We have all seen it – we have all lived it – but now we want to move forward in this new world and experience a sport that has taken a back seat for a few months. On Sunday, June 14, there will be racing at Tri-State Speedway but with seating restrictions placed at 50% capacity. For this reason, all tickets sales (general admission and pit passes) must be ordered in advance online.

It is an easy process to follow by going to usactickets.com. After logging in, you will need to scroll down to find the June 14 event at Tri-State Speedway. The entire process is quick and simple if you follow it through and submit.  You will then receive a confirmation which you will bring to the track to exchange for your ticket(s) at either the ticket booth or pit entrance.

This inaugural Showdown race for 2020 will feature the USAC Sprints along with the MSCS Sprint drivers for a top prize of $5000. With very little racing completed so far this year, there will be many anxious drivers ready to hit the track.  Also in action will be the MMSA MIni-Sprints to complete the program.

We have updated our schedule to reflect the changes made necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic. All of the previously scheduled races in April and May were canceled with the World of Outlaw Late Model race postponed from May 30.  Discussions are taking place to find another possible date for that event.

The July 5th date dubbed the American Classic featuring the MSCS Sprints, Modifieds, and MMSA Mini-Sprints is a new addition. This year more than ever, there could still possibly be changes or dates made to our schedule.

As we return to racing, please be assured we want to do all that is necessary to keep you and your family safe. We will do our best to meet all state-mandated guidelines and look forward to seeing so many familiar faces.


32 cars and stars signed into the pits from 9 different states (IN, IL, KY, TN, MO, IA, NM, AL, CA) to do battle for the Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series Harvest Cup.

Chayse Hayhurst from Evansville, IN was crowned 2019 MSCS Rookie of the Year.

Kyle Cummins from Princeton, IN was crowned series Champion for the 5th time in his career (07, 08, 09, 14, 19).

Steven Schnapf from Newburgh, IN set Addiction Solutions fast time with a lap of 13.576 and received $100 for his efforts.

4 heat races were contested as 4’s were wild. Each heat race winner came from the 4th starting spot. Kyle Cummins (Princeton, IN), Kent Schmidt (Owensville, IN) Steven Schnapf (Newburgh, IN) and CJ Leary (Greenfield, IN) all won heat races.

Dakota Jackson (Elizabethtown, IN) won the B main also from the 4th starting spot.

The 30 lap $5,000 to win Harvest Cup was next on the slate. Kyle Cummins started on the pole and led all 30 laps in dominant fashion and made history as he went  a perfect 8-8 on the season at Tri-State Speedway in non wing competition. Steven Schnapf, Shane Cottle, CJ Leary, and Chris Windom rounded out the top 5.

Critter Malone was the Certified Rental Hard Charger starting 14th and finishing 6th.


As friends and former roommates, Jason McDougal and Kevin Thomas, Jr. have a bond that extends further than the racetrack.  On the racetrack, though, each are routinely tough customers regularly waging battle against one another, giving no quarter in pursuit of triumph.

Nowhere was that more evident than Saturday night’s Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. where the series made its return following a seven-year absence.  The stage allowed the two to slug it out for a majority of the 30-lap main event, exchanging the lead seemingly every single lap on both ends of the track, delivering slider after slider until the final bell tolled.

The baton for the lead was passed between Logan Seavey, Thomas, McDougal and Thomas Meseraull officially speaking, six times at the line (26 times unofficially) until McDougal emerged with the lead for good 10 laps from the finish to score his second career series win and the second of the 2019 season.

The feast of sliders began right from the initial green when reigning series champ Logan Seavey bolted to the lead from the pole position into turn one.  Fourth-starting Thomas made his initial bid for the lead in turn three on the opening lap before Seavey cut back under off the fourth turn to lead the opening lap.

Meanwhile, back in the pack, Tucker Klaasmeyer endured a Tommy Tipover in turn four that brought out the night’s only red flag.  Klaasmeyer restarted after changing a flat left rear tire and made an impressive charge from 22nd to a 7th place finish at the checkered.

Following the restart, Seavey commanded the lead up front while Thomas and the emerging McDougal, who started 5th, began swapping the runner-up spot by lap five when McDougal moved into the spot.  Two laps later, McDougal steered it deep into turn three, sliding past Seavey on the bottom and riding up over the cushion.  That allowed Seavey to drive back by under McDougal while Thomas got past McDougal then took over the spot from Seavey on the eighth lap.

