HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY IS ON AUG. 13TH
Haubstadt, IN - August 7, 2016. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will
be sanctioning the Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway
once again this season. It will be the 12th annual! However the
event will be on a different weekend this year. The 2016 date is two
weeks later on the calendar. The change was made in an effort to
find the very best date possible. This race is one that everyone
interested in non-wing sprint car racing deserves an opportunity to
attend or participate in. The feature will pay $5,000 to the winner.
Twenty sprint cars and one possible provisional starter will take
the green flag and go for the added distance of 40 laps to determine
this year’s race champion.
Ten Hoosier Sprint National events have been held to date and eight
different drivers have posted a win. Brady Short became the first
and only repeat winner in 2014. He made it two victories in a row in
taking his third Hoosier Nationals last year. Rain has intervened
only once! This race has continued to be a popular season attraction
at Tri-State Speedway producing some of the more memorable highlights
season after season.
Brady Short and Brandon Morin have been battling for the series
points lead since May. Early in the season C.J. Leary and Kyle
Cummins also took a turn at the top of the standings. Carson Short
remains a steady contender. He has been second in points following
two different events. He won the Indiana Sprint week race for USAC
Sprints at Haubstadt in July. Drivers with multiple MSCS wins this
season include Chase Stockon and Thomas Meseraull. Stockon’s two
feature wins both came at Haubstadt and Meseraull’s two wins both
came at Putnamville.
Other drivers who have consistently held positions in the top ten in
points this season include Tyler Hewitt, Donny Brackett, Jared
Chastain, Dakota Jackson, Nevil Algie, and Mitch Wissmiller. The
most recent additions to the top ten include Brandon Mattox and Jon
The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be competing as usual on
August 13th. Despite all the competition due to large fields of
cars, just two drivers have capitalized in the win column. Levi
Kissinger won the first feature of the year and the last two held.
Mark Lamont took two modified feature wins in a row in May. Drivers
with runner-up finishes are Zach Fair with three and Matt Lane with
two. Josh Harris and Clay Lane have garnered third place feature
The MMSA Mini Sprints have been added this year in support of the
Nationals program. This will provide added action and the appearance
of winged race cars. The series made an appearance at the track in
May. Rick Hench won the feature. The top three drivers in points
are Scott Bradley, Brad Strunk, and Rod Henning.
The pit gate will open at 3:30 P.M. C.D.T. Hot laps which include
group qualifying begin at 6:30 with heat races beginning at 7:30.
Provided as News and Information for MSCS.