POWRi Racers Set For Illinois Doubleheader

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Three POWRi divisions will race at Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway this weekend. (Richard Bales photo)
Three POWRi divisions will race at Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway this weekend. (Richard Bales photo)
Three POWRi divisions will race at Jacksonville Speedway and Macon Speedway this weekend. (Richard Bales photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series, Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro Series and the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Midget Series will all head to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, April 22 and Macon Speedway the following evening.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets kicked off in Tulsa, Okla., with a duel against the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series at Port City Raceway. Both nights, drivers from the West division cleaned house with Matt Sherrell taking night number one, while Jason McDougal thrilled the crowd with his Saturday night victory.

Coming out of the Turnpike Challenge, 2013 and 2014 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series champion Zach Daum sits atop the standings with a 20-point lead over Justin Peck.  Spencer Bayston sits in third, trailing Peck by 30 points.  Veteran Keith Kunz Motorsports driver Tanner Thorson holds fourth, while rookie Logan Seavey rides in fifth.

After their season opener at Belle-Clair Speedway, Nathan Benson picked back up right where he left off in 2015, claiming victory after battling with Jeremy Camp and fending off Joe B. Miller. Joe B. Miller sits in second for the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series standings, with Jeremy Camp in third.

Heading into Friday’s show at Jacksonville, Patrick Bruns holds the top spot after the Lucas Oil POWRi Division II Illini Midget Series season opener at Lincoln Speedway.  Hunter Lane holds down second in the standings.