The series had last weekend off after a doubleheader the previous week at Jacksonville and LaSalle. Danny Smith won at the Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, August 19, while Bill Balog topped the IRA/MOWA Bill Waite Jr. Memorial at the LaSalle Speedway on Sunday, August 21. While Danny Smith won his second feature of the year with the series, Balog became the first driver from Wisconsin to claim victory with the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series.
Jerrod Hull continues to lead the series’ standings heading into Lincoln, but a strong second place finish by Jimmy Hurley at LaSalle has him within 66 points of the leader. Only eight markers separate Robbie Standridge from Jim Moughan Jr. in the race for third, and Weyant rounds out the top five.
Gates open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 and racing to follow! Grandstand seats are $15. The track is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds on 11th and Jefferson Streets.
To check out more information on upcoming events, Rules and Procedures, Drivers, Schedules, Points, Updates and More for the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series presented by the Midwest Open Wheel Association, visit the series’ website at www.MidwestOpenWheel.com!
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See the Promotional Video for Lincoln and the Video from Jacksonville on 8/19!
Crank them up!
The link to the Lincoln preview….
The link to Danny Smith’s win at Jacksonville…
Current Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Point Standings (top 20)
Jim Moughan Jr.
Mason City, IL
2011 Monster Energy™ Sprint Car Series Tentative Schedule
Saturday, April 23 – 34 Raceway – $2,500 to win (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Friday, May 20 – Jacksonville Speedway – $2,500 to win (Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Friday, May 27 – Fayette County Speedway (Feature Postponed)
Saturday, June 18 – St. Francois County Raceway (Joey Montgomery, Farmington, MO)
Friday, July 1 – Jacksonville Speedway – $2,500 to win Leon Smith Memorial (Flooding)
Friday, July 8 – Lincoln Speedway (Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL)
Wednesday, July 27 – Spoon River Speedway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Thursday, July 28 – Tri-City Speedway – $2,000 to win (Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH)
Friday, July 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, July 30 – Macon Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Sunday, July 31 – Shepp’s Speedway (Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL)
Friday, August 19 – Jacksonville Speedway (Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH)
Sunday, August 21 – LaSalle Speedway – co-sanctioned with IRA (Bill Balog, Milwaukee, WI)
Friday, September 2 – Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, IL)
Sunday, September 11 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)
Saturday, September 17 – Spoon River Speedway – Tom Knowles Memorial (Canton, IL)
Sunday, September 18 – Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IL)
Saturday, September 24 – 34 Raceway – $4,000 to win (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, September 30 – Jacksonville Speedway – Season Championship (Jacksonville, IL)