INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TO CONCLUDE AT TRI-STATE ON JULY 19TH
USAC DRIVERS TO COMPETE FOR $5,000 TO WIN & THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Haubstadt, IN - July 15, 2014 - Indiana Sprint Week for 2014 is already underway. The series of seven races over a nine day span has continued to attract race fans who enjoy the outstanding dirt track racing that is presented night after night. Three Hoosier Speedways have already taken a turn at hosting the United States Auto Club Sprint Cars as the introductory weekend concluded Sunday night.
Tri-State Speedway will host the series finale this coming Saturday night July 19th. The Indiana Sprint Week Champion will be crowned after the feature that night. The feature winner will receive a check for $5,000.
Three other Hoosier dirt tracks are set to host USAC-ISW Races during this week. The first of the four remaining races is on Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action Track followed by events the next two days at Lincoln Park Speedway and Bloomington Speedway. Then Saturday the action moves to Tri-State Speedway with hot laps and qualifications beginning at 6:30 and racing starting at 7:30 C.D.T. The fastest laps for non-wing sprints are usually at or near the 13 second mark around the quarter mile oval.
The USAC Sprints have made one appearance at Tri-State Speedway this season. That show was a USAC-MSCS co-sanctioned event. The winner was Daron Clayton over closest rivals Brady Bacon and Jon Stanbrough. Stanbrough won the last ISW feature held at Haubstadt which was during the 2012 season. Rain fell last year!
Jon Stanbrough won the opening night's feature at Gas City for this year's Indiana Speed Week. Dave Darland was the winner the next night at Kokomo. Justin Grant was second both nights and Chris Windom finished third both nights. The third night's race at Lawrenceburg was rained out during the heat races. Chase Stockon set fast time that night. Car counts have been in the forties and fifties!
Both the 2014 USAC season championship and the Indiana Sprint Week title are affected by the outcome of each night's racing. Brady Bacon leads the USAC season standings while Dave Darland leads in sprint week points. This could change several times before Saturday's finale. Fans can check usacracing.com for updates each day. Heading into the second half of the week, point margins are as close as 2 or 3 points!
Former Sprint Week Champions who are active these days on the circuit include Brian Clauson, Chris Windom, Jon Stanbrough, and Dave Darland. Clauson and Windom took the titles in 2013 and 2011 respectively. Stanbrough has won the title twice, the last one coming in 2010. Darland has been the Indiana Sprint Week titleholder three times with2007 being the year of his most recent title.
Reserve seating is available for events at Tri-State Speedway. Fans can call 812-768-5995 to order reserved tickets. Parking and seating are available on both sides of the track for your convenience. The track is located on U.S. Highway 41 at Haubstadt, IN.
TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY"S INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RACE ARRIVE EXTRA EARLY AND SUPPORT A SPECIAL CAUSE!
Haubstadt, IN - July 16, 2014 - This year's Indiana Sprint Week race for USAC Sprint Cars will be held at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday July 19th. The rain date for this special event, if needed, will be Sunday July 20th.
For race fans who arrive early or would enjoy some added activity upon arriving early, Tri-State Speedway will be hosting a special benefit for Sheila Manuel beginning at 12 noon that day. Food booths will open then and raffle items will also be available.
Of special interest will be the corn hole tournament with registration beginning at 10:00 A.M. and closing at 11:45 A.M. Two player teams can register at a cost of $20 per team. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd places with the amount depending on the number of participants. Ten teams will be needed to meet the
minimum requirement with forty teams set as the maximum number of entries.
Sheila Manuel has been a concession manager at the track for 14 years. She was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. On race weekends she can be found in the concession area on the west side of the track. There her service with a smile has befriended the many race fans who have attended Tri-State Speedway.
Please show your support, arrive early, and be part of the entire afternoon's pre-race activities. A camping area is provided at the West side of the track for fans following the week long series.
