Opening Weekend Ahead For MOWA

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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – It’s time to get things roaring back into action with some 410 sprint car action in Illinois and Iowa this weekend.

The Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n kicks off their third season in 2013 with an event on Friday at the Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway and on Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

The MOWA regulars will have plenty of company this weekend to open the season. Two-time and defending champion Jerrod Hull leads the list of regular competitors expected to attend both events. Jimmy Hurley (two MOWA wins at Jacksonville), A.J. Bruns (one win at Jacksonville) and Joey Moughan (one win at Jacksonville) are expected to contend this weekend as well.

They are expected to be joined by the likes of Jim Moughan Jr., Ben Wagoner, Robbie Standridge, Chris Urish, Jeremy Standridge, Logan Faucon and Paul Nienhiser, who already recorded a win this season with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway.

Former World of Outlaws pilot Lucas Wolfe and the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 team have expressed interest in this weekend’s events, as has Dustin Selvage. Western Pennsylvania’s Jimmy Light and Australia’s Trevor Reynolds are just a couple of other drivers expected to challenge the drivers of MOWA.

Last season, Hurley became the only driver to win more than one feature event at Jacksonville in eight MOWA events. Other winners over the past three seasons have been Terry McCarl, Hull, Danny Smith, Bruns, Brian Brown and Joey Moughan.

Danny Lasoski has two wins in MOWA competition at 34 Raceway. Smith and McCarl have the others on the banked three-eighths-mile oval.

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