McDougal raced back to 2nd on lap nine, then turned up the wick on Thomas with a run off turn 4 under Thomas that moved him back to the lead by a half-car length on the 10th lap, but only momentarily, as Thomas powered back to the lead with a pair of crossovers of McDougal in turns one and three to sustain his grasp of the top spot.

Back and forth, the two attacked the quarter-mile dirt oval throughout the middle portion of the feature with McDougal repetitively diving to the bottom in turn three to nab the lead, but each time, Thomas answered by driving underneath McDougal exiting four and leading into turn one.

McDougal brought the hammer into the first turn each time, arching his car above the cushion before driving straight as an arrow down off the turn two banking with a run to the inside of Thomas in turn four.  A lap 17 caution for Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier and 8th running Gio Scelzi, who slowed to a stop in turn one, put a brief hiatus to the chaos ensuing at the head of the pack.

On the restart with 13 to go, a new contender emerged in 12th starting Thomas Meseraull, himself a 3rd place finisher in the 2011 Hut 100 at Tri-State.  Meseraull was in position to capitalize when Thomas slid by McDougal in turn two. McDougal and Thomas made slight bumper to bumper contact, both chocked it up, and Meseraull drove underneath both down the back straightaway and into the lead.

Meseraull withstood McDougal’s relentless pursuit over the next few laps, countering each turn three slider delivered to him on laps 18-19-20 to retain the lead at the stripe.  On the 21st lap, McDougal went into action with a slider under Meseraull in turn one.  This time, Meseraull launched off turn two and entered turn three side-by-side under McDougal.  The two aimed to occupy the same piece of ground at the same moment at the top of turn four with Meseraull’s right front tire and McDougal’s left rear meeting face-to-face, sending Meseraull backwards into the outside wall, thus ending his bid for victory, although he did return to finish 8th after restarting from the tail.

On the lap 21 restart, McDougal was gone, opening up a full-straightaway lead over Thomas and, for all intents and purposes, putting this one on ice as he ran his preferred line in the middle.  With a clear track in his sight, McDougal set the fastest lap of the race on the 24th circuit and all was right in his world.

However, a caution on lap 25 involving Karsyn Elledge and Jerry Coons, Jr. erased McDougal’s advantage and put him in the position of having to deliver the same restart performance once again and avoid a potential race-changing slider from Thomas and now 3rd running Kyle Cummins who, earlier in the night, wrapped up his undefeated Tri-State season with his 8th sprint car win in as many appearances at the track in 2019.

The next try saw McDougal escape with an eight car length lead on the restart, but only briefly as Elledge spun to a stop on the bottom of turn four on the 26th lap, forcing yet another restart and putting him in a slightly precarious position, but he knew his FMR Racing/Panther Graphics South – TRD – Mobil 1 – FK Rod Ends/Beast/Speedway Toyota was working solidly, giving him the utmost confidence to finish the job.

The final, final restart was just as peachy for McDougal as he pulled away once, twice and third and for all, pulling out to a half-straight advantage on initial lap following the restart and securing the victory by a 2.752 second margin over Thomas, Cummins, point leader Tyler Courtney and Justin Grant.

Of note, Tanner Thorson’s time of 2:59.89 set during the night’s semi-feature, established a new 12-lap USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget track record at Tri-State, eclipsing the mark set by Jerry Weeks 40 years earlier, in 1979, by nearly 17 seconds.


Brad Strunk piloted his lightning sprint to yet another win for 2019 to put the wraps on another season.

Twenty-two entries made their appearance to the famed Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. Strunk would have a perfect night, he won his prelim in dominate fashion and then went to pace the field of 22 to the checkers for the final time in 2019.

Brandon Smith and Anthony Haas would lead the field to green. Haas would get the jump on the field and lead the first section of the main event followed closely by Rod Henning and Brad Strunk. The trio would catch lap traffic early to help Rod Henning take the top spot, Strunk would move to second. Strunk would eventually get the better of the lap traffic to over haul Henning for the lead to cruise to the final MMSA event of 2019.

Top ten were Strunk, Henning, Trammell, Haas, Jeff Schindler, Jaylon Mills, Brandon Coffey, Brandon Smith, Cindy Chambers and Ethan Rutherford.
The feature evert went from green to checkers in a matter of less then 5 minutes.

Heat race winners were Strunk, Trammell, and Haas.

MMSA crowned their 2019 Champion also with the conclusion of this event.
Cody Trammell had a great year to win back to back series titles. Strunk would finish second, with Brandon Coffey, Keith Langley and Anthony Haas rounding out the top five for 2019.

