Haubstadt, IN – June 4, 2019 –  The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series is scheduled to race this weekend at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  The SUMMER SHOWDOWN being held Saturday night June 8th was first held in the 2015 season.  It is now one of the five top paying events of the season.  The winner’s share of the purse for the MSCS sprint car feature has been increased two times since 2015 and now pays $5,000 to win.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing three times in the month of June.  The SUMMER SHOWDOWN scheduled for Saturday night June 8th will be followed by a visit to Brownstown Speedway on June 29th, and then a return to Tri-State Speedway on Sunday the 30th.  The Sunday night event is the make-up date for the rained out USAC/MSCS SPRING SHOWDOWN.  This year June will start and end with SHOWDOWNS!

Past SUMMER SHOWDOWN winners from the MSCS ranks include Chase Stockon (2017), Kyle Cummins (2016), and Brady Short (2015).  Rain prevented the race from being held last year.  Kyle Cummins is off to a great start this season.  He has won 3 of the 5 MSCS feature events held in 2019.  He has won both features held at Haubstadt.

The 2019 BRANDEIS MSCS Points Race has become a battle of two former champions.  Four time MSCS Champions Kyle Cummins and Brady Short are one and two in the points standings.  Cummins leads by 34 points. 2018 points runner-up Donny Brackett sets in the third spot.  Stephen Schnapf and Brandon Mattox round out the top five in series points.

The UMP Modifieds will also be competing on June 8th.  Twenty-five laps will determine which driver will take home the top prize of $600.  Local drivers have prevailed so far this season.  The feature winners for the 2 events completed were Stan Beadles and Brandon McDowell.  Each of those drivers will be looking for win number two.

Add the Midwest Mini Sprint Association to an already promising program and fans will enjoy the third triple header of the season at Tri-State Speedway.  It will also mark the second of four visits scheduled this season for the MMSA Mini Sprints.  Cody Trammel picked up the win on Memorial Day Weekend.

The admission prices for this special event at Tri-State Speedway are:  Adults $22 and Students $17.  Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.  Pit passes are $30.  Engine warm-ups are at 6 P.M. with group qualifying to follow.  Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.

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Mother Nature was the winner once again as storms blew in as the heat races were getting started. Qualifying was completed with Chase Stockon setting quick time with a lap of 13.618. Kendall Ruble of Vincennes, IN won the first sprint heat race of the evening. Strong winds with rain forced the cancellation of the rest of the program.

Rainchecks and pit armbands from this rain-out may be used toward any remaining scheduled race this year. For reserved seating, please call the ticket office at 812-768-6025 for availablity of the seats. There will be no rescheduled date for this event.

Next up is the Sprint Stampede on July 13th featuring MSCS Sprints, IMCA RaceSavers, and the MMSA Mini Sprints.

Haubstadt, IN – June 24, 2019.  The 2019 racing season at Tri-State Speedway will continue on Sunday, June 30th.  This is the rescheduled date for the season-opening SPRING SHOWDOWN which was rained out in mid-April.  This race will feature the AMSOIL United States Auto Club Sprints and the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series.

This make-up event is one of two co-sanctioned events scheduled to be held at Haubstadt this season with these two 410 non-wing sprint car series competing together.  The second will not be held until September 14th.  The SPRING SHOWDOWN is always conducted using the USAC race format.

The reigning BRANDEIS MSCS Champion is Carson Short of Marion, IL. Short captured his first MSCS title in 2018.  Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series licensed drivers do receive full points when competing in co-sanctioned events.  Short is currently eighth in USAC points!  The 2019 MSCS Points leader is Kyle Cummins.  Cummins also leads the series with 3 feature wins in 5 attempts.

The 10 USAC races previously held this season have produced 7 different winners.  The 2018 USAC National Champion Tyler Courtney, Brady Bacon, and Chris Windom are the only drivers to repeat as winners.  The current top five drivers in USAC points are C.J. Leary, Tyler Courtney, Chris Windon, Chase Stockon, and Kevin Thomas Jr.

Rescheduling the SHOWDOWN preserves the opportunity for race fans to see the very best sprint car drivers compete.  Kevin Thomas Jr. won the SPRING SHOWDOWN for a second time last year.  Winners dating back to the origin of the race in 2012 were Chris Windom, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, and Daron Clayton.

Sprint cars on a dirt track produce the ultimate fan experience.  The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T.  Warm-ups on Sunday June 30th begin at 6:30 P.M.  Heat races begin at 7:30 P.M.  Tri-State Speedway is located in the Central Time zone.

The UMP Open Wheel Modified Cars will also be racing.  Their feature will pay $600 to win.  The double bill not only adds to the action but provides a widened fan appeal! The two modified feature winners so far this season are Stan Beadles and Brandon McDowell.  Adult tickets are $25, student tickets are $20, and children 12 and under are admitted free.

The June 23rd Late Model Summernational race and the Summit Modified Nationals have been canceled due to the excessive amount of rainfall received and the extended forecast. Unfortunately, with the traveling schedule for this series, there will be no rescheduled date available.

