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KT WINS 10TH ANNUAL HAUBSTADT HUSTLER

Posted September 19, 2017

     Haubstadt, IN - September 16, 2017 -  Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, AL, won the tenth annual “Haubstadt Hustler” at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night.  The win was worth $10,000 plus another $2,500 from Unique Breedz.  The KT Motorsports Chevy powered DRC is sponsored by Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage and Abreu Vineyards.  The crew chief is Davey Jones.

    The 40 lap MSCS-USAC co-sanctioned feature event turned into another even Greater K & K Show.  The race was a dual to the finish between K.T. and Kyle Cummins.  Cummins had pursued Thomas lap after lap after leading the first three circuits. Then Kyle tested the cushion, defying the wall, with two laps to go.  A last lap effort into turn three and out of four produced a side by side dash to the finish line. The winning margin was a scant .05 second.

     Kyle Cummins was the quickest in group qualifying.  His 13.624 seconds lap earned a bonus of $500 from Unique Breedz.  The track got even faster as the top three finishers posted quicker laps during the feature race.

     Thomas Meseraull finished third with a competitive car and a steady performance minus the break he needed to catch the leaders.  Chet Williams was fourth in a strong run.  Williams started fifth and laid claim to fourth on lap 3 and that is where he remained.  Meseraull was the only driver to pass him.  Tyler Courtney was next with a run from fourteenth up to fifth.

     The second five in the feature in order were Chris Windom, Brady Short, Robert Ballou, C.J. Leary, and Justin Grant.  Brady Short lead all the movers with a gain of 14 positions to be recognized as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.  Chris Windom gained 10 spots in moving up through the 24 car field. Chad Boespflug was eleventh which qualified him to receive the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

     The four heat races produced winners that would also excel in the feature.  They were convincing victories for Thomas Meseraull, Chet Williams, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Kyle Cummins.  Chad Boespflug won the twelve lap B Main with the top six of 15 starters to transfer to the feature.  The field was short one car.  Brian Karraker’s car was damaged in a spectacular flip during the second heat race.  His car landed upside down and lodged between the wall and the lower portion of the Best One billboard located at the center of turns one and two.
 Ben Knight also flipped his sprinter in turn two during the B Main.

     MSCS will be idle for two weekends and return to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday October 7th for the Harvest Cup paying $5,000 to win. The rain date for this one, if needed, is set for Sunday October 8th.
The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will also race in that program.


     The UMP Modifieds raced in a 25 lap feature which paid $3100 to win including the bonus provided by Unique Breedz.  Winner Trent Young of Crofton, KY, led from the fourth lap in his Motorsports Unlimited race car.  Young used a newly installed big motor to his advantage despite failing brakes making it difficult to hit his marks on the quarter mile oval.

     Twenty cars started an event interrupted six times by incidents that produced caution flags.  Young prevailed in restart after restart. After the last restart on lap 19 the field began to string out. Early leader Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN, finished second.  Fast qualifier Mark Lamont of Crossville, IL, placed third.  Dustin Beck was fourth with Stan Beadles next in rounding out the top five.

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