After winning $100,000 in April through NASCAR’s Dash 4 Cash Christopher Bell already knew what he would like to do with the money: purchase his own Sprint Car.

Six months later the Norman, Okla. driver parked his self-owned No. 21 car in Victory Lane for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Sunday night event at Tri-State Speedway.

The victory was his fifth career World of Outlaws win – first as an owner in the Series – and first win at the speedway.

“So, I had four Outlaw wins coming into today and I promise you those four Outlaw wins would be in my, arguably top-five, definitely top-ten of my favorite wins of my life,” said an elated Bell. “To get number five here with my own race car and a group of friends working on this thing is really special.”
The Indiana race was Bell’s fourth time in his own car, which he built with friend Chad Boat. He already had one win in it, too. However, throughout the night, you would’ve thought he’d been racing it for years. Bell even claimed he wasn’t good at the quarter-mile track.

He first dispelled that allegation with strong runs in his Drydene Heat race, where he finished second, and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, where he finished third. In both races he had a car capable of charging to the lead but ran out of laps to do so.

In the Feature, Bell had 40 laps to accomplish his mission.

Sweet jumped to the lead at the start of the race with Brent Marks and Bell in tow. However, five cautions – which separately involved drivers such as David Gravel, Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz – in the first 12 laps hindered the top three from finding a rhythm.

Bell highlighted his speed in that time span, sliding by Marks for second during a short run in between cautions.

After the accident on Lap 12, the race went caution free for the remaining 28 laps. With Schatz mired in the back of the field, Sweet was poised to have a strong points day, especially if he could secure the win. However, Bell wasn’t sympathetic to his cause.

Both almost saw their winning desire vanish on the restart with 28 laps to go. Third-place Kerry Madsen dove underneath Bell and Sweet in turn three, eyeing the lead. The Australian couldn’t find the grip to exit the corner ahead of them and fell back to third by turn one.

The battle was then Sweet versus Bell. Sweet ran high, while Bell slung his car around the bottom of the track, creeping closer and closer to the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car every lap. And Sweet knew it.

On Lap 16 the Californian stole Bell’s line running the bottom in turns three and four. Bell countered his move and switched to the high side of the track.

The beneficiary of the swap proved to be Bell. He got a run off turn four, propelling him to Sweet’s rear bumper down the front stretch. He stayed high into turn one, as Sweet went low and, again, charged off the corner with momentum. This time he was able to use it to dart underneath Sweet into turn three and clear him for the lead by turn four, officially taking it on Lap 18.

“I felt good all night long and I knew our car was really close,” Bell said. “Honestly, we didn’t really change very much all night long. We kept getting those short stints and I felt fine. I felt like I just needed to get some time underneath of us and get going.”

The race was then Bell’s to lose. He distanced himself from Sweet, even with lap traffic creating an unpredictable obstacle course in front of him. Sweet began to fade by the halfway point, losing second to Madsen and eventually falling to fifth. Madsen didn’t have anything for Bell, but another threat behind him did.

After finding himself at the back of the field due to being involved in an early caution, Haudenschild moved his way into fifth with 19 laps to go. He was third with nine laps to go and second with five laps to go. The NOS Energy Drink No. 17 was an unstoppable bullet. But time was not in his favor and Bell worked lap traffic with ease.

However, worry did set in for Bell in the closing laps, unsure how his car would handle as the track changed and if he would have enough fuel to finish.

“This track just changes so much,” Bell said. “I’ve never gone good here before in my life. This is the first time I’ve come to Haubstadt and been competitive. I learned a lot today.”

By the time Bell sped past the waving checkered flag, he had a 3.7 second lead over Haudenschild.

“I set us back tonight with qualifying and getting in that mess in four, just really put us behind,” Haudenschild said. “After I did that my goal was to get back to where I was and go from there. On this type of track we know we’re going to have restarts. Just tried to get track position as early and quick as I could on those restarts and just try to pick them off after that.”

Madsen rounded out the podium with his brother Ian Madsen finishing fourth and Sweet ended the night fifth. After being involved in two accidents, Schatz managed a 13th-place finish but is now 30 points behind Sweet.

Wins are all that matter to Bell when it comes to racing with the World of Outlaws. Every one of them he cherishes, he said, especially when they’re with friends.

“Everyone works their tails off on it, but it’s a lot of fun because we’re all friends,” Bell said. “Just very thankful to be here driving this thing.”

