MOWA Sprints Kicking Off With Illinois Double

MOWA Sprints Kicking Off
Two Illinois dirt tracks will help open the MOWA Sprint Car Series season next weekend. (Brendon Bauman photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series should be about halfway through its season right now, and would be if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the major delay caused by that pandemic will end July 17-18 at two Central Illinois race tracks.

Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, Ill., will be the site of the season opener on Friday, July 17. The date was actually on the original schedule but will now serve as opening night for the popular series.

DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Nutech Seed DII Midgets, and Hornets will also race.

Event No. 2 of the doubleheader weekend will be held at another Track Enterprises facility, Macon Speedway on Saturday, July 18. The track, located only 50 minutes to the southwest of Lincoln, will make for a strong doubleheader for the series.

Macon will replace the MOWA event that was scheduled for Tri-State Speedway on the same date. The Macon event will also feature a number of its regularly scheduled classes.

Last season, Rico Abreu claimed the win at Lincoln Speedway, while Terry Babb took the win at Macon Speedway. More than 20 sprints were on hand for both events last year.

Pits will open both days at 3 p.m., grandstands at 5 p.m., hot laps will be at 6 p.m. and racing will be at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission for each day will be $18, while kids 11 and under will be free. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the gates on race day.