FVP National Sprint League vs. MOWA at Jacksonville Friday

Paul Nienhiser will be racing closer to home at Jacksonville (Rob Kocak Photo)
Paul Nienhiser will be racing closer to home at Jacksonville (Rob Kocak Photo)
Paul Nienhiser will be racing closer to home at Jacksonville (Rob Kocak Photo)

From Bill Wright

Windom, MN — (May 11, 2015) — The FVP National Sprint League and the Neal Tire & Auto Service Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) square off this Friday night, May 15 at “America’s Baddest Bullring”, the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. The “Sprints Gone Wild” event will not only see the best of the two series squaring off, it will also see a pair of Hall of Famers in the house as “The King” Steve Kinser and Danny Smith are just two of the invaders expected to vie for the $5,000 top prize!

Joining Kinser and Smith as another Hall of Famer in the group, is current FVP National Sprint League point leader, “The Dude” Danny Lasoski. Lasoski is a four-time Knoxville Nationals champion. Danny is expected to be joined by 2013 Jacksonville “Shaheen’s Blast from the Past” winner Brian Brown, two-time King of California Tim Kaeding, last week’s Eagle Raceway NSL winner Brad Loyet, five-time Huset’s Speedway champion, Mark Dobmeier, seven-time IRA champion Bill Balog, nine-time Australian World Series Sprintcar titlist Brooke Tatnell, defending Knoxville Raceway champion, Ian Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Davey Heskin, two-time Sprint Invaders champion and Illinois native Kaley Gharst and many more!

Four-time and defending MOWA champion Jerrod Hull will lead the Midwest Open Wheel Association entries Friday. The Sikeston, Missouri driver has a slew of wins at Jacksonville including this year’s season opener at the high-banked ¼-mile oval. Hunter Schuerenberg, who picked up the win at the second MOWA event of the year at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois will also be on hand. Former Jacksonville Speedway champion AJ Bruns, Joey Moughan, Robbie Standridge, Korey Weyant, Chris Urish, Jake Blackhurst, Cory Bruns, Jeremy Standridge and Logan Faucon are just a few of the MOWA regulars anticipated.

Hull leads the all-time MOWA win list at Jacksonville with five victories. He is also the series all-time leading feature winner (17). Jimmy Hurley has three wins in MOWA competition at Jacksonville, and Danny Smith, AJ Bruns and Brian Brown have two. Terry McCarl, Joey Moughan and Bryan Clauson have also been victorious with the MOWA series at “America’s Baddest Bullring”.

Paul Nienhiser is a FVP National Sprint League member that lives close by in Chapin, Illinois. He has spent the last three years racing with the MOWA series and has a good perspective on this weekend’s “Sprints Gone Wild” event. “This is a good thing for me,” he says. “There are a lot of good cars close to home with the MOWA series here. The NSL brings not only Knoxville cars, but cars that are competitive all over the place. You have solid guys that know how to get around Jacksonville versus guys who know how to get around a lot of tracks around the country. I think it’s going to be something special! It’s really been neat to run with the FVP National Sprint League so far this year, and this is going to be a big event!”

In addition to the FVP National Sprint League vs. MOWA event, 305 sprints are on the card, along with micro-sprints! VIP Party opens at 4:00 p.m. (see below), Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. (see ticket information below) with hot laps scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Qualifying and racing will follow.

Ticket Information

Roughly 1,000 tickets remain for Friday’s event. Jacksonville Speedway is selling General Admission tickets and is expecting plenty for their walk-up crowd.

Tickets can be purchased three ways…

1. You can purchase in advance online at www.ciltrak.com. Adult tickets are $30, with youth 11-16 $15, and 10 and under $5. A confirmation will be e-mailed to you and your grandstand ticket will be held for you. Simply present your confirmation and ID at will call on race day.
2. If purchasing in advance by credit card, e-mail or text your phone number to Ken Dobson (kdobson@ciltrak.com) or 217 371-3653. You will receive a call back concerning your tickets that can be picked up at will call on race day.
3. Remaining tickets will go on sale at the ticket office at 4:00 p.m. on race day. If/when the grandstand area is sold out, you will need to buy a pit pass to attend.

