POWRi Approaches Final Weekend Of Season

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Tanner Thorson (67) battles Christopher Bell during a 2013 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Tanner Thorson (67) battles Christopher Bell during a 2013 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Tanner Thorson (67) battles Christopher Bell during a 2013 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series race at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

MILLSTADT, Ill. – The POWRi Lucas Oil Nat’l Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will take part in one final weekend of racing on Oct. 10-11.

The midgets will visit Lincoln Speedway on Oct. 10, followed by the finale event at Jacksonville Speedway, where the micros will also end their season the next day.

Both tracks have previously hosted POWRi events this year. Tanner Thorson, Chett Gehrke, and Bryan Clauson have taken home feature wins at Lincoln Speedway in the midgets while Aaron Andruskevitch and Jeremy Camp have claimed victory lane in the micros. At Jacksonville Speedway, Christopher Bell found victory in the midgets while Joe B. Miller was the winner in the micros.

Even with two races left this year, the 2013 POWRi Lucas Oil Midget champion Zach Daum has repeated his success and already clinched the 2014 points championship. Current second-place driver Darren Hagen stands 715 points behind Daum. Hagen will not be able to pass for first in the points race, as the maximum possible number of points to accumulate over two races is 400.

In addition, while it is possible for current third place driver, Andrew Felker, to pass Hagen for second place in points, Hagen has a comfortable 380 point lead over Felker. However, the points race is much closer rounding out the top five. Felker, Tyler Thomas, and Christopher Bell are all within 55 points of each other going into the final weekend of the 2014 season.

While the 2014 midget champion has already been decided, the micro points race is still in the balance. 2013 POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro champion Nathan Benson leads Aaron Andruskevitch by only 165 points. Current third-place driver Jeremy Camp trails Andruskevitch by five points.