Haubstadt, IN – May 27, 2012. Jon Stanbrough of Brownsburg, IN, won the Memorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State Speedway Sunday night. The event was a King of Indiana Sprint Series event which was in addition sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The 30 lap feature paid $2,500 to win. Stanbrough was at the wheel of the Leer Motorsports DRC sprint car wrenched by Daryl Tate.
Stanbrough’s driving performance was a classic in itself. He started mid pack and methodically worked his way forward. Meanwhile a terrific race was being waged at the front of the field. Seth Parker led the first 22 laps and was fast off of an outside pole starting position. Second place was being hotly contested behind Parker with three drivers engaged in a close race. Stanbrough broke into that pack and got past Kyle Cummins to take second on lap 20. Three laps later he passed Parker for the lead. The win counted as Stanbrough’s 19th career MSCS feature victory.
Damion Gardner would finish second. Gardner took the runner-up spot with just 2 laps remaining. Kyle Cummins retook third spot with Seth Parker settling for fourth at the checkers. Levi Jones was fifth. Hunter Schuerenberg came in sixth. Brady Short, Chase Stockon, Jonathan Hendrick, and Robert Ballou rounded out the top ten. Dave Darland received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes award with his 11th place finish.
Stanbrough’s drive from tenth to first earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award. Fifteen drivers were on the lead lap at the finish. There were four caution periods during the feature. Three were for spins and the other yellow was issued when Chase Briscoe’s car stopped. Red flags were used twice during the evening. Donny Brackett’s car flipped during the third heat. Brian Karraker’s car flipped in the B.
The three KISS/MSCS heat races were won by Thomas Meseraull, Chad Boespflug, and Hunter Schuerenberg. Thirty cars were entered. Kyle Thomas Jr. took the B Main.
The race program concluded with the UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. Kenny Schrader quickly turned one of his special dirt track appearances into a victory. He started on the pole with his Federated Auto Parts modified and drove to victory in the 25 lap feature. The NASCAR veteran proved once again that he has not lost that special touch that makes him so successful on the dirt. The feature paid $1,000 to win and drew 36 modified drivers!
Shawn Cates of Evansville, IN, was second in the main event. Stephan Schnapf, Levi Kissinger, and Michael Fox rounded out the top five. Schrader, Schnapf, Bryce Jewell, and Paul Miles won the four modified heat races. Clayton Perry and Trent Young won the two B Mains!
Tri-State Speedway will be hosting the USAC/POWRI Midgets for the Hut 100 on Saturday June 2nd. The Micro-Sprints will be the support class. The MSCS Sprints will return to Tri-State Speedway for a $3,000 to win show on Fathers Day June 17th.
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Memorial Weekend Classic
May 27, 2012
KISS/MSCS Sprint Cars:
First Heat – 1) Thomas Meseraull, 2) Seth Parker, 3) Dave Darland, 4) Jon Stanbrough, 5) Jeff Bland Jr., 6) Jonathan Hendrick, 7) Jared Fox, 8) Aric Gentry, 9) Patrick Budde, 10) Chet Williams
Second Heat – 1) Chad Boespflug, 2) Chase Stockon, 3) Levi Jones, 4) Damion Gardner,5) Chase Briscoe, 6) Matt Humphrey, 7) Blake Fitzpatrick, 8) Dakota Jackson, 9) Kevin Thomas Jr., 10) Josh Burton
Third Heat – 1) Hunter Schuerenberg, 2) Kyle Cummins, 3) Robert Ballou, 4) Brady Short, 5) Mark Smith, 6) Brian Karraker, 7)
Kyle Dautrich, 8) Donny Brackett, 9) Braylon Fitzpatrick, 10) Brandon Mattox DNS
B Main – 1) Thomas, 2) Hendrick, 3) Br. Fitzpatrick, 4) Burton, 5)Jackson, 6) Dautrich, 7) Williama, 8) Fox, 9) Budde, 10) Humphrey, 11) Gentry, 12) Karraker, 3) Bl. Fitzpatrick, 14) Brackett DNS, 15) Mattox DNS
A Main (30 Laps) – 1) Stanbrough, 2) Gardner, 3) Cummins, 4) Parker, 5) Jones, 6) Schuerenberg, 7) Short, 8) Stockon, 9)
Hendrick, 10) Ballou, 11) Darland, 12) Br. Fitzpatrick, 13)
Meseraull, 14) Burton, 15) Bland Jr., 16) Boespflug, 17) Jackson,
18) Thomas Jr., 19) Smith, 20) Briscoe