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 21-Christopher Bell [3][$10,000]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,500]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [14][$2,300]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [2][$2,200]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,050]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15][$2,000]; 11. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [11][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$1,100]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise [20][$1,050]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16][$1,000]; 16. 32-Chase Stockon [19][$900]; 17. 7-Critter Malone [22][$800]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 19. 14X-Jeff Swindell [24][$800]; 20. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$800]; 21. 96-Parker Price-Miller [12][$800]; 22. 17K-Kendall Ruble [6][$800]; 23. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 24. 99G-Skylar Gee [8][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-17, Christopher Bell 18-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+16]

UMP Modifieds –

25 UMP Modifieds signed into the pits. Brandon McDowell from Boonville, IN was the overall quick qualifier with a 15.574 time.

A total of 3 heat races were contested with Jason Kibby, Brandon McDowell and Dustin Beck taking first place.

The B Main included 8 cars to fill the A-main starting field, with Brent Hudson winning and the other four transfers were Andy Elliott, Mark Cole, John Netherly, and Scott Dunlap.

Brandon McDowell and Dustin Beck put on a fierce battle for the first 21 laps of the A main until the 2 cars got together coming off of turn 4 sending McDowell into the wall and Beck flipping halfway down the front straightaway ending both competitors night. The 91k of Jason Kibby inherited the lead and led the remaining 4 laps to give the Vincennes native his first feature win of the season at the high bank’s.

Next up on the Tri-State Speedway schedule is The Harvest Cup Season Finale. This event features three divisions – the MSCS Sprints, the USAC Midgets, and the MMSA Mini-Sprints. Saturday, October 19th – the action gets started at 5:00 PM (CST) with warm ups followed by racing at 6:30 PM (CST).

Kyle Cummins remains perfect at Tri-State Speedway scoring $10,000 in the 12th Annual Haubstadt Hustler.

Fans saw 31 Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series and USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series drivers on hand.

Three was the wild number as 3 out of the 4 heat races were won from the 3rd starting spot and Kyle Cummins in the 3R wins from the 3rd starting spot.

Ione, CA native Justin Grant set quick time with a lap of 13.961.

CJ Leary from Greenfield, IN, Dustin Christie from Washington, IN, Kyle Cummins from Princeton, IN, and Tyler Courtney from Indianapolis, IN won the heat races.

Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, AL won the B main to set the stage for the finale.

The 40 lap A main set sail on the perfectly manicured racing surface where Kyle Cummins took the lead for good on lap 12 and never looked back. He lead the final 28 circuits securing the $10,000 payday. Cummins has remained perfect at Tri-State Speedway winning all 7 non wing events contested so far this season.

Seventeen UMP modifieds were on hand to do battle.

Brandon Justus of Evansville, IN and Brandon McDowell of Chandler, IN won heat races.

Stan Beadles from Owensville, IN set sail from his 3rd starting spot and took the lead on lap 13 to take the checkers. This was Beadles 3rd win in a row at Tri-State Speedway and his 4th win on the season.

Next up is the rescheduled date for the World of Outlaw Sprints which was rained out in May. Now set for Sunday, October 13th with an earlier starting time which should make for an exciting addition to the fall races. That’s Sunday, October 13th, with qualifying at 5:30 and races set for 6:30 PM (CST). Also on the program will be the UMP Modifieds competing for a winner’s prize of $1000. Tickets for adults are $30, children ages 6-12 $15, and ages 5 and under are free.

The 2019 race season will finish up on Sat. Oct. 19 with The Harvest Cup race. This year’s event will feature the MSCS Sprints, the MMSA Mini-Sprints, and the addition of the USAC Midgets to close out the year.

As the summer months wind down, the racing heats up with the annual Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 1. The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series and the UMP Modifieds will be in action at the “Class Track”, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers will be hoping to take home the top prize of $3000 as they head into the last three races on their schedule. Leading the points is driver Kyle Cummins with Dakota Jackson at second place and in the third position is Stephen Schnapf.

The UMP Modifieds will also be in action as they compete for a $1000 payday.

Warm ups and group qualifying starts at 6:30 with the heat races scheduled for 7:30 PM (CST). Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $15 for students (ages 13-18), and as always children 12 & under are admitted free. The price for a pit pass is $30 with the pit gate opening at 3:30 and the grandstands at 4:30 PM (CST).


