(Bill W) October 25, 2016 – The Midwest Open Wheel Association sprint car series wrapped up its sixth season of operation last weekend at Jacksonville Speedway. The two-night event saw veterans Ian Madsen and Jim Moughan Jr. pick up the wins, but Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller won the war, becoming the first driver other than Jerrod Hull to win a championship with the series.
Parker led the series in victories this season with five as he edged out Hull for the 2016 title. Parker’s wins came at five different tracks: LaSalle Speedway in Illinois, St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri, Quincy Raceways in Illinois, Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois and Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois.
Jerrod Hull, racing in his final season, went out like the champion he is, recording four wins and finishing in the runner-up spot in the standings. AJ Bruns recorded one win and finished third, Chris Urish was fourth, also grabbing a victory, and Jim Moughan Jr. finished fifth in points, bringing down a long overdue first MOWA win at Jacksonville in the finale. Logan Faucon followed in sixth, Jeremy Standridge was seventh and Jake Blackhurst finished eighth. MOWA would like to extend its thanks to these eight drivers, who competed in 75% or more of events contested in 2016.
Thirteen different drivers won features over the twenty different events contested. Drivers competed at eleven different venues in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. Price-Miller (5) and Hull (4) led all feature event winners. Nine other competitors scored wins including Ryan Bunton, Willie Croft, AJ Bruns, Zach Daum, Bill Balog, Steve Meyer, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Urish, Brady Bacon, Ian Madsen and Jim Moughan Jr.
The MOWA banquet will be held on Saturday, December 3 at Hamilton’s located at 110 N. East Street in Jacksonville, Illinois. Doors will open at 4 p.m., Dinner is at 5 p.m. with the Awards Presentation following at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per person, paid at the door of the banquet.
Annual Driver’s Meeting
Stay tuned to social media for announcements concerning the annual MOWA driver’s meeting. Traditionally, the meeting is held in January. Also stay tuned for the 2017 schedule. A partial schedule should be announced in December.
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2016 MOWA Final Sprint Car Series Point Standings (Top 20)
|Driver||Hometown||Car #||Total Points|
|1||Parker Price-Miller||Kokomo, IN||2||1527|
|2||Jerrod Hull||Sikeston, MO||12||1462|
|3||AJ Bruns||Lincoln, IL||44||1365|
|4||Chris Urish||Elkhart, IL||77u||1181|
|5||Jim Moughan Jr.||Springfield, IL||1m||1127|
|6||Logan Faucon||Elkhart, IL||52F||1005|
|7||Jeremy Standridge||Springfield, IL||10s||1000|
|8||Jake Blackhurst||Hanna City, IL||25||925|
|9||Bret Tripplett||Lincoln, IL||22||824|
|10||Robbie Standridge||Springfield, IL||47s||754|
|11||Zach Daum||Pocahontas, IL||5D||730|
|12||Paul Nienhiser||Chapin, IL||9||713|
|13||Ryan Bunton||Morton, IL||6R||692|
|14||Jacob Patton||Bethalto, IL||79J||646|
|15||Cory Bruns||Lincoln, IL||42||636|
|16||Jacob Wilson||Crawfordsville, IN||07||620|
|17||Joey Moughan||Springfield, IL||29||594|
|18||Brad Loyet||Sunset Hills, MO||o5||569|
|19||Spencer Bayston||Lebanon, IN||9P||492|
|Joe B. Miller||Millersville, MO||51B||492|
2016 Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Schedule and Winners
Friday, April 15 – Tri-City Speedway (Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL)
Saturday, April 16 – LaSalle Speedway (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Friday, April 22 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Sunday, May 29 – Quincy Raceways (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, June 11 – Tri-State Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Friday, June 17 – Bloomington Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, July 9 – St. Francois County Raceway (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Friday, July 15 – Lincoln Speedway (Willie Croft, Roseville, CA)
Wednesday, July 27 – Peoria Speedway (AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL)*
Thursday, July 28 – Quincy Raceways (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)*
Friday, July 29 – Jacksonville Speedway (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)*
Saturday, July 30 – Macon Speedway (Zach Daum, Pocahontas, IL)*
Saturday, August 27 – LaSalle Speedway (Bill Balog, Harland, WI)
Sunday, August 28 – Angell Park Speedway (Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI)
Sunday, September 3 – Tri-State Speedway (Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO)
Saturday, September 10 – Jakcsonville Speedway – Herb Barlow Memorial (Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL)
Friday, October 7 – Tri-City Speedway (Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN)
Saturday, October 8 – Tri-City Speedway (Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK)
Friday, October 14 – Jacksonville, IL – Shaheen’s Classic (Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.)
Saturday, October 15 – Jacksonville, IL – Shaheen’s Classic (Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL)