Nienhiser Stands Tall On Jacksonville Dirt

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Paul Nienhiser notched his fifth Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series victory of the season Friday at Jacksonville Speedway. (Brendon Bauman Photo)
Paul Nienhiser notched his fifth Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series victory of the season Friday at Jacksonville Speedway. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Taking the lead from Chris Urish on a lap 10 restart, Paul Nienhiser mastered Jacksonville Speedway for his fifth Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Friday night.

Nienhiser, who started fourth, maneuvered through lapped traffic while fending off a hard charging Rico Abreu, who worked his way forward from fifth by riding the rim around the quarter-mile bullring.

Terry Babb, started second and fell one spot to third while polesitter Urish faded to fourth. Parker Price-Miller, piloting the No. 96 machine for Nathan Charron, rounded out the top five.

A single red flag on the initial green flag resulted in Jeremy Standridge sitting atop the infield wall just past the scoring stand. Standridge exited the car under his own power and was OK.

“We’ve had a tough couple of weeks, rebuilding cars”, said Nienhiser in victory lane. “I guess I was kind of lucky to walk away from two pretty violent wrecks, at Joliet (Dirt Oval at Route 66) and Lincoln. I get to live to race another day and put the past behind us.”

The finish:

Paul Nienhiser, Rico Abreu, Terry Babb, Chris Urish, Parker Price-Miller, Jacob Patton, Kyle Schuett, Cory Bruns, Logan Faucon, Chad Boespflug, Colton Fisher, John Parker, Steve Short, Dustin Barks, Dylan Tuxhorn, Austin Archdale, Jimmy Hurley, Brayton Lynch, Andy Bishop, Jeremy Standridge.