POWRi Midgets On Tap Saturday Night At Macon Speedway

Tim Disspain | Pit Stop Radio News

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, in 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)

PosCarDriverHometownWinsPointsGap
115Emerson AxsomFranklin, IN12700
23NJake NeumanNew Berlin, IL1264060
301Bryant WiedemanColby, KS 261090
497Brenham CrouchLubbock, TX12600100
586Brent CrewsDenver, NC 2510190
685TRyan TimmsOklahoma City, OK12480220
771KDaison PursleyLocust Grove, OK22410290
808Cannon McIntoshBixby, OK 2160540
949Joe B. MillerMillersville, MO 1940760
1067Michael KofoidPenngrove, CA51890810

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros (Heading Into Speedweek)

PosCarDriverHometownWinsPointsGap
171KDaison PursleyLocust Grove, OK11430
251bJoe B. MillerMillersville, MO21310120
312Frank GalushaLincoln, NE11050380
4938Bradley FezardBonnerdale, AR 980450
58KTyler KuykendallWarsaw, MO 910520
644TTrevin LittletonJacksonville, IL 800630
740SShain KaiserCole Camp, MO 790640
8122Lane WarnerBloomfield, MO 690740
914JJade AvedisianClovis, CA 640790
1035Aubrey SmithHoustonia, MO 590840


Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
16PJosePargaNew BerlinIL3540
227ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL33420
364DonnyKoehlerMaconIL25698
425DakotaEwingWarrensburgIL240114
511RyanMillerLincolnIL234120
614JBradenJohnsonTaylorvilleIL220134
714DerekSmithDecaturIL190164
833BStormBeilerDecaturIL142212
94JonEasleyBentonIL128226
10F15BobSidenerSpringfieldIL120234


Archers Alley Street Stocks

Pos#First NameLast NameCityEventsStatePointsGap
121JaretDuffMaroa7IL3600
229BobbyBeilerBlue Mound7IL3582
3X7GuyTaylorSpringfield7IL35010
4Z24ZachTaylorSpringfield7IL30654
567RJeremyNicholsLovington6IL30456
622DarrellDickMonticello6IL30456
711TerryReedCerro Gordo5IL26496
816NickMacklinArgenta5IL258102
953RJeffReed, JrBlue Mound4IL210150
1035TomDavidsonSpringfield6IL200160

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