Haubstadt, IN - July 2, 2019 -  The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series will be in action 3 consecutive nights beginning July 4th.  A Special Holiday event will be held at Paragon Speedway Thursday which includes fireworks.  MSCS will actually be racing on Independence Day for the first time since 2009.  Action will continue with more sprint car racing Friday night and Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway.  The two speedways are only about  30 miles apart.  The occasion at LPS is the 5th annual BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR.  MSCS will race on both days of the event this year.


     The MSCS feature winner at Paragon Speedway will receive $3,000.  This will be the second appearance of 3 races scheduled this season there featuring MSCS.  Kyle Cummins won the first race which was held back on May 31st.  It was the third of four feature victories he has collected so far this season.  He now ranks third on the MSCS All Time Feature Wins List behind Brady Short and Jon Stanbrough.  Short currently holds down second place in the BRANDEIS MSCS Points Standings.


     Kyle Cummins is the points leader for MSCS heading into the three weekend events.  Point totals after Day 2 of the Bill Gardner SPRINTACULAR will determine the MSCS Mid-Season Champion.  This is the first year for the series to offer this award.  The driver leading the points after the July 6th  race will receive $1,500.  Second and third place drivers in points will receive checks for $900 and $550 respectively.  This was made possible with sponsorship provided by BRANDEIS Equipment.


     Drivers will be racing for feature purses paying $3,000 to win on Thursday and Friday night.  Saturday the feature winner will receive $4,000.  A driver winning all three features could collect a total of $10,000.      


     The 2 day racing program at Lincoln Park Speedway is named for and held in honor of Bill Gardner who was the founder of the Indiana Open Wheel website.  Justin Grant won the MSCS portion of the BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR last season with 2017 winner Kevin Thomas Jr. finishing second.  Thomas Meseraull was the winner in 2016.  Robert Ballou took the inaugural event on July 3, 2015!


     The Saturday night finale at Lincoln Park Speedway drew 42 entries last year.  The MSCS licensed driver roster currently lists 48 drivers.  Drivers can still purchase a license or compete by obtaining a lower priced temporary permit.   


     After MSCS appearances at the Brownstown and Tri-State Speedways this past weekend, the series points standings have been updated.  Kyle Cummins leads with Brady Short and Donny Brackett holding on to second and third spots.  Fourth through tenth include Dakota Jackson, Stephen Schnapf, Aric Gentry, Brandon Mattox, Kent Schmidt, Jordan Kinser, and rookie Chayse Hayhurst.


     Expect fields of competitive non wing sprint car drivers each of the three nights.  Racing begins at 7 P.M. E.D.T. all 3 nights.  Enjoy dirt track racing at its best at a time set aside to honor our country and celebrate our freedom.

  Provided as News and Information for MSCS.             

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