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Jacksonville Awaits Sprint Invaders on Friday!

From Bill W

The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will be ready for some short track action when they return to the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois this Friday night, June 25. This will mark the series’ thirteenth official visit to the banked ¼ mile oval in their history.

Jerrod Hull flexed his muscle and showed his prowess at the bullring in May by taking his third career Sprint Invaders feature win at Jacksonville. Other winners at Jacksonville have included Joey Montgomery, Terry McCarl, Tim Montgomery, Jesse Giannetto, Robbie Standridge, Kaley Gharst, Josh Schneiderman, CJ Houseman and Russ Hall.

The point race is heating up with the warmer weather, and Matt Sutton has taken the lead by just three markers over two-time series’ champion, “Flyin’” Ryan Jamison. Jim Moughan Jr. is third in points, just 16 behind the leader, and will be looking to make up ground at a track close to home on Friday. “Showtime” Kaley Gharst dominated at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa the last time the Sprint Invaders ran, and he has silently worked himself into the fourth position, ahead of Donnie Steward.

This will be the Sprint Invaders last June meeting, before embarking on four straight County Fair dates in July. On Saturday, July 3rd they will run at the West Liberty Speedway, followed by dates at the Bloomfield Speedway (Thursday, July 8), the Lee County Speedway (Friday, July 9) and the Cedar County Speedway in Tipton (Thursday, July 15).

The Sprint Invaders would like to thank Green Chevrolet of Jacksonville for sponsoring Friday’s Shake-up Dash!

Grandstands at Jacksonville Speedway will open at 5 p.m., with adult general admission seats going for $15. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. For more information, visit www.JacksonvilleSpeedway.com!

Current Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Points (top 20)

# Races

Driver

Hometown

Car #

Total Points

1

5

Matt Sutton

Macomb, IL

3

1043

2

5

Ryan Jamison

Mediapolis, IA

51J

1040

3

5

Jim Moughan Jr.

Springfield, IL

1m

1027

4

5

Kaley Gharst

Decatur, IL

14P

1007

5

5

Donnie Steward

West Burlington, IA

16HD

984

6

5

CJ Houseman

Norwalk, IA

80x

978

7

5

Ben Wagoner

Emden, IL

84

915

8

4

Jerrod Hull

Sikeston, MO

12

850

9

5

Bobby Mincer

Burlington, IA

15

836

10

5

Justin Parrish

Oquawka, IL

4J

818

11

4

Joe Beaver

Knoxville, IA

53

801

12

5

Seth Wilke

Burlington, IA

38

721

13

5

Matt Harms

Chillicothe, IL

53H

702

14

4

Jimmy Davies

Oquawka, IL

99

698

15

4

Jarrod Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

88

679

16

5

Daniel Bergquist

Burlington, IA ®

61J

672

17

4

Bart Andrews

Mediapolis, IA

9x

637

18

4

Mike Houseman Jr.

Des Moines, IA

68

612

19

3

Josh Higday

Des Moines, IA

10/41

609

20

4

Andy Huston

Roseville, IL

40

608

Winners through the Years at Jacksonville Speedway (12 events)

5-3-02 Joey Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO

4-18-03 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA

5-30-03 Tim Montgomery, Farmington, MO

5-28-04 Jesse Giannetto, Palo, IA

5-6-05 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

7-20-07 Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL

7-20-07 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL

5-16-08 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

10-3-08 Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA

8-21-09 CJ Houseman, Norwalk, IA

9-11-09 Russ Hall, Des Moines, IA

5-7-10 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO

2010 Sprint Invaders Schedule (Subject to Change)

Saturday, April 17 – 34 Raceway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)

Friday, April 23 – Shepp’s Speedway (Rain)

Friday, May 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)

Friday, May 28 – CJ Speedway (CJ Houseman, Norwalk, IA)

Saturday, May 29 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, Ia)

Wednesday, June 9 – Lee County Speedway (Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL)

Friday, June 25 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday, July 3 – West Liberty Speedway (West Liberty, IA)

Thursday, July 8 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)

Friday, July 9 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Thursday, July 15 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)

Sunday, August 1 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)

Saturday, August 21 – 34 Raceway, “Night of the Twins” (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, September 3 – CJ Speedway (Columbus Junction, IA)

Friday, September 17 – Farley Speedway (Farley, IA)

Saturday, September 25 – Lee County Speedway, Season Championship (Donnellson, IA)