Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Cedar County Fair Awaits Sprint Invaders Thursday
by Bill Wright
TIPTON, Iowa -- One of the most anticipated stops on the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders is always the racy ¼-mile Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa. The annual event takes place this Thursday night, July 12, and there is plenty of anticipation!
This will mark the sixth year that the Sprint Invaders have competed in Tipton. Last year, Kaley Gharst became the first repeat winner at the track last season when he won for the second year in a row. Other past winners include Jack Dover, Bobby Mincer and current point leader, Ryan Jamison.
Mincer trails Jamison by only seven points heading into Thursdays event. Knoxville, Iowas Tony Shilling is close behind, followed by Russ Hall and Ben Wagoner. Bret Tripplett, Justin Parrish, Jordan Goldesberry, Jimmy Davies and John Greenwood round out the top ten in series standings.
It was a night of thrills last time out, with double features at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Josh Higday finished atop the make-up feature from April, while hometown hero, Josh Schneiderman, picked up his first Sprint Invaders win at the track.
Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Thursday with racing to follow! Tickets are just $10, with Seniors admitted for $7! Kids 6-10 are $2, with 5 and under FREE!
For more information on the Sprint Invaders, including points, schedule, results and more, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!
Current Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders Point Standings (top 20)
Pleasant Hill, IA
Chris Martin ®
West Burlington, IA
Rock Island, IL
West Burlington, IA
A Look at the Winners over the Years at Cedar County Speedway (5 events)
7-13-07 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA
7-13-08 Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA
7-9-09 Jack Dover, Springfield, NE
7-15-10 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
7-14-11 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
2012 Sprint Invaders Schedule
Saturday, April 14 34 Raceway (Rain)
Friday, June 1 Peoria Speedway (Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL)
Friday, June 8 Jacksonville Speedway (Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO)
Thursday, June 21 Lee County Speedway (Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL)
Tuesday, July 3 34 Raceway Two Features (Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA; Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA)
Thursday, July 12 Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)
Wednesday, August 1 Knox County Raceway (Knoxville, IL)
Saturday, August 18 34 Raceway Night of the Twins (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, September 7 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (Davenport, IA)
Saturday, September 29 Lee County Speedway Season Championship (Donnellson, IA)