By Bill W
September 21, 2011 – A great weekend is in store for sprint car fans in the Midwest! Two shows featuring $4,000 to win main events are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and it looks like the weatherman will be cooperating!
A stout field of cars is expected both Friday for Jacksonville Speedway’s “Shaheen’s Blast from the Past”, and for Saturday’s Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series event at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Drivers such as Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Robbie Standridge, Terry McCarl, Austin McCarl, Danny Smith, Josh Schneiderman, Dustin Selvage and many more have expressed their intentions in competing in one or both of this weekend’s shows.
Last Friday, JC Bland was the winner of the $2,500 Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville, while Hull took the Tom Knowles Memorial on Saturday night at the Spoon River Speedway near Canton, Illinois. This Friday’s “Shaheen’s Blast from the Past” at Jacksonville is expected to draw a healthy number of competitors including Smith and Terry McCarl, who will give a formidable challenge to the “regulars” at Jacksonville. Both have already won in MOWA competition at the banked ¼-mile oval this season.
The 34 Raceway in West Burlington will host the Monster Energy™ series for the second time this season. They also hosted the opener, which drew 39 cars and saw Danny Lasoski cop the feature event. A large car count is expected for Saturday, including a handful of the Knoxville regulars to challenge the series’ regulars.
Hull leads Hurley and Robbie Standridge in the Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series point race entering Saturday night. Jim Moughan Jr. is fourth, followed by Korey Weyant. Chris Urish, AJ Bruns, Jeremy Standridge, Joey Moughan and Bret Tripplett round out the top ten.
At Jacksonville on Friday, grandstands open at 5 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Tickets are $20 for adults. For more information, visit www.JacksonvilleSpeedway.com!
At 34 Raceway on Saturday, the grandstands open at 5 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Tickets are $18 for adults, and students/seniors $16. 10 and under are FREE! For more information, visit www.34Raceway.com!
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!
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Tentative Driver List for This Weekend (Subject to Change at either track)
1m, Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL
3, Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL
4, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
05, Paul Patterson, Virden, IL
5, Kory Bales, Fredericktown, MO
6B, Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL
6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL
7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA
7, Critter Malone, Speedway, IN
10s, Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL
12, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO
14, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL
17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA
19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA
22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL
23, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL
28, Justin Springer, Pekin, IL
35, Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL
44, AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL
47, Brett Samonds, Springfield, IL
49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA
51, Mike Hess, Springfield, IL
51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA
52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL
53H, Matt Harms, Lacon, IL
55, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL
77u, Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL
83, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL
84, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL
96, Nathan Charron, Lincoln, IL
98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL
99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL
Current Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Point Standings (top 20)
Jim Moughan Jr.
Mason City, IL
2011 Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Schedule
Saturday, April 23 – 34 Raceway – $2,500 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Friday, May 20 – Jacksonville Speedway – $2,500 to win (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Saturday, June 18 – St. Francois County Raceway (Joey Montgomery, Farmington, MO)
Friday, July 1 – Jacksonville Speedway – $2,500 to win Leon Smith Memorial (Flooding)
Friday, July 8 – Lincoln Speedway (Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL)
Wednesday, July 27 – Spoon River Speedway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thursday, July 28 – Tri-City Speedway – $2,000 to win (Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH)
Friday, July 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, July 30 – Macon Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Sunday, July 31 – Shepp’s Speedway (Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL)
Friday, August 19 – Jacksonville Speedway (Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH)
Sunday, August 21 – LaSalle Speedway – co-sanctioned with IRA (Bill Balog, Milwaukee, WI)
Friday, September 2 – Lincoln Speedway (AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL)
Sunday, September 11 – Peoria Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, September 17 – Spoon River Speedway – Tom Knowles Memorial (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, September 24 – 34 Raceway – $4,000 to win (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, September 30 – Jacksonville Speedway – Season Championship (Jacksonville, IL)