JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The 2013 racing season will come to a close for the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n this weekend when National Speed Sport News presents a pair of big events Friday and Saturday.
Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway hosts the series for a $2,000-to-win show Friday night. This will be the first appearance for the series at the track this season. Also on the card at the quarter-mile dirt track are late models, modifieds, lightning sprints/midget lites.
The Shaheen’s Super Weekend hits full stride Saturday when MOWA makes the trip to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway for a $4,000-to-win season finale that honors the former owner of “Little Springfield,” Joe Shaheen. Also on the card Saturday night are Modifieds street stocks and 600 micros.
While the MOWA series headlines the night’s events with its season championship, there is an all day party/event scheduled for Jacksonville Speedway, Saturday. The Jacksonville Speedway Hall of Fame will have vintage cars on display, as well as many items of racing memorabilia, such as photos, trophies and more.
Saturday night’s racing action will crown a 2013 series champion. Jerrod Hull holds the point lead with 1,485, which is a 114-point lead over A.J. Bruns, who has 1,371 points. Hull can put the wraps on his third straight MOWA title on Friday night with a good run at Lincoln Speedway, but Bruns is a past winner at the track.
Paul Nienhiser is 89 points behind Bruns in third place.