Brown Builds Lead in Midwest Thunder Sprints Presented by Open Wheel 101!

Monday, June 11, 2018
Brian Brown at Knoxville (Chuck Stowe Photo)Brian Brown at Knoxville (Chuck Stowe Photo) Associate Sponsors:, Jim Harris,
(Bill W) June 11, 2018, Monroe, IA – Brian Brown had a strong Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota last weekend, and built his lead a bit in the Midwest Thunder Sprint Cars presented by!  The World of Outlaws invaded the Midwest last weekend.  Sheldon Haudenschild picked up the rain date win Tuesday at the Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway.  Rain postponed things in Jackson Thursday, but Jason Johnson picked up both preliminary wins there (Friday and Saturday afternoon).  Donny Schatz took home $40,000 for the win in the finale.

Three point eligible races will be contested this weekend.  On Friday, the WoO heads to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Weekly racing will be back in action at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa Saturday.  On Sunday, the IRA will gather at the beautiful Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Brown now holds a 76-point lead over Austin McCarl in the point standings.  Brooke Tatnell is third, ahead of Kerry Madsen, Davey Heskin and Jacob Patten (tie), Justin Henderson, Terry McCarl, Matt Juhl and Cory Eliason.

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

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Up Next!
Fri, June 15 – River Cities Speedway (ND) WoO
Sat, June 16 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway
Sun, June 17 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) IRA

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

Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 352 (3)
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA, 276 (3)
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust., 205
Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust., 197
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN, 150
Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL, 150 (1)
Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 147
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, 144
Matt Juhl, Tea, SD, 132
Cory Eliason, Selma, CA, 126 (1)
Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO, 105
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 104 (2)
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 99
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA/Sydney, NSW, Aust., 92
Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL, 74
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 72
Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 66
RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL, 64
Mike Terry Jr., Plainfield, IN, 60
Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN, 56
Justin Peck, Monrovia, IN, 55
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 54
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI, 50 (1)
Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 48
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, 48
Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 48
Brinton Marvel, Lizton, IN, 46
Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL, 43
Travis Philo, Waterville, OH, 40
Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA, 36
Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO, 36
Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH, 35
Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 35
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA, 35
AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA, 32
Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK, 30
Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL, 30
Terry Babb, Decatur, IL, 28
Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA, 28
Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL, 26
Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL, 25
Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 25
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, 24
Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO, 18
Nathan Charron, Hartsburg, IL, 18
Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN, 18
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 18
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 16
Brayden Fox, Avon, IN, 16
Jim Moughan, Springfield, IL, 16
Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust., 16
Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL, 16
Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust., 14
Cory Bruns, Lincoln, IL, 14
Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE, 14
Aaron Andruskevitch, Riverton, IL, 12
Scott Winters, Butterfield, MN, 12
Kris Spitz, Salem, WI, 12
Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL, 12
Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE, 10
Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 8
Dylan Tuxhorn, Pawnee, IL, 6
Bob Weuve, Newton, IA, 6
Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN, 6
Jay Waugh, Canberra, NSW, Aust., 6
Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL, 4
Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL, 4
Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN, 4
Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL, 4
Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN, 2

WoO Platinum Driver Feature Wins:

Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (2)
Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (2)
Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (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 (Cory Eliason, Selma, CA)
Sat, May 19 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Sat, May 26 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA)
Sun, May 27 – Jacksonville (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Thurs, May 31 – Macon (IL) Speedway MOWA (Jacob Patton, Bethalto, IL)
Fri, June 1 – Lincoln (IL) Speedway MOWA (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sat, June 2 – Knoxville (IA) Raceway (Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO)
Tue, June 5 – Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway WoO (Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH)
Fri, June 8 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 (afternoon) – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA)
Sat, June 9 – Jackson (MN) Nationals WoO (Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND)
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
Thurs, July 26 – Angell Park Speedway (WI) All Stars/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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