Haubstadt, IN – June 17, 2019 – Tri-State Speedway is once again one of the destinations as the annual Dirt Car Late Model Summer National competitors hit the road in 2019. The tour will embark to race at 26 speedways during a 31 day sweep across the Midwest. Tri-State Speedway will be hosting the late models on Sunday June 23rd. Drivers from all across the region will be battling for a feature check paying $5,000 to the winner.

The 2019 Summer Nationals schedule lists races at tracks in 8 states. Tri-State Speedway is one of only three tracks in Indiana hosting one of these events. The Tri-State June 23rd event is stop number 11. The event at Haubstadt follows five appearances for the tour at Illinois race tracks and is the night before a visit to Clarksville Speedway in Tennessee to conclude week two promoted as Legends Week.

Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL is the defending Late Model Summer Nationals Champion. Shirley won the feature on opening night at Kankakee Speedway on June 13th. Veteran Billy Moyer, of Batesville, AR, leads all late model drivers with six Summer National titles to his credit. Shannon Babb of Moweagwa, IL, won last year’s feature at Haubstadt followed by Turbo Tyler Erb of New Waverly, TX. Erb had won the feature there in 2017. Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, and Rusty Schlenk rounded out the top five in 2018. The win for Babb was his third win in the last 5 SN races held at Haubstadt.

The Dirt Car UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be competing in a special event of their own on Sunday night the 23rd. This accompanying Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will provide a purse that pays $1,500 to win. Former winners of this special event include Brandon McDowell, Levi Kissinger and Dustin Beck from Indiana. Winners from outside the state of Indiana include Trent Young from Kentucky, Jacob Poel from Michigan, and Mike Harrison from Illinois. This event always draws one of the largest fields of modified cars to be assembled each season. Thirty-eight modifieds were present for this year’s Summit Nationals opener.

Dirt Car Summer National races provide a unique brand of excitement beginning with flight qualifications. Excitement is rampant! As the heat races begin the walls strain to contain the action. Usual day in and day out hot temperatures mix with ever present hot laps! The result is a series that became known as the Hell Tour. Those high powered late model engines will fire at the 6 o’clock hour Racing is set to begin at 7:30 P.M. C.D.T.

On June 30th sprint car racing will return to Tri-State Speedway. The rescheduled SPRING SHOWDOWN will be held on a Sunday. That event, which was originally scheduled to be held on April 13th, features a co-sanctioned program combining the MSCS and USAC Sprints plus the UMP Modifieds. Race fans will be able to enjoy racing action two Sunday nights in a row at Tri-State Speedway.

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Haubstadt, IN – May 26, 2019 –  The feature race Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway lived up to its name,  The BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car event would conclude as advertised – a Memorial Weekend Classic.

Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, was on the move and would be the victor.  It was his second MSCS win in two opportunities to race at Tri-State Speedway this season.

Kyle Cummins started the evening by setting the fastest overall time during group qualifications.  The Princeton, IN, driver followed that initial effort with a winning performance in the third heat race with Stephen Schnapf his closest rival.  The two would match speeds again during the feature.  Schnapf led the early portion of the event with Cummins in hot pursuit.  He kept the pressure on in the Rock Steady 3R and completed the task with a pass midway through the race.

C.J. Leary and Kevin Thomas Jr. advanced to finish second and third in the feature.  Schnapf held fourth place at the finish.  Carson Short moved up 13 positions to finish fifth.  The superb effort was tops for the field thus the defending series champion was the Certified Rentals Hard Charger of the race.

Robert Ballou also made a charge from the back of the field in finishing sixth.  Ballou needed a long visit to the work area after being involved in the incidents in turn three on the first lap of the original start.  It was the first of at least 4 caution flags needed during the feature.  Critter Malone was seventh followed by Donny Brackett, Dakota Jackson, and Brady Short.  Kendall Ruble picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Three heats and a B Main were held during the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series preliminary events.  Teammates Kent Schmidt and Chase Stockon won the first two heats with Cummins the victor in the final heat.  Collin Ambrose of Owensboro, KY, was the winner in the B Main which consisted of a 13 car field.

UMP Modified driver Brandon McDowell swept that portion of the racing program  Sunday night.  He turned in the fastest time with a 15.672 seconds lap as one of the drivers qualifying in the first group.  He then won the first heat race in a close duel with Dustin Beck.  The 25lap feature also became a final contest between McDowell and Beck. McDowell took the victory.  That was the first feature win for McDowell at the speedway this season.  Will Krup finished third behind Beck.  The modifieds driven by Michael Hussman and Jason Kibby rounded of the top five. Krup had won the second heat held during the preliminary events.

Cody Trammel drove the 34T numbered mini-sprint to victory in the MMSA feature.  The 20 lap event provided the closest main event finish of the night.  Brad Strunk was just two seconds behind in finishing second.  Jeff Schindler was third.  Dylan Moan and Keith Langley were next as 11 of the 22 starters finished on the lead lap. Heat races went to winners Jaylon Mills, Brad Strunk, and Ethan Rutherford.