OCRS Sprint Cars Goes Wingless Labor Day Weekend
OCRS Public Relations
Tulsa Oklahoma (July 10, 2014) – Officials with the Oil Capital Racing Series and the Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway have elected to make the previously scheduled August 30th date an AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories ‘Non-Wing’ OCRS sprint car event. The originally scheduled non-wing event at the ¼-mile track was rained out on May 24th.
This change on Labor Day weekend creates the third AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories non-wing event for the season and provides fans of OCCVS an opportunity to witness both styles of sprint car racing for 2014. “OCRS is very appreciative to Kerry Gorby (track promoter) for working with our series in making this change,” said OCRS president Barry Grabel. “OCRS has some sponsor commitments to fulfill in offering non-wing sprint car racing to the schedule and Gorby is not only assisting OCRS in this matter, but is also providing his fan base with a style of racing that they will enjoy.” OCCVS had a packed house this past Saturday night for OCRS sprints.
2013 OCRS champion Harli White gave OCCVS fans their monies worth and more when she won last years OCCVS non-wing race from the 12th starting position while runner-up Tim Kent also stormed his way through the field having started in the 11th position. Chance Morton won the first AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories non-wing event of 2014 at the West Siloam Speedway and current OCRS point leader Danny Smith took the second topless affair at the South Coffeyville Speedway.
CLAY COUNTY SPEEDWAY NEXT IMPORTANT STOP FOR MSCS
Haubstadt, IN - July 1, 2014 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be in action again this weekend. The 410 non-wing series will make a special appearance at the Clay County Speedway in Flora, Illinois, on Saturday, July 5th.
Everyone will have an opportunity to continue to celebrate the country's independence with an evening at the races. Fireworks will be replaced by the thunderous roar of sprint car engines. The sprints will headline a show which will also include all the regular divisions at the track. In all five divisions of race cars will be in competition. The MSCS sprint car feature is scheduled to be pushed off first.
The sprint car drivers will be racing for a purse that pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start. The normal starting field for MSCS is 20 cars. The series has averaged 29.6 cars per event through the first nine races this season. The race at Flora is an important stop. The season is half over and this race is the first to be run in the second half of an 18 date season. The 1/3 mile facility will be the most spacious track the series will compete on this season. The Terre Haute race on a half mile was rained out.
For those who are first time travelers, Clay County Speedway is located on U.S. 45, 1.9 miles North of U.S. 50 just West of Flora. This is a closer opportunity for sprint car competitors and fans who live in Illinois or Missouri to attend a MSCS race.
The track does race non-wing sprint cars on a regular basis. Those drivers are familiar with the track, and the match-ups with regular MSCS drivers should make for some interesting qualifying heats. Matt Humphrey won the most recent sprint feature to be held there.
MSCS will be returning to the banks of Clay County Speedway following an absence of five years. The MSCS driver roster has changed since then, so some drivers following the series will be making their first laps around the oval. This would include some of the current crop of MSCS rookies. But not all - MSCS Rookie Points leader James Lyerla picked up a feature win there in September of 2013.
The first half of this MSCS season has featured performances by drivers who are keeping things interesting with hot streaks. Robert Ballou could make it three in a row with a victory Saturday night!
Jeff Bland Jr. won two features in a row Memorial Day weekend. Hunter Schuerenberg won two of the first three races to start the season. However, Kyle Cummins has the current points lead. He is looking for that first win this season and closing in with runs of 4th, 2nd, and 3rd in his last three appearances. Daron Clayton and Tyler Courtney also have feature wins with MSCS this season.
The top five in MSCS Points are Kyle Cummins, Bradley Sterrett, Robert Ballou, Carson Short, and Brady Short. Brady Short won one of the last 2 MSCS features held at Clay County.
The top five in track points are Matt Humphrey, Aric Gentry, Donny Brackett, Steve Thomas, and Anthony Loehr. Promoter Kevin Bayer has additional information posted on the track website at www.claycountyspeedway.net. Hot laps are set for 7 o'clock with racing set for 7:30 P.M. It is the last appearance for the MSCS
series in Illinois this season.