Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity


Posted May 14, 2017

     Haubstadt, IN - May 13, 2017 - “Midwest Madness” thrived at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night.  The Midwest Sprint Car Series shared the spotlight with the winged sprint cars of the Midwest Open Wheel Association.  It was an all sprint car program with all out racing and lots of action for the spectators to watch.

     The 25 lap MSCS Sprint Car feature was a battle with the dynamic duo of Brady Short and Carson Short leading the pack and challenging for the lead at every opportunity the quick quarter mile of turns provided.  Carson Short would win his second career feature at the speedway and first in MSCS sanctioned competition.

     Carson Short had a perfect night in MSCS competition.  He set the overall fast time during group qualifying with a 13.427 seconds.  He also won his heat race.  And how did it feel in winning the feature?

“Pretty good!  I didn’t look back.  I am sure Brady was on my tail.

It takes a lot to get everything right.”  For this race the efforts of the Marion, IL, driver and crew was perfect!  The RCM Motorsports DRC, Spec powered sprinter is sponsored by Bass Restoration and owned by Richard Short.

     Brady Short would eventually find himself in heavier lapped traffic to record a second place finish.  Former MSCS Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin claimed third with an exceptional run that gave him that podium finish.  Morin also won the first heat.  Kyle Cummins improved spot after spot after starting twelfth to finish fourth in the feature.  Chet Williams held on in a battle for the final top five spot.

     Brian Karraker rode to a sixth place finish in his first MSCS appearance of the year.  Following in order were Brandon Mattox, James Lyerla, Ben Knight, and Doc Wallace. Jadon Rogers would claim the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in recovering from an early race spin in turn two to finish 11th.

     James Lyerla started last on the field and raced up to an eighth place finish to claim the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.  That effort was made possible following repairs to the car between the heat and the feature.  Lyerla had rolled his car over in the second heat race.

     Kent Schmidt experienced an alarming incident that added instant suspense to an already exciting event.  He was running fourth in the main and closing in on a top five finish when his car suddenly stopped and erupted in flames on the front stretch.  With minimal time to get out, the flames followed him as he exited the cockpit. Apparently he avoided injury.  Efforts to extinguish the stubborn fire were finally realized after the car was pulled into the infield.

     Four drivers pulled double duty.  MSCS drivers Carson Short and Kyle Cummins brought two cars.  Dakota Jackson and Eric Perrott worked to make the changes in the pit area to race one car with both series.

     MSCS will be in action twice on Memorial Day Weekend.  Saturday May 27th the series will make it’s second appearance of the season at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN.  Then the series will return to Tri-State Speedway to race on Sunday May 28th.  Features both nights pay $2,500 to win.


     Parker Price Miller from Kokomo, IN, was victorious in the second 25 lap feature at Tri-State Speedway which was held for the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars.  Veteran Brad Loyet would finish second.  Loyet was just1.2 seconds off the winner’s pace.  Andy McElhannon, Aaron Bruns, and Dakota Jackson would round out the top five.

     The second five for the MOWA feature included Mike Terry Jr., Carson Short, Kyle Cummins, Kody Kinser, and Jim Moughan.  Twenty-one cars started the feature and twelve finished on the lead lap.  Jackson, Short, and Cummins had also competed with MSCS.  Dakota Jackson turned in the best performance of the three with the wing.

     Three heat races were held.  Kyle Cummins, Spencer Bayston, and Paul May won those 10 lap events.  Heat race action put two cars in the trailer early.  At one point a red flag was needed for cars flipping on the same lap on both ends of the speedway.

     The MOWA Sprint Cars will return to race at Tri-State Speedway on July 2.  MSCS and the UMP Modifieds will also be racing to provide fans with a triple header!



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