I drove over to Saturday evening to photograph motorcycles and Quad Ice racing at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL. The main attractions for this event was 5-time I.C.E. Outlaw Quad World Cup Champion Mandy “Wild Child” Brodil from Grandy, NC and 2012 AMA – Pro Grand National Flat Track Champion Jared Mees of Clio, MI. Jared led from the start to win the motorcycle main event, while Mandy led the Unlimited Pro Quad main event for the first six laps, until she crashed into a barrier and she had to settle for second place as Dusty Crouch from Topeka, KS passed her to capture a hard fought victory.
Terry McCarl led from green to checker to claim the Monster Energy ™ Sprint Car Series stop at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on a cool Saturday night and winning $ 4,000.00 for his effort. McCarl started outside row one, while pole-sitter and dash winner, Jordan Goldesberry, trailed the veteran early on. By lap five, Jerrod Hull, Austin Johnson and Lynton Jeffrey completed the top five. With seven laps down in the 25-lapper, Kody Kinser came to a stop on the frontstretch, bringing the caution flag. The restart put McCarl out front with some clean air. Jeffrey shot by Johnson for fourth with ten laps in the books, and Smith was on the move from 12th to sixth. Danny Smith earned hard-charger honors for his third place run. “Starting twelfth, this was a good finish,” he said. “I moved the wing way back on the last restart, and we got too tight. The last four laps, I didn’t have anything for the two guys in front of me.” A special thanks to Jeff and Amy Laue for hosting a tremendous night of racing for myself, all of the fans along with the racers and their crew members. See you next year.
Monster Energy™ Sprint Series Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 55, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (2) 2. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (1) 3. 4, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (12) 4. 12H, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO (3) 5. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (6) 6. 35, Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL (9) 7. 14, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (5) 8. 84, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (7) 9. 44, AJ Bruns, Lincoln, IL (17) 10. 77u, Chris Urish, Elkhart, IL (8) 11. 83, Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (16) 12. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (18) 13. 10s, Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, IL (13) 14. 52F, Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (20, pr.) 15. 81, Austin Johnson, Shakopee, MN (4) 16. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 17. 4K, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN (14) 18. 1m, Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL (19, pr.) 19. 23, Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (10) 20. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (15). Lap Leader: McCarl 1-20. Bulldog/DMI Hard Charger: Smith. Quick Qualifier: Terry McCarl. Dash for Cash (started, 6 laps): 1. Jordan Goldesberry (4) 2. Terry McCarl (6) 3. Jerrod Hull (3) 4. Austin Johnson (5) 5. Joey Moughan (1) 6. Lynton Jeffrey (2)
Jerrod Hull in the #12 Heartland Trailer Mfg. 410 sprint car from Sikeston, MO rolled into Peoria Speedway and dominated the field in the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) event Sunday night. Jerrod came from last in his heat race to finish second and never trailed the rest of the evening. He won the six car dash for cash race beating #22B Dustin Barks, then lead wire to wire to capture the 25 lap A-Main with #23 Robbie Standridge finishing second. To view more of my photo’s click here.
For most of the local racers, competing at Wednesday’s Knox County Fairgrounds was the highlight of their season — racing in front of family and friends just miles from their hometowns. Ben Wagoner started outside the front row for the 20 lap Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders stop at the Knox County Fair, in Knoxville, IL., and led every lap on the way to the victory. Wagoner of Emden won the sprint race main event, beating out Matt Sutton of Macomb and Ryan Jamison of Burlington, Iowa. Jimmy Davies of Oquawka was the area’s top finisher, taking seventh, while Galesburg driver A.J. Fike won his heat in the open-wheeled modified.
360 WINGED SPRINTS MAIN EVENT 20 LAPS – 1. Ben Wagoner, 2. Matt Sutton, 3. Ryan Jamison, 4. Kaley Gharst, 5. Bobby Mincer, 6. Blake Nimee, 7. Jimmie Davies, 8. Dustin Whiting, 9. John Greenwood, 10. Justin Parrish, 11. Kenny Bragg, 12. Andy Houston, 13. John Draper, 14. Joe Beaver, 15. Kevin Hetrick, 15. Tim Moore, DNS Korey Weyant, Tony Daniels.
Heat 1: 1. Joe Beaver, 2. Ryan Jamison, 3. Dustin Whiting, 4. Tim Moore, 5. Kevin Hetrick, DNS Justin Parrish. Heat 2: 1. Kaley Gharst, 2. Matt Sutton, 3. John Greenewood, 4. Kenny Bragg, DNS Korey Weyant, Tony Daniels. Heat 3: 1. Bobby Mincer, 2. Ben Wagoner, 3. Jimmie Davies, 4. Blake Nimee, 5. Andy Houston, 6. John Draper.