MSCS ACTION BEGINS APRIL 8th AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY
UP FIRST IN 2017 IS THE INDIANA OPEN WHEEL . COM RACIN’ FEST
Haubstadt, IN - March 24, 2017. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series season is set to get underway on Saturday evening April 8th at the always exciting Lincoln Park Speedway. The “Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest” will be the opening night’s program. Fans will also have the added attraction of viewing a gigantic fireworks display! The 5/16th mile dirt oval is located on U.S. Highway 40 at Putnamville, IN, west of Indianapolis.
The sprint car feature for the Racin’ Fest will pay $4,000 to win! The series will be kicking off the season with drivers running for added bucks in the feature. In all the MSCS season will consist of 17 special events at six different speedways. Four of those events will be held at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, will be competing this year as the defending MSCS Champion. Short is now a three time series title holder. He will be contending for a fourth MSCS Crown. Only one other MSCS competitor has reached that plateau in his career. Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, took his fourth MSCS Championship in 2014. Shane Cockrum of Benton, IL, was the 2016 Lincoln Park Speedway Track Champion.
Shane Cottle of Kokomo, IN, won the Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest last year. He shared the podium with Kevin Thomas Jr. and Jon Stanbrough. Other past Racin’ Fest winners include Chase Stockon, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Jon Stanbrough, Dave Darland, and Levi Jones. This is according to results dating back to 2010.
Drivers interested in running for the MSCS Rookie of the Year are reminded that they need to complete a license application requesting rookie status. Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms will continue in its role in sponsoring this very important MSCS Driver Development Program for rookies. For 16 years the series has provided a competitive environment for drivers to learn the ins and outs of touring with a sprint car series. MSCS has served drivers as the road for improvement and further success in the sport.
The pit gate at Lincoln Park Speedway is set to open at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The main gate opens at 4 o‘clock. Hot laps and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. and racing begins at 7 P.M. Drivers are reminded to be there early. The first races held each season require added paperwork and the pill draw ends 45 minutes before hot laps. The program includes events for the track’s Modified, Super Stock, and Bomber classes.
MSCS also has two other races scheduled during the month of April. On Saturday April 15th the series will combine forces with USAC to present the “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Then on Sunday April 30th MSCS will return to the Terre Haute Action Track for the annual “Spring Fling.”
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