Madsen Edges Stewart In MOWA Sprints

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Kody Kinser (4k) leads Ian Madsen during Thursday's Illinois Sprint Week feature at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois. (Mark Funderburk photo)
Kody Kinser (4k) leads Ian Madsen during Thursday’s Illinois Sprint Week feature at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois. (Mark Funderburk photo)

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. — Veteran Australian sprint car racer Ian Madsen held off Tony Stewart to win Thursday night’s Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n Illinois Sprint Week feature at Tri-City Speedway.

Driving the Nehring No. 18, Madsen beat Stewart to the checkered flag on the three-eighths-mile dirt track.

Kody Kinser finished third with Jerrod Hull and Jimmy Hurley completing the top five.

Thirty-seven cars were on hand.

The finish:

Ian Madsen, Tony Stewart, Kody Kinser, Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Greg Wilson, Bill Rose, Kory Bales, Ben Wagoner, Robbie Standridge, Danny Smith, Rico Abreu, Austin Brown, A.J. Bruns, Chris Urish, Bryan Clauson, Critter Malone, Korey Weyant, Bret Tripplett, Paul Nienhiser.