Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity


Posted June 20, 2017


     Haubstadt, IN - June 20, 2017 -  The next big special event scheduled at Tri-State Speedway will be the Dirt Car UMP Summernationals tour which is due to arrive at Haubstadt on Sunday June 25.  The best of the country’s late model chauffeurs will be competing for a $5,000 feature winner’s check.  Title points toward the Summernationals Crown further attract a quality field of cars.  Feature events in recent seasons developed into All-Star driving performances by the top runners!

     The month and day long tour across the Midwest began at Brownstown Speedway on June 14th and will not end until July 15th.  Hall of Fame driver Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR, won that opening night’s feature.  The overall schedule provides 29 races over 32 days.  The Tri-State Speedway June 25th date is set to be race number 11 and held near the conclusion of week two of five, which is being promoted as Tri-State Week.

     Bobby Pierce is the defending Summernationals Champion.  In fact the second generation driver has won the last two Summernational Championships.  Billy Moyer already has six titles to his credit.
The win to start this year’s tour was number 94 for him in Summernationals history.  The championship title this season is worth $25,000!

     Bobby Pierce also won the 2016 UMP Summernationals event at Haubstadt as rain shortened the race by 2 laps.  Pierce was second at Haubstadt the year before.  Brandon Shepard was second in 2016.  Other recent winners include veterans Shannon Babb in 2015 and Billy Moyer in 2014.  The list of top drivers and potential winners changes as the series crosses eight state lines.  The event at Tri-State Speedway should be the third of only five set to be held in the Hoosier state.

     The Dirt Car Open Wheel Modifieds will be competing in a special event of their own Sunday night the 25th.  The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will provide a purse that pays $1,500 to win.  Former winners of this event include Trent Young from Kentucky, Dustin Beck from Indiana, Jacob Poel from Michigan and Mike Harrison from Illinois.  Each of those 4 years this event has drawn more than 40 modified cars.

     The UMP Summernationals has always rated as one of the most exciting racing events in the country.  It comes complete with the traveling pros equipped to make the long continuous trek.  Their driving experience and skills make late model racing one of the most prestigious oval track events in motor sports.  They can change the competitive atmosphere at the track.  The series soon became known as the Hell Tour.  It is already hot when the haulers arrive to unload in the pits, and it gets hotter when the engines fire.

     Coming up at Tri-State Speedway in July will be two more super race programs.  The “Sprint Stampede” will be held on Sunday July 2nd. This race program will present the MSCS Sprints, the MOWA Winged Sprints, and the UMP Modifieds.  It should be the highlight of any race fan’s Pre-Fourth of July weekend plans.  “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars follows in two weeks.  The sprint week finale will be held at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday July 15th this year.



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