Putnamville, IN - May 25, 2019.  The Memorial Day Weekend Special at Lincoln Park Speedway attracted 40 sprint car teams.  But there could only be one winner.  The winner was Cullman, Alabama, driver Kevin Thomas Jr.  Thomas was at the wheel of his own DRC sprint car sponsored by Grainger and B & H Contractors..


     The 25 lap feature would have just two leaders.  Robert Ballou, who won the Josh Burtom Memorial at Bloomington Speedway the night before, took the lead at the outset from the pole position.  He finished the first lap ahead of Dave Darland.  Carson Short moved into contention for the lead on lap 2 only to have Thomas overtake him on lap 8.  Thomas was not done.  He passed Ballou for the lead on lap 11 and went on to take the $2,500 victory check. 


     A yellow flag was displayed on lap 23.  Three cars were towed or retired to the pit area.  As a result the race was restarted with different cars at the front.  Dave Darland restarted in second  and that is where he would finish.  Darland was driving the Buddy Cunningham owned sprinter.  Veteran Bill Rose finished third moving up from ninth in the starting field.  Defending MSCS Champion Carson Short was fourth and Shane Cockrum crossed the line fifth.


     Mario Clouser, Joe Stornetta Jr., Brady Short, Kyle Cummins, and Chase Stockon completed the feature race in that order to fill out the top ten.  Donny Brackett received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.  Brackett almost finished in the top ten despite taking a provisional and starting 21st on the field.  The Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the Race was Chase Stockon


     There were five heat races held.  The winners were Jordan Kinser, Carson Short, Dave Darland, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Robert Ballou.  Collin Ambrose picked up a victory in the C Main.  Clinton Boyles won the B Main that followed.  Twenty cars started.  Aric Gentry would earn the last feature transfer spot by finishing fifth.


     The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series returns to Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN, on Sunday for the Memorial Weekend Classic.  That race will wrap up three consecutive days of racing.


Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

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