MIDWEST: USAC & MSCS Unite For Haubstadt’s Spring Showdown

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A huge crowd cheers on the four-wide parade lap for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway. (Neil Cavanah photo)

HAUBSTADT, Ind. — Tri-State Speedway will open the season this weekend with a special racing program, featuring the United States Auto Club AMSOIL Sprint Cars as well as those of the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Saturday will be a co-sanctioned event, offering fans the ultimate experience in watching exciting 410 non-wing sprint car racing.

USAC and MSCS competing together on the race card only happens twice a season. Both of these unique shows will be at the fast and challenging quarter-mile oval. The feature will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

For the first combined show on April 15, all events on the sprint program will be conducted using the USAC format.

Defending Hoosier Tire MSCS Champion Brady Short was in action last week and finished fourth in the Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest, won by one fast Thomas Meseraull. Short is contending for a fourth series title and is just two points behind points leader Brent Beauchamp, who was second at the “Fest.”

Chase Stockon won the 2016 version of the USAC-MSCS Spring Showdown, while Brady Bacon won the year prior. The race originated at Tri-State in 2012, and this year’s main event will be 30 laps.

USAC already has three sprint car events in their record book for 2017. Chris Windom recorded USAC’s most recent feature with a victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway on April 1. Justin Grant and Hunter Schuerenberg won the two USAC features, held during February in Florida.

The top five drivers in the points for USAC are Grant, Chad Boespflug, Stockon, Schuerenberg and Windom.

The MSCS top five includes Beauchamp, Jarett Andretti, Short, Jon Stanbrough and A.J. Hopkins.

CREDIT: Tri-State Speedway

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