Haubstadt, IN – July 27, 2019 –  Saturday night’s Indiana Sprint Week Finale at Tri-State Speedway quickly turned into a dual between two local drivers.  The 30 lap A Main was a speed fest with Stephen Schnapf of Newburgh setting a blistering pace out front while Kye Cummins of Princeton took up the chase after starting fifth.  Schnapf started on the outside pole and led until the 27th lap.  Cummins passed him as the two negotiated the first turn.  Cummins continued in the lead to win the event.  His margin of victory was 1.6 seconds over Schnapf.

Cummins was at the wheel of the Hank Byram owned Rock Steady Sprinter wrenched by Tim Spindler.  Cummins described the contest with Schnapf as unbelievable.  Schnapf picked his way through lapped traffic. Cummins noted that the lapped traffic was where he needed to run to catch Schnapf.  But he found the opportunity and had the car to complete the pass.  It was Cummins fourth sprint car win in four attempts at Tri-State Speedway this season.  He remains undefeated while racing in feature events at Haubstadt in 2019.  It was also his second win this season during Indiana Sprint Week.

Justin Grant would finish third.  He was also the overall fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.539 seconds. Chase Stockon settled for fourth place after holding second spot for the first ten laps.  Brady Bacon was fifth and set the mark to become the Hard Charger after starting 15th in the 24 car field.

C. J. Leary had the seat of honor as the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week Champion.  He was center stage during post-race ceremonies in the promised Bridgeport rocking chair.  Leary was consistent all week in compiling top-ten finishes.  Leary finished 10th at the finale to add to his other top finishes including 2 seconds, 3 thirds, a fourth, and a sixth.  Leary drives for Reinbold/Underwood Racing based in Arizona.

Other top ten feature finishers included Jarett Andretti in sixth followed by Brody Roa, Kendall Ruble, and Jason McDougal.  Josh Hodges won the 12 lap Semi feature.  Donny Brackett took the last transfer spot in finishing sixth in the Semi.  He had won the C Main minutes earlier to earn a 15th starting spot in that Semi.

The four preliminary USAC heat races were won by Justin Grant, Stephen Schnapf, Tyler Courtney, and Chayse Hayhurst.

Brandon McDowell won the UMP Open Wheel Modified feature.  It was his second feature victory in a row at Tri-State Speedway this season. The first-place check was worth a thousand dollars.  Mc Dowell was the most fortunate of the race leaders.  Dustin Beck led the first four laps before losing the lead to Stan Beadles.  Beadles could not avoid a spinning car about to be lapped and had to retire to the infield with front-end damage.  Beck reassumed the lead but it was short-lived as his car was damaged in a collision between turns one and two.  McDowell was in control of the race.

Tyler Weiss overtook Everett Bradham to earn the runner-up honors. The checkered flag was quickly replaced with the yellow as cars crashed in the fourth turn on the final lap.  Zach Fair and Don Brantley rounded out the top five.  Brantley also won the first heat after setting fast time.  Dustin Beck and Stan Beadles took the other two heat races.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the Hoosier Sprint Nationals on August 10th.  The feature for MSCS Sprints pays $5,000 to win.  The winged 305 Race Saver Sprints and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be on the program.

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26 of the fastest Brandeis MSCS 410 sprint cars in the country signed in to the Tri-State Speedway for The Hoosier Sprint Nationals. MSCS three groups of qualifying sessions and the first group would show just how fast the track was going to be. Bryan Karraker set the quick time in group one followed by Dustin Christie, Brady Short, and Collin Ambrose. Group two had Stephen Schnapf setting quick time with Josh Hodges, Chase Stockon, and Isaac Chapple your top four. Your final group proved to be the fastest group of the night in qualifying with Kendall Ruble setting a blistering time of 13.509 (the only car in the 13 second bracket) and setting quick time by more than one half second. Kyle Cummins, Donny Brackett, and Jarrett Andretti round out the top four. Your heat races would be set by inverting the top four in each group.

Heat one would put Owensboro Kentucky native Collin Ambrose on the pole alongside the “Bedford Blaster” Brady Short. Ambrose would lead lap one, the red flag would fly on lap two for the number 75 of Dustin Christie who would bang wheels with Bryan Karraker causing him to slide up the track and into the outside turn three wall, flipping his car onto its lid. Dustin Christie would walk away from the incident unscathed. When the green flag came back out it was all Collin Ambrose for the remainder of the race. Aric Gentry would make his way from his fifth starting position to finish second with Brian Karraker, Brady Short, and Dakota Jackson rounding out the top five and advancing them directly into the A-main event.

