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Big car count expected for Midwest Power Series

Fri 6-1-2018


JACKSON - A big car count is expected again Friday at Jackson Motorplex for the rescheduled opening round of the Midwest Power Series.

Nearly 50 drivers were in the pits last Friday for the 360 winged sprint car show co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Nebraska 360 Sprint Series before the event was postponed due to rain.

The purse has been increased, paying $3,000 to win, $1,500 for second and $400 to start.

Lee Grosz of Harwood, N.D. leads the MSTS point standings after six of 25 scheduled events, holding a 51-point lead over Jody Rosenboom of Rock Rapids.

The race for the points lead in the Nebraska 360 series is tight, with Jason Martin of Lincoln, Neb. holding a one-point lead over Jack Dover of Springfield, Neb. after five of 26 scheduled events.

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series will be part of Friday's show.

Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake has a 22-point lead over Chase Viebrock of New Richmond, Wis. after four of 20 scheduled events.

Also competing will be IMCA 305 sprints, where Brady Forbrook of Morgan won the season-opening race, with Jacob Hughes of Hartford, S.D. second.

NSL non-wing sprint cars will also be on hand. Brandon Halverson of Jackson won the A Main in the season opener.

Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., with racing to follow.

Next week will bring the Jackson Nationals, with racing scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 410 outlaw sprints, the World of Outlaws and IMCA 305 sprints.