MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway is back in action on Saturday, Aug. 29, with the sole appearance this season by the USAC Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget Series.
Tyler Roth, from Springfield, Ill., captured a wild feature one year ago in the series’ debut appearance at Macon, which resulted in a cage match of sorts between the 23 feature starters.
NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series veteran Karter Sarff, out of Mason City, Ill., took the early lead, controlling the first three circuits before yielding to Adam Taylor from Dwight, Ill.
Taylor held the lead for just two laps before hitting the cushion and flipping on the sixth lap. That sent Roth to the lead for the ensuing restart.
Madison, Iowa’s Brayden Gaylord also found misfortune, after flipping in the main event that was shortened from 20 to 15 laps.
Roth controlled the remainder of the way to take his first career IMRA win over Jake Sollenberger, Daltyn England and James Picardi, while Tyler Kalb rounded out the top five.
Six total divisions are in action during Saturday night’s program at Macon, which is presented by Skeff Distributing Company Inc. and Budweiser.
The IMRA Midgets will be joined by the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Archers Alley Street Stocks and DIRTcar Hornets.
Pits open at 3 p.m. Central, with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m., hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. and racing starting at 7 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $15 with children 11 and under free.
Pit passes and tickets will be sold at the gate on race day.