Haubstadt, IN – (April 30, 2012) – The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car
Series will be making its next appearance at the Legendary
Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN, on Saturday night May 5th.
This event will be the second of fourteen races scheduled to be held
for the series in 2012. The feature will pay $2,000 to win.
These early season events are often full of surprises. Drivers and
owners have had an opportunity to revitalize, regroup. or form new
teams over the off season. Some drivers are in different cars than
in previous seasons and everyone is looking to take full advantage of
any new opportunities. Seven new car/driver combinations were in the
field of 32 sprints at the MSCS season opener. Four of these new
race teams finished in the top ten in the feature that day.
Lawrenceburg Speedway is a fast, high banked 3/8 mile oval and offers
sprint car race fans a first class facility to accommodate every
need. In addition the May 5th MSCS event is being promoted as
Healthcare Services Workers Night. Healthcare workers need to check
at www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com for complete information related to
Leading the MSCS Points Standings heading into the Lawrenceburg
Sprint Roundup is Robert Ballou. Ballou added MSCS feature victory
number 7 to his career totals by winning the MSCS/KISS Spring Fling
at the Terre Haute Action Track on April 22. Ballou was in the seat
of his own number 12 XXX Chassis for the opening event. The first
feature held to start the 12th season for the Midwest Sprint Car
Series was won with a car carrying the number 12. The win moved
Ballou up into a third place tie on the MSCS All Time Winners List.
Closest in order behind Ballou in the newly released MSCS standings
are Damion Gardner, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., and Wes
McIntyre. The second five includes former MSCS Champions Kyle
Cummins and Blake Fitzpatrick plus Coleman Gulick, Levi Jones, and
Chase Stockon. This season participating drivers have to hold a
current MSCS license to earn points!
This will be the third consecutive year that Lawrenceburg Speedway
has held a sanctioned MSCS race in May. Brady Short won both prior
events. Like Ballou he has 7 MSCS career features wins to his
credit. The May event last year was the first time MSCS used passing
points. The passing points system will be in use again at the
Lawrenceburg race to determine the line-ups for the B and A. The
feature will be 25 laps.
Race time at Lawrenceburg Speedway will be at 7 P.M. Pit gates will
open at 4 P.M. The modifieds and hornets will be on the race card
with the sprints. Times given are Eastern Daylight time. The
speedway is located on U.S. 50 east of the city.
On May 12th MSCS will be joining forces with the United States Auto
Club for a co-sanctioned event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt,
IN, paying $5,000 to win.