Haubstadt, IN - March 27, 2018.  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will open the 2018 racing season with an appearance at the Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday evening April 7th.   The speedway will be entering into its 50th season of operation.  Promoter Joe Spiker will once again be presenting the “Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest” to jump start this season.  In addition to an exciting racing program, fans will also be able to enjoy viewing a special fireworks extravaganza!   


     The MSCS sprint car feature at the “Racin’ Fest” will pay $3,000 to win!  In all the 2018 MSCS season will consist of nineteen compelling events at eight different speedways.  Four of these events will be held at Lincoln Park Speedway.  The second at LPS is set for Saturday May 26th on Memorial Day Weekend.  The unique 5/16th mile dirt oval is located on U.S. Highway 40 at Putnamville, IN,  west of Indianapolis.       


     Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, is the defending MSCS Champion.  Short collected MSCS series titles in 2017, 2016, and 2015!  Besides that three consecutive years effort, he had another initial championship run back in 2011.  Kyle Cummins is the only other sprint car driver to capture four MSCS Championships.  Brent Beauchamp was the 2017 Lincoln Park Speedway Track Champion.    


     Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, California, won the “Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest” last year.  T Mez shared the podium with runner-up Brent Beauchamp and Jarett Andretti.  Other past “Racin’ Fest” winners include Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Jon Stanbrough, Dave Darland, and Levi Jones.


     Drivers interested in running for the MSCS Rookie of the Year Award are reminded that they need to complete a license application and request rookie status.  This driver development program for rookies involved a total of seven different drivers last season.  For 17 years the series has provided a competitive environment for drivers to learn the ins and outs of touring with a sprint car series..           


     The pit gate at Lincoln Park Speedway is set to open at 3 P.M. in the afternoon.  The main gate opens at 4:30 P.M.  Hot laps and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. and racing begins at 7 P.M.  Drivers are reminded to arrive early.  Those first races held each season require added paperwork for drivers and teams.  The MSCS pill draw ends 45 minutes before hot laps.  The program also includes events for the track’s Modified, Super Stock, and Bomber divisions. 


     MSCS also has another race scheduled later in the month of April.  On Saturday April 28th the series will combine forces with USAC to present the “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  This event is co-sanctioned with the feature to pay  $5,000 to win.  


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