2017 MSCS SCHEDULE HAS BEEN RELEASED
Haubstadt, IN - Jan. 12, 2017. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series officials have completed the process of scheduling events for 2017. There will be seventeen MSCS sanctioned events at six different speedways. The schedule is well balanced with events each month from April until October. Feature purses range from $2,000 to win upwards toping out at $10,000 to win for the “Haubstadt Hustler” on September 16th.
The season is scheduled to begin on Saturday night April 8th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The occasion is the annual “Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest.” The winner will receive $4,000. MSCS and USAC will race together in the “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway on April 15th. This co-sanctioned event will pay $5,000 to win! MSCS will next appear in the “Spring Fling” at the half mile Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 30th with $3,000 to be awarded to the winner.
The MSCS appearance at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be held earlier this year with racing scheduled there on Saturday May 6th. The Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Sprints twice in May. Racing will be on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 28th. On Memorial Day weekend the MSCS series will also be at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night May 27th. This is the first of three doubleheaders weekends during the season. All three include stops at Lincoln Park Speedway. The other two weekends are July 1st and 2nd along with August 11th and 12th. July 1st MSCS will be present for day two of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular.
Brownstown Speedway will host an MSCS event on Saturday June 24th. The date at the Jackson County Fairgrounds falls at the very heart of the schedule and will thus be a pivotal stop for the series. June 10th MSCS will be at Tri-State Speedway. July 2nd is the date for this year’s “Sprint Stampede” at Haubstadt. The MOWA winged sprints will also be on the program that night as well as May 13th.
The prestigious Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be held at Tri-State Speedway on August 5th and will pay $5,000 to the winner. The MSCS Sprints will return to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway for a 4th time on August 12th. One important addition is the addition of a new venue to the tour. Shady Hill Speedway will host the non-wing MSCS drivers for the first time on Friday August 11th. The quarter mile track is located at Medaryville, Indiana.
September holds two big challenges. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday September 3rd at Tri-State Speedway will pay $3,000 to win. At mid month MSCS will return to Haubstadt along with the USAC Sprints to participate in the biggest race of the year. The “Haubstadt Hustler” will attract the best sprint car drivers in the nation.
Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on October 7th. This year’s event will be increased with the winner receiving $5,000 and the “Harvest Cup.” A continuing tradition has the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year being honored at the track. Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won the 2016 MSCS Championship. It was his third MSCS Crown. Tyler Hewitt of Marion, IN, was honored as the 2016 MSCS Rookie of the Year. With each new season comes the promise of new and different competitors to challenge established drivers and provide added excitement.
Any changes or additions to the schedule will be announced with a news release at that time. Everyone can follow breaking news for the series by visiting the MSCS facebook page or mscssprints.com. …Provided as News and Information for MSCS…