Haubstadt, IN – (January 31, 2013) — The 2013 Hoosier Tire Midwest SprintCar Series season is scheduled to begin on Saturday night May 11th with a USAC/MSCS co-sanctioned event at Tri-State Speedway inHaubstadt, IN. This will be the first of 13 events scheduled to be held for the series this season. The Spring Showdown that night and the Hoosier Sprint Nationals, which is also at Haubstadt on August 3rd, will both pay $5,000 to win. However, the biggest purse drivers will be competing for in 2013 will be at the Haubstadt Hustler on Saturday night September 14th. That event is also co-sanctioned with
the USAC & MSCS Sprints running for $10,000 to win.
One of the four new events on this year’s schedule is the May 25th special appearance for the MSCS Sprints at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. It is a holiday weekend and the MSCS 410 sprint cars will also be racing at Tri-State Speedway the next evening. The back to back events both pay $2,500 to win the feature. The Memorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State on the 26th also doubles as one of the races on the 2013 KISS schedule. The MSCS Sprints will also return to Putnamville and Lincoln Park Speedway on August 10 for a $3,000 to win event.
The MSCS Sprints will also be appearing twice at the Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN. The annual Fall Clash will be held a week earlier this season. The date will be on September 6th. It pays $5,000 to win. MSCS will also sanction the 25th annual Sheldon Kinser Memorial at Bloomington Speedway. The feature will pay $3,000 to win. It will be held on Friday night July 5th. This is the first time for MSCS to sanction this enduring event.
During the season MSCS will race several more times at Tri-State Speedway. Three of these events are designed to appeal to a broader racing audience. The MSCS Sprints will share the racing card with other organizations. On Saturday June 15th the MOWA Winged Sprints will also be in the house for the Southern Indiana Sprint Car Stampede. Fans will see both winged and non-winged cars racing on the Haubstadt oval in separate programs on the same night. On June 29th the PowrI Midgets and micro sprints will be on the card with MSCS for this year’s Summer Blast. The September 28th racing date
will include the ALMS Late Model Series and UMP Modifieds as well as the MSCS Sprints. The Class Track Fall Roundup will be a unique opportunity for a fan to see both sprints and late models with the purchase of a single ticket.
One of the highlights of every season is the Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday September 1st. MSCS will be competing with a $3,000 to win purse in the offering. Tri-State Speedway will also host the MSCS Season Finale again this season on October 12. The feature winner will receive the Harvest Cup and the $4,000 prize. Then the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year will be honored at an awards presentation following the race. Fans will be able to witness both!
Jon Stanbrough won the 2012 MSCS Championship and the title is his to defend in 2013. The champion was also very busy on many fronts last year. Stanbrough won the KISS Championship for a sixth time. Plus he finished third in USAC National Points. This season all the MSCS competitors will face a formidable schedule and encounter additional
challenges as they cross paths with drivers following USAC and KISS.