Heat two placed New Castle Indiana’s Isaac Chapple against a local racer from nearby Ft. Branch Indiana “Showtime” Chase Stockon side by side. Stockon jumped out quick, fast, and in a hurry and never looked back. Ten green flag laps later we saw Stockon win with Josh Hodges, Stephen Schnapf, Isaac Chappel, and Critter Malone all advancing to the main event.

Jarret Andretti, out of Mooresville North Carolina staged the field for heat number three. It wouldn’t take long for the Hometown Hero to jump from third to the lead exiting turn two. Lap one coming off of turn four was a problem for Jarret Andretti as he made contact with another car sending him spinning into the infield and causing the only caution of heat race number three. Kyle Cummins would set sail and would win the ten lap heat race. Kendall Ruble, Donny Brackett, Kent Schmidt, and Brandon Morin would complete the final top five that are locked into tonight’s $5,000 to win Hoosier Sprint Nationals!

Tonight’s twelve lap B-main would be the final chance for eleven drivers to punch their ticket into the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Chayse Hayhurst lined up side by side with Brandon Mattox on the front row, ready to see the green flag drop. The initial start was waived off by flagman Keith Dewig due to a quick start by one of the drivers. A quick reset and we would try it again. The 7R of Ryan Bond would loop it in turn one, on lap one, causing us to try again with the start of the B-main. The third restart proved to be the charm as we would see green flag laps until lap five, when Max Adam’s would spin in turn one, causing a yellow. When we went back to green it was all Hayhurst, followed by Jarrett Andretti, JJ Hughes, Brandon Mattox, and coming back to claim the final transfer spot was Max Adam’s. This set the 20 car field for the $5,000 to win Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

When the green flag dropped it took no time for Cummins to make his way to the point, leading lap one. Cummins and Chase Stockon would battle back and forth in the opening laps each leading at the line before Cummins would take over the lead by himself and catching the back of the field. On lap 12 Donny Brackett found himself in a mess and upside down in turn four, ending his night. With 18 to go, the single-file restart would give clear track for your leader Kyle Cummins. The yellow would fly again as the 76 of JJ Highes, Aric Gentry, and Brandon Morin would get tangled up, in turn 2 on lap 16, ending the night for all three. On lap 19 the yellow came out again for an incident with Issac Chapple and Dakota Jackson, both cars were able to continue on as Jackson was the only car who came to a stop. It looked to be all over as Kyle Cummins came to the white flag off turn four, only to see the yellow flag interrupt the ending of the race due to a stopped car in the middle of turn one and two. The car was Collin Ambrose who would be able to continue and run the one lap shootout to end the race.

It would be a one lap dash for $5,000 to win between Kyle Cummins and Chase Stockon. Stockon did everything he could but it was not enough as Kyle Cummins held on for his fifth win of the season. Finishing on the podium with Cummins was second place finisher Chase Stockon, and third place Kendall Ruble. Stephen Schnapf and Bryan Karraker rounded out the top five for the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

The 20 lap A-main for the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds rolled out with all 16 cars starting the feature. With Brandon McDowell looking to make it three wins in a row, he knew he would have to work for it from his fourth place starting position. McDowell would lead the opening 18 laps until making contact with a slow car, coming off turn two, coming to the white flag. Stan Beadles kept himself on position all night to capitalize and fire off the low side to get the lead. McDowell would make one more charge coming off turn four to the inside of Beadles. Sparks were flying and the checkers were waving as Stan Beadles were able to hold on to the win at the line.

Damon Fortune and Ethan Barrow would sit on the front row for the IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car 25 lap feature event. The green would drop and Fortune would lead the opening 4 laps before the yellow came out for Patrick Kren and Chris McWilliams. The Delaware double-file restart would lead them to green with 21 to go. Kren would bring out the second yellow on lap 8 ending his night. The yellow would fly again on lap 11 with a four car accident ruining the evening for Bradley Sterrett and AJ Carlson. With 14 to go the big mover had been Justin Clark, moving from seventh to second. With 10 to go Alex Nolan would spin and put him out of the race. The single file restart would set the stage with 10 to go and Damon Fortune the leader, with Andy Bradley and Chase Stockon in tow. With a bobble by Fortune coming off turn four Andy Bradley was able to get by. Another yellow would fly for the 50 of Kevin Chapoux with only four laps to go. Andy Bradley would see the white flag wave, only to see the yellow flag before the checkered flag for the spun car of Damon Fortune. This set up a single lap dash for the win. The green flag dropped, Andy Bradley held the bottom in turns one and two only to go high in three and four. Chase Stockon would throw a beautiful slider going in to three and it stuck flawlessly to win the IMCA Racesaver sprint cars. Andy Bradley would finish second after a strong run all night with Justin Clarke, Anton Hernandez, and Scott Bradley rounding out the top five.

