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RIGGS TAKES THE $!0,000 AT THE HAUBSTADT HUSTLER SPRINT 50

18
Sep

RIGGS BECOMES THE NEWEST HAUBSTADT HUSTLER           

     Haubstadt, IN - September 17, 2011.  Casey Riggs won the biggest race of a spiraling sprint car driving career propelled by successful ventures to Tri-State Speedway this season.  The Shelbyville, IN, driver won his first feature ever at the track in June and followed that up with an even bigger win Saturday night at the Haubstadt Hustler Sprint 50.  The victory netted him $10,000 and it was earned against the best non wing drivers from across the nation.  Riggs was driving the Indiana Underground Construction Racing sprint car.  The feature was co-sanctioned with race teams involved from both the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the United States Auto Club.

     Riggs started sixth in a robust twenty-five car starting field.  The road to the front would have its obstacles.  Despite the difficulty posed, it only took Riggs 17 laps to find the lead.  Those 17 laps and the next 13 were all run under the green flag with drivers encountering packs of cars in battling for positions all around the quarter mile.

     Bryan Clauson led the first portion of the race with at first Hunter Schuerenberg and then Daron Clayton in hot pursuit.  As Schuerenberg fell back a battle developed between Daron Clayton and Blake Fitzpatrick for second that lasted until Fitzpatrick was forced to the infield with a smoking engine.  Clayton would soon follow by dropping out after the 45th lap.  Clauson resumed his previous position in second place and there he would stay for the duration of the 50 lapper.  Damion Gardner had a great run up from fifteenth to finish third.  Levi Jones and Brady Bacon rounded out the top five.

     Bacon, from Broken Arrow, OK, was enjoying a ride in the Hoffman Sprinter and took it through most of the field after starting 19th.  The driving chore earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

     The drivers placing sixth through tenth in the feature included Jerry Coons Jr., Hunter Schuerenberg, Tracy Hines, Keith Bloom Jr., and Critter Malone.  Jonathan Hendrick was eleventh and will be the recipient of the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

      The 36 car field was divided into four qualifying heats.  Daron Clayton, Casey Riggs, Brady Short, and Levi Jones won those chases.  Hunter Schuerenberg collected the most passing points!  Chase Stockon won the B Main over Shane Cottle.  The action 20 cars can produce in 12 laps however resulted in four cautions.

     The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be idle the weekend of September 24th.  The next event on the schedule for MSCS will be the Lawrenceburg Nationals which is set for Saturday October 1st.  That event will also be co-sanctioned with MSCS and USAC competing for the $10,000 top prize.  Tri-State Speedway will next present the annual Demolition Derby & Enduro beginning at 1 P.M. Sunday September 25th.  On October 8th the MSCS Sprints return for the first annual Harvest Cup.  That race will close out the 2011 season for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

 
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