MACON – POWRi Illinois Midget Speedweek is underway and arrives at Macon Speedway on Saturday after racing at Lincoln Speedway on Friday. The fast and nimble race cars will race at Macon Speedway for the second time this season.
The five-race miniseries opened Wednesday night at Charleston Speedway as driver Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma took the win. Jacob Denney of Ohio and Karter Sarff, one of Mason City’s local favorites, rounded out the top three. The fourth and fifth were claimed by a driver from Kansas and a driver from California. Six different states were represented in the top six, while 10 different states and an Australian driver made up the full field of 24 cars.
The series traveled to Brownstown for a race at Fayette County Speedway on Thursday before heading to Lincoln Speedway on Friday night. Last year, 32 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets were in attendance at the Lincoln event, with this year’s Charleston winner Cannon McIntosh picking up the win.
After Lincoln’s race on Friday, the tour heads to Macon Speedway for Saturday night. The Midgets are expected to make a total of four 1/5 mile stops this year, including one already on the books. Princeton, Indiana, driver Kyle Cummins took a thrilling victory on May 7, rallying after a late restart in the race. The tour ends Sunday in Jacksonville.
The micro division will also race at Lincoln and Macon and 88 different micro drivers have raced under the POWRi banner across five races this season.
Rounding out the action at Macon Speedway are late pro models and street stocks.
The pit doors will open at 3 p.m. and the stands will open at 5 p.m. The hot laps will take to the track at 6 p.m. and the race will go green at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 and children 11 and under are free.
Photos: Check out the race cars on display at the Macon Speedway Car Show at the Hickory Point Mall