Haubstadt, IN – July 22, 2019 –  Tri-State Speedway will be racing this Saturday night July 27th.  Indiana Sprint Week will be the featured attraction at the quarter mile high banked oval located at Haubstadt, IN.  The UMP Modifieds will fill out a double bill with their feature paying $1,000 to win.

The July 27th event appears on the racing schedule as the eighth and final round of the NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week.  By Saturday the top sprint car race teams will have had an opportunity to race at seven other Hoosier tracks over a ten day period.  Car counts for this year’s races have been in the 30 to 40 range.

Strong fields always provide starting lineups for each feature that are deep in potential winners.  The first four features held to conclude events last weekend produced four different winners.  Shane Cottle won the opening round at Gas City with a last lap pass.  Tyler Courtney was the last of 4 race leaders in taking the feature at Plymouth Friday.  Defending Indiana Sprint Week Champion Chris Windom was the winner at Kokomo.  Justin Grant led all 30 laps in winning at Lawrenceburg Speedway Sunday night.

Action resumes Wednesday.  The four remaining speedways holding Indiana Sprint Week races are at Terre Haute, Putnamville, Bloomington, and Haubstadt.  The USAC regulars are very familiar with all 4 tracks and the different challenges they present.  The excitement will build all week long with the final and deciding laps towards the championship to be turned at Haubstadt Saturday.

Last year veteran Dave Darland won the feature at the Indiana Sprint Week event at Haubstadt.  Chris Windom was second.  Kyle Cummins and Carson Short picked up Tri-State Speedway Sprint Week victories the two previous seasons.  Indiana Sprint Week races have been held at Tri-State Speedway since the 2000 season.  The week long series originated in 1988 and became USAC sanctioned in 1996.

With half of the 8 races completed for 2019, C.J. Leary leads in NOS Energy Drink USAC Indiana Sprint Week points.  Leary is off to a great start this year with two runner-up finishes and two third place finishes.  Chris Windom and Brady Bacon ranked second and third in points.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be featured on this program.  It will be their third appearance at the track this season.  Brandon McDowell won the modified feature to cap the Indiana Sprint Week event held last year.  McDowell also won the most recent modified feature to be held at the track.  Stan Beadles won the only other feature contested this year.  Their 25 lap feature will be held to conclude the program.

Qualifications begin at 6:30 P. M. C.D.T.  Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.

 In providing thrilling entertainment, sprint cars and modifieds continue to be a winning combination!  This will be another great night of short track open wheel racing at Tri-State Speedway.

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Haubstadt, IN – July 11, 2019 –  The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series will race once again this week to complete the final event of the current spree of 7 mid-season races.  Action will pick up again Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  Mark the 13th on the calendar for this one.

The event follows the Wednesday night RUMBLE AT THE FAIR held with the series racing at the Vigo County Fair.  There Indianapolis, IN, driver Nick Bilbee won his first MSCS sanctioned feature.  California driver Max Adams was second.  Landon Simon finished third.

This Saturday at Haubstadt, Tri-State Speedway will be presenting the annual SPRINT STAMPEDE.  This year the program will include the IMCA Racesaver Sprints as well as the MMSA Mini Sprints.  In addition the MOVRCC Vintage Cars will make an appearance.  The Good Old Days will live again!  The MSCS feature will pay $2,500 to win!  MSCS starts 20 cars in the feature plus one eligible provisional driver.

At the 2018 sixth annual SPRINT STAMPEDE at Haubstadt, C.J. Leary was the MSCS feature winner.  This season MSCS has completed 9 races.

Kyle Cummins has won 5 feature events including a stretch of 3 victories in a row.  Nine different drivers have posted runner-up finishes.  There are plenty of front runners to challenge for wins!

The top ten drivers in the current BRANDEIS MSCS Points Standings here at Mid Season are Kyle Cummins, Dakota Jackson, Brady Short, Stephen Schnapf, Aric Gentry, Donny Brackett, Jordan Kinser, Brandon Mattox, Chayse Hayhurst, and Kent Schmidt.  Chayse Hayhurst leads Kyle Hathaway and Ryan Bond in the 2019 MSCS Rookie Standings.

