Midwest Open Wheel Association Announces Addition of Two Big Races!


From Bill W

February 3, 2012 – The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) is pumped to announce the addition of a pair of big races for the 2012 season that memorializes two legends of the sport! The First Annual Mary Lee Standridge Memorial will be run at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday, July 27. In addition, the series will make its first foray into the great state of Indiana when it honors the late Earl Gaerte at the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth on Saturday, September 1!

The Mary Lee Standridge Memorial Race will be sponsored by the Terril Company and will play host to both the MOWA sprint cars and the late models on July 27 during Illinois Sprintweek. The matriarch of the famous Standridge family, Mary Lee was a racetrack scorer and official for over 30 years. She was inducted into the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 1988, received the USAC Diana Gilmore Woman Behind the Scenes Award.

The Earl Gaerte Memorial at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana will host the MOWA sprint cars on Saturday, September 1. Gaerte is best known for his engine building prowess at Gaerte Engines, and he will not be forgotten for the way he treated his customers with care and support.

To check out more information on upcoming events, Rules and Procedures, Drivers, Schedules, Points, Updates and More for the Midwest Open Wheel Association, visit the series’ website at www.MidwestOpenWheel.com!

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2012 Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Tentative Schedule

Friday, April 20 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)

Friday, May 4 – Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IL)

Saturday, May 5 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Friday, May 11 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)

Friday, May 25 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Saturday, May 26 – TBD

Sunday, May 27 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, June 8 – Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, IL)

Saturday, June 9 – TBD

Friday, June 15 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)

Friday, June 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday, June 30 – Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)

Sunday, July 1 – Quincy Raceways (Quincy, IL)

Tuesday, July 3 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)

Friday, July 6 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)

Saturday, July 7 – TBD

Wednesday, July 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)

Wednesday, July 25 – Highland Speedway (Highland, IL)

Friday, July 27 – Jacksonville Speedway – Mary Lee Standridge Memorial (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday, July 28 – Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)

Friday, August 31 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)

Saturday, September 1 – Plymouth Speedway – Earl Gaerte Memorial (Plymouth, IN)

Saturday, September 15 – Spoon River Speedway – Tom Knowles Memorial (Canton, IL)

Friday, September 21 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)

Saturday September 22 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)