HAUBSTADT, Ind. – The 2014 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series season is scheduled to begin on April 5 with an appearance at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. The series will headline Bill Gardner’s Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest that night.
This will be the first of 18 MSCS sanctioned events scheduled to be held across Indiana and Illinois this season. This is one of the most ambitious and balanced schedules that MSCS has ever released. Purses will range from $2,000 to $10,000 for race winners.
The series will then spring back into action the last weekend of April. The Spring Showdown at Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, Ind., on April 26 will pair USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series with MSCS. The Spring Fling at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on April 27 will include the King of Indiana Sprint Series battling with MSCS on the half mile.
During Memorial Day weekend the series will be at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway Friday night, Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night and Tri-State Speedway on Sunday night. Friday night’s event on May 23 will be the Josh Burton Memorial Race. Saturday of that weekend, MSCS will be at Putnamville for the second of three stops there during the season. Sunday’s Memorial Weekend Classic at Haubstadt will again feature a joint appearance of the KISS and MSCS sprint cars.
Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway will host the MSCS sprint cars on June 6. This will be the first time that MSCS has raced at the quarter-mile fairgrounds facility. The series will return to Illinois again over the 4th of July weekend. On July 5 MSCS will be racing at the third-mile Clay County Speedway in Flora, Ill.
Tri-State Speedway will present the MSCS Sprints twice in June. On June 21 the MOWA winged sprint cars will split the racing card with MSCS for the Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede. A week later on June 28 the Summer Blast will include the POWRi midgets and micro sprints in addition to the MSCS sprint cars.
The Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be at Haubstadt on Aug. 2 and will pay $5,000 to the winner. However, the biggest purse drivers will be competing for in 2014 will be at the Haubstadt Hustler on Sept. 13. That event is co-sanctioned with by USAC with a prize of $10,000 going to the winner.
The MSCS sprint cars will return to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway in August with a $3,000 to win event scheduled for Aug. 9. Bloomington Speedway will be paying $3,000 to win Aug. 15 when the MSCS sprint cars return for the Summer Doubler. Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway will host it’s very first MSCS event on Aug. 30. The sprints will race at Brownstown on Saturday night and then run at Haubstadt Sunday night in the Labor Day Weekend Challenge.
A Sept. 27 racing date at Tri-State Speedway will include the ALMS Late Model Series along with the MSCS sprint cars. The Class Track Fall Roundup will be a unique opportunity for a fan to see both sprints and late models during the same racing program. Tri-State Speedway will host the MSCS Season Finale on Oct. 11. The feature winner will receive the Harvest Cup.
2014 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Schedule
April 5 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
April 26 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Co-Sanctioned by USAC)
April 27 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Ind. (Co-Sanctioned by KISS)
May 23 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
May 24 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
May 25 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Co-Sanctioned by KISS)
June 6 – Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, Ill.
June 21 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
June 28 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
July 5 – Clay County Speedway – Flora, Ill.
Aug. 2 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
Aug. 9 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind.
Aug. 15 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Ind.
Aug. 30 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
Aug. 31 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
Sept. 13 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Co-Sanctioned by USAC)
Sept. 27 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.
Oct. 11 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind.