Haubstadt, IN – April 1, 2019. The 2019 racing season at Tri-State Speedway will open with the annual SPRING SHOWDOWN on Saturday April 13. The racing program that evening will feature the AMSOIL National United States Auto Club Sprints and the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series. This will be the first of two co-sanctioned events at Haubstadt this season with both 410 non-wing sprint car series competing together. The SPRING SHOWDOWN will be conducted using the USAC race format.
The Showdown is the first event on the season schedule for MSCS.
USAC has already held 3 races in Florida and is also scheduled to race Friday night April 12 at Bloomington Speedway before appearing at Haubstadt on Saturday. The USAC-MSCS feature at Haubstadt will pay $5,000 to win!
Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series licensed drivers do receive full points when competing in co-sanctioned events. Annual licenses will be available for purchase in the pit area at the speedway for any drivers needing to obtain or renew licenses.
The reigning Brandeis MSCS Champion is Carson Short of Marion, IL.
Short captured his first MSCS title in 2018. He is also currently tenth in USAC points! The SPRING SHOWDOWN is the first of 20 races that MSCS has scheduled. Each one will impact the driver points standings and eventually determine a season champion.
Kevin Thomas Jr. won the SPRING SHOWDOWN last year. He had also won this event back in 2014. Chris Windom won it in 2017. Other winners dating back to the origin of the race in 2012 were Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Daron Clayton.
The three USAC races previously held at Ocala, Florida, produced three different winners. C.J. Leary, Chris Windom, and Justin Grant captured those feature races. The top five drivers in USAC points heading into the two Midwest track openers are C.J. Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chase Stockon, Justin Grant, and Chris Windom. The top two drivers are separated in the standings by just two points. The 2018 USAC National Champion Tyler Courtney is currently sixth in series points.
The UMP Open Wheel Modified Cars will also be racing. Their feature will pay $600 to win. The double bill creates another brand of impending action waiting to take a turn on the track. Mod feature winners last season included Zach Fair, Trent Young, Dustin Beck, Brandon McDowell, and Stan Beadles.
The SPRING SHOWDOWN is just that – one great opportunity for race fans to see the very best sprint car drivers and enjoy the thrills dirt track racing produces. Warm-ups on Saturday the 13th begin at 6:30 P.M. Heat races begin at 7:30 P.M. The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T. Tri-State Speedway is located in the Central Time zone.
Adult tickets are $25, student tickets are $20, and children 12 and under are admitted free.
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