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POWRi Midgets are set for their final Macon Speedway appearance in 2018.

BELLEVILLE —Tucker Klaasmeyer will try to build on his 70-point lead in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League as part of Saturday's Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway.

Along with the midgets, the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League will also race at the fourth annual event honoring the late Rich Camfield, a supporter of midget racing nationwide.

Saturday’s show at Macon Speedway will be the final visit in 2018 for POWRi.

Ryan Robinson and Zach Daum are among those chasing Klaasmeyer, who leads by 70 points. Leading Midget League Rookie of the Year contender Karter Sarff sits in fourth with Jake Neuman in fifth.

In Outlaw Micro League competition, Austin Schaeffer holds a 170-point advantage over Harley Hollan. Joe B. Miller sits in third, a mere 20 points behind Hollan. 

In Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model action, Springfield’s Guy Taylor leads the standings comfortably by 116 points over fellow Springfield driver Jake Little. Little is currently on military duty. Donny Koehler has been running strong as of late and sits third in the points. Dakota Ewing has four feature wins and is fourth, while Cody Maguire is fifth.

There is a $100 bonus up for grabs Saturday night to the driver who has the best average finish between Lincoln Friday and Macon Saturday. In addition, Pro Late drivers who run both events this weekend get a free pit pass Saturday.

Boody driver Shawn Ziemer looks on his way to a championship in Street Stocks, leading his fellow competitors by 102 points. However, several nights remain, so anything can happen. Ziemer has claimed one feature win but has 10 top-10s in 12 starts.

Lincoln's Justin Crowell has had a strong season and is second in the standings, also claiming one feature win. Jerit Murphy, Larry Russell Jr. and Darrell Dick complete the top five.

Rounding out Saturday’s racing will be the DIRTcar Hornet class. Springfield's Mike Eskew leads the points by 62 over Jeremy Reed, but Eskew will miss this Saturday for his own wedding.

Decatur driver Jeremy Reed is ready to pounce, sitting only 62 points behind. Reed has claimed six feature wins this year and a win on Saturday with Eskew’s absence would pull him within two points of the top spot. Steve Stine, Matt Reed and Marty Sullivan complete the top five.

Babb wins big

FAIRBURY — Shannon Babb of Moweaqua pocketed $10,000 by winning last Saturday night's FALS Frenzy 50-lap late model main event at American Legion Speedway.

Babb outran Chatham's Brian Shirley to the checkered flag with Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin finishing third. Frankie Heckenast of Franfort and Kentucky driver Tanner English rounded out the top five.

Babb also had the fastest lap in time trials and won his heat race. Heckenast and English joined Babb as heat winners, as did El Paso's Ryan Unzicker.

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