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TRI-STATE SUMMER SHOWDOWN HEATS UP

Posted June 5, 2017

TRI-STATE "SUMMER SHOWDOWN" SET FOR JUNE 10

     Haubstadt, IN - June 5, 2017 -  The racing season continues for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series with an appearance for the organization on June 10th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The program will be a Saturday night doubleheader featuring the non-wing sprints plus the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. The event is billed as the “Tri-State Summer Showdown” and is a jump start on the racing scheduled over the summer which also includes the Late Model Summernationals there on Sunday June 25th.

     The MSCS Sprints will be competing for a $2,500 top prize.  Competitors can expect to find the pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. Ticket sales and grandstand admission is set for 4:30.  Warm-ups for sprint cars are at 6 P.M. with group qualifying to follow.  Opening ceremonies will precede racing action which will begin at 7:30.

     As racing moves into the summer months the MSCS points battle is heating up.  The leaders Carson Short and Brady Short are separated by just 7 points.  The two ran third and fourth the last time out with Brady finishing third and cutting into Carson’s slim points lead.  Brandon Morin and Kyle Cummins are now tied for third in season points.    Brandon Mattox and Max McGhee are in the hunt for the final Top Five spot and stand just 11 points apart.

     In the driver ranks each season there is a second battle.  That one is for Rookie of the Year honors.  It is also close after the five events held so far this season.  Ben Knight leads Kendall Ruble by 7 points. 

     Sixty-three drivers have competed with MSCS so far this season.  The regulars have been tested by others when paths cross.  Five feature races have produced 5 different winners.  The streak could continue.
There are a dozen frontrunners who have finished second, third, or in the top five and have yet to capture a win.  Brady Short has been the most consistent in logging 5 Top Five finishes in 5 efforts.  Max McGhee was very fast Memorial Day Weekend in finishing second,

     The UMP Modifieds will be competing for a $1,000 top prize.  It is the first of 6 races for them at the speedway this summer with extra cash on the line.


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