FLORA, Ill. — Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n kingpin Jerrod Hull won Saturday night’s $2,000-to-win sprint car feature at Clay County Speedway.
A full house was on hand at to see winged sprint cars on the one-third mile oval for the first time, and the drivers of the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores did not disappoint.
Hull and Joey Moughan put on a battle up front throughout the feature event, with Hull eventually winning his 13th career MOWA Sprint Car feature and the second of the season. Moughan would finish second for the second night in a row, after taking the runner-up spot Friday, at Lincoln Speedway.
Critter Malone led early, but keeping his ride on the bottom of the speedway proved to be his downfall, he said after the race, as Moughan would blow by him on the high side on lap three to take the lead.
Moughan would lead for a stint before bobbling and jumping the cushion in turn two. Hull was there to pounce, and when the field completed lap 9, Hull was the new race leader.
The field would run the rest of the race green-to-checkered with Moughan staying within one to three car lengths as the lead pair began to work through lapped traffic on lap 12.
Heavy lapped traffic allowed Moughan to close again over the final two laps, as they were less than a car-length apart as they took the wave of the green for two laps to go. Hull split a pair of lapped cars entering turn one, which gave him enough breathing room to go relatively unchallenged over the last lap and a half for the win.