Macon IL Speedway Ready For “Jack Hewitt Night” This Saturday

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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:

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 $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

PosCarDriverHometownWinsPointsGap
101Bryant WiedemanColby, KS 4970
286Brent CrewsDenver, NC34790180
33NJake NeumanNew Berlin, IL14230740
485TRyan TimmsOklahoma City, OK14140830
508Cannon McIntoshBixby, OK238801090
615Emerson AxsomFranklin, IN237901180
721KKarter SarffMason City, IL 35501420
871KDaison PursleyLocust Grove, OK333401630
967KCade LewisBakersfield, CA 33201650
1097Brenham CrouchLubbock, TX132801690

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros presented by Bailey Chassis

PosCarDriverHometownWinsPointsGap
1938Bradley FezardBonnerdale, AR 2330
28KTyler KuykendallWarsaw, MO 2170160
340SShain KaiserCole Camp, MO12100230
444TTrevin LittletonJacksonville, IL 2010320
571KDaison PursleyLocust Grove, OK11430900
651bJoe B. MillerMillersville, MO213101020
712Frank GalushaLincoln, NE112401090
8122Lane WarnerBloomfield, MO 11201210
935Aubrey SmithHoustonia, MO 8801450
1008EElizabeth PhillipsBixby, OK 8601470

BillingsleyRewards.com Modified

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
177GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL6700
227XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL62248
387CAlanCrowderElwinIL59080
4T6TommySheppardNew BerlinIL57694
552BillyKnebelPocahontasIL57298
678MaxxEmersonTaylorvilleIL492178
74GJohnGoveiaRivertonIL420250
824ZachTaylorSpringfieldIL394276
927DaltonEwingDecaturIL382288
1011ZachRhodesTaylorvilleIL320350


DIRTcar Pro Mods

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
127XKyleHelmickSmithtonIL7280
252BillyKnebelPocahontasIL67058
315CKevinCrowderArgentaIL66266
436NickJusticeDecaturIL65672
524GuyTaylorSpringfieldIL64682
614NNathanLynchHillsboroIL604124
73XJustinReynoldsHillsboroIL558170
810AdamRhoadesClintonIL476252
921.5JakeMontgomeryEast PeoriaIL428300
107BBrianBurnsBethanyIL418310


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
13HAllanHarrisChathamIL6640
2357BillyMasonBrownstownIL61054
3324ShelbyBeilerMaconIL58678
4J13JustinCoffeyStoningtonIL526138
5187KoreyBaileyStoningtonIL440224
626AMichaelMcKaySpringfieldIL394270
764CKCookCrawfordLincolnIL340324
89BBrandonMillerBroadwellIL328336
944BillBassoAthensIL306358
109ZZacMillerLincolnIL254410

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