by Chris McWilliams on March 16, 2011
The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will offer a full schedule of twelve non-wing 410 sprint car races beginning with the series opener at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday , May 14th. The 2011 MSCS schedule will include stops at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Paragon Speedway, Lincoln Park Speedway, and Bloomington Speedway. All the tracks involved are located in Indiana.
Fans get find more information on the MSCS Sprint Car Series at www.mscssprints.com.
2010 MSCS Champ Blake Fitzpatrick #10 Battles Damion Gardner #71 (Image Credit: Manvel Motorsports)
This season’s MSCS appearance at Paragon Speedway will be for the running of the second annual Chuck Amati Classic 68 on Saturday, June 18th. The 68 lap distance makes this feature the longest sprint car race of the season for the series and it will pay $3,000 to win. Racing for MSCS at Tri-State Speedway on May 29th and September 4th will also have $3,000 to win purses. Those two Sunday events are on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will also appear on Tri-State’s high banks June 4th and share the race card on Fathers Day, June 19th with the drivers following the King of Indiana Sprint Series. The month of July will remain relatively quiet for the MSCS Sprints until July 30th. That night Tri-State Speedway will offer the Hoosier Sprint Nationals for a 6th time. The event rates as one of America’s top sprint car races and will pay $5,000 to win.
Bloomington Speedway is set to wrap up its 2011 season on September 16th with the Fall Clash in the form of a third consecutive visit by the MSCS sprinters. That feature will also pay $5,000 to win. The event will kick-off a big racing weekend topped by the Haubstadt Hustler Sprint 50 at Tri-State Speedway the next night, September 17th, which pays $10,000 to win. The Hustler Sprint 50 will be co-sanctioned with MSCS and USAC. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to Lincoln Park Speedway in 2011 for the first time since 2003. Lincoln Park Speedway will be hosting the MSCS Sprint Cars on Saturday, August 20th and be offering $3,000 to win the feature.
2010 MSCS Rookie of Year Jonathan Hendrick (Image Credit: Dave Merritt)
The Midwest Sprint Car season will not end until October. On October 1st MSCS drivers will have an opportunity to participate with USAC drivers in the Lawrenceburg Nationals. That event will pay $10,000 to the winner. Each year the race always lures one of the largest fields if not the biggest field of non-wing sprint cars anywhere. A new event has been added to conclude the 2011 season. This is the implementation of a season finale designed to resolve the MSCS Title Chase. The event will provide an opportunity for drivers earning the top awards, such as the Champion and Rookie of the Year, to receive them with fans present in a race setting. That race will be known as the Harvest Cup and be held at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, October 8th and will pay $4,000 to win. Should any additional dates materialize an announcement will be made at that time. Sprint car fans will not want to miss this or any of these exciting races.