(Bill W) May 29, 2013 – Mother Nature has been a fickle mistress this year, as the Midwest Open Wheel Association again tries to kick into gear this week after a pair of rainouts over Memorial Day weekend. Events were dashed in Pevely, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. On Saturday, June 1, the series will head to the Spoon River Speedway south of Canton, Illinois. It will also be their second attempt to run on that high banked 3/8-mile oval in 2013. Sunday night, June 2, the series makes up the postponed Mary Lee Standridge Memorial at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.
The MOWA series was supposed to run at the high-speed Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, May 4, before that event was washed away by rain as well. Brown has also claimed a MOWA win at “The Spoon”, but Hull has to be the favorite. He’s picked up the last two “Tom Knowles Memorial” wins there in the popular annual September meeting on the high banks.
Brian Brown won last year’s Mary Lee Standridge Memorial event. As usual, the winner will be a mystery at the banked ¼-mile oval in Jacksonville. The series has seen seven different winners in eight trips to Jacksonville the past three years. Only Jimmy Hurley has been a repeat winner in Jacksonville. Joining Brown as other winners there are Terry McCarl, Jerrod Hull, Danny Smith, AJ Bruns and Joey Moughan.
In addition to FREE admission for kids under 12, there will be $500 in quarters up for grabs as part of the “Kid’s Dash for Cash” at Jacksonville!
AJ Bruns added to his point lead at the series’ last event at Montgomery Motorsports Park in New Florence, Missouri on Saturday, May 18. Paul Nienhiser’s impressive early season continues as he enters this weekend second in the standings, ahead of Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley and Ben Wagoner.
Pit gates open at Spoon River Speedway Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand open at 5 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 p.m. General admission seats are $20, with kids 6 through 10 priced at $5. Children under six are FREE. For more information, visit www.SpoonRiverSpeedway.com!
Hot laps are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at Jacksonville, with racing slated for 5:00 p.m. Admission is $20, with children 12 and under FREE! For more information, visit www.JacksonvilleSpeedway.com!
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A Look at the Winners at Jacksonville Speedway (8 events)
5-20-11 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
7-29-11 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO
8-19-11 Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH
9-30-11 Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL
5-18-12 AJ Bruns, Athens, IL
7-27-12 Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
8-24-12 Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL
9-21-12 Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL
A Look at the Winners at Spoon River Speedway (3 events)
7-27-11 Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
9-17-11 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO
9-15-12 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO
2013 MOWA Sprint Car Series Point Standings (Top 20)
Driver Hometown Car # Total Points
1 AJ Bruns Athens, IL 44 274
2 Paul Nienhiser Chapin, IL 9 218
3 Jerrod Hull Sikeston, MO 12 201
4 Jimmy Hurley Springfield, IL 35 197
5 Ben Wagoner Emden, IL 84 178
6 Jeremy Standridge Springfield, IL 10s 173
7 Robbie Standridge Springfield, IL 22 171
8 Jimmy Davies Oquawka, IL 99 161
9 Cory Bruns Lincoln, IL 42 147
10 Mike Hess Riverton, IL 51 120
11 Logan Faucon Elkhart, IL 52F 118
12 Jimmy Light West Springfield, PA 23 114
13 Chris Urish Elkhart, IL 77u 105
14 Jim Moughan Jr. Springfield, IL 1m 96
15 Danny Smith Chillicothe, OH 4 80
16 John Dines Danville, IL 31 67
17 Bret Tripplett Lincoln, IL 22T 60
18 Ryan Jamison Mediapolis, IA 51J 56
19 Alex Shanks Marion, IL 83 54
20 Caleb Wankel Jacksonville, IL 5 53
2013 Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Schedule
Saturday, April 13 – 34 Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sunday, April 21 – Vermilion County Speedway (Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Saturday, May 18 – Montgomery Motorsports Park (AJ Bruns, Athens, IL)
Saturday, June 1 – Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)
Sunday, June 2 – Jacksonville Speedway – Mary Lee Standridge Memorial (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, June 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Saturday, June 15 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)
Saturday, June 22 – Montgomery Motorsports Park (New Florence, MO)
Wednesday, July 24 – Highland Speedway (Highland, IL)*
Thursday, July 25 – Tri–City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, IL)*
Friday, July 26 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)*
Saturday, July 27 – Macon Speedway (Macon, IL)*
Sunday, August 4 – Vermilion County Speedway (Danville, IL)
Saturday, August 24 – LaSalle Speedway – Bill Waite Jr. Memorial (LaSalle, IL)
Saturday, August 31 – Montgomery Motorsports Park (New Florence, MO)
Sunday, September 1 – Quincy Raceways (Quincy, IL)
Friday, September 6 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, September 7 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, September 14 – Spoon River Speedway – Tom Knowles Memorial (Canton, IL)
Saturday, October 12 – Jacksonville, IL – Championship Night (Jacksonville, IL)
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