Haubstadt, IN - November 12, 2018 -  The Midwest Sprint Car Series Awards Week concluded on November 7th.  The various awards provided to honor the top drivers and thus finalize the 2018 season have been distributed.

     The top ten drivers received their point fund checks.  Carson Short of Marion, IL, captured his very first MSCS crown.  The check representing the champion’s portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points fund was for $3,000.

     Carson Short was actually presented with the MSCS Driver Championship trophy prior to the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway.  Richard Short was honored as the series Championship Car Owner.  Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire were also provided to honor the champions

     In route to the championship, Carson Short supported his two feature victories with another dozen top ten feature finishes.  The two wins were at Lincoln Park Speedway and Kickapoo Speedway.  Short won five heat races and was second another five times.  When and where there was a race he was in it!  

     Eric Perrott of Sumner, IL, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy and a Hoosier jacket trackside at the Harvest Cup.  Perrott finished in twelfth place in overall series points.  He received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year.  Perrott also received a valuable certificate towards the purchase of a custom driver’s uniform from  Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms.  Each season Hinchman sponsors this award in support of the MSCS driver development program.

     Beautiful rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points.   Donny Brackett finished as the runner-up in points.  That was his best season to date.  The runner-up spot in points was not decided until the final race.  Rival Brandon Mattox finished third in season points.  Mattox was also third in the standings in 2017.  Robert Ballou and Aric Gentry received fourth and fifth place plaques.  The remainder of the top ten drivers included Kent Schmidt, Garrett Aitken, Kyle Cummins, Collin Ambrose, and Stephen Schnapf.  Chase Stockon finished eleventh, just missing a spot in the top ten.

     Champion Carson Short also received a plaque from MSCS for being the 2018 Hard Charger of the Year.  The award goes to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times during the season.  Carson accomplished that feat 4 times.  Kevin Thomas Jr., and C.J. Leary recorded the most MSCS feature wins in recording three each.

     Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $400 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS for their racing shocks program.  Awards went to Donny Brackett, Brandon Mattox, and Collin Ambrose.  Three of the top ten MSCS drivers participated in the program this past season.

     The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributes three membership packets each season.  They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner-up, and Rookie of the Year.

     The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and all those enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2018.

     Sponsors who provided awards associated with each racing event held include Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Wilwood Brakes.  

     This was the 18th season of racing for MSCS.  The schedule of 19 events was 84% completed.  Only 3 events fell victim to weather.  Over one hundred different drivers participated in the 16 MSCS races held.  They arrived to race at an average of 27 cars per event.  The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Lincoln Park Speedway with 42 and 35 cars registered.

     Management will be working with track owners and promoters in the weeks ahead to complete an equally challenging schedule of MSCS non-wing sprint car races for 2019.          


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