Four Big Races this Weekend with Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by!

Monday, April 22, 2019
Brian Brown won Knoxville's opener Saturday (Chuck Stowe Image)Brian Brown won Knoxville's opener Saturday (Chuck Stowe Image) (Bill W) April 22, 2019, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown topped a stellar field at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa last Saturday night to get in the win column with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by last weekend.  This weekend will see four point eligible races in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

Paul Nienhiser and Parker Price-Miller are now tied atop the current point standings, followed by Jeremy Standridge and Austin McCarl (tie), Carson Short, Jeff Swindell and Brian Brown, Joe B. Miller, Brooke Tatnell and Aaron Reutzel.

This weekend will be a busy one.  On Friday, the World of Outlaws visit Lake Ozark Speedway near Eldon, Missouri.  Saturday, Knoxville will run again, as will the WoO at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri.  On Sunday, the WoO finishes up their weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois.

Point Change for WoO Shows
To better reward drivers eligible for Midwest Thunder Sprints points (non-Platinum WoO drivers) who tow to WoO shows, points in World of Outlaws shows will be awarded to the top fifteen drivers based on their finish from the A main on down.  For example, if WoO drivers place first through third, and an eligible driver finishes fourth, he will be awarded 50 points.  If the eighth place driver is the next eligible participant, he will receive second place points, and so on.

Next Up
Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO
Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO

2019 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Point Standings (Feature Wins)

1.  Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 66 (1)
(tie) Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 66
3.  Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 60
(tie) Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 60
5.  Carson Short, Marion, IL, 50 (1)
(tie) Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN, 50 (1)
(tie) Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 50 (1)
8.  Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 48
9.  Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 43
10. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 40
11. Kyle Schuett, Philo, IL, 39
(tie) Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL, 35
(tie) Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 35
(tie) Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35
15. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 33
16. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 32
17. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 30
(tie) Steve Short, Farmington, MO, 30
(tie) Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 30
20. Ben Schmidt, Howards Grove, WI, 25
(tie) Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 25
22. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 24
(tie) Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 24
24. Jason Keith, Fredericktown, MO, 22
25. Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 20
26. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IN, 18
27. Brayton Lynch, Springfield, IL, 16
28. Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14
(tie) Christopher King, Farmington, MO, 14
(tie) Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA, 14
(tie) Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 14
32. Christopher Bell, Norman, OK, 12
33. Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL, 10
(tie) George Crawford, Springfield, IL, 10
(tie) Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH, 10
36. Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 8
37. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 6
(tie) Aidan Roosevans, O’Fallon, IL, 6
(tie) Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 6
40. Austin O’Dell, Rochester, IL, 4
(tie) Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 4
32. Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 2
(tie) Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 2

Tentative 2019 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by

Sat, April 6 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Carson Short, Marion, IL)
Sun, April 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Fri, April 12 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN)
Sat, April 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Canceled)
Sat, April 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, April 26 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO
Sat, April 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, April 27 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sun, April 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Sat, May 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, May 10 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA
Fri, May 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway All Stars/IRA
Sat, May 18 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, May 18 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track All Stars/IRA
Sun, May 19 – WI All Stars
Fri, May 24 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, May 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 26 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA
Sat, June 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Tue, June 4 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Fri, June 7 – Lee County (IA) Speedway MOWA
Fri, June 7 – River Cities (ND) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, June 8 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO
Sun, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, June 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway (WI) WoO
Sun, June 23 – Dubuque (IA) Speedway WoO
Thurs, June 27 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 28 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 28 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway All Stars/MOWA
Sat, June 29 – Jackson Motorplex (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 29 – Route 66 Speedway (IL) All Stars
Sun, June 30 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA
Wed, July 3 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA
Fri, July 5 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 12 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 13 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway WoO
Sat, July 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) or LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, July 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 26 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, July 26 – Langlade County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, July 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 28 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 2 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) Ironman 55 WoO
Sat, Aug 3 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA
Sun, Aug 4 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 5 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Sat, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 17 – West Fargo (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 17 – Wilmot (WI) Raceway IRA
Sun, Aug 18 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Aug 23 – Black Hills Speedway (SD) WoO
Sat, Aug 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 30 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Aug 31 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Sun, Sept 1 – 141 Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 6 – Superior (WI) Speedway IRA
Fri, Sept 6 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial IRA
Sat, Sept 7 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial MOWA
Fri, Sept 20 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Fri, Sept 20 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO
Sat, Sept 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, Sept 21 – Dodge City (KS) Raceway WoO
Sat, Sept 21 – Beaver Dam (WI) Raceway IRA
Fri, Sept 27 – Dodge County (WI) Fairgrounds IRA
Sat, Sept 28 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 4 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Oct 5 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 18 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 19 – Lake Ozark (MO) Speedway WoO

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Photo: Brian Brown celebrates his Knoxville win Saturday (Chuck Stowe Photo)

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