The first ever BRANDEIS MSCS Mid-Season Championship points chase ended July 6th.  Mother Nature won the race that night but Kyle Cummins had already secured another championship run.  He had established a lead of 65 points over Brady Short.

The $1,500 BRANDEIS sponsored Mid-Season Championship Award was presented to Cummins at the Terre Haute race Wednesday.  Brady Short and Dakota Jackson were second and third in the contest for the Mid-Season title.  Rain had prevented the top three drivers from being recognized this past Saturday.  The quest for the season championship continues.  Just seven special events remain on the MSCS schedule.

Race time for reference in attending this race on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway is 7:30 P.M. C.D.T.  The pit gate opens at 3:30.  Warm-ups begin at 6 P.M.

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Haubstadt, IN –  July 13, 2019.  Tri-State Speedway presented the 2019 version of the Sprint Stampede Saturday night.  The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car feature was the first of three features held to conclude the evening.  The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Mini Sprint Association features followed.

The MSCS feature paid $2,500 to win.  Twenty drivers started the 25 lap contest.  It was a competitive race with three drivers battling for top honors.  Kendall Ruble made a very strong run after starting on the pole.  He shot into the lead as the green flag waved!  The Vincennes, IN, driver led lap after lap in a fast three to five car procession.  Kyle Cummins had passed Dakota Jackson and went to work to overtake Ruble.  Stephen Schnapf moved up and was pressuring Cummins for second.  The racing tightened and Cummins took the lead on lap 19.  Ruble finished a strong second,  Schnapf held third at the checkers.  Chase Stockon and Dakota Jackson rounded out the top five.

Kyle Cummins increased his points lead in the BRANDEIS MSCS Standings.  The Princeton, IN, driver also notched his 18th MSCS career feature victory.  The win was the sixth in MSCS competition this season.  It was his third in a row at Tri-State Speedway. Cummins pilots the Rock Steady Racing Marc 1 sprint owned by Hank Byram.  The team effort is sponsored by Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason RE/MAX, and Greenwell Auto Body.

The second five at the finish of the MSCS feature included Kent Schmidt, Brian Karraker, Chet Williams, Garrett Aitken, and Critter Malone.  Kent Schmidt had set the fastest lap of the 25 who qualified with a lap of 13.996 seconds.  Schmidt was the only driver of the 25 that qualified that got around the quarter mile oval in less than 14 seconds.  Brian Karraker had his passing game working as he earned the Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award worth an additional $100. Donny Brackett was eleventh on the field and thus received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Four drivers made their first appearance of the season with the series.  Of those four, Braxton Cummins was quick enough to make the feature but had the misfortune to have to retire from the race. Flames energing from under his car had to be extinguished once it was taken to the work area.

The three ten lap heat races were victories earned in succession by Kendall Ruble, Dakota Jackson, and Kyle Cummins.  Brady Short won the B Main.  Ironically Short needed to run the B in order to transfer to the A after he flipped while leading the first heat.  A last lap three wide battle overtook lapped traffic and the closure rate created a problem in turns three and four.  James Lyerla and Chayse Hayhurst finished second and third in the B-Main.

The IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprints competed in a 25 lap feature.  Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, IN, picked up the win.  He competed in both the wing and non-wing sprints during the evening.  Andy Bradley made a late race pass on Kendall Ruble to claim second place honors. Ruble, who also raced wing and non-wing cars, crossed the line in third.  However he failed to stop at the tech area after the main and went to his pit.  Thus he was disqualified and placed 20th in the finishing order.  Oliver Wayne, Scott Bradley, and Alfred Galedrige rounded out the top five.

Two of the three IMCA Racesaver heat winners encountered problems completing the feature.  They were Anton Hernandez and Rod Henning. First heat winner Jeffery Wimmenauer faired better in finishing 6th in the feature.  The Racesaver Sprints will return to Tri-State Speedway to race on August 10th.

In Midwest Mini Sprint competition Brad Strunk won the 20 lap main event.  Cody Trammel finished second.  Rod Henning took third spot followed by Cindy Chambers and Brandon Coffey.  Coffey had also won the B Main.  Strunk, Trammel, and Henning won the 3 heat races.

The MSCS Sprint Car Series will be idle until August.  The series will then compete in the 15th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway followed by a second 2019 visit to the Terre Haute Action Track.  These two races are on Saturday and Sunday August 10th & 11th.

Tri-State Speedway will host the finale of USAC Indiana Sprint Week next.  That race will be held on Saturday July 27th.  The UMP Modifieds will be in action also.

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