Midgets & Street Stocks To Headline Saturday Event At Macon Speedway

11 Sep 2019
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Macon Speedway is down to its last three nights of the 2019 season and this Saturday, September 14 will be a big one. One of the fan favorite classes, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will highlight the night as well as the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks in the $2,000 to win John Osman Memorial. Micros and Pro Mods are also on the card, presented by Griz 98.1 FM and Archers Alley. 

For the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, “Mighty Macon” Speedway takes center stage for only the second time this year. In Macon’s only appearance this year, Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Ill. won his first at the iconic track on July 27. Hampered by Mother Nature, three other POWRi dates at Macon on May 11, June 15 and August 17 have been washed away by rain. 

Leading into the weekend, only nine races remain on the calendar for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets. Jesse Colwell of Red Bluff, CA is currently on top of the point standings with. 5,740 points aboard his Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, JBL Audio, Bullet/Toyota No. 71. Colwell is chased by three-time league champion Zach Daum (-350 PTS) of Pocahontas, IL, teenage favorite Holley Hollan (-930 PTS) of Broken Arrow, OK, rising rookie Daison Pursley (1,140 PTS) of Locust Grove, OK, and seasoned vet Jake Neuman (1,150 PTS) of New Berlin, IL. 

The POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros saw their points chase take a dramatic turn last weekend at Jacksonville with a DNF from four-time champ, Joe B. Miller. Now, it’s Gunner Ramey of Sedalia, Mo. holding the top spot ahead of Miller (-60 PTS), Riley Goodno (-420 PTS), Harley Hollan (-700 PTS) and Trevin Littleton (-730 PTS). The Micros will also receive local points for the Macon Speedway Micro class presented by Bailey Chassis. 

Saturday will also mark the 5th annual John Osman Memorial for the Midwest Big Ten Series Archers Alley Street Stocks. The event will pay $2,000 to win and $100 to start and will draw some of the best Street Stock competitors in the country. Monticello, IL’s Darrell Dick leads the Big 10 Street Stock points by just six over Cerro Gordo, IL’s Terry Reed. Reed leads the Macon Speedway weekly points. 

Rounding out Saturday’s action will be the Neal Tire & Auto Pro Mods. Tim Hancock claimed last week’s feature, not only in the Pro Mod class but also the A-Mod class. Hancock has a 92 point lead over Nick Justice in the Pro Mod class. Rob Timmons had a strong second place run on Saturday and is third in points, while Tim Riech and Roy Magee complete the top five. For Hancock, Saturday’s win was his 12th of the season at Macon in the class. 

The pits will open at 3:00pm, grandstands at 5:00pm, with hot laps at 6:00pm and racing to follow at 7:00pm. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults and free for kids 11 and under. 

For more information on POWRi Racing, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, or follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter and Instagram. 

Macon Speedway PR

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