Brooke Tatnell on Top of Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars Presented by Open Wheel 101 Points!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Brooke Tatnell (Chuck Stowe Image)Brooke Tatnell (Chuck Stowe Image) Associate Sponsors:, Jim Harris,
(Bill W) May 16, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brooke Tatnell has taken the lead in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101 point standings heading into a busy weekend (if Mother Nature allows).  Events await at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota Friday, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday, and Sunday, when the IRA and All Stars meet at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Last Saturday night, Brian Brown became a repeat winner with the series and as he topped the Knoxville Raceway field for the second straight week.  Tatnell, who leads in points at Knoxville Raceway, also leads the current Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars standings over Austin McCarl, Davey Heskin, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl.  Justin Henderson, Matt Juhl, Tony Stewart, Josh Schneiderman and Rager Phillips round out the top ten.

So far, there have been four winners in the six races contested with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Open Wheel 101!

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Up Next!
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA

2018 Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by Point Standings (Feature Wins)

Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 155
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 132 (2)
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 101
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 100 (2)
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 90
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 89
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 82
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 55
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 54
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 50
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 36
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 35
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 35
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 34
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 34
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 30
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 22
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 20
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 20
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 16
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 14
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 14
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 12
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 12
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 10
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 8
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 6
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Donny Schatz, Fargo, North Dakota (1)

Tentative 2018 Races that will be counted for Points with the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by
Fri, April 6 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA (Cold)
Sat, April 7 – 34 Raceway (IA) IRA/MOWA (Colder)
Fri, April 13 – Jacksonville Speedway (IL) WoO (Rain)
Sat, April 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Rain)
Fri, April 20 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI)
Sat, April 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sat, April 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Fri, May 4 – Lake Ozark Speedway (MO) WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
Sat, May 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 12 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway IRA (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Fri, May 18 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex IRA
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 20 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/IRA
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Wed, May 30 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Thurs, June 7 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, June 22 – Farley (IA) Speedway WoO
Sat, June 23 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Wed, June 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway WoO
Fri, June 29 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Sat, June 30 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway WoO
Fri, July 6 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Sat, July 7 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 7 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) WoO
Fri, July 13 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, July 14 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sat, July 21 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, July 22 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, July 27 – Jackson (MN) Motorplex All Stars
Fri, July 27 – Jacksonville (IL) MOWA
Sat, July 28 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway All Stars
Sun, July 29 – 34 Raceway (IA) All Stars
Fri, Aug 3 – I-55 Raceway (MO) WoO
Sat, Aug 4 – I-55 Raceway (MO) “Ironman 55”
Sun, Aug 5 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Capitani Classic
Mon, Aug 6 – Southern Iowa Speedway Front Row Challenge
Wed, Aug 8 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Thurs, Aug 9 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 10 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals (Friday feature only)
Sat, Aug 11 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway Nationals
Fri, Aug 17 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, Aug 18 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (SD) “Nationals Hangover”
Sat, Aug 18 – Red River Valley Speedway (ND) WoO
Sun, Aug 19 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA “Cornfest”
Fri, Aug 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds (WI) IRA
Sat, Aug 25 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Fri, Aug 31 – Tri-City Speedway (IL) MOWA
Sat, Sept 1 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Sun, Sept 2 – Jackson Motorplex (MN)
Fri, Sept 7 – Superior Speedway (WI) IRA
Fri, Sept 7 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Sat, Sept 8 – Cedar Lake Speedway (WI) IRA “Jerry Richert Memorial”
Sat, Sept 8 – Spoon River Speedway (IL) MOWA “Tom Knowles Memorial”
Fri, Sept 14 – Clay County Speedway (IA) IRA
Sat, Sept 15 – Deer Creek Speedway (MN) IRA
Sat, Sept 22 – Beaver Dam Speedway (WI) IRA
Sun, Sept 23 – LaSalle (IL) Speedway IRA/MOWA “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”
Sat, Sept 29 – Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track IRA
Fri, Oct 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Sat, Oct 6 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway IRA/MOWA
Fri, Oct 12 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA
Fri, Oct 19 – Lakeside Speedway (KS) WoO
Sat, Oct 20 – Dodge City (KS) Speedway WoO

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Photo: Brooke Tatnell in action at Knoxville (Chuck Stowe Image)

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