MSCS Announces Rule, Schedule Changes


HAUBSTADT, Ind. – The 2013 Midwest Sprint Car Series Rule Book has been released and is now available for download on the series’ official website.

The MSCS Rules Committee met to review the series rules earlier this month and they have now been updated to reflect those decisions.

Among the changes to the rules are those related to the granting and use of provisional starting spots. For 2013 the top-12 drivers in MSCS points from 2012 will form the provisional list for the first event of the season.

Thereafter the provisional drivers list will be made up of the 2012 Champion and Runner-up to be followed next in line by the top 10 other drivers in current 2013 season points. In any co-sanctioned events, MSCS drivers must use their MSCS provisional to receive MSCS points.

One other rule related to the formation of the feature line-up was dropped. MSCS will no longer notify or use an alternate for the feature event. Other changes to the rules include rules 1, 8, 9 and 47.

Printed copies of the rule book will be available after March 1. A copy can be ordered by sending your name and address along with $3.50 to MSCS at 4353 S. State Road 57 in Oakland City, IN, 47660.

In schedule news, in co-operation with a request from the management at Bloomington Speedway the recently released 2013 MSCS season schedule has undergone some changes. The Sept. 6 event at Bloomington has been removed from the MSCS schedule.

However, the 26th annual Sheldon Kinser Memorial Race at Bloomington Speedway on Friday night July 5 will remain a MSCS-sanctioned event. There is also a change associated with this event. The purse for that night’s event has been increased. The July event will now pay $5,000 to win and $225 to start. This race remains destined to be a big event at the peak of the racing season.