Danny Smith in action; currently leads MOWA Illinois Sprint Week points – Rick Rarer Photo

Illinois Sprint Week sanctioned by the Midwest Open Wheel Association kicked off this past Wednesday night and will continue until this Sunday, July 31st. The Illinois Sprint week consists of  five consecutive nights of 410 sprint car action at five different Illinois facilities- five nights in a row. Spoon River Speedway hosted the first night of competition on Wednesday night with Danny Lasoski’s nephew, Brian Brown, picking up the victory. Thursday night would see Danville, Indiana native, Danny Smith, grabbing the Illinois Speed Week win at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. Last night, Jerrod Hull stood on top of the podium at Jacksonville Speedway for night number three of Illinois Sprint Week; allowing him to be within 21 points of  the Illinois Sprint Week points lead. Danny Smith, who recently won his 100th victory at the 100th different track, currently leads the Illinois Sprint Week standings. USAC non-wing standout, Chris Windom, has been in competition all week and currently sits seventh in ISW points.

Wayne Johnson picked up night number one of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California last night. The Oklahoma City native lead all 30 laps to win the Bullring Nationals opener. The nation’s premiere 360 touring series will be back in action tonight at Placerville Speedway for the finale of the Bullring Nationals.

ARDC midget action – Rick Rarer Photo

Tonight, the ARDC midgets will once again visit western Pennsylvania. Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania will host the traveling midget series to be a part of their Saturday Night lineup; which also features the 410 sprint cars and 305 cubic inch sprint car class. Bob Felmlee currently leads the 410 sprint car class points chase going into this evening’s event.