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BLAKE FITZPATRICK FIRST IN CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP

Posted September 30, 2013

BLAKE FITZPATRICK FIRST IN CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP

     Haubstadt, IN - September 28, 2013 - Blake Fitzpatrick won the 25 lap
feature for the Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars Saturday night at
Tri-State Speedway.  It was the first of three features on a triple
header race card that also included the ALMS Late Models and UMP Open
Wheel Modifieds.  Randy Korte won the late model feature and Stephan
Schnapf took the modified feature to complete the program.
     Blake Fitzpatrick, of W. Terre Haute, IN, started sixth in the
feature event and had moved up to second place by lap nine.  Leader
Jon Stanbrough continued at the point until lap 14 when Fitzpatrick
took over.  Stanbrough, who started on the outside pole, would finish
second with Brady Short  a close third at the finish.  Wes McIntyre
and rookie driver Carson Short rounded out the top five.
     The feature ended with the checkered flag being replaced by the red
flag.  As the leaders completed the event, Braylon Fitzpatrick
flipped his sprinter in turn four.  He summed the incident up in a
few words.  "I was trying too hard, got into the wall, and then
upside down!"  But from there it was a short walk to victory lane to
congratulate his brother on an exciting win.  The brothers were late
in the season in fielding cars and did not make it to their first
MSCS race until August.
     The feature was career win number two with MSCS for Blake
Fitzpatrick.  "You don't know how good it is to be back in victory
lane.  I love this track and it is my favorite place to race."  He
was hooked up!  Blake races a Spike Chassis.  The car is owned by
John Fitzpatrick, sponsored by First financial Bank & Lucas Oil, and
powered with an engine built by J & D Performance.
     Two MSCS heat races were held.  Jeff Bland Jr. held off Blake
Fitzpatrick to win the first one.  Brady Short won the second heat as
Jon Stanbrough and Braylon Fitzpatrick battled for the runner-up
spot.  Both heats were won by drivers starting back in sixth spot.
     Rookie Points leader Bradley Sterrett finished sixth in the feature.
Mitch Wissmiller, Levi Shields, Braylon Fitzpatrick, and Brian
Karraker finished in the top ten.  Wissmiller was the Keizer Aluminum
Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in moving up seven spots.  Chris
Babcock was presented with the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award based on his
11th place finish.
     The MSCS Sprint Cars will return to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday
October 12th for the Harvest Cup.  The event will be the final race
this season.  The Sprint feature will pay $4,000 to win.  The UMP
Modifieds will be running with $1,000 going to the winner.

KORTE WINS IN THE ALMS LATE MODELS
SCHNAPF TAKES HIS SECOND UMP MOD FEATURE IN A ROW

    Randy Korte won the 30 lap Sunoco ALMS feature event in the very first
appearance of this series at the Tri-State Speedway.  Korte won in a
dual with Bobby Pierce that provided fans with an exciting race to
watch.  Pierce had set the overall fast time with a mark of 13.783
seconds.  Tanner English, Brandon Thirlby, and Rodney Melvin rounded out
the top five.  A field of 21 drivers were on hand representing five
different states.  Rodney Melvin, Pierce, and Korte won the 3
qualifying heats.
     Stephen Schnapf took the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature.  It
was his second win in a row at the speedway.  Trent Young was second.
 Young qualified for the feature in winning the B Main and then
worked to move up through the 18 car field for the feature.   Dave
Beck, Shawn Cates, and Levi Kissinger rounded out the top five.
Cates, Joel Jensen, and Zach Fair won the three heat races.

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