracker 40s

(Macon, IL) The Kid’s Castle, 95q Firecracker 40’s and Sun Drop, made for an exciting night of racing.

Midwest Big 10 Late Model series completed a 40 lap-event with Fireworks of their own.  Steve Sheppard jr taking the checker flag Brian Diveley followed to finish second and Kyle Logue, Matt Taylor and Jeremy Nichols rounded out the top five

The Billingsley Towing Modified feature event was full of excitement throughout the 40- lap event. Jeremy Nichols took first place Guy Taylor finished second, Steve Ewing fought hard for third place, Randy Huffman and Kelly Kovski rounding out the top five.

Street Stock feature, Jeremy Nichols was able to hold off Gene Red to take the checkered flag. Bobby Beiler, Terry Reed and Thomas Riech round out the top five

Dave Crawley, Jr. in the Sportsman division is hot, taking another checkered flag. Nick Macklin netted a second-place finish, Mike Pickering in third with Dennis Vandermeersch and Jeremy Nichols making up the top five.

Outlaw Hornet driver Adam Webb claimed first place, he was followed by Elden Hemken, Jeremy Reed, Jerad Matherly and Michael Gossett.

The final race of the evening was the Stock Hornets and it was won by Steven Stine, with Tom Eskew finishing a very close second, Kenneth Reed 3rd, Mike Mc Christy and Tharin Reno rounding out the top five.

A huge fireworks display lit up the dark sky and capped off a perfect night of racing.

Macon Speedway will prepare for July 27th to host the return of co-owner Tony Stewart as he will compete in the MOWA SprintCar series.

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