Nienhiser Captures Jacksonville

Paul Nienhiser picked up the MOWA win Friday Night at Jacksonville Speedway. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

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Overtaking the lead from Chris Urish on a lap ten restart, Paul Nienhiser mastered the quarter-mile for his fifth series win of 2019 with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Delivered by Morrow Brothers Ford, Inc..

Nienhiser, who started from the fourth starting position maneuvered through lapped traffic while fending off a hard charging Rico Abreu., who worked his way forward from fifth by riding the rim around the ¼-mile bullring. Terry Babb, started second and fell one spot to third while polesitter Chris Urish faded to fourth. 2016 Series Champion Parker Price-Miller, piloting the #96 machine for Nathan Charron, rounded out the top five.

A single red flag on the initial green flag resulted in Jeremy Standridge sitting atop the infield wall, just passed the scoring stand. Standridge exited the car under his own power and was okay, unfortunately not able to continue.

“We’ve had a tough couple of weeks, rebuilding cars”, said Nienhiser in Victory Lane. “I guess I was kind of lucky to walk away from two pretty violent wrecks, at Joliet (Dirt Oval at Route 66) and Lincoln. I get to live to race another day and put the past behind us.”

Nienhiser’s victory at Jacksonville Speedway moves him one step closer to the top of the All-Time Wins list. Five time series champion (2011-15) currently sits atop the standings with 22 wins over Nienhiser’s 17 victories.

The MOWA Sprints head to Macon Speedway tomorrow night for the second night of the I-72 Shootout.

Jacksonville Speedway A-Main Results - Starting Position in Parenthesis

1 - Paul Nienhiser 9X (4)

2 - Rico Abreu 24 (5)

3 - Terry Babb 47 (2)

4 - Chris Urish 77U (1)

5 - Parker Price-Miller 96 (8)

6 - Jacob Patton 79J (15)

7 - Kyle Schuett 9K (11)

8 - Cory Bruns 44 (12)

9 - Logan Faucon 52F (6)

10 - Chad Boespflug 98 (7)

11 - Colton Fisher 00 (20)

12 - John Parker 82 (16)

13 - Steve Short 8S (18)

14 - Dustin Barks 22 (3)

15 - Dylan Tuxhorn 9T (14)

16 - Austin Archdale 2A (13)

17 - Jimmy Hurley 83 (19)

18 - Brayton Lynch 29X (10)

19 - Andy Bishop 33 (17)

20 - Jeremy Standridge 10S (9)

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