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Sprint Invaders Head to Tipton Thursday Night!

From Bill W

July 14, 2010 – The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders will make their annual appearance at one of their favorite stops on Thursday night, July 15. In conjunction with the Cedar County Fair in Tipton, Iowa, they will race for the fourth time in series’ history on the ¼ mile Cedar County Raceway.

The Sprint Invaders have been highly competitive in 2010, and in nine features contested so far, there have been eight different winners. Ben Wagoner picked up his first career win with the series last Friday night. The 2009 Rookie of the Year found Victory Lane at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa.

There have been three different winners in the first three visits to Tipton as well. In 2007, “Flyin” Ryan Jamison picked up the win, followed by “Lil’ Dude” Bobby Mincer in 2008 and “The Gas Man” Jack Dover in 2009. The banked ¼ mile is always fun for both the drivers and the fans.

Matt Sutton leads the current point chase with the series. Two-time series’ champion, Jamison, is just six points behind, and 2007 champ “Showtime” Kaley Gharst lurks in third, just 13 points out of the lead. Donnie Steward and Wagoner complete the top five in points, and all are expected in Tipton.

Hot laps get underway at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. The Cedar County Fairgrounds are on the west side of Tipton at 1195 220th Street. For more information, visit www.CedarCountyFair.net!

Current Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Point Standings (top 20)

# Races

Driver

Hometown

Car #

Total Points

1

8

Matt Sutton

Macomb, IL

3

1653

2

8

Ryan Jamison

Mediapolis, IA

51J

1647

3

8

Kaley Gharst

Decatur, IL

14P

1640

4

8

Donnie Steward

West Burlington, IA

16HD

1590

5

8

Ben Wagoner

Emden, IL

84

1556

6

8

Bobby Mincer

Burlington, IA

15

1456

7

8

Justin Parrish

Oquawka, IL

4J

1406

8

6

Jim Moughan Jr.

Springfield, IL

1m

1227

9

8

Seth Wilke

Burlington, IA

38

1212

10

7

Andy Huston

Roseville, IL

40

1099

11

7

Matt Harms

Chillicothe, IL

53H

1078

12

6

Jimmy Davies

Oquawka, IL

99

1052

13

6

Bart Andrews

Mediapolis, IA

9x

1023

14

5

CJ Houseman

Norwalk, IA

80x

978

15

6

Mike Houseman Jr.

Des Moines, IA

68

943

16

5

Jarrod Schneiderman

West Burlington, IA

88

851

17

4

Jerrod Hull

Sikeston, MO

12

850

18

4

Joe Beaver

Knoxville, IA

53

801

19

4

Josh Higday

Des Moines, IA

10/41

795

20

4

Mike Hess

Springfield, IL

18

776

Winners through the Years at Cedar County Speedway (3 events)

7-13-07 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA

7-13-08 Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA

7-9-09 Jack Dover, Springfield, NE

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 (Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL)

Saturday, July 3 – West Liberty Speedway (Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA)

Thursday, July 8 – Bloomfield Speedway (Rain)

Friday, July 9 – Lee County Speedway (Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL)

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

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

Thursday, August 5 – Knox County Speedway (Knoxville, 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)