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SEASON FINALE OCT. 11

Posted October 3, 2014

HARVEST CUP TO BE THE LAST RACE OF THE SEASON!

     Haubstadt, IN - October 3, 2014.  The 2014 season is about to come to
a close for race fans that attend Tri-State Speedway.  The Harvest
Cup set for Saturday night October 11th will finalize the schedule.
The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will headline a triple
header that evening which will also include modified cars and mini
sprints.
     The MSCS Sprints will be racing for a $4,000 first place feature
prize to top off their season winnings.  The series has been very
active this season.  The feature for the Harvest Cup will be number
16.  It has also been a very competitive season.  Eight different
drivers have won main events.  Robert Ballou leads the list with
three wins.  Five drivers have a pair of wins.  They are Hunter
Schuerenberg, Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short, Daron Clayton, and Kyle
Cummins.  Tyler Courtney and Jon Stanbrough  have also visited
victory lane.
     The 2014 season has been one highlighted with hot streaks!  Robert
Ballou took three features in a row in a three week period at mid
season.  Jeff Bland Jr. had back to back victories Memorial Day
Weekend.  Brady Short had back to back wins in August beginning with
the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.  Daron Clayton won both MSCS and USAC
co-sanctioned events which included the biggest payoff of the year at
the Haubstadt Hustler.  Hunter Schuerenberg won two of the first
three races at the beginning of the season.  Kyle Cummins has won two
of the last four events held.
     The Harvest Cup has two roles to play in that it is also the final
event on the MSCS schedule and provides an opportunity for a race
site celebration along with some great racing.  It is customary to
present the MSCS Championship trophies and the MSCS Rookie of the
Year Award as part of the activity fans can share in and enjoy.
     Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, will be receiving the Championship
trophy for 2014.  He locked up the title chase with his performance
at the September 27th event at which he put together a perfect night
in winning both his heat and the feature.  He widened his point lead
to 142 markers.  He now ranks as the only four time champion for the
MSCS series.  Cummins was a rookie in the series in 2003 with his
four titles accumulating over a twelve year MSCS driving career with
his first being captured in 2007.
     The MSCS Rookie of the Year honor is undecided going into the finals
at the Harvest Cup.  That opportunity is now only possible for two
drivers.  The Rookie of the Year will be either James Lyerla or Aaron
Farney.  Following the last event they were separated by a mere 25
points.  Both have worked their way into the top ten in overall
points.  Lyerla is seventh and Farney eighth.  Farney was fifth in
the feature at the Fall Roundup and Lyerla tenth.  If both drivers
show up prepared and in top form the outcome will likely depend on
the results of the feature.
     Chase Stockon won the Harvest Cup to conclude both the 2013 and 2012
seasons.  The other past winner was Jon Stanbrough in 2011.   With
several tracks having already closed for the season, additional
drivers will have an opportunity to compete at this race.
     The Harvest Cup has a 7:30 P.M. start time.  Tri-State Speedway is in
the Central Time Zone.  Opening ceremonies begin 10 or 15 minutes
earlier.  Hot laps are at 6:30.  Pit gates open at 3:30.  Enjoy all
the action.  Racing also includes the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds who
will be running for $1,000 to win plus the MMSA-MALS Lightning Mini
Sprints.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

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