Danville, IL - June 30, 2018.  Carson Short capitalized on an opportunity to race with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series in his home state.  The series visited the Kickapoo Speedway in Danville, IL, Saturday night.  Short, who resides in Marion, IL, arrived on a mission and raced to victory in the 25 lap feature.  He was the fastest qualifier in his group to begin the night and also won his heat race.  The outing was a total success for the RCM Motorsports Team.  The race team is sponsored by RASS Restoration.  The feature paid  $2,000 to win!  


     Once underway the feature quickly turned into a three wide battle.  Pole sitter and first heat winner Daylan Chambers spun on lap three in turn two.  The green flag waved again.  Carson Short had the race lead with Garrett Aitken leading the other challengers.  The race for second was the place to watch as Aitken, who had the overall fastest time in qualifying, worked to hold off Brandon Mattox and Jon Stanbrough.


     The battle was on for second.  Lines changed.  Then Stanbrough made his move with only 5 laps to go.  He took second!  Mattox moved up the third and Aitken dropped back to fourth.  Aric Gentry would finish fifth.  The top five drivers were followed in order by Stephen Schnapf, Kent Schmidt, Daylan Chambers, Collin Ambrose, and Travis Berryhill.  Chambers had worked his way back up into the top half of the field after restarting at the tail.   


    The feature was red flagged on the first lap.  Three drivers were involved in an incident in turn two with the sprint car of Collin Ambrose landing upside down.  The scene was soon cleared by the safety crew.  Ambrose requested to be pushed off to rejoin the field.  His  determination to continue led him to a ninth place finish and the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.  He was one of six drivers who managed to gain positions.  Spots in contention were back and forth battles to secure the position.


     Patrick Budde received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.  He was eleventh in the feature.  Overall twenty-one different drivers participated in the mid season challenge held at Daugherty and Kickapoo Speedways.


     The Midwest Sprint Car Series will race next at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN.  The occasion is the “Bill Gardner Sprintacular“ with MSCS sanctioning the event on Saturday July 7.  The winner that night will receive $4,000!  This will be the fourth consecutive year that this event will be held.  


     Provided as News and Information for MSCS.         

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