By Bill W
June 24, 2011 – The Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series continues to roll on with a successful season, and an “Illinois Speedweek” has now been added to the schedule. The Speedweek will include five events over five nights beginning Wednesday, July 27 and ending Sunday, July 31.
On Wednesday, July 27, hit the Spoon River Speedway south of Canton, Illinois! The speeds at Spoon River Speedway are legendary, as are the drivers that have won at the high-banked 3/8-mile facility. Names like Standridge, Moughan, McCarl, Weyant, Doty, Beechler, Wright and many more have graced Victory Lane at the track sometimes called “Mini-Eldora”, due to its high banks and high speeds! The event will serve as a preview the “Tom Knowles Memorial” at the facility Saturday, September 17.
On Thursday, July 28, the series will head down to the Tri-City Speedway near Granite City, Illinois. The series’ scheduled event there on June 17 was lost to showers, and the fans, track officials and drivers are excited about the 3/8-mile racy bullring being part of Speedweek.
On Friday, July 29, Jacksonville Speedway on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois will play host. Terry McCarl took the first series’ feature ever at the ¼-mile banked oval in May!
On Saturday, July 30, another bullring comes into play. Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois will host the Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series for the first time ever!
Finally, on Sunday, July 31, the Shepp’s Speedway near Alexander, Illinois promises more close and tight action. This will also be the inaugural appearance for the series at Shepp’s!
Stay tuned for plenty of updates concerning “Illinois Speedweek”!
The next scheduled appearance for the Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series will be Friday, July 1, for the “Leon Smith Memorial” at the Jacksonville Speedway.
To check out more information on upcoming events, Rules and Procedures, Drivers, Schedules, Points, Updates and More for the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series presented by the Midwest Open Wheel Association, visit the series’ website at www.MidwestOpenWheel.com!
2011 Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series “Illinois Speedweek” Schedule
Wednesday, July 27 – Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)
Thursday, July 28 – Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
Friday, July 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Saturday, July 30 – Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
Sunday, July 31 – Shepp’s Speedway (Alexander, IL)
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Updated Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Point Standings (updated May 20)
Pos. Number Name Hometown Points
1. 55 Terry McCarl Altoona, IA 170
2. 21x Joey Moughan Springfield, IL 142
3. 35 Jimmy Hurley Springfield, IL 132
4. 83 Korey Weyant Springfield, IL 131
5. 12 Jerrod Hull Sikeston, MO 128
6. 77u Chris Urish Elkhart, IL 123
7. 10s Jeremy Standridge Springfield, IL 119
8. 84 Ben Wagoner Emden, IL 118
9. 22 Robbie Standridge Springfield, IL 117
10. 1m Jim Moughan Jr. Springfield, IL 116
11. 44 AJ Bruns Lincoln, IL 102
12. 51 Mike Hess Springfield, IL 92
13. 33 Danny Lasoski Dover, MO 88
14. 52F Logan Faucon Elkhart, IL 79
53H Matt Harms Lacon, IL 79
16. 47 Brett Samonds Springfield, IL 75
65 Jordan Goldesberry Springfield, IL 75
18. 22 Brett Tripplett Lincoln, IL 69
19. 99 Jimmy Davies Oquawka, IL 66
20. 17A Austin McCarl Altoona, IA 65
42 Cory Bruns Lincoln, IL 65