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Record 41 Events For POWRi In 2014

Zach Daum will begin the defense of his 2013 title when the POWRI midgets open the 2014 season at the I-44 Riverside Speedway on March 21. (Jeff Arns photo)

Zach Daum will begin the defense of his 2013 title when the POWRI midgets open the 2014 season at the I-44 Riverside Speedway on March 21. (Jeff Arns photo)

MILLSTADT, Ill. — The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series has scheduled an all-time high of 41 events for the 2014 season, including the $10,000-to-win Great Clips Jason Leffler Memorial at Wayne County (Ill.) Speedway on Aug. 27.

The season begins on March 21 at I-44 Speedway in Oklahoma City and concludes Oct. 11 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. It includes the final eight events of the inaugural POWRi Lucas Oil Midget World Championship, the four-event Illinois Speed Week Championship and the three-event Ford EcoBoost Challenge. There are also POWRi’s traditional events honoring those who have contributed to the rich history of midget racing, including the Arnie Knepper Memorial on Aug. 10 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

“We’ve put together a very exciting schedule that combines the new elements of the world championship, Illinois Speed Week and tracks in Indiana and Missouri with our established venues in Illinois and our recent additions in Wisconsin, Missouri and Oklahoma,” POWRi co-founder Kenny Brown said. “We’re a grass roots series with world class midget racing.”

POWRi’s world championship began in New Zealand and continues in Australia later in January. After a hiatus, it returns on May 24 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., and runs through June 8 at Belle-Clair. Illinois Speed Weeks at Jacksonville on June 5, Lincoln Speedway on June 6, Macon Speedway on June 7 and June 8 at Belle-Clair race concurrently with the world championship.

Indiana tracks host the Ford EcoBoost Challenge at Bloomington Speedway on May 30, Brownstown Speedway on May 31 and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt on June 28.

POWRi will co-sanction six events with the United States Auto Club’s Honda National Midgets, starting with the Kokomo (Ind.) Grand Prix on April 11-12. POWRi and USAC will also co-sanction the Belleville Bash on May 10, the Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park on July 5-6 and Cornfest on Aug. 17 at Angell Park. Badger Midgets will also co-sanction the July 5-6 and Aug. 17 events at Angell Park.

POWRi and the Badger Midgets will co-sanction 10 (including the three at Angell Park) events: April 4 at Lincoln, April 25 at Jacksonville, April 26 at Macon, May 24-25 at Angell Park, July 11 at Lincoln and July 12 at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway.

2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Schedule
March 21-22 – I-44 Riverside Speedway – Oklahoma City, Okla.
March 23 – Port City Speedway – Tulsa, Okla.
April 4 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill. (Co-Sanctioned By Badger)
April 5 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Ill.
April 11-12 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind. (Co-Sanctioned By USAC)
April 25 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, Ill.
April 26 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill. (Co-Sanctioned By Badger)
May 2 – Valley Speedway – Grain Valley, Mo.
May 3 – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
May 10 – Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill. (Co-Sanctioned By USAC)
May 16 – Fayette County Speedway – Brownstown, Ill.
May 17 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.
May 24-25 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis. (Co-Sanctioned By Badger)
May 30 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
May 31 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
June 5 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, Ill.
June 6 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill.
June 7 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.
June 8 – Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill.
June 27 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Ill.
June 28 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
July 5-6 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis. (Co-Sanctioned By USAC & Badger)
July 11 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill. (Co-Sanctioned By Badger)
July 12 – Fairbury Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill. (Co-Sanctioned By Badger)
July 18 – Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill.
July 19 – St. Francis County Raceway – Farmington, Mo.
Aug. 10 – Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill.
Aug. 15 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill.
Aug. 16 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.
Aug. 17 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wis. (Co-Sanctioned By USAC & Badger)
Aug. 27 – Wayne County Speedway – Wayne City, Ill.
Sept. 6 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.
Sept. 7 – Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill.
Sept. 12 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, Ill.
Sept. 13 – Spoon River Speedway – Canton, Ill.
Oct. 10 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill.
Oct. 11 – Jacksonville Speedway – Jacksonville, Ill.

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