Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity


Posted May 15, 2018


     Haubstadt, IN - May 12, 2018 -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series competed at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night.  The racing program also included the wing sprints of the Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association Wing Sprints.  The combination provided a full measure of “Midwest Madness.”

     The MSCS feature race was the final event of the evening.  Nineteen non wing sprints took the green flag.  Fourteen drivers would complete the 25 lap race.  The yellow flag was extended twice in efforts to get the first lap in.   Once underway the pace quickened and when the checkered flag waved Stephen Schnapf of Evansville, IN, had captured his first MSCS feature event.  Schnapf led throughout after starting on the outside pole.  He had set the overall fast time in qualifications  and was equally fast in or out of traffic.

    Schnapf drove the Edwards Concrete Construction Spec powered Maxim number 61m.  Auto Wheel and Rim is a sponsor.  He was greeted with cheers from throughout the stands as he emerged from the car in victory lane.  His first words were to thank car owner Randy Edwards. He believed in me!  I am starting to get the hang of it.”

     The runner-up spot became a contest.  Carson Short would finish second after a renewed effort to retake the spot.  He had started on the pole by virtue of winning the added 6 lap/6 car “Mad Dash” which paid $300 to win.  Jarett Andretti was third, Kody Swanson finished fourth, and Garrett Aitken placed fifth.  Chase Briscoe led the second five.  Chet Williams, Brandon Morin, Collin Ambose, and Donny Brackett completed the top ten.  Doc Wallace received the Wilwood Tiff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh.

     The two MSCS heat races were victories for Carson Short and Brandon Morin.  Morin’s car was damaged in a crash in the dash but repairs had it race worthy by feature time.  The “Midwest Madness” Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Dakota Jackson.

     The MOWA feature winner was Mike Terry Jr. of Plainfield, IN.  Terry was challenged in an exciting fast paced race to the finish line by Chase Briscoe and fast qualifier Justin Peck.  Peck caught the two front runners late in the race after starting sixteenth.  It became a close contest.  Hunter Schuerenberg was fourth and Carson Short was fifth.  Short pulled double duty and finished in the top five in both the wing and non wing feature.  In all six drivers competed with both organizations.

     The three MOWA heat races were captured by Max McGhee, Chase Briscoe, and Mike Terry Jr.  Heat race action produced both red and yellow flags and damaged the cars and hopes of several drivers.  Jeff Swindell’s crash in heat one left a hole at the end of the front stretch that had to be repaired.


Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.



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