Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity
RIGGS BECOMES THE NEWEST HAUBSTADT HUSTLER
Posted September 21, 2011
Haubstadt, IN - September 17, 2011. Casey Riggs won the biggest race
of a spiraling sprint car driving career propelled by successful
ventures to Tri-State Speedway this season. The Shelbyville, IN,
driver won his first feature ever at the track in June and followed
that up with an even bigger win Saturday night at the Haubstadt
Hustler Sprint 50. The victory netted him $10,000 and it was earned
against the best non wing drivers from across the nation. Riggs was
driving the Indiana Underground Construction Racing sprint car.
The feature was co-sanctioned with race teams involved from both the
Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the United States Auto
Riggs started sixth in a robust twenty-five car starting field. The
road to the front would have its obstacles. Despite the difficulty
posed, it only took Riggs 17 laps to find the lead. Those 17 laps
and the next 13 were all run under the green flag with drivers
encountering packs of cars in battling for positions all around the
Bryan Clauson led the first portion of the race with at first Hunter
Schuerenberg and then Daron Clayton in hot pursuit. As Schuerenberg
fell back a battle developed between Daron Clayton and Blake
Fitzpatrick for second that lasted until Fitzpatrick was forced to
the infield with a smoking engine. Clayton would soon follow by
dropping out after the 45th lap. Clauson resumed his previous
position in second place and there he would stay for the duration of
the 50 lapper. Damion Gardner had a great run up from fifteenth to
finish third. Levi Jones and Brady Bacon rounded out the top five.
Bacon, from Broken Arrow, OK, was enjoying a ride in the Hoffman
Sprinter and took it through most of the field after starting 19th.
The driving chore earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger
of the Race Award.
The drivers placing sixth through tenth in the feature included Jerry
Coons Jr., Hunter Schuerenberg, Tracy Hines, Keith Bloom Jr., and
Critter Malone. Jonathan Hendrick was eleventh and will be the
recipient of the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.
The 36 car field was divided into four qualifying heats. Daron
Clayton, Casey Riggs, Brady Short, and Levi Jones won those chases.
Hunter Schuerenberg collected the most passing points! Chase Stockon
won the B Main over Shane Cottle. The action 20 cars can produce in
12 laps however resulted in four cautions.
In UMP Open Wheel Modifed racing at Tri-State Speedway this past
Saturday night, Dave Beck of Petersburg, IN, picked up the win. Beck
finished the race despite having a tire go down the final lap. Paul
Miles of Owensboro, KY, was second. Both won their respective heat
races. Michael Fox, Zach Fair, and Levi Kissenger rounded out the
top five for the 25 lap feature. Veteran Illinois racer Rick Mallady
was sixth. Stan Beadles won the third and final heat. In all 27
cars competed with 18 starting the A Main.
The UMP Modifieds will be back in action on October 8th when the MSCS
Sprints return for the first annual Harvest Cup. That race will
close out the 2011 season for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.