The entire racing program was completed following noontime and mid-afternoon showers.  The track crew evaluated the situation, made the call, and then quickly prepared the track so racing could go on as scheduled.

The next event booked for Tri-State Speedway is one of the top dollar MSCS shows of the season.  The Summer Showdown is scheduled for Saturday June 8th.  It will pay $5,000 to win the BRANDEIS MSCS feature.  The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will also be competing in the program.


Haubstadt, IN – May 22, 2019 –  As usual Tri-State Speedway will present a special racing event on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The event, known as the Memorial Weekend Classic, has become a tradition at the ¼ mile dirt track.  Tri-State Speedway has long been recognized as the Class Track.  The racing program that night will feature the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series, the UMP Dirt Car Modifieds, and the MMSA Mini Sprints.

The BRANDEIS MSCS Sprints will be wrapping up a full holiday weekend of racing activity in Indiana.  The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning on May 24th. Racing on Friday will be held at the Bloomington Speedway, continue at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday, and then wrap up with a third straight night of action at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.  All three of these racing programs will be capped off with MSCS features that pay $2,500 to win.

Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, dominated MSCS opening night action at Tri-State Speedway on May 18th.  The four time series champion now holds the lead in MSCS points as the series heads into Memorial Day Weekend.

The UMP Modifieds have also made an appearance at the track this season.  Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, took that feature.  Levi Kissinger and Zach Fair were in pursuit as the 25 lap feature ended.

The MMSA Mini Sprints always bring a full roster of strong competitors.  The series runs with wings at Haubstadt.  It will be the first of 4 appearances at Haubstadt this year.

Times have been posted for the MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC.  Warm ups and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. with racing to follow at 7:30 P.M.  Haubstadt is in the Central Time zone.  Admission is $20 for adults and it is $15 for students.  Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy all the action that open wheel racing can and does provide.  Memorial Day Weekend would not be complete without being at a race.  The pending green flag is the race fans signal to head out to Tri-State Speedway.

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Haubstadt, IN -May 18, 2019 –  It was a victorious night for four-time champion Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN.  The veteran sprint car racer made a clean sweep of the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series portion of the MIDWEST MADNESS event at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night.  Cummins set fast time to start the evening and then won his heat race and the 25 lap feature event.  That victory was worth $2,500.  The sweep also gave Cummins the point lead at the start of the season.

Despite lining up fourth for the feature in a starting field with the top six heat race transfers inverted, Cummins took the lead on lap one.  Then he put the Rock Steady Racing sprinter into auto-motion. He quickly pulled away from the field.  Cummins lapped car after car. The other top five finishers were the only drivers on the lead lap at the finish.

Cummins was at the wheel of a Mach 1 Sprint sponsored by Debra Corn Foster Care, Tim Mason Remax, and Greenwell Auto Body.  The car is owned by Hank Byram of Dupont, IN.  Tim Spindler serves as the crew chief.

Donny Brackett of Ft. Branch, IN, would finish second.  He held off 2018 MIDWEST MADNESS winner Stephen Schnapf along with Kent Schmidt, and Brady Short.  The four competitors completed the top five.  Aric Gentry recovered to finish sixth after being involved in an accident in turn four.  Gentry was forced to make a quick visit to the work area under red flag conditions with only 10 laps to go.  His car had turned over as he was unable to avoid another car driven by Dustin Christie.  Dakota Jackson, Chet Williams, Brian Karraker, and Collin Ambrose rounded out the top ten.

Stephen Schnapf  became the first driver to win the new $100 Certified Rentals Hard Charger Award.  The Evansville, IN, driver gained 9 hard fought spots in the feature.  The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was presented to Jadon Rogers.  The first and second heats For the BRANDEIS MSCS Sprints were won by Kent Schmidt and Donny Brackett.

In the Built Ford Tough MOWA Winged Sprints, Paul May of Terre Haute, IN, took the feature victory in a battle with Cory Bruns.  It was a $2,000 pay day for May!  Critter Malone was third followed by Clinton Boyles and Jeremy Standridge. Malone had started 13th and was on the move!  The three MOWA heat races were victories for Paul Nienhiser, Paul May, and Clinton Boyles.  The only sprint car driver present to compete with a winged and a non-wing car was Chayse Hayhurst.  His best finish in the two back to back features was a 12th with the MSCS series.

In the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, collected the victory along with the $600 feature prize money. Beadles had some strong competition in the form of runner-up Levi Kissinger and Zach Fair who finished third.  It was the closest finish of the program.  Dustin Beck and Lance Foreman rounded out the top five.  Heat race winners were Dustin Beck and Stan Beadles.

The next race at Tri-State Speedway will be The Memorial Weekend Classic on Sunday May 26th featuring the MSCS Sprints, MMSA Mini Sprints, and the UMP Modifieds.

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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.

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The World of Outlaw Sprint race scheduled for Sat. May 4th has been postponed until further notice.  Persistent rainfall on Sat. forced officials to move the race to Sunday but after continued precipitation on an already saturated surface, it was determined the parking lot is unusable. Outlaw officials are working with the track on a potential reschedule date. An announcement will be made as soon as a date is decided upon.

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