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CUMMINS CAPTURES LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHALLENGE

Posted September 8, 2015

     Haubstadt, IN - September 6, 2015 -  Kyle Cummins raced to victory in
an exciting Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature at the Tri-State
Speedway Sunday night.  Cummins, who is from Princeton, IN, assumed
the role of the challenger early in the event before taking the lead
after a restart on lap 18.  He led the remaining 12 laps.  The
victory was a $3,000 payday for the Rock Steady Race Team.  The car
is owned by Hank Byram.  The victory was the first this year in MSCS
for the four time series champion.

     The feature began with Carson Short jumping out to an early lead.
Three laps later Brady Short raced past Carson coming off of turn
four and the race had a new leader.  Kyle Cummins moved into second
spot as Carson Short dropped back to third.  With the event half over
Jared Fox spun to a stop and the caution came out.  The restart was
an opportunity for Kyle Cummins.  He dove underneath Brady Short in
turn three and took the lead.  Short charged down the front stretch
looking for a chance to counter the pass.  Then it happened.  His
sprint car biked and began flipping.  Fans watched in disbelief as
his car sailed over the retaining wall gaining altitude and clipped
the top of the billboards before landing outside the catch fence on
the service road to the pit area.  The Kemper Technology Consulting
billboard took the hit.

      Brady Short was checked out by EMTs and returned to the track on the
back of a four wheeler to reassure fans that he was OK.  That
brought about a standing ovation.  The unfortunate incident ended
his MSCS five-in-a-row winning streak.  It also ended a first place
challenge that had become an absolute dual with the promise of more
to come.

     Brandon Mattox passed Carson Short on lap 22 and sped on to a
runner-up finish.  Kent Schmidt was also on the move and got by
Carson Short with just three laps to go.  Mattox and Schmidt both
earned their best finishes of this season.  Carson Short finished
fourth and Chad Boespflug was fifth.  Dakota Jackson had started on
the pole and would finish sixth.  Jordan Kinser, Brian Karraker, Chet
Williams, and Hunter O’Neal rounded out the top ten.

     Chris Babcock received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing
eleventh.  Patrick Budde was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger
of the Race.  He started 20th and finished 12th.  Even though the
frontrunners were setting a blistering pace drivers on back through
the pack were racing forward.  Eight different drivers gained five or
more spots during the running of the feature.

     Three preliminary heat races were held.  Those were won by Kyle
Cummins, Dakota Jackson, and Jeff Bland Jr.  With all 23 drivers
involved set to transfer directly to the feature, they were competing
to earn higher starting spots.  A B-Main was not held.

     The next event involving the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the Haubstadt
Hustler on Saturday night September 19th.  The show will be a
co-sanctioned event which includes the USAC Sprint Cars.  The
combined field of cars & drivers will be racing for $10,000 to win at
the Class Track - Tri-State Speedway.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

MODS & MINI SPRINTS COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

    The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds were present in force.  They had the
largest car count for the three divisions racing Sunday night.  Zach
Fair drove the Bud 1 to victory in the action packed 25 lap feature.
It was the Petersburg, IN, driver’s third feature win in a row at the
track.  Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, Levi Kissinger, and Lance Foreman
finished in second to fifth respectively.

     The three modified heat races resulted in preliminary victories for
Stephen Schnapf, Zach Fair, and Cowboy Lance Foreman.  Veteran
Everett Baradham won the B-Main to transfer to the feature and then
moved on up to sixth in the A after starting sixteenth.  The
modifieds will be back in action on the 19th!

     Rod Henning won the 20 lap MMSA Mini-sprint feature.  Collin Ambrose,
Scott Bradley, Michael Roehling, and Lynn Ambrose completed the top
five.  Andrew Bradley along with Lynn Ambrose and Collin Ambrose won
the preliminary heat races.  It was the second appearance for the
traveling series at the speedway this season.  They are set to return
to the track on October 10th.

PROVIDED AS ADDITIONAL NEWS & INFORMATION FOR TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY.

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