Ian Madsen Scores Fifth Win with Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

Monday, July 10, 2017
Ian Madsen has a series high five wins this season (Chuck Stowe Images)Ian Madsen has a series high five wins this season (Chuck Stowe Images) Associate Sponsors: Hoseheads.com, Buckeye Threads, TheCushion.com, Front Row Challenge
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(Bill W) July 10, 2017 – Ian Madsen racked up his fourth win at the Knoxville Raceway this season on Saturday night.  It was also his fifth win with the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com.  On Thursday, Kraig Kinser picked up the World of Outlaws win at the rain-delayed Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minnesota.  Friday night, it was Kerry Madsen who recorded his third Midwest Thunder win of the year against the WoO at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.

The schedule has seen sixteen different winners in 28 events.  Kerry Madsen still sits atop the point race, ahead of Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Brian Brown.  complete the top ten.  David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman and Austin McCarl round out the top ten.

With most of the WoO events completed on the schedule, more local racing should see some of the drivers from the Midwest elevating in the standings.  This weekend, point eligible events will be run at both Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota on Friday and at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.

Join us in supporting sprint car racing in the Midwest!

So far, Hoseheads.com, Buckeye Threads, TheCushion.com and the Front Row Challenge have jumped on board as associate sponsors for the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101. 

EMi is providing a $500 gift certificate to the highest finishing EMi driver in the season point race, as well.

Whether you are just wanting to chip in or become a title sponsor for the series, there are several options for you.  Visit www.OpenWheel101.com or e-mail Bill Wright at sprntcar@hotmail.com for more details!

Stay tuned to Open Wheel 101 all season long for point and race updates!

Next Up!
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Current Point Standings (Through 6/17/17)
Driver, Hometown, Points (Wins)

Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 653 (3)
Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 612 (5)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 480 (4)
Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 463 (2)
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 447 (3)
David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 341 (1)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 309
Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 300 (1)
Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 237
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 236
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 229
Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD, 207 (1)
Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO, 194 (1)
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 191
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 190
Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust./Prairie City, IA, 188
Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA, 185
Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 173 (1)
Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, 168 (1)
Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, 151
Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN, 136
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 126
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 120
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 110 (1)
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 88
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 86
Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH, 86
Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, 82
Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH, 80 (1)
Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO, 75 (1)
Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 75
Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA, 72
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 72
Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 68
Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 66
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 65
Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH, 64 (1)
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 59
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 58
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 53
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 50 (1)
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 48
Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN, 40
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 40
Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 40
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 32
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 30
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 25
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 20
Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 20
Tayler Malsam, Sammamish, WA, 20
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 20
Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL, 18
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam, WI, 18
Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL, 16
Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN, 16
Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA, 16
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 16
Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA, 16
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 14
Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL, 14
Mike Reinke, Howards Grove, WI, 14
Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS, 12
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 12
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 12
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI, 12
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 12
Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 12
Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 12
Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 10
Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN, 10
Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX, 10
Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL, 8
Howard Moore, Memphis, TN, 6
Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL, 6
Caleb Armstrong, New Castle, IN, 6
Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 6
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 4
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 4
Tyler Bear, Elliottsville, PA, 4
Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek, WI, 4
Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA, 4
Austin Pierce, Grand Forks, ND, 4
Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD, 4
Scott Bogucki, McLaren, SA, Aust., 4
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 2
Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL, 2
Max Stambaugh, Lima, OH, 2
John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, SD, 2
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 2

Tentative Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by www.OpenWheel101.com (Winners)
Fri, April 7 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA (Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO)
Sat, April 8 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, April 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sat, April 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, April 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, May 5 – Missouri State Fair Speedway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, May 12 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, May 13 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 20 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Sun, May 21 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA (Rain)
Fri, May 26 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 27 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, June 1 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, June 2 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, June 3 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Thur, June 8 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA (Bill Balog, Hartland, WI)
Fri, June 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA)
Sat, June 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sun, June 11 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars (Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH)
Tue, June 13 – Eagle Raceway (NE) WoO (Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA)
Fri, June 16 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO (David Gravel, Watertown, CT)
Sat, June 17 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD)
Sat, June 17 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO (Rain)
Tue, June 20 – Granite City Speedway (MN) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Fri, June 23 – West Liberty (IA) Speedway WoO (Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK)
Fri, June 23 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH)
Sat, June 24 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO)
Tue, June 27 – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Thur, June 29 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Rain)
Fri, June 30 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex (Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA)
Sat, July 1 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Thur, July 6 - Deer Creek Speedway (MN) WoO (Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN)
Fri, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO (Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Sat, July 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Fri, July 14 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 15 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, July 21 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, July 22 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, July 26 – Peoria Speedway (IL) MOWA
Thur, July 27 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, July 28 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, July 28 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 29 – Macon Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 5 – I-55 Raceway “Ironman 55” (MO) WoO
Sun, Aug 6 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Cappy Classic
Mon, Aug 7 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thur, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 18 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 19 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Fri, Aug 25 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sun, Aug 20 – Nodak Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Sept 1 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Sat, Sept 2 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex
Fri, Sept 8 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 8 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 9 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) Jerry Richert Memorial
Sat, Sept 9 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) Tom Knowles Memorial
Fri, Sept 15 – Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 16 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 30 – St. Francois County Raceway (MO) Queen’s Royale
Fri, Oct 6 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Sat, Oct 7 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) MOWA/IRA
Fri, Oct 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Oct 14 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) MOWA
Fri, Oct 20 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 21 – Salina Highbanks Speedway (OK) WoO

Point System
The top fifteen finishers in the feature event each night receive points:

Winner - 50 2. 40 3. 35 4. 30 5. 25 6. 20 7. 18 8. 16 9. 14 10. 12 11. 10 12. 8 13. 6  14. 4 15. 2

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Front Row Challenge
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Photo: Ian Madsen has a series high five wins this season (Chuck Stowe Images)

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