VIP Tickets, Meet and Greet, Food and Beverage

The VIP Pre-Party starts at 4:00 p.m. just north of the grandstands. Your seats will be marked in advance if reserved by Thursday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. (see how to order tickets above). VIP tickets are $50 and may be bought the day of the show, though your seats will not be reserved.

A VIP driver meet and greet will include drivers Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen and more. Complimentary food and beverage is included until hot laps begin. Your VIP pass will also include pit passes for any time during the night.

National Sprint Car Museum Madness Night #1!

Friday will also serve as the first of seven National Sprint Car Museum Madness nights at FVP National Sprint League events. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis will be on hand. He will be meeting and greeting fans alongside Steve Kinser’s restored Quaker State sponsored Maxim Chassis sprint car!

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings (Top 25)

1. Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 2 985
2. Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA 3 877
3. Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN 17w 829
4. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO 21 812
5. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO o5 788
6. Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 24 783
7. Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND 13 780
8. Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI 17B 741
9. Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 82 666
10. Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. 55 651
11. Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. 18 649
12. Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA 77x 643
13. Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN 56 606
14. Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA 17A 545
15. Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA 12 544
16. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 49 533
17. Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL 7 496
18. Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA 81 459
19. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA 44 439
20. Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL 7R 428
Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD 09 428
22. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL 9 322
23. Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 7TAZ 284
24. Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE 5H/4 278
25. Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD 2K 253

Neal Tire & Auto Service MOWA Point Standings (Top 20)

1. Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO o5 264
2. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL 9 229
3. AJ Bruns, Athens, IL 2 224
4. Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL 77u 220
5. Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL 42 216
Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL 99w 216
7. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL 25x 195
8. Trey Datweiler, Herscher, IL 23D 177
9. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL 10s 169
10. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO 20N 163
11. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL 52F 162
12. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO 12 157
13. Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL 22 154
14. Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN 4K 152
15. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL 17M 143
16. Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO 51B 101
17. Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN 9P 90
18. Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL 35 86
19. Brett Samonds, Illiopolis, IL 47 85
20. John Dines, Danville, IL 31 75

2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule

Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)
Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)$
Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)*$
Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals – $10,000 to win! (Jackson, MN)
Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)
Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)
Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)*
Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)
Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)+
Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)+
Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)+
Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)+
Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)
Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)
Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)
Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)
Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)
Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)*
Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)
Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)
Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)
Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

*-DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge Eligibility Race (Must win one at Knoxville, Huset’s and the Jackson Nationals finale September 5)
+-FVP National Sprint League Fair Speedweek
$-Durst Motorplex $20,000 Bonus for Sweeping

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FVP National Sprint League Series Sponsors

Abdo, Eick & Meyers
Arnold Motor Supply
Bank Midwest
Casey’s General Stores
Rossie Feed & Grain
The Craft Agency

FVP National Sprint League Contingency Sponsors

Bell Racing – “Hard Luck Award”
Brown & Miller Racing Solutions – “3 for 3 Award”
Bulterbuilt – “Unique Tweet your Seat Award”
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites of Knoxville, Iowa
DMI – “Heat Award”
Fuel Safe – “Heat/Dash Award”
Hooker Harness – “Locked-in Award”
Kaeding Performance – “Heat Award”
Hoosier Tire – “Heat Award”
KSE Racing Products – “Hard-charger Award”
Maxim Chassis – “Heat Award”
Minnesota Mafia – “Quick Time Award”
Speedway Graphics – “From the Tail Award”
Ti22 – “Good as New with Ti22 Award”
Vortex Racing Products – “Clean Sweep Award”

FVP National Sprint League Partners

AGCO Corporation – Agricultural Equipment Supplier
Bosma Poultry
Hoosier Tire – Official Tire of the NSL
Okoboji Motor Company – Official automobile supplier of the NSL
Octane Ink