Millstadt, IL – Coming off three straight nights of racing from the 4th of July weekend, including the Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, POWRi will return to Illinois this weekend. Saturday, July 11th at Fairbury American Legion Speedway will star the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, co-sanctioned with the Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series, paying $3000 to WIN and $250 to start. Sunday, July 12th at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL will feature both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series for the “Battle at Belle-Vegas III.”
The arrival of POWRi at the 1/3 mile semi-banked oval of Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL will be the first actual appearance the series will have made after the inaugural appearance in 2014 was rained out. Saturday’s event will also be the solo visit for the series in 2015. Sunday’s show at Belle-Clair will be the fourth POWRi visit of 2015, with the previous being the final night of Illinois SPEED Week where Tyler Thomas took the midget feature win and Joe B. Miller held off Nathan Benson for the win in micro competition.
Currently halfway through the season, Darren Hagen holds a comfortable lead in Lucas Oil National Midget Series competition over Andrew Felker, even with Felker’s back-to-back wins at Macon Speedway for POWRi Freedom Fest. In the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series, 2013 and 2014 champion, Nathan Benson sits atop the standings over Aryton Gennetten. Benson has three wins this season, doubling-down this past weekend in the POWRi Freedom Fest at Macon Speedway.
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