Haubstadt, IN – May 13, 2019 – Saturday night May 18th Tri-State Speedway will be opening the gates to present the newest version of MIDWEST MADNESS. The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series will share top billing with the Morrow Brothers Ford Midwest Open Wheel Association. It is racing at its best – Midwest style!
This exciting combination should once again provide the each and every sprint car fan choice entertainment. Race fans will be able to watch the more traditional MSCS non-wing sprint cars plus the high spirited MOWA winged sprints on the same program. Both series race using 410 cubic inch engines that will challenge the banked quarter mile oval.
MSCS and MOWA will compete in separate complete programs which includes preliminaries capped by their feature events. The UMP Modifieds will also be running to make this a triple header of ultra competitive open wheel racing!
With some added preparation the more versatile drivers could consider racing with both racing series on Saturday. It should be an interesting weekend for fans and race teams!
The MSCS Series will be holding its opening race for the season. There are 20 races on the revised schedule. May 18th will be the first opportunity for drivers to compete with the one April race having been rained out. Annual licenses and temporary permits to race can be purchased from MSCS. The MSCS Feature will pay $2,500 to win! Stephen Schnapf was the winner at the MSCS portion of MIDWEST MADNESS last year. 2018 MSCS Champion Carson Short finished second. Short won the event in 2017.
The Built Ford Tough MOWA Series will be holding its third event of the season. The MOWA feature will pay $2,000 to win. They too have 20 races on their schedule. A majority of these races are in Illinois energized by visits to tracks in Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana. The races held have produced three different winners. The features were victories for Carson Short, Paul Nienhiser, and Jeff Swindell. Mike Terry Jr. won the feature for MOWA Sprints at last year’s MIDWEST MADNESS.
The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds that race at Tri-State Speedway earn national and regional points. Tri-State is one of nine Southern Indiana tracks that together form a region. UMP rules allow drivers to enjoy an opportunity to race when and where they choose. That helps produce larger fields of cars where track regulars do encounter challenges from travelers. Trent Young and Dustin Beck won the two modified features held at Tri-State during last May.
The pit gate at the speedway will open at 3:30 in the afternoon. The grandstands will open at 4:30. Warm-ups begin at 6:00. Racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. The track is located in the Central Time Zone. Adult admission is $20, students pay $15, and children age 12 and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $30.
Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.