CANTON, Ill. – Mother Nature has been a fickle mistress this year, as the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n again tries to kick into gear this week after a pair of rainouts over Memorial Day weekend.
Events were dashed in Pevely, Mo., and Quincy, Ill. On Saturday the series will head to the Spoon River Speedway south of Canton, Ill. It will also be their second attempt to run on that high banked three-eighths-mile oval in 2013. Sunday night the series makes up the postponed Mary Lee Standridge Memorial at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.
MOWA was supposed to run at the high-speed Spoon River Speedway on May 4, but that event was washed away by rain as well.
Brian Brown won last year’s Mary Lee Standridge Memorial event. As usual, the winner will be a mystery at the banked quarter-mile oval in Jacksonville. The series has seen seven different winners in eight trips to Jacksonville the past three years.
Only Jimmy Hurley has been a repeat winner in Jacksonville. Joining Brown as other winners there are Terry McCarl, Jerrod Hull, Danny Smith, A.J. Bruns and Joey Moughan.
Brown has also claimed a MOWA win at Spoon River, but Hull has to be the favorite. He has picked up the last two Tom Knowles Memorial wins there in the popular annual September meeting at Spoon River