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     Haubstadt, IN - June 3, 2018 -  Every season or two a different idea for a race promotion forms and with effort evolves as a new opportunity for fans and competitors.  The June 9th event at Tri-State Speedway is just such an event.


     The “Summer Showdown” has been on the schedule as one of the sprint car specials at the track since 2015 and the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series has been featured in the show.  The race this year will still include the MSCS non wing sprints as participants.  However, joining the action will be the POWRi WAR sprints.  The event will now be co-sanctioned with drivers from the two organizations racing wheel to wheel.


     The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing four times in the month of June.  The “Summer Showdown” scheduled for Saturday night June 9th will offer the biggest purse.  The feature winner will pick up a check for $5,000!  That is an increase from past purses for this event that offered $2,000 and then $2,500 to win.  The increase changes the dimension of the promotion.  It will have even greater drawing power.  The two sanctioning bodies will attract the drivers following those series plus drivers who concentrate on traveling to shows with these bigger purses.


     The POWRi WAR Sprints is a non-wing series based in Missouri.  This group competes in special marquee venues like the Tri-State “Summer Showdown.” The series will be competing in races in Illinois prior to racing Saturday at Haubstadt.  Their events this season have attracted drivers from six states.  The defending series champion is Korey Weyant.


     Past “Summer Showdown” winners from the MSCS ranks include Chase Stockon (2017), Kyle Cummins (2016), and Brady Short (2015).  These races were very competitive.  Ten different drivers have finished in the top five spots during those opportunities.  Two of those drivers, Brady Short and Donny Brackett, finished in the top five each year.


     Carson Short currently leads the MSCS Points Standings.  He has a 55 points edge over Brandon Mattox.  Robert Ballou and Donny Brackett rank third and fourth.  The standings for all 36 active drivers can be found on line at


     The racing will not be over June 9th until the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds compete in their 25 lap feature.  So far three modified features held at Haubstadt this season have produced 3 different winners.  Each of those drivers will be looking for win number two.  Another two dozen are eyeing that first and perhaps elusive victory.  All this action gets underway with warm-ups beginning at 6 o’clock C.D.T.  Racing begins at 7:30 as usual.


     In addition the Vintage Car Club will be present to add to the overall enjoyment of this special event!


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