Haubstadt, IN - August 1, 2018 -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to action in August.  Saturday August 11th the non-wing 410 sprint series will race at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  Then Sunday the action moves up Highway 41 to the Terre Haute Action Track.  These two facilities have continued to challenge drivers for decades while providing the added thrills and excitement that fans expect.      


     First up that weekend will be the HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS which is the next event scheduled to be held at Haubstadt. This very special event is one of those ongoing races that serves as a high mark on the summer calendar for competitors and fans.  The race has been held in late July or early August since its inception in 2005.  It is the only race scheduled at the track this August!      


     The HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS will pay $5,000 to win.  Twenty sprint cars will transfer through the heats and B Main to form the feature line-up.  The possibility exists for an additional driver to be added if that driver is eligible for a provisional.  


     Eleven Hoosier Sprint Nationals have been held to date.  Eight different drivers have claimed the Hoosier Title.  Kevin Thomas Jr. won the race last year and also back in 2013.  Kyle Cummins was the runner-up in 2017, a fete he has accomplished three times since 2008.  Brady Short has the most HSN wins with three.    


     MSCS will be appearing at the half mile Terre Haute Action Track in a Mountain Dew FAMILY DAY event the very next day on August 12th.  That feature event will pay $3,000 to win.  Drivers will have back to back opportunities that weekend to wheel to a victory.  The series has been idle since July 14th, so this should be a welcome opportunity.  


     Carson Short, Brandon Mattox, and Donny Brackett are currently one-two-three in MSCS Season Points.  Just 44 points separate these three at the top of the standings for the 43 licensed drivers.  Kevin Thomas Jr. and Carson Short have both collected a pair of MSCS feature wins this season.  These two pilots have been the most successful in finding the checkers first.  The other six features had different drivers win.


     MSCS has not raced at Terre Haute since 2015.  Scheduled races since then met with  interference by the weather bug.  Some drivers, who are now racing with MSCS, will be having that first opportunity to race around the fabled half mile oval.        


     The other nine MSCS drivers who currently hold key top twelve positions in points include Kent Schmidt, Aric Gentry, Garrett Aiken, Robert Ballou, Stephen Schnapf, Kyle Cummins, Collin Ambrose, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Doc Wallace.  Rookie Eric Perrott has climbed to thirteenth in points.


     The race card at Tri-State Speedway will also include the Open Wheel Modifieds and the first appearance of the IMCA Racesaver Sprints.  At Terre Haute the DIRTcar Modifieds will be competing to complete the race card.  Racing gets underway at 7:30 P.M. Saturday and at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

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