HAUBSTADT, IN - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will share in presenting the racing program this Saturday night September 26th with the Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. The occasion is the fourth annual Class Track Fall Roundup at the Tri-State Speedway. The MSCS Sprint Car feature will pay $2,000 to win. The triple header of open wheel racing should provide a thrilling program with the promise of excitement as the cars position to enter every turn and then emerge to race each other down the two straightaways.
Only two more race dates are left on the 2015 schedule for MSCS. Both are at Tri-State Speedway. At this point the racing is not just about the night’s feature purse but season honors and the series point fund. The fund is made possible with the ongoing support of Hoosier Racing Tire,
Brady Short continues to lead in points accumulated. Carson Short is second to the Bedford Blaster and has fallen behind 68 points. A racing incident took Carson out early during the B Main at the Haubstadt Hustler and prevented him from an opportunity to transfer and earn additional points during the feature.
Last season Kyle Cummins locked up his fourth Championship bid at the Fall Roundup. Brady Short is looking for MSCS Championship number two, having won it for a first time in 2011. This past Saturday night Brady turned in a record setting performance in winning the Haubstadt Hustler. He became the All Time Feature Wins leader for the series with 21 victories. Ten of those wins have happened during this season.
The remainder of the standings also depend on results from the last two events before they can be finalized. Last season’s Rookie of the Year James Lyerla is third in the standings. He finished seventh in the overall points in 2014 and has worked to improve upon those stats this season. This year’s MSCS Rookie Points leader is Brandon Morin of Jasonville, IN. He is currently ninth in the points and was ranked as high as sixth in the standings earlier this season. Kyle Cummins is currently tenth and sits on a bubble with at least two other drivers still within reach of a top ten season finish.
Even though Brady Short has enjoyed a dominating season other drivers have picked up victories. Chase Stockon has two wins. He won the season opener and then again at mid season. Kyle Cummins won on Labor Day Weekend and led 35 laps of the Hustler. Robert Ballou won on the 4th of July weekend. Thomas Meseraull won one of the three Memorial Day weekend features. Shane Cottle took the feature at Montpelier. Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson won the two USAC-MSCS co-sanctioned events in April. That is a total of eight different feature winners!
The final race of the season for the MSCS Sprint Cars will be on October 10th. That is the date for the annual Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway. It is two big season ending races and just two weeks apart. Racing begins at 7:30 P.M. Central time.
The POWRi Midgets will be making their second appearance of the season. The event is a special event new to and within an existing special event. The program is also the second portion of the Ford Eco Boost Challenge. The first portion was held at Tri-State Speedway on August 1st with Gage Walker becoming the feature winner.
Walker races out of Fairland, IN, and the win was the first of his career with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series.
Among those drivers expected to compete are Darren Hagen, Andrew Felker, Austin Brown, Kyle Schuett, and Spencer Bayston. Those five make up the Top Five in the standings for the series.
The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be competing at the speedway for the tenth time this season. A multitude of drivers follow the series from track to track across the region. It is difficult to predict who will show up at the pit gate to race on a given night. But the local drivers always do well.
Stephen Schnapf of Newburgh won last week’s modified feature. Only two drivers have multiple wins. Zach Fair has three victories to his credit and Trent Young has won the main event twice. Other winners are Matt Lane, Josh Harris, and Dustin Beck. The race isn’t truly over until the modified engines become silent. Then you have seen all the excitement the night had to offer!
Adult tickets are $22. Student tickets are just $15. The student age group is 13 - 18 years old. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The charge to enter the pits is $30. Reserved seats are available for an additional $3 per seat for all ages. Tickets may be ordered in advance by calling 812-768-6025. Racing begins at 7:30 Central Time. Hot laps will be held an hour earlier.