Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity


Posted October 13, 2014


     Haubstadt, IN - October 11, 2014.  The “Harvest Cup” held at
Tri-State Speedway Saturday evening closed out the racing season for
the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series.  The event lived up to
all the pre-race expectations.  Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, would
win the 30 lap feature after a dual to the finish between two front
row starters.  2014 MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins led the first 7 laps.
Short led the next 9 laps.  The racing continued with the cars
running side by side.  Cummins wrestled the lead away on lap 17.
Short had it back by lap 22 and the $4,000 top prize was his.
Cummins would finish second.

     Short’s win was his twelfth of the season and third at MSCS events.
He was driving a Maxim sprint sponsored by Indiana Stone Works.  “It
was a lot of fun racing with Kyle Cummins.  The win was the second
here for my car owner Cam Pottorff.  We all work a lot of hours.”
The other Tri-State win was at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

     In addition drivers running third in the feature were close enough to
present a pending threat.  That continued despite the heavy traffic
as the leaders found the back of the pack.  Carson Short kept pace in
third until lap 23 when he connected with the wall in turn three.
Robert Ballou then had a late race chance.  “I dug as hard as I
could.  There were two lanes to race in and they had them.”  He had
started twelfth and would complete the race in third.  The run
towards the front was good enough to earn him the Keizer Aluminum
Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

     2012 and 13 Harvest Cup winner Chase Stockon finished fourth.  Brian
Karraker rounded out the top five.  Karraker had started thirteenth
and was working through the pack.  Jon Stanbrough was sixth.  Seventh
through tenth included Brandon Mattox, Scotty Weir, Chet Williams,
and Chris Phillips.  Donny Brackett collected the Wilwood Tuff Brakes

     Three sprint car heat races were conducted.  Kyle Cummins, Chase
Stockon, and Carson Short won those.  Carson Short collected the most
MSCS passing points by starting eighth in his heat and winning it.
That win over Chris Phillips included a last lap pass!  Chase Briscoe
won the B Main driving a team car to that of Brady Short.

     At the opening ceremonies the MSCS Championship Driver & Owner
trophies were presented to Kyle Cummins.  It was the fourth MSCS
title for the Princeton, IN, second generation sprint car driver.
“It was an unbelievable season,” he said.  “I didn’t tear up one
piece on the car.”

  The 2014 MSCS Rookie of the Year Award was also presented to James
Lyerla of Hillsboro, IL.  Officials could not present that award until
after the feature was completed.  Lyerla needed to start the feature in
order to secure enough points to lock up his bid for the honor.  He
obtained his goal.  “Our goal coming into the series was to be the
Rookie of the Year.  It is a very tough series with a lot of rookies.  I
kept trying and learning.”

Provided as news and information for MSCS.


     The season’s final UMP Open Wheel Modified feature paid $1,000 to
win.  Dustin Beck of Winslow, IN, took the victory.  It was his first
feature win at Tri-State Speedway this season.  Stephen Schnapf
finished second and Brandon McDowell was third.  Zach Fair and Mark
Lamont rounded out the top five.  Schnapf and McDowell both came from
deep in the 18 car starting field.  McDowell, who is from Boonville,
IN, had won the B Main to transfer to the feature.  The three heat
races were won by Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Trent Young.

      The triple header concluded with the running of the “Ruppenthal
Memorial” for the MMSA - MALS Lightning Mini-Sprints.  These car are
equipped with wings.  Rod Henning won the 20 lap feature finishing
ahead of Drew Dorsett, Lynn Ambrose, Alex Shipman, and Scott
Bradley.  Henning, Dorsett, and Ambrose joined Andy Bradley as the
four heat race winners.



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