mscs midwest sprint car series

From Eldon Butcher

(August 13, 2011) The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series
completed the first half of the 2011 season with the running of the
Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway on July 30th. In
winning the feature that night Levi Jones became the fourth different
winner in the five races completed so far in 2011.

Brady Short of Bedford, IN, continues to lead in the MSCS Points
Standings. Short has a 79 point lead over the closest competitor.
Rookie of the Year contender Braylon Fitzpatrick of West Terre Haute,
IN, has now moved up to take possession of second place in the
standings. Veteran Critter Malone is just 6 points out of the
runner-up spot. All three drivers are making progress towards
earning a very first MSCS Title!

Fitzpatrick, Malone, Dakota Jackson, and Chase Briscoe all moved up a
spot or into the top five. Mark Perry III fell to sixth in the
standings from second after missing the last race because of motor
trouble. Seventh through tenth spots are currently held by Casey
Riggs, Robert Ballou, Kyle Cummins, and Chase Stockon. Kevin Thomas
remained in eleventh spot in the standings and Rookie Kent Schmidt
moved up to 12th in points. The top 12 at the end of each season
make up the next season’s provisional list.

One of the biggest movers in the points standings following the
Hoosier Sprint Nationals was Blake Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick used a
second place feature finish to propel him from 41st to 16th in
points. The 2010 MSCS Champion got a late start on the season in
missing the first three races. Other drivers that have just returned
to action in the series include Donny Brackett, Adam Nigg, Hunter
Schuerenberg, and Hud Cone.

This month the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will have just
one race. That is the long awaited return of the series to the
Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The 5/16 mile oval has not
held an MSCS sanctioned race since 2003. That was the third season
for what was then a relative new series. The MSCS Champion that
season was Hud Cone of Oakland City, IN. Hud had two feature wins
that season and a top five finish in one of the two features held at
Lincoln Park Speedway. Both of those 2003 features at Lincoln Park
were won by Jimmy Laser.

The August 20th appearance of the MSCS Sprints at Lincoln Park
Speedway will conclude with a 30 lap feature which will reward the
winner with a $3,000 payday. MSCS uses a passing points system to
determine the top 16 drivers based on heat race efforts. Those
drivers transfer to the A Main with the top six redrawing for
starting positions in the first three rows. The remaining 10 drivers
transferring start straight up in positions 7 through 16 based on
passing points. The top four from the B Main will join the field in
order at the tail. MSCS rules provide for one possible provisional

Racing at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday nights begins at 7
o’clock. Hot Laps are earlier and begin at 5:30 P.M. The Speedway
also presents UMP Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Bombers for a varied
and complete program of auto racing. Joe Spiker is the promoter!

Provided as Publicity and Information by MSCS

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series
As of August 13, 2011

Rank Car# Driver Points

1 36 Brady Short 327
2 3 Braylon Fitzpatrick 248
3 7 Critter Malone 242
4 3x Dakota Jackson 218
5 5 Chase Briscoe 208
6 3m Mark Perry III 207
7 37 Casey Riggs 190
8 81 Robert Ballou 184
9 3c Kyle Cummins 179
10 32 Chase Stockon 177
11 9k Kevin Thomas Jr. 175
12 5ks Kent Schmidt 133