Haubstadt, IN – Jan. 14, 2016. The 2016 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series scheduling process was concluded this week and the resulting schedule is ready to release. This season’s schedule will include 18 MSCS sanctioned events to be held at seven different speedways. The schedule includes a variety of purses paying $2,000, $2,500, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000, and $10,000 to win! The schedule is well balanced with 3 events each month except August and October.
The season is scheduled to begin on Saturday night April 9th at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The occasion is the annual Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest. The winner will receive $4,000. The next weekend MSCS and USAC will appear in the co-sanctioned Spring Showdown at Tri-State Speedway. That April 16th event will pay $5,000 to win! MSCS will be back at Tri-State Speedway on April 30th for a new early season event destined to become Midwest Madness.
The Spring Fling at the Terre Haute Action Track will be on Sunday May 1st this season. The Action Track is the only half mile track that MSCS races on. The feature will pay $3,000 to win. Memorial Day weekend the series will be at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night and Tri-State Speedway on Sunday night. The May 28th and 29th dates are the first of three doubleheaders on holiday weekends for the series.
The MSCS Sprint Cars will also be racing three times and at three different tracks during the month of June. Brownstown Indiana Speedway will host an MSCS event on June 4th. This date is earlier in the season than last year’s visit. On the 11th MSCS will be at Tri-State Speedway for a split show with the MOWA Winged Sprints. Daugherty Speedway atBoswell, IN, will hold a MSCS sanctioned race on June 25th to complete the June schedule. This event at Daugherty is a welcome addition to the MSCS schedule. It is also pivotal as this event closes out the first half of the season.
On Saturday night July 2nd, MSCS will sanction the racing at Lincoln Park Speedway. The event now serves as the final day of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular and will pay $3,000 to win. The next night, July 3rd, MSCS will be racing at Tri-State Speedway in the Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede. The MOWA winged sprints will be on that card also! The MSCS series will be returning to Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night July 23rd. This is one of those date changes made in an effort to further improve the schedule.
The MSCS Sprints will return to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on August 6th with a $3,000 to win event. It will be the fourth and final visit there for MSCS in 2016. The annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be at Haubstadt on August 13th and will pay $5,000 to the winner. The HSN is the one event that has enjoyed a spot on the MSCS schedule for the longest period of time.
September will be a big month for MSCS drivers. It begins with a doubleheader weekend with action at Route 45 Raceway in Flora, IL, on Saturday night September 3rd. The Labor Day Weekend Challenge on Sunday night, September 4th, at Tri-State Speedway follows and it pays $3,000 to win. At mid month MSCS will return to Haubstadt along with the USAC Sprints to participate in the biggest race of the year. The Haubstadt Hustler will be presented on Saturday night September 17th. The best drivers in the nation will be running for a top prize of $10,000 to win.
Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on October 8th. The feature winner will receive the Harvest Cup and $3,000. Tradition has the new MSCS Champion and Rookie of the Year being honored at or following this decisive race.
Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won the 2015 MSCS Championship and the title will be his to defend in 2016. It was his second MSCS crown. Brady has also finished as the runner-up to the champion twice. Brandon Morin of Jasonville, IN, was honored as the 2015 MSCS Rookie of the Year. With each new season comes the promise of new drivers, renewed effort, added experience that pays off, and unbelievable competition.
Three new race events have been added to the tour and the dates for five events have been adjusted to improve the overall schedule. There are two shows co-sanctioned with USAC. If any changes or additions become necessary to the schedule, a news release will be issued at that time. Everyone can keep up with breaking news for the MSCS sprints by visiting the MSCS facebook page or mscssprints.com.