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Midwest Power Equipment & GRP Motorsports Boost May 27 Purse at Red Cedar Speedway!

By Greg ParentUMSS Upper Midwest Sprint Series Top Story
With the first-ever appearance of the UMSS winged sprint car division scheduled for Friday night May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway, Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports have teamed up to add some money to the winged sprint car feature race.  With Midwest Power Equipment contributing $1,500 and GRP Motorsports kicking in $650, the top six finishing positions at Menomonie on May 27 will pay as follows: 1) $2,000, 2) $1000, 3) $700, 4) $500, 5) $400, 6) $300.  Finishing positions 7 on back will be the normal UMSS payout.
“This should help generate some additional interest for our inaugural appearance at Red Cedar,” stated Greg Parent from GRP Motorsports.  There have been a few inquiries from some teams that normally do not compete with the UMSS on a regular basis regarding this event, so a couple of series sponsors have stepped up to the plate and sweetened the pot a bit. The UMSS races the next night at the Rice Lake Speedway, as that event is currently scheduled to pay $1,000 to win thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports.
At both Red Cedar Speedway and Rice Lake Speedway, the UMSS Traditional sprints will join with the winged sprint division and run a full program of their own.  This will make for plenty of sprint car racing and present fans with a variety of both winged and non-winged sprint cars in action.  The UMSS is planning to run its usual race format with heat races, Challenge races and a 25 lap feature for the winged sprints while the Traditional sprints will run heat races and a 25 lap feature each night.
It doesn’t get much better than that sprint car fans, two full shows with two exciting sprint car divisions racing at a couple of western Wisconsin tracks located within an hour drive of each other to kick off the big Memorial Day holiday weekend May 27-28.
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Also of interest, the May 27 show at Red Cedar Speedway will be the second appearance by the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series at the Menomonie, Wisconsin track.  Last July during the Dunn County Fair, Rick Kobs topped three-time TSCS Champion Rob Caho Jr, Jimmy Kouba, 2015 TSCS Rookie of the Year James Giossi and 2014 TSCS Rookie of the Year Chase Viebrock in an entertaining 25 lap feature event.
In the four races that have been run for the Traditional sprint car division at the Rice Lake Speedway, two drivers have a pair of feature race victories. Rob Caho, Jr. won the inaugural TSCS race at Rice Lake on May 25, 2013.  Joseph Kouba won the next two races on May 24, 2014 and May 23, 2015 before Caho won again last July 25.
The UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series is scheduled to make two appearances at both Red Cedar Speedway and Rice Lake Speedway in 2016 along with their inaugural visit to the Eagle Valley Speedway in July.  The 2016 UMSS dates at these three Wisconsin dirt ovals are listed below.
Friday May 27 – Red Cedar Speedway (Traditional Sprints & UMSS Winged Sprints)
Saturday May 28 – Rice Lake Speedway (Traditional Sprints & UMSS Winged Sprints)
Friday July 22 – Red Cedar Speedway (Traditional Sprints vs. Wisconsin Wingless Sprints Challenge)
Saturday July 23 – Eagle Valley Speedway (Traditional Sprints vs. Wisconsin Wingless Sprints Challenge & IRA Outlaw 410 Sprints)
Saturday August 27 – Rice Lake Speedway (Traditional Sprints)
Make plans to attend these exciting sprint car racing events in 2016, as there truly is tremendous variety involved ranging from the non-winged UMSS Traditional sprints, to the UMSS 360 Winged Sprints, to the IRA Outlaw Sprints at EVS on July 23. The July 22-23 shows will feature a challenge of the non-winged cars of the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series pitted against some of the Wisconsin Wingless Sprints that generally race at the Wilmot Speedway in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding area tracks. Those two shows will also utilize the regular TSCS race format with heat races and a 25 lap feature event.