Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity
STOCKON PREVAILS IN HARVEST CUP
Posted October 14, 2013
Haubstadt, IN - October 12, 2013 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint
Car Series closed out the season Saturday night with the running of
the third annual Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway. Chase Stockon of
Elizabethtown, IN, won the 30 lap feature for the sprint cars. The
win was worth $4,000! Once again Stockon finished the season strong.
He also won the feature at last year's Harvest Cup.
In a stellar performance Chase Stockon won his heat race and then led
the majority of the feature after starting third. The front row for
the feature had Brady Short on the pole and Jon Stanbrough alongside.
The two drivers were at the top of the MSCS Standings and set to
battle for the title. Stanbrough went immediately to the lead and
held it for eleven laps. Then a yellow flag was needed and it was
for Stanbrough after an incident in turn three. With Stanbrough's
damaged car removed to the pit area, the field retook the green.
Stockon, who had already moved into second, had the lead and the
speed to finish up front.
Another restart after a 2 car spin with 27 laps completed closed up
the field. Blake Fitzpatrick seized the opportunity and passed Brady
Short for second. Short would finish third. Robert Ballou claimed
fourth spot. Kyle Cummins moved up from 16th to finish fifth thus
earning the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.
The remainder of the top ten for the feature included Braylon
Fitzpatrick, Wes McIntyre, Daron Clayton, Jeff Bland Jr., and Bradley
Sterrett. Aaron Farney received the Wilwood Tough Brakes Award with
an 11th place finish.
Bradley Sterrett earned the MSCS Rookie of the Year Honors. He
received his award at intermission. He thanked crew chief Kris
Kirchner. "I couldn't ask for a better coach." And he thanked
Bruce Leer of Leer Motorsports for giving him the opportunity to
drive a sprint car. "It has been a great car every time I got in
Based on the official race results, Jon Stanbrough was presented with
the MSCS Championship trophy for 2013. It was the second MSCS title
in a row for Stanbrough. The Amati Racing sprint car he drives is
owned by Shane Wade and Daryl Tate. Brady Short was the runner-up in
points. The Bedford Blaster was faced with making up a thirteen
point deficit going into the feature, but came up a point short.
Preliminary MSCS events included three heats and a B Main for the
overall 27 car field. Braylon Fitzpatrick and Jon Stanbrough joined
Stockon in winning heat races. The second heat involved a torrid
battle between Kyle Cummins and Kevin Thomas Jr. that produced a red
flag with both cars flipping in turn four. Cummins was able to
restart but Thomas had heavy damage to his car and his race night
ended early. Brian Karraker won the B Main with Carson Short
The program produced some harrowing moments! Hunter Schuerenberg
took a wild ride in hot laps. When his car flipped the fuel cell
flew over the track billboards landing at the push off chute well
within in the pits. Chet Williams flipped at the start-finish line
during the B. Then Dave Darland flipped at the end of the front
stretch on lap 2 of the feature.
Levi Kissinger won the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature which
paid $1,000 to win. It was the second win of the season at Tri-State
Speedway for the Mt. Vernon, IN, driver. Zach Fair, Trent Young,
Stephen Schnapf, and Dave Beck rounded out the top five. Schnapf
also won the B Main. Young, Tyler Nicely, and Kissinger won the 3
heats held for the 30 car field.