(Bill W) March 25, 2011 – The newly formed Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) is proud to announce that its 2011 schedule of events will be known as the Monster Energy ™ Sprint Car Series. Eleven dates are already on the racing calendar with more in the works. All are scheduled within traveling distance of series headquarters in Springfield, Illinois. First up, will be the series opener at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, April 23.
The series is made possible through the association of MOWA with Illinois based distributors of Monster Energy™. Distributors include A.Gaudio and Son in Jacksonville, Illinois, and Decatur Illinois based Skeff Distributing.
Other Monster Energy distributors throughout the MOWA geographic footprint will also provide event support. In addition to the Monster Energy™ title sponsorship, the series will also have support from Budweiser as the Official Beer of MOWA. The alignment of MOWA with regional distributors of Monster Energy™ and Budweiser will provide the series with significant local support at tracks throughout Illinois and Southeast Iowa.
Well over twenty drivers have signed on for the full slate of events, with many more planning to hit the majority of the shows in a part-time fashion. Numerous contingency sponsors and a series point fund have added much to the anticipation of open wheel drivers in the Midwest. The opener in West Burlington should draw some of the best 410 drivers in the region!
The series is seen as a breath of fresh air to both 410 fans and drivers in the rich and historical sprint car region of Central Illinois! “This is coming together better than anything I’ve ever seen in Illinois period,” says racing veteran and fan favorite Jim Moughan Jr., winner of over 130 feature events. “I look for this to be a great series.”
To check out more information on Rules and Procedures, Drivers, Schedules, Updates and More for the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series, visit the series’ website at www.MidwestOpenWheel.com!
2011 Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Tentative Schedule
Saturday, April 23 – 34 Raceway – $2,500 to win (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, May 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, May 27 – Fayette County Speedway (Brownsville, IL)
Friday, July 1 – Jacksonville Speedway – $2,500 to win Leon Smith Memorial (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, July 8 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)
Sunday, July 31 – Shepp’s Speedway (Alexander, IL)
Friday, August 19 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, September 2 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)
Saturday, September 17 – Spoon River Speedway – Tom Knowles Memorial (Canton, IL)
Saturday, September 24 – 34 Raceway – $4,000 to win (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, September 30 – Jacksonville Speedway – Season Championship (Jacksonville, IL)