Three-Day Weekend For POWRi Teams

Terry Babb, Andrew Felker and Seth Motsinger race three-wide during Friday's POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series event at Lincoln Speedway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

MILLSTADT, Ill. – For the first of three consecutive nights of racing, Lincoln Speedway is set to host the POWRi Midgets and Micros on Aug. 15.

The Friday night race will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Illinois State Fair.

The event will mark the third time that the POWRi Midgets have visited the Lincoln, Ill. track this season. Previous 2014 midget feature winners at the ¼ mile dirt semi-banked oval have been Tanner Thorson at the June 6 Illinois SPEED Week event and Chett Gehrke at the July 11 event. The POWRi Micros have ventured to Lincoln Speedway only once so far this year during Illinois SPEED Week where Aaron Andruskevitch took home the micro feature win.

On Aug. 16, POWRi is scheduled to visit Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. for the 2014 Dana Godfrey Memorial. In addition to the excitement of being run in conjunction with the Illinois State Fair, fans will be treated to a double dose of action that night. In addition to a full regular show, the midgets will run a make-up feature in order to complete the portion of events that were rained out on April 26. The micros will run their April 26 make-up feature on Sept. 6. For drivers who make it into both feature events, the double features will be a test of endurance as Macon Speedway is traditionally elbows up all night.

The Dana Godfrey Memorial is an annual POWRi event for both the midget and micro series. The event pays tribute to the late wife of John Godfrey. As a successful chassis builder and founder of Spike Chassis, Godfrey is a familiar face in the racing community who has dedicated his life to furthering the sport. Godfrey’s wife, Dana, was instrumental in his success and helped shape the sport into what it is today.