BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League season features 38 events spanning from March through October, with visits to 16 racing venues.
Serving as the POWRi season opener, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets will link up with the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets for the ninth annual Turnpike Challenge. Starting with Port City Raceway for practice night on Wednesday, March 23, the season will begin on Thursday, March 24. Then the POWRi Midget Leagues will travel south to I-44 Riverside Speedway, which will host two nights of racing on March 25-26.
Continuing the season sweep of co-sanctioned racing, the Missouri Mid-State Nationals will kick off at Valley Speedway on Friday, May 13, and wrap up the weekend of at Lucas Oil Speedway for the 11th annual Open Wheel Showdown.
The POWRi Midget Leagues and the newly launched Xtreme Outlaw Midgets will see an increase in winnings as the joint-venture spans nine races at six venues, including the two-day weekend stays at Farmer City Speedway on April 1-2, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5-6 for the Ironman 55 and Davenport Speedway on Aug. 26-27.
The 11th annual POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek will again see five nights of racing in the land of Lincoln displaying some of the best midget racing and attracting drivers from around the globe. Charleston Speedway will host the SPEEDWeek opener on Wednesday, June 22. The POWRi National Midget League will then head to Fayette County Speedway on Thursday, June 23 for night two. Lincoln Speedway will serve as the mid-way stop on Friday, June 24 before the fast lap-times of Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 25. POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek wraps up on Sunday, June 26 at Jacksonville Speedway.
What has grown into a mid-season proving weekend for contenders in the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues championship battles, the seventh annual Thunder in the Valley will first visit Valley Speedway on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16; before ultimately concluding the weekend at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday, July 17.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., will host the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget & West Midget Leagues with the Xtreme Midget Series alongside the World of Outlaws for the Ironman 55 weekend doubleheader on Aug. 5-6.
Sticking close to Show-Me State racing action, exciting weekend visits to Lake Ozark Speedway will book-end the middle stretch of the season with the Spring Sprint & Midget Nationals on May 27-28 and the Fall Sprint & Midget Nationals on Sept. 3-4 as well as the Sweet Spring Motorsports Complex Fall Brawl on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League schedule will continue with key honorary events including the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 20, as well as the third annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City Raceway on Thursday, Oct. 13, and the two-day Charlene Meents Memorial at I-44 Riverside Speedway on Oct. 14-15, just before the League debut at Arrowhead Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 16 to round out the season at the Sooner SPEEDWeek.
2022 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Schedule
~Thursday, March 24 | Port City Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
~Friday, March 25 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
~Saturday, March 26 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Friday, April 1 | Farmer City Speedway | Farmer City, IL
*Saturday, April 2 | Farmer City Speedway | Farmer City, IL
~*Friday, April 15 | Federated Auto Parts I-55 Speedway
~*Saturday, April 16 | Federated Auto Parts I-55 Speedway
Friday, May 6 | Charleston Speedway | ILLIANA Showdown
Saturday, May 7 | Macon Speedway | ILLIANA Showdown
~Friday, May 13 | Valley Speedway | MO-Mid State Nationals
~Saturday, May 14 | Lucas Oil Speedway | 11th Annual Open Wheel Showdown
*Saturday, May 27 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Spring Sprint & Midget Nationals
*Sunday, May 28 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Spring Sprint & Midget Nationals
Wednesday, June 22 | Charleston Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Thursday, June 23 | Fayette County Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Friday, June 24 | Lincoln Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Saturday, June 25 | Macon Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
*Sunday, June 26 | Jacksonville Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
~Friday, July 15 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
~Saturday, July 16 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
~Sunday, July 17 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Thunder in the Valley
Friday, July 29 | Jacksonville Speedway
Saturday, July 30 | Macon Speedway | Midget & Sprint Double Header
~*Friday, August 5 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
~*Saturday, August 6 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
Friday, August 19 | Charleston Speedway
Saturday, August 20 | Macon Speedway | Camfield Memorial
*Friday, August 26 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA
*Saturday, August 27 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA
~Friday, September 3 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Fall Sprint & Midget Nationals
~Saturday, September 4 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Fall Sprint & Midget Nationals
Saturday, September 17 | Fairbury American Legion Speedway
~Friday, September 30 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO
~Friday, October 1 | Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO
~*Thursday, October 13 | Port City Raceway | Sooner SPEEDWeek | DRC Sooner State 55
~*Friday, October 14 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Sooner SPEEDWeek | Meents Memorial
~*Saturday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Sooner SPEEDWeek | Meents Memorial
~*Sunday, October 16 | Arrowhead Speedway | Sooner SPEEDWeek
~Events In Conjunction with POWRi West Midget League.
*Events In Conjunction with Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.