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      Haubstadt, IN - May 01, 2017 -  The 410 non-wing sprint cars sanctioned by the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at the Montpelier Motor Speedway this Saturday.  The May 6th  date offers race fans a great opportunity to enjoy an early season special event at a time when action picks up all across Indiana.  The Month of May is always an exciting one for open wheel racing in Hoosierland!


     This MSCS special event will be topped off with a 25 lap feature paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start. This will be the third consecutive year that MSCS will be appearing at the quarter mile speedway.  The MSCS format provides for 20 cars to start the feature.  One provisional spot is also available to eligible drivers.  Those not transferring to the feature receive $100 tow money.


    Hot laps and group qualifying will begin at 5 P.M.  Drivers will need to report for registration and the pill draw as early as possible.  The pit gate opens at 3 o‘clock.  Group qualifying will set the line-ups for the heat races.  2016 MSCS Rookie of the Year Tyler Hewitt, from nearby Marion, IN, holds the current one lap overall qualifying record with a lap turned at 14.350 seconds.  


   MSCS events always provide an interesting mix of drivers following the series with those that drop in virtually unannounced.  Drivers electing to run with the series on a temporary permit are reminded that MSCS has a 4 corner Hoosier Tire rule that must be adhered to.  The spec right rear is a Hoosier 105/16.0-15 Medium.  Transponders will be assigned to be mounted on cars for scoring purposes.


    So far in 2017 MSCS has completed two events and lost one to rainfall.  Thomas Meseraull and Chris Windom have posted early season wins at Putnamville and Haubstadt.  Three time champion Brady Short has been the most consistent wheelsman with two top five feature finishes.  


    Shane Cottle won last year’s MSCS feature event at Montpelier Speedway.  He also won the 2015 MSCS feature event at Montpelier.  He has an opportunity to make it three in a row!  Cottle started 4th last year and 6th the year before in the Paul Hazen Sprinter.   


    Jarett Andretti, of Indianapolis, currently leads the MSCS Points Standings.  He holds a narrow 2 points lead over Brady Short and Carson Short.  Max McGhee and Dakota Jackson are formidable challengers and next in the standings.  Kyle Cummins is 6th.  The former series champion leads Brandon Morin, Donny Brackett, and rookie Tyler Rust with Brandon Mattox tenth.  The order could change at any time during the preliminaries or feature. 


    Montpelier Motor Speedway is a quarter mile slightly banked clay oval which is located in town just south of Indiana State Route 18 on South Jefferson.  Remember that racing at Montpelier begins early.  The events there are organized to move along at a quick clip.  Heat races begins at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time.  Modifieds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars will also race during the program.         


     Provided as News and Information for MSCS.           

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