Ricky Logan to challenge Jason Johnson for Southern Iowa Sprintweek title. Knoxville, Iowa (August 10, 2002) - After seven nights and eight features, the battle for Southern Iowa SprintWeek's "Mr. Sprint Car" title, trophy and the ...
Ricky Logan to challenge Jason Johnson for Southern Iowa Sprintweek title.
Knoxville, Iowa (August 10, 2002) - After seven nights and eight features, the battle for Southern Iowa SprintWeek's "Mr. Sprint Car" title, trophy and the accompanying $1,500 cash will come down to tonight's "B" feature at the 42nd annual Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals. Jason Johnson of Greenville, Texas, has led the points all week, however a late challenge has come from Ricky Logan of Little Rock, Arkansas. Both combatants are in tonight's "B" main and will do anything they can to qualify for the points-paying "A" championship and the chance to become "Mr. Sprint Car" for 2002. Logan appears to be in a better position as he will start on the pole of the "B", while Johnson will start on the outside of the sixth row. Johnson has 176 points, while Logan has 173 points. Tonight's "A" main awards 50 points to the winner, 49 to second, etc. Those that Do Not Qualify (DNQ) for the "A" receive 10 points. Travis Rilat of Texas City, Texas, is the third-ranked driver in the standings, yet he would need to advance through earlier features to make a run for the title against Johnson and Logan.
The Southern Iowa SprintWeek started last Saturday at Knoxville with both 360-cubic-inch (Brian Brown) and 410 c.i. (Tim Kaeding) sprint car features, before progressing with Sunday night's Brodix 360 Tournament of Champions (Josh Higday). Action switched to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for Monday's Front Row Challenge (Tyler Walker) and Tuesday's non-winged Ultimate Challenge (Travis Rilat). The twin Knoxville Nationals preliminary features were run on Wednesday (Steve Kinser) and Thursday (Donny Schatz), with last night's Kele World Challenge main (Donny Schatz) serving as the penultimate round. Through last night's action, a total of 212 drivers have earned points in 360-cubic-inch, 410 c.i., and/or non-winged sprint car racing.
The 'top twenty' in the current "Mr. Sprint Car" point standings: Jason Johnson 176, Ricky Logan 173, Travis Rilat 148, Brad Furr 134, Daryn Pittman 132, Kerry Madsen 129, Josh Higday 126, Kasey Kahne 125, Jason Sides 123, Skip Jackson 122, Lynton Jeffrey 122, Jaymie Moyle 118, Michael Dupuy 115, Mike Reinke 102, Brooke Tatnell 101, Donny Schatz 100, Tyler Walker 99, Clint Garner 96, Lance Dewease 95, Toni Lutar 92.