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TRI-STATE "SUMMER SHOWDOWN" SET FOR JUNE 10

03
Jun

 

     Haubstadt, IN - June 3, 2017 -  The racing season continues for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series with an appearance for the organization on June 10th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  The program will be a Saturday night doubleheader featuring the non-wing sprints plus the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.  It will be the only sprint car race to be held during June at the speedway.  The event is billed as the “Tri-State Summer Showdown” and is a jump start on the racing scheduled over the summer which also includes the Late Model Summernationals there on Sunday June 25th.

 

     The MSCS Sprints will be competing for a $2,500 top prize.  This is an increase over what the feature for this particular show paid last year.  Competitors can expect to find the pit gates open at 3:30 P.M.  Ticket sales and grandstand admission is set for 4:30.  Warm-ups for sprint cars are at 6 P.M. with group qualifying to follow.  Opening ceremonies will precede racing action which will begin at 7:30.  

 

     As racing moves into the summer months the MSCS points battle is heating up.  The leaders Carson Short and Brady Short are separated by just 6 points.  The two ran third and fourth the last time out with Brady finishing third and cutting into Carson’s slim points lead.  Brandon Morin and Kyle Cummins are now tied for third in season points.    Brandon Mattox and Max McGhee are in the hunt for the final Top Five spot and stand just 11 points apart.  A win in a heat race is worth 10 points.  

 

     In the driver ranks each season there is a second battle.  That one is for Rookie of the Year honors.  It is also close after the five events held so far this season.  Ben Knight leads Kendall Ruble by 7 points.  Consistency plays a role.  Ruble has made the show twice in four efforts this season.  Hard luck is waiting around a corner sometimes.  Ben Knight was running in the last chance race in an effort to make the feature on May 28th when he had the misfortune to wreck his sprint car at the south end of the speedway.  On May 13th at Haubstadt Knight finished ninth in the feature.

 

     Sixty-three drivers have competed with MSCS so far this season.  The regulars have been tested by others when paths cross.  Five feature races have produced 5 different winners.  The streak could continue.  There are a dozen frontrunners who have finished second, third, or in the top five and have yet to capture a win.  Brady Short has been the most consistent in logging 5 Top Five finishes in 5 efforts.  Max McGhee was very fast Memorial Day Weekend in finishing second,

 

     MSCS features are almost always unpredictable races that continue to build excitement lap after lap.  A race opens up with some drivers preferring to run the top groove and others the bottom of the track.  Leaders break away momentarily and then encounter lapped traffic.  Drivers change lines on the dirt looking for an edge.  Yellow flags appear and cars are realigned for a new start.  Finally fans are treated to those all important last five laps - watching for that one all important move that produces a win.

 

    Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

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