By Bill W
July 26, 2021 – Ask drivers and fans of the Sprint Invaders about their favorite venues, and the Dubuque County Fair Speedway often comes to mind. The Sprint Invaders will make their annual trip to the Dubuque County Fair this Wednesday night, July 28, with $2,000 to win on the line.
This marks the sixth year in a row that the Sprint Invaders have braved the banked bullring. Invaders are common in Dubuque and have had their successes. Former series champion John Schulz won the inaugural event in 2016, before California’s Dominic Scelzi won the next two. Wayne Johnson claimed the 2019 event, before Seth Bergman won in 2020.
Last Wednesday night, Ayrton Gennetten topped the Sprint Invaders field assembled at East Moline Speedway in Illinois. Austin McCarl finished second, followed by Jonathan Cornell, Chris Martin and Garet Williamson.
Two-time Sprint Invaders champion, Chris Martin, leads the current point standings, ahead of Cody Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman, Jonathan Cornell and Tanner Gebhardt. Brayden Gaylord, Colton Fisher, Kaley Gharst, Josh Higday and Daniel Bergquist round out the top ten.
Scott Bonar’s #50 car leads the owner standings over Chris Martin (#44), Jimmy Davies (#99), Andy Houston (#40c) and Jarrod Schneiderman (#88).
Wednesday’s card will also include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Admission to the Dubuque County Fair is $10, and includes your attendance at the races. Pit passes are $30 for adults, and $15 for ages 7-15 (includes fair admission).
Hot laps are scheduled are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.
Win a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill!
One lucky winner will take home a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Grill, Bags Green Mountain Pellets, and a whole processed hog thanks to the Mighty Miss Grill Company, Jamison Farms and 34 Raceway! The package, benefiting the Sprint Invaders Association, is valued at nearly $1,000. Tickets are just $10 each or three for $20. Get yours by visiting the beer window at 34 Raceway, a Sprint Invaders volunteer, member or driver! The drawing will be held Friday, August 20 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson.
Check out the brand new website for the Sprint Invaders located at www.SprintInvaders.com!
2021 Sprint Invaders Driver Points (Feature Wins)
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 629
Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 624
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 606
Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 604 (1)
Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 584
Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 574
(tie) Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 574
Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 566
Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA, 559
Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA, 556
Blaine Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 532
Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA, 524
Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA, 510
Tim Moore, Moline, IL, 502
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 434
Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 216
Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA, 210
Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL, 196
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 194
Rob Kubli, Milo, IA, 190
(tie) Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA, 190
Other Feature Winners: Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO