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Midgets, Micros, and DII Set Sights on Midwest Season Opener Weekend


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Midgets, Micros, and DII Set Sights on Midwest Season Opener Weekend


Belleville, IL - After a successful kick off for 2016, 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 22nd before heading to Macon Speedway on Saturday, April 23rd for what has been dubbed the Midwest Season Opener weekend.


The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets kicked off 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma 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. Look for the National drivers to come back with a renewed head of steam at the next round of co-sanctioned events in May.


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 Monrovia, Indiana's 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. Matt Howard currently holds fourth, while Slater Helt rounds out the top five.


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, followed by Jake Neuman, Tyler Vantoll, and Max Pozsgai.


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