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MSCS CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED AT THE HARVEST CUP

Posted October 9, 2013

     Haubstadt, IN - October 8, 2013 -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint
Car Series has one more race left on this season's schedule.  That
event is the Harvest Cup which will be held at Tri-State Speedway on
Saturday night October 12th.  The program will include a 30 lap event
for the sprints.  Then a 25 lap feature for the UMP Open Wheel
Modifieds, paying $1,000 to the winner, will close out the season at
the speedway.
     The MSCS Sprint cars will be competing for a top prize of $4,000.
Another big prize is also in the offering.  The Harvest Cup has
served as the final race for MSCS Series Championship since 2011.  It
is the last night that drivers can earn points.  The series has a
tradition of presenting the MSCS Championship Driver and Champion Car
Owner trophies at the final event.  Each year the Rookie of the Year
also receives that award trackside with the fans in attendance to
watch
     Jon Stanbrough took over the MSCS Points lead after the September
28th race in which he ran second in the feature.  He won the first
Harvest Cup held in 2011.  Brady Short is now second in points and he
finished third in the last feature held.  Both are former champions
with MSCS.  Kevin Thomas Jr. is third in MSCS points.
 MSCS drivers with 100% participation at the end of the
season do receive 40 bonus points and this will also have an effect
on the final totals.
     Bradley Sterrett of Bloomington, IN, is the Hoosier Tire Midwest
Rookie of the Year for 2013.  He has moved up to fourth in the
current MSCS points standings and already has a lock on the Rookie of
the Year Award.  He and Carson Short are the two highest ranking
rookie drivers.  Short is now ninth in the overall standings.  Both
have shown steady improvement during the season.
     Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.  A few hours later the realization will
set in that the season is over.  The final cheer will be for what has
been accomplished and then it will be quiet until Spring.  Hot laps
are held an hour earlier.  The pit gate for the Harvest Cup opens at
3:30 P.M.  Times listed are for the Central Time Zone.

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