POWRi Midgets Headed For Fayette County, Peoria, With Badger Midgets, New Zealand’s Pickens

MILLSTADT, Ill. (May 27, 2011)-The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will have an expanded field of competition in its events at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill., on June 3 and Peoria (Ill.) Speedway on June 4, racing with the co-sanctioning Badger Midget Auto Racing Association plus New Zealand Midget champion Michael Pickens.

Kiwi Pickens has won three Midget titles, 2010-11, 2006-07 and 2002-03. He’s raced previously with POWRi, winning his first race in 2007 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.

Mike Hess, of Riverton, Ill., was the BMARA champion in 2010 and the POWRi Midget champion in its inaugural season of 2005. The Badger Midget series is in its 75th season and is the nation’s oldest.

POWRi’s Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros Series will also race on the

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