By Bill W
July 10, 2012 – It has been over ten years since the 410 sprint cars have visited the Lee County Speedway, but the wait is over! The Midwest Open Wheel Association blasts into the racy 3/8-mile oval in Donnellson, Iowa, tomorrow night, Wednesday, July 11! The central Illinois-based MOWA series is approaching the halfway point of its second season of operation!
Jerrod Hull enters tomorrow night on a hot streak with two straight wins. Last weekend, he and crew chief, Scott Bonar, picked up victories at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois Friday, and at MOWA’s first ever visit to the Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Illinois on Sunday. The defending champion leads the all-time MOWA win list with seven, and has visited Victory Lane in Donnellson with the Sprint Invaders in the past.
Another competitor expected at Donnellson is Jimmy Hurley, who racked up two wins in a row himself earlier this season with tallies at Lincoln and at Quincy Raceways. AJ Bruns is the current point leader. He picked up the season opener in Jacksonville. Other drivers tentatively expected include Jim Moughan Jr., Korey Weyant, Ben Wagoner, Bret Tripplett, Ryan Jamison and Matt Sutton, who recently swept the Sprint Invaders event at Lee County.
Gates open Wednesday night at 5 p.m., with hot laps scheduled for 7 and racing to follow! Admission is just $12, with 5-13 admitted for $5. For more information, visit www.LeeCountySpeedway.com!
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2012 Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Tentative Schedule
Friday, April 20 – Lincoln Speedway (Rain)
Friday, May 4 – Jacksonville Speedway (Rain)
Friday, May 18 – Jacksonville Speedway (AJ Bruns, Athens, IL)
Saturday, May 26 – I-55 Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Sunday, May 27 – 34 Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Friday, June 15 – Lincoln Speedway (Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL)
Friday, June 29 – Tri-City Speedway (Heat)
Sunday, July 1 – Quincy Raceways (Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL)
Friday, July 6 – Lincoln Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Sunday, July 8 – Vermilion County Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Wednesday, July 11 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Wednesday, July 25 – Highland Speedway (Highland, IL)
Thursday, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)
Friday, July 27 – Jacksonville Speedway – Mary Lee Standridge Memorial (Jacksonville, IL)
Saturday, July 28 – Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)
Sunday, August 19 – LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, IL – tentatively non-points with IRA)
Friday, August 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, 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)
Friday, October 12 – Tri-City Speedway – Season Championship (Pontoon Beach, IL)
2012 MOWA Sprint Car Series Point Standings (through July 6 – top 20)
Jim Moughan Jr.
Caleb Wankel ®
Mason City, IL
Geoff Dodge ®
Colorado Springs, CO
Paul Nienhiser ®